Operation Kino 114 Review: Star Trek Into The Nerdiest Star Trek Into Darkness Review
This week we've all been handed red shirts and sent to work in engineering-- which means that, inevitably, not all of us will survive the episode as we review Star Trek Into Darkness. In this spoiler free-for-all conversation we're joined by certified Trek fanatic Jordan Hoffman to talk about the latest film from J.J. Abrams
Operation Kino 114: What Does Scarcity Even Mean These Days Anyway?
This week we wonder why people pay for something that's "rare" in an era where anything-- including those fancy Mondo posters-- can be replicated infinitely. If that sounds confusing, trust us, Da7e explains it. Plus discussions about the indie film Zero Charisma and John McCain's scheme to fix television, a listener voicemail question about movies opening earlier overseas than in the United States, and a lightning round inspired by Star Trek Into Darkness
Operation Kino 113 Review: Join Us For The Great Gatsby, Old Sport
This week we'd like you to join us for a ride on our hydroplane, old sport, as we sweep up the confetti and champagne glasses left over from our screening of The Great Gatsby. Did Baz Luhrmann's experiment with 3D actually work with his maximalist aesthetic? Are the crazy party sequences great, or great to the point that they'll make you sick? And who is this Gatsby fellow anyway?
Operation Kino 113: Predicting The Themes Of This Year's Summer Movie Season
This week we bring in Movies.com mastermind Erik Davis to look at the year's crop of summer movies, and which trends we see emerging by the time the weather cools down again. Katey talks over her first time watching Road House, David sings the indie praises of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, and we test our memories of the year's films so far with a quick round of Patches Matches. All that plus a lightning round inspired by The Great Gatsby
Operation Kino 112 Review: Iron Man 3 Is A Very Shane Black Superhero Movie
This week we each step into our individually crafted Iron Man suits-- or are we just controlling them with our minds?-- to review Iron Man 3, the movie you are probably going to see no matter what we tell you. We also share your answers to our lightning round question about panic attacks in movies
Operation Kino 112: The Searchers, The Simpsons, Mud And Terrible Marvel Music
This week we're highlighting a conversation that Patches had with Glenn Frankel, author of the remarkable new book The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend. We also ponder why Marvel movies have such terrible scores, try to figure out our mild disappointment with Jeff Nichols' Mud, and figure out how on earth Katey never particularly got into The Simpsons. All that plus a lightning round inspired by the panic attacks in Iron Man 3
Operation Kino 111 Review: Pain & Gain Is Roided-Out Near-Greatness
This week we want to pump-- *clap!*-- you up, as we review Michael Bay's roided-out American Dream made celluloid, Pain & Gain. We're joined by Da7e, who isn't technically a special guest but who hasn't reviewed a movie with us in ages, so it felt special anyway. We talk about whether Pain & Gain's dumb jokes outweigh its good parts, the comic genius of The Rock, and the movie's surprising violence-- even in moments when it's totally hilarious. We also pick your answers to our lightning round question about Robin Williams's best movie
Operation Kino 111: Apologizing For Armageddon And Falling Back In Love With Tribeca
This week we are shocked and horrified to learn that Michael Bay apologized on behalf of Armageddon, and aim to set the record straight on its greatness. Katey talks about her experience at the Indie Grits Film Festival, David is feeling more optimistic than ever about the Tribeca Film Festival, and we ask for your help in supporting our friend Ed Douglas in his fight against cancer
Operation Kino 110 Review: Alone On Earth With Tom Cruise In Oblivion
In Oblivion Tom Cruise thinks he's the last man on earth, but he's wrong… because we're here with him, wondering why his movie is so derivative from a million other sci-fi films, and how we can steal his Yankees hat. We're joined by Kase Wickman of Next Movie to review Oblivion, and we also choose your answers to our lightning round question about directors who would be perfectly suited to TV
Operation Kino 110: Place Beyond The Pines Director Derek Cianfrance And His Secret Musical Dreams
This we are joined by Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance to talk about his new film, his ongoing collaboration with Ryan Gosling, his dreams of making a musical and much more. We also talk about the Sundance series Top of the Lake, the Evil Dead remake, and whether or not we should be worried about Terrence Malick's sped-up production schedule. All that plus a lightning round inspired by Jane Campion's move to television.
Operation Kino 109 Review: The Pigs, Worms And Malick Influences Of Upstream Color
What do the pigs mean? How about the worms? Did he survive the same trauma that she did? Does the Foley recording have anything to do with the kidnapping and the surgery? Those are just a handful of questions we wound up asking about Upstream Color, and we attempt to solve them as we review the new film from Shane Carruth, with film critic-about-town Sam Adams (of The AV Club, the Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out NY and more) to help us out
Operation Kino 109: Resurrecting Clue And Honoring Ebert With It's A Disaster Director Todd Berger
This week we are lucky enough to be joined for the entire show by Todd Berger, the writer and director of the new indie comedy It's A Disaster, which is currently available on VOD and iTunes and is heading to theaters this weekend. At Todd's suggestion we discuss the under-appreciated 1985 comedy Clue, spend some time nitpicking Skyfall, remember Roger Ebert, and talk to Todd about making a black comedy about what happens when the apocalypse interrupts the world's worst brunch. All that plus a lightning round inspired by the biopic 42
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Operation Kino is a weekly podcast featuring Katey Rich, Matt Patches, David Ehrlich and Da7e Gonzales. Each Friday we review a current movie release and discuss a larger pop culture topic. Follow us on Twitter at @opkino.
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