/Filmcast Ep. 365 – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War Credits Scene

DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss whether the latest Marvel film lives up to its pedigree, and how well it handles the same themes from Batman v. Superman. In the After Dark, we discuss whether eating in theaters is bothersome and how yondr can improve the concert-going experience.

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Captain America Civil War

Update: During this podcast, we put the call out to listeners/readers to create a system that would act as a running scoreboard, dynamically updating with the box office numbers to show who is in the lead throughout the Summer. A /Filmcast listener named Paul answered the call, and you can now check the running tally on the Summer Movie Wager Virtual Scoreboard. We didn’t actually expect anyone to create anything as intricate as this, so a big thanks goes out to Paul. Please also check out his cocktail blog here.

Its that time of year again — the Summer movie season is upon us. And the /Filmcast team have once again gathered to compete in what has become an annual tradition: the Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film. This is the tenth annual edition of this contest.

Last year was David Chen’s first time participating and he won the wager. This year the contest includes Devindra Hardawar (his first time), David ChenGermain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can listen to the full episode of the show with our predictions.

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A Cast of Kings S6E02 – Home

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “Home.” Be sure to read Joanna’s pieces about the easter eggs in this episode, and why dead characters should stay dead.

Thanks to textline.com for sponsoring us this week! Go to textline.com/castofkings to get an additional month of free service. Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting this ep together.

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A Cast of Kings S6E01 – The Red Woman

The Red Woman

In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss first episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “The Red Woman.” 

Thanks to textline.com for sponsoring us this week! Go to textline.com/castofkings to get an additional month of free service. Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting this ep together.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on the show.
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/Filmcast Ep. 364 – Green Room

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DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss the passing of Prince, the visual brilliance of Lemonade, and the relatability of Catastrophe. Be sure to listen to the /Filmcast interview with Jeremy Saulnier and read Sonia Saraiya’s piece on Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt.

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The Ones Who Knock S2E10 – Klick

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In this episode, David, Michael, and Joanna Robinson discuss Better Call Sauls season 2 finale, “Klick.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss AMC’s crazy new (now rescinded) plan to allow texting in theaters, and their reaction to the first image out of ScarJo’s Ghost in the Shell. Also, special guest Dana Schwartz joins us to discuss the place of Avatar in our culture. Be sure to read Dana’s original tweet about this topic, Ebert’s review of Mr. Payback, and Angie’s take on whitewashing in Ghost in the Shell.

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GREEN ROOM

I remember watching Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin on VOD awhile back and being dazzled by Saulnier’s visual style, his use of practical special effects, and his effortless and naturalistic dialogue. The movie would end up on my top 10 films of the year. Saulnier’s Green Room is somehow even more intense. Chronicling the trials and tribulations of the final days of a punk rock band tour, Green Room has an even larger cast of characters and more ambitious thrills than anything Saulnier has ever done.

Green Room is out in limited release today and I’d highly recommend you check it out. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with Saulnier while he was in Seattle. We talked about how much of his life he poured into Blue Ruin, how he came up with the concept of Green Room, and why performance is just as important for selling special effects. Hit the jump to listen to my interview with Saulnier, and to read transcribed excerpts.
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A Cast of Kings – Season 6 Preview

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David recap season 5’s finale and discuss their hopes and expectations for season 6. Please help make this podcast possible by supporting our Kickstarter.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on the show.
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