Archive for August 2017

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On the September 1, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui, and Brad Oman to talk about the news, including the early buzz for Downsizing and The Shape of Water, the coolest Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys from Force Friday 2, and an all-female Lord of the Flies remake. At The Water Cooler, we talk about Don't Breathe, Ingrid Goes West and iTunes reviews. And The Mail Bag, we talk about our favorite movies about journalism.

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In The Water Cooler

Peter talks about watching Don’t Breathe

HT saw Ingrid Goes West

Brad has been reading our iTunes reviews

In the News:

‘Downsizing’ Early Buzz: Another Compassionate Comedy From Alexander Payne

‘The Shape of Water’ Early Buzz: Guillermo del Toro’s Dazzling Fairy Tale May Be His Best Since ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ 

The Coolest ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Items You Can Buy on Force Friday II 

An All-Female ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake is in the Works — Written By Two Men

In The Mailbag:  Jacob Chandler writes in, “I am a huge fan of the podcast. I love listening to you guys every day on my way to school. I am currently going to the University of Southern Mississippi with a study in Mass Communication and Journalism. Right now, I am interested in finding movies that have to deal with journalism and research. The film Spotlight was a big inspiration to me in this area, an honest and profound way of showing good people digging deep to find the truth. My question to you guys is what movies would you recommend that have to do with journalism that is presented in this kind of real and true way? Documentary or feature film. Thank you guys so much for the podcast, as well as the site. Keep up the awesome work!!”

Peter’s Picks: Almost Famous, Shattered Glass, Page One

HT’s Picks: His Girl Friday, All The President’s Men

Brad’s Picks: Nobody Speak, Good Night and Good Luck

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On the August 31, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson, Brad Oman and Jacob Hall to talk about the news, including the Awards campaign for War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel writers, the running time for Blade Runner 2049, An ominous Luke Skywalker in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos, and rumors surrounding the Joker origin movie. In the Water Cooler, we talk about Hurricane Harvey and The Gay and Wondrous Life Of Caleb Gallo. In Our Feature Presentation, we talk about who is winning the Game of Thrones. And in the Spoiler Room, we talk about new evidence to support a wacky Game of Thrones fan theory.

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In The Water Cooler:

Jacob talks about recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Brad started watching The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo

 

In the News:

Fox Launches Oscars Best Picture Campaign for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Writers Swinging Back for the Sequel

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is Likely the Longest Blockbuster of 2017

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Photos: An Ominous Luke Skywalker and a Rey of Hope

Joker Origin Movie Will Be ‘Super Dark And Real,’ Because What Else Could It Be?

 

In Our Feature Presentation, we discuss Who is Currently ‘Winning’ the Game of Thrones? A Definitive Ranking

In the Spoiler Room, The ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Finale May Have Confirmed a Truly Wacky Fan Theory

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On the August 30, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Brad Oman to talk about the news, including a Wonder Woman bonus scene, the air date of the final season of Game of Thrones, Apple’s attempts to bring 4k Movies to AppleTV, and a Blade Runner 2049 short film. 

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In Feedback: A correction: Yesterday I mentioned The Defenders was 10 or 12 episodes, it’s actually only eight.

 

In The Water Cooler

Brad talks about obtaining The Big Sick poster with his review quote.

Peter complains about the difficulty of memorizing a deck of playing cards.

 

In the News:

‘Wonder Woman’ Bonus Scene: Etta Candy Recruits Steve Trevor’s Crew for a Top-Secret Mission

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season May Not Air Until 2019

Apple Faces Off Against Hollywood Over 4K Movie Prices

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Short Film Reveals Jared Leto’s Contribution to Replicant Technology in 2036

 

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On the August 29, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the news, including early It buzz, the death of filmmaker Tobe Hooper, casting changes on Hellboy, and how the new Star Wars comic connects Luke Skywalker with Rogue One. Hoai-Tran Bui joins us to talk about her trip to Pixar to learn about their new film, Coco.

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In The Water Cooler:

Peter ventures back to the Magic Castle and gives first impressions on The Defenders.

Ben saw La La Land on the rooftop of a Los Angeles building.

 

In Feedback: On Friday we talked about actors who should play The Joker and asked for your suggestions, here are some of the better responses:

Kolin Singh suggested Charlie Hunnam

Mike F from Victoria, BC, Canada says “I think Jake Gyllenhaal could pull it off with his range, transforming ability, and intensity (I'm thinking Nightcrawler).  I also think if Ben Foster could trim back down he would be amazing in the role, as he is such a great character actor.”

 

In the News:

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Early Buzz: A Terrifying Movie with Heart, True to the Spirit of the Book

‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Director Tobe Hooper Has Died at 74

Ed Skrein Backs Out of Japanese-American Role in ‘Hellboy’ in a Win Against Whitewashing

New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Arc Gives Luke Skywalker a Significant Connection to ‘Rogue One’

 

In Our Feature Presentation, Hoai-Tran Bui talks about her visit to Pixar to learn about Coco.

What it’s like to visit Pixar Animation Studios

What HT thought of the first 30 minutes of the film

How Pixar tore down the cultural walls to tell a universal story

The troubles with bringing Skeletons to life in a kid’s story

How ‘Coco’ Was Influenced by ‘John Wick,' ‘Spirited Away,’ and Mexican History

 

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On the August 28, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Brad Oman, Jacob Hall and Hoai-Tran Bui. to talk about the news, including Kingsman 2 presented in 270 degrees, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout gets a Halloween makeover, reactions and observations about the Black Mirror season 4 trailer, and another Jumper tv series. In our feature presentation, we suggest 14 actors who could play The Joker in WB’s origin story film.

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In the News:

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Will Be Presented in 270-Degree ScreenX Format

‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: BREAKOUT!’ Is Getting a Halloween Makeover

Another ‘Jumper’ TV Show is in the Works, Would Bring Back Jamie Bell

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer: Yeah, Technology is Still Going to Kill Us All

 

In Our Feature Presentation, Portrait of the Joker as a Young Man: 14 Actors Who Could Play the Young Clown Prince of Crime.

 

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On the August 25, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest news including: Another Joker movie in development, Matt Reeves clarifies his Batman movie comments, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie gets a working title, James Gunn’s Starsky & Hutch reboot, live-action Teen Titans casting, and James Cameron’s misguided comments on Wonder Woman.  And in The Mail Bag, we answer a question about the future of the DCEU.

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In The Water Cooler:

Hoai-Tran Bui is Watching Steven Yeun on the Korean Reality Show The Return of Superman

Ben Pearson Went to Los Angeles’s The Broad Museum

 

In the News:

The Joker and Harley Quinn Getting Their Own Movie from ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ Filmmakers

Director Matt Reeves Clarifies That ‘The Batman’ Will Be Part of the DCEU

James Cameron Says Wonder Woman Objectified Women

Live-Action ‘Teen Titans’ Series Casts Anna Diop as Starfire: Why This Color-Blind Casting Is Great News

Obi-Wan Movie Working Title Reportedly Revealed – What Could It Mean?

A ‘Starsky & Hutch’ Reboot in the Works with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn

 

In The Mailbag: Ali from Saudi Arabia: “Big fan of /Film for years now. Wanted to ask - do you think Justice League will destroy everything that Wonder Woman has accomplished for the DC Extended Universe?”

 

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On the August 24, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news including: Daredevil season 3, Lex Luthor’s role in Justice League, The Batman existing outside of the DCEU, Tremors tv series finds a director, the fate of Bad Boys 3, and how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will set up the future of the MCU. And in The Mail Bag, we’ll be talking about standalone DC stories that Warner Bros should make into movies.

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In the News:

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Will Adapt the ‘Born Again’ Storyline

Rumor: Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Cut From ‘Justice League’?

‘The Batman’ is ‘Not Part of the DC Extended Universe,’ Says Matt Reeves

The ‘Tremors’ TV Series Finds a Director in Vincenzo Natali

‘Bad Boys 3’ Probably Isn’t Going to Happen

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Vol. 3 Will Set Up Next 20 Years of Marvel; Next Awesome Mix Will Be All Yondu

 

In The Mailbag: George from Benicia asks “With Warner Bros developing a Joker origin story leading to the possibility of non-connected DC films, what other stories from the comics would you like to see adapted?”

Peter’s Picks: Red Sun, Superman: Secret Identity, Batman Beyond

Jacob’s Picks: Batman: Black Mirror, Lex Luthor, Current Superman Storyline

Ben’s Picks: Plastic Man

 

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

You can find all that and more at slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). This podcast is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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On the August 23, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, in the watercooler Peter Sciretta talks about auditioning for the Magic Castle, and Ben Pearson and Brad Oman join to talk about the latest news including: a Knight Rider movie, a director for Amblin’s Intelligent Life, an actor has been cut out of the Han Solo movie, AMC continues to troll MoviePass, more info on the Hellboy reboot, and late breaking news about a Martin Scorsese-produced Joker movie.

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In The Water Cooler: Peter talks about auditioning to become a member at the Magic Castle

 

In the News:

Knight Rider’ Movie Being Developed as a Comedy for John Cena and Kevin Hart (Sorry, David Hasselhoff)

‘Stranger Things’ Director Rebecca Thomas Will Make Amblin’s ‘Intelligent Life

Michael K. Williams’ Role Cut From ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie

Nice Try, AMC Theatres: MoviePass E-Tickets Disabled in Denver and Boston

‘Hellboy’ Star David Harbour Explains How His Approach is Different Than Ron Perlman’s

The Joker Origin Story in the Works, Directed by Todd Phillips, Produced by Martin Scorsese

 

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

You can find all that and more at slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). This podcast is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word!

 

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On the August 22, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Brad Oman joins Peter Sciretta to talk about Rian Johnson’s Brothers Bloom in the Water Cooler, in the news we discuss the passing of Jerry Lewis, Godzilla vs. Kong, a potential horror movie mashup, an R-Rated Knight Rider reboot, and new Star Wars and Jurassic Park video games. And in our feature presentation, Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall will join us discuss the good and the bad of this week’s episode and season of Game of Thrones.

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In The Water Cooler:

Peter rewatched Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom

 

In the News: 

Comedy Icon Jerry Lewis Has Died at 91

‘Child’s Play’ Creator Has an Idea for Chucky to Meet Freddy Krueger

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Will Be A Dark Take on a Classic Monster Movie Brawl

David Hasselhoff Wants ‘Knight Rider’ to Be Like ‘Logan’, Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Video Games: ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ and ‘Jurassic World: Evolution’ trailers

 

In Our Feature Presentation, Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall discuss the good and the bad of this week’s episode of Game of Thrones. Did the HBO series jump the shark or is it the best it's ever been?

 

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

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On the August 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Ben Pearson, Jack Giroux and Brad Oman join Peter Sciretta to answer a ton of questions in the mailbag: 2017 award contenders, best upcoming tv shows, guilty pleasure tv shows, what Marvel Television needs to learn from the MCU, movies we don't understand others loving or hating, the Obi-wan movie, best political movie, most wanted film prop, and the coolest moment on the job.

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In The Mailbag:

Max asks “What is your favorite theme park ride?”

Peter: Pirates of the Carribean, Star Wars Land

Ben: Indiana Jones Adventure

Brad: Space Mountain

Jack: Anaconda

 

Tim L asks “What movies and people do you consider awards contenders of those that have already been released this year?”

Peter: War for the Planet of the Apes

Ben: Get Out

Brad: The Big Sick

Jack:  Dunkirk

 

Robert asks “Best upcoming TV Shows for autumn/winter. What show are you most excited?”

Peter: Stanger Things 2

Ben: The Deuce

Brad: AP Bio

Jack:  Curb Your Enthusiasm

 

Mike asks “What is your favorite guilty pleasure tv show?”

Peter:  Flipping Out

Ben: NOTHING

Brad: Big Brother

Jack: Californication and Weeds

 

Brett A asks “ What can Marvel TV learn from the MCU as their latest shows have taken a sharp drop in quality since the MCU/Marvel split?”

 

David R asks “Controversial, but what are some movies that you just don't understand people hating or loving? Love the podcast, by the way!”

Peter: Man of Steel, Dunkirk

Ben: Love Actually

Brad: Zoolander No. 2

Jack: Reign of Fire

 

Christopher L asks “Who is going to replace Stephen Daldry when the Obi-Wan movie goes for extensive reshoots?”

Peter: Luc Besson

Ben: F. Gary Gray

Brad: Lars Von Trier

Jack: Lawrence Kasdan

 

Wendy wants to know what the best political movie is, fictional or non-fiction.

Peter: Bowling for Columbine, Election

Ben: The Ides of March, Citizenfour

Brad: Charlie Wilson’s War

Jack:  JFK

 

Jacob asks “If you could own one movie prop, regardless of money, what would it be?”

Peter: Delorean time machine from Back to the Future

Ben: Indiana Jones’ whip

Brad: Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters

Jack:  alien egg

 

Kevin asks “what is the coolest moment you’ve experienced while writing about movies”

Peter: Meeting Steven Spielberg

Ben: Meeting Bill Murray

Brad: Captain America: Civil War set visit

Jack: Tony Gilroy telling me to get to class

 

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

You can find all that and more at slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). This podcast is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word!

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