Cinecast Episode 350 – Nanobot Jesus

 
Do you want to have a long, loving conversation about the state of the art in comic strips? A lengthy tangent in this weeks show does that at more: Schulz, Watterson, and even Keane come into the mix along with Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal and XKCD as two recent documentaries on the subject are available VOD. But before that, Kurt and Andrew find very little to say about Dom Hemmingway that Jude Law hasn’t already shouted at you for 100 minutes. Matt Gamble joins midway through a lengthy recount of the recent episode of Game of Thrones (S04E03) in which Kurt continues to marvel at both the density of information in any given episode, as well as the lengths for which HBO is willing to go for gratuitous nudity (the former is astounding, the latter is getting tedious).

We go back to 1984 with the story of racism, the military and the awesome voice of Adolph Caeser in the Roshomon-esque A Soldier’s Story. In the Watchlist, Andrew gives us the lowdown on TV’s Fargo before continuing to working his way through the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival. His favourite film of the year thus far, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood should be put on your radar. Andrew also pours some sugary-love on the rare Thomas Hayden Church starring film, Whitewash. Kurt does his own gushing with William Friedkin’s restored and glorious remake of Wages of Fear, the 1977 hidden gem, Sorcerer as well as his bafflement with 2013 Best/Worst type cinematic oddity, Fateful Findings. Matt digs deep into the first few episodes of Mike Judge’s Silicone Valley and then sweet, sweet comic strip love.

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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~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~

– Sound quality issues
– Andrew on Directors Club

OPENING QUOTE:
Denzel Washington & Morgan Freeman
in
Glory

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Dazed & Confused”
by
Led Zeppelin


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~ MAIN REVIEW(S) ~

 


 

~ TV REVIEW ~

SEASON 4 EPISODE 3
Theme provided by: Southpark

 


 

~ 1984 PROJECT ~

 

IMDb | LetterBoxd | Rotten Tomatoes

Theme provided by: Patti LaBelle

 


 

~ THE WATCH LIST ~

Andrew
Whitewash
Boyhood
– “Fargo”

Kurt
Sorcerer
Fateful Findings
– Le Transperceneige (Graphic Novels)

Matt
Dear Mr. Watterson
Stripped
Silicon Valley

 


 

~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~

Hot Docs Coverage Begins!
Box Office Contest – Get Your Entries in before the end of April!
1984 Project Next Week – Michael Radford’s “1984″

 


 

~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~


– Only Lovers Left Alive

 


 

~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~

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10 comments

  1. I saw the Galapagos Affair last week. I liked the mystery the film tells, which remains ambiguous to this day, since the log entries conflict with each other.

    As for comic strips, I was a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes, which I actually read in the newspaper as a kid (and my younger brother would get many of the books). Since my family still regularly gets the paper, I still sometimes read comic strips (and yes, that includes Sherman’s Lagoon).

  2. Oh, I’m also disappointed that, in the GAME OF THRONES recap, Kurt didn’t jump all over the callback to the blood leaches.

    • I hope the go back to Barathian’s bastard, the Blacksmith character, and the Brotherhood without Banners.

  3. I just realized the Paul Walker remake of District B13 opens this weekend. I’ll be for sure checking that out.

    • Sadly I will not be seeing any regular releases for the next week and a half, as I attend Hot Docs. I’d like to see ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, so here’s hoping it stays around long enough.

  4. ultimolee

    Opening:
    In-house business: 1:06
    Dom Hemmingway: [SPOILERS] 8:16
    Game of Thrones Season 4: Episode 3 [SPOILERS] 22:22
    The 1984 Project: A Soldier’s Story 1:01:11
    Watch List: 1:26:19
    Next Week: 2:55:33
    Outro music: 2:59:43

  5. Isn’t the 1984 Project clip the audio from the Ridley Scott-directed commercial for the Apple Macintosh computer (inspired by James Orwell)?

    http://youtu.be/vNy-7jv0XSc

    • Yea, I didn’t have the heart to correct Andrew on the show (Originally I provided the audio clip for the 1984 project segment). In all fairness, they are coming from the same inspiration.

  6. Rick Vance

    Sam is book Smart, severly lacking in wisdom or street smarts.

    • Kurt Halfyard

      I’m not entirely certain that what he did would qualify as requiring ‘street smarts’ –> It was blindingly clear to me that any kind of ‘smarts’ would have seen that his choice was a poor one.

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