Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Episode 22: Target Practice [Skyfall; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Sister]


EPISODE 22: Target Practice
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It’s Episode 22 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. As a continent braces itself for the force of nature this week, we tackle the winds of change going on in the Bond franchise. Does “Skyfall” revolutionise Bond for better or worse? We discuss the quaint family drama in Switzerland’s Oscar submission, “Sister,” and in awards hopeful “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Cal goes it alone with reviews of critics darling “Elena,” and the film which united Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez in more ways than one: the seaboard adventure “Dark Tide.” Expect disagreement, derision, and some anticipation for next month’s Amy Adams feast. It’s been far too long…

 
Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news (Sport, vicious weather & the Wachowskis) and some brief Bond memories ahead of our discussion of “Skyfall” [1:10 – 12:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Sister”
  • “Elena”
  • “Dark Tide”

[16:25 – 48:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Skyfall,” our favourite Bond themes, and responding to listener questions 
[48:20 – 1:10:20]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*

Intro Music: Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger”/”Propellerheads, “On Our Majesty’s Secret Service”
Outro Music: Adele, “Skyfall”

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Episode 21: Post-Poisson Grande [Frankenweenie; Madagascar 3; Hitchcock]


EPISODE 21: Post-Poisson Grande
[1:17:40]
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It’s Episode 21 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. Apologies for the delay! Cal is barely back from the capital and has to see a Tim Burton film (and we know how that went down last time) as we do an animated feature double-bill of “Frankenweenie” and the latest “Madagascar” instalment. Pete has Polish and French films to offer in the shape of “The Winner” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” while Cal opted for more martial arts fodder in the action-heavy “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.” Discussions of Hitchcock, Jessica Chastain, and animated shorts take place before a mild disagreement about “The Hurt Locker” threatens to curtail things. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a Tippi vs. Alfred-style stand-off…

 
Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the latest trailer for “Hitchcock,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
  • “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
  • “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”
  • “The Winner”

[?]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Frankenweenie,” Tim Burton’s recent filmography, and animated shorts.


*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*

Intro Music: Mark Morrison, “Return of the Mack”
Outro Music: Fiery Furnaces, “My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found”

Episode 20: Travelling Light [London Film Festival; On the Road; The Hunt; Barbara]


EPISODE 20: Travelling Light
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It’s Episode 20 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. This week we’ve been to London – Pete has returned home but Cal is still in the capital. Audio issues existed but aren’t so apparent in our discussions of “On the Road,” “Barbara,” “Liberal Arts,” and “Ruby Sparks.” We run down what we’ve seen at the London Film Festival thus far, featuring a subtitles gaff and a perilously long film about the world of the transgender. And then we let loose on Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt,” which proves expectantly controversial…

 
Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: What we’ve seen at the London Film Festival: “Laurence Anyways,” “A Few Hours of Spring,” “Beyond the Hills,” “I, Anna,” “Like Someone In Love” [?]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “On the Road”
  • “Barbara”
  • “Liberal Arts”
  • “Ruby Sparks”

[?]

Closing Segment: Discussing Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt,” the problem with overt subject matters, and interesting performances by Bond villains. 
[?]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

Intro Music: The Clash, “London Calling”
Outro Music: Kylie Minogue, “All The Lovers”

Episode 19: The Importance of Being Earnest [Taken 2; Perks of Being a Wallflower; Sinister]




EPISODE 19: The Importance of Being Earnest

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It’s Episode 19 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. This week we review the high school angst in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and the pains of the aspiring author in horror flick “Sinister.” Pete’s proposed revenge for last week’s “Holy Motors” fell on deaf ears as Cal didn’t get around to the daunting-looking “English Vinglish,” but Sridevi’s return to the cinema gets the ‘mood for’ treatment nevertheless. There’s action abound in Poland’s “80 Million,” while we debate how much of ‘action star’ Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills works for “Taken 2.” Cal teaches Pete a little about American Idol in a discussion of “Sparkle,” and some genuine praise of Emma Watson gets quelled by a late podcast faux-pas about the Harry Potter star. Bitchy? Us? Never.


Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: A preview of this year’s London Film Festival, which we’ll both be attending. [5:50 – 13:20]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Taken 2”
  • “Sinister”
  • “Sparkle”
  • “80 Million”
  • “English Vinglish”

[16:30 – 1:01:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and the problem with mis-sold trailers. 
[1:01:10 – 1:17:00]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

Intro Music: “English Vinglish” (OST)
Outro Music: David Bowie, “Heroes”

Episode 18: All That Is Holy [Looper; Untouchable; Holy Motors]




EPISODE 18: All That Is Holy

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It’s Episode 18 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. This week we begin by concentrating on those countries vying to be alien entrants in America’s biggest awards ceremony, as Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film draw to a close. We review two of the contenders: France’s “Untouchable” and India’s “Barfi!” We count down our favourite films concerning time travel after contemplating Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” as well as considering how sex and politics are explored in “The Campaign” and “Hysteria.” The sinister comes in the form of Brit horror-flick “Berberian Sound Studio,” and Leos Carax’s horror show masterpiece  controversy “Holy Motors.” 
(Sadly our conversation about staying power in the presence of Eva mendes (or Green) happened 2 mins after the recording was stopped. We’ll try and get it in next time.)


Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Assessing this year’s race for the Foreign Film Oscar in the wake of the submission deadline, and reviewing one of the frontrunners, France’s “Untouchable.” [2:50 – 26:00]

Reviews of: 

  • “Barfi!”
  • “The Campaign”
  • “Hysteria”
  • “Berberian Sound Studio”
  • “Holy Motors”

[26:01 – 54:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Looper” and our top three films involving time travel. 
[54:10 – 1:12:40]


Intro Music: Flight Facilities, “Foreign Language”
Outro Music: Alice In Chains, “Don’t Follow”

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