Cinecast Episode 90 – Maybe You’ll Want Your Hearing?

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This Episode: The Incredible Hulk, The Happening, Kurt’s Eco-Horror 10, DVDs and more…

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Show notes for Cinecast Episode #90

  • Intro music: :00 – 1:39
  • Opening B.S.: 1:16 – 7:52
  • The Incredible Hulk 7:53 – 23:11
  • The Happening 23:12 – 1:15:24
  • 10 Other ‘Happening’ Eco-Horror Pics 1:15:25 – 1:40:33
  • DVD picks: 1:40:34 – 1:48:10
  • Closing: 1:48:11 – 1:49:42
  • Outro music: 1:46:11 – 1:51:34
  • ??? 1:51:34 – 1:51:44

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The Incredible Hulk

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The Happening

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10 “Eco-Horror” Films:

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Related – Twitch Phase IV review, Finite Focus Picnic at Hanging Rock, Kurt’s Safe Review.

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Rusty James
Guest

The Verhoven references are tortured. Is it this hard to say that the movie's shit?

Lee Jones
Guest

In regards to th eco-horror top ten, I was reminded of a very creepy 1970's australian flm called 'Long Weekend'. I saw this on late night tv back in the early 80's. The plot follows a couple on a camping trip who abuse the outback in various ways until the mother nature decides she's had enough. It is a very atmospheric and quirky movie which is essentially a very distubing portrait of a relationship in crisis. You guys should really check it out.

Lee Jones
Guest

Where are my manners?, another outstanding show, thanks very much.

stump
Guest

It's baffling to me how anyone can defend any aspect of The Happening but attack The Hulk – seems pretty superficial actually.

rot
Guest

The Happening is a happy accident. Its enjoyed by some here in the way one enjoys an Ed Wood film, or any B movie, I don't think any of us (except Henrik) are saying it achieves perfectly what it set out to do. For Wahlberg's kooky performance alone its enjoyable. There are a lot of cult films that could be described as shit as well, but there is a reason nonetheless that they become cult… people enjoy them despite their better judgement.

rot
Guest

@stump

the difference would be if someone said Hulk was a well made film… Andrew is not saying the Happening is a well made film, both the Hulk and Happening are to some extent poorly made films (actually I haven't seen the Hulk so I guess I can't say that, but going on what Andrew is saying). Once you go beyond the value of execution of the ideas in the film, you can also take into consideration one's immediate reaction to it… its not worth defending these because you either feel it or you don't.

I can understand the hate for the Happening, I see it but I also enjoyed it on that B level.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

@Lee. Something about the Australians and the outback that seems to create films about nature as a malevolent force. (rather than a viciously indifferent one a la Herzog) There was also that film Jindabyne gave that vibe.

swarez
Guest

Phase IV is coming out on DVD in July. Don't know the details but the company behind it has done some decent work before. Unfortunately it will only be available through select Best Buy stores so one of you guys will have to pick one up for me.

swarez
Guest

And Andrew. Here's the review I wrote for Phase IV on Twitch.
http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/seldom-seen-revie

rot
Guest

@Kurt

Did you ever see Zizek's 'Pervert Guide to Cinema'? I saw it a couple months ago and while it overstays its welcome there are some fascinating insights into films bought out by this hyperactive philosopher. He spends a lot of time talking about The Birds… also I never noticed the three levels of the Psycho house corresponds perfectly to the three psychoanalysis divisions, Id, ego and superego.

Hitchcock and Lynch get a lot of attention.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

@rot "Zizek’s ‘Pervert Guide to Cinema’? I saw it a couple months ago and while it overstays its welcome"

This was the chief criticism i'd heard of this film, and after being severely burned with Xan Brooks' Z-Channel, I was reluctant. The philosophy angles intrigue me though.

Cool.

rot
Guest

its not overly philosophical, and it is encyclopaedic with respects to how many films are looked at, its more Zizek is a fast talker, and he has a lot to say, and its not something I would say you watch in one sitting, its something you watch a little bit at a time, and taken that way it is thoroughly enjoyable. It is a huge lesson in film, and looking deep into film. Highly recommend it.

rot
Guest

I would add Gerry to eco-horror.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Something about the Australians and the outback that seems to create films about nature as a malevolent force. There was also that film Jindabyne gave that vibe.

Jindabyne has a serial killer, and really has nothing to do with nature. Even the underwater city is a man-made construction and not the result of a malevolent Mother N.

Ooooh, that'd be a great title for a nature horror film. Mother N.

Rusty James
Guest

Your review of the Happening was awesome! It didn't achieve it's goal of reviewing the film but I think that was on purpose. Also, I suspect it was partly satire. All in all, it was really unique and different from the same old same old.

Matt Gamble
Guest

I get the distinct impression Rusty is mocking all of us. 😉

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

*I'm used to being mocked*

I must admit, our film reviews lately (maybe it's summer-fatigue) have been fairly ramble-y and unfocused. Oh wait a minute. That's our show in general. 🙂

Rusty James
Guest

No not at all man. I've been using the online alias for years.

Marina Antunes
Admin

The scene Kurt is talking about from "Danny the Dog" (AKA "Unleashed") is freakin' awesome though, as far as I know, the film doesn't feature any of the parkour dudes.

Here it is in all its glory. Actually, it starts at the 3 minute mark but this entire 5 minute clip is non-stop action. Pretty awesome stuff:

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Watching that I'm reminded that I need to buy this movie.

Kurt
Guest

No, but the dude in the fight is Cyril Rafaelli (badass Henchman in DIE HARD 4, and buddy to parkour dude in Banlieu 13, and curiously, motion-cap stuntman in THE INCREDIBLE HULK for both Hulk and Abominable. So THE INCREDIBLE HULK has something in common with NORBIT, in essence the same actor is 'fucking (fighting) himself' on camera….Yes, my biases are showing. But good to see Rafaelli getting paydays, perhaps he'll make some French or even better, Thai action flicks soon.

Kurt
Guest

Oh, and that youtube 5 minutes is simply awesome, I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed Danny The Dog. Pretty visceral stuff, and as action flicks go, there is some pretty good attention to geography and space there, you always know what is going on.

John Allison
Editor

Since we are talking about cool fight scenes. Here is one of my favourite Jackie Chan ones. Its the final fight from Who Am I?

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Goon
Guest

I rented 4 months 3 months 2 days this week. Great movie. Starts off a little show I have to say, but by the time she meets up with the "doctor" as it were, it really takes off. I like how each scene plays out at long length, even the dinner scene, which just adds more and more tension as you watch her sit there unhappy and out of the loop, her mind elsewhere.

Its a little more extreme than I thought it would be (but still not exactly "Lake of Fire' extreme re: the abortion stuff).

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