November 20, 2013

Daley Screening Podcast Episode 2: Under The Mask Of KICK-ASS 2

"All that homophobic shit makes you sound super gay."
I'm really enjoying this whole podcast thing.

As the end of my cinematic year quickly approaches, I'm starting to explore different ways to let this project evolve and grow into the future.  Perhaps I'll continue to maintain my daily viewing schedule and just limit the writing portion to only the movies that really provoke me.  I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm really happy with the two episodes we've recorded thus far.  I'm seriously contemplating doing it on a weekly basis while expanding the scope of the discussions to include movie news, trailer releases and other fun and interesting topics, as well as bringing in some more guests.  Does that sound like fun to you?  Because I'm totally falling in love with the idea.

I'm hoping to record a few more episodes in my last three months that will allow me to play around with the format a bit, but if the podcast does become a regular occurrence then I promise to be more on the ball from a scheduling perspective.  For example, this episode was recorded in October for a movie that came out in August.  It's now almost Thanksgiving.  Hardly what you'd call timely.  In truth, I had originally intended to write a regular piece on Kick-Ass 2, but Bart and I had seen it together and had a lot of fun with it, so when we finally got together to record another episode this felt like a good fit.  Our Pacific Rim episode was edited to a tight 25 minutes (down from the original 45), but I decided to let this one run longer and be a bit more free-wheeling in nature.  I only personally listen to two other podcasts and each one tends to run in the neighborhood of 90 minutes.  I'm not really sure if that's atypically long or not, but I actually like it - each episode lasts me a couple of trips back and forth from work.

So enjoy as Bart and I examine the flawed but ultimately entertaining Kick-Ass 2, (spoilers abound) including the merits of CG excrement and the franchise's strange Quicksilver connection before falling into the inevitable rabbit hole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Bart even partially predicts the now imminent arrival of Iron Fist!  Kick-Ass 2 hits Blu-ray in about a month's time and I'll probably end up buying it.  Eventually.

Stream it or download it for your iThing below via SoundCloud.



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Title: Kick-Ass 2
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo
Year Of Release: 2013
Viewing Method: Theatrical - AMC Boston Common