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Friday
Mar012019

Ep385: Late Screening: Hedley!

The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Cole Rush of ColeTries.com and The Quill to Live "pardner" up for another edition of "Late Screening", in which they take on Mel Brooks' landmark 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles! This heartfelt and hilarious farce about a black sheriff sent to disrupt a small Old West town offers a bold and hopeful commentary on race relations that still holds up today.

But what does our Millennial Correspondent make of the cavalcade of slurs, obscure references, and that oh-so-bizarre Third Act surprise? And could Mel Brooks make this film in our hyper-sensitive times? If not, is that a bad thing? Listen in and find out!

Episode 385 says the sheriff is near!

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Wednesday
Feb272019

Ep384: There's Something About GREEN BOOK

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie break down Hollywood's biggest night with a look at the 91st Academy Awards! From speeches to snubs, run-time to walk-outs, and a long-overdue debate over Green Book--this installment packs more of a punch than the billion think pieces that have emerged since Sunday's big show.

Also, Ian asks listeners to subscribe to Mike Crowley's just-launched You'll Probably Agree iTunes podcast, featuring audio from his recent YouTube appearance! Flash back to this pre-Oscars conversation to hear how the guys' Best Picture analyses stacked up to the actual results!

Episode 384 would like to thank everyone (except Bryan Singer)!

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Monday
Feb252019

Ep383: How He Got Into My Acid, I'll Never Know

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald drop out and tune into Otto Preminger's all-star acid experiment, Skidoo

If you've never seen the 1968 hippies-versus-squares farce starring Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Groucho Marx, and almost all the Batman TV show villains--well, you're missing out. Ian and Pat get into the highs and highlights of this nearly forgotten film, and also talk about the movies they love to share with friends.

Episode 383 is on a whole other trip, man!

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Friday
Feb222019

Ep382: No Small Parts

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie look at some little movies that are big on variety: the 2019 Oscar-nominated Shorts! The guys watched all fifteen films from three categories (Animation, Live-Action, and Documentary), and discuss the themes, social commentary, and odd connective tissue that make these short-form marvels noteworthy.

From dementia dramas to broken-home cartoons to proof that the Academy actively hates children--Ian and David confront one of the most unique celluloid grab bags in recent memory.

Also, Ian directs listeners to the latest episode of YouTube's You'll Probably Agree, in which he breaks down the Best Picture nominees with Mike Crowley!

Episode 382 will accept its award during the commercial break!

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Monday
Feb112019

Ep381: Saulnier School: Don't RUIN My PARTY!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast signs up for "Saulnier School" with Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C.! The guys take a semester off from talking about Dario Argento in order to study one of the most talented and under-appreciated filmmakers working today.

Saulnier's 2007 debut, Murder Party, and his 2013 follow-up, Blue Ruin, couldn't be more different, thematically--but they share a daring, unpredictable voice that places pitch-black comedy, dynamite characterization, and jaw-dropping violence above tired genre trappings. Whether dropping in on the world's worst Halloween party or riding along with a damaged, semi-competent homeless man's quest for revenge, Saulnier gives audiences more ideas and images to chew on than any six movies.

Ian and Aaron take their first steps in understanding how he does it.

Also, Ian gives listeners a heads-up about this year's F! This Movie Fest, taking place on Twitter March 9th! The theme is "The Films of 1986", and it might just be Patrick Bromley's most geek-tastic lineup yet!

Episode 381 is going for extra credit!

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