Thanos Endgame

In this episode: David, Devindra, Peter, and Germain discuss the top ten films of the summer, and how they performed in the Summer Movie Wager. Also tune in to hear an update from Jeff!

The actual top 10 films of summer 2019:

    1. Avengers: Endgame
    2. The Lion King
    3. Toy Story 4
    4. Spider-Man: Far from Home
    5. Aladdin (2019)
    6. John Wick 3
    7. Hobbs & Shaw
    8. The Secret Life of Pets 2
    9. Detective Pikachu
    10. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
    11. Godzilla
    12. Rocketman
    13. Men in Black: International

April this year, everyone chose their 1-10 ranked films according to these rules:- 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 10The scoring is tabulated so that you get the SINGLE HIGHEST point value for each pick- that is, if you get number ten right, you don’t get 13+3, you only get 13. This year people played along submitting their lists on thesummermoviewager.com.

Congratulations to Dael from Puerto Rico on winning the Global Leaderboard!
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/Filmcast Ep. 531 – Ready or Not

ready or not review

David and Devindra debate the merits of Den of Thieves among other Gerald Butler movies. In Jeff’s absence, David step in for limerick duties for the feature review of the indie horror Ready or Not.

To wish Jeff a speedy recovery, send an audio message to slashfilmcast@gmail.com titled “Message to Jeff.”

Read the Ringer article on why Den of Thieves Is an Underappreciated Heist Movie Masterpiece here. Watch the video on the 24 transforming wedding dresses in Ready or Not here.

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 podcasts The Sweet Smell of Succession with Tara Ariano and Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill. Listen to Devindra’s podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets.

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Ep. 530 – The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

In today’s episode, David discusses how he successfully orchestrated a Slashfilmcast meet-up in Decatur, Georgia.  For their feature review, David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter unveil The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, a Hulu film that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Stay tuned for Peter’s interview with the director Ben Berman.

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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Hobbs and Shaw - Johnson Statham synchronize

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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