Cinecast Episode 239 – A Vortex of Insanity

 
 
The Christmas holiday has a knack for doing two things. One, about 100 major theatrical releases all vying for a spot at the Oscars. Two, it keeps the movie nerds (us) home with family, friends and food rather than out at the multip-plex to see said films. That said, we managed to catch up with a few different currently released titles this week. Kurt indulged in the Spielbergian version of mo-cap while Andrew took Matt Gamble’s advice and caught up with Detective Holmes on his second go-around. But starting things off this week is some talk on the much buzzed about, silent picture, The Artist. Much buzzed and now much loved as well. A very very quick watch list then off to bed to rest up for what should be a lengthy week of playing catch-up in anticipation of year-end wrap-ups, lists and such.

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:
– Kurt on Director’s Club Podcast (part ii – breaking down Breaking Bad)


MAIN REVIEWS:
The Artist (Kurt’s video review)


OTHER REVIEW:
Tin Tin
Sherlock Holmes 2


THE WATCH LIST:

Andrew
How to Train Your Dragon
Sunset


DVDs/NETFLIX INSTANT NOW AVAILABLE:
Jandy’s DVD Triage


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Best Movie Dogs of 2011


NEXT WEEK:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A Dangerous Method


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antho42
Guest

Congratulation on the 5 year partnership; it has lasted more than most marriages.

Kurt
Guest

hahahaha. Well said, Antho!

Chris
Guest

Will you guys being doing a top ten episode this year. I

Gomez
Guest

Speaking of best of list. I’m really surprised of the lack of love Rango is getting from the online film community lists.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Rest assured, there is a TONNE of love for RANGO in these parts!

Jonathan
Admin

I’d have to give Rango a second watch. I enjoyed watching it in theater quite a bit, but I’d have to see it again to see if it holds up.

Rick Vance
Guest

Speaking of trends to me this was the year of movies that are very nostalgic/indicative of a time and place of cinema and it feels like it was moreso this year than most

The Artist
Drive(action movies/tone of a time past)
Contagion (star studded pandemic movies)
Super 8 & Attack the Block tried for the same period

I feel like there are more but I am blanking.

Curt thanks again for continually mentioning the lightbox, got to 2001 and it was amazing on the big screen.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Andrew, Rango is in my Top Twenty, just not my Top Ten. I really liked the film, and it’s moved up and down in my list a lot. It was in my top five of the first half of the year. I do think its early release has hurt it a bit – I try to balance the rush of recency, but sometimes it’s hard.

Marina
Guest

@Kurt – double check if DANGEROUS METHOD is actually playing with Canada’s Top Ten. The Vancouver editions doesn’t include the film due to its theatrical release.

Kurt
Guest

It is listed in their Jan schedule (Jan 11th?)

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