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

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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”

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