Cinecast Episode 437 – It’ll Play Well in Europe

From nothing to see to too much to see. Such is the first world life in the third row. Luckily there is VOD and Kurt and Andrew can at least confer on the latest hype amongst the internet’s genre-film fanboys, The Invitation. From there, Andrew is suckered into the critical acclaim of the latest Jon Favreau joint, The Jungle Book and it really wouldn’t be a classic Cinecast without some tongue-bathing of Kevin Costner – yeah, he’s in a movie this weekend; you probably haven’t heard. Matt Gamble has all but vanished but we still managed to get into some movie experiences both theatrically and on the home screen worth mentioning. More Richard Gere is in store, Kurt heads back to the Y2K scare with Ralph Fiennes in sexy wardrobe and Angela Bassett in tight braids. Plus rep cinema VVitchy goodness in Toronto with 1983 occult gem Eyes of Fire.

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Cinecast Episode 436 – Greasy

For the foreseeable future it might seem like Andrew is a little drunk right at the beginning of the show; usually that happens at the end. But the truth is he has just woken up at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. So the graveyard shift is affecting speech patterns and logic, but it hasn’t kept us from the theater. In various capacity between the two of us, we were able to catch Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special. So yeah, this one is kind of a love fest all around. In the Watch List we have some great 80s trash, a Richard Gere marathon, some great kid-friendly fare, Kim Jong-un and Robert DeNiro tries not to shit the bed. All this and much much more in the Kurt and Andrew Sunday conversation.

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Cinecast Episode 435 – We’re Not Offending Anyone

As the weird release scheduling system of the cinematic landscape in late March and April eases up a little bit, Kurt and Andrew confound their own scheduling system with the new overnight job and such. Fortunately, they both find some common ground with the little-seen Eye in the Sky; a great send-off for Alan Rickman in which he gives a nice speech on the morals of the military machine… and then brings a talking doll home to his granddaughter. The film is not without some problems but it’s an engaging and dramatic thriller with a great cast and possibly the best screenplay of the year so far. Outside of the cinema, Kurt treads over alien territory for a second time with Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. It’s a shame more people aren’t willing to give stuff like this a better chance. Meanwhile, Andrew stays at home to check out the WGN original series, “Underground.” Which is kind of like 12 Years a Slave meets Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette directed by Guy Ritchie. And of course we’re both chomping at the bit for Game of Thrones to finally get started with season 6. All this and a few things more lie waiting within. Tune us out as we play in the background!

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Cinecast Episode 434 – The Last Week of Normal

You and me, we got shit to talk about! Musically, lyrically, seriously, melodramatically, satiracally and emotionally. From the front lines of the third row to the windy city to state-of-the-art prison complexes, there’s a lot going on in the world of the Cinecast. Hosts are ill, hosts are hitting festivals, hosts are taking new jobs, the site is crumbling/rebuilding, limbs are lost and found; through it all the Cinecast perseveres. We’re talking Spike Lee, we’re talking Terrence Malick and we’re talking Stallone. It just doesn’t get any more legendary/blunt than that.

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Cinecast Episode 433 – Stay for the Limb Licking

We should probably just get right to it as there is a lot to cover this week folks! First off, we have our good friend Corey Pierce of the Soundtrack of your Life podcast joining us this week to help in a (SPOILER!) discussion of the spiritual successor to Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane. After that, there are some other films in the cinemas these days so we dive into both Stephen Chow’s Mermaid and the astoundingly great movie that got yanked from US cinemas at the zero hour, The Little Prince.

The Watch List has documentaries, remakes, young adult epics, the slowest film of all time (yes, one of us shut it off after an hour), James Gillham’s (Google him) favorite film of all time, a Ben Stiller marathon, revisiting of an Oscar nominee, Wrestlemania and Thundercats in the Soprano’s TV era. If there isn’t something in there to float your proverbial boat, then you’re probably not even reading this in the first place. We do have some connection issues with our guest towards the end as Corey drifts off into the ether.

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Cinecast Episode 432 – A Tiny Little Screwdriver

Just a quick bonus episode this week from Kurt and Andrew in which they review Tina Fey and Martin Freeman in WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (SPOILERS!). Also Kurt was remiss in mentioning some awesome Wong Kar-wai last week; so we gotta talk some My Blueberry Nights. Enjoy.

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Cinecast Episode 431 – Norwegian Long

The whole gang is back together after technology, illness, work and vacations have kept us apart for so long. Interesting that it’s a Disney animated film with talking animals that brings us together. The boys decide to skip over the UK actioner and the middle east satire for some good ol’ fashioned, hare raising, adventure comedy with ZOOTOPIA. In The Watch List we do have some more theatrical things to mention as well as Kurt checking out some very timely political satire from 1992 and some not-so-very-timely political intrigue from 2016. Andrew tries to find some more cinema that resembles The VVitch as closely as possible and Matt dives into some old Otto Preminger and revisits the Academy’s choice for best picture of the year.

Before all of this we recap a little bit of Matt’s trip to the Galapagos and anticipate some sort of site with more video, images and hopefully a Galapacast. So we definitely have a lot of fun getting the band back together on this one and if you stay until the very end, there’s even some bonus content of Andrew and Kurt talking the nuance of the traditional sitcom.

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Cinecast Episode 430 – The Full Dumbo

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Sickness and technology wreaked havoc upon the third row these past couple of weeks in terms of getting a fresh Cinecast on the air. But through their tenacity and courage, Kurt and Andrew managed to pull some strings and finally have a meeting of the minds to discuss cinema’s latest output of horror and crime. We get into the ins and outs of Robert Eggers’ The VVitch and try to nail down all of the issues that the internet vultures seem to have (or not have) with the film. Up next, we had a good time with John Hillcoat and his star-studded cast in the refreshing, Triple 9. Of course, it was Oscar week and though Kurt sat out on the telecast, both of the boys have plenty to say on the presentation and some of the awards (not) given. This discussion includes some fun “what-ifs” of the Academy’s choices over the past 30 years; inspired by Kurt’s Oscar Article.

From there we move to The Watch List in which it’s just a buzz through of the millions of films Andrew sat through while bed-ridden over the course of the last week, but we do have a fair bit to say on Kurt’s binge watching of season 2 of Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick.” Why no one is watching and talking about this thing defies belief.

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Cinecast Episode 429 – No Holocaust After 9pm

BASSETT:
“The fact that it’s a recording of two dudes speaking about movies is not what interests me.”
 
WOODS:
“Go on.”
 
BASSETT:
“What interests me… is that there is approximately two hours and fifty-three minutes of it.
 
 

 
 
 
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