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Wednesday
Sep042019

Ep445: Big Vegan

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie chow down on two new food docs opening soon. Yeah, it's a bit early, but we want to make sure you plan your double-feature accordingly, as these films offer very different approaches to a profoundly important topic.

First up is The Game Changers, which follows UFC champion James Wilks on a quest to understand how some of the world's most elite athletes soared past expectations after adopting a plant-based diet. Then, the guys talk about Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken, in which the documentarian/showman opens a fast food restaurant in order to better understand and expose insidious industry practices.

This wide-ranging talk encompasses the guys' thoughts on perspective and balance in documentary filmmaking; their own complicated relationships with food and fitness; and how the strengths and shortcomings of both movies form one compelling narrative and a unique audience experience.

Also, Ian urges you to check out Brian Rose's eerie doc, When I Last Saw Jesse, which premieres this Saturday at the Gene Siskel Film Center!

Episode 445 is an impossible whopper of entertainment!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:28

Super Size Me 2 Trailer: 3:28 - 5:11

The Game Changers / Super Size Me 2 Discussion: 5:11 - 1:28:46

Outro Music: 1:28:46 - 1:29:02

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Tuesday
Sep032019

Ep444: Late Screening: The Quentin Situation

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of The Quill to Live get into character with a "Late Screening" of Pulp Fiction! Nearly twenty-five years ago, Quentin Tarantino's time-scrambled crime comedy shook up the pop landscape, redefining movies for the next half-decade. Ian and Cole dig into why it still stands as one of Tarantino's best films.

Also, Ian talks about Pulp Fiction's significance to him as a moviegoer; Cole discovers John Travolta; and the guys break down some of the writer/director's key career controversies.

Episode 444 can't just walk into a restaurant, roll a joint, and start puffin' away!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:02 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:34

Pulp Fiction Trailer: 2:34 - 5:05

Pulp Fiction Discussion: 5:05 - 54:20

Outro Music: 54:20 - 54:35

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Friday
Aug302019

Ep443: Running Commentary: BRITTANY RUNS Amok!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie return with a bonus "Running Commentary" episode! Earlier this week, the guys attended an advance screening of the new comedy Brittany Runs a Marathon, and there were quite a few runners in the audience who, like David, are in training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

After the show, the guys interviewed a couple of enthusiastic fans, and also spoke with marathon coach/author Denise Sauriol about her book, Me, You, and 26.2, and her training site, Run for Change. This inspirational chat covers Denise's journey to realizing her dreams, as well as how she and David became friends.

Oh, yeah, and then we talk about Brittany Runs a Marathon, in what may very well be one of the most contentious film debates in Kicking the Seat's history!

Remember, you can support David and his team as they run for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and enter for a chance to decide which film we'll discuss in October's edition of "Running Commentary"--the last one before the big race!

Episode 443 is going the distance!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 4:04

Brittany Runs a Marathon Trailer: 4:04 - 6:28

Audience Reaction: 6:28 - 10:48

Denise Sauriol Interview: 10:48 - 35:21

Brittany Runs a Marathon Discussion: 35:21 - 1:01:36

Outro Music: 1:01:36 - 1:02:15

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Wednesday
Aug282019

Ep442: Running Commentary: FORT's Worth

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie pick up steam with a "Running Commentary" look at The Saint of Fort Washington!

Danny Glover and Matt Dillon star in Tim Hunter's 1993 drama about the bond between two homeless men surviving on the streets of New York. The guys get into the movie's pretext, subtext, and context as both a piece of entertainment and a cracked mirror of modern American culture.

Also, David shares more stories from his training for the Chicago Marathon, as well as his progress in raising money to support the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Listen in to find out how you can not only support a great cause, but also decide which movie Ian and David will discuss in October's final "Running Commentary" episode!

Episode 442 will melt your shoes off!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:36

The Saint of Fort Washington Trailer: 2:36 - 4:27

The Saint of Fort Washington Discussion: 4:27 - 51:32

Outro Music: 51:32 - 51:47

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Wednesday
Aug212019

Ep441: Thriller for Beginners

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews play around with the horror/comedy Ready or Not! Samara Weaving stars as a young woman whose initiation into a wealthy family involves an elaborate game of "Hide and Seek", which has deadly twists and supernatural consequences.

The guys debate the movie's effectiveness, recommend some alternatives, and get into audience expectations (while critiquing auditorium etiquette). Will Fox Searchlight's foray into Blumhouse territory be a match made in heaven, or grounds for divorce? Listen in and find out!

Episode 441 is counting very slowly to one hundred!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:45

Ready or Not Trailer: 2:45 - 5:08

Ready or Not Discussion: 5:08 - 36:55

Outro Music: 36:55 - 37:10

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