As we’re all still locked inside, we’re discussing more binge recs for your self-quarantine, the latest cancellations, including the Cannes Film Festival, and how we are staving off boredom with varying degrees of success. Join us as we try not to lose our minds and ponder whether this is all happening because we saw Cats.
This week, we’re updating the latest developments facing the film industry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and then we talk about Meghan Markle’s revenge fashion during her last week of appearances as part of the royal family. We also have some binge-watching recs for your self-quarantine.
Kayleigh on Duchess Meghan’s revenge fashion: https://www.pajiba.com/celebrities_are_better_than_you/how-meghan-markle-dressed-for-revenge.php
Meghan O’Keefe’s Newsletter: https://namedropper.substack.com/
As coronavirus spreads around the globe, we talk about the least important aspect of the story: how it’s affecting the film industry. SXSW has been cancelled, No Time to Die shifted its release date by six months, and more upheaval is yet expected. We dig into the possibility of a pop culture year in which major events are cancelled, movies don’t come out, and maybe streaming services will finally kill movie theaters. Wash your hands and don’t go on cruises!
It was a busy week in pop culture as Harvey Weinstein was convicted of some, if not all, of the charges against him; French actress Adele Haenel walked out of the Cesar Awards in protest after Roman Polanski was awarded Best Director; in a surprise move, Bob Iger stepped down as the CEO of Disney; and Caity Weaver opened a forensic investigation into a royal Instagram mystery. Join us as we dig into these stories and try to solve Caity Weaver’s Insta mystery.
Caity Weaver’s royal Insta investigation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/style/meghan-markle-instagram.html
Award season is over, and summer movie season is almost here. It doesn’t feel like it because winter is ninety years long, but we are just a couple months from blockbuster season. From the super-ladies of Marvel and DC, to Top Gun, to Bill & Ted, join us as we preview the films, big and little, hitting theaters during the summer of 2020. #DevBond!
The 92nd Academy Awards did the unbelievable–they gave Best Picture to the actual best picture. This week we’re celebrating Parasite’s Oscar triumph and Bong Joon-ho’s sweep at an overall uncontroversial and pretty solid Oscars. Then we discuss Birds of Prey’s unfortunate box office performance and what it means for the DC cinematic universe when even their good movies don’t do well. Is it just a problem with this movie? Or DC movies? Or is this superhero fatigue? Join us as we discuss all this and more!
Kayleigh digs into the publishing controversy around American Dirt, Oprah’s latest book club selection which is mired in accusations of appropriation and stereotyping. Then we do one last round of Oscar odds before the Academy Awards next week, and we talk Netflix’s surprising decision to end The Crown after five seasons, which is either Netflix’s mysterious algorithm at work, or maybe something to do with the recent royal drama. Or both! Join us as we dig into a busy week in pop culture.