We’re kicking off 2021 by discussing the last big pop culture moments of 2020: Wonder Woman 1984 and Bridgerton. We break down WW84‘s dual release with pandemic box office and unverified streaming numbers, and then we dig into Bridgerton, Netflix’s lavish romance novel adaptation. One of these things had a rather mixed reception, and the other was everyone’s post-holiday binge. Join us as we discuss what went wrong with WW84 and what went right for Bridgerton.
Wonder Woman 1984 is the latest and final blockbuster of 2020 to bail on movie theaters and drop directly on streaming. We start by discussing the ramifications of such a big blockbuster going to streaming, and how Tenet might have killed movie theaters. Then, we dive into season four of The Crown, which is reinvigorated by the arrival of Princess Diana, and we debate the efficacy of Gillian Anderson’s performance as Margaret Thatcher. Join us!
This week we’re talking Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, from the film itself to the controversies surrounding it, including Anna Paquin’s lack of lines. We also get into the current state of a wide-open award season, which is full of possibility and so will probably render a bunch of boring nominations. Finally, we talk about the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, and what a refreshing palette cleanser it is for the previously gloomy DC cinematic universe.