Episode: 223

What’s Inside 223


Bret Hoffmann, the Director of Marketing for Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/), talks about the Mid Rivers Mall location in St. Peters reopening on Friday, May 7th (https://www.marcustheatres.com/theatre-locations/marcus-mid-rivers-14-cine) after a slew of renovations and improvements. Bret also discusses some of the hot new movies coming to theatres.

Ella Rouwen Chen (https://www.ellarouwenchen.com/) talks about growing up in China and making a name for herself in America as an actor/writer/director/producer.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Bret Hoffmann talks about the updates made to the Mid Rivers Mall location including all new DreamLoungers, expanded food and beverage service, and a movie theatre size screen in the new Take 5 Lounge. Bret also talks about the ongoing safety protocols and the excitement surrounding the latest film in the Saw franchise called “Spiral” starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson.

10:43 SEGMENT 2: Bret Hoffmann talks about “The Suicide Squad”, “Fast 9”, “Space Jam”, “Jungle Cruise”, “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Don’t Breathe 2”, “The Candyman”, “A Quiet Place 2”, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.


23:38 SEGMENT 3: Ella Rouwen Chen talks about growing up in Shanghai, the shows she loved as a kid that made her fall in love with TV and movies, collaborating with George Takei on “Allegiance”, anticipating Broadway’s reopening, and the pandemic’s effect on her creativity.

33:10 SEGMENT 4: Ella Rouwen Chen talks about connecting with English scripts by thinking about them in Chinese, directing “Death of a Salesman”, themes that translate no matter what language the audience speaks, her latest short film, getting into festivals, and doing voiceover for an upcoming 4-D Chinese film.

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