Archive for February 2019

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On the February 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 to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Opening Banter: Did anyone do anything interesting for Valentine’s Day?

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Jacob is stressing out about SXSW planning.
    • Hoai-Tran has been KonMari-ing her room.
    • Brad is dreading how much money he’ll have to spend on stuff announced at the 2019 New York Toy Fair.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter went to the theater to watch Wandering Earth (HT) and Isn’t it Romantic, checked out the Hulu tv series Pen15 and the Amazon documentary series Lorena, saw Fighting With My Family, watched a documentary on Amazon Prime called Nintendo Quest, and watched the first few episodes of the Netflix series adaptation of Umbrella Academy.
    • Jacob watched Alita: Battle Angel (brad), Happy Death Day 2U, Don’t Knock Twice, and The Ruins.
    • Brad watched Alita: Battle Angel and, Peter Rabbit, and Love, Rosie.
    • Chris watched Leaving Neverland, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and The Little Mermaid.
    • Ben watched Russian Doll, Q: The Winged Serpent, Murder, My Sweet, and White Heat.
    • Hoai-Tran saw The Wandering Earth, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca at the Metrograph, watched Wolf Warrior 2 and a few episodes of Code Geass.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter loves ChocZero’s Coconut Chocolate Bark.
    • Jacob tried ChocoRite peanut butter cups and made his own low-carb tortilla chips.
    • Brad tried Strawberry Rice Krispies and Fruity Lucky Charms
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob only wants to play XCOM 2 and do nothing else.

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On the February 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Your Name, Star Wars Episode 9, VHS, The Matrix and Transformers.

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On the February 14, 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 Oscar controversy, Mission Impossible, Kevin Smith, Black Mirror and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy.

 

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Opening Banter: It’s Valentine’s Day!

In The Mail Bag:

  • David in S. California writes in to respond to our comments about the Frozen 2 teaser trailer being more dramatic and mature, noting that “the first Cars 3 teaser was similar (Lightning McQueen in a slow motion car wreck) — but ultimately the movie’s tone was similar to the other Cars movies.  Just an observation my wife had. I enjoy listening to your show. Sincerely“

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On the February 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including: Slaxx, Lord & Miller, The Oscars, The Trench, Aquaman 2, Marvel Netflix Shows and Frozen 2.

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On the February 12, 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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At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Peter interviewed filmmaker Dean DeBlois about his new film How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, he discovered the website Trakt.tv,
      • Brad revamped his movie shelving system and cleaned out his movie collection a little bit. Reaffirmed the fact that he’s a terrible painter at a Bob Ross-themed birthday party.
      • Hoai-Tran went home for a weekend of Lunar New Year celebrations.
      • Ben visited the Warner Bros. lot and saw some early footage from Shazam!, and attended the L.A. premiere of The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Peter has been reading Juan Tamariz’s The Magic Rainbow.
      • Jacob has been reading an early copy of Blake Harris’ The History of the Future.
      • Hoai-Tran has been reading Dracula.
      • Chris read the lengthy CNN article Lost in the Woods with James Brown’s Ghost.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Peter rented Blindspotting, saw the junket screening of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, watched the Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, and the YouTube series Wayne.
      • Jacob re-watched GoldenEye and fell back in love with...Battlebots?
      • Chris saw Happy Death Day 2U. He also re-watched Titanic for the first time in many years, and watched Abducted in Plain Sight, Horror Noire, and the new Robin Hood.
      • Brad watched Isn’t It Romantic?, The LEGO Movie 2, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams.
      • Hoai-Tran watched Isn’t It Romantic?, What Men Want, Dear Ex, Biutiful, rewatched Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre.
      • Ben watched The Public Enemy, The Woman in the Window, To All The Boys I Loved Before, Sixteen Candles, and Escape at Dannemora

 

 

  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Jacob moved onto goal shirt number two as he discovered tortillas made out of cheese.
    • Brad found fudge covered Oreos and Nutter Butters, also tried Honey Nut Frosted Flakes and Banana Creme Frosted Flakes.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter played the tabletop miniature board game Nemesis, and discovered the podcast Podcast: The Ride.
    • Jacob beat Resident Evil 2 again, started playing State of Decay 2, fell back into XCOM 2, and is getting ready to play Root.
    • Brad played Magic: The Gathering for the first time ever and didn’t hate it.

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On the February 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and tv news, including a new animated Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Hulu, Pennyworth, Epix, Terminator 6 and Aladdin.

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Opening Banter: Jacob is out sick, and Water Cooler has been pushed to Tuesday.

In the News:

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On the February 8, 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 answer some reader emails.

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Opening Banter: It’s a slow news day today.

In The Mailbag:

  • The other day we talked about how no one seems to want to direct James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.  Brian Thomas wrote in with a suggestion “Couldn’t Peyton Reed do it? Just team him up with the GotG2 art team and crew to get the world right, and hand him James Gunn’s script.   I thought Ant-Man and the Wasp was every bit as good as GotG2. He clearly “gets” how to make a sci-fi action comedy with an ensemble cast.  You’d just have to convince him to do it, I guess.
  • Koji from Tokyo, Japan writes in “Big fan of the podcast! Listening everyday!I have a question for you guys. What app do you use for tracking movies and TV series you've seen?
    • Are there any other movie apps that you use in some way worth mentioning?
  • Greg M from Australia writes in “Love the show, have been listening for around a year now. I find the knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by you and the team really inspiring. Keeps me motivated to continue working on my own scripts, and reminds me that the world of cinema is more rewarding the closer you look.  Which brings me to my question. Australia is not known for having exemplary or timely access to all the TV and movies that are out there, and even with the addition of streaming services, it's still an uphill battle. Now I'm not talking about finding obscure or dated titles, I'm talking about finishing off my watch list for 2018! I live in Brisbane - a city of over a million people - but even in a town this size, our cinemas don't show anything remotely obscure. Melbourne and Sydney aren't much better. One recent example is that only one cinema here showed 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot', and then only for about a week. And that is NOT an underground movie. That is not some festival film that "no one cares about".   In 2018 I watched around 45 films from the year. I was floored to hear that Chris watched over 300. So my question to you then becomes: "How do I watch more movies in 2019?". I know there's no magic bullet solution but there has to be a way to see the films the cinemas won't show. Are there any industry tips or tricks you can share? I'd prefer to do it legally also - I have cinephile friends that just pirate movies they can't see elsewhere, but that sucks for everyone really. Please help me, it's fucking absurd that these things get made and then no one gets to watch them.”
  • Derrek from Buffalo, NY writes in “Thanks for all the good listening this year.  I wanted to pose to the slash film crew this question...when is the best time in a theater to eat your concessions?  Do you eat your snacks during the previews? Some before, some during? It seems like I always end up eating them all before the movie starts.  I hope to someday shake the hand of some of the dads I see exiting the theater with candy remaining after a 2.5 hr movie....  Keep up the good work.”
  • Justin D from Dallas Texas writes in “I’m happy to hear that you’re having so much success with the Keto Diet. I am debating on a diet going into next year and was curious to know more about it. What is the meal planning like? Is it a difficult diet? How much exercise is needed and how does the diet make you feel?

All the other stuff you need to know:

  • You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes.
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On the February 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars Episode 9, Avatar sequels, Jumanji 3, The Muppets, Halloween, and Disney/Fox consequences.

In The News:

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On the February 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman,and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including: Groundhog Day 2, Battle Angel, Lost, Zootopia 2, World War Z 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, Avengers: Endgame, and Avatar sequels.

In The News:

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On the February 5, 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 the best films of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Opening Banter: Chris’ opening introduction was the topic of conversation on the recent /Filmcast, which was guest hosted by our own Hoai-Tran Bui.

In Our Featured Presentation: The 15 Best Movies We Saw at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival:

 

  1. Late Night (Brad, Chris and Ben)
  2. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Ben)
  3. The Nightingale (Chris)
  4. Brittany Runs a Marathon (Brad)
  5. The Death of Dick Long (Ben and Brad)
  6. Velvet Buzzsaw (Chris)
  7. Native Son (Ben)
  8. Big Time Adolescence (Brad)
  9. Wounds (Ben)
  10. Honey Boy (Brad and Chris)
  11. The Lodge (Chris)
  12. I Am Mother (Ben)
  13. The Farewell (Brad and Chris)
  14. Paradise Hills (Ben)
  15. The Report (Chris and Brad)

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