Cinecast Episode 189 – Just a Symptom of 1986

It is again that wonky time of year where studios favour the platform release, getting in the way of folks from Toronto and Minneapolis having a friendly movie chat about the same darn movies. Instead, we must be content with Multiplex Matt Gamble and the mainstream mega-release. Here he gives some thoughts on Todd Phillips’ newest, Due Date and tries to break down some pre-conceived notions. There is also some talk of the Asian Film Festival. Kurt gives a snippet of reaction to Danny Boyle’s follow-up to his Oscar win, 127 Hours. It is likely that the boys will revisit this one at some point for a consensus discussion, but as a nice double bill with the other ‘trapped between a rock and a hard place’ movie Buried there is a fair bit of stuff to chew on. Meanwhile Andrew finds solace in the comfort of his Blu-ray player… sometimes twice a day. Peter Weir is revisited in a lengthy discussion on The Mosquito Coast and also some Picnic at Hanging Rock, Master & Commander, The Truman Show and of course, the upcoming The Way Back. DVD picks and Japanese pornography are also on the bill.

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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REVIEWS:
Due Date (Jonathan’s review)


OTHER THEATRICAL MENTIONS:

Buried (IMDb)
127 Hours (Kurt’s review)


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:

Matt
Asian Film Festival:
Redline (IMDb)
Private Eye (IMDb)
Valhalla Rising (IMDb)

Andrew
The Brady Bunch Movie (IMDb)
– “The Walking Dead” (IMDb)
Big Fan (IMDb)
The Mosquito Coast (IMDb)
Tigerland (IMDb)
No Direction Home (IMDb)
I’m Not There (Andrew’s video review)
True Grit (IMDb)
Winter’s Bone (Kurt’s review)

Kurt
Starship Troopers (IMDb)


DVD PICK #1:
        ANDREW:

Antichrist (Criterion)
(Kurt’s review)

        KURT:

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
(R3view)

        MATT:

Zombie Girl
(IMDb)

DVD PICK #2:
        ANDREW:

Tremors [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

        KURT:

Tremors [Blu-ray] (IMDb)

        MATT:

Rock and Rule
(IMDb)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Charlie St. Cloud
Grown Ups

“Californication” (s3)
“Metalocalypse” (s3)
Ocean’s 11 (50th Anniversary) [Blu-ray]


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:

Buried vs. 127 Hours (Kurt’s post)

Nikkatsu Roman Porno Trailer Collection: (Amazon)

Italian Stallion trailer:


NEXT WEEK:
Cool It!
Skyline


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antho42
Guest

I hated the political bluntness of Buried … totally unnecessary.

Spoiler Warning- Plus, the snake scene and the soundtrack was awful.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Can't disagree on both the ludicrousness and the un-necessaariness of the Snake scene in that film. I'm sure the filmmakers found it funny though.

Gord
Guest

Todd Phillips is very overrated.

Mike Rot
Member

Mosquito Coast book is better than the movie but I still love the movie.

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