West Herts Drivetime With Danny Smith

The official podcast for the ultimate drivetime show in West Herts on 92.6FM and online. Presented by the gorgeous Danny Smith, including the weekly Radio Verulam Film Guide with Simon Carver, Agony Aunt Penelope Pritchett and daily editions of Chris' Film Club.

http://westhertsdrivetime.radioverulam.com/

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      The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 19th January 2018


      Simon was in the studio again to talk at length about the 10 top movies in the box office as well as his choice of free-to-air TV for the coming week: Friday Idiocracy (2006) 9.00pm – 10.40pm Film4 Saturday Sicario (2015) 9.00pm – 11.25pm Channel 4 Sunday The Sting (1973) 11.00pm – 1.30am ITV3 Monday The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) 8.00pm – 10.15pm E4 Tuesday The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) 9.00pm – 11.30pm More4 Wednesday The Madness of King George (1995...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: High Fidelity


      Charlotte rounds off a week of Jack Black films with 2000 Drama/Romance "High Fidelity". John Cusack stars as the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music on vinyl. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed by the music scene, it's of no help to Rob when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, his two friends, played by Jack Black and Todd Louiso.


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      Charlotte's Film Club: Shallow Hal


      Another Jack Black comedy for today's Film Club, as Charlotte and Danny discuss "Shallow Hal" from 2001. The story revolves around Hal (Jack Black) who, taking his dying father's advice, dates only the embodiments of female physical perfection. But that all changes after Hal has an unexpected run-in with self-help guru Tony Robbins. Intrigued by Hal's shallowness, Robbins hypnotizes him into seeing the beauty that exists even in the least physically appealing women. Gwyneth Paltrow also stars.


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      Charlotte's Film Club: King Kong


      On this week of exploring the works of American actor Jack Black, Charlotte focuses today's Film Club on Peter Jackson's "King Kong" from 2005. This remake of the 1933 Classic sees Black as a director from New York taking a crew of actors and sailors to the ominous Skull Island to film a new movie. Accompanying him are playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), who is soon whisked away by the monstrous ape, Kong, after they reach the island. The crew...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: School of Rock


      Charlotte's Film Club this week is all about American actor, comedian and musician Jack Black, starting off today with "School of Rock" from 2003. Black stars as Dewey Finn, an enthusiastic guitarist desperate for work after being ejected from his bar-band. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes. As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he...


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      The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 12th January 2018


      Rejuvenated by the Christmas break and New Year celebrations, Simon talked in his most animated fashion about films!! Can you believe it. His picks for the week on free-to-air TV are: Friday Platoon (1986) 9.00pm – 12.35am ITV4 Saturday The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 5.25pm – 9.00pm ITV2 Sunday Mr Holmes (2014) 6.20pm – 8.00pm BBC2 Monday Scarface (1983) 10.00pm – 1.25am ITV4 Tuesday Twelve Years a Slave (2013) 9.00pm – 11.40pm More4 Wednesday Payback (1998) 9.00pm –...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: Justice League


      Concluding the Film Club this week, Charlotte chooses to put "Justice League" into the Drivetime records. This ensemble Superhero thriller sees Bruce Wayne inspired by Superman's selfless sacrifice in the events of the previous film, enlisting newfound ally Diana Prince to recruit a team to stand against a newly awakened enemy. However even with the united forces of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, could it be be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: Star Wars: The Last Jedi


      Today Charlotte's Film Club looks at the next anticipated Star Wars Sequel "The Last Jedi", released in the December of 2017. In this sequel to 2015's "The Force Awakens", Luke Skywalker finds his peaceful and solitary existence altered by the arrival of the force-strong Rey, who desires to learn the ways of the Jedi forces. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault to exterminate Leia and the Resistance from the galaxy. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: The Greatest Showman


      Next on our week of 'recent releases', Charlotte looks at 'The Greatest Showman', starring Hugh Jackman. Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum, in this original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Barnum comes from nothing to create a circus celebrating the extraordinary, supported by his wife and two daughters, yet never seems to be content with the fame he acquires.  Zac...


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      Charlotte's Film Club: Molly's Game


      Charlotte's Film Club is back for the New Year! This week we look at some of the most recent releases at the end of 2017/ start of 2018. Monday's Film is 'Molly's Game', starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. The Film tells the true story of Molly Bloom, a young Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade, her players including Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob.    


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