Episode 152: Naked on the Freeway
This week we turn our attention to two high-profile sequels, as the James Cameron-endorsed “Terminator: Genisys” lit up cinema screens this past week, while Cal was alone for “Magic Mike XXL,” the follow-up to the 2012 stripper hit we famously (if rather predictably) disagreed on. Parallel dimensions are brought out in the Justin Long-Emmy Rossum romance “Comet,” which confused Cal and made a rather negative impression on Pete’s screening partner, plus there’s news from the on-going East End Film Festival. Elsewhere, Dustin Hoffman’s been a bit outspoken, we take some time out to celebrate a milestone for Lena Endre, and Jai Courtney’s abs are under the microscope.
The week’s news:
- The death of Diana Douglas
- “Everest” to open the Venice Film Festival
- Dustin Hoffman attacks Hollywood
- Lena Endre turns sixty
- East End Film Festival round-up: “Containment”; “MLE”; “Norfolk”
[3:50 – 22:53]
- Comet 30:30 – 45:41
- Magic Mike XXL 45:42 – 54:03
- Terminator: Genisys 54:04 – 1:05:50
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Duffy, “Mercy”
It’s (finally!) Episode 55 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.
We’ve been away for the best part of two weeks due to Cal’s move plus significant internet issues, however we’re back with a bang, digging into our most anticipated film of the year, “Before Midnight,” in an epic review which spans nearly twenty five minutes. We deal with the strange acting team of Susan Sarandon and The Rock in sobering drama “Snitch,” discuss the sprawling survivalist thriller “Black Rock,” and lock horns when chatting about Abbas Kiarostami’s latest, “Like Someone In Love. Pete goes it alone for zombie procedural “World War Z,” and we mourn the untimely loss of acting veteran James Gandolfini. Our longest episode yet features digressions about Oscar’s 1994 Best Actress lineup, some harsh words about Kate Bosworth, and a surprise concerning Mark Duplass. Enjoy, and sorry for the delay!
Opening Segment: Mourning the death of James Gandolfini, and the rest of the week’s film news [3:30 – 11:00]
- World War Z
- Black Rock
- Like Someone In Love
[15:45 – 57:55]
Closing Segment: Our take on the latest Celine and Jesse tale “Before Midnight,” which lasts a while [58:00 – 1:21:40]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Outro Music: Phoenix, “Love Like a Sunset”