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Episode 118: The Dangers of Swiping Right [Gone Girl; Life After Beth; Draft Day]
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Episode 118: The Dangers of Swiping Right
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It’s Episode 118 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.
To donate to Pete’s half-marathon run, on behalf of the Midlands Arts Centre, follow this link
This week’s episode begins with an apology from Cal for last week’s drunken debacle, plus we plug Pete’s athletic abilities, and Cal tips a couple of worthwhile films playing at this year’s London Film Festival. In the wake of this week’s “Gone Girl” we dig into David Fincher’s chilly and distinguished career, before reviewing his new mystery thriller, but who was the unexpected stand-out of the cast? We tackle zombie comedy “Life After Beth,” before speculating on why The Times critic Wendy Ide may not have taken too kindly to the whole affair, while Pete left Cal to watch NFL procedural “Draft Day” alone, despite him knowing almost nothing (thank you, Mrs. Henderson) about the inner workings of the sport. Elsewhere, we conclude that Blake Lively’s impending arrival spells good news for the entire film community, Ellen Burstyn’s savvy use of social networking is too much for one of us to comprehend, and Ed Sheeran’s lyrical over-sensitivity towards hookups doesn’t go down too well. The bright side? There’s no sing-a-long.
The Week’s News:
- David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” to return for a third season in 2016!
- Steve Martin to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFI
- Blake Lively is pregnant
- Films to look out for ahead of this week’s London Film Festival
[6:25 – 16:15]
Opening Segment: In anticipation of “Gone Girl”: A retrospective of David Fincher’s career to date, featuring discussion of all of his films!
[16:20 – 32:45]
- Gone Girl
- Draft Day
- Life After Beth
[38:30 – 1:13:15]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range
Outro Music: La Roux, “Bulletproof”
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