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The 250

Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney

A weekly podcast looking at the best and worst films of all-time, as voted for by IMDB users. New episodes typically on a Saturday, 6pm GMT.

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289. The Princess Bride (#---)
Jun 27 2022
289. The Princess Bride (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Aoife Barry, The 250 is a weekly 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, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. As a young kid lies sick in bed, wasting time on video games, his grandfather decides to pay a visit. Taking the opportunity to indulge in a timeworn family tradition, the grandfather decides to share a timeless tale of romance and adventure that has been passed down from one generation to another: S.W. Morganstern's The Princess Bride. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
289. The Princess Bride (#---)
Jun 27 2022
289. The Princess Bride (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Aoife Barry, The 250 is a weekly 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, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. As a young kid lies sick in bed, wasting time on video games, his grandfather decides to pay a visit. Taking the opportunity to indulge in a timeworn family tradition, the grandfather decides to share a timeless tale of romance and adventure that has been passed down from one generation to another: S.W. Morganstern's The Princess Bride. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
288. 365 Dni: Ten Dzień (365 Days: This Day) (-#47)
Jun 13 2022
288. 365 Dni: Ten Dzień (365 Days: This Day) (-#47)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Grace Duffy and Billie Jean Doheny, The 250 is a weekly 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, Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes' 365 Dni: Ten Dzień. Having survived the attempt on her life at the end of the previous film, Laura is to be wed to local mafia boss Massimo. However, the couple soon find their relationship tested, particularly with the arrival of a sexy gardner named Nacho. Laura flees Massimo into Nacho's waiting hands, but quickly discovers that there is a far more sinister game at foot, and that not all of the players have revealed themselves. At time of recording, it was ranked 47th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
287. Top Gun: Maverick (#50)
Jun 6 2022
287. Top Gun: Maverick (#50)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Luke Dunne and Joe Griffin, The 250 is a weekly 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, Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick. More than thirty years after graduating, top naval figther pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is summoned back to Top Gun. His assignment is to train a new generation of hotshot fighter pilots for a seemingly impossible mission. However, Maverick quickly discovers that what is past isn't ever truly past. At time of recording, it was ranked 50th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
286. T2 Trainspotting (#---)
May 30 2022
286. T2 Trainspotting (#---)
286. T2 Trainspotting (#---) by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney
285. Trainspotting (#173)
May 23 2022
285. Trainspotting (#173)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Emma Kiely, The 250 is a weekly 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, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting. Using heroin to numb the pain of simply existing, Mark Renton drifts through a series of episodic adventures in nineties Edinburgh. Renton and his friends find themselves caught up in a web of sex, violence, drug abuse and existential malaise, grappling with challenges both large and small as they struggle to make it out the other side of their experiences. At time of recording, it was ranked 173rd on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
284. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (#---)
May 10 2022
284. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Luke Dunne, The 250 is a weekly 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, both Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The master of the mystic arts, Doctor Stephen Strange, is attending the wedding of his ex-girlfriend Christine Palmer when New York is attacked by a strange creature chasing a young refugee named America Chavez. Strange finds himself drawn into a chase across the vast and infinite multiverse, questioning the nature of the reality in which he has found himself. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
283. The Hangover - Andrew's Stag 2022 (#---)
Apr 25 2022
283. The Hangover - Andrew's Stag 2022 (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a weekly 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, to mark Andrew's wedding, Todd Phillips' The Hangover. A bachelors' party in Las Vegas goes horribly awry when the three groomsmen wake up in their lavish suite only discover that they have misplaced the groom. With only hours to go until the wedding, the trio find themselves racing against time to remember one unforgettable night. However, the more that they discover, the higher the stakes become. At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
282. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (#67)
Apr 18 2022
282. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (#67)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Jason Coyle and Aoife Martin, The 250 is a weekly 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, both Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The unthinkable has happened. At the height of the Cold War, American bombers have been ordered to enter Russian airspace and deploy their ordinance at the order of General Jack D. Ripper. The President of the United States scrambles to stop the crisis from escalating further, but the situation becomes even bleaker when it is revealed that the Russians have just deployed a failsafe that could wipe out all life on Earth in case of a potential American attack. Powers on both sides of the Iron Curtain find themselves racing against time, with the fate of the world in their hands. At time of recording, it was ranked 67th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
281. Idi i smotri (Come and See) (#106)
Apr 4 2022
281. Idi i smotri (Come and See) (#106)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Lee Murkey, The 250 is a weekly 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, both Elem Klimov's Idi i Smotri. As the Second World War rages, the inhabitants of Belarus prepare for the sweeping advance of the Nazis from the West. A young boy named Flyora dreams of joining the local partisans so that he can fight in the guerilla war against the hostile invaders. However, Flyora quickly discovers that war is not a place for heroes, and that any childhood innocence will soon be left behind. At time of recording, it was ranked 106th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
279. The Conversation (#---)
Mar 28 2022
279. The Conversation (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Ciara Moloney and Dean Buckley, The 250 is a weekly 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, Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation. Harry Caul is one of the best surveillance operators in America. However, when Harry finds himself in possession of a potentially inflammatory recording with very real consequences, he finds hismel at a crossroads. Can the professional eavesdropper remain a passive observer in the drama unfolding around him, or will events force him into a more active role? At time of recording, it was not ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
278. The Godfather: Part III/Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (#---)
Mar 14 2022
278. The Godfather: Part III/Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (#---)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Jenn Gannon and Jason Coyle, The 250 is a weekly 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, both Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part III and Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. It is 1979. Michael Corleone has solidified control of the Corleone crime family, and hopes to take the family business completely legitimate by striking a deal with the Vatican Bank. Trying desperately to reunited his fractured and divided family, Michael quickly discovers that organised crime isn't the only place where criminals are lurking, ready to strike. At time of recording, neither movie was ranked on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
277. The Batman - This Just In (#67)
Mar 11 2022
277. The Batman - This Just In (#67)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Graham Day and Niall Glynn, The 250 is a weekly 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, a new entry: Matt Reeves' The Batman. Bruce Wayne is in the second year of his war on crime in Gotham, and things are not improving. Indeed, the city is thrown into anarchy when a new villain calling themselves the Riddler begins targetting city officials and threatening to unmask the city's darkest secrets. Can Bruce survive what is coming? Can the Batman? Can Gotham? At time of recording, it was ranked 67th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
276. The Godfather: Part II (#3)
Mar 7 2022
276. The Godfather: Part II (#3)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Deirdre Molumby and Brian Lloyd, The 250 is a weekly 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, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part II. In 1901, Vito Andolini is evacuated from the small town of Corleone, fleeing to the new world in the hopes of a new life. In 1959, his son Michael Corleone continues his efforts to legitimise the family business. However, will Michael's efforts to maintain control of the empire that Vito built ultimately lead to the collapse of what both men held most dear? At time of recording, it was ranked 3rd on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
275. The Godfather (#2)
Feb 28 2022
275. The Godfather (#2)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Philip Bagnall, The 250 is a weekly 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, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Michael Corleone has spent most of his life running away from his family connections, enlisting in the United States Marines to avoid the siren call of his father's organised crime empire. However, when Michael returns home for his sister's wedding, events conspire to draw the prodigal son back into the family business. At time of recording, it was ranked 2nd on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
274. Modern Times (#40)
Feb 21 2022
274. Modern Times (#40)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Dean Buckley, The 250 is a weekly 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, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. A factory worker suffers a psychotic breakdown on the assembly line, and loses his job. Upon recovery, he very quickly finds himself swept up in a series of misadventures that reflect the rapidly changing balance between human labour and industrialisation. Is there still room for the lovable tramp in a society so dramatically reinventing itself? At time of recording, it was ranked 40th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
273. It Happened One Night - Valentine's Day 2022 (#241)
Feb 14 2022
273. It Happened One Night - Valentine's Day 2022 (#241)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Ciara Moloney, The 250 is a weekly 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, Frank Capra's It Happened One Night. Wealthy heiress Ellie Andrews has married playboy "King" Westley agaisnt her father's wishes. Hoping to reunite with her lost love, she absconds and finds herself on a night bus with recently-fired reported Peter Warne. Even drunk and unemployed, Warne can smell a story. He decides to join Andrews on this unlikely adventure, and sparks begin to fly. At time of recording, it was ranked 241st on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
272. Dersu Uzala (#156)
Feb 7 2022
272. Dersu Uzala (#156)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Chris Lavery and Niall Glynn, The 250 is a weekly 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, Akira Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala. On a routine survey mission into the Russian wilderness, Captain Arsenyev comes a cross a local tracker and hunter named Dersu Uzala. Dersu agrees to guide the expedition on their journey through the forest. An unlikely bond is forged between Arsenyev and Dersu, as civilisation begins its encroachment into this previously isolated space. At time of recording, it was ranked 156th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
271. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (-#86)
Jan 31 2022
271. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (-#86)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guests Graham Day and Niall Glynn, The 250 is a weekly 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, Sidney J. Furie's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. It is a turbulant time in the life of Clark Kent. He finds himself considering selling the family farm. The Daily Planet has been brought out by an aggressive media conglomerate. A young boy has begun to question his faith in Superman, asking whether the Man of Steel can truly protect the world from the threat of nuclear annihilation. Tired of standing by as a passive observer, Superman decides to finally take action. However, an old enemy is lurking in the shadows, waiting to spring a trap of his own. At time of recording, it was ranked 86th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
270. Ratsasan (Raatchasan) (#250)
Jan 24 2022
270. Ratsasan (Raatchasan) (#250)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a weekly 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, Ramkumar's Ratsasan. Arun Kumar aspires to be a director. He has the perfect serial killer script, but nobody will make it. Resigned to this reality, Arun accepts a job in the police force, working with his brother-in-law. However, it isn't too long before Arun discovers that his unique insight into serial killers might help to catch a monster currently targetting teenager girls. It will take all of Arun's wits and courage to earn his happy ending. At time of recording, it was ranked 250th on the list of the best movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
269. Smolensk (-#35)
Jan 17 2022
269. Smolensk (-#35)
Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a weekly 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, Antoni Krauze’s Smolensk. After a horrific plane accident wipes out a significant portion of the Polish political class, people begin to question the official narrative. Nina is a journalist who initially sets out to confirm the official story, but who begins to spot gaps and lacunas, all of which point to something a little more sinister. At time of recording, it was ranked 35th on the list of the worst movies of all time on the Internet Movie Database.