Best Cities as Characters Movies, Taika Watiti, Quentin Tarantino, JK Rowling, Pikachu, Justice League, Bohemian Rhapsody


On the December 7, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the possibility of a Taika Watiti Star Wars movie, more on Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek, JK Rowling’s defense of Johnny Depp, Detective Pikachu casting, the original Justice League script, and Bohemian Rhapsody finds a new director. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be talking about the best movies which use cities as characters.


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In the News:

Quentin Tarantino’s F–king ‘Star Trek’ Movie Will Be Rated R

Kathleen Kennedy Wants A Taika Watiti Directed Star Wars Movie

J.K. Rowling’s Defense of Johnny Depp’s Casting as Grindelwald is Not Enough

Ryan Reynolds Will Play ‘Detective Pikachu’ in Live-Action ‘Pokémon’ Movie

The Original ‘Justice League’ Script Involves Time Travel, Batman and Wonder Woman’s Child

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher


In The Mailbag: Geoff S writes in asking “What films use a city the most effectively as a character?”

Peter’s picks: Lost in Translation, Gone Baby Gone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, Swingers,

HT’s picks: Columbus, Before Sunrise, In Bruges, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

Chris’ picks: The Third Man, Manhattan, JAWS


To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

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