Episode 160: The Back of Black [Everest; The D Train; Solace]
It’s Episode 160 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 there’s a ton of news, as we discuss the possibility of Damian Lewis as James Bond, the decision by Sean Penn to sue Lee Daniels, and the final submissions for the Foreign Language Oscar, which include a surprising move from the French committee, and a nationally-questionable entry from Ireland. The week’s reviews see us tackle the frosty climate and eclectic cast of Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest,” Cal caught Anthony Hopkins’ clairvoyant antics in “Solace,” while an unforeseen plot device in Jack Black comedy “The D Train” saw us glimpse far more of him than we’d like. Elsewhere, Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s album has Pete enthused, and the week’s array of hunks pleases Cal greatly.
The week’s news:
- Sixty years without James Dean
- Damian Lewis rumoured to be the next James Bond
- Sean Penn sues Lee Daniels for $10m
- Foreign Language Oscar deadline ends
[4:45 – 20:40]
Opening Segment: This month’s Red Light District, featuring discussion of “Daisy Kenyon,” “It Follows,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Singles,” “So I Married An Axe Murderer,” and “There’s Always Tomorrow”!
[20:45 – 30:10]
- The D Train 34:35 – 47:20
- Solace 47:21 – 54:04
- Everest 54:05 – 1:07:30
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: The Waterboys, “The Whole of the Moon”
Episode 155: Rachel, Rachel [Inside Out; Mission Impossible 5; Southpaw]
It’s Episode 155 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’ve spent the past two weeks topping up the tan, but now we’re back with an episode packed full of criticism, as we turn our attention to the most anticipated film of the year, Pixar’s “Inside Out”. We also assess whether Tom Cruise has still got it, in the latest instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise, “Rogue Nation,” while Cal reviews heavy-going boxing fable “Southpaw,” and Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in ramshackle comedy “Hot Pursuit.” Meanwhile, we turn our attention to the start of the awards season by digging into the Venice and Toronto Film Festival line-ups, touching upon (among other things) Charlie Kaufman’s return to directing and Tom Hooper’s latest piece of Oscar bait. Plus there’s news of Mads Mikkelsen’s unlikely collaboration with a pop star, Alicia Vikander’s prolific year in film continues, and Xavier Dolan’s foray into the world of voice-over acting comes as somewhat of a surprise.
The week’s news
Opening Segment: Discussing the line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival, featuring anticipation for films from Charlie Kaufman, Atom Egoyan, and Pablo Trapero, plus we discuss some of the awards hopefuls playing at this year’s film festival in Toronto!
[3:27 – 26:05]
- Southpaw 35:50 – 42:11
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 42:12 – 53:42
- Hot Pursuit 53:43 – 1:00:47
- Inside Out 1:00:48 – 1:15:36
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Odyssey, “Inside Out”
Episode 51: False Advertising [Epic; The Moth Diaries; White Elephant]
EPISODE 51: False Advertising
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It’s Episode 51 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 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”