Daily Podcast: Why AMC Hates MoviePass, Batman, Bond, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible 6 & Deadpool 2

On the August 17, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Ben Pearson and Brad Oman join Peter Sciretta to discuss the latest news, including will Ben Affleck star in The Batman, Daniel Craig is Bond, Indiana Jones Land, and Deadpool 2 and Mission Impossible 6 set accident updates. And in the Mailbag, we talk about AMC vs. Moviepass.You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Subscribe on your podcast app of choice and you'll get the newest epsiodes faster, right after we record them (usually around 2-3pm the day before they are published on the site).

In the News:

  • Ben Affleck Won't Star In 'The Batman' Says Trolling Brother Casey Affleck
  • Daniel Craig Officially Confirms He'll Play James Bond Again in 'Bond 25'
  • Rumor: Indiana Jones Land Coming to Disney World's Animal Kingdom
  • Set Accident Updates: 'Mission: Impossible 6' Production Shut Down Due to Tom Cruise's Injury, 'Deadpool 2' Production Resumes as Details on Stunt Driver Death Emerge
  • In The Mailbag: Mich from Maryland writes in with the following: "I've been a MoviePass subscriber for more than a year with a subscription price of $30 a month. Based on my moviegoing habits, I would typically break even but occasionally do a little better in some of the movie-heavy summer months. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I heard you guys talking about the price drop to $9.95. But now I'm reading that AMC is trying to block MoviePass and is even threatening legal action, but I can't figure out why and am hoping you guys can help break it down for me.   How does MoviePass's subscription service negatively impact AMC? Their statement points to sustainability of MoviePass, but I'm not sure why they'd care. In theory, MoviePass would drive more viewers to see more movies, who will then eat more popcorn, which is what everyone wants, right? Unless AMC is planning to launch a similar venture for a higher price, why the move to block it?   I'm honestly baffled, and am curious for your thoughts.   Cheers!"Some other great features from the site mentioned in the episode include:

  • AMC Theatres Wants to Block MoviePass and That's Just Plain Stupid
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