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.

Episode 87: Horror Comedies (2020 Halloween Special)

In this year’s Halloween Special we talk about three horror comedies that will make all your nightmares go away. Considering everything that has been going on in 2020, we figured you needed a good night’s sleep.

So grab some candy and enjoy an episode full of ghoulish laughs, talking about Gremlins (1984), Brain Dead (1992) and The Addams Family (1991). 

Episode structure:
00:00 Introduction
02:11 IMOTF: Horror Edition
26:41 Main Discussion: Gremlins, Brain Dead and The Addams Family
58:28 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
The Addams Family Theme
Gremlins Theme
Across the Universe, by The Beatles

Episode 86: Second Chance Films (aka THE Quarantine Episode)

One night in August, in the year of our Lord 2020, five months into a global pandemic, three girls from across the world decided it would be fun to record their very first video episode, about films they have HATED (PS. the caps are essential to emphasize the Passion) for a long, long, long time. What then ensued was 82 minutes of madness, laughter, tears and mayhem…

Firstly, let us make it clear that this isn’t a video. We believe the context is, well, necessary to explain the manic energy this episode exudes. The lack of real human interaction + seeing each other totally unprepared + the topic which is Movies We Hated As Teens and We Decided To Revisit (flipping our previous Cringe episode) = um, whatever this episode is 😛

Also, our sincerest apologies for some of the technical issues in this episode. We almost thought of re-recording but we knew we could NEVER recreate the real deal. 

So with all that prelude, ENJOY!!!!

Structure:
00:00 – Intro
02:09 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
21:29 – Main Discussion (with The Notebook, Moulin Rouge! and Twilight)
01:14:40 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
The Pitch (Spectacular, Spectacular), Moulin Rouge! OST
Supermassive Blackhole, Muse
Across the Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee

Episode 85: Irrfan Khan (with a Special Look at The Lunchbox)

Since 2020 has felt like it was 938457891 years long, it is almost easy to forget the massive loss world cinema suffered earlier this year after the passing of the one and only Irrfan Khan. In this episode, we discussed his work, his legacy and one of his best onscreen performances in 2013’s “The Lunchbox”.

Structure:
00:00 – Intro
02:51 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
16:00 – Main Discussion on Irrfan Khan and “The Lunchbox”
50:36 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
O Mere Saajan, by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu
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 and Spotify.

On the next episode: the chicks take a second look at three movies we hated as teenagers – are they still as bad as we remember them to be? Join us in two weeks for a reverse cringe podcast episode!

Episode 84: Cringey Movies we Loved as Teens

In this episode we discuss the cringiest movies we loved as teens.

Structure

00:00 – Intro
02:55 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
17:53 – Cringey Movies We Loved As Teens
01:18:05 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs

Teenage Love Affair, by Alicia Keys
Teenage Dirtbag, by Wheatus
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, @msofiateixeira and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

On the next episode: We discuss the late Irrfan Khan’s career, focusing on his work in The Lunchbox