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In the past month, /Film readers and /Filmcast listeners have helped us raise over $10,000 for the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. This money will go towards FilmAid‘s important work there, which will bring media training and workshops to thousands of people in need. Now it’s our turn to fulfill our end of the bargain: delivering you guys a 10-hour long broadcast, this Saturday (March 30th), from 9 AM – 7 PM Pacific time. I’ve been busy locking down the final schedule and while I can’t announce it publicly yet, I can promise that there will be some pretty great guests, both familiar and unfamiliar, during the broadcast. I’m super excited! Also note: huge portions of this podcast will be recorded and released over the course of the next few weeks.

We hope you guys will tune in on Saturday and help us support this great cause. In the meantime, I recently had a chance to speak with Mark Somen from the board of directors of FilmAid. He told me about where our $10,000 is going, what it will help to accomplish, and also discussed the launch of Dadaab Stories, a FilmAid project that helps to bring bring the Dadaab people’s stories to life. You can download and listen to our interview after the jump. And if you want to support the cause, FilmAid could always use it.
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In the bonus episode, Dave, Devindra, and DC Pierson review The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Check out DC Pierson’s new book, Crap Kingdom.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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In this episode, Dave and Joanna Robinson from Pajiba discuss their love of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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Life of Pi was one of our favorite films of the year, but there was some disagreement during our podcast review about the effectiveness of the ending. In this bonus episode, Dave and Dan Trahctenberg take another look at the film and delve into the ending of Life of Pi. Be sure to check out Drew McWeeny’s review, referenced copiously in this episode.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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Looking Back at the Music of James Bond

In addition to having one of the most identifiable pieces of movie music ever written, the James Bond series of films is rich with memorable theme songs performed by popular (and frequently talented!) artists. This year, the Bond series celebrates its 50th anniversary with the release of Skyfall (read Angie’s review with Skyfall’s producers here). It also heralds the release of a 2-disc set, Bond…James Bond: 50 Years – 50 Tracks, which features nearly every single Bond theme song ever written, in addition to a bunch of other assorted score tracks from the series. [Notably, Adele's Skyfall theme is not included on this disc, not is any other music from that film included. Too bad, as Thomas Newman's score is certainly kickass.]

I took this opportunity to look back at some of the highs and lows of the franchise, musically speaking. Check out my rundown after the jump.
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In this bonus episode, Dave, Devindra, and Adam try to review one of the year’s most challenging and rewarding(?) films. Tasha Robinson joins us from AV Club.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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In this crossover episode, Dave , Devindra, Adam, and Joanna discuss the mid-season finale of Breaking Bad‘s fifth season, and reflect on the season as a whole.

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com or at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can find every episode of each show at theoneswhoknock.com and at slashfilmcast.com. If you like our Breaking Bad podcast, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.
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Looking Back at the Music of the Bourne Films

One of the most disappointing elements of The Bourne Legacy was its score (Germain was a fan of the film overall, but I was not). John Powell had created such a rich, unique sound in the first three Bourne films and it was sad for me to see James Newton Howard deliver a lackluster soundtrack (and even more sad that that was probably one of the least of the film’s problems).

I decided to take a look back and see if the scores still held up. Below the jump, you’ll find a brief audio retrospective on John Powell’s work in this series of films. Questions/comments/agreements/disagreements? Leave them below or shoot me an email at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail.com.
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