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Welcome to the Rancho Notorious podcast

Rancho Notorious is a weekly podcast from New Zealand about movies and other cool stuff. Produced by Dan Slevin and co-hosted by Kailey Carruthers, the show features local and international guests, news, reviews, giveaways and competitions.

Our audience is committed and opinionated film fans — the kind of people who like to talk back to the hosts and share what they know.

Why Rancho Notorious? It was directed directed by Fritz Lang in 1952 and Herr Lang, of course, also gave this blog its name.

Check us out at the iTunes store or subscribe to the show at http://ranchonotorious.libsyn.com/rss.

You can give us feedback in the comments here, via Twitter at @RanchoPodcast, or by email to ranchonotorious@funeralsandsnakes.net. Letterboxd is coming but we’re steering clear of Facebook for the time being. Sorry, Facebookers.

We will also expect to have iPhone and Android apps to make listening and keeping up to date as easy as possible.

RN 2/10: Straight to video


Dan and Kailey are joined by Steve Austin on the line from Auckland to talk about “Straight to Video”, his blog reviewing the increasing number of films that don’t get a theatrical release in New Zealand (including James Gray’s The Immigrant). He sticks around to help the team review Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper which stars Bradley Cooper …

RN 2/9: What we did on our holidays


Guests Marie O’Sullivan (@reesiepie) and Mike Dickison (@adzebill) join Dan and Kailey to talk about the summer cinema releases so far, including Into the Woods, Birdman and The Imitation Game. Right-click to download this episode! Show notes! Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award ‘Boyhood, ‘Birdman,’ and Tilda Swinton — Indiewire

RN 2/8: A Very Rancho Christmas


In which Kailey and Dan attempt two impossible feats before bedtime: dinner and a show with special guests Graeme Tuckett, John Leigh, Mike Dickison, Sebastian Macaulay, Kaarin Macaulay, Ian Freer and some turkey, wine and crackers, plus live streaming the whole thing out to the world. Hilarity ensues. And Paddington is reviewed. Right-click to download this episode!

RN 2/7: The Last Goodbye


Recorded before Sony’s decision to cancel the release of The Interview (hence no discussion of it), we interview Eddie Izzard about his forthcoming Force Majeure tour, and his plans for what’s to come after, and Alex Sheremet about his epic survey of the career of Woody Allen. Sonal Patel joins us to epically review the final film in two trilogies …

RN 2/6: Ebb Tide


Claire Querée, one of our exec producers from Vancouver, Canada, drops by to help us review David Tennant and Rosamund Pike in What We Did on Our Holiday, Ari Seth Cohen talks to Dan about his blog, book and movie Advanced Style and Dan and Kailey review The Drop and You’re Not You. Right-click to download this episode! Show Notes! Sundance Announces Final …

RN 2/5: Setting an Example


Dwarf Gloin (Peter Hambleton) is interviewed at the Wellington premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dan and Kailey try — and fail — to interview Advanced Style director Lina Plioplyte in Lithuania so decide to review the film instead. Plus, winners of the Studio Ghibli competition are finally announced. Right-click to download this episode! Show Notes! Kailey …

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