Cinecast Episode 389 – Apple Pie Enema

Kurt and Andrew discuss the filmography of Noah Baumbach in light of his latest midlife-crisis dramedy, While We’re Young. *SPOILERS* abound, but also there are many tangents on parenting and childless relationships, raising chickens indoors, cultural appropriation and a plea to stop with the ‘can a documentary be truth’ conversation that should have ended a decade ago. Otherwise, we like the movie.

“Game of Thrones” is back, and we break down the opening episode scene by scene (*SPOILERS*). Kurt flips out about how stagnant the Mother of Dragons thread of the show has become, but otherwise, we are immensely excited to have the HBO’s most popular show back on the table for weekly discussion.

Andrew is doing the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, and discussions on a couple of the titles, including The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (tangents on Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as well as a quite detailed love-in for The Clouds of Sils Maria (with lengthy tangents on the career of Olivier Assays, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart).

On the Watch List, Andrew watches both Gone In Sixty Seconds movies back to back, and we tangent briefly about Death Proof and the year 1974 as it applies to car-chase movies. While we are in the 1970s, we also take a long look at Nic Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and its lasting effect on horror, sex scenes and the fracturing of space and time through editing.

Kurt also talks briefly about Ardman Studio’s Shaun The Sheep as well as the Trevor Noah documentary, You Laugh, But It’s True (with a further tangent on the current South Africa injection into American culture.)

Message: There are lots of side-tangents in this free-flowing episode of the Cinecast. As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!





While We’re Young spoilers end @42:02
Game of Thrones (s05 e01) spoilers end @1:23:31
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!



Halfyard children discuss TIFF Kids



While We’re Young



Season 05, Episode 01
Music provided by Ramin Djawadi



You Laugh But it’s True
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Broken Horses
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Don’t Look Now
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (MSPIFF)
Clouds of Sils Maria (MSPIFF)



Sam the Eagle



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As you are probably aware the books of Game of Thrones are all told from inside the heads of specific characters. Traditionally that is why some characters (see Jamie Lannister in Season 3) are allowed to flesh out and grow because the narrative moves from them being talked to and responding to inside their head doing all the thinking and talking. This season is pulling from Books 4 and 5 and that is where Cersi was first a POV character (the flashback is pretty much the same in the books, the witch is more the sterotypical old crone in the books). It also marks the first time that a generally ‘evil’ character is given those pov chapters.

We did meet the owner of that house he was the dude who was leading Dani and Brother around in the opening two episodes.

All the seasons have been 10 episodes this one is no different.


And the TV series has played around with the POVs a bit; for instance, the Red Wedding during the show was a much different emotional experience than in the books.


In-house business: 00:41
While We’re Young [SPOILERS] 6:24
Game of Thrones (s05 e01) [SPOILERS] 42:05
The Watch List: 1:23:32
Next Week: 3:33:58
End: 3:38:51