The Filmcast

The Filmcast

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 [email protected] and find more podcast episodes at http://www.thefilmcast.com

  • 1 hour 47 minutes
    Ep. 778 - Bad Boys: Ride or Die (GUEST: Paul Scheer)
    David and Jeff dig up their thoughts on Exhuma, ride hard with 30 for 30: Lance, and tread carefully through the waters of Under Paris. Then, Paul Scheer joins us for our review of Bad Boys: Ride or Die. Check out Paul’s podcast, How Did This Get Made? and his new book, Joyful Recollections of Trauma.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Patreon: Dave’s Poker Corner
    Jeff - DLC episode 551: Summer Games Fest

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:12:03)
    David - Exhuma, Under Paris
    Jeff - 30 for 30: Lance, Inside Out rewatch

    Featured Review (~00:47:53)    
    Bad Boys: Ride or Die
    SPOILERS (~01:22:29)

    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:
    11 June 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 1 hour 48 minutes
    Ep. 777 - Hit Man
    David, Devindra, and Jeff log in to the drama of Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal, return to a galaxy far, far away with The Acolyte, and marvel at an icon with Jim Henson Idea Man. Then they take their shot at Richard Linklater’s latest film Hit Man.

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    David - David’s Poker Updates
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast with MoviePass founder Stacy Spikes + What If...? Vision Pro review
    Jeff - Jeff’s Cameo Page

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:20:27)
    David - Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
    Devindra - The Acolyte, Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, Outer Range S2
    Jeff - Jim Henson Idea Man, In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon

    Featured Review (~01:11:25)    
    Hit Man
    SPOILERS (~01:23:04)

    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:
    5 June 2024, 12:00 am
  • 2 hours 2 minutes
    Ep. 776 - Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    NOTE: Next week's episode will release slightly later than usual. 

    David, Devindra, and Jeff balance their thoughts on Limbo, assess the big screen implosion in MoviePass, Moviecrash, and revisit a charming cult classic with Who Done It: The Clue Documentary. Then they buckle up to witness the newest epic from George Miller, Furiousa: A Mad Max Saga.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: Sean Baker’s ANORA is one of the best films of the year
    Devindra - Microsoft Copilot+ coverage
    Jeff - Jeff’s Cameo Page

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:22:10)
    David - Limbo, Escape from the Planet of the Apes
    Devindra - MoviePass, Moviecrash; X-Men ‘97
    Jeff - The Last Stop in Yuma County, Who Done It: The Clue Documentary

    Featured Review (~01:14:51)    
    Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    SPOILERS (~01:39:32)

    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:
    28 May 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    Ep. 775 - I Saw the TV Glow (GUEST: BJ Colangelo)
    David, Devindra, and Jeff get on board with The Last Stop in Yuma County, slash through the thrills of In A Violent Nature, and assess the business intrigue of A Man in Full. Then, BJ Colangelo joins us for our review of I Saw the TV Glow. Check out BJ’s podcast, This Ends at Prom, and her book Sleepaway Camp.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: Dispatches from Cannes 2024
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast: iPad Pro M4 and iPad Air review
    Jeff - DLC with Lana Bachynski

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:19:08)
    David - The Last Stop in Yuma County, Beneath The Planet of the Apes
    Devindra - In A Violent Nature, Boy Kills World
    Jeff - A Man in Full, Race Across America

    Featured Review (~00:57:45)    
    I Saw the TV Glow
    SPOILERS (~01:13:26)

    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:
    21 May 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 54 minutes 22 seconds
    After Dark: Neil Breen's Fateful Findings
    When Peter Sciretta won the Summer Movie Wager last year, we committed to watching any movie he wanted. He chose Neil Breen's Fateful Findings.

    In this episode of the Filmcast: After Dark, we try figure out what the heck we just watched. Germain Lussier joins us from io9/Gizmodo.

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    17 May 2024, 1:00 pm
  • 2 hours 12 minutes
    Ep. 774 - Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (GUEST: Roxana Hadadi)
    David, Devindra, and Jeff sink into the stalker drama of Baby Reindeer, unearth the charm of La Chimera, and traverse worlds with Dark Matter. Then, Roxana Hadadi joins us for our review of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Check out Roxana’s writing over at Vulture.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: My Kingdom for an Ape
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast on iPad Pro M4 and Interview with Black Twitter director Prentice Penny
    Jeff - Jeff’s Cameo Page

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:25:33)
    David - Baby Reindeer, The Coffee Table, Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Devindra - La Chimera, Dark Matter, Late Night with the Devil, Black Twitter
    Jeff - Dark Matter, Bodkin, Nikki Glaser: Someday You’ll Die

    Featured Review (~01:16:59)    
    Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    SPOILERS (~01:33:54)

    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:
    14 May 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
    Ep. 773 - The Fall Guy
    David, Devindra, and Jeff bite into their thoughts on Unfrosted, use the force to review Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and taste test the new series Sugar. Then they tumble through their review of The Fall Guy.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: BJ Colangelo’s Review of The Fall Guy
    Devindra - Rabbit R1 review at Engadget + Engadget Podcast
    Jeff - DLC 546 with Max Neal

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:17:20)
    David - Unfrosted, The Contestant, The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady
    Devindra - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Evil Does Not Exist, I Saw the TV Glow
    Jeff - Sugar, Hacks Season 3

    Featured Review (~01:13:37)    
    The Fall Guy
    SPOILERS (~01:25:29)

    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:
    7 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 36 minutes 17 seconds
    After Dark Preview: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
    In this excerpt from the Filmcast: After Dark, David, Jeff, and Devindra discuss Guy Ritchie's latest film, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, and weigh in on whose filmography they prefer: Guy Ritchie's or Matthew Vaughn's.

    You can sign up to listen to this entire episode at patreon.com/filmpodcast
    5 May 2024, 5:49 pm
  • 2 hours 4 minutes
    Ep. 772 - The 2024 Summer Movie Wager
    It's the annual Summer Movie Wager! Our friends BJ Colangelo, Germain Lussier, and Peter Sciretta return to make their wagers along with the Filmcast crew, on this summer's box office. Come back in the fall to see who will reign supreme as the winner of 2024’s wager. Submit your entry at thesummermoviewager.com and follow along on Threads to see updates all summer. 

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    The Summer Movie Wager is a game which we play during the summer of each year. You can find the history of the game and play along at thesummermoviewager.com (thanks to Dennis for putting that site together). 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 2, 2024 (with the release of The Fall Guy) and last through September 2, 2024, 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.

    Germain’s Top 10
    1. Inside Out 2
    2. Deadpool and Wolverine
    3. Despicable Me 4
    4. Twisters
    5. The Fall Guy
    6. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    7. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter One
    8. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    9. A Quiet Place: Day One
    10. Bad Boys Ride or Die
    Dark horses: 
    1. The Garfield Movie
    2. If
    3. Fly Me To The Moon
    BJ’s Top 10
    1. Inside Out 2
    2. Despicable Me 4
    3. Deadpool and Wolverine
    4. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    5. A Quiet Place: Day 1
    6. Twisters
    7. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    8. The Fall Guy
    9. Bad Boys Ride or Die
    10. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1 
    Dark horses: 
    1. The Garfield Movie
    2. Alien: Romulus
    3. Trap
    Peter’s Top 10
    1. Inside Out 2
    2. Deadpool and Wolverine
    3. Despicable Me 4
    4. Bad Boys Ride or Die
    5. The Garfield Movie
    6. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    7. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    8. If
    9. Twisters
    10. A Quiet Place: Day One
    Dark horses: 
    1. The Fall Guy
    2. Alien: Romulus
    3. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1 
    Devindra’s Top 10
    1. Deadpool and Wolverine
    2. Inside Out 2
    3. Despicable Me 4
    4. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    5. The Fall Guy
    6. Twisters
    7. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    8. Bad Boys: Ride or Die
    9. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1
    10. A Quiet Place: Day One
    Dark horses: 
    1. Maxxxine
    2. Fly Me To the Moon 
    3. Garfield
    Jeff’s Top 10
    1. Despicable Me 4
    2. Deadpool and Wolverine
    3. Inside Out 2
    4. The Fall Guy
    5. Bad Boys Ride or Die
    6. Twisters
    7. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    8. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    9. A Quiet Place: Day One
    10. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1
    Dark horses: 
    1. The Garfield Movie 
    2. If
    3. Alien: Romulus
    Dave’s Top 10
    1. Deadpool and Wolverine
    2. Despicable Me 4
    3. Bad Boys: Ride or Die
    4. Inside Out 2
    5. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
    6. A Quiet Place: Day One
    7. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    8. The Fall Guy
    9. If
    10. Twisters
    Dark horses: 
    1. Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1 
    2. Alien: Romulus
    3. Trap
    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 byTim McEwan from The Midnight. This episode was edited by Noah Ross who also created our weekly plugs and spoiler bumper music. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from Simon Harris.
    • If you’d like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail [email protected].
    You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.
    30 April 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 2 hours 7 minutes
    Ep. 771 - Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver
    David, Devindra, and Jeff take a bite out of Abigail, step through time with The Beast, and take a trip with Conan O’Brien Must Go. Then they return to the stars with their review of Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Decoding Everything: Liveblogging Rebel Moon 2
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast: PS5 Pro rumors and the Playdate two years later
    Jeff - Jeff’s Cameo Page

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:22:20)
    David - Abigail, The Beast, What Jennifer Did, Ian Abramson’s The Heist, 
    Devindra - The Beast, Conan O’Brien Must Go, Space Ghost Coast to Coast Marathon, 1984 on Audible
    Jeff - Hundreds of Beavers, The Regime, Conan O’Brien Must Go

    Featured Review (~01:22:43)    
    Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver
    SPOILERS (~01:40:16)

    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:
    23 April 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 2 hours 9 minutes
    Ep. 770 - Civil War
    David, Devindra, and Jeff fall into the world of Fallout, count the many merits of Hundreds of Beavers, and sing the praises of Bluey - The Sign. Then they head into battle to discuss their thoughts on Civil War.

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    Weekly Plugs
    David - Vlog: Chasing the eclipse
    Devindra - Engadget Podcast on Humane’s disastrous AI pin
    Jeff - Jeff’s Cameo Page

    Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)   
    What we've been watching (~00:20:38)
    David - Hundreds of Beavers, Scoop
    Devindra - The Sympathizer, Tokyo Vice (Season 2), Fallout, Bluey - The Sign
    Jeff - Fallout, Bluey - The Sign

    Featured Review (~01:13:45)    
    Civil War
    SPOILERS (~01:31:29)

    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:
    16 April 2024, 6:00 pm
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