Archive for November 2019

On the November 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news. And in Our Feature Presentation, Ben Pearson talks to director Leslie Iwerks about The Imagineering Story.

 

Opening Banter: Who got Disney+? What was your experience like?

 

In The News

 

In Our Feature Presentation: Ben Pearson talks to director Leslie Iweks about The Imagineering Story.

 

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  • 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 November 12, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and special guest Bryan Young (from Star Wars Insider, StarWars.com and Full of Sith podcast) for a spoiler-filled conversation about the first episode of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, entitled “Chapter One”.

 

Opening Banter: It’s Peter’s birthday 

 

In Our Feature Presentation: The Mandalorian Chapter One

  • Brief reactions
  • Episode title
  • Running time
  • New star wars brand opening
  • Who is The Mandalorian?
  • What is the Mandalorian lair?
  • IG-11 dead?
  • What does the ending mean?

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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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On the November 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the fourth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own.”

 

Opening Banter: Emails!

 

In Our Feature Presentation:

  • Lady Trieu

    • HT’s observation
    • She REALLY wanted that farm
    • Is this opening scene a flashback?
    • What is the real purpose of the Millennium Clock?
    • Ozymandias statue (“Because he IS old”)
    • Her daughter’s nightmare - was that her experience?
  • Angela Abar
    • Family tree
    • Lube Man! Who is he?
    • Will wants to make sure she received those memory pills, which might connect to Trieu’s daughter’s IV
  • Adrian Veidt
    • Swamp babies!
    • “Your flaws and this thoughtless design…I am most definitely not your maker. I would never have burdened such pathetic creatures with the gift of life.”
    • Launches slaughtered bodies into the sky
  • Crackpot corner
    • Is Cal Doctor Manhattan? (His “accident,” the way he talks to the kids about death, his survival of the White Night)
    • Will can walk! What is he up to?
    • Is Lady Trieu aligned with Doctor Manhattan somehow? Will asks her how much longer until their plan comes to fruition, and she pauses for a second and says, “three days.” Doctor Manhattan obviously had a unique relationship with time, and she knew exactly when the thing was going to crash in the Clark’s backyard
    • Any guesses as to what that thing was?

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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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  • Thanks to Kris Keochinda for the opening theme song and @sirzapz on Twitter for the logo.

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On the November 8, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, who presents an interview with Doctor Sleep writer/director Mike Flanagan.

 

Opening Banter

 

In Our Feature Presentation:

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 November 7, 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

 

At The Water Cooler:

    • What we’ve been Doing:
    • What we’ve been Reading:
      • Ben read The Photography of Game of Thrones
      • Hoai-Tran read a webcomic Lore Olympus.
    • What we’ve been Watching:
      • Peter and Brad watched the first episodes of The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Marvel Hero Project.
      • Brad watched the first episodes of High School Musical: The Musical, The Series, and Encore
      • Peter and Brad caught up on Watchmen.
      • Jacob watched The Gallows Act II and the new Jeopardy! collections on Netflix
      • Chris finally saw Parasite and also Midway.
      • Ben did the strangest double feature ever with The Haunting and Little Women (1994), watched the first two episodes of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and saw Last Christmas

 

  • Peter watched a lot of AppleTV+ screeners. First he wants to talk about the poll and the horrible UI. He watched the entire season of The Morning Show, saw all but the last two episodes of For All Mankind, and tried to watch See. He also started watching Danny Elfman’s Masterclass. He’s also watching Survivor, where the last episode had a heated argument over the sexism of the idea of an all-woman alliance. 
  • Brad also watched first episode of Queer Eye: We’re In Japan, Little Mermaid Live. Caught The Lighthouse, Countdown and Terminator: Dark Fate.

 

    • Hoai-Tran did a Halloween double feature of Dial M for Murder and Train to Busan, watched The Apartment, Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U, and rewatched His Girl Friday.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad tried Fried Onion Ring flavored Pringles, Sweet Cinnamon Kit Kats, Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream, Krispy Kreme Pie Donuts, and is glad Merry Mash-Up Mountain Dew and White Fudge Covered Oreos are back.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter is trying to give 1.5x speed Podcast listening another chance.
    • Jacob only wants to play Crokinole right now.

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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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On the November 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including The Batman, Spider-Man, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Witcher, and Joker.

 

Opening Banter: Water Cooler tomorrow as HT is away on a set visit.

 

In The News:

 

  • Spoiler Warning

 

 

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 November 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Beasts 3, Ant-Man 3, Disney +, Playstation Vue, House of the Dragon, Joker 2, and Terminator Dark Fate.

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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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On the November 1, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the third episode of HBO’s Watchmen, titled “She Was Killed By Space Junk.”

 

Opening Banter: Thanks to Kris Keochinda for the opening theme song and @sirzapz on Twitter for the logo

 

Episode Discussion:

  • Who is Laurie Blake?

    • Watchmen comic backstory
    • She has a complicated relationship with masks, as seen through her relationships with Mr. Shadow (“he’s not a hero...he’s a fucking joke”) & Petey
  • Is Keene behind this whole thing?
    • Presidential hopeful. Crime is down 80% in Tulsa, other cities want to adopt the Defense of Police Act. Is he orchestrating these events to draw attention to him and his policies?
    • Implies that he could get Nite Owl out of jail

Introduction of Petey 

FBI Deputy Director seems resistant to Petey’s ideas to dive into the psychology of Rorschach - is there something else going on there?

Millennium Clock - who is Lady Trieu?  

On the plane with Laurie, Petey says the word “fan” with real contempt

Laurie interrogates Looking Glass, who reveals that Judd’s funeral is in a couple of hours

Seventh Kavalry suicide bomber interrupts the funeral. Laurie (who was hiding a weapon) shoots him, Angela throws the bomb into Judd’s grave

Face off between Laurie and Angela

  • Adrian Veidt (confirmed)

    • His “we’ll have a use for him before too long” quote appeared in the “previously on” segment - did we see that use in this episode?
    • What is his endgame? Designs for a catapult/trebuchet, but Mr. Phillips has a rope attached to him
    • Who is the game warden? What is the dynamic at play here? Is he in Argentina with plastic surgery?
  • Car crashes down (ties in with her joke) - is Doctor Manhattan involved somehow? Does he care more than Laurie thinks?
  • Tidbits: They’re staying at the Black Freighter Inn. Tartarus Acres is the name of the cemetery. Pirate imagery on the manor

 

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 November 1, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents an oral history of Avengers: Endgame’s epic final battle.

 

Opening Banter:

 

In Our Feature Presentation:

 

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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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