Cinecast Episode 311 – As The Furious Turns

A the fifth Fast and Furious sequel speeds into the multiplex, Kurt and Andrew go deep into the nuance and complex character interactions that have defined the last 12 years of this franchise. OK, not so much. Instead we ask questions about Spanish airport design, what becomes of the 100 commuter funerals after the credits roll, and just how well one can control London surveillance cameras these days. It’s easy to pick on the story inanities of the Furious Franchise, but we do take time to admire the 2nd unit elements of the film, and the editing of parallel action which are excellent. Andrew talks the new Arrested Development season up on Netflix, Kurt is all over the map in trying to parse the motivation and execution of Ridley Scott’s Director’s Cut of Kingdom of Heaven. Frank Capra gets some show time with Arsenic & Old Lace and the cultural impact of It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Cinecast Episode 263 – A Little More NOS

 
You thought the comment section for our review of Pixar’s Brave was brash? Wait until Matt Gamble can actually use his voice. His attempts at putting Kurt into his place is always entertaining and Kurt goes for a Dude-ish zen approach to defend the latest Pixar from such quick dismissal. There is love for the rather unusual pairing of Keira Knightley and Steve Carrell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and after all the harping on Brave, 100% forgiveness for the silly fun that is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Throwing horses apparently goes further than Bear pratfalls.

Being the halfway point of 2012, we indulge in our need to put together five lists and the gang all throws out their ‘Best of 2012 – So Far’ choices. A quick watch list involves Frankenstein, The other September 11th, fast cars, Jordana Brewster and Louis C.K. It’s a packed episode, so give it a whirlybird on your electronical doodad!

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Cinecast Episode 262 – Sturdier!

Aaron Hartung, friend and (literal) neighbor of Rowthree, joins the cinecast as we discuss Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. After basking in the warm gloss of Anderson’s 1965 New England island adventure, Aaron cannot help himself (like Donnie in The Big Lebowski) and asks a few more plot questions regarding Prometheus before Gamble gives a middling summary of Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The Watchlist varies from pleasant if forgettable Dreamworks Animation, political backroom strategy, Ben Kingsley’s libido, The Rock’s ukulele skillz and from Technicolor meta-westerns to Danny Boyle’s resume for the London Olympic Ceremonies. Important questions such as who has a sexier voice (Aaron vs. Andrew) are addressed, as well as when is a fish hook simply a fish hook, or a shoe just a shoe. Riveting stuff folks and it is all here.

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Movie Club Podcast #24: “Paris, Texas” and “Southland Tales”

We got the gang back together for another episode of The Movie Club. Many of the regular crew is present including participants from RowThree, FilmJunk and more new voices from The Director’s Club Podcast. It’s a wild and woolly ride as the panel (re-)discovered the masterpiece that is Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas and then moves on to a more chaotic disagreement with Richard Kelly’s baffling Southland Tales. It’s worth taking a listen just for Jim’s intro with a Gwen Stefani parody. Please head over to the MovieClubPodcast page for a solid listen. Please enjoy responsibly!

           

The Movie Club is as much for the listeners as it is the contributors. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section over at the Movie Club Page. (Comments are turned off on this post.) The Next Episode will be recorded sometime in May (maybe, but do not hold us to that; regularity is not our strong suit!) and the films on discussion will be 52 Pick-Up and The Driver.

Cinecast Episode 178 – Do not Bury the Good Stuff at the End!

 
Welcome to another episode of the Summer Blahs! The Other Guys fails to generate an impression or enthusiasm from Andrew or Kurt, although we talk about it at length. Tangents on Opening Credits and DVD Artwork. We talk a little Timur Bekmambetov, Parkour, Escape From New York-ish Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and Cat-III HK Cinema, A Malaysian riff on Monty Python, surreal Hungarian hard science fiction, Terry Zwigoff and more. Enjoy!

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Race to Witch Mountain Trailer

Dwayne "The Rock" JohnsonBrowsing around the usual sites this morning I came across another kid-friendly trailer starring “The Rock”. I hadn’t planned on thinking twice about it (as The Game Plan looked like garbage) until something about the title rang a bell in the back of mind. Ah yes, I used to watch Escape to Witch Mountain all the time when I was a kid. I think we wore out the tape actually. Funny enough, I remember barely a thing about it. Still, the title of this new remake got the better of me and I had to click to see how Hollywood has screwed up another childhood favorite.

But then something happened… the trailer actually worked for me. It probably isn’t the most intellectualized movie of all time and it won’t win any major awards or be on my top ten list or anything, but it certainly looks like a lot of fun. Dwayne Johnson always seems to choose crappy movies to be in, but nearly every time he shines in them. Quite often (Be Cool, Walking Tall, etc) he is the only reason the movie is watchable. Plus everything I’ve seen and read about him is that he is one helluva nice guy. But I digress.

If I was of the ages 8-14 (maybe even younger), Race to Witch Mountain looks like a movie that would rock my world. Kids need a great adventure story to wrap themselves up in and parents need something that they can have fun with too and not be rolling their eyes constantly. It’s sci-fi sweetness at a kid friendly level with an actor I enjoy a lot on screen. It appears to have decent acting (the girl from Sleepwalking and CiarĂ¡n Hinds) and a lot of fun one liners. I’m sure I’m alone here, but this looks like something that could sweep me back to my younger years; if only for a couple of hours. Check out the trailer below or in HD over here.