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Wednesday
Feb032016

Ep128: A TWISTED Talk with Director Andrew Horn!

Much like disco, sitting still really sucks! The Kicking the Seat Podcast just wants to rock, and we're going all out for our glorious return! This week, director Andrew Horn joins Ian to discuss his phenomenal documentary, We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! ahead of its exclusive one-night engagement at Chicago's Music Box Theatre on February 22. The guys talk about Andy's unconventional approach to telling the story of one of the 1980s' biggest rock bands, and how Twisted Sister's journey mirrored his own in putting the film together.* 

Also, Ian explains the podcast's brief hiatus, invites you to get involved with the show, and recommends the fun and informative YouTube channel of a young film critic who goes by "Luke Nuke 'Em"!

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*In the interview, Andy mentions a couple of scenes/clips that didn't make it into the final film or the DVD extras. The first is a clip from the director's previous documentary, during which he met Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French. The second shows the band engaging the audience during a concert.

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Thursday
Dec312015

Ep127: Into the Sunset

As 2015 draws to a close, so does the KtS Podcast. For this unexpected final installment, Ian welcomes back Aaron Christensen from Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. to discuss the 70mm Roadshow Engagement of The Hateful Eight (which they caught at The Music Box, of course). The guys discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Quentin Tarantino's latest, along with the merits of big, big screens.

Ian also explains why he's mothballing the show, and gratefully gives props to some of this year's amazing guests, guest hosts, and, of course, the podcast's fantastic listeners (if anyone out there is reading this and/or listening to this, please know that you're loved--regardless of whether or not Captain Sleepypants [Ian] had the wherewithal to mention you by name).

Kicking the Seat will continue its march into movie madness via written reviews, and we appreciate your following us on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and Stitcher!*

*Yes, it's weird asking you to subscribe to a defunct podcast, but it's a great way to check out past (and future?) installments.

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Friday
Dec182015

Ep126: First Order of Business

The biggest movie of 2015 is upon us, and our very own Jedi council returns to discuss J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens!This installment caps off a five-month journey of detailed discussions concerning all things Star Wars, and we hold nothing back in breaking down the series' triumphant return to form.

In other words...

If you have not yet seen the film, DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE! 

As an added treat, Ian, Gari, Bill, and Charlie welcome newcomer Kevin to the show. His truly unique perspective on the franchise helps bridge the gap between decades-loyal fans and those whose familiarity with Star Wars largely comes from the collective pop consciousness. This is one hell of a conversation, folks, and we do hope you enjoy it!

As always, we invite you to comment, follow, like, subscribe to, and share Kicking the Seat on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and Stitcher!

Seriously, this is your last chance. If you have not yet seen the film, DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE! Turn back now!!!

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Thursday
Dec102015

Ep125: Sagacious Crumbs

On our milestone 125th episode, The KtS Podcast wraps up its five-month-long journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a roundtable discussion of Return of the Jedi! Join Ian, Bill, Gari, and Charlie as they dissect George Lucas' "Special Edition" meddling (for better and worse); settle the Ewok debate once and for all; and engage in some rather startling banter!

Also, Ian may or may not know someone who's seeing The Force Awakens early, and promises much Episode VII goodness on next Friday's installment!

As always, we invite you to comment, follow, like, subscribe to, and share Kicking the Seat on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and Stitcher!

The dialogue that opens this episode comes from Kevin Smith's seminal, pop-cult love-letter, Clerks.

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Monday
Dec072015

Ep124: STRAIGHT OUTTA Complaints

This week, Ian and Matt catch up with F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. This left-field blockbuster wowed audiences and critics last summer, and the guys came away with very different reactions to the film. Should it have been shorter? Longer? The kick-off to a Marvel Universe-style rap franchise? Our answers may surprise you.

Also, Ian pays his respects to Scott Weiland and Robert Loggia, who passed away last week.

Episode 124 is full of truth and tributes, and we invite you, as always, to join the conversation on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and Stitcher!

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