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The Breakdown of the Impact of Social Media


It is a change of plans this week as my induction into Club Covid means I couldn't go out into the world and watch Nope, so the promised movie reviews couldn't happen. Instead, we changed things and turned one of the planned topics into part of a special theme episode. 

You may have heard of this thing called social media? Well, it has had a tad of an impact on the movie industry, and that is what we're all about discussing this week. We look at how it has brought fans together and allowed for some major social movements that have spurred real change in Hollywood like #MeToo and #OscarSoWhite. We also look at the dark side with recent news that Zack Snyder may have weaponized his fanbase and encouraged the toxic elements on social media. Speaking of toxic, we look at the monetization of negativity when discussing movies that has risen recently. But we also look at how the internet has been a positive place for creators and unique forms of arts, expression, and storytelling.

It is such a joy recording this show with Scott Martin for you, our listeners. We really hope you have a blast listening to it. If you do, we humbly ask you share it on this thing called social media, so other movie fans can discover us.

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Question of the Week: What is the best major change in the movie industry of the past decade?

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:

Scott:

1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $187 420 998
2. Lightyear $50 577 961
3. Nope $44 366 910
4. Top Gun: Maverick $126 707 459
5. Bullet Train
6. Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank $6 312 060
7. Firestarter $3 827 715 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era $16 000 495
9. Watcher $826 775
10. Samaritan
Total: $426 040 373

Christopher:

1. Thor: Love and Thunder $144 165 107
2. Jurassic World: Dominion $145 075 625
3. Minions: The Rise of Gru $107 010 140
4. Elvis $31 211 579
5. DC League of Super Pets
6. The Black Phone $23 633 220
7. Where the Crawdads Sing $17 253 227
8. Bob's Burger $12 416 819
9. Beast
10. Easter Sunday
Total: $480 765 717

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