Cinecast Episode 382 – Warm and Foreign

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The one in which Kurt doesn’t realize he’s the winner of a (much controversial) bet. In exchange, buys Andrew a present for his sunken heart after The Oscar results. We dive headlong into The Academy Awards with all its ins and outs and what-have-yous with Neil Patrick Harris and the face touching and the boring music and the severe lack of montages and the… hey hey hey don’t hurt me. We do recognize Julianne Moore as a favorite however, and we praise her Oscar win with a heartfelt review of the quite good, Still Alice. The Watch List rattles on with pro wrestling, Cronenberg, submarine movies are always awesome and… Aeon Flux? Yeah.

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

 

 

 


 

TIME TRACKS:

Still Alice spoiler ends @1:15:18
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

PRE-SHOW WARMUPS:

High and Low Brow approaching 50 episodes

 

OSCAR TALK:

Show production, music, NPH, gags, lack of stars, montages(?), predictable, Zzzzz, etc.
Winners & Losers

 

REVIEW:

Sill Alice

 

THE WATCH LIST:

MATT
WWE Fastlane
– “Downton Abbey” (complete)

ANDREW
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (IMDb 250 Project)
Wyrmwood
The Brood
U-571

KURT
Aeon Flux

 

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Markus Krenn
Guest

I’d like to know more….:P

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Bravo on that. 🙂

ultimolee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 0:22
Oscar Talk: 6:44
Still Alice [SPOILERS] 52:12
The Watch List: 1:15:20
Next Week: 2:17:49
End:

antho42
Guest

If a Korean filmaker made it, Aeon Flux would be more highly regarded.

Kurt
Guest

One SNOWPIERCER, coming up!

Sean Kelly
Guest

I couldn’t disagree more with Andrew on WYRMWOOD, which I had quite a lot of fun watching at Toronto After Dark (it’s definitely a film that must be seen theatrically with a crowd). In my opinion, it’s not “just another zombie movie” and the Aussie humour is a big part of that.

On another note, I was quite amused by Andrew and Kurt’s lack of professional wrestling knowledge outside of 1980s WWF. It was an American Wrestling Association (AWA) match that is shown at the start of HIGHLANDER (WCW wasn’t even formed until two years after the film).

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I stand corrected.

Craig
Guest

I can’t believe Matt thinks WWE is still exciting, I still watch it out a weird sense of obligation more than anything else. He should get on Independent companies like Pro Wrestling Guerilla where his mind would be blown.

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

Matt Gamble
Guest

I don’t think I called it exciting outside of a direct comparison to the fucking Oscars, but I still do find it fun. NXT is a waaaaay better product than Raw or Smackdown , and I watch Ring of Honor on occasion (going to a house show later this month). I mean, I can go more in depth about wrestling but I doubt I could keep Kurt or Andrew’s interest for more than a few minutes when it comes to wrestling.

I’ve also watched it long enough that I just don’t get worked up that much anymore when it comes to WWE. They are what they have been for 50+ years and it just isn’t going to change as long as Vince has any say. I’m excited for a company run like NXT is, which I think is the future of that promotion, but that is still probably a decade away.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Yea, You’ve got about 90 seconds of my attention span for this. I’m happy to only skim the surface! 🙂

Rick Vance
Guest

I am surprised Andrew has so much stock in the imdb top 250.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

He talked about it on the show, it’s as good a populist list as any, and easy to find. A mixture of arthouse (La Strada, Fanny And Alexander, L’Avventura) and populist (Shawshank Redemption, Godfather, American Beauty) as well as old (Gold Rush, Rear Window, M) and just plain baffling (Hachi, The Help, The Bandit).

Andrew James
Admin

What Kurt said.

I don’t take so much “stock” out of it as it just happens to have a lot of classic blind spots for me. Out of the 250, there were about 42 that I hadn’t seen which is just about exactly how many Cinecasts we do per year so it kind of just works out for a very accessible place to look.

I could have just as easily picked AFI Top 100 or something. This one just is a bit more sprawling.

PS – this week, The Gold Rush and La Strada.

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