Cinecast Episode 362 – Primordial Dwarfism

Aafter nearly a three week hiatus, Weeeeee’re Baaaaa-aaack. In what is a true first on the Cinecast’s 8 year history, all three of Andrew, Kurt and Matt assembled in the same space to do a show with no telecommunications/web bridge. So, of course we pick a noisy bar and record over too many cocktails. With munchies and Montreal Smoked Meat, on the docket are three main reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy, Boyhood and Lucy which, oddly enough GotG gets the consensus favourite. Ever want to hear Kurt praise a Disney-Marvel production, now is your chance.

There is no 1984 project this week, but rest assured things will return to tomorrow with 2010: The Year We Make Contact next week, and Stop Making Sense after that.

Kurt does his annual 1+ hour recap of The Fantasia International Film Festival (which was also the source of the imported smoked meat) which is followed by a slew of titles from Matt (James Cameron Rape Sci-fi, Abortion Comedy, Punk Catharsis) and Andrew (Zach Braff, Heavy Metal, Alan Partridge and the last of Phillip Seymour Hoffman) with a little Terry Gilliam to round out the picture. LIVE FROM MINNEAPOLIS it is a lengthy, boozy, robust episode of the Cinecast, where bartenders, paramedics, rowdy billiard players, and the odd waitress all make for background character and salty language is tossed around in public spaces.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #4: Pump Up The Volume

Talk hard… Hard! ‘Bout life’s… rocky road.

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.

We dedicate this unusual episode to an unusual person who makes us feel kind of… unusual. Jim Laczkowski of The Director’s Club Podcast has selected 1990’s Pump Up The Volume, a film whose message got him through those very tough pre-teen years. Join us as we kick out the late 80s jams, and rediscover that feeling screwed up in a screwed up place in a screwed up time does not mean you are screwed up.

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After the Credits Episode 153: August Preview

Due to some minor technical difficulties (namely my printer being a piece of crap that spews out pages in no particular order), the order of the movie titles in the show are a bit out of whack this month but Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) manage to get through the entire month. And it was a long one.

We almost gave up in the middle but pushed ahead after chocolate cookies. Said cookies may have impaired my judgment as I chatter crap about a Sin City movie that hasn’t come out yet. Oops.

Other things of note this episode:
– Open Culture’s Five Rules of Film Noir
WTF Podcast – Marc Maron talks with Gabriel Iglesias
– Alexandre Aja on Bret Easton Ellis podcast
– Eli Roth on Nerdist podcast

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Talking Boyhood at The MatineeCast

Ft seems we all champion a movie each year. In 2014, I’m championing Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (my review). Not only do I expect it to be at the top of my favorites list come year end, in five years or so when we do our “best of the decade” list, it will be sitting pretty close to the top of that list as well.

While The Cinecast is on hiatus for a week or two during finals week and Kurt seeks out some Fantasia fun, I did get to rally my love for the movie along with Ryan McNeil over at The Matinee. I always dig being a guest on a show because I can focus more on listening to the other person and concentrating on saying what I want to say and not have to worry about technical crap. But hey, life is just a series of moments.

Besides Boyhood, I get to answer round three of the “know your enemy” questions and while playing the other side, we discover that rabbits are jerks, 90s kids are tacky, the human race is doomed and skunks are gay (i.e. Slacker and Bambi).

So by all means, drop by The Matinee sometime this week and have a listen. Comments are closed for this post, so if you have thoughts on the show, leave them in the comments section over there; we’ll be listening. – But if you haven’t seen Boyhood yet, go do that first. In fact, do it now!

Cinecast Episode 361 – We Smell Our Own

With Andrew turning traitor over to The Matinee this week, Kurt & Matt cobble together a much more ‘raw’ style of show. Opening with a bit of name calling on one of the Filmjunk boys, before moving on into The Planet of the Apes franchise with the latest Prequel/Sequel/Reboot chapter. The 1984 project is on hold this week, but no matter, lots of time is spent on the joy, craft and strategies of Marc Maron as The Watchlist focuses on the WTF podcast, his stand up special, Thinky Pain, and other things related to interviewing celebrities and working folks on tour. Matt has a sort spot for Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, Bad Words, and Kurt loses himself in the two big war films of 1970: M*A*S*H and Patton. There is more in this loose and casual episode, so have at it.

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