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Friday
Aug092019

Ep436: Ambien Entertainment

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com put flashlights to chins for a lively look at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! The latest big-screen adaptation of a beloved kids'-book series was executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro, but it's debatable whether the pop-cult auteur's signature inventiveness made an impression on the film.

This wide-ranging conversation was recorded moments after an advance screening earlier this week, and covers expectations, inconsistencies, and Ally McBeal.

Also, Ian recommends the new religious drama Them That Follow, which opens in select theatres this weekend!

Episode 436 is going paperless!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:37

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Trailer: 3:37 - 6:00

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Discussion: 6:00 - 40:19

Outro Music: 40:19 - 40:35

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Wednesday
Aug072019

Ep435: Short Order Crooks

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie talk (briefly) about The Kitchen.

Check back on Friday for thoughts on a real movie.

Episode 435 needs a remodel.

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 1:50

The Kitchen Trailer: 1:50 - 4:12

The Kitchen Discussion: 4:12 - 31:34

Outro Music: 31:34 - 31:50

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Monday
Aug052019

Ep434: Who Benefits?

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com and the Chicago Film Tour get downright conspiratorial with an in-depth look at Winter Kills!

William Richert's 1979 political satire presents a Kennedy-assassination allegory unlike any other. A paranoid mash-up of Citizen Kane and Network, the movie finds Jeff Bridges traveling the globe to find out who gave the order to kill his older brother, a former President of the United States.

The tone is all over the place, ranging from cracked-mirror parody to bona fide thriller, and Ian and Pat do their best to figure out why Winter Kills is not more widely regarded in the conspiracy-movie pantheon.

Politically, Episode 434 is back and to the left!

Show Guide:

Conspiratorial Chatter: 0:00 - 0:09

Intro Music: 0:09 - 0:24

Intro: 0:24 - 2:58

Winter Kills Trailer: 2:58 - 6:10

Winter Kills Discussion: 6:10 - 52:31

Outro Music: 52:31 - 52:45

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Friday
Aug022019

Ep433: Car-isma to Spare

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast races past reason with a look at 2019’s ultimate summer blockbuster, Hobbs & Shaw! David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel and Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews join Ian for a fast and furious look at the latest globe-trotting, property-damaging escapades of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, whose characters must put their differences aside in order to stop a cybernetically enhanced terrorist.

Yes, that’s actually what this movie’s about.

This spoilerific round table includes a look at how Hobbs & Shaw stacks up to the rest of the Fast and the Furious series; how the writing may just be smarter than you think; and thoughts on the movie’s box office prospects (Hobbs & Shaw is predicted to have one of the highest grossing opening weekends for a summer film).

Episode 433 is still all about family!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:25

Hobbs & Shaw Trailer: 2:25 - 6:02

Hobbs & Shaw Discussion: 6:02 - 48:21

Outro Music: 48:21 - 48:40

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Wednesday
Jul312019

Ep432: Page2Screen: Gilderoy by Association

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of The Quill to Live celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a special "Page2Screen" review of The Chamber of Secrets! Yes, the seven-year project continues as the guys dig into J.K. Rowling's second Potter novel, as well as Chris Columbus' film adaptation.

From omissions to inconsistencies to Ian's gradual awakening to a franchise he once detested, this conversation is more transformative as a Polyjuice Potion!

Episode 432 has won its freedom, thanks to a hastily thrown sock!

Show Guide:

Happy Birthday, Harry: 0:00 - 0:02

Intro Music: 0:02 - 0:16

Intro: 0:16 - 2:36

Chamber of Secrets Trailer: 2:36 - 4:43

Chamber of Secrets Discussion: 4:43 - 47:46

Outro Music: 47:46 - 48:01

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