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Episode 34: The Wowface Concept [Zero Dark Thirty; Lincoln; Won’t Back Down]



EPISODE 34: The Wowface Concept

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It’s Episode 34 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 get heavy with reviews of Oscar-nominated political dramas “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” as well as getting into the controversy surrounding the latter. (It’s at this point that Cal would like to point out that he is a left-wing pacifist, despite how it might sound on the audio.) We tackle the education system with a discussion of “Won’t Back Down” before Pete takes on derided comedy “Movie 43” and Cal opts for Arnie in “The Last Stand.” We’re also analysing the Oscar races after the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, and previewing next week’s top ten lists. Listen out for whose performance Pete thinks is “nothing wowface,” kinder words than are offered to Jennifer Lawrence.

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Analysing the impact of the Screen Actors’ Guild awards on the Oscar races. [2:40 – 18:30]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “Lincoln” [Audio was lost at 34:40 but resumes roughly a minute later]
  • “Won’t Back Down”
  • “Movie 43”
  • “The Last Stand”

[23:40 – 1:00:05]

Closing Segment: Discussing Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and digging into the controversy surrounding its depiction of torture  
[1:00:10 – 1:17:25]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Blondie, “Hanging on the Telephone”

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 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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