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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

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

    193. Gigli (-#19)

    193. Gigli (-#19)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Louise Bruton and Jenn Gannon, 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, Martin Brest's Gigli.

    Larry Gigli is a low-level Los Angeles gangster who finds himself assigned the seemingly menial task of kidnapping and holding the brother of a district attorney hostage in the hopes of helping notorious criminal Starkman avoid prosecution. However, this seemingly simple assignment goes awry when a mysterious woman calling herself Ricki shows up, and Gigli finds himself warming to the young developmentally impaired man that he has taken under his wing.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 19th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    192. Hamilton: An American Musical - This Just In (#20)

    192. Hamilton: An American Musical - This Just In (#20)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Deirdre Mulomby, 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, Thomas Kail's Hamilton: An American Musical.

    Reconstructed from a pair of live theatrical recordings and additional material compiled in June 2016, Hamilton features one of the last performances from the original Broadway cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's record-breaking smash hit cultural sensation, available on streaming for the first time.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 20th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    191. Sunset Boulevard (#64)

    191. Sunset Boulevard (#64)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Charlene Lydon and Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, 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, Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard.

    Screenwriter Joe Gillis is found floating upside down in the pool of silent era film star Norma Desmond. As the authorities begin to piece together exactly what happened, Gillis' corpse narrates a sordid tale of desperation, resentment, lust - and Hollywood haunted by its own past.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 64th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    190. 12 Angry Men (#5)

    190. 12 Angry Men (#5)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Donald Clarke and John Maguire, 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, Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men.

    In New York, in the height of summer, twelve jurors assemble for what should be a simple open and shut case. Most of the jury assumes that they'll be done within the hour. However, against all of that evidence and in spite of all of that expectation, one member of the group isn't entirely convinced that the accused is guilty.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 5th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    189. White Heat - w/ The Movie Palace - Independence Day 2020 (#---)

    189. White Heat - w/ The Movie Palace - Independence Day 2020 (#---)

    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. New episodes are released Saturdays at 6pm GMT.

    This week, a special crossover episode with The Movie Palace Podcast, a film podcast hosted by Carl Sweeney taking a look at the classics of Hollywood's golden age. Carl suggested a crossover episode taking a look at the list, and particularly some of the classic movies listed on it.

    So this week, Raoul Walsh's White Heat.

    Fleeing the authorities after a train robbery that resulted in two murders, Cody Jarrett latches on to an unconventional scheme to evade detection. Jarrett turns himself into the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, earning a lesser sentence and putting him in the clear. However, things are changing rapidly for Cody, and the ground is very quickly shrinking out from under him.

    At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    188. The Truman Show (#177)

    188. The Truman Show (#177)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Kurt North, 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, Peter Weir's The Truman Show.

    Truman Burbank has the perfect life. He has a good job, a loving wife, a charming best friend. He lives an idylised existence, one where he wants for nothing. However, a series of freak occurences jolt Truman out of his blissful world and force him to confront a potentially horrifying reality: what if everything that he knows is just an elaborate lie?

    At time of recording, it was ranked 177th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 50 min

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Great banter-age & insightful commentary

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