• About
  • Contact
  • RSS

Daily Podcast: The Movies That Define Us

On the April 20, 2018 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 talk about the movies that define us.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

Read More »

Pixar Fest

Pixar is one of Disney’s greatest assets, but thus far, the animation giant hasn’t had much of a significant presence in the company’s theme parks. Sure, there’s an occasional attraction here and there (Toy Story Mania, etc.) and even a section devoted to Cars at Disneyland’s California Adventure, but Pixar is about to become a much bigger player there with the upcoming Pixar Pier.

For those who can’t visit the parks in person, we have a few videos below of a new Pixar-branded parade and fireworks show seen during the festivities at the limited-time celebration known as Pixar Fest, as well as a permanent Up-themed addition to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
Read More »

Ready Player One VR Featurette

A majority of Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster Ready Player One takes place in the virtual world of The OASIS. In 2045, people escape the crowded, seemingly mundane real world to explore and play in this virtual world where they can be anyone and do anything. The only way to enter this world is by way of virtual reality headsets, some more complex and sophisticated than others.

But VR headsets aren’t just a sci-fi gadget of the future, and the real VR headsets on the market right now turned out to be extremely helpful in creating the world of The OASIS. A new Ready Player One featurette focuses on how director Steven Spielberg used the HTC VIVE headset to figure out how he would shoot sequences set in The OASIS. Read More »

Deadpool 2 Peter Twitter

The biggest breakout star of the new Deadpool 2 trailer wasn’t Deadpool or Cable. Instead, it was Peter, the average-seeming individual played by Catastrophe star Rob Delaney. If you . need more Peter action, you’re in luck: the character has his own (verified) Twitter account.

Read More »

Utopia Remake

Even though Amazon is looking to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on upcoming series adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Three-Body Problem, they’re still picking up new projects left and right for their development slate. The good news is that their latest acquisition will bring an abandoned American remake of a popular series from the United Kingdom back to life.

The British series Utopia was created by Dennis Kelly and ran two short seasons across the pond. An American adaptation of the series was once in the works with director David Fincher on board to direct the entire first season and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn behind the script. Sadly, Fincher isn’t involved in this latest attempt to adapt Utopia, but Gillian Flynn is still involved as writer, creator, executive producer and showrunner. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Firebase

Update: That was fast. After planning to crowdfund his new movie Firebase, director Neill Blomkamp has decided to nix the whole idea. Blomkamp took to Twitter to announce that the idea was dead after not raising enough funds.

I’m assuming Blomkamp will try something again, soon.

The original story follows below.

***

After a stint making movies the traditional way, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp wants to turn to crowdfunding to make his next film, Firebase. Blomkamp isn’t interested in offering a lot of perks, or using money frivolously. He just wants to put all the money up on the screen, and use it to generate even more money for even more features. Unfortunately, the demand just wasn’t there, and Blomkamp has given up on the idea.

Read More »

Safe trailer

After getting used to hearing actor Michael C. Hall speak with such a distinctly low voice as a serial killer who hunts serial killers on Showtime’s Dexter, it’s slightly jarring to hear him try on an English accent in Safe, a new crime series for Netflix. The streaming service has just unveiled a first-look trailer for the new show, which follows a man’s quest to find his missing daughter. Check out the Safe trailer below. Read More »

star wars on amazon

Amazon wants you to sign up for a Prime membership. So much so that they’ve realized they can withhold certain in-demand items in order to draw hapless consumers in. As a result, Amazon has now made Star Wars and Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays Prime exclusives. In other words, without prime, it’s going to be harder to buy Marvel or Star Wars on Amazon.

Read More »

Nancy Drew movie

16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie called Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, based on the second book in the popular series of mystery novels.
Read More »

Is Universal Making a New ‘Doom’ Movie?

New Doom Movie

News about a major Hollywood studio making a new film adaption of a popular video game property is typically revealed through either a splashy official announcement or a journalist’s reporting. But we may have just learned that Universal is making a new Doom movie through a tweet from an actress who’s supposedly involved. Find out more below.
Read More »