Cinecast Episode 367 – Ginormous

After our brief September hiatus we are back to talk about…well…being ‘off the air’ for most of the month. Kurt gives (brief) highlights on the best things he saw at the Toronto International Film Festival. With no interest in either seeing or talking about Young Adult yawnfest The Maze Runner or A Walk Among The Tombstones (aka Taken 4), there is a brief conversation on last weeks’ cinema release, James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, a Brooklyn small-time gangster picture which also showcases a fine Tom Hardy performance. We go back to 1984 to re-examine the Joe Dante classic Gremlins. And there is a quite varied Watchlist including The Devil’s Rain, Open Range, Karate Kid III, Night of the Demon and Live.Die.Repeat.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #5: Pitch Perfect

The Cancer Episode and The Schmoopie Episode, rolled into one.

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 5 Corey is back in the slightly tinny (sorry) living room with his CriticalMassCast co-host, and more importantly, new fiancée. Nicole Bontoft has chosen the most recent film to be a part of this series to date, 2012’s popular Pitch Perfect, a fun, acapella competition film whose peppy tones contrast greatly with stories of chemo, heartbreak, stomach problems, and, ultimately, getting back together. The brevity of the original soundtrack also allows a dig into some of the pop tracks which make up the volume 2 edition which hit stores in the wake of the first’s success. Nicki Minaj anyone?

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Cinecast Episode 366 – Mermaid Mode


In this episode, Kurt and Andrew struggle to grasp hold of Ari Folman’s hybrid animated/live-action film The Congress. Then it is back to 1984 to visit Madison the Mermaid and high energy Tom Hanks. The Watchlist looks at the healing power of music, obscure Tae Kwon Do weirdness, VHS culture, Swedish deadpan masterpieces, a musician hiding behind paper mâché head, and Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan touring restaurants in Italy. Have at it.

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