Meet the Movie Press for January 5th, 2018 – Meet the Movie Press

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It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by The Tracking Board’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Simon and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

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Today’s Topics:

    • 4:20– Matt Reeves signs a first look deal with Netflix
    • 6:40– Overbrook Entertainment principals Will Smith and John Lassiter choose to not renew their first look deal with Sony Pictures Studio  
    • 11:00– “Bright,” Was it worth it?
    • 17:00– Walter Hamada becomes President of Production for DC Films.
    • 18:45– Box Office Sales: Lowest theater attendance in 25 years
    • Movie Pass Discussion
    • 27:20– Star Wars Release in China and the reception is not great.
    • 29:20– Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle” has crossed the $200 Million mark making it the 2nd franchise hit Dwayne “The Rock,” Johnson has been in.
    • 31:00– This Weekend’s Box Office: Insidious The Last Key- 17 to 20 Million
    • 34:00– Weinstein Company selling for less than $500 Million
    • 36:00– Ridley Scott set to make a Merlin Saga
    • 39:00– “God Particle” has been pushed back to 4/20
    • 41:10– Casting News:
      • DeWanda Wise joins Captain Marvel
      • Method Man joins the Shaft Reboot
      • Brooklyn Prince Joins the cast of the Amblin Entertainment’s haunted house Thriller “The Turning.”
      • Lakeith Stanfield joins “Girl in the Spider’s Web
    • Kendrick Lamar is producing the soundtrack for Marvel’s “Black Panther.”
    • Mark L Smith hired to write Quentin Tarantino’s “Star Trek” Movie
    • Paramount announced a bunch of Hasbro property films
    • Trailers:
      • “Game Over Man”
      • “Truth or Dare”
      • “Slender Man”
      • “New Death Wish Trailer”
      • “Sicario 2: Soldado”
      • “Ocean’s 8”
      • “End of the Fu**ing World”
    • 48:40– PGA Film Nominations
      • Film:  The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, I, Tonya, Lady Bird, Molly’s Game, The Post, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Wonder Woman.
    • 49:00– PGA TV Nominations
      • Comedy, are HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley and Veep; Netflix’s Master of None; and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Up for the Drama award are HBO’s Big Little Lies and Game of Thrones, Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things, and Hulu’s Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale.
      • The longform TV nominees are Netflix’s Black Mirror, FX’s Fargo and Feud: Bette and Joan, PBS’ Sherlock: The Lying Detective and HBO’s The Wizard of Lies.
  • 50:50– Jay Penske acquires a controlling interest in Wenner Media which is the parent company of the venerated “Rolling Stone,” magazine.
      • What do you do with Peter Travers?
  • 54:00– Kyle Buchanan’s Analysis about the PGA Snubs.
  • 55:00– Simon’s Forbes piece on 10 movies that Turn 25.


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