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Episode 30: 2D Or Not 2D

EPISODE 30: 2D Or Not 2D
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The last podcast of 2012 sees us catch up on releases from the past ten days. They include the dubiously-casted “Jack Reacher,” the aca-entertaining “Pitch Perfect,” and Bette Midler’s return to the screen in family comedy “Parental Guidance.” We snubbed the 3D showing of “Life of Pi,” but still discuss its visual prowess in length, and also chat about directors with a history of elevating their source material. All of this, plus a discussion about the hotly-contested Foreign Language Oscar race, and a pitch for a Greer Garson biopic.

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the recently announced shortlist of contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar  [2:45 – 17:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Jack Reacher”
  • “Pitch Perfect”
  • “Parental Guidance”

[20:20 – 49:45]

Closing Segment: Our take on “Life of Pi,” and discussing directors who elevate their source material 
[49:50 – 1:07:35]

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


Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Phoenix, “Rome”

Episode 22: Target Practice [Skyfall; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Sister]


EPISODE 22: Target Practice
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It’s Episode 22 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. As a continent braces itself for the force of nature this week, we tackle the winds of change going on in the Bond franchise. Does “Skyfall” revolutionise Bond for better or worse? We discuss the quaint family drama in Switzerland’s Oscar submission, “Sister,” and in awards hopeful “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Cal goes it alone with reviews of critics darling “Elena,” and the film which united Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez in more ways than one: the seaboard adventure “Dark Tide.” Expect disagreement, derision, and some anticipation for next month’s Amy Adams feast. It’s been far too long…

 
Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news (Sport, vicious weather & the Wachowskis) and some brief Bond memories ahead of our discussion of “Skyfall” [1:10 – 12:30]

*Preconception Corner*


Reviews of: 

  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Sister”
  • “Elena”
  • “Dark Tide”

[16:25 – 48:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Skyfall,” our favourite Bond themes, and responding to listener questions 
[48:20 – 1:10:20]

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

Intro Music: Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger”/”Propellerheads, “On Our Majesty’s Secret Service”
Outro Music: Adele, “Skyfall”

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