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It’s Episode 121 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 might have been delayed this week, but we’re back with four new releases, including the highly-anticipated horror film “The Babadook,” the trailer of which has been amusing us for weeks. Cal was the only one in the queue for Susanne Bier’s delayed period drama “Serena,” starring everyone’s favourite ballroom duo, while we both caught Bille August’s slow-burning mystery “Night Train to Lisbon,” although Cal saw it over a year ago! We end by discussing World War II drama “Fury,” which leads us onto calamitous film scores and the wonder of Terrence Malick. Elsewhere, we chat about the Best Picture races of 1998 and 1945, the Hibs vs. Celtic debate from our “Under the Skin” review is finally settled, and a listener question forces us to address the temperament of a certain female tennis player. We discuss why it doesn’t pay to be a fan of Ed Sheeran, Melanie Laurent is plagued with Huston problems, Pete manages to diss Carey Mulligan twice, and a sixty year-old sexpot has the potential to upset Elizabeth Olsen next week.
The Week’s News:
- Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” wins Best Film at the Rome Film Festival
- Harvey Weinstein calls for a change to production credits
- Gotham Film Award nominations are announced
[3:20 – 16:50]
Listener question: Favourite Serena Williams match? [Ibbi]
[16:55 – 22:50]
- The Babadook
- Night Train to Lisbon
[30:25 – 1:09:35]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range
Welcome to week 57, in which recording the podcast was so troubling Cal thinks that he deserves an Oscar for editing it. This week Danny Boyle might be on the verge of a reprieve, as we encounter multiple films capable of rivalling “Trance” as our worst of the year, but will any of them budge it? We have reviews of magic caper “Now You See Me,” Ben Wheatley’s “A Field In England,” French drama “Therese Desqueyroux” and Bollywood period goodness in “Lootera.” We end the podcast by tackling Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,” which proves a long and heated discussion, and we answer questions from treasured listeners. Listen for this month’s Red Light District, and unplanned asides concerning Xavier Dolan, 1990’s Best Actress lineup, and whether the world will implode when Emma Watson faces off against herself in The Watson Factor. She’s stressing us ouuuuut!
- What are your favourite films directed by sons/daughters of famous people? [Ibbi] [6:00 – 9:44]
- What are your favourite films from Japan or Korea? [Irini] [9:45 – 13:25]
Opening Segment: This month’s Red Light District! Pimped films include “Deathtrap,” “A New Leaf,” and “Sofie.” [13:30 – 19:55]
- Now You See Me
- Therese Desqueyroux
- A Field In England
[26:20 – 56:35]
Closing Segment: Our take on Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,” and our favourite films about celebrities! [56:40 – 1:17:35]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Outro Music: Nneka, “Lucifer (No Doubt)”