Salutations applications, and welcome to a new episode of The Awesome Friday Podcast. We’re back after a two-week hiatus and talking about two of the year’s most anticipated movies. First up, freshly t streaming services and premium rental, Matt Reeves’s noir-inspired take on the caped crusader, The Batman. Following that, the newly released to cinemas film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Nicolas Cage plays the role he was born to play: Nicolas Cage.
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Welcome to the news for the week of 19 October 2019. It feels like most of the big news is casting news and that The Matrix 4 is a real thing that is really happening. Sam Raimi is in back and the director’s chair and so is Robert Eggers.
All in all, it’s been a good week! Let’s take a look!
Solomon Northup was a free born black man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1841. Known as a talented violin player he was approached that year by two men who identified themselves as entertainers with an offer to accompany them for several performances in New York City. He took the job and thinking it would be a short trip didn’t tell his wife. Once there they convinced him to continue with them to Washington, D.C.
Once in Washington Northup was drugged, stripped of his clothing and identification, and sold into slavery. After 12 years he was freed again and later published a memoir of his experiences. Now Steve McQueen has made a movie out of those memoirs.