In the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, film news, television shows, and entertainment-related items from the previous week. Listeners can join in and participate in the conversation. Weekly guests have included everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, and movie stars and directors from all walks of life.
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Richard Linklater’s latest cinematic achievement, Boyhood.
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’ comments, Indiewire’s interview with Harvey Weinstien, and why we waste $162 billion on food each year.
Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by David Chen
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?
The /Filmcast: After Dark – Ep. 278 – The Many Formats of Tr4nsformers, and How to Stink at Using Facebook
Posted on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 by David Chen
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.
Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by David Chen
Dave, Devindra, Peter and Jeff discuss some of your “Dealbreaker” choices via our Facebook page, Peter explains to us what happened during his 4dX experience, Dave gets disappointed by The Rover, Devindra is reminded of the magic of The Abyss, and Jeff loves the Fargo TV series. Also, check out Peter’s post on the Forbidden Journey and iO9′s Transformers FAQ.
Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by David Chen
David and Joanna are joined by an awesome Kickstarter backer, Micah Haley from Scene Magazine, to discuss your e-mails and deliver their final thoughts on the last season.
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Dave, Devindra, and Jeff discuss their “Dealbreaker” movies, get moved by The Fault in Our Stars, plus Jeff watches the rough cut of David’s Kickstarter film. Also, learn about what’s going on with Strong Female Characters, and be sure to check out the musical stylings of Turquoise Jeep.
Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Long before Rian Johnson was directing Star Wars movies, the writer/director was a frequent guest on the /Filmcast. Johnson, who directed Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper and Breaking Bad, has appeared on the show numerous times to discuss a broad range of topics, and to make fun of host David Chen.
One of those topics, oddly enough, was a film that not only resembled Star Wars, it was by a Star Wars director. Back in May 2009, Johnson appeared on the /Filmcast to review J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. To say a lot has changed since that happened would be an understatement, the most significant being Johnson will follow Abrams to a galaxy far, far, away. Still, the audio gives a great idea of Johnson’s insight, talent, and knowledge of the sci-fi genre. As if Looper didn’t do that a few years later. Read More »