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The Nose On The Future Of Big-Budget Blockbuster Movies And The Present Of Little Tiny Indie Movies

Jul 26, 2019

Last weekend, Marvel unveiled its plans for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (along with a few hints and winks and nods about Phase Five -- which is mostly notable 'cause it means they're planning a Phase Five).

And we're currently in the middle of a year when, when it's all said and done, the top eight highest-grossing movies may well have all come from Disney or Marvel or both. The top eight. That's not a typo. Here, look:

  • Aladdin (2019) (Disney)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Marvel/Disney)
  • Captain Marvel (Marvel/Disney)
  • Frozen II (Disney)
  • The Lion King (2019) (Disney)
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (Marvel/Sony)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm/Disney)
  • Toy Story 4 (Pixar/Disney)

And so the question is: Is the future of movies Marvel and Disney?

And then The Nose takes a look at the present of movies from the opposite end of the box office spectrum with three indie films: The Art of Self-Defense, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, and Wild Rose.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • Lucy Gellman - Editor of The Arts Paper and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
  • Mercy Quaye- Founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project and a columnist with Hearst Connecticut Media Group
  • Pedro Soto - An aerospace executive working on a secret project

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.