Welcome one, welcome all! The latest episode of The Cinecast sees the destruction of four things: Los Angeles (or a back-lot set) from invading aliens, in Battle: LA; Dartmouth Nova Scotia gets bloody and graffitied up, exploitation style, from gangs going to war with a Hobo With A Shotgun; Catherine Hardwicke’s career with the flirts-with-camp-total failure of Red Riding Hood (Gamble took one for the team on this); and finally the end of Robert Zemekis’s Mo-Cap technology with the Disney mega-bomb Mars Needs Moms. Furthermore, while it was more of a mild pummeling by release circumstances than the complete destruction of what is a very solid film, the unfair treatment of I Love You Phillip Morris is discussed. Then we dig deep into what we have been watching. On the menu are political British Gangster dramas, Nazi propaganda films, Art-Giallo hommages, silent comedies, a knuckle-biter suspense spectacular, the Bard with music ‘n guns, more 80s nostalgia and TVs Party Down. We are back to our usual tangents, in particular on a certain actor that has Matt losing it, in tears, mid-show, and an angry ranting-slash-bit-o’-tomfoolery regarding Robert Redford’s baseball movie to close things out. We cram a lot into this show. I hope you enjoy it in all of its shaggy glory.
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
Full show notes are under the seats…
– Hobo with a Shotgun (Kurt’s review)
– Battle L.A.
WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:
– I Love You Phillip Morris
– The Long Good Friday
– The Last Starfighter
– Steamboat Bill Jr.
– The Wages of Fear
– Romeo + Juliet (1996)
– A Film Unfinished
– Red Riding Hood
– Mars Needs Moms
– Party Down
– Yi Yi (Criterion) [Blu-ray] – The Fighter
– The Fighter
– No One Knows About Persian Cats
– BMX Bandits
– Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection
INSTANT WATCH NEW RELEASES/EXPIRING SOON:
– Silent Running (expiring March 31)
– Code 46 (new)
– Crimes and Misdemeanors (expiring April 1)
– Army of Shadows (new)
– “My So Called Life”
– Half Nelson (new)
– This is Spinal Tap (new)
OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Au revoir les enfants (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
– The Lincoln Lawyer