After the Hype #103 – The Babadook

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This week Bryan and Jon can’t escape THE BABADOOK, and they’re okay with that. Chewie, Hunter, and newcomer Donnacha join them in their praise of perhaps the best horror film out now. Note: We had Donnacha call in over the internet, so the audio is a little low. Apologies in advance. Blame the Babadook.

 

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After the Hype #102 – The Fifth Element

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Bryan and Chewie are back from their honeymoon (hope you both had a good trip!), which means After The Hype resumes its regularly scheduled programming! And what better way to get back into the swing of things than with some big ba-da-boom. That’s right. We spend an entire episode gushing about the Luc Besson classic Fifth Element. Europe.

 

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Cinecast Episode 404 – Shawshanky

Though it’s a little earlier in the week than we’re used to recording, we do get back into somewhat of a more normal groove with the Cinecast this week. We’ve got a main SPOILER review with Trainwreck. There’s some dispute over who’s film this is, Apatow’s or Schumer’s. Or both? Either way, Andrew and Kurt both enjoyed the film but have differing thoughts as to why we liked it. True Detective continues to wind its way into the hearts of your humble hosts. One of us as a love potion and the other as a sickly poison. But hey, we like to like what we like. Submarine movies are inherently awesome – especially with a grizzled Sean Connery at the helm. Prison escape movies are kind of that way too. We lament our cinematic truancy of the 1950s and Rock Hudson. We follow it all up with some Kevin Bacon and some Leland Orser. And then Andrew muffs the sign off.

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Mamo 415: Ant-vengers, Assemble!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe offers up its weakest opening weekend since The Incredible Hulk with Edgar Wright Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, so we assemble the avengers – Norm Wilner from Now Magazine and Someone Else’s Movie, and Greg LeGros from See You Next Wednesday and Time Bandits – to geek out over what’s gone on in the MCU (and the Distinguished Competition, as well). Plus, smoked meat!

Cinecast Episode 403 – Two Hundred Eighty-Eight Thumbs Up

It’s a night time desert out there in the cinemas these days. Things are so chilly that Andrew does not even want to dwell on his Minions experience over the weekend (but rest assured, he does anyway). Also in the melange is conversation on True Detective, Telugu MEGA-EPIC Baahubali: The Beginning, the slew of trailers dropped at a certain pop cultural event, plus and a number of random tangents and what-have-yous. Not really a typical Cinecast, but things are not the trainwreck you might think (more on that bit of miscommunication in the show). Apologies for The Cranberries closing out the show, it’s an Amy Schumer thing.

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Mamo 414: Too Big To Con

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With San Diego Comic Con 2015 now safely behind us, we ask our annual question: what was it all for? Batman fought Superman, Suicide Squad came out, The Hunger Games continued to dominate and we sort of just don’t care any more. At what point did Comic Con cease to be a launchpad and became a temporary meatspace incarnation of something we more routinely call “the internet?”
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Cinecast Episode 402 – Spooky Action at a Distance

Still not loads going on in the cinemas of summer, 2015. Yet we bravely venture on in the spirit of conversation (and possibly the longest running podcast – in terms of pure hours of content – on the internet? Help!); looking back wistfully at the works of Dante, Soderbergh and Cameron as we discuss the latest time travel debacle, Terminator: Genisys. Onwards, TV releases today are sometimes agreeable, sometimes controversial and sometimes divisive, so say we all with “True Detective” and “Hannibal” headlining our TV talk this week. But we also go back a stretch and revisit the new classic in Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men as well as another Laika studio entry, aching to be a classic, The Boxtrolls. Another shorter version of The Cinecast that finds the tangents of here and there; wherever the conversation seems to feel right.

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