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Film Stories with Simon Brew

Dec 17, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon's got a pair of Christmas classics to talk about!

Following the death of Muppet-creator Jim Henson in 1990, the people he left behind decided to keep going. But the path to The Muppet Christmas Carol would not be without problems.

As for Rocky IV? An already...


Dec 10, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon zeroes in on a comic book movie, and a sequel.

Director Ang Lee would later admit he regretted the serious approach he took with 2003's Hulk. But the film has its fans, and faced significant battles to get it to the screen in the first place.

As did Die Hard...


Dec 3, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon heads back to the 1990s (for a change!), and looks at two very different hit movies.

Martin Scorsese came to Cape Fear off the back of Goodfellas, having never made a remake, and with the project originally with Steven Spielberg. Swapsies would need to take...


Nov 29, 2018

In a special episode of Film Stories With Simon Brew, Simon welcomes co-writers and directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston to discuss the making of Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet

As the film hits UK cinemas, the pair talk about the pressures of following the much-loved original, and for Phil, the...


Nov 26, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at the long gestation of Good Morning Vietnam, and the plans for Spider-Man films that brought The Martian to Ridley Scott.

Good Morning Vietnam came at a point in Robin Williams' career where there were serious doubts over whether he could headline a...