On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley cover reviews for the Peacock streaming movie Meet Cute, written by John Latchem, and 1950s-era Kino Lorber release The Turning Point, written by Scott Marks. While Charlie doesn’t make a habit out of watching rom-coms, when he hears that Meet Cute has a time travel mechanic he’s instantly into it.
At the box office, the horror movie Smile opened this past weekend with a more than $20 million debut. Avatar remains near the top of the charts, too, closing on $2.9 billion in total ticket sales; both hosts are simultaneously incredulous at Avatar’s success and increasingly excited about its sequel’s imminent release at year’s end. The episode is wrapped up with a series of streaming statistics, as there were multiple record-breaking shows and movies recently.