Water Cooler: Magic Live, Axes Of Evil, Crazy Rich Asians, First Man, BlacKkKlansman, Jack Ryan, Better Call Saul, Star Wars

On the August 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we've been up to at the Water Cooler.

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At The Water Cooler:

  • What we've been Doing:
  • Peter was in Las Vegas for Magic Live, a convention for magicians, and spent his entire weekend at a Joshua Jay magic workshop. And Peter wants to give an update on the joys and failures of AMC A-List.
  • Brad bought the peach scented Call Me By Your Name vinyl and SDCC exclusive Han Solo from Empire Strikes Back.
  • What we've been Reading:
  • Jacob read a fascinating article called "Axes of Evil" about how a tree almost caused World War III.
  • Hoai-Tran has been reading the abundance of amazing Crazy Rich Asians pieces.
  • What we've been Watching:
  • Peter saw the First Man preview before the IMAX version of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the indie film Eighth Grade, Crazy Rich Asians, and Better Call Saul.
  • Jacob watched BlacKkKlansman, The Endless, Cube, and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
  • Chris watched (and reviewed) Amazon's Jack Ryan and the Nicolas Cage film Mandy.
  • Brad watched To All the Boys I've Loved Before, rewatched Blockers
  • Hoai-Tran watched To All the Boys I've Loved Before, The Joy Luck Club, and rewatched The Before Trilogy because she could.
  • What we've been Eating:
  • Peter ordered Los Pollos Hermanos on Postmates.
  • Brad is seriously trying to lose weight. Counting calories, portion control, exercise. Down 10 pounds the first week. He has been eating a lot less, but still found new "healthy" snacks: Philadelphia cream cheese dip packs, Jif Power Ups
  • What we've been Playing:
  • Jacob completed his Star Wars: Armada collection and has been reading through the Uprising RPG manual.
  • Hoai-Tran played Overcooked on the Nintendo Switch with her family.

Other articles mentioned:

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All the other stuff you need to know:

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