4 Jul

VOTD: ‘Independence Day’ President Bill Pullman Implores You to Wear a Mask for America

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“Today we celebrate our Independence Day.” There are few speeches as rousing as the one given in Independence Day by Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore, inspiring a ragtag team of pilots to take down the alien invaders that have wreaked havoc across the globe. But there’s a real threat facing America and the […]

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4 Jul

Sequel Bits: ‘Alien’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Wedding Crashers’, ‘Mallrats’, ‘Scream’, ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘My Name is Bruce’

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In this edition of Sequel Bits: Walter Hill wrote a 50-page treatment for a new Alien movie with Ripley, but Sigourney Weaver doesn’t seem interested. David Koepp had different plans for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. He also opens up about leaving Indiana Jones 5. David Dobkin says there might be a Wedding Crashers sequel for some reason. Kevin Smith […]

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3 Jul

‘Relic’ Clip Investigates Moldy Walls and Spooky Sounds

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Relic was one of the best-reviewed films at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now a wider audience will have a chance to experience what the hype is all about. This indie horror flick from writer-director Natalie Erika James is a slow burn loaded with atmosphere, and it’s bound to find new fans of […]

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3 Jul

‘Village of the Damned’ TV Series Coming From ‘The Night Manager’ Writer

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David Farr, writer of The Night Manager and Hanna, is taking a trip to The Village of the Damned. Farr is set to adapt John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos, which inspired Village of the Damned, into an eight-part series. The book concerns a small town where all of the women mysteriously become pregnant on the same day, eventually […]

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3 Jul

TV Bits: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Adaptation, ‘Gangs of London’, ‘Hotel Paranormal’, ‘The Gambler’, and More

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In this edition of TV Bits: A Phantom of the Opera TV adaptation is in the works The Kenny Rogers western series The Gambler might get a reboot Director Jay Roach has secured a killer cast for his new series Coastal Elites HBO Max will soon stream a new series from the Oscar-winning writer of […]

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3 Jul

‘Revival’: Mike Flanagan Says His Latest Stephen King Adaptation is “Relentlessly Dark and Cynical”

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Mike Flanagan knows a thing or two about Stephen King adaptations. The filmmaker helmed both Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, and now he’s gearing up for another: Revival. King’s revival, published in 2013, is a bleak, disturbing novel – and it sounds like Flanagan isn’t going to water things down. In a recent interview, Flanagan offered a quick […]

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3 Jul

How the Music of Elliott Smith Lives on in Film and Television

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Musician Elliott Smith has made an abundance of legendary contributions to cinema, both in his short lifetime (he passed away at the age of 34 in 2003) as well as posthumously. He is, arguably, the greatest singer-songwriter of his generation. In film, Smith is, perhaps, most well-known for his tracks on Gus Van Sant’s Good […]

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3 Jul

Water Cooler: Eurovision, Unsolved Mysteries, Hamilton, Gladiator, Do The Right Thing, Extraction, Black Cauldron, Restaurant: Impossible, Into The Unknown, Schitt’s Creek, Central Park,

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On the July 3, 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 writer Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: HT isn’t here today. At The Water Cooler: What […]

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3 Jul

Revisiting ‘Bride of Boogedy’, Disney’s Horror Movie Parody Sequel That Somehow Exists

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(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Despite Mr. Boogedy (which I previously wrote about for this column) never becoming the TV show it was meant to be, the Disney powers-that-be thought that the horror parody about a family of pranksters being haunted by […]

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3 Jul

Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Reopening Delayed, Restaurant Updates, and More

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disneyland’s opening is delayed. Walt Disney World reopening information is being revealed. Universal comments on laying off Orlando staff members. And more! Like it or not, the coronavirus pandemic is still here. (Why would you like it, though?) In the last few weeks, the pervasive sense that this […]

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