Movie Show Matinee
Fridays from 10AM - Noon. Listen for reviews of the new movie releases on the big screen with Utah's Doug Wright and Steve Salles.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
- What did you think of Yellowstone?
Doug and Steve take a detour and take a moment to review the TV series Yellowstone. The show has a special place for these two as the majority of the Kevin Costner leading movie was filmed in Utah. The first episode is a two-hour premiere, and it will be one hour going forward. The two note that it is pretty close to an 'R' rating if you are comparing it to a movie rating. They enjoyed the story so far but admittedly took a bit of time to get the first episode in a groove, but once the story was flushed out a bit everyone enjoyed that episode.
- Play along with telephone torture
It is that time of the show again for one lucky, or unlucky caller, to play telephone torture this segment for a chance to win prizes worth up to dollars. Listen and play along at home to see if you could have been a big winner this week, and give it a chance next time by calling into the next Movie Show.
- What superhero movies should you stream this week?
Doug and Steve go over what movies you can steam this week from the various outlets. That list this week is comic book and superhero movies, both animated and live action. FX has Iron Man 3, Logan and X-Men: Days of Future Past, then HBO has Wonder Woman and there are a few animated one's as well. As for what is available to rent the top movies to check out are Black Panther and Game night.
Friday, June 22, 2018
- Lando Calrissian in Episode IX, Disney and Comcast fighting over Fox Entertainment
Plenty of exciting movie news with a few rumors mixed in as well. The first is a showing of the cult classic Ruben and Ed in Salt Lake City this weekend. The film was first released in 1991. The big rumor is Lando Calrissian reprising his role in the untitled Star Wars Episode IX film. He was loosely connected to the prior two movies but did not appear. The actor has said he is starting to get back into shape but has not confirmed he is in the next movie. Disney and Comcast are fighting over Fox's entertainment division and both have made huge offers well over $50 billion each. This possible merger would give so much more content for whoever wins this battle.
- The new Incredibles movie is making all of the money
The sequel to The Incredibles is over a decade after the original, but Incredibles 2 is making all of the money. It has the biggest opening ever for an animated movie and it is in the top 10 all-time for is opening weekend and should keep going. It is doing extremely well at the Megaplex theatres and the number of showings in the second week is not decreasing at all.
- Incredibles 2, Jurassic World and Yellowstone
In the Movie Show preview, Doug Wright and Steve Salles who are at the Megaplex Theatres go over the big movie of last week and the opening blockbuster this weekend. Incredibles 2 was a smashing hit making $180 million and looks to be a player for the top spot in its second week. The challenger will be Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the big movie this week and is a sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World.
- Jurassic World mini-preview
Doug Wright and Steve Salles give their first impressions of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which is now playing. The movie is a sequel to Jurassic World back in 2015 and takes place after the events of the first movie. The two tease the movie and hold off giving their rating at this time, so guess what the star-rating will be. This is the only big studio movie opening up this week as others do not really want to compete with this blockbuster movie.
- What movies have exceed expectations?
2018 has been a really good year for movies and there have been quite a few that have overperformed this year. A few that have done quite well like Tag overarching and Avengers even with the highest of expectations it is exceeding those. The Quiet Place is another one that has done extremely well in '18. What is coming up in the next few weeks could have a chance to continue this trend with Ant-Man vs. the Wasp, Skyscraper, The Purge and others.
- Why everyone should see "Won't you be my neighbor?"
The Fred Rogers, AKA Mr. Rogers, documentary has been on a limited release but it is finally making its way to some Salt Lake theatres. The movie covers who Rogers took extremely heavy topics and was able to make them simple for kids to understand. Overall, the reviews of "Won't you be my neighbor?" are overwhelmingly positive and one people should rush out and see this show. He is so sweet and innocent and was really cared about kids and wanted to teach them.
- Incredibles 2 crushed the top 10 this week
The box office over the past week was dominated by Pixar's latest movie in the long-awaited sequel, Incredibles 2. It made $180 million and was more than 10-fold of second place which was Ocean's 8 that earned $19 million. Third was Tag which is overachieving and in its second week brought in $14 million. Doug Wright and Steve Salles give quick hits on the whole top 10 and how these shows have done over their run.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
- There are great movies being filmed in Utah all of the time
Virginia Pearce is the director of the Utah Film Commission and she joined the Movie Show to give an update on what films are being shot in Utah. There is a lot going on and the most profile one is not a movie but it is the TV series Yellowstone which mostly is filmed in Park City. Pearce talks about what other projects are being filmed and some classic movies as well which are held near and dear to the state.
- Movie Show telephone torture
Get ready for an exciting round of telephone torture with Doug Wright and Steve Salles of the Movie Show. Find out who are the losers on the Movie Show plus the lucky one who wins prizes worth up to dollars. Laugh along and play along at home and wonder if you should call in next time to try to be a big winner.
- Why you should rush out and see the movie Tag
Tag the movie is a real story about a group of adult men who take one month out of the year to play this child's game. This movie stars Jack Johnson, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress and Jeremy Renner. This seems odd and while this seemingly seems like a group of idiots but this movie has a ton of laughs and also some very slapstick comedies.
- The Last Jedi, Thor, Apollo 13 and more to stream this week
There are a lot of options on what to stream in a given week or month. We combed through the new streaming options throughout the month of June. There are a few classics like Apolo 13 and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy hitting Hulu in June. Over at Netflix a pair of blockbusters are arriving with Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Over at Amazon Prime, Lady Bird is out as is The Disaster Artist. Find out which one's Doug and Steve are going to be watching.
Friday, June 15, 2018
- What is your favorite Stan Lee cameo?
Famed comic legend Stan Lee is responsible for iconic characters like Iron Man, Spider-Man and a lot of other Marvel chatacters. Lee was asked what his favorite cameo in a Marvel movie was and it is from Avengers: Age of Ultron because he had two scenes. Doug Wright and Steve Salles discussed their favorite Lee cameo.