BY KIP DOYLE
Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington are back with the fifth season of the web series "On Cinema" and boy oh boy did I miss them!
The tension between host Heidecker and his recurring guest Turkington have not subsided after a few months away.
Heidecker has no patience for Turkington's ernest deviations from the loose structure of the show. This is especially funny because the imbecilic Heidecker stumbles through everything he does, including botching most of his sentences and the names of famous actors and film directors involved in the movies he is reviewing.
After some dim discussion of "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Tammy," things get uncomfortable when Heidecker steps all over Turkington's "Popcorn Classic" selection of "Blues Brother 2000." Heidecker trashes the casting of John Goodman as a new Blues Brother over Jim Belushi. He's downright offended.
The show ends with an indignant Heidecker plugging his upcoming Z-grade action movie, "Decker" co-staring Joe Estevez, and some last second bitching at Turkington for the "Blues Brothers 2000" pick.
The subplots behind "On Cinema" run deep -- Heidecker's usage of the show to highlight his poorly developed right wing political beliefs; his on-again-off-again romances that are inappropriately wedged in; and his flirtations with New Age medicine which included a face full of sores from dirty acupuncture needles. Turkington is routinely treated like shit, but his love of movies and Heidecker's inability to book other guests keeps him coming back for nearly every episode.
Check out the latest episode of "On Cinema" below and dig into their archives, which include some insane Oscar night episodes where Heidecker gets tanked and loses all control.
The "real" Heidecker and Turkington aren't the bumbling amateurs that they portray in "On Cinema." Each have the power to take deep creative breathes from the usually stifling heat of awkward situations. Watch out for more of that wonderful stuff during Season 5.