Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Episode 34: The Wowface Concept [Zero Dark Thirty; Lincoln; Won’t Back Down]



EPISODE 34: The Wowface Concept

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It’s Episode 34 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 get heavy with reviews of Oscar-nominated political dramas “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” as well as getting into the controversy surrounding the latter. (It’s at this point that Cal would like to point out that he is a left-wing pacifist, despite how it might sound on the audio.) We tackle the education system with a discussion of “Won’t Back Down” before Pete takes on derided comedy “Movie 43” and Cal opts for Arnie in “The Last Stand.” We’re also analysing the Oscar races after the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, and previewing next week’s top ten lists. Listen out for whose performance Pete thinks is “nothing wowface,” kinder words than are offered to Jennifer Lawrence.

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Analysing the impact of the Screen Actors’ Guild awards on the Oscar races. [2:40 – 18:30]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “Lincoln” [Audio was lost at 34:40 but resumes roughly a minute later]
  • “Won’t Back Down”
  • “Movie 43”
  • “The Last Stand”

[23:40 – 1:00:05]

Closing Segment: Discussing Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and digging into the controversy surrounding its depiction of torture  
[1:00:10 – 1:17:25]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Blondie, “Hanging on the Telephone”

Episode 33: Surrogates & Slaves [Django Unchained; The Sessions]


EPISODE 33: Surrogates & Slaves

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It’s Episode 33 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 reveal our preconceptions about Quentin Tarantino before reviewing his brand new Western “Django Unchained.” We’re in for the straight-talking intimacy of Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions,” while the minor releases of Horror anthology “V/H/S” and culinary documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” attempt to whet our appetite. We talk about our favourite screenwriters and on-screen performances of disability, before rounding it all off with some swift SAG predictions. If you savour us when we’re at our shortest and snappiest, here’s a baby podcast for you. We can’t mimic Quentin all of the time…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Listener Question: “Who are your favourite screenwriters?” [Ibbi] [2:45 – 9:30]

Opening Segment: Discussing the early work of Quentin Tarantino, and our review of “Django Unchained” [9:35 – 30:55]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “V/H/S”
  • “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

[31:00 – 49:45]

Closing Segment: Our take on Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions, our favourite disabled performances, and predictions for Sunday’s Screen Actors’ Guild awards  
[49:55 – 1:05:25]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Spark, “Revolving” (Monsieur Adu Reworking of Allegro in C Minor)

Episode 32: Baying For Blood [Les Mis; Gangster Squad; Oscar nominations]

EPISODE 32: Baying For Blood
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It’s Episode 32 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 react to the shock omissions in the recent Oscar nominations, and the dynamic of the race after Sunday’s Golden Globes. We tackle two aggressive new releases in period mob flick “Gangster Squad” and vampire drama “Midnight Son,” while Cal goes it alone for the decidedly cosier “Safety Not Guaranteed.” And then we get to the main event, as Tom Hooper’s musical “Les Miserables” gets the ‘mood for’ grilling, after instigating a mammoth preconception corner. There’s also the results of last week’s prediction contest, which will decide which one of us must serve a forfeit!

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Reacting to the week’s awards news: Oscar nominations and Golden Globe winners [2:20 – 21:45]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Gangster Squad”
  • “Midnight Son”
  • “Safety Not Guaranteed”

[26:50 – 49:50]

Closing Segment: Our take on Tom Hooper’s awards hopeful “Les Miserables,” and our favourite musicals of all-time  
[49:55 – 1:11:50]

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


Ends with bonus forfeit from last week’s competition: Who has to watch what? 

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Lulu James, “Stuck”

Episode 31: Natural Disasters [The Impossible; Oscar Predictions; Quartet]


EPISODE 31: Natural Disasters

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The new year starts off with a minor tragedy, as our first recording of the podcast was lost due to a technical glitch. We reconvened later for round two, however, so you can listen to us vent our concerns about Tsunami-drama “The Impossible,” retirement home melodrama “Quartet,” indie dramedy “Celeste & Jesse Forever,” and the relatively drama-less “Playing for Keeps.” We also look ahead to the new Terrence Malick film, “To the Wonder,” before offering our oscar predictions (announced tomorrow!) in all of the major categories. 

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the trailer for the new Terrence Malick film, “To the Wonder”  [2:55 – 10:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “The Impossible”
  • “Playing for Keeps”
  • “Quartet”
  • “Celeste & Jesse Forever”

[16:50 – 56:35]

Closing Segment: Predicting the Oscar nominations, announcing a contest, and revealing what the loser will be forced to endure next week 
[56:40 – 1:19:35]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Bonnie Tyler, “It’s a Jungle Out There”

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