This Summer, I’ll be having great conversations with film critic colleagues on the special podcast event series ‘Cinema Stories’. Remember what it was like to go to the movies? It feels like it was a long time ago (even though it wasn’t). As the anticipation builds towards returning to indoor movie theaters, ‘Cinema Stories’ will help shine a spotlight on those experiences.
My guests and I will share some of our favorite stories from our decades of going to the movies. They’re funny, insightful and offer unique perspectives on something so beloved. We’ll also analyze the current state of watching films at home (and the resurgence of Drive-In theaters nationwide) and predict the future of the moviegoing experience. What will it be like? Will people want to head to movie theaters even though they’ll have to wear masks and sit six feet apart? How will theaters try to accommodate everyone who wants to see a big-time blockbuster?
Will ‘Tenet’ and other highly-anticipated films, such as Russell Crowe’s ‘Unhinged’, Disney’s ‘Mulan’, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’, Warner Bros. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’ and John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ actually open in theaters? Or will they be delayed again and/or head to Video on Demand or a streaming service? Was it smart for studios to push some of their releases (including MGM’s ‘No Time to Die’, Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Universal’s ‘Fast & Furious 9’) into the Fall or even next year?
We WILL start going to indoor movie theaters again. I promise. But in the meantime, I’ll be posting new episodes of the ‘Cinema Stories’ Podcast every Tuesday for the next six weeks, from June 9th through July 14th. Look for them all on this page and at lcj.podbean.com, as well as on my social media platforms.