It’s Episode 141 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’s reviews include medieval fantasy adventure “Seventh Son,” the latest incarnation of the fairy tale “Cinderella,” and Argentinian Oscar nominee “Wild Tales,” which is courting controversy in the wake of some bad release timing. Elsewhere, we discuss comedy caper “Get Hard,” which already had preconceptions reeling from Tim Robey’s assault on its homophobic tendencies, plus we chat about the horrendous title of Russell Crowe’s upcoming directorial debut feature, and the bizarre nature of Jeff Bridges’ vocal work. Meanwhile, the memory of Marlene Dietrich lives on the attire of one of this week’s performers, Ed Sheeran’s Australian exploits has Pete hoping he’ll stay there, and why is nobody mentioning the Grimm brothers’ glaring plot hole? Cal’s off to New York next week, so we’re taking a fortnight hiatus, but hopefully we’ll return with news of Pete’s first four-star film of the year.
The week’s news
- Seventh Son 17:41 – 29:26
- Get Hard 29:27 – 40:50
- Wild Tales 40:51 – 48:22
- Cinderella 48:23 – 1:00:32
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
This week we’re forced to address the issue of movie titles which bear no relation to their content, when new animated film “Epic” underwhelmingly proves not to be. World cinema is out in force this week with films from Belgium, Sweden, and Argentina, in “Our Children,” “White Elephant,” and the joyously-named “Snabba Cash.” Pete spent most of “The Moth Diaries” jotting down notable quotes, but will this be yet another high point for Mary Harron? And we open by discussing the winners from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the festival’s high and low points, and the politics behind choosing who gets which prize. The temptation to have another dig at Tarantino proves too great for some, while a late digression involving Li Gong reveals our fondness for bitchy supporting turns. It’s all in the delivery…
Opening Segment: Discussing the winners of prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, discussing the high points in the festival’s history, and some major injustices [2:15 – 16:45]
- “The Moth Diaries”
- “Our Children”
- “Snabba Cash” aka “Easy Money”
- “White Elephant”
[21:35 – 56:25]
Closing Segment: Our take on Fox’s new animated film “Epic,” and discussing movie titles which are confusing or irrelevant, given their subject matter [56:30 – 1:09:15]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Outro Music: Dana International, “Diva”