This Week’s MPN Podcast: ‘The Munsters,’ ‘In Bruges’ Reviews and a Look at ‘Fan Edits and Restorations’

On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley dive into reviews of The Munsters and the 4K re-release of In Bruges. The Munsters is interesting because of a notoriously poorly edited trailer promoting the release of the movie, which negatively colored Charlie’s opinion of the movie. All Charles has heard is “it’s fine,” which falls in line with John Latchem’s thoughts in his review. As for the review of In Bruges by Scott Marks, Charlie has seen it and gives it his endorsement.

During the episode intro, the hosts cover a video essay titled the bizarre world of fan edits and restorations, which details the explosion of independent film edits that were kicked off with a cut of The Phantom Menace, spread far and wide by the earlier days of the internet. These cuts are compiled and available at FanEdit.org.

Lastly, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will get a week-long theatrical release across all three major theater chains in November. Both Charles and Charlie loved the first movie and are looking forward to the sequel. However, at the box office, the post-summer slog continues with horror movie Smile netting the most revenue from ticket sales, but still only in the low $20 million range.