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Episode 57: The Movies We Loved in 2016 + More

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The year that passed was a difficult one for our podcast. Never before have we experienced so many challenges in the form of personal business interfering with our plans, laptops that got stolen and episodes that were recorded, only to find out that the audio was unacceptable. We hope for better circumstances in this new year – perhaps we shouldn’t discuss horror movies anymore, that might help lift the curse – and apologize to listeners who have been affected by our hiatus (do they exist?).

We also apologize for the somewhat echo-y audio in this episode, which is the result of some new recording software and hardware we’re using. It should get better next time around.

As a tradition for  the first episode of the year, we discuss our favorite movies that we saw last year, which weren’t released in the last two years. It hasn’t been a very prolific year for watching old movies for any of us, but we still managed to put together some interesting lists. In addition, we talk about the movies we anticipate in 2017. Of course, we also included our favorite songs of 2016 in the episode. Enjoy!

Structure
00:00 – 05:38 – Chick-chatter and Introductions
05:38 – 06:30 – LPN Trailer
06:30 – 12:03 – General Thoughts and Honourable Mentions
12:03 – 51:13  – Our Top 3
51:13 – 1:06:18 – Anticipated Movies of 2017
1:06:18 – 1:09:02 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs
Fade, by Kanye West (Sofia’s Favorite Song of 2016)
Formation, by Beyoncé (Nikhat’s Favorite Song of 2016)
Lost on You, by LP (Mette’s Favorite Song of 2016)
Across the Universe, by In December

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your thoughts on 2016?  What are your favorites, either of the year or the older movies you saw?

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Episode 56: Cult Horror Movies

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Once again, we managed to get a horror movie episode of this podcast cursed – from broken and stolen laptops to WiFi that broke down, we experienced a number of scheduling errors and thus didn’t quite get this out before Hallowe’en. But this way, you can continue listening to people talking about scary movies this November! We are joined by special guest Jessica Manzo from www.frenchtoastsunday.com as well and would like to thank her for that 🙂

PS: We deeply apologize for the background noise in this episode, we are not quite sure where it came from, but some of us had to record from our phones so that might be the issue. There are also no songs this time around.

Structure:
00:00 – 02:00 – Chick chatter & Introductions
02:00 – 10:38 – Guest questionnaire
10:38 – 39:57- The chicks and Jess discuss The Evil Dead, Videodrome and Suspiria
39:57 – 47:26 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your thoughts on cult horror movies? What are your favorites?

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Episode 55: Bridget Jones’s Baby

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Summer’s over and the chicks are back. So is Bridget Jones! In this episode we talk about our favourite clumsy romcom queen, how we like love Colin Firth just the way he is and everything else Bridget Jones. Along with that, we also talk about some interesting movies we’ve seen in the summer. So sit back, pour yourself some wine and enjoy our episode (or some Celine Dion- no judgement). 🙂

Structure:
00:00 – 04:32 – Chick chatter & Introductions
04:32 – 05:30 – Trailer from the LAMP Podcast Network
05:30 – 16:50 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
16:50 – 57:39 – The chicks discuss the Bridget Jones Franchise
57:39 – 01:01:39 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
All by Myself, by Céline Dion
Jump Around, by House of Pain
Across The Universe, by In December

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your thoughts on Bridget Jones’s Baby?

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Episode 54: Our Favourite Summer Blockbusters!

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In light of the hot (I mean H-O-T) temperatures that we’ve all been living with, here are the chick’s Top 3 Summer Blockbusters! We’re keeping it within the past decade because that’s when we really became aware of the huge movie hype around some films.

We’re taking a break from podcasting now to enjoy the summer – see you in the Fall! 🙂

Structure:
00:00 – 06:09 – Chick chatter & Introductions
06:09 – 07:04 – Trailer from the LAMP Podcast Network
07:05 – 23:48 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
23:49 – 01:05:25 – The chicks share their Top 3 Summer Blockbusters
01:05:26 – 01:09:17 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Hedwig’s Theme, by John Williams
Sunny Afternoon, by The Kinks
Across The Universe, by Vandana Vishwas

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your favourite summer blockbusters?

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Episode 53: The VVitch

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Is anyone there? … We know that we’re extremely late with our new episode, and for the umpteenth time, we sincerely apologize to our faithful listeners. It seems like the curse of Black Phillip crossed the boundary between the silver screen and the real world, to fall upon this episode of our podcast. But after much rescheduling of the recording, laptops that broke and time that evaporated, we have finally put together something that we can call a new episode. Hopefully, this lifts the curse and sets us free to get back on track with Across the Universe. Enjoy 🙂

Structure:
00:00 – 04:17 – Chick chatter
04:17 – 05:01 – Trailer
05:01 – 17:56 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
17:56 – 55:34 – The chicks talk about this year’s The VVitch
55:34 – 1:00:01 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Burn the Witch, by Radiohead
Isle of Wight, by Mark Korven (The VVitch Original Soundtrack)
Across The Universe, by Vandana Vishwas

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What did you think about The VVitch?