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The 250

Summary: A weekly podcast looking at the best and worst films of all-time, as voted for by IMDB users. New episodes typically on a Saturday, 6pm GMT.

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 175. Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) - This Just In (#245) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:49

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Aine O'Connor, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Oriol Paulo's Contratiempo. On the eve of his trial for a murder that he insists he didn't commit, Barcelona business man Adrián Doria meets with trial expert Virginia Goodman. Virginia is there to help Doria explain how he might have woken up in a locked hotel room with the body of his mistress, but no memory of what happened. As the two pry further end further into the case, they become locked in a battle of wits that snakes and turns, where nothing is as it appears to be. At time of recording, it was ranked 245th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this episode was recorded remotely.

 174. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (-#5) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:09:55

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Donal Smith and Donal Sweeney, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, James Nguyen's Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Software salesman Rod has the perfect life. He has just closed the biggest deal in the history of his company, which has itself just been bought out by a giant conglomerate. More than that, a chance encounter with an old school friend leads to a blossoming romance with a Victoria's Secret model. Everything is going well, until death swoops in from above. At time of recording, it was ranked 5th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 173. I Know Who Killed Me (-#75) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:13

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guest Cian from the Selected and Sissy That Pod, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Chris Sivertson's I Know Who Killed Me. Aubrey Fleming is a talented student, piano player and writer from the upper class surroundings of New Salem. She has lived a sheltered life, but this changes dramatically as a serial killer stalks the community. Disappearing after a football game, Aubrey is found dismembered but alive in a ditch. Rushed to hospital, she eventually regains consciousness. There's just one complication. She claims to be Dakota, a stripper who has lived a much crueler life than Aubrey ever knew. At time of recording, it was ranked 75th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 172. Left Behind (-#33) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:54:07

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guest Andy Melhuish, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Vic Armstrong's Left Behind. Captain Ray Steele has it all: a beautiful wife, a loving family, a successful job as a high-flying pilot. Still, he finds his eye wandering and temptation calling. Everything changes when disaster strikes during a long-haul flight, when Ray's co-pilot and several passengers mysterious disappear without any reason whatsoever. What could possibly abduct passengers from an airplane mid-flight? And what happens to those who are left behind? At time of recording, it was ranked 33rd on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 171. Knives Out - This Just In (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:17:11

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Alex Towers and Luke Dunne, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Rian Johnson's Knives Out. The apparent suicide of noted mystery author Harlan Thrombley attracts the attention of consulting gentleman detective Benoit Blanc. Interviewing the deceased man's family, Blanc finds a nest of vipers hiding in plain sight and comes to suspect that Harlan has been victim of murder most foul. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 170. Before Sunset - "Two Guys Die Alone 2020" (#236) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:02

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Jay Coyle, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, a Valentine’s treat. Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset. Finishing up his book tour in Paris, Jessie crosses paths once again with Celine. With a little over an hour before Jessie has to catch a flight back to the United States, the pair take a stroll through Paris. As they do, the nine years since their last encounter fades away, allowing them to reminisce about what might have been and consider what might yet be. At time of recording, it was ranked the 236th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: This podcast was recorded "live" wandering around Dublin City. The audio quality will be rougher than usual. We will be back to the regular format next week.

 169. 1917 - This Just In (#49) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:32

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Sam Mendes' 1917. It's April 1917. Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofeld are tasked with a dangerous assignment. They must cross no man's land and deliver orders to stop a doomed advance against the retreating German forces. As time runs out, Blake and Schofeld venture further and further into the insanity of war. At time of recording, it was ranked 49th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 168. Little Women - This Just In (#---) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:26:30

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Charlene Lydon, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair and Aoife Barry, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Greta Gerwig's Little Women. Receiving an urgent telegram summoning her home, Jo March reflects on the life that she has lived. As memories come flooding back, Jo contemplates friendship and family against the backdrop of her New Hampshire upbringing. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 167. Marriage Story - This Just In (#225) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:49

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Tara Brady and Donald Clarke, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story. Charlie and Nicole had an ideal marriage, until they didn't. Unsatisfied with her marriage, Nicole decides to separate from her husband Charlie. The couple agree to keep things amicable, but the situation quickly escalates as Charlie finds him completely unprepared for the process that will follow. At time of recording, it was ranked the 225th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 166. Aladdin (#246) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:23:45

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, this week joined by special guest Graham Day, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT. This time, Ron Clements & John Musker's Aladdin. A thief in ancient Agrabah finds his fortunes changing for the better when he is recruited to recover a precious treasure. With fame and fortune at his fingertips, Aladdin sets about trying to seduce the beautiful Jasmine, but soon discovers that there's more to love than power and wealth. At time of recording, it was ranked the 246th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 165. Gisaengchung (Parasite) - This Just In (#34) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:57:21

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Graham Day and Bríd Martin, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Boon Joon-ho's Parasite. Drafted in to tutor the daughter of a rich South Korean family, the lower-class Kim Ki-woo enacts a cunning plan that will allow his entire family to infiltrate the lavish Park household. However, things quickly spiral out of control, leading to unpredictable chaos and disaster. At time of recording, it was ranked the 34th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 164. Cats - This Just In (-#34) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:24:23

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall, Jenn Ganon and Luke Dunne, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Tom Hooper's Cats. Abandoned by her owner in a surreal wasteland of early twentieth century London, the young cat Victoria finds herself drawn towards the neighbourhood's feline inhabitants on the night of a most special and peculiar celebration. At time of recording, it was ranked 34th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 163. Klaus - This Just In/Christmas 2020 (#176) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:28

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, a belated Christmas treat. Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López's Klaus. Exiled to the remote island of Smeerensberg, postal employee Jesper comes up with an elaborate plan to inspire the locals to write the six thousand letters that he'll need to earn back his life of luxury. However, Jesper doesn't count on the ways in which he'll change the lives of the island's inhabitants, including a lonely and isolated woodsman named Klaus who makes children's toys. At time of recording, it was ranked the 176th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 162. The Apartment - Christmas 2019/New Year's 2020 (#113) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:54

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, a Christmas (and New Year's) treat. Billy Wilder’s The Apartment. As the fifties give way to the roaring sixties, C.C. Baxter finds himself slowly climbing the corporate ladder by loaning out his apartment to other executives so they can conduct illicit affairs. However, things quickly become complicated when Baxter finds himself falling for the elevator operator Fran Kubelik. At time of recording, it was ranked the 113th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 161. The Irishman - This Just In (#158) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:25:01

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall and Jay Coyle, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Sitting alone in an older retirement home, former gangster Frank Sheeran recounts a life story that spans the second half of the twentieth century, charting a life lived on the margins of greatness but also at the outskirts of decency. At time of recording, it was ranked the 158th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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