Archive for April 2019

On the April 17 2019 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 we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Opening Banter: In the game of the Comic-Con hotel lottery, we lost.

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter saw the new Dark Arts at Hogwarts light show at Universal Studios Hollywood.
    • Brad went to Star Wars Celebration for the first time.
    • Ben visited Sequoia National Park
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Chris read The Last Stone by Mark Bowden and The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition by Gustavo Mercado.
    • Jacob is poking through Best. Movie. Year. Ever by Brian Raftery.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Jacob, Brad, and Ben watched the season premiere episode of Game of Thrones.
    • Peter, Jacob, Ben, and HT watched the new season of Barry.
    • Peter and HT rewatched some of the new Star Wars movies. With all the Star Wars Celebration coverage, Peter went back and watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi back to back and has issues. HT rewatched Last Jedi.
    • Peter watched Dark Side of the Ring on Viceland, and revisited Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows (available on YouTube), and also watched The Legend of Cocaine Island on Netflix thanks to the staff’s recommendations last week.
    • Jacob watched the new season of Veep. He also revisited Lincoln.
    • Chris re-watched Mad Max: Fury Road in 4K, and Detour on the Criterion Channel.
    • Brad watched Pet Sematary, rewatched Crazy Rich Asians. Watched the first few episodes of Our Planet.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Little, Tokyo Story on Criterion Channel, new seasons of Jane the Virgin.
    • Ben watched Guava Island, the first two episodes of the original Twilight Zone, and The Lady Vanishes.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter tried Game of Thrones Dragonfire wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.
    • Jacob has been loving Quest protein chips.
    • Brad tried Sunkist Strawberry Lemonade soda.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob is playing Final Fantasy IX on the Nintendo Switch and is still engrossed in Baba is You.

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On the April 16 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker news. We’ll also discuss Peter’s theory based on one shot from the trailer. And we’ll answer your mailbag questions about the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

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Opening Banter: Before we get into the news, Ben gives us his reaction to the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer.

 

In The News:

In The Mailbag:

  • Talmerian writes in “Am I the only one who saw the opening scene with Ray as some sort of training exercise? There's just a feeling or look that indicates to me she is trying something new and testing herself.   Great episode!”
  • Declan from Toronto writes in “Hey Peter here is a possible theory of how the Emperor has made his return. This is pulling from both the expanded universe and canon. Remember that Darth Sidious (Emperor) was the apprentice of Darth Plagueis, a sith Lord that was so powerful and knowledgeable in the dark side that he could influence midi-chlorians to create life and also keep people from dying. In the expanded universe Darth Sidious learned all of Darth Plagueis' powers and when he had nothing left to learned he killed Plagueis as was the way of the rule of two. In canon you recall in Revenge of the Sith the scene where Palpatine told Anakin about the story of Darth Plagueis and his power. So it's not too far fetch to consider that the Emperor used this power to save himself at the end of Return of the Jedi...just a thought. P.S. Sorry Chris, I have a feeling this will not make you feel any better about the movie.”
  • Cade L writes in:
    • “1) The planet in the SW:IX trailer could be Yavin? the site of the first Death-star destruction and some Jedi Temples and such (according to some EU Legends). Maybe they're after a holocron?    
    • 2) Is Endor the moon or the planet? -- I just watched ROTJ again, and I'm pretty sure Vader and the Emperor refer to the planet where the shield generator is and where the ewoks are as "Endor"...I think the moon itself is called "Endor." and although the Ewok Adventure movies are not canon (at least I think they are not) - there are desert scenes in those films...so the mysterious trailer planet could be Endor  Also....let's give some love to the Ewok movies eh?
    • 3) If Palpatine is a force ghost, that would negate the moral tale within ROTS. That film seems to indicate that the dark side cannot produce immortality, but can only prolong physical life (ugly, hateful, sickly life). Whereas, Qui-Gon discovers that there is immorality with the lightside...through ghost-hood? I think that is an important thematic idea as it further cements the tragic irony of Anakin's turn= in seeking immortality for those he loves through the dark side, he brings them death. Whereas by letting go of life and turning to the light side, one can achieve an "immortality" within the force. Assuming JJ cares about that distinction, I would assume Palpatine is alive physically in IX   
    • 4) All in all = it would have been nice to have very little Original Trilogy throw-backs in this new trilogy. As it is, Rey, Finn and co. are not going to be given their own story -- their trilogy ends just as their story is really beginning. Having the original characters play so prominently in the new story does a disservice to the new characters. Anyway, Abrams and Kennedy were not brave enough to do this trilogy without massive fan service. JJ tends to do that anyway (look at Into Darkness). Oh well. I look forward to Palpatine anyway…”

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/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about everything he’s seen at Star Wars Celebration 2019, from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, to the Hasbro toy reveals, to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge presentation, to the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game to The Mandalorian sizzle reel and footage.

 

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Opening Banter: Brad has been at Star Wars Celebration for four days now.

 

In The News:

 

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This is /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta and joining me are managing editor Jacob Hall, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We talk about the newly announced title for Star Wars Episode 9, the revelations from the presentation at Star Wars Celebration, our reaction and breakdown of the trailer, our concerns on the teased Palpatine reveal and speculation on the title and much more. Join us and geek out about Star Wars!

 

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Opening Banter: It’s day one of Star Wars Celebration, guys!

 

In The News:

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On a bonus episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by Host of the /Filmcast David Chen to discuss the big Disney+ streaming service announcements. We talk about how much the service will cost, when to expect it, what movies and tv shows will be included and give our reaction to all the overwhelming news.

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Opening Banter: This is a bonus episode to talk about the Disney+ announcements made on Thursday afternoon. This is an unusual episode, but I thought you guys would appreciate it as a bonus discussion especially since Friday’s Star Wars Episode 9 trailer will probably dominate the whole conversation on Friday.

In The News:

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On the April 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Donald Glover, Child’s Play, Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye, Grease and Star Wars Episode 9.

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Opening Banter: We survived Hotelpocalypse… but do we have a place to stay for Comic Con?

In The News:

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On the April 10, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to narrow down the top 10 episodes of Game of Thrones, the show's top 15 moments, lay out a ranking of the seasons, and hand out yearbook-style superlatives to the show's surviving characters before its final season premiere.

 

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On the April 9, 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 Rich Moore, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, Netflix, Marvel, Christopher Nolan, The Suicide Squad, and Avengers: Endgame.

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Opening Banter: Back to the news...

In The News:

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All the other stuff you need to know:

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

 

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At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter went to WonderCon in Anaheim and visited Disneyland and had a cheat day reminding him that overeating and eating shitty food makes him feel horrible. And covered the Avengers: Endgame junket.
    • Brad bought a PlayStation 4 with Red Dead Redemption and Spider-Man, but hasn’t played them yet because life is cruel.
    • Hoai-Tran saw Church the Cat at Pet Sematary advanced screening, attended the Missing Link NYC premiere, went to an Epik High concert.
    • Jacob bought a white board after learning the dark secret of staying on track with his exercise.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob has started reading Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey.
    • Ben read The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Jacob and Brad watched Shazam! And HT rewatched it.
    • HT and Chris watched Pet Sematary.
    • Jacob and Chris watched The Legend of Cocaine Island.
    • Jacob and HT watched The Twilight Zone,
    • Jacob began an MCU re-watch and Brad is half-assing it.
    • Peter saw 6 minutes of Avengers: Endgame, watched The Act on Hulu, The Boy Band Con, The Lou Pearlman documentary on YouTube Premium, and tried watching the Netflix reality series Selling Sunset.
    • Ben watched Shrill, Midnight Run, and The Bad and the Beautiful
    • Jacob watched Mercy Black, Await Further Instructions, The Bye Bye Man, Terminator Salvation, and lots of Jeopardy!.
    • Brad watched Whitney, Queer Eye Season 3, Christopher Robin, Stan & Ollie
    • Hoai-Tran watched The Beach Bum, Cold War, The Burial of Kojo, Lady J, One-Punch Man, Missing Link, the series finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob has been playing Baba is You and Ape Out on the Nintendo Switch.
    • Hoai-Tran is in a post-Kingdom Hearts 3 funk.

 

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On the April 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss all the footage and trailers they saw during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon 2019. Footage screened includes John Wick 3, I Still Believe and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and we give reactions to the two movies we saw at the con, Wild Rose and Long Shot, and we also talk about seeing David Copperfield’s show in Vegas. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

Opening Banter: This is the last installment of Ben and Peter’s CinemaCon podcasts.

In Our Feature Presentation:

  • Lionsgate presented footage from their slate of films running through 2019, and we recap what we saw and give our reactions and impressions to the footage. Films include John Wick 3, I Still Believe and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.
  • We also give reactions to the two movies we saw at the con, Wild Rose and Long Shot.
  • And we also discuss seeing David Copperfield’s magic show in Vegas.

All the other stuff you need to know:

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