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Monday
Oct022017

Ep259: Rob Zombie's Last Day of October

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes back Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. to help kick off the annual Horror 101 "Scare-a-Thon"! Every day this month, the good doctor will watch as many fright flicks as he can manage in order to raise money for the American Women's Self Defense Organization and IMPACT Chicago!

To get in the spirit of the season, Ian and Aaron talk about Rob Zombie's 31, a crowd-funded slice of nastiness that takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of unique underground terrors--allegedly. As you'll hear, the guys appreciate what Zombie has achieved as an independent voice in genre filmmaking, while acknowledging that his bag of tricks is well frayed at the seams.

Also, Ian mentions the Shortcut 100 film festival, which takes over the Music Box Theatre on Sunday, and offers a few words about this particularly dark day.

Episode 259 hopes to re-light your Jack-o-lantern!

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Friday
Sep292017

Ep258: Lexicon of Grunge

This week, HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald returns to the Kicking the Seat Podcast to talk about Doug Pray's essential Seattle grunge documentary, Hype! There's also a healthy dose of nonsense thrown in, including superhero rankings; the efficacy of film criticism; and the birth of a new identity--sort of.

Episode 258 can't find a better man!

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Monday
Sep252017

Ep257: Something Completely TIFFerent!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes back Pam Powell of Reel Honest ReviewsThe Daily Journal, and FF2 Media for a look at the recently wrapped Toronto International Film Festival! Pam talks about the logistics of getting around a film festival; breaks down the best movies she saw; and recommends some emerging talents that you should definitely look out for during Awards Season.

Also, Ian tells you about the third annual Movie Hooley Irish-American Film Festival opening this week at the Gene Siskel Film Center; shares his surprising take on the new Reese Witherspoon rom-com; and draws the line (sort of) between obsessive fandom and financial responsibility, thanks to a line of special-edition Madballs.

Episode 257 is on the list, we swear!

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Friday
Sep222017

Ep256: They're Gonna Make it After All!

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast talks about Lena Khan's The Tiger Hunter with HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald! This heartwarming family comedy about an Indian immigrant looking for success and love really worked for one of the guys--but not so much the other. The ensuing conversation offers a lively, fascinating, and at times bawdy look at how we watch movies and perceive themes.

Also, Ian teases several cool goings-on in Chicago next week, including his coverage of the upcoming red carpet premiere for Jennifer Reeder's comedy, Signature Move, and his appearance on the Now Playing Network's "Fresh Perspective" podcast!

All this, plus a bona fide act of God await in this audacious installment!

Episode 256 keeps up appearances, but has nothing to prove!

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Wednesday
Sep202017

Ep255: Honor Thy MOTHER! and Stanton

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie dig deep into Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (don’t read that out loud). The controversial new film tackles some weighty issues in an unconventional fashion, but not everyone can agree on what those issues even are--or if the writer/director effectively deals with them in his twisted horror/drama about a frustrated couple living in isolation. Wild theories and spoilers follow for one of the year’s very best films, so turn back now if you wish to maintain the mystery!

Also, the guys give a brief eulogy for the inimitable Harry Dean Stanton--an actor of such unparalleled caliber that Roger Ebert named half a movie rule after him!

Listen in for all that, plus the return of Asian Pop-up Cinema, the Reeling Film Festival, and the end of our “Never Forget” contest!

Episode 255 would kiss mother! with this mouth!

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