Scannain Podcast - #43 - 2018

November 15, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast! A somewhat abridged edition this week, due to time constraints.

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle and Grace Duffy to discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Jay discusses continues his disaster movie marathon with Volcano and the questionable inclusion of Cliffhanger. Varda Season continues apace. Meanwhile, Grace gets into the Christmas spirit and walks us through some highlights of her binge of research into Netflix's Christmas films.

The news this week is abridged, but there's a brief discussion of the passing of Stan Lee and the awards given out by Irish Film London before the Irish Film Festival London.

The top ten:

  1. The Grinch
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. A Star is Born
  4. Widows
  5. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  6. Smallfoot
  7. Johnny English Strikes Again
  8. Overlord
  9. Goosebumps II: Haunted Halloween
  10. Hurricane (Squadron 303)

New releases:

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Cam
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Price of Everything
  • Siberia
  • Suspiria
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Scannain Podcast - #42 - 2018

November 12, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle, Ronan Doyle, Grace Duffy and Doctor Jennifer O'Meara from the Dublin Feminist Film Festival discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Jay discusses The Other Side of the Wind, Ronan rewatches Waltz with Bashir, Grace celebrates Netflix Christmas movies, and Jennifer contemplates The Congress.

The big news feature this week is Doctor Jennifer O'Meara discussing the fifth annual Dublin Feminist Film Festival, which is taking place the 20th-22nd November in the Lighthouse Cinema. Jennifer walks us through some programme highlights. We also discuss the iffy short film festival, Netflix's collaboration with Nora Twomey and Cartoon Saloon on My Father's Dragon, a recent Prime Time Investigates look at reports of bullying the Irish film industry and highlights of the Screen Ireland funding decisions for the third quarter.

The top ten:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. A Star is Born
  3. Smallfoot
  4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  5. Johnny English Strikes Again
  6. Goosebumps II: Haunted Halloween
  7. Halloween
  8. Venom
  9. First Man
  10. 7 Emotions

New releases:

  • Outlaw King
  • Overlord
  • Good Favour
  • Kin
  • The Grinch
  • The Other Side of Everything
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Widows
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Scannain Podcast - #41 - 2018

November 2, 2018 @ 11:25 am

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle and Ronan Doyle discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Jay finally has his say on Mandy and ruminates upon disaster films old and new, while Ronan raves about Dogman and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The week in film news covers a bumper year for Irish nominees at the British Independent Film Awards, gives a quick shout to the Dublin Feminist Film Festival and discusses the shuttering of Filmstruck and the future of film archiving.

The top ten:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. A Star is Born
  3. Halloween
  4. Smallfoot
  5. Goosebumps II: Haunted Halloween
  6. Johnny English Strikes Again
  7. First Man
  8. Venom
  9. The Hate You Give
  10. La Fanciulla Del West – Met Opera 2018 (Opera)

New releases:

  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
  • Black Mother
  • Juliet, Naked
  • Peterloo
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Slaughterhouse Rulez
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Scannain Podcast - #40 - 2018

October 26, 2018 @ 9:34 am

This week, Darren Mooney, Grace Duffy, Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin and Phil Bagnall discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Grace discusses her rewatch of Arrival, Luke contemplates Bad Times at the El Royale and Phil ruminates upon Wonder Woman.

The bulk of this week's news coverage is given over to Phil's trip to the London Film Festival, and he discusses his highlights of the festival; his opinion on the headliners, his hidden gems and his disappointments. In other film news, we discuss the WANDA Feminist Film Festival in Belfast and the Galway Junior Film Fleadh.

The top ten:

  1. A Star is Born
  2. Halloween
  3. Smallfoot
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  5. Johnny English Strikes Again
  6. First Man
  7. Venom
  8. Hunter Killer
  9. Samson Et Dalila – Met Opera 2018 (Opera)
  10. Kler (Clergy)

New releases:

  • Possum
  • The Guilty
  • Bad Reputation
  • An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  • The Hate You Give
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Katie
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Scannain Podcast - #39 - 2018

October 19, 2018 @ 10:44 am

This week, Darren Mooney, Jason Coyle, Grace Duffy, and Ronan Doyle discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Jay talks about "instant classics", Ronan discusses the heartbreak of Rosie, and Grace inadvertently watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings again.

In film news, we discuss the upcoming Cork Film Festival, Katie winning Screen Directors Guild Finders Series Award, at Netflix's successful "Summer of Love." There's also an extended session about awards season social media fatigue.

The top ten:

  1. A Star is Born
  2. Smallfoot
  3. Venom
  4. Johnny English Strikes Again
  5. First Man
  6. Kler (Clergy)
  7. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  8. Bad Times At The El Royale
  9. Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour (Concert)
  10. Night School

New releases:

  • The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
  • Dogman
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • Halloween
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Scannain Podcast - #38 - 2018

October 12, 2018 @ 12:18 pm

This week, host Darren Mooney joins Jason Coyle, Grace Duffy and Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin to discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Grace discusses her love of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and encourages a Bruce Springsteen singalong, Jason blazes through a twelve-film week and contemplates the seventies fetishism of A Star is Born, and Luke discusses Maniac and the strange intoxicating allure of Venom. Complete with mumbly Tom Hardy impressions.

The top ten:

  1. Venom
  2. A Star is Born
  3. Johnny English Strikes Again
  4. Night School
  5. The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  6. Black '47
  7. Aida at Met Opera 2018
  8. A Simple Favour
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
  10. Crazy Rich Asians

New releases:

  • 22 July
  • Apostle
  • Smallfoot
  • Mandy
  • Rosie
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • First Man
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Scannain Podcast - #37 - 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 9:29 am

This week, Darren Mooney joins Jason Coyle, Ronan Doyle and Graham Day to discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, Graham gives us a peak at upcoming cinematic delights including First Man and Mandy, Ronan discusses the underrated emotional appeal of Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again, and Jay expounds upon his controversial "automatic four star film theory"as it relates to directors like Jeremy Saulnier and S. Craig Zahler.

We also talk about the best ways to celebrate a cinematic Halloween in Dublin, looking at both the Season of the Witch at the Lighthouse and the Horrorthon at the IFI, discuss the recently scheduled release date of The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, and the revelation that Russian bots have been stirring dissent around Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.

The top ten:

  1. Night School
  2. The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  3. Black '47
  4. A Simple Favour
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
  6. The Nun
  7. Christopher Robin
  8. Mile 22
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
  10. The Little Stranger

New releases:

  • Johnny English Strikes Again
  • Blindspotting
  • Venom
  • A Star is Born
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Scannain Podcast - #36 - 2018

September 28, 2018 @ 9:44 am

It's time for the latest Scannain podcast!

This week, host Darren Mooney joins Jason Coyle, Grace Duffy, and Ronan Doyle to discuss the week in film. As usual, we talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what we've watched this week. In this episode, we discuss the appeal of Tony Scott's (arguably) underrated late film Domino, which Jay claims as a cinematic classic and Ronan watched while hung over. We talk about the true horror lurking in Ghost Stories. We debate whether Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is a Sacha Baron Cohen show as a horror movie.

We also talk about the films that the "young ones" will be watching as part of the back-to-school programme at the Irish Film Institute, the ongoing Dublin Festival of History and the first look deal between Element Pictures and Fox Searchlight that speaks to the viability of Irish film as award fare.

In terms of the top ten, there's in-depth discussions of both Black '47 and The Little Stranger, all four panelists having seen those films.

The top ten: 

  1. The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  2. Black '47
  3. Crazy Rich Asians
  4. A Simple Favour
  5. The Nun
  6. Mile 22
  7. The Little Stranger
  8. Christopher Robin
  9. The Predator
  10. Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

New releases:

  • The Wife
  • Nureyev
  • The Meeting
  • Night School
  • Hold the Dark
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Scannain Podcast - #35 - 2018

September 21, 2018 @ 10:42 am
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Scannain Podcast - #34 - 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 9:48 am

This week, host Darren Mooney is joined by Jason CoyleRonan DoyleGrace Duffy, and Andrew Quinn to discuss the week in film. As usual, they talk about the top ten and the new releases, as well as what they’ve watched this week. In this episode, they discuss the work and legacy (and delayed appreciation) of Agnès Varda, the charm of When Harry Met Sally, the appeal of the original Halloween and the horror of The Exorcist.

Top Ten:

  1. The Nun
  2. Black ’47
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Christopher Robin
  5. Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
  6. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
  7. Incredibles II
  8. The Meg
  9. Searching…
  10. Ant-Man and the Wasp

New Releases:

  • A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot
  • The Predator
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • King of Thieves
  • The Rider
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