Fall Movie Preview: Blockbusters And Awards Contenders



AILSA CHANG, HOST:

How does Hollywood keep the momentum going after a summer that gave the world “Avengers: Endgame” and four other billion-dollar hits? Apparently, not with superheroes. Here’s Bob Mondello with his fall movie preview.

BOB MONDELLO, BYLINE: Three months until Thanksgiving and not a soul wearing spandex. How will the industry survive? There will, let’s note, be a super villain, the Joker, but his movie catches him before he’s terribly super.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, “JOKER”)

JOAQUIN PHOENIX: (As Joker) My mother always tells me to smile and put on a happy face.

MONDELLO: Just a disaffected guy in a clown get-up – but if folks flying in capes will be in short supply, movie stars will still be flying in special effects movies, sometimes into outer space.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, “AD ASTRA”)

BRAD

... read more at: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/02/756823422/fall-movie-preview-blockbusters-and-awards-contenders

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