Everybody, welcome to Episode 64 of the “Reel Chat Podcast” – a podcast that’s been rejigged and rebooted Hollywood style to guarantee cinephiles both at home and abroad – the “Reel World as we know it”. And welcome to a brand new season – the one where we begin our all-important countdown of Empire Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Movies of all time.
Up first at lucky number 100 is Rob Reiner’s delightful coming-of-age adventure drama – “Stand By Me – based on the novella “The Body” by Steven King.
Joining your host Adam Stolfo is returning Reel Chat stalwarts Andrew McCaskill, Matthew O’Neill and Penny Jelly. Join the team as they discuss Stand By Me’s legacy, it’s cultural impact, it’s 4 amazing young leads, it’s flawless screenplay, it’s DVD and Blu-ray releases, the unforgettable Ben E. King song, as well as how closely the film followed the original book.
So does “Stand By Me” deserve it’s spot in the Top 100? And is position number 100 where it belongs?
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Penny 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND