The Hollywood Read ep. 74

It’s been a big week for the film industry, from Disney’s shocking announcement regarding the digital release of Mulan, to the repeal of the Paramount Decree, to long-gestating rumors about Ellen DeGeneres’s toxic work place exploding in the mainstream. Join us as we break it all down, from what success could look like for Mulan on streaming, to what it means to lose the Paramount Decree, and how Ellen’s faux-kindness front has concealed years of workplace toxicity.

Kayleigh on Ellen’s celebrity supporters: https://bit.ly/31PRh9F

Four months into the pandemic, with Comic Con broadcasting remotely online and Disney pulling 90% of their slate from the release calendar, we take a look at how the industry is doing. Hint: Not well! We ponder the future of blockbusters, indies, Oscars, how on earth anyone will get celebrities to go back on press tours after this, and the fate of the upcoming fall film festivals. Join us as we return to the pit of despair!

Find us on Twitter: @Ceilidhann & @Cinesnark

The Hollywood Read ep. 63

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.

Find us on Twitter: @Ceilidhann & @Cinesnark

The Hollywood Read ep. 61

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.

Find us on Twitter: @Ceilidhann & @Cinesnark

The Hollywood Read ep. 56

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

The Hollywood Read ep. 46

This week we’re discussing the Department of Justice’s challenge to the Paramount Consent Decrees, something we’ve been theorizing for months. But we’re totally bummed to be right, because this is Bad For Cinema, and we’re breaking down why. We’re also talking the new trailer for Cats, and everything strange and unnerving about it.

More on the challenge to the Paramount Consent decrees: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-moves-terminate-paramount-consent-decrees-1255858