/Filmcast Ep. 517 – Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu Early Reaction

David, Devindra, and Jeff binge some new Netflix content including Knock Down the House, Dead to Me, and I Think You Should Leave. For the feature review, the cast find out whether Detective Pikachu is “super effective.”

Check out Jeff Cannata’s new show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill. Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky.

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A Cast of Kings S8E5 – The Bells

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All bell breaks loose! David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fifth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.” Catch the Slashfilm Daily recap of the divisive episode here. Read the post on Medium about why pop culture fans feel threatened by disagreement here.

Watch David’s original meme “Snickers ad” here.

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While many critics have showered Avengers: Endgame with praise, some are pointing out the problematic treatment of women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. In this bonus episode, David sits down with Inkoo Kang, staff writer at Slate, and Hoai-Tran Bui, writer at Slashfilm, to talk about the female characters of the MCU.

Read Inkoo Kang’s analysis on why the feminist moments of Endgame seem patronizing here, and Hoai -Tran Bui’s take on why women of the MCU deserve more here.

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Avengers EndgameIt’s a post-Endgame extravaganza! David, Devindra, and Peter open up the mailbag since their feature review of the film, followed by a Slashfilm Daily segment on where each Marvel characters stand at the moment. Last but not least, David chats with Brian Roan, writer and host at The Film Stage, about why Avengers: Endgame might be morally reprehensive.

On Slashfilm.com, read about all the shots manipulated in the trailers and cut from the movie , why the MCU may have a problem with Captain Marvel’s power, and spoilers discussion by Peter Sciretta part I and part II.

Read Brian J. Roan’s review of Avengers: Endgame on The Film Stage here. Watch David Chen’s video essay (contains spoilers) with Slashfilm.com’s Ben Pearson here.

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The battle may have ended but the war for the throne is just about to start. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fourth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks.” Catch Ben and Jacob’s recap of the show on Slashfilm here. Read about Jamie’s baffling choice to leave Winterfell here.

Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs, musician and co-host of the podcast Buffering the Vampire Slayer. Listen to the all the tracks that Jenny has written for A Cast of Kings here.

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A Cast of Kings S8E3 – The Long Night

Brace yourself for an endless night.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the third episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Long Night.” Read about how the battle may have been literally too dark on Vanity Fair. Learn about how Game of Thrones taught us to want death by Willa Paskin.  Read Jacob Hall’s thoughts of the episode on Slashfilm here.

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/Filmcast Ep. 515 – Avengers: Endgame

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After twelve years, 21 movies, and a single consequential snap, we are finally in the endgame! David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Patrick H. Willems, host of the Infinity Podcast, to review Avengers: Endgame and reflect on the past, present, and future of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out all the rest of the Endgame coverage on /Film.

Watch Patrick Willems’s three-part video essay on the limitations of Marvel Cinematic Universe part 1, part 2, part 3. Watch a video review of Endgame that David did with /Film’s Ben Pearson.

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/Filmcast Ep. 514 – The 2019 Summer Movie Wager

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’Tis the season to count down the top 10 films of summer 2019! David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter round up to predict the domestic box office totals.

To enter, everyone chooses their 1-10 ranked films, plus three dark horses. The person with the most points wins:

– Getting number 1 or number 10 dead-on gets you 13 points (each)
– 10 points for numbers 2-9 dead-on
– 7 points if your pick was only one spot away from where it ended up
– 5 points if it was two spots away
– 3 points if your pick is anywhere in the Top 10
– 1 point for each dark horse that makes it into the Top 10

Your can play along with us by submitting your list on thesummermoviewager.com. Enter by April 24th, 11:59PM Pacific time if you wish to be included on the leaderboard.

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It’s the night before the storm.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the second episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Find out about the meaning behind Podrick’s song here. Read Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson’s recap of the episode here.
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A Cast of Kings S8E1 – Winterfell

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It’s the beginning of the end!  David Chen and Joanna Robinson dive into the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “Winterfell.”

Listen to David and Joanna’s recent interview on NPR All Things Considered. Read Joanna’s Vanity Fair article on the Easter eggs in the season premiere, and see her profile in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson’s Game of Thrones recap here.

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