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Hello to Jason Isaacs


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I just wondered if anyone on here would get this. It's a meme from the BBC Radio 5live movie review show. Two journos (Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode) sit around and talk about movies for 2 hours on a Friday - been doing it for over 10 years and the podcast (and show) is downloaded by like 2.5M(?) people worldwide.


They started saying 'Hello to Jason Isaacs' on the show years ago because one of them went to school with him and he listens to the show - they're mates basically. Now it's become a phenomenon and people (the cognoscenti anyway) say it to Isaacs in the street.




It's two 50-year olds bickering and sometimes talking about movies. Kermode is a respected film journalist and critic and Mayo is old school DJ and respected radio journalist.


If you love film and serious film criticism, I think anyone would enjoy this. Kermode favourite film is The Exorcist. The is possibly best know for his excoriating rants about films like Sex in the City, but he's not an animal, he's a very well-spoken, intellectual sort of bloke, with great things to say about the movies you love and the ones you don't.

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