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FWOAC 130: Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Top 10 of Last Year (2014)

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FWOAC swobs the decks of The Heart of the Sea with a review. Kicking things off we discuss cinema holiday gifts for film fans. Closing out the show we review SyFy's latest series, The Expanse.

FWOAC 129: The Heart of the Sea | The Expanse

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FWOAC swobs the decks of The Heart of the Sea with a review. Kicking things off we discuss cinema holiday gifts for film fans. Closing out the show we review SyFy's latest series, The Expanse.

FWOAC 128: Creed | Jessica Jones | Rocky Balboa

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FWOAC enters the ring with Creed. But first we finish off our time with the Rocky franchise discussing the 6th film; Rocky Balboa. Ending the show we discuss the latest Marvel/Netflix series, Jessica Jones.

FWOAC 127: Spectre | Rocky V

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Filmcast Without a Cause investigates the murky world of Spectre. Before the review we hit one of our favorite biannual segments with Amazon's latest pilot run. Closing the show out we discuss the much maligned, Rocky V.

FWOAC 126: Steve Jobs | Rocky IV

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Filmcast Without a Cause closes its system to review Steve Jobs. Kicking things off we jump to the small screen and discuss the Supergirl debut. Closing the show we talk Rocky IV continuing our FWOAC Franchise Flashback.

FWOAC 125: Crimson Peak | Rocky III

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FWOAC trudges through the cold terrain of Crimson Peak for a review. Kicking things off we hold another Double Film Deathmatch between two computer screenbased films: Open Windows & Unfriended. Closing out the show we put on the gloves for another round of our Rocky Franchise Flashback with Rocky III.

FWOAC 124: The Martian | Rocky I & II

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FWOAC blows itself up trying to review The Martian. Building up to Creed we polish off the old fashion FWOAC Franchise Flashback with the Rocky series. Starting the show we discuss the rise in popularity of Hard Sci-Fi.

FWOAC 123: Black Mass | Fall TV

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FWOAC braves the tough streets of Southie for a review of Black Mass. Kicking things off Jacob and Pat discuss two films-turned-TV shows: Minority Report and Limitless. Closing out the show and Stathember, we discuss the colobaration of Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie.

FWOAC 122: The Transporter: Refueled | Golden ACs 2015

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FWOAC hitches a ride with a review of The Transporter: Refueled. With the review Jacob and Pat debut a new tradition: Stathember with a runthrough of the Transporter franchise, and rounding out the summer we hand the "Golden ACs," our annual summer film awards.

FWOAC 121: Straight Outta Compton | The Fire Within

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FWOAC rides the beat with a review of Straight Outta Compton. First things first we discuss the troubled waters of musical biopics. And after three months of classwork, FWOAC's Summer School comes to a close with a discussion of Louis Malle's The Fire Within.

FWOAC 120: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation | Shoot the Piano Player

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FWOAC becomes the manifestation of destiny with a review of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Kicking things off we do an Impossibly Fast Franchise Flashback of the M:I series. Closing the show out we return to Summer School with a discussion of Shoot the Piano Player.

FWOAC 119: Ant-Man | 2015 Cinematic All Stars

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FWOAC swims deep in Lost River. Kicking things off Jacob and Pat breakdown their most anticipated films of summer 2015 and later close the show talking about the grand summer plans for the podcast.

FWOAC 118: Terminator Genisys | Hiroshima Mon Amour

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FWOAC becomes time orphans while reviewing Terminator Genisys. Leading off we discuss buzz around San Diego Comic Con, and continuing our Summer School course we breakdown 1958's Hiroshima Mon Amour.

FWOAC 117: Inside Out | Chronicle of a Summer

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FWOAC can't control its emotions with a review of Inside Out. Kicking off the show we Live-Visit-Run-Die in the Pixar catalogue of films and we close the show with a Summer School discussion of Chronicle of a Summer.

FWOAC 116: San Andreas | Cleo From 5 to 7

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FWOAC feels the earth quake in its review of San Andreas. Kicking the show off we discuss USA Network's Mr. Robot. After we love up the rock we return to Summer School with a discussion of 1962's Cleo From 5 to 7.

FWOAC 115: Fury Road | Alphaville

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FWOAC is shiny and chrome following a review of Mad Max: Fury Road. Openng the show we discuss cinematic dystopias and which we would Live, Visit, Run, and Die from screaming. Continuing our Summer School series we discuss Jean Luc-Godard's Alphaville.

FWOAC 114- Avengers: Age of Ultron | Lola

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FWOAC 114 sees our boys defeat Ultron, battle cinematic easter eggs, but ultimately find themselves powerless before the 60s sexiness of Jacque Demy's Lola.

FWOAC 113: Lost River | Films of Summer 2015

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FWOAC swims deep in Lost River. Kicking things off Jacob and Pat breakdown their most anticipated films of summer 2015 and later close the show talking about the grand summer plans for the podcast.

FWOAC Summer School 2015

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In an effort to keep our brains from rotting away from all the cinema candy they'll feast on over the summer season, the FWOAC boys fashioned some counter programming. Below is the syllabus for our FWOAC Summer School 2015 featuring some of the landmark films of the 1950s-60s French New Wave. In case you care to follow along, below is the show-by-show breakdown of each class.


FWOAC 114: Lola (1961)
Director: Jacques Demy
Streaming: Hulu Plus
Description from the Criterion Collection:
Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nantes (Demy’s hometown) that floats on waves of longing and desire. Heading the film’s ensemble is the enchanting Anouk Aimée as the title character, a cabaret chanteuse who’s awaiting the return of a long-lost lover and unwilling to entertain the adoration of another love-struck soul, the wanderer…

FWOAC 112: Furious Seven | Marvel's Daredevil

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FWOAC races across the globe to review Furious Seven. Kicking things off we discuss iconic movie cars, and closing things out we review Marvel's first foray into its four netflix properties Daredevil.

La Grande Accident: 4 French Films in 2 Weeks

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Out of the blue I took a trip to 1960ish Paris over the past two weeks. Who knew Paris in March was so brilliant? Of course my means of travel wasn't a flux-capacitated delorean or Rufus loaned phone booth, but Blu-ray and DVD. Completely without design I watch four films over since FWOAC 109 hit the web and it has been the best coincidence of my film watching life. With varying levels of greatness, over the last 16 days I've watched:

A Slightly Pregnant Man (Jacques Demy)PlayTime (Jacques Tati)The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel)Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard) Now Jaocb and I rundown a biweekly film adventure segment on the podcast, but these films are too unique and masterfully made to give each only 30 seconds on the show, so I had to post. Without question this run of films has been the best sequence of films I have watched completely uninitiated. Before dropping the digital need on each, I knew nothing about plots or theme of any of the four except for seeing a few stills an…

Films that level you (and rebuild your love of cinema)

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Quick, think of a film that absolutely leveled you on your first viewing. Picking one film from each of the last five decades I feel confident in saying popular opinion would come up with: 2000s - The Dark Knight1990s - Pulp Fiction1980s - (tie) Back to the Future - Alien1970s - (tie) The Godfather - Star Wars1960s - (3-way tie) 2001: A Space Odyssey - Psycho - Lawrence of Arabia For very different reasons these films absolutely captivated audiences and inspired creative minds both inside and outside the film world. Still, these are the easy picks. Films that hit at the right time to rattle the entire culture. But what about films that either hit a small subset of cinema goers or fester overtime to become classics? The truth is film like all artistic mediums is subjective and what some find astonishing, others hold as deplorable (have a discussion with me about Aliens sometime and you'll understand).

Whether you are one of the few who connect with a new film, rediscover something …

FWOAC 109 - Kingsman: The Secret Service | Days of Oscar Future & Past

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FWOAC dances with the razor legs of Kingsman: The Secret Service. On both sides of the review, Jacob and Pat time travel Hollywoods biggest night; the Academy Awards. First we predict winners of the 88th academy awards, followed later by a discussion of the 1977 Oscar's where Rocky won best picture over Network, Taxi Driver, and All the Presidents Men.

FWOAC 108: Jupiter Ascending | Fury

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FWOAC holds off the harvest with a review of Jupiter Ascending. Kicking things off Pat and Jacob react to the Spiderman joins the MCU news. For our feature segment we return to "We Heard Ya" with a late review of Fury.

FWOAC 107: American Sniper | Amazon Pilots 2015.1

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FWOAC reviews the tube, the screen and the stream. Jacob and Pat review Syfy's 12 Monkeys, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, and Amazon's latest crop of Pilots.

87th Academy Awards FWOAC Pool

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87th Academy Awards FWOAC Pool Click the heading to enter!
Award season is upon us and FWOAC is not immune to prognostication, snubbification, and estimation! The difference is this year we want YOU! to join in on the fun. Jacob and Pat are opening up their Academy Awards pool to everyone who loves movies and happens onto our site/podcast.




For those image impaired, the entry link is http://goo.gl/forms/uV3jY9bCA1
It costs nothing and only takes a few minutes to submit your answers
Categories are weighted so guessing Best Picture is worth more than Make Up and Sound Mixing.

Will Boyhood win Best Picture? Will Guardians of the Galaxy win Best Visual Effects? Will Wes Anderson win Best Director for The Grand Budapest Hotel? We've all got an opinion, Why not enter yours at a chance to win!
Is there a Prize? ...Probably, but we have yet to decide exactly what it will be. Maybe a blu-ray, maybe a movie ticket, maybe just an invite to guest on the podcast. Pool entry will be closed Noon, on…

FWOAC 106: Agent Carter | 2015 Wishes & Resolutions

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Filmcast without a cause returns to the small screen to review Marvel's Agent Carter. And once again Jacob and Pat look forward and get all optimistic on the year to come with our annual Cinematic resolutions and wishes! Plus we unveil our 87th Academy Awards Oscar Pool, more info below.


FWOAC 105: Best of Last Year (2013)

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Filmcast without a cause reviews old movies! Per tradition, we use this time of year to reflect on the year in movies... the previous year in movies. Jacob and Pat forgo the traditional feature review and spend the majority of this week's run time breaking down their favorite films from 2013. Enjoy!