Malcolm X – Spike Lee Series

Idolized by some, vilified by others. There was only one Malcolm X. On this week’s podcast, we continue our Spike Lee series by jumping into his epic biopic, Malcolm X. Joining us is Sioux Falls native, and local stand up comic, Eric Edwards to discuss the film, the powerhouse direction, and why the film should be taught in public education.

Malcolm X stars Denzel Washington as the charismatic leader during the Civil Rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s. The film chronicles the life of Malcolm from childhood, his life in prison, and ending in his untimely public death. The film also stars Angela Bassett, Spike Lee, and Delroy Lindo.

The Box Office

Continuing it’s run at the top of the box office is the dual HBO Max/theatrical film The Little Things with $2.1 million. At number two is The Croods: A New Age holding steady with $1.76 million. Taking hold of the three spot with $1 million is The Marksman. Dropping to number four this week is Wonder Woman 1984 with just under $1 million. Rounding out the top five with over a half million this weekend is Monster Hunter.

The News

Universal taps Nomadland director Chloe Zhao to write and direct a “futuristic, sci-fi western” take on Dracula. This continues the trend of Universal moving away from a connected Monster universe, to a more singular gameplan.

Netflix has fast-tracked a feature film based on the Game Stop stock market phenomenon from a few weeks ago. The film enters pre-production with the screenwriter of Zero Dark Thirty penning the script.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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