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How Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Should Have Ended

Now that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters, it’s time to look back at the twist ending of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, once you see what How It Should Have Ended came up with, you’ll find yourself realizing that the sequel exists because of the irresponsibility and inconsistency with which the Magical Congress of the United States of America deals with magical crime.

Find out how Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should have ended below. Read More »

Harry Potter Sound Design

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, a video essay dives into the difficult task of sound design on the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, another video wonders if Snowpiercer is secretly a sequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx teach you medieval slang to use on your friends. Read More »

Captain America - US Agent Concept Art

What was Stan Lee working on with his daughter not long before he passed away? What caused Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan to lash out at abandoned Batman star Armie Hammer? Why did Sam Raimi forge Stan Lee‘s signature when he was younger? What was Nick Fury doing before Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War - Captain Marvel

On the November 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including FilmStruck, Blumhouse, Bosch, Bad Robot, Captain Marvel and Jack Black.

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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veronica mars revival cast

The Veronica Mars revival is starting to find its tempo. Hulu’s eight-episode revival of the cult mystery drama series has added a formidable new antagonist to its cast, just as the team wraps up their very first table read. J.K. Simmons is the newest actor to join the Veronica Mars revival cast, taking on the role of an ex-con working for a corrupt real estate businessman who Veronica (Kristen Bell) helps expose in season 2.

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the insufferable groo

Tommy Wiseau. James Nguyen. Neil Breen. Connoisseurs of “so bad, they’re good” movies are familiar with these infamous directors, but have you heard of Stephen Groo? The Utah-based filmmaker has nearly 200 low- or no-budget credits to his name, and he’s the subject of a new documentary called The Insufferable Groo, which follows the title filmmaker as he casts professional actor Jack Black (School of Rock, King Kong) in his newest movie, an elf/human love story.

Take a look at the trailer for the documentary below and see some some, uh, highlights of Groo’s other work over the years.
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filmstruck saved

Could it be? There, in the distance…is that…a sliver of good news? In 2018? It is!

After WarnerMedia announced the imminent demise of movie subscription streaming service FilmStruck, a petition from fans and a pair of letters signed by dozens of high-profile filmmakers gained the attention of the powers that be. Now a new report says that a “new iteration” of FilmStruck will be coming to WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. But how long will we have to wait for it? Read More »

Black Mirror board game

The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come in contact with over the course of each day. It’s the show’s most obvious condemnation of contemporary society’s obsession with social media, and now a Black Mirror board game will episode’s premise into a playable game.
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leprechaun returns trailer

The wise-cracking killer Leprechaun is back with Leprechaun Returns, a sequel that ignores all the other Leprechaun films, which is probably for the best. At the very least, this film seems to be having fun with its goofball premise, by unleashing the pint-sized killer on a hapless sorority house. So lock up your gold, hide the sharp objects, and be careful what you wish for as you watch the Leprechaun Returns trailer below.

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Mortal Engines featurette

“How often do we go to the movies today and see things that we’ve genuinely never seen before?”

Producer and co-writer Peter Jackson wants to give audiences a fresh new spectacle with Mortal Engines, Universal’s film adaptation of Philip Reeve’s popular young adult novel. And Jackson is actually delivering on that promise, showing us a post-apocalyptic world in which cities roam across a barren wasteland and eat other cities.

These rolling monstrosities – and who’s running them, how they’re organized, and just how the heck they physically consume smaller cities – are the subject of a brand new featurette, which you can check out below. Read More »