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Episode 117: The Ballad of Pitt & Brit [Maps to the Stars; I Origins; Ida]


Episode 117: The Ballad of Pitt & Brit

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It’s Episode 117 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 episode is a distinctly non-sober affair, as birthday drinks crippled Cal’s ability to function (he wants you to know that he is fully aware that Joanne Woodward is American), but we managed to get through this week’s busy line-up of films in under ninety minutes. Pete caught Denzel Washington thriller “The Equalizer” and Mike Cahill’s treatise on faith vs. science, “I Origins,” while Cal was in the queue for horror flick “Honeymoon” and had time to rewatch Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida.” After that, both of us weigh in on David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire “Maps to the Stars,” featuring Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore, which leads us into a discussion of women from the past who have received that honour. Elsewhere, banter about pop music shifts from Taylor Swift onto Cheryl Cole, we ponder how long George Clooney’s marriage will last, a Christie Clanger from last week is addressed, and preconceptions for David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” (reviewed next week) get laid bare.

The Week’s News:
  • George Clooney marries in Venice
  • Foreign Language Oscar submissions: Russia submit “Leviathan”; Argentina submit “Wild Tales”
  • Al Pacino receives a BAFTA Fellowship

[5:10 – 19:15]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:
  • Ida
  • The Equalizer
  • Honeymoon
  • I Origins

[25:00 – 1:00:05]

Closing Segment: Our take on David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” and discussing the history of Best Actress winners at the Cannes Film Festival!

[1:00:10 – 1:21:15]

Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range

Outro Music: Cheryl Cole, “Crazy Stupid Love”
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Episode 62: Nights to Forget [Bachelorette; 2 Guns; Chennai Express]



Episode 62: Nights to Forget
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It’s Episode 62 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 episode features two epic tales of unfortunate evenings, as Pete takes the role of storyteller for a missed flight debacle and a drunken car-key faux pas. We give our verdict on a night from hell for the characters in wedding comedy “Bachelorette,” and dig into the viability of the politics in Scandinavian prostitution procedural “Call Girl.” Cal went to bat for the rampant action comedy “2 Guns,” and Iain Softley’s welcome return to directing, “Trap for Cinderella,” while Pete (surprise, surprise) was this week’s Bollywood correspondent by opting for Indian smash hit “Chennai Express.” Illness brings out Cal’s Kathleen Turner voice for a podcast reprise, while we lambast the academy for their 1997 shortcomings and look ahead to Julianne Moore’s ‘In the Mood’ debut next week.

The Week’s News, featuring discussion of Harrison Ford’s latest box-office bomb, and the prospect of a possible Ben-Hur remake, plus Pete’s epic story about losing his car keys [0:55 – 6:25]

Opening Segment: The final part of our 2009 Venice retrospective, featuring discussion about “Women Without Men,” “Crush,” “One-Zero,” and “Mr. Nobody”  [6:30 – 21:15]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of:
  • 2 Guns
  • Call Girl
  • Chennai Express
  • Trap For Cinderella

[26:05 – 54:35]

Closing Segment: Our take on R-rated wedding comedy “Bachelorette” and discussing other movies to document madcap nuptials!  [54:40 – 1:06:25]

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

Outro Music: AlunaGeorge, “Bad Idea”

Episode 35: The High and the Mighty [Top Ten Lists; Flight; Hyde Park on Hudson]



EPISODE 35: The High and the Mighty
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It’s Episode 35 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 awards bait officially out of the way we’re turning our attentions towards top ten lists this week, but will any of our picks match? We attempt to find gems among the wreckage of “Flight” and the frottage of “Hyde Park on Hudson,” while Pete endures the pop-happy politics of “Starbuck.” We’re previewing the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, the lineup of which includes Richard Linklater’s highly-anticipated “Before Midnight” and Wong Kar-wai’s flashy-looking “The Grandmasters.” We also take some time to consider the difficulties of list-making, and crow about our brand-spanking new site. 

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Announcement about our new website and a preview of the upcoming Berlin Film Festival [4:25 – 14:35]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “Flight”
  • “Hyde Park on Hudson”
  • “Starbuck”

[18:50 – 50:25]

Closing Segment: Our top ten films of 2012, and our personal year-end acting lists! [50:30 – 1:16:55]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Roy Orbison, “Blue Bayou”

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