Cinecast Episode 359 – Downtown China

 
Not sure even where to start with the monologue this week. Let’s see, there’s The Bay-Man’s fourth installment in the giant robots fiasco; which inexplicably is really easy to get worked up about. It’s not really worthy of hate, nothing to love, yet so easy to rant about. There’s a “sick, twisted desire” to torture ourselves over this movie – plus always an opportunity to delve into Andrew’s sordid history with the franchise.

Before all of this is Bong Joon-Ho’s English language debut with Snowpiercer and it’s overly satirical view of our apocalyptic, dystopian future on a crazy train. And Chris Evans is there. And protein bars made of shitty CGI.

The 1984 project continues with Val Kilmer’s first starring role in Top Secret!. He sings, dances, talks backwards, bar fights underwater and delivers punchlines that will be stolen by countless films for the next thirty years.

The Watch List sees Kurt wrapping up Breaking Bad, Andrew living in Tiny Houses, and Matt enjoying Disney’s Amblin knock-off currently playing in theaters. It’s a 150 minute power rant. LATRINE!

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!


 
 

 
 

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After the Credits Episode 152: July Preview

This month’s show includes a little more rambling than usual but then, that’s what happens when you stay up too late watching TV.

Any who. Colleen, now with the ability to own a gun, joins Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) as we look ahead to July, the month so far this year to have the largest number of releases in a single week. Seriously.

And on a side not, if you’re as in love with the new Shins song as I am (I will neither confirm nor deny that for the last week I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for an hour every afternoon), you may also stumble into our bonus content which includes us talking about “Dune” and awesome “Dune” tattoos (among other things like Colleen singing the lyrics to her new song “Pet Meth”). LIKE THIS AWESOME THING!!

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High and Low Brow – Series 5, Episode 2
(Food Porn)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

w/ guest Kate Moore
Films reviewed: Babette’s Feast & Tampopo

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down” by The Parlor Mob

High and Low Brow – Series 5, Episode 1
(I’m Not Myself Today)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

Films reviewed: Invaders from Mars & The Crawling Eye (aka The Trollenberg Terror)

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “Brandy” by Looking Glass

High and Low Brow – Series 4, Episode 10
(Schlock Rock)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

Films reviewed: Wild Zero & Rock & Rule

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “The Way We Move” by Langhorne Slim

High and Low Brow – Series 4, Episode 8
(Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Puss Puss?)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

Films reviewed: The Tomb of Ligea & A Devilish Homicide

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “Black and White” by Three Dog Night

High and Low Brow – Series 4, Episode 9
(50’s Fromage)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

Films reviewed: Target Earth & Them!

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “Word Up” by Cameo

High and Low Brow – Series 4, Episode 7
(Just the Facts)

High and Low (Brow), is a bit different then your standard film related podcast. Rather then reviewing new releases, each episode is dedicated to a specific theme and we watch two films that fall under that theme. And while we attempt to generally approach each theme from opposite ends of the aesthetic spectrum (Seven Samurai vs Battle Beyond the Stars) due to our one of a kind blind selection process we might end up with something completely different (A Bug’s Life vs Three Amigos). It makes for interesting and unusual conversations, which are unlike anything else you will find on the web.

 

Films reviewed: Memories of Murder & Fuzz

Intro music – “Adonai” by Ennio Morricone
Outro music – “Where Do the Boys Go?” by Men Without Hats