Archive for May 2021

On the May 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including casting for Red Sonja, Paramount+’s plans for 2022, Loki, The Amusement Park, and WB’s new Superman movie.

Opening Banter

 

In The News:

 

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On the May 5, 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.

Opening Banter

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
  • What we’ve been Reading:
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Ben and Jacob watched The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
    • Peter watched The Bad Batch on Disney+, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things on Amazon, and more episodes of Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
    • Brad watched Without Remorse, Things Heard & Seen, and Mortal Kombat.
    • Chris watched In the Heights, The Father, and started watching Warrior
    • Jacob watched Mystery Men and began a rewatch of The Sopranos.
    • Ben watched Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm and Brigadoon.
    • Hoai-Tran watched I Saw the Devil.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad tried a Cocoa Pebbles Chocolate Bar
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Jacob is playing Returnal on the PlayStation 5.

 

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). 
  • Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air.
  • Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word! 
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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On the May 4, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to answer some listener questions from the mailbag.

 

In The Mailbag:

 

  • Hi gang, Hakim from Los Angeles writing in. I’m curious: what current/historical event or subculture would you all want to be explored in a film that hasn't been (doc or narrative)? Love the show. Keep up the awesome work! All the best, Hakim

 

  • Hey guys, love the show and appreciate the work that you do as well as the different perspectives everybody brings. My question is this: what is a movie that you feel you could do a one person reenactment of? Mine would be School of Rock. While it is not necessarily my favorite movie, I pretty much know it by heart and I feel that I could perform most of the movie by myself if I had to. Anyway keep up the great work! – Matt, New Jersey P.S. Today’s podcast discussed the best opening credits sequences and I just wanted to add Men in Black as an opening that deserves some love.

 

  • Hi Peter and /Film crew, I listen to your podcast while making dinner. I really loved the segment at the end of /Film Daily Ep. 875 where Ben, HT, and Chris discussed their favorite opening credit sequences. Film titles have shifted through the years from being Main Titles, which take place at the beginning of the film or tv show, to Main On End Titles, which take place at the end of the film or tv show. Marvel has taken advantage of this Main On End Title format for most of their films and tv shows. One Main on End Title that springs to mind is from Black Panther. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGTeFM00iU They have Vibranium Sand which pulses to the beat of the soundtrack and forms characters and landscapes from the film. Main Titles seem to be more prevalent in Television shows in recent years. Some great examples of this are Westworld and Game of Thrones...chef's kiss!! If you are interested in learning more about Main Titles, please check out Art of the Title. https://www.artofthetitle.com/  I LOVE this site and it's a great historical resource! Maybe the crew can talk about their favorite Main On End Titles from films or TV shows or their favorite Main Titles from television shows. Keep up the great work and can't wait to hear your next podcast. – Vince from New Jersey

 

  • First of all, love the show. I play a little drinking game where I take a sip whenever Peter says,"I don't know.” I've been hammered for years now (just kidding). I was wondering, what do you guys think are some great movies that fall apart in the third act? Examples for me are Signs and From Dusk Till Dawn. Secondly, the opposite: movies that you considered turning off but then the third act saved it? Examples for me are Hardcore Henry and The Prestige. – Donnie from Florida

 

  • Hello /Film team, as a self-proclaimed film buff, I'm a firm believer that movies are capable of shaping one's life. With that, I'd like to know what are some "life changing" films which you guys can recommend? By "life changing" films, I'm pertaining to films that you guys have personally resonated to, so much so that it changed the way you perceive life or how you treat other people. I'd love to have an insight as to what films shaped the life of my favourite movie critics. Love the podcast, love your works, and thank you! – James from Manila, Philippines

 

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). 
  • Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air.
  • Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word! 
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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On the May 3, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars Day and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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. 
  • You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). 
  • Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air.
  • Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word! 
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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