Archive for January 2019

On the January 31, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Ultraviolet, The Stand, Justice League, The Batman and The Suicide Squad.

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On the January 30, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Flarsky, The Batman, Lisa Joy, Zack Snyder, Hot Wheels, Us and Netflix.

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Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are back from Sundance!

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On the January 29, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Scirettais joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Halland writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and tv news.

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Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are still at Sundance.

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On the January 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

 

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Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are at Sundance.

 

On The Site:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:

    • Peter has been scripting his magic with a group of magician friends and thanks to his friend Jon Armstrong, came up with a cool movie-themed reinvention of a mentalism trick. He had a real freak out moment when he accidentally cut too much of his dog Gizmo’s fingernail off and it started bleeding everywhere.
    • Jacob spent the entire weekend disconnected from the rest of the world and painting miniatures.
    • Hoai-Tran has been doing ballet again.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob continued his manga marathon with some Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter is not at Sundance this year and is missing it way more than he expected. He watched Serenity and The Kid Who Would Be King, and got talked into watching the WWE Royal Rumble.
    • Jacob continued to binge through Game of Thrones and is very happy/sad about the season finale of The Good Place. He also has an Opinion about this season of True Detective.
    • Hoai-Tran has been catching up on Jane the Virgin, saw Serenity and The Kid Who Would Be King.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter discovered a new app called Happy Scale. While at the movie theater he discovered that AMC Theatres have begun adding some low carb snacks.
    • Jacob wants to spread the love of Strive cake mix.
    • Hoai-Tran made a Vietnamese dessert called Che Dau Trang for a family dinner with her cousins in NYC.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob played Treasure Island, Mansions of Madness second edition, and the Nintendo Switch version of Carcassonne. He also picked up the Resident Evil 2 remake.
    • Peter has been journaling each day using Day One, and has found it to be very therapeutic.

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On the January 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to read some brief reader emails, talk about the latest film and tv news, and we’ll visit Ben Pearson, Brad Oman and Chris Evangelista in Park City Utah to hear about the first day of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are at Sundance, and news has slowed down.

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In The Mail Bag:

  • Teal from Irvine, CA writes in to say that “A few weeks ago one of you mentioned a card game about pitching movie ideas to studio execs, and other players could stop mid-pitch and throw in a curve ball. I feel like this may have been what happened with Serenity. It started off as a pitch for a traditional pulpy thriller, and mid-way was promoted to include the whole [removed for spoilers], and instead of being treated as a joke everyone took it seriously.”
  • Elissa F writes in to respond to Peter’s Best Picture comment about producers receiving the award instead of the director: “Huge fan of the podcast! Wanted to speak to something that was mentioned a few days ago when the Academy Award nominations were announced and many of you were wondering why producers and not directors were given the award for best picture.   I think it is a common misconception that producers are only dealing with the financial aspects of a film when in many cases, producers can be a large part, if not the largest part of the creative process behind a film. Many times producers work on projects for years before a director comes on board. And once a director is in place, the producer still has a lot of say and control over how a film is made.   Of course there are times when a director is the true visionary of the film and had developed the project initially. But in most of those cases you will find that the director is often also a producer. In any event, before a film is made, if there is even a minute chance that there may be awards consideration for a project, the credits are very heavily negotiated so that there are no disputes as to who should receive the award.    I know this process well so wanted to give you my two cents! Love the show!! I listen every day!”

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On the January 24, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news and in the spoiler room, we’ll be telling you about Serenity, the most insane movie of 2019.

 

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Opening Banter: Chris has one foot out the door, and everyone is listening to this new Weezer album.

 

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On the January 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about our most anticipated films of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Opening Banter: This is Chris’ first year at the Sundance Film Festival!

In Our Feature Presentation: Our 12 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

  • Ben: Wounds
  • Brad: Late Night
  • Chris: Velvet Buzzsaw
  • Ben: Relive
  • Brad: Memory: The Origins of Alien
  • Chris: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • Ben: The Death of Dick Long
  • Brad: Big Time Adolescence
  • Chris: The Report
  • Ben: Sweetheart
  • Brad: Brittany Runs a Marathon
  • Chris: The Lodge

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On the January 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the 2019 Academy Award nominations.

 

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Opening Banter: The /Film team got up early to cover the 2019 Oscar nominations.

 

In Our Feature Presentation: We talk about the 2019 Academy Award nominations:

On The Site:

All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the January 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film 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 up to at the Water Cooler.

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Opening Banter: This is an exciting week at /Film HQ because three of our writers are getting ready to go to Park City Utah for Sundance. Guys, are you prepared?

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter took an Improv comedy introductory class to help learn how to be more in the moment in his magic. It’s been raining a lot in Los Angeles, so last week Peter didn’t go out much. He did go to the Magic Castle and had a really good conversation with some of the magicians there about his current path in magic.
    • Brad attended a Mormon wedding in Utah for his girlfriend’s sister and had to do so many errands and decorating, and even got a pedicure for the first time.
    • HT went to the preview for the Battle Angel: Alita - Passport to Iron City immersive event.
    • Ben went to An Evening with Ludwig Goransson
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Chris read Flying with Confidence: The proven programme to fix your flying fears. It didn’t help. He also read Flying without Fear: Effective Strategies to Get You Where You Need to Go, which was a little better, but not by much.
    • Jacob finished the first three hardcover volumes of Battle Angel Alita.
    • Ben read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter watched the first episode of Titan Games thanks to Jacob’s recommendation. He watched the Fyre Fraud documentary on Hulu, and the Fyre documentary on Netflix. (Chris and HT watched both, Jacob watched the Hulu one)
    • Brad watched Tully and The Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much.
    • Jacob watched Gaspar Noe’s Climax, Fyre Fraud, True Detective season 3, Practical Magic, Halloween, and started his annual Game of Thrones rewatch.
    • Ben watched Police Story 2, the first episode of Escape at Dannemora, Bad Times at the El Royale, Hotel Artemis, The Philadelphia Story, and The Women
    • Chris watched Fyre Fraud and Fyre, along with The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.
    • HT saw If Beale Street Could Talk, The Commuter, Fyre Fraud and Fyre, caught up with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter ordered new jeans that are 6 inches smaller, and they fit! He also started taking less heartburn medication because apparently he’s healthier now. New Keto or low sugar food discoveries include ChocZero squares, ChocZero Peppermint Bark. and ChocoRite Chocolate Crispy Caramel (which tastes like an 100 grand candy bar).
    • Jacob wants to thank SlimFast’s Keto peanut butter cups for existing and loves Swerve cake mix.
    • Brad tried Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel and The Most Stuf Oreos.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob finished his first batch of Warhammer 40K figures, assembled and primed a whole lot more, and practiced his painting on some metallic Reaper figures.

 

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On the January 18, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for part two of their discussion about which new tv shows are the most anticipated of 2019. Click here to listen to part one of this conversation.

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Here is the list we began with and narrowed down from:

  • Black Monday (Showtime, January 20)
  • Carnival Row (Amazon TBA) Travis Beacham,
  • Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019)
  • Central Park Five (Netflix, 2019)
  • City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019)
  • Creepshow (Shudder, TBA)
  • Deadly Class (Syfy, January 16)
  • Devs (FX, 2019)*
  • Doom Patrol (DC Universe, Feb 15)
  • Fosse/Verdon (FX, April)
  • Four Weddings And A Funeral (Hulu, 2019)
  • Good Omens (Neil Gaiman, Amazon)*
  • Hanna (Amazon, March 2019)
  • I Am The Night (TNT, January 28th)
  • Les Miserables (PBS, April 14)
  • Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2019)
  • MIracle Workers (TBS, February 12)
  • Modern Love (Amazon, 2019)  
  • Mrs. Fletcher (HBO, 2019)
  • Now Apocalypse (Starz, Mar. 10)
  • Pennyworth (EPIX, 2019 tba)
  • Russian Doll (Netflix, February 1st)
  • Shrill (Hulu, Mar. 15)
  • Snowpiercer (TNT, 2019)
  • Stargirl (DC Universe, September)
  • Swamp Thing (DC Universe, May)
  • The Act (Hulu, Mar. 20)
  • The Boys (Amazon, TBA)
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix TBA)
  • The Loudest Voice in the Room (Showtime, 2019)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+, late 2019)*
  • The Passage (Fox, January 14)
  • The Politician (Netflix)
  • The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, TBA)
  • The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, feb 15)
  • Too Old to Die Young (Amazon, 2019)
  • Top of the Morning (Apple, TBA)
  • Tuca and Bertie (Netflix, TBA)
  • Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, March 15)
  • Untitled Picard Spin-off (CBS All Access)
  • Warrior (Cinemax, TBA)
  • Watchmen (HBO)*
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX, Spring)*
  • Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, February 24)
  • Wizards (Netflix TBA) DreamWorks Animated
  • Y (FX, 2019)

 

Here are our final locked in list of choices.

 

  1. Watchmen (HBO)
  2. The Mandalorian (Disney+, late 2019)
  3. Devs (FX, 2019)
  4. Good Omens (Neil Gaiman, Amazon)
  5. Modern Love (Amazon, 2019)  
  6. I Am The Night (TNT, January 28th)
  7. The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
  8. Creepshow (Shudder, TBA)
  9. The Boys (Amazon, TBA)
  10. Y (FX, 2019)
  11. Central Park Five (Netflix, 2019)
  12. Fosse/Verdon (FX, April)
  13. The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, TBA)
  14. Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2019)
  15. Deadly Class (Syfy, January 16)
  16. Too Old to Die Young (Amazon, 2019)
  17. Russian Doll (Netflix, February 1st)
  18. Untitled Picard Spin-off (CBS All Access)
  19. Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019)
  20. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix TBA)
  21. What We Do in the Shadows (FX, Spring)
  22. Wizards (Netflix TBA) DreamWorks Animated
  23. Mrs. Fletcher (HBO, 2019)
  24. Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019)
  25. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, feb 15)

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