Cinecast Episode 472 – We’ll Wait

This week’s main feature has much ado and The Mary Sue is going to be none too happy about it. A Cure for Wellness is a bit divisive for your co-hosts this week though we do manage to find some middle ground on some issues. Another Scientology doc – don’t roll your eyes just yet – will be hitting theaters in a limited run over the next few weeks and Andrew and Kurt hash out the interesting film making process in My Scientology Movie more than the subject matter itself. While Kurt played catch-up with last weeks discussion on John Wick: Chapter 2, Andrew visited The Great Wall in his new favorite theater in Minneapolis.

On The Watchlist, Kurt points out that Xavier Dolan is somewhat of a kindred spirit to Pedro Almodovar while Andrew sings the praises of Julieta. And everything comes together in the annual praise of Stanley Kubrick’s anti-war comedy-horror-recruitment-tool Full Metal Jacket.

Sit back and enjoy (Sniff your fingers if you must) it’s going to be a full one.

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Cinecast Episode 471 – Bronze is Better Than Silver

While we have two new theatrical reviews this week, the first review is mostly a Kurt monologue while with the second, it’s mostly Andrew’s mic and podium. I expect some disagreement from the peanut gallery in both cases. We talk a little bit about the upcoming summer films of 2017 and how our hope is reinvigorated for the blockbuster. Andrew is still playing some catch up with 2016 including more (yes, more!) Michael Shannon and the controversial personalities of Nate Parker and Mel Gibson. Kurt heads back to 1985 with Mickey Rourke for a couple of hours and is baffled that the bedlam on display was blocked from his memory. In a moment of fantasy speculation, we ponder the effects on the careers of Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke had their roles been flip-flopped. We’ll be back next week with some of Godzilla’s ancestry in China and some sci-fi body horror from Gore Verbinski.

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Cinecast Episode 470 – Delightful

With Kurt very decidedly out of the country, in a location housing only one movie screen, you’d think there wouldn’t be much to get into; but luckily Andrew is still playing catch-up on 2016 and we actually have, more or less, three full reviews today. First up is a good talk on the origin and evolution of The McDonald’s Corporation with Michael Keaton in The Founder. There’s a little more to this film than at first meets the eye. The Watch List this week is actually more like an extension of the main reviews with The GIrl with All the Gifts still making the festival circuit and available in VOD in some markets as well as arguably the performance of the year in Christine – and no it’s not a 1958 Plymouth Fury. Some tangents on other culture’s movie-going habits, the weather and William Fichtner makes for an all-around delightful show!

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Cinecast Episode 469 – Anti-Spoiler

Finally back to business with actual, theatrical reviews. The boys were able to catch two this week with Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures and Adam Driver starring in Paterson. For the former, the “Bottle Shock” effect perhaps works in the film’s favor. For the latter, by not spoiling anything, we kind of spoil it; it’ll make sense after a listen. Despite some reminiscing on the passing of one of The Cinecast’s favorite character actors in Miguel Ferrer, we are able to find the bright side and general positivity throughout the rest of the show that also includes a short Watch List of faux documentaries, a film debut from a now well-known and respected director, and… well, the mastication of feces – but at least it was on 35mm. Sit back and enjoy the bus ride!

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Cinecast Episode 468 – Most Anticipated Films of 2017 or: How We Learned to Stop Whining and Love the Arthouse

For those of you claiming that 2016 was a bummer of a year – a notion we don’t subscribe to on this show – looking at the 12 months in front of us, from a cinematic point of view, looks to be rather promising. A hodge-podge of lists assembled here and spoken out of order (or with no order at all) in the messy fashion that we’ve become accustomed to, get us actually pretty amped up for the next ~365 days. Boyle and Polanski and horror and genre and westerns and robots and Koreans and Scandinavians… oh and Star Wars. There’s a lot to be hopeful about!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part One)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part Three)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (The Whole Bloody Affair)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part Two)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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