Cinecast Episode 345 – One Persian Cat. Deceased.

We boys mourn the loss of True Detective, and anticipate the upcoming Game of Thrones, but in this small gap between prestige TV projects from HBO, it was a pretty damn good weekend at the multiplex. A spirited if brief discussion on the pros and cons of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, including Ralph Fiennes’s gift for comedy, Jeff Goldblum’s facial hair, Harvey Keitel’s pectorals, F. Murray Abraham being frozen in time, and underwritten supporting roles for Tilda Swinton and Saorise Ronan. We then discus sexual assault by cunnilingus with Matt Gamble’s wife, Angela, along with other assorted Me-Decade insensitivites in the ongoing 1984 Project feature: Revenge of the Nerds.

Kurt weighs in on the strange Canadian psycho-thriller Enemy which features Toronto as a sickly concrete hellscape and two Jakes (Gyllenhaal’s that is.) He thinks it is the best thing released theatrically in 2014 so far. Our Watch List as diverse as old-timey Miramax product, Chocolat, Teller’s documentary on art and craft and forgery, Tim’s Vermeer and an early 1990s bit of hipster TV, Fishing with John. Have at it.

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 ~

– Bunuel and Kurosawa at Where the Long Tail Ends
– Critical Mass Cast 100th Episode (congrats guys!)

OPENING QUOTE:
Paul Giamatti & Judah Friedlander
in
American Splendor

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Birdhouse in Your Soul”
by
They Might Be Giants


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~ MAIN REVIEW(S) ~

 


 

~ 1984 PROJECT ~

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Matt
Tim’s Vermeer

Andrew
Chocolat

Kurt
Enemy
Fishing with John

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~


– Nymphomaniac
– Enemy
– Muppets: Most Wanted
– Bad Words
– Particle Fever
– Jodorowsky’s Dune

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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Andrew James
Admin

Turns out ENEMY is opening here in Minneapolis this weekend.

Gonna have to clear out an entire day to see everything I want to this weekend.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I saw ENEMY at Canada’s Top Ten at the Bell Lightbox in January (in fact I was sitting with Corey/Goon at the screening) and I really didn’t really know what to think about it at the time, though I still wrote a long and detailed review – http://www.skonmovies.com/2014/01/ctt2013-enemy.html

Immediately afterwards it started getting all the awards attention and constant positive reviews. After discussing the film with Kurt on Facebook, I decided that I would indeed go and rewatch the film.

So, I rewatched the film yesterday and now I can firmly say that I like the film. I went home and did a second write-up of the film, this time breaking down some specific plot details (which resulted in me adding a spoiler tag) – http://www.skonmovies.com/2014/03/second-look-enemy.html

While I don’t often rewatch films theatrically, this was definitely a time when it ended up being a huge benefit.

Also, I should add (based on Kurt’s comment) that I don’t think the film is trying to fool the audience when it comes to who’s playing who. However, I did notice some other interesting editing choices (some of which I mention in my spoiler write-up).

Goon
Guest

Don’t sweat it Kurt.

Besides our next episode is 99.875, because the actual #100 will be…. something else. 100 should have been a while back now, we’re cheating our way to 100 to allow a production time to line up.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Kurt, SHOWGIRLS was NOT the final Verhoeven screening.

The retrospective will be continuing for about another 2 1/2 weeks and will feature screenings of STARSHIP TROOPERS (this Friday), HALLOW MAN (March 27), BLACK BOOK (March 28), and TRICKED (April 4)

Sean Kelly
Guest

I was considering seeing the STARSHIP TROOPERS screening (since I haven’t seen the film since it came out in 1997), however it turns out I have other commitments.

I probably WILL be at HOLLOW MAN though.

Andrew James
Admin

I would LOVE to see Starship Troopers on the big screen!

Also been itching for a rewatch on Black Book. Was one of the best films I saw that year. I wonder if it holds up to my current sensibilities or would I think it’s too heavy-handed.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Because Kurt referenced the song (and the new movie is opening this week), I thought I would like to “The Muppets – Popcorn” video from a few years ago – http://youtu.be/AvDvTnTGjgQ

ultimolee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 1:11
The Grand Budapest Hotel: [SPOILERS] 6:08
The 1984 Project: Revenge of the Nerds: 41:07
Watch List: 1:19:48
Next week: 1:54:15
Outro music:1:58:15

Andrew James
Admin

Thanks again bud! I added them to the main show notes above. Cheers!

Sean Kelly
Guest

FYI Kurt: The Lightbox is playing BOTH parts of NYMPHOMANIAC and is offering discounts to those who watch them back-to-back.

This ends my comment spamming for tonight. 😛

Kurt
Guest

This is lovely news, however!

Rick Vance
Guest

Kurt fill the hole in your good cop drama heart with The Shadow Line. 1 season, 7 episodes Ejiofor, Eccleston, watch it!

rot
Guest

maybe you say this later in the show, but the modern equivalent to Fishing with John would be Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Kurt
Guest

Funny you should say that, I was watching both in the same week and never actually made this obvious connection…

rot
Guest

I want you guys to do 1986 if only so that I can hear an in depth discussion of Michael Mann’s Manhunter. Rewatched that and man is that a good time. Also Quiet Cool is that year.

rot
Guest

not to mention House, Cobra, Critters, Crocodile Dundee, The Fly, Howard the Duck, Delta Force, Big Trouble in Little China, Invaders from Mars, Little Shop of Horrors, Rad.

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