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FWOAC 13: The Master / Alien

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Filmcast Without a Cause starts its first round of processing with a feature review of The Master. This week's news? Guardians of the Galaxy has a director, Looney Tunes back in the movies, Michael Bay doesn't want anyone screwing up  Transformers, The Great Gatsby gets moved and apparently Hollywood has lost its creativity. Plus we continue our FWOAC Franchise Flashback with a discussion of Ridley Scott's Alien.

FWOAC 12 - Arbitrage / Dark Star

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Filmcast Without a Cause puts a stop order stock purchase on the new thriller Arbitrage for this week's feature; however before we cook the books with Richard Gere we talk ninjas, robots and James Bond in the news. But the biggest development in the show is the debut of the FWOAC Franchise Flashback with our review of Dark Star, the genesis of Ridley Scott's Alien franchise.

Next Week: Franchise Flashback Jacob and Pat continue their franchise mining  next week with a discussion of Alien. No, it won't be a review per say, but there will be serious discourse on Ridley Scott's
space-terror masterpiece. You're thoughts and comments are welcome. Watch the film
this week and send us an email, a tweet or leave a comment on this post!

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FWOAC 11: Celeste and Jesse Forever / Revolution

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Filmcast Without a Cause drops deep into the indie world of heartbreak with a review of Celeste and Jesse Forever. AND HOW ABOUT WE BREAK THE RULES!! Jacob and Patrick review the first episode of Revolution, J.J. Abrams show where electricity is a thing of the past. All that and of course news! Apologies for the last post

FWOAC 10: Lawless

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Filmcast Without a Cause travels to the wettest county in the world with this week's feature review of John Hillcoat's Lawless. The show starts with a sad piece of news as we learn of Michael Clark Duncan's passing, but we recover quickly to discuss Michael Keaton in the Robocop remake, Shia Labeouf's "non-simulated" sex scene in an upcoming Lars Von Trier film and discuss the guidelines to successful screenwriting, developed by Pixar. After the review we tackle the cinema world's "Double Threats" and a fall movie preview.

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FilmcastWOAC Contents: 0:00 - 14:47     Intro - Movie News Michael Clark Duncan diesMichael Keaton to be villain in…

Rags to Riches: The Ethical Discussion Shared Between The Queen of Versailles and Grey Gardens

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Like many recession-focused documentaries made during the current economic downturn, the buzzworthy new documentary The Queen of Versailles follows a family as it struggles with a post-crisis financial transition.  The difference with this new film is that instead of a middle-class factory worker dealing with a lost job or another everyman example, Versailles deals with an extremely wealthy family going from building the largest single-family residence in the world to losing most of their assets and having to stay in their smaller (but still pretty huge) mansion with reduced waitstaff.  I’ve noticed that, when reviewing the film, many an online film critic takes the opportunity to show-off their documentary history knowledge and compare the film to the Maysles Brothers’ 1975 cult classic Grey Gardens.