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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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 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.

 148. The Sixth Sense - Summer of '99 (#157) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:51

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Joe Griffin, 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, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense. 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 Blair Witch Project, The Virgin Suicides, Stir of Echoes, Election, The Haunting, Fight Club. The Summer of '99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb's 250. After discovering that one of his cases has gone spectacularly wrong, child psychologist Malcolm Crowe finds himself drawn to a suspiciously similar case. Cole Sear is a strange and troubled little boy, haunted by something he refuses to articulate. Can Malcolm save this child, and atone for his earlier failure? At time of recording, it was ranked 157th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

 147. The Matrix - Summer of '99 (#18) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:18:22

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Grace Duffy 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, Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s The Matrix. 1999 was a great year for movies, with a host of massively successful (and cult) hits that would define cinema for a next generation: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Virgin Suicides, Run Lola Run, Election, Cruel Intentions, Fight Club. The Summer of '99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb's 250. Thomas Anderson lives a fairly ordinary life; an office drone by day, a computer hacker by night. However, Anderson's life quickly begins to fall apart when he finds himself drawn to a mysterious hacker named Trinity. It soon becomes clear that Anderson's life (and his very reality) is not at all what it appears to be. At time of recording, it was ranked 18th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the worst movies of all-time.

 146. Baby Geniuses - Summer of '99 (-#23) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:07

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest 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, continuing our Summer of '99 season, Bob Clark’s Baby Geniuses. 1999 was a great year for movies, with a host of massively successful (and cult) hits that would define cinema for a next generation. It was also home to some of the very worst: Wild Wild West, Jakob the Liar, Bicentennial Man. However, one bad movie towers about all the others. The Summer of '99 season would not be complete without folding in the only film from that year to make the IMDb's storied Bottom 100 list. Underneath a skyscraper in Los Angeles, there is nestled a terrible secret. A sinister laboratory is running grotesque experiments on children, hoping to crack open the key to universal knowledge. Only one person can stop them. One of these so-called "baby geniuses", the self-described "Sly Man", embarks on a rip-roaring race against time to stop the sinister machinations of his evil great aunt. At time of recording, it was ranked 23rd on the Internet Movie Database's list of the worst movies of all-time.

 145. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Summer of '99 (#137) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:07

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Babu Patel and David Singleton, 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, Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. 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, The Blair Witch Project, Go, Cruel Intentions, American Beauty. The Summer of '99 season offers a trip through the year in film on the IMDb's 250. Four young men in London find themselves in the middle of an elaborate scheme involving half a million bounds, mountains of marijuana, a shady sex shop proprietor, and two antique shotguns. As the situation rapidly escalates outside of their control, can these four young men keep their heads above water? At time of recording, it was ranked 137th on the Internet Movie Database's list of the best movies of all-time.

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