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After last week’s review of Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, David, Devindra, Jeff reflect on the best movie of the year so far.  For the feature review, the cast cover the good, the bad, and the controversy of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Watch the video combining the trailers of Hobbs & Shaw to look like the full movie by ThatMarioRivera. Read Matt Singer’s article on ScreenCrush.com questioning why Shaw is a good guy now.

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

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood first reactions

David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Lindsey Romain to debate Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the ninth and penultimate film by Quentin Tarantino. Stay after the feature review to hear everyone giving their ranking of the director’s illustrious filmography.

Read Lindsey’s Nerdist article about the boat scene in here, and article on why the movie is a love letter to Sharon Tate here.

For more background material on this era of Hollywood, Lindsey recommends the You Must Remember This podcast, the book Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi, and the collection of essays The White Album by Joan Didion.

Listen and subscribe to David’s newest podcast Culturally Relevant (and check out this recent episode where he chats with Dan Trachtenberg). Check out Jeff Cannata’s 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.

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/Filmcast Ep. 527 – The Lion King

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss exciting news out of San Diego Comic-Con, covering everything from Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Natalie Portman as Thor, and Patrick Stewart returning as Captain Picard.

For the feature review, the cast collectively ask the existential question “what’s the reason of being for this new Lion King movie?”
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Midsommar trailer

Devindra witnesses Face/Off live on stage while David discusses the HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die. For the feature review, the cast is joined by Valerie Complex to review Midsommar, the latest film by director Ari Aster. Tune in to hear how sun-soaked imageries can manage to be completely terrifying.

Read Valerie’s writing on overused queer movie troupes and on harmful LGBTQ representations in film.

Check out Jeff Cannata’s 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.

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/Filmcast Ep. 525 – Spider-Man: Far From Home

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Dan Gvozden, co-host of the Amazing Spider-Talk: A Spider-Man Podcast, to discuss Spider-man: Far From Home. In a post-Endgame world, does the last film in the phase III of the MCU fill a void in the super-hero genre?

Watch the Youtube video “The Problem Solving of Filmmaking” by David Sandberg, director of Shazam!

Read Dan Gvozden’s “Definitive List of Spider-Man: Far From Home References and Easter Eggs” in The Hollywood Reporter. Watch ScreenCrush’s video analysis on Spider-Man: Far From Home’s end credit.

For more on Yesterday, read the Dorian Lynskey’s GQ article on the question “What if The Beatles never existed?”

Check out Jeff Cannata’s 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.

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/Filmcast Ep. 524 – Yesterday

Yesterday Review

David, Devindra, and Jeff review the film Yesterday, a love letter to The Beatles. Is it worth running out to see Yesterday today, or could it wait ’til tomorrow? Also tune in to hear why the Netflix show Awake: The Million Dollar Game is the ultimate embodiment of late stage capitalism.

Check out Jeff Cannata’s 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.

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Toy Story 4

David, Devindra, Jeff welcome back a Kristy Puchko cameo on the podcast. Devindra strongly urges people to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix. For the feature review, the cast ask the important question: is the forth installment in the Toy Story franchise a soulless cash grab or a beautiful continuation of the beloved tale?

Find more of Kristy’s work at decadentcriminals.com. Read Kristy’s take on a Twitter war over a craft project here. Read about what Jon Negroni learned from Toy Story 4 about his own disability and the metaphysical implications of Toy Story 4 for the Toy Story universe.

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.

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men in black international box office tracking

Devindra explains the difference between Hotel Mumbai and The Wedding Guest. Jeff praises Fleabag season 2 as a work of genius. The cast plus Lindsey Romain, staff writer at Nerdist, to review Men In Black: International.

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.

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/Filmcast Ep. 521 – Black Mirror: Season 5

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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.

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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.

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