Cinecast Episode 234 – High-Five, Movie. I’m outta here!

A high energy show, especially so considering the lack of Matt Gamble. Kurt and Andrew talk a little Tower Heist and the public whipping of Brett Ratner – due to more than one recent public faux pas and his penchant for being a douchebag in public. They then move into the meatier movie meal that is Martha Marcy May Marlene **SPOILER WARNING**. But wait, there is more: A new Top 5! Plus, the Watch List keeps the fires burning, all toasty-like, as Kurt gets really, really enthusiastic about big screen viewings of Kubrick and Gilliam films. There is a fair bit of disagreement about the pleasures of David Twohy’s Pitch Black. Also We Live in Public, Streets of Fire, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn (the proto-Grindhouse vampire flick), Super and Sexy Beast keep things lively and lengthy right to the very end. Have at ‘er, folks, she’s a good ‘un.

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The Sky Is Falling. Matt Price Says Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist is the Best* Film of 2011

Madness! Madness I tell you. Mamo!’s Matt Price sings the praises of Tower Heist to the boys at The Substream, while giving it a very favourable comparison to the original Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3.

*In a conversation later on this evening, Mr. Price wants to clarify his position. He calls it his ‘favourite’ not the Best thing he has seen all year. Many cinephiles will actually understand that distinction.

Oscar By Ratner


Looks like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has their Bad Idea jeans on again. They have selected Brett Ratner to co-produce the show (with usual producer Don Mischer) which will be aired in 2012. Hmmm, so this is what the Mayan calender points to.

Either way the show will likely be better than that awful looking Tower Heist movie he has coming out. The only silver lining in this is that Ratner may bring back Hugh Jackman, who worked for him in X3: Franchise Killer.

Moron…er…More on this at the Hollywood Reporter.

New York, I Love You Trailer

New York, I Love YouI knew that at some point we’d posted a trailer for the anthology film New York, I Love You what I didn’t realize was that that trailer was posted a year ago.

The film premiered at TIFF last year and Kurt foresaw the film would open early in 2009 but for some reason, reviews perhaps?, it was shelved and forgotten until today when a sexy discombobulated new trailer appeared. With acting and directing contributions from a long list of talented folk (Park Chan-Wook, The Hughes Brothers, Faith Akin, Mira Nair, Yvan Attal, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Andrei Zvyanginstev, Brett Ratner, Shia LeBeouf, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Anton Yelchin, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Chris Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Robin Wright Penn, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Olivia Thirlby) this is bound to have a little something for everyone.

The trailer is not exactly eye popping but it certainly looks nice and I have love for much of the talent involved so I’m game. I still haven’t seen Paris, je t’aime but I may have to check it out before being sucked into this one.

New York, I Love You is scheduled for limited release on October 16th.

Now, who’s working on a Vancouver, I Love You?

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