7 episodes

Join Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer in conversation with award-winning actors, directors, screenwriters, costume designers and more. Hear them discuss their work, and share their favorite movies and movie moments from throughout the decades! Then be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies for more memorable moments in film, and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies" -- from Executive Producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog. Airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go, it's a fascinating exploration of movies throughout the decades, and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed the evolution of American cinema.

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Join Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer in conversation with award-winning actors, directors, screenwriters, costume designers and more. Hear them discuss their work, and share their favorite movies and movie moments from throughout the decades! Then be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies for more memorable moments in film, and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies" -- from Executive Producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog. Airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go, it's a fascinating exploration of movies throughout the decades, and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed the evolution of American cinema.

    Going behind the Scenes of the Movie Business with Ben Fritz

    Going behind the Scenes of the Movie Business with Ben Fritz

    Best-selling author and WSJ West Coast bureau chief Ben Fritz joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about superheroes making leaps and bounds in the movie industry, streaming services competing for content and Hollywood betting on franchises over independent films. Also, Kristen tells us why she'll lasso the moon for 'It's A Wonderful Life', and Sandra takes us down the yellow brick road with her dream recast for 'The Wizard of Oz'. For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 38 min
    Planning a Movie Night Sleepover with Linda Mendoza

    Planning a Movie Night Sleepover with Linda Mendoza

    ALMA award-winning director Linda Mendoza joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about directing hit TV comedies, the scarcity of women of color behind the camera and how she's creating her own career opportunities. Also, Sandra reflects on what makes composer Ennio Morricone's score from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' so memorable, and Kristen refuses to put Baby in a corner in her recasting of 'Dirty Dancing.' For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 34 min
    Getting Bitten by the Sci-Fi Bug with LeVar Burton

    Getting Bitten by the Sci-Fi Bug with LeVar Burton

    Emmy award-winning host, actor and producer LeVar Burton joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about meeting his heroes on the set of 'Roots,' finding optimism in science fiction, and introducing the 'Reading Rainbow' generation to new authors through his podcast 'LeVar Burton Reads.' Also, Lisa takes a stab at recasting 'The Godfather' (Will she make us an offer we can't refuse?), and we find out which scary movie took Sandra years to finish watching. For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 38 min
    Deciding "Whose Car Are We Taking" with Ego Nwodim

    Deciding "Whose Car Are We Taking" with Ego Nwodim

    Writer, actress, and 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Ego Nwodim joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about her early days performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, making room for more women of color in comedy, and whose biopic she'd want to star in. Also, we think you'll have what Kristen's having once you hear her #my5movies picks, and Lisa diagnoses Hollywood with "sequel-itis." For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies, and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 36 min
    Fighting Robots with Trace Lysette

    Fighting Robots with Trace Lysette

    Trailblazing actress and producer Trace Lysette, from the Golden Globe award-winning series 'Transparent,' joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen during NYC Pride, to talk about the 'Transparent Musicale Finale,' starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B in the upcoming movie 'Hustlers,' and leveling the playing field for trans actors in Hollywood. Also, Sandra takes the #my5movies challenge, and Lisa reveals what classic film from the '90s, she just can't get enough of. For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 35 min
    Dressing Wakanda's Royal Family with Ruth Carter

    Dressing Wakanda's Royal Family with Ruth Carter

    Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth Carter has worked on over 40 films, including 'Black Panther,' 'Selma' and 'Do the Right Thing.' She joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about the first time she met Spike Lee, designing a 3-D printed crown for Angela Bassett, and her take on the blaxploitation films of the '70s. Also, Lisa shares her picks for the #my5movies challenge, and Kristen revisits the John Hughes classics of the '80s. For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go.

    • 37 min

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