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Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
Mark Kermode discusses the latest film releases with Simon Mayo. Lively, controversial and unmissable movie discussion. Broadcast live on Fridays at 2pm on BBC Radio 5 live.
Podcast, English, London, UK Genres: Films and Shows, TV and film

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Episodes

Kermode: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 18 July 14
Mark reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie & Supermensch.
Friday, 18-Jul-14 08:26 UTC
Kermode: Keira Knightley, 11 July 14
Keira Knightley talks to Simon Mayo. Mark reviews Begin Again, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Boyhood, Bastards, Goltzius Goltzius And The Pelican Company & Mr Morgan’s Last Love.
Friday, 11-Jul-14 15:20 UTC
Kermode: Transformers: Age of Extinction, 04 July 14
Reviews of Tammy, The Anomaly, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Plus Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 04-Jul-14 09:57 UTC
Kermode: 27 June 14
Reviews of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Chef, Walking on Sunshine, Cold in July, Seve and The Golden Dream, plus the Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 27-Jun-14 14:56 UTC
Kermode: Ansel Elgort, 20 June 14
Simon speaks to Ansel Elgort about his role in The Fault In Our Stars, while Mark reviews Jersey Boys, 3 Days To Kill, The Art of the Steal, Miss Violence and more. Plus the usual Box Office and TV Movie of the Week chat.
Friday, 20-Jun-14 12:25 UTC
Kermode: 13 June 14
Reviews of Belle, T.S.Spivet, Devil’s Knot, Oculus and Of Horses and Men. Plus Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 13-Jun-14 13:14 UTC
Kermode: Amma Asante and Tom Wilkinson, 6 June 14
Mark and Simon return with reviews of 22 Jump Street, Grace of Monaco, Fruitvale Station, Cheap Thrills & more. Plus an interview with Amma Asante and Tom Wilkinson, director and star of Belle.
Friday, 06-Jun-14 13:05 UTC
Kermode: Angelina Jolie & Seth MacFarlane
James King and Edith Bowman stand in for Mark and Simon. They talk to Angelina Jolie and Seth MacFarlane and review Maleficent. A Million Ways to Die in the West, Edge of Tomorrow, Jimmy’s Hall and more…
Friday, 30-May-14 15:27 UTC
Kermode: Patrick Stewart, 23 May 14
Simon Mayo chats to Sir Patrick Stewart about X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and Mark reviews Blended, Fading Gigolo, Postman Pat The Movie, The Punk Singer and Heli. Plus Top Ten and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 23-May-14 15:22 UTC
Kermode: Gareth Edwards, 16 May 14
Gareth Edwards returns to the show to discuss his new film Godzilla, and Mark reviews The Two Faces of January, In Secret, A Touch of Sin and Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist.
Friday, 16-May-14 15:14 UTC
Kermode: Stephen Mangan, 9 May 14
Mark and Simon are joined by Stephen Mangan, who provides the voice of Postman Pat in the new big screen adaptation. Plus reviews of Frank, Sabotage, The Wind Rises and The Canyons. Plus UK Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie and DVD of the Week.
Friday, 09-May-14 15:16 UTC
Kermode: Michael Fassbender, 2 May 14
Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Fassbender, who stars in Frank. Mark reviews Pompeii, Tarzan, Bad Neighbours, Blue Ruin & A Thousand Times Goodnight.
Friday, 02-May-14 08:18 UTC
Kermode: Kit Harington, April 25 2014
Mark and Simon's guest today is Kit Harington, star of Game of Thrones and the forthcoming disaster epic Pompeii. Reviews of Transcendence, The Other Woman, Tracks & Exhibition, Looking for Light and We Are the Freaks. Plus the UK Box Office Top 10 and TV
Friday, 25-Apr-14 09:08 UTC
Kermode: Emma Stone, 11 April 2014
David Morrissey is in the chair this week and we see the return of Boyd & Floyd stepping in to Mark’s shoes for the week. They’ll be reviewing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Khumba, The Last Days on Mars, Calvary, The Quiet Ones, The Raid 2 and Half of a Yello
Friday, 11-Apr-14 08:22 UTC
Kermode: Darren Aronofsky, 4 April 2014
Our guest is Darren Aronofksy, director of Noah, which Mark reviews. He’ll also run the rule over Rio 2, Divergent, The Double and A Story of Children and Film.
Friday, 04-Apr-14 09:21 UTC
Kermode: Ricky Gervais, 28 March 2014
Our guest is Ricky Gervais, who stars in Muppets Most Wanted as Dominic Badguy. Mark reviews that film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 20 Feet from Stardom, The Borderlands, The Past & Afternoon Delight. And on Five Live's 20th anniversary we run th
Friday, 28-Mar-14 15:19 UTC
Kermode: Chris Evans, 21 March 14
Mark and Simon's guest is Chris Evans (no, not that one) who stars in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Mark reviews A Long Way Down, Labor Day, Starred Up & The Unknown Known. Mark is in Seattle so it also features some transcontintental bickering.
Friday, 21-Mar-14 15:22 UTC
Kermode: One Hour Show, 14 March 14
A one hour show this week. Mark reviews Under the Skin, The Zero Theorem, Need for Speed and The Stag.
Friday, 14-Mar-14 11:18 UTC
Kermode: Terry Gilliam, 7 March 14
Our guest this week is Terry Gilliam, director of upcoming movie The Zero Theorem. Mark reviews 300: Rise of an Empire, Bullet, Escape from Planet Earth, Grand Budapest Hotel, Paranoia & Wake In Fright.
Friday, 07-Mar-14 10:16 UTC
Kermode: Emily Watson, 28 February 14
Emily Watson is our guest this week. Mark reviews The Book Thief, As the Palaces Burn, Non Stop, Ride Along, Unforgiven & We Are What We Are.
Friday, 28-Feb-14 16:27 UTC
Kermode: Colin Farrell & John Hurt, 21 February 14
Edith and James sit in for Mark and Simon. They talk to Colin Farrell and John Hurt; the former stars in A New York Winter’s Tale and the latter in Only Lovers Left Alive. James will review those films along with Stalingrad, Stranger by the Lake & Nymph()
Friday, 21-Feb-14 10:14 UTC
Kermode: Matt Damon, 14 February 14
Our guest is MATT DAMON, who stars in The Monuments Men, a film about the allied plan to rescue art from the Nazis. Mark reviews the film, as well as Her, The Lego Movie, Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy, Cuban Fury and Endless Love. Plus your TV Movie of
Friday, 14-Feb-14 11:12 UTC
Kermode: Gary Oldman & Ralph Fiennes, 7 February 2014
Gary Oldman talks Robocop and Ralph Fiennes talks The Invisible Woman, plus Box Office Top 10 and reviews of The Dallas Buyers Club and Mr Peabody & Sherman.
Friday, 07-Feb-14 16:07 UTC
Kermode: Nick Frost, 31 January 14
Our guest is NICK FROST who stars in forthcoming dance comedy CUBAN FURY. Mark reviews Lone Survivor, That Awkward Moment, I, Frankenstein & The Armstrong Lie.
Friday, 31-Jan-14 10:18 UTC
Kermode: Sir Kenneth Branagh, 24 January 2014
Sir Kenneth Branagh joins Simon and Mark live in the studio. Mark reviews his film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, plus August: Osage County, Grudge Match and Inside Llewyn Davis.
Friday, 24-Jan-14 10:25 UTC
Kermode: Coen Brothers & Juliette Lewis
It’s triple guest time on Wittertainment as both Coens and Juliette Lewis join us. Mark will review Devil’s Due, Crystal Fairy, The Wolf of Wall Street and Tim’s Vermeer, plus a dollop of Oscars chat.
Friday, 17-Jan-14 10:46 UTC
Kermode: Leonardo DiCaprio
Mark and Simon’s guest is LEONARDO DICAPRIO who stars in The Wolf of Wall Street. Mark reviews 12 Years A Slave, The Railway Man, Delivery Man, Kiss The Water and 1:Life on the Limit.
Friday, 10-Jan-14 16:29 UTC
Kermode: Idris Elba and David O. Russell
Edith Bowman and James King stand in for Simon and Mark. James speaks to Idris Elba about Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, while Edith chats to David O. Russell, director of American Hustle. Plus reviews of Last Vegas, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,
Friday, 03-Jan-14 16:13 UTC
Kermode: Review of the Year
Highlights of the year's film reviews including Pain & Gain, Gravity, Iron Man 3 and Despicable Me 2. The best of the guests with Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and more. Plus Mark's Top 10 of 2013.
Friday, 27-Dec-13 16:00 UTC
Kermode: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd & Neil Brand, 20 December 13
Pianist & composer Neil Brand joins Wittertainment for some festive musical frivolity. Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd talk about Anchorman 2, which Mark also reviews. He'll also give us his views on American Hustle, The Harry Hill Movie, Moshi Monsters: The M
Friday, 20-Dec-13 10:59 UTC
Kermode: Martin Freeman, 13 December 13
Our guest this week is MARTIN FREEMAN who plays Bilbo Baggins in the new Hobbit film, which Mark also reviews. Mark gives us his thoughts on Fill the Void, Tamla Rose & The Christmas Candle. Plus the shortlist for Well Done U, our short film competition i
Friday, 13-Dec-13 16:54 UTC
Kermode: Harvey Weinstein, 6 December 13
Our guest is Harvey Weinstein, who talks about the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom royal premiere and reflects on Nelson's life. Mark reviews Big Bad Wolves, Frozen, Getaway, Homefront, Kill Your Darlings, Nebraska and Oldboy.
Friday, 06-Dec-13 16:42 UTC
Kermode: Daniel Radcliffe 29 Nov
Simon chats to Daniel Radcliffe about playing Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings and Mark reviews Saving Mr. Banks, Carrie, Free Birds, Jeune et Jolie, The Best Man Holiday, Day of the Flowers and Leviathan. Plus TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 29-Nov-13 17:10 UTC
Kermode: Emma Thompson, 22 November 13
Mark interviews Emma Thompson, who stars in Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks. Mark reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Flu, The Family, Computer Chess, Vendetta and Parkland.
Friday, 22-Nov-13 10:57 UTC
Kermode: Jennifer Lawrence, 15 November 13
Reviews of The Butler, The Counsellor, Dom Hemingway, Don Jon, Pandora’s Promise and Utopia. Plus Jennifer Lawrence talks to Simon about her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Friday, 15-Nov-13 10:04 UTC
Kermode: Jude Law, 8th Nov 13
Mark and Simon return. Interview with Jude Law, reviews of Gravity, Seduced and Abandoned, How to Survive a Plague and In Fear.
Friday, 08-Nov-13 14:00 UTC
Kermode: David Morrissey, 1 November 13
David Morrissey and James King sit in for Simon and Mark. David talks to Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his directorial debut, Don Jon, and James speaks to Alfonso Cuaron about his much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Gravity. Plus reviews of Thor: The Dark World
Friday, 01-Nov-13 09:59 UTC
Kermode: Tom Hiddleston, 25 October 13
Loki! Loki! Loki! Tom Hiddleston chats to Mark and Simon about Thor: The Dark World, and Mark reviews Ender’s Game, One Chance, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, Closed Circuit, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Selfish Giant and more. Plus TV Movie o
Friday, 25-Oct-13 09:53 UTC
Kermode: Dame Judi Dench, 18 Oct 13
Simon speaks to Judi Dench about her role in Philomena, while Mark reviews Captain Phillips, Escape Plan, Turbo, Enough Said and more. Plus DVD and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 18-Oct-13 10:53 UTC
Kermode: Tom Hanks & Paul Greengrass, 11 Oct 13
Simon speaks to Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass about hijacking drama Captain Phillips. Mark reviews The Fifth Estate, Romeo and Juliet, Baggage Claim, Le Week-End, Machete Kills and more. Plus DVD and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 11-Oct-13 08:41 UTC
Kermode: James McAvoy, 04 Oct 2013
Simon speaks to James McAvoy and Mark reviews Filth, Sunshine on Leith, For Those In Peril, How I Live Now, Thanks For Sharing, Emperor and more. Plus the long awaited launch of the Wittertainment short film competition, Well Done U, and DVD and TV Movie
Friday, 04-Oct-13 15:44 UTC
Kermode: Dexter Fletcher, 27th Sept 13
Dexter Fletcher is live in the studio to discuss his second film as director, the Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith, and Mark Kermode reviews Blue Jasmine, Prisoners, Runner Runner, Girl Most Likely, Austenland and Mister John.
Friday, 27-Sep-13 15:51 UTC
Kermode: Cate Blanchett, 20th Sept 13
Simon speaks to Cate Blanchett about her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, while Mark reviews Diana, R.I.P.D, The Call, Cold Comes The Night, Metro Manila and more.
Friday, 20-Sep-13 15:15 UTC
Kermode: Ron Howard, 06 September 13
Simon and Mark talk to director Ron Howard about his new film Rush, a drama about the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Nicky Lauda. Plus reviews of No One Lives, About Time, Riddick, Jadoo, The Great Beauty, Pieta, Any Day Now and The Grea
Friday, 06-Sep-13 16:09 UTC
Kermode: Richard Curtis, 30 Aug 13
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo are joined by Richard Curtis, who talks about his new film About Time. Plus reviews of The Way, Way Back, Pain & Gain, One Direction - This Is Us and Neil Brand discusses his new three-part series Sound Of Cinema: The Music Tha
Friday, 30-Aug-13 13:00 UTC
Kermode: Lily Collins, 23 Aug 13
The good doctors Kermode and Mayo return from their summer break. They are joined by Lily Collins, who stars in The Mortal Instruments: The City Of Bones, plus reviews of Lovelace, Elysium, We're The Millers and The Kings Of Summer.
Friday, 23-Aug-13 13:00 UTC
Kermode: Amanda Seyfried, 16 August 13
James King and Jo Whiley stand in for the doctors this week. They are joined by Amanda Seyfried, who stars in forthcoming biopic Lovelace & Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, writers, directors and stars of The Way, Way Back. Reviews are Bachelorette, Planes, 2 Guns,
Friday, 16-Aug-13 15:45 UTC
Kermode: Chloe Moretz & Ruth Wilson, 9 August 13
Zoe and James are joined by Lone Ranger star Ruth Wilson and Hit Girl Chloe Grace Moretz. James reviews The Lone Ranger, Grown Ups 2, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Foxfire and Looking for Hortense. Plus the UK Box Office Top
Friday, 09-Aug-13 13:00 UTC
Kermode: Nicolas Winding Refn & Sandra Bullock, 2 August 13
Zoe Ball and James King stand in for the doctors. Their guests are Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Only God Forgives, and Sandra Bullock, star of The Heat. As well as reviews of those two films James reviews Smurfs 2, Paradise Hope, Red 2 and The Conjur
Friday, 02-Aug-13 10:55 UTC
Kermode: Mark Kermode's Fifty Years of Film
To celebrate his 50th birthday, 5 live tells the story of Mark Kermode's lifetime in film.
Monday, 29-Jul-13 16:07 UTC
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