The Hollywood Read ep. 1

THR LogoWelcome to The Hollywood Read, a new podcast with me and Kayleigh Donaldson, also of internet fame! We’re discussing celebrity, pop culture, entertainment, business, politics, and how all those things go together. In this first episode we decide who is Best Chris for 2018, and what it means that Hollywood is dominated by four guys named Chris.

 

Episode 1: The Hollywood Chrises

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Best of the Summer 2014: Snowpiercer

snowpiercer-international-posterIt’s not like this is a hard call. Summer 2014 is some weak-ass shit, as far as movies are concerned. The best movie up till now was X-Men: Days of Future Past, a well-made and very fun movie that made no fucking sense. But now it is now, not then, and now we have the first—only—truly great summer movie of 2014: Bong Joon-ho’s long awaited Snowpiercer. And boy oh boy, it’s a DOOZY.

The rest of the world got Snowpiercer last year, but thanks to Harvey Weinstein and his Scissors of Doom, most English-speaking territories had to wait for it, left to wonder if what we would eventually see would be Bong’s vision or Harvey Scissorhands’ trimmed down, dumbed-down edit. The good news is that Weinstein, after a protracted, played-out-in-the-press battle, gave up and agreed to release Bong’s original cut. The bad news is, he opted to give Snowpiercer a drastically reduced limited release and then proceeded to do no promotion for the movie. It would live or die by word of mouth, but this is a great movie, and word of mouth has been great, which is translating into solid box office. Justice! Continue reading “Best of the Summer 2014: Snowpiercer”