David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Dan Gvozden, host of the podcast The Amazing Spider-Talk, to chat about the new Marvel trailer and more. David drops a major spoiler bomb to Jeff on the British television show Line of Duty. For the feature review, the cast watches the animated Netflix film The Mitchells vs. the Machines, produced by Sony Pictures Animation.
Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Now it’s time to spend some money on stuff you don’t need.
Star Wars Day might be getting more expensive than Christmas. Whenever May the 4th rolls around, you can always expect to open up your bank account for some new Star Wars merchandise, and today is no different thanks to a batch of new collectibles unveiled by the quality creators at Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.
Lord of the Rings fans, we’re eating breakfast, second breakfast, and elevenses today. Our beloved Merry and Pippin are setting off on a brand new quest together. Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, who played the lovable hobbits Merry and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are launching their own podcast about the film franchise, called The Friendship Onion. Which we’re guessing you’ll be able to boil, mash, and throw in stew.
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Composer Henry Jackman Shares His Creative Process for Writing a Superhero Score [Interview]
If you want to track the evolution of the Hollywood blockbuster over the past decade, just scroll through the filmography of composer Henry Jackman. It represents an impressive slice of varied films (dramas, action films, animated adventures, comedies, monster movies), all of them unified in being expensive wide releases seen by millions of people. Here’s a select few: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, X-Men: First Class, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Kong: Skull Island, Detective Pikachu, Captain Phillips, This is the End. And, of course, there’s his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The stunts in the Fast and Furious movies get more and more absurd with each installment. A rocket car? Slingshotting a car around a cliff? Catching another car with a truck?! Those things couldn’t be real. And yet, F9 shows that at least some of those are more real than expected. A new F9 featurette released by Universal showcases the Fast and Furious sequel’s practical effects, of which there are a surprising number. I guess that’s what we should expect from Justin Lin, a filmmaker who actually strapped a giant, 9,000 pound safe to the back of cars and had his stunt team drag it through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Watch the F9 “Total CAR-nage” featurette below.
In the 1970s, Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero was commissioned by the Lutheran Society to make a movie – the filmmaker’s only work-for-hire film in his entire career. That film, titled The Amusement Park, was a twisted meditation on ageism, and it was thought to be lost. But recently, Romero’s Amusement Park was rediscovered and remastered – and now it’s headed to Shudder. It’s part of the horror streaming service’s summer slate, and there’s a great new trailer for you to watch below.
On the May 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including casting for Red Sonja, Paramount+’s plans for 2022, Loki, The Amusement Park, and WB’s new Superman movie.