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Monday
Dec242018

Ep371: Dinner at Dawn?

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald celebrate the spirit of the season with a look at one of cinema's little-seen gems: the colorized 1935 Scrooge, starring Seymour Hicks! Why would they choose color over black-and-white? And why not talk about one of the more popular adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? Because both are streaming on Amazon Prime, of course!

Besides that, there's a lot to dig into here, between Henry Edwards' eerie, impressionistic visuals; Hicks' truly monstrous portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge; and a remarkable focus on class division that underscores Dickens' themes of greed and redemption.

Also, Ian explains why you won't see any more KtS Facebook ads.

Episode 371 believes every day is a gift (that's why they call it "the present")!

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Friday
Dec212018

Ep370: Late Screening: It's SPEED on a DIE HARD!

The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com and The Quill to Live close out the first full year of "Late Screening" with a look at the mother of all action movies, 1988's Die Hard! How does a millennial immersed in decades of tropes and pop culture call-backs to the movie that put Bruce Willis on the map react to seeing the film for the first time? The answer may surprise you--as will Ian's ideas for improving a cinema staple that's 98% perfect!

Also, Ian talks about seeing Miracle on 34th Street in Park Ridge, IL's newly renovated Pickwick Theatre! The ninety-year-old movie palace recently stepped into the twenty second century with a state-of-the-art laser-projection system that must be seen to be believed. For more info on the Pickwick's history and the recent updates, check out this segment from WGN News.

Only Episode 370 can make someone that crazy!

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Wednesday
Dec192018

Ep369: High Tide

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes back Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie and Emmanuel Noisette of EMan's Movie Reviews for a deep dive into James Wan's Aquaman! Despite a handful of problems (script issues, a second lead who barely treads water), this dazzling big-screen spectacle is a much-needed course-correction for the DC Extended Universe. Gone is the doom-and-gloom of Justice League and Suicide Squad--replaced by an adventurous spirit that owes much to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while retaining its own voice and unique visual style.

Also, Ian asks listeners to help EMan get to 50k followers on his phenomenal YouTube channel, and recommends Don Shanahan's four-star Aquaman review at Every Movie Has a Lesson!

Episode 369 is a reluctant hero with a saltwater past!

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Friday
Dec142018

Ep368: Miles Ahead

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie get caught up in one of the year's very best films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! The guys dig into what makes this alternate-universe take on the web-slinging comics hero different from previous big-screen incarnations, and definitive in its understanding of the character's uniqueness.

They also unleash some opinions on Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and combat noise pollution!

Episode 368 is a bona fide turtle-slapper!

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Monday
Dec102018

Ep367: Page2Screen: The Edge of the Desert

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com set out to find the American Dream in another trippy installment of "Page2Screen"! Yes, the guys close out the year with a look at Hunter S. Thompson's landmark piece of Gonzo journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--as well as Terry Gilliam's 1998 film adaptation, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.

Plus: Cole and Ian make the paper, and Ian talks about the big winner in this year's Chicago Film Critics Association Awards!

Episode 367 is decadent and depraved!

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