Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
...at least in terms of the site, iTunes feed and episodes all having been restored. This is not an announcement to the tune that Movie Matters will be relaunching with immediate effect (though we still hope to be back with new content someday), but in terms of our existing content, we're now back to where we were before our host unexpectedly went belly-up, nuking the entire site and all its content in the process.
Thursday, 21 July, 2016
As some of you may know we've been sharing our back catalogue of episodes with community radio station Radio Warwickshire over the past ten months, with weekly broadcasts of our past shows to celebrate Movie Matters turning five years old last October. To date, forty instalments of Movie Matters aired on Radio Warwickshire consisting of hours and hours of our in-depth film discussion.*
We have taken the decision to end this collaboration going forward and would like to thank Clay Lowe and Liane Kate for the opportunity to share our work via this extended platform. We wish the presenters, artists, content producers and the station continued success in the future.
Most importantly, we would like to offer an immense thanks to each and every listener who tuned-in to these broadcasts. We are extremely grateful for the continued support and enthusiasm of the Movie Matters community. Roll on October 2016 which marks our 6th year podcasting! All new Movie Matters episodes will be forthcoming and released, as usual, here on our website and our iTunes feed.
*Note: It has come to our attention that some of these broadcasts may have been truncated due to circumstances beyond our control. We regret any inconvenience caused to those listening and direct you to our archive where all of our shows, in their entirety, are available to stream (left click on the Download box) or download (right-click and save on the Download box).
Tuesday, 24 November, 2015
We're jumping on the 007 bandwagon once again for our next recording as we discuss the latest Bond movie, SPECTRE, and the divisive ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. We'd be delighted if you'd be so kind as to share your own thoughts and opinions on Bond, and these two films in particular, via MP3, email, Twitter or Facebook.
We'll let you know when the show has been recorded and is ready for release. For now we urge you to get any feedback, comments about this Bond double bill over as soon as possible. Thanks!
Monday, 19 October, 2015
This month, we celebrate our 5 year anniversary and have teamed-up with Radio Warwickshire to mark the occasion by broadcasting our entire and growing back catalogue!
Starting from this Tuesday 20th October, 2015 at 8 PM GMT, Radio Warwickshire shall broadcast our very first episode, so there has never been a better time to re-listen to or discover for the first time all our past shows in honour of our birthday.
Lee and Michael would both like to thank Clay Lowe and Liane Kate for welcoming us into the Radio Warwickshire presenters family and for giving us this opportunity.
Heaven knows what the local community (and listeners of Internet radio via steaming) will make of our discussions of horror and giallo films, but it should prove an eventful ride finding out.
Ways you can tune-in to Radio Warwickshire:
Remember, Michael and Lee would be extremely grateful if you could support Movie Matters in recognition of our 5th birthday by all trying to listen to our debut broadcast this coming Tuesday at 8 PM.
Monday, 19 October, 2015
Celebrate Halloween, thriller Italia style, with us this year as our annual horror triple bill special goes giallo galore this Autumn. Three hosts, three gialli for our Gialloween frightivities: Paolo Cavara's sensual THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA, Massimo Dallamano's sordid WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? and Brian De Palma's "American giallo" DRESSED TO KILL.
As always, we'd love to get your input into our annual Halloween special show, so let us know your thoughts on the aforementioned gialli... Plus share with us the horror films (giallo or otherwise) you'll be watching to see in Halloween this year. Emails, MP3s, tweets to @MovieMattersTM or comments here are all welcome.
Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Apologies if you tried to access the web site or download episodes of the podcast during the last week or so. The technical problems we experienced with our feed had the knock-on effect of us exceeding our monthly bandwidth allocation. We're back up and running now and racing to get the editing of our long-anticipated Spielberg triple bill finished, so stay tuned!
Thursday, 10 September, 2015
Due to the plethora of reviews we've received since our move to the new feed, the Movie Matters Podcast is now trending in iTunes' "New and Noteworthy" section... proving that every cloud has a silver lining.
A big thank you to all our listeners who've submitted a review so far. Please keep them coming!
Sunday, 6 September, 2015
The Movie Matters Podcast isn't going anywhere, but the feed link is changing. For reasons which we go into in this brief MP3, we've started a new, self-maintained feed, which we urge all our listeners to subscribe to. The old feed is now considered defunct, but will remain in existence for the next few months in order to ease the transition.
Please consider leaving us a review on our NEW iTunes listing and, as detailed in the MP3, we'll be more than happy to set you up with a free random DVD or Blu-ray Disc! To those who've been kind enough to leave us a review on iTunes in the past, can we implore you to copy/re-enter your review? You can grab your old review at the UK Podcast Directory.
We apologise for this inconvenience, but hope that the new feed will allow us to provide a more polished and reliable service going forward.
Saturday, 1 August, 2015
We've recently been in conversation with an internet community radio station who are keen to add Movie Matters to their current programming.
Now, as our loyal listeners will know, producing new content on a regular basis is something we have never been able to sustain at Movie Matters HQ. For us, the podcast is a fun hobby, providing a welcome distraction from the daily toils of domestic responsibilities and work commitments. However, we invest a considerable amount of effort into preparing and publishing episodes we feel are of worth to our audience. Quality over quantity has been an ethos we're firmly embraced and the compromise in value necessary if we were to adopt a weekly release schedule is one we have strongly resisted.
Therefore, in order to explore this potentially exciting opportunity for Movie Matters, without submitting ourselves or the show to the pressures of unrealistic release deadlines, we are considering a proposal to allow our expanding back catalogue of episodes to be rebroadcast. The exact details of how this will be done and when it will start or end are still under review but for now we wanted to share this potentially exciting news with you, ask for your thoughts on the prospect of Movie Matters expanding into internet community radio and issue an important message below:
If you have ever been a guest on our show, submitted an MP3 or provided any written content via email or social networks and you strongly object to said content being rebroadcast on internet community radio. Please contact us immediately to express this opinion. Whilst we cannot promise to excise the relevant material, we may be able to adjust the version of our past episodes to be re-broadcast on this platform. If after two-weeks from the date of this post we haven't heard from you, we will be proceeding as outlined in the above post.
Thursday, 30 April, 2015
A very warm welcome to the brand new Movie Matters web site. What you're seeing is the result of several weeks of hard work behind the scenes to give the podcast a site fit for the 21st century. Gone is the old generic Blogger eyesore. In its place is a brand new custom site built from the ground up to cater to all your Movie Matters needs:
The Archive is a repository of all the episodes and posts made going back to the podcast's inception in October 2010, browsable either by show (Movie Matters Podcast, Movie Matters [Mini], etc.), month or category. You can also perform a keyword search of the site from here.
The Links page lists some of the other podcasts we listen to as well as links to the various friends of Movie Matters -- people who have supported us in the past and/or appeared on the show as guest hosts. This section is currently a little barren, but you can expect more names and shows to be added in the coming weeks.
Finally, the About page answers all the burning questions you may have about the show and its dulcet-voiced hosts. Additionally, if you want to get in touch with us but don't fancy leaving us a message in public, you can use the contact form on this page.
Better yet, unlike the previous site, it performs on a range of devices, looking and functioning just as good on mobile devices as on your laptop or desktop. No more tiny text or constantly having to scroll left and right on your phone!
The old Movie Matters Blogger site will remain online for the foreseeable future, but will no longer be maintained, so please remember to update your bookmarks to www.moviematterspodcast.com.
Speaking of which, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us on iTunes, friend us on Letterboxd and subscribe to our RSS feed, so you can be sure you'll never miss an episode.
That's all from us. Happy browsing!
Thoughts on the new site? Comments? Criticisms? Let us know by leaving us a comment. The site now uses the popular Disqus platform for its commenting system, so you can log in using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter accounts.
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
The Movie Matters Podcast now has a home on Facebook! Head over to the new page now and follow us!
We've got lots more exciting things planned for the podcast over the next few months, including a redesigned web site, a Steven Spielberg special, a couple of animated gems and -- you guessed it -- more giallo madness.
Wednesday, 1 January, 2014
First of all, a very Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you had a relaxing end to 2013 with plenty of festive film viewing and are getting geared up for another great year of movies.
2013 proved to be a bit of a frustrating year for Movie Matters in terms of our releasing schedule. Despite our frequent and absolutely sincere promises, unavoidable real-life events beyond our control intervened, resulting in us being less productive than we'd hoped to be. Despite this, we did manage to spearhead a couple of new initiatives, namely Lee's Movie Matters [Mono] and [Music] solo offerings.
As we move into 2014, both Lee and myself are approaching the podcast with renewed vigour and endeavour to bring you as many shows as we are able. We appreciate and are inspired by our listeners' appraisal of Movie Matters as 'quality rather than quantity', and thank you all for your patience and continued support. Our first major milestone will be to get out our much-belated Halloween 2013 episode, featuring frequent guest Daniel Sardella, into public hands as soon as possible. The second will be to record and release our "Top 10 of 2013" episode.
The Top 10 episodes are something of a Movie Matters tradition -- we've done one every year since we started, and they've always proved to be interesting (and occasionally controversial) affairs. As with our previous Top 10s, we'd love it if as many listeners (and even non-listeners!) as possible could submit their own Top 10 lists, either in text or MP3 form. (If submitting an MP3, please try to keep it below five minutes in length.) The criteria for which films qualify for inclusion are yours to decide, though let us know what they are. (Some examples: released theatrically in your home country in 2013; released theatrically in the film's country of origin in 2013; released on DVD/Blu-ray in 2013.)
In addition to your Top 10 favourites list, we'd also be happy to hear what your biggest disappointment was or indeed what your worst film of the year was.
Please reply to this thread with your lists or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you and to getting our voices back out there in the webisphere once again!