This Week’s MPN Podcast: ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ Reviews; Reflections on the Death of Kevin ‘Batman’ Conroy

On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley cover a review of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story by John Latchem. In much the same way that Weird Al writes parodies of famous songs, here he has co-written a movie that parodies famous tropes of biopics. Following this is a review for Blue Hawaii, the eighth film starring Elvis Presley — and the most lucrative one at the box office up to that point. 

At the box office, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as expected took the top spot and pulled a greater value in ticket sales in its first three days of release than previous box office champ Black Adam garnered in its entire run up to now. Charlie leads the podcast with a short review of Black Panther, which despite his derision of Marvel movies in the past he liked a lot.

To wrap things up, Charles covers a sad story about the passing of Kevin Conroy, prolific and famed voice actor for the animated Batman episodes. He talks about his experiences growing up watching many of Conroy’s features of the Dark Knight, and how he sees Conroy as the definitive iteration of Batman. He will be sorely missed.