Cinecast Episode 484 – It’s Unfunny ‘Cause It’s True

The reviews for Baywatch were simply too toxic for even Andrew to stomach, and so it was a stay at home and check out the latest offerings from Netflix kind of week. Luckily Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton step in to hopefully offer up something militarily wondrous over the Memorial Holiday weekend with War Machine. But does the material match up to the cast/performances? Also, while The Bad Batch does not hit theaters for a month or so, we managed to get into a sneak peek screening and so have a decent discussion on Ana Lily Amirpour’s sophomore effort. It’s one of those films (with empirical evidence provided herein) that requires a second watch to truly appreciate. The Watch List has a documentary double-dose, a 90s Oscar contender, home invasion meets slasher flick, the capture of Osama Bin Laden and we close it all off with some joyful misogyny courtesy of India.

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: 0:00 – 10:46
War Machine: 10:49 – 35:41
The Bad Batch: 35:42 – 1:05:36
Watch List: 1:05:36 – 3:08:55
Outro/Next Week: 3:08:56 – 3:16:12
Closing Music: 3:13:39 – 3:17:56

 

MAIN REVIEWS:

War Machine
The Bad Batch

 

THE WATCH LIST:

KURT
Risk
Zero Dark Thirty
L.A. Confidential
– “Twin Peaks” (s3)

ANDREW
LA 92
Sweet Home
Baahubali: The Beginning

 

OTHER THINGS:

Kurt’s CODE 46 review

 

RSS AND CONTACT INFO:

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Andrew James
Admin

Regarding the issue I spoke of at the beginning of the show about missing comments. That issue has now been resolved. You can now comment on all posts, new and old. Cheers.

Andrew James
Admin

So I may have to rethink my comments at the end of the show about Wonder Woman. Apparently it’s pretty good – based on friends’ LetterBoxed reviews and Meta Critic.

The trailer still looks like garbage to me, but maybe I’m missing something. Will try to check it out this weekend.

Kurt
Guest

Yup. Will be seeing WW this friday in 70MM with family and friends.

devolutionary
Guest

Kurt, you really have to get on Animal Kingdom. It’s a bit flashier but I find it even more enjoyable than The Rover. That one truly flew under the radar outside Australia.
This episode got really funny with internet/packet delays and audio cutting in and out of left/right channels. I thought I had 2 different audio feeds going on at the 2 hr mark.
In lieu of LA 92, check out the Oklahoma City doc on Netflix right now.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Dang. Didn’t know that. It was crystal clear on my end when recording, but Andrew’s INTERNET service totally went down at one point about half-way, maybe there was some issues receiving me?

Andrew James
Admin

Sorry about that! I’ll double check the original recording file and see if it is something that can be fixed and re-uploaded. Like Kurt, was crystal on my end. Even after the brief internet outage.

Sean Kelly
Guest

The Twin Peaks pilot with the closed ending was made for international markets.

Apparently there were some rights issues with the pilot and there are some sets that begin on Episode 2.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Five Episodes in, I’m quite enjoying the new Twin Peaks, even if David Lynch is content at moving the plot along at a snail’s pace.

Kurt
Guest

Same as the Old Twin Peaks. Molasses. I have a love/hate relationship with TP which is similar to LOST.

Schizopolis
Guest

Caught The Bad Batch over the weekend and loved it. It’s great to hear that you guys appreciated it. Most other podcasts out now have more or less dismissed the film. Any plans on a spoiler review?

Kurt
Guest

I just caught it in the cinema again yesterday. Probably will come up on next cinecast (recording tonite) WATCHLIST.

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