Archive for June 2019

On the June 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Comic-Con and One Day at a Time. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be reading some of your Toy Story 5 pitches.

Opening Banter:  Slow news day.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag: Peter asked for Toy Story 5 pitches and you heard his call:

  • Erick from Utah says “The end of Toy Story 4 sets up the future of Forky and the gang. Forky meets the new girl forky and he says "I will explain everything" which directly leads into the Disney+ show "Forky asks a question" in November. I think if that little series is popular, they could continue stories there too.
  • James F writes in, “Obviously, the story for Toy Story 5 would be that the toys have become depressed and suicidal because all children want to do is play on their phones.”
  • Justin D from Dallas writes in, “I was thought of this idea for a potential Toy Story 5. It's several years later after the events of Toy Story 4. And toy stores are going out of business and kids are becoming more and more interested in electronic media instead of actual toys. Thus, the toys become more vintage and increase in worth. Bonnie in the meantime is hitting her preteen years and is growing less interested in toys and is playing with them less and less. On top of that Bonnie's parents are having a tough time financially and have decided to downsize. That's when Bonnie's parents decide that it may be a good idea to sell the toys on Ebay. Where some of them fetch pretty high prices. Some of the lesser toy characters get sold to different people but the majority of the lot is sold to one lady.  Meanwhile, Woody and Bo while travelling with the carnival receive a message from Buzz who has kept up with them by reading on the internet where their destinations will be. After Woody and Bo receive the message. They decide to extract their friends before they get shipped out to where they are being sold. Adventure ensues, and despite their efforts. They fail to stop them from being sent. Then they, find the address of who they were sold to. And go there, and it is revealed that the buyer was Andy's wife and that the lot of toys bought were an anniversary present for Andy. Andy of course stunned that he has his old toys back, shares the stories and adventures of him and his toys with his now young child. Woody while tempted to join them. Decides that visiting periodically when the carnival is near will give him the opportunity to watch Andy, his child and his friends for many years to come.  PS... Toy Story 6 will be the gang trying to save Andy's Marriage.”
  • Chris W from Michigan writes in “This somewhat goes off Peter's idea of Andy wanting to reminisce his childhood.  My idea is two part FINALE! Several years after TS4 the original toys see on TV that Andy is working for a toy company as a designer. They see that he WAS a young rising start in the toy industry, but is going through a form of "Designer Block" and his reputation is taking a huge hit. The toys know he needs them, specifically, Woody to get through this tough time. Part one includes them tracking down the carnival to find Woody. The second part includes their adventure to get to Andy. They find him, and he is surprised and shocked to see them. With his new inspiration, he create new toys that boost his reputation. Andy pledges to never let his toys go again and the entire crew lives happily ever after for the FINAL time!  For the record I didn't want a Toy Story 4, but I do feel this opens up a number of possibilities. For example, Woody could have his own series focuses on him traveling around with Bo and the sheep.  

 

Some other Feedback:

  • Bunnyhero from Toronto, Canada writes in “Ben asked if there had been any other unscripted tv shows based on existing IP. there was a kids’ game show based on the computer game “where in the world is carmen sandiego.”

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On the June 27, 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 Hello Kitty movie, a Sherlock Holmes spin-off, Ghostbusters 2020 casting, a Final Fantasy tv series, how Tom Holland would have appeared in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, The Eternals casting and Star Trek: Picard gets a showrunner.

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On the June 26, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Danny Boyle’s sequel to 28 Days Later and prequel to The Beach, Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix movie, The Office leaving Netflix, and a Myst movie and TV show in the works.

 

Opening Banter: A brief update on HT’s computer situation

 

In The News:

 

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On the June 25, 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 we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

 

Opening Banter:

 

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Peter went to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for his last reservation and build a droid.
      • Jacob went to the Monet: The Late Years exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum.
      • Brad finally got the last Ghostbusters figure from Diamond Select to build the Ghostbusters firehouse facade.
      • Ben has been training to hike Half Dome in Yosemite
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Jacob devoured the true crime podcast The Shrink Next Door.
      • Ben recommends The Chernobyl Podcast
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Jacob, Chris, and Ben saw Midsommar
      • HT, Peter, and Ben saw Yesterday

 

  • Jacob and Chris saw Child’s Play

 

    • HT, Brad and Peter saw Toy Story 4
    • Jacob and HT watched Neon Genesis Evangelion.
    • Chris watched Dead to Me, and re-watched Death Proof for the first time since theaters.
    • Peter saw the Netflix game show Awake, and the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.
    • Brad watched Dark Phoenix, Men in Black International, a few episodes of My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
    • Ben watched The Killer in 35mm with John Woo, The Farewell, Spirited Away, and all of When They See Us
    • Hoai-Tran watched The Perfection, and To Catch a Thief.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Jacob broke his diet for the weekend and ate at Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth. He also ate a bunch of trash food, but don’t tell anyone.
    • Brad tried New Coke, Wild Cherry Fanta, Latte Oreo Thins and Fudge Covered Mint Oreos.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Brad has been playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

 

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On the June 24, 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 discuss the latest film and tv news, including Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon movie, three crazy comic book movies that almost happening including Steven Seagal’s Batman, John Ottman’s Beast and a Spider-Man horror movie, and a look at how Toy Story 4 did at the box office and what that means for a Toy Story 5.

 

Opening Banter: News has again come to a halt.

 

In The News:

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On the June 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars, Red Sonja, Easy A, Picture In Picture, Black Widow and Vertigo. We also continue our discussion about good movie prequels.

 

Opening Banter:

 

Feedback: In a previous episode Peter asked if there has ever been a really good prequel movie:

  • Wyatt C writes in “ I’m surprised this didn’t come up at all during the discussions of great prequel movies because this is not only a good prequel movie but a good prequel trilogy.  It is the Planet of the Apes trilogy kicked off by Rupert Wyatt’s Rise and concluded with Matt Reeves Dawn and War.”
  • Bill G writes in “Rogue One is a Good prequel. It's a solid standalone movie. and that's also what makes it a great prequel.   It has its own story, but actually enhances the viewing of A New Hope. That's what makes it good. It doesn't try to explain every tiny little thing about a character we were previously introduced to (eg Solo) or explanations of a monster that doesn't need a complex origin story (eg Alien: Covenant). Neither of which needed to be explained.  The movie takes a small, important, interesting detail and builds its own narrative around it with some notable, well-known characters playing their bit parts that advance the narrative without overdoing it. Best, Bill”
  • Iain from Washington DC writes in “Hi /Film Daily crew, I’ve been listening to the show most days for at least the past year.  I had a few ideas I think you should consider in your quest for a “good” prequel movie: -Star Trek (2009) (OK, so maybe it’s not *technically* a prequel, but it’s basically a prequel and it’s been held up as a model for what a good prequel looks like)  -Casino Royale (2006) (again, this might not count, but the plot centers on Bond’s first mission as a 00-agent) -Rise/Dawn/War of the Planet of the Apes  -X-Men: First Class (you might have mentioned this one on the show already)  That’s all I can think of for now!  Keep up the great work, and thanks for giving us a great daily show (amazingly, with no ads!)”

 

In The News:

 

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On the June 20, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Spider-Man: Far From Home, Child’s Play, Halloween, Bad Trip, Bill & Ted Face The Music, and Keanu Reeves in the MCU.

Feedback: In a previous episode Peter asked if there has ever been a really good prequel movie:

  • Peter from Stockholm, Sweden writes in “Hi, I can't believe no one mentioned the prequel to the 1982 The Thing, the 2011 The Thing.  It is my duty as a citizen of the movie universe to make you aware of this awesome prequel that ends right where the 1982 The Thing begins.   Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I really appreciate /Film podcast and website.”

In The News:

 

All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the June 19, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Spider-Man: Far From Home, Alamo Drafthouse, Paranormal Activity, Soul, Avengers: Endgame, Comic Con, and Country Bear Jamboree.

Feedback: Good prequels.

  • Jon A says Batman Begins.
  • Stephen B says Temple of Doom

 

In The News:

All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the June 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 writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

Opening Banter: Chris Evangelista is out on assignment, he will be missed.

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter has been traveling and in his spare time, living in Batuu (plug video: Most Ridiculous Things To Buy in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge). Also I got a BedJet 3.
    • Jacob got a tattoo.
    • Hoai-Tran went to Rockaway Beach.
    • Brad is preparing for his girlfriend to move in with him, and helping friends open their own Escape Room.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter and Brad saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    • Jacob is all about the new season of Battlebots, has been binge-ing Drunk History, and revisited, uh, The Substitute.
    • Peter saw Men in Black: International and Rocketman.
    • Ben watched Toy Story 4, started The Handmaid’s Tale season 3, and watched the entirety of Chernobyl.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Shaft, Ophelia, Everybody Knows, All is Well, Pachamama, Aggretsuko season 2, and the first episode of Dark.
    • Brad saw The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Watched the first season of the Canadian comedy series Letterkenny.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Jacob is here to preach about Rhythm Superfoods’ Kale Chips.
    • Brad tried Cookies and Cream Pop-Tarts cereal and Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Pops. Also got some Sweet Lightning Mountain Dew and Freezepop flavored Skittles.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter finally beat Super Hot and has started playing the Imagine Dragons songs on Beatsaber
    • Jacob ran the second session in his Star Wars RPG campaign and things got wild.

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On the June 17, 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 Apple, Toy Story 4, A Quiet Place 2, Hunger Games and Crazy Eddie. And in the Mail Bag we’ll discuss movies that took some time to grow on us.

 

Opening Banter: Why has news been so slow recently? 

 

In the News:

 

In The Mailbag: Troy H writes in:

“Hey Peter,  Just want to say I am loving the videos on your YouTube channel, and still loving the podcast and listen to every episode without fail. The content about theme parks is valuable as my wife and I are travelling from Australia to visit Orlando and Anaheim in August to visit all the parks so all the insights and tips are gonna help immensely.  I have resigned to the fact that I will be spending an insane amount of money in Batuu doing all the stuff in your videos. I have added to my watch lists and watched so many movies and TV shows based on recommendations from your team and value their diverse opinions on all genres. You are absolutely right about Cobra Kai, that show is amazing! Can’t wait for season 3.  Some questions for the mailbag: Have you ever watched a movie which on first viewing was terrible, but subsequent viewings showed it to be much better? For me it was Clear and Present Danger, it was a yawnfest in the cinema but loved it when I watched it years later on DVD.  Is there a movie that everyone raves about, is critically acclaimed but you personally found it to be boring/average?  For me it was Usual Suspects. It was “okay” but not a masterpiece in my opinion. Keep up the great work.”

  • Peter: The Lord of the Rings films, Deathproof, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Fargo
  • HT: Good Time, Blade Runner
  • Chris: Eyes Wide Shut

 

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