Posts Tagged ‘Josh Harris’

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

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    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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  • Cinecast Episode 190 – That is a Lot of Tussle

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    The question is simple. What is more terrifying: aliens descending upon the earth to scoop up its citizens and eat their brains or the ongoing global warming political and scientific brouhaha or the crazy devastation of laissez-faire economics. Maybe a better question would be, which of the three is more likely? Diving into the finer points of the enviro-doc, Cool It! proves interesting conversation fodder before throwing less intelligent insults and praise at what is essentially an 80-minute, SFX, demo reel in a (SPOILERS!) discussion of the Strause brothers’ Skyline. Kurt rambles rather incoherently on the style, tone and minutae of Charles Ferguson’s Wall St. melt-down doc Inside Job. Furthermore on the documentary front, Netflix.ca proves to be quite the treasure trove for old Errol Morris and other delights. South of the border, Andrew and Matt sort of take it easy on their DVD players this week. Tangents on the Harry Potter franchise, fanaticism and multiplex hordes (which take their sanity toll on a certain fellow working in the multiplex biz.) Then there are some interesting DVD and Blu-ray picks this week; including the restoration of Metropolis (Blu-ray) (unfortunately delayed for a week) and what sounds like even more of an amazing prospect is the documentary about a man with no arms and no legs jumping (so to speak) into the world of competitive mixed-martial arts which puts the peanut gallery in stitches vis-a-vis insensitive wise-ass remarks. Lastly, there is a call put out to the listener base to offer ideas for our 200th episode which should land somewhere in the early going-on of the new year!

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  • We Live in Public, Yes We Do

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    We Live in Public MovieYears before Justin Kan started lifestreaming, web pioneer Josh Harris had weliveinpublic.com. The long defunct experiment in new media featured Harris and his then girlfriend streaming 24/7. Their apartment was a studio facility rigged with hundreds of cameras, motion sensors and microphones so that anyone could log into the website at any time and see what the pair was up to.

    The project didn’t end well and from the bit of reading I’ve done, Harris seems to have fallen out of the public limelight (though he is still very much “in the business”) in the last few years but the man was well ahead of the game. He was doing this in 2001 when the web was still a little thing that only the nerds dabbled in. In the years that have followed we’ve seen the rise of Justin.tv, You Tube, Blogging and Twitter. A huge section of our culture lives in the public space of the internet and this is as good reason as any to see Ondi Timoner’s documentary.

    We Live in Public tells Harris’ story and in doing so, I assume we’ll also get a look at where things went wrong. I’m more curious to see why things went so badly for him when we’re more connected now than ever before and things haven’t gone completely haywire yet. Have the people changed or is it our perception and interaction with the media and material? Either way, Timoner’s film has been getting rave reviews and after seeing the trailer, I’m more than a little curious to check it out for myself.

    The award winning documentary doesn’t currently have a distributor but I’m hopeful that we’ll have a chance to see it either through the festival or art house circuit.

    Trailer is tucked under the seat!

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