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On The Lot: faith-based film 'War Room' blows up the box office

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As summer comes to an end Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times joins the show to talk about the best and worst movies from the past few months, how a religious film worked the box office and the legacy of Wes Craven. It's all part of our Monday Rebecca special that we call On The Lot, which covers the latest happenings in the film business.

Here's a list of what Rebecca talks about in this week's segment:

  1. Wes Craven, the man who brought us classic films like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," passed away on Sunday.
  2. "Straight Outta Compton" won the weekend for a third time, but a faith-based film called "War Room" was a close second. The film's creators could be considered the Spielbergs of Christian drama.
  3. Summer's wrapping up, so Rebecca and her colleague Mark Olsen put together a list of the highs and lows of the past few months.
  4. Spike Lee is going to be given an honorary Oscar and Rebecca spoke to him about it.
  5. The Venice and Telluride film festivals are coming up, signaling the beginning of Oscar season.

If you'd like to hear the entire chat, click on the audio embedded at the top of the post.