Cinecast Episode 337 – Hand on the Tiller

Another week another episode of quality TV. Quality of course being an understatement as we bask in the best television (and Matthew McConaughey) has to offer in “True Detective.” With nothing playing in the January mutliplexes, we time travel back 30 years to continue The 1984 Project. Sitting around the marijuana campfire, we lament the demise of The Doobie Brothers, drink full bottles of Jose Cuervo and bask in the Jungle and Lite-Jazz adventure that is Romancing the Stone. The Watch List this week is brief with Joe Dante and Ken Burns. And just for fun, there is a very quick Top 5 list in the mix. No time for the ol’ in and out, we’re just here to read the meter.

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 ~

– Oscar noms

OPENING QUOTE:
Siskel & Ebert
reviewing
Romancing the Stone

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“…And Then Matthew McConaughey Told Me I was in Argentina”
by
Clouds Make Sounds

 


 

~ REVIEWS ~

– “True Detective” (ep. 2)

 


 

~ TOP 5 LIST ~


MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ROLES

Andrew
Killer Joe
Tropic Thunder
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dazed & Confused
Magic Mike

HM: Bernie, Mud, Dallas Buyers’ Club

Kurt
Killer Joe
Mud
Reign of Fire
Contact
– “True Detective”

HM: Dazed & Confused, Lonestar

 


 

~ 1984 PROJECT ~

Next week: Firestarter
IMDb | Rent/Buy on Google Play

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Andrew
Innerspace

Kurt
Ken Burns’ “Prohibition”

 


 

~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~

Andrew’s Litmus Test list.

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~

– “True Detective” (episode 3)
– The Invisible Woman

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I feel I was ahead of this game, JUNE 2012!

http://www.rowthree.com/2012/06/20/rank-em-matthew-mcconaughey-movies/

KuRt.

Rick Vance
Guest

Kurt I know you will hate it but there are 40 good minutes of action cinema in the center of Lone Survivor, also some good performances. In case any of you are looking for something to see.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

It’s carving through the rest of it. I dig Peter Berg as a director, but having to slog through a lot of the films less appealing elements puts it way low on the list for me to bother with…

ultimolee
Guest

Opening: In-house business: 1:17
True Detective (SPOILERS!): 6:39
Top 5 Matthew McConaughey Roles: 27:27
The 1984 Project: 36:13
Watch List: 1:08:05
Next week: 1:27:12
Outro music: 1:36:40

DavidM
Guest

Romancing the Stone was very much a me-too Raiders, at least in terms of being greenlit. There were a slew of them following Raiders throughout the ’80s (King Solomon’s Mines, High Road to China, RtS, loads of straight-to-video cheapos, etc). None of them map over Raiders very closely at all, but all were made by studios clearly reaching for scripts that have a recipe of classic adventure, exotic locales, mcguffin-chasing and what have you.
Romancing the Stone definitely works on its own terms, however.

Innerspace was a reworking of Fantastic Voyage – a sequel/remake of which has been mooted several times, with James Cameron and Paul Greengrass amongst those slated to direct. It could still happen, unlike an Innerspace reboot.

I don’t like Almost Famous much at all, save for Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s performance as Lester Bangs.

Jim Laczkowski
Guest

Hearing you guys do the “1984 Project” makes me wanna do the same for 1985, since that was the year I fell in love with movies and there are sooo many gems that came out during that time. And TRUE DETECTIVE is the best thing on TV right now! Keep up the great work guys.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I’m sure that it was by force of habit that Kurt mentioned the PG-13 rating in reference to Romancing the Stone, since not only does that movie have a PG rating, but it came out BEFORE PG-13 existed (as well documented, it was created at the suggestion of Steven Spielberg, in response to the violence in Temple of Doom).

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Yea, it’s kind of ‘slang’ at this point for a certain kind of film, one that is pretty fun but might feature a bit of side-boob and a guy getting his hand bit off by a crocodile.

Andrew James
Admin

My mother would never have brought me to the movie if it were rated PG-13.

Sean Kelly
Guest

So, I looked it up and the PG-13 rating was officially implemented in July 1984 (four months after ROMANCING THE STONE) and the first film to be released with the rating was RED DAWN.

The addition of this rating should definitely be something you talk about as the 1984 Project continues.

Matt Gamble
Guest

It wasn’t just Temple of Doom, Poltergeist and Gremlins were the other catalysts to bring about the new rating.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

WOLVERINES!!

Sean Kelly
Guest

I know, but Temple of Doom was kind of the last straw.

I actually read that all of those films might have gotten R ratings if it wasn’t for Steven Spielberg’s clout.

Rick Vance
Guest

I find it kinda hilarious to listen to the justification ones can make for group A of movies when saying group B doesn’t count because not liking language or violence is more legitimate a thing to not like.

Also I can say weirdly that I have not seen a single one of those movies 100% of the way from beginning to the end in a single sitting. I have absorbed a couple through living after they came out but no pull to ever sit down and watch em.