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Episode 99: Technology in Movies (with Special Guest Mette Kowalski)
We are almost there! Seeing how we were so close to the finishing line (of the first lap of course), we thought that the ONLY way we could celebrate this milestone is by inviting back one of the OG Chicks with Accents, Mette Kowalski. In this episode we catch up with Mette, discuss her Interesting Movie of the Fortnight and list different types of technologies that have been introduced to us through films, an extremely brainy topic chosen by our supremely special guest! Structure: 00:00 - Introduction 05:26 - Mette's Interesting Movie of the Fortnight 12:33 - Top 3 Movie Technology List + Honourable Mentions 56:43 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Mr. Roboto, by Styx Vagabond, by Caamp (Mette's pick)
01:05:07
July 16, 2021
Episode 98: I Care A Lot
Whoops we're late with this one! However, we really enjoyed our deep dive into the very divisive 2020 release I Care A Lot, both with spoilers and without. Join us as we discuss everything from why we like a movie and its relation to how good a film is technically, to just how much of a dear old lady Diane Wiest's character is. Structure: 00:00 - Intro 02:10 - Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight 23:09 - Main Discussion on I Care A Lot (Spoiler-free) 52:01 - I Care A Lot Discussion with Spoilers 1:28:52 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Death In Vegas, by Dirge Rocksteady, by Wild Belle Across The Universe, by The Accidentals Ft. Jenny Conlee
01:32:32
June 21, 2021
Episode 97: Disney's Cruella
The chicks delve into the latest Disney live action extravaganza, Cruella. Set during the rise of the punk-rock movement in 1970s London, this origin story explores into the past of Cruella de Vil, played by Emma Stone. Structure: 00:00 - Intro 02:36 - Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight 24:14 - Main Discussion on Cruella (Spoiler-free) 50:46 - Cruella Discussion with Spoilers 1:28:49 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: She's A Rainbow, by The Rolling Stones Call Me Cruella, by Florence + the Machine Across The Universe, by The Accidentals Ft. Jenny Conlee
01:39:40
June 8, 2021
Episode 96: 93rd Academy Awards
The chicks discuss the latest Oscars, which celebrated the films of 2020 and like the infamous year itself, was a bit of a mess. Join us as we list down the different categories and present our very many opinions and thoughts on them. Structure: 00:00 - Introduction 02:20 - Main Discussion on the 93rd Academy Awards 1:41:26 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Fight For You, by H.E.R. from Judas and the Black Messiah Rain Song, from Minari OST Husavik, from Eurovision OST Epiphany, from Soul OST What A Life, by Scarlet Pleasure from Another Round
01:44:56
May 4, 2021
Welcome to the Marvel TV-verse (WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
After making THE BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER EVER, there was only one place for MCU to go next- the small screen! Getter, Sofia and Nik look at the two brand spankin' new MCU TV-verse shows: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (the first 2 episodes) and WandaVision and break down everything from what works (Katherine Hahn, obviously), what doesn't (Fake Cap, also obviously) and everything in between. We have both spoiler-free and spoiler-y discussions (with adequate warnings given) so there's something in here for everyone, along with THE BIGGEST TWIST EVER our little podcast has ever had. So prepare to be shocked and delighted! Structure: 00:00 – Introduction 00:51 – Catching Up with the Chicks 05:03 – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 25:10 – Main Discussion on WandaVision 01:40:10 – Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Title Sequence/Opening Credit,WandaVision Marvel Studios Intro Scarlet Witch Theme, WandaVision Across The Universe, by Aurora
01:45:05
April 5, 2021
Episode 94 - The Sexiest Movies We've Ever Seen
Although February and with it Valentine's Day is over, we over here in the Across The Universe, um, planet, are still in the mood for some luuurrvvee. Specifically, Sexy™ luuurrvvee. Yes, this is the episode in which each of us talk about the Sexy™-est movies ever and boy, you will not see some of this coming. Structure: 00:00 – Introduction 01:58 – Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight 14:49 – Golden Globes 2021 Nominations 01:45:18 – Plugs and Goodbyes Songs:  I Want It That Way, by Backstreet Boys Maggot Brain, by Funkadelic Across The Universe, by The Accidentals Ft. Jenny Conlee
01:53:10
March 11, 2021
Episode 93: Golden Globes 2021 + The White Tiger
This year's award season has officially begun! Listen to our thoughts on the Golden Globes Nominations just in time for the ceremony tonight, as well as our review of The White Tiger (available on Netflix). Structure: 00:00 – Introduction 02:30 – The White Tiger 35:22 – Golden Globes 2021 Nominations 01:14:28 – Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: The Master, from The White Tiger Original Soundtrack Across The Universe, by The Beatles
01:24:17
February 28, 2021
The BEST of 2020: Movies and TV Shows
We bring you our first episode of 2021, that was actually planned for 2020. But if we learned anything from 2020 it is that sometimes things do not go according to plan and unexpected surprises may happen. So here we are, in the new year, looking back and wrapping up 2020. Since the last year was full of major changes, we decided to have a very different approach to our wrap-up episode as well. Eventually we ended up talking about movies that were not 2020 releases, TV shows of 2020 we enjoyed and finally movies that, against all odds, were released in 2020 and ended up being good. Structure: 00:00 – Introduction 03:00 – Quick chat 13:30 – Main Discussion - Favourite Non-2020 Movies, TV-shows of 2020 & 2020 Movie Releases 01:50:40 – Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Rokenrollah' by jonas.f.k Black Swan (Art Film) by BTS Scarlet by  The Rolling Stones Adore You by Harry Styles Across The Universe, by AURORA
01:57:33
January 15, 2021
Episode 91: A Very Jolly Christmas Special
Merry Christmas! We are bringing you a very special Christmas related episode. Each of us picked a movie, more precisely a romance movie that has a little bit of Christmas in it! Then we sat down and talked about them and before we even realised we were discussing the disappearance of the romance genre, Nancy Meyers and the lack of charismatic actors everyone loves. So if this episode were a gift, it's a multi-layered adventure of surprises until the very bottom of a tall gift box! We wish you all the merriest of holidays and hope that despite of everything you will still find some joy and magic this holiday season. Stay safe! Structure: 00:00 – Introduction 01:45 – Quick chat 09:38 – Main Discussion - Christmas Romance (About a Boy, You've Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping) 59:30 – Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Dreams by The Cranberries This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole Shake Ya Ass by  Mystikal Over the Rainbow, You've Got Mail Soundtrack by Harry Nilsson Love, Theme, While You Were Sleeping Soundtrack by Randy Edelman Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee
01:05:47
December 23, 2020
Episode 90: Mank (2020)
After six years, David Fincher is back on our, well, small screens with Netflix's Mank - a cinematic exploration of the roots of the "Greatest Movie Ever Made" Citizen Kane, and the man(k) behind it. The chicks with accents tear into this new offering by one of modern cinema's auteurs and see what the hype is all about. Along with that, we also look into our Interesting movies/TV shows of the fortnight, as is tradition. Structure: 00:00 - Intro 01:31 - Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight 30:05 - Main Discussion on Mank 1:34:48 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Prelude, Citizen Kane Original Score by Bernard Herrmann Mank Original Score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee
01:50:43
December 11, 2020
Episode 89: Normal People (2020) - Part II
Are you normal people? Well, if so (and even if not) this two part episode discussion on the BBC+Hulu miniseries Normal People is just for you! Based on a book of the same name by Sally Rooney, we dive deep into the world of this character driven miniseries as well as the book. We talk passionately about Marianne, Connell and their romance for hours. No, we're not kidding, we had a lot to say and even now we feel like we left some things out. Since we had so much on our mind we decided to divide our discussion into two separate parts and subchapters. Unfortunately we did not have the time to dedicate an entire subchapter to Connell's chain but there's always 2021. Structure 00:00 - Connell (spoilers) 35:57- Marianne and Connell's relationship (spoilers) 01:20:18 - Plugs and Goodbye Songs: HNY, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks Audio Clips from Normal People, Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell Going Home, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee
01:25:46
December 8, 2020
Episode 89: Normal People (2020) - Part I
Are you normal people? Well, if so (and even if not) this two part episode discussion on the BBC+Hulu miniseries Normal People is just for you! Based on a book of the same name by Sally Rooney, we dive deep into the world of this character driven miniseries as well as the book. We talk passionately about Marianne, Connell and their romance for hours. No, we're not kidding, we had a lot to say and even now we feel like we left some things out. Since we had so much on our mind we decided to divide our discussion into two separate parts and subchapters. Unfortunately we did not have the time to dedicate an entire subchapter to Connell's chain but there's always 2021. Structure: 00:00 - Introduction 01:53 -  Quick Catch-Up 04:46 - Main discussion - Normal People (spoiler free discussion) 30:18 -  Marianne (spoilers) Songs: Opening, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks Connell Messed Up, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks Audio Clip from Normal People, Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell HNY, Normal People Original Score by Stephen Rennicks
51:50
December 8, 2020
Episode 88: Noirvember 2020
Yes, it is that time of the year again- when we descend into the corrupted heart of society with troubled private eyes and dubious conmen and a dangerous dame or two, aka Noirvember! This year, instead of some common theme, we decided to watch any noir or neo-noir of our own choice and just have a fun discussion on them along with musings on the pressures of watching and appreciating classics, as well as our Interesting Movies/TV Shows of the Fortnight.  It's the stuff dreams are made of! (Okay no, but it's still fun!) Structure: 00:00 - Introduction 01:45 - Interesting Movie/TV Show of the Fortnight 23:24 - Main discussion - Noirvember (Body Heat, The Long Goodbye, The Third Man) 01:12:20 - Special Noirvember Questionnaire 01:27:00 - Plugs and Goodbye Songs: The Long Goodye, Clydie King The Long Goodbye, Jack Sheldon Across The Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee
01:34:57
November 22, 2020
Episode 87: Horror Comedies (2020 Halloween Special)
In this year's Halloween Special we talk about three horror comedies that will make all your nightmares go away. Considering everything that has been going on in 2020, we figured you needed a good night's sleep. So grab some candy and enjoy an episode full of ghoulish laughs, talking about Gremlins (1984), Brain Dead (1992) and The Addams Family (1991).  Episode structure: 00:00 Introduction 02:11 IMOTF: Horror Edition 26:41 Main Discussion: Gremlins, Brain Dead and The Addams Family 58:28 Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: The Addams Family Theme Gremlins Theme Across the Universe, by The Beatles
01:06:57
October 31, 2020
Episode 86: Second Chance Films (aka THE Quarantine Episode)
One night in August, in the year of our Lord 2020, five months into a global pandemic, three girls from across the world decided it would be fun to record their very first video episode, about films they have HATED (PS. the caps are essential to emphasize the Passion) for a long, long, long time. What then ensued was 82 minutes of madness, laughter, tears and mayhem... Firstly, let us make it clear that this isn't a video. We believe the context is, well, necessary to explain the manic energy this episode exudes. The lack of real human interaction + seeing each other totally unprepared + the topic which is Movies We Hated As Teens and We Decided To Revisit (flipping our previous Cringe episode) = um, whatever this episode is :P Also, our sincerest apologies for some of the technical issues in this episode. We almost thought of re-recording but we knew we could NEVER recreate the real deal.  So with all that prelude, ENJOY!!!! Structure: 00:00 - Intro 02:09 - Interesting Movie of the Fortnight 21:29 - Main Discussion (with The Notebook, Moulin Rouge! and Twilight) 01:14:40 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: The Pitch (Spectacular, Spectacular), Moulin Rouge! OST Supermassive Blackhole, Muse Across the Universe, The Accidentals feat. Jenny Conlee
01:22:17
October 13, 2020
Episode 85: Irrfan Khan (With a Special Look at The Lunchbox)
Since 2020 has felt like it was 938457891 years long, it is almost easy to forget the massive loss world cinema suffered earlier this year after the passing of the one and only Irrfan Khan. In this episode, we discussed his work, his legacy and one of his best onscreen performances in 2013's "The Lunchbox". Structure: 00:00 - Intro 02:51 - Interesting Movie of the Fortnight 16:00 - Main Discussion on Irrfan Khan and "The Lunchbox" 50:36 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: O Mere Saajan, by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu Across the Universe, by AURORA
53:52
August 18, 2020
Episode 84: Cringey Movies We Loved As Teens
In this episode we discuss the cringiest movies we loved as teens. Structure 00:00 - Intro 02:55 - Interesting Movie of the Fortnight 17:53 - Cringey Movies We Loved As Teens 01:18:05 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs Teenage Love Affair, by Alicia Keys Teenage Dirtbag, by Wheatus Across the Universe, by Aurora Join us in our next episode where we discuss the late Irrfan Khan's career, focusing on his work in The Lunchbox. 
01:21:31
July 14, 2020
Episode 83: Brad Pitt special: The Hidden Gems Movie Challenge
In episode 83 of the Across the Universe podcast, we each discuss about a Brad Pitt movie we picked for the Hidden Gems movie challenge. A challenge where we picked a movie out of Brad Pitt's filmography we hadn't seen and crossed out fingers it would end up being a gem!  Episode Structure: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:16 - Interesting Movie or TV-show of the fortnight 00:28:09 - Brad Pitt Hidden Gems Movie Challenge 01:20:06 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs Separate Lives, by Gabriel Yared Main Title, from James Horner Across the Universe, by Aurora Feel free to give us feedback on our facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @msofiateixeira and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. On the next episode: we talk about movies we loved as teens but are not so fond of now...! Cringe.
01:25:51
June 23, 2020
Episode 82: 64 Films by Black Filmmakers to Watch
In this bonus episode of our podcast we've decided to support the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement by highlighting the work of black filmmakers. Listen to episode 82 for 64 films made by black filmmakers you should watch - from movies to documentaries and miniseries, across all genres and decades.
28:29
June 10, 2020
Episode 81: Most Anticipated 2020 Movies (that we hope are still coming!)
In episode 81 of the Across the Universe podcast, we discuss the upcoming movies we're most looking forward to watch. We've recorded this episode before the COVID-19 pandemic, so the premiere dates we mentioned no longer apply. Still, we hope we'll get to see most of these films in 2020. Enjoy! Episode Structure: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:00 - Honorable Mentions 00:08:40 - Our Most Anticipated 2020 Movies 00:49:30 - Plugs and Goodbyes Songs Blue Monday, by New Order (ft. in Wonder Woman 1984 trailer) No Time to Die, from Billie Eilish Across the Universe, by Aurora Feel free to give us feedback on our facebook page or via email acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @msofiateixeira and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. On the next episode: we talk about movies we loved as teens but are not so fond of now...! Cringe.
53:35
April 28, 2020
Episode 80: Movies to Watch at the End of the World
In our 80th episode we talk a little about the corona virus and how the situation (according to the situation a week and a half ago) has been affecting us. In our main discussion we talk about three end of the world movies and list a few things we learned from the movies that could be applied to the current situation. Structure 00:00:00 – 00:09:12 – Intro 00:09:12 – 00:09:56 – LAMB Podcasting Network Trailer 00:09:57 – 00:51:58 – Three movies to watch at the end of the world & some tips and tricks to survive the end of the world 00:53:11 – 01:03:18 – Plugs and goodbyes Songs Tristan & Isolde, from Wagner Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Mix), from Zombie Nation Across the Universe, by Aurora
01:03:18
March 26, 2020
Episode 79: OSCARS® 2020 Special - Part II
In our 79th podcast episode we look at this year's OSCARS®, from the ceremony to the nominees and winners of the 92nd Academy Awards. Listen to Part II now. Structure 00:00:00 - 00:01:32 - Intro and LAMB Podcasting Network Trailer 00:01:33 - 00:53:53 - OSCARS 2020 Winners and Nominees: from 'Best Original Song' to 'Best Motion Picture' 00:53:54 - 01:00:49 -  Plugs and Goodbyes Songs Into the Unknown, from Frozen 2 Across the Universe, by Aurora
01:00:49
March 4, 2020
Episode 79: OSCARS® 2020 Special - Part I
In our 79th podcast episode we look at this year's OSCARS®, from the ceremony to the nominees and winners of the 92nd Academy Awards. Listen to Part I now. Structure: 00:00:00 - 00:01:09 - Intro 00:01:10 - 00:01:38 - LAMB Podcasting Network Trailer 00:01:39 - 00:07:40 - The Ceremony 00:07:41 - 01:19:02 - OSCARS Nominees and Winners: From 'Best Supporting Actor' to 'Best International Feature Film' Songs: I Wanna Love Me Again, from Rocketman Across the Universe, by Aurora
01:19:02
March 4, 2020
Episode 78: Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade
The Chicks with Accents are back to podcasting in 2020 with a special episode: Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade. Listen on to know each of our picks for the movies that meant the most to us these past 10 years. Structure: 00:00-01:01 - Intro 01:01-01:46 -  LAMB Trailer 01:46-33:06 - Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade: #10 to #06 33:06-1:59:04 - Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade: #05 - #01 1:59:19-2:04:47- Plugs and Goodbyes Songs: Non, Je ne regrette rien, by Edith Piaf Modern Love, by David Bowie Across the Universe, by AURORA Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @msofiateixeira and @MettelRay. Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher Radio On the next episode: the chicks talk about the most exciting movies coming in 2020.
02:04:47
January 27, 2020
Episode 77: OSCARS 2019 Reaction
We’re back from our break with a very timely Oscar Special reaction episode! The chicks discuss all the nominees and winners, and the best and worst moments from this years awards ceremony. Stay tuned – in a few days we’ll release our review of Captain Marvel (2019)! Songs: Shallow, by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper […]
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March 20, 2019
Episode 76: Noirvember – 2018 Edition!
We know Noirvember is over, but this movie event is one of our absolute favorites, so we couldn’t miss it. For this year’s edition, Nik and Sofia chose their all-time favorite noir films, and had our noir newbie chick, Getter, watch them for the first time! Did she love them? Hate them? Are we still […]
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December 12, 2018
Episode 75: Netflix & Chill
For our newest episode, we decided to dig deep into the popular activity called Netflix & Chill. Which of course means that we picked three Netflix romantic movies, and sat down to chill and watch them. And then, in a not so shocking turn of events, we sat down to chill again, but this time, […]
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October 9, 2018
Episode 74: The Best Non-Bond Spy Movies
For our 74th episode, and in light of the release of The Spy Who Dumped Me, the chicks discuss the best movies of the spy genre that are not Bond films. Listen on for over nine spy movies of all kinds and ages!
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September 11, 2018
Episode 73: Our Most Anticipated Summer Blockbusters (w/ Katy Rochelle!)
In Episode 73 we bring you double the usual excitement, for two reasons: one, we’re sharing our most anticipated summer blockbusters of the year, so of course all we do in this episode is gush; two, this is a guest episode! Katy Rochelle from Oh So Geeky joins us and takes our traditional guest questionnaire, […]
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June 5, 2018