Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Episode 26: A Little Bromance [Silver Linings Playbook; Gambit; End of Watch]

EPISODE 26: A Little Bromance
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It’s Episode 26 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’re warming up for awards with discussions of Oscar lineups from 1942, 1952, 1962, and 2003, as well as forecasting this year’s nominees. The big release is David O’Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” of which the focus is firmly on Jennifer Lawrence, while buddy-cop drama “End of Watch” has the job of setting this week’s pulses racing. The girls of hotline comedy “For a Good Time, Call..” get our inner-chick mode going, before Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz strip for “Gambit.”  A late squabble about Indian cinema sets Jake and Michael’s bar-setting bromance down some notches, but this was a fun one…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: The contentious results of the Leeds Film Festival’s audience votes, and championing films and performances that won’t make our year-end lists [2:05 – 14:00]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “End of Watch”
  • “For a Good Time, Call…”
  • “Gambit”
  • “Lawrence of Arabia” (50th anniversary re-release)

[18:20 – 57:55]

Closing Segment: David O’Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”: considering the awards chances of its cast, offering examples of actors Oscar-nominated for the wrong films, and predicting next week’s New York Film Critics Circle prizes. 
[58:00 – 1:17:10]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Ellie Goulding, “Anything Can Happen”

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Episode 25: Tricks of the Trade [The Master; Actress Roundtable; Mental]

[1:21:19]
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A mini milestone is passed in Episode 25 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 our attentions are divided between nutritious world cinema and meaty awards chat, as The Hollywood Reporter’s annual roundtables prompt us to gossip about the females of 2012. From there we move onto reviews of “Mental,” “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” “Happy Happy,” “A Better Life,” and “On Air,” before returning to process Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” well-publicised as having sent critics spinning. We’re less concerned with the weight of the film than Amy Adams’ elbow grease, which proves just too rich a source of innuendo for some…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: We chat at length about The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable, the participants of which were Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz. Who came off best, and which ladies are the frontrunners for awards? [2:40 – 18:10]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Mental”
  • “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”
  • “Happy Happy”
  • “A Better Life”
  • “On Air”

[21:10 – 51:55]

Closing Segment: Our thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” and discussing the art of balancing double features. 
[52:00 – 1:11:35]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Missy Elliot, “One Minute Man”

Episode 24: Disrupt the Peace [Argo; The Sapphires; People Like Us]

[1:19:56]
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It’s Episode 24 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 Ben Affleck’s awards juggernaut “Argo” lands on British shores, but does it live up to the considerable hype? “Transformers” scribe Alex Kurtzman is the latest to lure Michelle Pfeiffer back to the screen in the family drama “People Like Us,” while the established pull of Chris O’Dowd is tested in Wayne Blair’s “The Sapphires.” Pete endures Kevin James in “Here Comes the Boom,” and Cal sits in for daunting “Dogtooth” director Giorgos Lanthimos’s eery follow-up, “Alps.” All this, and an opening segment on Wong Kar-wai’s upcoming “The Grandmasters,” which goes a little awry when an unexpected intruder stymies Pete’s reverent flow. Well, not everyone liked My Blueberry Nights”…

 
On the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news, reactions to the first trailer for Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmasters,” and some fond thoughts about the filmmaker’s career thus far. [1:10 – 15:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “The Sapphires”
  • “People Like Us”
  • “Here Comes the Boom”
  • “Alps”

[18:50 – 54:25]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Argo,” crazy real-life stories adapted for cinema, and looking at early betting odds for the Best Picture Oscar. 
[54:30 – 1:13:05]

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


Intro Music: Faye Wong, “Dream Person”
Outro Music: The Supremes, “The Happening”

Episode 23: Cosmetic Clauses [Rust & Bone; Silent Hill 2; War Witch]

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It’s Episode 23 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. Looks are a hangup this week, as Marion Cotillard deglams majorly for Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone,” and the delayed “Silent Hill” sequel sheds production design for computer wizardry. There’s domestic drama in NYC-set “Keep the Lights On” and Greek film “Dinner With My Sisters,” while the bloody horror in “Excision” has us grimacing and guffawing. Pete gives the rundown on some titles from the ongoing Leeds Film Festival, including Canada’s Oscar submission “War Witch,” and we introduce a new feature to celebrate the form of male actors. Lana Wachowski isn’t the only advocate for gender equality…

 
Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news (The resurrection of Star Wars, the European Film Award nominations, and the British Independent Film Award nominations) and reviews from the Leeds Film Festival of “War Witch,” “In The House,” “John Dies At The End,” and “Robot & Frank.” [1:50 – 20:00]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Excision”
  • “Silent Hill: Revelation”
  • “Keep the Lights On”
  • “Dinner With My Sisters”

[25:10 – 51:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Rust & Bone,” and responding to listener questions 
[51:15 – 1:09:15]

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


Intro Music: Fleetwood Mac, “The Chain”
Outro Music: M.I.A, “It Takes a Muscle”

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