Cinecast Episode 230 – No Offense to All the Clowns Out There, But…

 
 
We start off this week’s show with a little Brothers news, a sneak review of Hugh Jackman in Real Steel and then a recap of Soderbergh’s Contagion, as Kurt is still playing catch-up from his TIFF hangover. Then, though a week or so late, we dive into a SPOILER review of Moneyball. What Cinecast would be complete with the watch list? This week it’s murder, drugs, abusive clowns, horrible theme songs, mad max drama, left wing politics, extreme religious fanatacism and… Tom Cruise. If that ain’t enough, there’s DVD and Netflix talk along with Matt Gamble’s recent brushes with fame. It’s good stuff for everyone. So gather up the whole famn damily, grab a bowl of popcorn, stoke the embers in the fire and settle in for a nice little movie discussion on whatever you’re using for a transistor radio these days. Ladies and gentlemen, Cinecast episode 230 is on the air…

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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COENS MAKE TELEVISION:
The story


QUICK REVIEW:
Contagion


SNEAK REVIEW:
Real Steel


MAIN REVIEW:
Moneyball


THE WATCH LIST:

Kurt
Anatomy of a Murder
Where the Buffalo Roam
Julia
The Shock Doctrine
Bellflower

Matt
The Last Circus
Frailty
– “Enterprise”
– “The West Wing”

Andrew
Minority Report
Wrecked


DVD PICKS:

Andrew
Pulp Fiction / Jackie Brown [Blu-ray] – Cinema Paradiso [Blu-ray] – Ken Burns’ Prohibition

Kurt
Dead Alive
Amer [Blu-ray] – Submarine

Matt
Buck
Ken Burns’ Prohibition


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
Jandy’s DVD Triage


INSTANT WATCH NEW RELEASES/EXPIRING SOON:

Andrew
Buck
Chinatown

Kurt
– “Larry Sanders” (s. 1-5)
True Grit (2010)

Matt
Oldboy
My Date with Drew


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:


NEXT WEEK:
The Ides of March
The Human Centipede: The Full Sequence
Real Steel


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

Kudos on seeing Anatomy of a Murder! It’s my personal favorite film, and it’s set in my home state of Michigan (albeit taking place in the UP).

The judge is Joseph Welch, and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, he was the head counsel for the US Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings. He’s the guy who said, “At long last, have you left no sense of deceny” to Joe McCarthy.

The book is also fantastic–they sadly had to cut the cross examination of the prosecution’s psychologist, but that chapter in the book is easily worth the price. The author, Robert Traver, whose real name was John D. Volker, was a Michigan Supreme Court Judge, and the case itself is based on an actual murder. Volker successfully defended the murderer.

I always had a fantasy of discussing the film on the Movie Club Podcast, but that’s probably not gonna happen. Nevertheless, I think it’d be a great choice for the podcast. (I’m currently working on a commentary for the film myself).
Also, it has a fantastic trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54muV-xIhIU

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

That trailer is indeed DAMN AWESOME, if a little epic for a trail (5 minutes is too much, but the intro ‘shot just for the trailer stuff is damn damn, damn good. Reminds me of how Orson Welles did his trailers.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Yet it managed to be 5 minutes and still not tell hardly anything about the story. 🙂 Now it only takes 2 minutes for trailers to show so much it’s not worth it to even go see the movie. And when it comes to long trailers, I think Psycho‘s 6 1/2 minutes takes the cake, and all of it wonderful.

Nat Almirall
Guest

By the way, if it’s not obvious, Volker is also the sweaty-looking guy sworn in by Preminger. Also, Murray Hamilton is, indeed, the mayor from Jaws and was the southern pool hustler in The Hustler. Eve Arden, the wise-cracking secretary, was already famous for portraying the sardonic school teacher in the very popular radio show Our Miss Brooks, and was the principal of the school in Grease. Damn, I love this movie.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Hitchcock’s trailer for The Birds is freaking awesome as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjaVdJt59U&feature=related

Ross Miller
Guest

@Matt Gamble -Thought you’d like to know you convinced me to buy the complete collection of The West Wing 🙂 I was toying between that and The Shield as the next show I’m going to dive into but listening to you talk about it on the Cinecast swayed me towards TWW. If it’s got that “keep up, now” vibe of The Social Network I know I’ll enjoy the heck out of it. Love a show that keeps you on your toes.

rot
Guest

as hard as it is to say Gamble has inspired me to do anything, I am sold on checking out West Wing as well. Part of the push is from Moneyball reminding me how great Sorkin is and wanting to see what he did on tv.

I am reading The Rum Diary, it is his first novel and it is kind of aimless and a fairly light read, not sure how they are going to squeeze a movie out of it. I do plan to buy the blu-ray of Fear and Loathing now as a result though.

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