/Filmcast Ep. 519 – Aladdin

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.

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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.

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/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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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.

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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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/Filmcast Ep. 515 – Avengers: Endgame

avengers endgame review

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

Avengers Endgame - Matt Ferguson Poster

’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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pet sematary deleted scenes

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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shazam sequel

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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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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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