Wednesday
Jun242015

Ep104: Consensus on Consciousness

Things get touchy-feely on this week's KtS Podcast as Ian, Matt, and Denitsa discuss Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen's delightful new film, Inside Out! Is this really a kids' movie? Where does it rank in the Pixar canon? And is there a cookie-cutter element to some of the characters that subtly keeps Inside Out from achieving greatness? With heads and hearts engaged, we dive into these questions and more!

Also, Ian explains the recent lack of written reviews (sort of) and plugs some cool events and projects which you can participate in. Don't be angry, sad, disgusted, or scared--Episode 104 is truly a joyous occasion!

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Monday
Jun222015

Ep103: Kill Your Babies

This week, Ian sits down with Dan and Jeremy Eden to discuss their new film, I Hate Theatre!* What's it like bringing an indie farce from stage to screen? What are the challenges of working creatively with family? How do artists navigate an explosive social climate when producing politically incorrect material? The answers to these questions and more await in this lively and enlightening discussion!

Also, Ian has info on this Saturday's Penelope Spheeris double-feature at The Music Box; a game-changing IndieGoGo campaign from our good friends at HollywoodChicago.com; and the KtS Podcast's exciting new partnership with Stitcher!

Not for the faint of heart, Episode 103 tackles morality, mints, and movie-making mayhem!

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*If you'd like to check out I Hate Theatre!, head over to Vimeo, where both the theatrical and extended cuts are available to watch for free!

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Thursday
Jun182015

Ep102: Jurassic Park 4

This week, the KtS Podcast plunges into the raptor paddock for an impassioned discussion of Jurassic World! Do summer blockbusters play by different rules than “real” movies? Can someone appreciate Jurassic World without having seen Jurassic Park (or vice versa)? And when did product placement transition from insidious to necessary? These questions and more will be answered (kinda) as tempers flare, series continuity is mis-remembered, and the very nature of this show is called into question!

Also, Ian has info on the Music Box Theatre's upcoming double-feature of The Decline of Western Civilization Parts I & II, hosted by director Penelope Spheeris--as well as Shout! Factory's DVD/Blu-ray release of the Decline trilogy box set.

Unleash your inner Indominus as Episode 102 dances on the edge of extinction! 

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Ep101: Eating Crowe

The KtS Podcast returns from vacation and heads to Hawaii with Cameron Crowe's latest, Aloha! Ian and Matt dig into the film's fruits and failures, and play armchair psychologists while presuming to know what it's like to direct a major motion picture!

Also, Ian apologizes for last episode's lengthy intro, and recommends a new short film from co-creators Neal Fischer and Kevin Kirchman, called Moment (which you can watch online for free at The Online Film Festival's website). Aloha may not offer much fun under the sun, but Episode 101 has got it made in the shade!

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Wednesday
May272015

Ep100: Centipod

The KtS Podcast is 100 episodes young this week! To celebrate, actor/writer/editor Aaron Christensen joins Ian for a legitimately classy chat about The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence!

Super-nice, mega-talented, and impossibly versatile, Aaron has contributed to HorrorHound Magazine; starred in one of Ian's favorite movies of 2012, Dead Weight; and edited Hidden Horror, the Rondo Award-winning must-have reference for fright-film junkies. He writes as "Dr. A.C." on the movie-review blog Horror 101, and is one of three people on Earth Ian felt comfortable engaging in a conversation about Tom Six's medically accurate mutilation trilogy.

This episode may not change anyone's mind about watching a Human Centipede flick, but we're dispelling myths and giving the series its due here--leaving personal taste as the only remaining barrier to entry.

Also, Ian gives a shout-out to all the wonderful folks who've made "Centipod" possible; invites listeners to win* a copy of Hidden Horror (signed by the good Doctor himself); and recommends Mark Krawczyk's The Spoiler Room Podcast while we take a much-needed vacation next week.

Yep, we've stitched together quite a show for our 100th installment. You'll want to be at the front of the line for this one!

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*Unlike our other contests, this one won't show up on the "Contests" page. You've gotta listen to win! I know, right? So unfair...

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