Cinecast Episode 449 – Gravitational Slipstream w/Ryan McNeil

With Kurt still on a four week vacation, we call in our designated hitter, Ryan McNeil of The Matinee podcast to talk all about the latest in the Star Trek franchise from Justin Lin and co. Andrew turns the tables a bit on Ryan with a second round of his patented “Know Your Enemy” questions and we dive into quite a bit of television watching in The Watch List, which includes a lot of love for Netflix Studios’ “Stranger Things.” We also reminisce on Cameron Crowe, Miles Davis and even with the DePalma retrospective on hold, we dive into some of his early filmography as well, with Blow Out. Thanks so much to Ryan McNeil for riding shotgun this week and we’ll be back next week with Bourn, a Fantasia Film Festival recap and the continuing adventures of Brian DePalma directing Casualties of War.

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TIME TRACKS:

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

 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY:

RYAN McNEIL
– What’s a film you like that nobody else does?
– What’s a film everyone else digs that you don’t?
– What was the last film to make you cry?
– In the movie of your life, who plays you?
– What are you watching next?

 

MAIN REVIEW:

Star Trek: Beyond

 

THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
Miles Ahead
– “Strangers Things”

RYAN
Blow Out
– “Strangers Things”
– “The Night of…”
– “Roadies”

 

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UltimoLee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 00:25
Know Your Enemy: 5:04
Star Trek: Beyond [Spoilers] 19:13
The Watch List: 57:32
Chequered Flag: 1:51:39
The End: 1:53:25
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No kickbacks needed 😀

Craig
Guest

Andrew is mad, The Night Before pilot is the best first episode of a drama show since the first True Detective one. The 80 minutes flew by for me and to top it off shot by Robert Elswick.

Darryl
Guest

Andrew, I remember that at Disneyland. I think it was called an OmniMax and was actually 360 around the room.

Andrew James
Guest

That’s right Darryl. Now I remember. The one at Disney World in Orlando you had to stand because you had to be able to turn your whole body to see on front and behind you. I think it was mostly nature stuff like outer space and white water rafting.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I looked it up and there are only two other films where the Enterprise was destroyed: Star Trek III and Star Trek Generations.

Ryan McNeil
Guest

So three times in thirteen films, they’ve destroyed the ship. Almost one quarter of the stories. That’s too often.

Andrew James
Admin

Agreed. But again, my biggest complaint this time is that it comes right away in the story. So immediately and without much context, one of my favorite characters in the show is just gone. Felt like a cheap, sucker-punch.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

Considering these massive star ships probably take YEARS (possibly a decade) to build and massive amounts of resources, 3 times in 13 films seems excessive.

I’m a big fan of sequels that get ‘smaller’ than the original, not larger. Do interesting things with the characters, instead of ‘threatening the end of the world/galaxy/universe/multi-dimensional-stability’ with each new entry. The escalation gets boring, fast.

Andrew James
Admin

Well then, ST:B might (might) be up your alley then. It feels a little more like a traditional episode in that way – just flashier. The problem is that it’s not terribly interesting. But the stakes are definitely lower (despite all of this talk about destroying the Enterprise). In short, it’s kind of a weird movie that has some great moments but as a whole is kind of a jumble.

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