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Friday
Dec162016

Ep177: ROGUE ONE: A [SPOILERS!] STORY

2016's most anticipated blockbuster is here! The Kicking the Seat Podcast does a trench run on Rogue One with a little help from David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel. Because we've been asked by the Mouse House not to ruin any key plot developments for those who wish to remain unspoiled, we've included a twist-free talk, followed by a highly detailed analysis of the film. Don't worry, our shields are impenetrable!

But that's not all! In this impossibly packed show:

Episode 177 will be an episode long remembered.

Oh, yeah, and SPOILERS!!!

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Monday
Dec122016

Ep176: Taking the LONG WAY NORTH with Rémi Chayé

On today's episode, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes director Rémi Chayé to talk about his new animated film, Long Way North! This thrilling family adventure follows a 19th Century Russian teenager on a trek through the Arctic, in search of her missing explorer grandfather. Though Chayé is well known for his work on movies like The Painting and the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells, this is his first time as a feature director. Ian spoke with Chayé from Paris last week about stylistic choices, competing with big-studio fare, and epic journeys both real-life and animated.

Long Way North opens this Friday at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center, and you can catch two versions of the film, in both the original French-language audio and with an English voice cast. For tickets and more information, visit siskelfilmcenter.org/longwaynorth.

Climb aboard Episode 176, as we travel to parts unknown in search of cinematic truth!

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Friday
Dec092016

Ep175: You Don't Know JACKIE

This week, The Kicking the Seat Podcast conspires with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com to examine Pablo Larrain's impactful new film, Jackie! Fifty-three years on, there's still a great deal of mystery surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and Larrain and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim have crafted a stirring portrait of a First Lady in mourning--anchored by an uncannily spot-on performance by Natalie Portman. Listen in as Ian and Pat talk aesthetics, accents, and American amnesia--with a little help from the late, great Bill Hicks.

Ian finally got his "Pat Pic" after the guys met JACKIE director Pablo Larrain in October!

Also, Ian reminds you to reserve your seat for a special January 19th screening of the documentary Embrace, hosted by the Now Playing Network's Jim Laczkowski. The movie follows first-time Australian filmmaker Taryn Brumfitt as she circles the globe examining body issues and body-shaming, and their impact on different societies. Jim has teamed with Gathr to put on a show at Chicago's AMC River East, which will include a screening and a Q&A moderated by Jim. All proceeds will go to the Chicago Women's Health Center

Lastly, Ian offers special thanks to Phil Gullett of Phil Are Go! for helping to improve the audio presentation of this (and future) episodes.

 

 

Episode 175 invites you to kick back (and to the left) and enjoy the show!

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Ep174: MANCHESTER Divided

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast wades deeper into Awards Season with a look at Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea! You'll find few dissenting voices regarding this highly praised new drama, and only David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel could talk Ian down from the critical ledge (Surprise, surprise, Ian didn't care for a movie everyone loves). During this lengthy and spoiler-filled discussion, the guys debate character, structure, and emotional consistency, while digging deep to find common ground.

Also, Ian puts out a clarion call on behalf of the Now Playing Network's Jim Laczkowski, who has teamed with Gathr to host a January 19th* screening of the new documentary, Embrace, at Chicago's AMC River East Theatre. The movie follows first-time Australian filmmaker Taryn Brumfitt as she circles the globe examining body issues and body-shaming, and their impact on different societies. Not only will your ticket enable the screening and a Q&A moderated by Jim, all proceeds will go to the Chicago Women's Health Center! This is the essence of crowd-funding, so let's build a crowd!

Love. Laughter. Truth. A Transformers: The Movie reference. Episode 174 has it all!

*Note: In the intro, I incorrectly referred to a January 13th screening. The event will take place on the 19th at 7:30pm.

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Wednesday
Nov232016

Ep173: Candyland Path of Peril

The Kicking the Seat Podcast shakes off the late-fall doldrums with a breath of fresh island air! This week, Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson and his wife, Thanh, join Ian at the Golden Nugget to discuss all things Moana. How does Disney's latest animated marvel stack up to its catalogue of musical blockbusters? Where's the line between mythology and mumbo-jumbo? And is everything really better with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

Everything's on the table (right next to the bacon) in this lively late-night chat about a truly charming film. As a bonus, the gang touches on the new pre-feature short film, Inner Workings.

Episode 173 gives thanks for CGI escapism and kick-ass female heroes (not all of whom are princesses)!

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