Cinecast Episode 214 – I Hate that I Know That

 
 
We start things off simple. No Kurt. Just some Pirates and Priests. With unpleasantness out of the way, Kurt jumps in with both feet for a indie post-apocalyptic film out of Toronto, a re-evaluation of Inglorious Basterds and Tarantino’s career. Trains and Toni Collette keep the conversation chugging along and with Gamble here, “Game of Thrones” is sort of unavoidable. We all revel in the love for Rip Torn and South Korea before rounding everything out with a talk about sequels that are crazier than a rat in a tin shithouse (ala Caddyshack II and Gremilns II). Nobody dies.

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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Pirates Whatever Whatever… Oh! Penelope Cruz

I hate the Pirates franchise. The third one was the last straw. Not a chance in hell I’d go back and see a fourth installment. Then something odd happened on this terribly dreary, cold, depressing and crabby afternoon in Minneapolis to interest and cheer me up: the trailer for On Stranger Tides shows up. Yeah, it’s weird I feel this way and the movie will likely be terrible. But here’s a list of reasons why I’m slightly “funned up” and would consider screen hopping into this one:

1) Penélope Cruz
2) No Orloondo Bland
3) Ian McShane
4) Zombies
5) Mermaids
6) New storyline
7) Penélope Cruz

 

 

Cinecast Episode 157 – Whoop-de-doo

 
This has got to be a record for one of the shortest shows we have ever done. But hey, when you have got these sort of “nothing but what is on the surface” types of films, that is often all you can do with the conversation. We do not even head into spoiler territory for the two films, Cop Out and 44 Inch Chest we review and discuss. There are, however, more than a few great DVDs (and Blu Rays) coming out this week and on the horizon: The Independent Spirit Awards, the Oscars, the new Tim Burton kajillion dollar Alice In Wonderland, and Roman Polanski’s latest, The Ghost Writer. Enjoy the brevity folks, because it is not going to last.

 
 
 
 
 

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Sexy Beast writer and cast reunion: It is the 44 Inch Chest trailer!

44InchChest

Well, lookie here, a sort of sequel to Jonathan Glazer’s wonderful Sexy Beast. A sequel insofar as the same writers (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) and much of the same cast are involved (the directorial change is to Malcolm Venville). Ian McShane (pre-Deadwood, post-Lovejoy) showed in Sexy Beast that he can do intense and intimidating, and Ray Winstone, and actor who has been doing character work in a plethora of Hollywood blockbusters for the past since Sexy Beast are back, and joined by Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt (two actors who have also been doing character work for years in the Hollywood mainstream and also the land of indie). That makes this one instantly worth a lot.

A low-key crime drama/thriller 44 Inch Chest, according to those who have seen it, brings profanity to a some sort of new level. According to the IMDb: “A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife’s lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.

Trailer (and links to character promos) are tucked under the seat.

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