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On the /Film Daily podcast for August 9, 2017, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Brad Oman stop by the water cooler to discuss Ozark, Millarworld, and movie snack hacks. In the news we talk about Avatar sequels casting, DuckTales/Darkwing Duck crossover, a new ship in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, another 24 reboot, David Letterman’s return to television, a King Of The Hill revival, Modern Family’s end, A Christmas Story’ live TV musical and Stephen Colbert’s Animated Donald Trump series. And in the Mail Bag, we talk about movies that should be tv shows.

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In The Water Cooler:

  • Peter has been watching Netflix’s Ozark, speculates about a Netflix Millarworld app
  • Ben gives a snack hack
    • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Put popcorn in huge bowl (or divide into two bowls). In medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, syrup, and salt. Stir constantly while bringing to a boil. Then boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel evenly over popcorn, stirring to coat. Cover 2 large shallow baking sheets with parchment paper. Place popcorn on pans and bake for ~1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove and let cool for ~10 minutes. Mix in candy bars, and drizzle popcorn with melted chocolate. (Add a tsp. of shortening to chips and then microwave 15 seconds at a time until melted.) Let popcorn sit until chocolate hardens ~30 minutes. Store at room temperature in airtight container.
    • Ingredients: 5 qts (3 bags) plain popped popcorn
    • 1 cup margarine
    • 2 cups light brown sugar
    • 2 cups light corn syrup
    • 1 tsp. Salt
    • ½ tsp. Baking soda
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 20-25 fun size Twix bars
    • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted to drizzle

In The News:

In The Mailbag: Jacob C asks “What movie would you like to see turned into a television show?”

  • Peter’s pick: Die Hard, Sliding Doors, The Burbs
  • Ben’s picks: The Rocketeer, Inception, Sin City
  • Brad’s picks: What We Do in the Shadows, Harry Potter, Men In Black

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