Cinecast Episode 403 – Two Hundred Eighty-Eight Thumbs Up

It’s a night time desert out there in the cinemas these days. Things are so chilly that Andrew does not even want to dwell on his Minions experience over the weekend (but rest assured, he does anyway). Also in the melange is conversation on True Detective, Telugu MEGA-EPIC Baahubali: The Beginning, the slew of trailers dropped at a certain pop cultural event, plus and a number of random tangents and what-have-yous. Not really a typical Cinecast, but things are not the trainwreck you might think (more on that bit of miscommunication in the show). Apologies for The Cranberries closing out the show, it’s an Amy Schumer thing.

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

 

 
 


 

TIME TRACKS:

No spoilers this week. Still, see comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

HERE’S A LIST OF STUFF WE TALK ABOUT:

Minions
Baahubali: The Beginning
– We didn’t see Self/Less
– We’re going to see Trainwreck
– Should Kurt interview Kevin Bacon?
– “True Detective”
Superman vs, Batman and Suicide Squad trailers
Swingers and Made
Domino
– What should we talk about next week?
– New Horizon spacecraft flies by Pluto
– Thanks for donating! Long ago promises made will be kept soon!

 

 

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Sean Kelly
Guest

No need to apologize about The Cranberries, they are one of my favourite bands.

devolutionary
Guest

Everyone Else Is Doing It… and No Need To Argue are still genuinely good albums. Nice to see some major Indian Film discussion as well.

Andrew James
Guest

Watched a couple of those Amy Schumer bits on YouTube. Pretty funny stuff!

Ultimo Lee
Guest

Opening:
Freestyling:
True Detective Episode 4 [SPOILERS]: 53:10 (Includes Batman v Superman Talk 59:09)
The Watch List: 1:05:00
Next Week: 1:21:18
End: 1:33:36

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I haven’t watched an indian film in years but i’m definitely sold on Baahubali

Thomas Wishloff
Guest

Have you seen the Apu films? I know they’ve been making the rounds in art house theatres around the continent. My local theatre is getting them in the coming weeks.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

I’ve seen only clips from the Apu trilogy. I really need to see those in their entirety in a cinema some day. Satyajit Ray is a real blind spot for me.

devolutionary
Guest

You’re in for a treat (would love to see them on the big screen). I think the Apu trilogy was among the first Indian films that really tried to push the Realist New Wave movement as opposed to the major Bollywood-production style of the time. Kanchenjungha is another interesting Ray film although it wasn’t as well received and had a strange musicality to it. Originally, my parents had only seen Devi when they were younger.

Thomas Wishloff
Guest

Pather Panchali would for certain be in my personal top ten of all time, potentially even my top five. I’m pretty stoked.

schizopolis
Guest

Just saw the trailer to Baahubali…..haha!! My lord, if you thought Zack Snyder was cheesy, he has nothing on this film. I dunno. There’s only so much melodramatic cheeseball I can consume. The idea was watching this film is like eating that third slice of pizza that I know I’ll regret.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Oh no, Baahubali is like eat an entire dozen pizzas after you are already full. It is goes past bad for you and turns into the rarefied zone of guilty-free calories! 259 minutes of ’em.

schizopolis
Guest

My two cents on Snyder and the BvS trailer. I’ve been waiting for a director to finally use that type of 90’s, pre-9/11 melodrama that won Oscars and appropriate it to live-action comic book films. The eye-popping visuals, the scoping theme music and the overly sentimental drama. I think live-action comics is where it belongs now. Ang Lee did it with Hulk, but it wasn’t entirely successful.

Even though some of the dialogue is shit, I love the Director’s Cut of Watchmen. For me, it’s the Blade Runner of comic book films. So I’m hoping Snyder finally nails it with BvS. Visually, it already looks like Watchmen.

DJB
Guest

I’m a Marvel fan and saw Ant Man last night…your prediction was right, Ant Man was vanilla and boring. It was funny here and there and a few nice set pieces, but overall was mostly bored.

I hated Domino when I saw it in theaters and every time you guys bring it up I really want to revisit it but haven’t yet. I think it’s time

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Welcome to the club, DJB. I think you’ll be on board with DOMINO..Then it’s on to THE COUNSELOR, MIAMI VICE, OCEANS12, THE PRESTIGE, MASTER & COMMANDER, DOOMSDAY and DEATHPROOF to get all your cinecast ‘stamps’.

schizopolis
Guest

You forgot Spartan!

devolutionary
Guest

“Where’s the girl [optional: insert , Jerry]?” x 25
“Where did you take this girl, Jerry?”

DJB
Guest

I’m a fan of Doomsday Spartan, Deathproof, and The Prestige. Master and Commander took a rewatch for me to enjoy it and the rewatch was after you guys talking about it a few times. Haven’t seen the Councilor and need to rewatch Miami Vice.

Grenador
Guest

Liked your analysis of Baahubali: The Beginning.

As you said, I as an Indian too groaned at that domestication of the warrior lady. Its considered to be the weakest part of the movie by almost all reviewers here in India too and great twitter wars are going on about it 😛

The unnecessary song which comes in the second half is called “ITEM Song” in Indian movie lingo. Its added for the pleasure of lowest common denominator among the masses who just want to see beautiful women dancing on the screen.

Just a correction, the movie has come from the Southern part of India. (You will hear more comments on this issue 😛 ). Its cool. I too know nothing about Canadian geography 🙂

There’s an international cut going to be made (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/baahubali-incredible-hulk-editor-cut-809130) and they are planning to release it in September.

Telugu film industry used to be famous for fantasy and folk-lore films in the 50’s and 60’s B&W era. With advent of color, the authenticity of the sets and period feel got lost, so they declined completely in last 3 decades. Check out Mayabazaar (1957), Patala Bhairavi (1951), some of the all time classics.

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