/Filmcast Ep. 394 – Moana

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DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss what to do when you’re assaulted with nacho cheese at the movie theater, and why Brad Pitt’s latest might be worthy of your attention. Be sure to read up about The Handmaiden and its subversive nature.

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Doctor Strange Poster

What’s so special about Lex Luthor‘s theme on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Why was Andrew Garfield heartbroken after starring in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise? How are the mutants split up in the X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue comics coming soon? Want to see the Captain America: Civil War airport brawl in LEGO form? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

welltempered

Joanna and David recap the eighth episode of the first season of Westworld, “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” Learn more about why William is a terrible person.

Be sure to check out Joanna’s recap and also check out Jacob’s recap of the episode. 

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
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Doctor Strange 8-Bit Cinema

Who should play Cable in the Deadpool sequel? Will the Watchmen be part of the line-up of characters for Injustice 2? Is there a Marvel vs Capcom 4 video game announcement coming soon? Which superhero received write-in votes for President of the United States? Does John Cena have a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

OK Go The One Moment

Today I wanted to share with you something I watched over the weekend, the music video for OK Go‘s “The One Moment,” from their album Hungry Ghosts. We don’t typically cover music videos on /Film, but I thought this one was worth our focus. If you watch one music video this year, make it this one.

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westworld episode 9 spoiler review

If last week’s episode of Westworld was the show taking in a deep breath, “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is that breath being let out in a hurricane of twists and turns that tore down many of the series’ facades and brought several key characters to their knees. And it isn’t just an avalanche of answers to questions – it’s as rich and thoughtful and weird as the show has ever been.

As always, I’m here with ten literal and rhetorical questions about what went down. Let’s dive in.

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Steven Knight Interview

Screenwriter Steven Knight‘s latest film, Allied, has shootouts, impeccable costumes, exotic locations, and two appealing movie stars, but there’s a fine conflict to go along with all the eye candy. Over 30 years ago, Knight was inspired to one day write about a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) who learns his wife, a former French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard), might be a spy for the Germans.

Allied is based on a true story Knight was told in his 20s, but his version of the story plays out differently. Knight took the premise he heard, ran with it, and turned it into the movie we see today. His script ended up in the hands of director Robert Zemeckis, who crafted some top-notch sequences in the film we recently asked Knight about.

The screenwriter behind Eastern PromisesDirty Pretty ThingsPeaky Blinders, and next year’s Taboo took the time to discuss setting up challenges for himself, directing, rules, and some of Allied‘s standout scenes.

Below, read our Steven Knight interview.

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Fantastic Beasts Easter Eggs

In the time since Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released, fans have already been obsessing about every detail in the movie as if it were a new Harry Potter book. And since the screenplays for these new movies that take place in the wizarding world are written by J.K. Rowling, that makes perfect sense. But for those who haven’t taken the time to dig any deeper into the events of the movie directed by David Yates, the characters who take part in it, or what this first movie means for the sequels in the way, a new video will explain everything you need to know.

Watch the Fantastic Beasts easter eggs and Harry Potter references video after the jump. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 LEGO Trailer

Just before Doctor Strange arrived in theaters, we were treated to the first sneak peek of footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was nowhere near the amount of footage that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, but it was a solid tease of the sequel that we’ll certainly see more of in the near future.

Now, just for fun, a LEGO master builder and Marvel fan has recreated the entire Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sneak peek in LEGO form. There wasn’t anything particularly difficult to recreate in this first batch of footage, but that doesn’t make his efforts any less impressive and admirable.

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 LEGO trailer after the jump. Read More »

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