Cinecast Episode 478 – Life Happens

Back into blockbuster mode this week with the somewhat controversial live action remake of Ghost in the Shell. While Andrew and Kurt don’t find it particularly controversial, we do have differing ideas of what makes it good (or not so good). Andrew caught up with some indie, found-footage horror in The Dark Tapes; coming soon to tons of VOD near you! Kurt went back to the space-thriller well, putting his trust in Jake Gyllenhaal for Daniel Espinosa’s Life. In The Watch List, we’ve got 80s nuclear holocaust (beware of the anal bleeding), 40s Jewish holocaust and a celebrity “disappearance.” Check in and strap on the ear-goggles. It’s last week this morning with Kurt and Andrew. Enjoy!

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:

Opening: :00 – 4:37
Ghost in the Shell (SPOILERS!): 4:38 – 53:26
The Watch List: 53:27 – 2:45:36
Outro/Next Week: 2:45:37 – 2:49:36
Closing Music: 2:47:18 – 2:51:18


MAIN REVIEWS:

Ghost in the Shell
The Dark Tapes


THE WATCH LIST:

KURT
Life
Testament
Five Came Back
– “Missing Richard Simmons”

ANDREW
– “Missing Richard Simmons”


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Kurt
Guest

Note, some of the discussion points brought up on this podcast came from Walter Chaw’s wonderful review of the film, which I declined to mention ‘on air’ as it were. You should read it here:
http://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2017/04/ghost-in-the-shell-2017.html

(I am on a similar (but not quite the same) page as Chaw on this one)

UltimoLee
Guest

“All those roles that could have gone to David Carradine if he’d not…killed himself”

You’ve got to be more careful Kurt, this nearly produced the biggest spit take from me

Kurt at this point i think you’ve seen Master and Commander more than the editor and the director combined 😀

Sean Kelly
Guest

Yeah, especially since David Carradine’s death was ruled NOT a suicide, with the accepted cause of death being “accidental asphyxiation.”

devolutionary
Guest

I don’t think Kurt implied intent. Having said that, I “suppose” he at least died doing the thing he loved most? 😉

Kurt
Guest

I never implied intent. My statement is factual and it stands in its accuracy.

UltimoLee
Guest

In the end it was funny and i think we can all agree on that being the most important thing

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I’m still a long way from Louis C.K.!

devolutionary
Guest

What electronic drum kit make/brand did you buy Andrew? Bought a basic 6 pad, 3 cymbal Alesis DM6 kit awhile back myself although admittedly, they don’t get enough use. If the presets are too basic, I recommend purchasing an additional VST sampler (like Addictive Drums) to connect to a computer.
People made a big stink about the GITS whitewashing but the real crime is the ironic “celebrity” success of Missing Richard Simmons. Obvious wet noodle award.

Andrew James
Admin

I got the Alesis Command kit. Alesis has come along way (or so I’ve read) in the last few years. They’re the drum equivalent of Visio. The guy at the store kept trying to convince me to get a Roland or Yamaha, but honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference in the pads and I really really like the module of the Alesis better than any of the other popular kits. The Command kit has mesh heads on the snare and the kick. I considered going with the Crimson kit which has all mesh heads and honestly just looks cooler. But until I’m a better drummer, I couldn’t justify the additional $400.

But I am LOVING this thing (it’s why the Cinecast was delayed a little – I actually forgot I had to edit it because I was drumming literally almost all night)!

I plan on adding the additional Tom and Crash pad very soon.

devolutionary
Guest

Yeah, Yamaha and especially Roland are known for their high build-quality; sensitive pads too. But that Alesis Command module is very nice. If you do pick up a VST, that MIDI output will come in handy. Wish I had a Mesh snare.

Craig
Guest

The John Houston Let There Be Light Documentary is on the extras of The Master Blu-Ray, or at least the UK release.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

It’s also on Netflix to go with the Five Came Back doco. I’m somewhat confident that it is available in all Netflix territories too.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I wasn’t planning to see GHOST IN THE SHELL, but when I was looking at the showtimes for my annual “film I go see for birthday” on Monday, GITS was the most convenient choice.

Craig
Guest

Graduation opened here last week, I didn’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as Kurt did, it’s fine but it’s certainly no 4 Months…..

Sean Kelly
Guest

I happened to also get a screener of THE DARK TAPES, which I watched last night. The film doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s a solid effort.

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