September 14, 2022
This week on the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley cover reviews for Pinocchio, recently released with almost no fanfare on Disney+, and Elvis, which had a surprisingly solid domestic box office gross in spite of neither host knowing anyone who watched it. Even stranger, Tom Hanks features in supporting roles in both films. The review for Pinocchio by John Latchem was especially savage, and the hosts have a great time comparing the elements of this subpar modern take on a classic.
At the box office, yet another weekend passed by with next to no major releases. Incredibly, Top Gun: Maverick, after 16 weeks in theaters and now available digitally, is still exhibiting strong ticket sales.
Lastly is a short announcement for the heist thriller Bitcon, which Charlie is excited about not because he thinks it will be a good movie, but because he hopes it will be as incoherent and nonsensical with its plot as Hackers was with the internet when it was released in the 1990s.