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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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 47. The General (#151) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:33

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman’s The General. Johnny Gray is a train engineer working in the South during the Civil War, with two loves in his life; the southern belle Annabelle Lee and the train engine known as The General. When a group of Union spies abscond with both, Johnny finds himself an unlikely hero on a quest that takes him down train lines and across enemy lines. At time of recording, it was ranked the 151st best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 46. Ah-ga-ssi (The Handmaiden) - This Just In (#247) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:14

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Grace Duffy and Graham Day, 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, Park Chan-Wook’s Ah-ga-ssi.

 45. Paris, Texas (#241) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:51

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a 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, with the occasional weekend off. This time, Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas Four years after mysteriously disappearing, Travis wanders out of the desert and back into the lives of his family. Adapting to the outside world, Travis embarks upon a journey across America to bring together the shattered remains of his past life. At time of recording, it was ranked the 241st best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 44. Chinatown (#127) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:39

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Phil Bagnell, 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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Roman Polanski’s Chinatown. When a seemingly routine investigation into spousal infidelity evolves into a political scandal, private investigator J.J. Gittes finds himself navigating the dark underworld of thirties Los Angeles. Sinister conspiracies, local politics, private ownership of public utilities. As Gittes digs deeper and deeper, he uncovers the rotten foundations upon which the city was built. At time of recording, it was ranked the 127th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 43. Dangal – The Indian Film Festival of Ireland 2017 (#72) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:27

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This week, the pair are joined by Babu Patel and Giovanna Rampazzo, with thanks to Siraj Zaidi and The Indian Film Festival of Ireland. This time, Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal. When professional wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat fails to fulfill his dream of winning a gold medal by wrestling for India, he vows that his sons will take home that prize in his stead. However, Phogat never fathers any sons; instead, he becomes parent to four girls. Undeterred, Mahavir commits himself to the idea that his daughters Geeta and Babita will realise that dream, regardless of any social pressures that might stand in their way. At time of recording, it was ranked the 72nd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database. Dangal is being shown as part of the Indian Film Festival of Ireland. It will be shown in Rathmines Public Library at 12pm, next Saturday 16th September 2017. Admission is free. Any Irish listeners of the podcast interested in watching the film are more than welcome; the film is introduced in broad terms at the start of the podcast. Giovanna Rampazzo is also introducing a screening of two short films and the movie Waiting at 1pm, next Saturday 16th September 2017 at DIT Aunger Street.

 42. Cinema Paradiso (#55) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:40

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso. Successful film director Salvatore Di Vita receives word the projectionist at the Cinema Paradiso has died. This news prompts Salvatore to embark on a literal and metaphorical journey back to the small village in which he grew up, exploring memories of his childhood and of the magical days spent in the cinema that served as the lynchpin of his idyllic community. At time of recording, it was ranked the 55th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 41. Crossover (-#35) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:18

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. This time, Preston A. Whitmore II’s Crossover. At time of recording, it was ranked the 35th worst movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 40. The Emoji Movie: Express Yourself – This Just In (-#11) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:06

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, Tony Leondis’ The Emoji Movie: Express Yourself.

 39. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (#249) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:16

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This week, the pair are joined by Babu Patel and Giovanna Rampazzo, with thanks to Siraj Zaidi and The Indian Film Festival of Ireland. This time, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. During British rule, a small Indian village comes together to play a cricket match against the local British regiment. In a season without rain, the stakes are high. If the villagers win, they will be spared taxation for three years; if the villagers lose, they will have to pay triple tax. It is all to play for. At time of recording, it was ranked the 249th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 38. Dunkirk – This Just In (#37) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:57:31

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Niall Murphy, Jay Coyle and Phil Bagnell, This Just In is a subset of the fortnightly 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, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

 37. No Country for Old Men (#171) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:57

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men. Lives are thrown into chaos when a drug deal in Texas goes horribly wrong. Llewelyn Moss stumbles across two million dollars in drug money, and finds himself drawn into a world of violence and chaos as cartel hitman Anton Chigurh is on his trail. If this is not the mess, it’ll do ’til the mess gets here. At time of recording, it was ranked the 171st best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 36. Spider-Man: Homecoming – This Just In (#–) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:57

Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney host This Just In, a subset of the fortnightly 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, Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming.

 35. Baby Driver – This Just In (#127) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:06

Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney host This Just In, a subset of the fortnightly 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, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

 34. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (#43) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:11:00

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. This time, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Prophecised to lead mankind against the evil artificial intelligence Skynet in a post-apocalyptic battle for survival, young John Connor finds himself caught in a battle between two time-travelling assassins; one sworn to kill him, the other to protect him. At time of recording, it was ranked the 43rd best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

 33. Braveheart – w/ When Irish Eyes Are Watching (#75) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:34

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 every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them. 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. Together, they are covering Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. A pseudo-historical epic, Braveheart follows William Wallace as he prepares to lead Scotland to its independence from the British crown. At time of recording, it was ranked the 75th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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