Archive for March 2021

On the March 31, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents a series of interviews with the filmmakers behind Godzilla vs. Kong, as well as an exclusive interview with Godzilla himself.

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In The News:

 

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On the March 30, 2021 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 a Thundercats movie, a Game of Thrones stage play, and a Rocky prequel series. Then they dive into the mailbag and answer a few listener questions.

Opening Banter

 

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • What is your process of deciding what to watch? My husband and I constantly find ourselves overwhelmed by our watchlists on multiple services along with my Letterboxd queue. We sit down to watch a movie and inevitably spend 20 minutes trying to decide what to watch. How do you manage that? - Missy in FL
  • Wonder Woman was the only DCEU film that I actually loved. I had such high hopes for the sequel, which turned out to be an immense disappointment. Among its many flaws, they somehow managed to make it less PC and more racist than the first movie, which was set during WWI. My question for the crew is: when was the last time you had very high hopes for a movie only to have them completely and utterly dashed? - M from Dakar, Senegal
  • What are the best recasts in film history? I’m thinking of something like Eric Stoltz being replaced with Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, or Stuart Townsend being swapped out for Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings. What are some of your favorites? - Tyler from Seattle (Note: we should try to stick to instances where someone has literally been cast and started filming, only to then be replaced)

 

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On the March 29, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, writer Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Thor: Love and Thunder, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Comic-Con, Transformers, Batman, and The Suicide Squad.

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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.
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On the March 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In The Spoiler Room: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 2 “Star-Spangled Man”

  • Feedback
  • Brief reaction
  • Breakdown
  • Speculation

 

 

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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.
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On the March 25, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including a Ghost of Tsushima movie, a National Treasure TV show, and casting for Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. Then we dive into the mailbag to answer a few listener questions.

Opening Banter

 

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • Cade sent us an email with some additional suggestions for a topic we covered a while ago, which was movies or TV adaptations that were better than the books on which they’re based. Cade threw in Blade Runner, Forrest Gump, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Prestige.

 

  • I never got around to seeing Justice League for a myriad of reasons, but now that the Snyder Cut is out, I’m at least interested in watching it. My question is: Should I watch the theatrical cut first, or should I just dive right in to the Snyder Cut? Does the extended version work completely on its own? Or to truly understand the zeitgeist around it do I need to watch the theatrical cut first? Thank you very much, and I hope you all have a wonderful day! - Jeremy, Atlanta

 

  • As someone who was able to (virtually) attend my first-ever film festival this week with South by Southwest Online, I wanted to reach out to the Slash Film festival veterans to find out how they navigate the slightly overwhelming world of festival screenings. I'm just wondering how you try to select the films in advance you hope to attend to watch and review and how you stay focused several days in (asked as I try to mentally prepare for my 15th and final film of the last three days in a few minutes). And a few other random musings on film festivals - do you think that virtual elements of film festivals will continue into the future for all but maybe the biggest festivals? What would you say is the ratio of quality films versus the forgettable you find at most festivals? And could each of you provide the title of the one movie that has been the most memorable you've ever watched at a film festival? - Craig from Houston
    • Ben: Like Crazy, Sundance 2011
    • Chris: High Life at TIFF at 2018 and the Overlook Film Festival in general
    • HT: The Irishman, New York Film Festival 2019

 

 

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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.
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On the March 24, 2021 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.

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Jacob is reading The Butchering Art and Leonardy Nimoy’s I Am Spock. He’s also bingeing the podcast Dead Eyes.
    • Chris read Volker Ullrich’s two volume biography of Hitler, and also Stephen King’s Later.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Jacob and HT watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
    • Chris and Ben watched Nobody.
    • Peter and Brad both saw Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, although Peter only saw the first episode.
    • Jacob and Chris watched Sasquatch.
    • Peter watched The Last Blockbuster on Netflix. 
    • Jacob watched Made for Love, Them, Confronting a Serial Killer, Night Stalker, Murder Among the Mormons, and Good Burger.
    • Chris watched Aquaman, In the Mood For Love, and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.
    • Brad watched the rest of Ted Lasso.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Bombay Rose, finally caught up with The Crown.
    • Ben watched Godzilla vs. Kong, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Waffles + Mochi, and The Exterminating Angel.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad tried new Chili Cheese Nacho Doritos 3D, delicious Easter candy from Aldi’s, and is happy the Quesalupa is back at Taco Bell.

 

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 March 23, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the end of the Snyderverse, some new Disney release dates, more Game of Thrones shows, Regal’s plan to reopen, a Zatanna movie, and a Hawkeye spin-off show.

Opening Banter:

 

In The News:

 

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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Spoiler Discussion: Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

On the March 21, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler discussion about Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Opening Banter:

 

In The Spoiler Room: The Snyder Cut

  • Brief Reactions from Peter
  • Cyborg
  • Steppenwolf
  • Darkseid
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Superman
  • Flash scene
  • Revamped Climactic Action Scene
  • The Knightmare Sequence
  • What works better in each version?
  • Is this a good movie on its own, or is it just better than the theatrical cut?
  • Do you want to see more sequels/DCEU content from Snyder?
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review

 

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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.
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On the March 19, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and senior writer Ben Pearson to have a spoiler discussion about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 1 “New World Order”

Opening Banter:

 

In The Spoiler Room: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 1 “New World Order”

 

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 Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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On the March 18, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Disney’s approach to its upcoming theatrical releases, a new Elmore Leonard show, Matthew McConaughey’s return to television, and Zack Snyder’s bonkers plan for more Justice League movies.

 

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In The News:

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

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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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
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