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Episode 92: The BEST of 2020: Movies and TV Shows

Happy New Year!

We bring you our first episode of 2021, that was actually planned for 2020. But if we learned anything from 2020 it is that sometimes things do not go according to plan and unexpected surprises may happen. So here we are, in the new year, looking back and wrapping up 2020.

Since the last year was full of major changes, we decided to have a very different approach to our wrap-up episode as well. Eventually we ended up talking about movies that were not 2020 releases, TV shows of 2020 we enjoyed and finally movies that, against all odds, were released in 2020 and ended up being good.

Structure:
00:00 – Introduction
03:00 – Quick chat
13:30 – Main Discussion – Favourite Non-2020 Movies, TV-shows of 2020 & 2020 Movie Releases
01:50:40 – Plugs and Goodbyes


Songs:
Rokenrollah’ by jonas.f.k
Black Swan (Art Film) by BTS
Scarlet by The Rolling Stones
Adore You by Harry Styles
Across The Universe, by AURORA

Feel free to give us feedback on our Facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z@rtvideotapes and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Episode 91: A Very Jolly Christmas Special

Merry Christmas!

We are bringing you a very special Christmas related episode. Each of us picked a movie, more precisely a romance movie that has a little bit of Christmas in it! Then we sat down and talked about them and before we even realised we were discussing the disappearance of the romance genre, Nancy Meyers and the lack of charismatic actors everyone loves. So if this episode were a gift, it’s a multi-layered adventure of surprises until the very bottom of a tall gift box!

We wish you all the merriest of holidays and hope that despite of everything you will still find some joy and magic this holiday season. Stay safe!

Structure:
00:00 – Introduction
01:45 – Quick chat
09:38 – Main Discussion – Christmas Romance (About a Boy, You’ve Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping)
59:30 – Plugs and Goodbyes


Songs:
Dreams by The Cranberries
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
Shake Ya Ass by Mystikal
Over the Rainbow, You’ve Got Mail Soundtrack by Harry Nilsson
Love, Theme, While You Were Sleeping Soundtrack by Randy Edelman
Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee

Feel free to give us feedback on our Facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z@rtvideotapes and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Episode 90: Mank (2020)

After six years, David Fincher is back on our, well, small screens with Netflix’s Mank – a cinematic exploration of the roots of the “Greatest Movie Ever Made” Citizen Kane, and the man(k) behind it. The chicks with accents tear into this new offering by one of modern cinema’s auteurs and see what the hype is all about. Along with that, we also look into our Interesting movies/TV shows of the fortnight, as is tradition.


Structure:
00:00 – Intro
01:31 – Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight
30:05 – Main Discussion on Mank
1:34:48 – Plugs and Goodbyes


Songs:
Prelude, Citizen Kane Original Score by Bernard Herrmann
Mank Original Score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee

Feel free to give us feedback on our facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @rtvideotapes and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Episode 89: Normal People (2020)

Are you normal people? Well, if so (and even if not) this two part episode discussion on the BBC+Hulu miniseries Normal People is just for you! Based on a book of the same name by Sally Rooney, we dive deep into the world of this character driven miniseries as well as the book. We talk passionately about Marianne, Connell and their romance for hours. No, we’re not kidding, we had a lot to say and even now we feel like we left some things out.

Since we had so much on our mind we decided to divide our discussion into two separate parts and subchapters. Unfortunately we did not have the time to dedicate an entire subchapter to Connell’s chain but there’s always 2021.

PART 1

Structure

00:00 – Introduction
01:53 – Quick Catch-Up
04:46 – Main discussion – Normal People (spoiler free discussion)
30:18 – Marianne (spoilers)

Songs:
Opening, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks
Connell Messed Up, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks
Audio Clip from Normal People, Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell
HNY, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks


PART 2

Structure

00:00 – Connell (spoilers)
35:57- Marianne and Connell’s relationship (spoilers)
01:20:18 – Plugs and Goodbye

Songs:
HNY, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks
Audio Clips from Normal People, Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell
Going Home, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks
Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee


Feel free to give us feedback on our facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @rtvideotapes and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

On the next episode: the chicks discuss David Fincher’s new movie Mank that premiered on Netflix on the 4th of December


Episode 88: Noirvember (2020)


Yes, it is that time of the year again- when we descend into the corrupted heart of society with troubled private eyes and dubious conmen and a dangerous dame or two, aka Noirvember!

This year, instead of some common theme, we decided to watch any noir or neo-noir of our own choice and just have a fun discussion on them along with musings on the pressures of watching and appreciating classics, as well as our Interesting Movies/TV Shows of the Fortnight.

It’s the stuff dreams are made of! (Okay no, but it’s still fun!)

Structure:
00:00 – Introduction
01:45 – Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight
23:24 – Main discussion – Noirvember (Body Heat, The Long Goodbye, The Third Man)
01:12:20 – Special Noirvember Questionnaire
01:27:00 – Plugs and Goodbye


Songs:
The Long Goodbye, Clydie King
The Long Goodbye, Jack Sheldon
Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee


Feel free to give us feedback on our facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @rtvideotapes and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

On the next episode: the chicks discuss at length the show Normal People and the book it is based on, in a two-part special episode.