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Water Cooler: Game of Thrones, Bosch, Homecoming, Police Story, Tolkien, Formula 1, Vlogging Disneyland, B.P.R.D., Cuphead

On the April 22 2019 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 talk about what they’ve been up to at The Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Brad’s out sick. At The W...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Nintendo, Disneyland, Chris, Bosch, Peter, Jeff, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Dreyer, Ben Pearson, Morgan Library, Walter Murch, Peter Sciretta


‘Game of Thrones’ Delivers One of Its All-Time-Best Episodes With “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Game of Thrones does something unusual. It goes small. And intimate. And never strays from a single castle. The result is one of the most moving (and funniest) episodes of the entire series. /Film’s resident Westeros experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson will be examining this season together, discussing the merits, debating the issues, and maybe even harmoniously agreeing on this grand conclusion. Join them below. A Game of Thrones Bottle Episode Jacob: ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Features, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, King, Full House, Michelle, Ben, Jon, Jacob, Westeros, Jaime


‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Photos: The Calm Before the Storm

Game of Thrones only has one more traditional-sized episode left before it takes the gloves off and starts unleashing movie-length episodes all the way to the finish line, and some new images have emerged from the next episode. Get a glimpse of little Lyanna Mormont rocking some battle armor, Sansa Stark scooping soup from a bread bowl, and much more below. HBO has ramped up the secrecy so much for this final Game of Thrones season that they won’t even reveal the name of each individual epis...
Tags: Images, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Game Of Thrones, Jaime, Dany, Winterfell, Action/Adventure, Jacob Hall, Helen Sloan, Lyanna Mormont


Water Cooler: Game of Thrones, Barry, Star Wars, Guava Island, Veep, Dark Side of the Ring, Detour, Little, Twilight Zone, Tokyo Story

On the April 17 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : In the ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Atlantic, Nintendo, Tokyo, Lincoln, Chris, Peter, Ben, Brad, Hogwarts, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Baba, Mark Bowden, Peter Sciretta


A Cast of Kings S8E1 – Winterfell

It’s the beginning of the end!  David Chen and Joanna Robinson dive into the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “Winterfell.” Listen to David and Joanna’s recent interview on NPR All Things Considered. Read Joanna’s Vanity Fair article on the Easter eggs in the season premiere, and see her profile in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson’s Game of Thrones recap here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. ...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, David, Npr, Vanity Fair, Joanna, David Chen, Ben Pearson, Slashfilmcast, Joanna Robinson, Jacob Hall, A Cast of Kings, Twitter Listen, A Game of Thrones, San Francisco Chronicle Check


Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Theories, Discussion, and News Breakdown

On the April 16 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker news. We’ll also discuss Peter’s theory based on one shot from the trailer. And we’ll answer your mailbag questions about the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular po...
Tags: Movies, Toronto, Eu, Jj Abrams, George Lucas, John Boyega, Kennedy, Chris, Ray, Jj, Peter, Ben, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, Palpatine, Endor


‘Game of Thrones’ Returns to ‘Winterfell’ With a Busy Hour of Table-setting and Doomsaying

Game of Thrones is back with its eighth and final season…which means that a series known for its unwillingness to take any prisoners no longer has a reason to let the castles stand and keep heads on their shoulders. The season premiere, “Winterfell,” follows the grand series tradition of moving pieces into place before the proper storm begins. And there are many, many pieces, even as the game table itself has shrunk to only two key locations: Winterfell, stronghold of House Stark, and King’s La...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Features, Game Of Thrones, North, King, Kit Harington, Sansa, Ben, Jon, Chekov, Jacob, Westeros


‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Director Terry Gilliam on the Joy and Desperation of Filmmaking [Interview]

Nobody can deny that Terry Gilliam is one tenacious filmmaker. We all know the trials and tribulations of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his undying passion project that’s been in the making for well over 20 years with a revolving door of stars and a lot of terrible, no good luck. Whatever could go wrong for this movie seemingly did, but what matters now is this: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally finished. The end result is, in typical Gilliam fashion, a rush of creativity and imaginat...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Features, Terry-gilliam, Adam Driver, Cervantes, Don Quixote, Jonathan, Adam, Toby, Jonathan Pryce, Munchausen, Gilliam, Action/Adventure


Emergency Podcast: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Reaction and Discussion

This is /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta and joining me are managing editor Jacob Hall , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker . We talk about the newly announced title for Star Wars Episode 9, the revelations from the presentation at Star Wars Celebration, our reaction and breakdown of the trailer, our concerns on the teased Palpatine reveal and speculation on the title and much more. Join us and geek out about Star Wars! ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star Wars Celebration, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Peter Sciretta, Rey Kylo Ren, Jacob Hall, Featured Stories Sidebar, Star Wars Episode 9, Hoai Tran Bui


Our 2019 ‘Game of Thrones’ Superlatives: Awards, Honors, and Titles for the Currently-Alive Characters

First, we ranked the 10 best episodes of Game of Thrones. Then we ranked the 15 best moments from the series. Now, it’s time get serious. It’s time for some Game of Thrones superlatives. It makes sense, right? After all, the treacherous world of Westeros is just like high school. What is the battle for the crown if not the grandest popularity contest imaginable? So the Westerosi yearbook editors (Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson) are awarding the currently-living characters the accolades they deserve...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Television, Movies, Instagram, Drama, Fantasy, Features, Davos, Adaptation, Army, Game Of Thrones, North, Party, Jon Snow, Sam


The 15 Greatest ‘Game of Thrones’ Moments: Shocking Suicides, Brutal Betrayals, and Dangerous Dragons

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this weekend, so you know what that means: it’s time to rank things. And a show as epic as this offers a great deal to rank. Yesterday, we ranked the 10 best episodes. Today, we’re ranking the 15 best moments of the entire series. /Film’s resident Westeros experts, Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson, hunkered down, re-watched all 67 episodes of the series so far, and whittled down a list of dozens of moments to a final 15. In a show known for its ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Features, House, Adaptation, Army, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Twins, Diana Rigg, Wolf, Ben, Jon


Daily Podcast: Is It Okay For Filmmakers To Lie To Press/Fans? Can Avengers: Endgame Overtake Avatar At The Box Office?

On the April 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Donald Glover , Child’s Play, Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye, Grease and Star Wars Episode 9 . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if y...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Rihanna, Paramount, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Chris, Bear Mccreary, Ben, Donald Glover, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume


Guillermo del Toro’s Vision for ‘Hellboy’ Gave Us a Rare Pair of Truly Auteur-Driven Superhero Films

It’s only been fifteen years since Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro and frequent collaborator Ron Perlman introduced moviegoers to the sight of a trenchcoated, gun-toting red demon with horns filed down to stumps on his head. The 2004 Hellboy and especially its sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, sometimes stray into sentimentalism in a way that puts them at odds, tonally, with creator Mike Mignola’s original Hellboy comics, which were more pulp horror adventures. Yet it’s their whim...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Fbi, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Antarctica, Nolan, Abe Sapien, Hellboy, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Liz, Harbour, Toro, Del Toro


Big Battles and Bad Weddings: The 10 Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this weekend, so you know what that means: it’s time to rank things. And a show as epic as this offers a great deal to rank. So let’s start with the best episodes, shall we? /Film’s resident Westeros experts, Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson, hunkered down, re-watched all 67 episodes of the series so far, and whittled them down to a lean and mean top 10. Before we enter the show’s endgame on Sunday night, let’s remember why we love this show in ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, White Walker, Ben, Jon, Jacob, Robb, Westeros, Ned, Ben Pearson


Writers’ Room: ‘Game of Thrones’ Best Episodes, Best Moments, and Yearbook Superlatives

On the April 10, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer  Ben Pearson  is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall  to narrow down the top 10 episodes of Game of Thrones, the show’s top 15 moments, lay out a ranking of the seasons, and hand out yearbook-style superlatives to the show’s surviving characters before its final season premiere. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the ...
Tags: Movies, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Writers Room


‘One Cut of the Dead’ Coming to Shudder, Will Give You Another Reason to Subscribe to This Horror Streaming Service

It can sometimes be difficult for movies on the film festival circuit to drum up enough buzz to capture the moviegoing public’s interest. But after playing Fantastic Fest last fall, appearing at over 100 other film festivals, and becoming a box office hit in Japan, the Japanese horror comedy One Cut of the Dead has become an indie sensation. And soon enough, everyone in the United States will have the opportunity to see it, but you’re going to need a subscription to AMC’s horror specialty strea...
Tags: Japan, Comedy, Movies, Horror, Amc, United States, Netflix/Streaming Video, Jacob Hall, Shudder, Chris Evangelista, Joshua Meyer, One Cut of the Dead, Shinichirou Ueda


Water Cooler: Pet Sematary, Twilight Zone, Shazam, Shrill, The Act, Cold War, Missing Link, Christopher Robin, Legend of Cocaine Island, Boy Band Con, Sandman Slim

On the April 8, 2019 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Coole...
Tags: Movies, Nintendo, Disneyland, Hulu, Chris, Peter, Anaheim, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Christopher Robin, Ben Pearson, Baba, EPIK, Lou Pearlman, Peter Sciretta


‘NOS4A2’ Trailer: Zachary Quinto Feeds Off the Souls of Children in a Place Called Christmasland

AMC has plenty of zombies to spare with The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and the apparently endless array of spin-offs and movies they want to make in the coming years. But thankfully, they’re starting to diversify their horror slate with a little vampire terror. NOS4A2 is a new series coming to AMC this June, based on Joe Hill‘s 2013 novel of the same name. The story follows a young woman named Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) who finds herself drawn to lost things, especially people. B...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, Amc, Adaptation, Sxsw, Joe-Hill, Zachary-Quinto, Vic, Chris McQueen, Manx, Ashleigh Cummings, TV Trailer, Jacob Hall, Jami O'Brien, AMC Premiere


Water Cooler: The Inventor, Shazam!, The OA Part 2, One Cut of the Dead, 42nd Street, Queer Eye, Succession, Little Women, Kill or Be Killed

On the March 27, 2019 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 talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Co...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Kung Fu Hustle, Gordon Ramsay, Disneyland, Alex Gibney, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta


Daily Podcast: Zack Snyder’s Insane Vision For the DCEU, And Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Spoiler Discussion Part 2

On the March 26, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss some brief film news involving Zack Snyder . We will also talk Us spoilers and answer some of your reader emails. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). ...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Superman, United States, Reddit, Adelaide, Batman, Elisabeth Moss, Chris, Santa Cruz, Trump, Peter, Kevin, Lupita, Jeremiah, Ben Pearson


Daily Podcast: AppleTV+ Announcement Reactions and Analysis

On the March 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss Apple TV+ and the news coming out of today’s big Apple keynote event. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Water...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Oprah, Spielberg, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Appletv, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Netflix Storytellers


‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Defend Last Season’s Controversial Pacing Choices

For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace. Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Entertainment Weekly, Dave Hill, Dan Weiss, Alan Taylor, Action/Adventure, Bryan Cogman, Jacob Hall


Water Cooler: Shazam, Pet Sematary, Captain Marvel, The Boy, Wonder Park, Apollo 11, Aquaman, Dumbo, Cobra Kai, Twilight Zone, Queer Eye

On the March 19, 2019 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. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Coo...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Austin, Netflix, Canada, Chris, Sxsw, Weezer, Wolf, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Victoria British Columbia, Alamo Drafthouse


‘Us’ Featurette: The Cast Praises the Unique Vision of Director Jordan Peele

Comedian Jordan Peele has become a powerhouse filmmaker following his directorial debut with Get Out in 2017. Now Peele is back with his sophomore directing effort, a new nightmare simply called Us. The film finds a family in Northern California suddenly hunted by people they never imagined: themselves. A new Us featurette goes behind the scenes of the new horror movie without giving much away about what’s really going on with this story of dangerous doppelgängers. Instead, cast members Lupita ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, US, Adelaide, Universal, Elisabeth Moss, South, Wilsons, Sxsw, Southwest, Northern California, Lupita Nyong, Peele, Jordan Peele, Behind the Scenes Footage, Jacob Hall


Daily Podcast: The Best Movies & TV From The 2019 SXSW Film Festival

On the March 18, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , to discuss the best movies he saw at the SXSW Film Festival. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Jacob has returned from the SXSW Film Festival! In Our Feature Presentation: Jacob talks about the best ...
Tags: Movies, Sxsw, Jacob, Marc Maron, Jordan Peele, Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Lynn Shelton, La Llorona, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume


‘The Wind’ Trailer: What Eldritch Horrors Await on the Frontier?

There’s something spooky (and deadly) lurking out on the frontier in The Wind, a new horror movie from first-time director Emma Tammi that looks a little bit like an Old West version of The Witch. The story concerns a frontierswoman living on a lonely stretch of land where the wind won’t stop howling. The woman begins to suspect some sort of supernatural, demonic presence is afoot, and things only get weirder when a very religious couple moves in nearby. Watch The Wind trailer below. The Wi...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Trailers, Old West, Lizzy, Jacob Hall, Fantastic Fest, Dylan McTee, Emma Tammi, The Wind, Lizzy Caitlin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Caitlin Gerard Julia Goldani Telles Miles Anderson


‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Trailer: A Terrified Jesse Eisenberg Learns Karate

Jesse Eisenberg is afraid of…well…everything in The Art of Self-Defense. Eisenberg plays a nervous nebbish who decides to sign up for a karate class in order to get over his many, many fears. But as this brief but memorable trailer shows, there’s more going on here than meets the eye. Watch The Art of Self-Defense trailer below. The Art of Self-Defense Trailer The Art of Self-Defense just played at SXSW, where our own Jacob Hall caught it, and came away impressed. Riley Stearns’ previo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Movie Trailers, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Jesse-Eisenberg, Sxsw, Fight Club, Jacob, Casey, Eisenberg, Stearns, Jacob Hall, The Art of Self-Defense, Riley Stearns, Casey Davies


Daily Podcast: SXSW 2019 Reactions: Us, Booksmart, Little Monsters, Tread, and More

On the March 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson  is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall  to talk about Taika Waititi‘s new Time Bandits TV series and some of the biggest movies at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : No Water Cooler today In the News...
Tags: Movies, David, Jacob, Taika Waititi, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, China Review Boyz


Daily Podcast: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Suicide Squad 2, Gundam, MoviePass, Game of Thrones, The Trench, Avengers: Endgame

On the March 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Suicide Squad 2, Gundam , MoviePass , Game of Thrones, The Trench, Disney+  and Avengers: Endgame .   You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS U...
Tags: Movies, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Disneyland, Chris, Jacob, George R R Martin, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Edge Suicide Squad, Trench Disney, Deadshot Chris, Brian K Vaughan Chris


How to Design a Good Sci-Fi Space Helmet: An Interview With the Filmmakers of ‘Prospect’

Prospect is a bold, unique indie film (read /Film editor Jacob Hall’s review of the film from SXSW). It’s a low-budget sci-fi western that relies heavily on practical effects to tell its story. In this day and age, that’s a rarity. It’s particularly impressive because when you use practical props, sets, and effects, you have to deal with a lot of inconveniences on set, like figuring how to work with actors that need to be in helmets and space suits for eight or twelve hours per day. That’s daun...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, La, Western, Sci-fi, Earth, Features, Ridley Scott, Jay, Pedro, Sxsw, Jay Duplass, Matt, Prospect, Zeek, Jacob Hall