We kind of knew this already, but it was good of Pierce Brosnan to step up and pierce through the over-ripe adulation his Bond films too often receive by admitting his performance as 007 lacked spark and charm.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Brace yourselves, all you Marvel comic book-into-movie fans! Prepare to be not amazed!
REVIEWS: Each year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, tens of thousands of people go in search of that very experience in a bid to lose themselves in fun and glee.
JIM SCHEMBRI: This terrific Muppets sequel doesn't need to waste any time getting the gang back together and so dives head-long into the type of loopy, cameo-encrusted adventure.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Two of Peter Sellers' earliest films - the 1957 shorts Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You - have been uncovered by film lover Robert Farrow.
BOB HART: Here is food legend Elizabeth David’s original recipe. And if you have never made it, or never realized where it came from, make it now, and be amazed.
REMEMBERED: The last of the great silent screen stars, Mickey Rooney, passed away at the age of 93, but his extraordinary legacy on the small and big screens for over nine decades will endure and inspire for generations to come.
WATCH: Singing sensation Marcia Hines joins Denis Walter in the studio.
RIP: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has died, aged 93.
JIM SCHEMBRI: They've been yapping about a sequel to the Tom Cruise career-maker Top Gun pretty much since it first came out in 1986, but now it seems like it just might actually, really, truly happen.
LISTEN: A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw says there should be a lot of people “looking into their souls” after Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes was yesterday found guilty of 10 child sex charges.
LISTEN: After a UK post office barred a customer for rudeness, executive director of Australian Retailer's Association has some good advice for handling rude customers.
PHOTOS: Denis Walter chats with photographer Francois Brunelle about his world-wide search for couples who look alike.
WATCH: Australian singer and songwriter Dan Sultan joins Denis Walter to chat about his new album 'Blackbird'.
RECIPE: Classic chimichurri from Argentinian Street Food.
VIDEO: Comedian and songwriter Eddie Perfect has teamed up with musical comedy group Tripod to perform classic Australian songs.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Whatever you've got planned over the next few weeks, work it around seeing 'The Lego Movie' as quickly as you can.
REVIEWS: This epic sexual odyssey of addiction from button-pushing director Lars von Trier again proves that he is a much more intelligent and thoughtful filmmaker than his roguish public image would otherwise suggest.
LISTEN: Music superstar Petula Clark says she still has work to do and improvements to make despite a successful career spanning 65 years.
LISTEN: TV presenter Melissa Doyle is in Melbourne today launching her new book ‘Alphabet Soup’.
REVIEW: Oh God. What a water-logged turkey Noah has turned out to be. After all the ballyhoo, director Darren Aronofsky and star Russell Crowe deliver an epic disaster of truly biblical proportions. It's one of those stupid films where the more you think of it, the worse it gets.
WATCH: Celebrity chef Manu Feildel has all but confirmed Channel Seven's 'My Kitchen Rules' is set for another season.
LISTEN: Craigieburn local Jason Jenkins has lost more than 100 kilograms in the past 13 months.
BOB HART: There are occasions when, because we are human, we need to escape, if only briefly, from the healthy food propaganda.
DAILY BLOG: As part of a push for more animal awareness, Denis Walter has ditched meat for Meat Free Week which runs from March 24 to 30.
PHOTOS: To this man, coffee art is not just a heart-shaped image on top of a cappaccino.
MOVIE NEWS: Ryan Gosling is eager to move on a biopic of legendary Depression-era dance movie choreographer Busby Berkeley.
LISTEN: After a career spanning more than 30 years in the entertainment business, Kate Ceberano has finally put her story to paper.
LISTEN: The mother of a transgender daughter has opened up about her experience and initial shock after finding out her son identified as a woman.
REVIEW: Sir Cameron Mackintosh was sitting in his New York office, keen for a chat.
BOB HART: As the sting fades from summer and evenings become cooler, there is no more warming and comforting dish on the planet than a perfectly roasted chook.
LISTEN: Former Killing Heidi frontwoman Ella Hooper has ditched her roots and gone solo.
LISTEN: With new research finding one in three adults take a career break to travel, it seems the gap year is not just for school leavers.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Wadjda is a warm, winning, restless film. It's the first to be shot by a female Saudi director in Saudi Arabia, though it's not the first from the region to spruik the dire need for change where women are concerned.
LISTEN: The oldest Victorian competitor in yesterday’s Melbourne Ironman event says the experience was exhilarating.
LISTEN: The city is on the verge of a laugh-athon with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicking off next Wednesday.
LISTEN: New research has found vigorous exercise reduces the risk of flu by 10 per cent.
LISTEN: It was on this day in 1932 that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, so Denis Walter spoke with author of 'The Bridge', Peter Lalor.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Alex Gibney's absorbing, long-form documentary about racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is the type of happy accident director's dream of.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Fresh from its Oscars triumph - Best Animated Feature; Best Song for Let It Go - Disney's billion-dollar baby 'Frozen' has been hit with accusations it promotes a lesbian lifestyle.
LISTEN: A Melbourne Storm cheerleader has beaten girls all over the world to make the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad in America.
BOB HART: I suspect we have a certain Mr Bill Granger to thank for the fact that these breakfast treasures are hard to avoid these days.
CHEAT SHEET: Fresh from the "They Knew This Was Coming" desk comes news that Darren Aronofsky's monolithic Russell Crowe boat movie Noah is hitting rough water in Muslim countries.
LISTEN: Taking honours in this year’s famous Birdman Rally was first time entrant, Melbourne father Daniel Mazzei. He speaks with Denis Walter about the unique experience.
LISTEN: Gabriela Byrne talks to Denis Walter about her frightening “affair” with poker machines, how she has now recovered and is helping other people who are addicted.
LISTEN: A man bitten by a deadly snake said after calling an ambulance he sat down and had a cold one in case he “carked it”.
WATCH: It may be late, but Billy Pinnell has just discovered YouTube. And he's addicted.
LISTEN: Royalty graced the Melbourne airwaves this afternoon as Lucy Durack, Queen of Moomba, spoke with Denis Walter.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Our resident movie guru reviews the latest flicks: All Is Lost, Tracks, 3 Days To Kill and 300: Rise of An Empire.
WATCH: Jim Schembri interviewed JC Chandor, director of the remarkable survival drama All Is Lost.
BOB HART: Here is a way of preparing a simple and delicious hash - the favourite American left over dish, which is far simpler (and perhaps more delicious) than shepherd’s pie.
LISTEN: 27-year-old Melbourne born handbag designer Aimee Kestenberg is an Australian international success story, and is quickly becoming the talk of the fashion world.
LISTEN: With the snow barely settled after Sochi Games, winter Olympians Lydia Lassila, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Torah Bright are already focussed on their next adrenalin-fuelled challenge.
Everybody loves a good movie poster. And everybody loves a good movie poster parody.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Get excited, people. The 86th Academy Awards are about to be handed out in what is unarguably one of the best line-ups of A-Grade films in recent memory.
LISTEN: Successful lawyer Gail Nash took a leap of faith in February last year and threw away her career in the hope of finding a job that would make her “heart sing”.
LISTEN: Pop star Paula Abdul reveals her secret to success.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Everyone's favourite middle-aged action man Liam Neeson is at it again in yet another enjoyable, disposable French-produced action flick.
LISTEN: The Australian surgeon who revealed to Billy Connolly he has Parkinson’s disease says he wasn’t sure whether the comedian already knew or not.
Alas, should the worst come to pass and Sandra Bullock be passed over for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Gravity, she can at least console herself with the fact that she's likely to pocket $70 million for her participation.
LISTEN: A mother is outraged after she was offered the option of retouching her children’s school photos, claiming it sent the wrong message to kids.
MONSTER MASH: Let's look at the other mash - sweet-potato mash which, properly executed, is the best and the most opulent mash of all.
LISTEN: Actress and singer Debra Byrne says playing Judy Moran in Channel Nine's Fat Tony & Co is a dream role.
NEW YORK: Australian actor Sam Worthington has been charged with assault after punching a photographer after he kicked girlfriend Lara Bingle in New York.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: The issues, the people and the future of Geelong.
MOVIES: Another week, another money-grubbing lawsuit. This time the target is Martin Scorsese's three-hour fun ride The Wolf of Wall Street.
LISTEN: A Melbourne woman’s business selling life-sized pillows of Hollywood heart throb Ryan Gosling is already making headlines around the world.
INTERVIEW: Wolf Creek 2 director Greg McLean speaks to Jim Schembri about why it's taken so long to make the sequel.
LISTEN: A Melbourne model is outraged after she was kicked off a job because her bum was 'too big'.
QUIZ: Take our 'have you been paying attention' quiz to test your current affairs knowledge from this week.
REVIEWS: If there's one major message at the core of Peter Berg's outstanding, realistic, fact-based war film it's that no amount of new-fangled military technology can take away from the brutality and human cost of frontline fighting.
VIDEO: Denis Walter invites Austin Powers to surprise the boys for Friday Lunch.
PHOTOS: It’s hard to surpass Tony Michael’s bear collection, he has so many teddies he could sleep with a different one every night... for two years.
FLICKS: Movie marvel Jim Schembri wraps up all the latest news from Tinsel Town.
For those with long memories, there are few things in life more frightening than the prospect of remaking the 1981 teen romantic film Endless Love.
PHOTO: A man who discovered a dead seal on Hampton beach believes it was shot.
LIST: With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Denis Walter spoke with travel reporter Ben Groundwater to find out the world’s most unromantic travel destinations.
LISTEN: A woman looking online for a job yesterday says she was stunned when she came across an ad requesting a hitman.
LISTEN: Teen idol Bobby Rydell joins Denis Walter in the studio.
JIM SCHEMBRI: There are a lot of tough moments in this fact-based saga as a man wages war against bureaucracy, prejudice and his own mortality, but Dallas Buyers Club is ultimately an uplifting story of undying hope and unlikely heroism.
LISTEN: A couple in the US loves bacon so much so, they decided to have a bacon-themed wedding.
BOB HART: Hot curries are great for hot weather - they confuse our system and our bodies apply the cooling down levers. Try this chickpea curry this weekend.
PHOTO GALLERY: Recently on Afternoons with Denis Walter we invited listeners to call in and help cast the upcoming Gilligan's Island movie. Here are the results.
VIDEO: Chuck Berry is one incredibly brave man... Not rock 'n' roll pioneer and singer Chuck Berry, but New Zealand stuntman, base jumper and daredevil Chuck Berry.
VIDEO: A college student who attempted to disrupt a live weather cross got a swift knee to the bollocks for his trouble.
LISTEN: An upset mother tells of her shock after catching a stranger smacking her daughter in their local supermarket.