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Episode 25: Tricks of the Trade [The Master; Actress Roundtable; Mental]

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A mini milestone is passed in Episode 25 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 our attentions are divided between nutritious world cinema and meaty awards chat, as The Hollywood Reporter’s annual roundtables prompt us to gossip about the females of 2012. From there we move onto reviews of “Mental,” “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” “Happy Happy,” “A Better Life,” and “On Air,” before returning to process Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” well-publicised as having sent critics spinning. We’re less concerned with the weight of the film than Amy Adams’ elbow grease, which proves just too rich a source of innuendo for some…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: We chat at length about The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable, the participants of which were Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz. Who came off best, and which ladies are the frontrunners for awards? [2:40 – 18:10]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “Mental”
  • “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”
  • “Happy Happy”
  • “A Better Life”
  • “On Air”

[21:10 – 51:55]

Closing Segment: Our thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” and discussing the art of balancing double features. 
[52:00 – 1:11:35]

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

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Missy Elliot, “One Minute Man”

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