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Friday
Mar082019

Ep387: Toxicity and The Avenger

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast re-unites Earth's Mightiest Critics for a look at one of the year's most anticipated and controversial films, Captain Marvel! David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson join Ian for an in-depth look at the character's problematic four-color origins; the online battleground surrounding the film's marketing and star Brie Larson's remarks to the press; and how Marvel's first female-driven comic-book blockbuster stacks up in the decade-long mega-franchise.

Warning: Spoilers and out-there assertions ahead!

Also, Ian reminds listeners that the 2019 F This Movie! Fest kicks off tomorrow at 10am CST. Cinephiles the world over are invited to join Patrick Bromley and his merry crew for the only Twitter-exclusive film festival, whose theme this year is "The Movies of 1986". Use the hashtag "#FThisMovieFest" to share laughs and insights throughout the day.

Lastly, the latest episode of 90 Under 90 is live right now! Ian and Jeremy and Dan Eden break down one of the weirdest, greatest documentaries of all time, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Subscribe and tune in for spot-on Billy Mitchell impressions, sequel speculation, and a pitch to re-cast the movie with actors from Christopher Guest movies!

Episode 387 is not qualified to talk about Captain Marvel!

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Monday
Mar042019

Ep386: Just Say Noé!

The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Lee Shoquist of ChicagoFilm load up on LSD and sick dance moves to discuss Gaspar Noé's latest voyage into the unspeakable, Climax! The writer/director behind Irreversible and Enter the Void returns with a 90s-era thriller about dance students trapped in a remote location with heads full of LSD-spiked sangria. It's a challenging, borderline-unwatchable masterpiece that pushes the envelope of artistry to its very limits.

How does Climax stack up against the filmmaker's other works? Do these 1996 characters and their attitudes resonate today? And why are Ian and Lee so afraid of drugs? These answers and more are just one click away!

Also, if you're not yet subscribed to the 90 Under 90 Podcast, Ian invites you to tune in this Thursday as he talks The King of Kong with Jeremy and Dan Eden (later this month, they'll tackle 1941's Dumbo)!

Episode 386 just wants to dance!

*As a bonus, you can check out Ian's 2015 interview with Noé, in which they discuss his wild relationship drama, Love.

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Friday
Mar012019

Ep385: Late Screening: Hedley!

The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com and The Quill to Live "pardner" up for another edition of "Late Screening", in which they take on Mel Brooks' landmark 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles! This heartfelt and hilarious farce about a black sheriff sent to disrupt a small Old West town offers a bold and hopeful commentary on race relations that still holds up today.

But what does our Millennial Correspondent make of the cavalcade of slurs, obscure references, and that oh-so-bizarre Third Act surprise? And could Mel Brooks make this film in our hyper-sensitive times? If not, is that a bad thing? Listen in and find out!

Episode 385 says the sheriff is near!

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Wednesday
Feb272019

Ep384: There's Something About GREEN BOOK

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie break down Hollywood's biggest night with a look at the 91st Academy Awards! From speeches to snubs, run-time to walk-outs, and a long-overdue debate over Green Book--this installment packs more of a punch than the billion think pieces that have emerged since Sunday's big show.

Also, Ian asks listeners to subscribe to Mike Crowley's just-launched You'll Probably Agree iTunes podcast, featuring audio from his recent YouTube appearance! Flash back to this pre-Oscars conversation to hear how the guys' Best Picture analyses stacked up to the actual results!

Episode 384 would like to thank everyone (except Bryan Singer)!

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Monday
Feb252019

Ep383: How He Got Into My Acid, I'll Never Know

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald drop out and tune into Otto Preminger's all-star acid experiment, Skidoo

If you've never seen the 1968 hippies-versus-squares farce starring Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Groucho Marx, and almost all the Batman TV show villains--well, you're missing out. Ian and Pat get into the highs and highlights of this nearly forgotten film, and also talk about the movies they love to share with friends.

Episode 383 is on a whole other trip, man!

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