Cinecast Episode 283 – The Photographer or the Prostitute

Please forgive the continued need for a full-time producer as we work our way through yet another video version of the podcast. Despite some technical glitches (that shouldn’t hinder the audio version of the show), Andrew and Kurt get into some good debate about the merits and demerits of Andrew Dominik’s Killing them Softly (complete with SPOILERS!). The homework is fun with some liberties taken by listeners using the new visual format. We both have the same reaction to Tony Kaye’s Detachment in our DVD review and then some good talk on food shortages, pompadours, teenage drama queens and the reefer. A look ahead to the next few weeks rounds things off nicely and we’ll be back next week with our top five female performances of 2012.

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Cinecast Episode 171 – Spiffed Up Stuffy Stuff

 
Waxing (on, and off) nostagic this week with glossy summer product. Two remakes from the heady cheese days of the 1980s dominated the multiplex last weekend: Will Smith Jr. in The Karate Kid and flying tanks in The A-Team. Contrary to what we say in the show it does not get very “spoilerific” at all; if you are over 30, these two films are more or less beyond that (your mileage may vary). Gamble has a quick take on the upcoming weekends behemoth Toy Story 3, from the perspective of someone (perhaps the only one) who didn’t like Toy Story 2. Kurt talks at length on The Duplass’ brother’s Cyrus which also opens this weekend in a few cities. Furthermore, in an ongoing behind-the-curve look at pop-cultural phenomenon LOST, Kurt continues to moan about the bad drama and stalling nature of the narrative, but does praise the heck out of the Season 2 closer and the Season 3 opener (there are *spoilers* ahoy in that conversation, be warned). Rounding out the show are DVD picks, a few other tangents – anyone up for Chinese cultural imperialism, or Communism vs. Fascism in 80s trash? How to parse TV awards shows? Ron Mann’s choice of having comic book authors read lengthy portions of their books on screen? Fashion Fan Boys? Oh, and another round of the piracy, file sharing, copyright debate ensues.

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