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There’s a lot happening on this episode of The Screening Room with your favorite hosts Tommy Smart, DJ Gowski, Brother Wells, and Hayley Marks! If you missed the live show this morning, stay with me to find out what you missed on this episode of The Screening Room!

News on the March


Disney is developing yet another live-action film and this time it will be featuring your favorite bear! That’s right, this live-action is Winnie the Pooh. This will be the adult version of the book’s Christopher Robin. Alex Ross Perry will be the writer and director of this upcoming film. He is using Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence for inspiration.


It has been reported that Toy Story 4 will be changing things up a bit. This film will be based on a love story rather than an action film. The film’s release date is June 2018.


The first image of the Wonder Woman film was released on Twitter. Gal Gadot, who will be playing the iconic female hero, tweeted the photo with the caption, “Almost 75 years in the making…#WonderWoman is underway.” Chris Pine is set to costar alongside Gadot as Steve Trevor.


It was announced that there will be a Tomb Raider reboot. There is still an ongoing search for the leading lady.


Warner Bros and Brad Pitt are teaming up to adapt the novel Illuminae into a sci-fi film. The book just hit the shelves in October and now there is a search for writers to adapt the book into a film.


Alexandra Daddario will be starring with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch.

Feature Interview: Steve Panzarlla 


This episode started out with an interview with Steve Panzarlla about the upcoming anticipated film releasing in December. That’s right, folks! The episode started with a discussion about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The interview started with the advanced ticket sales for Star Wars and the Fandango, AMC, and Regal ticket crash. The advanced ticket went on sale during the football game along with the new trailer.

Panzarlla: “It’s the most important sequel to a movie.”

Panzarlla believes that this film is going to break a bunch of records in the box office.

He then said how the Star Wars’ directors, writers, and producers want you to remember the original Star Wars. For instance, this can be shown by the destroyed Darth Vader mask in the trailers and the appearances by Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia) and Chewbacca.

“The goal is to make this industry last forever.”



The gang discussed the last film in The Hunger Games franchise. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 is the final story of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, as she takes on President Snow and tries to end his regime. Also, this movie ends the debate over Team Peeta and Team Gale.

Mandela enjoyed the last film and liked it better than the first part of Mockingjay. He said it was a lot more action than the previous films. However, there were a few things that were different than the book.

However the crew warns their listeners to be prepared for lots of death during this last film. It is an epic conclusion to the saga.

At the end of the film, it was clear what guy Katniss choose. Christian was surprised by Katniss’s decision and released a huge spoiler during the show, which received humorous backlash from the other hosts.

Box Office

  1. Mockingjay– grossed over $101 million
  2. Spectre– grossed over $14.6 million
  3. The Peanuts Movie– grossed over $12.8 million
  4. The Night Before– grossed over $10.1 million
  5. Secret In Their Eyes– grossed over $6.6 million


Top 10 Films that Involve Home Invasions


  1. Panic Room
  2. Home Alone
  3. Funny Games
  4. High Tension
  5. The Purge
  6. The Desperate Hours
  7. Wait Until Dark
  8. Kidnapped
  9. The House at the Edge of the Park
  10. The Strangers

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