Acidified oceans are dissolving the protective shields of large shellfish – study

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in seawater could be a major threat to the planet’s shellfish population, with a new study showing how the pollutant stunts growth and strips away the protective shields of marine life. In a joint project by the UK’s University of Plymouth and the University of Tsukuba in Japan, researchers analysed […]

Unseen in 35 years: Veteran weather reporter on oceans ‘exploding’ with tropical storms

The world is facing a record number of storms raging through the Northern hemisphere at the same time. There are five tropical storms just this week, including a potentially “catastrophic” Hurricane Florence, meteorologists say. Florence, a Category 2 hurricane that has already prompted massive evacuations in the US, is far from being the only one […]

Topher Grace Was Supposed to Appear in ‘Ocean’s 13’, But ‘Spider-Man 3’ Ruined It

The cast of the Ocean’s 11 franchise is quite the star-studded ensemble. But on top of the core members of the heist team led by George Clooney, the franchise has also featured some cameos by familiar faces, and one of them nearly appeared in all three of the films from director Steven Soderbergh. Topher Grace […]

Daily Podcast: Water Cooler Discussion Including Jurassic Doritos, Star Wars, Ocean’s 8, Westworld, GLOW, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Jumanji, 2001, Mulan & More

On the June 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, […]

‘Ocean’s 8’ Tries Its Best, But Still Cons Its Audience

I started thinking about American Pie Presents: Band Camp when the framed George Clooney photo appeared in Ocean’s 8, and I couldn’t stop. For those lucky enough not to know, American Pie Presents: Band Camp was a 2005 “spin-off” of the original American Pie trilogy (which had concluded with American Wedding two years earlier). But this one bypassed a […]

‘Ocean’s 8’ has an amazing cast but is a ‘wasted opportunity’ — here’s what critics are saying

Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures Reviews for “Ocean’s 8” are now out.  It’s an all-female spin-off of the “Ocean’s” movies. The reviews are mixed. Critics say the cast is incredible and Anne Hathaway is a standout. But critics agree that the directing and writing falter.  Reviews for “Ocean’s 8” are in, but the reception has been […]

Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2017, Including Nine Viewings of ‘Ocean’s 8’

At the beginning of every year, director Steven Soderbergh releases a list of everything he watched and read the previous year. As far as lists go, Soderbergh’s are always fascinating, particularly because he tends to rewatch specific titles over and over again. His new list for 2017 is here, and reveals that so far he’s watched Ocean’s […]

US plan would open oceans to offshore drilling for 'energy dominance'

Bucking a three-decades-old prohibition, the Trump administration announced it plans to expand offshore drilling leases in 90 percent of US oceans. The move is stirring strong public opposition. “We’re embarking on a new path for energy dominance in America, particularly on offshore,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday as he unveiled the plan, according to […]

Watch the Snazzy First Trailer for ‘Ocean’s 8’

Yes, mainstream moviemaking has become an endless stream of franchises, remakes, and reboots, but every once in a while, people who give a damn manage to create something entertaining and engaging within that paradigm. One example of this upstream swimming is in theaters right now, a little something called Star Wars: The Last Jedi (heard […]