Cinecast Episode 313 – Philosophical Distancing


The Red Wedding happened. What else is there to talk about? A LOT as it turns out. Before recapping the finale episode (and the entire season as a whole) of Game of Thrones, we recap what is now officially a trilogy in Richard Linklater’s “Before” films. With Gamble not available this evening, we employ the services of self proclaimed “Before expert” in one Serena Whitney (@swhitney1984) from Exclaim! magazine and Dread Central. Talking Delpy and Hawke turns out to not be the most briefest of conversations and so we shower the love of two decades into about an hour. Kurt entertains with a glimpse of The East and VOD release charmer in The History of Future Folk and we see Kirk and Spock back in the drivers’ seat after a ten year hiatus. Join us for all this and more in this episode of “As the Nerd Turns”.

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 ~

– Movie Club Podcast coming JUNE 26th (Naked Lunch and Tristram Shandy)
– RowThree email problems

OPENING QUOTE:
Ethan Hawke
in
Before Sunrise

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“The End of an Era”
by
Lo Key

 


 

~ REVIEWS ~

Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Before Midnight

 


 

~ GAME OF THRONES RECAP ~

– season 3, episode 10 (SPOILERS!)
– music provided by The Time Warp

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Kurt
The East
The History of Future Folk
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

 


 

~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S REVIEW(S) ~

The East
Man of Steel

 


 

~ FIND US ONLINE ~

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~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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DavidM
Guest

I’m surprised to hear that people didn’t like the last episode of Game of Thrones; I thought it was great. For me, The Rains of Castemere episode was, in effect, the door closing on the 3rd season, and this one was setting up the situations, and placing the characters in position for season four, which is why the show dropped in on every major character. Whetting the appetite nicely with stuff like Theon’s sister and crew setting off in a vendetta kinda mood; and Stannis also mobilising – finally, after spending the entire season licking his wounds and brooding. (Stannis’ fleet won’t encounter the Greyjoys, btw, as the Iron Islands are on the opposite side of Westeros).
I’ve read elsewhere describing Arya as now being a hollow bullet just waiting to be fired. I don’t know how that character is going to develop, or devolve, but I like the lone wolf & cub aspect of her and the Hound.

The scene with saint Danaerys and the grateful brown people was ridiculous. So bad, but it was quick and they like to cap off each season with the dragons, hence the dragon-eye view of the crowds, which was cool I suppose. But, otherwise, ehh.

I’m not sure it’s the ‘best’, but Star Trek: the Motion Picture is the one I have the most affection for of the series. Some of it is to do with nostalgia – I vividly remember being taken to see it as a child by my dad – but also just the unique and strange vibe of it. And it doesn’t end with the now obligatory and tedious punch-up-with-the-villain.

Kurt
Guest

“The Lone Wolf & Cub aspect of her and the Hound.” – My lord, David, I’m stealing that bit of succinct description.

Kurt
Guest

Oh, and thanks Ricardo Marcos Pautassi to for pointing out that we have BRAZILIAN CINECAST Doppelganger’s!

http://oscinefilos.com.br/cinecast/cult/cinecast-cult-64-rambo-programado-para-matar/

Goon
Guest

Great chat. Normally when Serena is on she’s talking about a movie I have no interest in so cool this finally worked out. For her benefit specifically as a “Before” nut hope she’ll check out our show over at http://www.criticalmasscast.com as we did 85 minutes on Before Midnight, just posted it yesterday

rot
Guest

The East is terrible. I wasn’t a fan of The Sound of My Voice but it is a better movie than this. This is like the 80’s satanic panic version of modern day eco-terrorism, and not in a self-aware winking kind of way, but in a cringeworthy and naive way. It is emo-terrorism.

Brit Marling needs to stop writing and follow Jessica Chastain, get gigs with talented filmmakers that can elevate her natural onscreen charisma into something that actually works.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Quite looking forward to the next Movie Club, mostly for the Naked Lunch discussion. I SHOULD be free on the 26th if you need an extra panelist (I’ve already watched Tristram Shandy a couple weeks ago and I own the Naked Lunch criterion).

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

FYI – Reddit AMA

BEFORE MIDNIGHT
ETHAN HAWKE, JULIE DELPY & RICHARD LINKLATER
Reddit AMA on Thursday, 6/13 at 11:45 AM ET / 8:45 AM PT!
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/

rot
Guest

Watched Star Trek the Motion Picture last night for what appears to be the first time. Agree with Kurt, possibly the best of the original series. Nothing like what came after… all the complaints of Abrams diverting from the classic qualities of Trek have me confused now… what Trek exactly? The hard sci-fi of the Motion Picture, the pulpy sci-fi of Kahn, the Crocodile Dundee comedy of Voyage Home? Abrams is just continuing what the franchise has been doing all along, expanding the genre framework of the series. His contribution is the first truly action-adventure entries, no more or no less absurd than whales in space.

Kurt
Guest

I’m not a huge fan of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, but at least it had an environmental/spec-fiction theme going in it. The Abrams ones are petty politics and action beats.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan had the whole Genesis project angle, which again, was at least sci-fi in intent.

NuTrek has some starfleet politics, barely handled, and action beats… and little else… No Thanks.

rot
Guest

Ranking the original series I would go

Motion Picture
The Voyage Home
Wrath of Kahn
The Undiscovered Country
Search for Spock
and that other one.

Both the Abrams films are above any of these.

Kurt
Guest

The Motion Picture
The Wrath of Khan
The Undiscovered Country
The Final Frontier
The Voyage Home
The Search For Spock

(I don’t consider the Next Generation or NuTrek films worth much at all, their big budget generic TV shows, little more…)

rot
Guest

are you rewatching them all? I think your opinion might change on a few of them, haven’t aged well.

Kurt
Guest

Nah, I just watched The Motion Picture.

Oh, here is a piece on the much loathed Star Trek V which is fairly balanced.

http://virginiamaeblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/flaws-of-star-trek-v-genius-of-star.html

rot
Guest

I watched Before Midnight with my wife on vacation, on an escape from our parental duties, and like Kurt said, pieces of the argument in the story are verbatim ones that have happened in our lives, it is actually kind of scary, and I am wondering if the universal praise has something to do with having a film be akin to counselling in that it helps you recognize the universality of some of these problems. It was not uncomfortable to watch, if anything we laughed a lot because of how true it got, there is something cathartic about it.

The verisimilitude of the hotel scene is staggering. I was not really enjoying the full cast luncheon scene, it felt out of place with what I have become accustom to, Jesse and Celine talking, alone. I get why it was there, but the greatness only comes when they are by themselves.

rot
Guest

Also for those still in need of a Linklater/Hawke talky hit, watch or rewatch Tape… that film holds up incredibly well. Underrated gem.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Of course there is Waking Life and Slacker. Linklater has no shortage of long-take steadicam movies!

rot
Guest

yeah but the precursor of the hotel room scene in Midnight is Tape, in both you feel the confines of the place closing in.

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