Cinecast Episode 205 – See Thomas Howell

 
 
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!


 
 

 

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IN-HOUSE BUSINESS:
MAMO! guys on MatineeCast

MAIN REVIEWS:
Hobo with a Shotgun (Kurt’s review)
Battle L.A.


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:

Kurt
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Long Good Friday
Amer
The Last Starfighter
Steamboat Bill Jr.

Andrew
The Wages of Fear
Tank
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
A Film Unfinished

Matt
Red Riding Hood
Mars Needs Moms
Party Down


DVD PICKS:

Kurt
Yi Yi (Criterion) [Blu-ray] – The Fighter

Andrew
The Fighter
No One Knows About Persian Cats

Matt
BMX Bandits
Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection


INSTANT WATCH NEW RELEASES/EXPIRING SOON:

Kurt
Silent Running (expiring March 31)
Code 46 (new)

Matt
Crimes and Misdemeanors (expiring April 1)
Army of Shadows (new)

Andrew
– “My So Called Life”
Half Nelson (new)
This is Spinal Tap (new)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Hereafter
The Switch
Au revoir les enfants
(The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
– Original Hobo with a Shotgun faux trailer
Treevenge
Stuck
– Kurt’s Kids Talk Steamboat Bill Jr.


NEXT WEEK:
The Lincoln Lawyer


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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Jonathan
Admin

Oh my god – hilarious new poster. “I love you, Matt Gamble.” Ha!

Anyway, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Philip Morris and the whole release debacle. I have been waiting for this one for what seems like years.

Oskars
Guest

Battle La was a bad movie.
It was horrible beyond comprehention.
There was no reallife army fellow interactions, just some unrealistic multiculurally-friendly army praising Huuraaa for a movie.
There was a sci-fi feel in the non cursing ways of the soldiers. A nice sci-fi touch was that people and aliens don’t blow in to peaces when exposed to grenades. 😀

David Brook
Admin

Loving the poster.

Chris
Guest

Kurt, if you liked Hobo’s color schemes and over the top violence you should check out Punisher Warzone.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I was kinda curious about that Punisher movie, but not that curious! It was weird seeing Hobo and Amer so close together. Two very stylized films owing debts to Dario Argento or Mario Bava.

Chris
Guest

It’s not a good film, but its decent. The director uses lots of bright colors and tons of gore. It probably would have been better as a Grindhouse movie than a superhero movie.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Punisher is a grindhouse character. Warzone was the first film to actually understand that.

And honestly, I bet Kurt would have a serious softspot for Warzone.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

OK, folks you’ve sold me. Checking Netflix instant or the local Bargain bin for this title.

Chris
Guest

Good, I would love to hear your take on it.

Matt Gamble
Guest

The film’s not so subtle ripping on fascism should totally make you giddy, Kurt.

Darcy
Guest

Luv me some Romeo +Juliet, echo Kurt’s thoughts on Amer,and C. Thomas Howell tosomebody my age (21) is such a non-entity, he ain’t that bad is he? well I do need to see Red Dawn don’t I?

Darcy
Guest

maybe you’re thinking of this Andrew:Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, oh & NKAPCats is really funny and great music.

CS
Guest

Thanks for the heads on Instant Watcher site. I just got Netflix Canada last night, so I will be checking out IW as well as some of the Netflix films you guys recommended (e.g. Silent Running, Army of Shadows). In regards to Kurt’s comments about Criterion on Netflix, I was able to find about 12 or so films through the search option. I agree that they should have a better way to filter directly to them though.

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