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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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 143. Once Upon Time... in Hollywood - This Just In (#127) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:35:23

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Phil Bagnall, 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, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. It's February 1969. Everything is changing. Hollywood itself seems to be facing an inevitable collision with the turmoil that has engulfed the rest of the world. Against this backdrop, lives intersect and collide. Returning from the United Kingdom, Sharon Tate moves in next door to washed up fifties western star Rick Dalton, both completely unaware of how profoundly their lives will impact one another. At time of recording, it was ranked 127th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 142. American History X - Summer of '99 (#34) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:42:35

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Charlene Lydon, 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, kicking off our Summer of '99 season, Toby Kaye’s American History X. 1999 was a great year for movies, with a host of massively successful (and cult) hits that would define cinema for a next generation: The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, The Best Man, Cruel Intentions, Fight Club. The Summer of '99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb's 250. Danny Vinyard finds himself called to the principal's office after submitting a salacious and controversial essay citing Adolf Hitler as a civil rights hero. There, the school principal Doctor Sweeney sets Derek another assignment: a personally essay exploring his relationship with his white supremacist brother Derek. Derek Vinyard was just released from prison that morning, and is about to discover that putting his life back together will not be as easy as he might have hoped. At time of recording, it was ranked 34th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 141. Escape Plan 2: Hades - This Just In (-#100) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:33

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guests Babu Patel and Giovanna Rampazzo, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 100 worst movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Steven C. Miller's Escape Plan 2: Hades. At time of recording, it was ranked 100th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 140. Sanjuro - This Just In (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:54

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guest Chris Lavery, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Akira Kurusawa's Sanjuro. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 139. The Lion King (#45) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:23:02

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall and 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, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers’s The Lion King. The Pridelands have enjoyed a period of sustained peace under the stewardship of the proud king Mustafa. However, Mustafa's young son Simba finds himself embarking upon a journey of self-discovery and adventure as he learns just how fragile happiness can be and just how heavy responsibilities can weigh upon a king. At time of recording, it was ranked 45th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 138. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Three Colours: Red) (#246) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:09

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Phil Bagnall, 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, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Red. The third installment in the landmark Three Colours trilogy focuses on a strange relationship in mid-nineties Geneva. Valentine is a young student model trying to find direction in her life, who stumbles into the life of a voyeuristic retired judge. The two strike up a strange relationship, discovering just how interconnected their lives are despite the gulf that seems to exist between them. At time of recording, it was ranked 246th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 137. Toy Story 4 - This Just In (#116) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:57

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Josh Cooley's Toy Story 4. At time of recording, it was ranked 116th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 136. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - Independence Day 2019 (-#45) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:47

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Jess Dunne 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. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT. This time, Kim Henkel’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. Prom should be the best night of Jenny's life. However, an unexpected detour winds up taking Jenny and three of her friends on an unexpected detour down the back roads of rural Texas. While exploring, the teens stumble upon a horror nestled snugly at the heart of the Lone Star State. At time of recording, it was ranked 45th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the worst movies of all-time.

 135. Holmes and Watson - This Just In (-#100) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:52

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, 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, Etan Cohen’s Holmes and Watson. In turn-of-the-century London, the fiend James Moriarty prepares to face trial. His conviction rests upon the testimony of heroic detective Sherlock Holmes. However, Holmes makes a startling deduction about the identity of the man in the dock, which sets in motion a whirlwind comedic misadventure. At time of recording, it was ranked 100th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the worst movies of all-time.

 134. Rush (#206) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:57

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Grace Duffy, 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 Howard’s Rush. In the early seventies, the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda was the stuff of legend among Formula 1 enthusiasts. Two very different men competing for every different reasons, Hunt and Lauda formed an unlikely bond that sustained and motivated both of them to push themselves further than their limits. At time of recording, it was ranked 206th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 133. Saving Private Ryan (#28) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:36

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, 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, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. It is D-Day. Allied troops are launching the liberation of France from Nazi occupation. Having led his men on the beaches of Normandy, Captain John Miller receives a unique set of orders. He is to track down lost paratrooper Private James Ryan and return him home, no matter what the cost. At time of recording, it was ranked 28th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 132. Glitter (-#18) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:50:12

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Stacy Grouden, 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, Vondie Curtis-Hall’s Glitter. Spotted as a back-up vocalist by fly D.J. Julian "Dice" Black, singer Billie Frank finds herself whisked away into a world of stardom and celebrity. However, Billie quickly discovers that fame and fortune do not offer the comfort and security that she has always craved. At time of recording, it was ranked 18th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the worst movies of all-time.

 131. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion - This Just In (#201) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:58

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Graham Day and Bríd Martin, This Just In is a subset of The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion. At time of recording, it was ranked 201st on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 130. (ii) Mary and Max (#177) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:24

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Andy Hazel, 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, Adam Elliot's Mary and Max. Mary Daisy Dinkle is a precocious eight-year-old growing up in the suburbs of Waverley outside Melbourne. One day, on the spur of the moment, she picks a name at random out of a phone book and decides to write to Max Jerry Horovitz, an atheist Jew living in New York City. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that crosses decades, navigating their interwoven lives separated by half the world. At time of recording, it was ranked the 177th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 130. (i) Mary and Max (#177) - Interview with Adam Elliot and Andy Hazel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:05

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, 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 weekend, we'll be discussing Adam Elliot's Mary and Max with the wonderful Andy Hazel. However, Andy actually managed to sit down with director Adam Elliot to discuss the film and his career in general. It's a fun and wide-ranging discussion, covering a host of topics from the writer-director's influences to his future plans to the film's place on the list and even the difficulty securing international distribution. We hope you enjoy, and join us again on Saturday for our discussion of the film itself with Andy.

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