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Monday
Jun272016

Ep138: DEMON Worship

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast puts on its best face to discuss Nicolas Winding Refn's fashion-world horror fantasy, The Neon Demon! Following an advance screening last week, David Fowlie of Keeping It Reel joined Ian to share his thoughts on the film, and to help put it (and Refn's career) into perspective. The guys' chat concludes with a few words of appreciation for the late, great Anton Yelchin, who'd passed away the day before.

Also, Ian recommends the latest episode of Erik Childress' Movie Madness Podcast (which features a decidedly different take on The Neon Demon), and talks a bit about the film's newly released soundtrack from Milan Records.

Episode 138 gets plenty chatty and catty, so sharpen your knives and strike a pose!

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Friday
Jun242016

Ep137: A Reading from the Book of MANOS

Kicking the Seat's week-long celebration of Manos: The Hands of Fate concludes as Chicago-area author Laura Mazzuca Toops joins Ian to discuss the new book, Growing Up with Manos: The Hands of Fate! You might not give a second thought to a making-of book about the "Worst Movie Ever Made", but Laura and co-author/star Jackey Neyman Jones deliver an engrossing look at the doomed 1966 production, which would find a second life decades later, in the most unexpected of ways. 

Laura talks about how she got involved with the project, her collaboration with Jackey, and what she thinks of intentionally bad movies.

Also, Ian teases some upcoming Shout! Factory releases, and shares more info on his involvement with F! This Movie's July 9th podcasting marathon (which will benefit the breast cancer charity The Magnolia Tree Foundation).

Torgo says The Master would definitely be pleased with Episode 137!

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Friday
Jun172016

Ep136: The Pixar Punch

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast dives into Disney/Pixar's latest animated wonder, Finding Dory! Ian is joined by a motley crew of film-loving friends, including returning guests David Fowlie of Keeping It Reel and Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, as well as newcomers to the show, Don Shanahan from Every Movie Has a Lesson, and Gabrielle Bondi of The Young Folks.

How does Finding Dory stack up to Finding Nemo? Is it worth the 3D upcharge? And what does the movie have to do with Gilmore Girls? The gang answers these questions and many more in this lively, spoilerific chat--which was recorded moments after an advance screening, in the swankiest, comfiest Burger King chairs they'd ever seen.

Also, Ian talks about some upcoming home video releases from Shout! Factory, and plugs a very special event for a very special cause.

Episode 136 is truly a podcast without "pier"!

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Friday
Jun102016

Ep135: Engineering Cinema with Hany Abu-Assad!

Yep, we're back with this week's second blockbuster episode! Ian sits down with two-time Academy Award-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) to talk about his great new film, The Idol, which opens today at Chicago's Music Box Theatre.

The movie tells the real-life story of Mohammed Assaf, a young singer living in Gaza, who overcame personal and political strife to win Arab Idol in 2012. Abu-Assad discusses his journey from airplane engineer to filmmaker; the importance of artistic expression; and how he turned adversity to advantage while shooting The Idol.

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Tuesday
Jun072016

Ep134: Big Picture, Small Picture

This week, Ian talks with Ryan Mullins of Big Picture Digital Prodcutions about his work on Shout Factory's premiere 4k Ultra HD title, Journey to Space! Narrated by Patrick Stewart and featuring a drop-dead gorgeous tour of space exploration's past, present, and future, the IMAX sensation hits home video today.

Ryan, a pioneer in the home video market, discusses how he got involved with the project, the future of the moviegoing experience, and how online piracy affects even big big-screen titans like IMAX. He also offers an odd but effective tip for demo-ing the latest high-tech home entertainment media--even if you're not an early adopter!

Join us on this giant-leap for movie-lover kind as Episode 134 takes flight!

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