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Wednesday
Jun072017

Ep228: Duking it Out

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast journeys to the dark side of the American Dream with a look at Art Linson's Where the Buffalo Roam, starring Bill Murray as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory).

HollywoodChicago.com's Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald joins Ian on this long, strange trip, which includes detours into reality television; Thompsons' legacy of truth and journalism in the Internet age; and a drunken, sleep-deprived debate about modern politics.

Don't worry, there's a bona fide trigger warning in the intro.

Also, Ian reminds listeners that today is the last day to enter Kicking the Seat's Max 2: White House Hero contest. It's super-simple, and the field is wiiiiiide open!

Episode 228 is where the drugs begin to take hold!

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Friday
Jun022017

Ep227: Females are Strong as Hell!

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast reunites with a super-team of critics to discuss Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman! Joining Ian on the mic are David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson (and the new YouTube series, Movie Classroom)!

One of the guys has some real problems with the film (guess who?), and this spoiler-filled intervention of an episode dives deep into what separates the latest chapter in the troubled DECU from its predecessors; what audiences may take from the experience of seeing the "first" leading-lady comic-book hero on the big screen; and whether or not The Rock is capable of establishing and carrying a movie franchise (sorry, there's some Baywatch crossover at the beginning of the chat).

Episode 227's invisible plane may be in the shop, but this conversation soars!

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Friday
May262017

Ep226: My Kinda Film Festival

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast looks back at the fifth annual Chicago Critics Film Festival! Ian and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie talk about the movies, the guests, the Q&As,* and the programming that make the Chicago Film Critics Association's seven-day, hand-picked, best-of-the-fests extravaganza one of the coolest events a cinephile can attend all year.

Also, the guys take a quick detour into choppy waters with David's thoughts on Disney's latest cash grab rousing summer adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales!

Episode 226 is a true Chicagoan, and would never put ketchup on its movies!

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*Many Q&As from CCFF's past and present can be found, in their entirety, on YouTube!

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Wednesday
May242017

Ep225: Say No More, Xenomorph

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast investigates a suspicious beacon and discovers the spaceship-sized warning known as Alien: Covenant! Ian and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie spoil the eggs rotten with a detailed look at why Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel falls short. Also, Ian offers an armchair analysis of how Neill Blomkamp's scuttled Alien sequel holds up a dark mirror to our modern political landscape.

Episode 225 makes dumb decisions left and right, but critics still love us!

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Tuesday
May232017

Ep224: Because I Could Not Stop for Dickinson

Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion is one of 2017's best films. Ian sat down with the legendary writer/director during National Poetry Month to discuss his affinity for Emily Dickinson; working with Cynthia Nixon to bring the poet's life story to the big screen; and how visual cues mean different things to different audience members.

This short but very sweet chat was conducted in Chicago's Poetry Foundation building, which Ian describes as beautiful, but nearly impossible to access from the street! 

After listening to Episode 224, get thee to the Music Box Theatre for A Quiet Passion and make some (figurative) noise!

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