Cinecast Episode 221 – Sack the Screenwriter!

 
 
Andrew and Kurt present, Cinecast: The “Medieval on Your Ass” Edition. On the docket for this weeks episode is British castle siege film Ironclad (which we deduce is not as good as Aliens) and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Yes some Horrible Bosses, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp and Punisher: Warzone make it into the show too, but really the focus is swords and intrigue. The usual DVD picks, Netflix, a brief but succinct take on the Roman Polanski moral issue, the snappiest of snappy Fantasia previews and the proverbial much, much more.

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:
– Renaming Prizes on the Way
– RowThree on Google+


MAIN REVIEWS:
Ironclad
– “Game of Thrones”


OTHER REVIEW:
Horrible Bosses


THE WATCH LIST:

Kurt
Punisher: War Zone

Andrew
Iron Man 2
The Tourist
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger


DVD PICKS:

Kurt
Rango
Naked (Criterion) [Blu-ray]

Andrew
[rec.] 2
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:

Jandy’s DVD Triage


INSTANT WATCH NEW RELEASES/EXPIRING SOON:

Kurt
The 400 Blows (expiring Jul 22)
M (expiring Jul 22)

Andrew
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (new)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (new)


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
GoT map and lineage (viewer’s guide)
George RR Martin love/hate relationship with his fans


NEXT WEEK:

Harry Potter
Tabloid
Winnie the Pooh
Fantasia Film Festival


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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Jim L
Guest

Haven’t listened to this episode yet, but I encourage EVERYONE to go out and buy Mike Leigh’s Naked Criterion DVD that just came out this week. Plus if you go to Barnes & Noble right now, they’re having their 50% off Criterion sale which ends on August 1st. Naked is easily one of my favorite Mike Leigh films, and it’s totally worth buying for $15. Good call, Kurt.

dan
Guest

Love the Game of Thrones discussion. I actually started reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series after the season concluded, although I’m not sure I would recommend this route. I’m impatient and wanted to find out what happens to these characters and where the story goes without waiting the years and years the following seasons would take to film and be released.

The story and characters are quite engrossing; I’m already finishing the fourth book (right on time for the recently released A Dance With Dragons). I can’t wait to see how HBO is going to pull off some of these scenes. Without spoiling anything, there are some big budget action scenes and gut-punches down the line.

I’m surprised how HBO has been able to turn something so nerdy into something relatively mainstream. I guess it’s a testament to the acting and how well executed the show’s been.

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