Welcome to Episode 63 of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! On this week’s episode we decide to take a look back at the career of one of the most divisive filmmakers in history…Michael Bay. We follow his career from his humble beginnings as a music video director, to one of the most profitable directors in Hollywood. Let the Bay-hem begin! Let us know your favorite Michael Bay movie in the comments!
The Box Office
Bad Boys for Life tops the box office this weekend with an impressive $59 million opening. In second is Dolittle, with a $22.5 million opening. 1917 takes the number three spot with $22.1 million. At number four is Jumanji: The Next Level with $9.5 million. Rounding out the top five is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with $8.3 million.
Taika Waititi has entered talks to direct a Star Wars film. Waititi has previously worked as an actor and director on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Disney has re-branded the Fox Studios brand from both 20th Century and Searchlight. Both will now be under the titles 20th Century Pictures, and Searchlight Pictures. Lastly, Billie Eilish will write and perform the theme to the next James Bond film, No Time to Die.
The Shameless Plugs
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