Cinecast Episode 374 – Too Lazy to Cheat

We’re a bit at odds this week and the uneven release schedule sort of keeps us constantly out of flux. The good news this week is that we’ve got a guest to contradict the assininty of Andrew and Kurt with long time listener Thomas Wishloff from Sunset Rising. We weigh in on the merits of Carell’s Oscar hopes, Mark Ruffalo’s brilliance, the intricacies of Peter Weller and Fran├žois Truffaut or Urban vs Altman and the discovery of the pervasiveness of stage productions. How we never got into the ins and outs of the new Star Wars trailer is a miracle (here’s a hint: Kubrick is far more fascinating); but hopefully you’ll enjoy the show anyway.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!

 

 
 

 
 


 

TIME TRACKS:
Foxcatcher spoiler ends @42:35
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

PRE-SHOW WARMUPS:
– Thomas Wishloff guest | Sunset Rising, The Genre Conversation (iTunes)
– Kurt on The Matinee

 

MAIN REVIEW: Foxcatcher

 

1984 PROJECT: The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the Eighth Dimension
NEXT EPISODE: Body Double
THE FULL 1984 PROJECT (LetterBoxd list)

 

THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
– “A Christmas Carol” (stage)

KURT
Eyes Wide Shut

THOMAS
The 400 Blows
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Dredd
Sita Sings the Blues

 

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Sean Kelly
Guest

I was reading up on the real events after watching FOXCATCHER and I found them much more interesting than the film itself.

One mind boggling editing decision is that the film jumps from 1988 to 1996 with next to no cue to the audience (the film merely switches to a winter setting for the end).

ultimolee
Guest

Opening
In-house business: 00:56
Foxcatcher [SPOILERS] 10:40
Oscar Chat: 42:54
1984 Project: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 57:56
Watch List: 1:23:15
Next Week: 2:22:45
End: 2:24:12

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I doubt i can ever watch Sita Sings the Blues Mahabharata after hearing Kurt’s story….

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The story is for the Mahabharata :

(Not Sita, which I show my kids!)

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

And if you don’t mind the P&S grotty Youtube quality, the entire 2h43 minute version of the Mahabharata is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijI0lqpmIdc

Sean Kelly
Guest

I started listening to Serial today and quickly became addicted. Over the last few hours I burned through the first five episodes and I’m currently downloading the remaining five.

It’s such a tease when the plot really starts the thicken with a gripping question and the host answers with “Next time on Serial.”

Also, is it just me, or does the piano theme sound remarkably like the song “One” (specifically the Aimee Mann version in MAGNOLIA)?

Thomas Wishloff
Guest

Oh by the way Kurt I thought of the answer to your “satire’s winning Best Picture question”. American Beauty is a satire of the middle class that happened to win Best Picture, and even then that’s not the best satire. Otherwise I cannot think of a single other film.