Cinecast Episode 260 – Time Capsule that Bitch

 
 
With Rot’s written review of Snow White and The Huntsman easily being the most pile-on thread at RowThree in quite some time, Matt and Andrew continue the ‘probably too much passion for this darn movie’ energy for a full throttle conversation with some sort of middle-ground achieved. As fun as the conversation is, and it is full on *SPOILERY!*, it is merely a lead-in to our somewhat signature brand of narcissism: Wait until the homework grading starts! Easily the most fun we’ve ever had with our listeners’ emails, we will be handing out final grades next week and it’s going to be close, this batch is the culmination of an AMAZING semester of homework assignments.

(Our Sincere Thanks for all the great participation!)

After a lengthy grading session it’s time to hit The Watch List. Though Andrew sits out and scarfs down Doritos, we listen as Kurt finally catches Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale before tackling his requisite weekly arty Anime viewing. Matt’s on board with our last week discussion on Headhunters and urges everyone to run to your local arthouse and see Richard Linklater’s Bernie (if you can find the darn thing.) ‘Tis a packed show and a barrel of giggles to boot.

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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Full show notes are under the seats…



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IN-HOUSE BUSINESS:
– Matt’s “Cabin in the Woods” Podcast (Alien & Aliens)
– Andrew’s A Clockwork Orange interview at GmanReviews
– Kurt’s Alien3 defense piece


MAIN REVIEWS:
Snow White and the Hunstman (SPOILERS!)


GRADING HOMEWORK:
Robert Reineke
Rick Vance
Sean Kelly (LetterBoxd)
Darryl Bowen
Len Fearnside
Dick Japowski
Steven Beckley
Jim Laczkowski
Cody Lang
Jonathan Schmidt
Courtney Small
Ryan McNeil
Lennart Andersson
Nat Almirall (LetterBoxd)
Corey Pierce (aka Goon)

full GPA spreadsheet for this semester


THE WATCH LIST:

Andrew
 
 

Matt
Headhunters
Bernie

Kurt
The Squid and the Whale
Perfect Blue
Master And Commander: Far Side of The World


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


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
– Mamo! guys parse through Aliens over at The Substream


NEXT WEEK:
Moonrise Kingdom
Prometheus


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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Gil
Guest

The pause after Kurt asked Andrew what he was pounding for three days straight (booze or food?) was hilarious! I honestly thought Andrew was gonna reply, “Pussy, Kurt. I was pounding pussy.”

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The Cinecast –> More than just a movie podcast! Huzzah.

Gil
Guest

It’s why I love you guys.

Jim Laczkowski
Guest

Hearing everyone’s homework responses was one of my favorite collection of thoughts/passions I’ve heard on a podcast in a long time. Cheers to all for the many great responses.

And it was so awesome to hear everyone’s love for Pump Up The Volume. Not the best title and yes it is very 90s, but that flick is certainly one of my all-time favorites for a plethora of reasons. The DVD is not much to write home about sadly, but I almost want to start a campaign for a special edition Blu-Ray:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100436/

Mike Rot
Member

Nice Jim, think you have inspired me to seek out Pump up the Volume and give it a rewatch. Definitely a seminal film for me too.

Sean Kelly
Guest

In the case of the Alien Director’s Cut, it was only called that for marketing reasons. Ridley Scott actually considers the theatrical version to be his definitive version.

Though I do like the Aliens director cut better than the theatrical (I don’t mind length)

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Love the Manhattan poster art!

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Some additional notes about my love on Donnie Darko (which I couldn’t fit into 5 sentences):
– I rewatched the film at least twice when I rented it. I returned it to the store, because my desire to rewatch it was distracting me from my schoolwork.
– About a month after seeing it, my family got their first DVD player and Donnie Darko was the first DVD I ever bought (it was hard to find and it was not cheap – about $50).
– I rewatched the film at least once a month for more than a year. As such, I now have most of the film memorized.
– Got the Director’s Cut DVD for my 23rd birthday
– I bought the film’s poster, which is gracing the wall of my bedroom
– I ended my multi-year apprehension at attending Toronto’s yearly Fan Expo in 2009 when it was announced that James Duval (who played Frank the Rabbit) was appearing. He was quite nice and even posed for a photo with me (http://flic.kr/p/6TRVVX)
– Just last year I bought The Donnie Darko Book, which has an interview with Richard Kelly and the full shooting script
– Next month, I plan on buying the blu-ray for the film and writing a retrospective blog post in celebration of the 10th anniversary of my very first viewing.
– I also hope that one day I get the chance to see the film theatrically.

Yeah, I’m definitely a bit obsessive about this film….

Rick Vance
Guest

Why not may as well throw out some more ReBoot because it is all on youtube.

Star Trek / Superheroes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=O_7AoDTZZOY#t=339s

The Evil Dead / Horror / FPS mash up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Y2mNt1nssFI#t=661s

finally

some Power Rangers / Super Sentai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Y2mNt1nssFI#t=661s

Man I love this thing, also as a complete nerdy thing comic artist Brendan McCarthy was one of the designers on this show.

rot
Guest

The movie that made me love cinema would probably be the first one I ever saw in a theater, Robert Altman’s Popeye. In the mid-eighties, there was no way to really prepare for that big screen experience, I was fortunate to live through a time when that kind of untarnished event could occur. Screens are ubiquitous now, I think it must be something incredibly different to experience. After Popeye, the most vivid markers would be Batman and Jurassic Park, again these experiences feel so long ago, so alien to now. There is aging, and the evolution of taste, but it is more I think to do with the lack of sacred space, the lack of ritual, the lack of going blind into something and letting it envelop you.

Oh and as I was the original one to set the Altman thing in motion, I can now end it. 🙂

rot
Guest

and favorite duo: Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart

Goon
Guest

You spelled “dud” wrong 😉

Sean Kelly
Guest

Kurt, some bad news and good news about your aspirations for seeing Bernie:
Bad News: It’s leaving the Varsity
Good News: It’ll be playing at the Carlton

Rick Vance
Guest

This is amazing

Pingu’s The Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPPxI_qEzsI

Steve
Guest

Hard to believe 2 out of the 3 of you have never seen The Graduate. I would have never guessed it. I bet you’ve all seen Nichols’ Day of the Dolphin, starring George C. Fucking Scott! I was worried my 5 run-on sentences weren’t personal enough, but instead my problem was not enough pandering. I’ll have to admit, I mined and refined those sentences from a much longer piece I wrote about The Graduate about 2 months ago: http://featurescreenings.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-i-love-film-graduate.html
I definitely recommend watching or re-watching this movie with an open mind sometime.

Kurt
Guest

Day of the Dolphin has one of the all time classic One-Sheets.

Jericho Slim
Guest

This is the guy I’m taking movie advice from? Someone needs to give this droog a good tolchock. 🙂

Robert Reineke
Guest

I couldn’t believe that last week nobody was all that familiar with The Third Man.

Maybe the Row Three crew needs to get some continuing education credits this summer.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Or they to have me guest on the show more often. Love that film. And The Graduate, but it’s not as close to my so-called wheelhouse.

🙂

David Brook
Admin

Madness. Yeah The Third Man is one of my all time favourites. I’ve just been sent Carol Reed’s Odd Man Out to review which I haven’t seen before. Can’t wait!

Kurt
Guest

Huh? The Third Man is one of my favourite films of all time!!! This must have been the segment of the Show that Andrew and Matt did without me.

Robert Reineke
Guest

Shoot, I meant to type The Thin Man.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Now, The Thin Man is in my top twenty movies of all time.

Matt Gamble
Guest

I’ve seen huge chunks of The Graduate, or at least the two most famous scenes, but never from beginning to end.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

ditto.

Steve
Guest

Well, do it up on the Netflix Instant.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Meh, I’d rather watch The Baxter do it better.

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Rick Vance
Guest

I must tip my hat to you Nat for that tour-de-force final entry. Well played sir.

Nat Almirall
Guest

Thank you, sir! And thanks to the Cinecast Cinecrew for such a great idea and Andrew in particular for reading my meandering, run-on sentences every week!

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Just checked the homework grades. Quite happy that I’m in the Top 5 GPAs (and am one of the two to submit every single week).

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