Cinecast Episode 481 – History is Unfair

HotDocs is back for its 2017 run and according to Kurt it’s been a wonderful festival so far – especially if you’re into donkey poetry and encouraging children to cut out tongues. Luckily Andrew got to join in the mix this year and help with the discussion on shoe shiners in the delightful Shiners and with the glorious 78/52 in which talking heads analyze Hitchcock’s infamous shower scene in his classic and most well known film, Psycho. But before we get to all that, the multiplex has been only somewhat watchable with no one (wisely) wanting to compete with The Furious of the Seven. We find things to like about The Lost City of ZED but also a lot of issues with the film making. Next up, Anne Hathaway fights inner demons and giant robots in the surprisingly dark Colossal, which is basically a mishmash of Pacific Rim and Rachel Getting Married. Andrew’s watch list includes Oscar-bait mediocrity, a horrible (or terrific depending on which host you ask) comedy remake and Joss Whedon’s dry run at “Firefly”/Serenity. There are some tangents on casinos, senior discounts, Jonathan Demme and legalizing marijuana along the way. Classic Cinecast… We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did conversing.

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 – 14:27
Lost City of Z: 14:28 – 46:23
Colossal: 46:24 – 1:09:30
Hot Docs: 1:09:31
Shiners: 1:09:31 – 1:36:37
78/52: 1:36:39 – 2:04:34
– more HotDocs: 2:04:35 – 2:48:03
The Watch List: 2:48:04 – 3:13:34
Outro: 3:13:36 –
Closing Music:


MAIN REVIEWS:

Lost City of Z
Colossal


HOT DOCS:

Shiners
78/52
City of Ghosts
PACmen
Do Donkeys Act?
The Road Movie
Pre-Crime
Tongue Cutters


THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
Lion
Ghostbusters (2016)
Alien: Resurrection


OTHER THINGS:

Kurt’s article on Southland Tales
Southland Tales (Movie Club Podcast)
Alien Quadrilogy (Movie Club Podcast)


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Aaron
Guest

With the talk of Aliens and the Movie Club Podcast, I have to ask: are there any plans for a new episode?

Kurt
Guest

Life has been busy, and THE MOVIE CLUB PODCAST has unfortunately been a low enough tier that it has been on hiatus. That the FILMJUNK boys started doing premium podcasts, has further made it harder to put one of these together with the original players.
I do aim to get something going, possibly in June-July -> and if not then, then September or November.
The films will be SNOWPIERCER (2013), RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985), and THE TRAIN (1964).

David Brook
Admin

Glad to hear it. I love The Train. I haven’t seen the other two, although I’ve got a copy of Runaway Train waiting to be watched on Blu-Ray. Snowpiercer still hasn’t been released in the UK!!!!

devolutionary
Guest

That’s crazy. Is there a distribution rights conflict? Still haven’t seen The Train (1964).
My first official one-off intro to Row Three (via Film Junk) was that Alien Quadrilogy Movie Club Podcast. And I’ve never recovered 😉

David Brook
Admin

Not that I’m aware of. I think the Weinsteins just didn’t want to lose out after it tanked in the US. It’s baffling that it hasn’t at least been released on Blu-Ray/DVD/Netflix.

Aaron
Guest

I’m glad to hear that a new episode is in the works! I’ve really enjoyed the discussions that have come up on the show in the past. That line-up of train-related films sounds like fun!

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