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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. Produced by Ben Hosley.
 
In The Filmcast, hardcore geeks David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, TV shows, and other entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, film directors, and movie stars from all walks of life. You can reach us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com and find more podcast episodes at http://www.thefilmcast.com
 
Weekly interviews with Dutch and European pioneers who work in the edtech sector and pushing learning innovation forward. Learn about their personal stories, their market knowledge and their vision around the future of learning. Dutch Edtech brings the edtech community together through insights, events and network opportunities, to accelerate learning innovation and create a more adaptable society. Powered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Marine Terrein Amsterdam, Grow ...
 
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss whether or not Pale Blue Eye was actually worth reviewing, try to make sense of the internet's reaction to Velma, and try to and reflect on the pleasures of the unknown order of Kaleidoscope. Then, they dive into John Hyams' new film, Sick. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to follow us on t…
 
UK house music, a *very* active camera, and Ewan McGregor looking like a SNACK…that’s right, folks - we’re covering Danny Boyle! With the England bit retired, we’re finally giving dual citizen David Sims the time and space to actually reminisce about his very British upbringing. A sensation in the UK upon release, SHALLOW GRAVE introduced Boyle as …
 
This is an episode of The Filmcast: After Dark. To get access to more episodes and support this podcast, please consider becoming a Patron at Patreon.com/filmpodcast. In this special episode of The Filmcast: After Dark, writer/director Rian Johnson returns to the podcast to troll David Chen and also to discuss the making of Glass Onion: A Knives Ou…
 
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss awards season contenders such as Living and Return to Seoul, dive into some weird horror movies like Possession and Skinamarink, then switch gears and decide to shun The Pale Blue Eye in favor of Plane. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to follow us on the following platforms: YouTube Tiktok…
 
Henry Selick waited thirteen years to make his follow-up to CORALINE, and it feels like we’ve been waiting even longer to hear David’s TIFF Airbnb story - a yarn that finally gets unspooled with the help of friend Shirley Li. After that business is taken care of, we try our best to describe Selick’s WENDELL & WILD - a film that ranks among the more…
 
David, Devindra, and Jeff catch up on all the latest Avatar news, follow-up on what they missed in last week's Top 10 episode, and dive into the wildly successful horror comedy M3GAN. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to follow us on the following platforms: YouTube Tiktok Instagram Weekly Plugs David - Decoding Everything: …
 
For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States ha…
 
The ultimate connoisseur of context, the guru of camera gear - our friend JD Amato makes his triumphant return to the main feed to walk us through the magic and genius of Henry Selick’s masterpiece CORALINE. For listeners who never had the chance to catch this film in its original 3D release, we attempt to describe Selick’s absolute mastery of the …
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra look back on the films of 2022 and discuss: Honorable mentions Biggest disappointments Movies we didn't get Movies they didn't get Best film of 2023 PATRONS: You can get this audio in your podcast app by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast, going to the "My Membership" section, and copying and pasting the RSS link to your pod…
 
Santa dropped off one last present to close out the year…It’s The Filmcast’s Top 10 movies of the year episode! David, Devindra, and Jeff open 2023 by counting down their top ten films of 2022. Tune in to find out what movies took the top spots. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to follow us on the following platform: YouTub…
 
David, Jeff and Devindra discuss why it might be worth paying attention to the Royals, praise Aubrey Plaza's work in Emily The Criminal, and get mildly disappointed by Violent Night. Then, they dive into Damien Chazelle's newest film Babylon. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/slas…
 
Merry Christmas y’all! On our last episode of the year we are joined by Rocky Roggio to talk through her new film 1946 the Movie. What if the word “homosexual” was never meant to be in the Bible? Her documentary explores this concept and how it has impacted history. To check out the film and find out more visit https://www.1946themovie.com. Thank y…
 
Topics covered include: COVID scheduling nightmares, wasp problems, being the youngest person in a room, the gift of time, playing characters desperate for connection, the trope of the angsty teen, feeling the pressure, shedding child actor habits, imposter syndrome, the Stranger Things school trailer, failing at Lent, the frat origins of Vineyard …
 
David, Jeff and Devindra discuss technical issues with showings of Avatar: The Way of Water, Tom Cruise’s extreme marketing tactics and why the Interview with the Vampire series is more interesting than the film. Then, they take a bite out of Luca Guadagnino’s latest horror film, with a full review of Bones and All. Also: we're making video version…
 
The gang went to see AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER and we all got soaking wet. Fully submerged. Drenched! We’re communing with space whales, chugging coffees with Edie Falco, and learning how to hold our breath for long stretches of time to commemorate the release of James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel to the biggest movie of all time. Are we one with E…
 
This is a preview of this week's episode of The Filmcast: After Dark. To listen to the rest of the episode, become a $10+ Patron at Patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss all the stuff happening at Warner Media/DC and the state of James Gunn's new cinematic universe.By The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)
 
It’s all led up to this moment, a cinematic event 700 episodes in the making…It’s an Avatar extravaganza! David, Jeff and Devindra discuss what it means to them to still be working on The Filmcast 700 episodes later and then dive into their review of James Cameron’s long awaited Avatar: The Way of Water. Also: we're making video versions of our rev…
 
Just in time for Brendan Fraser’s big comeback, we’re taking a look back at his misguided collaboration with Henry Selick - 2001’s bizarro flop MONKEYBONE. Justin McElroy (no relation to Bridget Fonda’s Dr. Julie McElroy) returns to the podcast after having watched this film a whopping seven times (!!) to unpack all the madness. Why are there no ru…
 
Just a quick announcement: Next week's Filmcast episode will cover Avatar: The Way Of Water, not Bones And All as originally promised. The podcast will also come out two days later than usual, on Thursday night, so that we can have a full spoiler-filled conversation about the movie. Thanks for your patience and understanding.…
 
David, Jeff and Devindra discuss breaking the bad news about The Willows Inn to a friend, the AI revolution and how it will affect creative industries, how yum Jeff Cannata is, the name of the new HBO Max and Discovery Plus combined streaming service, as well as the new Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny trailer. Then, they dive into a full revi…
 
Bugs! So many bugs! And…Richard Dreyfuss?? The Bug Queen Emma Stefansky returns to the podcast to celebrate all the creepy crawlies in 1996’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. We’re talking about stone fruit, Randy Newman, and cinema’s sexiest spider in this episode. Plus, we rank our favorite bugs AND our favorite Roald Dahl adaptations, and we learn abo…
 
David Letterman and producer/musician Shadoe promote the new single, "Embrace Imperfect," the first collaboration with Shadoe and Jeff Richards. The two talked early musical influences, techniques and the interfaith of the music industry and beyond. Dave even slaps a fly in his head. Check out the song: https://open.spotify.com/track/2F0JaEJQ5T7nPU…
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra discuss what it's like to be mentioned on a popular YouTube channel, whether Apple TV+'s Spirited is worth your time, why you should still watch Gangs of London even if it's jumped the shark, and why Wednesday is great. Then, they dive into a full review of Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans. Also: we're making video version…
 
We’re wearing our Hot Topic sweatshirts and enunciating every dramatic syllable to pay tribute to one of the greatest animated films of all time - Tim Burton’s (but really Henry Selick’s) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Academy Award-nominated animator and Blankie Michael Rianda (THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES) joins us to talk about this multi-hol…
 
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss how the old Bob is replacing new Bob at Disney, James Cameron's awesome new GQ profile, and then dive into the history of Pepsi, the final season of Dead To Me, the pleasures of Fleishman is in Trouble, and Mark Mylod's new film The Menu. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us …
 
Huge episode y’all! We had the privilege to sit down with Beth Allison Barr about her groundbreaking book The Making of Biblical Womanhood. We dive in, ask our most pressing questions and get her insight on why this book has exploded in Christian circles. Hope you enjoy and buy her book today. music credits Ezekiel Songs - Blessed Are the Meek www.…
 
For the first time in years, both Griffin and David are in agreement on a new Steven Spielberg film - what a picture! We’re playing both film critics and armchair psychologists in this episode as we unpack THE FABELMANS, a movie that is less sentimental and more complex than one would assume based on the poster. What sets this film apart from the e…
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra try to get into Aftersun (again), discuss the passing of Kevin Conroy, finally see some weakness in James Cameron's bluster, and try to figure out why Sylvester Stallone would want to become the Tulsa King. Then, they dive into Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to sub…
 
Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick. Ehrlich. We’re concluding our Stanley Kubrick series with 1999’s EYES WIDE SHUT and a trip to cinema’s most famous masked orgy. Indiewire’s David Ehrlich joins us as we discuss liminal spaces, the late-90s ABC sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” Nick Nightingale’s skills as a piano player, and Sydney Pollack’s barrel chest. Are there “…
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra try to get into Aftersun, praise the indie series Headless, wonder why more people aren't getting excited about The Good Fight, and dive into The Banshees of Inisherin. Thanks to our SPONSORS this week: Hunt a Killer: Go to huntakiller.com/filmcast and use code FILMCAST for $10 off your order today. Express VPN: Visit our …
 
Alright, maggots, listen up! We’ve got the Action Boy himself - Jon Gabrus - back on the podcast to talk about Kubrick’s bifurcated Vietnam War classic FULL METAL JACKET. We’re retiring the “retired bit” in order to talk about Matthew Modine as Private Joker. We’re getting into the etymology of “poontang.” We’re attempting to articulate what makes …
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra dive into the Curiosities in Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet, are impressed by the drama in Women Talking, and hint at a movie that has been on Jeff's list of shame for 15 years. Then, they review Park Chan-Wook's Decision To Leave. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube at you…
 
Just in time for Halloween, we’re checking into the Overlook Hotel - a haunted place not unlike the Beachwood, Ohio, Homewood Suites that Griffin and guest Timothy Simons stayed in while they were filming DRAFT DAY! Is THE SHINING about Native American genocide, or is it about how Stanley Kubrick thought ghosts were kinda nice? Is Shelley Duvall th…
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra discuss the actual name of Wrexham, dive into the world of Netflix reality TV, and try to get excited about The Peripheral. Then, it's time to see whether the hierarchy of power in the DC universe changes with Black Adam. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com…
 
We are thrilled to chat with Kaitlyn Schiess about her fascinating book “The Liturgy of Politics”. Kaitlyn is a writer, podcaster and theology nerd. Brad was first introduced to her on the Holy Post podcast, and was committed to getting her on ever since. We talk to her about the frustration of engaging in politics and the way Christian fundamental…
 
NASA-quality lenses, a himbo canon-worthy performance from notoriously “chill and normal guy” Ryan O’Neal, and some flirty ribbon games all combine to make what we consider to be Kubrick’s warmest and most sumptuous film - 1975’s “Barry Lyndon.” Karina Longworth of “You Must Remember This” makes a long-awaited first appearance on the pod to wonder …
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra discuss the hilarious The Triangle of Sadness, the fun Chainsaw Man, the spooky Midnight Club, and the delightful Welcome to Wexham before diving into Halloween Ends. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/slashfilmcast. Use #slashtag on Twitter to recommend t…
 
Attention all droogs: grab your Nadsat dictionaries and your bowler hats, it’s time to drink some drug-milk! We’ve got our very own Alex - Ross Perry, that is - on the pod to go long on Kubrick’s controversial X-rated dystopian nightmare, 1971’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. We’re reminiscing about our rebellious teenage years, which for Alex included a trip…
 
David, Jeff, and Devindra discuss the best email ever written and weigh in on challenging social situations. Jeff praises the wonder of Tár and David reflects on his upbringing with Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Finally the whole crew makes a trip to Amsterdam. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTub…
 
We had so much fun the first time, we decided to have Jonathan Foster join us again to discuss his new book Theology of Consent. Brad sits down to asks all his pressing questions about mimetic theory and open relational theology. Also we have another Weird Christian Twitter segment, catch up on what’s happening around the world and more. Learn more…
 
Open the pod cast doors, HAL - it’s time for us to talk about one of the most important movies in cinema history. Jordan Hoffman - the friend of the pod who best represents both the “diamond-hard Sci Fi” and psychedelic head-trip factions of 2001 fandom - returns to Blank Check, and we’re doling out the knowledge *and* the giggles. When is the idea…
 
It's an all Avatar all the time episode! To celebrate the recent Avatar IMAX re-release, David, Devindra, and Jeff dive into Avatar's cultural significance (or lack thereof), the recent IMAX release, its problematic themes, and its success as a piece of sci-fi action entertainment. Also: we're making video versions of our reviews! Be sure to subscr…
 
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