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Friday
May122017

Ep223: Malick Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast celebrates a full year of weekly shows with a long-promised look at Terence Malick's Badlands! The show comes full circle as Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com joins Ian to talk about a movie that had been a cinematic blind-spot for both of them, and which offers a mind-expanding perspective on a filmmaker they'd taken issue with on some level. The guys also dig into the true-crime roots of Malick's story (thanks to Criterion's gorgeous, extras-packed Blu-ray), and tiptoe into the film's spiritual underpinnings.

Also, Ian talks about what reaching the consistent 52-week mark (with 93+ episodes!) means to him, and urges listeners once again to head to the Music Box Theatre this weekend for the fifth Chicago Critics Film Festival! Need more convincing? Check out festival co-founder and Chicago Film Critics Association board member Erik Childress's interview with Richard Roeper on Fox 32!

Episode 223 is an installment of true romance--a bona fide love affair between host, audience, and their art form of choice!

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Wednesday
May102017

Ep222: Why So SERIAL?

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast talks with actress Mink Stole about John Waters' prescient 1994 satire, Serial Mom, which is now available on a special-edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory! The fearless, chameleonic Dreamlander opens up on her approach to performing; how she feels about playing outrageous, vulgar characters; and the Pink Flamingos stunt that almost ended in disaster!

Also, Ian reminds listeners of this weekend's Chicago Critics Film Festival, and shares a Star Wars Day story unlike any other!

Episode 222 has a dirty mouth that only a mother could love!

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Friday
May052017

Ep221: Planet with a Manly Face

The Movie Summer of 2017 has ended before it's begun--so say Ian and Keeping it Reel's David Fowlie, who blast off into the rip-roaring, gut-busting, heart-tugging adventure of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Yes, James Gunn's sequel is so much more than glossy blockbuster product; it's a bona fide, beautiful fantasy picture that digs deep into big ideas.

Have Gunn and company done more than just get better at hiding their influences this time out? Can Ian edit this episode before his second son arrives? And what makes Kurt Russell so freaking awesome? Listen and find out!

No matter how you slice it, Episode 221 has more daddy issues than Parents Magazine's back catalogue!

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Wednesday
May032017

Ep220: The Charles Band Cinematic Universe?

The summer's most anticipated sequel is here! Yes, less than a year after its predecessor lulled audiences into a hash-hazed stupor, Charles Band's Evil Bong 666 has crash-landed on VOD! Mark "The Movie Man" Krawczyk once again joins Ian on mic to dissect the further adventures of Rabbit, E.B., The Gingerdead Man, and whoever the hell Robin Sydney plays in this one!

Surprisingly, the sixth installment of Full Moon Features' no-budget franchise is one of the best yet, and Ian and Mark talk about exactly what that means. Is Charles Band really building an intricate cinematic universe to rival that of big-budget bohemoths Marvel and DC?

Also, Ian gives a shout-out to former guest and present Emmy winner Jim O'Heir, and reminds Chicagoans of comedian Dylan Brody's one-man show, Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood, which begins a two-week run tonight at the Apollo Theatre!

Yes, Episode 220 is a fun but deadly-serious defense of a possessed-bong movie. No, we're not high.

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Monday
May012017

Ep219: The Über Critic Takes Manhattan

Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast soaks up the Tribeca Film Festival's vicarious thrills with Pat "The Über Critic" McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com! Pat recently returned from his first out-of-town movie-fest, and sat down with Ian to share his experiences on the red carpet; talk about a wonderful encounter in a not-so-wonderful press room; and offer advice on how to get the biggest bite out of the Big Apple's premiere cinema showcase.

As a bonus, you'll hear from a couple of the huge names Pat spoke to on his trip!

The guys also raise a cup of coffee to the late, great Jonathan Demme, and give a shout-out to Reel Honest Reviews' Pamela Powell, who was unable to attend Tribeca at the last minute.

If you can make it in Episode 219, you can make it anywhere!

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