Cinecast Episode 375 – Older But Still Spry

This it. The final Cinecast for 2014. With Kurt leaving the territory and Andrew finishing this semesters schooling, the end of December is, like much of the back half of the year, a busy one. We agree to go out on a high note with Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. With The 1984 Project also coming to its conclusion and no Matt Gamble present, it seems fitting to end the project with some Brian De Palma directing a Hitchcockian meta-porno, Body Double. We also ask for any criticism or comments on the project as a whole if you’ve got them as it may dictate whether or not we take on a similar venture later on down the road. The Watch List offers mucho Harry Potter, a bit more Nebraska high-plains and a look back at the early 90s, action-era, highlighting Steven Seagal. All in all this was an enjoyable year for us to fill your ear. Thanks to all of our listeners, friends and family who have supported us this long and we’ll see you all again in 2015. Cheers!

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Cinecast Episode 374 – Too Lazy to Cheat

We’re a bit at odds this week and the uneven release schedule sort of keeps us constantly out of flux. The good news this week is that we’ve got a guest to contradict the assininty of Andrew and Kurt with long time listener Thomas Wishloff from Sunset Rising. We weigh in on the merits of Carell’s Oscar hopes, Mark Ruffalo’s brilliance, the intricacies of Peter Weller and François Truffaut or Urban vs Altman and the discovery of the pervasiveness of stage productions. How we never got into the ins and outs of the new Star Wars trailer is a miracle (here’s a hint: Kubrick is far more fascinating); but hopefully you’ll enjoy the show anyway.

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Cinecast Episode 373 – We Don’t Need Facts

 
Welcome to late November. Nothing releases everywhere at the same time. Therefore these remote style podcasts tend to meander all over the place. Sometimes though, that’s a good thing; we have all manner of things to discuss; from the pressures of drum solos to the cowardice of humanity in an avalanche to planetary propaganda. It’s all here. Not to mention the prequel (or at least inspiration to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later). There’s also the worst movie ever made, race relations, where has Steven Seagal been(?) and Cameron Crowe mind fucking everyone. You think turkey and green bean casserole in front of the TV watching the NFL is sustenance enough? Wait til you hear the Cinecast.

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Super Ticket Episode 4 – The Tourette Syndrome Convention

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Dust. Wind. Dude. Nolan likes to present his deep thought, high concept material in the simplest way possible. Why? Is he talking down to us or is there some other reason for it? And is that ok? Forget quantum mechanics, string theory, global disaster and baseball in space, we want to know two things: why does Nolan treat us like children at times and will Coop ever get a chance to copulate with his daughter? Also, Maaaatt Dammun.

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Cinecast Episode 372 – The Montage is not Dead

We’re not always sure exactly what’s happening, but Kurt is pretty sure what’s not happening; at least in the case of The Babadook. Before we get there though, we fawn over Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler, as well as the performances within – which might include Jake Gyllenhaal’s finest. From there we travel 30 years in the past to 1984 and then wish we hadn’t pressed “go” on this particular time machine. For the Watch List, it’s Laika’s meticulous artistry of stop-motion animation, Jennifer Lawrence shooting arrows and brooding (again), Marilyn Monroe is politically incorrect, Aaron Sorkin is exhausting and the killing of Jim Henson creations with martial arts. A tangent here and there rounds out another fine, wine and dine episode of the Cinecast.

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Cinecast Episode 371 – Zach Galifianasskissisms

Normally there’s a whole rig-a-ma-roll to these things. But this week we heard Martin Scorsezeeze might be looking for his next big thing; so we’re keeping it simple and relying on our gut instincts and raw talent. Positivity is always something to keep going; so we roll with it. From main releases to Watch List. If you gauge this show based on the amount of quality within the projects discussed, then this is most likely the most perfect Cinecast ever created. Daughters, critics, dead dogs and suicidal tendencies aside, we’re seizing the moment.

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Cinecast Episode 370 – Floating Death Marbles

Despite car destruction and Canadian terrorism, Toronto After Dark carries on, as does the further adventures of World War II – this time carried on the backs of tanks and Brad Pitt. John Carpenter’s biggest film (in terms of budget) is on tap in the 1984 Project with Starman: starring brother Shamus, Jeff Bridges and a career performance from Karen Allen. In this episode we have everything from Alamo tanks and a literal fog of war, to super heated crowbars, records of pure gold, women peeing, 26 short films, Hitchcockian suspense, Jim Broadbent clones and Steven McHattie taking charge. And to think next week, is Birdman… how much more exciting can the cinema experience be than right now?

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Cinecast Episode 369 – Sometimes You Gotta Lie to Tell the Truth

We should retitle the show from Cinecast to “room full of loudmouths.” Matt Gamble is back on the show this week to add that extra dimension of bitching, praising, complaining, droning and bloviation that this episode needed to give the series a good crane kick in the ass. First up it’s the festival favorite TIME LAPSE, which despite its high concept and heady nature, the boys find surprisingly little to say about except that it’s pretty great. Andrew and Matt report on the Jeremy Renner vehicle, KILL THE MESSENGER – which peaked far too early in the run time. Pat Morita is the sensei for THE KARATE KID in this week’s volume of The 1984 Project. With The Watch List this week, it’s more Fincher, more Duplass, more sci-fi and high concept, cannibalism, Amazon Prime, Mike Meyers’ directorial debut and Harry Potter with horns. Lastly we argue about nothing regarding HBO’s newly announced method of content delivery.

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Cinecast Episode 368 – Marriage as an Extreme Sport

Andrew and Kurt are back together. It’s been rocky these past 30 days, but they’ve decided to give their relationship another go. We’ll be easing back into it – we don’t want to rush anything. So we’re foregoing The 1984 Project this week and keeping The Watch List light and breezy. As it has more or less been David Fincher week across the webs, Kurt takes our lengthy discussion on GONE GIRL and continues the conversation with ZODIAC and SE7EN. Andrew goes back further in time to a galaxy far, far away and re-evaluates George Lucas’ masterpieces also known as Episodes I, II & III. We’ll be back next week with a full throttle show that will include a lengthier watch list, The Karate Kid and at least two theatricals.

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