What's Wrong w/the Movie Industry After Terrible Memorial Day Weekend w/ Lius Mendez

50m | May 30, 2024

Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by digging into the business and cultural factors that cause movie theater box offices to have their worst Memorial Day Weekend in a generation. Film critic Luis Mendez of the Mendez Movie Report returns to talk not just why films like Furiosa and Garfield failed to live up to the usual movie bonanza of the holiday, but also how business changes, streaming, and other factors play a huge role into what does and doesn't make it to the big screen these days. Plus, Luis and host Andrew talk about the head of Netflix giving an insightful interview to the New York Times, and discusses streaming, changing entertainment habits, and the future of movie theaters. Then, Luis updates the Oscars race now that the Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, and talks about the early dominance of Dune 2, and what is coming up later this year that might challenge the epic come awards season.

All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.

Luis's piece on the Oscars at Ordinary Times:

New York Times interview with Ted Sarandos of Netflix:


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