Many of you know him as “Goon”, but illustrator/web designer/movie nerd, Corey Pierce of the Critical Mass Cast has parachuted into the Cinecast floating ever so gently down on the buoyancy of his love for Mirror Mirror and making the show one of epic length, even by Cinecast standards; we do not quite break the Cinecast record but we do come dangerously close. After a signature tangent on whether or not it is appropriate to applaud or boo after (or during) a film and comparing The Raid to both porn and “The Family Guy,” we tackle the glossy and relentless Indonesian action film in the context of how a movie can set its own terms, and either fail, succeed on those terms, or transcend them. Where does The Raid fall? You’ll have to listen.
We then move on to listener submitted home work and the glory (or lack thereof) of trash cinema. Going through the various assigned work reveals both enlightening and pandering to the ‘teachers,’ which underscores that our listeners do indeed take these homework assignments seriously. Bravo to you folks. The Watchlist rounds out the show and features a lengthy discussion of the Bully documentary, Eddie Murphy and racial/sexual epithets, JFK Conspiracy Books, American Presidents – right back to the founding fathers – fosters a wacky and over-simplified discussion of politics (Is there any other kind??!!) on both sides of the Canada/USA divide, studio Ghibli, giant gorillas and one-armed drummers. Yeah, the thing is over four hours. Enjoy…or endure! (Bend like a sapling in the wind, lest one break!)
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
Full show notes are under the seats…
– Mirror Mirror
– The Raid
Rick Vance: Wild Zero
Sean Kelly (LetterBoxd): Crank, Smokin’ Aces, Shoot ‘Em Up
Nat Almirall (LetterBoxd:) The List of Ardian Messenger
Robert Reineke: Zombie
Steven Beckley: Who Can Kill a Child?
Lennart Andersson: The Honeymoon Killers
Ryan McNeil: Armageddon
Darryl Bowen: Troll 2, 5th Element
Kurt: Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!
Andrew: Desperado, From Dusk til Dawn
THE WATCH LIST:
– Citizen Ruth
– various “Peanuts” specials
– Trading Places
– Into the Abyss
– Howl’s Moving Castle
– “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters” and “The Last Word”
– “John Adams”
– King Kong (2005)
– Classic Albums: Def Leppard “Hysteria”
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send us your best example of NON-epic Fantasy films (listen to show for caveats, examples and exemptions)