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Monday
Sep182017

Ep254: The Master Cylinder

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes back Aaron Christensen of Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. to discuss two little-seen and wildly different "backyard horror" movies. The guys take on the controversial "video nasty", Suffer, Little Children and J.R. Bookwalter's low-budget zombie-apocalypse epic, The Dead Next Door!

At first glance, neither movie is worth the time of audiences who prefer polish (and semi-professionalism) in their entertainment, but Ian and Aaron delve into the hows and whys of each film's trashy treasures--including a sidebar about censorship in UK horror. Plus, Ian brings up some fascinating info on Bookwalter, courtesy of an old Love-It-Loud interview with the writer/director that he found while doing his homework for this episode.

Also, Ian teases the return of Asian Pop-up Cinema, which kicks off its fifth season this Wednesday night!

Episode 254 is our most odd odyssey into obscurity!

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Friday
Sep152017

Ep253: Floaties

This week, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie follow a really creepy clown into the sewers, lured by the promise of a great talk about Andy Muschietti's It! How does the record-breaking horror blockbuster measure up to other Stephen King adaptations? How can the inevitable second chapter possibly top the first? And is this even a horror movie?

Listen in for these answers and more! The guys also talk about Simon West's abominable new action movie, Gun Shy, and inadvertently launch a new contest (that makes two going on right now!)!

Episode 253 won't wait twenty-seven years to feed on your brain!

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Friday
Sep082017

Ep252: Late Screening: Cole's ENCOUNTERS!

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast and ColeTries.com launch a new monthly series called "Late Screening", in Ian and Cole discuss a classic film that Cole (and, in some cases, Ian) has never seen before! First up is Steven Spielberg's 1977 sci-fi masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

As you'll soon hear, the guys would definitely put "masterpiece" in quotes--and not just for the sake of grammatical correctness! How has the alien-visitation blockbuster aged in the forty years since its release? How does the theatrical re-issue sabotage the experience for newcomers? And why does no one seem to notice that Richard Drefuss' character is an irredeemable tool?

Also, Ian mentions some smaller releases hitting theatres this weekend, and shares details on the strangest contest Kicking the Seat has ever run--and that's saying something!

Episode 252 means something! It's important!

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Friday
Sep012017

Ep251: I DO...UNTIL I DEATH NOTE

This week, The Kicking the Seat Podcast and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel discuss two very different movies that fall short in similar ways. Lake Bell’s I Do…Until I Don’t and Adam Wingard’s Death Note promise big ideas and bigger emotions, but they take such frequent wrong turns as to become cautionary tales for filmmakers.

The guys also touch on whitewashing, Wonder Woman, and Wingard’s prospects for delivering the mother of all monster movies in 2020.

Episode 251 is in an open relationship with a rogue Shinigami. Everybody into the hot tub!

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Friday
Aug252017

Ep250: #war

The Kicking the Seat Podcast crosses the quarter-thousand mark with a sobering look at three of summer's great cinematic apocalypses! Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie joins Ian to discuss some recent films about war: In This Corner of the World, War for the Planet of the Apes, and the 3D re-release of 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

What do these very different visions of mankind's obsession with self-destruction say about the creators and audiences who shaped them? Are these warnings to be taken seriously, or artistic yet disposable entertainments?

If you missed these movies amidst the season's transforming robots and wonderful women, please seek them out and enjoy this heavy but hopeful conversation.

Episode 250 is taking up arms...to give out free hugs.

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