Cinecast Episode 285 – Roll of the Dice; Eye of the Beholder

jurassic3_smKurt has found himself most decidedly under the weather these past few days and was barely able to make it out of bed – much less to the cinema. He has therefore graciously bowed out of our discussion on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Partly out of illness and partly out of intelligence, Kurt has decided to skip tonight’s show entirely and thereby remain mum on the “discussion” of HFR and what’s good for the cinema audience and its future. We’ve therefore postponed out top five list for the week. However, I do believe Andrew and Matt more than make up for Kurt’s absence. Besides the debate, there’s some homework to grade and the notion of Tom Cruise pretending to be a weird hybrid of Axl Rose, Brett Michaels, Jim Morrison and Julie Andrews. Gamble talks baseball, the new staple Christmas movie everyone should be watching and sushi. Plus much, much more await thee in this Cinecast of not quite so epic proportions.

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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antho42
Guest

I repeat, this Radiolab podcast episode discusses neural pathways in relationship to the first universal, negative reaction of Rite of Spring (which appears to relate to the current negative reaction of High Frame Rate): http://www.radiolab.org/2007/sep/24/
(the analysis on Rites starts at the 31:30 mark)

antho42
Guest

“We re-imagine the disastrous debut of Stravinsky‚Äôs Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work.” -Radiolab

Robert Reineke
Guest

You should save Matt’s reaction right around 71:32 when he recognizes The Road Warrior.

Markus Krenn
Guest

Kudos to Nat Almirall for picking “One, Two, Three”.
A favorite of mine. A few weeks back i was thinking about if i’ll be ever able to incorporate it into the homework assignment. But i just wasn’t able to make the connection this time around. That’s easily an A++.

Still couldn’t convince myself to see “The Hobbit” but im so curious about the HFR that i’m willing to take that 35 mile trip this weekend to experience it.

Nat Almirall
Guest

I agree with Markus. I think it’s Wilder’s funniest movie.

Markus Krenn
Guest

And i agree with “Rock of Ages” being a total trainwreck.
One of the biggest disapointments this year.
But i saw the musical last year in London, total different experience and completly different from the movie. One of the most fun time moments i had.

Sean Kelly
Guest

DJANGO just opened today for a two week run at the Bell Lightbox. I had a conversation with a older patron today, who was confusing it with DJANGO UNCHAINED (and I don’t think she’s the only one).

I saw and somewhat enjoyed the original Rock of Ages musical a couple years ago. The “Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” scene (it’s an Air Supply song BTW) was actually one of my favourites. However, as soon as I saw the trailer, I knew that I wouldn’t like the film.

Rick Vance
Guest

Listening to you guys talk about the Hobbit makes kinda appriciate the fact that I didn’t really start going to see movies until the late 90s, so CGI was always a thing and almost normal. It was only my choice in personal viewing that I looked into an age of film before that.

antho42
Guest

I do not know Rick Vance, I was also a kid of the 1990’s, and I was always in amazed on how much better lots of older films looked than 90’s films that had terrible looking CGI. Having said that, the 80’s kids do overrate practical effects (Jay Cheel has a tendency of doing this). They can be good, and in many cases are a better options than CGI, but they are not the necessary the holy grail of special effects.

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