Jan 14, 2021
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Watchmen, Trial of the Chicago 7
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Yahya Adbul-Mateen II has skyrocketed himself as a new, impressive star with a growing resumé that includes Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Aaron Sorkin and DC's Aquaman. He isn't slowing down with roles in the Candyman reboot from breakout director Nia DaCosta, The Matrix 4 and George Miller's Mad Max spinoff Furiosa. We managed to cover much of his work, and he proved to yet another incredible guest, a first of hopefully many appearances on the show for the actor moving forward.

This week's show also includes out top 5 most anticipated movies of 2021, Netflix's movie-a-week release schedule for 2021, we review the first 2 episodes of WandaVision and discuss the ever-shifting return of the theatrical experience.

What's your favorite performance or film from the iconic Christopher Walken? We get into our personal picks this week, and prepare for next week's game in which we'll debate our favorite movie dogs. Let us know on social using #MovieDogBlend.

This Week In Movies

  • The Marksman
  • Promising Young Woman (VOD)
  • Locked Down (HBO Max)
  • One Night in Miami (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Outside the Wire (Netflix)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

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Timestamps (approx. only)

3:42 - Weekly Poll

13:04 - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview

30:40 - Morbius and More Dates Moving?

42:56 - Netflix 2021 Slate

50:44 - Gotham Awards Winners

58:40 - Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

1:12:43 - This Week In Movies

1:24:23 - Our Favorite Christopher Walken Movies

1:36:35 - Outro/Review

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What Constitutes a Cult Classic? Movies From Black Creators, Spider-Man 3 Title, and More
On the February 24, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the title for Spider-Man 3, David Fincher’s next movie, some Disney+ release dates, and a couple of cool Netflix projects. We also answer a couple of mailbag questions. Opening Banter: There seems to be a problem with iTunes/Podbean. In The News: * (Brad) ‘Spider-Man 3’ Has Officially Been Titled ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ * (Chris) ‘The Killer’ Will Reunite David Fincher with ‘Seven’ Writer Andrew Kevin Walker for Netflix Thriller Starring Michael Fassbender * Two more cool Netflix projects * (Chris) ‘The Bluff’ Will Be a Netflix Pirate Movie Starring Zoe Saldana * (Chris) ‘Gordon Hemingway & the Realm of Cthulhu’ Coming to Netflix from Director Stefon Bristol and Producer Spike Lee * (HT) Disney+ Reveals Release Dates for ‘Loki’, ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’, ‘Monsters at Work’, and More In The Mailbag: * If I can only watch a handful of Godzilla and/or Kong movies in preparation for Godzilla vs. Kong, which ones should I watch? Craig from Albany, NY * Sorry Craig, we have no idea! * Podcast listener here; was wondering if you guys could do a segment highlighting /suggesting movies or shows from Black creators or highlighting Black talent for black history month? Best, Brittany from OC, California * Ben - If Beale Street Could Talk, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, When They See Us * Chris – Pretty much anything Spike Lee has made. Just go watch all of it, right now. * Brad - One Night in Miami, Selma, Good Hair * Jacob - Moonlight, Get Out, Love and Basketball, Baadasssss! * HT - Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, Blindspotting, Black Dynamite * Twitter user LandoRocks asked us to define what constitutes a cult classic and list some of our favorites. * Ben - MacGruber, Wet Hot American Summer, Donnie Darko * Jacob - StarCrash, Clue, Miami Connection, Darkman, The Astrologer * Chris - Barb & Star (yes, I know it’s new, but it will absolutely be a cult classic), anything from John Waters, anything from David Lynch, Under the Silver Lake/Southland Tales, A Cure for Wellness, Miami Vice, Road House. * Brad - Clerks, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Office Space, They Came Together * HT - Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Stephen Chow movies Other Articles Mentioned: * All the other stuff you need to know: * You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at, and linked inside the show notes. * /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 * You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). * Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. * Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word! * Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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