It’s Episode 157 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.
With the exception of Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E,” this week’s selection of films is fairly highbrow, as we discuss the acclaimed story of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, “Love and Mercy,” and the elderly romance arthouse hit “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” while we seemed to spend an age discussing our various issues with Anne Fontaine’s “Gemma Bovery.” Elsewhere, Blythe Danner’s Pinot Grigio diet appeals to Cal, Universal’s domination of the marketplace gives us pause for thought, and there are titanic preconceptions for next week’s re-appearance of Charlotte Rampling.
The week’s news
[4:40 – 13:50]
- Love and Mercy 24:50 – 33:29
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E 33:30 – 40:45
- I’ll See You In My Dreams 40:46 – 51:59
- Gemma Bovery 52:00 – 1:08:05
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Boston, “More Than a Feeling”
Episode 61: Harsh Terrain
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It’s Episode 61 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.
After Pete’s whirlwind trip to Croatia we unite for cinematic visits to canyons, hills, and valleys. The return of a flesh-baring Lindsay Lohan sets pulses racing, but the trashy politics and Hollywood commentary of “The Canyons” only works for one of us. Cal goes it alone for the latest Studio Ghibli offering “From Up on Poppy Hill,” before we dig into Disney’s big-budget “The Lone Ranger,” ending with a fierce takedown of attempts by its producer and stars to blame the film’s failure on critics. We have a ton of film news to chew up, as well as part two of our 2009 Venice retrospective, and digressions about Rosalind Russell, Sergio Leone, and Oscar’s Foreign Language Film category. Yes, again.
Opening Segment: Part two of our 2009 Venice retrospective, featuring discussion about [14:25 – 35:40]
- The Canyons
- From Up on Poppy Hill
[42:40 – 1:02:35]
Closing Segment: Our take on Disney’s “The Lone Ranger,” and discussing whether the critics are at fault for its box-office failure and discussing memorable buddy/cop movies! [1:02:40 – 1:20:45]
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range
Outro Music: Foxes, “Youth”