Cinecast Episode 188 – Wind and Leaves and Avid Farts

 
 
After a Halloween hiatus, the boys are back with quite the metric tonne of movie mutterings. First up is a recap of the Flyway Film Festival and all the goings on with cheese curds and Delayed onset stress disorders. Despite a lack of worthy wide releases, ’tis the season for horror miscellany and AMC has given a real doozy in the way of the zombie genre with “The Walking Dead.” We also cover a fair amount of foreign fare (Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, Britain’s Eden Lake and the infamous A Serbian Film) as well as some of the classics (The Shining, The Exorcist, Something Wicked This Way Comes) and the proverbial much, much more. Atmosphere is certainly the focus of the conversation.

With the North American bow of the final chapter in the Millennium (“The Girl Who…” ) Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, did hit the cinema in MN, and Andrew takes a step back and puts the third film in the context of the trilogy as a whole. There is a lengthy tangent about the David Fincher remake and what should could be brought to the table and the whole ‘too soon’ aspect of foreign language do-overs expect Let The Right One in and Ils to make the conversation. Also, some Doc talk and Jack Rebney goodness from the Winnebago Man Q&A here in Toronto following its commercial cinema release and a wee bit more on Catfish. From content to delivery, Kurt offers his virgin experiences with Netflix in Canada, and everyone has a go at hashing out the Canadian bandwidth wars on the horizon due to the services ‘streaming only’ mandate in the Great White North. We get a quick sneak review of the upcoming Tony Scott film, Unstoppable and quality DVD releases this week are not hard to come by. While it is a forehead slapping moment that we forgot to talk about The Larry Sanders Show complete collection on DVD, or the Criterion 50% Sale, there is still plenty of DVD goodness out there, even after the scary expensive pre-halloween weekend!

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:
Flyway Film Festival


MAIN REVIEWS:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (review/IMDb)
“The Walking Dead” (Matt’s blurb/Trailer)


OTHER REVIEWS:
Unstoppable (sneak review)
Winnebago Man (Canadian Cinema/US DVD Release)


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:

Labyrinth (IMDb)
A Serbian Film (IMDb)
Made in Serbia Kurt’s Review [Twitch]
Something Wicked This Way Comes (IMDb)
The Shining (IMDb)
Catfish (Rot’s review)
The Black Belly of the Tarantula (IMDb)
The Beyond (IMDb)
There Will Be Blood (Andrew’s review)
Session 9 (IMDb)
Swing Kids (IMDb)
Eden Lake (IMDb)
Kontroll Kurt’s TIFF Review from 2004
“The Walking Dead” (IMDb)
Monster House (Andrew’s review)


DVD PICK #1:
        ANDREW:

Toy Story 3
(Andrew’s review)

        KURT:

Winnebago Man
(IMDb)

        MATT:

Winnebago Man
(IMDb)

DVD PICK #2:
        ANDREW:

Centurion
(Andrew’s review)

        KURT:

Highlander 1 & 2
(IMDb)

        MATT:

The Bridge on the River Kwai
(IMDb)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Toy Story Trilogy
The Sound of Music (45th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] The Goonies (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] White Christmas [Blu-ray] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [Blu-ray] “The Larry Sanders Show” (complete story)
“V” (s1)
“The Pacific”


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
High and Low Brow (w/ Jay Cheel)
The ‘definitive’ Winnebago Man on Youtube
Beauty Day
Chris Klein is kinda awesome
Beyond the Myth (Pitbull movie)
Kurt’s Halloween post
Minneapolis Asian Film Festival
A-list actor, Robert Sean Leonard:


NEXT WEEK:
Due Date… maybe.


PRIVATE COMMENTS or QUESTIONS?
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feedback@rowthree.com (general)
andrew.james@rowthree.com
kurt@rowthree.com

 

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Jay C.
Guest

Just wanted to comment that I wouldn't say I'm an 'advocate' of multiple directors remaking the same movie over and over. I just think that a project that might be quickly written off as 'just another remake' could be looked upon more interestingly as an alternate take on the same story through a new set of eyes. This isn't to say I want these directors spending their time doing this stuff over and over but I do think there is merit to some of these projects and I do think it's great opportunity to see how two different filmmakers might approach the same material (see Exorcist Prequel (barf) or Insomnia, The Vanishing, etc.) I guess it's more just a curiosity than anything else. Sometimes the results are interesting, sometimes they're not.

Antho42
Guest

Jay C– You raise a good point. Having said that, however, the remakes of The Vanishing and Insomnia are rubbish.

Jay C.
Guest

As I said, sometimes the results are interesting, sometimes they're not.

Gord
Guest

Did the Shining ever get a proper Bluray release ie. The Exorcist?

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I'm also a big fan of the Nolan version of INSOMNIA, not pacino is not as great as Skaarsgard in the original, but the remake is pretty solid, and looks quite different from the original, also there was over half a decade between those two pictures, as opposed to say, the 2 years between LtROI and Let Me In. I think a decade is a better span of time between these sorts of things….but 5 years seemed to be a solid fit for the two Insomnias. I like 'em both.

Yes, the Shining came out on Blu Ray some time ago in the Kubrick BluBox. http://www.amazon.com/Shining-Blu-ray-Jack-Nchols

Antho42
Guest

The thing that sucks about Nolan's version is the Hollywood ending; the film is also too polish( I like the grittiness of the original).

KeithTalent
Guest

As a Polish-Canadian, I resent that remark.

The Shining looks great on Blu; my copy is already well-worn.

Antho42
Guest

KiethTalent- Sorry, I meant the anti-gritty word.

Antho42
Guest

Glossy

rot
Guest

As someone still not yet on the Netflix bandwagon… any idea how many films are streaming in Canada? Without having an account and browsing from the outside it looks like practically nothing. Like 8 documentaries! That can't be right.

Kurt
Guest

Plenty of selection by my count, after it was installed on the Wii. It has a long way to go to catch up to the States, but the interface on the gaming console is slick and the streaming pretty great. That being said, I used up 80% of my capped bandwidth this month, just got the statement from Rogers, so it could easily tip me over the limit in the future, if the whole family was using it constantly…

Sam
Guest

If there's an argument against the quick "remake" turnaround (which doesn't ordinarily bother me), it might be that the total time commitment required to watch a trilogy would lead many viewers to choose one or the other. That's how I'm looking at it — I'm intrigued by the original, but I'm not going to spend 7 hours on it if Fincher is attached to the remakes, because he's likely to make it better. There's just too much other stuff out there to watch for me to spend a week watching competing versions of three pulp novels by the Swedish Dan Brown, you know?

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