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Monday
Apr102017

Ep213: The Kitchen Sinks

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast shoots its way out of an identity crisis with Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie. Though Walter Hill's latest movie, The Assignment, might best be described as "Sin City meets The Room", Ian isn't sure that's a bad thing. David, of course, brings some sense to the conversation, which dives deep into a film he calls "utter trash". Can the guys find redemption beneath layers of bad prosthetics, ungodly logical fallacies, and scene-devouring turns by Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver?

You're just one click away from finding out the answers (and hearing the world's briefest and strangest eulogium for Don Rickles).

There are few certainties in life, but we guarantee you won't be the same after Episode 213!

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Friday
Apr072017

Ep212: Ido Fluk's Blind Luck

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast talks with writer/director Ido Fluk about his new film, The Ticket, which opens in limited release and hits VOD today, courtesy of Shout! Factory. What was it like working on an indie with the likes of Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, and Oliver Platt? How did Fluk achieve the beautiful yet claustrophobic sensory effects that make the main character's blindness our own? And how did he walk the fine line of spirituality versus religiosity in his collaboration with co-writer Sharon Mashihi?

You're moments away from finding out!

Also, Ian shares some thoughts on a problematic plot point, and reminds listeners about this Sunday's special Music Box Theatre engagement of the 1927 silent-film classic Wings, which will be accompanied by live music from the Prima Vista Quartet!

Episode 212 won't just open your eyes, it'll help you see!

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Ep211: Jim O'Heir's Midwestern Handshake

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast concludes its two-part coverage of the Chicago indie comedy, Landline, with a hilarious and informative conversation with actor Jim O'Heir. Last week, Ian sat down in Jim's hotel room to discuss absolutely everything, from Landline, to Parks and Recreation, to the trickiness of fame, to politics, and working with Steven Soderbergh!

Also, Ian explains why this installment is a day late; how an interview that wasn't initially supposed to happen instantly rocketed into his top-five favorite conversations; and how you can experience a silent-film classic as never before, this weekend at the Music Box Theatre!

Episode 211 earns its "Explicit" label right off the bat, and we swear it's the best thing you'll hear all week!

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Monday
Apr032017

Ep210: Smack Soufflé

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast revives its lust for life with a look at Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting! Along for the trip is Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, who balances Ian's fanboy perspective on the big-screen treatment of Irvine Welsh's drug-addled Scottish criminals.

Is there any benefit to going back to the well, other than pacifying fans who've demanded a follow-up for more than twenty years? Or is T2 just an empty window car on the nostalgia train? You'll find out what the guys think on this very personal episode, which includes insights Pat gleaned from a recent roundtable interview he participated in with Boyle himself!

Leading scientists warn that Episode 210 is highly addictive, even in the smallest dosage!

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Friday
Mar312017

Ep209: The Disconnect

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast unplugs and zeroes in on Chicago filmmaker Matthew Aaron, whose new movie, Landline, hits the Music Box Theatre today (and debuts on VOD next Tuesday, April 4). The writer/director/editor/producer stars in a comedy about an ad executive who ditches modern technology in favor of a simpler lifestyle. Of course, complications ensue.

Aaron's artistic journey is an unconventional one, beginning in the world of podcasting and culminating in three feature films, all slated for release this year. This episode is unconventional, too, as it ranges from politics to fame to the very real struggle of trying to make films in an everything-should-be-free media landscape. And you'll want to check back next Tuesday for the unofficial sequel (prequel?) to this installment, in which Ian speaks with another actor from the film, Parks and Recreation star Jim O'Heir.

Lastly, this may be the hardest episode Ian has put out, partially due to some of the political themes that he and Aaron get into; partially because Ian didn't actually like Landline. How does someone conduct a top-five personal favorite interview with the creator of a movie he couldn't stand?

Listen and learn.

Episode 209's heart is in the right place, though there may be no more bridges left to burn.

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