The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – San Diego Comic-Con 2014

David, Jeff, Russ, and Germain chat about their highest highs, lowest lows, and their biggest surprises from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Be sure to read up on all of /Film’s coverage of Comic-Con this year. Also, read Germain’s thoughts on Hollywood and Comic-Con, as well as how Marvel became the envy (and scourge) of Hollywood.

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/Filmcast Ep. 281 – Boyhood

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Richard Linklater’s latest cinematic achievement, Boyhood.

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/Filmcast Ep. 280 – Snowpiercer

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film, Snowpiercer, plus correct some of their past mistakes. Also, David’s stupidity almost prevents the /Filmcast from being recorded, and everyone learns an important life lesson as a result. Be sure to check out Matt Reeves’ remarks on Andy Serkis’ commentsIndiewire’s interview with Harvey Weinstien, and why we waste $162 billion on food each year.

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Dave, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the pleasures of Boyhood and pick their favorite Emmy nominees. Be sure to read Annalee Newitz’s Apes timeline, and learn more about Dave’s favorite moment in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dave’s review of Orange is the New Black,  as well as the special effects shot that took over 1030 iterations. Also, what’s the truth about Andy’s dad?

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Dave and Jeff chat about the suboptimal viewing experience of watching Transformers: Age of Extinction in IMAX 3D, how to suck at using Facebook, and why parents should force their kids to play musical instruments. Be sure to read about The Fermi Paradox and 7 Ways to be Insufferable on Facebook.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is out in theaters this weekend (click here to see our site’s coverage of it thus far), and you should go see it. It’s a tense, action-packed meditation on the intractability of tribalism, a summer blockbuster that actually has characters you care about and a story that will make you think. Beyond this, there were countless epic, transcendent moments throughout. Dawn may have been my favorite film of 2014 thus far.

But one moment in the film struck me as particularly powerful. Find out what it was after the jump. Very minor spoilers follow. Read More »

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I recently had a chance to visit the Fremont Sunday Market, which is always brimming with interesting curios and personalities. This past weekend, the work of Dave Ryan from Manticore Stencil really caught my eye. Ryan makes a living off his eye-catching pop culture stencils, which are on display at the Market and at various other locations throughout Seattle. Often he will take old, second-hand paintings and stencil recognizable pop culture artifacts onto them. I found the results to be goofy, charming, and amusing.

I had a chance to chat with Dave on camera about his working style, but the story of how he really got into art truly blew me away. See the video after the jump. Read More »

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This post contains some very minor spoilers for Season 2 of Orange is the New Black

I just finished the second season of Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black on Netflix and I was blown away by it. What an extraordinary piece of work Kohan has created: a show that is brimming with rich, complex characters, and that looks and sounds like nothing else on TV (or Netflix) right now.

Here are a few reasons why this show is so incredibly impressive.
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