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The Mark Hastings Experience

The Mark Hastings Experience

By Mark Hastings
Having always been a lover of both television and cinema since he was a child, Mark has spent his entire life marvelling at the wonder of the worlds, the characters, and the stories of both "the silver screen" and "the small screen" in films and TV shows from all around the world. Mark is a lover of memorable movies and television shows that leave their mark on their audience, because the stories that they tell and their characters are so compelling that it is no surprise that they are remembered so well. Mark has always loved sharing the experiences that he has had through his unique poetry.
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A Poem A Day #45: Origins
"Origins" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:38
December 3, 2021
Episode #50: "Back to the Future, Part II", a review
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1989 American science fiction film "Back to the Future, Part II" directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. The sequel to the original 1985 film "Back to the Future" and the second installment in the "Back to the Future" franchise. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elizabeth Shue, and follows Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) and his friend Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) as they travel through time from 1985 to 2015 in an attempt to prevent his future family from being torn apart. However, while in the future, a now aged and begrudged Biff Tannen (played Thomas F. Wilson) discovers that Doc Brown's Delorean is really a time machine and seeks to use it to alter the past, rewrite history, and remake reality for his own benefit - and after they discover Biff's motivations and actions, it is the responsibility of Doc Brown and Marty to travel back in time and restore both the present and the future.
01:51:39
December 2, 2021
A Poem A Day #44: Summer's Kiss
"Summer's Kiss" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:04
December 2, 2021
A Poem A Day #43: Спасибо (Thank you)
"Спасибо" (Thank you) by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:10
December 1, 2021
Episode #49: "The Goonies" (1985 film)
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1985 American adventure comedy film "The Goonies" co-produced and directed by Richard Donner from a screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on a story by Stephen Spielberg. The story of the film revolves around a group of children who live in the Goon Docks area of Astoria, Oregon, who call themselves "the Goonies", who face the prospect of having to move away from one another and never seeing each other again if they cannot find a way to stop the foreclosure of their homes. However, when an old treasure map is discovered that purports to lead to the treasure of legendary pirate "One-eyed Willy", the Goonies are inspired to set out upon an adventure to find the hidden pirate treasure and hopefully save their homes. The film has an all-star cast, including: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Huy Quan, Kerry Green, Martha Plimpton, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, and Anne Ramsay.
52:47
November 30, 2021
A Poem A Day #42: To Whom It May Concern
"To Whom It May Concern" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:40
November 30, 2021
Episode #48: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 4: H is for Hero, a review
In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode 3: "H is for Hero", which is also the 100th episode of the series "Dexter" overall - in which Dexter becomes concerned about his son, Harrison, following an attack at their high school.
20:19
November 29, 2021
A Poem A Day #41: Limbo
"Limbo" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:31
November 29, 2021
Video Poem #1: Imagine
In this video episode of the podcast Mark recites his poem "Imagine" and there is also the text of the poem to read and follow along with also. Mark's poem "Imagine" was published in 2012 in his book of poetry 'Poet of the Sphere' ©️ Mark Hastings & Zeloo Media
02:34
November 28, 2021
A Poem A Day #40: 30
"30" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:09
November 28, 2021
A Poem A Day #39: Rediscovery
"Rediscovery" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:03
November 27, 2021
A Poem A Day #38: Epitome
"Epitome" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:04
November 26, 2021
Episode #47: Hawkeye - Ep. 1 Never Meet Your Heroes & Ep. 2 Hide and Seek, a review
In this episode Mark does a spoiler review of Episode 1, "Never Meet Your Heroes", and Episode 2, "Hide and Seek", of the Marvel Cinematic Universe American television Disney+ miniseries "Hawkeye" starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, as well as Tony Dalton, Vera Farmiga, Simon Callow, and Alaqua Cox.
49:36
November 25, 2021
A Poem A Day #37: I Choose Tuesday
"I Choose Tuesday" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
04:54
November 25, 2021
A Poem A Day #36: Albion
"Albion" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:19
November 24, 2021
A Poem A Day #35: Things Change
"Things Change" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:13
November 23, 2021
A Poem A Day #34: The Windmill
"The Windmill" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:39
November 22, 2021
Episode #46: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 3: Smoke Signals, a review
In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode 3: "Smoke Signals" - in which Dexter finds himself still attempting to stay one step ahead of the investigation into the missing person's case of the young man he killed, but he appears to be finding it harder to cover his tracks in Iron Lake, NY, than it was for him in Miami - mostly because his girlfriend, Angela Bishop (Julia Jones), is leading the investigation and is determined to assist Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown) in finding out what happened to his son. Also, Harrison enrols at the local high school and joins the wrestling team, and also gets closer to Angela's daughter, Audrey Bishop (Johnny Sequoyah).
47:22
November 22, 2021
Episode #45: Hook (1991 film)
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film "Hook" directed by Steven Spielberg. The story of the film, which is a sequel to the story from J.M. Barrie's 1911 novel "Peter and Wendy", focuses on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten about his childhood and who is now known as Peter Banning, a successful and unimaginative workaholic lawyer, who is married with two children; however when his old nemesis, Captain James Hook, finds a way to leave Neverland and kidnap his children, Peter, with the help of Tinkerbell, must return to Neverland to save them and remember who he really is. The film stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.
01:09:20
November 21, 2021
A Poem A Day #33: Dexter
"Dexter" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:33
November 21, 2021
A Poem A Day #32: First Word
"First Word" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:24
November 20, 2021
Episode #44: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 film)
In this episode Mark talks about the 2004 American romantic science fiction film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The story of the film follows an estranged couple, John Barrish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), who choose to have their memories of each other erased - but who unknowingly find themselves drawn back to one another, and who rediscover who they were and how they were as a couple, and why they ultimately chose to erase one another from each others' lives. The film also stars Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.
01:00:25
November 19, 2021
A Poem A Day #31: Family
"Family" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
04:43
November 19, 2021
A Poem A Day #30: The Moment
"The Moment" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:34
November 18, 2021
Episode #43: Parks and Recreation (TV series), a review
In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: the American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series "Parks and Recreation", created by Greg Daniels and Michael Shur, which originally aired from April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015, consisting of 125 episodes, over seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana, and along with an ensemble cast - including Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Audrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, and Retta - we follow the personal and professional ups and downs of the characters of the show as they interact with one another, live their lives, find their true calling, and follow their dreams.
54:18
November 17, 2021
A Poem A Day #29: Brand New Day
"Brand New Day" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
08:04
November 17, 2021
A Poem A Day #28: Why I am here
"Why I am here" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
06:04
November 16, 2021
Episode #42: Dexter: New Blood - Episode 2: Storm of ****, a review
In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of "Dexter: New Blood" - Episode #2: "Storm of ****" - in which Dexter/Jim Lindsay (played by Michael C. Hall) has to cover up from the events of last episode, during which his "Dark Passenger" resurfaced after 10 years of being dormant and which lead to the killing of a local young man.
37:08
November 15, 2021
A Poem A Day #27: The Source of All My Power
"The Source of All My Power" by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark's poetry collection 'Poet of the Sphere' which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark's poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me - all poems © Mark Hastings
05:38
November 15, 2021