After the Hype #74 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

This week we get sent back in time to discuss X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Tracie returns from our Julia’s Eyes episode and joins Bryan, Jon, and Graham (beard fame and all). It gets dicey as we pick apart the good, the great, and the maybe-not-as-great-but-really-darn-close of what we consider the best in the X-Franchise. Hugh Jackman’s butt. Just sayin’.

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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After the Credits Episode 161: November Preview

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We can almost see the finish line! Two episodes left before we hit a full year of previews!

We recorded this a week earlier than usual and the list of movies was a bit light at the time though as noted by Colleen (adead.horse), Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd), awards season seems to be slow in starting this month but does kick off this with a number of awards bate offerings including the TIFF audience winner, a movie which, shockingly, we are all interested in seeing.

Yes, there is gleeful cheer at the mere thought of the Whister Film Festival which is only a few short weeks away! And we also sing the praises of local coffee shop Roastmastir’s.

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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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After the Hype #73 – Horror Movie Month: Julia’s Eyes

This week we poke JULIA’S EYES as we wrap up Horror Month! Sparks fly as Bryan, Jon, Tracie (from our Magic Mike episode), and newcomers Elvis and Tom discuss this divisive flick! It’s pretty brutal, just like that one stab wound in the movie. Next week we take on the summer smash X-Men Days of Future Past!!!

Flyway Pubcast #8 – Alex Johnson [Two Step]

 
Two Step is another Axe Award winner this year; this time it’s for best narrative feature. It’s a relationship and class drama that collides with a crime and home invasion angle. It’s really rather thrilling thanks in large part to the excellent cast but also due to writer/director Alex Johnson.

Matt Gamble and I discuss the nature of typical home invasion films and the amount of violence in films today. The alcohol, deep freeze temperatures and late night time begins to affect our judgement and speech but nonetheless it’s an entertaining and interesting discussion. Congrats to Alex and his film; have a listen below…


 
 

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Flyway Pubcast #7 – Kristjan Knigge [The Right Juice]

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Easily the most entertaining interview we’ve ever had at Flyway, Kristjan Knigge is the director of The Right Juice. He’s also from Amsterdam which of course requires Matt Gamble and I to talk geography and world history rather than actual film making. Kristjan was gracious enough to educate the stupid Americans about the difference between The UK and Great Britain, Portugal, Christopher Columbus, Ireland, Anne Frank, The Netherlands and the “north bit”. I guess we might as well talk about the true discoverers of America too.

Eventually we do get around to talking about the film, the actors involved, political and social threats and comparing his film to Polanski’s Chinatown. Other upcoming projects are also mentioned. Matt tries to get convince Kristjan to get into criticism rather than film making because he is very amusingly abrasive – as evident by his berating us for giving a competing film The Keystroke Award. Basically he’s a really great guy and clearly a very talented film maker. Despite the interruption by locomotive, it’s a fun interview. Buckle up for a drunken history lesson…
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Flyway Pubcast #6 – Jan Selby [Beyond the Divide]

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Flyway isn’t just shorts and features, for the lovers of the documentary, there are plenty of those each year too. Matt Gamble and I sat outside in the freezing cold and had a chat with Jan Selby, the director of the Axe Award for best documentary feature, Beyond the Divide.

Beyond the Divide is Jan’s first feature film and it’s already made quite the impact internationally. She’s hoping it will make an even greater impression in classrooms across the country. We also talk a bit about her first time at Flyway and her experience with other festival goers. Have a listen below…


 
 

 
 

 


 
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