Archive for August 2018

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On the August 31, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including early buzz about Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, the fate of Woody Allen’s next movie, Wesley Snipes teasing Blade 4, and Star Wars Land’s cantina, which will bring alcohol to Disneyland for the first time ever (publicly, anyway).

 

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On the August 30, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to answer a couple letters in the Mail Bag and talk about the latest film and tv news, including the most anticipated movies of Fall 2018, Roma early buzz, Netflix going theatrical, Mindhunter season 2 casting and Sinemia.

 

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In The Mail Bag:

  • Sam L from Atlanta writes in “This is a fan.  After hearing your comment about visiting the Henson Exhibit, I wanted to let you know that there is a Henson Museum.  It is located in Atlanta at the Center for Puppetry Arts.  (http://www.puppet.org/) The Center has 2 museums, one focusing on the Hensons and one focusing on Puppets around the World. (They include some figures from Laika stop-motion films. )   The Henson Museum has muppets from Sesame Street, from the Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock and many of their movies. It is not really large but it is a great collection. The Henson Foundation gave much of their collection to the Center so the rotate out different characters and displays. Thanks for the great show and please thank Chris, Jacob, Hoai-Tran, Ben and Brad.
  • Michelly writes in to say “Hi Peter.  I just wanted to say that for me you can keep talking about the Magic Castle. I will never get enough of your tales hehe. It's not easy to get in and you did it! Listeners should chill and just appreciate it. I bet you're a great magician  and that your magic will evolve a lot. Keep going! Also, I feel that the water cooler is in its best format ever. So glad that besides what you guys have been doing, we get to listen what you have been reading, watching, playing and so on. Finally, a shoutout to HT, my favorite person hihi, for reading and recommending Sharp Objects.   Best wishes from Brazil!”
  • Kolin from San Jose, CA writes in with a question: “With “Venom” and The Joker movie coming out soon, what other villains do you think deserve their own movie?”

 

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On the August 29, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Joker casting, Amazon’s future movie plans, Rotten Tomatoes, Thriller in 3D, Wile E Coyote, and First Man early buzz.

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In The Mail Bag:

  • Jesse from Michigan writes in “Hey Peter and the gang,  In reference to the Disney streaming service price in yesterday’s episode and everyone thinking $6 was too low...  You realize the other streaming services have to license the content, which is part of the price that you’re paying for as a customer. With Disney, they already own the content they’re streaming. ANY revenue from the service is just gravy for them, they don’t need to charge an arm and a leg. And at that price, who wouldn’t subscribe?”

 

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On the August 28, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

 

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Opening Banter: Brad isn’t joining us this week because he’s out sick.

 

In The News:

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Jacob went on a birthday vacation to San Antonio, where he stayed in a nice hotel and visited a lot of tourist traps, including a wax museum, a Ripley’s museum, a haunted house, and the world’s worst 4D theater.
    • Peter visited The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited exhibit at Skirball, ran into Cesar from 1 second every day and watched Jon Armstrong perform 4 hours of magic at the Magic Castle without repeating a trick.
    • Ben went to London for the first time
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Hoai-Tran started reading Sharp Objects.
    • Ben read A Study in Scarlet
    • Jacob has been reading Kitchen Confidential.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter binge-watched the whole first season of Justin Willman’s Netflix series Magic For Humans, saw Searching on opening night, rewatched Muppets Take Manhattan, and started watching HBO’s Succession.
    • Chris watched Lizzie and the upcoming season of BoJack Horseman.
    • Ben watched The Wild One, Once, and has been rewatching Game of Thrones
    • Jacob revisited Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on the world’s crappiest hotel television and watched a little too much of a Shark Tank marathon.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Juliet, Naked and the series finale of Sharp Objects.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter has joined Brad in going on a diet.
    • Jacob ate at The Esquire Tavern, La Gloria, and other San Antonio establishments.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob simply cannot stop playing Dead Cells. He also played Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

 

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All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the August 27, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Scirettais joined by senior writer Ben Pearsonand writer Chris Evangelista to read some responses in the Mail Bag and talk about the latest film and tv news, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney's Streaming service, Big Trouble In Little China remake, Star Wars Episode 9, and The Russo Brothers next film.

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Opening Banter: Our usual Monday Watercooler episode will happen tomorrow instead due to our usual contributors being away.

 

In The Mail Bag: Last week we talked briefly about the worst films we’ve seen this year (so far) and asked if there were any that we missed. Here are your responses:

  • Brian from Wichita, Kansas says “As a huge horror movie fan, there have been some spectacular experiences in 2018 such as A Quiet Place, some disappointments like Winchester and some rotten apples like Truth or Dare.   This being said, I give the RottenPasta award to Slender Man.  So much urban legend potential to bring this story to life but alas, this movie has weak dialogue, bland cinematography and worst of all, it isn't scary.   My biggest disappointment of the year so far.
  • Matt from Connecticut says “I saw SUPERFLY with my MoviePass. What a steaming pile. Amateurish, terribly written and acted, with the most ridiculous, adolescent fantasy sex scene I’ve ever seen. Pure garbage.
  • Chase D from Ohio says “ So I just checked my Letterboxd diary for 2018 and it is telling me that I’ve seen 99 movies already... wow. Haha. 78 unique movies, and these are the ones I scored a 4/10 or worse:  - Proud Mary - Death Wish - The 15:17 to Paris - A Wrinkle in Time - Super Troopers 2 - Overboard - Life of the Party - Action Point And the winner of the worst scored movie of 2018 (so far) for me, with a 2/10, was Gotti. And I will be honest and say that the score is biased. It was filmed in my hometown, I worked on it, and I even was a background extra and made it into the final cut! So.. a 2/10 is probably too high, but I saw myself on a movie screen so sue me.😂😂”
  • Will M says “This past weekend I watched Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. It was absolutely brutal. As an S. Craig Zahler fan, man was I disappointed.
  • Sean from Missouri writes “I just wanted to chime in with my picks for the worst movies of the year. I haven't seen a ton of movies this year but so far for me, it was definitely Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure and The Meg, hands down. The former had me questioning what I have been doing with my life, and the latter had me welcoming the sweet release of death. Also, since Brad mentioned Netflix movies, I haven't seen very many at all but that new John Woo movie was pretty awful. I actually didn't hate The Cloverfield Paradox as much as some people. I mean, it was bad but it was just kind of like "meh, whatever" bad. Anyway, I really enjoy the podcast and I have been listening almost since you guys started it. Hope you are doing well!”

 

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On the August 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents an interview with first-time filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty (who's a big fan of /Film!), the co-writer/director of one of 2018's best movies, Searching.

 

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On the August 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to read some responses in the Mail Bag and talk about the latest film and tv news, including Death Note 2, Top Gun 2, The Happytime Murders, Wonder Woman 1984 composer, and the DC Universe.

 

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In The Mail Bag: Yesterday we asked you to write in to suggest which filmmakers you’d like to see as Funko POP figures.

First up Peter asks Brad: What directors would you like to see as Pop figures?

 

  • Rob M from Maryland would “love to see a Wes Craven pop wearing a Freddy sweater while holding a scream mask.  Or Peter Jackson with a one ring necklace.”
  • Jordan F from Toledo OH: “I would love to see a Quentin Tarantino funko pop. With the huge forehead and slicked back brown hair in a pulp fiction black suit.”
  • Kolin S from San Jose, CA: You gotta have a Coen Brothers 2 pack  and Alejandro G. Iñárritu Alfonso Cuarón  Maybe a 3 amigos 3 pack with those two and Guillermo Del Toro  
  • Eric S from Grand Prairie, TX: “Tim Burton is distinguishable enough to have his own Funko Pop.”
  • Carl M from Christchurch New Zealand: “How about Peter Jackson (New Zealand dominating hollywood) and David Lynch and Christopher Nolan”
  • Scott A: “I have a director you definitely overlooked. I think after Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick is an obvious next choice. Distinctive features, a huge fan following, and a filmmaker that truly impacted cinema, I think it's a great option if his estate would ever sign off of the idea.”
  • Ivan H suggests a Japanese masters series Kurosawa, Ozu, Miyazaki, & Takahata.
  • Aaron from Kentucky: “One person that immediately sprang to mind was John Carpenter. I believe he has a unique look that would translate well to the toy and enough of a cult following to make for a popular Funko Pop.  Another director who would look good as a Funko Pop is Spike Lee. Put him in some wild colors and add the glasses and it will fly off shelves!  And finally, I’d like to see a Funko Pop to honor the late great Stanley Kubrick. He has a unique look and made so many great films that it’s a no brainer he should be honored with his own figure.”
  • Josh in Charlotte NC: “The following distinctive-looking directors would make great figures no matter the style.   Tim Burton David Lynch Clint Eastwood Ridley Scott Francis Ford Coppola Stanley Kubrick Akira Kurosawa David Cronenberg Chris Nolan Quentin Tarantino James Cameron John Woo Peter Jackson Steven Soderbergh Ron Howard Coen Brothers Spike Lee Oliver Stone Woody Allen Ed Wood

 

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On the August 22, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk the latest film and tv news, including a Monument Valley movie, Doom Patrol casting, James Gunn’s next movie, Duffer Brothers get Funko Pop figures, Jacob’s Ladder remake, Crazy Rich Asians sequel and Mid90s composers.

 

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Opening Banter: HT appeared on the latest episode of the /filmcast to talk Crazy Rich Asians.

 

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On the August 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk the latest film and tv news, including Bond 25 director changes, Kevin Smith’s Hit-Girl comic, Star Wars Resistance, Mr. Robot’s last season and Blumhouse eyeing Dark Universe.

 

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On the August 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

 

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At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter was in Las Vegas for Magic Live, a convention for magicians, and spent his entire weekend at a Joshua Jay magic workshop. And Peter wants to give an update on the joys and failures of AMC A-List.
    • Brad bought the peach scented Call Me By Your Name vinyl and SDCC exclusive Han Solo from Empire Strikes Back.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob read a fascinating article called “Axes of Evil” about how a tree almost caused World War III.
    • Hoai-Tran has been reading the abundance of amazing Crazy Rich Asians pieces.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter saw the First Man preview before the IMAX version of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the indie film Eighth Grade, Crazy Rich Asians, and Better Call Saul.
    • Jacob watched BlacKkKlansman, The Endless, Cube, and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
    • Chris watched (and reviewed) Amazon’s Jack Ryan and the Nicolas Cage film Mandy.
    • Brad watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, rewatched Blockers
    • Hoai-Tran watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Joy Luck Club, and rewatched The Before Trilogy because she could.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter ordered Los Pollos Hermanos on Postmates.
    • Brad is seriously trying to lose weight. Counting calories, portion control, exercise. Down 10 pounds the first week. He has been eating a lot less, but still found new “healthy” snacks: Philadelphia cream cheese dip packs, Jif Power Ups
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob completed his Star Wars: Armada collection and has been reading through the Uprising RPG manual.
    • Hoai-Tran played Overcooked on the Nintendo Switch with her family.

 

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