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Friday
Jul122019

Ep425: Running Commentary: THE RUNNING MAN

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie maintain their pace with the second installment of "Running Commentary"!

David is in training for the October 13th Chicago Marathon, and is raising money to support the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Each month leading up to the big event, he and Ian will discuss a movie dealing with running and/or homelessness.

Up next is 1987's The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a wrongly convicted government pilot who must compete for survival in a deadly TV game show.

The guys talk about 80s action-movie sexism, the pluses and minuses of a Running Man remake, and a host of other issues--some of which are underscored with their best "Ahnuld" accents! Also, David gets personal with his training stories. Be sure to have some Kleenex handy. Or probably paper towels.

As a bonus, Ian and David review the outrageous new film from writer director Sujewa Ekanayake, Werewolf Ninja Philosopher! You could everything's in the title, but you'd be wrong. The movie will make its Chicago debut next Friday at Facets Cinematheque, with Ekanayake and star Art Shrian Tiwari on-hand all weekend for Q&A's after each screening!

Episode 425 will go to great lengths to jog your memory!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:29

The Running Man Trailer: 3:29 - 4:51

The Running Man Discussion: 4:51 - 58:56

Transition Music: 58:56 - 59:26

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher Discussion: 59:26 - 1:23:07

Outro Music: 1:23:07 - 1:23:23

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Wednesday
Jul102019

Ep424: MIDSOMMAR School

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and breaks from the cult of Midsommar adoration with David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel and Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews! Writer/director Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary has garnered lots of critical praise, and the guys go to insanely spoilerific lengths to explain why it doesn't amount to more than a pretty-looking cult movie with slasher-flick undertones.

This is actually the audio-only version of a YouTube video that went up yesterday, and Ian invites you to subscribe to the recently launched Kicking the Seat channel for bite-sized film commentary as well as long-form chats like these.

Episode 424 is the post-credits scene you never knew you needed!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:17

Midsommar Trailer: 2:17 - 4:40

Midsommar Discussion: 4:40 - 1:18:20

Outro Music: 1:18:20 - 1:18:35

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Friday
Jul052019

Ep423: The Ian Tingle

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Earth's Mightiest Critics renew their MCU passports and book a flight to Spider-Man: Far From Home! Returning special guest Grace Fowlie joins Ian, David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson for a lengthy and extremely spoilerific discussion of Sony/Marvel's Endgame follow-up.

What happens when Peter Parker's big European class trip is sidelined by a mysterious new hero fighting elemental monsters? According to Ian, the answer is "not much", but there are several healthy refutations circling the table. From casting to creativity, sequelitis to [SPOILERS], this installment gets very sticky, very quickly.

Episode 423 is the post-credits scene you never knew you needed!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:21

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer: 2:21 - 4:57

Spider-Man: Far From Home Discussion: 4:57 - 1:08:13

Outro Music: 1:08:13 - 1:08:28

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Wednesday
Jul032019

Ep422: Two Americas

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Erik Childress of the Movie Madness Podcast look back on 25 years of Forrest Gump. Robert Zemeckis' Academy Award-winning drama is a Where's Waldo? road trip of Americana that is as divisive as it is beloved among some moviegoers. How does Forrest Gump fit in with Zemeckis' overall filmography? And is the film's take on the American Dream really misunderstood?

On a similar note, Ian recently interviewed director Gigi Saul Guerrero, whose feature debut, Culture Shock, premieres July 4th as part of Hulu's "Into the Dark" series. Guerrero sat down at the Thompson Hotel a couple weeks ago, ahead of showing the film at Cinepocalypse, and talked about the politics of Culture Shock, her filmmaking influences, and how the original Child's Play helped spark her horror fandom.

Also, Ian can't stop making YouTube videos!

Episode 422 prefers snakes to sparklers!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:21

Culture Shock Trailer: 2:21 - 3:54

Gigi Saul Guerrero Interview: 3:54 - 13:17

Culture Shock Spoilers: 13:17 - 15:35

Gigi Saul Guerrero Interview Ct'd: 15:35 - 19:38

Intro Ct'd: 19:38 - 21:11

Forrest Gump Trailer: 21:11 - 24:50

Forrest Gump Chat: 24:50 - 1:30:58

Outro Music: 1:30:58 - 1:31:13

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Monday
Jul012019

Ep421: Late Screening: Backing Track

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of The Quill to Live navigate a dystopian, technological hellscape to bring you this "Late Screening" of James Cameron's The Terminator! The guys quickly discover that their conversation won't be complete until they've watched some of the other films in the series--resulting in an episode that mangles its own continuity worse than Genisys!

Also, Cole introduces a new game called "Referential Treatment", and Ian debuts the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel (now accepting "likes" and subscriptions)!

Episode 421 will find you. That's what it does! That's ALL IT DOES!!!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:34

The Terminator Trailer: 3:34 - 5:24

The Terminator Discussion: 5:24 - 46:20

Outro Music: 46:20 - 46:36

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