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Friday
May242019

Ep410: Rub & Tug

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes Jon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com and The Young Folks to clean the carpet of Disney's new live-action take on Aladdin! The guys compare the classic 2D animated film with Guy Ritchie's unnecessary head-scratcher of a lame musical in this spoilerific chat that includes detours into identity, a defense of Will Smith's jolly blue Genie, and utter confusion regarding Ritchie's filmography!

Also, Ian talks about Bob Byington's latest film, Frances Ferguson, which screens this weekend at the Seattle International Film Fest, and plugs his latest appearance on the 90 Under 90 Podcast where he breathes new life into Mannequin with Dan and Jeremy Eden!

You ain't never had a friend like Episode 410!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:15

Intro: 0:15 - 4:49

Aladdin Trailer: 4:49 - 7:01

Aladdin Discussion: 7:01 - 1:04:18

Outro Music: 1:04:18 - 1:04:33

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Friday
May172019

Ep409: Dip Your WICK

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast convenes the High Table of Chicago film critics to discuss John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum! Join Ian, David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson as they rave (and rant, a bit) about one of the craziest, most entertaining action movies in recent memory.

Believe it or not, the guys spend a disproportionate amount of time looking at the characters in this reluctant-hitman saga, instead of just fawning over the guns, stunts, and mayhem.

Also, Ian reminds listeners to camp out at the Music Box Theatre, starting tonight, for the seventh annual Chicago Critics Film Festival! You won't want to miss this year's record-breaking number of premieres, guests, and soon-to-be-discovered gems.

Episode 409 has had a rough couple of weeks!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:15

Intro: 0:15 - 3:52

John Wick 3 Trailer: 3:52 - 6:14

John Wick 3 Discussion: 6:14 - 1:22:13

Outro Music: 1:22:13 - 1:22:29

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Wednesday
May152019

Ep408: Scuola Argento: Remedial Musicology

Following the longest semseter break in recorded history, The Kicking the Seat Podcast resumes its "Scuola Argento" series! Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. sits down with Ian to discuss the theatricality and mediocrity of 1980's Inferno, the middle entry in Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" Trilogy. It's a real roller coaster, as the guys marvel at one of horror's most ambitious opening scenes, and then struggle to stay awake during an interminable number of walk-and-stalk set pieces.

Also, Ian shares info on Varèse Sarabande's new limited edition double-LP of the Gremlins 2 soundtrack and points readers to Kicking the Seat's spiffy new "About" page!

Episode 408 doesn't know who that girl with the cat is, either!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:15

Intro: 0:15 - 3:20

Inferno Trailer: 3:20 - 6:35

Inferno Discussion: 6:35 - 40:52

Outro Music: 40:52 - 41:08

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Friday
May102019

Ep407: SHAWSHANK for the Memories

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes Mike Crowley from YPA Reviews to discuss Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, which turns twenty-five this year. The guys talk prison bromance, omissions from the novella, and the crazy-talented cast of this flop-turned-cult-masterpiece!

Also, Ian reviews Werner Herzog's Meeting Gorbachev (screening tonight at the Music Box Theatre, with Herzog in person!), and reminds listeners to get their tickets and passes to next week's Chicago Critics Film Festival!

Episode 407 only needs two things in life: a rock hammer and a dream!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:15

Intro: 0:15 - 5:04

The Shawshank Redemption Trailer: 5:04 - 7:13

The Shawshank Redemption  Discussion: 7:13- 1:10:55

Outro Music: 1:10:55 - 1:11:10

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Wednesday
May082019

Ep406: Trilogy and Tribulation

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie finally talk about Rendezvous in Chicago! Last year, the guys visited the set of Michael Glover Smith's conclusion to his Chicago relationships trilogy, and caught an early screening of it a few months later.

At long last, they dive into this collection of shorts that revisits characters from Cool Apocalypse and Mercury in Retrograde in ways both traditional and experimental. The guys differ on the results, and this spoiler-ific discussion approaches the film from several angles (i.e. turn back now if you haven't yet seen Rendezvous!).

Episode 406 still believes in physical media!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:15

Intro: 0:15 - 4:36

Rendezvous in Chicago Trailer: 4:36 - 6:59

Rendezvous in Chicago Discussion: 6:59 - 1:07:25

Outro Music: 1:07:25 - 1:07:40

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