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100. Inception (#14)

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode thrown in.

This time, Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Dom Cobb is one of the best extractors in the world, an artist who sneaks into people’s dreams and steals their secrets. However, after one botched job, Cobb is approached by a mysterious industrialist with an ambitious proposal: inception. If Cobb can plant an idea in his chief rival’s head, Cobb can finally go home to his long lost family.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 14th best movie of all-time on the Internet Movie Database.

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New Podcast! Scannain Podcast (2018) #31!

It’s time for the latest Scannain podcast.

This week, I join Graham Day from Speakin’ Geek, Alex Towers from When Irish Eyes Are Watching and Grace Duffy to discuss the week in film. Topics for discussion include the subtle brilliance of Lorne Balfe’s soundtrack to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the rebranding of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, the “ageing out” of kid actors in long-running franchises, the drama around Danny Boyle’s departure from the latest Bond movie and the possible casting of Idris Elba as James Bond.

New releases include Alpha, Slender Man and The Children Act; the tail end of the podcast includes an extended discussion of Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, which all four panelists have seen.

Give it a listen at the link, or check it out below.

New Podcast! Scannain Podcast (2018) #29!

Half a Scannain podcast is better than none!

Owing to a technical hitch that was one hundred percent my fault, we ended up with only fifty percent of this episode.

Nevertheless, there’s some fantastic stuff in here. I’m joined by Alex Towers from When Irish Eyes Are Watching, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle to discuss the week in film. Topics include Ronan discussing his attendance of the GAZE film festival, Jay’s first watch of Avengers: Infinity War and a broad discussion of the already infamous Best Popular Film Category.

Give it a listen at the link, or check it out below.

New Podcast! Scannain Podcast (2018) #16!

A somewhat smaller and more intimate Scannain podcast than previous weeks.

This week’s episode features the return of Niall Murphy on hosting duties, while I am joined by Alex Towers on the panel. The news includes coverage of the Fastnet Film Festival, The Image You Missed screening in New York and the latest appointments to the Irish Film Board. As usual, we also talk about what we watched, what is being released next week and what is currently in the top ten.

Check it out here, or give it a listen below.

51. The 250 Anniversary Special 2017

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This week, to mark the podcast’s one-year anniversary and passing the fifty-episode threshold, we decided to bring back as many of the guests from the first year as possible. So, joining Andrew and Darren on this podcast are:

We thought we’d take the opportunity to have a talk about the best and worst of this list, both in general and over the past year.

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