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Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig [Parasite; The Irishman; Marriage Story]

Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig
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It’s Episode 170 of In the Mood for Podcast!

It’s been four years, but Cal and Pete are finally back together in a bumper two-hour episode that features lots of discussion of the Oscars, and that history-making win for Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite”. We reveal our feelings about the film, while Pete gets his statistician head on as we detail some interesting Oscar trends that have emerged in the past decade. Elsewhere, we chat about the length (among many other things) of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” troubling preconceptions of Renee Zelwegger are tested when we review “Judy,” while we discuss an unexpected best-in-show in “Bombshell”. Five acting nominations between “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes” get us discussing the worthiness of this year’s crop of nominees, while a snub from times-gone-by sets us off on a digression on the 1990 Best Actor lineup. In other news, Pete finally saw the end of “Wolf of Wall Street,” Cal has a bee in his bonnet about flashbacks, and Pete saves a scathing fast food-related diss until late in the day.

Opening Segment:
A quick look back at the last four years, and although Pete’s cinema going has taken a hit, he offers some of his notable watches since we last did an episode together!

[5:00 – 20:23]

Preconception Corner (including a listener question from Ibbi!)

Reviews of:

  • The Irishman                             39:25 – 53:46
  • Bombshell                                  53:47 – 1:04:40
  • Judy                                             1:04:41 – 1:14:02
  • Marriage Story                        1:14:03 – 1:24:38
  • The Two Popes                        1:24:39 – 1:31:20
  • Parasite                                      1:31:21 – 1:40:00

Closing Segment: Discussing new Oscar trends since we started the podcast eight years ago, including acting sweeps, picture/director splits, and diversity scandals!

[1:40:01 – 1:55:27]

Shag, Marry or Kill?

The Pootsition

The Garrett Gauge

Intro Music: Thin Lizzy, “The Boys are Back in Town”
Outro Music: Marmalade, “Reflections of My Life”

Episode 26: A Little Bromance [Silver Linings Playbook; Gambit; End of Watch]

EPISODE 26: A Little Bromance
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It’s Episode 26 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’re warming up for awards with discussions of Oscar lineups from 1942, 1952, 1962, and 2003, as well as forecasting this year’s nominees. The big release is David O’Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” of which the focus is firmly on Jennifer Lawrence, while buddy-cop drama “End of Watch” has the job of setting this week’s pulses racing. The girls of hotline comedy “For a Good Time, Call..” get our inner-chick mode going, before Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz strip for “Gambit.”  A late squabble about Indian cinema sets Jake and Michael’s bar-setting bromance down some notches, but this was a fun one…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: The contentious results of the Leeds Film Festival’s audience votes, and championing films and performances that won’t make our year-end lists [2:05 – 14:00]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “End of Watch”
  • “For a Good Time, Call…”
  • “Gambit”
  • “Lawrence of Arabia” (50th anniversary re-release)

[18:20 – 57:55]

Closing Segment: David O’Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”: considering the awards chances of its cast, offering examples of actors Oscar-nominated for the wrong films, and predicting next week’s New York Film Critics Circle prizes. 
[58:00 – 1:17:10]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Ellie Goulding, “Anything Can Happen”

Episode 16: Divide & Conquer [Hope Springs; Premium Rush; To Rome with Love]

EPISODE 16: Divide & Conquer

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It’s Episode 16 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 have six films but have only seen two together: this week’s big releases, “Hope Springs” and “Premium Rush.” The rest is consigned to reliable snipes at auteurs (Woody Allen and Asghar Farhadi the unlucky victims on this occasion), while we ponder the male posturing in “The Sweeney” and “Dredd 3D.” With the Oscars approaching, we take time to discuss the big film coming out of Toronto, “Silver Linings Playbook,” and the big film coming out in November, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” 

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news: The Toronto Film Festival ends, and the first trailer of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” debuts. [1:55 – 12:35]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of: 

  • “The Sweeney”
  • “Dredd 3D”
  • “Premium Rush
  • “To Rome with Love”
  • “About Elly”

[16:20 – 59:55]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Hope Springs,” responding to listener questions, and pimping a great film we’ve seen lately. 
[1:00:00 – 1:19:40]

Intro Music: Marina and the Diamonds, “Hollywood”
Outro Music: Iamamiwhoami, “Sever”

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