Archive for February 2018

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On the February 28, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including the Men in Black reboot, The Rocketeer animated series, Solo timeline, Atlanta season 2 early buzz, the Snowpiercer tv series and Moviepass lawsuit. And in the Spoiler Room, we’ll talk about some interesting Westworld season 2 casting.

 

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At The Water Cooler:

Ben went to a Live Read of Clue at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

 

In the News:

‘Men In Black’ Reboot Wants To Recruit Chris Hemsworth

‘The Rocketeer’ Animated Series is Coming to Disney Junior in 2019

Here’s Exactly Where ‘Solo’ Exists in the ‘Star Wars’ Timeline

‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Early Buzz: Donald Glover Has Done It Again

‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator Is The New ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner

There Can Be Only One: MoviePass Sues Sinemia For Theater Subscription Domination

 

In The Spoiler Room:

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Cast: Returning Characters Find Themselves in Hot Water

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On the February 27, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, a Last of Us movie, M Night Shyamalan goes to Apple, the shocking amount of original content Netflix is producing this year, a Silver Surfer movie, Mark Millar on the Failure of DC Movies, and A Wrinkle in Time early buzz.

 

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At The Water Cooler:

Ben went to the world premiere of a new USA TV show called Unsolved

Brad went to McDonalds to buy Szechuan sauce

Peter watched Game Night, and a few episodes of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Hoai-Tran celebrates her birthday

Chris is watching ER, the show about 90s doctors

 

In the News:

‘The Last of Us’ Screenwriter Doesn’t Want His Movie To Be Made

M. Night Shyamalan Will Create TV Thriller Series for Apple

Netflix is Set to Release a 700 Original Movies and TV Shows This Year

Mark Millar Says DC Movies Aren’t Working Because The Characters Aren’t Cinematic

‘Silver Surfer’ Movie in Development at 20th Century Fox With Writer Brian K Vaughn

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Early Buzz: A Visually Stunning but Disappointing Adaptation

 

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On the February 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, that filmmaker Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack. In the Spoiler Room, we’ll be talking all about Annihilation. Spoilers, the ending, the differences from the book, script and what the sequels would have been about.

 

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In the News‘Clerks’ Director Kevin Smith is Recovering from a Massive Heart Attack

 

In The Spoiler Room:

‘Annihilation’ Spoiler Review: A Strange, Haunting Masterpiece

Solving entertainment?

Making Sense of That ‘Annihilation’ Ending

What is that tunnel?

Is that Lena?

What is this movie about thematically? depression, and anxiety, and general mental instability.

The Original ‘Annihilation’ Script Featured a Very Different Ending

Other script to movie changes

‘Annihilation’: The Major Differences Between the Book and the Film

‘Authority’ and ‘Acceptance’: The ‘Annihilation’ Sequels We’ll Never See

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On the February 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Blair Witch and Dark Tower tv shows, a Making a Murderer sequel, the first reactions to Duncan Jones’ Mute. In Our Feature Presentation, we’ll be talking about the best, weirdest and craziest streaming foreign films.

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In the News:

‘Blair Witch’ TV Series in Development at Lionsgate

The Dark Tower’ TV Series Lands At Amazon

‘Making a Murderer’ Sequel ‘Convicting a Murderer’ Announced

‘Mute’ Review Round-Up: A ‘Blade Runner’ Wannabe With Nothing to Say

‘Mute’ Review: The Highly Anticipated Netflix Sci-Fi Film is a Disappointment

In Our Feature Presentation:

The Best, Weirdest, and Craziest Streaming Foreign Movies and Shows: Hungarian Oscar Nominee, Singing Nuns & Sexy Japanese Desserts

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On the February 22, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Joss Whedon’s exit from the Batgirl movie, a new Star Wars tv series, Solo: A Star Wars Story praise, James Bond 25 gets a screenwriter, Andy Serkis Jungle Book film gets rated and Hollywood is making a Flamin Hot Cheetos movie?! And in the Feature Presentation, we’ll untangle the timeline for phase 3 of the MCU.

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In the News:

Joss Whedon Won’t Direct ‘Batgirl’ Film After All

‘Star Wars: Resistance’ May Be Lucasfilm’s Latest ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is “Allowed To Have A Lot More Fun,” Says Donald Glover

Bond Watch: ‘Bond 25’ Screenplay Being Worked On By ‘Trainspotting’ Writer

Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Movie Rating Promises a Darker Film Than ‘Jungle Book’

A Flamin Hot Cheetos Movie?!

 

In Our Feature Presentation:

Untangling the Marvel Studios Phase 3 Timeline

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On the February 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including James Bond 25, Dungeons and Dragons and live-action Pinocchio directors, Netflix acquires more talent, Disney plans to reboot the Muppets and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Jurassic World 3 announced, and what Donald Glover did on Black Panther.

 

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In the News:

Danny Boyle is the Front-Runner to Direct ‘James Bond 25’

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Recruits ‘Paddington’ Director Paul King

‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Movie Eyes ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay

Netflix Signs Four Picture Deal With the Duplass Brothers

Disney Wants to Bring Back ‘The Muppets’ for Their New Streaming Service

Disney Eyeing Reboots of ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,’ ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘The Parent Trap’

‘Jurassic World 3’ Roaring Into Theaters in June 2021 With Writers Emily Carmichael & Colin Trevorrow

How Donald Glover “Punched Up” the Jokes in ‘Black Panther’

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On the February 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including The Push trailer, It: Chapter Two casting, and Black Panther’s insane box office success. And in our feature presentation, we talk about how Black Panther might affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

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In the News:

‘The Push’ Trailer: A Reality Movie About Convincing Someone to Commit Murder

Jessica Chastain Officially In Talks For ‘It’ Sequel

‘Black Panther’ Box Office Numbers Are Even Bigger Than Expected

 

Feature Presentation: What does Black Panther mean for the future of the MCU?

We will likely see more black heroes on screen:

Shuri as Ironheart? https://twitter.com/Bosslogic/status/964768497468239872

Blade?

War Machine?

Falcon?

Assuming Cap, Thor, and Tony all die or don’t return after Avengers 4, this leaves T’Challa (and maybe Doctor Strange?) as the new face of the MCU and the new main box office draw. Along with Captain Marvel, this means a very, very different Phase 4 cast.

Does this setup Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross in Captain Marvel?

Is Everett K. Ross the new Agent Coulson?

The whole world now has Wakanda’s overpowered tech, what does this mean for stakes in the MCU and Infinity War?

Wakanda: the TV series?

Ben - Why ‘Black Panther’ Doesn’t Contain Any Infinity Stones (also, “was this a spoiler?” discussion)

Is the final infinity stone, The Soul Stone, on Wakanda? What's up with the purple flowers?

Black-market arms dealer Ulysses Klaue smuggled large amounts of vibranium out of Wakanda and sold them on the black market. Was Howard Stark a buyer? First scene in BP is 1992, right after Howard’s assassination months earlier.

Who might be a villain for the sequel? M’Baku starts out as a jealous villain attempting to take the throne of Wakanda for himself, only to be defeated by T’Challa, turning him into a reluctant ally. Could that alliance be short lived?

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). Please feel free to send your feedback, questions or comments to us at peter@slashfilm.com and leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. 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 February 19, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents interviews with Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler and actor Andy Serkis, who plays the villainous Ulysses Klaue. Warning: spoilers ahead!

 

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Feature Presentation:

  • ‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler on Shuri, The Casino Scene, Obama’s Influence, and More [Interview]
  • Andy Serkis on ‘Black Panther’, Potentially Returning to ‘Planet of the Apes,’ and More [Interview]

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On the February 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Cloverfield Paradox viewership, Transformers universe reboot, a Dr. Seuss biopic, the Fullmetal Alchemist trailer, a killer teddy bear movie and the first reviews for Wes Anderson’s next film Isle of Dogs.

 

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At the Water Cooler: Ben has been away in Mexico.

 

The Mailbag follow-up:

Dhaval Panchal writes in, “The problem with the bad accent in movies is that it pulls you out and makes you realise that how the makers are lazy. Whereas when done right, it brings the authenticity to the work and a lot of respect for the makers.  The best example of Hindi accent done right! 1. The Hindi/Urdu used in the video, prepared by Ten rings terrorist declaring the kidnapping of Tony Stark, by Faran Tahir appears as Raza.  Also, the Hindi/Urdu spoken by Stark's fellow captive, (Shaun Toub as Yinsen) is understandably an accent spoken by someone who is not fully proficient and still learning.  Worst example of Hindi language in films is a scene in movie -   1. Avengers (Scene where Black Widow searches for Dr Banner, and a little girl approaches Dr Banner and talks in a bad accent) 2. The Russell Peters TV show on Netflix - Indian Detective, the lead actress has the worst accent of Hindi. (Alas, Russell Peters is of Indian descent)”

Anders Reff from Oslo, Norway writes in, “Hollywood has portrayed the scandinavian and especially norwegian accent terribly wrong for many decades. By that i mean the accent we have while talking english. I understand why it ends up like that. They cant use resources on nailing that accent correct I mean, who cares, besides from us here up in the cold north.  It is especially annoying because the actual norwegian accent is quite funny and naive. The hollywood version: way over the top and everybody sounds like nutcases.   Wrong accent: norwegians visiting in a simpsons-episode  Right accent: thorbjorn jagland revealing obama as peace prize winner ( jeezes, did that really happen?)”

And Eddie from Philadelphia writes in to say “I just listened to the February 14 episode of Slash Film Daily where you discussed "Den of Thieves 2".   I was one of the few people who did go see the movie (using my MoviePass), and I found it to be a pretty enjoyable action/heist movie. The ending to the film set up a sequel quite nicely so it doesn't surprise me that they're greenlighting a sequel.   Considering you saw "Geostorm", I think that it's worth using your MoviePass to go see. Although it's a long film, it's a great theater experience.

 

In the News:

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Drew Five Million Netflix Viewers in Its First Seven Days

Is Paramount Rebooting The ‘Transformers’ Cinematic Universe?

Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky

Reaction: Netflix’s Live-Action ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Trailer is Here And It is Something…

‘Lost’ and ‘Cloverfield’ Cinematographer to Direct Killer Teddy Bear Movie

‘Isle of Dogs’ Reviews Round-Up: They’re Good Dogs

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On the February 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including more Kung Fury casting, Sony’s Marvel mistakes, a possible all-female MCU movie, Fangoria returns from the dead, and reactions to the Cobra Kai and Incredibles 2 trailers. And in the Mail Bag, we'll be talking about distracting dialects in movies.

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In the News:

‘Kung Fury’ Movie adds Arnold Schwarzenegger as the President of the United States

Sony Turned Down the Rights to Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor and More Marvel Characters

Marvel Has an “Interest” in an All-Female Superhero Movie, Tessa Thompson Says

‘Fangoria’ Has Risen From The Grave

Reaction: ‘Cobra Kai’ Teaser Trailer Reunites ‘The Karate Kid’ with His High School Bully

Reaction: ‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Your Favorite Superhero Family Is Back in Action

 

In The Mailbag: Mansour G writes in “Yesterday I saw The Orient Express remake, and in the first scene (In Jerusalem) there is an actor shouting in Arabic, the said actor is Egyptian, and here is my gripe, the Egyptian-Arabic dialect sounds nothing like the one in Jerusalem. Couldn’t the producers do a cursory check on such a big budget movie? ... Does it annoy you to hear a person using the wrong dialect? I know that Boston and Philadelphia dialects are notoriously butchered in the United States, does it annoy you in anyway?”

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