Welcome to the Back Lot 605 Podcast! In a busy week at the Back Lot studios, Casey and Brian are joined by Blake to discuss their favorite zombie movies! In honor of The Dead Don’t Die, The Schmuck Club breakdown their favorites from the undead genre. What are some of your favorite zombie movies?
The Box Office
The Secret Life of Pets 2 opens strong with a $47 million opening weekend edging out Dark Phoenix. The latest X-Men film opened with a underwhelming $33 million opening. Aladdin stays strong at number three with $24.5 million, bringing it’s total domestic gross to $232 million.
John Cena has officially joined the cast for Fast and Furious 9. You can see him (maybe) in theaters with the Fast crew on May 22, 2020. A Magic 8 Ball movie is in the works at Blumhouse Productions. The studio has previously produced concept films like Ouija and Truth or Dare. 20th Century Fox drops the first trailer for the Christian Bale and Matt Damon lead film Ford v Ferrari.
Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, and Betty White will cameo in Toy Story 4. The four legendary actors will be featured in undisclosed roles. The Jordan Peele produced Candyman reboot is set to address toxic fandom. The original 1992 film dealt with themes of racism and forbidden love. Finally, A24 releases a new poster for Ari Aster’s Midsommar. The poster parodies Coachella and other music festivals in the same light.
The Main Topic: The Best Zombie Movies
In honor of The Dead Don’t Die, Casey, Brian, and Blake each make a top five list of their favorite zombie movies of all time! Some of the movies in the discussion include Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and Return of the Living Dead! What are some of your favorites?
The Shameless Plugs
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