To help you learn a little more about the podcast we’ve devised this guide to our segments. As with any other podcast we have our quirks and eccentricities, so if you’re wondering why Emma Watson gets referenced by us far too much, then look no further:
Shag, Marry or Kill? :
This segment is our cinematic version of the game. We choose one film from the week we’d “shag” (have a one night-stand with, or essentially watch right now), one we’d “marry” (so watch every week for the rest of our lives), and one we’d kill (destroy all the cinematic negatives of so it doesn’t exist). Sometimes it’s an easy choice, sometimes politics get in the way as certain very good films have very little rewatch value, and occasionally we have the “double homicide”, but this is our way of comparing the week’s releases.
The Watson Factor :
The Watson Factor came about following a comment of Pete’s at the end of episode 19 that the amount of good looking women in the films we’d discussed was so ridiculous that Emma Watson (who was in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” that week) could well be the 5th best looking woman “on show”. Never ones to resist the opportunity to be superficial, thereafter we created the week’s “Watson Factor”, which is the number where Emma would fit against this particular week’s feminine competition. Essentially, the higher the number, the more insane it is, but she usually holds her own quite well.
The Olsen Factor :
The Pootsition :
In Dec. 2014, The Olsen Factor was declared defunct and the baseline was replaced by Imogen Poots in “Jimi: All Is By My Side”.
The Poupaud Range :
A few weeks after the creation of The Watson factor, we balanced out the gender equality following Cal’s discovery of French actor Melvil Poupaud’s dashingness. Quick to pick up on this, Pete instituted “The Poupaud Range” in order to gauge the week’s relative male attractiveness using Melvil as the baseline. For some unknown reason Pete repeatedly insists on adding a “.0” after the score, otherwise it works exactly the same way as The Watson Factor.
The Isaac Range :
The Garrett Gauge :
In Dec. 2014, The Isaac Range was declared defunct and the baseline was replaced by Garrett Hedlund in “Unbroken”.
The Seydoux Clause :
This is a clarification that was initiated after Cal disputed Pete’s inclusion of Lea Seydoux (in Sister) over Watson because of how she looked in that particular film. The Seydoux Clause, following on from that, is that someone who would normally be higher than Emma or Melvil may be dropped below using this justification. This will also include Watson and Poupaud themselves when we review their future films, which is yet to happen.
The Hathaway Protocol:
The Hathaway Protocol has become a necessary offshoot of the Watson Factor as Pete took to using the Seydoux Clause based on short hair cuts, which he’s not a fan of (it’s less of an issue for Cal). So having such an obvious example of a woman making herself look terrible by cropping the locks as Anne Hathaway gave us in “Les Miserables”, The Hathaway Protocol was born so the purity of the Seydoux Clause could remain intact.
The Saldana Situation:
The Bell Boost:
The Huston Factor:
The Christie Clanger:
Red Light District:
The Red Light District is far less raunchy a segment than its title would suggest. Essentially it’s when we take the opportunity to “pimp” a film that people may not have seen and should check out if they can. It’s not our most regular segment, but whenever we get a chance to be positive this one’s always a welcome addition.
The Joe Wright Rant:
The Joe Wright Rant of the Week is less of a segment than the moment when Pete realises he’s gone off into a rant of disbelief about something. Of course, being Pete, he isn’t even actually quoting Joe Wright’s infamous BAFTA speech correctly, where Britain’s towering directorial genius (too much? :P) took the classy road vis-a-vis Keira Knightley’s snub for “Pride and Prejudice” and said “I don’t know what she’s not doing here tonight”. Regardless, whenever we’re struck dumb by something that is incomprehensible to us and we catch ourselves mid-sentence … that’s The Joe Wright Rant of the Week.