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Wednesday
Nov222017

Ep276: Late Screening: I've Been with Del Griffith!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and ColeTries.com give thanks for Late Screening! Ian, Cole, and Erin Maturo recently watched John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and fans of the 1987 holiday classic may be surprised by the gang's reaction!

How does a cross-country road trip movie hold up in the age of ubiquitous information and convenience? Is Steve Martin an overrated comedic performer? And what's up with cats writing blog posts?

Listen in, and find out!

Episode 276 is messing with the wrong guy!

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Monday
Nov202017

Ep275: The Triumph of TRAGEDY (and CRAIG ROBINSON!)

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie get schooled in the ways of modern slasher-dom with a look at Tyler MacIntyre's deep, dark horror/comedy, Tragedy Girls! The guys unpack the kills, crack-ups, and commentary of this brilliant indie about two high-schoolers whose social media empire hinges on their investigation of a murderous local psychopath. In the mother of all twists, the girls' incessant blogging and Tweeting turns out to be a devious cover for their own grisly exploits!

And because this is a special "Diamond" episode (meaning there's a "75" in the show number--woo-hoo!), you'll hear some thoughts on Tragedy Girls from one of its stars: the hilarious Craig Robinson! Listen in to hear what the Office alum wants to do next, and to find out why Ian had to use the "Bleep" button for the first time in KtS Podcast history!

Episode 275 would love if you "liked" it!

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Friday
Nov172017

Ep274: Dry for Wet

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast gets the gang back together as Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson help Ian save the moviegoing public from Justice League!

Okay, the movie's not that bad, but therein lies the problem. The guys break down the multitude of mediocrities plaguing Zack "Whedon" Snyder's repetitive superhero team-up flick, and discuss whether or not comic book movies (at least the DC brand of them) are dead.

Also, Ian talks a bit about the Justice League soundtrack, now available from Water Tower Music.

Episode 274 says, "Make mine Marvel!"

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Ep273: Late Screening: GRADUATE Degrees

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and ColeTries.com return with another edition of Late Screening! Last week, Ian, Cole, and Erin Maturo watched The Graduate, which had somehow escaped their collective attention for half a century!

Ian and Cole sat down to discuss Mike Nichols' seminal dark comedy about a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) who must balance a relationship with the girl next door (Katharine Ross), an affair with her mother (Anne Bancroft), and an uncertain future. How does the film hold up? Is it as relevant to Millennials as it was to 1960's youth? And how much Simon & Garfunkel is too much Simon & Garfunkel?

The answer to these questions and more await in a conversation that's anything but plastic.

Episode 273 is, in fact, trying to seduce you!

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Friday
Nov102017

Ep272: Sometime Later...

Today, HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald returns for a lively look at Tim Robbins' eerily prescient 1992 mockumentary, Bob Roberts! Just over a year after the hotly contested 2016 Presidential election, what can we learn from a quarter-century-old comedy in which a media-savvy Conservative disrupts a Pennsylvania senate campaign, to the chagrin of the entrenched establishment candidate? Filled with great performances by beloved character actors; biting pan-political commentary; foot-tapping, lyrically reprehensible folk music, the film offers chilling parallels to the current political climate.

Also, Ian has info on a ton of great movie events happening in the Chicagoland area through next week, including:

  • The premiere of Joe Lynch's Mayhem at the AMC Woodridge theatre (as well as on VOD and iTunes).
  • The debut of Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary 78/52, which takes an obsessive look at the infamous "Shower Scene" from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho--now playing at the Music Box.
  • A free screening of a documentary about Russian meddling in Lithuanian elections, called The Master Plan. The film debuts at the Music Box this coming Tuesday (November 14th), and will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by local poet and activist Lina Ramona Vitkauskas. You can hear Vitkauskas talk about the film with “The Über Critic” in a two-part interview at HollywoodChicago.com.
  • And if you just wanna stay home this weekend and get some things done around the house, why not listen to even more movie talk with Ian and the gang at Jack of All Takes? Episode 24 went live this week, and features hot opinions on topics ranging from Star Wars fandom to sexual predation in Hollywood.

Episode 272 gives you a left hook, a a right jab, and a center seat!

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