Might I start the week out on a positive note: Last night saw the debut of new Australian comedy ‘Upright’ on Foxtel. Starring Tim Minchin, its a road trip comedy about an unlikely pairing. It’s a very easy-to-watch, laugh-out-loud comedy. Make an effort to check it out - every episode is streaming now via Foxtel, with episodes broadcast weekly on Fox Showcase.
With its strong female empowerment themes, Frozen 2 broke a box office record in the US this weekend with $123 million over the Thanksgiving weekend. Could it be that strong female empowerment themes aren’t the box office poison certain op-ed writers are trying to talk them up to be?
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Also, Knives Out scored $41 million in its opening weekend (that, like the Frozen figures, are just US domestic box office figures). Pretty strong opening - this is where I now suggest that you check it out at the cinema if you haven’t already. It’s an incredibly fun popcorn whodunnit film. Don’t let, what I thought was, a poor to middling trailer put you off the film.
Happy 30th anniversary National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
He’s outperforming every US Democratic Presidential nominee in terms of social media heat. Baby Yoda is out-trending them all.
This is per Axios, who goes on to explain why they think it matters.
Australia’s home renovation/lifestyle Friday night variety show The Living Room has been cancelled by Channel Ten. The network insists the stars of the show will be back with a new show in 2020. Could the TV network just be moving production in-house as a possible cost-saving measure?
Source: TV Tonight