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Ep. 562 – Portrait of a Lady on Fire (GUEST: Valerie Complex)

Another week, another opportunity to catch up on some movies at home. In this episode, David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Valerie Complex to review Portrait of a Lady on Fire, now available streaming on Hulu. Check out Devindra’s review of Quibi here. Thanks to our sponsors this week:  Betterhelp, Feals, and Hunt a Killer. Visit betterhelp.com/FILMCAST for 10% off your session. Go to feals.com/FILMCAST and become a member to get $50 off plus free shipping. Go to huntakiller.com/FILMCAST a...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, David, Engadget, Slashfilmcast, The Show, Jeff Cannata, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra, Valerie Complex, David Devindra Jeff, Facebook Shownotes, Quibi, Hulu Check


‘Doogie Howser’ Reboot Coming to Disney+ With Multiracial Female Lead

Yet again, Hollywood has picked through the metaphorical brain folds of modern audiences, spotted something that was popular decades go but still retains some name recognition, and decided to resurrect it with a modern spin. The culprit this time: Doogie Howser, M.D., the 1989 ABC sitcom about a teenaged doctor played by a young Neil Patrick Harris. A Doogie Howser reboot is in development at Disney+ from How I Met Your Mother and Fresh Off the Boat writer/producer Kourtney Kang spearheading th...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Abc, Disney, Hawaii, Neil Patrick Harris, HARRIS, Jesse, Kang, Doogie, Doogie Howser, Steven Bochco, Kourtney Kang


Halloween Horror Film ‘Dark Harvest’ Release Date Set for Fall 2021

Hey, let’s move beyond this obliterated movie year and onto 2021, shall we? Here’s something to look forward to: Dark Harvest, a Halloween-themed horror flick from David Slade. Based on the novel by Norman Partridge, the story concerns a Halloween tradition in a small town where young men are tasked with stopping a supernatural being known as the October Boy. I love Halloween, and I love Halloween-themed movies, so I’m all over Dark Harvest, an upcoming film from David Slade, director of Har...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, MGM, Pete, Slade, Matt Tolmach, David Slade, David Manpearl, Dark Harvest, Norman Partridge, Pete McCormick, Ol Hacksaw Face


‘The Trip to Greece’ Trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Final ‘Trip’ is Full of More Good Food and Great Impressions

Gentlemen to bed! For the hilarious semi-fictionalized food tour led by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is coming to an end. Coogan and Brydon reprise their roles as fictionalized versions of themselves for the last time in The Trip to Greece, the fourth and final film in Michael Winterbottom’s comedy series following the two comedians as they eat and joke their way through Europe. Watch The Trip to Greece trailer below. The Trip to Greece Trailer The Trip films has been one of the most con...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Greece, Spain, Bbc, Ifc, Italy, Athens, Marlon Brando, Rob, Michael Caine, Movie Trailers, Steve, Steve-Coogan, Delphi


‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Giveaway: Win a Free Digital Rental of Eliza Hittman’s Excellent New Drama

Writer/director Eliza Hittman‘s new film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, won a special jury prize for neorealism at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. But the coronavirus interrupted its theatrical release, causing Focus Features to rethink its strategy and ultimately make the film available through Video On Demand platforms. Now we’re giving away five streaming codes for the movie so you can check it out for yourselves. Read on to...
Tags: Movies, Drama, New York City, Pennsylvania, Contests, Focus Features, Skylar, Flanigan, Eliza Hittman, Hittman, Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Never Rarely Sometimes Always Giveaway Five


‘Tinseltown’ 1920s Murder Mystery TV Series in the Works from ‘Desperate Housewives’ Writer Kevin Murphy

It seems like there’s no better time to escape to the past than now, and television is delivering by taking us back to the time of murder mysteries and Hollywood glamour with Tinseltown. A TV series based on William J Mann’s 2014 bestselling book, the Tinseltown TV series is a murder mystery drama set in 1920s Hollywood that is currently in the works from Desperate Housewives writer Kevin Murphy. Deadline reports that Spectrum Originals is developing Tinseltown, a murder mystery period drama...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Paramount, Valentine, Desperate Housewives, Murphy, Mann, Kaplan, Tinseltown, Kevin Murphy, Mystery/Suspense, William J Mann, Kapital Entertainment, Kapital, Tracy Katsky


‘Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind’ Trailer: An Intimate Portrait of the Late Actress

In 1981, Natalie Wood died at the age of 43. While her drowning death was initially ruled accidental, mystery still surrounds the event, and there are plenty of theories that foul play was involved. As a result, Wood’s death has overshadowed her life, but perhaps the new documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind will change that. The doc sets out to cover Wood’s life and career, not her untimely demise, and it’s premiering on HBO next month. Watch the trailer below. Natalie Wood What Re...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Wood, Natalie Wood, West Side Story, TV Trailer, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Laurent Bouzereau, Natalie Wood What Remains Behind


David F. Sandberg Shows You How He Made ‘Shadowed’, His Horror Short Filmed While Under Quarantine

Last week, Shazam director David F. Sandberg went back to his roots and released a new horror short, Shadowed. When I wrote up the story, I mentioned that not only am I a fan of Sandberg’s short horror films, I’m also a fan of when he uploads behind-the-scenes making-of videos. And sure enough, Sandberg has done just that, releasing a new Shadowed making-of video that you can watch below. The Making Of Shadowed  This making-of video is actually longer than the short film, and that’s fin...
Tags: Movies, Sandberg, Behind the Scenes Footage, David F. Sandberg, Lotta Losten


Water Cooler: Onward, The Platform, Happy Death Day, Better Call Saul, Sanjuro, Drunken Angel, The Mask of Zorro, The Count of Monte Cristo

On the April 8, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter : Brad is out sick today. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter has been dealing with his sick dog. Chris set his kitchen on fire, and also launched a new podcast, 21st Century S...
Tags: Movies, Zelda, Chris, Bosch, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Saul, Ben Pearson, Monte Cristo, Grady Hendrix, Peter Sciretta, Toshiro Mifune, David Blaine, Jacob Hall


‘My Spy’ Going Straight to Amazon After Playing Chicken With the Coronavirus

While every other movie originally due out in the next two months has pushed or delayed its release date, there was title holding fast: My Spy. Even with all movie theaters across the globe shut down for the time being, the Dave Bautista comedy was still set for an April 17 release date – AKA next week. But now the inevitable has happened: My Spy is not opening on April 17. In fact, it’s not opening in theaters at all. Instead, the movie is headed straight to Amazon. And another one bites th...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Australia, Disney, Cia, Ken Jeong, Dave Bautista, Release Dates, My Spy, Chloe Coleman Kristen Schaal


Louisiana Police Apologize for Using ‘The Purge’ Siren to Signal the Start of Coronavirus Curfew

In The Purge, a blaring siren signals the start of violence and mayhem as all crimes — including murder — become legal for 12 hours. It’s only the dystopian premise of a fictional horror series, thank goodness, but every once in a while, when the world gets really bad, the internet will joke that we’re not too far from going through a real-life Purge. So, at a time when the country is especially on edge amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s not a great coincidence when the police of Cr...
Tags: Movies, Abc, America, Louisiana, Crowley, Indiewire, Gibson, Acadia Parish, Broussard, Crowley Louisiana, James DeMonaco, The Purge, KATC, Crowley Police Department, Real Life Weirdness, Coronavirus


More People Watched ‘Tiger King’ Than ‘Stranger Things 2’

Tiger King continues its strange reign. In the last month, the series has become the go-to watch for all of us poor chumps stuck inside. It’s the ultimate in quarantine viewing – a weird, shocking docuseries about truly terrible people, and we all apparently can’t get enough of it. And a new report states that Tiger King has become one of Netflix’s biggest hits – drawing an even bigger audience than Stranger Things 2. How big a hit is Tiger King? It’s Stranger Things big. In fact, it’s bigge...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, United States, Nielsen, Oklahoma, Joe, Variety, Kate McKinnon, Carole Baskin, Tiger King


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Merchandise Suggests a New Monster Will Join the Fray

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse is setting up a clash of the titans later this year with Godzilla vs. Kong, the first major on-screen battle between the King of the Monsters and the King of the Jungle since the two essentially fought to a draw back in the 1960s. But in a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, it looks like the two title characters won’t be the only creatures involved in a brawl before the credits roll in this upcoming movie. When toy merchandise for a big-bu...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Earth, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Warner Brothers, Kong, King Kong, Charles Dance, Eiza Gonzalez, Action/Adventure, Adam Wingard, Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Kong, Nozuki, Mega Kong


‘The Others’ Remake is Happening for Some Reason

Hey, you know which movie doesn’t need a remake? The Others, the spooky, atmospheric ghost story starring Nicole Kidman. So, of course, we’re getting a remake. The Others remake is now in the works, after Sentient Entertainment won the rights to the project. And, just to make things extra silly, this remake is going to be “modernized.” Sure. Whatever. I’m by no means anti-remake, but there are some movies that really don’t need any sort of remake/reimagining/update/etc., and The Others is on...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Nicole Kidman, Remakes, Tab, Lucas Akoskin, The Others, Sentient Entertainment, Christopher Tuffin, Renee Tab, Grace Nicole Kidman


Quibi’s ‘Memory Hole’ Accused of Plagiarism by VHS Arts Collective

The new Quibi reality series Memory Hole has been accused of plagiarism by the VHS art collective Everything is Terrible! The art collective, which launched its own VHS clip variety show also titled Memory Hole in 2014, accused Quibi’s Memory Hole creator Scott Vrooman of ripping off the concept and logo from their series. Quibi launched this week to less-than-great fanfare, debuting a host of scripted and non-scripted shows that were mostly greeted with an ambivalent shrug. But one series w...
Tags: Twitter, Television, Movies, Chicago, George Orwell, Plagiarism, Will Arnett, Indiewire, Memory Hole, Chris Evangelista, Quibi, Vrooman, Scott Vrooman, Dimitri Simakis, Simakis, IndieWire Quibi


Rocket Raccoon’s Past Will Be a “Big Part” of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ James Gunn Teases

When James Gunn introduced his lovable band of misfits to the world in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, each character proved rich and interesting enough to warrant a whole origin movie. But while the past two movies have mostly focused on Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may finally give Bradley Cooper‘s scene-stealing Rocket Raccoon the spotlight. During an online “watch party” of Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn — who returns to h...
Tags: Movies, Bradley Cooper, Sequels, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Avengers, Rocket Raccoon, Marvel Studios, Gunn, Raccoon, Comic Book/Superhero, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, Nebula Karen Gillan, Adam Warlock


‘Chemo Brain’ is Deeply Human and Surprisingly Hopeful Look at Life With Cancer [SXSW]

(The SXSW Film Festival may have been cancelled, but our coverage will go on with reviews of films and TV shows made available to our critics.) All of us think we’re invincible right up until the moment life smacks us in the face and reminds us just how fragile we are. Oliver (Adam Ild Rohweder) is your average guy, living his life as any 28-year-old would. He hangs with his friends, he studies for school, and has a casual fling with the lovely Signe (Stephanie Nguyen). The two aren’t official...
Tags: Television, Movies, Features, Oliver, Sxsw, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar, Chemo Brain, Oliver Adam Ild Rohweder, Signe Stephanie Nguyen, Eva Karoline Brygmann, Jens Jørn Spottag


‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Trailer: Janelle Monáe Loses Her Memory

Homecoming is one of the best shows of the streaming era, although it really feels like people slept on it. Now the show is back for a second season, and it has an all-new lead: Janelle Monáe. While original star Julia Roberts has departed, the second season will be continuing the story from the first, and going deeper into the mystery that first season set up. Watch the Homecoming season 2 trailer below. Homecoming Season 2 Trailer Amazon Prime Video has plenty of great original shows,...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Janelle Monae, Homecoming, Chris Cooper, Joan Cusack, TV Trailer, Stephan James, Hong Chau, Geist Group, Trailer Amazon Prime Video, Homecoming Initiative Memory


From ‘Patton’ to ‘1917’: The 20 Best War Movies of the Last Half-Century

War is hell but it sometimes provides the backdrop for great movies. The recent Blu-ray release of 1917, followed by  the 50th anniversary, this week, of the Oscar-winning Patton, starring George C. Scott,  is as good an excuse as any for cinephiles to hunker down in the trenches of an impromptu war movie marathon (especially if you’re stuck at home right now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic). With that in mind, here’s a mission for you, soldier: work your way through this chronolog...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Berlin, War, Features, Fox, Oliver Stone, Winston Churchill, Smokey Robinson, Va, American Sniper, Cambodia, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, John Wayne


Ridley Scott’s ‘Gucci’ Crime Drama Starring Lady Gaga Picked up By MGM

MGM was the first studio to announce a major theatrical release delay due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and, even as the entire industry grinds to a halt amid the ongoing pandemic, continues to be one of the few Hollywood studios still making major deals. As MGM’s new film chairman Michael De Luca hires executives and reshapes the company, the studio has picked up Ridley Scott‘s true crime drama Gucci, based on the real-life murder of fashion house head Maurizio Gucci, and is in talks with...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Netflix, James Bond, Lady Gaga, Kevin Spacey, Ridley-Scott, Gucci, MGM, True Story, Scott, Ridley, Christopher Plummer


The Quarantine Stream: Watch ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and Wait for All This to Blow Over

(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: Shaun of the Dead Where You Can Stream It: Hulu, with a Starz add-on The Pitch: Longtime slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) is forced to fend for his life and protect his friends and family, all the while making his way to his favorite pub amid an undead outbreak in Edgar Wright’s classic zombie comedy. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Vie...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Starz, Frost, Hulu, George Romero, Edgar Wright, Wright, Shaun, Pegg, Shaun of the Dead, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, Shaun Simon Pegg, The Quarantine Stream


Tracy Morgan Reveals Details About His ‘Coming 2 America’ Character

Coming 2 America has a stacked cast of comedians that will all likely be vying for screen time with star Eddie Murphy in the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy classic. But Tracy Morgan may sneak in with a fair amount, because he’s family — or at least, he’s playing family to the long-lost son of Murphy’s Prince Akeem. Morgan revealed more details about his Coming 2 America role as Reem, the uncle of Prince Akeem’s long-lost son via one-night stand. In a video conference interview on The...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, Sequels, Rick Ross, James Earl Jones, Tracy-Morgan, Eddie, Paramount Pictures, Wesley Snipes, Eddie Murphy, Leslie Jones, Morgan, Murphy, Louie Anderson, Stern


‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Review: Uneven, But Still Wildly Entertaining, Must-Watch TV

How do you keep a show like Killing Eve going? The show’s entire premise is wrapped-up in the cat-and-mouse, would-be-romance between psycho assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Britsh Intelligence investigator Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), and there’s only so many times (and seasons) you can string viewers along with that set-up. Season 2 seemed to grasp this, and actually went a long way towards finally bringing Eve and Villanelle together – only to tear them apart at the very last minute. The c...
Tags: Movies, Features, Eve, Jodie Comer, Comer, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar, Phoebe Waller, Villanelle, Killing Eve, Villanelle Jodie Comer, Eve Polastri Sandra, Dasha Harriet Walter, Carolyn Fiona Shaw, Konstantin Kim Bodnia


‘Space Force’ Premieres on Netflix in May, See the First Images From the New Steve Carell Comedy Series

Get ready to head to space…from the safety of your own home. Netflix’s Space Force, a new series co-created by The Office alumnus Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, takes one of the 10 bajillion stupid ideas from a certain someone who shall remain nameless, and turns it into comedy. Carell plays a general tasked with getting the newly created Space Force off the ground…and onto the moon. Netflix just announced a premiere date for the show, and released a slew of first-look images. In Space Force...
Tags: Images, Lisa Kudrow, Movies, Colorado, White House, Office, Netflix, Steve-Carell, Air Force, Mark, Daniels, Carell, US Armed Forces, Greg Daniels, Space Force, Mark R Naird Steve Carell


CBS Resurrecting Sunday Night Movies to Fill in For Shortened TV Seasons

Back in the old days, long before streaming, and even before home video as we know it today, networks aired movies. NBC had NBC’s Saturday Night at the Movies, and both ABC and CBS had the Sunday Night Movie. Well, as the saying goes, everything old is new again, and as CBS finds itself facing a drop-off in programming due to coronavirus delays, they’re bringing back the Sunday Night Movie. Starting in May, CBS will be airing titles like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Titanic on Sunday nights. ...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Abc, Cbs, Indiana Jones, CBS Entertainment, Jack Rose, Noriko Kelley, Sunday Night Movies


Exclusive ‘Cursed Films’ Clip Unleashes the Curse of ‘The Omen’

Cursed Films, Shudder’s new series about the urban legends surrounding classic horror films, is a must-watch. They’ve already debuted an episode on The Exorcist, and this week they’ll be premiering a new ep devoted to Richard Donner’s 1976 classic, The Omen. We’re debuting an exclusive Cursed Films clip that features Donner and more talking about some of the spooky happenings that surrounded The Omen‘s production. Cursed Films Clip Do you believe in curses? I don’t, but I sure love hear...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Jerry Goldsmith, Video Clips, Gregory Peck, Peck, Richard Donner, DONNER, Jay Cheel, David Seltzer, Shudder, Cursed Films


We Now Have to Wait Until February to See Bob Odenkirk as an Action Movie Star

Universal is making some more changes to its release date calendar due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While other studios are still hoping to release movies in late July despite the near future remaining unclear, the folks at Universal aren’t taking any chances – they’ve moved Nobody, their Bob Odenkirk action movie, until February of next year. Get the details on that below, and learn what’s happening with M. Night Shyamalan‘s new movie as well. Nobody was originally set to open in the...
Tags: Hbo, Bob-Odenkirk, Movies, Amc, Thriller, Universal, Conan O Brien, Hollywood Reporter, Shyamalan, John Wick, Ilya Naishuller, Nobody, Action/Adventure, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Odenkirk, Release Dates


ScreenPlus Allows Theaters to Create Personalized VOD Platforms, Which Could Help Them Survive During the Coronavirus

We’ve documented the hardships of movie theaters as this pandemic has essentially put the entire industry on hold. Bailout programs have been put in place and organizations are collecting money to make sure theaters are able to turn the lights back on when everything returns to normal, but now a potential new revenue stream has presented itself as another way to help in the short term. It’s called ScreenPlus, and thanks to their partnership with a software company called VistaGroup, they’ve rol...
Tags: Movies, Vista, Exhibition, Business and Industry News, Vista Group, Coronavirus, ScreenPlus


‘The Night of the Hunter’ Remake in Development at Universal From ‘Operation Finale’ Writer

In 1955, Oscar-winning actor Charles Laughton, who appeared in films like Witness for the Prosecution, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Spartacus, stepped behind the camera as a director for the first and only time. The result was The Night of the Hunter, a dark, moody thriller starring Robert Mitchum as a serial killer, and a movie that is beloved by cinephiles and has influenced generations of filmmakers and storytellers. It’s a stone-cold classic: not just one of the best films ever directed by an ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Thriller, Universal, Remakes, Guillermo, Robert Mitchum, Joe Dante, Mitchum, Charles Laughton, Matthew Orton, David Grubb, Amy Pascal Spider Man, Peter Gethers, The Night of the Hunter, Hunter Remake Variety


The Venice Film Festival Will Not Be Going Digital

Everything is delayed, canceled, or on hold at the moment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which means that film festivals are having to make some tough choices. Cannes is postponed. SXSW was canceled, but they recently announced they would try to put together an online film festival with Amazon Prime Video. TIFF has yet to make a decision one way or another, but festival runners Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey mentioned last week that they were considering a potential digital festival. Digi...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Africa, Digital, Italy, Middle East, Venice, Cannes, Cameron Bailey, Venice Film Festival, Sxsw, Variety, Film Festivals, Alberto Barbera, Joana Vicente