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.
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.
The Shameless Plugs
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