Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

On the June 18, 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 writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

Opening Banter: Chris Evangelista is out on assignment, he will be missed.

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter has been traveling and in his spare time, living in Batuu (plug video: Most Ridiculous Things To Buy in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge). Also I got a BedJet 3.
    • Jacob got a tattoo.
    • Hoai-Tran went to Rockaway Beach.
    • Brad is preparing for his girlfriend to move in with him, and helping friends open their own Escape Room.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter and Brad saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    • Jacob is all about the new season of Battlebots, has been binge-ing Drunk History, and revisited, uh, The Substitute.
    • Peter saw Men in Black: International and Rocketman.
    • Ben watched Toy Story 4, started The Handmaid’s Tale season 3, and watched the entirety of Chernobyl.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Shaft, Ophelia, Everybody Knows, All is Well, Pachamama, Aggretsuko season 2, and the first episode of Dark.
    • Brad saw The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Watched the first season of the Canadian comedy series Letterkenny.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Jacob is here to preach about Rhythm Superfoods’ Kale Chips.
    • Brad tried Cookies and Cream Pop-Tarts cereal and Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Pops. Also got some Sweet Lightning Mountain Dew and Freezepop flavored Skittles.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Peter finally beat Super Hot and has started playing the Imagine Dragons songs on Beatsaber
    • Jacob ran the second session in his Star Wars RPG campaign and things got wild.

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Apple, Toy Story 4, A Quiet Place 2, Hunger Games and Crazy Eddie. And in the Mail Bag we’ll discuss movies that took some time to grow on us.

 

Opening Banter: Why has news been so slow recently? 

 

In the News:

 

In The Mailbag: Troy H writes in:

“Hey Peter,  Just want to say I am loving the videos on your YouTube channel, and still loving the podcast and listen to every episode without fail. The content about theme parks is valuable as my wife and I are travelling from Australia to visit Orlando and Anaheim in August to visit all the parks so all the insights and tips are gonna help immensely.  I have resigned to the fact that I will be spending an insane amount of money in Batuu doing all the stuff in your videos. I have added to my watch lists and watched so many movies and TV shows based on recommendations from your team and value their diverse opinions on all genres. You are absolutely right about Cobra Kai, that show is amazing! Can’t wait for season 3.  Some questions for the mailbag: Have you ever watched a movie which on first viewing was terrible, but subsequent viewings showed it to be much better? For me it was Clear and Present Danger, it was a yawnfest in the cinema but loved it when I watched it years later on DVD.  Is there a movie that everyone raves about, is critically acclaimed but you personally found it to be boring/average?  For me it was Usual Suspects. It was “okay” but not a masterpiece in my opinion. Keep up the great work.”

  • Peter: The Lord of the Rings films, Deathproof, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Fargo
  • HT: Good Time, Blade Runner
  • Chris: Eyes Wide Shut

 

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 14, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the new Doctor Sleep trailer. In our Feature Presentation, you’ll hear the full audio from a Q&A with writer/director Mike Flanagan about the film.

 

Opening Banter:

 

In the News:

 

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and weekend editor Brad Oman to discuss their recent adventures to theme parks. Peter visited Universal’s Islands of Adventure to experience the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure rollercoaster in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, while Jacob visited Orlando’s Walt Disney World to experience Pandora and Toy Story Land on a trip for the Toy Story 4 junket, and Brad got a chance to step into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland while he was visiting Los Angeles.

Opening Banter: Peter has returned, and is very tired. Peter, Ben and Jacob were all in Florida in the period of five days and didn’t see each other.

In Our Feature Presentation:

  • Peter experienced the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure rollercoaster in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at  Universal’s Islands of Adventure In Orlando Florida.
  • Jacob visited Walt Disney World for the Toy Story 4 junket, and revisited old favorite rides and experienced new lands including Pandora: The World of Avatar and Toy Story Land.
    • The New Stuff
      • Pandora
      • Toy Story Land
      • Mine Train
      • Frozen Ever After
    • The Old Favorites
    • What is Disney World like solo?
    • How different do the parks feel now?
    • Tips for future visitors!
  • Brad was in Los Angeles for the Ghostbusters fan festival and got an opportunity to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.
    • Thank Peter’s castmember friend Nate for making it possible.
    • Batuu
    • Building a lightsaber
    • Smuggler’s Run
    • The food
    • The shops: what did you buy?

 

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 12, 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 talk about the latest film and TV news, including details about the cancelled Swamp Thing show, a Dune spin-off TV series, Sony Pictures Animation’s plans, Russian Doll season 2, and The Division movie going to Netflix.

 

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.
  • /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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 11, 2019 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:

 

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:

    • Brad went to the first Ghostbusters Fan Fest on the Sony Pictures lot, went to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but will talk about that later this week.
    • Jacob visited Walt Disney World and interviewed cast and crew from Toy Story 4.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Ben read Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises
    • Jacob has been enjoying The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic by Jason Surrell.
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Brad watched the first episode of Big Little Lies while Ben and Jacob watched the premiere of season 2.
    • HT and Brad watched Rocketman
    • Ben watched Clue and the first two Toy Story movies
    • Jacob watched Toy Story 4 and wants to talk about the final episode of Chernobyl. He also rewatched The Perfection.
    • Brad watched Juliet Naked, Gifted, and rewatched The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
    • Chris finally watched Demon Wind.
    • Hoai-Tran watched Ran, A Silent Voice, has started watching Outlander, and is rewatching Lost.
  • What we’ve been Eating:
    • Brad went to Slab in Los Angeles with Peter, had Korean barbecue for the first time, tried Queso Fundido Cheez-Its and Air Heads Stripes.
    • Jacob took a diet break to dine at Disney: Skipper Canteen, Cava del Tequila, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and Nomad Tavern.
  • What we’ve been Playing:
    • Brad tried Beat Saber and Super Hot on the Oculus Quest.

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 10, 2019 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 the troubles with Dark Phoenix, Mindy Kaling talking with Marvel Studios about Ms. Marvel, Fox’s abandoned X-Men vs Fantastic Four film, Steven Spielberg writing a new show for the upcoming streaming service Quibi, and more.

 

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.
  • /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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Ghostbusters, Warner Bros, 79ers and movie theaters with beds. And In the Mailbag, we’ll talk about the appeal of elevated horror films.

Opening banter: Brad is in Los Angeles and will be attending the Ghostbusters Fan Fest.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • Matt from New Jersey writes in “Hey,  Love the show, and really enjoy what each one of you bring to the podcast. Great stuff!  My question is geared toward Chris. I've never been much of a horror fan. That is, until the likes of Hereditary, The Witch, Us, and (hopefully) Midsommar. The thing is, I don't see myself enjoying the majority of horror films as much as I have these recent ones. Every time I talk to friends about these movies, they think I'm some kind of horror fan all of a sudden, but I really wouldn't consider myself one!  My question is: what is it about these films that you think makes them more enjoyable to non-horror fans? I'm thinking it's the deeper themes woven throughout the films...something that lacks in a lot of other horror films I've come across. I may have just answered my own question as I write this email...  Anyway, thanks for all you do!”
  • Peter’s follow-up question: what are some other good elevated horror films to watch?

 

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Swamp Thing, JJ Abrams, and Marvel. And In the Mailbag, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson joins us to discuss which director’s movies we would want with us if we were stranded on a deserted island.

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • Bryce from Utah writes in “If you were stuck on a deserted island with solar power, a tv and a specific set of blu-rays from only one director’s filmography to watch for the rest of your life on this island, who would it be?
    • Peter: Spielberg?
    • HT: Easy, Hayao Miyazaki
    • Chris: Martin Scorsese
    • Ben: Rian Johnson

 

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »

On the June 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including The Batman, Halo, Punky Brewster, Magic 8-Ball, Jurassic World and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. And in Life Advice Corner, Chris will answer a question involving being criticized for having pretentious movie tastes.

In The News:

 

Life Advice Corner with Chris:

 

  • Name withheld writes in “I've recently found out through mutual friends that my movie taste has been described as pretentious. Most of this stems from the fact that as a group we saw Bohemian Rhapsody, and everyone enjoyed it except for myself. They also know that I frequent the local indie theater because I wanted to see movies like Can You Ever Forgive Me, Burning, Wildlife or Vox Lux. Is this a title I should actively work to disprove by pointing out my adoration for franchises like fast/furious and Underworld, and how would be the best way to go about doing this? I appreciate any guidance you can provide.”
  • The Advice Corner theme song was created by Love you Wally.

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).
  • 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 iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!
  • Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Read Full Post »