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Episode 40: And the Award Goes To- 2015 Edition

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The chicks are back to give their thoughts on the 87th Academy Awards nominations. There’s a lot of ranting and some raving as a result of which the episode is a tad long but we hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

To make it easier for your listening, we’ve divided the episode into sections of sort of similar categories as shown below.

Structure:

00:00 – 03:11 – Chick-chatter
03:11 – 03:45 – Trailer
03:11 – 08:47 – Intro to the Oscars + Sound Editing + Sound Mixing
09:26 – 27:33 – Visual Effects + Costume Design + Hair and Makeup + Production Design + Cinematography + Editing
28:26 –  49:24 – Original Score + Original Song + Animated Feature + Documentary + Foreign Film
49:57 –  1:05:33 – Adapted Screenplay + Original Screenplay + Direction
1:06:08 – 1:30:47 – Acting Categories + Film
1:30:47 – 1:32:35 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:

Lost Stars, Adam Levine (Begin Again)
Grateful, Rita Ora (Beyond the Lights)
I’m Not Gonna Miss You, Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me)
Everything Is Awesome, Tegan and Sara ft. The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie)
Glory, John Legend ft. Common (Selma)
Across The Universe, David Bowie

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

What are your thoughts on the nominations? Tell us who are your favourites, the snubs that made you the angriest and who you think will win on the big night.

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Episode 37: Obvious Child

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We hit a little glitch on the road to our Bollywood episode and to make up, we’ve brought you another one! In this episode, the chicks talk about probably the only abortion romcom ever, the controversial and charming Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate. Here’s what you can expect from it-

Structure:
00:00 – 03:10- Chick-chatter
03:10 – 04:13- Trailer
04:13 – 19:31- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
19:31 – 45:31- Main discussion: Obvious Child (2014)
45:31 – 49:30- Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Obvious Child, Paul Simon
Single Girl, The Kossoy Sisters
Across The Universe, David Bowie

Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

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

Have you guys watched Obvious Child yet? What did you think of it?

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Episode 35: Oogie Boogie Time

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Halloween is just ’round the corner and though for many of us that is a time to get all costumed up and eat tonnes of candy, it is also a great reason to watch loads of horror films, while still eating tonnes of candy *of course*. In this episode, the chicks list down their favourite movies about things that go bump in the night. Psychos, killers, slashers, ghosts, witches, creepy children, government agents- we’ve got it all! Enjoy…

Structure:
00:00 – 02:53- Chick-chatter
02:53 – 03:31- Trailer
03:31 – 14:37-  Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
14:37 – 52:00- The chicks list down their top 3 horror films
52:00 – 56:38- Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Psycho Killer, The Talking Heads
The City Of The Dead, The Clash
Across The Universe, Laibach

For our next episode, we will celebrate Noirvember with a neo-noir that you, our listeners, choose for us. We’ve narrowed it down to one from each decade since the 60s. Please vote!

Which Neo-Noir Should the Chicks Discuss in the Next Episode?

The Trial (1962)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Out of Sight (1998)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Shutter Island (2010)

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Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

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

So what are your favourite horror films? Tell us below! 

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Episode 34: David Fincher – A Retrospective

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With Gone Girl on everyone’s mind, the chicks decide to look at the earlier work of David Fincher. Join us as we go through the filmography of Hollywood’s reigning king of thrills and oh so cool film-making and share our thoughts on it.

(Note: We had some technical difficulties with the recording of this episode so it might not be very smooth to listen to but we hope our enthusiasm for the director and his work makes up for it. Thank you for bearing with us.)
Structure:
00:00 – 02:22- Chick-chatter
02:22 – 02:53- Trailer
02:53 – 08:59- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
08:59 – 55:11- Main discussion- the Fincherspective
55:11 – 59:35- Plugs and Goodbyes
Songs:
Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z
Vogue, Madonna
Across The Universe, Laibach

Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

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

So what are your thoughts on Fincher? Which films do you think are his best? 

Episode 32: Robin Williams

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The chicks return after their hiatus to pay tribute to the great Robin Williams who passed away recently. We discuss three different films that starred Williams and how fantastic he was in all of them. We also talk about our Interesting Movie of the Fortnight (or month really, but who’s counting?).

Enjoy 🙂
Structure:
00:00 – 03:15- Chick-chatter
03:15 – 04:00- Trailer
04:00 – 13:12- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
13:22 – 25:05- The chicks discuss The Fisher King (1991)
25:05 – 32:33- The chicks discuss Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
32:33 – 45:48- The chicks discuss Dead Poets Society (1989)
45:48 – 50:19- Plugs and goodbyes
Songs:
Across The Universe, by Laibach

 

Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

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Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes and Stitcher; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!
So, what are some of your favourite Robin Williams performances?