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Monday
Jul012019

Ep421: Late Screening: Backing Track

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of The Quill to Live navigate a dystopian, technological hellscape to bring you this "Late Screening" of James Cameron's The Terminator! The guys quickly discover that their conversation won't be complete until they've watched some of the other films in the series--resulting in an episode that mangles its own continuity worse than Genisys!

Also, Cole introduces a new game called "Referential Treatment", and Ian debuts the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel (now accepting "likes" and subscriptions)!

Episode 421 will find you. That's what it does! That's ALL IT DOES!!!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 3:34

The Terminator Trailer: 3:34 - 5:24

The Terminator Discussion: 5:24 - 46:20

Outro Music: 46:20 - 46:36

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Friday
Jun282019

Ep420: Brand Practice

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com come together to discuss Danny Boyle's new rom-com/fantasy, Yesterday! Himesh Patel stars as Jack, a struggling young musician who gets hit by a bus and wakes up in a world that has never heard of The Beatles.

Ian and Nick dig into the alternate realities Yesterday could have explored, and debate whether Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis delivered the best timeline. This long and winding chat also encompasses pop oddity Ed Sheeran, audience participation, and gaudy corporate greed! Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Also, Ian talks about two recent Beatles-themed Blu-ray releases: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, from the Criterion Collection, and Backbeat from Shout! Factory! Lastly, the new 90 Under 90 Podcast finds Ian waxing profane with Jeremy and Dan Eden about the 20th anniversary of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut!

Episode 420 would like to be under the sea!

Show Guide:

A Word from Arthur Jensen: 0:00 - 1:12

Intro Music: 1:12 - 1:26

Intro: 1:26 - 6:10

Yesterday Trailer: 6:10 - 9:09

Yesterday Discussion: 9:09 - 54:55

Outro Music: 54:55 - 55:51

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Wednesday
Jun262019

Ep419: I Wanna Hold Your Haneke

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast enjoys a peaceful summer day by the lake with Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C., who talks Ian through Michael Haneke's 1997 thriller, Funny Games. The scathing German meta-commentary about cinematic voyeurism (which recently made its Criterion debut) centers on a German family whose vacation is cut short by two sociopaths with a penchant for cruelty, manipulation, and violence.

This is one of Aaron's favorite films, and the guys explore Haneke's themes, filmmaking choices, and the writer/director's decision to do a shot-for-shot, English-language remake in 2007.

Episode 419 can't make an omelet without borrowing some eggs!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:46

Funny Games Trailer: 2:46 - 4:56

Funny Games Discussion: 4:56 - 1:00:36

Outro Music: 1:00:36 - 1:00:51

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Monday
Jun242019

Ep418: The Kind You Find in a Second-hand Store

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast sorts Pixar's latest into the "donate" pile with an unconventional look at Toy Story 4! Join Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel, Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews, and Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson for a balanced take on the further adventures of Woody, Buzz, Bo Beep, and their newest plastic sidekick, Forky.

Is the movie a home run, a cash grab, or an awkward addendum to a near-perfect trilogy? Listen in for a nuanced analysis that you won't find anywhere else!

Also, Don talks about what it's like to be one of only two Rotten Tomatoes-certified critics to have given Toy Story 4 a "Rotten" rating. From the nuance of his position; to potentially criminal reader backlash; and an attempted intervention on the part of his colleagues, you'll get an inside look at the rough-and-tumble craft of film criticism!

You've got a friend in Episode 418 (for now, at least)!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 2:56

Toy Story 4 Trailer: 2:56 - 5:12

Toy Story 4 Discussion: 5:12 - 1:35:11

Outro Music: 1:35:11 - 1:35:25

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Wednesday
Jun192019

Ep417: BEING FRANK with Jim Gaffigan and Miranda Bailey!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast aims for the head and the heart with Being Frank! Ian recently participated in round table interviews with comedy superstar Jim Gaffigan and actor/writer/producer-turned-feature director Miranda Bailey! Joining him on the mic are Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com and Clint Worthington of Consequence of Sound and The Spool for an inside look at the making of a comedy about a teenage boy who discovers that his father is actually the (ostensible) head of two households.

And to see Leo Brady and Linda Lerner's video interviews from that same press day, check out A Movie Guy.com!

Also, Ian talks about some more awesome events that will close out Cinepocalypse 2019 and a special Friday screening of Echo in the Canyon with Jakob Dylan in attendance--both at the Music Box!

Episode 417 is a great dad!

Show Guide:

Intro Music: 0:00 - 0:14

Intro: 0:14 - 5:30

Beng Frank Trailer: 5:30 - 8:00

Jim Gaffigan Interview: 8:00 - 39:52

Transition Music: 39:52 - 40:43

Miranda Bailey Interview: 40:43 - 1:08:27

Outro Music: 1:08:27 - 1:08:41

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