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Episode 48: Pixar – A Retrospective

Episode 48 - Pixar Retrospective2As Inside/ Out takes the film world by storm, the chicks travel 20 years back in time and review Toy Story, followed by all other feature films Pixar has produced so far. We find out that some films are more Pixar than others and some are definitely more memorable than others (or maybe some of us just should have done some more re-watching). Sofia finds out that she is actually a Pixar fan while Mette fangirls about Finding Nemo and Nik speaks of her least secret Pixar fantasy (this podcast also serves as her application to work at the Pixar cafeteria).
We apologize for the length and also the lateness of this episode.

Structure:
00:00 – 04:30 – Chick-chatter
04:30 – 05:30 – Trailer
05:30- 2:09:32 – Main Discussion
2:09:32 – 02:15:45 Plugs and Goodbye

Songs:
You’ve Got a Friend In Me, Randal Newman
It Only Takes a Moment, Hello, Dolly!
Across the Universe, Cindy Lauper

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What’s your favorite Pixar movie?

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Episode 46: The Hours

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Stephen Daldry’s The Hours won the poll we set up after our last episode in which we asked you guys to choose a film starring actors born in June (Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep in this case). The chicks discuss the film- what they thought about it, their interpretations and their comments on its influences, and also talk about their Interesting Movies of the Fortnight.

Structure:
00:00 – 03:15 – Chick-chatter
03:15 – 03:47 – Trailer
03:47 – 18:03 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
18:03 – 1:01:12 – Main discussion on The Hours
1:01:12 – 1:06:08 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Paris, Regina Spektor
The Hours Soundtrack, Philip Glass
Across The Universe, Cyndi Lauper

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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!

Have you watched The Hours? What are your thoughts on it?

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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

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

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Episode 36: Neo-Noirvember

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It’s Noirvember, and the chicks once again celebrate this unique movie genre with an episode dedicated to the winner from our neo-noir movie poll – Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight. Thank you for voting, and for all your enthusiasm!

Structure:
00:00 – 03:10- Chick-chatter
03:10 – 03:48- Trailer
03:48 – 14:43- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
14:43 – 36:19- The chicks discuss Out of Sight (1998)
36:19 – 49:30- F*ck-Mary-Kill: Film Noir characters
49:30 – 52:57- Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Out of SightBuddy Guy
Tub Scene, Out of Sight soundtrack
Across the UniverseDavid 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!

Share your thoughts on Out of Sight and other neo-noirs below! 

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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!