After the Hype #83 – Best of 2014

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What do BOYHOOD, BIRDMAN, THE BABADOOK, and DANCE OF REALITY have in common? They’re all vying for top spot in our BEST OF THE YEAR episode! Bryan and Jon are joined by Graham and newcomer Kurtis to go over each of the four films and try to figure out which one reigns supreme in twenty-fourteen.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

 

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Cinecast Episode 378 – Muckety-Mucks

 
We’re overshadowed this week by the landmark that is Film Junk’s 500th episode and we recognize that and love it! It’s a hell of an achievement and we’re so happy for the guys, our friends, that are the undisputed, longest running, movie podcast on the internet. Also one of our guys was on the show, so there’s that. With that out of the way, it’s old-school Cinecast time. Reviews, the requisite tangents and The Watch List. It feels good to free of constraints though we are low on snacks and alcohol. Suffice it to say, this is a much more laid back version of the Cinecast; i.e. our bread and butter, our roots. We talk at length about Jessica Chastain which stems from a spoiler discussion on the very solid, A Most Violent Year. The TV review gets its foothold back into The Cinecast with Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” and The Watch List covers Vietnam docs like you’ve never seen as well as the brilliance that is Mike Nichols and more Chastain. Like A Most Violent Year, we’re emboldened by our competition, encouraged by our friends and emboldened by our love of Cinema – even that which we are able to dig up in the barren multiplex landscape of January.

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After the Hype #82 – Cloud Atlas

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This week Bryan and Jon are joined by Chewie and Jandy as they take on the 2012 epic Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Way too many people missed this masterpiece, which is a shame. Do you hear that? SHAME! Ugh. We can’t even look at you anymore.

 

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Cinecast Episode 377 – Don’t Pull the Cable

After last week’s smackdown, we go a little more positive this week with a look forward to our top films that we most look forward to in 2015. While the camaraderie is there, it isn’t necessarily a good thing as we take down a couple of well deserved directors of yesteryear in their current theatrical outputs. The Watch List this week is short, but much more forgiving with a lot of praise and noteworthy watches. We’ll return next week with some Oscar Isaac, Steven Soderbergh and Jennifer Lopez… ok, probably not Jennifer Lopez, but perhaps some Gwynneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston. Sigh, maybe we’ll stick with some acclaimed, but inexplicably forgotten, television and foreign language Oscar contenders. But man is 2015 shaping up to be a helluvan orgasmic year; cinematically speaking.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #9: The Big Chill

In a cold month you need your podcast guests to keep you warm..

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest onto the show who has chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack will play underneath and serves as a springboard to discussion about the music itself, how it works within the film, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For episode 9 Corey welcomes RowThree’s own Matthew Price, who along with Matthew Brown make up the might duo of Mamo, which is celebrating their 10th year in 2015. Matthew has selected 1983’s The Big Chill, an exceptional film about how values shift over time, with an exceptional soundtrack that by any standard was a game-changer for the way music and nostalgia were utilized in film. Tune in for discussions about suicide, wake etiquette, Berry Gordy’s ignorance of his own successes, imposing your taste on a new generation. And keep an ear open for Corey’s Mamo gimmick infringement.

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After the Hype #81 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Bryan and Jon are back after a week off and ready to delve into Sony’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. They discuss Jamie Foxx’s interesting take on Electro, as well as one of the more iconic scenes in comic book history. There’s a lot to talk about here so strap on your web-slingers, grab some cold medicine, and get ready to be hit in the face with a sewer cover. Hrm. That sounded better in my head.

 

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