Episode 36: Degrees of Passion [The Grandmasters; Warm Bodies; Wreck-It Ralph]

EPISODE 36: Degrees of Passion
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It’s Episode 36 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 is pretty stacked! Pete returns from Berlin with rapturous praise, but will that include some for his precious Wong kar-Wai? A review of “The Grandmaster” leads a Berlin round-up, followed by the multiplex fare of “I Give It A Year” and “Warm Bodies.” We’re taking time out to focus on animation, giving our feedback on the Oscar-nominated animated short films, before launching into a review of the Annies’ favourite “Wreck-It Ralph.” And then things get passionate with podcast favourite Alfred Hitchcock profiled in Sacha Gervasi’s biopic pastiche comedy (?!) about the master of suspense, which not everyone is over the moon about.

Podcast outline:-

Introduction: Greetings, recent news, and reaction to the BAFTAs

Opening Segment: Pete’s report from the Berlin Film Festival, led by Wong kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” (Also: “It’s All So Quiet,” “Jin,” and “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” [7:40 – 31:15]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “I Give It A Year”
  • “Warm Bodies”
  • Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films: “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Head Over Heels,” “Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare,” and “Paperman”
  • “Wreck-It Ralph”

[35:50 – 1:08:25]

Closing Segment: Our review of Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” and our top 3 Hitchcock films [1:08:35 – 1:20:30]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: The White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army”

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