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Saturday
Dec312016

Ep182: Twenty-Sixteen: The Final Chapter (Part 2)

The end is near! Yes, the Kicking the Seat Podcast closes out 2016 with a look back at the top ten episodes of this banner, fifty-five-episode year. From filmmaker interviews to round tables both revelatory and ridiculous (and always riveting), Ian shares some highlights from the show that should not have even existed, let alone become a weekly staple of unique film commentary.

Also, Ian shares some more news about We Believe in Dinosaurs, and reveals his top sixteen movies of the year!

Episode 182 ain't your average clips show, but then again 2016 wasn't your average year!

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Friday
Dec302016

Ep181: Twenty-Sixteen: The Final Chapter (Part 1)

2016 is a killer year, and the Kicking the Seat Podcast has assembled a round table of its finest guest critics to tackle the biggest (and weirdest) movie questions. Which film helped everyone get through the tumultuous and bizarre presidential election? Which movie reignited the group's faith in the art form? These answers, and more, await as Ian welcomes back David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson (with special appearance by Harry Egbo)!

Also, Ian reminds listeners of two great movie projects they can contribute to; announces the first Kicking the Seat Contest in quite awhile; and hops on a mausoleum-sized soapbox to talk about the language of celebrity grieving (or, as Lionel calls it, "auto-mourn"). Be sure to check back on New Year's Eve for the epic conclusion to our year-in-review, as Ian recounts his ten favorite KtS Podcast moments and reveals his top sixteen films of the year!

Recorded in close proximity to the world's squeakiest cinema escalator, Episode 181 captures all the exhilarating ups and excruciating downs of 2016!

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Saturday
Dec242016

Ep180: Bad Santa, Good NASA

It's Christmas Eve, and the Kicking the Seat Podcast wants to put you in the holiday spirit with a blind round table discussion of two movies you probably can't actually see right now: the here-and-gone Bad Santa 2 and the opening-wide-in-a-couple-weeks Hidden Figures! Joining Ian in this unique and lively conversation are David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, and Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews.

Can Ian convince his friends that we needed more Willie Soke in our lives? And are Eman and David's enthusiastic endorsements of 2016's brightest year-end hidden gem enough to quiet Ian's obnoxiously skeptical brain? You'll find out on this spoiler-light, laugh-heavy episode!

Whether you're wrapping presents or counting the hours 'til all this seasonal merriment dies down, Episode 180 will make you want to set something on fire warm your heart!

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Ep179: Wilson the Bartender

Today the Kicking the Seat Podcast ventures to the dying star known as Morten Tyldum's Passengers. The much-maligned Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence vehicle has been torpedoed by critics, so it's no surprise that Ian is first in line to defend a film that's being called "Titanic in Space" (and not in a good way).

Joining him is a galactic federation of righteous reviewers, including David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson. Harry Egbo also drops in to offer Ian some much needed support, and to keep this episode from becoming a full-fledged public intervention!

Is Passengers an empty homage to much better films, or is there something meatier beneath its glossy, star-powered surface? You'll find out in this exciting, spoiler-filled discussion, which has so many references to Jason X, we're pretty sure Todd Farmer is owed  royalties!

If nothing else, Episode 179 proves that it is indeed very cold in space!

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Monday
Dec192016

Ep178: The Fools Who Dream

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast sings the praises of the year's best film, La La Land! Join Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel as they roll out the red carpet for Damien Chazelle's wondrous ode to hope and Hollywood. If you haven't seen it yet, please do so immediately and then join us back here for a spoilerific discussion of all things Gosling and Stone.

Speaking of music, Ian has details on an appearance by Chicago's own Dark Room Men, who will be performing at an open mic tonight at Quencher's Saloon on the North Side. Guests and friends of the show Patrick "Uber Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com and Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com will brave the cold temps to provide you hot some sounds. Be sure to swing by if you're in the area!

Lastly, as we wind down a year for the record books, Ian has a last-minute gift idea, courtesy of our friends at Shout! Factory! They have two great Blu-ray releases commemorating the Chicago Cubs' historic World Series win, both of which are available now.

We're slinging verses and breaking curses on Episode 178, so get up and dance!

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