September 21, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcasts, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley turn back time to the 1950s and cover Scott Marks’ reviews for Sangaree, Those Redheads From Seattle, and Jivaro. What’s interesting about these films is they were shot in 3D, which was a brief craze in the so-called “Atomic Age” some 50 years before it popped up again a decade or so ago. Those Redheads From Seattle, as it turns out, has a claim to fame as the first 3D musical. Also covered is John Latchem’s review of the latest season of “Cobrai Kai” on Netflix, yet another fun excursion to a universe where karate street fights are a fun, everyday occurrence.
At the box office, The Woman King exceeded its projected opening, yet overall the close of the summer continues to be devoid of any blockbusters. Pearl and See How They Run debuted to just over $3 million each. It will be interesting to see what happens when the theatrical release of bigger movies picks up again.