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Screen Watching
Screen Watching

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Challengers, Fallout, Baby Reindeer, Rebel Moon, and more

Our main reviews for this week: Challengers (In cinemas now) Fallout (Prime Video) In our Intermission segment: TV and cinema... more

20 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Too many reviews: Civil War, Franklin, The Sympathizer, and Late Night with The Devil

We put too many things into this week’s show. Reviews: Civil War (in cinemas now) Franklin (Apple TV+) The Sympathizer... more

13 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Reviews are in for Sugar, Ripley, Origin, and Monkey Man.

This week on the ol’ Screen Watching pod. Reviews: Sugar (Apple TV+) Origin (In cinemas) Ripley (Netflix) Monkey Man (In cinemas) We... more

06 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Godzilla x Kong, A Gentleman in Moscow, and the best films of 1999.

What even is the name of the new Godzilla film? Is it Godzilla x Kong? Shouldn’t it be ‘v’? Otherwise,... more

30 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
Ghostbusters, 3 Body Problem, Immaculate, Chicken Nugget

This week on the podcast we review so, so many things. Among the titles: Ghostbusters: They get real chilly (in cinemas... more

23 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
This week there are girls on a bus and we see Abe Lincoln shot - what a week

This week on the podcast we have a post-Oscars hangover. So, we offer a few post Oscars thoughts, then get... more

17 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Simon sings Hooray For Hollywood ahead of the Oscars

It’s our big pre-Oscars show as Simon & Dan discuss the nominated films that should win. Oh, and there’s reviews too: ... more

09 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Cinema party: Dune, Shogun, Four Daughters, and… Peppa Pig?

Big week. Big titles. What? You doubt these claims? Get a load of these films & TV shows up for review: ... more

03 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Screen Watching is in the zone of interest

This week on the podcast, you can expect the following conversational powerhouse moments: We discuss Zone of Interest (in cinemas... more

24 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Madam Web, The New Look, and an argument about Australian movies & TV

Yeah, we have reviews: Madam Web (in cinemas now) The New Look (Apple TV+) And then we dip into the mailbag... more

18 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Force of Nature: The Dry 2 | Let’s Talk About Chu

This week on the podcast there are room elephants discussed and some reviews. Force of Nature: The Dry 2 Let’s... more

10 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Mr & Mrs Smith, Argylle, Expats, and more

In this very special Groundhog Day edition of the podcast, Dan and Simon repeat all of their same conversational mistakes... more

03 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
Masters of The Air, In The Know, The Color Purple, and some Oscars thoughts

This week on the podcast Simon & Dan go deep on: Masters of The Air (Apple TV+) In The Know... more

27 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The best deaths on television. Also, reviews: Iron Claw, Death & Other Details

In this week’s Intermission segment we have a chat about the best deaths on television, inspired somewhat by Dan watching... more

20 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
True Detective: Night Country, Dream Scenario, The Holdovers, and more

ATTENTION! Screen Watching is back for another week. This week: Jodie Foster leads a new season of True Detective. Is... more

14 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Brothers Sun & Ferrari

Dan and Simon kickstart 2024 with more inane bickering. Oh, and they review TV shows and movies too. Up for review: ... more

06 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
The definitive list of the best movies of 2023

Simon Foster and Dan Barrett talk about TV and movies on the Scren Watching podcast. It is mandatory that they... more

30 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The definitive list of the top 10 TV shows of 2023

Each week on the podcast Dan and Simon offer their thoughts on the new TV shows and movies of the... more

26 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Simon chats with Woody Allen. Yeah, that’s right

Look, he’s Woody Allen. Simon chats with him about his latest film Coup de Chance.

25 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Rebel Moon, Poor Things, Society of Snow

It’s Christmas, which means the focus is on the big holiday release movies this week. Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon (Netflix) ... more

24 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Maestro, Carol & The End of The World, Familia, and Wonka

We’re edging towards Christmas, but that isn’t going to stop the reviews and baseless opinion: Wonka (In cinemas) Familia (Netflix) ... more

15 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Reviews: Master Gardener, Obliterated, The Boy and The Heron

Dan and Simon take to the microphones. We review: Paul Schrader’s new film Master Gardener New Netflix comedy Obliterated (from... more

09 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Bottoms, Leave The World Behind, Godzilla Minus One, and Faraway Downs

It’s the end of the world as we know it. And we feel fine! On the pod this week we discuss... more

02 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The free Aussie streaming service Brollie. Reviews: Squid Game: The Challenge, Napoleon, Fargo s5, and The Royal Hotel

This week a new free streaming service launched in Australia. It’s called Brollie and it has a good collection of... more

25 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Simon Miraudo schools us on Australian film censorship. REVIEWS: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Hunter Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Curse, Saltburn

This week Dan and Simon are joined by a different film critic named Simon. It is Simon Miraudo who has... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Marvels, 007: Road To a Million, The Killer, My Adventures with Superman

We kick off the pod with an extended chat about the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike and discuss what happens... more

10 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How to fix Marvel? Also, reviews: NCIS: Sydney, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Lawman: Bass Reeves, and Fingernails

This week in the Intermission Dan and Simon attempt to fix Marvel with big brain ideas. Oh, and then there are... more

04 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Killers of The Flower Moon | Bodies | Fellow Travellers | Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles

You will be SHOCKED by our thoughts on the new Martin Scorsese film Killers of The Flower Moon (In cinemas... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Mark Humphries joins to discuss Upload, From, and the changing nature of funny TV

Mark Humphries from the TV joins Dan Barrett from Screen Watching for a very loose and casual chat about the... more

21 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Frasier (2023) and the weight of the mediocre sitcom

This week on the podcast Dan and Simon review: Frasier (2023) - Paramount+ Love Is In The Air - Netflix ... more

13 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Struggling with the return of US late night

This week on the show, Dan flies 100% solo on the worst week possible. With no new shows of note... more

07 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
The Creator, C*A*U*G*H*T, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, While The Men Are Away

I really hope you enjoy asides and digressions in the middle of a conversation about new movies and TV shows,... more

30 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The big reviews: The Continental (John Wick spin-off), Still Up, Retribution, It Still Lives Here

This week on the ol’ podcast Dan reviews the biggest TV show of the… week, I guess. The John Wick... more

25 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
The X-Files @ 30. Also, reviews: Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Blue Beetle, The Lovers, A Haunting in Venice

Last weekend was the 30th anniversary of the debut of The X-Files. Your two cool podcast hosts Dan and Simon... more

16 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Black Ops, Biosphere, The Morning Show, Theatre Camp, Shin Ultraman

Screen Watching is available as audio on your favourite podcast apps, but you can also watch it as video on... more

10 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Simon age-shames Hollywood actors. Dan is respectful

This week we offer some thoughts on who the promising young actors are and which older actors just need to... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Dan + Simon get cancelled. Also, reviews: Ahsoka, Haunted Mansion, First Slam Dunk, and Sound of Freedom

This week on the podcast Simon and Dan each list their most unpopular opinions about movies. Will it get the... more

26 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Who’s a good boy? TV and movie’s best dogs. Reviews: Heart of Stone, The Chosen One, Mother & Son, Blackberry

Up for review this week: Heart of Stone (Netflix) The Chosen One (Netflix) Blackberry (In cinemas now) Mother... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Asteroid City | Strange Planet | The Last Voyage of The Demeter | Telemarketers | Gran Turismo

Another week, another Screen Watching. We have the reviews: Asteroid City (In cinemas now) Strange Planet (Apple TV+) The Last... more

11 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Meg 2, 61st Street, Hidden Strike, Captain Fall, and Pluto TV announced for Australia

This week we have the reviews of the week. We discuss: The Meg 2 (in cinemas) 61st Street (The CW,... more

04 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
This week: Talk To Me, Special Ops: Lioness, Sisu, Minx, Futurama, and Glitch: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia

Each week Screen Watching goes out with a video version. You can find that on Spotify and YouTube. As of... more

29 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Dan and SImon argue over Barbie. But they also review Oppenheimer, Justified: City Primeval, and Command Z

This week on Screen Watching, there are the usual reviews: Oppenheimer Justified: Primeval City Barbie Command Z As a... more

21 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Movies to be Screen Watching with

This week Simon and Dan shamelessly rip off the Movies To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein podcast format to... more

15 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Pt 1, The Horror of Dolores Roach, Nimona, and Gold Diggers

This week on the podcast Simon reviews the latest Mission: Impossible movie after attending a lavish media screening earlier in... more

08 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Crack that whip! Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

This week on the pod Simon reviews the new Indiana Jones film Dial of Destiny. He then chats with Dan... more

30 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Transformers: Rise of The Beasts, Secret Invasion, The Walking Dead: Dead City, I’m a Virgo, Reality

This week on the show Dan and Simon discuss whether superhero fatigue is really a thing. Also, reviews: Transformers: Rise of... more

24 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
The Flash, Elementals, The Betoota Advocate Presents, You Hurt My Feelings

In this (slightly late) podcast episode Dan and Simon review some movies and TV shows: The Flash (in cinemas now) ... more

17 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Idol, Based On a True Story, To Catch a Killer, and The new Boy

This week on the podcast Dan and Simon take a look at beloved movies and shows from the first 100... more

10 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, The Year I Started Masturbating, Deadloch, and The Boogeyman

It is a very special episode on the podcast this week as Dan and Simon go crazy for a new... more

03 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
“Just f**king end it already”

This week on the podcast Dan gets his cranky pants on about just about every show and movie discussed on... more

27 May 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Mother, High Desert, Limbo, Platonic

This week Simon takes a bold stance against reviewing Fast X. And Dan says ‘Good for you, pal”. But then they... more

20 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Hypnotic, Muppets Mayhem, Still: A Michael J Fox Story, City On Fire

Expect a lot of discussion around Muppets this week on the podcast. So, so much discussion. Reviews include: The Muppets Mayhem... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3 | Bupkis | Olga | Silo | Slip | Beau Is Afraid

It’s a monster week for reviews this week with one especially huge Marvel movie at the cinema and some very... more

06 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Fatal Attraction | The Diplomat | Ghosted | Mrs Davis | 80 For Brady

This week on the podcast, Dan and Simon roll up their sleeves and get busy with the reviews: Ghosted (Apple... more

29 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
This week: Evil Dead Rise, Dead Ringers, Hunger, Drops of God, A Good Person, and Suzume

Food dominates this week’s pod with Dan and Simon reviewing the food and drink heavy Drops of God and Hunger.... more

22 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Tiny Beautiful Things | Mafia Mama | Marvellous Mrs Maisel | Ride On

This week Simon and Dan get into a heated conversation about a poorly written Variety article that claims the box... more

15 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
We watched: The Super Mario Bros Movie, Beef, The Pope’s Exorcist, The Company You Keep, Air, Murder Mystery 2

It is actually too much show. There’s the HUGE reviews: Super Mario Bros Movie (In cinemas now) Beef (Netflix) ... more

08 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
We watched: Dungeons and Dragons, The Big Door Prize, Tetris, and Grease: Rise of The Pink Ladies

In a shameless bid for attention, Simon and Dan discuss movies that focus on sex. How have these movies shaped... more

01 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
We watched: John Wick 4, The Night Agent, Rabbit Hole, and Boston Strangler

Another week, another Screen Watching. This week Dan and SImon embrace thrillers with reviews of: John Wick 4 (in cinemas... more

25 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
We watched: Shazam: Fury of The Gods, Class of 07, Pearl, Swarm, and Lucky Hank

First of all - apologies about the audio in this episode. Dan had to record via Airpods and the results... more

18 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
We watched: Perry Mason s2, Scream 6, Will Trent, 65, All The Beauty and Bloodshed

Yr ol’ favourite gumshoe podcasters Dan and Simon are back this week to solve the mystery of the HBO show... more

10 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
We watched: Daisy Jones and The Six, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Empire of Light, and True Lies (2023)

We’re working on improving the video and sound of the podcast. Enjoy that as Dan & Simon discuss: Daisy Jones... more

04 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
We watched: Cocaine Bear, Rockwiz, Party Down, Not Dead Yet, and Aftersun

Dan and Simon both watched Cocaine Bear. It's a story as old as time: Bear meets bag of cocaine. Bear... more

25 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
We watched: Ant-Man Quadrophenia (Check accuracy of that before publishing), Marc Maron: From Bleak To Dark, Women Talking, Hello Tomorrow!, Viking Wolf, and Close

Too much show. Too willing to cram it into a pod. This week Dan & Simon discuss the new Ant Man... more

18 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
We watched: Nolly, All Quiet on The Western Front, The Critic, and Spoiler Alert

Boy oh boy is it a quiet week on the ol' TV front. Dan and Simon trawled through what was... more

09 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
We Watched: Three Pines, Knock At The Cabin, Cunk on Earth, Shotgun Wedding, Paris 13th District

What else is there to know? we Watched: Three Pines, Knock At The Cabin, Cunk on Earth, Shotgun Wedding, Paris... more

03 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
We watched: Poker Face, Tar, Shrinking, and True Spirit

This week Simon and Dan have reviews: Shrinking (Apple TV+) Tar (Peacock / In cinemas now) Poker Face (Peacock... more

28 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
We're watching: Babylon, The Last of Us, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, Alaska Daily, Transfusion, and The Whale

Simon has returned from his Christmas holiday to the Nordics, which means Dan & Simon roll up their sleeves to... more

21 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
We Watched: Blueback, Emily, and Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

It's an all-film special this week for no good reason.  (Actually, the reason is that Simon is travelling through chilly Nordic... more

15 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
The best TV of 2022

It is the start of a whole new year of Screen Watching. And we are starting the year by looking... more

06 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Screen Watching best films of 2022 list episode

Each week on the Screen Watching podcast Dan and Simon talk about the movies and TV shows they watched that... more

30 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Fablemans, 1923, and Triangle of Sadness

Hi, This is our last regular podcast of 2022 - over the next two weeks you have our Best of 2022... more

24 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
We watched: Avatar: The Way of Water [re-upload]

This week on the podcast we discuss the only thing worth a darn to discuss. James Cameron’s sequel to Avatar,... more

16 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
We watched: Emancipation, God Forbid, Call Jane, and A Spy Among Friends

This week on the pod it is a race against time as Dan speeds through the podcast before an electrician... more

12 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
This week: Willow: The Series, Confess Fletch, The Flatshare, Violent Night, Troll

This week Dan and Simon dip their toes into the world of proper video podcasting. Video will now be available... more

02 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
[Re-edited, replaced, and re-uploaded] We watched: Welcome To Chippendales, Poker Face, The Menu, Leopard Skin, Bones and All

What a wild episode. Dan lost his voice and still tried to do the podcast. Submit this episode for an... more

27 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
We watched: Fleishman Is In Trouble, She Said, Millie Lies Low, Tulsa King, Stutz, and Sex Lives of College Girls

Recorded: Saturday 19 Nov 2022 A huge week for reviews this week: Fleishman Is In Trouble (Hulu / Disney+) She Said... more

19 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
We watched: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Crown, Spirited, The Velvet Queen

Dan and Simon offer their thoughts on one of the biggest movie releases of 2022: the latest Black Panther film.... more

12 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
We watched: White Lotus, Causeway, Reasonable Doubt, and Selena Gomez: Me and My Mind. We interview: Aisha Dee

Not all podcasts are born equal. And lucky for you, you have discovered the greatest of them all. On this weeks... more

04 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Interview: Bros director Nicholas Stoller. Reviews: Black Adam | The Peripheral | Barbarian | Rosaline

Folks, on the show this week we ask questions big and small. But also we have answers for you like:... more

25 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
This week: Michael gets in some Halloween Kills, Jake Lacey is the Significant Other, and we visit convict firefighters in Fire Country

On the ol’ pod this week Dan & Simon review: Halloween Kills (In cinemas now) Significant Other (Paramount+) Maru... more

14 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Bros is not about the 80s pop act.

This week on the podcast Dan and Simon do the reviews: So Help Me Todd (Paramount+) Don’t Worry Darling /... more

08 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
What do you do with a vampire like Lestat?

This week on the show it is a solid week of interesting TV and movies to chat about. Among them: ... more

01 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The one where we talk about Andor, Avatar, and play the same sting just too many times

There is no bigger cultural event in all of our lives than Avatar. The good news is this week it... more

27 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How do you not include Supergirl’s cat Streaky?

It is a big week on the ol’ Screen Watching podcast this week. Dan and Simon discuss the revival of... more

17 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
Wedding Season | Pinocchio | Samaritan | The Good Fight | Welcome To Wexham

This week on the podcast Dan and Simon review the shows and movies that need to be reviewed. Nobody has... more

11 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, The Bear, The Patient, Mike, Orphan First Kill, Three Thousand Years of Longing

This week on the show we have reviews/chatter about new TV shows: The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of... more

03 Sep 2022 · 56 minutes
It’s House of Dragon week this week at Screen Watching HQ

I’d give you a rundown of what we are discussing this week, but just know that we do review House... more

21 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Nope | Five Days at Memorial | The Princess | A League of Their Own

This week on the podcast we have reviews of the hottest films on TV and in the cinema: Five Days... more

12 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
The Resort | Bullet Train | Mike Judge’s Beavis & Butthead | Thirteen Lives | Trainwreck: Woodstock 99 | Prey

It is a very full week for big titles on this week’s Screen Watching. Frankly, neither Dan nor Simon were... more

06 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Paper Girls | Murder Party | Honor Society | The Forgiven | Press Play

Settle in for another Screen Watching with the usual smart nonsense re: all things watching and screen.  There are a batch... more

30 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
We review: I Love That For You, Where The Crawdads Sing, The Black Phone, Hunted Australia

This week on the podcast Dan and Simon talk about lost love. Really. They also review movies and shows: Where The Crawdads... more

23 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Resident Evil | The Old Man | Bridge & Tunnel | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge | And more…

Another big show this week. The show starts with reviews: Resident Evil (Netflix) Bridge & Tunnel (Epix in the US,... more

16 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
This week: Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Bird, The Undeclared War, Compartment No 6

People come to Screen Watching for the reviews and this week we have them: Thor: Love and Thunder (It’s in... more

10 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
Could this episode be any later?

What do you need to know about this episode? Life got in the way and the episode is publishing days... more

05 Jul 2022 · 59 minutes
Jerry & Marge, Beavis & Butthead, Father & the Bride, Maya Rudolph & billions of dollars

Quick podcast this week. Dan offers some thoughts on: Loot (Apple TV+) Father of The Bride (2022) (Binge, HBO Max) ... more

25 Jun 2022 · 13 minutes
The Quest for Screen Watching Legends: Dark Winds, Lightyear, The Lazarus Project, Iron Chef, and Interceptor

As part of our community service mandated requirement to review the hottest TV shows and movies: Dark Winds (AMC+) Lightyear... more

18 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
GROAAAAWWWWWRRRR goes the dinosaur - we talk Jurassic World: Dominion, Ms Marvel, For All Mankind, Evil, The Janes, and Hustle

Want to hear two guys making ridiculous dinosaur noises and review some TV shows + movies? Well, you’re in the... more

11 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
The boys talk about: Irma Vep & Mothering Sunday & From & Lunana A Yak in the Classroom

The podcast begins this week with an apology by Simon for his actions And then the business of reviews: Irma Vep... more

04 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Top Gun Maverick and Stranger Things 4 and The Bob’s Burgers Movie and Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers and Hatching

Some weeks are just big. And this is one of those weeks. This week on the show: Reviews: Top Gun Maverick ... more

29 May 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ramen boys

This week on the podcast there is a decidedly Japanese feel to the podcast with Dan and Simon doubling down... more

22 May 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The one where the boys get timey wimey

This week time travel is on the mind as Dan and Simon start this week's podcast. Or did they just... more

14 May 2022 · 58 minutes
Just beam them up already. Nothing intelligent going on down here

It’s a big week for Screen Watching. Big reviews and an interview! Reviews: Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness (In... more

06 May 2022 · 55 minutes
Screen Watching - The Way of Water

Dan and Simon have a full, full, full podcast this week. Simon reports live from the Screenwave Film Festival in... more

30 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Luke Buckmaster on The Cage Gauge. REVIEWS: The First Lady, The Northman, We Own This City, Barons, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

This week we revel in all things Nicholas Cage. Film critic and man about town Luke Buckmaster joins us to... more

22 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
The one where Simon and Dan talk about theme songs

This week on the show Dan and Simon talk about the most important theme songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s,... more

16 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
What do you do about a cranky co-host?

This week on the podcast Simon has clearly had enough. He’s stuck with a co-host who is insistent that he... more

09 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Mo’ rbius, mo’ problems

This week on Screen Watching we have an overload of big, buzzy shows and movies to talk about. We review: Morbius... more

02 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Deep Water | Halo | Pachinko | X | Life After Beth | Attica

Listen as Dan Barrett, fresh from the sick bed, takes to the microphone alongside the fit as a fiddle Simon... more

25 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
This week we watched: Minx, Halo, The Adam Project, WeCrashed, and Deadly Cuts

Dan Barrett has just two eyes and two ears. Simon is afflicted with the same limitation. It means there’s only... more

18 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How I Met Your Father | The Dropout | The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray | Bergman Island | Upload | Facing Monsters

After last week’s Bat-heavy podcast, we keep it all quite a bit more sensible this week and keep the bat-business... more

10 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Batman + Batman related thoughts (and a bit on HBO Max’s Winning Time)

This week there is a massive movie release. It is called The Batman. You probably know what it is about.... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Cyrano | Troppo | Studio 666 | Cat Burglar

Join us at Screen Watching HQ as Dan and Simon engage in the business of the podcast - conversations about... more

26 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
Uncharted | Severance | Aline | The Marvellous Mrs Maisel | KIMI | Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) | A Stitch in Time

Huge week on the show. No, really. We mean it this time. Why would we lie? This week: Uncharted (in cinemas... more

19 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Death on The Nile | Starstruck s2 | Marry Me | We Need To Talk About Cosby

This week on the Screen Watching podcast Dan makes lemonade out of lemons. And hot damn is it refreshing. It’s... more

11 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Pam & Tommy | Moonfall | Suspicion | Belfast. PLUS: Book of Boba Fett catch-up

The guys are back behind the microphone for in-depth chats about what they have been watching. Reviews this week include: Pam... more

05 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Eyes of Tammy Faye | The Afterparty | The Fallout | Trigger Point

This week on the podcast, Dan Barrett and Simon Foster celebrate their one year anniversary/birthday of the show. They mark... more

29 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Gilded Age | Nightmare Alley | Spencer | PLUS: Pop culture gaps

Here’s what you need to understand about this week’s show: It’s getting close to five days late. And the audio... more

26 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
Scream | Naomi | King Richard | A Discovery of Witches | Help

You know that TV show you used to watch all the time 20-30 years ago, but just can't seem to... more

16 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
Watching: Ghostbusters: Afterlife | Peacemaker | The Tender Bar | Macgruber

We welcome back Screen Watching for another year as we review the biggest titles released this week. Oh, and it... more

10 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
Watching: Don't Look Up, The Book of Boba Fett, 83, Around The World in 80 Days, and Licorice Pizza

Dan and Simon say goodbye to the dumpster fire that was 2021 with a mix of reviews and a Best... more

31 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Watching: Yellowstone: 1883, Matrix Resurrections, Station Eleven, The Worst Person in The World. ALSO: Best TV of 2021

A monster episode of Screen Watching this week. Reviews. We got 'em: Yellowstone: 1883 (Paramount+) Matrix Resurrections (HBO Max and in... more

28 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Spider-Man: No Way Home | West Side Story | Being The Ricardos | Firebite | Interview: Warwick Thornton & Brendan Fletcher

A HUGE week for HUGE titles. This week Dan and Simon review: Spider-Man: No Way Home (In cinemas now) West... more

15 Dec 2021 · 50 minutes
WATCHING: The French Dispatch, And Just Like That, Dear Evan Hansen, Resident Evil: Welcome To Racoon City, Voir

What an episode! Dan interviews Bebe Neuwirth. Best known for playing Lilith Crane on Cheers and on Frasier, she has had... more

11 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
WATCHING: Dune, The Summit of The Gods, Encanto, Harlem, and The Power of The Dog

It's our huge 50th episode extravaganza. We celebrate with reviews and conversation about the big movie and TV releases of... more

04 Dec 2021 · 43 minutes
Watching: Hawkeye, Venom 2, Titane, Ghosts UK + US, Anna, Cry Macho

It's a blockbuster week on the Screen Watching podcast this week as we have two huge new Marvel releases and... more

26 Nov 2021 · 59 minutes
Sex Lives of College Girls | Wheel of Time | Last Night in Soho | Zola | Mayor of Kingstown | The Pebble & The Boy

A huge week for reviews this week as Simon and Dan take a gander at: Sex Lives of College Girls... more

21 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
That James Bond movie actually came out this week. No, really.

A huge week for reviews. Like, really, really big. We discuss: YellowJackets (Paramount+) Home Swet Home Alone (Disney+) The Shrink... more

14 Nov 2021 · 57 minutes
I'm so excited! AKA The episode where Simon thinks Head of The Class is Saved By The Bell

A big week for movies and TV this week. Dive into reviews of: Eternals - in cinemas now Head of... more

06 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
Love/Life, Antlers, The Chestnut Man, Halloween Kills, Fairfax, Muppets Haunted Mansion

It's Halloween at Screen Watching HQ. So we talk about horrors both real and imagined. Up for discussion: Love/Life (HBO... more

31 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
The Last Duel, Invasion, The Harder They Fall, Guilty Party, Spreadsheet, and Malignant

There are a lot of things to watch and your boys Dan and Simon are the guys who can tell... more

24 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Watching: Shang Chi, I Know What You Did Last Summer (the TV series), Sort Of, The Velvet Underground, and Lamb

With local cinemas back open, the podcast is starting to feel whole again. It means Simon has the chance to... more

16 Oct 2021 · 51 minutes
Watching: Acapulco, V/H/S 94, One of Us Is Lying, The Fire Inside. Interviewing: Eleanor Coppola

A big week on the show. We interview the matriarch of American cinemas first family - Eleanor Coppola. She chats... more

08 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
We watched: Squid Game, Midnight Mass, The Problem with Jon Stewart, Riders of Justice, Nitram, and The Colony. We interviewed: Simon Barrett.

A huge episode of reviews this week. REVIEWS (03:32) Squid Game (Netflix)  Riders of Justice (In cinemas now) Midnight Mass (Netflix) ... more

02 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Watching: Star Wars: Visions, Pig, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Foundation, Superhost, and Joe Bell

This week's episode has gone to the pigs. REVIEWS (03:41) Star Wars: Visions (Disney+) Joe Bell (In cinemas now) Dan Brown's The Lost... more

26 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Watching: Scenes From a Marriage, The Premise, and AINBO: Spirit of The Amazon

This week on the podcast we discuss true crime - pretty rich considering the quality of this show every week. REVIEWS... more

17 Sep 2021 · 1 hour,
Watching: Y The Last Man, Kate, American Crime Story Impeachment, UFO, and Doogie Kamealoha MD

This week on the podcast we discuss true crime - pretty rich considering the quality of this show every week. REVIEWS... more

12 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Watching: Only Murders in The Building, War of The Worlds, Summer of Soul, Vigil, Streamline, Under The Volcano

In this, the 37th episode of the podcast, we ask if 37 is too many? Wouldn't 10 be a more... more

04 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candym...

Dan and Simon enter week ten of the lockdown. And then they start talking about horror. All lockdown and no... more

28 Aug 2021 · 55 minutes
Watching: Nine Perfect Strangers, Reminiscence, Heels, The Chair, The Night House,

Dan and Simon enter week seven of the lockdown. Simon has phantom popcorn taste sensations. Dan now always knows where... more

21 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Watching: Free Guy, What If...?, Reservation Dogs, The Newsreader, CODA, Miss

The lockdown continues. Dan needs a haircut. Simon looks like he's getting younger. REVIEWS (02:20) Free Guy (In cinemas now) The Newsreader (ABC... more

14 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
BONUS: Climbing Paramount+ in Australia

This week Paramount+ launched in Australia. Screen Watching hosts Dan and Simon take a look at the Australian version of... more

11 Aug 2021 · 41 minutes
Watching: The Suicide Squad, Mr Corman, Val, Hacks

What a strange week - The Suicide Squad is a huge new Hollywood release that will only be seen in... more

08 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Interview: Renny Harlin. Watching: Jungle Cruise, Woodstock 99, Pursuit of Love, The Toll

Here's what you'll hear in this week's episode: Reviews (05:50) Jungle Cruise (in cinemas now and Disney+) The Pursuit of Love... more

01 Aug 2021 · 1 hour,
Watching: Old, Turner and Hooch, Masters of The Universe Revelations, Shiva Baby, Chernobyl 1986

Here's what you'll hear in this week's episode: Reviews (02:04) Old (in cinemas now) Turner & Hooch (Disney+) Shiva Baby... more

24 Jul 2021 · 49 minutes
Watching: Dr Death, Space Jam 2, Gunpowder Milkshake, Ms Represented, Alex Ferguson Never Give In

Despite a lockdown preventing cinemas this weekend from being open in Australia's two biggest markets, Sydney and Melbourne, Screen Watching,... more

16 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
Watching: Black Widow, The White Lotus, The Tomorrow War, Luxe Listings Sydney, and Sparks Brothers

Cinemas are supposedly back again. But Dan and Simon are in lockdown and had to watch the biggest movie event... more

10 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Watching: Gossip Girl 2021, Fear Street 1984, The Good Fight, Werewolves Within, Perfumes

It's the Screen Watching lockdown special. As New South Wales residents are forced to COVID lockdown, Simon and Dan come... more

02 Jul 2021 · 41 minutes
Interview: Perfumes Writer/Director Grégory Magne

In a bonus episode of Screen Watching, Simon Foster interviews the Writer/Director of new French movie Perfumes, Grégory Magne. The movie... more

01 Jul 2021 · 15 minutes
Watching: In The Heights, Bosch, Tehran, Three Summers, Katla

There's no question that the big movie of the week is In The Heights. Simon offers his thoughts on the... more

25 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Watching: F9 (AKA Fast and The Furious 9), Physical, Starstruck, Blindspotting, From The Vine, and Valerie Taylor Playing With Sharks

What do you need to know about this week's podcast. Well, it includes reviews of movies with fast cars, documentaries... more

19 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
Watching: Loki, Lisey's Story, Republic of Sarah, Percy Vs Goliath, and Foodie Love

It's a TV-heavy week for the podcast as we look at new TV shows Loki, Lisey's Story, Foodie Love, and... more

13 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Watching: Sweet Tooth, The Conjuring 3, Kung Fu, Breaking News in Yuba County, and Minamata

Is Sweet Tooth set to be the new 'Stranger Things'? Dan reckons it is in with a shot. What did... more

04 Jun 2021 · 59 minutes
Interviews - Andrew Levitas (Minamata) and Beth Elise Hawk (Breaking Bread)

Simon sits down with two filmmakers in a bonus episode of Screen Watching.  Andrew Levitas, director of the Johnny Depp movie... more

03 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
Watching A Quiet Place Part 2, Friends Reunion, Cruella, King Otto, Braindead, and Run The World

A big change for this week's podcast. We've dumped the news segment (if you want screen news, check out Dan's... more

28 May 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Watching: Army of The Dead, Master of None season 3, Solos, Songbird, and Son of The South

If you’re after reviews of Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead and the third season of Master of None, you’re... more

21 May 2021 · 59 minutes
Interview - Jess Hill 'See What You Made Me Do'

This week on the podcast Simon Foster sits down to talk with presenter Jess Hill about the SBS documentary series... more

19 May 2021 · 15 minutes
Watching: Spiral (From The Book of Saw), The Underground Railroad, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Carmilla

It's a huge week for movies with not one major release this week, but two. Will audiences flock to the... more

14 May 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Watching: The Mosquito Coast, Locked Down, The Girlfriend Experience s3, and Fatale

Cards down on the table - it's a big week on the Screen Watching podcast. We chat with the son... more

08 May 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Watching: Wrath of Man, Sexify, First Cow, Land, Young Rock, This Way Up

Join us this week for a very passionate discussion about the Academy Awards. Simon is an absolute fanboy. Dan is... more

30 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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Watching: Army of The Dead, Master of None season 3, Solos, Songbird, and Son of The South
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If you’re after reviews of Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead and the third season of Master of None, you’re in the... more