Wittertainment

Just a couple of wee things to get you thinking, both came up in discussion during Today’s lesson.

kermode-and-mayo-580If you are interested in film in particular, then the best film review podcast (by a loooonnnnggggg way) is Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews. You can find them on iTunes or by clicking this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/kermode

The podcast is more entertaining than the live radio show (Friday from 2 – 4 on Radio 5 Live), not least because it loses the news and travel interruptions. More importantly, it has podcast extras which, if you ‘get it’ will become a highlight of your week.

What I will say is that Mark Kermode is one of the shrewdest and best film critics out there, bar none. He will infuriate you, he will rip films apart that you may like, and he will give you ideas for films you may not have ever thought of watching, but one thing you will find is that he is just about always fair in his reviews. Simon Mayo (ask your mum!) is an effective ‘straight man’ to Kermode’s outbursts.

Their show is full of in-jokes, but you will soon pick up on them (Hello to Jason Isaacs!). There are also over 200 previous shows on iTunes that you can download… if you want a taster, and one of the funniest film reviews of any films ever, then Kermode’s review of Sex and the City 2 is about as good as it gets:

Wittertainment & iWittr

It goes without saying that for the BBC’s flagship film review programme there should be a dedicated wiki and app. Please note, neither of these have anything to do with the BBC or Kermode and Mayo. Fall in love with their witterings now as it’ll save time in the long run… Oh, and they will help you deepen and develop your love of film. #justsaying

The wiki is here:

WITTERPEDIA.NET (Index of all pages HERE)

The App is here:

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PS: FYI, I am a Battenburg Cake.

 

 

 

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