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Broken English Films’ official podcast series discussing our various current, future and past Broken English productions with additional comments on life and movies along the way.


Yes, COVID-19 and its impact on the film industry again. “Tenet” being delayed. “The Jesus Rolls” Sang-ho Yeon’s “Peninsula” and its box office success
Jul 26 • 55 min
Yes, we’re talking again about COVID-19 and its impact on the film industry. “Tenet” being delayed. “The Jesus Rolls” Sang-ho Yeon’s “Peninsula” and its box office success . Hugo and Bola discuss (prior to the actual confirmation that “Tenet” has been…
Tom Cruise gets a COVID pass? The Last of Us II’s rabid fans and more - The Broken English Films Podcast
Jul 19 • 54 min
Tom Cruise gets a COVID pass? Apparently. Hugo and Bola discuss the UK allowing A-list actors, crew and their entourage being allowed easier access to the UK without quarantining like every other American entering the country. The justifications behind…
How do film and tv work in the COVID era? Cineworld, Cineplex, Castaway, Covid and President Kanye West?
Jul 12 • 56 min
In this episode of the Broken English Films podcast, Hugo and Bola discuss the Cineplex/Cineworld issues with the rescinded takeover by Cineworld of Cineplex (for billions) cancelled during COVID due to their excessive debt. Why that makes sense and why…
A discussion on race in film and the delaying/opening of movie theatres - The Broken English Podcast
Jul 5 • 61 min
Hugo and Bola debate the race question in movies and television in today’s current climate. The removal of “Gone With The Wind” from streaming services, “30 Rock” and “Little Britain” having episodes or even the entire show retired and the retiring of…
Do nostalgia and timing play a big role in a film’s success? And Woody Allen, Apropos of nothing.
Jun 28 • 51 min
Hugo and Bola discuss how much of a role nostalgia plays in a film’s relevance and worth in culture. How much is it due to the current cultural temperature and how much is it solely the quality of the film itself. Of course we have to reference “The…
Broken English Productions? What’s in a name?
Jun 20 • 42 min
We just discovered that another group are trying to launch a production company with the name Broken English, a name that we’ve had since 2008. Last we checked, unfortunately, it’s 2020. Times may have changed in a lot of ways in the world, but I’m fairly…
Is the movie Cats a flop already? Should you bother with film reviews? Also, there was a film released about The Joker
Dec 29, 2019 • 46 min
Hugo and Bola discuss the “Cats” movie trailer and the negative responses surrounding both it and its subsequent reviews. They also talk about the merits of movie reviews and whether they’re helpful to the audience or simply impinge upon an unfiltered…
How worthwhile are movie scores and soundtracks? The Watchmen TV show, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, Jeff Russo, Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla… Do they really add anything?
Dec 22, 2019 • 50 min
This time around we’re discussing movie scores and soundtracks. From Jurassic Park to the Watchmen TV series, even touching on Diana King and her hit on the “Bad Boys” soundtrack. There’s also a comment or two about Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Danny…
The Broken English Podcast on the Ruptured TV Series, Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story”
Dec 15, 2019 • 24 min
In this podcast Hugo discusses the Montréal based end of the world TV show, Ruptured. What inspired it, how long and where it was written and the history of the name Broken English/Broken English Films. He also talks about Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”…
Film Stand Ins? Did any TV shows actually end well? Why are we talking about Netflix yet again?
Dec 8, 2019 • 54 min
We’re talking about Netflix again because in 2019, who isn’t? But more so because of their decision to purchase the Paris Theater in Manhattan, New York. The Paris Theater is a single screen cinema which Netflix has taken over to exclusively showcase some…
The Eternal Sleep movie
Dec 1, 2019 • 39 min
Bola and Hugo discuss Hugo’s screenplay and forthcoming film, “The Eternal Sleep.” They also delve into what it means to dream, what dreams are and some personal experiences they’ve had in their own dreams. The Eternal Sleep’s premise: Set in New York…
Cancel culture? Why the Terminator and Charlie’s angels remakes/sequels flopped… And Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl
Nov 24, 2019 • 61 min
Bola and Hugo touch on the oddities with the Jeffrey Epstein “suicide” and Prince Andrew’s responses as well as our views on what is now described as “cancel culture,” its nuances and revisionist approaches to older television and cinema in the light of…
The Broken English Podcast on Movie Reboots, Film Remakes and Franchises, Movie Industry vs Business
Nov 17, 2019 • 75 min
Bola proclaims how sick he is about the modern trend of movie reboots, movie remakes and franchises as he and Hugo discuss aspects of the movie industry vs the movie business. They don’t entirely agree… Also discussed is Hugo’s disdain for laugh tracks…
“Parasite” or Gisaengchung by Bong Joon-Ho and beyond…
Nov 11, 2019 • 51 min
On the same day Evo Morales steps down as Bolivian president (or so we hope) amidst ongoing turmoil and protests in the country, we discuss what we think of “Parasite” or “Gisaengchung” by Bong Joon-Ho and sewn effects/layers in writing screenplays as…
You’ve got to start somewhere… ‘They’ say.
Nov 2, 2019 • 56 min
So start in a trendy coffee shop in Vancouver, BC named “Breka bakery.” A crowded place with good coffee but one cash register and one espresso machine making you queue up to wait for your caffeine. Eventually you’ll receive it and can record your…