Arnold Terminator

On the August 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Amazon’s potential acquisition of a theater chain, a robot lead actor in an upcoming movie, the future of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Fast & Furious, and MoviePass.

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Searching - John Cho 1

Searching, the upcoming thriller starring John Cho (Star Trek, Columbus), follows a father on a desperate quest to find his missing daughter. By now you’ve probably heard that the movie’s action unfolds entirely across computer and cell phone screens, but now Sony Pictures has created a cool Searching viral website that provides access to Cho’s character’s cell phone so we can look through his apps, messages, e-mails, and more to try to find clues about his daughter’s whereabouts. Learn more below. Read More »

Star Wars spin-off

Earlier this summer, word came out that Disney and Lucasfilm were placing the Star Wars spin-off movies on hold in the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s disappointing performance at the box office. The studio quickly came out and refuted that claim, but follow-up news basically said the same thing that the initial report did: the spin-offs are still in development, just don’t expect to hear anything official about them for a little while as Lucasfilm licks their wounds.

At the time, we heard a rumor about how one of the spin-offs was actually building sets on the Pinewood sound stages in the UK. Now, that project’s production designer has confirmed that Tatooine was the setting of the movie. Was this the long-rumored standalone film about Obi-Wan Kenobi?
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The Nun YouTube ad

Update: YouTube has officially pulled the ad for violating its “shocking content” policy. We’ve added their response below.

I vividly remember being in my college dorm room and being tricked into watching a viral video of a car cruising through a lush, green countryside. Soft flute music plays in the background, and a few seconds in, a guy in zombie makeup bursts up in front of the camera and screams. That was in 2006, just a year after YouTube launched, and now a new ad for Warner Bros.’ upcoming horror film The Nun is using a similar technique to promote the movie.

Is using a jump scare tactic like this irresponsible of the studio, a case of savvy marketing, or maybe a bit of both? Check out the ad and judge for yourselves below.
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Crazy Rich Asians - Michelle Yeoh

On the August 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to in another edition of the Water Cooler.

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The Aeronauts first look

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne shared the screen in 2014’s The Theory of Everything, a quiet biopic about the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. But now the two of them are joining forces again and taking to the skies for Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts, another true-life story. This one concerns a pilot and a scientist who attempted to fly higher than anyone had before in an open-air balloon.

The Aeronauts first look photo has arrived, and it looks like Jones and Redmayne are taking a page from Tom Cruise’s playbook and doing their own wild set-pieces for this film, because the photo features the two actors floating 2,000 feet above the ground.
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Wes Anderson's next movie

Following this year’s middling (and arguably problematic) Isle of Dogs, writer/director Wes Anderson is looking to ratchet up the whimsy for his newest project and tackle something he’s never done before: a full-fledged musical.

A new report indicates that Anderson’s upcoming film, which is still untitled, is going to be a musical that takes place in post-WWII France. Read more about Wes Anderson’s next movie below. Read More »

Hook 4K

I realize it’s popular to crap on Hook, Steven Spielberg‘s 1991 movie that tells the story of what happens to Peter Pan when he becomes an adult. But even if Spielberg himself doesn’t look back on it fondly, the film still has its fair share of supporters – including yours truly – and they may be interested to know that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is about to release a Hook 4K Blu-ray.

The new home video release’s special features will include 11 never-before-seen deleted scenes, and you can read more about the new transfer below.
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The Nun

On the August 14, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including MoviePass’s latest screw-up and a YouTube ad for The Nun. We’ll also dive into the mailbag to answer some listener questions.

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Halloween 4 mazes

Horror film icon Michael Myers (AKA The Shape) is making his triumphant return to the big screen this year with the upcoming release of a new Halloween movie, but visitors to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will also have an opportunity to come face-to-face with the masked menace starting one month from today. New Halloween 4 mazes are coming to the theme park’s annual event starting on September 14, 2018. See a sneak peek video of the new mazes below.  Read More »