Cinecast Episode 439 – Reality is Highly Overrated

And we’re back! After some jam packed scheduling issues, feverish festivals, sleep deprivation and in-town guests, The Cinecast rises once again. Kurt has a full report on a very successful HotDocs outing and the boys take a special amount of time on our friend, Jay Cheel’s film, How to Build a Time Machine. While Kurt stumbled through Toronto’s documentary scene, Andrew was able to catch up with a bunch of late release festival fare just now hitting theaters in his neck of the woods. These include Jeremy Saulnier’s
Green Room, Tom Hiddleston in the visually striking, High-Rise and one of Kurt’s favorite films of last year, the most excellent Louder than Bombs.

We’re nixing the Game of Thrones talk this season due to scheduling and logistic issues, but that just allows a little more talk about what’s on the “big screen”. Andrew talks Patrick Wilson driving a limo that nearly gets cut in half, the production problems in a female-driven western, Kevin Bacon’s mustache, a documentary on Chris Farley and his very first viewing of a Frank Sinatra film (which was excellent!).

It’s a tight show proving once again the boys can take a couple/three weeks off and have no problem jumping right back into the proverbial saddle. As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!

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TIME TRACKS:

See comments for time track listings – HUGE thanks to listener Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

THEATRICAL REVIEWS:

Green Room
Louder than Bombs
High Rise

 

HotDocs:

How to Build a Time Machine
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
De Palma
Credit for Murder
Sour Grapes
Fraud
Operation Avalanche
Brothers
Angry Inuk
Contemporary Color

 

THE WATCH LIST:

 
ANDREW
Jane Got a Gun
Von Ryan’s Express
Cop Car
Stretch
I am Chris Farley

 

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Markus Krenn
Guest

No Game of Thrones Talk is a bad idea…

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

It kills me that we record about 5 hours BEFORE the next episode airs, but them’s the breaks.

KuRt.

Darryl
Guest

Maybe GoT mini-casts?

devolutionary
Guest

To tie into the Chris Farley analogy, call it “Between Two Thrones”.
BTW it was hilarious hearing you crank the Sinatra at the end overtop your voices, especially Kurt’s. Oscar send-off music?

Andrew James
Admin

HAHA. That volume change was not actually supposed to happen there. That was a mistake. LOL. Anyone who downloads it from now on will get the fixed version.

Andrew James
Admin

Also, I like your title for a mid-week GoT wrap-up. Might have to explore this idea simply because the title is too good.

Darryl
Guest

Or A Cinecast Has No Name

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

See (or not see!) missing episode, 438. Currently in Braavos training.

Andrew James
Admin

Episode 438 is in draft mode with nothing in it except a post for the Linklater film. Not sure what happened there.

Kurt
Guest

We shall back fill that episode when I finally catch up with the new Linklater film.

UltimoLee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 01:55
Green Room [SPOILERS] 07:58
Louder than Bombs [SPOILERS] 24:15
High Rise [SPOILERS] 43:22
HotDocs report: 58:53
The Watch List: 2:03:41
Next Week: 2:38:59
End: 2:43:06

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I’ve put Spoilers for the 3 main reviews but i have no idea if they have spoilers i skipped over them, i’m waiting to see them.

Sean Kelly
Guest

You must really dislike SMOKING ACES if you can’t realize that you were right the first time when you said Ryan Reynolds.

I’m actually a big fan of that film, specifically for all its over-the-top craziness.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Except the ‘craziness’ is boring in the film. When your quippy dialogue is more memorable than the action in your wall to wall action film, you have some problems.

Plus, Jeremy Piven is objectively terrible in the film.

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