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Water Cooler: Fullmetal Alchemist, Serenity, The Kid Who Would Be King, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, Good Place, Magic Scripting, Ballet & Tabletop Games

By SlashFilm.com

On the January 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.   You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).   Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are at Sundance.   On The Site: Sundance Movie Reviews: Ben Pearson: ‘Shooting the Mafia’ Review: A Grim Look at Murder Through a Brave Photographer’s Lens ‘Troop Zero’ Review: Viola Davis and Allison Janney Headline This Charming Comedy, But It Belongs to the Kids ‘I Am Mother’ Review: Sci-Fi Thriller Features an Unforgettable Robot and an Out of This World Performance from Newcomer Clara Rugaard     Chris Evangelista: ‘The Hole in the Ground’ Review: A Supremely Scary Irish Horror Film About One Creepy Kid ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron Gives the Best Performance of His Career as Ted Bundy ‘The Farewell’ Review: Awkwafina Delivers An Electric Performance in This Charming Dramedy     ‘We Are Little Zombies’ Review: Pop Video Game Mayhem That’s Hard to Resist ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Review: It’s Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Killer Paintings in this HIlarious, Blood Horror-Comedy     Brad Oman (aka Ethan Anderton): ‘Adam’ Review: A Lighthearted Romantic Comedy Provides Perspective on Gender and Sexual Identity ‘Honey Boy’ Review: Shia LaBeouf is Astounding in This Deeply Personal, Autobiographical Drama ‘Late Night’ Review: Mindy Kaling Charms, Emma Thompson Sizzles in a Delightful Showbiz Comedy     ‘The Report’ Review: Adam Driver Impresses in a Quiet, Boiling Political Thriller That Will Infuriate You     At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: Peter has been scripting his magic with a group of magician friends and thanks to his friend Jon Armstrong, came up with a cool movie-themed reinvention of a mentalism trick. He had a real freak out moment when he accidentally cut too much of his dog Gizmo’s fingernail off and it started bleeding everywhere. Jacob spent the entire weekend disconnected from the rest of the world and painting miniatures. Hoai-Tran has been doing ballet again. What we’ve been Reading: Jacob continued his manga marathon with some Fullmetal Alchemist. What we’ve been Watching: Peter is not at Sundance this year and is missing it way more than he expected. He watched Serenity and The Kid Who Would Be King, and got talked into watching the WWE Royal Rumble. Jacob continued to binge through Game of Thrones and is very happy/sad about the season finale of The Good Place. He also has an Opinion about this season of True Detective. Hoai-Tran has been catching up on Jane the Virgin, saw Serenity and The Kid Who Would Be King. What we’ve been Eating: Peter discovered a new app called Happy Scale. While at the movie theater he discovered that AMC Theatres have begun adding some low carb snacks. Jacob wants to spread the love of Strive cake mix. Hoai-Tran made a Vietnamese dessert called Che Dau Trang for a family dinner with her cousins in NYC. What we’ve been Playing: Jacob played Treasure Island, Mansions of Madness second edition, and the Nintendo Switch version of Carcassonne. He also picked up the Resident Evil 2 remake. Peter has been journaling each day using Day One, and has found it to be very therapeutic. Other Articles Mentioned: Do You Find Me Sadistic: Ranking Every Single Quentin Tarantino Character (Part One) Ranking Every Single Quentin Tarantino Character (Part Two) Ranking Every Single Quentin Tarantino Character (Part Three) Every Friday the 13th Kill Ranked All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, 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 slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. 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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