Cinecast Episode 491 – No Acronyms

“Game of Thrones” is back on the air! Feels like it’s been eons since we last left westeros; and if the lines on the faces of many of the actors’ faces is any indication, it has! At any rate, Matt Gamble joins Kurt and Andrew as they dissect the season premiere (s07e01). Before that though, Andrew and Kurt have little to complain about with the final(?) entry in the Planet of the Apes trilogy. We also have a decent Watch List towards the end in which Andrew visits 80s movie star icons, Gamble has taken advantage of his position to see some other current theatrical fare and Kurt has a preview screening for Lady Macbeth. So yeah, it’s a pretty packed show and we manage it as well as three apes possibly could.

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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Opening: 0-11:40
War for the Planet of the Apes (SPOILERS!): 11:41 – 43:33
Game of Thrones recap (SPOILERS!): 43:34 – 1:08:43
Watch List: 1:08:45 – 2:08:19
Outro/Next Week: 2:07:59 – 2:13:32
Closing Music: 2:12:26 – 2:15:10



War for the Planet of the Apes (SPOILERS!)



The Big Sick
The Little Hours

Lady Macbeth
The Emerald Forest

Tour de Force
American Gigolo
Legal Eagles



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I wasn’t as big on War For The Planet Of The Apes as Andrew and Kurt were.

I found it a little dull and laboured. Ninety five percent of what it and DOTPOTA were trying to say seemed to have been said way more concisely and stylishly in ROTPOTA.

I initially thought it was going to be germane to the present when the wall appeared but it seemed a bit confused in it’s messaging.

For me ROTPOTA had a real spark, and remembered it was a stylish piece of entertainment, which I attribute mainly to the writers Jaffa and Silver (though it was directed with elan by Rupert Wyatt).

I agree with Matt re The Big Sick, though I think I liked it even more than he did. I can see it being in my top 10 for the year.

Andrew James

I think what makes War4Pota work for me is the fact that it kind of works as its own film – separate from the other two – and is, at its core, a road movie that evolves into a prison escape movie. I find this sort of storyline infinitely more fun and interesting than just a bunch of apes throwing spears at humans with grenades and rocket launchers (as in the first 20 minutes of the movie).

In other words, I’ll take “The Road” meets “Andersonville” any day of the week over actual apes vs humans warfare.


I like your acronym.