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Ep388: Rendezvous with Destiny

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie turn tragedy into...something less tragic with an extended "Shout! Out" for Someone to Watch Over Me, which hits Blu-ray tomorrow! The guys were slated to finally talk about Michael Glover Smith's Rendezvous in Chicago, but Skype died midway through the chat. You'll hear that full conversation soon, but in the meantime here's a quick look at Ridley Scott's 1987 "romantic thriller", starring Tom Berenger, Lorraine Bracco, and Mimi Rogers.

Someone to Watch Over Me follows a New York cop-turned-detective as he moves up the ranks and between the sheets of a wealthy Manhattan socialite who witnessed a brutal murder. His wife and son aren't too pleased with this development, and the bizarre love square turns out to be one of Scott's most unique and engrossing films (up to a point). Believe it or not, you can see Alien and Blade Runner all over this ostensibly drab compromised-cop thriller--which only adds to the thrill of discovering a hidden movie gem.

And speaking of Rendezvous in Chicago, you can catch a special screening of it Wednesday night at Chicago's Beverly Arts Center, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Michael Glover Smith and moderated by film critic Daniel Nava. Tickets and more info are available here.

Episode 388 must go on!

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