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On the December 8, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Justice League shake ups at DC, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, a movie theater chain that likes MoviePass, Bryan Singer accused of sexual assault again, and the best documentary Oscars shortlist. And in the Watercooler, we’ll be talking I, Tonya, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter say I, Tonya and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

HT saw The Shape of Water

 

In the News:

‘Justice League’ Originally Featured Superman Black Suit, But Gave Us That Weird CGI Face Instead

Warner Bros. Shaking Up the DC Movie Universe Following Disappointing ‘Justice League’ Box Office

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Trailer Breakdown: A Frame-by-Frame Look at the New Footage

Studio Movie Grill Owes MoviePass a Nice Thank You Card For Boosting Attendance

Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Assault Days After ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Firing

Awards Season Watch: The Best Documentary Feature Oscar Shortlist

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On the December 7, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the possibility of a Taika Watiti Star Wars movie, more on Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek, JK Rowling’s defense of Johnny Depp, Detective Pikachu casting, the original Justice League script, and Bohemian Rhapsody finds a new director. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be talking about the best movies which use cities as characters.

 

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In the News:

Quentin Tarantino’s F–king ‘Star Trek’ Movie Will Be Rated R

Kathleen Kennedy Wants A Taika Watiti Directed Star Wars Movie

J.K. Rowling’s Defense of Johnny Depp’s Casting as Grindelwald is Not Enough

Ryan Reynolds Will Play ‘Detective Pikachu’ in Live-Action ‘Pokémon’ Movie

The Original ‘Justice League’ Script Involves Time Travel, Batman and Wonder Woman’s Child

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher

 

In The Mailbag: Geoff S writes in asking “What films use a city the most effectively as a character?”

Peter’s picks: Lost in Translation, Gone Baby Gone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, Swingers,

HT’s picks: Columbus, Before Sunrise, In Bruges, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

Chris’ picks: The Third Man, Manhattan, JAWS

 

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On the December 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Managing editor Jacob Hall, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Gotti biopic controversy, a Slaughterhouse-Five tv series, a WarGames tv series reboot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action film gets a director, and the first reactions to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Phantom Thread. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll be taking a look at the pros and cons of Disney’s potential acquisition of Fox.

 

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In the News:

Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Eyes Rob Marshall to Direct

Lionsgate Drops ‘Gotti’ Biopic Starring John Travolta 10 Days Before Release

‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ TV Series in the Works With ‘Happy!’ Showrunner

‘WarGames’ Reboot Teaser: The ’80s Hacker Movie Gets Upgraded as an Edgy Interactive Series

‘Phantom Thread’ Early Buzz: Daniel Day-Lewis Dazzles in Another Paul Thomas Anderson Masterpiece

 

In Our Feature Presentation: If Disney Buys Fox: The Pros and Cons of the Potential Acquisition

Positive: X-Men and Fantastic Four Could Join the MCU (Hoai-Tran Bui)

Negative: The R-rated and Audacious Superhero Movie Dies? (Chris Evangelista)

Positive: Marvel Can Stop Trying to Make the Inhumans a Thing (Jacob Hall)

Negative: We Could Lose Edgier, More Mature TV Shows (Ben Pearson)

Negative: Disney Would Be Giving $60 Billion to Fox to Invest in Fox News (Ben Pearson)

Unclear: Disney Would Gain Majority Ownership of Hulu (Peter Sciretta)

Positive: Fox Movies and Shows on Disney’s Upcoming Streaming Service Makes It a Better Value for Consumers (Ben Pearson)

Negative: Disney Already Has Too Many Movies to Promote (Ben Pearson)

Negative: Mid-Budget Movies Could Become Even More Endangered (Chris Evangelista)

Positive: Disney Could Keep 20th Century Fox as Their Adult Branded Entertainment Arm (Peter Sciretta)

Positive: Disney Would Finally Own Full Rights to A New Hope (Peter Sciretta)

Negative: What Will Happen to Blue Sky Studios? (Peter Sciretta)

Positive for Disney: Disney Gets Ownership of Avatar (Peter Sciretta)

Negative for Disney: Disney Gets Ownership of Properties Already in Competing Theme Parks (Peter Sciretta)

Negative: A piece of Hollywood History Gets Swallowed and Possibly Spit Out in A Corporate Merger (Jacob Hall)

Positive: Disney’s Recent Trend Toward Diversity Gets More Powerful (Hoai-Tran Bui)

Negative: Disney is One Step Closer to a Movie Monopoly (Hoai-Tran Bui)

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On the December 5, 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 Bryan Singer’s firing, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie, Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy,, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plot details and Marvel announces a Podcast Universe. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll take a look at Sight and Sound’s Best films of 2017 list and ask the question: when do television productions qualify for best of the year movie lists?

 

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In the News:

Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic Due to On-Set Drama. Bryan Singer Responds to His ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Firing as His Production Company Leaves the Fox Lot

Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie In The Works, And We’re Not Making This Up

The New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy From Rian Johnson Won’t Be The Old Republic

Cinemark’s MoviePass Competitor Membership Program is Laughable

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Reveals New Image and Plot Details

Marvel is Launching a Wolverine Podcast in 2018, Teases An MPU (Marvel Podcast Universe)

 

In Our Feature Presentation: Chris - Sight and Sound’s Best Films of 2017 List Inexplicably Includes ‘Twin Peaks’

Should television productions qualify for best of the year movie lists?

Are there specific examples: limited series, docuseries...etc.

Should Making A Murderer or OJ: Made in America be considered movies?

Should best of the year movie lists expand to include tv shows? Or should we continue to classify the mediums separately?

How do we qualify direct to netflix movies?

 

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 December 4, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Shazam movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars future, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 sequel, and that Frozen short film. And in the Watercooler we’ll be talking about The Last Jedi junket, Jim and Andy, Shot in the Dark, Uncharted 4 and The Disaster Artist.

 

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At the Water Cooler:

Peter attended the Star Wars: The Last Jedi junket, watched Jim and Andy and Shot in the Dark on Netflix

Ben played Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PS4

HT saw The Disaster Artist

 

In the News:

Shazam Could Be DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Says Optimistic Zachary Levi

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Could Be Marvel Studios’ First Romantic Comedy

Daisy Ridley Doesn’t Want to Leave ‘Star Wars’ After ‘Episode 9’

‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Sequel In Jeopardy Due To The Weinstein Company Issues

That Stupid ‘Frozen’ Short Is Being Removed from ‘Coco’ Everywhere

 

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 December 1, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including a Harley Quinn movie, Disney suing Redbox, the most rented Redbox movies, Amazon’s television pilots, Wonder Woman 2’s love story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Empire Strikes Back comparisons, and Masters of the Universe gets a director. And in the Mail Bag, we take a look at our favorite Paul Thomas Anderson films.

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In the News:

Margot Robbie is Working on Another ‘Harley Quinn’ Movie – No, Not That One

Disney Suing Redbox Over Sale of Digital Download Codes

The Most Rented Redbox Movies Reveal That America is Basic AF

Amazon May Stop Making Their Pilots Public

‘Wonder Woman 2’ Will Have a “Great Love Story,” But At What Cost?

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ vs. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’: Rian Johnson Explains Similarities and Differences

‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot Finds a New Director in ‘Man of Steel’ Writer David S. Goyer

 

In The Mailbag: What is your favorite Paul Thomas Anderson movie?

Peter’s favorite: Magnolia, Boogie Nights (want to also mention my love for the Fiona Apple music video from the Pleasantville soundtrack for “Across The Universe”)

Ben’s favorites: There Will Be Blood, The Master

HT’s favorites: There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights

 

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

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 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’

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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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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 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

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