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FWOAC 18 - Cloud Atlas

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Filmcast Without a Cause straddles the time/space continuum with its review Cloud Atlas. In the news we tackle buzz about the next James Bond, Arnold Schwarzenneger returning to the Conan film world, and the new Xmen movie is in trouble. Finally we close out the show with a little freaky film discussed thanks to the holiday.

Post-Election Show Homework Since next week's show will be released the day after the U.S. election, Jacob and Pat are planning on discussing the best political characters in film, fictional character or real person, the rules are not hard and fast. As always your thoughts are welcome. Make a quick list and tweet them to us at @FilmcastWOAC. Also, since we have a week, why not watch the film its been the longest since viewing and see if your fondness for this political figure holds true..
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FWOAC 17 - Seven Psychopaths / Prometheus

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Filmcast Without a Cause is all messed up in the head after tackling the new film Seven Psychopaths and closing out our inaugural FWOAC Franchise Flashback with Prometheus. The news this week discusses the funny pages jumping to the silver screen, documentaries being adapted into feature films, Marvel Studios issues with supporting actors, and Nic Cage possibly becoming a warrior for Christ in a new Left Behind adaption.

Halloween Show Homework
Since next week's show will be released on Halloween, Jacob and Pat are planning on discussing the films they considered the scariest at different points in their life; childhood, teen years, college, and adulthood. As always your thoughts are welcome. Make a quick list and tweet them to us at @FilmcastWOAC. Also, since we have a week, why not watch the film its been the longest since viewing and see if it still scares you. 
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A Bridge Too Far: Ethical Dilemmas and The Bridge

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If I had seen Eric Steel’s 2006 documentary The Bridge at a different time in life, I have no doubts that I would have been impressed by it without reservations.   Steel hired a team of cameramen to film the Golden Gate Bridge for one year, focusing explicitly on the people who chose the bridge as the location for their suicide.  Steel then interviewed the families and friends of the deceased to try and deduce the conditions and events that lead to that person ending their life.  It’s a haunting, effective film that has the power to stimulate discussion about mental illness, exhibitionism, and the various factors that can lead to a suicide.  The fact that I came to The Bridge through a graduate class on documentary ethics, however, means that the film is presented to me along with additional information about the making of the film. 

FWOAC 16 - Argo / Alien Resurrection

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Filmcast Without a Cause is about to cause an international incident with its review of Argo. But as always, the show starts with the news. Redbox turns 10 years old, the A/V Club names the best films of the 90s, Jurassic Park is proven impossible, and David Fincher is "Kickstarting" his next film. And for those who have been playing along, we're closing out our FWOAC Franchise Flashback with Alien Resurrection. So if you're child of the 90s, a fan of Ben Affleck or enjoy films that nearly kill beloved franchises you've come to the right place.
Next Week: Franchise Flashback Jacob and Pat have officially ended the Alien Franchise Flashback and that means we're caught up to Prometheus. In case you aren't in the know, Ridley Scott's latest recently came out on DVD/Bluray and Jacob and Pat will give it the Flashback treatment. By now hopefully you know this isn't a true review, but a chance to talk filmographys. You're thoughts and comments are ne…

FWOAC 15- Taken2/Alien3

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Filmcast Without A Cause loves its sequels and this week we discuss Taken 2 and Alien3.What new in the film world? NetFlix to release its own original series titled "House of Cards," Buzz is mounting for the documentary Room 237, Michael Bay is getting into the found-footage trend, and an artist reverses Disney's princess films with a series of victorious villians. Lots of news, a feature review and our FWOAC Franchise Flashback keeps on rolling, not an episode you'll want to miss.


Next Week: Franchise Flashback Jacob and Pat continue their franchise mining next week with a discussion of Alien: Resurrection. By now hopefully you know this isn't a true review, but a chance to talk filmographys. You're thoughts and comments are needed! Watch the film this week and send us an email, a tweet or leave a comment on this post!
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Rise of the Winking Film

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I don't know where it started, but the trend of the winking film is really starting to take hold in Hollywood. For those who aren't hip to the lingo, a "winking film" is a movie where the tone and production quality embrace the troupes of a genre and basically give the audience what they want. These films can be off-beat comedies such as Machete or straight serious films such as The Expendables. While these films tend to crossover with other genres, there is definitely an invisible line between straight parody, exploitation or irreverent comedy.

Obviously theaters aren't packed with winking films, but I would argue films such as Paul, Cabin in the Woods, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and possibly even Grindhouse could be considered in the realm.

What's funny is most winking films stand on their own as quality films. There is no doubt they were crafted with the audience in mind and were given the "kitchen sink" treatment, but they fit -or even transc…

FWOAC 14 - Looper / Aliens

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Filmcast Without a Cause talks golden paydays with a review of Rian Johnson'sLooper. This week's news?Dumb and Dumber To has a script,Mark Millaris the Fox's superhero savant in resident for future Marvel films, and Jacob and Pat talk prospective cast for the ladyExpendablesfilm in the works. After the review the FWOAC Franchise Flashback continues with James Cameron's  Aliens. And post-credits the FWOAC After Party Spoil session returns to carve up some time-travel turkey.