Cinecast Episode 306 – Shameless Ridiculousness

Are we an effective team? We are arguably more effective than the mediocrity of the Kosinski/Cruise assembly squad insofar as we seem to be in agreement on Oblivion. (SPOILERS!) The popcorn science fiction takes a lot of leaps, but it never really lands on particularly solid (or fertile) ground due to similarities to so many other things. We recap yet another compelling episode of “Game of Thrones” (SPOILERS!) where we praise just about every element of the show, even the Dragon Lady. The Watch List segment hits the highs and lows of our respective local film festivals: HotDocs and Mpls Int’l Festival. After recording an entire commentary track on Twilight, Matt enlightens us with his true feelings on Catherine Hardwicke’s first kick at the can in the the sparkly vampire saga. Early David Mamet comes under question with the last 20 minutes of House of Games. And we have a look at a web reality-series that bucks the trend of meanness and goes for generosity. Nice.

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…

 


 

~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~

– Thanks to Nat Almirall for the above comic still for the Cinecast!!
Twilight Commentary Track
– Matt on Cities ’97 radio show

OPENING QUOTE:
Tom Cruise
in
Collateral

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Reunion”
by
M83

 


 

~ MAIN REVIEW ~

Oblivion

 


 

~ GAME OF THRONES RECAP ~

– season 3, episode 4
– Theme music performed by Lyle Anderson on the UW-Madison Carillon. The carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 and has 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to 6,823 pounds. Anderson has been UW-Madisonโ€™s official carillonneur for almost 30 years.

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Andrew
House of Games
– “Elementary” (season 1, episode 1)
The Fifth Season (MSPIFF)
After Lucia (MSPIFF)

Kurt
The Sound of My Voice
Tabloid
The Queen of Versailles
The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne (HotDocs)
Our Nixon (HotDocs)

Matt
Twilight
– “Strip Search”

 


 

~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~

– The East
– Byzantium
– Spanish Prisoner
– “The Walking Dead”

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S REVIEW(S) ~


– Mud
– Blancanieves
– Pain and Gain

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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

 

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Hosted by Andrew James, Kurt Halfyard, Matt Gamble and the occasional guest.