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A weekly podcast from Chicago featuring new Movie Reviews, Top 5 Lists and insightful film talk with Adam Kempenaar and Sam Hallgren. (Formerly known as Cinecast)
Recent Episodes for Filmspotting
DATE: Sun, 26 Sep 2010
SIZE: 25.4 MB
FS #318: The Town / Top 5 Boston Films
Ben Affleck is back as director and actor with "The Town." Adam and Matty discuss, plus share Listener Feedback and their Top 5 Boston Films. RUNDOWN Filmspotting #318- :13-16:59 - Review: "The Town"Music: Utah Carol, "Find a Way"- 17:32-22:00 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: A. Choi)- 22:01-25:55 - Voicemail / Notes / Polls- 25:56-33:01 - Listener Feedback (Hitman Movies)Music: Utah Carol, "Misfits"- 33:40-53:34 - Top 5: Boston Films- 53:35-55:30 - Close MUSIC - Featured Artist: Utah Carol NOTES / CORRECTIONS - Ty Burr's "Reel Boston" - Long story... We recorded DVDs / Donations as usual, but couldn't get it in the show. That kind of week. SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Creative Screenwriting - iTunes
DATE: Sat, 18 Sep 2010
SIZE: 38.5 MB
FS #317: I'm Still Here / Top 5 Films of 1996 / Black Narcissus
Filmspotting's discussion of "I'm Still Here" -- chronicling the "lost year" of actor Joaquin Phoenix -- is NOT a hoax. Or is it? Plus, the second film in the Powell-Pressburger Marathon, "Black Narcissus," and the year-by-year countdown resumes with the Top 5 Films of 1996. RUNDOWN - :34-25:18 - Review: "I'm Still Here" Music: Smith Westerns, "Be My Girl" - 26:14-27:54 - Audible Recommendation - 27:55-32:27 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: J. Eaken) - 32:28-36:50 - Correction / Polls - 36:51-49:54 - Archers #2: "Black Narcissus" Music: Smith Westerns, "Girl in Love" - 50:52-59:13 - DVDs / Donations - 59:14-1:19:40 - Top 5: Films of 1996 - 1:19:41-1:24:07 - Close / Outtakes MUSIC - Featured Artist: Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns - iTunes NOTES / CORRECTIONS: - Has to be a new record bleeps in a show, right? - Full confession: "Bound" only jumped from honorable mention to #4 when I discovered my original pick ("Waiting for Guffman") was a 1997 film. SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Creative Screenwriting - iTunes
DATE: Sat, 11 Sep 2010
SIZE: 35.7 MB
FS #316: The American / Top 5 Hitman Movies
Filmspotting targets the new George Clooney "thriller" "The American," directed by Anton Corbijn. The lads also find some time to shoot down some Listener Feedback and turn their scopes on their Top 5 Hitman Movies. RUNDOWN - :19-18:12 - Review: "The American" Music: Spouse, "Vampire Love Song" - 19:08-24:26 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: D. Bermea) - 24:27-34:14 - Voicemail / Notes / Polls - 34:15-42:21 - Listener Feedback Music: Spouse, "What You're Feeling" - 43:22-56:40 - DVDs / Donations - 56:39-1:15:07 - Top 5: Hitman Movies - 1:15:08-1:17:58 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Featured Artist: Spouse - Spouse - iTunes NOTES / CORRECTIONS - Earmuffs alert: Pretty harmless swear word during Massacre Theatre... and a possible f-bomb during one of the top 5 clips, but mostly unintelligible. SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Creative Screenwriting - iTunes
DATE: Sat, 04 Sep 2010
SIZE: 38.5 MB
FS #315: The Tillman Story / Top 5 Fall Movie Preview / Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Filmspotting dissects two atypical "war" movies this week: Amir Bar-Lev's new documentary "The Tillman Story," which deconstructs the narrative put forth by the U.S. military in the wake of the friendly-fire death of former NFL star-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman... and... the Powell-Pressburger Marathon begins with 1943's "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp." Adam and Matty also don their hoodies to share their Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall Movies. This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com. RUNDOWN Filmspotting #315- :34-24:23 - Review: "The Tillman Story"Music: Title Tracks, "Every Little Bit Hurts"- 25:15-27:44 - Audible Recommendation- 27:45-31:37 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: B. Merriman)- 31:38-38:37 - Notes / Polls- 38:38-53:45 - Archers #1: "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"Music: Title Tracks, "Tougher Than The Rest"- 54:57-1:04:41 - DVDs / Donations- 1:04:42-1:20:48 - Top 5: Fall Movie Preview- 1:20:49-1:23:58 - Close / Outtakes MUSIC - Featured Artist: Title Tracks - Title Tracks - iTunes NOTES / CORRECTIONS: - We have it on good authority that the term "Kiwi" is not offensive. Adam dodged a bullett. - "Metropolis" at Milwaukee Film Fest SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Audible - Download a Free Audiobook - Creative Screenwriting - iTunes
DATE: Thu, 02 Sep 2010
SIZE: 23.4 MB
After Hours #17: Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom
At last! After Hours makes a repugnant return with a Listener's Choice discussion of Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1975 shock and awe (and vomit) "Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom." Plus, Adam and Matty share some of the great Listener Feedback that has slipped through the cracks the past couple months. Congratulations to all of the latest Filmspotting swag winners, chosen from donations announced on episodes #307-#314. Email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks for your continued support! NOTES / CORRECTIONS: - Gaspar Noe is probably pronounced "no-AY". - "Spellbound" Dream Sequence - Joe Conway's 48 Hour Film Project Entry
DATE: Fri, 27 Aug 2010
SIZE: 33.7 MB
FS #314: Animal Kingdom / Top 5 Australian Films
Special guest Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune sits in for Matty this week to discuss the new Australian crime drama "Animal Kingdom." Plus, Adam and Michael reveal their Top 5 Australian Films. MUSIC - Featured Artist: Free Energy SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Creative Screenwriting - iTunes RUNDOWN - :17-20:27 - Review: "Animal Kingdom" Music: Free Energy, "Free Energy" - 21:40-25:52 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: S. Rydman) - 25:53-35:45 - Notes / Polls - 35:46-41:53 - Listener Feedback (Duvall) Music: Free Energy, "Dream City" - 42:52-1:11:21 - Top 5: Australian Movies - 1:11:22-1:13:43 - Close / Outtakes NOTES / CORRECTIONS: - Massacre Theatre winner Susan Rydman is from Kearns, UTAH, not Kearns, Ohio. Completely Adam's fault. - Read Michael Phillips' reviews - Andrew Bovell adapted his play "Speaking in Tongues" for the film "Lantana."
DATE: Fri, 20 Aug 2010
SIZE: 34.7 MB
FS #313: Get Low / Top 5 Robert Duvall Performances
Hey, sports fans! As you know, Filmspotting comes to the microphones to praise films, NOT to bury them, and usually when the film in question involves Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and the legendary Robert Duvall, the lads find it easy to wax effusive. In this week's film "Get Low," Duvall's character, Felix Bush, invites everyone to attend his 'funeral party' and share a story about him. Oddly, in contrast to their peers at Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, your in-house elegiacal duo were left struggling for something nice to say. Luckily, the lads were able to fete Mr. Duvall properly later in the show by counting down their Top 5 Robert Duvall Performances. The guys also work in a fresh, glistening batch of Listener Feedback before Adam spends the rest of the podcast trying to convince a newly 26 year-old Matty that, no, one does NOT register for gifts for their birthday and that no matter how well-worded Matty's letter to Target may be, it probably would fall on deaf ears. Presenting sponsor: This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com. Download a free audiobook of your choice today at audiblepodcast.com/filmspotting.Massacre Theatre is presented by the Dangerous:Memories podcast Filmspotting's Top 5 is presented by the new book 26 Screenplays Music: Sarah JaffePodcast Partner: Creative Screenwriting - iTunes Filmspotting #313:31-18:13 - Review: "Get Low" Music: Sarah Jaffe, "Vulnerable" 20:23-24:59 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: Brian Richoux) 25:00-27:11 - Polls 27:12-39:44 - Listener Feedback Music: Sarah Jaffe, "Clementine" 40:43-49:20 - DVDs / Donations 49:21-1:12:07 - Top 5: Duvall Performances 1:12:08-1:15:49 - Close / Outtakes NOTES / CORRECTIONS:- "Hud" was based on Larry McMurtry's novel "Horseman, Pass By." - Patricia Neal won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for "Hud." - Porco "ROH-so" not "RAH-so" is probably correct, huh? Thoughts on "consigliere"? Don't skip the outtake.
DATE: Fri, 13 Aug 2010
SIZE: 34.7 MB
FS #312: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World / Top 5 Action Movie Romances / The Sheldrakes
August 13: If you press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Start, during the title screen of this week's episode of Filmspotting, you'll unlock a discussion of the hipsterific new action film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead"). Then, if you manage to collect all the Golden Erudite coins hidden throughout the overwrought discussion, you can warp ahead to this week's Sheldrake ceremony, wherein Adam and Matty bestow some awards to the best of their recently-wrapped Billy Wilder Marathon. Finally, listen in as the lads do battle with their dueling Top 5 Action Movie Romances ... that is, if Adam had bothered to actually include any action movies. Tron says, "Finish him." Presenting sponsor: This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com. Download a free audiobook of your choice today at audiblepodcast.com/filmspotting.Massacre Theatre is presented by the Dangerous: Memories podcast Filmspotting's Top 5 is presented by 26 Screenplays Music: Brett ShadyPodcast Partner: Creative Screenwriting - iTunes Filmspotting #312:31 - 17:22 - Review: "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"Music: Brett Shady, "Somebody Else"18:55 - 24:19 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: Andre Cadieux)24:20 - 27:08 - Polls / Notes27:09 - 44:03 - Billy Wilder Marathon AwardsMusic: Brett Shady, "She Ain't Worth It"44:35 -55:07 - DVDs / Donations55:08 - 1:11:50 - Top 5: Action Movie Romances1:11:51 -1:15:41 - Close / Outtakes NOTES / CORRECTIONS - Corey Atad's personal Top 5 Action Movie Romances at the Filmspotting Forum. - 48 Hour Film Project in Chicago.
DATE: Sat, 07 Aug 2010
SIZE: 38.7 MB
FS #311: Farewell / Dinner For Schmucks / Top 5 Acting Performances by Directors
August 6: Matt Singer from IFC News and the IFC News podcast sits in for Adam this week to discuss the new Cold War thriller "Farewell" and the Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy "Dinner For Schmucks." Plus, Matt and Matty share their Top 5 Acting Performances by Directors. Massacre Theatre is presented by the Dangerous: Memories podcast. Filmspotting's Top 5 is presented by 26 Screenplays. Music by Arcade Fire. Filmspotting #311 :16 - 21:16 - Review: "Farewell" Music: Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs" 21:35 - 27:42 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: Nathan Kerr) 27:43 - 34:05 - Polls / Contests 34:06 - 37:07 - Singer Recommends Music: Arcade Fire, "Modern Man" 38:27 - 52:36 - Review: "Dinner for Schmucks" Music: Arcade Fire, "Empty Room" 53:26 -1:02:01 - DVDs / Donations 1:02:02 - 1:20:42 - Top 5 Acting Performances by Directors 1:20:43 -1:24:35 - Close / Outtakes NOTES / CORRECTIONS- Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.
DATE: Fri, 30 Jul 2010
SIZE: 41.3 MB
FS #310: Todd Solondz Interview / Stalag 17 / Top 5 Performances of 2010 (So Far)
July 30: Check back soon for show description. Massacre Theatre is presented by the Dangerous: Memories podcast. Filmspotting's Top 5 is presented by 26 Screenplays. Music by Smile Smile. Filmspotting #310 :16-24:38 - Interview: Todd Solondz Music: Smile Smile, "Tempo Bledsoe" 25:07-29:22 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: J. Hickle) 29:23-36:28 - Poll Questions 36:29-51:54 - Wilder #5: "Stalag 17"Music: Smile Smile, "Beg You To Stay"52:26-1:01:01 - DVDs / Donations 1:01:21-1:26:18 - Top 5 Performances of 2010 (So Far) 1:26:19-1:30:19 - Close / OuttakesNOTES / CORRECTIONS- Thanks to Sam Van Hallgren for stepping up on short notice and doing the heavy production lifting on this episode! Without Sam and Golden Joe, there truly would be no show. - Not sure about that Isaiah Berlin essay Todd Solondz was referring to? Read about "The Hedgehog and the Fox". - Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.
DATE: Fri, 23 Jul 2010
SIZE: 41.4 MB
FS #309: The Kids Are All Right / Top 5 Films of 2010 (So Far)
July 23: It’s a cinematic Battle Royale this week as Matty “Beefcake” Ballgame and Adam “The Crying Dutchman” Kempenaar get between the Filmspotting arena ropes to offer up dueling lists of the Top 5 Films of 2010 (So Far). But wait? Is that … no … it can’t be? That’s the AV Club’s Scott Tobias’s music! And there he is! And he’s making his way to the ring to bludgeon our in-house tag-team with his own superior best of the year picks. Oh, this could get crazy folks! Almost as exciting as Matty and Adam’s takes on director Lisa Cholodenko’s "The Kids Are All Right," the new comedy starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo. Oh no, Tobias has taken out both gladiators, but here comes Armond “The Assailer” White, and he’s got a metal chair! Look out Scott! Oh, the humanity. Will film criticism ever survive? Massacre Theatre is presented by the Dangerous: Memories podcast. Filmspotting's Top 5 is presented by 26 Screenplays. Music by The Hoof and the Heel. Filmspotting #309 :16-18:28 - Review: "The Kids Are All Right" Music: The Hoof and the Heel, "The King Fin" 19:37-24:36 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Dan Burns) 24:37-28:05 - Poll Questions 28:06-41:47 - Top 5 Films of 2010: #5-4 41:48-46:55 - Disappointments of 2010 Music: The Hoof and the Heel, "Fireworks" 47:34-1:03:31 - DVDs / Contest Winners / Donations 1:03:32-1:26:19 - Top 5 Films of 2010: #3-1 1:26:20-1:30:19 - Close / OuttakesNOTES / CORRECTIONS - Read the winning entries in Matty's 'Song in a Movie Moment' contest. - In case you missed the multiple Armond White references. - Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.
DATE: Fri, 16 Jul 2010
SIZE: 41.2 MB
FS #308: Inception / The Apartment / Top 5 Dream Sequences
July 16: Check back for show description. Also on the show: Massacre Theatre -- presented by Running Hope Through America -- and music from Matthew Santos. Filmspotting #308 :13-21:00 - Review: "Inception" Music: Matthew Santos, "The Good Life"21:55-27:41 - New DVDs / Notes27:42-32:54 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Mike Davidson) 32:55-36:47 - Poll Questions36:48-55:57 - Wilder Marathon #4: "The Apartment" Music: Matthew Santos, "Break Free" 56:57-1:11:10 - Thank You / Donations 1:11:11-1:26:47 - Top 5: Dream Sequences 1:26:48-1:29:57 - Close / OuttakesNOTES / CORRECTIONS - Sam Smith on his process creating the artwork for Criterion Collection's "Everlasting Moments." - Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.
DATE: Fri, 09 Jul 2010
SIZE: 38.0 MB
FS #307: Twlight Saga: Eclipse / Winter's Bone / Top 5 Vampire Movies
July 9: This week's Filmspotting is comprised solely of a shirtless, lupine Matty and guest host, the gorgeous, sparkly Steve Prokopy (Capone, Ain't It Cool News) taking turns screaming 'Belllllllla' into the microphone. Yes, that's right, it's Twilight time here on Filmspotting with a discussion of the latest from the saga, "Eclipse." Then the boys will travel from the gloomy, sunless Pacific Northwest to the even more destitute and harrowing climes of the rural Ozarks for a discussion of the critically acclaimed thriller "Winter's Bone." Also, tying in with "Twilight's" display of the lusty young undead, Steve and Matty relate their Top 5 Vampire Films. All this and "Predators'" Louis Ozawa Changchien joins the Filmspotting Acting Troupe for a special rendition of Massacre Theatre. Also on the show: Music from Surfer Blood. Filmspotting #307 Check back for show rundownNOTES / CORRECTIONS- Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.
DATE: Fri, 25 Jun 2010
SIZE: 16.7 MB
After Hours #16: Directors of the Decade / Romero vs. Boyle
June 25: With Adam and Matty both doing some traveling this week, Filmspotting forgoes it's usual weekly format for a Listener Feedback-focused edition of After Hours, including more thoughts on the best Directors of the Decade. Plus, Matty goes Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on some zombie-definition obsessed listeners who take issue with his classification of Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later."NOTES / CORRECTIONS- Most egregious Clint Eastwood "groaner"? The decision to put the disembodied lips of Kevin Bacon's estranged wife on the phone in "Mystic River."- Josh in Normal, Illinois corroborates our take on "28 Days Later" as a zombie movie, citing Glenn Kay's "Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide." Kay lists it as one of the best zombie movies ever. Plus, there's this - "Zombies can run: why 28 Days Later is a zombie movie after all." - Read all about The 48 Hour Film Project... Check out this recent entry from Drew in Gaithersburg, Maryland... Mark Marshall in Boston won top prize in 2009. - Learn more about Writers In Treatment. - Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast can be accessed through iTunes here.- Follow more notes and corrections at http://twitter.com/filmspotting
DATE: Fri, 18 Jun 2010
SIZE: 35.2 MB
FS #306: Toy Story 3 / John C. Reilly / Top 5 Escape Movies
Adam’s got a Matty. Buzz has a Woody. Pixar trots out its intrepid team of toys for one more great escape with this week’s hot summer release of "Toy Story 3." Will Msrs. Lightyear and Sheriff recapture the magic that has endeared them to so many (including our in-house Waldorf and Statlers)? Or will the luster finally dull on the polyurethane and could the franchise possibly be down-graded from Mint to Near-Mint condition? Also on this week’s episode, John C. Reilly, star of the new film "Cyrus," drops in for a quick chat with Adam; the two delve into the finer points of improvisational acting, 1980’s national politics, and, uh, "Die Hard?" Finally, Matty teams up with James Garner while Adam hops on the back of Steve McQueen’s motorcycle to deliver Filmspotting’s Top 5 Escape Movies. On a side note, if anyone might have come across a 1984 Battle Armor Skeletor complete with “MRL” written in Sharpie on its side and borzoi puppy chew marks on the right foot, last seen at the Charles Lindbergh terminal of the MSP airport, Gate A4... if you could please just pop it in the mail addressed to the Filmspotting P.O. Box … seriously, no questions asked. Also on the show: Massacre Theatre -- presented by Running Hope Through America -- and music from Local Natives. Filmspotting #306 :13-18:13 - Review: "Toy Story 3" Music: Local Natives, "Wide Eyes" 18:52-24:01 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Steven Baker) 24:02-28:38 - Poll Questions / Notes28:39-45:15 - Interview: John C. Reilly Music: Local Natives, "Airplanes" 45:56-55:19 - DVDs / Donations 55:20-1:12:40 - Top 5: Escape Movies 1:12:41-1:16:51 - Close / OuttakesNOTES / CORRECTIONS- Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here. - Come and knock on my door... and we'll go to The Regal Beagle.
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