Cinecast Archive Ready! (mostly)

We’ve gotten some requests lately (mostly by insane people that want to torture themselves) for access to the older Cinecasts. I’m happy to report that these are all now archived and available on the R3 servers; all the way back to Episode 1 (please don’t listen to that; it’s torturous for the listener and embarrassing for the host).

Way back when, before the Third Row was around, Kurt and Andrew (and occasionally Matt) got together at the old site of Movie Patron for early Cinecast movie reviews. When that site was deprecated, the Cinecast archive was still there along with download links to the shows and information on each shows. At some point in time, that site was forgotten about and eventually went down (when I stopped paying for it). When that happened, unfortunately all of the information disappeared along with it.

We’ve got a team of monkeys working around the clock…
– Andrew James

Today I re-uploaded all of the episodes to the “new” servers and created archive pages with episode numbers and download links to the mp3s. Unfortunately I lost all of the show notes for those early episodes (1-67). But thanks to listener ROLF(!) we do have quite a bit of information already and we’ve got a team of monkeys working around the clock to get that info into these archived pages (eventually).

In the meantime, there are two ways to access the archive:
1) Hit the podcast dropdown menu on the left of your screen or in the menu of your mobile browser and then choose Cinecast. Scroll all the way to the bottom of that screen (past all of the more current episodes) and then click on “archive.”

2) Click this link.

Good luck in your journey and thanks for listening!

Cinecast Episode 453 – Neither and Both

From nothing to everything. The theaters had nothing good and now we’ve got so many things we can’t get to them all (alas no Pete’s Dragon or War Dogs). But we do give initial reports on Anthropoid and Hell or High Water – both to be investigated deeper on future installments of the Cinecast. For now, rest assured they are both great. But this week it’s all about Studio Laika releasing Kubo and the Two Strings… about an hour’s worth of discussion actually. We go back and forth a little bit about overall quality of the film, but we’re both in 100% agreement that all movie-goers should be opening their wallet for Laika. Starting now. Also our DePalma retrospective is winding down, but we jumped back 40+ years to see Margot Kidder and Margot Kidder star in Sisters. A couple of tacked on things to The Watch List for good measure as well.

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Cinecast Episode 452 – Too Much Pole Vaulting

Due to sleep deprivation for both of your humble hosts, neither were able to get the flicker house this week for a “new” review. However, DePalma is always accessible and we spend a good deal of time trying to figure out what the hell he was thinking by essentially doing a more sprawling version of Carrie with THE FURY just one year after wrapping up Carrie. Both this decision and the film itself is baffling – but ripe for body explosion and pole vaulting conversation. The Watch List is kind of all over the place as well. It includes book and video game talk as well as “Michael Bay isn’t that bad” conversation and a duplicate title from 1975 that you won’t ever find. Oh yeah, and Leland Orser takes the lead!

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Cinecast Episode 451 – The PTSD is Palpable

After some infectious diseases ravaged through the third row, The Cinecast returns as healthy as ever, albeit a day late. However, as promised we’ve got a review for one of the indie darlings of the year in Hunt for the Wilderpeople from Thor 3 and What We Do in the Shadows director, Taika Waititi. The De Palma retrospective starts back up this week heading into Vietnam with Casualties of War; where there are no rules. The Watch List this week consists of time travel and spaghetti westerns and disasters and zombies and apocalypses and animated talking roses and Indian mafias and 80s slop-raunch and Werner Herzog. It will all make sense later.

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Cinecast Episode 450 – My Hot Dogs Got Cold

Andrew and Kurt are Bourne again. And while both of them preferred the status quo (Bourne swam off into the moonlight, all was right with the amnesiac super-spy). It was 2007 when Matt Damon said he had no interest in coming back to do any more of these, but the power of Greengrass compels you! The power of Greengrass compels you!

So, here we are with the fifth film in the Bourne franchise, nearly a decade after Bourne popped up on the grid. Some of the principle cast returns, Greengrass is of course back with his shakiest of cams, and there is a whole slew of new and interesting actors added to the mix. Did the new film hit the mark or did it simply squander all the moolah and talent it had going for it? We discuss.

Then it is off to Montreal where Kurt gives the full recap all the films he caught and various sundry adventures he had during his ten-day gallop through the mega-sized genre fest. A small watch list includes Andrew finishing Netflix’ “Stranger Things” and Kurt revisiting the middle chapter of Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy. It is a monster-sized show, but one we think you will enjoy. Have at it!

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Cinecast Episode 449 – Gravitational Slipstream w/Ryan McNeil

With Kurt still on a four week vacation, we call in our designated hitter, Ryan McNeil of The Matinee podcast to talk all about the latest in the Star Trek franchise from Justin Lin and co. Andrew turns the tables a bit on Ryan with a second round of his patented “Know Your Enemy” questions and we dive into quite a bit of television watching in The Watch List, which includes a lot of love for Netflix Studios’ “Stranger Things.” We also reminisce on Cameron Crowe, Miles Davis and even with the DePalma retrospective on hold, we dive into some of his early filmography as well, with Blow Out. Thanks so much to Ryan McNeil for riding shotgun this week and we’ll be back next week with Bourn, a Fantasia Film Festival recap and the continuing adventures of Brian DePalma directing Casualties of War.

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Cinecast Episode 448 – Why You Gonna Call? 

Even with a hiccup or two in the technical side of the show, we manage to pull it off thanks to our guest Courtney Small of Cinema Axis for dropping by. Andrew and Courtney spend some time talking about what we both consider to be the best film of the year so far, and that is OJ: MADE IN AMERICA. After that, Kurt is able to get a break From the madness of Fantasia Film Festival and join us for some talk on the new GHOSTBUSTERS film from Paul Feig. The Watch List includes some other current theatrical stuff, some festival stuff and revisiting of older stuff. So, lots of stuff.

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Cinecast Episode 447 – Some Real Lolita Shit

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The boys get together this Independence Day weekend to evaluate the best (and worst) that 2016 has had to offer at the halfway point. Before that Top Five list though, we talk a lengthy bit of pure cinema joy with Nicholas Winding-Refn’s The Neon Demon. Mr. Halfyard was also able to catch Steven Spielberg’s The BFG in which he praises the necessity for the film’s 3D. Both of the guys go very very big (read as: lengthy) with 4-8 hour films in The Watch List. We have to put off the De Palma retro this week due to Andrew’s ineptitude. But not to fret; that will be back next week and we have plenty on our plates to dive into this weekend already. Besides that it’s all in the reflexes.

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Cinecast Episode 446 – Needlessly Sleazy

We may have to sprint for the end on this one. Time constraints is our enemy this week but we’re powering through undaunted; just like Brian DePalma filming a big-budget picture. This week we feel a little bit bad about staring at Blake Lively’s ass (a little bit) in Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows. We also get to (finally!) talk about the De Palma documentary, aptly titled De Palma. This segues nicely into his 2002 film, Femme Fatale. Unlike previous sessions of our ongoing De Palma retrospective, there’s a difference of opinion on this one, who loves it and who was not in love?

On the blockbuster front, Kurt smartly stayed away, but Andrew couldn’t resist catching up with a 20-years-in-the-making sequel to see if Jeff Goldblum still has what it takes to save the planet from invading aliens. Spoiler: he does, but no one else really does. Andrew zips through a quick watch list that includes a first time watch of Harold & Maude, a light-hearted look at the abortion issue in Obvious Child and Danny Boyle forces you into a straw filled with piss… and man you get thirsty. We dip our toes into other things in this brisk, but packed, show as well. It’s not a dream.

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