‘Abominable’ Melts and ‘Joker’ Continues to Cause Controversy Before its Release

by Collin Willis

DreamWorks continues the late-September tradition of lackluster animated films with Abominable. While it leads the weekend, it fails to take in anything close to its budget. Downton Abbey, on the other hand, continues to rake in profits with its large, built-in fanbase. These two are trailed shortly by Hustlers, which cements itself as one of the years most surprise hits. It Chapter Two and Ad Astra round out the top five as they continue to trail behind expectations.

In other news, Judy, the Judy Garland biopic, began its release cycle to decent success. And, before its worldwide debut, Joker has already become one of the year’s most controversial films. Is it really a movie we need right now? How troubling is its message? The internet has lots of answers to those questions, so Nick and I dive headfirst into the debate.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast.


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 37: Downton Abbey Makes History, Ad Astra Impresses, and the Awards Race Begins to Take Shape

Episode 36: Hustlers Scores Big, The Goldfinch Flounders, and TIFF Previews This Fall’s Best

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 


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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Nick Kush September 30, 2019 - 9:20 am

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