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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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 71. Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai) (#19) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:25:11

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Chris Lavery, 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, Akira Kurosawa’s Shichinin no Samurai. In feudal Japan, a small village finds itself threatened by an army of bandits. In a desperate attempt to protect their barley crop from the marauding menace, the villages decide to hire a samurai to the protect the village. Inevitably, they end up with more than they bargained for. At time of recording, it was ranked the 19th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database. NOTE: Partly to mirror the structure of the film, and partly because watching the film AND recording the podcast took a long time, there is an intermission in this episode. The intermission runs from 1:32:15 to 1:34:12.

 70. Barry Lyndon - St. Patrick's Day 2018, w/ When Irish Eyes Are Watching (#225) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:52

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 When Irish Eyes Are Watching, an Irish film podcast wherein Alex, Clíona and Séan take at a look at films connected to the Emerald Isle. The 250 and When Irish Eyes Are Watching are crossing over for a St. Patrick's Day treat. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Barry Lyndon is the epic story of the eponymous character, a dashing Irish rogue who seems to bumble his way through the eighteenth century. Using nothing but his wits, Barry manages to manipulate his way to the fame and fortune that he so covets, only to discover a fortune won is not so easily kept. At time of recording, it was ranked the 225th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 69. Hotel Rwanda (#190) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:01:22

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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Terry George’s Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina is a manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, who finds himself in the midst of the Rwandan Genocide of April 1994. With no outside aid, and with no other option, Paul sets about trying to protect the Tutsi refugees who have found shelter in the hotel from the Hutu militia amassed outside. At time of recording, it was ranked the 190th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 68. Finding Nemo (#164) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:09

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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Andrew Stanton’s Finding Nemo. When his young son Nemo is abducted, Marlon sets out across the ocean to rescue the boy. Along the way, he encounters a forgetful fish named Dory and embarks upon a series of rich and vivid adventures. At time of recording, it was ranked the 164th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 67. Gran Torino (#157) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:00

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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino. Korean War Veteran Walt Kowalski lives out his life in the deteriorating suburbs of Detroit, disconnected from his family and whiling away his days drinking beer on his porch. Initially aggressive and belligerent towards the Hmong family who moved in next door, Kowalski finds himself drawn into the lives of the two youngest children, forming an unlikely bond and forcing him to reassess his opinion of the community. At time of recording, it was ranked the 157th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 66. Singin' in the Rain (#92) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:55

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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s Singin' in the Rain. Regarded as one of the best musicals ever made, Singin' in the Rain focuses on the transition from silent film toward talkies. With his studio embracing sound, leading man Don Lockwood begins to question his ability and his ability in a rapidly-changing industry. But love and good fortune are waiting just around the corner. At time of recording, it was ranked the 92nd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 65. Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) - "Two Guys Die Alone 2018" (#152) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:38:07

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 Valentine's treat. Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries. Professor Isak Borg embarks upon a road trip to receive an honourary doctorate from his university, but soon discovers that the fourteen hour car journey represents a trip into his past, reflecting on life lived and love lost as he comes to terms with his decisions and his relationships. At time of recording, it was ranked the 152nd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 64. Крым (Crimea) - This Just In (-#--) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:54

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 (and the 100 worst) best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. This time, Aleksey Pimanova’s Крым.

 63. Coco - This Just In (#37) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:42

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, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina's Coco.

 62. Call Me By Your Name - This Just In (#175) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:49:49

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, Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name.

 61. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - This Just In (#122) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:57

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week 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, Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

 60. The Shawshank Redemption (#1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:24:25

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 Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode along with them. This time, Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption. Convicted of murdering his wife, Andy Dufresne is sentenced to two life sentences in Shawshank Penitentiary. A harsh and unforgiving prison, Andy struggles to hold on to hope as the years go by. At time of recording, it was ranked the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 59. Heat (#124) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:50:11

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall and 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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Michael Mann’s Heat. Michael Mann's Los Angeles crime epic finds lives intersecting and overlapping in the City of Angels. At the heart of the story, career criminal Neil McCauley and driven detective Vincent Hanna find themselves on a collision course that leave countless lives shattered in their wake. At time of recording, it was ranked the 124th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 58. Die Hard - Christmas 2017 (#122) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:58

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 Christmas treat. John McTiernan’s Die Hard. Travelling across the United States to reunite with his estranged wife, New York cop John McClane finds himself embroiled in a high-stakes hostage crisis on Christmas Eve. At time of recording, it was ranked the 122nd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 57. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (#244) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:30:57

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, this week joined by 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 second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, J.J. Abram’s Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. A long time ago in a galaxy far away, the First Order 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 244th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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