Thursday
Aug272015

Ep109: First-Timers' Disgust

The KtS Podcast soldiers on with its monthly lead-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! This week, Ian, Bill, Gari, and Charlie discuss 2002's Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Has time been kind to the allegedly epic romance between Anakin and Padme? Can our Jedi roundtable sense any good in this sequel at all? These answers--plus Ian's vague but hopeful lament about the podcast's new direction--await in Episode 109!

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Thursday
Jul302015

Ep108: Every Saga Has a Prequel

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in just a few short months, The KtS Podcast embarks on a multi-part saga of its own, beginning with 1999's Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Joining Ian on this fool's errand is a veritable Jedi Council of artist friends who grew up during various eras of Star Wars' inescapable pop influence.

How does the film hold up sixteen years later? Did it hold up in the first place? Can we feel the good in this one, or is every scene a ponderous pile of poodoo? Ian, Bill Gudmundson, Jessica "Gari" Garibaldi, and Charlie Baruffi dive into the menace full-force to get some answers!

Also, Ian throws a verbal Pity party for one of his favorite shorts from last year (now on Blu-ray)!

Bust out your midichlorian readers, 'cause Episode 108 is off the charts!

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Friday
Jul242015

Ep107: Good in Other Things

In this week's second installment (yep, you read that right), Graham returns to the KtS Podcast to help Ian and Matt find good things to say about Ant-Man! It's a wide-ranging chat that covers franchises, fanboys, diversity in filmmaking, and the infestation of missed opportunities that comprises Marvel's latest glorified TV pilot.

Because this is an extra-special episode, Ian keeps the intro brief. But there are still lots of cool goings-on surrounding the KtS Cinematic Universe, such as: The Scooby-Doo KtS Contest; HollywoodChicago.com's IndieGoGo campaign; and tomorrow night's Ghostbusters extravaganza at the Music Box Theatre!

Ant-Man may be small potatoes, but Episode 107 is giant-sized fun!

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Thursday
Jul232015

Ep106: Inside Amy's TRAINWRECK

This week, Ian and Matt jump aboard the Trainwreck express to discuss Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's new romantic comedy. The guys had similar reactions to the film, but for very different reasons. How does Trainwreck stack up to the recent spate of similarly themed films and TV shows? Does the Apatow style hurt or enhance Schumer's comedic voice? How can someone not recognize Tilda Swinton? We're asking (and answering) the big questions on Episode 106!

Also, Ian plugs the latest KtS Contest; invites you to support HollywoodChicago.com's IndieGoGo campaign; and shares info on the Music Box Theatre's very special Ghostbusters screening this Saturday night!

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Wednesday
Jul152015

Ep105: Pole Opposites

The KtS Podcast returns* with a double-extra-late discussion of Magic Mike XXL! Ian and Matt discuss the non-Soderbergh sequel to 2012's sleeper surprise. They also talk about some of those trailers coming out of Comic-Con, and whether or not Zach Snyder is capable of redemption after the abysmal Man of Steel.

Speaking of Comic-Con, Ian shares some thoughts on "leaked" press materials and asks everyone to think before they click. Get those singles handy, gang--we're letting it all hang out on Episode 105!

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*In case you missed it, Ian appeared on the debut episode of HollywoodChicago.com's new movie podcast a couple weeks ago. You can check it out here, and support HWC's re-launch IndieGoGo campaign here!

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