Archive for August 2019

On the August 30 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to talk about all the Disney theme park announcements made during D23 Expo 2019. 

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On the August 29 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and weekend editor Brad Oman, to talk about everything that happened at D23 Expo 2019.

 

Opening Banter: Peter is back, but still sick.

 

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On the August 28 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 what they’ve been up to in the Water Cooler.

 

Opening Banter: Peter is sick, but the D23 episode is still coming.

 

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:

      • Jacob turned 31 and bought new pants and has been doing some weirdly melancholy soul-searching.
      • Ben has been living in Los Angeles for 10 years
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Jacob has been reading Theme Park Design by David Younger.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Jacob and Hoai-Tran saw Ready or Not.
      • Chris has been watching Nailed It

 

  • Brad watched Good Boys and Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid

 

    • Jacob watched Olympus Has Fallen.
    • Ben watched Good Time, The General, Dear White People season 3, and The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad tried Krispy Kreme Reese’s Filled Doughnuts, the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich, and The Impossible Whopper.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob played Le Havre, Century: Spice Road, Dead Last and Snake Oil.
    • Ben played Cinephile

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On the August 27 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including The Mandalorian trailer, a Midsommar Director’s cut, some SNL news, The Irishman’s theatrical release plan, Michael Bay’s new movie, and casting news for Tenet, Halloween Kills, and The Suicide Squad.

 

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On the August 26 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and weekend editor Brad Oman to discuss the latest film and TV news, including the latest on the Spider-Man situation, news about Disney+, The Suicide Squad casting, and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

 

Opening Banter: 

 

 

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 All of /Film's D23 Coverage

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On the August 23 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to discuss the latest film and TV news, including the Uncharted movie losing another director, and several preview night announcements from the D23 Expo.

 

Opening Banter: 

 

 

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On the August 22 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including the latest updates on the Spider-Man situation and a conversation about Netflix’s fight with theaters over The Irishman. Plus, we read a James Bond-related comment from the mail bag.

 

In the Mailbag: Reginald Winchester Beaumont writes: 

 

Attention Good Sirs and Madame,

 

I will have you know that No Time to Die is not the title or a previous James Bond 007 publication written by either original creator Ian Fleming or one of the several other writers employed by his estate to continue the Great English Spy's adventures and derring-do across various forms of entertainment medium. However, you failed to note that this is the fifth James Bond 007 motion picture cinema film to feature the word "Die" in the title. No Time to Die follows in the footsteps of Live and Let Die, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Diamonds Are Forever. Other James Bond 007 motion picture cinema film titles that allude to death include You Only Live Twice, A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill, and The Deadly Embrace of Death. I hope you find this educational and that you intend to read this vital correction on your electronic radio programme.

 

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On the August 21 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.

Opening Banter: Check out the site for the Spider-man updates.

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
      • Peter and Ben went to the It Experience in Hollywood.
      • Peter bought the Canon g7x Mark III and hated it, and has now purchased the Sony a6400 instead.
      • Brad got his TV mounted above the fireplace, is hating moving furniture around.
      • Ben saw Jurassic Park in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Peter and Chris saw It Chapter Two.
      • Jacob and Chris watched Mindhunter season 2.
      • Peter and Ben saw Good Boys.
      • Brad watched Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, rewatched Clifford and Larger Than Life

 

  • Jacob watched Castlevania, Glow, and Hobbs and Shaw.

 

    • Ben watched Le Samourai, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, Fleabag, Under the Silver Lake, Bicycle Thieves, and Stalker.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Where’d You Go Bernadette, Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, rewatched 1994’s Little Women, started watching Succession.
    • Chris watched Ready or Not.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad tried the Cherry Sunset Freeze at Taco Bell.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob has been playing The Quest for El Dorado.
    • Ben played a game called Erica for PS4

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On the August 20 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /film senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Bond 25’s title, Spider-Man: Far From Home and BREAKING NEWS that Marvel Studios is no longer producing Spider-Man movies and The Matrix 4 is happening with Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski returning.

Opening Banter:  Watercooler will happen tomorrow.

 

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Breaking News:

 

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On the August 19 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /film weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Masters of the Universe, The Snyder Cut of Justice League, Venom 2 and Disney+. And in the Mailbag, we’ll be responding to some letters about Neill Blomkamp and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

 

Opening Banter: There was no episode on Friday but this week is D23 Expo 2019.

 

In the News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • Haisam (Pronounces Hi-Sam) from Egypt writes in “On the August 15th episode, while discussing the RoboCop news, you guys brought up Neill Blomkamp and Chris mention how he thinks he’s a bad filmmaker. While I agree, Blomkamp filmography is bad, I don’t think the guy keeps falling upwards or the implication that he’s a hack. I find Blomkamp to be an interesting filmmaker with one major flaw.  He is a technical and visually driven director who puts a tremendous effort and attention to detail in the image and has total command and control over it, yet has no sense of storytelling. Just like Gareth Edwards, and to some extent, Zack Snyder, his skill as a writer is far behind his skill as a visualizer. Blomkamp’s approach to action and spectacle is very uniquely his own. It has intention and clear point of view, and doesn’t just go for the flashy overstimulating bombast that amounts to visual noise. While his style feels influenced by video game cut scenes, it's done in a way that is dynamic, and shows an understanding of the cinematic medium.   If you get a chance to check any of the ART OF THE MOVIE book of one his films you’ll see how deep and fledged his approach to the process is. It’s just that despite all this micromanagement and focus on the frame, he lacks that nuanced perspective when it comes to the bigger picture and story. Which is why I don’t think he has not made a good movie yet. There is still a lot of promise though, and I wouldn't write him off yet. Love you all, keep up the good work.”
  • Some responses to our Once Upon A Time In Hollywood spoiler discussion:
    • Gokul from Auckland, NZ writes in: I have just listened to your spoiler-cast on Once Upon A Time in Hollywood ( a little late I know but NZ only got the movie here last week), and I was really caught up by your discussion about whether having prior knowledge about the Mansons and Sharon Tate was needed to really get the most out of this movie.   What really interested me was that most of the crew seemed to think that the background knowledge wasn’t needed and in Chris’s and Ben’s point of view, the audience should already know about this as part of their education. I thought I would share my thoughts from a perspective of someone brought up outside of the United States, and who wasn’t around when these events occurred.   Personally I think this movie actually requires you to do some homework and learn about Tate and the Mansons. My girlfriend and I both saw the movie together and while I had some cursory knowledge about the events, my girlfriend was going in blind as this era in American history is not taught in the NZ curriculum.   What that meant was, the build up to the end and the anticipation of what was going to happen was kind of wasted on my girlfriend. I mean, she knew that something could happen to Rick and Cliff but the added dread about what could happen to Sharon was simply missing for her. In fact, she couldn’t understand what the point of Tate’s role in the film was. To my girlfriend, it just seemed like the audience was following her around, seeing her day to  day life for no reason and with no real payoff. This was probably compounded by the fact that Robbie did not have a lot of dialogue or even a seeming arc compared to Dalton or Cliff. I would say that the sweetness and sensitivity felt towards Tate was due mainly to what the audience knows happens to her and so the little moments with Tate took on added meaning. Since I had a vague idea of her story, her role made more sense to me.   Funnily enough, once we saw the movie, my girlfriend and I both went home and read up on the Mansons and Tate, and suddenly the movie took on a whole new meaning for us. So I would say to anyone watching the film, do some homework on the Mansons and Tate before going in to see the movie.”
    • Phil writes in “After having watched Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, i was able to finally enjoy the spoiler podcast for this movie. The movie premiered 3 weeks after the us release in Europe, where I live. I have to thank you for bringing up that the movie has structural problems in the case of viewers not being familiar with the Manson murders. As a non-US-viewer, I know that Charles Manson was a cult leader and murderer, but not much more. Only if you are interested in serial killers and American cults, you know details. I tried to stay away from spoilers too.  This resulted in me not getting why we follow this young starlet, who actually never became relevant to the story, as she is not involved in the final showdown. Furthermore the intruder who was supposed to be Charles Manson didn’t ring a bell, as i do not know how Charles Manson looked like when he was young. And there are Killers whose motivation I do not get alone by watching the movie, although it is instantly obvious that they are dangerous.  So yeah, it is a possibility for the audience to not know the context and it results in a unsatisfying viewing experience. The movie seemed like shards connected through something I’m not familiar with. Best regards, Phil.”

 

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