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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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 109. Star Wars (#22) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:46:44

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, this week joined by special guests Marianne Cassidy and 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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, George Lucas' Star Wars. A long time ago in a galaxy far away, the Empire and the Rebellion struggle for control of the cosmos. Against this backdrop, three unlikely heroes ascend, embarking upon a mythic journey that will reveal dark secrets and promise new hope. At time of recording, it was ranked the 22nd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 108. Slender Man - This Just In (-#57) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:58

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, This Just In is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best(and the 100 worst) movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Sylvain White’s Slender Man.

 107. Cidade de Deus (City of God) (#20) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:21

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. New episodes are released Saturday at 6pm GMT. This time, Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's Cidade de Deus. Over three decades in the eponymous Brazilian slum, lives intersect and collide amid poverty and criminality. A young by named "Rocket" tries to navigate - and account for - the fickle winds of chance in a turbulent urban environment. At time of recording, it was ranked the 20th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 106. Fifty Shades of Grey (-#91) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:14

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with Marianne Cassidy and Grace Duffy, The Bottom 100 is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, a trip through some of the worst movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Sam Taylor Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

 105. Bohemian Rhapsody - This Just In (#123) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:24:54

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guests Marianne Cassidy and Luke Dunne, 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, Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher's Bohemian Rhapsody. At time of recording, it was ranked the 123rd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 104. Double Indemnity - w/ The Movie Palace (#88) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:59:00

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, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity. Regarded as one of the earliest codifiers of film noir and one of the strongest examples of the form, Double Indemnity is the tale of door-to-door insurance salesman Walter Neff. Through chance, Neff wanders into the life of a young wife by the name of Phyllis Dietrichson. When they get together, it's murder. At time of recording, it was ranked the 88th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 103. The 250 Anniversary Special 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:40:55

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 two-year anniversary and passing the one-hundred-episode threshold, we decided to bring back as many of the guests from the second year as possible. So, joining Andrew and Darren on this podcast are: Tony Black, who recorded Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War Marianne Cassidy, who recorded Wonder Woman, Your Name, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbour Totoro and Incredibles 2 Jay Coyle, who recorded Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, Tangerines and Inception Ronan Doyle, who recorded Tangerines Grace Duffy, who recorded Get Out, Ah-ga-ssi (The Handmaiden), The Force Awakens, Singin' in the Rain, Touch of Evil and Inception Luke Dunne, who recorded Mission: Impossible - Fallout Jack Hodges, who recorded Into the Wild Charlene Lydon, who recorded The Shawshank Redemption, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Touch of Evil Babu Patel, who recorded Lagaan, Dangal, United Passions, PK and Rang de Basanti Giovanna Rampazzo, who recorded Lagaan, Dangal, PK and Rang de Basanti Carl Sweeney, who recorded Double Indemnity Alex Towers, who recorded Braveheart, Barry Lyndon and Inception 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, with particular emphasis on the changes that the IMDb made to their rankings of the worst films ever made back in July.

 102. The Silence of the Lambs - Halloween 2018 (#23) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:54:59

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. Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs. At time of recording, it was ranked the 23rd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 89. Intouchables (#38) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:40

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guests Kieran Gillen, 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 Saturday at 6pm GMT. This time, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano's Intouchables. Sparks fly and worlds collide when a wealthy quadriplegic hires an unemployed former felon to serve as his personal care nurse. Philippe and Driss forge an unlikely and heartwarming bond, coming to a deeper understanding of on another and the world around them. At time of recording, it was ranked the 38th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 101. A Star is Born - This Just In (#180) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:25:59

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and with special guest Stacy Grouden, 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, Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born. At time of recording, it was ranked the 180th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 84. Touch of Evil (#241) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:04:38

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guests Charlene Lydon and 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 Saturday at 6pm GMT. This time, Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. A murder in a small border town stokes local tensions, as Ramon Miguel Vargas finds himself drawn into an investigation overseen by Police Captain Hank Quinlan. As Quinlan pursues his lines of inquiry, Vargas quickly comes to realise that his would-be partner is not what he appears to be. At time of recording, it was ranked the 241st best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 100. Inception (#14) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:55:04

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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This time, Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Dom Cobb is one of the best extractors in the world, an artist who sneaks into people's dreams and steals their secrets. However, after one botched job, Cobb is approached by a mysterious industrialist with an ambitious proposal: inception. If Cobb can plant an idea in his chief rival's head, Cobb can finally go home to his long lost family. At time of recording, it was ranked the 14th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database. With a massive thank you to Sean and Alex from When Irish Eyes Are Watching, Grace and Jay from Scannain and Graham from Speakin' Geek.

 99. Rang de Basanti - Indian Summer 2018 (#195) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:31

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Giovanna Rampazza and Babu Patel, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This year, we are proud to announce Indian Summer, a fortnight looking at two of the Indian films on the list. We hope to make this an annual event. This year, we'll be covering Rajkumar Hirani's PK and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti. This week, we're discussing the second of those two films, Rang de Basanti. A documentary filmmaker Susan travels to India in order to produce a documentary about the daring Kakori Train Robbery in August 1925. While there, she strikes up a friendship with an unlikely group of listless young students who are looking for purpose and meaning within their own lives. At time of recording, it was ranked the 195th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

 98. PK - Indian Summer 2018 (#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:25:23

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Giovanna Rampazza and Babu Patel, 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, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in. This year, we are proud to announce Indian Summer, a fortnight looking at two of the Indian films on the list. We hope to make this an annual event. This year, we'll be covering Rajkumar Hirani's PK and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti. This week, we're discussing the first of those two films, PK. In the middle of the desert, a mysterious stranger arrives from a far away land. When events conspire to strand the visitor in this strange land, he makes a desperate attempt to get home. Along the way, he asks tough and probing questions about the bizarre world in which he has found himself. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the Internet Movie Database.

 97. The Open House (-#58) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:28

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The Bottom 100 is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, a trip through some of the worst movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. The Bottom 100 is a special series of episodes that will be randomly interspaced with regular releases, covering the way in which the Internet Movie Database recently renovated their list of the worst movies ever made to include more populist fare. This time Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote’s The Open House.

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