Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Episode 30: 2D Or Not 2D

EPISODE 30: 2D Or Not 2D
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The last podcast of 2012 sees us catch up on releases from the past ten days. They include the dubiously-casted “Jack Reacher,” the aca-entertaining “Pitch Perfect,” and Bette Midler’s return to the screen in family comedy “Parental Guidance.” We snubbed the 3D showing of “Life of Pi,” but still discuss its visual prowess in length, and also chat about directors with a history of elevating their source material. All of this, plus a discussion about the hotly-contested Foreign Language Oscar race, and a pitch for a Greer Garson biopic.

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the recently announced shortlist of contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar  [2:45 – 17:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Jack Reacher”
  • “Pitch Perfect”
  • “Parental Guidance”

[20:20 – 49:45]

Closing Segment: Our take on “Life of Pi,” and discussing directors who elevate their source material 
[49:50 – 1:07:35]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Phoenix, “Rome”

Episode 29: Long Day’s Journey Into Middle Earth [The Hobbit; Globe/SAG Reaction; Rise of the Guardians]

EPISODE 29: Long Day’s Journey Into Middle Earth
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It’s Episode 29 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 give our reaction to the Golden Globe and SAG nominations, assessing the races as they stand. We find our patience severely tested by Peter Jackson’s epic first installment of the Hobbit Trilogy, the first of which, “An Unexpected Journey,” fails to be a tale of the unexpected. We catch up with the animated “Rise of the Guardians,” but Santa and the Tooth Fairy may not make the ideal dream team for one of us. And while Kristin Scott-Thomas may find herself the only performer in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” without a nomination this week, she may at least take consolation in the fact that she can still rock a designer gown. She takes on the luscious Ludivine Sagnier in trashy french flick “Love Crime”

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Reacting to the Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild nominations and assessing how that affects the Oscar race  [3:15 – 24:00]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “The Hobbit”
  • “Rise of the Guardians”
  • “Love Crime”
  • “Babette’s Feast” (25th anniversary re-release)
  • “Baraka”

[27:35 – 1:05:45]

Closing Segment: Dishing the dirt on 2012 releases we’ve been catching up with: “A Royal Affair”; “Caesar Must Die”; “The Deep Blue Sea”; “The Giant Mechanical Man”; “Vamps”; “Bye Bye Blondie”  
[1:05:50 – 1:20:10]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*[Audio difficulties meant that *The Watson Factor* and *The Poupaud Range* failed to record this week — for interested parties, 1.0 and 1.0.]

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Sigur Ros, Hoppipolla

Episode 28: Masculine/Feminine [Golden Globe Predictions; Seven Psychopaths; So Undercover]

EPISODE 28: Masculine/Feminine
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It’s Episode 28 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. Awards dominate this week with discussion of the National Board of Review, LA film critics, and Boston film critics prizes, and predicting the Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild nominations. We talk about documentaries “The House I Live In” and “Knuckleball,” before finally getting around to arthouse favourite “Tabu.” And in straddling major extremes of masculinity, Martin McDonagh’s male-dominated “Seven Pscyhopaths” faces off against our second Miley Cyrus film of the year, “So Undercover.” The Miley vehicle brings giggles and shame to an otherwise level-headed episode, but we brought it on ourselves…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the winners from the National Board of Review, LA film critics’ association, and Boston Society of Film Critics’. [2:35 – 14:40]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Seven Psychopaths”
  • “Tabu”
  • “The House I Live In”
  • “Knuckleball”
  • “So Undercover”

[18:20 – 55:35]

Closing Segment: Predicting the Golden Globe nominations, and the Screen Actors’ Guild nominations 
[55:40 – 1:12:10]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Sky Ferreira, “Everything Is Embarrassing”

Episode 27: Mental Playlists [Amour; Great Expectations; Trouble with the Curve]

EPISODE 27: Mental Playlists
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It’s Episode 27 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 sees the old guard return, with Clint Eastwood back in front of the camera in “Trouble with the Curve,” and austere Austrian mainstay Michael Haneke bringing his Palme d’Or winner “Amour” to Anglo eyes. Dickens’ classic “Great Expectations” and gory Brit-comedy “Sightseers” get a dissection of their own, and after six months Cal has finally seen a 2012 Bollywood production, but is “normal” crime thriller “Talaash” the ideal candidate to ease him in? All this, plus our reaction to the NYFCC winners and a look ahead to the NBR…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the winners of the New York Film Critics Circle’s annual awards, and a brief look at the Golden Satellite nominations. [1:50 – 13:00]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Amour”
  • “Great Expectations”
  • “Sightseers”
  • “Talaash”

[17:15 – 52:20]

Closing Segment: Our review of Clint Eastwood vehicle “Trouble with the Curve” and our predictions for the National Board of Review 
[52:30 – 1:14:25]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Army Navy, “Slight of Hand”

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