A lot is happening this week, from the continuing roll out of Tenet, to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing a major Netflix development deal, to John Boyega calling out the crap development for his character in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Join us as we dive into the issues around increasing representation beyond the entry-level approach of just casting more people of color without considering how to tell compelling stories with them.
We’re back! We’re kicking off 2020 by breaking down the two biggest movies of the holiday season: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Cats. One disappointed us and the other drove us completely insane, as both movies challenge the very notion of what is “good”, what is “bad”, and what even ARE “Jellice cats”. No seriously, what ARE they? Do they look like that to EVERYONE? Or just to each other? Join us as we scrape together the remnants of our sanity and talk Star Wars and Cats!
This week we discuss the surprising news that David Benioff & DB Weiss of Game of Thrones fame quit their Star Wars trilogy, and we get into Disney’s quiet removal of Fox titles from repertory theaters. Why should you care? Because Disney is actively limiting your options at the cinema and that makes our culture worse. Join us for a look into our dystopic Disney future!
Matt Zoller Seitz on the Disney Vault: https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/disney-is-quietly-placing-classic-fox-movies-into-its-vault.html