Archive for October 2017

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On the October 31, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled discussion and review of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things 2.

 

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Here is a section breakdown of our Stranger Things discussion:

Our thoughts on Stranger Things season 1

Our overall reaction to Stranger Things 2

This season's main storyline

Eleven’s Return

The returning characters: Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers

Justice For Barb

New Characters: Max (Sadie Sink), Max’s stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery), Bob (Sean Astin), Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser)

Will as The Spy

Chapter 7 The Lost Sister

The climax of this season

Stranger Things 3 speculation, hopes, requests

 

Some other great features from the site mentioned in the episode include:

 

The Worst Episode of ‘Stranger Things 2’ Has Me Slightly Worried About ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

How the ‘Stranger Things 2’ Ending Sets Up Season 3, According to the Duffer Brothers

‘Stranger Things 2’ Spoiler Review: The Problem With Sequels…

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On the October 30, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the end of House of Cards and the allegations against Kevin Spacey, a Black Widow comedy film, will Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveal Rey’s parents, a Quantum Leap movie and a Blair Witch tv series.

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At the Water Cooler:

 

Peter went to Disneyland to experience Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout Monsters After Dark

Jacob watched the World Series

 

In the News:

‘House of Cards’ to End With Season 6 Amidst Allegations Against Kevin Spacey

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi Interested in Making a Black Widow Comedy

Does ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Actually Reveal Rey’s Parents?

A ‘Quantum Leap’ Movie Has Been Written by Series Creator Donald Bellisario

A ‘Blair Witch’ TV Series is Possibly in the Works

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On the October 27, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including a Star Wars live-action tv series, What We Do In The Shadows tv series, Guillermo del Toro, Lethal Weapon 5, The Disaster Artist and reboots of Ace Ventura, Young Guns, and Major League. At the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about seeing Rudy Coby at the Magic Castle, Shaun of the Dead at The Greek and Thor Ragnarok.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

 

Peter went to the Magic Castle during Halloween Week.

Ben saw Shaun of the Dead at The Greek.

Chris saw Thor Ragnarok.

 

In the News:

Is Dave Filoni Working on a ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV Show After Star Wars Rebels Ends?

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ TV Show in Development

Guillermo Del Toro is Taking a Year Off From Directing – What Does That Mean For Fantastic Voyage?

‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Happen Because Nothing Really Matters Anymore

Reboots of ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘Young Guns’, ‘Major League’, and More in The Works

James Franco Directed ‘The Disaster Artist’ in Character as Tommy Wiseau

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On the October 26, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest news, including American Vandal season 2, Justice League box office tracking, more Veronica Mars, Stranger Things after-show, a Bad Boys tv spin-off, and returning members for the family for Fast and Furious 9. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be trying to answer the question of if dynamic pricing is the future of moviegoing?

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Ben talks about seeing the anime Your Name.

 

In the News:

‘American Vandal’ Season 2: Netflix’s Satirical Series Return in 2018

‘Justice League’ Box Office Tracking Flies High Toward a $120 Million

More ‘Veronica Mars’ is “Going to Happen,” Says Kristen Bell

‘Stranger Things’ After-Show Announced… But It’s Not Really An After-Show?!

‘Bad Boys’ TV Spin-off With Gabrielle Union Being Planned

‘Fast and Furious 9’: Director Justin Lin and Jordana Brewster Will Return

In The Mailbag: Is Dynamic Movie Pricing the Future of Moviegoing?

 

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On the October 25, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Captain Marvel gets a Star Wars villain, Geostorm’s box office failure, Venom motion capture, a Shaun of the Dead sequel, an American Gangster prequel tv series and Mark Wahlberg asks God for forgiveness. And in The Mail Bag, we’ll answer a question about why box office numbers don’t tell us attendance figures.

 

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In the News:

Ben Mendelsohn In Talks For ‘Captain Marvel’ Villain

‘Geostorm’ Might Lose $100 Million, ‘Jigsaw’ Eyeing a $20+ Million

Tom Hardy Will Be Playing Venom Through Motion-Capture

Simon Pegg Pitched Edgar Wright a ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Sequel With Vampires

‘American Gangster’ Prequel Series Being Developed, Will Star Forest Whitaker

Mark Wahlberg Asked God to Forgive Him For ‘Boogie Nights’ (But Not ‘Transformers’)

 

Feedback:

Performances We can’t imagine anyone else playing:

Geoff S: Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery

Aaron from Iowa City: Ian McKellan as Gandalf. “the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most perfectly cast movies of all-time. I was skeptical of some of the choices, but there is not a bad casting choice in the whole bunch.”

Kendra from Maryland: Sigourney Weaver - Ripley - Alien, Ralph Fiennes - M. Gustave - Grand Budapest Hotel, Bruce Willis- John McClane - Die Hard, Alan Rickman - Professor Snape - Harry Potter, Entire Cast - The Color Purple Denzel Washington - Malcolm X

Deceptive Trailers:

Sterling: “I went to see Suburbicon and WOW that fits the bill. This was nothing like the trailers led me to believe. The trailer was cut aggressively deceptive.  Did any of you guys see it?”

Britt D from Austin, TX: It Comes At Night-- the trailer made this film seem as though it would be some sort of creepy, slow-burn monster movie. Instead, it was a really tense family drama/stunted coming-of-age story. My boyfriend and I waited for the "It" of the film's title to reveal itself, which never happened. It wasn't a bad movie, as I found it very emotionally compelling, but it was mis-marketed in what I assume was to draw in a larger audience.  Ghost in the Shell--the trailer was intense, visually striking, and led me to believe that the film would be mysterious. Instead, most of the interesting visuals were right in the first couple of minutes, and the story/main conflict was pretty simple and easy to figure out before the characters worked their way through the conflict.

In The Mailbag: Kendra from Maryland writes in: “Why aren't box office indicators in the following categories: number of tickets sold, IMAX tickets sold, and gross revenue?  Tickets sold, would give us a better indication (kind of like record sales) of how many people have actually seen the movie rather than the movie grossed 20M at the box office.  IMAX tickets sold would give us an indication of how many people are really going to see the movie in IMAX, plus the cost is significantly different from a regular movie ticket.  Gross revenue should equal box office sales; depending on geographies the pricing for movies are different plus you have to consider inflation.”

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On the October 24, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including a War for the Planet of the Apes deleted scene, a Nevermoor movie, Thor Ragnarok box office tracking, a Dora the Explorer movie coming from Michael Bay, and a Logan spin-off film. And in The Mailbag, we’ll talk about character performances you can’t imagine any other actor playing.

 

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In the News:

 

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Deleted Scene Reveals What Happened to Jason Clarke’s Malcolm

‘Nevermoor’ Movie Coming From Drew Goddard

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Tracking for $100 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller

‘Logan’ Spin-Off Starring X-23 In the Works From Director James Mangold

 

In The Mailbag: Mike F from Victoria, BC, Canada writes in that he just rewatched Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and “it can’t be overstated how effective that movie is on every level.  I was thinking about roles that were not only perfectly cast but ones that you could almost not picture any other actor being able to pull off.  Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool came to mind. So did Jeff Bridges’ portrayal of Otis “Bad” Blake from Crazy Heart.  At the top of my list, tho, has to be Mickey Rourke as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler. Not only was his physical acting and physique perfectly fitting for the character, but, the acting work he does outside of the ring is so convincing, you almost forget it isn’t a real person you’re watching, which makes for an entirely immersive movie viewing experience.  I’m curious if you guys have any film roles that you couldn’t picture anyone else doing.”

 

Peter’s Picks: Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, Harrison Ford in Star Wars, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

HT’s Picks: Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, Charlize Theron as Furiousa in Mad Max: Fury Road, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa

Chris’ Picks: Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal; Daniel Day Lewis, gangs of New york; Cate Blanchett, Carol

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On the October 23, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the first reviews for Stranger Things 2, the reasons Last Action Hero bombed, Star Trek Discovery gets a second season, the Justice League run-time is much shorter than expected, we give our reactions to the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and does Thor Ragnarok feature an LGBT character? And at the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Geostorm, Dealt, Too Funny To Fail, the House of Torment and Madden 18.

 

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At The Water Cooler:

Peter used his MoviePass to see Geostorm and wonders why he thought that was a good idea. He rented Dealt on iTunes, and watched Too Funny To Fail on Hulu.

Ben has been playing Madden ‘18 on PS4

Jacob is still moving, but he did find time to visit Austin’s own House of Torment.

 

In the News:

 

Stranger Things 2 Early Reviews

The Surprising Reason Why ‘Last Action Hero’ Bombed, According to Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘Justice League’ Run Time is Shorter Than Expected

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Ordered by CBS

Tessa Thompson Reveals That Thor Ragnarok Character is Bisexual

‘Phantom Thread’ Trailer: Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis Team Up Again

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On the October 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including a potential Pacific Rim crossover, why David Fincher turned down Star Wars, Rian Johnson’s involvement in Star Wars Episode 9, hilarious ‘Geostorm’ reviews and the Dark Tower TV Series. And in The Mail Bag, we’ll talk about deceptive and misleading movie trailers.

 

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In the News:

 

A ‘Pacific Rim’ Crossover With ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Kong’ May Eventually Happen

David Fincher Reveals Why He Passed on Directing ‘Star Wars’, Gives ‘World War Z 2’ Update

Rian Johnson Not Involved In Star Wars Episode 9 Development

‘Geostorm’ Reviews: These Funny Quotes Make The Disaster Movie Seem Like a Must-See

Dark Tower TV Series Will be a “Complete Reboot”

 

In The MailbagJim from Chicago writes in “I am really enjoying your discussion on trailers, spoilers, and how the movie-going community see movies, and I wanted to ask your guys' opinion on deceptive trailers, or bait-and-switch trailers. When I was younger and the film Lord of War, with Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto, was coming out, the trailers made it seem as though the movie was an action comedy. And while there were moments of levity in film, due to the absurdity and extreme nature of being gun runners, the actual opening of the film was a sequence that followed the creation of a bullet all the way to the point where it was used to kill someone, and was very effective at setting the tone for the rest of the movie. I did end up enjoying the movie quite a bit, but it will always stand out as a movie I was basically tricked into seeing. Have any of you guys experienced this as well with other films? Can't wait to hear your stories. Keep up the great work”

 

Check out Angie Han’s 2015 article on the most misleading trailers.

 

Watch David Fincher talk about how he got a job working at Lucasfilm.

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On the October 19, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Venom movie rumors, a female Thor film, Morgan Spurlock’s Simpsons mockumentary, and the truth about The Snowman. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll answer a question about how studios screen movies for press and the trend of movie sites publishing spoilers earlier than ever before.

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Feedback: Mansour G writes in, “Stefano Sollima, the Italian director is one of the best crime genre makers, his style is distinct and beautiful. Check out Suburra and ACAB. The second season of Romanze Criminale is almost a masterpiece and peak Italian TV, was directed by the same director of Soldado. His most recent work is an Italian mafia crime series called Gomorra that builds upon the movie of the same name. Enjoying your podcast! You are missing out on one of the best Italian/European directors out there.

 

In the News:

 

‘Venom’ Movie Rumors Suggest The Film May Adapt a Famous Comic Storyline

Female Thor Movie a Possibility, Says Kevin Feige

Morgan Spurlock Directed an Hour-Long ‘Simpsons’ Mockumentary in Honor of ‘Homer at the Bat’

‘The Snowman’ Director Says 15% of the Script Wasn’t Even Filmed

 

In The Mailbag:

 

Paul Maglaya writes in about a thread that film critic Scott Weinberg started on twitter. Weinberg claims that Disney handpicks critics for their early reviews, which is why we never see negative early buzz.

Peter also wants to talk about the trend of publishing spoilers early. Indiewire published an article about what the Thor: Ragnarok after credits scenes mean, two weeks before the film hits theaters on November 3rd). (note the international rollout begins next week)

 

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On the October 18, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including the Sicario sequel, a Rogue One character returns to Star Wars Rebels, the problem with modern movies according to David Fincher, and a Dark Tower sequel. In the Spoiler Room, we’ll discuss a new Stranger Things fan theory.

 

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In The Mailbag:  John D writes in that he works at a mall theater which gets a lot of "general public" audience. “I can tell you that I get asked all shift, every shift "what's the most popular movie?" And if I recommend something, the first thing they ask is "are a lot of people seeing it?" If my answer is no, the reply 90% of the time is, "screw that, it must not be good." So yes, the general public, in my experience, does indeed decide if they're going to see a movie based on its popularity. Going back to your convo last week, the other question I get asked is "Do you have the rotten tomatoes scores printed?" (We don't). People are becoming MUCH more aware of rotten tomatoes scores, and I can even tell you how many refunds I've had to give for people walking out of Mother, screaming at me that rotten tomatoes lied. Back when I was in college, I managed a movie theater that played more indie/foreign fare, and NONE of these questions arose.”

 

In the News:

 

‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’ is “More Severe” and “Extremely Emotional,” Says Josh Brolin

LOL: Idris Elba Thinks a ‘Dark Tower’ Sequel Might Happen

Saw Gerrera Returns to ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Next Week; Watch a Clip From ‘In the Name of the Rebellion’

David Fincher Explains The Problem With Modern Movies

 

In the Spoiler Room, ‘Stranger Things’ Thessalhydra Theory: How Season 1 Might Have Predicted Everything in Season 2

 

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