Episode 66: Favourite Movies of 2017

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Happy new year, all listeners across the universe!

We are back with new topics, fresh ideas and some heavy duty motivation! Still with us are a few technical issues, which we again apologise for. It seems that getting a connection across the universe sometimes comes with static. But no technical issue is going to stop us from wrapping up 2017!

Our first episode of this year starts off with two important questions, who did we crush on in 2017 and what movie are we looking forward to in 2018. The main discussion of the episode focuses on our top 3 favourite movies of 2017, that were not released in 2017. Some of us go with a theme, one of us breaks the rules a little, and the discussion heats up when we get to our most favourite movie we saw last year. So sit back, listen to us ramble, and enjoy our favourite songs from 2017 in between!

Structure:
00:00:00 – 00:03:03 Introductions
00:03:04 – 00:20:35 Our Biggest Crushes in 2017 and The Most Anticipated Movies for 2018
00:20:36 – 01:06:28 Main Discussion: Top 3 Pre-2017 Movies We Saw Last Year
01:06:29 – 01:13:14 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Woman, by Harry Styles (Getter’s pick)
Go Go, by BTS (Nik’s pick)
Greenlight, by Lorde (Sofia’s pick)
Across the Universe, by Scorpions

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Share your favourite from 2017, released last year or earlier, we need to know it all!

And let us know, honestly, who was your biggest crush from last year.

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Episode 65: Movies About Movies

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Firstly, we would like to apologize for our absence during this month. Life has a funny way of getting in the way, and for that, we are sorry. And if we’re already apologising, may we also say that this episode has a few technical issues we would politely ask you to look past. It’s as if the sound recorder has a life of its own, we swear! That being said, here’s what we have in store for you.

We begin this Across the Universe Podcast episode with The Interesting Movie of the Fortnight feature. From there, we move on to our favourite movies that are about making movies, a topic that was heavily inspired by the now released The Disaster Artist. In short, we discuss movies that inspire us to watch movies, we share movies that make us laugh, and we share movies that make us fall in love with movies all over again!

Structure
00:00 – 01:28 Introductions
02:16 – 22:35 Interesting Movie of the Fortnight Feature
23:46 – 01:08:47 Main Discussion: Movies About Movies
01:08:47 – 01:17:35 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs
Get Back, by Ludacris
A Lovely Night, from La La Land
Across the Universe, by Scorpions

Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @RVTblog and @MettelRay.

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

Share your favourite movies about movies, and let us know if you share some of ours!

And tell us, if you have seen The Disaster Artist already, if you liked it or not.

Episode 64: Foreign Noirvember

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Put on your fedoras, turn down your key light and grab your femme fatales because it’s that time of the year again! Yes, Noirvember is here and so is our annual episode celebrating the phenomenon. This time, inspired by our international routes, we take a look at foreign noirs and neo-noirs. Also, we Flick the News and this time gush about our favourite current TV shows. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy fun ride!

Structure:
00:00 – 31:59 Flicking the News: Netflix TV Shows We’ve Been Watching!
32:00 – 01:34:00 Main Discussion on Foreign Noirs and Neo-Noirs: Los Abrazos Rotos (or Broken Embraces) from Spain, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, from India, and Rififi from France
01:34:01 – 01:39:31 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Rififi, by Magali Noël
Los Abrazos Rotos Soundtrack, by Alberto Iglesias
Across the Universe, by Scorpions

Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @RVTblog and @MettelRay.

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


Share your thoughts on your favourite TV shows at the moment and obviously your favourite foreign noirs in the comments!

Episode 63: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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With Halloween come and gone, and the next beloved holiday of the year a month away, Across the Universe Podcast’s newest Chick With an Accent gets to host her first episode! It may not be an international holiday, it may not include lots and lots of decorations, but it’s still special for us! (Or maybe just for Getter, but it’s her first time, so we’ll let her have her moment). In this special episode  we pick our favourites for The Interesting Movie of the Fortnight feature, and then we discuss Noah Baumbach’s latest film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which, as we all agreed on, was…

Structure
00:00 – 03:11 Introductions
03:11 – 31:02 Interesting Movie of the Fortnight: Possession (1981), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Stranger Things (Season 2)
31:04 – 01:01:56 Main Discussion: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
01:01:57 – 01:05:02 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs
Genius Girl, by Adam Sandler and Grace Van Patten
Across the Universe, by Scorpions


Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @RVTblog and @MettelRay.

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

Share your thoughts on The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) in the comments!

And let us know what did you think of the movie and did you like Adam Sandler’s performance?

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Episode 62: Weinstein Scandal + Scary Non-Horror Movies

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October is wrapping itself up, and true to its Halloween nature, it has been hell of a scary month. With the Weinstein scandal being widely discussed in the media, the chicks with accents give their thoughts on the matter in their new segment called Flicking the News. Later, we discuss three scary non-horror movies and whether they are scary due to their meaning or their sociological impact.

Structure
00:00 – 17:29 Flicking the News: Weinstein
17:30 – 01:12:17 Main Discussion: Non-Horror Scary Movies
01:12:13 – 01:20:20 Plugs and Goodbyes


 
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Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @RVTblog and @MettelRay.

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

Share your thoughts on the Weinstein scandal.
Let us know if you agree on our three scary non-horror picks, and what would be yours, in the comments!