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Monday
Mar272017

Ep205: The Key of "Yikes!"

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast kicks off a full week of film commentary and interviews, beginning with a lively and insightful look at Terrence Malick's latest journey into somnambulation, Song to Song. Ian and Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com admire the scenery but get lost in the weeds of Malick's patience-shattering look at the Austin music scene.

The chat covers everything from symbolism to Warhol to film criticism-as-promotion--and, yes, even some thoughts on Song to Song! There's also a bona fide plot twist, as one of the guys changes his tune (kinda) on the film.

Our promise to you: Episode 205 contains zero-percent wistful gazes and bird imagery!

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Friday
Mar242017

Ep204: The Right to Choose

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast goes where everyone has gone before, with a look at Daniel Espinosa's Life. Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel have very different opinions as to whether or not this Doomed Space Crew flick is an enjoyable homage to films like Alien, Prometheus, and Sunshine--or just a transparently derivative license to print money.

Also, Ian has info on tomorrow night's appearance by Chicago-area band The Telepaths, as well as a note about a hiccup in the podcast's schedule.

If you crave Sean Connery impressions, tirades against Norman Greenbaum, and the truth behind those Venom movie tie-in rumors, fire up Episode 204 and seal the air-lock!

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Friday
Mar172017

Ep203: Spell Check

Once upon a time, in a magical, far-away wonderland called The Golden Nugget Restaurant and Pancake House, two hopeless dreamers named Ian and David drank coffee, ate pie, and discussed Bill Condon's live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was a snowy, blustery evening, full of fond memories, mild disagreements, and the breaking of a powerful spell that one of our intrepid adventurers had fallen under.

Presented here for your enjoyment is chapter two-hundred-and-three of the Kicking the Seat Enchanted Magicks Story Time Hour, which includes a reminder to peruse the equally delightful works of one David J. Fowlie, proprietor of Keeping it Reel.

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Thursday
Mar162017

Ep202: Blood in the Watercooler

The Kicking the Seat Podcast celebrates "Take a Blowtorch to Work Day" with a look at the new Blumhouse thriller, The Belko Experiment! Ian and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie really dug Greg McLean's office-set Battle Royale, even though it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience.

Do comparisons to Office Space really go beyond the casting of John C. McGinley? What elevates James Gunn's script from other Blumhouse horror films? And should this movie be franchised? These answers (and more) await in this thoroughly researched, double-spaced, and collated report!*

Also, Ian talks about Shout! Factory's new Red Dawn Collector's Edition Blu-ray, and teases tomorrow's, um, "animated" episode.

Episode 202 is fresh out of PTO, so let's clock in!

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*Or whatever the audio equivalent of that would be.

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Friday
Mar102017

Ep201: SHARKNADO in The Asylum!

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast plunges chainsaw-first into the eye of a Sharknado with series writer Thunder Levin! Next Tuesday (March14th), the Music Box Theatre kicks off a new season of the Field Museum's "Field Trips: Cinema Science" series, with a screening of the original Sharknado, followed by an on-stage discussion between Thunder and Kevin Feldheim, the A. Watson III Manager of the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution.

Ahead of that, Ian spoke with Thunder about the Sharknado phenomenon, his own weird journey as a filmmaker, and how the infamous "mockbuster" factory The Asylum creates movies like Sharknado!

Also, Ian offers a correction about Shout Factory's Blu-ray release of Colors; remembers to provide links from Episode 200's Get Out discussion;* and shares some thoughts on three spectacular short films debuting this weekend at the Music Box's Peace on Earth Film Festival.

Episode 201 is a podcast wrapped in a sharknado, wrapped in an oil-nado, wrapped in a boulder-nado!

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*Courtesy of Eman: Read about Get Out's alternate ending; see if you can spot all the "Easter eggs"; and listen to writer/director Jordan Peele discuss the film on The Nerdist.

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