Archive for December 2017

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On the December 28, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they did over the Holidays and share their favorite Christmas gifts.

 

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Feedback:

  • Hayden writes in that “Yes Die Hard is a Christmas movie. If you break the plot down, it’s the typical Christmas story. A distant father who has to go on an adventure to rekindle his relationship with his family. Think about all the Christmas movies that have this exact plot device. Also it’s important that it’s on Christmas Eve because police activity would be down. If It’s A Wonderful Life counts, which it should, then Die Hard should. A very massive chunk of the film doesn’t even take place on Christmas.“   
  • Leanne R. from LA writes in that “Rankin-Bass Christmas specials would have been a good addition to your lists, especially when you consider A Charlie Brown Christmas and Mickey’s Christmas Carol were mentioned in the episode (both technically films, but are popularized as tv specials). And I wasn’t sure if I missed this or not, but The Santa Clause is a quintessential Christmas movie for me.  I also wanted to give a shout out to Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle & You’ve Got Mail as well, which are not technically Christmas films but strike the proper feel-good Christmas tone to pass. You’ve Got Mail, especially, feels more Christmas-y (based on The Shop Around the Corner, it feels more deserved of a Christmas film title) and for a rom-com fan like me is also a yearly Christmas film staple.  Otherwise, very much enjoyed your lists! Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.”

 

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What we’ve been doing over the Holidays:

Jacob finished Ultimate Beastmaster and American Vandal, finally got around to The Shape of Water, played more Wolfenstein 2, played The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 and Pitchcard.

Peter binge-watched two whole seasons of Survivor, watched the Star Wars episode of The Toys That Made Us on Netflix, and played The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 board game.

HT watched Ultimate Beastmaster, A Christmas Prince, A Christmas Inheritance, gave in and listened to the Hamilton soundtrack even though she was trying to save it until she saw the show.

Chris saw THE LAST JEDI again on Christmas Day (it’s still good). I’ve also been reading and making an effort to not look at my phone, which is just bliss.

Ben watched The Last Jedi (again), It’s a Wonderful Life, Logan Lucky, Mudbound, A Ghost Story, and The Good Place

Brad saw The Disaster Artist and Molly’s Game, is continuing to catch up on awards season movies like The Post, The Florida Project, and I, Tonya, and is finally spending time playing Star Wars Battlefront 2.

 

Favorite gifts we got for Christmas:

Peter got a Hot Toys life-size Baby Groot replica and Google Wifi router

HT got KOREAN SKIN CARE, also the Costco MoviePass/Fandor year-long subscription

Chris iphone X

Ben got a bunch of board games

Jacob got lots of new PC stuff

Brad got the Ectomobile Owner’s Manual Book and his life back.

 

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On a special Holiday edition of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Chris EvangelistaHoai-Tran Bui, and Ben Pearson to talk about their favorite Chrismas movies of all time. Join us by the fireplace as we get in the Holiday spirit.

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In The Mailbag: What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Peter’s picks: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Treevenge, Christmas Vacation, Gremlins, A Christmas Story

Chris’ Picks: Eyes Wide Shut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Batman Returns, Muppet Xmas Carol

HT’s Picks: Elf, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Harry Potter, Love Actually, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Ben’s picks: Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Christmas Vacation, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Jacob’s Picks: Rare Exports, It’s a Wonderful Life, Muppet Christmas Carol, Jingle All the Way, Krampus

 

The post referenced in this episode:

Over 400 adaptations of A Christmas Carol edited together

 

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On the December 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including: Ben Affleck’s Batman plans, the first Bright reviews, a reaction to the trailer for the Overboard remake, a group takes credit for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi backlash, and Snoke apparently has another apprentice? And at the water cooler, we talk Survivor, The Breadwinner and Ultimate Beastmaster.

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter watched The Disaster Artist and the season finale of Survivor

Jacob has been watching Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix

HT talks about Chopped and watched The Breadwinner

In the News:

Reaction: ‘Overboard’ Remake Trailer: Anna Faris Has Fun With Amnesia

Wait, Ben Affleck Still Wants to Direct Batman?

‘Bright’ Early Buzz: Netflix’s First Big Movie is an Embarrassing Disaster

Alt-Right Group Takes Credit for ‘The Last Jedi’ Rotten Tomatoes Backlash

Snoke Has At Least “One Other Apprentice” – What Does This Mean For ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’?

Lastly, we would like to wish one of our listeners, Michelly Silva, a happy birthday.

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On the December 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Bright sequel, The Shape of Water gets Oscar snub, IT director’s cut, Artemis Fowl casting, a What We Do In The Shadows tv spin-off, why Lando and Obi-Wan weren’t in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I’ll tell you about some deleted scenes from the film. And at the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Happy, and 2017 animated movies catch-up.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter watched the first two episodes of the Syfy tv series Happy! And has been reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi books.

HT has been catching up on 2017’s animated movies and contemplating her existence (but Ferdinand was not bad!)

 

In the News:

‘Bright’ Sequel Already In The Works

‘The Shape of Water’ Has Been Unjustly Snubbed for the Best Make-up Oscar Shortlist

‘It’ Director’s Cut Coming in 2018

‘Artemis Fowl’ Casts Ferdia Shaw in Title Role, Judi Dench & Josh Gad Round Out Kenneth Branagh’s Cast

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Spin-Off Coming To TV in 2018

Why Lando Calrissian and Obi-Wan Kenobi Weren’t in ‘The Last Jedi,’ According to Rian Johnson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes: Everything We Know

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On the December 19, 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 Alamo Drafhouse launching a video store, Narcos gets new lead actors, Man of Steel sequel details, Star Wars: The Last Jedi backlash, Paramount sets new release dates and how All The Money In The World erased Kevin Spacey. And we’ll give reactions to the new trailers for Mortal Engines, Greatest Showman, Ocean’s 8, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

 

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Feedback: Shane D writes in:

 

Dear /FilmDaily Crew,  I love the show!  Recently on a /FilmDaily episode, you were all discussing Redbox rental stats.  The crew, HT in particular, was very disappointed in what seemed like America's "basic" choices.   As an avid listener and Redbox user, I'd argue that these numbers are totally misrepresenting Amercia's film prowess as a whole.  My wife and I, for instance, will quickly (maybe frantically) check out the first few screens of Redbox on a busy weeknight trip to the supermarket and will frequently grab a dumb comedy or flashy action block buster.  That doesn't mean, however, that we're not also itching to watch The Big Sick or hoping to finally finish The Killing of a Sacred Deer.  It's simply a matter of a small selection that's aimed to simply entertain.  I'd compare it to the Supermarket magazine impulse section in the check out line.  Again, my wife might grab a Cosmo or even a Reader's Digest if funny enough, but she also has her Atlantic and The New Yorker subscription issues waiting for her at home.    I think we seek out those great, artsy, interesting movies on other platforms, other venues.  When we browse Redbox, we're asking for flash or fluff...we're in the mood for basic.  I think that it's part of what makes America charming, we're very basic and very interesting; very dumb and very smart, very blockbuster and very indy, all at the same time. Just my thoughts, love the show.

 

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In the News:

The Alamo Drafthouse is Opening a Video Rental Store

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Season 4 Finds New Leads in Diego Luna and Michael Peña

Mark Millar Discusses the ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel That Never Was

The ‘Last Jedi’ Backlash is Another Example of Fandom Gone Wrong

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash Gets a Response from Director Rian Johnson

Paramount Sets Dates For New ‘G.I. Joe”, ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ and More

Here’s How ‘All The Money In The World’ Reshoots Erased Kevin Spacey

 

Trailer Reactions:

‘Mortal Engines’ Trailer: A Sci-Fi Dystopia and a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunion

‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer: Hugh Jackman and the Cast Are Doing It Live Team

‘Ocean’s 8’ Trailer: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Lead an All-Star, All-Female

‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ Trailer: Disney Gives the Classic Ballet a High-Fantasy Makeover

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On the December 18, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, in our Feature Presentation, Peter Sciretta will play the audio from his interview with Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson. After that segment, in the Spoiler Room, Peter will be joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Brad Oman to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers.

In Our Feature Presentation: Peter plays the audio from his spoiler-filled interview with Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson.

In the Spoiler Room: Now that everyone has seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have a discussion about some of the biggest moments of the film:

Killing off Snoke

Rey’s Parents

Frank Oz reprises his role as Yoda

Luke Skywalker’s death

What do we want to see in Episode 9?

 
 

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On the December 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Morgan Spurlock’s admission of sexual misconduct, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s box office numbers, The Last Jedi has more practical creatures than any other Star Wars film, the future of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, a book of Rian Johnson’s behind the scenes photos will be released, and in our feature presentation, we’ll talk about The Last Jedi and how it doesn’t care what you think about it.

 

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In the Water Cooler:

Jacob has been watching The Crown

HT saw The Last Jedi at Smithsonian’s Air and Space museum

Chris read a book about Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone

In the News:

 

In our Feature Presentation:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Doesn’t Care What You Think About It – And That’s Why It’s Great

 

Other articles mentioned: What Does The Last Jedi Ending Mean For The Future of the Trilogy?

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On the December 14, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest news, including Disney acquires 20th Century Fox and we will discuss everything you need to know, a 48 Hours remake coming from Good Time directors The Safdie Brothers, a Kill or Be Killed movie coming from John Wick director, Annihilation creative clashes, and we’ll talk to Creature Designer Neal Scanlan about how the Porgs were created.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Ben went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter during Christmas time

Peter saw has been performing magic to people he doesn’t know at The Magic Castle

Jacob celebrated Christmas 10 days early and I've been playing Wolfenstein II

 

In the News:

Disney Acquires 20th Century Fox in Landmark Deal, Now Owns a Bunch of Your Favorite Things

Everything You Need to Know About the Disney-Fox Deal

‘Deadpool’ Can Stay R-Rated at Disney; Other R-Rated Marvel Movies Are Possible

’48 Hours’ Remake Coming From ‘Good Time’ Directors The Safdie Brothers

‘Kill or Be Killed’ Movie Coming From ‘John Wick’ Director

‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland Opens Up About Creative Clashes Behind the Scenes

When Porgs Fly: ‘Star Wars’ Creature Designer Neal Scanlan Reveals Everything About The Porgs

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On the December 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, our reaction to the Annihilation trailer, Rian Johnson tells us the story of how Disney agreed to his new Star Wars trilogy, American Werewolf remake details, George Lucas reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nutcracker and the Four Realms goes into reshoots and more on the strange case of the Lady Bird/Rotten Tomatoes controversy.

 

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In the News:

‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake Coming From Guillermo del Toro (Maybe, at Some Point)

‘Annihilation’ Trailer: Natalie Portman Goes on a Doomed Sci-fi Trip

‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Ordered by USA

Disney Agreed to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy Without Being Pitched a Story

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Earns a Positive Review From George Lucas

How the ‘American Werewolf’ Remake Differs From the Original, According to Max Landis

‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Reshoots to be Directed by Joe Johnston

 

In Our Feature Presentation: The Strange Case of ‘Lady Bird’ and Rotten Tomatoes (Or: Why We Should All Just Calm Down)

 

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On the December 12, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi reviews and box office tracking, what the Disney-Fox deal might mean for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Some interesting stats from MoviePass and Netflix, reclining seats are apparently bringing Millennials to the movies again, and Lady Bird has been dethroned as the best-reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

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In the News:

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review Round-Up: Rian Johnson Delivers in a Huge Way

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tracking For a Sky-High $425 Million Worldwide Opening

The Disney-Fox Deal Won’t Bring Hugh Jackman Out of Wolverine Retirement

MoviePass Accounted For Over 10% of Opening Weekend Ticket Sales For Some Movies

Netflix Releases Binge Stats for The Past Year, Puts Some Customers on Blast For Their Choices

Millennials Are Still Going to the Movies This Holiday Season, Enjoy Reclining Seats (and Avocado Toast)

‘Lady Bird’ Lost Its Perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Thanks to One Reviewer

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