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Friday
Jan202017

Ep189: Fathomable

Last night, Ian and David Fowlie attended a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Woody Harrelson's directorial debut, Lost in London, courtesy of Fathom Events. The single-take film was shot in real-time and streamed live to theatres in the UK and the US, and recounts the (mostly?) true story of the actor's 2002 misadventures in The Old Smoke. We stuck around for a live Q&A afterwards, and then hoofed it to the Golden Nugget for a brief chat about lighting SNAFUs, the art of vamping, and the future of live cinema.

We do get into spoilers here, so enter at your own risk. Then again, is it possible to spoil a movie that will ostensibly only play once?

No, that's not London calling--it's Episode 189!

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Thursday
Jan192017

Ep188: Prepare to Believe

Much like the rainbow, today's Kicking the Seat Podcast is a promise fulfilled! In honor of 137 Films' goal-shattering Indiegogo campaign for their Ark Encounter documentary We Believe in Dinosaurs, friend of the show Bill Gudmundson joins Ian to recount their 2008 odyssey to Kentucky's Creation Museum. The guys talk preconceptions, impressions, and souvenirs in this irreverent assessment of a truly unbelievable place.

Also, Ian shares some info on tonight's one-of-a-kind Fathom Events screening of Woody Harrelson's Lost in London, and kicks off the show with a thematically appropriate clip from Bill Hicks' 1993 album, Arizona Bay (this is why we have the "Explicit" tag, folks).

No matter your place on the spiritual spectrum, Episode 188 is guaranteed to boost Creation Museum ticket sales by at least thirty pieces of silver!

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Ep187: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN on THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

The Kicking the Seat Podcast shakes it up this week, as Ian welcomes back David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, and special guest Pamela Powell of Reel Honest Reviews and Daily Journal. What does 20th Century Women, a drama about a 70s-era single mom and her misfit tenants, have to do with The Edge of Seventeen, a contemporary teen dramedy in the John Hughes tradition? Quite a bit, actually. Ian, Pam, and David examine both of these complex and very entertaining films about women, and tell you why they should not be missed!

Also, Ian kicks off the episode with an eerily prescient chunk of audio from Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech (as referenced in 20th Century Women), and provides one last push for We Believe in Dinosaurs, whose IndieGoGo campaign wraps up tomorrow!

Do you seek certainty in uncertain times? Well, Episode 187 is a great place to start!*

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*This statement is neither legally binding nor demonstrably true.

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Friday
Jan132017

Ep186: Bahstin Strong

Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg are at it again, bringing their unique dramaction touch to real-life stories of terror and heroism. Patriots Day is not at all what Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel expected, and this exciting (occasionally ridiculous) account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing made for one fascinating (and spoilerific) conversation. Does Wahlberg's alternately affecting and obnoxious Composite Cop character hurt the film's emotional impact? How does Patriots Day stack up to the filmmakers' previous collaborations, Deepwater Horizon and Lone Survivor? And why can't we stop thinking about those delicious Dunkin Donuts Coolatas, kid?

Also, Ian shares some big news about We Believe in Dinosaurs; announces a one-of-a-kind screening of Martin Scorsese's Silence this Sunday at Chicago's Music Box Theatre; and presses full-steam ahead on the non-apology train of his deep-seated disdain for movie Bostonians.

It may be Friday the 13th, but Episode 186's luck is Boston Strong!

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Ep185: Reclaimed Wood

If a tree falls in the woods, does anyone hear it? If Ian doesn't like J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, does anyone care? Well, yes, as you'll hear in this short but sweet discussion with Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie. The new family film about a young boy who learns to deal with loss, thanks to the help of a fantastical friend, is a visual wonder in the tradition of movies like The NeverEnding Story and The Iron Giant. But is being like other movies enough to earn a pass? The answer may surprise you.

Also, provides a zero-hour reminder of tonight's 40th anniversary screening of Saturday Night Fever at Classic Cinemas Elk Grove, hosted by Pat "The Uber Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com!

You wood-n't want to miss our tree-mendous 185th episode!*

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*Sorry. I'm so, so sorry.

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