Archive for May 2019

On the May 24, 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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Indiana Jones, Rocky, Taika Waititi, and Akira. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll talk about our most underrated directors.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • Nicholas Ewers writes in “Hello, /FilmDaily team, I was curious if you guys have any directors who you believe are not getting enough recognition for the art they put out? For example, I think Denis Villeneuve puts out amazing work, but no one in my circle talks about him ever. I used to think the same of Rian Johnson, until his talents got rewarded with Star Wars and became talk of the town. I'm interested to know what you have to say, because I feel like we're in a time where the big directors eventually won't be around anymore, and these newer ones will eventually be taking the reigns. But some of the new directors who put out AMAZING work aren't on most people's radars like a Spielberg or an Abrams would be. Thanks again for the daily content.”
    • Peter: Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Barry, Legion, Guava Island), Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation)
    • Chris: James Gray
    • Jacob: Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo
    • Ben: Alex Garland, Drew Goddard, Jeff Nichols, Shane Carruth, Leslye Headland, Justin Simien

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On the May 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, and senior writer Ben Pearson, to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Rotten Tomatoes, Jurassic World: The Ride, Men In Black: International, and Spawn. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll talk about our review writing process.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

 

  • Gokul G in from New Zealand writes in “Hello Peter and the crew of the daily /Film pod :)  A question for all you review writers. When you are writing a review do you prefer to do it in silence or do you have music/the tv running in the background.   I write movie reviews for fun on my blog and I find that I can’t really concentrate if there is any music or sound in the background.   PS loving Chris’ advice corner and the theme song is just a sweet sweet bonus.   Regards"

 

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On the May 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Christopher Nolan’s next movie.

 

Opening banter:

 

In The News:

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

 

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 May 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Falcon and Winter Soldier, PlayStation Productions, a True Lies TV show, and a Ghostbusters prequel set in the 1960s.

 

Opening banter:

 

In The News:

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

 

All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the May 20, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

 

Opening banter: We talk about a reader who suggested a t-shirt idea based on our intros.

 

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Peter went to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and bought a lightsaber magic wand, and got to sit in TCL’s private box in the TCL Chinese Theatre for the world premiere of John Wick 3.
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Jacob is reading The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them by Stephen M. Silverman.
      • Hoai-Tran started reading The Silmarillion, listening to Phil Dragash’s audiobook of The Lord of the Rings, and read the first manga issue of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind which she received along with the Blu-ray for the film’s 35th anniversary.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Peter and Ben watched Aladdin.
      • Jacob and Ben watched the season finale of Barry.
      • Peter and Jacob saw John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

 

  • Peter saw Booksmart, started watching Aaron Franklin’s Masterclass, and watched the season finale of Survivor.

 

      • Jacob watched and the first two episodes of Chernobyl.
      • Ben watched The Dead Don’t Die, The Night of the Hunter, The Detective, and Shoplifters.
      • Chris watch the new Black Mirror, and rewatched Speed, which still rules.
      • Hoai-Tran watched Kaili Blues, Dune, and Good Omens.

 

  • Ben and Jacob watched the series finale of Game of Thrones.

 

  • What we’ve been Eating:
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob debuted his new Dungeons & Dragons character at a session and is already feeling pretty happy with him.

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

 

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.
  • /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.
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On the May 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including some possible new Batman casting, a Back to the Future musical, the His Dark Materials trailer, another Stephen King adaptation, and more.

 

In The News:

 

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

 

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.
  • /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.
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On the May 16, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Saw, Iron Man, John Carpenter, Ghostbusters, Martin Scorsese, and Evil Dead.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag: Kolin from San José writes in: “What are some movies you’re embarrassed you haven’t seen yet?”

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 May 15, 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 discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Ben read William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade
      • Chris started reading Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It by Mike Monteiro.
      • Hoai-Tran finished Dune.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Peter watched Survivor and nothing of note this week.
      • Ben and Chris both saw John Wick Chapter 3  – Parabellum.

 

  • Jacob and Ben watched Game of Thrones.
  • Brad and Jacob saw Detective Pikachu.
  • Jacob, Ben and Chris watched Barry.
  • Ben watched The Matrix, and Jacob rewatched the Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

 

    • Hoai-Tran watched Border, The Hustle, Someone Great, Rilakkamu and Kaoru, Fruits Basket.
    • Brad watched The Front Runner, and started rewatching 30 Rock again.
    • Chris watched Deadwood the Movie, and A Dog’s Journey.
    • Ben watched I Think You Should Leave.
    • Jacob watched The Prodigy, All Hallow’s Eve, and the series finale of Veep. He’s also giving The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 another shot.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter tried Fat Burger’s “protein style”.
    • Peter is going to make Jacob brag about his impressive diet progress even if he doesn’t want to.
    • Brad tried Cheddar Cheese Bacon Combos, Swedish Fish Tails, and is enjoying S’Mores Oreos again.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter played the Big Trouble In Little China board game, and played Vader: Immortal on the Oculus Quest at Facebook HQ.
    • Ben finished Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

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.
  • /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.
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On the May 14, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars, Netflix, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Twilight Zone, Aladdin, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Opening banter: Water Cooler will return tomorrow, we just have too much news to discuss.

In The News:

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

 

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.
  • /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.
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On the May 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Nerdist staff writer Lindsey Romain for this spoiler-filled special edition.

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Opening banter:Why we’re here and our GoT fandom.

Topics:

  • Varys and Tyrion
  • Tyrion and Jaime
  • Daenerys and King’s Landing
  • Arya and The Hound
  • The Hound and The Mountain
  • Jaime and Cersei

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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.
  • /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.
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