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Friday
Oct042019

Ep455: The Man Who Lacks

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Earth's Mightiest Critics re-assemble to take on one of the greatest villains in comics/movie history, Joker! Todd Phillips' one-shot, heightened-reality drama finds Joaquin Phoenix exploring a possible origin for the Clown Prince of Crime, and Ian digs into all the controversy and calamity with David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson.

This heated, spoilerific debate finds the round-table evenly divided on the film, leading to one of the most well-rounded Joker conversations you'll hear all week.

Episode 455 is a padded cell for incels!

Show Guide:

Visitors Welcome: 0:00 - 0:006

Intro Music: 0:06 - 0:23

Intro: 0:23 - 4:19

Joker Trailer: 4:19 - 6:42

Joker Discussion: 6:42 - 58:23

Outro Music: 58:23 - 58:37

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Wednesday
Oct022019

Ep454: Scare-a-Thon 2019: Eat, Drink, and Be Merrye

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast helps Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. kick off Scare-a-Thon 2019! All month long, the good doctor will watch as many fright flicks as he can, all the while raising money to benefit the climate activism charity Amazon Watch!

In this installment, the guys look at Jack Hill's outrageous 1967 horror comedy Spider Baby, starring Lon Chaney, Jill Banner, and Beverly Washburn. They also remember co-star and genre icon Sid Haig, whose passing a couple weeks ago prompted Jon Kitley to write a brief and touching tribute at Kitley's Krypt.

Episode 454 loves running through the woods in lingerie!

Show Guide:

Feel the Fear: 0:00 - 0:005

Intro Music: 0:05 - 0:20

Intro: 0:20 - 3:13

Spider-Baby Trailer: 3:13 - 4:50

Spider-Baby Discussion: 4:50 - 48:29

Outro Music: 48:29 - 48:45

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Monday
Sep302019

Ep453: Running Commentary: The Withouter Limits

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie head into the penultimate lap with a "Running Commentary" of Robert Towne's 1998 drama, Without Limits! In the first episode of this miniseries, the guys talked about Prefontaine, in which Jared Leto played 1970s running sensation Steve Prefontaine. A year later, Billy Crudup stepped into the same role, and this episode compares and contrasts the films to see which one comes out ahead.

Also, Ian and David reveal the winner of the "Running Commentary" contest; get in David's head during his last two weeks of training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (where he'll be running in support of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless); and Ian gives a soft recommendation for the Swedish dramedy Britt-Marie was Here.

Episode 453 holds itself to a higher standard than victory!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:30

Without Limits Trailer: 3:30 - 5:51

Without Limits Discussion: 05:51 - 1:06:05

Outro Music: 1:06:05 - 1:06:21

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Ep452: Late Screening: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of The Quill to Live pick some roses and enjoy a "Late Screening" discussion about Sam Medes' Oscar-winning drama, American Beauty. The dark suburban satire made a huge impact on Ian two decades ago, but the viewing experience is markedly different today.

The guys get into Cole's first-timer impressions, and also look closer at how the controversy surrounding Best Actor-winner Kevin Spacey has changed the way people talk about American Beauty.

Also, Ian congratulates Cole on a huge milestone, and briefly returns to the written word for a critique of Derrick Borte's American Dreamer, starring Jim Gaffigan!

Episode 452 is thankful for every single moment of its stupid little life!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:02 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 4:45

American Beauty Trailer: 4:45 - 7:26

American Beauty Discussion: 7:26 - 49:06

Outro Music: 49:06 - 49:22

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Friday
Sep202019

Ep451: BLOOD Drive

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie break out their reddest bandannas for two very different movies opening this weekend. First up, Sylvester Stallone returns for one last (?) rampage in Rambo: Last Blood. Is there still juice left in the franchise? And is there anything left to say with this character? The guys' answer may just knock you for a loop.

Next, Ian and David talk about one of the year's best and most gripping films, Monos, which opens today in limited release. Director Alejandro Landes drops audiences into the Columbian jungle, where a child militia has been tasked with guarding a kidnapped American engineer. As nature, circumstance, and betrayal unravel this tight-knit group of friends, Monos descends into picturesque, armrest-gripping madness.

If you're in Chicago tonight, you can actually meet Alejandro Landes during his post-screening Q&A for the Music Box's 7pm screening!

Ian also reminds listeners to catch up with Jim Gaffigan in American Dreamer on VOD or at the Emagine Theatre in Frankfort, IL.

Lastly, check out the latest video on the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel for an early review of Olive Films' outrageous Signature edition Blu-ray of Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood!

Stop! Or Episode 451 will shoot!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:20

Rambo: Last Blood Trailer: 3:20 - 4:55

Rambo: Last Blood Discussion: 4:55 - 33:35

Transition Music: 33:35 - 34:22

Monos Discussion: 34:22 - 1:05:16

Outro Music: 1:05:16 - 1:05:32

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