Well Good Movies
By Fresh Take
The podcast with crazy challenges, big questions, and lively discussions all from people who love entertainment. We look back at history to choose what films go in our movie vault, as well as challenging ourselves, and our guests to the ever fun end-game!
The First Annual Movie Vault Update!
In this New Year's bonus episode, Craig and Dave break down all the films logged and collected in the movie vault after over 50 episodes. But there's one catch... With a need for a refresh and clean up, the pair decide it's time to make their final list of entrees after some time for reflection on certain titles. We also use this chance to catch up on the evolution of the podcast over the last two and a half years, along with our favourite movies of 2021, and give a glimpse of what listeners can expect in 2022! #CatchUp #NewYear #FilmFans #MoviePodcast
January 11, 2022
Boxing Day Movies- Which is the Best?
This year we decided to put up our feet, enjoy some leftover turkey, along with the usual fun, games, and guests that the festive period brings by talking about Boxing Day Movies- the perfect films to watch after Christmas! Joined by Dai Hill and Liv Mackender we must choose one film to go in the Movie Vault out of Mary Poppins (1964), Bridge on the River Kwai (1964), Zulu (1964), and Chicken Run (2000)! We also play this week's Endgame where Craig brings up a very different type of Boxing Day movie... #BoxingDay #BoxingDayFilm #ChristmasMovie #FestiveFilm #FamilyFilm #ClassicCinema
December 27, 2021
James Bond- Dr. No (1962) to Casino Royale (2006)
This week we bring about our planned James Bond celebration! After over a year of delays and uncertainty fans finally got to see No Time to Die from September 2021, so we decided to gather together some of the biggest Bond fans we know to discuss the franchise, and what makes it so special. Aled Griffiths, Niall Glynn, and Stephen Jones all talk about their experiences with James Bond, as well as help Craig and Dave break down three eras of Bond with Dr. No, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale! We also challenge our guests to this week's Endgame to guess the Bond theme, the catch? Craig is done a bit of meddling with the music... Share, like, and subscribe to hear more movie challenge madness in 2022! #JamesBond #007 #NoTimeToDie #DrNo #Goldeneye #CasinoRoyale #DanielCraig #SeanConnery #PierceBrosnan
December 13, 2021
The Champions' Cut - Endgame Special!
It's here. After three endgame specials that saw various teams of former guests battle it out in film-related challenges, we finally crown an overall winning team! Featuring Dai Hill and Stefanos Florakis, Ed Mason and Alexandra McCreadie, and Lucy Fur and Paul Hunt, all in uniquely named teams, they go through several trials and tribulations set by the master of the Endgame- Craig McDonald! Facing the horrors of Scooby-Doo movies, double feature conundrums, and of course, our spin on Mastermind- Mojo Mind, only one team can be the champions and win the ultimate prize! Who will it be? #moviechallenge #filmquiz #filmfans #challenge #podcast #movietrivia
December 03, 2021
Halloween Special- Van Helsing (2004)
We're back for a later than planned Halloween special! This year we thought rather than talking about several monster movies, we'd talk about one that includes them all! So cue 2004 gothic adventure- Van Helsing, from Mummy director Stephen Sommers! Joined by WGM regulars Kyle Shaun Thomas, and Christopher Maxwell, we weigh up whether this and other film's like it, are a good sub-genre of horror and adventures... #Halloween2021 #VanHelsing #HughJackman #Dracula #Frankenstein
November 08, 2021
50th Episode Mayhem!
In our 50th official episode, we decide to invite some of our favourite ever guests to join us in talking about a film long built up over our episodes - Pudsey the Dog: the Movie. Why you may ask? You'll have to listen to find out! Featuring loads of questions, trivia, secrets, and hilarity, we break down this terrible film, as well as decide if it deserves a place in our Movie Vault! So what are you waiting for?! Check out Dave, Craig, Lucy Fur, Christopher Maxwell, Ed Mason, and Paul Cornish to revel in the fun and games of Well Good Movies!
September 14, 2021
King Arthur (2004) and Excalibur (1981)
We're back! After an extended summer break, Dave and Craig are back to look back at the mad world of movies with our good friends Dai Hill and Mat Troy. This week, to coincide with the release of The Green Knight, we delve into films based on Arthurian legends! As always with fantasy movies of this type there's a lot of good, and a whole lot of bad, so join us as we deep dive into the history of Arthur, The Green Knight, as well as 1981's Excalibur, and 2004's King Arthur! #Arthur #KingArthur #TheGreenKnight #Excalibur
August 31, 2021
Captain Marvel (2019) and Black Widow (2021)
This week Dave, Craig, Stef, and Laura get together to talk all about Marvel's highs and lows when it comes to female characters. Why has it taken so long to make a Black Widow film? Is Captain Marvel a good start? And are Nebula and Scarlett Witch good role models? We discuss these great characters and review Captain Marvel to decide if it deserves a spot in our Movie Vault, along with playing our ever fun "endgame" challenge all based on the famous lines of Black Widow! Don't forget to rate, share, and subscribe to keep hearing more about the topics worth discussing, and the movies worth watching! #BlackWidow #CaptainMarvel #MCU #ScarlettJohanson #BrieLarson #Disney #Marvel
July 13, 2021
50 Years of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
In this week's episode, Dave and Craig are joined by Kyle Shaun Thomas and Liv MacKender to talk all about the classic Roald Dahl adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which is celebrating its 50th anniversary! We talk all about our memories of Roald Dahl, Gene Wilder, along with the history, nostalgia, and notable differences with the 1971 film. We also visit the Movie Vault to decide if Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory deserves to go in, as well as playing another crazy and ludicrous end-game challenge! Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this episode wherever you listen and follow us @wellgoodmovies on Facebook, Insta, and Twitter! #WillyWonka #CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory #WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory #WillyWonka50 #RoaldDahl #GeneWilder
June 29, 2021
15 Years of Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
In our latest episode, we talk about the feel-good indie classic- Little Miss Sunshine from 2006. Celebrating 15 years since its release this year, as well as being challenged to watch it by WGM team member Shelley, we go through the legacy, importance, and personal connections we have to this film that started the careers of many of its cast and crew. We of course make a visit to the Movie Vault, to ask if Little Miss Sunshine should be entered, and also challenge Kelly and Shelley to one of our most bizarre Endgames yet; Little Miss Endgame! Don't forget to like, follow, and share wherever you can to help us spread our love of the topics worth discussing and the movies worth watching! #LMS #LittleMissSunshine #ToniCollette #SteveCarrell #LMS15 #Littlemisssunshine15 https://www.facebook.com/wellgoodmovies https://twitter.com/WellGoodMovies https://www.instagram.com/wellgoodmovies/
June 15, 2021
X-Men- Celebrating 10 Years of the Beginnings Trilogy!
The latest episode of Well Good Movies goes back through the X-citing and turbulent movies that belonged to the "X-Men Beginnings Trilogy" that covers X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse. We are once again joined by comic lover and host of the Capes, Cowls, and Masks Podcast- Jake Hart who helps us to break down and give our overall thoughts to each of these superhero blockbusters! Will any make it in the Movie Vault? Which film was our personal favourite? And why does Michael Fassbender turn Irish in First Class? Join us for all those questions and more in this week's episode! #XMEN #x-men #FirstClass #XMenBeginnings #JamesMcAvoy #MichaelFassbender
June 04, 2021
Shrek (2001) and Shrek 2 (2004) with Dr Sam Summers
In this week’s episode we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the animated classic Shrek, so who better to join us than the world-leading “Shrekspert” and associate lecturer in Animation at Middlesex Uni Doctor Sam Summers! Sam joins Dave, Craig, and Kelly to talk about the impact of Shrek on animation, along with our memories, and favourite moments from the first two films. From the weirdness of the Bee movie to questions about Shirley Bassey’s bush, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Remember to subscribe, follow, and rate us wherever you listen for more fun and games in the world of Well Good Movies... #Shrek #Shrek20thAnniversary #SamSummers #Shrek2 #Dreamworks #Animation
May 21, 2021
Our Favourite Ever Oscar Moments!
This week Dave and Craig are joined by our award season expert Stefanos to chat all about our most remembered Oscar moments and snubs. We recap the 2021 ceremony, as well as talking about why classic slip-ups like Adele Dazeem, and the La La Land/ Moonlight controversy stand out so much. On top of that Stef recommends one Oscar Best Picture Winner to go in The Movie Vault, as well as Dave and Stef fighting it out in this week's endgame- The Winner Takes it All! Don't forget to subscribe, like, and share wherever you can to keep getting the biggest discussions, and crazy challenges in the world of film! #Oscars #Oscars2021 #AcademyAwards #lalaland #moonlight #indinamenzel #johntravolta
April 30, 2021
Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Get over here! This week Dave and Craig are joined by writer Rhys Humphreys and gamer Kieran Williams to discuss the Mortal Kombat film series! We delve into our thoughts on the potential for the franchise ahead of the 2021 movie, as well as discussing and reviewing the good and bad (a lot of bad) of Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). Will either one make it into the movie vault, and how do they hold up today? We discuss all that along with this week's endgame "Meme-ory Lane"! #mortalkombat
April 16, 2021
Easter Eggs and Movies From the Vault!
In this week's episode, Dave and Craig are joined once again by our friend Stephen Jones to chat about our favourite easter eggs in movies (not the chocolate kind) as well as watching and discussing films we placed in the movie vault, we may have never seen before! With classics such as Groundhog Day, The Man Who Laughs, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, we ask whether these films meet our expectations, and deserve their place in our vault of important movies! #Movies #Film #FamousFilms #SilentCinema #Musicals #GroundhogDay #BillMurray #TheManWhoLaughs
April 02, 2021
Vs. Movies! Godzilla, Gamera, Sharks, and Demons!
A brand new and additional episode to celebrate the release of Godzilla Vs. Kong! This week Dave and Craig are joined by Niall and Dai to discuss versus movies! We'll be discussing the appeal of films that showcase a big fight right in their title. Do they work? Are they fun? And are they all just about big silly monsters? To find out we pick a versus movie each from a hat to discuss on the episode, leading to some great results. But which one will go into the movie vault? Only one way to choose... Let them fight! #Godzilla #GodzillaKong #Kaiju #TheRing #TheGrudge #MegaShark #Gamera
March 26, 2021
A Birthday Endgame Special!
Here we go again! Three teams of former guests return after facing the madness of the endgame in their respective episodes, now having to face it for an entire episode all orchestrated by our very own Craig McDonald! To celebrate his birthday, Craig has lined up a series of birthday-themed games and challenges for our guests to endure, to see who comes out on top, and go forth to the champions of champions final, someday in the future! If you love film quizzes, random trivia, and weird challenges this is the episode for you! Join Craig, Dave, Dan Mitchell, Paul Hunt, Alexandra McCreadie, Ed Mason, Jake Hart, and Tom Gapper, for this unique birthday celebration! #Endgame #Podcast #MovieChallenge #BirthdayFilms #PokemonMovies #NicholasCage #MovieTrivia #FilmChallenge #Quiz
March 19, 2021
Influential Films- Toy Story, The Shining, and V for Vendetta!
This week we are joined by filmmaker, photographer, and overall creative Aled Llŷr Griffiths to discuss the films that influenced us. Inspired by the social media trend of highlighting film's we feel were made directly for us, we talk all about the importance of a creative and personal voice, along with talking about our personal favourites. We have discussions on V for Vendetta, Pixar, and Stanely Kubrick, along with the usual madness of our challenges including the Movie Vault, and this week's endgame "Inspiration Corner". Don't forget to like, review, and subscribe to get all the latest fun topics in the world of film! #Influential #InfluentialFilm #Pixar #Kubrick #TheShining #VforVendetta #AlanMoore
March 05, 2021
What Theme Park Rides Can We Make From Disney Classics?
We're back with another crazy challenge! After previous experience pitching movies based on working titles, this time we wanted to pitch theme park rides for the world-famous Disney Land and Disney World! As we're unable to travel to such fun places at the moment, and with theme park tie-ins becoming ever more apparent to film, we wanted to encapsulate that fun ourselves along with our guests Kelly Bishop and Stephen Jones, pitching what Disney Classics we'd like to see get the theme park treatment! How will it work? Will it be fast? Lots of drops? Souveniers? Entertainment in the queue? These are questions we tackle in convincing each other or rides are feasible! Not only do we have to convince ourselves, however, but also the great Dr Sam Summers, from the Disnivirsity Podcast, who gives his thoughts on all our ideas. Whether a Disney fan or not, this is a fun ride you don't want to miss! #Disney #DisneyWorld #DisneyLand #ThemePark #Rollercoaster #MeetTheRobinsons #ChickenLittle #EmperorsNewGroove
February 19, 2021
Why Did We Watch This? - The Fifty Shades Franchise
The biggest question of 2021 will surely be why we endured The Fifty Shades franchise? Well, after being challenged to dedicate an entire episode to Fifty Shades and specifically Fifty Shades Freed, by Endgame winner Lucy Fur, we thought what better time than to hate on these films, at what is meant to be the most romantic time of the year? Joined by Lucy, along with friend of the show, and film fan Alexandra McCreadie we talk all about the huge problems of the story, it's lacklustre appeal, and it's frankly disturbing morals. We ask whether their terrible quality warrant a place in The Movie Vault, as well as playing this week's Endgame- "Fact or Fan-fiction". Like, review, and subscribe for more crazy challenges, and big conversations in the world of film! #FiftyShades #FiftyShadesOfGrey #FiftyShadesFreed #BadMovies #ELJames #JamieDornan #DakotaJohnson
February 05, 2021
Wanda and Vision- Age of Ultron to Endgame
This week Craig and David are joined by comic book expert, and MCU fan Tom Gapper to discuss the cinematic journey of the famous Marvel characters leading to their own Disney Plus series. We chat about Age of Ultron and how it introduced the characters, and whether it is an underrated MCU entry, as well as the characters' appearances throughout the MCU. We also visit the movie vault to see what MCU entries we might add, as well as this week's endgame- Wanda-ring the Channels. #MCU #Wanda #Vision #WandaVision #AvengersAgeOfUltron #Avengers
January 22, 2021
Film and Cinema in 2021 and Beyond?
In the first episode of 2021 Craig and David are joined by good friends and hosts of The Dan and Joe Film Show- Daniel Cullinane, and Joe Richards. In this deep dive into the year past and the year ahead, we talk all about what we miss about cinemas, how the film going experience could change, and what we're looking forward to in 2021. We also take our first visit to the Movie Vault, to submit our films that symbolise 2020, as well as once again challenging Dan and Joe to an endgame where they must guess the potential worst movies of 2021! #TwentyTwenty #TwentyTwentyOne #Cinema #SaveCinema #Movies #BoxOffice #WonderWoman1984 #BlackWidow #NoTimeToDie #TrollsWorldTour
January 08, 2021
The Festive End-Game Special!
Our infamous end of show endgames which see our guests take part in crazy and bizarre challenges levels up once more to take over an entire episode! This time it's a holly jolly festive special with an exclusive appearance from Father Christmas himself! With three teams of previous guests including Shelley Taylor, Stephen Jones, Kieran Williams, Kelly Bishop, Christopher Maxwell, and the one and only Lucy Fur, they all battle it out to be champions of our Christmas Day spectacular! Can they guess the movie Santa from their ho ho ho? Will they tell the difference between a real Hallmark movie and a fake? And how can we rewrite the classic 12 Days of Christmas? All this and more, in this final episode of 2020, truly going out with a bang! #Christmas2020 #ChristmasQuiz #ChristmasChallenge #MovieQuiz #ChristmasFilms Music: FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
December 24, 2020
Dark Christmas- Gremlins and Edward Scissorhands
This year Edward Scissorhands celebrates its 30th anniversary so what better time to celebrate winter movies that give a dark take on the festive time of year? To discuss the gothic fairytale we bring on our good friend and Burton fan Laura Leyshon, who helps in revisiting Scissorhands along with Gremlins, a well known Christmas horror! Are darker Christmas stories more fun? How was it revisiting these cult classics? We talk about these ideas along with playing our endgame- Bonham or Burton in this week's episode! #TimBurton #EdwardScissorhands #Gremlins #DarkChristmas #ChristmasMovies FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
December 11, 2020
Knives Out, and the Best Whodunnits?
One year after the release of Rian Johnson's Knives Out we celebrate one of 2019's biggest hits, along with other murder mysteries and "whodunnits?" We talk about what makes a good detective, the satirical element of the genre, and choose from Gosford Park, Clue, and 2017's Murder on the Orient Express as to what goes in our Movie Vault! With previous guest and murder mystery lover Chiara, along with newcomer to the show, actor and entertainer Paul Cornish, we review, and discuss our watchlist of films, along with the usual chaos of our ever fun endgame! #KnivesOut #MurderMystery #AgathaChristie #Clue
November 27, 2020
Disaster Movies- Friday the 13th, Volcano, and 2012!
This week we face the bad luck of Friday the 13th along with 2020 imparticular being a massive disaster. Therefore we discuss the genre of disaster movies, and two films indicative of that genre- 1997's Volcano, and Roland Emmerich's 2012! Joined by actor Christopher Maxwell, and fellow podcaster Kieran Williams, we deep dive, and riff on these crazy spectacles, as well as challenge our guests to this week's endgame- Critical Moments. #DisasterMovies #2012 #Volcano #Friday13th #RolandEmmerich
November 13, 2020
Halloween Special- Tricks or Treats?!
In our second annual Halloween special, Dave and Craig are joined once again by Shelley Taylor and Lucy Fur to go through two of their favourite Halloween movies- Trick 'R Treat and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. We also check out the latest Adam Sandler comedy- Hubie Halloween, as well as get involved in many fun and games for this creepy time of year, including Craig's latest rendition of The Monster Mash!
October 30, 2020
Well Good Movies Trailer
Thinking of checking it Well Good Movies, well. what are you waiting for?!
October 19, 2020
Jim Carrey, Charlie Chaplin, and Political Satire!
This week the guys are back to their usual set up talking about great movies and fun topics alongside Stefanos Florakis and Dai Hill. This episode we talk all about comedy legends and political satires thanks to the return of Jim Carrey on SNL, and Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator celebrating its 80th anniversary! Why is satire so effective, and what makes us love these comedians, especially when playing such important/ dangerous historical figures? Join us as we talk all about SNL, Carrey and the film's of Chaplin's career, including that famous speech at the end of The Great Dictator. We also continue the Chaplin love in this week's endgame as test our champions to a game of "Chaple-in or Chaple-out?"
October 16, 2020
The Well Good Movies Endgame Special!
A special full length "End-Game" in which we challenge our guests to a massive game of movie-based trivia, named after the famous Avengers sequel!
October 02, 2020
Disney Sports Movies- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
This week Dave and Craig are challenged by guest and writer Stephen Jones to explore the crazy genre of Disney Channel original movies! But not only DCOMs, but sports DCOMs! Why are Disney sports movies such a big genre, and what the good, and bad elements about them? We cover it all, as well as discussing whether any of them deserve to go in the Movie Vault, and our always fun and this week's sport-themed Endgame! #EddiesMillionDollarCookOff #TheLuckOfTheIrish #DisneyChannel #DisneyPlus
September 11, 2020
Mulan- Disney Originals Vs Remakes!
In this weeks episode, we celebrate the 1998 Disney animation that led to the upcoming and the much talked about remake. Joined by our guests Kelly Bishop, Ed Mason, and a special appearance from Xie Davenport, we discuss what made the original 1998 animation so successful, and what our expectations are for the live-action version due to be released on Disney Plus, September 4th! We also talk about our favourite, and least favourite Disney remakes, along with our usual endgame madness as our guests try to guess what words have been altered/ censored from Disney Movies. #Mulan #DisneyPlus #DisneyRemake #Mulan1998 #Mulan2020
August 28, 2020
Film Noir and 70 Years of Sunset Boulevard!
This week we are joined once again by our good friend and film historian/ animator Nia Alavezos to talk about one of her favourite genres- noir! What better time to talk about this unique genre than when Sunset Boulevard is celebrating its 70th Anniversary as one of the most infamous noirs, and movies about Hollywood! We talk all about the famous film as well as other notable film noirs, including some of Nia's favourites. We also play this week's Endgame- Noir-exception in we must guess the movies from the noir style monologue! Play along at home and remember to rate, review, and follow us on wherever you listen to your podcasts! #filmnoir #sunsetboulevard #noir "Night on the Docks - Sax" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Walking Along" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "On the Cool Side" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Noire #1 by Music By Pedro https://goo.gl/sJT2e8
August 14, 2020
Is Netflix the Best Content Creator?
In this week's episode, Dave and Craig are joined by welsh film director and digital marketing expert Elliot Slade, who talks about his experience, and opinion on the streaming giant- Netflix. We talk all about its impact on the industry, viewing habits, and the creativity of new/ old content. We also have our usual visit to the movie vault to see what Elliot recommends, as well as our endgame- Stream if You Want to go Faster! #Netflix #TheOldGuard #Extraction #Streaming #Cinema
July 31, 2020
X-Men- Celebrating 20 Years of the Original Trilogy!
This week David, Craig, and previous guest and comic expert Jake Hart unite to talk about the original three X-Men movies! With the original film celebrating 20 years since its release in 2000, we look back at that first film, along with the much-celebrated X2, and controversial X-Men: the Last Stand. From first thoughts, legacy, and success, we break down these iconic three movies. We also decide which film shall make it into our Movie Vault, along with this week's Endgame where Dave and Jake make their own mutant teams! #xmen #X-Men #marvel #x-men2000 #newmutants
July 17, 2020
What Are the Best Music Movies? We Talk Eurovision, Pitch Perfect, and More!
With the Netflix exclusive Eurovision Movie- The Story of Fire Saga now out we talk all about music movies! Whether it be music comedies, competition films, or the film's depicting musicians, we cover off that grey area of what makes a film about music, and what is a musical. Joined by our musical expert Chiara we give our thoughts on the new Eurovision film, along with replicating elements of the song content ourselves! We also chat about what music movies make it into the movie vault, and Craig challenges Chiara and David to a game of "Canzoni in Diverse Lingue"!
July 03, 2020
What Movies Can We Make From Famous Working Titles?
We pitch ideas for movies based on two working titles for famous films! Who will we cast? who will direct? And how close is it to the original material?
June 19, 2020
Movies we HATE that everyone else LOVES!
In this, the second part in a two-part collaboration with our friends over at The Dan and Joe Film Show, Craig and David are joined by fellow podcast hosts Dan and Joe to discuss the movies they hate but everyone else seems to love. Check out our rants and justifications for why we have such polarizing opinions to the majority of audiences and critics as we judge what films are guilty or not guilty of their acclaim. Check out part 1 where we discuss the films we love but everyone else seems to hate over on The Dan and Joe Film Show, and stay tuned for this episode's endgame "The Dan and Joe Film Mo...ments".
June 05, 2020
Adam Sandler Movies- What Are his Best and Worst? Part 2
We are once again joined by Shelley Taylor to discuss the best and worst of Adam Sandler's later career. Will any movies make it in the movie vault when discussing the likes of Grown Ups 1 and 2 and The Week Of? And will Craig have survived Jack and Jill to exact his revenge in this weeks endgame?
May 27, 2020
Adam Sandler Movies- What Are his Best and Worst? Part 1
Its lockdown! So what better time to challenge ourselves to join our guest Shelley Taylor in exploring the extensive catalogue of Adam Sandler films to ask what are his best, worst, and most iconic movies? Are the early years his best? Do they only get worse? And what are the troupes of a Happy Maddison production? We ask all those questions and more in the first part of our Sandler special!
May 22, 2020
Star Wars- the Weird and Wonderful
This week's episode is a Star Wars special, which is of course in honour of May the Fourth, the annual day to celebrate all things Star Wars. So what better time to talk about the way the franchise has influenced other areas of the media? Dave, Craig, and Niall go in-depth discussing the legacy of Star Wars video games, animation, and TV specials, with many funny moments and anecdotes along the way! Plus Niall and Dave face in this week's endgame which sees them try to guess the sounds of Star Wars!
May 04, 2020
Never Seen Movies- Tron: Legacy and Rent
Dave and Craig set each other a film each, that they have long suggested to one another, but the other has never got around to seeing. With the 10 year anniversary of Tron: Legacy, and 15 years since Rent, it only seems right we finally review these movies!
April 24, 2020
Return to Oz- Why is it so Scary? Audio Commentary
Dave, Craig and Kelly join together for the first Well Good Movies audio commentary. In celebration of our one-year anniversary, we watch through the strange dark fairytale, giving our funny reactions, thoughts and comments of this weird 80s Disney movie. Available on Disney Plus, online rental, and home media, join us with your own copy, for this bizarre movie!
April 20, 2020
One Year Anniversary Special!
In today's episode, we celebrate one year of podcasting as Film Talk/ Well Good Movies! To celebrate we bring back our first guests Kelly Bishop and Mat Troy who get the chance to get their own back on Dave and Craig with their own endgames! Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a tease to our other special which celebrates and throws back to that first episode!
April 19, 2020
The Muppets- Which are Their Best Movies?
This week we talk about one of the most beloved casts of characters in film and television history. With eight theatrically released films, we go through the different eras of their film career, and ask what makes a great Muppet movie?
April 10, 2020
What Movies Didn't Make it in the Vault? Plus Favourite and Unheard Moments!
Looking back at our year or podcasting, along with unheard topics and the movies that didn't make it in our Movie Vault!
April 04, 2020
TV Boxsets, The Mandalorian, and Game of Thrones One Year Later
Dave and Craig are joined by Mat Troy to discuss their thoughts on a golden age for television as opposed to film, with the highs and lows of big-budget television. We give our suggestions of what to watch on lockdown, while also looking back on Game of Thrones a year on. We also have our regular visit to the Movie Vault, as well as this week's endgame which sees us guess the TV theme song!
March 27, 2020
What to Watch at Home, Supporting Cinema and Cancelled Movies
This week Well Good Movies responds to the recent closures of cinemas, by talking about the strength of cinema and why to support them when safe. We also talk about the cancelled movies posing many questions for fans and experts alike, along with some of our favourite recommended films to watch when spending more time at home. Joined by fellow podcaster and film buff Daniel Cullinane, Dave, Craig and Dan bring a fun, positive show along with our endgame "Trailers and Tribulations!"
March 20, 2020
Dreamworks Animation- History and Favourites
Joined by animator and former Dreamworks employee Nia Alavezos, Dave, Craig and Nia talk their general thoughts about Dreamworks and their favourite films from the company's long history!
March 13, 2020
The Invisible Man- The Original Movies
After the fun in our Halloween Special, we visit one of Universal's most famous characters- The Invisible Man. With a new depiction now in cinemas, we look at what made the icon so popular and how the original five classic movies stand up today. With Dai Hill and Christopher Maxwell, we also play our always inventive endgame in which we make a character in a scene- invisible!
February 28, 2020
Valentines Day- Watching Bad Romcoms
In this episode, we delve into some well bad movies for a change! In the spirit of Valentines Day, we decide to take three notoriously bad romcoms to see what makes them so terrible. With fantastic guests including comedian Shelley Taylor and drag artist Lucy Fur, get ready for a hilarious episode, with an equally hilarious endgame. Warning, the following episode does contain adult content, strong language and crude jokes!
February 14, 2020
DC Movies- Do they Succeed?
This episode the guys talk about the DC cinematic universe to coincide with the release of Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984 this year. From Man of Steel up to Aquaman, Dave and Craig are joined by returning guests Jake Hart and Kellan Dowsett to give their thoughts and opinions on the good, bad and the bizarre in the DCEU. We also play our ever fun endgame with our superhero guessing game- To DC or not DC?
January 31, 2020
Star Wars- How do you Rank the Series?
With time to digest how The Rise of Skywalker fits into the legacy of Star Wars, Dave and Craig along with guests Kieren Williams and Kyle Shaun Thomas discuss their rankings of all 11 live-action Star Wars movies, comparing their favourites and least favourites to figure out what makes a great Star Wars movie. We discuss the issues with sequels and prequels along with our hopes for the future of the franchise. As always we also have our ever fun endgame which sees Kieren and Kyle try and finish the famous Star Wars line, with hilarious results!
January 17, 2020
Movies of the Decade- Part 2
Craig and David continue their discussion on their favourite movies of the decade, breaking down each year in terms of cultural and personal films of significance. Spanning blockbusters from the MCU to animation, and awards contenders, join the guys for the second part of a special two-parter in which they talk about 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as we found out what movies make it into the movie vault. Stay tuned also for a special endgame that test David's Well Good Movies knowledge!
January 07, 2020
Movies of the Decade- Part 1
Craig and David discuss their favourite movies of the decade, breaking down each year in terms of cultural and personal films of significance. Spanning blockbusters from the MCU to animation, and awards contenders, join the guys for the first of a special two-parter in which they talk about 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and their best movies!
January 03, 2020
Star Trek- Was JJ Abrams Right for Trek and Star Wars?
With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we look at Star Trek and it's sequel Into Darkness to ask if JJ Abrams was the best person for both these franchises? With discussions on new and old Trek as well as The Force Awakens, get ready for a very fun, action-packed and nerdy episode! Joined by returning guests Mat Troy and Dai Hill, we enjoy our usual fun and games in the last episode of 2019!
December 23, 2019
Christmas- What Makes a Favourite Festive Movie?
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you love the festive season or are a bit of a scrooge, our Christmas Special has something for everyone. With guests, music, and plenty of games, David and Craig are joined by Laura and Nia to share in some of their favourite Christmas movies to decide which ones will make it into the acclaimed Movie Vault! With their ever fun Endgame- All I Want for Christmas is... Who? This special is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
December 06, 2019
Musicals- What Makes Them so Appealing?
With the release of the much anticipated Frozen 2, as well as the music-filled holiday season, we discuss the highs and lows of movie musicals. Focusing on stage to screen adaptations, we ask what is their appeal? We also go through some of our favourites and look ahead and back at the musicals that baffle us. With musical experts Alice and Chiara along with our previous guest; composer James Gair, we chose a new set of films to go into our movie vault and play our ever fun endgame, this week titled; The Sound of Musicals.
November 22, 2019
Halloween Special- The Best Classic Horror?
In this spooky Halloween special the boys look at four classic horror films to decide which deserve their place in the Movie Vault. With discussions about the appeal of these classic horrors, their influence, cast and themes, the guys also challenge guests Dai Hill and Christopher Maxwell to guess famous Halloween/ horror moments. With the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature of the Black Lagoon and Village of the Damned there's plenty to discover and dive into in our horrifying spectacular! #halloween #horror
October 25, 2019
The Joker- Why is he so Iconic?
In this episode, we take a look at the clown prince of crime- Joker and his many incarnations and appeal throughout cinema. We touch on the reactions and effects of the new movie from Todd Phillips/ Joaquin Phoenix as well as discussing our favourite Joker performances along with his creations like Harley Quinn and Jason Todd. With guests Jake Hart from The Film 7 podcast and writer/ director Kyle Shaun Thomas we also challenge our guests to guess which Joker laugh they're hearing. All on Well Good Movies! #TheJoker #DC #Clown
October 11, 2019
Spielberg Movies- Why is he so Influential?
The first episode of Well Good Movies! This week Dave and Craig are joined by Kelly Bishop and Laura Leyshon to discuss- why is Steven Spielberg so influential? We go through our favourite movies, as well as the eras of Spielberg, resulting in us giving our suggestions to the Movie Vault! Also, stay tuned for our always fun endgame in which we look at David Hasselhoff cameos.
September 27, 2019
Well Good Movies Promo
The promo for our new podcast Well Good Movies. The new and improved version of Film Talk, with weekly guests, discussions and challenges! Listen to find out more about our new narrative, features and what's to come!
September 16, 2019