Cinecast Episode 183 – The Jogging Gay Guys

 
Thanks to regular RowThree contributor and all around nice guy, Bob Turnbull for showing up once again on this week’s Cinecast to help us all digest the massive movie extravaganza known as this years edition Toronto International Filmfestival (aka TIFF10). Also, a hearty welcome to the longest Row Three Cinecast episode of all time. Bob and Kurt give some preview and insight into much anticipated films from Werner Herzog, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Sion Sono, Errol Morris, John Carpenter, Sylvain Chomet, and the folks behind Not Quite Hollywood looking at the Drive-In cheapies shot in the Philippines. And then there is the really off-beat stuff like a post-apocalyptic-vampire-western-road movie, Stake Land (which is magnificent), a naughty DIY costumed hero flick from James Gun called Super and starring Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon, an Eva Green starring ethereal cloning drama from Hungary, but in English, called Womb, and a film that will make you completely reassess how you feel about Santa Claus and his elf posse when the jolly fat man is portrayed as a 25 meter tall horned demon encased in a block of ice under a Finnish mountain. But before all that, Andrew managed to catch Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort, The Town as well as the much talked about I’m Still Here starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by the other Affleck, Casey. Easy A also available to the multiplex crowd has Bob and Kurt heap a fair bit of love onto the film in an effort to get Andrew to give it a chance. Yes, folks, it is that good. A few other movies we watched, DVD picks (we’re all a bit drunk at this point) and the odd tangent keep this podcast unspooling and unspooling.
We hope you enjoy this latest show and 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 Bob (Eternal Sunshine, J-Film Pow-Wow)
Podcast Music info
Time tracks in your iPod
Thanks Dave
Dark Bridges Film Festival


MAIN REVIEWS:
I’m Still Here (Andrew’s review)
Easy A (Kurt’s review)
The Town (Jonathan’s review COMING SOON)


TIFF 2010:
Womb (Kurt’s review)
The Illusionist (IMDb)
Another Year (Kurt’s review)
Cold Fish (Bob’s review)
Balada triste de trompeta (IMDb)
Let Me In (IMDb)
Machete Maidens Unleashed (Bob’s review)
127 Hours (Kurt’s review)
Black Swan (Kurt’s review)
Caves of Forgotten Dreams (IMDb)
Tabloid (Kurt’s review)
Make Believe (IMDb)
Submarine (IMDb)
Passion Play (IMDb)
– – MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Stake Land (IMDb)
Insidious (IMDb)
The Ward (IMDb)
Vanishing on 7th St. (IMDb)
Super (Kurt’s review)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (IMDb)


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:
Triangle
Timecrimes
Red Rock West
Ghost Rider
Midnight Cowboy
Dawning (@Dark Bridges)


DVD PICK #1:
        Andrew:
Ondine
(Andrew’s review)

        Kurt:

Charade [Criterion] (IMDb)

        Bob:

Fubar (IMDb)

DVD PICK #2:
        Andrew:

American Beauty
(IMDb)

        Kurt:
Fantomas: 5-Film Collection
(IMDb)

        Bob:
Wallander: Episodes 4-6
(IMDb)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Robin Hood (2010)
Trash Humpers
The Experiment
(2010)
(Untitled)
The Zookeeper
Ice Age 3-Dawn of the Dinosaur 3D
The Peacemaker
[Blu-ray] “Bored to Death” (s1) [Blu-ray] The Actuality Dramas of Allan King (Criterion) [Blu-ray]


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Was Letterman in on the Joaquin Phoenix hoax?


NEXT WEEK:
Never Let Me Go
Wall Street 2
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

The Owl Movie


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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Antho42
Guest

Screw the haters — EPIC episodes are the best.

Gord
Guest

Four Hours! Well, done gents.

Dave
Guest

Wow. The Fark Florida tag? I didn't even make fun of Andrew's accent. 😉

kurt
Guest

All in kindness Dave. You rocked the cinecast, and made me realize I have to step up my game. Kudos.

Dave
Guest

I know, but in fair warning expect a return volley on the next Rotcast. ;P

Dave
Guest

All in good fun, of course (or is it).

kurt
Guest

Well, we were reviewing I'M STILL HERE, so bafflingly cruel and not-so-cool pranks are certainly possible…

Gord
Guest

Kurt you should read the book before bashing Let Me In. My friends that have seen it say its more faithful to the book.

Kurt
Guest

Gord. I've read the book. It's one of my favourite books, actually, hence the trepidation on seeing it. I'm off in less than an hour to see if it is going to live up to expectations!

KeithTalent
Guest

Cold Fish was so awesome. Throughout the film, but particularly during some of those end sequences, the audience (was closed to a packed house) was consumed by that sort of nervous laughter, smattered with a few "oh no"s you get when an audience is not sure how to react to what they are seeing. It made my enjoyment of the film even greater, being able to see how everyone else was reacting. Loved it.

rot
Guest

Just caught THE TOWN, loved it. Both Andrew and Bob had some reservations with their praise but really for me, as far as pure genre goes, this is a great great heist film. Gone Baby Gone is better but not by much, and they work together to build this sense of place that I am really digging. I am hoping he can squeeze out a trilogy, this time using Damon as the lead.

Bob Turnbull
Admin

I'll give you the sense of place…You get a good feeling of what Charlestown may be like. I liked the first two heists – they really moved along and you never lost track of what was happening. The last one – not so much. The script never really brought much to the scenes outside the heists – nothing terrible (except maybe the laundromat scene), but also nothing to put it over the top. I enjoyed the film while it was on, but can't say I would revisit it.

I'd be fine if he went the trilogy route though. Just build a better story and script.

Mike Rot
Member

I loved the final heist, felt like a throwback to Kubrick's The Killing, in fact the whole film is like The Killing. I loved how messy it got in the end, Jeremy Renner channeling James Cagny. I was really surprised with the film.