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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David and Devindra are joined by Ariel Fisher to watch Pet Sematary. Does this most recent resurrection of Stephen King’s novel live up to the horror of the original film?

Read Ariel’s article on why the throne room fight in The Last Jedi is actually about online dating, and Nate Jones’s Vulture article on Jason Clarke: Hollywood’s go-to cuckold.

Enter the Summer Movie Wager at thesummermoviewager.com by April 24th, 11:59PM Pacific time if you wish to be included on the leaderboard.

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Devindra and Jeff are joined by actor Griffin Newman, known for his role as Arthur Everest in the Amazon Original series The Tick and for co-hosting the Blank Check podcast, to say the name Shazam!

Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill and 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 – Season 8 Preview

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Game of Thrones is returning and so is A Cast of Kings! In this episode, Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss discuss how they’ve done their re-watches of the show and talk about the plotlines they are most looking forward to resolving in the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones. Learn more about why Game of Thrones might be the last show we watch together.

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It’s been two decades since viewers chose the red pill and entered the science-fiction world of The Matrix. David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by David Sims, film critic for the Atlantic and co-host of Blank Check podcast, to chase the white rabbit and discuss The Matrix’s lasting impact on film culture today.

Read David Sim’s writing in The Atlantic on why a movie like The Matrix might never be made again, Mark Harris’s piece in Vulture on how The Matrix built our reality-denying world, and Emily Sandalwood’s article in Vox on how the film influenced her own trans experience.

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/Filmcast Ep. 510 – Us

David and Jeff investigate HBO’s documentary Inventors: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. For their feature review, the cast discuss the highly-anticipated film Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out. In the After Dark, Peter Sciretta joins to ask the super important question: when should this year’s Summer Movie Wager begin? Cast your vote on Twitter here.

Read about Us’s themes, twists, and ending on slashfilm.com.

Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill and 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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been hailed as a work of art, so why not give some credit to the artists behind that art? A dazzling, bold, and creative animated feature like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse required a lot of hands on deck, from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman, to the animators who helped craft the film’s distinctive pop-art style.

A lot of lip services has been paid to the first two, but now the animators get the spotlight in a new Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse animator commentary track that reveals what went into the making of this gorgeous Oscar-winning film.

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/Filmcast Ep. 509 – Triple Frontier

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David enjoys the provocative dance-horror film Climax while Jeff reflects on parenthood through the Netflix show Working Moms. For their feature review, the trio tackles Triple Frontier, the star-studded Netflix original film directed by J.C. Chandor.

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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/Filmcast Ep. 508 – Captain Marvel

David and Jeff are joined by Joanna Robinson, senior writer at Vanity Fair and co-host of A Cast of Kings, to talk about the much anticipated next entry in the Marvel franchise: Captain Marvel. Sandwiched between Infinity War and Endgame, does the first female superhero in the EMU live up to the hype? Stay after the feature review to hear how David installed his new OLED TV.

Read Joanna’s writing in Vanity Fair on everything you need to know before diving into Captain Marvel. Check out David’s video interview with filmmakers Zeek Earl and Matt Acosta on how they designed the space helmets in the new film Prospect.

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/Filmcast Ep. 507 – Shoplifters

David and Devindra launch to the Moon in Apollo 11 while Jeff climbs to Yosemite’s El Capitan in Free Solo. The cast is then joined by Hoai-Tran Bui of Slashfilm.com to talk about the Japanese film Shoplifters, winner of the Palme d’Or at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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