Cinecast Episode 219 – Menstrual Genius

 
 
What should have started as a tight little kick-off-the-summer-BBQ season podcast turned into something a bit more epic. Andrew chimes in on the double-bill of automobile fetish that is going to dominate the box office this weekend; whether they transform whilst grabbing Shia LaBeouf and Victoria’s Secret models out of mid air or simply have eyes on their windshields, we’ve got your axles grounded. Gamble pops by with a measured review of Bad Teacher, in which a bit of a love fest for Lucy Punch commences. He also talks a little bit of Friends with Benefits which comes out later on in July. We finish things right with the Showdown in Little Halifax where Rutger Hauer takes on an army of thugs and grotesques with grit, heart and a 12 gauge. But five full theatrical reviews is merely a warm-up. There are mammoth tangents on foot-lamberts (not Christopher Lamberts — you apparently need far more than ‘only one’) and throw distances, theatre refunds and customer service, horror marathons, how to do a ‘world-building franchise’ sequel, Italian zombie cinema, perception of reality and persistence of existence, and vindictive bureaucracies vs. gay pride in Texas. DVD picks and the usual Netflix-ins follow in a show so long, Andrew forgets who he is actually doing the show with.

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:
– “What we Watched” renaming contest title and winner

Winner: The Watch List – @_FilmsWeWatched

Some Other Entries:
Kurt and Andy’s Horseshit hour
Viddy Well
Triple W
“Roll the Motherfucking camera Wolfie!” (from Living in Oblivion)
“Good? Bad? I’m the guy with the gun.” (from Army of Darkness)
Been there, seen that.
Views On The Side
Extra Entertainment
More Media
Casual Consumption
Unplanned Crap
Cinecast Cineblast
Cinecast MovieBlast
The CastBlast
The CineBlast
Movie Musings
More Movie Musings
Cinecast’s First and Last
Cinecast — Fast Movie Blast
Cinecast At Long Last
Cinecast — The Die Is Cast
Cinecast — Movies Hard and Fast
Celluloid Review
Feature Film Forum
Have You Seen Silver Screen
Cinema Seen
Scenes We’ve Seen
Scenes We Saw
Seen Sightings
Scene Sightings
Cinecast CineScenes
Cinecast CineSeens
The side dishes
The Side orders
The leftovers
Cinema Sighting
Notches on the Bedpost


MAIN REVIEWS:
Cars 2
Transformers 3


SNEAK REVIEW:
Friends with Benefits


OTHER REVIEWS:
Bad Teacher
Hobo with a Shotgun
– – the joy of cinema studio labels (Magnet, Criterion, et. al.)


THE WATCH LIST:

Matt
Tampopo
Demons 2

Andrew
Vanishing on 7th St.
I Love You Phillip Morris


DVD PICKS:

Kurt
Wake Wood
TETSUO III

Andrew
Season of the Witch
Barney’s Version


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:

Jandy’s DVD Triage


INSTANT WATCH NEW RELEASES/EXPIRING SOON:

Kurt
TETSUO III (new)
Johnny Mnemonic (expires July 1)

Andrew
Buffalo ’66 (new)
Dragnet (new)


NEXT WEEK:

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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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Nat Almirall
Guest

Rewatched Jurassic Park III, and it still holds up, some would say “heroically,” others, “like a Titan fighting naked on the shores of River Styx.”

Outside of that, the movie-theater discussion was awesomely informative, though I could have gone without the veiled but nevertheless grotesque references to Gamble’s sex-life.

Jim Laczkowski
Guest

Haven’t listened to this episode yet (saving it for my hellish weekend at work) but I gotta say that the poster art above is absolutely hysterical. LMAO indeed. Great work as always. I am eagerly awaiting the parody trailer to accompany the poster.

Antho42
Guest

Matt Gamble, what do you think about the upcoming movies (The Hobbit; Avatar 2) being release in 48/60 frames per seconds (does it look awesome)? Is it simply an easy software update like James Cameron assures theater owners?

Matt Gamble
Guest

60 won’t happen, but 48 is fairly likely at some point. And it really depends on what specific make and model of digital projector a theatre has on whether or not it is a difficult transition. Many are quite capable of upgrading to 48 fps with little effort, but there are plenty that are not capable of it at all. That’s not really the studio’s fault though, that’s just theatre owners being cheap and not looking at the longterm.

Outside of that, the movie-theater discussion was awesomely informative, though I could have gone without the veiled but nevertheless grotesque references to Gamble’s sex-life.

I think the lady doth protest too much.

Patrick
Guest

Gamble, what’s with all this love for these generic middle of the road comedies?

antho42
Guest

Speaking about movies with an asshole protagonist, has anyone seen Buffalo Soldiers? It’s a bloody great film. Arguably, Joaquin Phoenix best performance.

Goon
Guest

I’ve only seen JP3 once the day it came out but thought it was perfectly acceptable popcorn entertainment, especially if you don’t expect it to live up to the shadow of the original. I don’t mind parts of Lost World either, but would still give JP3 the edge.

Brittany
Guest

Kurt, if you need more Hugo Weaving he is playing Red Skull in Cap.

Darcy S McCallum
Guest

hey guys, when I look back at comedy for 2011, I will think of two names, RANGO & TERRI, terri is awesome, get into Azazel Jacobs, I am right now (via archive.org)

Matt Gamble
Guest

Gamble, what’s with all this love for these generic middle of the road comedies?

I think I’ve been pretty fair with all of the comedies I’ve watched the past few weeks and I wouldn’t exactly say my reviews are glowing on them. Really the only thing I’ve fawned over is Colin Farrell in Horrible Bosses and it is utterly deserved. Sure I’ve been positive with them, but that’s because they are solid films. Is it a banner year for comedies? No, but its at least a decent year and some interesting things are being attempted, which is as much a draw for me as a film being funny.

Gil
Guest

Kurt, about your kids; do you mean cursive writing?

Chris Clemente
Guest

I love Matt’s fill in for Kurt at the end “Cheers” lol

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Gil, my children are terrible at both cursive writing and block printing, probably something to do with doing so much on the computer these days, but most of the rest of the kids in their class have pretty good penmanship.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I’m a big fan of buffalo soldiers. The movie is very funny too. Was sad when it went straight-to-video in north america, the film deserved more of an audience indeed.

Matt Gamble
Guest

It got a theatrical release in the US.

Antho42
Guest

I’m scared of watching Tetsuo: The Iron Man. I love the director, but it looks to be his worst film.

Antho42
Guest

I meant the Bullet Train. The first Tetsou film is pure, low budget cinema.

Jay C.
Guest

Question: Is Demons 2 “off the rails”?

Seriously though…I think it’s time to introduce a “ding” (a la Filmrot) for every time someone on the Cinecast describes a film as being “off the rails”. It’s the new “playing in the margins”.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Demons 2 is indeed pretty insane.

Glad we have a drinking game, although to really get drunk, the R3Cinecast drinking game should be ‘every time Gamble sighs loudly.’

rot
Guest

Super 8 is off the rails.

Tum Tum Tyranus
Guest

@Kurt – You big meanie! You calling anyone anticipating a Transformers sequel a retard was so uncalled for. Listening to the Cinecast for the past year, I thought you were better than that/above that type of crap.

Also, Buffalo 66 is great. Definitely check it out.

Kurt
Guest

Tum tum my Only excuse is that I was slightly drunk and had a number of arguments on the merits of Transformers 1 the day before with some exceptionally dim but unexceptionally loud people. I really really hated the first film and all the lazy passing grades it got in the blogosphere just because the 30 something’s finally got to see their grade 1 toys realized as lumps of CGI rendering. I simply hate those films and that they get the mouthbreathing ignoramuses out to the cinema en masse. For the curious cinemaphiles and/or others with higher brain function who venture into the cinema for thrills and noise, well my apologies for lumping them in. I believe it is called: Collateral Damage.

Tum Tum Tyranus
Guest

That’s understandable. I knew there had to be a reason you sounded so pissed when you made the statement.

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

Gamble – I’m glad to hear you loved Tampopo so much. I also adore it – it really is a special, one-of-a-kind film. The DVD indeed seems to be out of print, sadly, and only available through marketplace sellers at terribly high prices. If ever there was a time for a reissue…

Bob Turnbull
Admin

If I remember correctly, the Tampopo DVD didn’t exactly have a sparkling version of the film on it either – very washed out colours, etc. And yet the film still shone. I keep hoping Criterion picks it up or that their Eclipse line could issue Itami’s first 3 films (“The Funeral” is also excellent and though I don’t like “A Taxing Woman” as much as some people do, it had its moments).

rot
Guest

I bought Hobo with a Shotgun going solely on the praise from this episode of the Cinecast. If it sucks (i.e. stays on the rails) I think Row Three should refund my money.

Brittany
Guest

Now that you guys got your What We Watched segment named. Now you guys just need someone to create some artwork for your Itunes avatar.

Kurt
Guest

HwaS most assuredly goes ‘off the rails’ in the best possible way. Don’t expect to grow as a person when watching the film, but it is one of the best throwback grindhouse experiences I’ve had in quite some time.

Jay C.
Guest

Rot: Hobo With a Shotgun does indeed go ‘off the rails’. I would even go so far as to say it ‘plays outside the margins’. Not sure that it’s in your ‘wheelhouse’ though.

Kurt
Guest

It is what it is.

Gord
Guest

Hobo With a Shotgun is very ‘pandering’.

Mike Rot
Member

I only now listened through this Cinecast and seriously ‘off the rails’ is said about ten times if not more. I think once, ‘off the hook’ was said, probably by mistake.