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Wednesday
Jul112018

Ep330: Unidentified Flying Cupcakes

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie report back from the Octopus's Garden with a look at George Dunning's brain-bending animated adventure, Yellow Submarine, which turns fifty this year!

An anniversary restoration of the Beatles' music-filled journey beyond time, space, and sobriety is now in limited release. Ian has info about a special screening taking place on Monday, July 23rd at Downers Grove's historic (and historically beautiful) Tivoli Theatre--presented by the After Hours Film Society!

This is a shorter episode, fueled by way too much coffee, way too little sleep, and the guys' inability to piece together Yellow Submarine chronologically!

Episode 330 is making all its nowhere plans for nobody!

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Wednesday
Jul042018

Ep329: Declaration of IndependANTs

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie head into the quantum realm for a look at Ant-Man and the Wasp, which lands in theatres tomorrow. Ian was not a fan of the 2015 original (surprise, surprise), but he and David found this entry in the ever-expanding Marvel canon to be a (mostly) breezy antidote to the burdensome summer blockbuster. In this spoilerific chat, the guys break down the ways in which Peyton Reed's sequel alternately defines and defies comic-book-movie expectations; wonder aloud if the titular dynamic duo should return as headliners for a third outing; and argue the merits of star Evangeline Lily.

Also, Ian invites listeners to revisit Episode 107, in which he, Matt, and Graham turned their shrink ray on the first Ant-Man and predicted (hilariously, in hindsight) the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Episode 329 is impervious to Raid!

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Friday
Jun292018

Ep328: Blurred Lines

Today, The Kicking the Seat Podcast looks at the new road trip movie, Boundaries, which opening in select Chicagoland theatres today. Ian sat down with writer/director Shana Feste and actor Lewis MacDougall to discuss the dramedy, which also stars Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer.

Ian reviews the film to start things off, and talks about how Farmiga's casting might not have been the best idea (as weird and as painful as that is to consider). Also, he addresses the Peter Fonda controversy, and asks listeners to keep an ear out for a reference that should have been stricken from the final film--but which may survived the cut.

Also, Ian drops in on the latest episode of the 90 Under 90 Podcast to discuss 2002's Jackass: The Movie with co-hosts Dan and Jeremy Eden!

Episode 328's big wheels keep on turnin'!

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Ep327: Late Screening: Science and Danger!

It's a podcast sixty-five million years in the making! Today, Cole Rush of ColeTries.com returns for another edition of "Late Screening", after watching Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park* for the very first time! How does the innovative 1993 summer blockbuster stack up to the parade of popcorn putridity it inspired? Is it really that smart of a movie? And why does that "Samuel L. Jackson" guy look so familiar? Ian and Cole can answer these questions, but they're not so sure that they should!

Also, Ian talks about some of the great screenings in store for audiences at the Music Box Theatre's awesomely weird Cinepocalypse genre film festival, which concludes its second year tomorrow night!

Episode 327 spares no expense!

*In the intro, Ian incorrectly refers to Jurassic World as the fourth sequel to Jurassic Park. It's actually the third sequel, and the fourth movie in the series. Send coffee!

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Monday
Jun252018

Ep326: IZZY Worth It

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie bring you an impromptu look at Christian Papierniak's wonderful new dramedy, Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town. The new film from Shout! Studios stars Mackenzie Davis as a wannabe rocker who traverses Los Angeles in order to break up her ex-boyfriend's engagement party. What begins as an indulgent profile of youthful self-absorption evolves into one of the year's most complex and thoughtful films.

Ian and David go all-in here, so if you haven't seen the movie (which you absolutely should while it's still playing the AMC River East in Chicago), check bookmark this episode when you're ready for the guys' off-kilter, in-depth analysis.

Also, Ian talks about some of tonight's Cinepocalypse screenings at the Music Box, and reminds you that David will host a screening of one of his favorite 2018 films, The Rider, at Downers Grove's historic Tivoli Theatre. This event includes a Q&A with David afterwards, and is presented by the After Hours Film Society.

Episode 326 finds no shame in taking the bus!

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