Magazine August 10, 2020, Issue

Palm Springs Is Groundhog Day for Millennials

Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg in Palm Springs (Hulu)

One of the many strange things about having the summer movie season, such as it is, migrate to television and streaming video is the absence of weekend box-office figures to tell us which movies people are actually watching. If a superhero movie starring Charlize Theron drops on Netflix, does it make a sound? If a film directed by Judd Apatow and a movie starring Will Ferrell are facing off for your evening entertainment dollar, which slightly past-his-peak comic impresario will win? Someone, somewhere, knows the answers to these questions, but for most of us the only way to gauge the

This article appears as “Groundhog Day Redux” in the August 10, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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