In Episode 53 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. collapses into a pile of piping-hot movie news, including the latest on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie, Jurassic World 2, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. It’s hard to believe so much news has come out in just the past few days, but fear not, the Crooked Table Podcast is here to break it down for you. Nostalgia continues to rear its profitable head on the big screen, as once-dormant franchises like Saw and Jumanji are resurging in record speed to compete with burgeoning shared universes like Universal’s Dark Universe and Paramount’s Transformers series. Let’s crack open this week’s movie newspaper and see what’s abuzz in Hollywood, shall we?
In Episode 52 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. uncovers director Alex Kurtzman’s new take on The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. The film is, of course, intended to kick off Universal’s monster-centric Dark Universe. We’ll investigate whether The Mummy provides a solid foundation for what’s to come as well as how it stacks up against the 1999 edition, which saw Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz bring the classic tale to the modern age. Also: Rob reviews A24’s latest, director Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes At Night starring Joel Edgerton, and discusses his thoughts on the latest news surrounding X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It’s a jam-packed episode of the Crooked Table Podcast. So let’s get to it before a certain Egyptian princess catches up with us.