Monthly Archives: November 2013

CinEffect Podcast Episode 22

Yet another content filled episode as we have a hefty section detailing the newly released Playstation 4, and review Matthew McConaughey’s “alright alright alright” in Dallas Buyers Club, get a snippet of the AFI Film Festival with a review of Ari Folman’s The Congress, and conclude with a detailed discussion about The Hunger Games and its second installment, Catching Fire.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

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EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Abraham’s Daughter by Arcade Fire
(0:45) Intro

GAMES
(1:29) Alex got the PS4
(11:39) Battlefield 4 and the Dualshock 4
(21:18) Killzone: Shadowfall
(33:30) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
(50:02) Contrast
(55:51) Tearaway

MOVIES
(59:29) About Time
(1:06:59) The Congress
(1:24:55) Dallas Buyers Club
(1:45:07) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(2:08:34) What’s Coming Out This Week?
(2:14:04) Links/Outro

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues with a look at my favorite film from Miyazaki, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Grave of the Fireflies

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues again this week to look at Isao Takahata’s devastating Grave of the Fireflies. Click here to read the full article and feel the feels.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

The Studio Ghibli Retrospective not only continues, but we make it to the company’s most iconic film: Miyazaki’s beloved My Neighbor Totoro. Click here to read the full article.

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AFI Fest Review: ‘The Congress’

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I was sadly only able to see one film at the AFI Film Festival, but boy did I pick a good one. I review Ari Folman’s follow-up to Waltz With Bashir, the beautiful, beguiling, disorienting The Congress, which stars Robin Wright as… Robin Wright. Click here to read the full review from the fest.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 21

A jam-packed episode this week as Chris and Alex gush over Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, reminisce the disappointments of both Thor: The Dark World and Ender’s Game, get meta with The Stanley Parable, brag about seeing Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises before everyone else, and other such shenanigans.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) The Wind Rises Theme
(1:25) Intro

GAMES
(10:14) The Typing of the Dead
(16:43) The Stanley Parable
(26:16) Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

MOVIES
(39:07) Ender’s Game
(1:01:56) The Wind Rises
(1:19:00) 12 Years A Slave
(1:41:36) Thor: The Dark World

(2:08:33) What’s Coming Out This Week?
(2:12:18) Links/Outro
(2:15:33) 12 Years A Slave OST by Hans Zimmer

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Castle in the Sky’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective takes to the skies this week, as I discuss Castle in the Sky and the sheer force of optimism. Click here to read the full article.

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