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Wednesday
May202015

Ep99: One Man Leaves

This week's KtS Podcast goes beyond the Thunderdome to discuss George Miller's outrageous Outback epic, Mad Max: Fury Road! The opinions fly fast and furious in our longest, most guest-filled episode yet! Join Ian, Matt, Graham, Denitsa, and first-time podcaster Tom as they wax psychotic on topics such as metal music, misandry, and what's missing from most summer blockbusters!

Also, a member of the KtS family sets off to find his own Green Place but, like Max, promises to return. Episode 99 is the hero you didn't know you needed!

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Thursday
May142015

Ep98: Cuddle Buddies

This week, The KtS Podcast presses "Pause" on summer blockbusters to discuss a modern family classic. Thats' right: no mutants, monsters, or "miracles" here. We're talking Paddington! Ian and Graham were blown away by Paul King's lush, live-action take on the big-hearted bear, and they go into why it stands out as true art in a sea of cynical, feature-length toy commercials.

Also, Ian shares some info on upcoming events at the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Music Box Theatre--including the fantastic Carroll Spinney documentary I Am Big Bird; the Argentinian meta-marvel, El Critico; and a special May 27th screening of UHF with "Weird Al" Yankovic and director Jay Levey in person!

Somehow, Episode 98 also manages a few jabs at JEM, some wishful thinking regarding Mad Max: Fury Road, and vulgarity that guarantees parents will not play this spoilerific chat during carpool!

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Wednesday
May062015

Ep97: Phase Too / AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

This week, podcasting's mightiest heroes assemble! And in another room down the hall, Ian and Graham talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron. The guys find more cracks than wall in Marvel's latest mega-franchise offering, and wonder how long this brand of off-the-rack filmmaking will be acceptable to audiences who literally show up for anything.

Also, Ian talks about tonight's exciting screenings at The Chicago Critics Film Festival, and urges everyone in the Midwest to run, drive, and teleport to the North Side's fabulous Music Box Theatre for the last two nights of the fest! Episode 97 is a smashing good time that's sure to leave you "mighty Thor"!*

*Sorry.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Ep96: He's Been Usin' Brand X!

On today's episode, Ian and Graham get trashy with trailer talk as they dive into the recent glut of summer-movie previews and fan rumors. How much info is too much to give away? Do movie studios really know what they're doing, or should we listen to the Dorito-dust-doused-fanboy speculation that Josh Trank's Fantastic Four is Dr. Doomed to failure?

Also, Ian provides his semi-weekly reminder about the upcoming Chicago Critics Film Festival, and raves about Gorilla Tango Theatre's newest parody, Thunderballs: A James Bond Boylesque! In a world...where darkness reigns...and evil...stalks the land...Episode 96...shines...a...light!

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Ep95: We Knew Gabriel Pasternak, Too!

This week, the KtS Podcast plumbs the deepest depths of gallows humor with Wild Tales, Damián Szifrón's rousing revenge anthology. Ian, Matt, and Graham break down the film with spoilerific adoration, while butchering the Spanish language in ways guaranteed to make all of Argentina cry!

Also, Ian can't contain his excitement about next week's Chicago Critics Film Festival, and shares an exciting new Kickstarter project called Innsmouth, featuring horror photographer Joshua Hoffine, makeup effects artist J. Anthony Kosar, and modern sci-fi icon Doug Jones! All that plus a contest, and a few words about Bio-Dome's Blu-ray debut! Episode 95 is packed to the gills and ready to thrill!

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