The Breakdown of 'Where the Crawdads Sing', 'Persuasion' and 'Rise'

This week on The Movie Breakdown we have reviews for three 2022 releases. We dig into a thriller based on a best-selling novel in Where the Crawdads Sing. Speaking of bestselling, we review an adaptation of beloved novelist Jane Austen work in Persuasion. Then it is the return of the feel-good Disney sports movie in Rise. After the review, we look at the current state of MCU and discuss some of the issues that Marvel Studios should address.

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Question of the Week: What beloved director would you like to see tackle a genre they’ve never done and what genre would that be?

Star Ratings:

Where the Crawdads Sing *** (CS) 
Persuasion ** (SM) & *** (CS)
Rise *** (CS & SM)

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $187 420 998
2. Lightyear $50 577 961
3. Nope
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: $381 673 463


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