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Operation Kino 119 Review: World War Z Eats Our Brains
Can Brad Pitt save the world from a zombie apocalypse if he can't even save his own movie's troubled production?We're here to find out as we review this weekend's latest attempted blockbuster, World War Z, with Fangoria's Sam Zimmerman brought in as an expert witness. All that plus a little discussion of Monsters University and your answers to our lightning round question about animated prequels you actually want to see
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-21
Operation Kino 119: Critics, Yeezus, And Pixar's Winning Streak
This week we're still puzzling over the Man of Steel critical response, and why so many people seemed to only want to reviews they already agreed with. We also talk about Pixar's so-called winning streak, the video game The Last of Us, Kanye West's new album Yeezus, and animated films that we really want to see get a prequel
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-18
Operation Kino 118 Review: Man Of Steel Soars, Stumbles, And Makes David Insecure
It's a bird…it's a plane…no, it's this week's Operation Kino! All four of us are together to talk about Man of Steel, the new Superman movie that has the entire Internet divided-- and we are no different! Listen for the comparisons to Green Lantern, stay for David's hangups about Russell Crowe in Les Miserables and comparing his own body to Superman's. All that plus your answers to our lightning round inspired by Marlon Brandon's Superman cameo
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-14
Operation Kino 118: Is Vulgar Auteurism Really A Thing?
This week the gang's all back together, and we celebrate by forcing David-- and everyone else-- to talk about this hot next thing called Vulgar Auteurism, and whether or not it actually is a thing. Plus tidbits from Katey about the upcoming adaptation of the book Serena and from Da7e about why you can't buy Indiana Jones movies individually. And Film Centipede makes a return, with a DC Comics slant. All that plus a lightning round inspired by great cameos in movies
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-11
Operation Kino 117 Review: Seth Rogen's This Is the End Avoids the Apatow Apocalypse
This week David Ehrlich, Matt Patches, and Jordan Raup of TheFilmStage.com play themselves in a review of Seth Rogen's directorial debut This Is the End. Rogen alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride in the apocalyptic comedy, but does the meta-approach work wonders or signal the end of the Apatow era?
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-07
Operation Kino 117: Were Google and Tumblr Part of Carl Sagan's Dream for the Universe?
This week, Katey, Dave, and David are all MIA — so it's up to Patches to pick some topics and wrangle the Internet's best to talk them out. First up, Patches and James Rocchi of MSN Movies profess their love for Cosmos and discuss Carl Sagan's influence on movies.
opkino Operation Kino 2013-06-04
Operation Kino 116 Review: Man vs. Nature vs. Now You See Me vs. After Earth
This week we'd like to welcome you back to Earth and show you a magic trick in three acts. That's right, this week sees two major non-franchise releases so we thought we'd touch on them both. Magical caper Now You See Me leads us off followed up by a discussion of M. Night Shyamalan's newest Smith-family joint.
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-31
Operation Kino 116: Streaming Now
This week we're down a Katey and decide that it would be a great time to check up on the ever-changing landscape of streaming entertainment. House of Cards might have been the vanguard, but is Arrested Development that game-changer? Plus discussions about Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon fighting over Quicksilver and Patches' Troma/Cannes experience, a mini-segment about ILLUSIONS, and a lightning round inspired by After Earth.
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-28
Operation Kino 115 Review: Revving It Up For Fast & Furious 6
VROOM! VROOM! or…yeah…something. Deadline's Jen Yamato joins the furious pair of Katey and David to discuss Justin Lin's final entry into the Fast and Furious Franchise. Complete with a group of bikers revving through the streets outside of Jen's apartment.
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-24
Operation Kino 115: Talking About Spoilers, Because We Cannes
This week we are gallivanting along the French Riviera-- or standing outside in torrential downpours, depending on how you look at it-- as Patches checks in with an update from the Cannes Film Festival. Katey and Da7e talk spoiler culture, David waxes poetic over Before Midnight, Da7e explains a bit about the future of zombie Community, and we have a lightning round inspired by Fast & Furious 6
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-21
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
opkino Katey Rich 2013-05-17
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-14
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?
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-10
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-07
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-05-03
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-04-30
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-04-26
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-04-23
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
opkino Operation Kino 2013-04-19
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.
opkino Katey Rich 2013-04-16
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