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[This article contains major SPOILERS for Jurassic World.]

Jurassic World (see Peter and Germain‘s reviews) is a film loaded with contradictions. It’s a movie that acknowledges and even ridicules standard action film tropes, then goes on to invoke them.

For instance, the movie points out the increasing commercialization and product integration in major studio films, then follows it up with a beauty shot of a Mercedes, driven by velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Later, one of the park’s operators (Jake Johnson) goes in for a dramatic kiss with a female colleague (Lauren Lapkus), only to be shot down in hilarious fashion – seemingly poking fun at how these films over-dramatize romantic connections. And yet at the end of the film, Grady and Dearing still get a romantic Indiana Jones-esque moment as they walk in silhouette into the distance.

It’s a movie that wants to comment on the modern blockbuster, while still playing to that sort of film’s worst and basest tendencies. In fact, there were several points throughout the film where I couldn’t help but feel as though the plot of the film was a meta commentary on the movie itself.
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A Cast of Kings S5E09 – The Dance of Dragons

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the ninth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “The Dance of Dragons.”

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Hover! Go to hover.com/hardhome to get 10% off your first order. Also, you can back David’s Kickstarter here, see his reaction video to last week’s episode, and read up on why CGI looks terrible these days. And be sure to join/post in Subreddit “F*ck Olly” or “Olly Rules.

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/Filmcast Ep. 321 – Spy

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss two movies that are ideologically opposed on their views on sex work, delve into the Wachowskis’ latest work on Netflix, and discuss the controversy over Cameron Crowe’s latest film. Also, you can back David Chen’s new Kickstarter here.

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/Filmcast Ep. 320 – San Andreas

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David and Jeff review The Rock’s latest film, San Andreas.

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A Cast of Kings S5E08 – Hardhome

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the eight episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “Hardhome.”

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Squarespace. Go to Squarespace.com and use promo code “filmcast” to get 10% off your first order! Also, be sure to join/post in Subreddit “F*ck Olly” or “Olly Rules.

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Briefly: Well, folks, the day is finally here. A little bit more than a year after we first shot a concert film at the Moore Theatre with Stephen Tobolowsky, the World Premiere of The Primary Instinct is finally upon us. Tomorrow, all the people who backed us on Kickstarter will get the opportunity to watch the film with us when it plays at the Seattle International Film Festival.

But there’s good news for those who live near the Seattle area as well: You can still buy a ticket to see the film in personThe Primary Instinct will play at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Capitol Hill for two showings: Friday at 9:45 PM, and Saturday at noon. Stephen and I will both be there to do a Q&As afterwards.

For those who won’t be able to be there and are still interested in seeing the film: stay tuned! We’ll have more exciting news about the film in the near future. In the meantime, I hope you’ll consider joining us in person. If you do, be sure to say hi. And for those who have been with us every step of the way on this journey, right from the very beginning: Thank you, so so much.

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/Filmcast Ep. 319 – Tomorrowland

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David, Devindra, and Jeff continue their coverage of SIFF, discuss one of Steven Soderbergh’s underappreciated thrillers, and wonder how some great films get lost in the ether. Also, in this week’s After Dark, the guys discuss how difficult it is to come up with a lasting, meaningful name for something. Be sure to read about The Fermi Paradox. You can buy tickets to the World Premiere of The Primary Instinct here.

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A Cast of Kings S5E07 – The Gift

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the seventh episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “The Gift.

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Hover. Go to Hover.com/cat to get 10% off your first order! Also, buy tickets to see David’s film, The Primary Instinct, at SIFF.

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss when thought crime becomes real crime, and how it feels to have made a movie that’s torrented highly. Special guest Bradley King joins us for this episode. Be sure to check out Bradley’s film, Time Lapse, available right now on iTunes.

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