Episode 161: The Chinese Intervention [The Martian; Macbeth; The Intern]
It’s Episode 161 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 big congratulations to Pete, as this week he proposed to his other half Jane, prompting the women of the West Midlands to cross him out in their little black books, and the podcast to indulge in a Taylor Swift-inspired celebration. The week’s reviews include “The Intern,” Nancy Meyers’ latest frothy window into the life of a working woman, and “McFarland,” the latest of many sports movies in the lengthy filmography of Kevin Costner. Cal dares to take on William Shakespeare’s story structure in his review of the latest adaptation of “Macbeth,” while many of the plot developments in “The Martian” are up for scrutiny, particularly with regard to the Chinese. Elsewhere, two composers’ birthdays get us discussing their finest works, there’s a sizeable digression about the Best Actress crop of 2003, and Pete can’t help but veer into profanity while ranting about one of the week’s scripts.
The week’s news: The career of the late John Guillermin, plus the week’s birthdays!
- Macbeth 19:55 – 32:25
- McFarland 32:26 – 43:19
- The Intern 43:20 – 50:54
- The Martian 50:55 – 1:05:40
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Britney Spears, “Oops, I Did it Again”
Episode 133: Finger On the Pulse [Inherent Vice; Big Hero 6; Tangerines]
It’s Episode 133 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 back with a diverse array of films, from the artistic flourish of animated science fiction yarn “Big Hero 6,” to the war-torn meditation of Foreign Language Oscar nominee “Tangerines,” the review of which led to some rather distasteful fruit-based innuendo. Elsewhere, we were both in the queue for the second collaboration between Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix, the stoner detective tale “Inherent Vice, while Cal’s long-standing perplexity with religion was tested when he sat down to watch Berlin Film Festival runner-up “Stations of the Cross.” Meanwhile, a big news segment sees us discuss the possibility that the French aren’t all that snobby, an unexpected coming out story leads us into a discussion of the 1972 Oscars, Imogen Poots is bested by the unlikeliest of characters, and Pete likens Judy Greer’s association with Jason Reitman to self-flagellation.
- Harper Lee has penned a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird”
- The death of Geraldine McEwan
- Joel Grey comes out as gay
- Announcement of an all-female “Ghostbusters” sequel
- Cesar nominations
[2:37 – 15:43]
- Tangerines 20:10 – 28:35
- Inherent Vice 28:36 – 40:58
- Stations of the Cross 40:59 – 53:48
- Big Hero 6 53:49 – 1:02:15
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Episode 56: Unoriginal Sin [Despicable Me 2; The East; Hummingbird]
Episode 56: Unoriginal Sin
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It’s (again, finally!) Episode 56 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.
Cal’s out on the lash, so Pete has been forced/allowed to upload a podcast so if this doesn’t work … blame Cal. Or Andy Murray. This week Shep braves an onset of tiredness during his thoughts on “Despicable Me 2” (as well as an inability to remember the previous film), Cal braves masturbation jokes in “This is the End”, a severe lack of Ellen Page (and her voiceover) in “The East”, both ponder the ridiculousness of Jason Statham’s headwear in “Hummingbird”, and find out our choices for our half-year awards including why Pete was able to dictate to Cal what Mr. Reed’s favourite film of 2013 so far actually was.
Opening Segment: Shep bragging about his £1 tennis bets, and the rest of the week’s film news [0:30 – 5:50]
- This is the End
- Despicable Me 2
- The East
[13:37 – 53:20]
Closing Segment: Our top 5s of the year so far, along with our favourite acting performances. [54:20 – 1:17:40]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Outro Music: Azealia Banks, “212”