Daily Podcast: Good Movies That Should've Been Better, X-Men, Avengers, Ozark, MoviePass, Bond, Gremlins & More

On the August 16, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Ben Pearson and Brad Oman join Peter Sciretta to discuss the latest news, including X-Men: Dark Phoenix casting, Samuel L Jackson's MCU future, Ozark season 2, MoviePass, James Bond casting watch, Gremlins 3, and Louis C.K's secret film. At the watercooler they discuss The Defiant Ones, the IT haunted house and Pokemon Go. In the Mail Bag, we talk about movies that we really like that we ultimately wish were better.

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In The Water Cooler:

  • Peter talks about watching The Defiant Ones miniseries on HBO
  • Brad has been pulled back into the app crack that is Pokemon Go.

In the News:

In The Mailbag: Angelo Thomas from Louisville, Kentucky asks "What's a movie that you still enjoy but ultimately wish it were better than it is? Mine would have to be The Polar Express. I love the story and the idea of it, and Tom Hanks is excellent as always, but I can't get past the creepy animation. Thanks for taking my question, and keep up the good work!"

  • Peter's picks: Tron Legacy, WALL-E, Temple of Doom
  • Ben's picks: Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness, almost every James Bond movie
  • Brad's picks: Ghostbusters 2016, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Lost World

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