Category Archives: Amour

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”

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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