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James Gray Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival won’t be sending director James Gray a nice Edible Arrangement anytime soon. The We Own the Night and Lost City of Z filmmaker has some harsh words for the fest, claiming that the folks running Cannes are stuck in the past, and “protectors of the status quo.” The filmmaker also offered an update on his sci-fi film Ad Astra, which stars Brad Pitt and Ruth Negga – a film Gray is determined to take his time working on.

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Family Guy Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Family Guy gave a fond and funny farewell to Carrie Fisher and her recurring character on the series. Plus, a video essay explores what makes Home Alone a holiday classic that’s also just a great movie, and VICE goes behind the scenes of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Read More »

Captain Marvel

How much did Aquaman make in its opening weekend in China? Could Superman get his own series on The CW? When can we expect a new trailer for Shazam!? What comic book movies landed LA Film Critics Society awards? What does NASA have to say about Tony Stark being lost in space? Which comic book movie has the most movie mistakes? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

bumblebee trailer

On the December 10, 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 what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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).

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TOY STORY 4 trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bits

  • Machete Kills Again in Space is still a possibility
  • Learn about a Ralph Breaks the Internet deleted scene
  • Get ready for a Toy Story anthology graphic novel series
  • Rambo V and Doctor Sleep finish production
  • Call Me By Your Name is getting a book sequel
  • All that and more

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Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Clip

This week brings Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse into theaters, unleashing a bunch of different super-powered spider people onto the big screen. If you’re still not convinced that the movie, which has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, is worth seeing, maybe a funny new clip featuring Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) getting some advice from Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) will do the trick. Read More »

The Toxic Avenger remake

While the Avengers from Marvel Studios will likely rule the big screen for years to come, a different avenger is lying in wait and hoping to once again make a splash of his own.

Legendary Pictures has acquired the feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger and are planning a remake of the trashy 1984 Troma cult classic, which follows a nerdy kid who falls into a vat of toxic waste and emerges as a mutated superhero. Read More »

Fyre trailer

The Fyre Festival was sold as a luxury music festival hosted on a private island where guests could live like rock stars – for a hefty price. Once attendees arrived, however, chaos reigned. Instead of fancy villas and gourmet meals, they were greeted with tents and – perhaps worst of all – cheese sandwiches. A scam was afoot, and lawsuits followed. Netflix will take viewers inside the disastrous non-festival with the new documentary Fyre, hitting the streaming service in January. Watch the Fyre trailer below.

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the lego movie 2 holiday short

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part may not be coming to theaters until next year, but Warner Bros. has an early Christmas present for us in the form of a new holiday short. The year 2018 and Bricksburg alike may be fiery hellscapes right now, but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating the holidays. So get in the mood for some Christmas cheer with Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short

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Best Score Oscar

Somebody goofed. First-round voting has kicked-off for the Academy’s Best Original Song and Best Original Score awards, and four buzz-worthy scores have already been disqualified. The causes behind the disqualifications vary, but the Solo: A Star Wars Story score might have the most embarrassing reason: someone forgot to submit it in time. Other scores that didn’t make the cut include MandyGreen Book and The Other Side of the Wind.

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