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Wednesday
Sep302015

Ep114: Forgiveness and REVENGE

The KtS Podcast celebrates (okay, acknowledges) International Podcast Day with another blockbuster installment of its seven-part Star Wars retrospective. Revenge of the Sith hobbles up to the chopping block, but finds a stunning lack of axe-swinging executioners. Could it be that George Lucas' clumsy conclusion to the Prequel Trilogy wasn't so bad after all? Join Ian, Gari, Bill, and Charlie on a trip to the Dark Side and find out!

Also, Ian offers a teasing recommendation of the upcoming horror comedy The Final Girls, and shares info on Aaron Christensen's 2015 Scare-A-Thon, which kicks off tomorrow and benefits both Planned Parenthood and Chicago's Greenhouse Shelter. To find out more about this truly fun fundraiser, and to track Aaron's progress, visit his Horror 101 blog.

If all goes according to plan, Episode 114 will give you a new hope for Star Wars!

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Monday
Sep212015

Ep113: ELECTRIC Company

The KtS Podcast goes retro this week with a look at Mark Hartley's Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Ian and Matt had very different reactions to the film, but they agree that it's not quite the style of documentary they're used to watching.

Also, Ian teases his packed viewing/reviewing schedule and offers some muddled musings on the recent surge in dramas inspired by documentaries. Yes, episode 113 goes over the top in its peaceful quest to be master of the podcasting universe (with all the foresight and production value of a Golan-Globus production)!

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Friday
Sep042015

Ep112: Odd Men Audi

In this third episode of our unprecedented 3-episodes-in-one-day extravaganza, Ian sits down with fellow film critic Emmanuel Noisette of EMan's Movie Reviews to discuss the Statham-free action flick, The Transporter Refueled. Does this practical-stunts powerhouse close out the summer with a bang, or does it run out of gas before Act Two? Find out, as the guys gear up for the Labor Day box office's last great hope!

As always, we invite you to comment, follow, like, subscribe to, and share Kicking the Seat on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and Stitcher! You can also follow Emmanuel on Twitter and Instagram for the latest in spoiler-free-movie-review goodness!

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Friday
Sep042015

Ep111: Listen Up, ALEX ROSS PERRY!

Writer/director Alex Ross Perry's uniquely disturbing new film, Queen of Earth opens at Chicago's Music Box Theatre this weekend. Ian caught up with the filmmaker briefly to discuss his experimental psychological thriller, his strong belief in collaboration, and how the indie world prepared him for his leap to the big leagues.

If you're in the Windy City this weekend, swing by the Music Box on Saturday, September 5th, to see Perry live in conversation with fellow director/Queen of Earth producer Joe Swanberg (and Ain't It Cool News contributor Steve "Capone" Prokopy).

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Friday
Sep042015

Ep110: True Confessions with BOB BYINGTON!

Kicking the Seat grew up this week, with a little help from writer/director Bob Byington! His new film, 7 Chinese Brothers, opens at Facets today, and he spoke with Ian about "hipster monsters", the perks of being an Austin filmmaker, and why certain themes keep showing up in his movies. Long-time KtS readers know that Ian has been alternately fascinated with and turned off by Byington's work, but his latest opened up a world of possibilities he'd never considered.

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