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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!

As alw…

A Fringe-Sized Hole in Television

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This post contains no spoilers.

I know our site/podcast is named FILMcast Without a Cause, but after going on a series of rants on Facebook, I've decided to compile some thoughts here.

As I write this, it's been literally less than 12 hours since the series finale of Fox's Fringe hit the airwaves.   I had been a fan of the show since the very beginning, instantly engrossed with the show's blend of gruesome case-of-the-week mysteries and mythology-heavy, world-hanging-in-the-balance season-long arcs.  Because it was a show born in the age of DVR and On Demand, the creators of Fringe made the decision to make the series rewarding to dedicated viewers: constantly folding in on itself and its format season after season, hiding little Easter eggs that gave clues to future mysteries, and constantly referencing events and characters that we may not have seen for years.  No doubt the 'exclusive' nature that I admired so much is the reason the show never found success wi…

FWOAC 28: Zero Dark Thirty

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Filmcast Without a Cause tackles controversary two weeks in a row with a feature review of Zero Dark Thirty. IN THE NEWS: Spielberg puts Robopocalypse on the back-burner, Christopher Nolan has a new project, Y: The Last Man finds a director, and the Razzies are out. Closing out the show Jacob and Pat throw temper tantrums over the Academy Award nominations.

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 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. Make a quick li…

FWOAC 27: Django Unchained / Cinematic Blindspots

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Filmcast Without a Cause talks spaghetti westerns and German folktales with a feature review of Django Unchained. IN THE NEWS: Jay Z signed to score Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, Tolkien's Middle Earth to be an amusement park? Justice League characters revealed, WGA nominations out! And as part of a cinematic New Years resolution exercise, Jacob and Pat reveal their cinematic blindspots they hope to cure in the new year.

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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FWOAC 26: Les Miserables / 3 Wishes for 2013

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Filmcast Without a Cause first sing-through episode! ...actually we review the sing-through musical Les Miserables. In the news: Looper for best original screenplay, The 2012 Black List, and Tarantino discussing Basterds spin-off. Closing the show out Jacob and P@ each make 3 cinematic wishes for the films of 2013.

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).

How can you contact us?

Twitter: @FilmcastWOACEmail: FilmcastWOAC@gmail.com
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Intro - Movie News Jason Re…