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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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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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