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Friday
Nov232018

Ep363: Late Screening: Bleeding Gums Murphy

The Kicking the Seat Podcast returns from an unexpected hiatus with another edition of "Late Screening"! Today, Ian and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com and The Quill to Live speed through Chicago at 120 miles per hour with a look at The Blues Brothers. John Landis' iconic 1980 comedy is a mad, musical celebration of rebellion and soul, and the guys marvel at John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's unabashed love for weird humor and awe-inspiring property damage. 

Also, Ian briefly explains his absence, and talks about Scream Factory's stunning (and not-so-stunning) new Blu-ray releases!

Episode 363 is on another mission from God!

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Friday
Nov022018

Ep362: No Time for Losers

Today, Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com and The Hollywood Reporter returns to the Kicking the Seat Podcast for a look at Bryan Singer's Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody! Is the movie a beautiful mess, or just a messy ol' mess? And how do the casting and PG-13 rating help or hurt  its chances to turn on a new generation of fans to the 70's operatic rock quartet? Ian and Nick dive into a movie that they begrudgingly disagree on, in a wide-ranging discussion that contains an ungodly amount of Third Eye Blind references.

Also, Ian talks with filmmaker Gabe Polsky about his phenomenal new sports documentary, In Search of Greatness; raves about The Criterion Collection's majestic new Princess Bride Blu-ray; and conjurs up a tease of Monday's Suspiria episode!

Episode 362 wants to ride its bicycle!

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Monday
Oct292018

Ep361: SNATCH'd!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald implant themselves on your consciousness with a look at the 1956 and 1978 versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers! What do these sci-fi thrillers about space seeds replacing human beings have to say about the eras in which they were spawned, and why are they still so effective today? Listen in as the guys compare and contrast these top-tier examples of a remake done right!

Also, Ian reminds listeners that it's not too late to join Aaron Christensen's 2018 "Scare-a-Thon", with all proceeds benefiting Resilience! You can follow along with Aaron's October fright-flick marathon on his blog, Horror 101 with Dr. AC!

If you'd like to do some homework before following along, Body Snatchers '56 is now available in a limited edition Blu-ray from Olive Films, and the 1978 film is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Episode 361 screams "You're next!" at anyone who'll listen!

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Friday
Oct262018

Ep360: Number Two

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie do some early trick-or-treating with a look at the sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween...David Gordon Green's Halloween! Despite the film's exceptional box office and critical praise, the guys found themselves picking more razors out of this spectacularly bone-headed cash-grab than they'd thought possible.

Also, Ian and David talk about another John Carpenter film, 1980's The Fog, which begins a limited run at the Music Box Theatre this weekend as a 4K restoration. And Ian invites you to hop aboard the Chicago Film Tour with Pat "The Uber Critic" McDonald for a cool (or is it chilling?) trek through some of the Windy City's most iconic filming locations!

Episode 360 misses Donald Pleasence...a lot!

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Monday
Oct222018

Ep359: Late Screening: The MARVELOUS Ben Arrow!

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com and The Quill to Live return with an extra-spooky edition of "Late Screening"! That's right, the guys discuss George A. Romero's 1968 genre-defining zombie masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead. Listen in to find out why horror isn't really Cole's thing; why Ian thinks the film still holds up as an unbeatable horror staple; and what other media they both recommend to get your ambulatory-undead fix!

Plus: Ian reports back from Friday's Actors Training Center fundraiser, including an exclusive (and very brief) interview with Emmy-and-Golden Globe-winning star of Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan--and her ATC founder/teacher/manager/friend, Carole Dibo!

Episode 359 is coming to get you!

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