It’s been a horrible week and it’s only Tuesday! Here is a seventy minute breather full of entertainment stories, like the latest in DC Films and HBOMax, and dumb royal gossip. And when you’re done listening–or before you listen, or while you’re listening, we don’t know your life–here are a few links to check out to take action to support protesters and activists around the country.
After years of fans yelling online, the much speculated upon “Snyder Cut” of Justice League will be released in 2021. We break down details about how much work the Snyder Cut needs to be completed, and what constitutes a cut of the film. We also talk about Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, still scheduled for release in July, and what it will mean for movie theaters if audiences do or don’t show up. Join us as we return from hiatus and jump headfirst into one of the most toxic pools in movie fandom!
This week we examine the bookcase backgrounds of every celebrity Zoom appearance, since they are all filming in front of bookcases instead of showing off their celebrity quarantine pads. Then we talk the death of MTV Cribs and celebrity homes as conspicuous consumption, and the rise of the Architectural Digest home tour as low-key celebrity real estate video. Lastly, we discuss some of our favorite celebrity homes and castles, and the gossip stories that surround them.
We might be stuck inside, but that doesn’t mean the world slows down. Despite the shutdown, Hollywood is busy, and this week we’re running down a number of late news stories, including the semi-cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival, the on demand success of Trolls World Tour, the fate of The Hollywood Reporter, and Bob Iger’s return to power at Disney.
This week we’re talking Cats, the #ButtholeCut, and the recent revelations that director Tom Hooper, apparently, has never seen a real cat. We also check in on celebrities in quarantine and who’s thriving and who should really stop posting on social media. Finally, we have some soft quarantine recs for you, for a relaxing time in lockdown.
As we enter the fourth week of lockdown, one question is on our minds: you’re bored, but are you bored enough for Quibi? This week marks the debut of the much-touted Quibi streaming platform, developed for short-form entertainment. After discussing the latest in coronavirus updates, including Disney’s optimistic reset for their 2020 slate, we break down Quibi’s debut shows, and ponder whether or not anyone is bored enough to watch any of it.
The self-quarantine continues and this week we’re talking Tiger King, the latest Netflix true crime phenomenon. We also discuss Netflix’s true crime domination and the ongoing and everlasting interest in true crime that we as a society have. The interest is not new but the lack of shame in that interest is, so join us as we try to understand the human impulse to consume true crime and how that intersects with increasingly exploitative narratives.