Archive for October 2019

On the October 31, 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.

 

Opening Banter: Anyone have any interesting plans for Halloween?

  • Jacob is going to sit on his friend’s driveway and drink while handing out candy.
  • Brad might go see a movie with his girlfriend.
  • Ben is doing absolutely nothing
  • HT might do laundry, idk.
  • Chris is doing nothing but wishes he was. 
  • Peter is going to West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnival

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter went to the Magic Castle twice this week for the special Halloween week theming of Cursed Temple. He experienced the Reign of Terror haunted house in a mall in Thousand Oaks and experienced the LA Haunted Hayride for the first time.
    • Jacob has started using the MapMyRun app.
    • Brad went to Pixar.
    • Hoai-Tran visited Sleepy Hollow, did a nighttime tour of the cemetery and went to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob read The Outsider by Stephen King.
    • Ben read Game of Thrones: The Costumes.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Chris, Jacob, and Ben saw Doctor Sleep.
    • Chris and Jacob watched the new episodes of BoJack Horseman.
    • Peter watched a few of the new Apple TV+ shows including The Morning Show and For All Mankind. He also watched some new Disney+ shows but is embargoed until next week.
    • Jacob saw Jojo Rabbit, finished Undone, watched the first two episodes of Watchmen, Eli, Dracula 2000, and rewatched The Silence of the Lambs.
    • Brad watched Dolemite Is My Name, and the first episode of The Imagineering Story, but he also can’t talk about it yet.
    • Ben watched The Shining, Knives Out, Arsenic and Old Lace, Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, and The Addams Family Values
    • Hoai-Tran saw Harriet, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, did a double Guillermo del Toro feature of Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone, and saw Parasite again.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad discovered chocolate-dipped Biscoff cookies, tried Mystery Oreos, Hershey’s Whoppers Bar, Milky Way Salted Caramel, Sparkling Caramel Apple Juice.
    • Hoai-Tran made Vietnamese beef stew in her instant pot, which was easier than she thought it would be!
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter played the board game The Expanse with designer Geoff Engelstein and Jeff Cannata

 

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On the October 30, 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 talk all about the HBO Max news that was announced last night.

 

Opening Banter

       

In The News:

 

New Shows Announced for HBO Max/HBO:

 

Big Deals for Old Shows and Movies:

 

What will be different about this service?

 

How much will it cost? How does it compare to other streaming options?

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On the October 29, 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 television news, including Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Netflix, and Universal Studios.

 

In The News:

 

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On the October 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled discussion of the second episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship.”

 

Opening Banter

       

In The Spoiler Room:

  • Origins of the “Watch Over This Boy” paper, German secretary writing a flyer which aims to convince black American soldiers to come to Germany
  • Angela takes the old man back to her lair, lashes out in pain behind closed doors, and then interrogates him (Dialogue: There’s a vast and insidious conspiracy right here in Tulsa, but I can’t tell you about it or your head will explode. Psychic powers, I’m Doctor Manhattan)
  • Angela gets the call about Judd’s body, goes to the scene
    • Moth paparazzi
  • White Night flashback sequence
    • What happened to Angela’s husband Cal? 
    • What happened to that shooter after the scene cuts away? 
    • They adopted the children of her murdered partner
    • Scene with Angela’s son Topher playing with the floating toy (castle connection)
    • Jeremy Irons and The Watchmaker’s Son
  • Red Scare leads the charge in Nixonville, wants to round up suspects; predictably, a fight breaks out
  • Angela takes coffee cup with Will’s DNA on it to the Greenwood Center for Cultural Heritage, discovers that he’s her grandfather
    • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Secretary of the Treasury (in real life, he’s a Harvard University professor and prominent scholar of African-American history and culture)
  • Angela heads to Judd’s house, meets Joe Keene, finds skeleton in Judd’s closet
    • Uses Nite Owl technology, which has been appropriated by the government
  • Angela arrests Will, who is rescued by a mysterious ship wielding a huge magnet
  • American Hero Story - Zack Snyder
  • Is Will the original Hooded Justice?
  • Episode title - any thoughts on what the painting represents in this context?

 

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On the October 24, 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 Marvel TV, Joker box office, Foundation, Avatar sequels, Hocus Pocus 2, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

 

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 October 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film 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.

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter has been doing his unsubscribe week. He also went to Disneyland and Kitra build her own lightsaber. And he’s been getting recognized more often for Ordinary Adventures.
    • Jacob went on a work trip to Estes Park, Colorado, where he stayed in a haunted hotel room at the Stanley Hotel, attending the Shining Ball, went on a ghost tour, toured the Rocky Mountains in a Jeep, and interviewed Mike Flanagan and more.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob re-read Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.
    • Ben read Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Ben, Chris, HT and Peter watched the pilot of HBO’s Watchmen
    • HT and Ben saw Jojo Rabbit.
    • Peter saw almost 30 minutes of The Mandalorian at the junket, watched Zombieland: Double Tap, binge watched the entire season of Unbelievable on Netflix, finished watching HBO’s Years after Years, he tried watching Dark Crystal and Stumptown, and saw Between Two Ferns: The Movie on Netflix.
    • Jacob saw Doctor Sleep but can’t tell you about it.
    • Ben rewatched Paradise Hills, The Pixar Story, and Toy Story of Terror, and saw Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound and Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    • Hoai-Tran saw Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Black and Blue, watched A Hard Day’s Night on Criterion Channel, and the first 4 episodes of His Dark Materials.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Peter went to Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and tried all their new food.
    • Jacob drank way too much “redrum punch.”
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob re-played Resident Evil 4 for the nth time, this time on the Nintendo Switch.

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On the October 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman for an in depth reaction and analysis of the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.

 

Opening Banter: Did you get tickets?

 

In Our Feature Presentation: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Breakdown: Long Have We Waited for This 

 

All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the October 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen.

 

Opening Banter

 

In The Spoiler Room:

  • Our relationships to Watchmen prior to this episode
  • Worldbuilding - American Hero Story, Dr. Manhattan on Mars, Redford as President, squid rain (are the baby squids part of a government conspiracy?), watch imagery, other easter eggs (Under the Hood)
  • Overall thoughts
  • Tulsa Race Massacre, real life Bass Reeves
  • Cop shooting sequence (need permission to unlock the weapon)
  • Regina King as Angela Abar/Sister Night
  • Don Johnson as Chief Judd Crawford (why doesn’t he wear a mask?)
  • Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt (servant relationships)
  • Interrogation in “the pod”
  • Shootout at the cattle ranch (those cows!), plane crash
  • Judd captured and lynched on his way to visit the injured officer in the hospital
  • Reveal at the end with the boy from the beginning as the murderer (?)

 

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All the other stuff you need to know:

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On the October 18, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson 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 Venom 2 casting, MoviePass’s latest shady dealings, a new Barney movie, Black Adam’s possible start of production, and more controversy for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

 

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 October 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including The Batman’s new Riddler, Superintelligence heading directly to HBO Max, Bone being adapted for Netflix, whether the newly-announced Harry Potter subscription service is worth it, and how Studio Ghibli films will be available for streaming after all.

 

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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