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Friday
Apr282017

Ep218: DRIVING HOLLYWOOD with Dylan Brody!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast takes a detour into the realm of spoken-word comedy with humorist Dylan Brody! His one-man show, Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood, kicks of a worldwide tour next Wednesday, May 3rd, with a three-week engagement at Chicago's Apollo Theatre. The gentleman comic spoke with Ian about his evolution from stand-up performer to monologist; the art of refining material and stage presence; a prickly encounter with Marc Maron; and why Ian shouldn't swat his cat.

You won't want to miss this funny and insightful conversation about the glitzy and heartbreaking world of entertainment--or the show that inspired it. For dates and tickets to the Driving Hollywood tour, check out dylanbrodysdrivinghollywood.com!

Episode 218 may not be about movies, but Dylan Brody has plenty of seats to kick!

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Monday
Apr242017

Ep217: Go Home, America...You're Drunk!

Ten bucks says you've never heard of Colossal (let alone seen it). Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie do our best to fix that by providing a thorough and enthusiastic discussion of Nacho Vigalondo's indie-dramedy-monster-movie-mash-up, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. The film has just as many highs as lows, and operates on layers that the guys are still trying to sort out.

How do the mid-film tonal shift and a lack of key connective tissue affect our resilient reviewers' overall enjoyment? You're just moments away from the answer!

Also, with the recent announcement of the Chicago Critics Film Festival's blockbuster fifth-year lineup, Ian and David talk about some of the movies and guests they're most looking forward to checking out at the Music Box Theatre between May 12th and 18th!

When you say, "Kaiju", Episode 217 says, "Gesundheit"!

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Friday
Apr212017

Ep216: Reservoir Dud

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast puts you in the crossfire as Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel rattle off assaults and defenses of Ben Wheatley's latest, Free Fire! Is there more to the film than a Reservoir Dogs update, thinly masked with Guy Ritchie's aesthetics? If not, does it even matter? The guys talk movie criminals, violence as entertainment, and the soft-glove pseudo-feminism with which Wheatley handles the movie's only female character, played by Brie Larson.

If you shoot Episode 216 in a dream, you'd better wake up and apologize!

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Ep215: What a Rush!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast shifts gears for a very surprising look at The Fate of the Furious with Cole Rush of the blog Cole Tries New Things! Before last night, Cole had never seen any of the Fast and the Furious movies, and Ian was quite sure he'd seen enough. Did F. Gary Gray's souped-up sequel compel Cole to catch up with the other movies, or jump out of a speeding car? And is Ian ready to refuel with the franchise, or just huff some gasoline?

Also, the guys talk about Cole Tries New Things, a weekly blog of adventure and personal exploration that may just get you off the couch and into the world!

No matter what Vin Diesel says, Episode 215 is not about family. We swear!

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Monday
Apr172017

Ep214: HALFWAY to Your Dreams

The Kicking the Seat Podcast is in a movie! After a successful run on the festival circuit, Ben Caird's drama Halfway, starring The Blind Side's Quinton Aaron, debuts on-demand this Friday via Urban Movie Channel (as well as Amazon, Roku, and various other digital platforms). In this episode, Ian reunites with Matt Lazar to interview producer (and Matt's childhood friend) Jonny Paterson, who spares no details in recounting his film's unconventional journey from concept to completion.

How did a Carnegie Mellon business major end up working for a top Hollywood producer, and then forming his own production company? How does one maintain a positive attitude when facing competition and setbacks in pursuit of showbusiness dreams? And just how the hell did this happen:

The answers to these questions and more await in Episode 214!

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