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Ep. 603 – News of the World (GUEST: Drew McWeeny from Formerly Dangerous)

It’s the dawn of a new era in America. David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Drew McWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny), writer of newsletter Formerly Dangerous, to discuss the new film News of the World. Does this reunion of director Paul Greengrass and actor Tom Hanks create the same buzz as Captain Phillips? The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at  http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. Use #slashtag on Twitter to recommend a title for us to watch. Thanks to Mike C for building the Hashtag S...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Youtube, America, Tom Hanks, David, Paul Greengrass, News Of The World, Netgear, Mike, Phillips, Jeff, Engadget, Drew McWeeny, Slashfilmcast, The Show


Live-Action ‘Invincible’ Movie Still Happening, Will Be Seperate From the Upcoming Animated Series

There’s an animated Invincible series headed to Amazon Prime Video in March – but what of the live-action Invincible movie? The film was announced back in 2017, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached as writers. One might think that since the animated series is about to drop, the movie might be a thing of the past, but according to creator Robert Kirkman, it’s still very much in development – and it will be separate from the animated show. On March 26, an adult-oriented Invincible animat...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Seth-Rogen, Mark, Rogen, Goldberg, J K Simmons, Robert Kirkman, Kirkman, Evan-Goldberg, Comic Book/Superhero, Invincible, Mark Grayson Steven Yeun


Gary Oldman & Evangeline Lilly in Intense Opioid Crisis Film 'Crisis'

"It's not our responsibility." "Then who's is it?!" Quiver Distribution has revealed an official US trailer for an indie thriller titled Crisis, set around the opioid drug crisis. Crisis features three interwoven stories that highlight the greed, violence and tragedy of the drug war. A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation, an architect recovering from an oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's disappearance and a university professor battles...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Gary Oldman, Indies, Evangeline Lilly, To Watch, Martin Donovan, Gary Oldman Evangeline Lilly


Dracula Movie ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ Will Star Corey Hawkins

The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a Dracula spin-off movie that’s been in development for over 17 years, has found its star: Corey Hawkins, who has appeared in Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island, the 24 reboot, and more. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal is helming the movie, which is inspired by the chapter in Bram Stoker’s iconic vampire novel that features Count Dracula sailing from Transylvania to England. Is the Demeter finally going to set sail? The Dracula...
Tags: England, Movies, Casting, Horror, Skull Island, Bram Stoker, Amblin Partners, Dracula, Transylvanian, Corey Hawkins, Transylvania, Demeter, Jane Doe, Stoker, Amblin Entertainment, Bragi Schut


Superhero Bits: ‘Spider-Ham’ Gets a Graphic Novel for Kids, Buy the Strucker Watch from ‘WandaVision’ & More

Want to get your hands on the Strucker watch from WandaVision? Are your kids looking for a good Spider-Ham graphic novel? Is the Justice League Dark series still in the work for HBO Max? Who could the villain be in Marvel’s WandaVision? Did you know Invincible crossed over with Spider-Man in 2004? How much did Wonder Woman 1984 help HBO Max boost subscriber numbers? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Titan Books is releasing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – The Art of t...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Avengers, Black Widow, Deadpool, Invincible, Justice League Dark, Justice-League, Spider-Ham, Spider-man, Suicide Squad, Superman, Superman and Lois, Thor, WandaVision, Wonder-Woman


Trevor Noah Partnering With Paramount Animation for Original Film

Trevor Noah partnering with Paramount Animation for original film In his near-20-year career, Emmy-winning The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has yet to truly explore the world of film, having small roles in Mad Buddies and Black Panther, and now he’s finally ready to dip his toes into the field as he is partnering with Paramount Animation for a new original film, according to Variety. RELATED: Kamp Koral Sneak Peek Previews Paramount+’s SpongeBob Spinoff if ( ...
Tags: Movies, Noah, Cbs, Trevor Noah, Black Panther, Lupita Nyong, Jonathan Groff, Movie News, Mireille Soria, Sanaz Yamin, Paramount Animation, Wonder Park, David Crotty Patrick McMullan, Dreamworks Animation co, Liesl Tommy Jessica Jones, Kamp Koral Sneak Peek Previews Paramount


Hulu’s Shrill To End After Forthcoming Third Season

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hulu’s Shrill to end after forthcoming third season Following its third season renewal last March, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Aidy Bryant-led acclaimed comedy series Shrill at Hulu will be coming to a close following its forthcoming chapter slated to release this spring. RELATED: TNT’s Animal Kingdom Renewed for Sixth & Final Season if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gp...
Tags: TV, Movies, Elizabeth Banks, Portland, TV News, Streaming, Annie, Aidy Bryant, Carrie Brownstein, TNT, Hulu, Lorne Michaels, Ryan, Bryant, Aidy, Warner Bros Television


‘Game of Thrones’ Animated Series in Development at HBO Max

HBO Max is plotting its own trip to Westeros – in animated form. A new report says HBO Max is developing a Game of Thrones animated series, although the report cautions that it’s still in the early stages and there’s a chance the show never comes to fruition. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a Game of Thrones animated series is officially in the works at HBO Max, which is notable for multiple reasons, not the least of which is because the original series, the upcoming House of the Dra...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Animation, Game Of Thrones, Naomi Watts, George R R Martin, Westeros, Action/Adventure, Thrones, J Clarkson, HBO Max, HBO Max Details


Mysterious Face Transplant Horror-Thriller 'Faceless' Official Trailer

"Don't hide from your demons." Indican Pictures has revealed the official trailer for an eerie indie horror-thriller titled Faceless, a new film from filmmaker Marcel Sarmiento, director of the strange genre films Heavy Petting and Deadgirl. His latest film is another strange concept that is especially unsettling - a man wakes up to discover he has received a full face transplant. As he attempts to make sense of things leaving the hospital, he's plagued by vivid, unexplainable flashbacks and...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Don, George, To Watch, Indican Pictures, Blake Robbins, Marcel Sarmiento, Brendan Sexton III, Alex Essoe Terry Serpico Clayton Landey


Christopher Meloni’s Law & Order Spin-Off Adds Dylan McDermott

Christopher Meloni’s Law & Order spin-off adds Dylan McDermott Emmy-nominee Dylan McDermott (Hollywood, American Horror Story) is continuing to expand his television resume as he has signed on to star alongside the Christopher Meloni-fronted Law & Order spin-off Organized Crime, according to Variety. RELATED: Mariska Hargitay Teases Law & Order: SVU Reunion With Stabler! if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptSt...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Nbc, Syfy, Chicago, TV News, Mariska Hargitay, Nypd, Hulu, McDermott, Christopher Meloni, Stabler, Dylan McDermott, Ilene Chaiken, ComingSoon


‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Confirms You Don’t Have To See First ‘Suicide Squad’ Before You Watch His Sequel

While James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is officially a sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, and even brings several of the previous film’s cast members back, there’s been plenty of speculation that Gunn’s take would be a kind of reboot. The extent to which that’s true remains to be seen, but a new comment from Gunn certainly seems to confirm that this entry stands on its own. When asked if viewers need to have seen Suicide Squad to understand The Suicide Squad, Gunn replied with a resounding “no.” ...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Warner Brothers, First ` Suicide Squad, Gunn, Comic Book/Superhero, Jennifer Holland, The Suicide Squad, HBO Max


HBO Max Developing Game of Thrones Animated Drama

HBO Max developing Game of Thrones animated drama While the franchise’s home network is currently at work on two prequel series to the hit fantasy drama, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that HBO Max is currently in the early stages of development on a Game of Thrones animated project. RELATED: Tales of Dunk & Egg: Game of Thrones Prequel Series in Development at HBO if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gp...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, House, TV News, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Matt Smith, Martin, Hollywood Reporter, George R R Martin, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Orsi, Bloodmoon, Francesca Orsi


Jamie Dornan Becoming ‘The Tourist’ for HBO Max Limited Series from ‘Fleabag’ Producers

After breaking out in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Jamie Dornan has made a concerted effort to take a wide variety of roles. He appeared in the biographical drama A Private War, went medieval with a new take on Robin Hood, dug into his Irish roots in an odd way with Wild Mountain Thyme, and even voiced a character in Trolls World Tour. Soon we’ll see the comedic side of him in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar with Kristen Wiig, but after that, he’ll be leading a new limited series calle...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Australia, Jamie Dornan, Robin Hood, Bbc, Thriller, Kristen Wiig, Grey, Stan, MacDonald, Barb, Dornan


‘Bridgerton’ Has Become Netflix’s Biggest Show, With 41% of All Accounts Viewing At Least Two Minutes of an Episode

Bridgerton, the Regency-era romance from Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes, has beaten Henry Cavill’s The Witcher to become Netflix’s biggest show. According to the streamer, a record 82 million households watched the series in its first 28 days, handily beating The Witcher‘s 76 million views during its own first 28 days. And while the show is clearly a big deal, Netflix’s definition of a “view” is somewhat controversial and might paint an inaccurate picture a...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, Shonda Rhimes, Drama, Netflix, South Africa, New York Times, Adaptation, Chris Hemsworth, Henry Cavill, Grey, Shondaland, Witcher, Bridgerton, US UK Brazil France India


Sundance 2021: 10 Most Anticipated Films at This Year's Virtual Fest

Back to Sundance we go for another year of discovery and amazing films. What's on the line-up this year? Even though Sundance is operating as a smaller festival mostly with virtual screenings (and satellite venues around the US) this year, due to the ongoing pandemic keeping things shut down and unsafe, they're ready to premiere a whole batch of new films anyway. Out of the 74+ films showing at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, I've picked 10 films that I'm looking forward to seeing the most. T...
Tags: Movies, US, Sundance, Indies, Feat, Sundance 21


‘Soul’ Streaming Numbers on Disney+ Over Christmas Were Roughly Equivalent to a $146-$177 Million Theatrical Debut

Soul was reportedly the most-watched movie or TV show over the week of Christmas 2020, but how would that translate to box office numbers? With great difficulty, as Disney+ and other streaming platforms notoriously don’t release the streaming numbers for their titles. This leaves us with a patchwork vision of the Soul streaming debut, but from what could be cobbled together, it looks like the Pixar movie did pretty well. Forbes has the breakdown of the Nielsen numbers for Soul, with the rati...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Soul, Box Office, Nielsen, Pixar, Hamilton, Forbes, Disney/Pixar, Netflix/Streaming Video, Pixar Disney, Disney Forbes


‘Hip Hop Uncovered’ Trailer: FX Documentary Series Explores Untold Stories of Behind-the-Scenes Legends

No matter how widely covered a topic is, there’s always an untold story lurking under the surface. FX Networks’ upcoming documentary series Hip Hop Uncovered hopes to unearth several of those stories, turning its lens on several larger-than-life figures who have been key players for a long time and helped pull the strings in the rap community. Check out the latest trailer below. Hip Hop Uncovered Trailer The six-part documentary series follows five of hip hop’s most influential and impo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Nicki Minaj, America, Atlanta, Netflix, Mario, Jamie Foxx, Hulu, FX, Falcon, Lightbox, Green House, Tupac Shakur, Montell Jordan


Tell Me Your Secrets Trailer Released for Amazon’s Thriller Drama Series

Tell Me Your Secrets trailer released for Amazon’s thriller drama series Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for Tell Me Your Secrets, the upcoming thriller drama series created by Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife, Sinbad, Mistresses) and starring Lily Rabe (The Undoing, American Horror Story), Golden Globe nominee Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy, Goliath) and Hamish Linklater (Legion, Midnight Mass). You can check out the trailer now in the player below! ...
Tags: Amazon, Video, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Diana, Bruna Papandrea, Amazon Prime Video, Robert Kirkman, Bodie, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Amy Brenneman, Enrique Murciano, Umbrella Academy


Disney+ Removes Several “Racist” Films From Children’s Section

Disney has resumed in its crusade of being moral arbiters as they have designated a few of their films as being inappropriate for children due to their “racist content”, removing them from the children’s section of their Disney+ service. So far, it was learned that Peter Pan, Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Swiss Family Robinson were […]
Tags: Politics, Movies, Children, Internet, Disney, International, Racism, Anime, Peter Pan Dumbo


‘Young Rock’ Trailer: Full Trailer for NBC Sitcom Takes You Back to Dwayne Johnson’s Childhood

Dwayne Johnson has had a pretty amazing life. A wrestler-turned-football-player-turned-actor, the multi-hyphenate is one of the most recognizable (and well-paid) faces in the world. But every famous figure has to come from somewhere, and that’s exactly what Young Rock explores. The NBC sitcom, created by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang tells the story of, well, the young Rock, stretching back to when he was a boy living in Hawaii, to his young adulthood as an aspiring...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Dwayne-Johnson, White House, Rock, Hawaii, Nashville, Johnson, True Story, University Of Miami, Nashville Tennessee, s Television Critics Association, Warren Sapp, Randall Park


‘The Courier’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Smuggles Secrets Behind the Iron Curtain

How many real-life British men who played a significant role in history can Benedict Cumberbatch play? A lot, as we’re coming to see with his latest “based on a true story” film, The Courier. Cumberbatch stars in The Courier as unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne, who gets recruited by American spies to smuggle information on the KGB. Watch The Courier trailer below. The Courier Trailer Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released a trailer for The Courier, which was forme...
Tags: UK, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Damon, Thriller, Cia, Cumberbatch, Movie Trailers, True Story, Courier, Sundance, KGB, Cooke, Ben Pearson, Chesil Beach, Dominic Cooke


Water Cooler: In & Of Itself, Friends, The Little Things, Night Stalker, and More

On the January 27, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by 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 : /Film managing editor Jacob Hall is out today, but he’ll be back next week.   At The Water Cooler : What we’ve been Doing : Peter went to Secret Cinema’s Stranger Things Drive Through Event ...
Tags: Movies, Edgar Wright, Chris, Sparks, Peter, Ben, Brad, Ben Pearson, Raya, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Water cooler, Hoai Tran Bui, Hoai Tran, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast


Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman dies at 94

By Lynn Elber | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died. She was 94. Leachman died of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, publicist Monique Moss said Wednesday. Her daughter was at her side, Moss added. Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis in “The Mary Tyler Moore S...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Associated Press, Mel Brooks, Moss, Lynn Elber, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Timmy


Young Frankenstein Star Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman dies at 94 Since her breakout work in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Cloris Leachman has held a special place in audiences’ hearts throughout her 70-year career but ComingSoon.net is saddened to report (via The Wrap) that the Oscar-winning star has passed away at the age of 94. RELATED: Coal Miner’s Daughter Helmer Michael Apted Dies at 79 if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, US, America, TV News, Obituary, Angel, Mel Brooks, Hayao Miyazaki, Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cloris Leachman, Golden Globe, Charley, Frankenstein, Middle


New Shadow and Bone Photos Released for Netflix’s Series Adaptation

New Shadow and Bone photos released for Netflix’s series adaptation New photos have been released for Netflix’s series adaptation Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy trilogy Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows novels. Debuting on April 23, 2021, on the streamer, you can check out the photos in the Twitter post below! if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.g...
Tags: England, TV, Movies, Russia, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Leigh, Ben Barnes, Alina, Leigh Bardugo, Bardugo, Lee Toland Krieger, Eric Heisserer, Ravka, Josh Barry


Emma Caulfield Loves All Your ‘WandaVision’ Theories About Dottie [Interview]

There was a near-universal flash of recognition from fans watching the second episode of Marvel’s first Disney+ series, WandaVision: “Hey, that’s Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Emma Caulfield played the vengeance demon turned high school student in the beloved ’90s supernatural drama series, but in WandaVision, she plays your regular old neighbor from hell, Dottie Jones. Or so it would seem. Having such a recognizable face from another beloved genre show set off the alarms in Marvel fans’...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interview, Atlanta, Scarlett Johansson, Anya, Lady Gaga, Wanda, Buffy, Marvel Studios, Dick Van Dyke, Elizabeth Olsen, Agnes, Jac, Schaeffer, Kathryn Hahn


News of the World Remains No. 1 On Vudu & FandangoNOW Streaming Charts

News of the World Remains No. 1 On Vudu & FandangoNOW Streaming Charts There may not be any movies to see in theaters but we have quite the battle on our hands in the streaming world. This week, the Tom Hanks drama News of the World remained king of both Vudu and FandangoNOW’s streaming charts despite some stiff competition from The Croods: A New Age (No. 2 on both charts), Let Him Go (No. 3 on Vudu, No. 5 on FandangoNOW) and high riser Promising Young Woman (No. 6 on Vudu, No. 3 on FandagoN...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Tom Hanks, Streaming, Nolan, Tenet, VUDU, ComingSoon, Movie News, Fatale, Fandango Now


Jack Kilmer & Frank Grillo in Scam Crime Film 'Body Brokers' Trailer

"There's not a lot of people that can make something of themselves…" Veritcal Entertainment has released an official trailer for a fascinating crime drama titled Body Brokers, the latest from filmmaker John Swab (Run with the Hunted). Set mostly in Ohio and Los Angeles, the film tells the story of a junkie kid from rural Ohio who gets swept into a multibillion dollar fraud operation run by a clinic for addicts. They soon learn that drug treatment is but a cover for a predatory business, enli...
Tags: Utah, Movies, Trailer, Los Angeles, Ohio, Frank Grillo, To Watch, Jack Kilmer, John Swab Run, Melissa Leo Surprise, Jack Kilmer Frank Grillo


Crisis Trailer: Gary Oldman Takes on the Opioid Crisis 

Crisis trailer: Gary Oldman takes on the opioid crisis Quiver Distribution has released the official trailer for their upcoming drama thriller titled Crisis, featuring Oscar winner Gary Oldman as his character deals with the opioids crisis by trying to take down the drug company that is supplying it. Also starring Golden Globe-nominees Evangeline Lilly (Ant Man and the Wasp) and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name),  The film will hit theaters on February 26, and will arrive on digital and on ...
Tags: Video, Movies, Crisis, Gary Oldman, Nick Robinson, Armie Hammer, Golden Globe, Lily Rose Depp, Tom Holland, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Cassian Elwes, ComingSoon, Movie News, Nicholas Jarecki, Jarecki


National Board of Review 2020 Winners Include Riz Ahmed, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Chadwick Boseman, and More

Another day, another awards body announcing their picks for the best movies and performances of the previous year. Today, the National Board of Review announced their 2020 winners, revealing a list that includes films like Da 5 Bloods, Soul, Minari, News of the World, and more, along with actors such as Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan, and the late Chadwick Boseman. See the full list of National Board of Review 2020 winners below. As awards season ticks on it’s clear there are certain titles that ...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Miami, Spike Lee, George Clooney, National Board Of Review, Chadwick Boseman, Judas, NBR, Dick Johnson, Riz Ahmed, La Llorona, Joshua James Richards, Foreign Language Films, Sidney Flanigan, Radha Blank