Daily Podcast: Assessing The Justice League Aftermath, Box Office, Zack Snyder’s Cut, Reshoots & End Credit Scenes

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On the November 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista for a special episode of the podcast taking a look at the aftermath of Justice League’s opening weekend, its failure at the box office, a fan petition for a Zack Snyder cut, what Joss Whedon’s writing credit means, and Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DCEU. At the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Las Vegas, David Copperfield, John Carpenter, and traveling. And in the Spoiler Room, we’ll be discussing the changes of the Justice League reshoots and what the end credits scenes mean.

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At the Water Cooler:

  • Peter went to Las Vegas for a weekend trip and sees David Copperfield.
  • Chris saw John Carpenter live
  • Ben has been traveling

In the News:

Feedback: Last week we talked about what Warner Bros needs to do to make the DCEU successful moving forward, and asked for your ideas. Timothy in LA wrote in: “One of the pitfalls of the DC movie universe is that they started too big villain-wise. Man of Steel had Zod who is way too big a threat to start off with. His goal was to terraform the earth and destroy mankind. That’s no different from Steppenwolf. There’s been nothing for DC to build up to. And, worse yet – Darkseid is going to do the same exact thing in the eventual sequel.  If WB wants to improve these movies, they need to find something unique in terms of conflict. Flashpoint is a good start with an alternate timeline.  A rule for these movies: no more aliens taking over the world, or villains threatening the whole of humanity.”

In the Spoiler Room:

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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Daily Podcast: Should Our Feelings About The Filmmaker Taint The Movie? Justice League, Tom Cruise, LotR & More

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On the November 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Rotten Tomatoes score and box office tracking for Justice League, Quentin Tarantino wants to cast Tom Cruise in his next film, what Christopher Tolkien resigning from the Tolkien Estate means for the future of Lord of the Rings, and Mel Gibson is up for the Joe Carnahan time-loop film Boss Level. In The Mailbag, we’ll be questioning our abilities to separate the art from the artist.

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In the News:

In The Mailbag:  Mark S from Phoenix writes in “after all the allegations against many heavyweights in Hollywood, is it acceptable to separate a person from their art. Can I still laugh at Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”, can I still be in awe at Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist”, can I still be mesmerized by Brett Ratner’s “Red Dragon”? And not solely the filmmakers; “Manchester by the Sea” was one of my favorite films last year, but the more I heard about Casey Affleck and his allegations, the more I felt guilty for praising a man who has committed such atrocities.   We all make mistakes, but for those whose actions are unforgivable, do you think we should still celebrate their cinematic achievements?  Love the podcast, keep it up guys!”

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.
You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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Listen: Cinema Squad podcast

Discussion about this week in Hollywood and interview with… me.

Yesterday, I was a guest on the weekly Cinema Squad podcast. Along with hosts Sean Wathen, Skye Wathen, and Nicole Murnery, we discussed the week in Hollywood movies, plus a Q&A about the business of screenwriting.

It was a fun and informative 90 minutes, so go here to give it a listen.

For more Cinema Squad podcast episodes, go here.

To learn more about the Cinema Squad hosts, go here.

Twitter: @Cinema_Squad.


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Daily Podcast: Will We See An All-Female Avengers In The MCU? Avatar, New Mutants, Mindhunter, Weinstein

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On the October 16, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the latest on Harvey Weinstein, Mindhunter season 2, The New Mutants, Avatar sequel casting, and is an all-female Marvel superhero movie in our future? At The Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about puppies, becoming new homeowners, movie pass, The Florida Project, David Fincher’s Mindhunters, and playing Stardew Valley.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

In The Water Cooler:

  • Peter adopted a new puppy named Gizmo and watched the first two episodes of David Fincher’s Mindhunters.
  • HT got her Movie Pass finally? Or saw The Florida Project
  • Jacob moved into a new house and started playing Stardew Valley.

In the News:

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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The Future of Buying Lenses & The Best Screenwriters of All Time [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly introduces a new lens marketplace, plus a ranking of the best screenwriters ever, and a filmmaker changing the entire ad business.

Jon Fusco, Charles Haine, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss Vulture’s list of the Top 100 Screenwriters of All Time, a new online marketplace for lenses, an indie distributor making bold moves, and how one filmmaker is changing the entire advertising industry. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about whether or not you need to buy a cage for your small camera.

As always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, a slew of new indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films. You can see all the links from this show in this week’s podcast post at nofilmschool.com.

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How to Make the Jump from Lowly PA to Almighty Director [PODCAST]

‘Tramps’ director Adam Leon makes a case for why everyone needs to do time on set as a production assistant.

Adam Leon made only one short before breaking onto the indie scene with his SXSW winning debut feature Gimme the Loot. With a budget around $ 60,000 the writer/director won the “Someone To Watch” award at the Film Independent Spirits and was able to get his film into almost every notable film festival on the market, including a run in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.

How did he pull it off? Hard work and humble beginnings. Leon’s work ethic was noticed on set as a PA and as a result of his efforts, he found collaborators and producers that were eager to invest in his future.

His latest film, Tramps, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last summer and was quickly scooped up by Netflix. It follows a young man and woman as they are unwittingly thrown into the middle of a money drop off gone awry. But for Leon, the real challenge came in crafting a genuine romance without leaning on cliche.

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DP Roundtable: The Shoots That Almost Killed Us [PODCAST]

Three SXSW cinematographers share death-defying stories from the field, plus great tips for any DP on and off set.

Climbing mountains while filming an unbroken shot, scaling the sides of skyscrapers, hanging out of moving cars trying to grab footage…

These are only some of the feats that cinematographers have to face in the line of duty, and the three DPs on this episode of the No Film School podcast have lived to tell the tales—barely.

At SXSW last month, No Film School host Liz Nord spoke with three cinematographers with three very different films in the festival. Autumn Eakin shot Jessica M. Thompson’s realist, contemporary The Light of the Moon, which won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the festival. James Axel West shot Adam Keleman’s stylish, ‘70s-referencing drama Easy Living, and Shane King shot Jennifer M. Kroot’s feature documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, which won the Audience Award in the festival’s Documentary Spotlight section.

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NAB Sneak Peek & What’s Shutting Down Hollywood [PODCAST]

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly: the strike that threatens to bring Hollywood to a halt, and what you can look forward to at NAB 2017.

Co-hosts Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss the Writers Guild negotiations that could shut down Hollywood, even while a big move by Netflix attempts to bring a whole new life to production in Tinsel Town. Tech writer Charles Haine joins us to disclose all of the drone rumors from this year’s upcoming NAB show, and answers an Ask No Film School question about what focal lengths to consider when buying prime lenses. We also talk about what the new Oscar eligibility rules mean for you, and hear from two directors of indie films that are being released this week: Joe Swanberg of ‘Win it All’ and Michael O’Shea of ‘The Transfiguration.’

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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‘DRIB’: What Happens When Reality and Fiction Collide? [PODCAST]

There is no recipe for making a successful doc/fiction hybrid. In fact, it may be better to throw away any rules at all.

The docu-fiction hybrid genre isn’t necessarily a new thing. In fact, there are some festivals that are entirely devoted to films that blur the line between what is real and what is written. The liberties that filmmakers take in blurring the lines is where the real magic shines through.

Kristoffer Borgli, director of the SXSW standout DRIB and guest on today’s episode of the No Film School Podcast, didn’t realize the full potential of the genre until he was halfway through making his film. He always knew he wanted to screw around with his audience, but to what extent?

DRIB is the true story of performance artist Amir Asgharnejad, a man who amassed a following through fake fight videos he posted on the internet. For Asgharnejad, it was never about getting famous; it was all just a joke. But it seems the joke was lost on an LA-based energy drink company who decided Amir would be the face of their new brand.

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Where VR Has Never Gone Before: Unprecedented 40-Minute Sundance Short ‘Miyubi’ [PODCAST]

What does it take for VR to create the same comedy and drama as a traditional feature film?

Virtual reality storytelling innovators Felix & Paul Studios premiered a new narrative VR film at Sundance this year, and it’s unprecedented both in the sheer length (40 minutes) as well as the scope of the narrative. Situated in the headspace of a 1980s toy robot, Miyubi takes the viewer on a journey through sibling rivalry, teen angst, marital challenges, and aging—and it’s the closest VR has gotten to the feeling of a feature film so far. Sound ambitious? It is.

In this episode of the No Film School podcast, Miyubi directors Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, as well as CTO Sebastian Sylvan, sit down with No Film School to talk about the VR storytelling tricks they’ve learned, the departure of this film from their previous work, and how they’ve attempted to overcome the biggest challenge of narrative storytelling in VR: the fact that viewers inside a headset can look anywhere at any time for the duration of the film.

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