‘Hustlers’ Scores Big, ‘The Goldfinch’ Flounders, and TIFF Previews This Fall’s Best (The MovieBabble Podcast Ep. 36)

by Collin Willis

It Chapter Two continues to sink its teeth into the box office with an impressive $40 million second week. It‘s lead isn’t tremendous, however, as Hustlers opens to an unexpectedly high $33 million haul. The Jennifer Lopez lead crime/ family drama is taking the box office and critics by storm, unlike The Goldfinch. Poised to be one of the year’s biggest flops, The Goldfinch opened to only $3.6 million worldwide on a $45 million dollar budget. On a more positive note, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has brought nothing but praise for this year’s indie and oscar-worthy films.

Brennan and I discuss which movies we’re most excited for, the hype behind them, and even Brennan’s personal experience at TIFF. You can hear all of it and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast.


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 35: IT: Chapter Two Floats Past $90 Million While the Venice Film Festival Confuses Us All 

Episode 34: Labor Day Weekend, Summer Rundown Special

Episode 33: Sony and Marvel Studios File for Divorce While Angel Has FallenOvercomer, and Ready or Not Open Up on Pace 

Episode 32: Good BoysBlinded by the LightBernadette and the Struggles of Smaller Movies in 2019

Episode 31: Hobbs and Shaw Scares Off Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark From the Number One Spot


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 4: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview

Episode 3: The World of Movies: July Rundown

Episode 2: Ranking All the Spider-Man Films

Episode 1: The Best Movies of 2019 So Far

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mlrover September 17, 2019 - 12:18 pm

The Hustler was tedious. The acting OK and the whole thing repetitive. Thirty minutes hacked out would have helped the pacing. The characters were supposed to evoke sympathy but what’s to like about self-indulgent, shopaholic, Kardashian wannabes?

Nick Kush September 16, 2019 - 9:26 am

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