Source Code

Oscars 2012 Wrap Up and The Descandants

Upod goes Oscar crazeee!  Only joking, we’d never stoop that low.

The Upod Oscar special isn’t really about how much we like the awards or the ceremony, but it’s a great chance for us to dissect the top movies of the final year and 9 times out of 10, tell the Academy where they went wrong.  With The Artist garnering the 3 major wins and given the competition it faced, we didn’t have much of a leg to stand on this year.  Hugo did of course match The Artist in sheer volume of wins (5 each) but these were predominantly technical.

Naturally, two of our favourite movies of 2011 were nowhere near the red carpet: Drive and Source Code.  Perhaps there’s just too much existentialism in both of these – that or the “eeeuuuwwwww” factor (for seeing Jake Gynenhall all wired up on a drip and for Christina Hendricks’ brain being blown into 11 354 little pieces in the motel).

The main event for this week’s episode and tying in nicely with Oscar, is The Descendants.  Alexander Payne’s acclaimed film that tells the story of a man who tracks down his soon-to-die wife’s lover to tell him she’s dying was the darling of the nominations.  Artfully shot and never straying onto the sugary side of the street, “Gorgeous” George’s latest performance is certainly praiseworthy and the film itself merited the acclaim that came its way.  We give a typical Upod take on this…and also tell you where the director got it wrong!

Ep 24 LimitLess/ Source Code

Re-Post: Jam Packed Episode of Upodcast this week. We give you 4 movies reviews for the price of zilch! We start of with in-depth review of Bradley Cooper’s first movie as a leading man, Limitless. Did one of our host just pull the race card on Duncan Jones’ Source Code? To wrap the show up we keep our final reviews of the show Scream 4 and Your Higness spoiler-free. This might be one of our funniest shows so listen or download after the jump!

 

 

Shownotes:

  • Limitless
  • Source Code
  • TV shows:
  • Green wing
  • Breaking in
  • What is a Sandwich show?
  • Ahmed Goes Green with an episode of Radiolab- Podcast: “Be Careful What You Plan For”
  • Preview of Green Lantern
  • Apocalyps Now remastered edition
  • Scream 4 (Spoiler Free)
  • Your Higness (Spoiler Free)

Trailers:

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As always let us know what you thought of the show in the comment section below! And drop us an iTunes review if you like what you hear! Thanks for listening!!!