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With David out sick, Devindra and Jeff team up this week to chat about The Glass Castle, the latest film from Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play in Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast:   SHOWNOTES  What We’ve Been Watching  Devindra (03:45): Annabelle: Creation, Tacoma, Hellbade: Senua’s Sacrifice Jeff (18:17): Game of Thrones S7 Featured review: The Glass Castle (31:12) Credits Our sponsor this week is Bomb

'The Glass Castle' Review: Memoir Becomes Melodrama, With a Wasted Brie Larson Performance Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 was one of the best movies of 2013, and remains one of the most surprising indie dramas of the past several years. It’s the film that finally put Brie Larson on the film industry’s radar, charting a path towards an eventual Oscar win. One of the greatest strengths of that film is how delicately it unpacks the day-to-day trauma and struggle of neglected teens living at a group home. With that in mind, Cretton’s latest film The Glass Castle sounded especially promising – an adaptation about a dysfunctional family told through the eyes of a young girl.

Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 was one of the best movies of 2013, and remains one of the most surprising indie dramas of the past several years. It’s the film that finally put Brie Larson on the film industry’s radar, charting a path towards an eventual Oscar win. One of the greatest strengths of that film is how delicately it unpacks the day-to-day trauma and struggle of neglected teens living at a group home. With that in mind, Cretton’s latest film The Glass Castle sounded especially promising – an adaptation about a dysfunctional family told through the eyes of a young girl.

Brie Larson Knew Woody Harrelson Was Right for 'The Glass Castle' After They Got Trapped in a Thunderstorm In The Glass Castle, Woody Harrelson plays a man constantly living on the edge. His Rex Walls is an alcoholic father with good intentions but untraditional, even dangerous, parenting methods. In the film, Destin Daniel Cretton’s adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name, Brie Larson portrays the adult version of the author as she reflects on her tumultuous childhood and complicated relationship with her father, Rex.

“The Glass Castle” is a far better book than movie. While this is not surprising on its face, since books are often more complex, moving and involving than their screen adaptations, it is astonishing for other reasons. The cast is topnotch. Oscar winners and nominees abound. Director Destin Daniel Cretton adapted Jeannette Walls’ bestselling 2005 memoir of a turbulent and destitute upbringing. His previous directorial effort was 2013’s “Short Term 12,” a deeply moving and credible drama about at-risk kids.

Check Out Grace Liu’s Storyboards For The Guardians Of The Galaxy Animated Series Marvel storyboard artist Grace Liu has gifted her Twitter followers with a blast from the recent past: her first storyboard art for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated show. You’ve seen the cartoons! Now see mostly black and white drawings that preceded the cartoons! Try to contain your excitement while you watch these videos: my first in-house storyboards for the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series~ pic.twitter.com/oRgRAdFcmG — Grace Liu (@rawrgyle) August 6, 2017 and more. Drax gets beat up a lot in this episode.

Mads Mikkelsen in Talks for the Villain (Quelle Surprise) in YA Thriller 'Chaos Walking' Mads Mikkelsen, like Jack Nicholson and Vincent Price before him, is one of those villain actors. He’s played the baddie so many times and so well, that it’s weird now to see him in a role like he had in Rogue One, where he’s not eating people’s limbs in front of them or trying to kill James Bond. Which is why it’s great to see him back in his nefarious little comfort zone as the antagonist in Doug Liman’s upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Chaos Walking. Continue reading…

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