Archive for December 2018

On the December xx, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, senior writer Ben Pearson interviews director Rob Marshallabout the new Disney movie Mary Poppins Returns, the challenges of that live-action/animation hybrid scene, and more.

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On the December 27, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to talk about the latest film and tv news, including The Lion King, Rotten Tomatoes, Holmes and Watson, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Jordan Peele’s Us. And in Life Advice Corner, Chris will hopefully help an adult get over being scared of horror movies.

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Opening Banter:

In The News:

 

In Advice Corner with Chris Evangelista:

  • The Advice Corner theme song was created by Love you Wally.
  • Joey in Los Angeles, CA writes in, “I had the pleasure of watching Hereditary over Christmas weekend and ended up losing sleep for a couple of nights. It hit me on so many levels and I forgot how powerful horror movies can be. I had trouble falling asleep in the dark and even struggled to go back to sleep after waking up in the dead of night. I was wondering if Chris could tackle the question of how to get over being scared of horror movies as an adult. I’m a grown man and I hate losing sleep, which is why I usually avoid movies like Hereditary in the first place! Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!”

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On the December 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to talk about what they’ve been up at the Water Cooler.

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At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Brad had his annual Friendsmas party, was forced to open almost all the White Elephant Christmas gifts himself, helped his friend Ben create his own Escape Room
      • Peter brought one of his favorite board game designers Jamey Stegmaier to the Magic Castle.
      • Ben is bouncing back and forth between his parents’ and in-laws’ houses for Christmas; visited Top Golf for the first time
      • Hoai-Tran went to Georgetown Glow with her sister and mom, had her annual Secret Santa with her high school friends, and ate a lot.
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Comixology is having their big year end sale, so Peter usually buys a lot of the big critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels. He read Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy (written and art) and is half way through The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
      • Brad isn’t reading yet, but is excited to dive into a Young Frankenstein book about the making of the movie and Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down.
      • Chris finished Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Sopranos Sessions.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Ben watched Three Identical Strangers.

 

  • Brad saw Widows, Bumblebee and Welcome to Marwen.

 

    • Peter saw Aquaman for the second time, but this time in IMAX. He watched the season finale of Survivor: David vs. Goliath. At home he caught up on some screeners and movies on streaming, including The Hate U Give, You Were Never Really Here, Upgrade, Skate Kitchen, The Endless, and The American Meme. He also watched the first couple episodes of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced Netflix and Dreamworks animated series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, and the first episode of Syfy’s Deadly Class.
    • Hoai-Tran (finally) saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Minding the Gap, rewatched Game Night, saw Die Hard for the first time, and binged the latest episodes of Terrace House.
    • Chris (re)watched First Man, Vice and Destroyer.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter officially lost 30 pounds. Then spent Christmas eating Chinese food. He somehow gained a handful of pounds in the process.
    • Brad found the Hershey’s milk chocolate bar with Reese’s Pieces
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter played a new board game he got for Christmas called Photosynthesis.
    • Brad has been listening to the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack.
    • Hoai-Tran played Codenames for the first time, got a PS4 for Christmas.

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On the December 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, senior writer Ben Pearson interviews director Barry Jenkinsabout life after Moonlight, directing If Beale Street Could Talk, Brian Tyree Henry's big show-stopping scene, and much more.

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Christmas Episode Special 2018

On the December 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui andChris Evangelista to celebrate the Holiday season with a special Christmas Clipisode. We play back through our favorite Christmas movies of all time, and revisit the War against Die Hard Christmas.

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Opening Banter: It's Christmas Eve and instead of no episode we decided to put together a clip show. We hope you enjoy.

December 26, 2017: The /Film crew talks about their favorite Christmas movies of all time:

  • 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

New Segment:What is the Christmas movie you hate?

  • Peter: Santa Claus: The Movie
  • Brad: Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol
  • Chris: SCROOGE, the musical version of a Christmas carol with Albert Finney
  • HT: Polar Express
  • Ben: Four Christmases
  • Jacob: Home Alone

Link: The Morning Watch: ‘Family Guy’ Says Goodbye to Carrie Fisher, The Greatness of ‘Home Alone’ & More 

December 6, 2018: Chris reads the news story New Poll Shows Most People Don’t Consider ‘Die Hard’ to be a Christmas Movie, So Can We Bury This Argument Already? and Jacob rants about what is and is not a Christmas movie.

December 13, 2018: A reader writes in responding to Jacob's Christmas movie rant and Jacob responds:

  • Steve B writes in in response to our Christmas movie argument: “Most films are not just one genre. '21 Jump Street' is a comedy, but also an action movie. Shaun Of The Dead is a comedy but also a horror movie.  In that vein, I say Die Hard is an Action film, a Heist film, and also a Christmas movie. The whole reason John McClane is in Los Angeles in the first place is to see his family for Christmas. Argyle is playing 'Christmas' music in the limo. They debate cutting power to a portion of the city because it is Christmas. The thieves did not pick that day at random. Christmas is a plot point to the film.  It COULD have been written for John to have come to L.A. to see his family for Holly's birthday, or for his kid's school recital, but then it loses something for the plot. Could 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' work as a Christmas movie instead of Thanksgiving? Yes, but it would lose something that Thanksgiving gives to that movie. If the genre (including a holiday) has a plot point to the film, and taking it away lessens the film, then I THINK it’s reasonable to count it as part of the film's description.  For these reasons, I think that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. If others feel it isn't, I'm cool with that, as long as they are OK with me thinking that it is.”

New Segment: Jacob decides what is and isn't a Christmas movie:

  • /Film Daily listener Cade wrote in asking if Batman Returns is a Christmas movie
  • The Sound of Music
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Casablanca
  • The Night Before
  • Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Serendipity
  • You've Got Mail
  • Trading Places
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Go
  • Rocky IV
  • Life of Brian
  • Love Actually

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  • Christmas illustration in the header is from Paul Shipper

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On the December 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista, to talk about the latest film and tv news including Netflix, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Uncharted, Jordan Peele, Aladdin, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. And in Life Advice Corner, Chris will explain how to confront someone who is using their phone during a movie.

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In The News:

In Advice Corner with Chris Evangelista:

  • The Advice Corner theme song was created by Love you Wally.
  • Aaron from Kentucky writes in “One of the worst people to encounter when going to the theater is someone who can’t put their cell phone away or is texting throughout a movie which can really ruin the whole experience. What is the proper way to address such a situation? Would you tell a theater attendant that someone is disturbing you or ask the person to stop texting?”

 

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On the December 19, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson, to talk Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spoilers and to share our interviews with the directors and producers of the film.

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  • Should this movie get award contention outside of best animated feature?
  • Big sell, if you haven’t seen the movie, see it. Spoiler warning.
  • Peter asks Brad how was it in 3d?
  • Ending Scene/Credits Scene
  • Easter Eggs/Stan Lee

 

In Our Feature Presentation:

 

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All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the December 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Penny Marshall, 2018 Black List, Marvel Netflix shows, Rashomon and Peanuts.

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On the December 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been watching at the Water Cooler.

 

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Opening Banter: What are you guys doing for Christmas?

 

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Jacob hosted a holiday party and has learned the value of slippers.
      • Peter has been pushing his Magic.
      • Hoai-Tran went to the Museum of Illusions in Chelsea, visited the Chelsea Market, and learned that her friend moved into an apartment that was the exterior for John Wick’s The Continental.
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Peter has been reading more Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man comics and tried to read Spider-Gwen.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Jacob watched Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
      • Chris watched Venom, The House that Jack Built, and Birdbox.

 

  • Peter watched Love Simon, Leave No Trace, Hearts Beat Loud, and left Disneyland to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for a third time.

 

    • Brad watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Ben Is Back, and Anna and the Apocalypse
    • Ben watched Aquaman, Bumblebee, Minding the Gap, Destroyer, Free Solo, The Favourite, and Roma.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Happy as Lazzaro, The Garden of Words, did a holiday viewing of Love Actually.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter has fallen in love with Rebel Creamery’s Ice Cream, and has discovered Quest Pizza at Target.
    • Brad tried Ghiradelli Toffee and Cookie Crunch Squares
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob has been designing a Scum and Villainy session for the holidays.

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On the December 14, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the future of Sony’s animated Spider-Verse, if Henry Cavill is finished as Superman, Jurassic World 3, and Legendary making deals with comic creators for films and TV shows. They’ll also offer some comic/graphic novel recommendations in a mailbag segment.

 

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Opening Banter:

 

In The News:

 

In the Mail Bag:

  • Michael O in Nashville TN asks, “I was wondering if you guys could recommend your favorite comic books / graphic novels? Some of my favorite series are The Walking Dead, Saga, and Y: The Last Man. I need to read more! Thanks a bunch and I’m addicted to the podcast.”

    • Peter: Ultimate Spider-Man, Alex and Ada, Letter 44, Descender, 100 Bullets, Kill or Be Killed, Blankets, Scott Pilgrim
    • Jacob: Paper Girls, Ex Machina, Bone, Chew, The Sixth Gun, Scalped, Fatale, Lazarus, East of West, Fear Agent, Deadly Class, Black Science, Mind MGMT, The Wicked and the Divine, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing
    • Ben: Preacher, Y, Saga, Watchmen, Scott Pilgrim
    • HT: Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye, The Sandman

 

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