Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Episode 9: Rants of a Summer Night [Olympics; Bergman; Antonioni]



EPISODE 9: Rants of a Summer Night

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Boy are the pickings slim in week 9 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. Nolan’s Batman finale is still scaring off the cinematic competitors, prompting us to revisit the work of two of the world’s most famous arthouse directors. We talk some Olympics, with a review of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, and ponder whether China can be beaten at anything. Then there’s the big questions of the week: how long would you stay in a vat of shit to survive? And is Miley Cyrus’s curious use for raw chicken a blessing or a curse?

 
Discussed on the podcast: 
 
Opening Segment: Thoughts on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, directed by Danny Boyle [2:30-14:30]
 
Reviews of: 
  • “Headhunters”
  • “LOL”
  • “Red Desert”
[14:30-42:40]
 
Closing Segment: Commemorating the careers of Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman, on the fifth anniversary of their deaths. [42:40-1:14:00]
Intro Music: Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing”
Outro Music: Kylie Minogue, “Confide In Me”
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Episode 8: Fifty Shades of Hype [The Dark Knight Rises; The Lorax; Chris Nolan Retrospective]

 



EPISODE 8: Fifty Shades Of Hype

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This week sees a Christopher Nolan special, with disucssion of his new film “The Dark Knight Rises,” as well as an exploration of his filmography thus far. We get into Oscar snubs, groan at literary adaptations, and consider techniques for distracting men from current affairs.

 
Discussed on the podcast: 
 
Opening Segment: Christopher Nolan retrospective, encompassing a discussion of six of his films. [2:00-29:00]
 
Reviews of this week’s theatrical releases, here and across the pond: 
  • “Where Do We Go Now?”
  • “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
  • “The Women on the Sixth Floor”
  • “Nostalgia for the Light”
[29:00-57:00]
 
Closing Segment: A review of “The Dark Knight Rises,” pondering the film’s awards potential, and looking at where Christopher Nolan might go from here. [57:00-1:20:00]
Intro Music: Theopilus London, “Why Even Try”
Outro Music: Louis Armstrong, “What A Wonderful World”

Episode 7: Injecting the Payload [Magic Mike; Seeking a Friend; Ice Age]


EPISODE 7: Injecting the Payload
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In the Mood for Podcast, a weekly podcast by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Peter Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog, brings some bleak discussion in week 7. We talk about the threat of death, as well as mourning some recent legends who have passed away. Get ready for alcohol, regrets, and innuendo, as the knives come out for this week’s releases: we give the rundown on “Magic Mike,” the verdict on the latest addition to the “Ice Age” franchise, and ponder other intriguing assortments.


Discussed on the podcast: 


Opening Segment: Our reaction to “Magic Mike,” its acclaim, and Steven Soderbergh’s ever-expanding oeuvre. [3:40-22:40]


Reviews of this week’s theatrical releases, here and across the pond: 

  • “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • “The Prey”
  • “Detachment”

[22:45-47:50]


Closing Segment: A review of “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and our top 3 films about the threat of human extinction. [48:00-1:14:30]

PLUS: A commemoration of this week’s high-profile Hollywood losses: Richard D. Zanuck and Celeste Holm [1:14:35-1:17:55]

Intro Music: Ben Folds, “Sleazy”
Outro Music: Dawn Richard, “Save Me From U” (Remix)

Episode 6: We All Want Glory [The Hunter; Best Exotic Marigold; God Bless America]



It’s Episode 6 of In the Mood for Podcast, a weekly podcast by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Peter Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. This week the releases are scant, and the cause for celebration even scanter, with recent news from Wimbledon and Hollywood proving sorrowful. Will podcast cameos from Willem Dafoe, Marion Cotillard, and Madonna (among others) drag us from the doldrums? With the Olympics around the corner we get competitive, discussing a well-known classic and counting down our top three sports films.

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Discussed on the podcast:

Opening Segment: Discussing recent changes made by BAFTA and Oscar to their voting systems.

Reviews of this week’s theatrical releases, here and across the pond:

  • “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • “The Hunter”
  • “The Fairy”
  • “Le Havre”
  • “God Bless America” 

Closing Segment: Discussing 1981’s Best Picture winner, “Chariots of Fire,” and our Top 3 sports films.

Intro Music: Madonna, “Masterpiece”
Outro Music: Dolly Parton, “Here You Go Again”

Episode 5: The Moral Spectrum [Amazing Spider-Man; Killer Joe; Friends with Kids]


EPISODE 5: The Moral Spectrum

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It’s Episode 5 of In the Mood for Podcast, a weekly podcast by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Peter Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. This week’s podcast is an under-the-wire Spidey special, which well and truly spans the moral spectrum. We make our way from the goody two-shoes of superheroes to the more lurid members of Texan trailer-trash in William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe,” taking time out to discuss our top five films from the first half of 2012, and our favourite performances. 


Discussed on the podcast: 


Opening Segment: Review of Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spiderman,” and a discussion about its relevance as a franchise reboot. [1:45-20:25]


Reviews of this week’s theatrical releases, here and across the pond: 

  • “Friends with Kids”
  • “Your Sister’s Sister”
  • “Jofyul Noise”
  • “Killer Joe”
  • “Beloved”

[20:35-1:00:30]


Closing Segment: Our review of 2012 so far, with our top five films and favourite performances. [1:00:40-1:17:35]


Intro Music: Kula Shaker, “Start All Over”
Outro Music: Arcade Fire: “Modern Man”

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