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The First Word Podcast - 'Avengers: Infinity War', feat. Alisha Grauso & Amon Warmann

The First Word Podcast - Avengers: Infinity War

"Where will you be, when it all ends?" Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a full-on, spoiled-filled discussion about Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, directed by the Russo Brothers. For this episode we brought on two esteemed guests from the movie world - Alisha Grauso and Amon Warmann (who we had previously for our Black Panther episode). We chat about all the good, the bad, theories about what's next, and what really happened in this movie, and much more in this Marvel mania episode. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. This is one of the best discussions we've had yet, covering just about every last aspect of Infinity War. Listen in.

The First Word Podcast - On DOGS + 'Isle of Dogs', feat. Tomris Laffly

The First Word Podcast

We love dogs! Our latest episode of The First Word podcast, featuring special guest film writer Tomris Laffly, is a discussion about everything dogs - dogs in movies, why dogs are the best, and so much more. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. We begin with a brief review of Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film about dogs - Isle of Dogs - before continuing on to discuss our favorite dog movies and general doggie cinema love. Tomris is a big-time dog lover, as is Mike, and I'm glad we could everyone on together to discuss one of our favorite topics.

The First Word Podcast - Video Game Movies, feat. Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The First Word Podcast

"It's not a question of can you make a video game movie, it's a question of when." Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a full-on discussion about video game movies, featuring a special guest - filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts of Kong: Skull Island, who is currently attached to direct a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we wanted to discuss the new Tomb Raider but ended up just talking in general all about video games being made into movies, and why this so rarely works. Maybe it will one day? This is a good episode with Jordan and I'm glad we could have him on for this topic in particular. Listen in.

The First Word Podcast - The 2018 Academy Awards, feat. Sasha Stone

The First Word - 2018 Academy Awards

"They believed that a fairy tale about an amphibian God and mute woman done in the style of Douglas Sirk, and a musical, and a thriller, was a sure bet." After the Academy Awards show this past weekend, we recap the winners and nominees and discuss everything about the big awards show. Download our latest episode of The First Word podcast, featuring special guest Sasha Stone from the website Awards Daily. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. In this episode, we start with a general discussion on the importance of the Academy Awards and a chat about how they've changed over the years. Then we dive into full analysis on each of the winners in all of the categories, including Best Picture, for a comprehensive look at the 2018 Academy Awards. Listen in below.

The First Word Podcast - A Discussion on Alex Garland's 'Annihilation'

The First Word Podcast - Annihilation

"Did it communicate with you?" A surprise new episode of The First Word podcast is now available, for those who want to dive deep into the new science fiction thriller from filmmaker Alex Garland. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we needed to have a discussion about Alex Garland's Annihilation - what it all means, what's going on in the film, all the little details, leaving room for even more interpretations as well. Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, is an extremely fascinating, exciting, intelligent sci-fi film that is truly worthy of in-depth discussion and analysis, so let's get things going by getting our thought out there. Listen in below.

The First Word Podcast - 'Black Panther' & Marvel, feat. Amon Warmann

The First Word Podcast

"The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerors. You are a good man, with a good heart. And it's hard for a good man to be a King." Our fourth episode of The First Word podcast is a recap and analysis of Marvel's Black Panther, directed by the very talented Ryan Coogler. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we brought on our friend and film critic Amon Warmann (@awarmann) based in London for a full-on discussion about Black Panther and how awesome it is. At the end of the episode, we chat about our favorite Marvel movies so far and where we think they'll head next after this. Listen in below.

The First Word Podcast - 'Black Mirror' & Sundance 2018, feat. Eric Heisserer

The First Word Podcast

"Not to wax philosophical, but how long can happiness last, anyway?" Gather ’round sci-fi fans, it's time for a special podcast episode discussing the outstanding Netflix series "Black Mirror". Our third episode of The First Word podcast includes a quick recap of Alex's favorite films from Sundance 2018, but more importantly, a comprehensive discussion about Season 4 of Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" featuring our guest Eric Heisserer - the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Arrival. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we went rogue and decided to have a chat about one of our favorite sci-fi TV shows with one of our favorite sci-fi screenwriters, before wrapping up with a look at the best films from Sundance this year. Listen in below.

The First Word Podcast - Top 10 Movies of 2017, feat. Alicia Malone

The First Word Podcast

Tune in now to our second episode of The First Word podcast, a brand new podcast from FirstShowing. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we decided to do a recap of 2017 and discuss our Top 10 Movies of 2017. We both go back and forth counting down our Top 10 with brief commentary on each. At the end, we talk with our guest, fellow film lover Alicia Malone, and discuss her Top 10 for another unique perspective. In addition to these recaps, we also discuss some of our most anticipated films of 2018. We hope this gives everyone a chance to get to know us better and hear about all of our favorites before we get into 2018. Listen in below.

The First Word Podcast - 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', feat. Kyle Newman

The First Word Podcast

We are very happy to present the very first episode of The First Word podcast, a brand new podcast from FirstShowing. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. We know there are tons of podcasts out there, and who needs another, but we also just wanted to record our talks and send something out for everyone to listen to if they want. We hope to provide some intriguing insight and different perspectives, along with our honest opinions and feelings about the world of cinema. And of course we'll bring on some guests. Up first - this episode is all about Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, spoilers and all, diving deep into everything about the movie - good and bad. Our special guest on this episodes is filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys, Barely Lethal). Listen in below.

TGB Episode 2.06: The Tales of The MAD (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)

TGB Episode 2.06: The Tales of The MAD

On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment, plus Director/Producer of Beyond Skyline. The guys share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of fun topics including Liam's new sci-fi film, Beyond Skyline, director George Miller and his career, Mad Max mythology, a breakdown of the brilliant Mad Max: Fury Road, films inspired by The Wasteland, reasons for the impending apocalypse (doom!) and much more. Grab the episode below. Send us topics, arguments, whatever, and we will do our best to talk about it.

TGB Episode 2.05: There Is Nothing That Can Phase Marvel Now

TGB - Marvel Avengers

On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of interesting topics including Orsen Wells, May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day!), the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the adorableness of Martin Freeman (who has just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Avengers: Age of Ultron in-depth. From there the guys get into a deeper discussion on Marvel Studio's Second & Third Phases and so much more about Marvel. We hope you enjoy. Send us topics, arguments, whatever, and we will do our best to talk about it. This episode entirely dog snoring free.

TGB Episode 2.04: The Internet Doesn't Care Much For Movies...

TGB Episode 2.04

On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of interesting topics including some new trailers (for Mad Max: Fury Road, Sinister 2, Insidious Chapter 3) as well as: cliffhanger endings, streaming platforms, love of video stores (including Jimmy Kimmel's amazing Vulcan Video promo), the internet's relationship with movies (hence the title), the still existent Space Jam website and so much more! We hope you enjoy this one. Send us topic suggestions, arguments, links, or whatever you want, and we will do our best to talk it through on the show.

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