This Week’s MPN Podcast: Most Anticipated Movies, Shows; Interview With Fandango’s Erik Davis

On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley dive into the most anticipated new and returning shows coming to streaming in February, as well as the 10 most-anticipated movies.

Surprisingly, network TV’s offerings dominate the new shows coming this month, with ABC and Fox debuting four of the five most anticipated items from the list. Charlie is looking forward to the new season of “You,” coming to Netflix, which is what you would get if you crossed a sappy Lifetime movie with a staple Netflix serial killer docuseries. 

Among new movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania leads the list. Both hosts, however, are skeptical of its level of success, with not much chatter online. If nothing else, once it releases mid-February it will finally unseat Avatar: The Way of Water, which has led every box office weekend since its debut and has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, making it the No. 4 highest-grossing movie of all time.

The MPN Podcast features its first interview with Erik Davis, editor at Fandango, who talks with Charlie about several Oscar nominees that are currently available on Vudu. Erik shares his thoughts about movies such as The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, and many others, as well as his predictions for who will win their respective categories. His most exciting prediction? A tie for Best Actress between Michelle Yo and Cate Blanchett for Everything Everywhere All at Once and Tár, respectively.

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