Archive for October 2017

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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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On the October 17, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and the future of the MCU, the Han Solo movie gets an official title, Netflix’s content budget, and William Shatner’s pitch to appear in Star Trek Discovery. In The Mailbag, we’ll answer a reader's question about box office numbers. And at the Water Cooler, Ben will be talking about finally seeing Hamilton during the musical’s Los Angeles run.

 

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Feedback: A couple corrections from previous episodes:

Tyler Smith points out that “regarding Gambit’s release date, Fox had great success releasing Deadpool on the same weekend.”

Also, Peter incorrectly mentioned that Tim Burton didn’t direct Corpse Bride, he meant to say A Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

In The Water Cooler:

Ben has finally seen Hamilton.

 

In the News:

 

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Will Kickstart Marvel’s Phase 4

Han Solo Movie Officially Titled ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ Wraps Production

Netflix Might Spend $8 Billion on Content in 2018, Including 80 Original Films

Here’s How William Shatner Thinks He Can Appear on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

 

In The Mailbag: Logan in Seattle writes in in response to all these studio folks complaining about RT and Metacritic, “completely ridiculous arguments if you ask me, and trying to understand what the real culprit is against movies of quality. The reason I don’t buy the RT kills Hollywood thing is because by all measurements BLADE RUNNER 2049 should’ve made billions. Great RT, Metacritic, and IMDB scores. Great early buzz. So why does one of the year’s best films now feel like a failure to the masses?  Well I think it’s because of our obsession with box office results. I saw BLADE RUNNER opening weekend and posted my thoughts on Facebook, singing its praises for all to hear. One of the first comments on my post called it a flop on track to only make $15M. Now why is that the narrative one day after release of a film that should be seen by all who appreciate film as an art form? So many of my colleagues are begging for films exactly like what BLADE RUNNER is, but within 48 hours of its release those people are being told by every major news source that the film is a massive flop. Visuals, score, story, all buried below a headline touting it as a bomb, a failure.  We should be champions for quality film, keeping their box office success as the final sentence not the first, and vice versa we should destroy trash regardless of the hundreds of millions it makes. Maybe then we’ll get more of the movies we truly need. Denis Villeneuve > Michael Bay."

 

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On the October 16, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the latest on Harvey Weinstein, Mindhunter season 2, The New Mutants, Avatar sequel casting, and is an all-female Marvel superhero movie in our future? At The Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about puppies, becoming new homeowners, movie pass, The Florida Project, David Fincher’s Mindhunters, and playing Stardew Valley.

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In The Water Cooler:

Peter adopted a new puppy named Gizmo and watched the first two episodes of David Fincher’s Mindhunters.

HT got her Movie Pass finally? Or saw The Florida Project

Jacob moved into a new house and started playing Stardew Valley.

 

In the News:

 

Motion Picture Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, TV Academy Likely Next

‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Will Investigate the Atlanta Child Murders

‘The New Mutants’ Will Be the First in a Trilogy of X-Men Horror Movies

Giovanni Ribisi Will Return For All Four ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Is An All-Female Marvel Superhero Movie In The Future?

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On the October 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including another Stephen King adaptation, The Addams Family animated movie, the first tv show to be screened in 4DX, a Settlers of Catan movie, Gambit gets a release date, Martin Scorsese takes on Rotten Tomatoes, and Kevin Feige considers a Marvel-only convention. And in the mail bag, we’ll be taking a look at some e-mail reactions from our spoiler discussions.

 

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In the News:

‘Gambit’ Release Date Now Set for 2019

‘The Addams Family’ to Get Animated in Movie by ‘Sausage Party’ Director

WTF: ‘Lucha Underground’ Will be the First TV Show Screened in 4DX

They’re Making a ‘The Settlers of Catan’ Movie and That’s Kind of Weird

Josh Boone to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’

Martin Scorsese Pens Essay Calling Rotten Tomatoes ‘Hostile to Serious Filmmakers’

Kevin Feige Wants a Marvel-Only Convention Like Star Wars Celebration

 

In The Mailbag: Three e-mails in reaction to our spoiler discussions:

 

Sterling from Dallas: I vehemently disagree and was hoping someone from the Jeff Cannata camp would join and be the voice of reason. Yes, a great movie will be great regardless, but avoiding spoilers is about the experience. (shocked by spoiler moment in IT) Knowing that in advance wouldn't have ruined the movie, but it would have changed how I felt while watching it. Yes that was just a moment but how many moments does it take for a good movie to turn great?   

 

Logan in Seattle writes in: “I used to think less was more, not ignoring trailers completely, but not watching more than one for a film. Now I see what you mean by enjoying the lead up as part of the journey to the film, instead of as a separate experience. I'm not a STAR WARS super fan, but I love the buzz of this industry of film so much that I can't help but be sucked into the vortex surrounding something as massive as this. So last night I watched the trailer multiple times and listened to your emergency coverage of it. Now I understand. Now I too am fully invested in all the theories and news that may come over the coming months.

 

Stephen from San Francisco writes: “As you've discussed in the modern info era it is hard to stay "clean" as Rian Johnson states.  (he didnt want to watch but watched) 2 minutes later and I find myself feeling anxious/frustrated that maybe I had just seen too much...   Do you think The Last Jedi trailer showed to much of the story progression? Especially with the Rey v Stoke scream and Kylo reaching out for Rey scene? Do you think when something this large goes out it is impossible to stay "clean" in a world were even my grandma calls to ask if I saw it? Am I crazy for even feeling like this?  

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On the October 12, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including details about Top Gun 2 and Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant sequel, how Thor Ragnarok will be the first of a planned Hulk trilogy arc, Creed 2 gets a surprising director, Disney makes it easier for you to watch other studios movies digitally, how Disney and Lucasfilm decide Star Wars spoilers and Gigantic canceled by Disney Animation. At the Water Cooler we talk about a strolling magic showdown, and in the Spoiler Room, we talk about the ending of Blade Runner 2049.

 

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Housekeeping: There was no episode yesterday due to the Last Jedi trailer emergency podcast, and Friday’s episode will not be published on the podcast feed on Thursday afternoon as typical due to set visit. Expect it on Friday. Also, we’ve gotten a lot of Mail Bag emails lately, we promise we’ll get to them.

 

In The Water Cooler:

Peter attended a Strolling Magic Showdown at the Magic Castle

 

In the News:

‘Top Gun 2’ Will Not Be A Movie About Drones, ‘Alien: Covenant’ Sequel Will Be More About AI Than Aliens

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is First of a Three-Part Story Arc For Hulk in the MCU

‘Creed 2’ Will Return Sylvester Stallone to the Director’s Chair

Disney Movies Anywhere Adds Other Key Hollywood Studios

How Disney Decides ‘Star Wars’ Spoilers

‘Gigantic’ Canceled By Disney Animation

 

In the Spoiler Room, ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Ending: Screenwriters Reveal Secrets Of That Memorable Final Scene

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The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been unleashed upon us. Brad Oman and I have gathered in a Resistance Base to record an emergency podcast, geeking out and over analyzing every little detail about this new trailer. What did we think of the new trailer? What is going on here? Are the Porgs cuter than BB-8? Find out all this and more in our 47-minute podcast dedicated to a 2 minute and 15-second trailer. That's right, 47 whole minutes talking about a 2-minute trailer. This is definitely the best and worst of Star Wars fandom and I love it.

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On the October 10, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Brad Oman to talk about the latest news including Thor Ragnarok early reviews, the title for Bill & Ted 3, Rick and Morty, an expanded Pacific Rim universe, that Fast & Furious feud, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sylvester Stallone story, and the firing of Harvey Weinstein. And at the Water Cooler we’ll talk about HBO’s Spielberg documentary, Blade Runner 2049, BBQ in Kansas City, and Cookie Butter Oreos.

 

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In The Water Cooler:

Peter watched Spielberg on HBO, and watched Blade Runner 2049 and Thor: Ragnarok.

Ben is in Kansas City eating amazing BBQ

Brad found Cookie Butter Oreos, wants Mystery Oreos Next

 

In the News:

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Early Buzz: The Most Fun You’ll Have at a Marvel Movie

‘Bill and Ted 3′ Gets an Appropriately Rockin’ Title: ‘Bill and Ted Face The Music’

‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Rage Over Szechuan Sauce Shortage, But McDonald’s Will Make It Right

Expanded ‘Pacific Rim’ Universe May Be Coming Soon, Says ‘Uprising’ Director

‘Fast and Furious’ Spin-Off Feud Gets Shut Down by the Rational Vin Diesel

Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest]

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Reports of Sexual Harassment, Also Andy Signore Fired from Screenjunkies

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On the October 9, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news including Guardians of the Galaxy languages, Fantastic Beasts sequel casting, patents for a Disneyland Spider-Man ride, Disney’s plans for original programming on their streaming service, a Fast and Furious spin-off film, and our reactions to the Pacific Rim Uprising trailer. And in the Mailbag, we talk about trailers that ruined big twists in movies.

 

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In the News:

No, The Characters in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Aren’t Speaking English

Jessica Williams Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel; Nicolas Flamel and More Are Cast

Disneyland ‘Spider-Man’ Ride Revealed In New Patents  

Disney Plans to Produce Original Content for Their Streaming Service

‘Fast and Furious’ Spin-Off with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham Arrives in 2019; Shane Black Could Direct

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Trailer: John Boyega Leads a New Generation of Jaeger Pilots

 

In The Mailbag: Ed in St. Paul, Minnesota writes in “Your spoiler conversation had me think of a story from this summer.  I showed my 11 year old son and 12 year old daughter (both massive budding film geeks) the first 2 Terminator movies.  They really liked the first, and we watched T2 a couple days later.   Leading up to T2, I didn't let them watch a trailer, or even read the back of the DVD packaging.  I brought them into it cold.  They had no idea that Arnold's Terminator was going to be a good guy.  When he protects John for the first time in the shopping mall, and fights the T-1000, their jaws dropped.  They were shocked.  My son jumped up with his hands in the air and started running around yelling "YES! YES! YES!"  (Guess what he's going to be for Halloween this year?)   The "twist" that Arnold was a good guy was thrilling for them, and they loved it.  Great experience for them. The funny thing is, I was 16 when T2 came out, is that this wasn't ever a "twist".  Everybody knew when they saw T2 that Arnold was the good guy.  I don't think a single person in 1991 walked into the theater without knowing that.  Cameron does structure it so that it could be a surprise.  He doesn't give it away, although if you really think about the biker bar scene it's pretty obvious.  But knowing the twist didn't diminish the enjoyment or love of the movie.  It's always been one of my favorite action movies of all time. But in terms of your conversation about coming into the movie "pure", this is an example of some real benefit and joy that came from that.  Knowing the twist (that wasn't really a twist) didn't ruin the movie for anyone, but man did it add to the experience for them.   Can you think of any other "twists" that everybody knew about going in, where the movie could of benefited from viewers coming in blind?”

 

Peter’s Picks: Castaway, Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genysis, (Passengers on the other hand?), 10 Cloverfield Lane?

HT’s Picks: The Island, Speed

Chris’ Picks: What Lies Beneath, From Dusk till Dawn

 

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