Cinecast Episode 279 – Tapper’s Bar

Drunken pilots and glitchy princesses are on the agenda today as Gamble saunters in after the intro segment. Should Flight have been an angrier Anatomy of a Murder style morality tale, should Wreck-it-Ralph have swapped it’s Disney Logo to Brave while bearing the Pixar Logo? Should Matt Gamble start using Google+? All of these things and more are contained in this episode; reordered far too late at night for the hosts collective health.

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…

 


 

~ SHOW DETAILS/SEGMENT TIMES ~

Opening:     :00
In-house business:     00:30
FLIGHT (SPOILERS!):     18:52
WRECK-IT RALPH (SPOILERS!):     1:01:10
Homework Grading:     1:22:06
The Watch List:     1:50:08
Homework Assignment:     2:43:45
Next week:     2:48:33
Outro music:     2:51:36 – 2:55:33

 

OPENING QUOTE:
Michael Hordern
in
Barry Lyndon

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Super Mario Bros.” (medley)
by
Video Games Live

 


 

~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~

 
Kids Talk Film (Thunderball)
Kurt on Liberal Dead Podcast talking about TAD
Free Redbox codes giveaway.

 


 

~ MAIN REVIEW ~

Flight
Wreck-It Ralph

 


 

~ GRADING HOMEWORK ~

(GPA spreadsheet – FALL 2012)

Rick Vance: “The Year of the Sex Olympics”
Ryan McNeil: The Great Dictator
Sean Kelly: Snatch
Nat Almirall: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Robert Reineke: Strange Brew
Courtney Small: Harry Potter 2 and Quest for Fire
Thomas Wishloff: The Gods Must Be Crazy
Lennart Andersson: Swedish Chef (The Muppet Show)

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Matt
Silver Linings Playbook
The Man with the Iron Fists

Andrew
Barry Lyndon
Vampire’s Kiss

Kurt
Thunderball

 


 

~ HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT ~

Assignment: email us (or call in) with the best on-screen race and why.
Examples: Phantom Menace podrace, Ben Hur
DUE: Tuesday, November 13th by 5pm EST

New call-in feature! If you’d rather not type out your response, please feel free to call the row three homework hotline. From any touch tone telephone, please dial:
612-367-ROW3 or click the “call me” link below and we’ll call you; prompting you to leave a message for playback on the air. Thanks!

 


 

~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~

High and Low Brow (Jay vs. Matt)
Matt Brown’s A to Bond
8-Bit Pale Ale

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK ~


– Skyfall
– This Must Be the Place
– Searching for Sugarman

 


 

~ FIND US ONLINE ~

Andrew: Twitter | G+ | Letterboxd | Pinterest | about.me
Kurt: Twitter | G+ | Letterboxd
Matt: Twitter | LetterBoxd | Where the Long Tail Ends
RowThree: Twitter | G+ | Letterboxd | Pinterest

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

feedback@rowthree.com (general)
andrew.james@rowthree.com
kurt@rowthree.com

 

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paul
Guest

denzel hasn’t aged in 20 years, holy shit balls

Sean Kelly
Guest

I think I saw DVD rental machines in Walmart.

Robert Reineke
Guest

Oxford English Dictionary is on my side with the etymology of “hoser” as a made up word originating in the 80s with SCTV cited in the etymology origin, btw. So much for research and citations! Especially considering the amount of time that word and variations thereof are used in the film. (Mind you, I’m not really complaining, but the fact that hoser entered the dictionary solely because of Moranis and Thomas I felt was worth something.)

Good on Rick Vance for citing Nigel Kneale though. Someone that really should be talked about in the same breath as Rod Serling as far as expanding the boundaries of television. Kneale just did it in the UK which is why he doesn’t get his just due on this side of the Atlantic.

Speaking of Rod Serling, I really should have sent in the 80s Twilight Zone episode Wordplay (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordplay_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29) as an example.

Kurt
Guest

I did a film piece on ‘HOSER CINEMA’ waaaaay back in 2006 – http://twitchfilm.com/2006/08/twitch-o-meter-take-off-you-hoser.html

(And I plan on watching that UK Sex Olympics satire on Youtube when I get the chance.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Beowulf was made as an R-rated film and I even remember seeing some redband trailers of the film, but sadly it was edited down to PG-13 for the release (though I believe the R-rated cut is available on DVD).

Antho42
Guest

Wow. The last couple of minutes of the episode were very reminiscent of Bill O’Reily tirade against the people that voted for Obama.

Andrew James
Admin

Except I’m right and have physical evidence to prove my case. Also… I’m me.

Antho42
Guest

I am just kidding. It is one of the best moments of Cinecast history.

Matt Gamble
Guest

I hear Trump uses this same line of reasoning.

Andrew James
Guest

I guess I shouldn’t be upset or surprised that the masses insist on using and praising mediocrity. It happens in so many other facets of life, might as well be so with the social media as well. It’s the VHS to laserdisc of the internet.

Rick Vance
Guest

That is how viral stuff works, it is more fun if everyone has it.

Rick Vance
Guest

The idea that every movie should have an intermission is BONKERS. Atmosphere / Immersion / Tension for a ton of movies would go right out the window if you cut for 10 minutes. Where would you put an intermission in Die Hard or Predator?

Works for some films, all lunacy.

Andrew James
Admin

Having to pee (really bad) in a movie can totally ruin the experience as well. In Skyfall, there is the perfect time to go and half my theater got up and went to the bathroom at the same time. Including the person I was with. No reason not to pause the film for 10 minutes so everyone can enjoy the final 45 minutes.

Rick Vance
Guest

That seems to be a problem with you not the movie. Proper planning before hand and of what you consume during the movie can help alleviate that.

I wish that all movie theaters were designed for me being taller than most people, they aren’t I live with it.

Matt Gamble
Guest

http://runpee.com/

Only smart and tech savy people know about this site, Andrew. I wonder why you don’t?

/needle

Andrew James
Admin

I haven’t been to the site in months. At the time its mobile version was basically broken. So it’s better now? I usually don’t check the web on my phone during a movie though.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

I know the developer who runs that website & app. The mobile site has likely been neglected since he created the mobile app for iOS & Android. It has a black screen with white text so that it’s not too noticeable in a theatre. On the Android version, there are even vibration alerts where you can set the movie you are seeing and then send out a vibration when it’s a good time for a washroom break.

However, unless anything has changed recently, it’s just one guy running it, so he has to see the movie himself before he can add it to the list.

Andrew James
Admin

The only site that I usually check inside the theater is media stinger. I always forgot to check it before the movie, so I always bring it up once the credits start to roll.

The site tells me if there’s anything during or after the credits that I should stick around for.

Rick Vance
Guest

Was hoping for chases as well can you guys do as a homework because there is a mountain of unreal amazing chase sequences.

Nat Almirall
Guest

Re: Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the dismantling of the LA public transit. Roger Rabbit cannibalized a script that was intended to be one of the two sequels to Chinatown (the other being The Two Jakes). All three films dealt with the seedy creation of LA — Chinatown was the water, The Two Jakes was, I believe, oil (it’s been a while since I’ve seen it), and Roger Rabbit, of course, was the public transit.

And granted speech impediments aren’t accents, but neither are accents dialects. I do mention Yosemite Sam in the e-mail, and his manner of speaking alone qualifies — in his 30-second-or-so cameo alone he delivers a cascade of distinct idioms.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Re: My Homework Submission

I typically don’t read comments until after I finished listening the show, so I missed Kurt’s comment eliminating Snatch (it also didn’t help that I e-mailed my submission while having lunch in a Subway).

Sean Kelly
Guest

P.S. I’ve NEVER seen a subtitled version of Snatch (even in the theatre)

Sean Kelly
Guest

After hearing that rant at the end of the podcast, I thought I would say my two cents on Google+ (since in addition to my love of film, I myself am a tech guy).

I somewhat agree with you about the quality of Google+, but the sad truth to the fact is that it has come too late to the game.

The general public is not going to simply abandon a social network that nearly everyone knows about and set up shop at another one that only the really tech-savvy know about.

Personally I keep social networking in general at a minimum. I tweet a lot as an extension of my blogging (which are synced as my Facebook statuses) and I skim my Facebook news feed (and I have greatly slowed down my Google+ activity).

Other than that, I leave social networking to the kids.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

I’ve lately been using Google+ more and Twitter a bit less. However, I use both mainly to talk tech & web/app development, to share various links that I find interesting and to read others. Twitter is a bit more instantaneous but is a lot more disposable. It’s easier for people to have a lot more in-depth discussion on Google+. Occasionally I’ve seen people on Twitter, get involved into a discussion that is too big with too many people that one of them finally says it’s moving to Google+ linking everyone to the new thread.

For movies, pop culture, for the most part I keep that on my Facebook account for various friends.

On Twitter I have have over 700+ followers and they are mainly all developers like me (with some designers & perhaps a small number of project managers in the mix) and are following me because they are interested in what I have to say or share about tech. They are not interested in what I have to say about pop culture. Same thing with Google+ but I’ve since gotten involved in a few pop culture discussions on Google+, but that’s okay as other people following me don’t see what I’m posting on other people’s threads.

Sean Kelly
Guest

RE: Submitting homework via voice mail

I might try it one of these days, but because I have Asperger’s, e-mail is the easier method.

Andrew James
Admin

Can’t believe we never mentioned the short that plays before Wreck-It Ralph entitled Paperman. A very cute and well-realized story that lets all children know it’s perfectly acceptable to throw as much trash out the window as you like, as long as it is in the pursuit of love.
😉

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

We should have talked about that. I really LOVED that short film. (Was sooo tired when we recorded that episode).

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