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Have You Scene This?

Have You Scene This?

By HYST
Three Cinema General Managers doing what they love - chatting about movies! Dropping fortnightly, our three hosts and industry guests take an in-depth look at the UK cinema box office, talk about what's making the movie headlines and review the phenomenal highs and tonally inconsistent lows of a wide range of movies/TV shows currently available on the big and small screen!

*The thoughts and opinions in this podcast are those of the individuals only and have no affiliation to any other party.*
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#19 - "The Tomorrow War" & "Another Round" w/Codie Entwistle (Picturehouse/Film Booker)
The gents haven't exhausted the Picturehouse rolodex quite yet as they have another legend on in the virtual pod-booth, Codie Entwistle! They chat to him about film programming, his love of going to the movies and his extremely controversial guilty pleasure pick! The gang take a light dip into some Hollywood happenings, talk about best onscreen drunks and review - 'The Tomorrow War' & 'Another Round'. Enjoy :) Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- The Tomorrow War [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Tomorrow-War-Chris-Pratt/dp/B093CNX974 Another Round [Studio Canal/In Cinemas] - film.list.co.uk/listing/1599052-another-round
01:00:49
July 21, 2021
#18 - "The Mitchells vs the Machines" & "In The Heights" w/Ben French (Paramount Pictures)
For this EP the HYST squad are most certainly 'coming home' as they pull up a comfy chain in their local virtual cineplex to chat with the awesome Ben French from Paramount Pictures! They speak to him about his role, his love of cinema and what's on the release radar for the studio. They also talk film news, discuss the best musical movies ever made and review - 'In The Heights' & 'The Mitchells vs the Machines'. Enjoy :) Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter  Episode links below:- The Mitchells vs the Machines [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/title/81399614 In The Heights [Warner Bros/In Cinemas] - https://film.list.co.uk/listing/1665684-in-the-heights/ Ben French [Instagram] - https://www.instagram.com/cinenerd_/ Paramount Pictures UK [Website] - https://www.paramount.co.uk/
59:25
July 07, 2021
#17 - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" & "Without Remorse" w/Alex Evans (Ops Coordinator/Picturehouse Cinemas)
It's all happening! In this much delayed episode Breen, Hammond & Mercer are accompanied by the extremely pleasant Alex Evans! He tells the group how his cinematic journey began, what he loves about film and what he gets up to day by day at Picturehouse Cinemas. The gang talk about the (now not so recent) exhibition headlines, choose their worst/best onscreen villains and pick apart two fresh turkeys Hammond unleashed upon them - 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' and 'Without Remorse'. *Shudder* #spoileralert  Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- The United States vs. Billie Holiday [Now TV] - www.nowtv.com/watch/the-united-states-vs.-billie-holiday-2021/A5EK6sKrAayd5vbCrvAvf Without Remorse [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Clancys-Without-Remorse-Michael-Jordan/dp/B08VNT7DQL Picturehouse [Website] - www.picturehouses.com
01:05:52
June 04, 2021
#16 - "Sound Of Metal" & "The Mauritanian" w/Stuart Holdsworth (Inspiring City / Art Related Noise)
In this fresh audio delight, the abstract pod artists known as Breen, Hammond & Mercer are accompanied by the super lovely Stuart Holdsworth! He chats to them about all things art & film and how he started the fantastic 'Inspiring City' art blog. They find hidden meaning in the latest exhibition headlines, choose their top onscreen musicians and pass judgement on two brand new features - 'The Mauritanian' and 'Sound Of Metal'. Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- Sound Of Metal [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Sound-Metal-Riz-Ahmed/dp/B08L4WFQJZ The Mauritanian [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Mauritanian-Jodie-Foster/dp/B08ZNQRH1H Inspiring City [Website] - https://inspiringcity.com Inspiring City [Instagram] - www.instagram.com/inspiringcity Art Related Noise [Podbean] - entergallery.podbean.com
01:05:00
May 05, 2021
#15 - "Concrete Cowboy" & "Palm Springs" w/Jon Perry (Head Of Operations/Picturehouse Cinemas)
In this new instalment of HYST, The Fellowship Of Breen, Hammond & Mercer are joined by the mighty wizard Jon Perry! He talks to the team about what he gets up to as Head Of Operations at Picturehouse Cinemas, where his love of film began and how he got into collecting vintage film posters. They also stare directly into The Eye of Sauron to discuss what evils lurk in the latest film news, choose their favourite comedies with a sci-fi twist and unpack some fresh opinions on two more movies - 'Concrete Cowboy' and 'Palm Springs'. Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- Concrete Cowboy [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/title/81368729 Palm Springs [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Palm-Springs-Andy-Samberg/dp/B09233TQ9T Picturehouse [Website] - www.picturehouses.com
59:14
April 21, 2021
#14 - "American Factory" & "Creation Stories" w/Sam Clements (90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest)
In this fresh slice of film fun the crew of the good ship 'HMS Scene This' keep proceedings well under 90 minutes as they have cap Sam Clements of the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast on board to keep things trim. They have a good ol' natter with him about films of all lengths but especially features under the 1 hour and a half mark which is the focus of Sam's excellent podcast.  As is custom the latest film happenings are discussed including 'Godzilla Vs Kong's overseas box office triumph, Curzon cinemas radical reopening plan for 'vaccine only screenings' & Disney pushing 'Black Widow' onto Disney +.   The gang also go below deck to pick their fave movies with a short runtime and unleash some fresh opinions on 'Creation Stories' & the Oscar winning doc 'American Factory'.  Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- American Factory [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/title/81090071 Creation Stories [Sky Cinema/Now TV] - www.nowtv.com/watch/creation-stories-2021/A5EK6sKrAayd4MRRcd6fQ 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest [Website] - www.90minfilmfest.com Sam Clements [Twitter] - twitter.com/sam_clements 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest [Twitter] - twitter.com/90minfilmfest
01:08:58
April 07, 2021
#13 - "Coming 2 America" & "The White Tiger" w/Clare Binns (Joint MD/Picturehouse Cinemas)
In the latest episode the crew chat to the mighty Clare Binns (Joint Managing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas) about her early days at Ritzy Cinema, where her love of film began, the impact of Covid on the industry and what she gets up to day to day as MD. Mercer takes a dive into the film headlines including 'Raya And The Last Dragon's' moderate Box Office Success, the 2021 Oscar nominations and Cineworld's new deal with Warner Bros. As is customary, two new films get the guys critical judgement 'Coming 2 America' and 'The White Tiger'. Finally, the team pick their fave 'rags-to-riches' movies and decide which franchise films are the ones which 'jump the shark'. **PLEASE NOTE** Clare Binns had to jump off the pod half-way through so unfortunately the gang didn't get her take on the films in review or the 'in-scene' questions. Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- Coming 2 America [Amazon Prime] - www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-2-America.../dp/B08QZYBRW4 The White Tiger [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/title/80202877 Picturehouse Cinemas [Website] - www.picturehouses.com Clare Binns [Twitter] - www.twitter.com/ClareLBinns Clare Binns [Instagram] - www.instagram.com/clare_binns
01:08:29
March 24, 2021
#12 - "News Of The World" & "76 Days" w/Laura Jean Marsh (Actor/Writer/Director)
For the latest HYST joint the HAMMONDLESS (gasp!) group are joined by regular contributor Tristian Cooper (Film Buyer) as co-host and chat to the super lovely Laura Jean Marsh about her love of film, acting, writing, directing and doing a combination of all the above for her new film 'Giddy Stratospheres'. Despite the new line up the episode is filled with the usual waffle - the team pick apart the film headlines (which include the new streaming kid on the block - Paramount+, an opening date for UK cinemas and 'Nomadland' heading straight to Disney+), they pick their fave journalism related film/tv show, pitch their own pandemic related features and of course review two brand new films - '76 Days' and 'News Of The World'. Enjoy :) Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- 76 Days [Dogwoof/VOD] - watch.dogwoof.com/film/76-days News Of The World [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/gb/title/81210670 Giddy Stratospheres [Website] - www.giddystratospheresfilm.com Giddy Stratospheres [Instagram] - www.instagram.com/giddystratospheresfilm Laura Jean Marsh [Instagram] - www.instagram.com/laurajeanmarsh
01:08:03
March 10, 2021
#11 - "The Lie" & "The Dig" w/Paul Sweeney (Film Distribution)
For this hot new slice of pod action we talk film distribution and buying with our charming guest Paul Sweeney. Sweeney is a dab hand at the industry having worked for the likes of Cineworld, VUE and now works freelance for his own Ad Hoc Consultancy company. We have a good natter with him about his route into the world of film exhibition and run through a load of hot cinematic topics. As is the norm we review two new(ish) films 'The Dig' and 'The Lie' We also discuss Disney Plus' overnight streaming success, 'Black Widow' being delayed again, pick our fave Ralph Fiennes performances and decide which film the end of the world should most resemble! Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- The Lie [Amazon Prime] - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lie-Joey-King/dp/B08DWYL314 The Dig [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/title/81167887 Ad Hoc Consultancy [Website] https://adhoccinema.co.uk
01:08:59
February 25, 2021
#10 - "The Call" & "The Rental" w/Conor O’Mara (VFX Artist)
During this episode the HYST team take a deep dive into the world of special effects with our guest Conor O'Mara who is a VFX wiz and has worked on a LOAD of film & TV including Dark, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jumanji: The Next Level, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and many more.  They also tackle two new features for review - the rather gruesome 'The Call' [Netflix 2020] and the equally grizzly 'The Rental' [Amazon Prime 2020].  Finally, they settle which single location film or TV episode is TOP TRUMPS, get to grips with Kristen Stewart actually looking like Princess Diana and, reeling from the recent news of a 'Risk' board game movie, decide which game should be adapted into a film or TV series. Please follow us on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter Episode links below:- The Rental [Amazon Prime] - https://www.amazon.com/Rental-Alison-Brie/dp/B08D9D7XNB  The Call [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/title/81342505
58:27
February 10, 2021
#9 - "Sylvie's Love" & "Pieces Of A Woman" w/Andrew Turner (Film Booking/Distribution)
In this fresh serving of HYST, Hammond recruits the usual suspects of Breen & Mercer to gather their thoughts on the latest film happenings. Luckily to lend them a welcome hand the team are joined by yet another industry vet/legend, the very lovely and articulate Andrew Turner. Andrew (who dialled into the pod all the way from Helsinki!) has been working in cinema for 30+ years for the likes of ODEON, Cineworld & 20th Century Fox to name a few.  The gang have a good natter with him about all things film buying and distribution, talk about ANOTHER delay for 'No Time To Die', celebrate the news 'Godzilla Vs Kong' is being released sooner, pick their FAVE one shot takes from film & TV and lament the Academy for always getting the Oscars wrong.  Of course, it wouldn't be a new pod without some #opinions and we review two new films - the charming 'Sylvie's Love' [Amazon Prime 2020] and the harrowing 'Pieces Of A Woman' [Netflix 2021]. Enjoy! Please follow us on FB - www.facebook.com/SceneThis Episode Links:- Sylvie's Love [Amazon Prime] - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sylvies-Love-Tessa.../dp/B08L47TZB3 Pieces Of A Woman [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/title/811287452️
01:08:52
January 27, 2021
#8 - "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" & "Hillbilly Elegy" w/Hamish Moseley (Altitude Films)
New year, new you...same pod!? For the first ep of 2021 the 'Have You Scene This?' team bring you a special treat for these times of lockdown woe! A New Years Special*!  In this New Years Special* episode Hammond, Breen & Mercer are joined by the highly knowledgeable Hamish Moseley who is managing director at the awesome Altitude Films. They have a good ol' chat with him about his role, the impact of the pandemic and take an exciting look at the upcoming film slate for Altitude. As is now standard, we hear the guys opinions on two films - the Obama produced doc 'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' [Netflix 2020] and the Oscar baiting 'Hillbilly Elegy' [Netflix 2020].  Please follow us on FB - www.facebook.com/SceneThis Episode Links:-  Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/title/81001496  Hillbilly Elegy [Netflix 2020] - www.netflix.com/title/81071970  Altitude Film [Website] - www.altitudefilment.com  *by 'special' we mean 'basically the same shit as usual but with added chat about new films that are hopefully coming out this year '
01:03:00
January 13, 2021
#7 - "The Christmas Special" w/Aidan McCaffery (The Movie News Podanza)
The Three Wise Men of Hammond, Mercer and Breen are joined by the ghost of Christmas present Aidan McCaffery who has come to bring us seasonal tidings and tell us all about his own pod offering 'The Movie News Podanza'. As well as chatting to him about all things cinema and/or film, we manage to find room at the inn and put the 'yule' back 'yuletide' by picking apart three festive features - 'Happiest Season', 'Last Christmas' and 'It's A Wonderful Life'. We also discuss the latest fallout from Warners HBOMax plan and run down our TOP FIVE FILMS OF 2020. From all of the HYST team we hope you have a Merry Christmas and fun lockdown NYE times :) Please follow us on FB - https://www.facebook.com/SceneThis Episode Links:- Happiest Season [Now TV] - https://www.nowtv.com/watch/happiest-season-2020/A5EK5E17HwqyCtmaCdEkJ Last Christmas [Now TV] - https://www.nowtv.com/watch/last-christmas-2019/A5EK6sKrAaycSEPrTEVa3 It's A Wonderful Life [Amazon Prime] - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Wonderful-LIfe.../dp/B00FZ3OXV4 The Movie News Podanza [Anchor] - https://anchor.fm/movienewspodanza Aidan McCaffery [Facebook] - https://www.facebook.com/AidanMcComedy
01:11:55
December 24, 2020
#6 - "Lucky" & "His House" w/Tristian Cooper
Hammond, Mercer and Breen are joined by the delightful Tristian Cooper who is not only a thoroughly top bloke but is also a friend of the show and currently works as film programmer for Cineworld! As well as chatting to him about all things film booking related, we swear up a storm about Warner Bros' 2021 release plans 😭, review 'His House' and 'Lucky', discuss our FAVE onscreen ghouls and pick apart some genius/not-so-genius recasting choices after an original actor has had to walk away from a role. Please note: after the episode we play the trailer for The UK Cinema Association's new #KEEPTHEMAGICALIVE campaign, for more details head to cinemauk.org.uk. Support your local cinema! Episode Links:- His House [Netflix] -  https://www.netflix.com/title/81231197 Lucky [Amazon Prime] - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucky-Harry-Dean.../dp/B07GXZ1X3D Have You Scene This FB: www.facebook.com/scenethis
01:05:30
December 11, 2020
#5 - "The 40-Year-Old Version" & "Small Axe: Mangrove" w/Miles Crawford (London Soul Radio)
On episode five Hammond, Breen and Mercer of house Hufflepuff are joined by the hilarious Miles Crawford who is a comedian, actor and presenter, and can currently be heard weekly on the 'Miles Crawford Show' on London Soul Radio. They chat to him about all things music and film. The group pick through the tatters of the US box office, lay down their verdicts on The 40-Year-Old Version (Netflix) 2020 and Small Axe: Mangrove (BBC) 2020, give the definitive list of best on-screen performances by musicians turned actors, pick the films they would actually like to see being remade (NOT Short Circuit) and Breen admits a love for a certain Christmas 'classic' that receives mixed reactions from the group! Have You Scene This FB: www.facebook.com/scenethis Episode Links:- Miles Crawford [Website] - https://www.milescrawford.tv The 40-Year-Old Version [Netflix] -  https://www.netflix.com/title/80231356 Mangrove [BBC] - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08vy19
01:00:39
November 28, 2020
#4 - "Jungle" & "Captain Fantastic" w/Matt Bayliss (Mike And Matt At The Movies)
On this brand new ep of HYST, Hammond and his merry men of Mercer and Breen are joined by the wonderful Matt Bayliss of Mike & Matt At The Movies fame. They chat to him about all things pod and cinema. The group pick through the top ten streaming films of 2020, lay down their verdicts on Jungle (Umbrella Entertainment, Netflix) 2017 and Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street, Netflix) 2016, reach into the vaults to produce their best on screen American Presidents and Breen dumps another huge list on us, this time reeling off his favourite jungle/forest set movies. Have You Scene This FB: www.facebook.com/scenethis Episode Links:- Mike & Matt At The Movies [Anchor] - https://anchor.fm/mike-and-matt-movies Jungle [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80214740 Captain Fantastic [Netflix] - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80097499 Claire Lawton (Composer) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE24Ry2B3XNdnqjswHZSyw Refuge (Refuge supports people experiencing domestic violence with a range of services) - https://www.refuge.org.uk/
01:04:04
November 13, 2020
#3 - "The Personal History Of David Copperfield" & "The Trial Of The Chicago 7" w/David Smith
In this episode of HYST the team are very excited to be joined by David Smith who is a writer, director, cinematographer and has just released his first feature film “Bear” which is available now on Amazon Prime. The gang review The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Lionsgate, Film4, Amazon) 2019 and The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix) 2020. They also discuss Bond streaming rumours, the UK box office, buying a cinema chain, their favourite courtroom set films and the character they would most love to see brought back to the big screen for a new film (apart from Jamie Foxx's  'Electro' of course! #4reals). Bear [Amazon] - www.amazon.co.uk/Bear-Paul-Breen/dp/B08LKQRMJC David Copperfield [Amazon] -  www.amazon.co.uk/Personal-History.../dp/B08437CXSL Trial Of The Chicago 7 [Netflix] - www.netflix.com/title/81043755 Have You Scene This FB: www.facebook.com/scenethis
01:03:13
October 30, 2020
#2 - "Rocks" & "The Social Dilemma" w/Brad James
In this episode the HYST team are joined by Brad James from Lyceum Entertainment. He is a writer, director, composer, cinematographer and has self distributed the first major project from his company Lyceum Entertainment “Infamous” straight to Amazon Prime. The gang review Rocks (Altitude, Film Four, Netflix) 2019 and The Social Dilemma (Netflix) 2020. They also weigh in on the recent cinema closures, the UK box office, Disney heading straight to streaming and the films they would really love to see re-cut and re-released by their favourite directors! #ReleaseTheBreenStarWarsCut Rocks [Netflix]: www.netflix.com/gb/title/81040791 The Social Dilemma [Netflix]: www.netflix.com/title/81254224 Infamous [Amazon Prime]: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B0829FT9PK Lyceum Entertainment: www.lyceumentertainment.com/news Have You Scene This FB: www.facebook.com/scenethis
01:03:28
October 17, 2020
#1 - "Bill & Ted Face The Music" & "The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs"
In their first episode of HYST the team review Bill & Ted Face The Music (Warners, In Cinemas) 2020 and The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (Netflix) 2018.  They also discuss the UK box office, Disney date sliding, their favourite short film collections and spend a lot of time attempting to narrow down the best ever on screen Coen brothers character (spoiler alert: they fail). Enjoy!
50:52
October 03, 2020
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Three Cinema General Managers doing what they love - chatting about movies! Dropping bimonthly, our three hosts and industry guest take an in-depth look at the UK cinema box office, talk about what's making the movie headlines and review the phenomenal highs and tonally inconsistent lows of movies/TV shows currently available on the big and small screen! *The thoughts and opinions in this podcast are those of the individuals only and have no affiliation to any other party.* 
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September 22, 2020