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The First Word on 2018 Venice Film Festival, feat. Anton Volkov

9/10/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) records this episode from Venice joined by Anton Volkov for a discussion about a few of the films seen at the Venice Film Festival on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We discuss First Man, Roma, The Favourite, and The Mountain, along with a few other thoughts on Venice.

Duration:01:12:24

The First Word on Mission: Impossible, feat. Leigh Whannell

8/7/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss the entire Mission: Impossible movie series starring Tom Cruise, with a focus on Fallout directed by Christopher McQuarrie, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring filmmaking, actor, screenwriter Leigh Whannell as our special guest.

Duration:01:10:49

The First Word on Hereditary & Summer Horror, feat. Annette DiGiovanni

7/13/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss horror movies including Ari Aster's Hereditary and John Krasinski's A Quiet Place on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring guest and genuine horror fan Annette DiGiovanni.

Duration:01:28:08

The First Word on June 2018 Trailer Week, feat. Anton Volkov

6/15/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss movie trailers galore from the epic movie trailer week in June 2018 on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring trailer expert Anton Volkov from Trailer-Track.

Duration:01:46:52

The First Word on Solo: A Star Wars Story, feat. Germain Lussier

5/29/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story in the 10th episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring entertainment journalist guest Germain Lussier from io9.

Duration:01:22:07

The First Word on Avengers: Infinity War, feat. Alisha Grauso & Amon Warmann

5/3/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War full-on with spoilers, featuring two guests: Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) & Amon Warmann (@awarmann). 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.

Duration:02:09:47

The First Word on Dogs + Isle of Dogs, feat. Tomris Laffly

4/10/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) briefly review Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, then discuss dog love and dogs in movies with film journalist guest Tomris Laffly (@tomilaffly). We love dogs!

Duration:01:38:19

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

3/29/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) talk about the new Tomb Raider movie and discuss video game movies in general, and why there still isn't a good one yet, with special guest filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts).

Duration:01:19:05

The First Word on 2018 Academy Awards, feat. Sasha Stone

3/6/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss the 2018 Academy Awards, analyzing the winners and nominees along with a discussion about the power of the Oscars. Featuring special guest Sasha Stone (@awardsdaily) - who owns and runs the website Awards Daily.

Duration:01:51:46

The First Word on the 2018 Academy Awards, feat. Sasha Stone

3/6/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss the 2018 Academy Awards, analyzing the winners and nominees along with a discussion about the power of the Oscars. Featuring special guest Sasha Stone (@awardsdaily) - who owns and runs the website Awards Daily.

Duration:01:51:46

The First Word on Alex Garland's Annihilation

3/1/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Alex Garland's Annihilation adaptation on this special breakdown episode of The First Word Podcast.

Duration:00:47:06

The First Word on Alex Garland’s Annihilation

3/1/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Alex Garland’s Annihilation adaptation on this special breakdown episode of The First Word Podcast.

Duration:00:47:06

The First Word on Black Panther & Marvel, feat. Amon Warmann

2/19/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss Ryan Coogler's Black Panther movie, with special guest film critic Amon Warmann (@awarmann). We also briefly discuss the current state of Marvel movies at the end.

Duration:01:18:04

The First Word on Black Panther + Marvel, feat. Amon Warmann

2/19/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie, with special guest film critic Amon Warmann (@awarmann). We also briefly discuss the current state of Marvel movies at the end.

Duration:01:18:04

The First Word on Black Mirror & Sundance 2018, feat. Eric Heisserer

2/7/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss Season 4 of Black Mirror with special guest, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Arrival, Eric Heisserer (@HIGHzurrer). Alex also gives a recap of his favorite films from Sundance 2018.

Duration:01:31:26

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

1/8/2018
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss their favorite movies of 2017 and a few to look forward to in 2018, featuring special guest Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone, Filmstruck, Fandango, Backwards & In Heels).

Duration:01:31:36

The First Word on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, feat. Kyle Newman

12/19/2017
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Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the inaugural episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring special guest filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys, Barely Lethal).

Duration:01:35:51