Episode 64: The Return of Wowface
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It’s Episode 64 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 sees Pete return from the Venice Film Festival with reviews of Stephen Fears’ “Philomena” and Sion Sono’s “Why Don’t You Play In Hell,” among other work by Miguel Gomes, Kelly Reichardt, and John Curran. We also take time out to discuss reaction on the Lido to Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” This week’s films see the highly-anticipated release of abstract entanglement drama “Upstream Color,” claustrophobic horror “You’re Next,” and the return of Michael Bay with “Pain & Gain,” which had Cal somewhat worried. As usual we go off on a few tangents, as Pete pimps the beauty of 2004 in film, laments the absence of Nadine Labaki from one of the week’s offerings, and we ponder how Liv Ullman would have fared in “Miss Congeniality.” And then we reveal the exciting news that an underseen long-time podcast favourite may soon be coming to a website near you, but keep that one quiet, won’t you?
The Week’s News, featuring discussion about the death of Sir David Frost, and the casting of “Fifty Shades of Grey”! [2:35 – 6:05]
- Upstream Color (warning: minor spoilers)
- Pain & Gain
- You’re Next
[9:10 – 33:45]
Closing Segment: Pete’s report from the Venice Film Festival, featuring reviews and commentary on “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?” “Tracks,” “Holding Breath,” “Redemption,” “We Are the Best!” “May in the Summer,” “Philomena,” “Night Moves,” and some brief thoughts about “Gravity” [33:50 – 1:18:30]
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range
Outro Music: Placebo, “Taste In Men”
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”