Cinecast Episode 264 – First Round Draft Pick

 
Super duper thanks to Ryan McNeil of The Matinee for coming in on such short notice to fill in for a vacationing Kurt Halfyard. All sorts of goodies at the cineplex these days including Seth McFarlane’s talking teddy bear, Steven Soderbergh’s buns and roses. And Matt Gamble joins the conversation later for a little Spidery reboot. A short watch list in which Ryan visits some old school Terry Gilliam, Andrew look at the world beyond the black rainbow and Matt goes back. To the future. All in all a pretty fun ride for this independence day. Glad you can make the journey with us.

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:
Shinsedai film festival


MAIN REVIEWS:
Magic Mike
Ted


OTHER REVIEW:
The Amazing Spider-Man


THE WATCH LIST:

Ryan
Jaws
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
– “The Wire” (s2)

Matt
Your Sister’s Sister
Back to the Future (trilogy)

Andrew
Project X
Perfect Sense
Beyond the Black Rainbow


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


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
TheMatinee.ca
Pride edition of the RowThree Shallow List
Beyond the Black Rainbow trailer


NEXT WEEK:
Savages


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Jericho Slim
Guest

I haven’t started listening yet, but Season 2 of The Wire is the worst season by far. In fact, it’s the only season that isn’t great.

rot
Guest

still, compared to other shows, the season is a fucking masterpiece, it is just to the unreasonably high standards of the show it seems lesser.

Rick Vance
Guest

Can not agree with this in the slightest, the arc of Frank Sobatka is one of the best in the entire run of the show.

Cody Lang
Guest

I’m with RV as well.I loved season 2. Looking at the unions and dock workers was a bold choice and also an area of America that has not been widely used for TV or film (maybe because no one cares about it or people might find it boring). I also think Season 2 is better than Season 5 of The Wire. But, to each his own. The cool thing about The Wire is that each season stands alone and yet they all connect to tell a larger story in the end. As fans you love all the seasons but some you like more than others.

Jericho Slim
Guest

Maybe you’re right, Rick – I liked Frank, but the season as a whole seemed lackluster to me. Rot is right though – it’s only “lackluster” when compared with other seasons of the Wire.

I need to revisit the whole series again anyway.

Season 5 was the newspaper season, right? I loved the newspaper angle. I also loved the Chris and Snoop and Michael storyline.

Rick Vance
Guest

Yeah at this point I see The Wire as a cohesive whole.

Stuff I love is all over that thing, MY NAME IS MY NAME!

Jericho Slim
Guest

Omar comin’, Yo! Nice Omar clip from youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmtuRRhtGQw

Best. Series. Ever.

David Brook
Admin

Yeah Season 2 wasn’t my favourite, but it’s still great. The Frank story arc was brilliant, but the stuff back on the street wasn’t as strong as in the first season. It’s all about Season 4 for me, that was incredible.

As for Season 5, I liked the newspaper angle, but the McNulty stuff started to get too far fetched and felt out of place from the rest of the series.

ultimolee
Guest

Tried to access TheMatinee.ca but being told “Blacklisted by Yandex Safe Browsing for malware”

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/thematinee.ca

Anybody else having a problem?

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Nope. Though I did used to have the problem of having my virus scan go off every time I visited the site (I think it was faulty javascript)

Ryan McNeil
Guest

Uh, that’s weird…

My site had a problem earlier in the year, but we thoroughly fixed it, might be something funny on yandex’s end.

Thanks for the tip, I’ll look into that.

ultimolee
Guest

Is there anywhere else i can download the podcasts?

Ryan McNeil
Guest

iTunes has ’em, or this RSS:

http://t.co/BMgDycXc

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

If I’m correct THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN uses actual stuntmen for swinging whenever possible, which is part of the reason why it looks better.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Here’s some interesting behind-the-scenes footage, which among other things show:
– Wirework for various flips and stuff
– Actual webswinging (best example around the 17:00 mark)
– Giant stuntman in motion-capture suit for The Lizard (07:46)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5qLuQVSe8k

Marina Antunes
Admin

Nice. Great find.

Marina Antunes
Admin

On SPIDERMAN – I’m pretty much in the middle of Matt and Ryan in my feelings with the movie. I did like it more than Matt but I didn’t really love it. I’m also not in love with the first set of Spiderman movies (though I do like the third for the simple fact that it’s kind of crazy) but I did like this better than I remember liking the first Spiderman. Biggest draw for me was Garfield and Stone and they MORE than delivered. My one disagreement with you guys – the score is god awful. I’m OK with scores telling me how I should be feeling at some exact moment in time but good god, this is bombastic.

On PERFECT SENSE – I started it and for some reason, never finished. I do want to revisit it but the fact that it didn’t catch me in the first half hour doesn’t bode well. The rest of the story certainly sounds awesome.

On BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW – my favourite movie of 2010. Not only Canadian but shot in Vancouver. For those who like useless movie trivia, Panos is George P. Cosmatos’ son (he directed Tombstone) and BTBR was made with Tombstone residuals. I love this movie. It’s divisive, there’s too much to take in in one viewing but I think it’s an experience worth having.

My review from Whistler: http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2010/12/06/Whistler-FF-2010-Review-of-Panos-Cosmatos-BEYOND-THE-BLACK-RAINBOW

Bowenarrow
Guest

Perfect Sense SPOILERS

I really enjoyed Perfect Sense and saw Ewan McGregor’s and Eva Green’s relationship just really about sex. I felt it would of been more interesting if they lost their sense of touch where they couldn’t really feel anything and thus sex meant nothing anymore and they ended up breaking up only to come to the realization that they really did love each other and then they find each other to be together only to lose their eye sight.

Rick Vance
Guest

Gamble have you read Shed? You guys mentioned about the villain gives me hope that they can take that guy in that kind of direction possibly in a future movie.

Personally I find myself less wary that Hollywood has tapped into the comic convention of rebooting when compared with the other comic thing that has begun seeping into movies this year with Avengers being comic continuity. There are groups of people who want Marvel/Disney to buy back all those franchises so that they can tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is far more distressing than reboots because continuity on a long enough scale leads to uniformity and blandness that has already infected the Marvel films to me. I hope that they don’t get all the rights back because Marvel would never green light Punisher: Warzone of give truly interesting directors these properties.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Yeah, I’ve read Shed. I have always been a pretty big fan of Curt Connors as he is a far more complex villain thn Doc Ock or Norman Osbourne. He has real conflict and struggles with what he is and I think they did a decent job of portraying that in the film and by keeping him alive they have the opportunity to keep him as a recurring character and theme through the trilogy, which would be a nice twist on the Marvel formula.

Rick Vance
Guest

Andrew you may think the length of the Wire episodes will turn you off but that is an deceptively addictive TV and once it gets its hooks into you, I find you can’t stop until you are done with it.

(also the painting is more important than the prostitutes in Season 2)

rot
Guest

Andrew, watch The Wire. Make time. Finally be in the know of such incredible characters as Omar, Bubbles, Snoop, McNulty. For me, Lost, The Wire and Breaking Bad are the best television shows I have even seen.

Marina
Guest

I’m in awe of the awesomeness of Breaking Bad. The Wire is next on our watch list.

rot
Guest

My experience of The Wire was similar to Breaking Bad, for the first four or so episodes I was still not sure if I wanted to commit, I think like Game of Thrones, there are just so many characters to establish that the first batch of episodes is laying the groundwork. But by the fifth episode of season 1 onwards this show owned my soul. This is the kind of show that you pull an all nighter watching episodes and then freak out when it is over.

Andrew, you will well up in scenes, I guarantee it, if not outright bawl.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

I’ve only made it through two episodes of The Wire so far….

David Brook
Guest

As Rot says above, you need to stick with it. You won’t regret it and you won’t turn back after 4 or 5 episodes.

Goon
Guest

This is not a show you know if you like from one episode, the Wire requires several episodes to let itself envelop you.

Bowenarrow
Guest

One of you a while back talked about The Curse 2: The Bite, the movie about the guy who gets bit on the hand by a snake and then his hand starts to turn into a snake. I don’t remember what was said about it, but I just finished it and freaking loved it. Totally cheesy and awesome. Available on a double DVD through Netflix with the first movie, which is just ok.

Matt Gamble
Guest

That would be me. The movie is truly insane and I had a lot of fun watching it. Really my only complaint is that the final battle at the end was a bit of a dud. They just pulled off a pretty great transformation and then the movie was over almost 5 minutes later. Boo!

I had similar feelings about the first film, decent enough film and it is one of the better Lovecraft themed films to be made, but their are quite a few 880’s alien farm invasion films I’d rather watch. It didn’t help that I watched the original after the sequel. I mean, the original just never stood a chance.

Robert Reineke
Guest

Sounds like they were pulling from the Lovecraft story “The Curse of Yig”. Very, very, very loosely.

Bowenarrow
Guest

During the transformation scene I thought it was going to kinda duplicate the end of the first Terminator movie, but it never quit gets there and does end up being a let down.

Jericho Slim
Guest

I agree 100% with Andrew about Project X. People hated that movie. But if the first line in the movie is a kid singing along with a hip hop song “Hey, we want some p#$$y”, and he basically gets caught by his friend’s parent, then you know what kind of movie you’re in.

And the fever dream, bat-shit craziness of the last 30 minutes was fun.

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