On the January 20, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the presidential inauguration. Read More »

Kevin Feige the greatest producer

It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning polymath who’s worked as a director/actor/writer/producer, knows a thing or two about producing movies. And during a recent roundtable discussion, he had some strong praise for fellow film producer Kevin Feige, calling him the “greatest” and “most successful producer who’s ever lived.” Read More »

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer

On the January 19, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including some Thor: Love and Thunder casting, news about the Wonka prequel, The Muppet Show coming to Disney+, and the return of Master of None. Read More »

All Aboard: ‘Snowpiercer’ Season 3 is Coming to TNT

Snowpiercer season 3

TNT must be feeling good about its upcoming second season of Snowpiercer, because the network has given the post-apocalyptic sci-fi show a season 3 renewal before its second season even debuts.
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Spider-Man ride featurette

Spider-Man has been the subject of an exciting theme park ride at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure for more than 20 years now, but Disney has recently been developing a rival ride about the friendly neighborhood wall crawler, and it is finally almost ready to be unveiled. Disney Parks released a new Spider-Man ride featurette today which includes interviews and footage of current Spidey star Tom Holland in action on the upcoming attraction, and you can check it out and get a sense of what’s in store below. Read More »

uk travel restrictions

The United Kingdom removed film and television workers from the country’s COVID-inspired travel exemption list today, meaning that anyone who travels to the UK from an outside nation will need to quarantine for 10 days or pay for a private test which could shorten that isolation period to five days. Either way, it sounds like it just got more expensive for Hollywood productions to send international employees into the UK to work. Read More »

Ethan Hawke

On the January 18, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Ethan Hawke joining a Marvel series, a Dungeons & Dragons TV show, Godzilla vs. Kong’s release date, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and Disneyland canceling its Annual Passholder program. Read More »

Thief

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Thief

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: James Caan plays a jewel thief who’s trying to get out of the game. But when he gets entangled in the web of a Chicago gangster, extricating himself from the world of crime proves more difficult than he anticipated.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: If you’re a fan of Michael Mann movies like Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice, Thief is essential because it’s the foundation on which all those other projects are built. To quote a term from the Black Check podcast, it’s Mann’s Rosetta Stone movie: the one which announces his intentions as a filmmaker and reveals pretty much everything you need to know about his style and interests. (Plus, the fantastic score by Tangerine Dream lives up to the hype.) Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Will John Rhys-Davies reprise his role as Sallah in Indiana Jones 5?
  • Disenchanted has recruited another star from the first film to come back
  • Doug Liman gives a fresh update on Edge of Tomorrow 2
  • Vanessa Kirby talks Mission: Impossible 7

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Horror maestro John Carpenter hasn’t directed a movie in more than a decade, and that doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon. But the director of movies like The Thing, Halloween, and The Fog is now set to explore the horror genre through a new medium: audio.

Carpenter and his wife, producer Sandy King Carpenter, have signed a deal with Serial Box to develop multiple horror audio shows and podcasts over the next two years which will fall under a new “John Carpenter Presents” banner. Get the details below.
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