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Friday
Jul072017

Ep238: 2001: A Millennial Odyssey

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast touches the monolith with Cole Rush of Cole Tries New Things! Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is an undeniably important film, but does the forty-nine-year-old classic transcend the generational divide between Gen-X and Millennial? And does this divide really even exist in the context of movies?

Ian and Cole recount their experience of seeing a new print of A Space Odyssey at the Music Box Theatre's 70MM Film Festival (which runs now through July 15th), and first-timer Cole helps elaborate on some decades-old mysteries that repeat viewer Ian still grapples with.

Also, Ian revisits a Chicago Reader piece he wrote last year, and offers a kinda/sorta mea culpa.

The joke's on you: Episode 238 can read lips!

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Thursday
Jul062017

Ep237: Web or Grill?

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast teams up with Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie for a look at the third big-screen reboot of everyone's favorite web-slinger in fifteen years, Spider-Man: Homecoming! Does Tom Holland's portrayal of radioactive crime-fighter/high school science whiz make the grade, or should Marvel go back to detention? Ian and David offer some passionately diverse opinions in this spoilerific conversation!

You'll also hear some thoughts on Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming soundtrack; Dolby's new state-of-the-art cinema experience; and another reminder of your patriotic duty to check out the Music Box Theatre's 70MM Film Festival!

Episode 237 won't leave you hanging!

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Friday
Jun302017

Ep236: Coma Chameleon

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie examine Michael Showalter's festival-favorite rom-com, The Big Sick! Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan play a couple whose burgeoning relationship is put to the test when she falls ill and he becomes an unlikely caretaker. Does this Judd Apatow-produced, based-on-a-true-story story live up to the hype, or are there some hidden symptoms that require a second opinion? The guys break it all down in an episode that will definitely give you a lot to think about when heading to the theatre.

Also, Ian talks a bit about the return of the Music Box Theatre's 70MM Film Festival, and teases an out-of-this-world episode you won't want to miss!

Episode 236 is doctor-approved, medically induced podcasting!

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Ep235: Revving Up BABY

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie peel out with a look at one of the year's very best films, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver! What sets this music-infused heist movie apart from the summer's multiplex lemons? Tune in and find out as the guys dissect Wright's dissection of genre tropes, and struggle to find any real flaws in this thrilling, dangerous, and genuinely romantic film!

Also, the 1976 day-in-the-life comedy Car Wash is now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory and, in keeping with the theme, Ian and David offer some quick commentary on the release.

Episode 235 isn't slow!

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Monday
Jun262017

Ep234: Wreck in Effects

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie transform into critics who care enough about The Last Knight to talk about it for forty-five minutes. If you want to spare yourself the time and expense of enduring Michael Bay's latest, utterly nonsensical two-and-a-half-hour "film", listen to this episode twice--then read David's zero-star review three times veeeery slowly. You'll thank us later.

Episode 234 needs a shower, a tow, and a lobotomy!

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