Cinecast Episode 338 – Mowing Your Lawn

Thanks to Nat Almirall for this week’s poster promo (sorry, we had to censor it. Non-censored version can be found HERE.

January continues to suck and be fantastic at the same time. Of course I’m referring to movies and television respectively. Even 1984 didn’t really inspire us all that much this week. But True Detective and Sherlock keep us ever hopeful of the always changing and increasingly rich landscape that is cable television. But in our team of need, we can always look to Paul Verhoeven, Ken Burns and Cate Blanchett among others to get us through these hard times and that is exactly what The Watch List covers. So it kind of all works out in the end. Join us for this discussion in a little more detail right now. Download the show or just hit play on the streaming widget. We promise it’s relatively painless. No fires. No lawn mowing. No droughts. Just good conversation.

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 is now live (Pickup on South Street and The Big Combo)
– Adobe Creative Cloud help request
– Podcast (NYT article)

OPENING QUOTE:
Drew Barrymore
in
Scream

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“White Girl”
by
Soul Coughing

1984 MUSIC:
Tangerine Dream

 


 

~ REVIEWS ~

– “True Detective” (episode 3 – SPOILERS!)

 


 

~ 1984 PROJECT ~

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Andrew
Heaven
– “Sherlock” (season 3)

Kurt
Turkish Delight
Top of the Lake
The Dust Bowl

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~


– Labor Day

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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andrew.james@rowthree.com
kurt@rowthree.com

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ultimo lee
Guest

Opening: In-house business: 1:16
True Detective (SPOILERS!): 7:33
The 1984 Project: Firestarter 42:39
Watch List: 1:08:45
Next week: 1:52:58
Outro music: 1:58:18

Arnold Schizopolis
Guest

I finally saw The Counselor. It was as good as I expected until Cameron Diaz’s character just pissed me off to no end. I dunno if Scott or McCarthy have some dominatrix fetish, but her character Malkina was just some old man’s retarded s&m cuckold fantasy. She started off as a wacky side character that we think could possibly be an informant. **Spoilers** Then basically we realize she is this invincible criminal mastermind that has a worldwide network of hired agents and assassins to fuck over Fassbender, Bardem and steal Pitt’s millions. What is this effin Wild Things?? Even trashy film noir should be somewhat believable. Her character just insults all the goodness of this film. It’s terrible. I don’t know what McCarthy was thinking.

Despite all that, I still really dug the film. How could anyone hate a movie with characters hanging out at a Steve McQueen bar? I’m wondering which role Mickey Rourke passed on…either Pitt or Bardem’s. I have no behind-the-scenes insight, but I’m positive one of those roles was written for him. Another thing, the cartel makes a snuff film of Penelope Cruz’s murder and sends the DVD to Fassbender. That pissed me off. Not my Penelope! Either way, The Counselor is the perfect companion to Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I think Malkina is no more or less believable than Anton Chigurh was in No Country…

Arnold Schizopolis
Guest

But Chigur was written and acted soo much better. Diaz was fine, but she was invincible. Chigur makes mistakes. We see him get shot and mutilated. His final scene was soo good. Malkina was just written poorly.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The Counselor is implying that There is always a bigger fish in the sea. The sequel to The Counselor could easily be Malkina getting a quick come-uppance for her schemes in Hong Kong…this directed by Johnnie To.

Arnold Schizopolis
Guest

Sign me up for that sequel with Chigurh as the hitman hunting down Malkina…torture porn-style. Crazy enough, Asian film is never afraid of a little misogyny.

What I easily loved about The Counsellor is how it portrayed the cartel. They were this mysterious, mythical, unknown force passed down through oral tradition. I felt like they were in every scene of the film like the devil living underground just beneath the feet of these characters. Way more haunting than Breaking Bad, Scarface, Savages or anything portrayal of the cartel on film and television. So when I rewatch The Counsellor, I’m just gonna skip all of Malkina’s scenes (except one, of course).

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I would happily pay for this proposed crossover-sequel.

Rick Vance
Guest

I got some movies to throw into your ’84 project if you don’t have an already established list more deep cuts as it were.

Repo Man dir. Alex Cox

Wheels on Meals (one of the best Jackie Chan movies) dir. Sammo Hung

Style Wars – fantastic made for TV documentary on the hiphop community in New York in the late 70s early 80s.

Sean Kelly
Guest

After seeing the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense at the Bloor last weekend, I’ll recommend that for inclusion.

Nat Almirall
Guest

If this is the official recommendation thread, I suggest Under the Volcano

Matt Gamble
Guest

Both Style Wars and Stop Making Sense are awesome. I’m less a fan of Repo Man though I do enjoy it.

Rick Vance
Guest

Glad you enjoyed Style Wars.

ultimolee
Guest

Maybe i missed something but what is the 84 project leading too?

Will you guys be doing a top 5/10 at the end of it or maybe a listener poll?

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

We don’t know where the 1984 project is leading, but it’s fun to revisit a particular year of movie-going 30 years later….

Sean Kelly
Guest

John Carpenter WAS originally hired to direct FIRESTARTER, but was fired in the middle of pre-production after THE THING didn’t do so well. Carpenter went on to direct, another Stephen King adaptation, CHRISTINE (which I watched last night and had fun watching).

rot
Guest

wait what? You guys jump from True Detective ep.3 to ep.5 somehow missing one of the best episodes of television ever? Where is the missing Cinecast?

Kurt
Guest

It’s there somewhere. We talked at length about Episode #4.

KuRt.

Kurt
Guest

There was a week off due to the superbowl. Check the next next episode.

rot
Guest

It is not in the Cinecast archive. Will look around, but it goes Ep.3 called something about the Lawn, to Amadeus/PhillipSeymourHoffman with no episode to Robocop/ep.5

Kurt
Guest

IT’s on the site. just click the cinecast tag and you’ll get a list of all the episodes.

KuRt.

rot
Guest

that’s how I do it. Show me the link.

rot
Guest

found it, not archived because under Andrew James

http://www.rowthree.com/2014/02/13/cinecast-episode-340/#more-73848

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