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In The Filmcast, hardcore geeks David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, TV shows, and other entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, film directors, and movie stars from all walks of life. You can reach us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com and find more podcast episodes at http://www.thefilmcast.com

The Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast‪)‬ The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 3.4K Ratings

In The Filmcast, hardcore geeks David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, TV shows, and other entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, film directors, and movie stars from all walks of life. You can reach us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com and find more podcast episodes at http://www.thefilmcast.com

    Ep. 740 - Bottoms (GUEST: BJ Colangelo)

    Ep. 740 - Bottoms (GUEST: BJ Colangelo)

    David, Devindra, and Jeff debate how much equalizing should happen in The Equalizer films, praise the live action stylings of Netflix's One Piece, and marvel at the BS in BS High. Then, BJ Colangelo joins us for our review of Bottoms. Check out BJ's article about Bottoms here.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: The Five Best Films at the Toronto International Film Festival
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast episodes on the iPhone 15 launch
    Jeff - DLC 513 with Daanish Syed

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching  (~6:30)
    David - The Equalizer 3, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bee Movie
    Devindra - One Piece, El Conde, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, Ahsoka
    Jeff - BS High, Relax I’m from the Future

    Featured Review (~59:45)     
    Bottoms
    SPOILERS (~1:18:15)

    Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata’s podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. 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 @thefilmcastpod.
    Credits:


    Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com.
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep. 739 - The 2023 Summer Movie Wager Results

    Ep. 739 - The 2023 Summer Movie Wager Results

    It's the annual reckoning! Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) and Peter Sciretta (@Petersciretta) return to the podcast and, along with the rest of the Filmcast crew, discuss this year's summer box office. Where did we guess right in the Summer Movie Wager? What were our many, many, many failures? Listen to hear us discuss!

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    The Summer Movie Wager is a box office game which is played each summer. You can find the history and play along at http://www.thesummermoviewager.com (thanks to Dennis for maintaining the site!) The general goal of this game is to predict the highest grossing films of the summer in terms of domestic box office, IN THE CORRECT ORDER. The closer you get to the final ranked order, the more points you get. This year, the summer movie wager will begin on May 4 2023 (the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3) and last through September 4, 2023, Labor Day, as usual.

    Each of your 13 picks (10 movies and 3 dark horses) gets a single score assigned to it by using the following rules:


    If your picked movie for #1 OR #10 is correct, you score 13 points for it.
    If your picked movie for 2-9  is correct, you score 10 points for it.
    If your picked movie is only 1 spot away from its actual placement, you score 7 points for it.
    If your picked movie is only 2 spots away from its actual placement, you score 5 points for it.
    If your picked movie is placed inside the Top 10, you score 3 points for it.
    If your picked movie is not placed inside the Top 10, you score 0 points for it.
    For each of your picked dark horses placed inside the Top 10, you score 1 point. -If two or more rules apply to a single pick, only that single rule will be applied which assigns the highest point value to that pick. For example: If your pick for #1 is correct, you don't get 16 points for it because it is #1 and because it placed inside the Top 10; instead you only get 13 points for it.

    The Actual Top 10 Movies
    1. Barbie
    2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    4. Oppenheimer
    5. The Little Mermaid
    6. Sound of Freedom
    7. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    8. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
    9. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
    10. Elemental

    Germain’s top 10
    1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    3. The Little Mermaid
    4. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1
    5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
    6. The Flash
    7. Fast X
    8. Barbie
    9. Oppenheimer
    10. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
    DARK HORSES
    -Elemental
    -Haunted Mansion
    -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

    Peter's top 10
    1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
    3. The Little Mermaid
    4. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    5. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1
    6. The Flash
    7. Fast X
    8. Barbie
    9. Oppenheimer
    10. Elemental
    DARK HORSES
    -Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
    -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
    -Haunted Mansion
    Devindra’s Top 10
    1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    4. The Little Mermaid
    5. The Flash
    6. Elemental
    7. Fast X
    8. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1
    9. Barbie
    10. Oppenheimer
    DARK HORSES
    -Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
    -Meg 2
    -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

    Jeff’s Top 10
    1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    3. The Little Mermaid
    4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    5. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1
    6. Fast X
    7. The Flash
    8. Elemental
    9. Oppenheimer
    10. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
    DARK HORSES
    -Barbie
    -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
    -Haunted Mansion

    Dave’s top 10
    1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    2. Indiana Jone

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Ep. 738 - Sorcerer (1977) - Re-Broadcast with Commentary

    Ep. 738 - Sorcerer (1977) - Re-Broadcast with Commentary

    David and Devindra revisit an old episode of the Filmcast from the archives: Our conversation with director Vincenzo Natali about the William Friedkin movie Sorcerer, which was originally broadcast on April 28, 2014.

    Thanks to our SPONSOR for this episode:
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    Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata’s podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. 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 @thefilmcastpod.
    Credits:


    Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com.
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 737 - Gran Turismo

    Ep. 737 - Gran Turismo

    David, Devindra, and Jeff get excited about Mech Cadets, share some conflicting views about Ahsoka, praise The Righteous Gemstones, and debate the usage of Dave's B-Movies theme song bumper. Then it's time to dive into Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding TV: Ahsoka Eps 1-2
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast on the PlayStation Portal
    Jeff - bit.ly/runjeffrun

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching  (~11:45)
    David - Are You There God It’s Me Margaret, Paradise, Heart of Stone,
    Devindra - Ahsoka, The Venture Bros: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart
    Jeff - Mech Cadets, The Righteous Gemstones

    Featured Review (~1:07:30)     
    Gran Turismo
    SPOILERS (~1:37:00)

    Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata’s podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. 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 @thefilmcastpod.
    Credits:


    Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com.
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Ep. 736 - Blue Beetle

    Ep. 736 - Blue Beetle

    David, Devindra, and Jeff get disappointed by Strays, become awed at the amazing re-release of Oldboy, and try to figure out what made The River Wild so special in the first place. Then it's time to review Blue Beetle, one of the last remnants of the old DCEU.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: Oldboy Still Rips\
    Devindra - Engadget budget gaming laptop guide
    Jeff - youtube.com/cannatajeff

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching  (~5:30)
    Jeff - Strays, Strange Planet
    Devindra - Oldboy Remaster, Deadloch, Only Murders in the Building
    David - Oldboy Remaster, To Live and Die in LA, River Wild

    Featured Review (~1:06:07)   
    Blue Beetle
    SPOILERS (~1:31:50)
    Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata’s podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. 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 @thefilmcastpod.
    Credits:


    Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com.
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Ep. 735 - Talk To Me

    Ep. 735 - Talk To Me

    David and Jeff check out some of the b-movies that David's watched this week, and Jeff celebrates the return of Only Murders In The Building. Then it's time to talk about Talk To Me with Devindra Hardawar.

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    Weekly Plugs     
    David - Decoding Everything: 100 Days of the Writers Strike
    Jeff - DLC 508 with Mike Futter

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   What we've been watching  (~7:15)
    David - Beast, Hypnotic, Singing’ In The Rain, Red White and Royal Blue
    Jeff - Only Murders in the Building, Telemarketers, Hard Knocks,
    Featured Review (~1:07:30)   
    Talk To Me
    SPOILERS (~1:21:20)
    Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon and subscribe to his free newsletter Decoding Everything. Check out Jeff Cannata’s podcasts DLC and We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech. 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 @thefilmcastpod.
    Credits:


    Our theme song is by Varsity Blue, the newest project by Tim McEwan from The Midnight. Our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music comes from Noah Ross. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com.
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

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amorelos7 ,

Barbie

Brooke Obie was an amazing guest! I loved the truth she spoke that has been overlooked by how fun of a movie Barbie is! Bring Brooke back!

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The show has gone downhill

Was listening to old episodes and reminded me that the vibe was so much better. Also Devindra now constantly speaks when someone else is speaking, interrupting them.

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I like this podcast but please stop doing this:

“It isn’t a spoiler because it happens in the first few minutes of the movie.” Uh…yah it is.

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