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In-depth discussion about the latest movies, and some old ones too, between friends Mike & Alex. From FirstShowing.net.

In-depth discussion about the latest movies, and some old ones too, between friends Mike & Alex. From FirstShowing.net.

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United States

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In-depth discussion about the latest movies, and some old ones too, between friends Mike & Alex. From FirstShowing.net.

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English


Episodes

The First Word - Vivarium & The Platform, feat. John Bleasdale

4/7/2020
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg reconnect for a discussion about about two small scale, contained sci-fi films: Vivarium, directed by Lorcan Finnegan, and also The Platform (aka El Hoyo in Spanish), directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer John Bleasdale as our guest discussing both films and their commentary on modern society.

Duration:01:42:50

The First Word - Revisiting Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak

3/27/2020
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg reconnect for a discussion about about the 1995 virus outbreak action thriller, Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. One of favorite movies growing up, time to revisit it for a podcast chat.

Duration:01:31:39

The First Word - JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

12/23/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg engage in a conversation about the long-awaited, highly anticipated finale Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We also briefly discuss the new trailer & prologue for Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

Duration:01:28:53

The First Word - James Gray's Ad Astra, feat. John Bleasdale

10/29/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg embark on a discussion about Ad Astra, directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut on a secret mission, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer John Bleasdale as our guest to examine this movie, critique it, and attempt to figure out what it all means.

Duration:01:49:27

The First Word - Todd Phillips' Joker, feat. Katie Smith-Wong

10/18/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg dive into a discussion about Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic DC Comics villain, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer Katie Smith-Wong, live from London, as our guest to discuss this movie - all the good and bad sides of it. We hope you enjoy. #Joker

Duration:01:24:06

The First Word - Film Festivals & Embargoes, feat. Daniel Joyaux

10/9/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) is joined by guest Daniel Joyaux for a debate about embargoes and a chat about our favorite film festivals and films from the fall season so far. After attending the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, these two cinephiles connect for a discussion about cinema and their festival experiences.

Duration:01:42:29

The First Word - A Summer 2019 Recap + Quick Fall Preview

8/31/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg record a fun chat discussing the end of the summer 2019 movie season, and some of our favorite movies. As well as a talk about the new trailers for The Rise of Skywalker and Lucy in the Sky, plus a preview of the Venice Film Festival and fall season.

Duration:00:59:58

The First Word - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, feat. Aaron Neuwirth

7/31/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Quentin Tarantino's latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in-depth, with spoilers, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring entertainment journalist & podcaster Aaron Neuwirth from the show Out Now with Aaron & Abe.

Duration:01:46:39

The First Word - Avengers: Endgame, feat. Alisha Grauso & Amon Warmann

5/1/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss Marvel's Avengers: Endgame full-on with spoilers, featuring two guests: Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) & Amon Warmann (@awarmann), the same guests from our Infinity War episode. We chat about everything that happens in Endgame, our criticisms, and favorite scenes, and much more in this epic MCU episode.

Duration:02:04:41

The First Word - Theories on 2019's Endgame + Star Wars

4/22/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg record a fun chat speculating on Marvel's Avengers: Endgame and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We discuss ridiculous theories and different possibilities about what we think might happen in these two big 2019 movies.

Duration:01:46:22

The First Word - Jordan Peele's Us, feat. Aaron Neuwirth

3/28/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Jordan Peele's new horror film Us in-depth, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast, featuring entertainment journalist & podcaster Aaron Neuwirth from the show Out Now with Aaron & Abe.

Duration:01:51:28

The First Word - 2019 Academy Awards, feat. Clayton Davis

2/27/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss the 2019 Academy Awards, analyzing the winners and nominees along with a discussion about how voting works and how voters are influenced. Featuring special guest Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) - who owns and runs the website AwardsCircuit.com.

Duration:01:33:00

The First Word - Shyamalan's Glass, feat. Amon Warmann

1/21/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss M. Night Shyamalan's film Glass (his highly anticipated sequel to Unbreakable and Split), with guest film critic Amon Warmann (@awarmann). We also briefly discuss the new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Duration:01:47:00

The First Word - Top 10 Movies of 2018, feat. Alicia Malone

1/16/2019
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) discuss their Top 10 favorite movies of 2018, featuring special guest Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone, Host on TCM, Backwards & In Heels, The Female Gaze). We count down our Top 10 of 2018 and spend some time discussing why we love each of these films.

Duration:01:40:24

The First Word - Brady Corbet's Vox Lux

12/26/2018
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg dive into a heated discussion about Brady Corbet's provocative, brilliant new film Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and Raffey Cassidy, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We also discuss a few new trailers including Avengers: Endgame and Men in Black International.

Duration:01:22:00

The First Word - Documentary Love, feat. Amirose Eisenbach

12/13/2018
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg are joined by producer & filmmaker Amirose Eisenbach as our guest to discuss documentaries on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We talk about the doc films we love and discuss the experience of making documentaries.

Duration:01:45:37

The First Word - The Great Netflix Debate, feat. Peter Sciretta

12/3/2018
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg are joined by Peter Sciretta (owner of slashfilm.com) to debate and discuss the good & the bad of Netflix on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Is it really good for cinema? Can they be better? Do we still love Netflix anyway?

Duration:01:18:51

The First Word - Damien Chazelle's First Man

11/23/2018
Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg discuss Damien Chazelle's First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Duration:01:10:53

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

9/10/2018
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 - Mission: Impossible, feat. Leigh Whannell

8/7/2018
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 filmmaker / actor / screenwriter Leigh Whannell as our special guest.

Duration:01:10:49