Cinecast Episode 293 – Fists with Your Toes

 
Back from the dead is Matt Gamble who helps contribute to a nice lengthy Watch List in which we get into all manner of cinematic delights. Everyone gets into the doc talk with their respective viewings and best of all, two big, 80s action movies are revisited on the big screen and it turns out it’s more awesome than you can imagine. Andrew visits some trash, some pulp and nearly completes Soderbergh’s complete filmography. We take another look at classic Coen brothers and Matt regales us with yet another of his brushes with “fame.” It’s a long road to Guantanamo, but we take it in stride with some laughs and harsh words, but we make it. Fists with your toes friend, fists with your toes.

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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~ SHOW DETAILS/SEGMENT TIMES ~

Opening:     :00
Intros/In-house Business:     00:37
The Watch List:     12:36
Next week/Outro:     1:39:25
Outro music:     1:38:12 – 1:42:51

 

OPENING QUOTE:
Natalie Portman & Mindy Kaling
in
No Strings Attached

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Bad Habit”
by
Foals

 


 

~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS / PLUGS ~

– New High and Low Brow episode at WTLTE. – Baghead and Day for Night
– Matt on the old time radio

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Andrew
The Paperboy
The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard
Dredd
King of the Hill

Matt
– “House of Cards
Die Hard
56 Up

Kurt
Point Break
Barton Fink
The Road to Guantanamo

 


 

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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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antho42
Guest

I will defend Dredd.

Yeah, the CGI is not great, the action sequences are unmemorable, and there is no satire whatsoever.

In its defense, the slow motion is really well done and, to my surprise, it is works thematically. Furthermore, I like the world building, in which it is an incredible feat for a non-blockbuster; I really like how it takes place during the day, and how the setting is a mega-city with enormous sky-crappers (which are pretty much self-contained cities).

I also like how the film knows what it is — it does not go for self-serious route that most contemporary comic book films are striving for. It is full of many great character actor moments.

Goon
Guest

Dredd is a perfectly acceptable “FUCK YEAH MOTHERFUCKER!” of a film.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Even though it’s nearly been 20 years, I can clearly remember how big Power Rangers was when I was kid. I watched that all the time, until I stopped cold when the controversy over the show’s violence reached its peak.

Rick Vance
Guest

Mighty Morphin was huge in whatever grade I was in when it came out (3 or 4 I think)

antho42
Guest

Tommy, the Green Ranger with the flute, was the best one. Could not believe they turn him into the White Ranger.
Power Ranger’s theme song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wt6XlVob_E

Rick Vance
Guest

Really bummed I missed Point Break, the day just didn’t line up at all.

Markus Krenn
Guest

I don’t get the hate for the 13th Warrior. Can someone explain it to me? Admittedly i don’t love it, but still it is a good and solid flick.
Also why isnt there much more love for Last Action Hero out there?
I hated it when i saw it in the cinema but i grew with me with every rewatch. This movie was just ahead of it’s time and it is so much fun.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I do not hate 13th Warrior, just totally indifferent to it, it’s a compromised film project.

Last Action Hero on the other hand is totally a cult film now, loads of people love this film, myself included.

Robert Reineke
Guest

re: Current Events at the Box Office

I think it’s not a coincidence that the contemporary film that was explicitly about torture, that grossed the most, was Hostel.

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