On the November 8, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, who presents an interview with Doctor Sleep writer/director Mike Flanagan. Read More »
We all know the name Jai Courtney. The Australian actor first broke out on the Starz series Spartacus and later landed roles in a string of high-profile movies like Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys and Jack Reacher. Between those movies, he’s gravitated towards more grounded roles in dramas like Felony, The Water Diviner, and Unbroken. He himself says it’s the intimate dramas that are more to his taste.
Movies like director Henry Alex Rubin’s Semper Fi are right up his alley. It’s a family drama that deals with the military, PTSD, and brotherhood, with a third act turn towards a prison break thriller. It’s a movie going for naturalism, not spectacle, and it’s another look at what Courtney is capable of given a strong role.
Recently, we spoke to the actor about what attracts him to certain roles, drama school in Australia, and what kept him going when he first moved to Los Angeles.
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On the November 1, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents an oral history of Avengers: Endgame’s epic final battle. Read More »
On the September 16, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Funko movie, Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow, and The Infinity Saga. In Our Feature Presentation, we talk with Joker director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix.
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On the September 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall to talk about Jacob’s visit to the set of Doctor Sleep. Then, you’ll hear Ben’s interview with It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti. Read More »
Director Carl Franklin is no stranger to the crime genre. Before shooting four episodes of Mindhunter season two and his illustrious career directing television, Franklin helmed two of the best damn crime movies of the 1990s, One False Move and The Devil in the Blue Dress. He’s an old pro when it comes to crafting exceptional tension, which there’s no shortage of in his episodes of the David Fincher-produced series.
Mindhunter isn’t the first time Franklin and Fincher have collaborated; the Out of Time director first worked with him on House of Cards. As he explained to us, Fincher was more involved this time around on Mindhunter. Franklin, who thankfully has a movie brewing he might direct soon, talked to us about his time working with Fincher, the unique style and stars of the acclaimed series, and a nice memory about the late, great Bill Paxton. At the time of the interview, we had yet to see the episodes he directed before the interview, so it’s a broader discussion about the Netflix series.
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On the August 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Bruce Lee scene, The Eternals, an Event Horizon TV show, the third Walking Dead series finding a director, and Michelle Rodriguez’s Justice for Han comment. And in our feature presentation, you’ll hear an interview with Hobbs and Shaw writer/producer Chris Morgan. Read More »
On the July 29, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson, to discuss visiting the set of Disney’s The Lion King, and we will present an interview with director Jon Favreau.
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On a special edition of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled discussion of writer/director Ari Aster‘s new film, Midsommar. Then, you’ll hear interviews with Aster and actors Will Poulter and Jack Reynor. Read More »
Stranger Things 3 takes Police Chief Jim Hopper through a big emotional journey, growing the character exponentially from when we first met him in season 1. That character growth wouldn’t work nearly as well were it not for the incredible work of actor David Harbour, who plays the gruff-but-lovable character to perfection. I had the chance to talk with Harbour about the upcoming season, and during the conversation it became abundantly clear to me how seriously he takes his job, and how much nuanced thought he puts into Hopper as a character.
In our interview below, learn more about Hopper’s arc, as well as his return to punching the hell out of people, and what awaits the character, and the show, in the future.
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