Mini-Water Cooler: Oscar Wars, The Wager, Malum, Star Trek: Resurgence, and More

45m | May 23, 2023

On the May 23, 2023 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor Ben Pearson is joined by /Film editor Jacob Hall to gather around the virtual water cooler and talk about what they’ve been up to.

Opening Banter:

At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing
  • Jacob sorted his Star Trek books and is building a podcasting closet. 
  • What we’ve been Reading:
  • Jacob read Oscar Wars by Michael Schulman, Ringmaster by Abraham Reisman, The Wager by David Grann, Unscripted by James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams, and started American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. 
  • What we’ve been Watching:
  • Ben caught up on Succession and What We Do in the Shadows, and watched Roadblock.
  • Jacob watched Jeopardy! Masters, Malum, Fast X, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • What we’ve been Eating:

  • What we’ve been Playing:
  • Ben played Star Trek: Resurgence.
  • Jacob is playing Resident Evil 4. 

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