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FWOAC 77: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Dear Santa

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Filmcast without a cause trades wits with a dragon with a review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the News! The 2013 Golden Globes nomations are out, JGL to direct and stare in a nerd sacred text, and DC preps minor properties for the big screen. Plus Jacob and Pat tell Santa what they'd like for Christmas.

FWOAC 73: 12 Years a Slave | The X From Outer Space

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Filmcast Without a Cause tussles with two great evils; slavery and space monsters. In the News! DeFocused Features, Hollywood bankability, PG13 films are bloody affairs. And in the story of opposites, our feature review is one the year's most heralded in 12 Years a Slave, and our special segment discusses one of Criterion's worst The X From Outer Space.

FWOAC 72 - Thor: The Dark World | Holiday Movie Preview

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Filmcast Without a Cause searches for the lightswitch with a review of Thor: The Dark World. In the News! Marvel inks a crazy deal with Netflix and DC packing its film with heros. After the review, Jacob and Pat discuss the 2013 holiday movie season. And once again FWOAC is closed out by some super-nerdy spoilers.

FWOAC 71: Enders Game

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Filmcast without a cause squishes some bugs with a review of Enders Game. In the News! Attack the Star Trek block, Bill Bryson book to be adapted, and two disconnected Evil Dead sequels in the works. For our special segment, Jacob and Pat give dueling book reports on Orson Scott Card's Enders Game.

FWOAC 70: The Counselor | Monster Mash

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Filmcast without a cause is on the run with a review of The Counselor. In the news! Star Wars writer switch out, two Anchorman cuts coming, and Fincher is averaging 50 takes per scene on new film. After the review, Jacob and Pat set monster vs. monster in Monster Mash grudge match.

FWOAC 69: Escape Plan | The Fly II

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Filmcast Without a Cause spends two hours in the tomb with Escape Plan. IN THE NEWS!!! Universal to team up it's monsters, Burton bringing back Beetlejuice, and Car movie sequels are the rage. Plus we finally close out our FWOAC Franchise Flashback with The Fly II.

FWOAC 68: Machete Kills | Cronenberg's The Fly

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Filmcast Without a Cause battles everything and anything with a review of Machete Kills. IN THE NEWS! Warner Brothers nearly ruined Gravity, major sequel subtitles revealed, Ant-man possibly casted. For our special segment the Fly Franchise Flashback continues with Cronenberg's The Fly.

FWOAC 67: Gravity | Curse of the Fly

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Filmcast without a cause dodges space debris with a review of Gravity. In the News! The Queen of Versailles ruins her reason for fame, Tarantino already has a top 10 films for the year, RIP Tom Clancy. Plus our FWOAC Franchise Flashback continues with a discussion of Curse of the Fly.

FWOAC 66: Rush | Agents of Shield

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FWOAC fills its need for speed with a review of Rush. In The News!! Three big films miss the Oscars deadline, Fargo to be a TV show, DC comics headed to the small screen as well. In our special segment we review Marvel's new TV show, Agents of Shield..


FWOAC 65: Prisoners | Return of the Fly

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Filmcast Without a Cause does whats necessary in its review of Prisoners. In the News! Bruckheimer and Disney part ways, Marvel to produce a female-led superhero film? and Adam Sandler to go serious again. Plus we continue our latest FWOAC Franchise Flashback with Return of the Fly.

FWOAC 64: Bad Milo | The Fly [1958]

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FWOAC goes deep with a review of the butt monster horror film, Bad Milo. In the News! More Harry Potter, more Star Wars, and see the Little Mermaid in theaters while peaking over your iPad. For our special segment we kickoff another FWOAC Franchise Flashback with 1958's The Fly and toss in a little something special with a new segment titled "FWOAC Reads!".

FWOAC 62: Prince Avalanche | Fall 2013 film preview

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Filmcast Without a Cause reaps the rewards of reviewing Prince Avalanche. In The NewS!!! Linklater's 12 year film project finally done? Star Trek Into Darkness's annoying bluray release, Stefon the Movie almost happened. As we head into a season, Jacob and Pat breakdown the pictures to get excited about with a Fall 2013 film preview.

FWOAC 61: The World's End | The Golden ACs

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Filmcast Without a Cause gets annihilated with a review of The World's End. In The News!! Batfleck overreaction, Damon returning to the Bourne series, and Star Wars to be shot on film, is this a big deal? Plus the summer film session has come to a close so Jacob and Pat bestow the end of summer awards, the Golden ACs.

FWOAC 60: Kick Ass 2 / Movie Violence

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Filmcast Without a Cause returns to fight crime with a review of Kick Ass 2. In The News!! Simon Pegg as Ant Man? Joseph Kosinski directing the Twilight Zone? You could direct a segment of ABCs of Death 2. Plus, coming to the end of a rather violent cinematic summer, Jacob and Pat discuss the merits of violence in film.

FWOAC 59: Elysium / Do The Right Thing

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Filmcast Without a Cause syncs it brain with Elysium. In The News!! Avatar getting 3 sequels, Bruce Willis demands a million dollars a day, and PeeWee returning to the big screen. Plus, Jacob and Pat fill in their cinematic blindspots with a discussion of Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.

FWOAC 58: The Wolverine / Director Extracurriculars

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Filmcast Without a Cause battles its own existence with a review of The Wolverine. In The News!! The Lone Ranger filmmakers fight back, Harvey Weinstein talks crap about Iowans, and You can buy a piece of Ferris Beuler. For our special segement we discuss what Directors do when they're not making films.

FWOAC 57: Only God Forgives / Top 9 Films of 90s

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Filmcast Without a Cause meets the devil with a review of Only God Forgives. No NEWS!! Following the shortest intro to date and our feature review, Jacob and Pat reveal their Top 9 Films of the 90s.

FWOAC 56: R.I.P.D. / Graphic Novel adaptations

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Filmcast Without a Cause passes judgement on the feature film RIPD. IN THE NEWS!! San Diego InternationalComic-Con, seriously... that's all we talk about in this week's news section. And to bring this episode to maximum level of nerdiness, we talk about film adaptations of graphic novels.

FWOAC 55: Pacific Rim / Cronos

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Filmcast Without a Cause does battle with the beast that is Pacific Rim. In The News!! Mark Duplass gives some industry insight into Director hopefuls, are Pixar's films a ridiculously interwoven conspiracy? and Fox is planning to unleash the X-Force. For the special segment, Jacob and Pat return to the Filmmakers First Frames discussion of Guillermo Del Toro's Cronos.

FWOAC 54: Lone Ranger / 2013 Cinematic All-Stars.mp3

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Filmcast Without a Cause is back in the saddle with a review of The Lone Ranger. In The News!! Potential super-cinema team-up of Del Toro and Kaufman to produce Slaughter-House Five, the San Diego Comic-Con looks awesome as usual, and Warner Bros won't let Harvey Weinstein use a movie title. Our Special Segment, Jacob and Pat touch em all with the second annual Cinematic All-star Movie Line-up.

FWOAC 53: The Heat / oblIVion

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Filmcast Without a Cause fight crime and other-dimensional terrors with a review of The Heat and a FWOAC Franchise Flashback close out of the Phantasm Series. In the News! Encyclopedia Brown to be adapted to film, Captain Planet makes the jump as well, and Netflix debuts a new tool discover content.

FWOAC 52: World War Z / Phantasm 3

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Filmcast Without a Cause is hungry for brains after reviewing World War Z. In The News! R.I.P. James Gandolfini, Star Wars casting sheet released, RDJ gets paid. After the review PART 3! of our Phantasm FWOAC Franchise Flashback with Phantasm 3: Lord of the Dead.

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FWOAC 51: Man of Steel / Phantasm

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It's our One year FWOACaversary and what better way to celebrate than with a review of Man of Steel. IN THE NEWS! Spielberg and Lucas seem doom in the movie industries future, $50 movie tickets coming, and Arnold returns to Terminator series. After we discuss Kal-El's return to the silver screen, we continue our latest FWOAC Franchise Flashback with the latest Phantasm 2.

FWOAC 50: Now You See Me / Phantasm

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Filmcast Without a Cause wants to you look deep into its eyes and listen to our feature review of Now You See Me. In the News!! Archie headed to the big screen, Man of Steel sequel announced ahead of inital film's release, Amazon auto-storyboarding software. Finally, we kick off our third FWOAC Franchise Flashback with a discussion of Don Coscarelli's Phantasm.

FWOAC 49: John Dies at the End / Cult Films

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Filmcast Without a Cause is on the sauce with this week's review of John Dies at the End. IN THE NEWS!! Movie theaters want shorter trailers, Henry Cavill replaces Tom Cruise in spy film, Amazon selects picks its pilots, and Grumpy cat is getting a movie. For our special segment Jacob and Pat breakdown the realm of cult films and its definition. .

FWOAC 47: Star Trek Into Darkness

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FWOAC INTO DARKNESS with Jacob and Pat's review of Star Trek Into Darkness. In The News!!! TV upfronts gives us a look at Marvel's Agents of Shield and many more, the Amazon Zombieland series doesn't make the cut, and when Kickstarter goes wrong and oh so right. For this week's special segment, Jacob and Pat both assemble their dream science fiction Starship crew.

FWOAC 46: The Great Gatsby / Strictly Ballroom

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Filmcast Without a Cause goes for the Michael Bay superset reviewing Pain and Gain. IN THE NEWS!! Is it okay for Zach Braff to use Kickstarter to fund his next film? Is Armie Hammer set to be a superstar? Superhero tips trickle out from Xmen: Days of Future Past and Avengers II. In our special segement we regale listeners with our deep feelings for Michael Bay and his storied career.

FWOAC 45: Iron Man 3

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Filmcast Without a Cause puts on its armor once more with a review Iron Man 3. In The News!!! Steven Soderbergh vents his issues with the current State of Cinema, the Asian cut of Iron Man 3 is not going over so well, and Fantastic Four casting rumors. After the review we discuss the films of summer 2013 we're itching to see.

FWOAC 44: Pain and Gain

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Filmcast Without a Cause goes for the Michael Bay superset reviewing Pain and Gain. IN THE NEWS!! Is it okay for Zach Braff to use Kickstarter to fund his next film? Is Armie Hammer set to be a superstar? Superhero tips trickle out from Xmen: Days of Future Past and Avengers II. In our special segement we regale listeners with our deep feelings for Michael Bay and his storied career.

FWOAC 43: Oblivion / Amazon Pilots

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FWOAC fends off an alien invasion only to review Joseph Kosinki's Oblivion. In the News!! Keanu Reeves returns cast in original sci-fi flick, the Game of Tag adapted into a feature film, and Asian markets can see Iron Man 3 in "Smell-o-Vision." For our special segment, Pat and Jacob discuss Amazon's debut originalpilots. And if you stay through the credits, we spoil Oblivion rotten.

FWOAC 41: Holy Motors / Room 237

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FWOAC goes streaming with a double feature of two film festival favorites: Holy Motors and Room 237. IN THE NEWS! Lots of hollywood directors are taking to talents to the small screen. A minor break from the FWOAC format, but well worth it. So unless you want to stream these flicks before the show... Let's FWOAC!

FWOAC 40: G.I. Joe Retaliation

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This episode of Filmcast Without a Cause should be considered a choking hazard for children under 5 with a review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation... Okay that was a reach. IN THE NEWS! China and the U.S.A. will screen different Iron Man 3s, The Wolverine's bizarre marketing rollout, and who's excited for an Independence Day sequel? In the special segment: Jacob and Pat talk Hollywood franchising our childhoods.

FWOAC 39: Spring Breakers

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CHUG! CHUG! CHUG! FWOAC! Filmcast Without a Cause heads for warmer climates with a feature review of Spring Breakers. IN THE NEWS! Jane Got a Gun production flustercluck, TMNT casting beings, and Robert Redford to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier? And because Spring Breakers pulse pounding style, we discuss films that make you say "What did I just watch?"

FWOAC 38: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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Filmcast Without a Cause performs a little sleight of hand reviewing The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. IN THE NEWS! Veronica Mars to be a movie thanks to Kickstarter, Colin Trevorrow directing Jurassic Park 4, and Tom Hooper and Sacha Baron Cohen team up to make a Queen biopic. Closing out the show, Jacob and Pat discuss the career of Jim Carrey.

FWOAC 36: Jack the Giant Slayer

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FEE FI FO FWOAC! Jack the Giant Slayer defends the realm of FWOAC in this week's feature review. IN THE NEWS! Pride, Prejudice & Zombies has found new life, Joe Wright set to direct a Neil Gaiman novel, David Lynch might have a film in the works, wrapping our heads the VFX strike. After this week's review we whisk you away to the land of magic, princesses and quests with a discussion of the Fairy Tale renaissance.

FWOAC 35: Amour

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Le Filmcast sans cause goes French with a feature review of Amour. IN THE NEWS! Oscars, Independent Spirit, Razzie Awards chat and studios are upset they have to pay theaters for advertising. And in this week's special segment, Jacob and Pat visit with the ghost's of Oscar past.

FWOAC 34: A Good Day to Die Hard

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It's a Good Day to FWOAC HARD! In the News! Michael Mann returns with a Cyberthriller, Universal reviving the Mummy, and David O. Russell reunites with his Oscar nominated actors for next film. In our special segment we talk the Oscars, but not this years Oscars.

FWOAC 33: Side Effects / Live Free or Die Hard

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Filmcast Without a Cause goes pharming a feature review of Side Effects. IN THE NEWS!! Chris Pratt cast in Guardians of the Galaxy,Disney plans to make Star Wars stand-alone films, and Bruce Willis can't quit John McClane. Plus, the second FWOAC Franchise is on the precipe of wrapping up with a discussion on Live Free or Die Hard.


FWOAC 32: Sound City / Die Hard With a Vengence

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Filmcast Without a Cause cranks it up to 11 with a review of Sound City. THE NEWS! The Superbowl gave showcased a handful of new film trailers, Superman Lives may end up being made... in retrospective documentary form, and special guest, Jason Burns of the Midwest Nerds podcast, joins us to discuss the announcement of Duncan Jones directing a Warcraft movie. In our special segment the FWOAC Franchise Flashback continues with a discussion of Die Hard With a Vengence.


FWOAC Franchise Flashback II:  DIE HARD!!
With just over a month until the release of A Good Day to Die Hard, Jacob and Pat are returning to the FWOAC FRANCHISE FLASHBACK series! In case you're new to the FFF game, this is not a true review, but a chance to revisit cherished filmographies and talk personal histories. You're thoughts and comments are needed! So pop in your old rundown VHS copy of Live Free of Die Hard and join us next week for a special segment discussion of the christmas classic. Watch the film! Sen…

FWOAC 31: The Last Stand / Die Hard 2

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Filmcast Without a Cause guards the border with the Austrian Oak with a feature review of The Last Stand. Before we get to Arnold's return, THE NEWS! JJ to helm Star Wars 7, PTA working with Joaquin Phoenix again, and Sundance is over so we discuss the big winners. In our special segment the FWOAC Franchise Flashback continues with a discussion of Die Hard 2: Die Harder.

FWOAC Franchise Flashback II:  DIE HARD!!
With just over a month until the release of A Good Day to Die Hard, Jacob and Pat are returning to the FWOAC FRANCHISE FLASHBACK series! In case you're new to the FFF game, this is not a true review, but a chance to revisit cherished filmographies and talk personal histories. You're thoughts and comments are needed! So pop in your old rundown VHS copy of Die Hard With a Vengence and join us next week for a special segment discussion of the christmas classic. Watch the film! Send us an email! A tweet! Leave a comment on this post!

As always your thoughts are welcome.…

FWOAC 30: Silver Linings Playbook / Die Hard

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Filmcast Without A Cause battles its demons through choregraphy and a review of Silver Linings Playbook. IN THE NEWS! We talk Sundance buzz, Hot Tub Time Machine to be sequelized and J.J. Abrams picks up rights to a Lance Armstrong biopic. As for our special segment, welcome back the FWOAC FRANCHISE FLASHBACK and a return of the Die Hard franchise leading up to the release of A Good Die to Die Hard.

Return of the FWOAC Franchise Flashback with... DIE HARD!!
With just over a month until the release of A Good Day to Die Hard, Jacob and Pat are returning to the FWOAC FRANCHISE FLASHBACK series! In case you're new to the FFF game, this is not a true review, but a chance to revisit cherished filmographies and talk personal histories. You're thoughts and comments are needed! So pop in your old rundown VHS copy of Die Hard 2 and join us next week for a special segment discussion of the christmas classic. Watch the film! Send us an email! A tweet! Leave a comment on this post!

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