/Filmcast Ep. 521 – Black Mirror: Season 5

black mirror season 5 trailer

David regrets tricking Devindra into watching Dark Phoenix; Jeff shudders at the premise of The Act. The cast examine their reflections in Black Mirror. Is the battery draining too fast on the latest season of the sci-fi series?

Watch David’s video essay on the Asian American references in Netflix’s rom-com Always Be My Maybe.

Check out Jeff Cannata’s new D&D 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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

A Cast of Kings – Series Retrospective

David Chen and Joanna Robinson reflect on this epic, touching, improbable, and divisive series that is Game of Thrones, plus this podcast that they have made to accompany it. Thank you for listening.

Listen and subscribe to David’s new podcast –  Culturally Relevant – where he talks with authors, filmmakers, and other culturally relevant figures. You can also listen to his other podcasts Slashfilmcast and Write Along . 

Listen to Joanna’s other podcasts Storm of Spoilers (currently discussing Lost), Still Watching (currently discussing Big Little Lies) , and Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men

Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs. To download more of her original Game of Thrones songs, go to Buffering the Vampire Slayer.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read More »

Aladdin - Will Smith

When Devindra is away, David and Jeff come out to watch the latest Disney live-action Aladdin. Together with Aisha Harris from the New York Times, the cast find out whether the remake live up to the original 1992 version.

Read Aisha Harris’s article in the New York Times on why the reiteration doesn’t make Disney more progressive, and Anisa Khalifa’s blog post on why the casting can’t solve its flawed foundations. 

Check out Jeff Cannata’s new D&D 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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

john wick 3 fights

David, Devindra, and Jeff open up some Detective Pikachu e-mails, then kick some butt with the third installment of the John Wick franchise.

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

A Cast of Kings S8E6 – The Iron Throne

It’s the final page of A Song of Ice and Fire. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne.” Catch the analysis of the ending by Ben and Jacob of Slashfilm here. Read Joanna’s article on how Lord of the Rings predicted the ending of Game of Thrones here, and the show’s original pitch to HBO here. Read George R.R. Martin’s 2014 interview in the Rolling Stone. And look at how Martin had envisioned the real iron throne here.
Listen and subscribe to David’s new podcast –  Culturally Relevant – where he talks with authors, filmmakers, and other culturally relevant figures. Check out Joanna’s Lost recap on ”A Storm of Spoilers.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read More »

/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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

A Cast of Kings S8E5 – The Bells

Varys GOT

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read More »

Avengers Endgame - Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Game of Thrones preview and photos

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read More »