The Hollywood Read ep. 73

Join us this week as we update the latest on The Tenet Situation, which is officially back on for a mid-pandemic release, and we break down the Emmy nominations, which don’t entirely suck. New voting rules allowed for more nominations, and encouraged a more diverse group of nominees, which makes for a somewhat more exciting show. Mostly, though, we gush about What We Do in the Shadows, one of the best comedies on television that you’re probably not watching.

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The Hollywood Read ep. 65

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!

Interstellar is…okay

HERE BE SPOILERS, YE BE WARNED

interstellar-posterHistorically, I like Christopher Nolan. I consider him one of the few true auteurs in modern cinema—auteurship being defined as more than just a distinctive visual style, but as having a unifying philosophy or narrative principle uniting a filmmaker’s work; in Nolan’s case, it’s identity and the various ways in which we shape and reveal them. But The Dark Knight Rises was a mixed bag and Inception is a case of diminishing returns—once you know how the plot works, sitting through all the exposition in that movie is an exercise in tedium. And it seems like, the bigger his movies and budgets have gotten, Nolan is maybe losing something of himself in the process, that in telling BIG stories, he’s forgetting to tell GOOD stories. Continue reading “Interstellar is…okay”