Movie News #59 - Batgirl, Joker 2, Kevin Spacey, Prey, Bullet Train, Road House, Heat 2 and more!
welcome to raiders of the lost podcast the ultimate film and tv podcast, we are your hosts james and anthony this is film
news 59 where we talk about the latest in film and tv
news. hi film friends welcome back to the show hope you had a great week the industry has been a busy week so far lots of new stories trailers big announcements so there's a lot for industry
news to catch up on this week. Let's start with the box office weekend with 30 million domestic in 60 million worldwide it's a pretty good opening weekend for the film, it's budgeted at 90 million plus marketing so they want to make at least 350 million for their overall run so we'll see If this film has legs, maybe word of mouth will travel. i liked him Yes, we had a lot of fun doing it. "Super Pets" is in second place this weekend with 10 million total for its run w I'm very good, hopefully it can keep making money because they had a $67 million budget that they got a little bit
more profit for want to do for the studio for which thor love and thunder is thundering uh seven million for its fifth weekend and it's now 700 million total uh international now officially a profitable
movie yeah yeah they definitely have what 700 million was what marvel wanted uh next we have minions in fifth place with 6.5 million, the gentle minions are still showing up and top gun uh, for the first time since its release it's out of the top 5 at the box office with a run of $6 million for this weekend.
It's quite impressive that after all this time of almost two months it's finally breaking out of the top 5 spot very awesome easter sunday is this week's new release next to the
train he made five million dollars on his run and then a24's body's body's started a limited run of er 200,000 gross er remember it's a very small number of screens, averaging a third to 32,000 per screen, which is very good for a newly released independent film. They're going to be putting it in
heaters next week and the week after that, so if it's not on near you just wait a few weeks and it'll probably be around and then for new streaming releases we have 13 Lives Ron Howard's new
Movie that's on Amazon Prime and then pray this is the new predator origin story on Hulu Prequel Origins Origins Now i think the top
news of the week so far is that Nicole Kidman is the face of amc cinemas for a will stay another year.
They locked her up so we'll see her after the 17 trailers for the Amc
movie. I would like to see a new outfit though I know I mean it's a perfect ad this is iconic I love it everyone starts screaming before the
movie starts because Nicole our girl comes on screen and it's become a cultural phenomenon, and i think you understand that she makes films, better imagines being the people who work at amc and every screening for a big play t
heater there are people who are kind of just here were, there was no way they expected it, no way they thought that was going to happen, so it's a fun little cultural phenomenon that's happened, and it's things like That's really fun going to the t
heaters go where you can enjoy a cultural movement like this with people we all know about the
Batgirl and DC cancellations.
We did a little reaction video about us on Friday for you to check out, we're talking about the Warren Brothers discovery in DC Shake Up and speaking of Warner Brothers, they're retiring their
movies to HBO after 45 days in t
heaters Shifting Max which I think is the right move as if all we've learned in the last year and a half is these
movies make the most money at the box office and now under David Zazlov's new shift, David Zazlov refuses, taking on the Warner Brothers discovery of allowing
movies to stream 45 days after t
heatrical release because the whole point is getting a
movie out in t
heaters means making money and they're
prey, they've lost a lot.
A lot of these studios are losing a lot of money, especially when they do the same thing, they're also reporting a loss of 1.8 billion on their films, so I think they and although that's with Top-Gun making almost as much money , yeah they understand the box office is king im so happy man i goddamn knew man i knew streaming wouldnt work for money i knew im so happy this is happening because
movies that come out and stream are great, but there are
movies that you have to see in t
heaters, and the past year has shown that it's not just the most profitable for a studio that invests a lot of money in a
movie , to get the most bang for your buck in t
heaters, but also because there have been some really great event films in the past year that have been among some other top gunn nope that if you would have seen them at home, they wouldn't had the same attraction would have the same power and response and we watched ht pray last night and I it was cool but I wish I had seen it on a big screen so I really think that's great
news that studios are doing this Tried streaming, uh, and there's definitely a market for streaming, just 100 percent, but I think maybe that's the turning point for you having the
movies in a big t
heater with the full audience on a giant screen experience, and we understand the people that you know don't want to go to the cinemas, maybe they don't feel comfortable, but maybe they never feel comfortable going back out in public, big events like this, it will still coming to stream it just takes a little bit longer so you just have to be like yeah I mean the traditional it was always about three months after release that a
movie gets streamed so we We'll probably come back to that next, some surprising
news about the Rings of Power in relation to Peter Jackson.
I always knew he had very little involvement with the project, but a recent story has shown that no one reached out to him for his input or advice regarding the creation of this new series, um, they don't have it to many who sent the scripts never had a conversation with him which I thought was very strange because they actually said they were going to send you a script yes yes yes yes I did it it's strange because he really created what we're calling the greatest trilogy of all time and one of the greatest book adaptations in history and it had such a huge impact on culture and don't even get it, I mean why don't you want to get it?
I think, I think it's a bit odd that he's done six films about Tolkien. Yes, stories story new characters we don't mean i mean mostly new characters we don't want the old interpretation i'm not saying this is like a paraphrase of the tolkien or the original peter jackson films but it just seems like a whole new thing and you just want to start off with a clean slate I suppose so yeah I suppose next, uh,
Joker 2 the orcs look just like the old ones, yeah yeah
Joker 2 has announced its official release date, on october 24th 2024 if you can see so this
movie is going to be a halloween
movie which i think is a lot of fun and they also released the first teaser for the
It's just a title card teaser, but it fully confirms that both Joaquin and Lady Gaga will be starring in the
movie Rumors have it that the entire
movie will be set in Arkham Asylum. You will both be patients there. We all know it's going to be a musical. I think this is going to be a very intriguing and refreshing looking project Check it out it was a nice silhouette it wasn't a huge teaser let's just get everyone excited the game is on release date yes and it's interesting too lady Seeing Gaga's costume, which they probably aren't filming right now, but they might be doing camera tests a lot, before a big
movie um starts production, they'll do camera tests for the lighting and wardrobe makeup, and that's it a process that happens before filming begins in any major film, so they probably already have the costumes is probably a silhouette of one of Lady Gaga's costumes for the film, and we can assume that Joaquin and Gaga both designed for filming for are booked for next year so they have to wait a while for their schedules to actually open film so I mean it's like they're filming this month, we'll probably be filming late next year or something, um,
spacey has to pay $31 million in damages for sexual misconduct on the set of netflix's political drama and hits
house of cards
spacey's payment goes to mrc, the show's producer, who media rights crazy this guy had so many legal problems because of his super creepy horrible behavior and wow $31 million thats a lot of money i wonder if thats all he has left it could be all he has has left, that's a ton, that's a lot of some kind of income, but that's a hefty sum of money to cash out and I think that's good, I think that's fair because mrc they lost so much because of his public life and all that and that really ruined the show and that it probably lost a lot of value because of him because they only had one season left and then it was over, this was like the best show on tv when it was in its prime and you know they probably expected to go for several
more seasons and had a lot of plans for the show and it was Netflix's top prop top -ownership for original content 80s
movie for prime video it's supposed to be d directed by doug whoa did doug lyman who obviously gave birth to a guy who made the identity of tomorrow and mr mrs smith so am I sure he must have a great attitude.
It has to be a really good script to have him direct because obviously Jake is great, um, but I mean Conor McGregor is a lead in a
movie. I'm not sure yet. So yeah he probably has a pretty decent role he might just have I think it's about a bouncer and a bomb might be someone he needs to kick out. I bet he's a balancer too, yeah, maybe or maybe he's playing himself Another bouncer, he's like, oh he cut out the club. I think it's great that Doug Lyman is doing it. I didn't know he was directing it.
I want Doug Lyman to be able to do whatever he wants directing-wise it's an interesting project to have him on board at the moment so I'm really really excited for that now Project. Let's go, uh, next, uh, Stranger Things Five has started writing. The Author The author's room for the show is underway and although the series has just wrapped up its fourth season, they are already preparing for the final season. Many slow motion walks for Vekna are prepared. Oh yeah, it shows you how much time goes into making a TV series that's literally coming out probably this season, probably in three years, maybe probably 2024.
Yeah, which maybe 2024, and they're already writing, so it's just taking a long time to produce this type of series in the first place so good luck to that team, uh you know Will is sure to get a revamped role for Season 5, yeah, the last season of the show, um, so apparently he's getting a sequel to Me think next year he'll say, and it'll be both in a retirement home, it'll be both, you know, oh yeah let's be sure if it's a prequel sequel I'm sure he'll be in it probably, I mean, Valkyr will be there and if it's a prequel, it'll be like Origins.
I'm curious, Michael Mans, a great director, has made some of the best crime
movies of all time and some of the most underrated, so I'm really excited for this
news because we love
heat, I'm going home and sleeping for a month . I'm excited to see what happens with it. I don't know how crazy it is. I feel in it. It's crazy how much work Pacino still gets years old I don't know how he has that much energy it's crazy and the Irishman he was just like oh my god he had so much energy he got it done to look the guy like he loved him love danielle to death but sometimes you could say it said when he kicks the guy oh man you know even though he got the boy i mean the uh cgi don e to him to death him you could say that it's definitely an old old man in great shape for whatever 75 80 years old but man Pacino has such legendary energy it's incredible uh next will a new Jeff Nichols film being written, produced, uh, starring