We’re back with a recap of the virtual Toronto Film Festival, which was a very strange experience, like everything else in 2020. But first, we update the Tenet box office and speculate on the mystery of whether or not Mulan was successful. Then we grit our teeth and talk about Cuties and the unjust controversy that was blown way out of proportion by bad-faith actors over the last few weeks. Join us for this super fun and totally normal conversation!
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.
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.
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!
This week we dive into copaganda and the insidious relationship between Hollywood and the military/police industrial complexes. We discuss police procedurals, war movies, and the effect of normalizing bad behavior by cops on TV. Join us for another dark AF episode!
Kathryn VanArendonk on Copaganda: https://www.vulture.com/2020/06/tv-cops-are-always-the-main-characters.html
PenroseSun on Brooklyn 99: https://penrosesun.tumblr.com/post/620369127807254528/more-people-need-to-understand-what-we-mean-when
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!