Films released in the summer generated a lot of popularity and box office earnings. Pepperdine students weigh in on which of these popular movies are a waste of time — and which movies to watch instead.
It is not uncommon for one’s favorite film or TV show to be adapted from a novel. Recent adaptations such as “Bullet Train” and “The Summer I Turned Pretty” soared in popularity, and many such as “My Policeman” are soon releasing.
Every year, a few films get lost in the hustle and bustle of the Oscars. Joachim Trier’s romance film “The Worst Person in the World” picked up only two nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, but is worth seeing for its honest portrayal of complicated love.
What’s your favorite movie?
Streaming services, once a novel idea, are now a mainstay in how people watch TV and movies. Students discuss what they like and don’t like about these platforms, as well as their preference for the traditional theatrical experience.
Watching Halloween movies each year is a traditional and beloved way to celebrate the holiday. While many of these films center around the holiday, there are endless movies that aren’t explicitly “Halloween movies,” which should also be viewed to get into the spirit of the season.
After missing a typical summer film season in 2020, studios and audiences alike looked forward to this summer’s lineup of new releases. With a variety of films premiering to varying degrees of success, this summer signified the return of the in-person theater experience.
Austin Cadman is a Screen Arts major who transferred to Pepperdine in January 2019 and has now spent approximately half of his time studying at Pepperdine online. However, he continues to look forward to graduating this semester and finding a career within the entertainment industry.
Debuting Feb. 10, Sia’s new movie, ‘Music,’ delves into the whirlwind that is the relationship of an autistic child and her half-sister. While the message is admirable, this movie should not be winning an award for Best Picture but Best Misrepresentation.
Films, TV shows and music all produced major hits over the summer.