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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