Cinecast Episode 400 – A Waterfall of Love

 
After 400 episodes, you might think there would be some animosity, down in the dark recesses of our subconscious. With a special mailbag segment of the show, we get to the bottom of things and it is a wellspring of love and support. Or maybe not, as some listeners think it is a good idea to draw new lines of warring factions with other podcasts (really McNeil?… really!?). Otherwise it is business as usual in the Third Row.

We debate the high water marks of Pixar, past and present, and talk about the margins and the minutiae of their latest endeavor, Inside Out.

We ponder the opening and unconventional first episode of the second season of True Detective. Will it evolve into greatness, or even be worth discussing (or even watching) for an entire season?

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening! After all these years and episodes we are grateful for any and all audience that hangs with us, week in and week out. Onwards.

 

 
 


 

TIME TRACKS:

Inside Out spoilers end @56:54
True Detective spoilers end @1:17:20
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

PRE-SHOW WARMUPS:

After the Hype #100
Mamo! 10 Year anniversary
Where the Long Tail Ends

 

MAIN REVIEW:

Inside Out

 

True Detective:

Season 2, Episode 1
Music provided by Leonard Coen

 

MAIL BAG (w/ musical guest Jim Laczkowski)

– Kurt’s pronunciations
– Movie’s that age better over time (DVD commentary question comes up later)
– Forsaking movies for TV?
– Director’s we love that the others hate
– Fuck/Marry/Kill

 

THE WATCH LIST:

MATT
Dope
Reign of Fire
– “Ballers”

KURT
Lawrence of Arabia
Big Trouble In Little China
Whiplash

ANDREW
– “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”
Toy Story

 

OTHER STUFF:

Screen shots from my copy of Toy Story:

 

RSS AND CONTACT INFO:

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Andrew James
Admin

@Ultimolee, not sure your procedure or amount of in depth, but the question about DVD commentary from @Melanie in the mail bag accidentally gets skipped and we talk about it later in the Watch List.

Nat Almirall
Guest

Congrats for 400! (Well, Andrew and Kurt for 400, Matt for 30.)

Matt Gamble
Guest

Every one of them exhausting.

Matt Brown
Admin

Congratulations, laggards!!

rolf
Guest

Congratz to 400 episodes!!! I love you guys. And as there are a few shows (I know of only two) with more eps than Row Three, all Cinecast eps added up, it’s the longest podcast of ’em all for sure!!!

Thomas Wishloff
Guest

Congrats on 400 episodes guys!

Rick
Guest

Was planning on seeing that Arabia show but the timing didn’t work out. Hopefully it won’t be too long until it is back around.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The Lightbox owns a 70mm Print, but I’m not sure if they will ever show the 4K version again…Hopefully they will, it’s something!

mike rot
Guest

Think I will marathon listen to all 400 episodes.

Well done gentlemen, and Matt.

Andrew James
Admin

I added screen shots from my copy of Toy Story to the show notes above. These are not just static shots either; the camera is moving and characters interact with the words on occasion. It’s really weird. Everything else is in English. These are the only three instances of a weird language.

Andrew James
Admin

And Jim Laczkowski sent me this. ???

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Exactly, you have some German version of the film.

Andrew James
Admin

Yes, buy why is everything else in English?

Kurt
Guest

Because those two elements are related to the plot, and were worth the German (or Dutch) language inserts, the rest is just background, so no expensive edits..

Nat Almirall
Guest

I’m pretty sure that’s Dutch.

Jenny
Guest

Yes, it’s Dutch.

Ultimo Lee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 02:20
Inside Out [SPOILERS] 12:37
True Detective: Season 2 Episode 1 [SPOILERS] 100:08
The Jim Laczkowski Interlude 1:18:00
Mail Bag: 1:20:23
The Watch List: 1:45:31 (Mail Bag Extra from Melanie 2:25:47)
Next Week: 2:57:57
End: 3:03:19

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Happy 400 guys :Virtual glasses clink:. I’ve been listening since 2009, time really flys by.

Ratings for Jonathan Strange started well (for something like this) 5 million but dropped to 2.5m. Also FWIW the actress playing Arabella is Mrs Tom Hardy

Andrew James
Admin

She is an interesting looking woman. Sort of part Katherine Mary Stewart and part Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Andrew James
Admin

Looking at her IMDb page… there’s an “Olympus Has Fallen” part 2 coming out? Titled “London Has Fallen”. Wow.

Robert Reineke
Guest

Like everyone else, congratulations on reaching 400. Here’s hoping for at least 400 more.

schizopolis
Guest

Rachel McAdams was miscast and her character was overwritten. It made the showrunners look like they were pandering to women. Or maybe, I’m just comparing every strong female character to Furiosa now. True Detective is obviously a different genre, but it’s the way character is executed onscreen. We know Furiosa is a badass immediately just by watching Theron walk to the war rig. That’s it. McAdams got too many scenes to convince the audience that she’s tough. It was annoying and rang false. Colin Farrell rocked in all his scenes. I guess the first episode was his to show off. Vaughn and Kitsch were solid. I still have high hopes for the show. Let’s hope the director(s) after Justin Lin do a better job. His direction was not subtle at all.

I’m hoping the white knight of the show (Gamble) takes the bait 😉 lol

Sean Kelly
Guest

From what I saw, Rachel McAdams is doing quite fine in the role. Of course, I admit that I’m somewhat biased, since I’ve been a fan of McAdam for about a decade now and I like that she is now getting roles that are a bit more meaty than she has has previously.

schizopolis
Guest

I forgot to add that this is not McAdams’ fault. She’s putting her best efforts towards the role and she doesn’t suck at all. Based on the first episode, I just believe she was miscast and her scenes were overdone. I found her to be the weakest link.

Kurt was right that all four primary characters in the first episode were miserable and bad at their job. Her character could’ve been the exception. Wasted opportunity.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Richard Kind has done A LOT of voice work (a quick glace at his IMDB page has me counting nearly 40 voice credits). INSIDE OUT isn’t even his first Pixar film. He was the main villain’s sidekick in A BUG’S LIFE and has also had roles in TOY STORY 3 and both CARS films.

mike rot
Guest

I love all three songs used in the first ep of True Detective… as to the Cohen song being too on the nose, it’s from his new album, not made specifically for True Detective. I suppose I’m biased but I love it. For me the episode was a blend of Mann and Lynch (emphasis on Mulholland Dr sign in one shot), but you want to talk goofy, think To Live and Die in LA or Manhunter, there’s the same self-importance steeped genre tropes there and I got that feel watching this episode.

schizopolis
Guest

“Self-importance” is the epitome of Los Angeles. Perfect term.

I found the Cohen theme song brutal. Someone mentioned “parody” and I don’t disagree. I’ve seen the first episode twice and I doubt I will ever get accustomed to the song. I might have to fast forward through it from now on, which is a shame. Last season, I looked forward to the opening theme every week.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

Friedkin just got the go-ahead to do a TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA tv series. I am looking forward to that.

rolf
Guest

Hopefully he casts William Petersen – he was awesome in that movie. “You want bread? Go fuck a baker.” Knows how to treat his women 😀

Oh and the language is Dutch. As being German I am quite sure about that :p

Robert Reineke
Guest

While I’m interested in where True Detective is headed I got a second rate James Ellroy vibe from the first episode. Hopefully it establishes it’s own voice soon.

Craig
Guest

The most brutal thing about True Detective was the random, horrible insertion of Straight Edge into a conversation that was just so cringe worthy.

Charlotte Riley/Mrs Tom Hardy is also in season 2 of Peaky Blinders. I first saw her in the TV adaptation of Ken Follett’s World Without End. As it happens the first thing I saw Hayley Atwell and Eddie Redmayne in was the previous Ken Follett TV adaptation The Pillars Of The Earth.

That show had a strong cast, Ian McShane, Matthew McFadyen, Alison Pill and Donald Sutherland all starred.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Yeah, as someone currently on anti-anxiety medication, the use of Straight Edge as an excuse for going off meds hit the wrong notes.

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