The Hollywood Read ep. 27

THR LogoThis week we return to the Valley of Awful Men, as eight women come forward with allegations of all manner of abuse against Max Landis. We discuss Landis, the power that protected him, and a damaging Hollywood family legacy. And because we don’t actually want to live in the pit of despair, we also talk Toy Story 4 and it’s delightful new hero: actual garbage. This week’s episode proves that proclaiming you’re trash is only endearing if you’re an animated spork, and not an actual person capable of doing real harm.

Sarah on Max Landis: https://www.laineygossip.com/eight-women-come-forward-accusing-screenwriter-max-landis-of-emotional-sexual-abuse/55914

How Max Landis used self-awareness to hide abuse: https://slate.com/culture/2019/06/max-landis-abuse-allegations-louis-ck.html

Kayleigh twitter: @Ceilidhann

Sarah twitter: @Cinesnark

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The Hollywood Read ep. 25

From the Wonder Woman 1984 poster kerfuffle to that list of bad actors on Jezebel, it’s been a long week in the pit of despair. Join us as we discuss the impending culture war brewing around Wonder Woman, and what is really behind that mean-spirited, blatantly clickbait Jezebel post. We also get into Warner Brothers’ decision to sit out Hall H this year, and what it means for the pop culture juggernaut that is Comic Con. It’s dark times on the internet, but at least we have Diana Prince’s new gold armor to admire.

Jezebel’s bad actors: https://themuse.jezebel.com/actors-who-are-bad-at-acting-1834085390

Kayleigh’s defense of those actors: https://twitter.com/Ceilidhann/status/1136719851907702786

Kayleigh twitter: @Ceilidhann

Sarah twitter: @Cinesnark

Managing Comic Con disappointment

Yesterday while sifting through the last bit of Comic Con panels and interviews, I came across this vlog from Beyond The Trailer’s Grace Randolph. Here, have a look:

I don’t say this to pick on Randolph, but her video condensed everything that bugged me about the aura of entitlement that has grown to surround Comic Con and which manifested strongly this year after Saturday in Hall H, when no major announcements were made by Warner Brothers/DC or Marvel. I’m just using Randolph’s video because she clearly articulates a number of issues that I think fans are going to have to get straight with before next year’s Comic Con. Continue reading “Managing Comic Con disappointment”