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Wednesday
Mar292017

Ep207: The RAW, Sunken Place

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. AC dig in to Raw, the French-Belgian body-horror sensation from writer/director Julia Ducournau. Following a screening at Chicago's Music Box Theatre, the guys sat down to discuss Raw's effect on audiences (did people really throw up during this thng?), it's place in the body-horror/cannibal canon, and whether or not it's really a horror movie.

And in a truly chilling twist, Ian brings up Get Out again, leading to a somewhat contentious second half and a real man-in-the-mirror moment for your humbled host.

Vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike will find a lot to chew on in Episode 207!

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Tuesday
Mar282017

Ep206: Fu Tien-Yu's Fertile Imagination

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast brings you a delightful conversation about an even more delightful film, My Egg Boy! Writer/director Fu Tien-Yu is visiting Chicago this week from Taiwan for the U.S. premiere of her brain-tickling, heart-tugging rom-com/fantasy.

Ian sat down with Fu Tien-Yu to talk about her creative process, the very personal issues that compelled her to make the movie, and how one of Taiwan's biggest director's helped her in life and on the film.

Ian interviews MY EGG BOY writer/director Fu Tien-Yu (Photo: Sophia Wong Boccio)

If you're in Chicago, you won't want to miss My Egg Boy's big night tomorrow, when Fu Tien-Yu comes to the AMC River East for a one-time-only screening and Q&A, as part of Asian Pop-Up Cinema's blockbuster fourth season. For tickets and more information, check out asianpopupcinema.org/tickets.

Also, Ian recommends Pat "The Uber Critic" McDonald's written interview on HollywoodChicago.com with the filmmaker (which is just as distinct and enjoyable as this audio conversation), and shares some info about the translators who helped make this episode possible.

Episode 206 will scramble your soul and leave you with a sunny(side) disposition!

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Monday
Mar272017

Ep205: The Key of "Yikes!"

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast kicks off a full week of film commentary and interviews, beginning with a lively and insightful look at Terrence Malick's latest journey into somnambulation, Song to Song. Ian and Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com admire the scenery but get lost in the weeds of Malick's patience-shattering look at the Austin music scene.

The chat covers everything from symbolism to Warhol to film criticism-as-promotion--and, yes, even some thoughts on Song to Song! There's also a bona fide plot twist, as one of the guys changes his tune (kinda) on the film.

Our promise to you: Episode 205 contains zero-percent wistful gazes and bird imagery!

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Friday
Mar242017

Ep204: The Right to Choose

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast goes where everyone has gone before, with a look at Daniel Espinosa's Life. Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel have very different opinions as to whether or not this Doomed Space Crew flick is an enjoyable homage to films like Alien, Prometheus, and Sunshine--or just a transparently derivative license to print money.

Also, Ian has info on tomorrow night's appearance by Chicago-area band The Telepaths, as well as a note about a hiccup in the podcast's schedule.

If you crave Sean Connery impressions, tirades against Norman Greenbaum, and the truth behind those Venom movie tie-in rumors, fire up Episode 204 and seal the air-lock!

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Friday
Mar172017

Ep203: Spell Check

Once upon a time, in a magical, far-away wonderland called The Golden Nugget Restaurant and Pancake House, two hopeless dreamers named Ian and David drank coffee, ate pie, and discussed Bill Condon's live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was a snowy, blustery evening, full of fond memories, mild disagreements, and the breaking of a powerful spell that one of our intrepid adventurers had fallen under.

Presented here for your enjoyment is chapter two-hundred-and-three of the Kicking the Seat Enchanted Magicks Story Time Hour, which includes a reminder to peruse the equally delightful works of one David J. Fowlie, proprietor of Keeping it Reel.

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