Cinecast Episode 378 – Muckety-Mucks

 
We’re overshadowed this week by the landmark that is Film Junk’s 500th episode and we recognize that and love it! It’s a hell of an achievement and we’re so happy for the guys, our friends, that are the undisputed, longest running, movie podcast on the internet. Also one of our guys was on the show, so there’s that. With that out of the way, it’s old-school Cinecast time. Reviews, the requisite tangents and The Watch List. It feels good to free of constraints though we are low on snacks and alcohol. Suffice it to say, this is a much more laid back version of the Cinecast; i.e. our bread and butter, our roots. We talk at length about Jessica Chastain which stems from a spoiler discussion on the very solid, A Most Violent Year. The TV review gets its foothold back into The Cinecast with Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” and The Watch List covers Vietnam docs like you’ve never seen as well as the brilliance that is Mike Nichols and more Chastain. Like A Most Violent Year, we’re emboldened by our competition, encouraged by our friends and emboldened by our love of Cinema – even that which we are able to dig up in the barren multiplex landscape of January.

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

 

 
 


 

TIME TRACKS:

A Most Violent Year spoiler ends @41:45
“The Knick” spoiler ends @1:16:03
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

PRE-SHOW WARMUPS:

– Kurt on Film Junk 500
Movie Club Podcast recording soon

 

REVIEW:

A Most Violent Year

 

TELEVISION:

“The Knick” (season 1)

 

THE WATCH LIST:

KURT
Lawless
Zero Dark Thirty
Working Girl

ANDREW
– “Vietnam in HD”

 

NEXT WEEK:

Looks dismal. We’ll see what we can find. Probably 2014 foreign fare.

 

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David Brook
Guest

Wow, a new episode where I’ve actually seen the film being reviewed! It’s a pain in the arse being a film blogger living in the UK sometimes. I look forward to checking this out this week when I get chance.

Gerry
Guest

Bookmark this site David. http://www.filmdates.co.uk/

They have details of film previews, sometimes way in advance, sometimes free.

That’s how I found my Selma preview screening. Just input the title of the film you want to see.

David Brook
Guest

Thanks for that, I’ll check it out. My local Odeon has started doing Screen Unseen every few weeks, which is where they hold a mystery screening of something in advance for a reduced price. I caught Nightcrawler, Whiplash and Selma through that all a few weeks before their UK release. Hopefully that’ll continue – there’s another one in mid-Feb.

ultimolee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 1:23
A Most Violent Year [SPOILERS] 7:43
The Knick [SPOILERS] 41:45
The Watch List: 1:16:03
Next Week: 2:15:36
End: 2:21:40

Craig
Guest

I saw the Belgian film Loft around 5 years ago and from what I remember it was a really enjoyable genre thriller, if a bit ridiculous at times.

Looking at it on IMDB it stars Matthias Schoenaerts from The Drop/Bullhead/Rust & Bone as well.

antho42
Guest
La Menthe
Guest

Kurt: “Capitalism…I’s not perfect, but it’s the best we got”.

Wow! I never thought I would hear that statement from a clear-headed person like you, Kurt.

Kurt
Guest

Well, I kind of like our ‘modified capitalism with checks and balances’ – that’s what I’m getting at.

Gerry
Guest

You mean as opposed to socialism / communism La Menthe?

Look at Russia, China and North Korea, just a few greedy old men holding on to power.

But isn’t China a bastion of Capitalism these days? China and America are a great example of a few greedy old …. Never mind.

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