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FWOAC 9: Premium Rush and The Golden ACs

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Filmcast Without a Cause returns to celebrate the films of summer with the inaugural "Golden AC" awards. At the top of the show we discuss the coolness quotient of Star Wars, Gus Van Zant's sneakiness and other fun before getting to the feature review of the week, Premium Rush. Feature review aside, the highlight of this show is the "Golden ACs" where Jacob and Pat present awards to the best films of summer. More FWOAC than you can shake a stick at.

Enjoy the show and make sure to leave us some comments/feedback so we can make this puppy sparkle (and REEL QUICK please patronize some of our advertisers to help us cover the cost of producing and hosting the show).

How can you contact us?

Twitter: @FilmcastWOACEmail: FilmcastWOAC@gmail.com (right click to download)
FilmcastWOAC Contents: 0:00 - 14:50     Intro - Movie News With "Star Wars Detours," Can Star Wars ever be cool again?Gus Van Sant reteams with Matt Damon for "Promised Land."Eli Roth tu…

Fanboy P@: The Bourne Legacy

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Tony and Dan Gilroy were given a task that few screenwriters experience; taking a fan favorite franchise and extending it beyond its original material and cast. A couple quick examples being Sean Connery's James Bond run, the various Planet of the Apes films and Star Wars episodes IV-VI. While franchises experienced wildly different reactions from their fan-base, each fought off the fan ire to leave their beloved films alone and expanded their respective film universes.

When it was announced Matt Damon wouldn't return to the Bourne role without Paul Greengrass behind the camera many believed it absurd to continue the series. Matt Damn was Jason Bourne, no one could best Paul Greengrass' work and Robert Ludlum's 3 novel source material was spent (that argument is a discussion all by itself). Still the Bourne series was something special in that the films legitimately got better with each new release and Tony Gilroy, the man who wrote the screenplays for the first three…

Announcing Your 2012 Golden ACs Categories

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With school back in session and temperatures starting to drop it is time to embrace the obvious... summer is almost over. But before we get too down on everyone's favorite time of year passing us by, FWOAC would like to give it a goodbye kiss by celebrating our favorite films of the summer months with, The Golden ACs. These awards marry two of our favorite things about summer: summer films and air conditioned movie theaters. We gave you readers the opportunity to submit your ideas for summer-film themed categories and we took your comments and feedback to build this list for first ever Golden AC Awards: Best "Heat-up" Film (Action/Superhero)Best "Cool-Down" Film(Indie/Arthouse)Best ComedyBest Franchise FilmBest Story (Director or Screenplay)Best Villian & Hero (Not necessarily from the same film)"Beat the Heat" Film of the Summer Based on the traditional fare of summer flicks these categories cover your popcorn films, your artsy flicks, the gut-bu…

FWOAC 8: Explodathon! Expendables 2 / Bourne Legacy

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Filmcast Without a Cause drops the boom on two midsummer releases. As always the show starts with news, sad news this week with the unexpected passing of Tony Scott. The feature review for this week is The Bourne Legacy followed by a guest featured review of the Expendables 2. Who is the special guest? Let's just say he's a shadowy figure from Pat and Jacob's film reviewing past. And before the show clock counts down to zero, Jacob give Pat and our special guest an expendables trivia challenge with life threatening stakes... You don't want to miss this action packed episode of FWOAC!

Next week: The Golden ACs
Jacob and Pat need your help! The guys want to hand out awards to the best films of the summer. We're looking for possible award catagories

Enjoy the show and make sure to leave us some comments/feedback so we can make this puppy sparkle (and REEL QUICK please patronize some of our advertisers to help us cover the cost of producing and hosting the show).

How can …

FWOAC 7: Beasts of the Southern Wild / Tearjerker Films

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Filmcast Without a Cause is taking you down to the dirty south! Or at least a fictionalized version of one. The news this weeks talks about films being adapted into T.V. shows. Jacob and Pat's feature review for this week? The highly lauded Beasts of the Southern Wild. For fun and games our heroes recount films that made them cry and the stories that go with those tears.

SUMMER FILM SEASON EXPLODERAMA AWARDS!
Jacob and Pat need your help! The guys want to hand out awards to the best films of the summer. We're looking for possible award catagories

Enjoy the show and make sure to leave us some comments/feedback so we can make this puppy sparkle.

How can you contact us?

Twitter: @FilmcastWOACEmail: FilmcastWOAC@gmail.com
(right click to download)
FilmcastWOAC Contents: 0:00 - 9:56     Intro - Movie News Movies being adapted into T.V. 9:57 - 16:57 Beasts of the Southern Wild Film 16:58 - 27:54 Fun and Games New on DVDWeekly ReccommendationsTearjerker Films. 27:55 - 32:34 Closing
Next Review:…

The Golden AC's--PICK THE CATEGORIES!

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The Summer blockbuster season is coming to an end and FWOAC wants to make sure that these films don't go into the Fall without some recognition.

At the end of the month, FWOAC will be giving out the AC Awards (named after the air conditioning that makes even the worst movie tolerable in the Summer heat).  

Because we're lazy, we're reaching out to the FWOAC FLOCK to help us come up with the categories and nominees.
We're thinking of the type of categories you wouldn't see in your typical stodgy award show--instead of BEST ACTOR/ESS, think FAVORITE HERO.

One award we know is a lock is FAVORITE BLOCKBUSTER.

So leave your ideas for categories, movies you think could fit in those categories, and your pick for FAVORITE BLOCKBUSTER in the comments section below!

FWOAC 6: Total Recall / Remake Breakdown

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Filmcast Without a Cause gets it butt to Mars... well in this case the United Federation of Britain. FWOAC 6 is all about the remakes, the good ones, the bad ones, and the ones we'd like to see. The show starts with BFI ranking of Vertigo as the best film of all time and the announcement of Joss Whedon returning to helm Avengers 2 and other Marvel news. Our feature review for the week is the 2012 version of Total Recall which leads Jacob and Pat down a long list of remakes that work and do not.

SUMMER FILM SEASON EXPLODERAMA AWARDS!
Jacob and Pat want your help! The guys want to hand out awards to the best films of the summer. We're looking for possible award catagories

Enjoy the show and make sure to leave us some comments/feedback so we can make this puppy sparkle.

How can you contact us?

Twitter: @FilmcastWOACEmail: FilmcastWOAC@gmail.com

(right click to download)

FilmcastWOAC Contents:
0:00 - 14:56     Intro - Movie News
BFI ranks Vertigo as best film ever made.Joss Whedon Retur…

4 Ways to Make Your Remake Less Unnecessary

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Total Recall is the latest Hollywood movie to get the reboot treatment and it is far from the last.   I'm personally not against remakes - the original film will always still exist (barring a worldwide cinematic armageddon or the film being made by George Lucas) and sometimes, in a small percentage of cases, the remake manages to improve on the original film.

We'll talk more about remakes in the next FWOAC episode (including our thoughts on the 2012 Recall), but, before recording, I wrote up a short list of what I think helps make a remake worthwhile.
Here you go Hollywood, you can thank me later...

Ep #5: The Watch

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Filmcast Without a Cause sets its critical eye on Akiva Schaffer's sophomore directorial effort The Watch! This week Patrick and Jacob keep all guests out deliver an easily digestible -super power free- filmcast. First up, our reactions to the release of an extended trailer for Cloud Atlas, than we talk about the minefield that could be Warner Brother's potential The Shining prequel, and then we breakdown three Bad Robot films (J.J. Abrams production house) currently in the hopper. Our second act is where we discuss The Watch, before closing out the show with some personal film adventures and cinematography discussion.

Enjoy the show and make sure to leave us some comments/feedback so we can make this puppy sparkle.

How can you contact us?
Twitter: @FilmcastWOACEmail: FilmcastWOAC@gmail.com

(right click to download)

FilmcastWOAC Contents:
0:00 - 13:55     Intro - Movie News
Cloud Atlas extended trailer releasedWarner Brothers Considering Shining PrequelJJ Abrams Round-Up 13:56 - 19:…