Scannain Podcast - #8 - 2019

March 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This time, coming live from the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, recorded in the space between the showings of Another Day of Life and José on Saturday 2nd March. Darren Mooney, Jason Coyle, Ronan Doyle and Alex Towers of When Irish Eyes Are Watching discuss their own experience of the festival to this point, including highlights and otherwise.

Films discussed include: Loro, What Time is Death?, Happy as Lazzaro, Ash is Purest White, Rafiki, Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life, The Man Who Feels No Pain, Fighting With My Family, Angelo, Vox Lux, Her Smell, Dragged Across Concrete, Another Day of Life, Dub Daze, Out of Blue, A Girl From Mogadishu and She's Missing.

Due to the unique constraints of the festival, this episode eschews the usual format (no top ten! no new releases!), moves at a much brisker and looser pace, and was recorded in the wild. As such, the sound includes ambient rainfall.

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Scannain Podcast - #7 - 2019

February 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast! Almost live from the Virgin Media International Film Festival!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle, and Jay Coyle to discuss the week in film news. Jay and Darren are just back from the premiere of Papi Chulo, while Ronan has brought along a schedule of planned festival highlights for discerning listeners. Due to time constraints, the podcast moves at a tremendous clip, but there's room to discuss classics like Point Break, Predator and Jodorowsky's Dune along the way.

The news is given over to the passing of screen legends Bruno Ganz and Albert Finney, Aamir Khan's trip to the Belfast Film Festival and TOG Hackerspace's #OIRscars Party this coming Sunday.

The top ten:

  1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  2. Instant Family
  3. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World
  4. Green Book
  5. Alita: Battle Angel
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Happy Death Day 2 U
  8. A Dog's Way Home
  9. The Mule
  10. The Kid Who Would Be King

New releases:

  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Capernaum
  • Cold Pursuit
  • Old Boys
  • Total Dhamaal
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Scannain Podcast - #6 - 2019

February 15, 2019 @ 9:40 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle, Jay Coyle and Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin discuss the week in film news. We have a broad and wide-ranging discussion of what we watched, asking tough questions like whether Flash Gordon really is the horniest movie ever made and ruminating on the visual power of Shrek Retold. There are also discussions of The Miseducation of Cameron Post and the thirties thriller Red Dust.

News-wise, awards season continues apace with the race settling down after the BAFTAs and Roma emerging as the frontrunner. Simultaneously, the Oscars continue to be a struggle to get their show organised. Meanwhile, closer to home, the Irish Film Institute unveils its plans for 2019 and its evening course in British cinema since the eighties.

The top ten:

  1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  2. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World
  3. Green Book
  4. Alita: Battle Angel
  5. A Dog's Way Home
  6. The Mule
  7. Glass
  8. Mary Queen of Scots
  9. Vice
  10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

New releases:

  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Instant Family
  • The Queen's Corgi
  • Happy Death Day 2 U
  • A Private War
  • Mektoub, My Love
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Scannain Podcast - #5 - 2019

February 8, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle, Jay Coyle and Alex Towers from When Irish Eyes Are Watching discuss the week in film news. We have a broad and wide-ranging discussion of what we watched, including everything from John Carpenter's The Fog to 3,000 Miles to Graceland to the work of Agnes Varda and some preemptive highlights of the upcoming Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. We also discuss a little bit about David Fincher's Zodiac, which we all caught on 35mm at the Lighthouse.

In terms of film news, there is a lot to cover. The big story concerns the cinema-going habits of the Irish (and international) audiences. However, there's also news from the European Film Market, including a number of prospective Irish films on sale.

The top ten:

  1. How to Train Your Dragon III: The Hidden World
  2. Green Book
  3. A Dog's Way Home
  4. The Mule
  5. Glass
  6. Vice
  7. Mary Queen of Scots
  8. Mary Poppins Returns
  9. Escape Room
  10. Second Act

New releases:

  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • All Is True
  • Boy Erased
  • High Flying Bird
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
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Scannain Podcast - #4 - 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 1:23 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle and Graham Day from Speakin' Geek to discuss the week in film news. It's a fun and wide-ranging discussion, covering everything from the growth of Dreamworks as an animation studio to the extended cut of Terrence Malick's Tree of Life. There's also discussion of Dragonball Z and Destroyer. In film news, we mark the passing of Dick Miller, the coverage of Sundance, February at the Irish Film Institute and the thirtieth anniversary of the Cork French Film Festival.

The top ten:

  1. A Dog's Way Home
  2. Glass
  3. Mary Queen of Scots
  4. Vice
  5. The Mule
  6. Mary Poppins Returns
  7. Second Act
  8. Stan and Ollie
  9. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  10. The Favourite

New releases:

  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Escape Room
  • Green Book
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • A Private War
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Scannain Podcast - #3 - 2019

January 25, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Grace Duffy, Ronan Doyle, Jay Coyle and Alex Towers from When Irish Eyes Are Watching discuss the week in film news. We may all have been sneaking out to catch Zodiac at the Lighthouse, so it's a fast-paced discussion this week. Highlights include chance encounters at a midnight screening of Michael Mann's Heat, trying to make sense of The Sisters Brothers, and the bizarre premise that is Monkey Shines.

In terms of film news, the big news of the week is given over to the announcement of the Academy Awards nominations and the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival launch, along with the passing of Jonas Mekas.

The top ten:

  1. Glass
  2. Mary Queen of Scots
  3. Stan and Ollie
  4. Mary Poppins Returns
  5. The Upside
  6. The Favourite
  7. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  9. Bumblebee
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody

New releases:

  • Bergman - A Year in a Life
  • Destroyer
  • A Dog's Way Home
  • The Mule
  • On Her Shoulders
  • Second Act
  • Vice
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Scannain Podcast - #2 - 2019

January 18, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle discuss the week in film news. But first, we talk about the films that we've watched this week, and what a bumper selection that runs the gamut from Wim Wenders' Trick of the Light to films like Gotti and United Passions. There's also an extended chat about the impact and legacy of Cloud Atlas, and the work of the Wachowski Sisters in general.

It's also a bumper week for film news, with the looming Oscar nominations, the Screen Ireland 2019 production slate, the American release of Maze, the South by Southwest premiere of Extra Ordinary, the announcement of Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters sequel, and the Dublin International Film Festival Fantastic Flix lineup.

The top ten:

  1. Mary Poppins Returns
  2. Stan and Ollie
  3. The Favourite
  4. The Upside
  5. Bumblebee
  6. Aquaman
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  9. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  10. Creed II

New releases:

  • Beautiful Boy
  • Glass
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
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Scannain Podcast - #1 - 2019

January 11, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

Happy New Year! It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Grace Duffy, Ronan Doyle and Jay Coyle discuss the week in film news. As the first podcast we've recorded in three weeks, since the end-of-year spectacular back in December, there is a lot to talk about. And so we do! Everything from T2: Trainspotting to Bird Box to Bandersnatch to The Dead, it's an eclectic selection of films. It includes some of the new releases that we didn't get to cover over the break, including Life Itself and Welcome to Marwen.

There is also understandably a lot of ground to cover. In awards season news, the success of The Favourite at both the Golden Globes and in the BAFTA nominations. The various Oscar-season gossip, including the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the chaos around Green Book, Kevin Hart's controversy and the decision to go hostless. Closer to home, there was an acknowledgement of James Hickey's decision to step down at the end of his term as head of Screen Ireland and a brief discussion of the Dublin Bowie Festival.

The top ten:

  1. Mary Poppins Returns
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Andre Rieu’s 2019 New Year Concert From Sydney
  4. The Favourite
  5. Aquaman
  6. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. The Grinch
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody
  10. Holmes and Watson

New releases:

  • The Front Runner
  • Colette
  • Men and Monsters
  • Stan and Ollie
  • The Upside
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Scannain End of Year Podcast 2018

December 21, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

It's the end of the year, which means that this is an episode all about celebrating the year that has been. Darren Mooney, Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin, Grace Duffy, Jay Coyle and Ronan Doyle discuss 2018 in terms of films. That means a general natter about the year as a whole, an exploration of the top ten films at the Irish box office, a run down through our individual top tens, and the formation of a consensus Scannain top ten films of the year.

The end of year box office top ten is...

  1. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  2. A Star is Born
  3. Avenger: Infinity War
  4. Incredibles 2
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  6. Peter Rabbit
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody
  8. Black Panther
  9. The Grinch
  10. The Greatest Showman

 

And the consensus Scannain top ten films of the year are...

  • 10. BlacKkKlansman / Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • 09. Phantom Thread
  • 08. Rosie
  • 06. Faces Places / Annihilation
  • 05. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • 04. The Image You Missed
  • 03. Dogman
  • 02. Lady Bird
  • 01. You Were Never Really Here

To get the individual top tens, which cover thirty-eight films in total, you'll just have to listen to the podcast.

A special thank you to everybody who has contributed to the podcast over the year. This has been a great project, and would not be possible without a fantastic pool of contributors: Daniel Anderson, Philip Bagnall, Donnacha Coffey, Jason Coyle, Graham Day, Ronan Doyle, Grace Duffy, Luke Dunne, Emma Fagan, Stacy Grouden, Niall Murphy, Doctor Jennifer O'Meara, Andrew Quinn, Nicola Timmins, Alex Towers.

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Scannain Podcast - #47 - 2018

December 14, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, Niall Murphy is joined by Ronan Doyle, Grace Duffy, and Jay Coyle to discuss the week in film news. 

The top ten:

  1. The Grinch
  2. Ralph Breaks The Internet
  3. Creed 2
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody
  6. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  7. The Old Man & The Gun
  8. Mortal Engines
  9. Sorry To Bother
  10. A You Star Is Born

New releases:

  • Aquaman
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Mortal Engines
  • Free Solo
  • Lizzie
  • Keepers Of The Flame
  • The House That Jack Built
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