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Friday
Dec142018

Ep368: Miles Ahead

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie get caught up in one of the year's very best films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! The guys dig into what makes this alternate-universe take on the web-slinging comics hero different from previous big-screen incarnations, and definitive in its understanding of the character's uniqueness.

They also unleash some opinions on Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and combat noise pollution!

Episode 368 is a bona fide turtle-slapper!

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Monday
Dec102018

Ep367: Page2Screen: The Edge of the Desert

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com set out to find the American Dream in another trippy installment of "Page2Screen"! Yes, the guys close out the year with a look at Hunter S. Thompson's landmark piece of Gonzo journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--as well as Terry Gilliam's 1998 film adaptation, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.

Plus: Cole and Ian make the paper, and Ian talks about the big winner in this year's Chicago Film Critics Association Awards!

Episode 367 is decadent and depraved!

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Friday
Dec072018

Ep366: Lord Bunnington

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald hustle their way through 18th-century Europe with a look at Barry Lyndon! For decades, the guys had somehow skipped this fascinating entry in Stanley Kubrick's filmography, and they duel over the many interpretations of Ryan O'Neal's scheming Irish rogue.

Also, Pat invites listeners to join him and both his bands, The Telepaths and The Dark Room Men, for tomorrow night's Toys for Tots benefit at The Store on Halsted. And Ian cries for help amidst the Awards Season deluge, while also plugging the latest episode of the 90 Under 90 Podcast, in which he breaks down The Lonely Island's criminally underseen mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping with Dan and Jeremy Eden!

Episode 366 looooves powdered wigs!

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Thursday
Nov292018

Ep365: RENDEZVOUS on Harms

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie travel back in time to early May, when they visited the set of Michael Glover Smith's latest film, Rendezvous in Chicago! The writer/director returns with the conclusion to his stellar Chicago Relationships Trilogy, and invited the guys to watch the second half of a two-night shoot at Hackney's on Harms in Glenview, IL.

In between filming and setups, Ian and David interviewed Smith and stars Claire Cooney and Kevin Wehby about all aspects of making an independent movie--from location scouting, to creating characters, to questioning one's calling as a performer, and getting awkwardly star-struck.

You can catch a special screening of Rendezvous in Chicago today at the fifth-annual Oakton Pop Up Film Festival (which runs through tomorrow at the Footlik theatre). The event is free to the public, and includes a Q&A with Michael, Claire, Kevin, and others involved in the production!

Episode 365 was (mostly) quiet on the set!

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Monday
Nov262018

Ep364: Scuola Argento: Inga to the Rescue!

The Kicking the Seat Podcast rings the bell on another installment of "Argento School"! Today, Ian sits down with Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. to discuss the 1985 bloody bug thriller, Phenomena, starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence. When a killer threatens the community around a European boarding school, the only ones capable of stopping the violence are the daughter of an American movie star who can psychically communicate with insects, a kindly old forensic pathologist who lives in the woods, and his pet ape/servant, Inga. And then things get weird...

Also, Ian and Aaron break a month-long curse in speaking briefly about Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria, and Ian invites film buffs to check out Michael Glover Smith's fifth-annual Oakton Pop Up Film Festival, which runs tomorrow through Friday!

Episode 364 will never look at maggots the same way again!

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