Cinecast Episode 181 – The Charm is the Smarm

 
Returning for yet another shot at the horror genre is our own mistress of the macabre, Serena Whitney from Killer-Film. We get into a fairly civilized (but **SPOILERY**) review for the misleading but ultimately enjoyable The Last Exorcism as well as Matt Gamble’s first thoughts on Robert Rodriguez’ grind house flick, Machete. On the home screens this week it was apparently fairly documentary heavy; from warring whale ships to the corruption of the third world to prisoner force feeding, it all gets pretty heavy. Lots of Olivier Assayas talk ensues with a viewing of demonLOVER and retrospective on the (tragically below-the-radar) director in Minneapolis. Last but not least, James Cameron and his megalomaniac 3D Uber-Booster attitude gets our podcasters talking about the state of 3D (again! sorry!) and other theater amenities. Stay tuned to the end for some left field DVD choices as well as some other plugs which you may just find more interesting than you might think. And finally Nicolas Cage sings a song to close us out… what more can you ask for from a podcast!?

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!




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http://rowthree.com/audio/cinecast_10/episode_181.mp3

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http://rowthree.com/audio/cinecast_10/episode_181-alt.mp3

 
 
 
Full show notes are under the seats…


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IN-HOUSE BUSINESS:
Alt, music track (no background music)
Movie Club:
Wizards
Grave of the Fireflies


MAIN REVIEWS:
The Last Exorcism
Serena’s review
(John’s review)
(Bob’s review)


OTHER REVIEWS:
Machete (sneak peek review)


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:
Triage
OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies
Mary and Max
“Whale Wars”
The Legend of Beaver Dam (short)
Serena’s review
Demon Lover
The Art of the Steal
The Dungeon Masters
Salesman
Dreams with Sharp Teeth
The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher
Double Dare
Manda Bala
Titicut Follies
Beauty Day
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Trailer for Mary and Max:

 


DVD PICK #1:
        Andrew:
Harry Brown
(Cinecast review)

       

Kurt:
Harry Brown
(Kurt’s review)

        Serena:
Evil Dead [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

        Matt:
Pirates of Dark Water
(IMDb)

DVD PICK #2:
        Andrew:
Evil Dead [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

        Kurt:
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
(IMDb)

        Serena:
N/A

        Matt:
N/A


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Red Riding Trilogy
Marmaduke
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

House, M.D. (s6)
FlashForward: The Complete Series
Lonesome Dove the Series (s1)


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Last Exorcism Chat Roulette
James Cameron disses Piranha 3D
– Werner Herzog rebuttal
– Producer Mark Canton rebuttal
Olivier Assayas (IMDb) – Minneapolis retrospective


NEXT WEEK:
The American
Machete


PRIVATE COMMENTS or QUESTIONS?
Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, or email us:
feedback@rowthree.com (general)
andrew.james@rowthree.com
kurt@rowthree.com

 

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Kurt Halfyard
Admin

"Preferences vary, but there is an optimal place to experience the sound system in most theaters. Choose a row about two thirds of the distance from the screen to the back of the theater. Try to sit one or two seats from the exact center of the row. The reason is that most sound technicians check the audio levels from the center seat about two thirds back from the screen. Since the sound from right and left speakers are equalized for the center, you want to sit slightly off-center to enhance the stereo effect. "

On the "where to sit in a movie-theatre" and stadium seating discussion: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/question49

kyri
Guest

man, buy a decent mic for Christ sake..

putting music in the background of your podcast is like putting ketchup on raw meat..

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Funny, I thought the sound quality was better in this one than it usually is! ha! It's like more that we are connecting across the internet than overall mic quality.

Anyone else out there thinks the audio quality is substandard?

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

I have no idea what podcast kyri is critiquing, but it can't possibly be this one. I listen to a fair amount of podcasts per week, and I'd say this one has the best all-around audio quality – clear on all ends and perfectly audible.

Matt Gamble
Guest

I'm pretty much pro-smarm. Keep it coming Kyri!

David Brook
Guest

The only technical qualm I sometimes have with the podcast (haven't heard this one yet) is that Matt is generally a lot quieter than everyone else – until the conversation gets heated that is then it evens itself out 🙂

But yeah I think troll is the correct term.

Antho42
Guest

Wow… Looks like Kurt's dream analysis on Scott Pilgrim might be true. In Elvis Mitchel's In Treatment podcast, Edgar Wright mentions that the whole film might be a dream. Well, looks like Kurt has bragging rights over Matt Gamble and me.

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