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FWOAC 26: Best Films of Last Year

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Filmcast Without a Cause breaks down the best films of the year! 2011 that is. Confused? Stay tuned. In the News: The Hobbit HFR screenings get highest average of viewing options, Star Trek Into Darkness viral easter egg discovered, Wachowskis casting next project, and Guardians of the Galaxy close to signing it's Starlord. No feature this week, but plenty of take home from our extended special segment.


FWOAC 25 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Filmcast Without a Cause prepares to battle a sleeping dragon with a feature review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. With Jacob out sick, P@ brings in two guests to tackle: An Angry Birds movie, The Golden Globe Nominations, The Justice League villian leaked and Tron 3 being touted as the "Empire Strikes Back of the series." Closing out this week's cast, P@ and crew discuss how faithful filmmakers must be to source material.

As always your thoughts are welcome. Make a quick list and tweet them to us at @FilmcastWOAC. OR! Try the brand new FWOAC PHONE,leave a voicemail of your thoughts on either Life of Pi or your favorite cinematic animal, and of course your most anticipated film of the winter season. Can't wait to hear from you!
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New on Home Entertainment: December 18, 2012

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Obviously we can't review every film on the podcast, but that doesn't mean we don't have opinions. Each week Jacob and Pat will offer a couple quick words on the new DVD/Blu-ray releases, and if you're thinking about buying it, we've provided a quick link over to Amazon.

JacobDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysPat I haven't seen any of these films and I doubt I'll start with the second sequel.  I am comforted by the fact that they're still making these and Steve Zahn is getting a steady paycheck.
While I was forced to see the first installment in this franchise, I found nothing there that would entice me to continue following this wimpy kid's story.


Jacob (not seen)
Liberal ArtsPat (not seen)

The trailer makes this look like a rather charming indie romance and I do like the cast, especially Elizabeth Olsen.  This isn't on the top of my list, but I can definitely see watching this on a quiet Saturday night.
As a major fan of How I Met Your Mother, I was ex…

Three Directors Who Need To Tackle Christmas

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Christmas flu has set in. Not Christmas fever as I'm not yet boiling over with excitement. It's more of a slight sensation that something is different, and it is likely to overtake me in the coming days.


Now what might you ask is the impetus for my Christmas Flu? Two Things; first my discovery of this awesome minimal poster for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I would not call the line this poster is referencing the quote most in tune with the "spirit of the season," but I'd be hard pressed to find a funnier moment in the film. I truly love how everyone has pretty much embraced the Griswold Christmas as classic. If this poster moves you to purchase it for yourself or as a gift for loved one, the Minimal Movie Posters tumblr site is selling it, as well as hundreds of others.

The second thing that is setting off visions of sugarplums dancing is CineSmack, a film podcast that used December to debate the merit of two modern christmas favorites; Jon Favreau&…

FWOAC 24 - Anna Karenina

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Filmcast Without a Cause heads to the motherland with a review of Anna Karenina. Before we tackle Joe Wright's latest, THE NEWS: Kevin Smith decides to round out his filmography with a threequel, Tartino starts talking his next film, Rise of the Guardians spells a huge loss for Dreamworks, and Tom Cruise's next NEXT film could have some serious implications. Finally, Jacob and Pat round the show out writing letters to Santa.

As always your thoughts are welcome. Make a quick list and tweet them to us at @FilmcastWOAC. OR! Try the brand new FWOAC PHONE,leave a voicemail of your thoughts on either Life of Pi or your favorite cinematic animal, and of course your most anticipated film of the winter season. Can't wait to hear from you!
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).

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New on Home Entertainment: December 11, 2012

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Obviously we can't review every film on the podcast, but that doesn't mean we don't have opinions. Each week Jacob and Pat will offer a couple quick words on the new DVD/Blu-ray releases, and if you're thinking about buying it, we've provided a quick link over to Amazon.

JacobThe Bourne LegacyPat Renner is a good action presence and the film is a watchable action thriller, but as franchise fodder it feels more like a season premiere of a TV show than an essential chapter in the series.
A serviceable entrance into a new franchise in a cine-verse we're all comfortable with. Far from perfect, but I'm interested to see where it goes from here.


JacobDoomsday BookPat (haven't seen)


Another anthology film, this one a series of sci-fi stories by South Korean directors including Kim Ji Woon (I Saw The Devil).  I know little about this, but the trailer has some awesome imagery -including robots- so I definitely want to seek this out.
I had not heard of this film befo…

12/4/12: New on Home Entertainment

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Obviously we can't review every film on the podcast, but that doesn't mean we don't have opinions. Each week Jacob and Pat will offer a couple quick words on the new DVD/Blu-ray releases, and if you're thinking about buying it, we've provided a quick link over to Amazon.

JacobMen in Black IIIPat(haven't seen)
The 2012 summer blockbuster that I think everybody forgot existed.
If you're nostalgic for the bygone age of 2002, this one's for you. Even with some crummy time travel logic, Brolin's performance alone makes this a better sequel than the last MiB.
This film has everything that would normally bring me to the theater; aliens, time travel, comedic temperment... but I'm a little tired of Will Smith and it feels like this film is about 3 or 4 years late. Eventually I'll get to it.

Jacob (haven't seen)
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryPat (haven't seen)



I know very little about this film's subject, the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei but…