Archive for November 2017

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On the November 30, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Star Wars news extravaganza with bits ranging from The Force Awakens to The Last Jedi to standalone films. Also in the news: director Robert Rodriguez and the Lord of the Rings television series.

 

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In the News:

‘Star Wars’: Who Actually Decided the Identities of Rey’s Parents?

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Ending Changed At The Last Minute

‘The Force Awakens’ Title Referred To Both Kylo Ren and Rey

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Almost Made Luke Skywalker Blind

‘Star Wars’: Denis Villeneuve Interested in Directing a Standalone Film

Director Robert Rodriguez Is Going Low-Budget Again With His Next Film

HBO Passed on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series – Here’s Why

 

In Our Feature Presentation: Hot Take: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Should Not Have Debuted Before ‘Coco’

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 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 November 29, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista and special guest Sabina Graves from Superhero News to discuss the latest news, including the possible end of Star Wars’ the Skywalker saga, HBO showing airplane edits of movies, Disney is back in talks to buy Fox, the real accusations against John Lasseter are beginning to come to light. And in Our Feature Presentation, Hoai-Tran Bui joins us for a reaction and geeky analysis of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

 

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In the News:

‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ is Likely to End the Skywalker Saga

HBO is Showing Neutered Airplane Edits of Movies and Filmmakers Aren’t Happy

Chris - Dracula Wept: Guillermo del Toro Regrets Turning Down the Universal Monsters ‘Dark Universe’

John Lasseter Allegations Revealed

Disney Back in Talks to Buy Fox, X-Men Producer Wants to Join the MCU

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes May Have Finally Met Their Match

 

In Our Feature Presentation: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Breakdown: The Avengers Are Disassembled As the Earth Comes Under Attack

Our general reactions

Interesting details we noticed

New looks for all the Avengers

Tony’s flip phone

Spidey sense

The giant space ring structure? Why does it look like something from Ultron?

Tony has the arc reactor back

Thoughts on Brolin as Thanos?

Thanos’ infinity stones - the power stone (the orb from guardians) and the space stone (cosmic cube). Where are the other stones?

What the Wakanda invasion means: Wakanda battle seems to confirm soul stone theory

Vision’s fate? What would it mean for Scarlet Witch?

Loki turns again, gives Cube to Thanos

The Black Order, we see Proxima Midnight fighting Cap

Outriders? Who are they?

Banner in the Hulkbuster suit, but why?

Thor remains one-eyed

Other observations

Final thoughts

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On the November 28, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including the first reactions to Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post, a live-action Scooby Doo spin-off movie, a House of Cards update, and in The Mail Bag we’ll be talking about our favorite Steven Spielberg movies.

 

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In the News:

‘The Post’ Early Buzz: A Timely, Important Film, And One of Steven Spielberg’s Best

WTF: Live-Action Daphne and Velma Movie Coming to Home Video

‘House of Cards’ Production To Resume Next Month Without Kevin Spacey

 

In The Mailbag: What is your favorite Steven Spielberg movies? What least liked Spielberg film do you think is underappreciated?

HT’s picks: 1. E.T., 2. Catch Me If You Can, 3. Jurassic Park; underappreciated: AI

Peter’s picks: 1. E.T., 2. Jurassic Park, 3. Raiders of the Lost Ark; underappreciated: Hook, AI or War of the Worlds

Chris’ picks: 1.E.T  2. Jaws  3. Lincoln; underappreciated: Munich, War of the Worlds

 

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On the November 27, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including Lady Bird’s record-breaking reviews, the future of Avatar sequels is in doubt, the first Jumanji reviews, a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League probably doesn’t exist, why Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like Netflix, Avengers 4 and 20 years of Marvel movies planned, and Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter saw Molly’s Game, Lady Bird, The Florida Project and the season finale of Nathan for You

HT went to the “Murder is Her Hobby” dollhouse true crime diorama exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, also saw Coco with family

Chris watched the new seasons of The Crown and Black Mirror

 

In the News:

‘Lady Bird’ Just Became the Best-Reviewed Movie on Rotten Tomatoes

James Cameron Admits ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘5’ Aren’t Guaranteed, Kate Winslet’s Character Revealed

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ‘ Early Buzz: Surprisingly, A Totally Fun and Funny Romp

‘Justice League’ Zack Snyder Cut Doesn’t Exist, Batman’s Opening Scene Was Different, and More

Why Quentin Tarantino Doesn’t Like Netflix

‘Avengers 4’ Will Be a “Finale” For the Current Era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Why Rian Johnson Is Excited About His New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 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 November 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Murder on the Orient Express sequel, Justice League’s projected losses, Paramount’s VR movie theater, the first plot details for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, more studios in talks to buy Fox and what they might mean for the X-Men universe, and Disney/Pixar head John Lasseter steps down amid sexual harassment allegations. 

 

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In the News:

‘Justice League’ Projected to Lose Warner Bros. $50-100 Million

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Sequel ‘Death on the Nile’ is Coming

Paramount Has Created a Completely Virtual Movie Theater; Is This a Game Changer?

First Plot Details of Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie Emerge

Universal and Sony Also Interested in Buying Fox, Could Conceivably Combine X-Men and Spider-Man Universes

John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar After Sexual Harassment Allegations

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 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 November 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista for a special episode of the podcast taking a look at the aftermath of Justice League’s opening weekend, its failure at the box office, a fan petition for a Zack Snyder cut, what Joss Whedon’s writing credit means, and Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DCEU. At the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Las Vegas, David Copperfield, John Carpenter, and traveling. And in the Spoiler Room, we’ll be discussing the changes of the Justice League reshoots and what the end credits scenes mean.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter went to Las Vegas for a weekend trip and sees David Copperfield.

Chris saw John Carpenter live

Ben has been traveling

 

In the News:

‘Justice League’ Underperforms at the Box Office: What Does This Mean for the DCEU?

‘Justice League’: Fans Petition For a “Zack Snyder Cut,” and What Joss Whedon’s Writing Credit Means

Batman Will Appear in the 'Flashpoint' Movie, Geoff Johns Confirms

 

Other posts referenced in this episode: Why Can’t Zack Snyder Release His Director’s Cuts Theatrically?

 

Feedback: Last week we talked about what Warner Bros needs to do to make the DCEU successful moving forward, and asked for your ideas. Timothy in LA wrote in: “One of the pitfalls of the DC movie universe is that they started too big villain-wise. Man of Steel had Zod who is way too big a threat to start off with. His goal was to terraform the earth and destroy mankind. That’s no different from Steppenwolf. There’s been nothing for DC to build up to. And, worse yet - Darkseid is going to do the same exact thing in the eventual sequel.  If WB wants to improve these movies, they need to find something unique in terms of conflict. Flashpoint is a good start with an alternate timeline.  A rule for these movies: no more aliens taking over the world, or villains threatening the whole of humanity.”

 

In the Spoiler Room:

These ‘Justice League’ Reshoots Drastically Altered The Final Film

‘Justice League’ Post-Credits Scene Explained

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On the November 17, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including a Stripes tv series, Quentin Tarantino’s next movie lands a movie studio, the running time of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Cinefamily permanently shuts down, a Catch-22 miniseries and a Martian Manhunter movie? And in The Mailbag, we try to answer the question: what does DCEU need to do moving forward to succeed.

 

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In the News:

‘Stripes’ TV Series In Development, Nothing Will Ever Be New Again

The Next Quentin Tarantino Movie Officially Lands at Sony

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will be the Longest ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Cinefamily Will Permanently Shut Down In Wake of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

‘Catch-22’ Miniseries on the Way; George Clooney to Star and Direct

Martian Manhunter Movie Could Happen, Says ‘Justice League’ Producer

 

In The Mailbag: Mike S writes in “Justice League is obviously a course correction for the DCEU. I think even Peter would admit while it can be fun (which is saying something coming off BvS) it isn’t the great Justice League movie we deserve. What does the DCEU need to do going forward?

 

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You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 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 November 16, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Joss Whedon’s Justice League tweets, MoviePass, the trailer for Rampage, a possible Batman replacement, Fantastic Beasts 2, and Multiple Man. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be talking about movie trailers that show no footage from the movie itself.

 

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In the News:

Joss Whedon Likes Tweet Dissing ‘Justice League’ Villain, But The Tweet is Right

MoviePass Reveals Annual Subscription For $6.95/Month, But Is It A Deal?

Rumor: ‘The Batman’ Director Has a Back-Up Batman in Mind If Ben Affleck Bails

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Title Revealed as ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ First Look and Synopsis Revealed

Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man

Rampage’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Takes on a Trio of Giant Monsters

 

In The Mailbag:  Sherwin writes in “With the release of the new Deadpool 2 teaser today, I was just curious what you all thought about this style of trailer. By that, I mean how the content doesn't really show too much of the film but showcases the main character in a fun way outside of the movie. I personally love it and it's not done often, but I wouldn't mind if more movies were promoted in this fashion.”

Peter’s Picks: Jurassic Park (mosquito in amber), Psycho (6.5 min hitchcock giving a tour of the set), Godzilla (98 - dinosaur museum foot), The Incredibles (my incredible office suiting up)

HT’s Picks: Where the Wild Things Are, Lilo and Stitch, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Ben’s Picks: Terminator 2, Back to the Future, Hook, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

Other posts referenced in this episode: The best teaser trailers of all time.

 

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On the November 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Rotten Tomatoes score and box office tracking for Justice League, Quentin Tarantino wants to cast Tom Cruise in his next film, what Christopher Tolkien resigning from the Tolkien Estate means for the future of Lord of the Rings, and Mel Gibson is up for the Joe Carnahan time-loop film Boss Level. In The Mailbag, we'll be questioning our abilities to separate the art from the artist.

 

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In the News:

‘Justice League’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Leaked Early and It’s Surprising

Opening Weekend ‘Justice League’ Box Office Tracking Higher Than ‘Wonder Woman’, Lower Than ‘BvS’

Tom Cruise Wanted For Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Christopher Tolkien Resigns From the Tolkien Estate – Does This Mean More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies and Shows?

‘Boss Level’ Will Be Joe Carnahan’s Spin on the ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Formula 

 

In The Mailbag:  Mark S from Phoenix writes in “after all the allegations against many heavyweights in Hollywood, is it acceptable to separate a person from their art. Can I still laugh at Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris", can I still be in awe at Roman Polanski's "The Pianist", can I still be mesmerized by Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon"? And not solely the filmmakers; "Manchester by the Sea" was one of my favorite films last year, but the more I heard about Casey Affleck and his allegations, the more I felt guilty for praising a man who has committed such atrocities.   We all make mistakes, but for those whose actions are unforgivable, do you think we should still celebrate their cinematic achievements?  Love the podcast, keep it up guys!”

 

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On the November 14, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Justice League reshoots, rotten tomatoes score and Ben Affleck's future as Batman, plans for a theatrical run for Martin Scorsese’s Netflix film, adaptations of Super Mario Bros, Are You Afraid of The Dark, Get Out’s Golden Globes category, Disney loses their Pinocchio director and Paul Scheer shares some details about the Galaxy Quest tv series and respond to conversations from the podcast.

 

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In the News:

‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Show Continues the Story of the Original Cast, Will Address How Fandom has Changed

‘Justice League’ Reshoots Make Up 15-20% of the Movie

Rotten Tomatoes is Delaying the ‘Justice League’ Score to the Day Before Release

Ben Affleck Wants a “Cool and Graceful” Way to Quit Batman

Netflix Won’t Confirm a Theatrical Run for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

‘Get Out’ Could be Nominated as a Comedy at the Golden Globes Because the Golden Globes are Weird

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Animated Movie in the Works From ‘Despicable Me’ Studio

An ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie is in the Works With ‘It’ Screenwriter

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Loses Director Sam Mendes

 

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 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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