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Operation Kino 102: Do The Oscars Even Matter?
This week on Operation Kino, we've got a tidbit from Da7e-- with special guest Sean O"Connell-- talking about the future of Spider-Man, and a tidbit from Katey about Spotify and getting back into the music. Then there's a Pop Culture Existential Crisis, in which we ponder the deeper meanings behind the Toy Story franchise
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-02-19
Operation Kino 101 Review: Is It Ever A Good Day To Die Hard?
Yippee-ki-yay, Mother Russia. For the review segment of this week's Operation Kino we're talking about A Good Day to Die Hard, with special guest Matt Singer of Indiewire's Criticwire blog. We talk about where the movie stands among all the previous Die Hard movies
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-02-15
Operation Kino 101: Is Netflix A House Of Cards, Film Centipede, And A Makeover For The Show
This week on Operation Kino, you might notice we've gotten a makeover. Starting this week we'll be bringing you two episodes every week, with the main episode-- featuring tidbits, segment 3 and a few new features-- dropping on Tuesdays, and a review episode coming on Fridays
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-02-12
Operation Kino 100: The Family Interview Full Quell
This week on Operation Kino, we are amazed and delighted to be celebrating our 100th episode! As we have for every 25th episode-- or "Quarter Quell"-- we've changed up the format, and this time we've each brought in one of our family members for a discussion about… well, ourselves
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-02-08
Operation Kino 99: Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects, And What We've Learned After 99 Episodes
This week on Operation Kino, we're jumping ahead a week in the release calendar to review Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical film, Side Effects. From there we use the occasion of our 99th episode to look back at the show and what we've learned from it, including how to talk to people who disagree with you
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-02-01
Operation Kino 98: The Sundance Film Festival And The End Of Fringe
This week on Operation Kino, we're throwing out the usual format for plenty of reasons-- none of the week's new releases screened in time for us to see them, David is off recovering from surgery, and Katey and Patches are still (yes, still) at the Sundance Film Festival
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-01-25
Operation Kino 97: Mama And Our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013
This week on Operation Kino, we're coping with our childhoods raised feral in the woods by a mysterious ghost, as we review the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama. From there we take a look into our crystal balls for the year ahead, picking the movies of 2013
OpKino Katey Rich 2013-01-18
Operation Kino 96: Gangster Squad Reviewed And The Return Of Patches Matches Trivia
This week on Operation Kino, we're donning our fedoras and filming it all with terrible digital cameras, as we review Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad. From there we bring you the second-annual Patches Matches, in which Patches quizzes the co-hosts with questions about 2012 movies
OpKino Operation Kino 2013-01-11
Operation Kino 95: Our Top Ten Films Of 2012
This week on Operation Kino, we send out 2012 with a little bit of Carly Rae Jepsen and three separate top 10 lists, with Katey, David and Patches counting down their top 10 films of the year, and Da7e bravely moderating as always. Find out which four films made all three of our lists, which film inspired Patches to use the patented David Ehrlich top 10 cheat
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-12-28
Operation Kino 94: Do You Hear The Django Sing?
This week on Operation Kino, we are very angry ex-slaves who somehow find ourselves in revolutionary-era France, as we review both Les Miserables and Django Unchained. Before any of that, though, we have a lightning round inspired by Jack Reacher and The Hobbit, and then tidbits
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-12-19
Operation Kino 93: An Unexpected Journey With Hobbits, And Superlatives For 2012
This week on Operation Kino, we are packing our pipes and hopping on board a pony, as we join a band of dwarves for an adventure in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. From there we start wrapping up the year in movies with our 2012 Superlatives, in which we pick the best on-screen chemistry, the best line of dialogue
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-12-14
Operation Kino 92: This Is 40, And This Is Too Much Information
This week on Operation Kino, we don't even know why we're all still married to each other, as we review the latest glimpse into Judd Apatow's personal life, This is 40. From there we talk about Judd Apatow's oversharing and other filmmakers who base their work very closely on their own lives
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-12-14
Operation Kino 91: Silver Linings Playbook Gets A Full Four-Person Review
This week on Operation Kino, we're off our meds and running laps around the neighborhood, as all four of us-- yes, even Da7e saw it!-- review David O. Russell's new film Silver Linings Playbook. From there we jump into what's been a hot topic in the movie writing world lately: movie run times, whether there is a certain length movies should be
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-11-30
Operation Kino 90: At Sea With Life Of Pi And Trying To Take Our Families To The Movies
This week on Operation Kino, we're only got each other, a lifeboat, and this giant Bengal tiger, as we review Ang Lee's Life of Pi. From there we talk about the dilemma on the minds of many movie fans this week, as we attempt to take our families and loved ones to the movies and toe the line between picking movies everyone will like and actually trying to seek out the good stuff
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-11-21
Operation Kino 89: Swooning For Anna Karenina, And The New Short The Sleepover
This week on Operation Kino, we're embarking on a pretty ill-fated affair, as we review Joe Wright's gorgeous new movie Anna Karenina. From there we bring you the newest installment of OpKino Indie, in which Da7e chats with Chris Cullari, Jennifer Raite and Carolyn Jania, the team behind the new short film "The Sleepover,"
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-11-16
Operation Kino 88: Skyfall And More Films Defined By Their Eras
This week on Operation Kino, we let the sky FAAAAAAALLLL, we let it CRUM-BAAAAAAAALLLL, as we review the new James Bond movie Skyfall. From there we talk about the difference between the mid-aughts Casino Royale and the 2012 Skyfall, and how James Bond films and plenty of others are defined by the eras they come out in
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-11-09
Operation Kino 87: A Flight To A Galaxy Far, Far Away
This week on Operation Kino, we were planning to review Wreck-It Ralph, which was screening in New York on Tuesday… but if you don't know what happened to keep us from that screening, well, we'll save the surprise for you. But we were all on high ground long enough to review Robert Zemeckis's Flight instead, and then jump into a conversation about this new Star Wars film
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-11-02
Operation Kino 86: Cloud Atlas Has Great Editing. Wait, What's Editing?
This week on Operation Kino, we're yarning to the babbits, yay, and tellin' 'em the true-true, as we review the new film from Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas. After that extra-long review segment we get into the fact that everyone has praised the editing of Cloud Atlas, but… wait? What's editing?
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-10-26
Operation Kino 85: The Great Holy Motors, And The So-Bad-It's-Great Alex Cross
This week on Operation Kino, we've got our makeup mirror and our limo driver ready, as we review the experimental, very beloved new French film Holy Motors. From there we use one of the week's other new releases, Alex Cross, to talk about the phenomenon of movies that are so bad they're good, and whether that's actually a legitimate way to enjoy a film
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-10-20
Operation Kino 84: Going Undercover With Argo And Our Favorite Spies
This week on Operation Kino, if we're gonna make a fake movie, it's gonna be a fake hit, as we review Ben Affleck's insanely well-received new thriller Argo. From there we talk about the spy movie genre, which Argo belongs to in part, and which will be back in a big way with the release of the new James Bond movie Skyfall
OpKino Katey Rich 2012-10-12
Operation Kino 83: Taken 2 vs. Frankenweenie, Plus Digital vs. Film
This week on Operation Kino, we've got a highly specialized set of skills that we will use to bring our beloved pets back from the dead, as we review both Taken 2 and Frankenweenie, two of this weekend's new releases. From there we dive into the conversation that seems to be fascinating a lot of critics these days: digital vs. film
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-10-05
Operation Kino 82: Looper And Getting On Board With Time Travel Logic
This week on Operation Kino, we're reviewing Looper… or maybe we already reviewed it, 30 years ago, back before time travel was possible but illegal. After that, inspired by Looper and it's time travel plot, we talk about time travel devices in movies, and specifically how films that ask you to follow their logic
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-09-28
Operation Kino 81: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower And Loving A League Of Their Own
This week on Operation Kino, we can't believe you're also into The Smiths and Rocky Horror Picture Show, as we review the new high school movie The Perks of Being A Wallflower. From there we jump into a conversation inspired by Katey's manic desire to have more people recognize the greatness of A League of Their Own
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-09-21
Operation Kino 80: Wrapping Our Minds Around The Master And The Toronto Film Festival
This week on Operation Kino, all four of us are back together again, but not in the same country, with Katey calling in from the Toronto Film Festival so we can review The Master, which premiered there. And because Patches was also up in Toronto, we dedicate Segment 3 to discussing the festival, both which films we saw that we liked and the general importance of Toronto
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-09-14
Operation Kino 79: Bachelorette Turns Us All Into Mean Girls
This week on Operation Kino, we've regained ownership of Da7e but have lost David, so there are just three of us to soldier through and review the iTunes hit Bachelorette, which is in theaters this weekend. We're enduring a kind of crazy week, so we've ditched Segment 3, but we do have a lightning round
OpKino Operation Kino 2012-09-07
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