Kicking the Tweets

Ep87: THE LAZARUS Defect w/ Adam Fendelman!

On tap this week is David Gelb's fifth-place shock-flop, The Lazarus Effect! No one's excited about this movie, but that won't stand in the way of a thrilling conversation. The great and gracious Adam Fendelman of joins Ian to talk about mainstream horror's decline, unexpectedly effective fright flicks, and the possible motives of genre filmmaking's greatest off-screen villain!

Also, Ian makes the year's worst J.J. Abrams joke, plugs the last few hours of Kicking the Seat's "Me Am LEGO Bizarro" Contest, and teases the third-annual Chicago Critics Film Festival. It's downright scary how much we can cram into Episode 87's brisk fifty-five minutes!

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Ep86: Statuesque

And the award for "Least Timely Oscars Analysis" goes to...The KtS Podcast! Episode 86 honors the 87th Oscars with a look at the Academy's winners, losers, and legacy. Join Ian and Graham (and surprise guest Matt!) for a spirited chat that includes NPH's transcendent charisma; the efficacy of advertising; and The Hollywood Reporter's latest "Brutally Honest Ballots"! Dig out those tuxedo-pattern boxer shorts, gang, and enjoy the show!

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Ep85: THE KINGSMAN's Speech / Pity the Critic

Yep, The KtS Podcast has engaged "Stealth Mode" to drop a second episode on your unsuspecting ears this week! Things get down-right impolite when Ian, Denitsa, and Matt debate the merits of Matthew Vaughn's The Kingsman--and pick up an earlier discussion of why film critics are (or aren't) miserable people.

Episode 85 also includes a shout-out (Hey, Brad!), a contest reminder, and the most cursory mention of this Sunday's Oscars that you're likely to find. Good times, kids. Good times.

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to listen!


Ep84: 50 Shades of 50 SHADES OF GREY

The KtS Podcast gets all tied up in 50 Shades of Grey! How did a poorly written Twilight knock-off with admittedly complex ideas about sex and relationships get translated into this limp, personality-free movie? Denitsa sits down with Ian to school fans and critics alike for zeroing in on the wrong controversies. Also, Ian talks about the newest KtS Contest, "Me Am LEGO Bizarro!", and teases the third-annual Chicago Critics Film Festival!

Strap in and strap on, 'cause Episode 84 doesn't have a safe word!

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Ep83: Left, Right, and SNIPER!

In episode 83, The KtS Podcast takes aim at the controversies surrounding Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. Ian, Matt, and Graham talk about their unexpected reactions to the film; how it stacks up to other modern-warfare pictures; and whether its lack of a coherent political philosophy is a stroke of meta-genius or the mark of unsure footing.

Also, Ian plugs a couple of really cool events taking place next week: First up, David J. Fowlie of Keeping It Reel and the Chicago Film Critics Association will host screenings of The Godfather at Classic Cinemas Elk Grove on Tuesday, February 10th at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets are only $5, and include a Q&A with David after the show!

Lastly, scrap your Valentine's Day plans! On Saturday, February 14th, Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL will host actor Cary Elwes for a signing of his book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride--as well as a screening of Rob Reiner's comic-fantasy classic. Each ticket includes one copy of the book, plus two admissions to the event, and can be purchased from Anderson's Bookshop!