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Despite all the controversy around Sony’s handling of The Interview, I quite enjoyed the film and found it to be a worthy of Goldberg/Rogen’s growing body of work. But even more interesting to me was how certain elements of it resembled Total Recall. There are a few vague, surface similarities – both films feature relatively normal people drawn into a world of espionage and intrigue, who are compelled to assassinate people in power and trigger a rebellion against oppressive forces. But there was one other thing that caught my attention. See my latest video essay and learn what I found the two films have in common. Hit the jump to watch my The Interview Total Recall video essay.

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David and Devindra are joined by Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk to discuss The Interview. Be sure to check out Vince’s and Devindra’s reviews of The Interview. Be sure to also check out The Hermit Kingdom.

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David, Devindra, and Jeff have conflicting thoughts on Inherent Vice, are unimpressed by The Equalizer, and fall in love with Ida.

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Seth Rogen;James Franco;Lizzy Caplan

David chats with Drew McWeeny from Hitfix about his new piece on the Sony hacks, “What we lose when we let fear win over art.

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Video: Why You’re Wrong About ‘Top Gun’

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Maverick was a phony.

So says Amy Nicholson in our latest video essay collaboration about Top Gun (See our previous discussion of Synecdoche, New YorkPart 1 and Part 2). Nicholson, who’s recently published an enjoyable and insightful biography of Tom Cruise, believes that Maverick wasn’t actually a tough guy – he was just a scared kid playing a tough guy.

Hit the jump to check out the Why You’re Wrong About Top Gun video essay and see if you’re convinced.
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/Filmcast Ep. 298 – Exodus: Gods and Kings

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David, Devindra, and Jeff enjoy the comedic stylings of Bill Burr, get mildly impressed by The Purge: Anarchy, marvel at the dickishness of Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip, and praise the moving The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

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/Filmcast Ep. 297 – The Babadook

The Babadook

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss all the films they watched over the break, explain why Ridley Scott could’ve been more sensitive in discussing the casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, and review Jennifer Kent’s impressive debut, The Babadook.

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Millennium Falcon IMAX Force Awakens

David, Devindra, Germain, and Peter discuss the new 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. See also: The video blog reaction.

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