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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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 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.

 160. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (#15) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:49:48

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest 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. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT. So this week, Irvin Kershner's The Empire Strikes Back. It is a time of galactic strife. Following the Empire's defeat at the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance finds itself on the run. A surprise attack on the ice planet of Hoth scatters the rebel fighters to the wind, with Luke embarking on training with a mysterious figure named Yoda while Han Solo attempts to ferry Princess Leia to safety. However, things are not as they appear. At time of recording, it was ranked 15th on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 159. Gone With the Wind - Winter of '39 (#165) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:26:45

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. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT. So this week, Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood's Gone With the Wind. A tale of revolution, romance and redemption set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind remains one of the most sweeping epics ever produced by the studio system. The decades-long love affair between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler unfolds against the backdrop of the fall and rise of Scarlett's family fortune. At time of recording, it was ranked 165th on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 158. The Wizard of Oz - w/ The Movie Palace - Winter of '39 (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:15:37

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. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT. This week, a special crossover episode with The Movie Palace Podcast, a film podcast hosted by Carl Sweeney taking a look at the classics of Hollywood's golden age. Carl suggested a crossover episode taking a look at the list, and particularly some of the classic movies listed on it. So this week, Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe and King Vidor's The Wizard of Oz. After a freak hurricane scoops her home off the ground and deposits her in a vibrant magical land occupied by talking scarecrows and wicked witches, Dorothy Gale must confront a shocking reality: she's not in Kansas anymore. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 157. Ford v. Ferrari (Le Mans '66) - This Just In (#156) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:54

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, James Mangold's Ford v. Ferrari. In response to the worst sales slump in American history, the Ford Motor Company embraces a radical idea: it will build a car to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, in order to do that, it needs to recruit and work with two radicals who have their own unique approach to engineering and racing, Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles. These two mavericks soon discover that their allies in Ford might be as dangerous as their enemies at Ferrari. At time of recording, it was ranked 154th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 156. House of Dead (-#8) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:45:03

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Ethan Shattock and Gerard Rooney from Disconnected Talk, 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, Uwe Boll’s House of the Dead. In this adaptation of the beloved arcade shooter game, a rave on a remote island goes horribly wrong. A small group of friends arrive late to the party of a lifetime, only to find it has become a literal dead zone. At time of recording, it was ranked 8th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 155. The 250 Anniversary Special 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:56:17

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. This week, to mark the podcast's three-year anniversary and passing the one-hundred-and-fifty-episode threshold, we decided to bring back as many of the guests from the third year as possible. So, joining Andrew and Darren on this podcast are: Andy Hazell, who recorded Twin Peaks: The Return and Mary and Max Tony Black, who recorded Avengers: Endgame Carl Sweeney, who recorded Double Indemnity Brian Lloyd, who recorded Twin Peaks: The Return Alex Towers, who recorded Room, The Matrix and Fight Club Bernice Murphy, who recorded The Exorcist and Exorcist II: The Heretic Jess Dunne, who recorded Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV: The Next Generation Luke Dunne, who recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV: The Next Generation and Baby Geniuses Phil Bagnall, who recorded L.A. Confidential, The Avengers, Three Colours: Red, The Lion King, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and Exorcist II: The Heretic Richard Drumm, who recorded Twin Peaks: The Return Niall Glynn, who recorded Twin Peaks: The Return Chris Lavery, who recorded Sanjuro Jay Coyle, who recorded Capernaum Ronan Doyle, who recorded Capernaum Grace Duffy, who recorded Fifty Shades of Grey, Star Wars, Spice World, Rush and The Matrix Babu Patel, who recorded Race 3, Andhadhun and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Giovanna Rampazzo, who recorded Race 3 and Andhadhun Joe Griffin, who recorded The Sixth Sense We thought we'd take the opportunity to have a talk about the best and worst of this list, both in general and over the past year, and also take a nostalgic look back at the year 1999.

 154. Exorcist II: The Heretic - Halloween 2019 (-#94) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:32

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with Doctor Bernice Murphy and 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. This time, a Halloween treat. John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic. At time of recording, it was ranked 94th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 153. The Exorcist - Halloween 2019 (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:51

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with Doctor Bernice Murphy, 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, a Halloween treat. William Friedkin's The Exorcist. At time of recording, it was not ranked the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 152. Capernaum - This Just In (#118) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:23

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Jay Coyle and Ronan Doyle, 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 week, Nadine Labaki's Capernaum. In a Lebanese court room, a young boy takes his parents to court. He accuses them of a horrendous crime, blaming them for giving him life. As Zain reflects on a childhood shaped by trauma and suffering, the court wrestles with questions of responsibility and accountability. At time of recording, it was ranked 118th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 151. Fight Club - Summer of '99 (#10) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:30:05

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Charlene Lydon and Alex Towers, 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, continuing our Summer of ’99 season, David Fincher’s Fight Club. 1999 was a great year for movies, with a host of massively successful (and cult) hits that would define cinema for a next generation: Being John Malkovich, Magnolia, American Beauty, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Matrix. The Summer of ’99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb‘s 250. A successful young insurance claims adjuster finds himself comfortable existence literally blown to pieces after two chance encounters: first with his unlikely kindred spirit Marla Singer and then with charismatic anarchist Tyler Durden. However, what initially seems liberating quickly escalates into something that is much less comfortable. At time of recording, it was ranked 10th on the Internet Movie Database‘s list of the best movies of all-time.

 150. Joker - This Just In (#9) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:11:33

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Jenn Gannon, 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 week, Todd Phillips' Joker. In eighties Gotham, a failed clown descends into madness as the city breaks down around him. Garbage builds up in the streets as violence lurks in the alleyways. What kind of a man can survive such a world? At time of recording, it was ranked 9th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 149. American Beauty - Summer of '99 (#73) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:57:47

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, continuing our Summer of '99 season, Sam Mendes’ American Beauty. 1999 was a great year for movies, with a host of massively successful (and cult) hits that would define cinema for a next generation: Being John Malkovich, Magnolia, Fight Club, The Green Mile, The Insider, Run, Lola, Run. The Summer of '99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb's 250. Trapped in a loveless marriage and father to a daughter who wants him dead, Lester Burnham finds himself going through a midlife crisis. In the year leading up to his death, Lester attempts to reconnect with his youth and rediscover the man that he once was before the embers die out for good. At time of recording, it was ranked 73rd on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

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