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Andrew and Darren host a fortnightly exploration of the Internet Movie Database's Top 250 Movies of All Time.

The 250 Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney

    • TV & Film

Andrew and Darren host a fortnightly exploration of the Internet Movie Database's Top 250 Movies of All Time.

    165. Gisaengchung (Parasite) - This Just In (#34)

    165. Gisaengchung (Parasite) - This Just In (#34)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Graham Day and Bríd Martin, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

    This time, Boon Joon-ho's Parasite.

    Drafted in to tutor the daughter of a rich South Korean family, the lower-class Kim Ki-woo enacts a cunning plan that will allow his entire family to infiltrate the lavish Park household. However, things quickly spiral out of control, leading to unpredictable chaos and disaster.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 34th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    164. Cats - This Just In (-#34)

    164. Cats - This Just In (-#34)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall, Jenn Ganon and Luke Dunne, 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 time, Tom Hooper's Cats.

    Abandoned by her owner in a surreal wasteland of early twentieth century London, the young cat Victoria finds herself drawn towards the neighbourhood's feline inhabitants on the night of a most special and peculiar celebration.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 34th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 2 hrs 24 min
    163. Klaus - This Just In/Christmas 2020 (#176)

    163. Klaus - This Just In/Christmas 2020 (#176)

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

    This time, a belated Christmas treat. Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López's Klaus.

    Exiled to the remote island of Smeerensberg, postal employee Jesper comes up with an elaborate plan to inspire the locals to write the six thousand letters that he'll need to earn back his life of luxury. However, Jesper doesn't count on the ways in which he'll change the lives of the island's inhabitants, including a lonely and isolated woodsman named Klaus who makes children's toys.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 176th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    162. The Apartment - Christmas 2019/New Year's 2020 (#113)

    162. The Apartment - Christmas 2019/New Year's 2020 (#113)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

    This time, a Christmas (and New Year's) treat. Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.

    As the fifties give way to the roaring sixties, C.C. Baxter finds himself slowly climbing the corporate ladder by loaning out his apartment to other executives so they can conduct illicit affairs. However, things quickly become complicated when Baxter finds himself falling for the elevator operator Fran Kubelik.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 113th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    161. The Irishman - This Just In (#158)

    161. The Irishman - This Just In (#158)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Phil Bagnall and Jay Coyle, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

    This time, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.

    Sitting alone in an older retirement home, former gangster Frank Sheeran recounts a life story that spans the second half of the twentieth century, charting a life lived on the margins of greatness but also at the outskirts of decency.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 158th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 3 hrs 25 min
    160. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (#15)

    160. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (#15)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Luke Dunne, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT.

    So this week, Irvin Kershner's The Empire Strikes Back.

    It is a time of galactic strife. Following the Empire's defeat at the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance finds itself on the run. A surprise attack on the ice planet of Hoth scatters the rebel fighters to the wind, with Luke embarking on training with a mysterious figure named Yoda while Han Solo attempts to ferry Princess Leia to safety. However, things are not as they appear.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 15th on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 2 hrs 49 min

Customer Reviews

Doswee ,

Excellence

Endearing, engaging, enRAGING!!! A perfect movie podcast, equal parts nerdiness and everymanliness with an ingenious device (random selection from the 250) which gives the episodes as a whole a satisfying continuity.

EH7LW ,

Fantastic

Never tire of this show. Such a fun idea and with a brilliant pair of hosts and guests. Darren Mooney is utterly fantastic and opens your mind and eyes to different ways of viewing films that we all know and love that have broken the IMDb 250

Blackster47 ,

250 reasons to listen...

...okay not really but I can give you a few! Firstly Darren (who's already a phenomenal culture blogger) and Andrew are relaxed, funny, engaging hosts who tap into not just facts but theories about the movies they watch in an accessible way. The concept of the show, exploring the IMDB 250, is simple but clever too and should allow for varied, fascinating discussion on well known movies and lesser known gems. Set to become a staple of my podcast listening.

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