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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.

    170. Before Sunset - "Two Guys Die Alone 2020" (#236)

    170. Before Sunset - "Two Guys Die Alone 2020" (#236)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest 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, a Valentine’s treat. Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset.

    Finishing up his book tour in Paris, Jessie crosses paths once again with Celine. With a little over an hour before Jessie has to catch a flight back to the United States, the pair take a stroll through Paris. As they do, the nine years since their last encounter fades away, allowing them to reminisce about what might have been and consider what might yet be.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 236th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    NOTE: This podcast was recorded "live" wandering around Dublin City. The audio quality will be rougher than usual. We will be back to the regular format next week.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    169. 1917 - This Just In (#49)

    169. 1917 - This Just In (#49)

    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, Sam Mendes' 1917.

    It's April 1917. Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofeld are tasked with a dangerous assignment. They must cross no man's land and deliver orders to stop a doomed advance against the retreating German forces. As time runs out, Blake and Schofeld venture further and further into the insanity of war.

    At time of recording, it was ranked 49th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    168. Little Women - This Just In (#---)

    168. Little Women - This Just In (#---)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Charlene Lydon, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair and Aoife Barry, 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, Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

    Receiving an urgent telegram summoning her home, Jo March reflects on the life that she has lived. As memories come flooding back, Jo contemplates friendship and family against the backdrop of her New Hampshire upbringing.

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

    • 2 hr 26 min
    167. Marriage Story - This Just In (#225)

    167. Marriage Story - This Just In (#225)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with guests Tara Brady and Donald Clarke, 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, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story.

    Charlie and Nicole had an ideal marriage, until they didn't. Unsatisfied with her marriage, Nicole decides to separate from her husband Charlie. The couple agree to keep things amicable, but the situation quickly escalates as Charlie finds him completely unprepared for the process that will follow.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 225th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    166. Aladdin (#246)

    166. Aladdin (#246)

    Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, this week joined by special guest Graham Day, 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.

    This time, Ron Clements & John Musker's Aladdin.

    A thief in ancient Agrabah finds his fortunes changing for the better when he is recruited to recover a precious treasure. With fame and fortune at his fingertips, Aladdin sets about trying to seduce the beautiful Jasmine, but soon discovers that there's more to love than power and wealth.

    At time of recording, it was ranked the 246th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

    • 2 hr 23 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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I really like Darren's m0vieblog website, and I enjoy this podcast quite a bit.

Maytal1980 ,

My favorite film podcast!

If I told you how many different film podcasts I’ve listened to, you wouldn’t believe me. I’ve found around a dozen really great ones, but The 250 is absolutely my favorite. Having quickly caught up with their entire back catalogue, I eagerly await each new episode. Because the show’s about IMDb’s top 250, most of the films they review are good and will be familiar to even the most casual cinephile, but both hosts are so funny, thoughtful, and intelligent that I always thoroughly enjoy their discussions, even if I am not enamored of/haven’t seen the film that The Random Number Generator has chosen on any given week. Their rapport is so natural and delightful that I especially love the occasional tangents and stories from their lives, but Darren is (just a little too) good at keeping the focus on the topic at hand (thank you, Andrew, for not making this the easiest of tasks). I’ll admit that I also find their accents intoxicating, and I’d keep listening even if the content of the podcast weren’t as excellent as it is, but you’ll love it even if lovely voices don’t do anything for you. If you aren’t already convinced, I never leave reviews ‘cause I deleted Apple’s glitchy podcast app long ago, but I’m using my cousin’s just to write this.

Nicole D. of MGR ,

Funny, thoughtful, plus delightful accents!

As a film podcast addict (I listen to dozens and co-host one myself), I am always sampling new shows and once in a while will add a couple to the permanent queue while culling out those that have gotten stale. Darren and Andrew had me hooked right away with their banter, level of intelligent engagement with the films they discuss (IMDb's top 250), and northwest Irish cadences. I had chosen about ten new podcasts to sample this round, but after the first episode I heard of The 250 I immediately started bingeing the back catalog and will probably catch up within the week. Looking forward to the promise of at least 250, plus the occasional dip they take into some movies closer to the bottom of IMDb's ratings. Keep up the great work, guys!

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