Cinecast Episode 254 – Give Me Back My Damn Locknar!

Whilst Kurt plans for Actionfest and Andrew digs through his catalog for The Minneapolis Film Festival, it leaves little time for theatrical screenings. Which is alright since the last couple of weeks have all but dried up in the multiplexes. But fear not, we still have listener homework to fawn over and quite a nice little Watch List to cover as well. We keep this one short and simple folks. An easy listen… if you can stand the sound of our voices and the occasional belch here and there. Man beer tastes good. Mmmmm. Beer. Oh but sorry, the movie conversation continues…

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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ACTION FEST!:
Headhunters
God Bless America
The Wild Bunch
Badass
I Declare War
The Lost Bladesman
Wuxia
Transit


GRADING HOMEWORK:
Courtney Small: The Indian in the Cupboard
Robert Reineke: Beauty and the Beast
Sean Kelly (LetterBoxd): The Witches and Matilda
Nat Almirall (LetterBoxd:) The Devil and Daniel Webster
Rick Vance: Heavy Metal
Steven Beckley: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Darryl Bowen: Labyrinth
Miran Terzic: The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T
Lennart Andersson: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

full list on LetterBoxd
full GPA spreadsheet for this semester


THE WATCH LIST:

Andrew
The Sitter

Kurt
Eyes Wide Shut
Vampire’s Kiss
Alien


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


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
send us your best example of interesting teaser trailers.
(Listen to show for rules and exceptions)


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
– Kurt’s kids’ Spirited Away review for the Ghibli retrospective:


NEXT WEEK:
Actionfest recap
Cabin in the Woods


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Jason_W
Guest

Can’t wait for you guys doing a full-on spoiler discussion of CABIN IN THE WOODS next week. I’ve seen it and it’s the best horror film in years!!

Nat Almirall
Guest

You may want to check out Devil and Daniel Webster again, Andrew — the town dance sequence, the sleigh ride, the ball, the trial — they’re all disconcertingly eerie, especially so for the time. The editing at that dance sequence is still amazing. Same goes for the special effects, like the way Mr. Scratch’s business card burns up with he tosses it aside or the axe he throws disintegrating into dust. And Huston’s facial expressions just in the last 30 seconds of the film is amazing.

I also like how there’s a running theme of boobs and junk in a lot of these choices.

mick
Guest

no gamble again?

antho42
Guest

Eyes Wide Shut is my favorite Kubrick film. I love films that deal with cults, existential crisis, and paranoia. Fuck the haters.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

I’m a bit surprised that you went through that entire discussion of VAMPIRE’S KISS and didn’t once mention the fact that Nicolas Cage eats a live cockroach (for real).

Goon
Guest

I don’t go to horror movies often, but horror movies must be in a sad state in affairs when Cabin in the Woods is treated like the best thing in forever.

But I’m sure a lot of that is my distaste for Whedon talking.

Hope you’re ready for yet another meta-horror-comedy kiddies. Yayyyyyyyyyy.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Sad state of affairs? Hell no! Horror is the cockroach of film genres. They’ll keep making them after the nuclear holocaust! 😛

I always thought that it was a very intriguing genre myself. I always found myself reading about the classic horror films long before I actually admitted to myself that I liked the genre (which happened about a decade ago when I found myself buying many horror films on DVD).

Either way, I’m quite excited for Cabin in the Woods, which I’ve been wanting to see long before I actually knew anything about it.

Hans
Guest

Come on Kurt! How hard is it to differentiate the Scandinavian countries? Headhunters and Jo Nesbø.. NORWEGIAN! ;o)

Rick Vance
Guest

Kurt have you read Nausicaa? If you haven’t you really should track it down, it is the best thing heads and shoulders that Miyazaki has done.

Schizopolis
Guest

Great insight on Eyes Wide Shut comparing the tone to a Korean-made film. I never realized it, but it’s soo spot on. I’ve always been a huge fan of the film. Definitely Cruise’s best performance next the Collateral. Though, I never got the sense that the final scene was happy. I always interpreted it as both characters were desperate to make their marriage work and the quick cut to black makes the ending very ambiguous. And seeing that Cruise and Kidman actually separated and divorced soon after adds more to the film than expected.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Saw Cabin in the Wood’s today and had a blast. I look forward to next week’s discussion (there will be a lot to talk about for sure).

antho42
Guest

Cabin in the Woods — Wow! So smart; so brilliant; so enjoyable.

Gord
Guest

The only thing more boring than listening to Kurt talk about Studio Ghibli films is actually watching a Studio Ghibli film.