An epic podcast of epic epicness. Welcome all to the Back Lot 605 Podcast, the “premiere South Dakota movie podcast”! We continue our celebration of “vs movies” this week. The modern cult classic, and one of our Top 20 Movies of the Decade, Scott Pilgrim vs The World! Joining us are fellow South Dakota podcasters, Joe and Tom from the Average Joes Gaming Podcast. Furthermore, we take a look at this week’s movie news (along with some impromptu fan casting) and the weekly box office results!
Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a 2010 comedy, action, romance film directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman (and the list goes on!) Scott is a hapless twenty-something who is dating a high school after a bad breakup. That is until he meets the girl of his dreams…literally…in the wayward Ramona Flowers. In order to win the affection of Ramona, Scott must fight each of her 7 Evil Ex’s in hand-to-hand combat.
The Box Office
Toping this week’s box office for the second week in a row is Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon with $5.5 million. Coming it at number two once again is Tom & Jerry with just over $4 million. Chaos Walking takes in $2.25 million in it’s second weekend. At number four is Boogie with over $700,000. Rounding out the top five once again is The Croods: A New Age with a solid half million dollar weekend.
Following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, the Bees Gees will be the next to get a big screen biopic. Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express) is set to direct the film based on the life and career of the Gibb brothers, perhaps best known for the tune Staying Alive. In further directing news, Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels) has found her next project, Cocaine Bear. A title that really says it all. This is the crazy true story of a wild bear ingesting pounds of cocaine. Producing the film will be Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street).
Michelle Williams is set to team up with Steven Spielberg in a film that is said to be semi-autobiographical to the early life of Spielberg. The role Williams is set to play is said to be heavily inspired by that of Spielberg’s own mother.
The Shameless Plugs
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