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Episode 150: The Military Potential [Jurassic World; Mr. Holmes; Accidental Love]


Episode 150: The Military Potential
[1:30:35]
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It’s Episode 150 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’re back this week with a packed episode, as we get around to tackling the record-breaking blockbuster “Jurassic World” and the latest collaboration between Bill Condon and Ian McKellen, “Mr. Holmes,” while some interesting news items get us chattering about Kristen Stewart’s sexuality and Ingrid Bergman’s past indiscretions. We pay tribute to the late James Horner by discussing some of our favourite work of his, Cal reviews Celine Sciamma’s latest coming-of-age tale “Girlhood,” and trepidation for the the heavily-delayed and part-disowned “Accidental Love” is tested when we review David O. Russell’s foray into the world of political satire. Meanwhile, Cal has caught up with a British Springtime hit and one of Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar hopes, Pete is distinctly unimpressed with Vincent D’Onofrio’s military mindset, and Laura Linney’s stab at a regional English accent goes down like a lead balloon.

The week’s news: 

  • James Mangold to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman”                                     
  • Kevin Spacey receives an honorary Knighthood                                        
  • Kristen Stewart is outed?                                             
  • The death of James Horner                                            

[4:50 – 18:27]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:

  • Jurassic World                                      33:45 – 45:39
  • Accidental Love                                     45:40 – 58:33
  • Girlhood                                                  58:34 – 1:06:23
  • Mr. Holmes                                            1:06:24 – 1:18:50


Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Pootsition
The Garrett Gauge

Outro Music: Scissor Sisters feat. Ian McKellen, “Invisible Light”

Episode 149: The Garland Giveaway [Spy; Survivor; Black Coal Thin Ice]


Episode 149: The Garland Giveaway
[1:13:16]
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It’s Episode 149 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 we’re dealing with a litany of deaths in the film world, as two actors, a screenwriter, and a producer all passed away, plus we dust off the cobwebs for a lengthy Red Light District. The week’s reviews include James McTeigue’s secret service drama “Survivor,” the latest collaboration between Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, “Spy,” and Chinese Golden Bear winner “Black Coal Thin Ice” (again). Meanwhile, Helen Mirren’s won yet another award for playing the Queen, there are rumblings of discontent about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s attempt at a French accent, and Cal’s drunken encounter with a singer is contradicted by his love of Judy Garland.  

The week’s news: 

  • Helen Mirren wins a TONY                                       
  • The death of Sir Christopher Lee                                         
  • The death of Ron Moody                                               
  • The death of Jean Gruault                                             
  • The death of Robert Chartoff    
  • “The Walk” to open the New York Film Festival   

[4:23 – 14:40]

Red Light District: This month’s round-up of films seen from the past, featuring discussion of “Cuban Fury,” “Curtain Up,” “The Harvey Girls,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Time After Time,” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

[14:41 – 26:42]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:

  • Survivor                                                  31:08 – 41:51
  • Black Coal, Thin Ice                             41:52 – 49:08
  • Spy                                                           49:09 – 1:02:38


Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Pootsition
The Garrett Gauge

Outro Music: Wild Beasts, “We Still Got the Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues”

Episode 143: The Ehle Atonement [A Little Chaos; Woman In Gold; The Salvation]


Episode 143: The Ehle Atonement
[1:21:08]
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It’s Episode 143 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 it’s time to go retro again, as this month’s Red Light District is a Best Actress spectacular, which gets us discussing (among other things) the women of 1948, and the testiness of Barbara Stanwyck. The week’s reviews concern Nazis, outlaws, gardeners, and wild goose chases, as we tackle Kristian Levring’s Western “The Salvation,” and courtroom drama “Woman in Gold.” Cal reveals all on the wilderness-set “Jauja,” while Alan Rickman’s sophomore effort “A Little Chaos” offered Pete a chance to atone for an earlier egregious omission. Elsewhere, there’s an unexpected shout-out to Courtney Love, Daniel Bruhl is saddled with another thankless role, and the trailer (and tagline) for Blake Lively’s latest project has us howling.

Red Light District: Revealing the non-new films we’ve been catching up with in the past month, featuring discussion of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “The Furies,” “Joan of Arc,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “Three Comrades,” and “Xenia”!

[6:00 – 25:37]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:

  • The Salvation                                                    32:27 – 40:02
  • Woman In Gold                                                40:03 – 50:24
  • Jauja                                                                    50:25 – 54:46
  • A Little Chaos                                                   54:47 – 1:07:00


Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Pootsition
The Garrett Gauge

Outro Music: Kate Winslet, “What If?”

Episode 60: Sobriety Is a Virtue [The Conjuring; The Heat; Only God Forgives]



Episode 60: Sobriety Is a Virtue
[1:25:02]
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It’s Episode 60 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.

A peroni-less podcast sees Pete on his best behaviour when confronted with a listener question that dares to approach the subject of Keira Knightley (see, we will answer questions about literally anything!) and when forced to tackle “Paris-Manhattan,” a French love letter to Woody Allen. Cal shows less resistance when he reviews “Only God Forgives,” before we unite for reviews of the week’s Hollywood fare, buddy-cop comedy “The Heat,” star-studded action sequel “Red 2,” and spooky box-office smash “The Conjuring.” We’ve also got this week’s Red Light District, which handily ties into Joe Wright’s filmography, and part one of our 2009 Venice retrospective, featuring comment on “I Am Love” and “White Material,” among others. Tune in to find out which country Pete is jetting off to this week, which film’s marketing annoys Cal, and whether Kristin Scott-Thomas’s embodiment of a famous fashion personality bests Helen Mirren’s channeling of Bette Davis. It’s diva overload!

The Week’s News

Listener Question: Is Keira Knightley the Queen of period films? [Zed] [8:15 – 13:00]

Opening Segment: This month’s Red Light District (pimped films include “Letter Never Sent” and “Romancing in Thin Air”) and part one of our 2009 Venice Diaries!   [13:05 – 32:30]


*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of:
  • The Conjuring
  • Red 2
  • Paris-Manhattan
  • Only God Forgives

[37:45 – 1:04:05]

Closing Segment: Our take on Paul Feig’s feminist comedy “The Heat,” and discussing memorable buddy/cop movies!  [1:04:10 – 1:16:50]

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

Outro Music: Holly Valance, “Down Boy”

Episode 36: Degrees of Passion [The Grandmasters; Warm Bodies; Wreck-It Ralph]


EPISODE 36: Degrees of Passion
[1:27:54]
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It’s Episode 36 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 is pretty stacked! Pete returns from Berlin with rapturous praise, but will that include some for his precious Wong kar-Wai? A review of “The Grandmaster” leads a Berlin round-up, followed by the multiplex fare of “I Give It A Year” and “Warm Bodies.” We’re taking time out to focus on animation, giving our feedback on the Oscar-nominated animated short films, before launching into a review of the Annies’ favourite “Wreck-It Ralph.” And then things get passionate with podcast favourite Alfred Hitchcock profiled in Sacha Gervasi’s biopic pastiche comedy (?!) about the master of suspense, which not everyone is over the moon about.

Podcast outline:-

Introduction: Greetings, recent news, and reaction to the BAFTAs

Opening Segment: Pete’s report from the Berlin Film Festival, led by Wong kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” (Also: “It’s All So Quiet,” “Jin,” and “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” [7:40 – 31:15]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “I Give It A Year”
  • “Warm Bodies”
  • Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films: “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Head Over Heels,” “Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare,” and “Paperman”
  • “Wreck-It Ralph”

[35:50 – 1:08:25]

Closing Segment: Our review of Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” and our top 3 Hitchcock films [1:08:35 – 1:20:30]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: The White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army”

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