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A Texas Theater Has Converted Its Parking Lot Into a Temporary Drive-In and Keeps Selling Out Shows

Things are rather bleak for the movie theater industry right now, but here’s some good news for a change. A Texas theater has converted itself into a temporary drive-in – and the result has been a smashing success. An EVO Entertainment theater located in Schertz, TX (trivia: the hometown of /Film managing editor Jacob Hall) set up a drive-in option in its parking lot, and has been selling out every single show since opening last Friday. Theaters across the globe have shut down due to the cor...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Forbes, Business and Industry News, Jacob Hall, Coronavirus, Schertz TX, EVO Entertainment, AM FM radios Indoor, EVO Entertainment Group, Mitchell Roberts


Working From Home 101: Useful Tips and Advice from the /Film Staff

With much of the world under unprecedented lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of people find themselves working from home for the first time ever. This may very well include you, loyal /Film reader. You may find it odd. You may find it uncomfortable. You may find yourself unmotivated and tired and anxious. Honestly, working from home is not something everyone is comfortable doing. And that’s perfectly normal. However, we here at /Film are work-from-home experts. We...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Features, Reddit, Facetime, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista


Water Cooler: Tiger King, Mortal Engines, Fullmetal Alchemist, The Parent Trap, Moulin Rouge, The Mask of Zorro, Insert Coin & More

On the March 24, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Ben got an unusual haircut Jacob is embracing #QuarantineBeard. What we’ve been Reading : Jacob read volumes 5-8 of Fullmetal...
Tags: Movies, Uganda, Zelda, Locust, Chris, Peter, Holmes, Ben, Brad, Green River, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Russell Stover, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Water cooler


Water Cooler: Westworld, Goldeneye, Back to the Future, In the Cut, Tarzan, The Skywalker Legacy, I Am Not Okay With This, Dr. Strangelove, The Shaggy DA, Beastars, Jeopardy

On the March 19, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, //Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter is getting a little stir crazy in self-isolation and it’s only been like 6 days. Jacob has doubled down on exercise and miniatu...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Features, XCOM, Chris, Amy, Peter, Ben, Jacob, Skywalker, Shaun, Strangelove, Ben Pearson, Ireland Northern Ireland, Jeffrey Eugenides


Water Cooler: Disney World, Devs, Bloodshot, Onward, The Hunt, Better Call Saul, Overlord, The Way Back, The Invisible Man, Incident in a Ghostland

On the March 12, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , 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 : Coronavirus updates.    At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter traveled to Florida for the opening of the new ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Epcot, Chris, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Simon Rich, Ben Pearson, Hollywood Studios, Gilda, Peter Sciretta, Mickey Minnie, Jacob Hall, Hoai Tran Bui


Water Cooler: North By Northwest, Miami, The Big Goodbye, Inception, City of Thieves, and More

On the March 5, 2020 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 what they’ve been up to in the Water Cooler. Opening Banter :   At The Water Cooler :   What we’ve been Doing : Ben saw the L.A. touring version of Escape to Margaritaville , and regretted every second of it. Jacob managed to visit a film set without gett...
Tags: Movies, Office, BoJack Horseman, Chris, Margaritaville, Wendy, Ben, Miami Florida, Brad, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Nate Bargatze, Hoai Tran Bui


Daily Podcast: Why Even Make Indiana Jones 5 Without Spielberg? What Bob Iger’s Departure Means For Disney’s Future

On the February 26, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Indiana Jones 5, Bob Iger, Apple , and Dawn . Opening Banter : Happy Birthday HT! In The News: Chris: Steven Spielberg No Longer Directing ‘Indiana Jones 5’; James Mangold Might Take Over Instead  Chris: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Is Still Dealin...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Harrison Ford, Ava Duvernay, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson, Chris, Jacob, Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Peter Sciretta, James Mangold, Jacob Hall, Bob Chapek


Water Cooler: Lion King, Star Wars: The High Republic, Brahms: The Boy 2, Onward, Love Is Blind, Brightburn, The Call of the Wild, Cheer

On the February 25, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Hoai-Tran saw The Lion King on Broadway What we’ve been Reading : Peter is excited about Star Wars: The High Republic . Jacob has started reading Nobody Does it Better: The C...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Broadway, Pixar, Disneyland, Chris, Peter, Jacob, Brahms, Madeline Miller, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Hoai Tran


Daily Podcast: New Star Wars Movie In Development, Martin Scorsese’s Next Film, Jurassic World 3 & Little Shop of Horror Casting

On the February 24, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , writer Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including a new Star Wars movie, Martin Scorsese ’s next film, more possible Jurassic Park connections for Jurassic World 3 and Little Shop of Horror casting. In The News : HT: New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Coming From ‘Sleight’ Director and ‘Luke Cage’ Write...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Jurassic Park, Chris Evans, Chris, Martin Scorsese, Little Shop, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume


Water Cooler: Star Wars: Duel of the Fates, Invisible Man, Mary Poppins Returns, Polaroid, Jerry Maguire, Avatar: The Last Airbender & Yojimbo

On the February 20, 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, and this episode will be shorter than normal. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter attempted to do his first live-stream at a busy theme park , it was insane....
Tags: Movies, Kentucky, Chris, Colin Trevorrow, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Mary Poppins, Jerry Maguire, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Derek Connolly, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Hoai Tran Bui


Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd to Star in ‘The Shrink Next Door’ Limited Series Based on the True Crime Podcast

Will Ferrell is reuniting with his Anchorman co-star Paul Rudd to star in the limited series The Shrink Next Door, a dark comedy based on the true crime podcast about a celebrity psychiatrist who slowly takes over his clients’ lives. Deadline reports that Ferrell and Rudd will star in in the MRC Television limited series The Shrink Next Door, based on the Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast of the same name. It will be a reunion for the two stars, who last appeared together in 2013’s Anchorm...
Tags: Television, Movies, Adaptation, John, Will-Ferrell, Rudd, Martin, Ike, Ferrell, Marty, Isaac, Paul-Rudd, Joe Nocera, Pritchett, Markowitz, Michael Showalter


Daily Podcast: Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges Reunion, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Escape From New York Remake, and More

On the February 18, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai , Leigh Whannell ’s Escape from New York remake, The Saint reboot director, and Martin McDonagh ’s new movie.  Opening Banter :    In the News : HT – ‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Will Consult on HBO Max’s Animated ‘Gremlins: Secrets o...
Tags: New York, Movies, Mogwai, Bruges, Martin Mcdonagh, Ben, Ben Pearson, Dexter Fletcher, Joe Dante, Jacob Hall, Hoai Tran Bui, Inisheer, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Direct Paramount, HBO Max


Water Cooler: To All The Boys, Survivor, Emperor’s New Groove, Sonic The Hedgehog, Fighting With My Family, Boss Level, Birds of Prey, The Pharmacist, Dracula

On the February 13, 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 : What are you guys doing for Valentine’s Day? At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter has been learning how to set-up film lights . Check out David Chen’s youtube channel ....
Tags: Movies, Resistance, Peter, Ben, Jacob, David Chen, Ben Pearson, Ramy, Peter Sciretta, Joe Carnahan, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume


Why ‘The Lodge’ Directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz Feel the Need to “Apologize” For Their Dark Horror Movie [Interview]

/Film’s own Jacob Hall said it best when he described The Lodge as “ the feel-bad horror movie of [the year] .” Directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz double down on the isolation and bleakness from Goodnight Mommy to create an experience that will fill you with dread as it keeps your head spinning and your jaw on the floor.  The story jumps right into one hell of a shockingly devastating prologue, which leaves Richard ( Richard Armitage ) in charge of his two kids (played by...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Rebecca, Vienna, Guillermo Del Toro, Mia, Richard, Franz, Hitchcock, Severin, Fiala, Veronika, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz


Water Cooler: Birds of Prey, McMillions, Good Place, Little America, Terminator, Doctor Sleep, Underwater, Hateful Eight, Joker, 1917, Emma and more

On the February 6, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter went to the Disneyland After Dark 80’s Nite event at Disneyland. You can watch his vlog of the experience here . Hoai-Tran ...
Tags: London, Movies, Netflix, Ferrari, Normandy, Quentin Tarantino, Disneyland, Chris, Peter, Gretel, Ben, Emma, Brad, Jacob, Hansel, Ben Pearson


/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

With 2019 officially in the record books, it’s time to look ahead. And from the cold wastelands of January, the rest of 2020 certainly looks promising. Well, at least it looks promising for the movies. After hunkering down and deciding on a list of 25 movies we most wanted to see in the next year (a process that was recorded as a podcast), the team voted on the final ranking. And here we are. These are our 25 most anticipated movies of 2020. 25. Coming 2 America August 7, 2020 It’s been...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, France, China, Disney, America, Earth, Features, Rebecca, Netflix, Queens, Wes Anderson, Broadway, James Bond


Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Posthumous Directing Debut Will Play at This Year’s Berlin Film Festival

Jóhann Jóhannson died in 2018, but as one of the most celebrated composers in Hollywood, he left behind a legacy and a body of work that included scores for Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario, Arrival, Mandy, Mary Magdalene, and more. Now there’s one more element being added to that legacy: Jóhansson’s feature directorial debut, Last and First Men. While no wide release date has been announced yet, the movie will play at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, giving fans one last chance to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Adaptation, Tilda Swinton, Johann Johannsson, Film Festivals, Johansson, Johann Johannson, Johannsson, Swinton, Jacob Hall, Olaf Stapledon, Johann Johansson, Last and First Men, Mandy Mary Magdalene, Kevin Avengers


‘Guns Akimbo’ Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Has Guns Bolted to His Hands and Has to Kill an Assassin

In Guns Akimbo, Daniel Radcliffe plays a loser who wakes up with guns physically bolted to his hands (yes, really). Not only that, but his character is tasked with killing an assassin on a live-streamed internet show. Points for originality must go to writer/director Jason Lei Howden for this deranged-looking movie. If happen to have spent the last few minutes considering if you should take a swig of Red Bull to get a jolt of energy, maybe just watch this new trailer instead – it’ll probably ha...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ufc, Movie Trailers, Red Bull, Daniel-Radcliffe, Edgar Wright, Miles, Scott Pilgrim, Clive Owen, Action/Adventure, Howden, Verhoeven, Red Band Movie Trailer, Jacob Hall, Samara Weaving


Writer’s Room: Our 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

On the January 15, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson , weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to narrow down their 25 most anticipated movies of 2020. Opening Banter : Let’s close the book on 2019 and look ahead to the rest of 2020! In this Edition of The Writer’s Room: What are our 25 most anticipated movies of 2020? Here is the...
Tags: Movies, America, Features, Chicago, Newark, Bill, Gretel, Soho, Ben Pearson, David Copperfield, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast


The 50 Greatest Movie Moments of 2019

We don’t always remember entire movies – we remember the moments. We recall that one glorious shot. We think of that telling glance, that hilarious one-liner, that shocking action scene. Heck, we sometimes remember a great moment from a bad movie more often than an entire competent movie. And with another year in cinema behind us, it’s time to look back. We’re finally and officially closing the book on 2019 with our look at the most moving, most funny, most thrilling, and most baffling moments ...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, China, Iraq, Features, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Dreamworks Animation, Keanu Reeves, Baker, Jesse Eisenberg, Shazam, Rogers, Andy King, Eddie Murphy, Ben Solo


2020 Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Who Landed the Unlikely Nods and Who Was Overlooked?

With typically only five nominees per category, someone is always bound to be left by the wayside when the Oscar nominations arrive. 2020 is no different. But with the snubs also come the surprises – the films, filmmakers, and actors who no one expected to land a nomination suddenly find themselves invited to the biggest awards ceremony Hollywood has to offer. We’ve combed through this morning’s nominations and have put together a list of the biggest snubs and surprises from the latest batch of...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Beyonce, France, Disney, Nasa, Features, Ferrari, Ford, Meryl Streep, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig


/Film’s Top 15 Movies of 2019

Over the past week, we have published individual Top 10 Movies of 2019 lists for each member of the /Film staff. And behind the scenes, we’ve been crunching the numbers to determine a list that represents the site as whole, with all of our most treasured films from the past year featured. And while not every beloved film made our final Top 15 of 2019 list (The Lighthouse missed it by this much!), we feel that the movies below not only represent the site’s overall tastes, but also what a tremend...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Senate, China, Nazis, America, Features, Jj Abrams, United States, Stanley Kubrick, Scarlett Johansson, Pedro Almodóvar, Cia, Hitler, Antonio Banderas


Water Cooler: Cats, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems, Don’t F–k With Cats, Killing Eve, Little Women, Klaus, The Movies that Made Us, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch

On the January 8, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , 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 : It’s 2020 and Peter is back! At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter went on a big trip to Walt Disney World and accidentally stole a bag at Best Buy. ...
Tags: Utah, Movies, Walt Disney World, Palm Springs, Chris, Universal Studios, Robin, Peter, Kevin Smith, Don, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Earthsea, Ben Pearson, Keto


Jacob Hall’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

Here’s the dirty little secret about end-of-the-year lists on movie websites: every year is actually a great year for movies if you see enough of them. Still, with that out of the way, 2019 was an exceptionally great year for cinema. The films that didn’t make this list could fill another top 10 and no one would blink! But because honorable mentions are a coward’s way out, I’m only offering you the final list after I scraped away everything I could afford to lose. Sorry, everything else. These ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Robert Pattinson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Craig, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, Alfred Hitchcock, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson


Writers Room Discussion: The Top 50 Movie Moments of 2019

On the January 6, 2020 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 narrow down the top movie moments of 2019. Opening Banter :    Our Feature Presentation: Our Favorite Movie Moments of 2019   Other Articles Mentioned:   All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at...
Tags: Movies, Features, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Writers Room


2019 Was a Peak-Geek Year – Where Do We Go from Here?

In the 21st century, geek properties have come to define our entertainment culture to the point where some say comic book nerds are now our cultural overlords. Despite false alarms of impending genre fatigue, superhero films dominated the 2010s right up until the end of the decade. In 2019, geek-chic gave way to peak-geek, with saga-ending pop culture behemoths like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker roaming the earth and indeed ruling the worldwide box office. However, “gee...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Disney, US, America, Features, Glass, Fox, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Tarantino


Read All of /Film’s Best of the Decade Lists and Features

It’s the first day of a new year and a new decade, and what better way to usher in 2020 than with a look back at the past 10 years of movies, TV shows, and everything in between? The pop culture landscape has shifted tremendously in the years since 2010, and our favorite movies of the past decade reflect that. At /Film, we tried our best to capture the pop culture zeitgeist of the past 10 years in our Best of the Decade series, which we ran for the last two weeks of December. Here is a compete ...
Tags: Movies, Ben Pearson, Top 10 Lists, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Best Of The Decade, 100 Best Movies of the Decade, Best Hollywood Action Movies, Best Comeback Films, Best Non Hollywood Animated Movies, Best International Action Movies, Better and Worse The Greatest Female Characters


The 25 Best Television Shows of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Last week, the /Film team gathered for a surprisingly intense conversation about the best television shows of the past decade. The one rule: the show had to have premiered between 2010 and 2019 (sorry, Breaking Bad and Mad Men). When the smoke cleared, there were 25 shows remaining, along with five battered and bruised runners-up. Here are the staff’s favorite shows of the past 10 years. Honorable Mentions (Or, the Shows One of Us Lov...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, London, Movies, Youtube, Washington, Office, New York City, America, Atlanta, Features, Netflix, Ronald Reagan, Ocean, Showtime, San Diego


Jacob Hall’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Look, most of these best of the decade articles start with a warning, saying something like “this list could have changed if I wrote it on another day.” And that’s fair. That’s fine. I’m sure that’s true for most folks. But not me. No, sir. These are my ten favorite films released between 2010 and 2019 and I feel awfully good about it. These ten films represent not just ten years in cinema, but ten years of my life and the movies that sha...
Tags: Movies, New York City, America, Features, Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel, Green Room, Oscar Isaac, Alfred Hitchcock, Rian Johnson, Anderson, George Miller, Buster Keaton, Jeremy Saulnier, Llewyn Davis, Peele


The 100 Best Movies of the Decade [Part Five]

(Welcome to /Film’s countdown of The 100 Best Movies of the Decade, examining the absolute best movies that were released between 2010 and 2019. This is part five of a five-part series and part of our Best of the Decade series.) Last week, the /Film team sat down for an extended two-part podcast to narrow down the 100 best films of the past decade. When the dust settled, we were left with a family of movies that could not be more different: action films and intimate dramas and horror flicks and...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Aaron Sorkin, Ben Affleck, America, Earth, Features, Park, Ireland, John Goodman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick