Cinecast Episode 182 – Cognitive Dissonance

 
With TIFF 2010 in full swing we’re sadly absent one Kurt Halfyard as well as a Matt Gamble, who is away on assignment. Needing someone with a bit more intelligence and an articulate nature we decided this week to happily employ the help of Dave Kelly from Film Rot to make the (SPOILER) conversation on Resident Evil: Afterlife a bit more palatable. With Dave’s video game knowledge the conversation gets fairly lengthy and surprisingly in depth. We also get into more subdued Clooney territory with The American and yet another look back at one of the better films this year, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We’ve got a few other recent watches (which also tend to bring us into some welcome uncharted discussive territory), a couple of rants and of course our DVD picks for this week plus a whole lot more.

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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IN-HOUSE BUSINESS:
Welcome Dave from FilmRot
Time tracks now available on your iPod!
Alt music track (see above)


MAIN REVIEW:
**SPOILERS** Resident Evil: Afterlife (Jandy’s review)


OTHER REVIEWS:
The American (Kurt’s review)


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:
**SPOILERS** The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Doubt
Rocky III
3000 Miles to Graceland
From Beyond


DVD PICK #1:
        Andrew:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

        Dave:
Return of the Living Dead [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

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

        Dave:
“The Twilight Zone” (s1) [Blu-ray] (IMDb)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
Just Wright
Seven
[Blu-ray] Princess Kaiulani
Breathless (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Jacob’s Ladder [Blu-ray] Mercury Rising [Blu-ray] The Order [Blu-ray] Carrie [Blu-ray] “Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job” (s4)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [Blu-ray] The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [Blu-ray] The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [Blu-ray]


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Silent Hill (Andrew’s review)
Destructoid
Catfish trailer


NEXT WEEK:
The Town
Devil
Easy A

LIMITED:
Never Let Me Go
Catfish


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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Gord
Guest

"This Resident Evil is superior to Avatar and Inception on every level"

-Armond White

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Matt Gamble
Guest

He's lost his marbles.

Dave
Guest

Armond White is the definition of a professional troll.

Henrik
Guest

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rot
Guest

so it has a better script than Inception, I REALLY need to see RE then. Hello top ten list!

Gord
Guest

After reading some of his reviews I he was just doing it for shock value. But after listening to him on slashfilm, I can actually see where he's coming from. But I still disagree with most of the things he says.

Dave
Guest

Having not listened to the slashfilm podcast, care to elaborate on just where exactly Mr. White is coming from?

KeithTalent
Guest

Totally agree Gord. I used to think he was just a very intelligent troll, but after hearing him on the /Filmcast I just think he has a very particular idea of what he likes in film. He supported his ides and reviews very well, though I still think he's a tad insane.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

I had kind of the same reaction Keith/Gord. I didn't listen to that whole /Filmcast, but from what I heard, I couldn't really argue with his logical processes based on his premises of what he looks for in film. I just totally disagreed with his premises, or that those premises make good films. I should go back and listen to the rest. It was just making me really antsy for some reason.

KeithTalent
Guest

I hear you Jandy, I almost punched my iPod a couple of times, but it was hard to punch holes in his arguments.

Gord
Guest

Same here with the ipod punching. But it was nice to hear someone shut down the hosts, because they can act like annoying pretentious fanboys from time to time.

Dave
Guest

Please, I don't really care to listen, where is he coming from? What does he look for in film and how does any of that excuse a baiting statement such as RE: Afterlife being superior to both Avatar and Inception?

From his Machete review:

" If this kind of selfconscious cinema junk is to be enjoyed, it can only be enjoyed by morons."

I understand he's not the only one who uses ad-hominens, but where does he get off?

" District 9 represents the sloppiest and dopiest pop cinema — the kind that comes from a second-rate film culture."

Okay he can fuck right off.

Gord
Guest

Its kind of hard to explain, you have to listen to him articulate it in his words. It's not very long its only about 45 min.

Antho42
Guest

He’s lost his marbles.

Nope, that implies that he has marbles to begin with.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Will Patton in THE POSTMAN is awesome.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Dave was a great substitute on the Cinecast! He certainly had way more to say about Resident Evil than I ever could.

Jandy
Guest

I keep forgetting to go back and listen to this. I could chime in with Resident Evil comments. 🙂 I ended up seeing it in both 2D and 3D, and for the first time ever, I liked the 3D better.

Jandy
Guest

I got out of the habit of listening to podcasts at all a couple of months ago, and now they're all piling up and intimidating me. But I'll get on this one. I gotta be prepared to defend my Milla if necessary, no matter how many stupid movies she's in. 🙂

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The 3D in Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS is pretty magnificent, and it was only REAL-D, not the super-duper technology they showed THE HOLE in at TIFF last year.

Mike Rot
Member

The 3D in the Herzog was great WHEN the camera wasn't moving, anytime it was handheld it was awful.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

^^^^^^ 100% Agreed. The 2nd half of the film is where the 3D is awesome, the first half is pretty hard on the stomach at times. They should have simply dropped the 'hand-held' 3D down to 2D, as it wasn't adding much then. The very slow or completely still camera made the 3D sublime and useful, however.

Dave
Guest

Thanks for the compliment, Kurt. It's not that our listeners are shy, it's just that they don't exist. 😉

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