Read it and Weep
Summary: Read it and Weep is a good podcast about bad books, movies, and TV. Each week 2.5 comedians and a guest make fun of things like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, and anything Keanu Reeves has been in.
Season 4 is upon us! What a glorious day. We're breaking the show up a bit with a few different segments per episode with slightly different topics. The News: A discussion about the Warner Bros. decision to go day-and-date with streaming movies on HBO Max. The Homework: We wished for Wonder Woman 1984 and the Monkey's Paw gave us this crap. The Argument: Are TV watchers better off than they were 10 years ago?
In our final final episode of the year, Ezra and I sat down for the Meat Buddy voted holiday movie, A Claymation Christmas plus a quick discussion about Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas for good measure. Hope you enjoy. Become a Meat Buddy to help decide Ezra's fate by going to http://meatreon.com
Everybody's doing a year-end wrap up, but since the year was pretty crap, we each compiled a list of our 10 favorite things WE consumed this year, regardless of what year it was released. For the full lists, check out the episode page: https://read-weep.com/podcast/the-2020-weepies
And with that we've come to the end of season three of the podcast! What a condescending journey it's been. We lived. We laughed. We learned. And now it's time for the final exam. Mentioned in this episode Anthony recommends the new David Fincher movie Mank. Alex watched the Failed Film Festival: "Lost in La Mancha" (2002), "Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s “Island of Dr. Moreau”" (2014), and "Jodorowsky's Dune" (2013) Hunter recommends The Leftovers.
Slightly Condescending Film School is back in session with the Robert Redford directed movie about the quiz show scandal of the 1950s. We brought on somebody with insider knowledge to help us out, 4-time Jeopardy Champion Andy Wood (@andytwood)! Mentioned on this episode - Andy hosts the delightful podcast Probably Science - Anthony thinks Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) still holds up - Andy recommends The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) and the Frank Zappa doc Zappa (2020)
Hey there! It's our first special bonus episode selected by our Meat Buddies where I get Ezra on the phone and chat with him about a movie he may or may not have watched. And usually, time travel. This week, a fun movie and more surprisingly, a new movie. Enjoy! And become a Meat Buddy to help select these topics by going to http://meatreon.com
It's part two of our slog through the Vietnam War and who knew that war could be so contentious! Some Vietnam books (h/t Daniel) When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip Sympathy for the Devil by Kent Anderson Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse Next up Next up: Quiz Show (1994) and Andy Wood's run on Jeopardy.
It's part one of our slog through the Vietnam War, the payoff of Alex's joke, and a very fun conversation about Finland. BUY @grant_lyon1's new board game of silly insults Curmudgeon!](http://curmudgeongame.com/
It's part two of our Stargate sponsorship. This time, it's wet! Featuring Phoebe Bottoms who watched... almost the right show. ## **Recommendations** [Hunter likes Longmont Potion Castle's prank calls with Alex Trebek](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzZUXHtTr6c) [Hunter also likes the game Geoguessr](https://www.geoguessr.com/) ## **Next up** Finally talking about the Vietnam War with *Apocalypse Now* (1979)
We're celebrating the Internet's favorite man, Keanu Reeves, by watching him in probably his least appropriate roll: British Gentleman. Still, the weirdness of this version of the vampire world makes it a fun watch. **Recommendations** Anthony really likes *Schitt's Creek*. Alex likes *The Thing*, especially the head spider. Hunter is keeping it Keanu with *John Wick 2* (and recommends watching them out of order). **Next up** Heading back through the Stargate with *SG: Atlantis*
It's our Spooktober Spooktacular Slightly Condescending Film Spook episode. We watched the 1970s Italian horror movie about the intersection of ballet dancing and witches. It's a hoot. A spooky hoot! Recommendations Anthony feels okay about Dr. Who. Alex thinks you should give up and join the Evil Dead. Hunter thinks you should play Paradise Killer and run around the Internet solving crimes. Next up Keanovember is here and we're watching Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
If you're in the mood for some intergalactic colonialism, then you're going to love *Stargate*. Just make sure you cover your tummy! Thanks to Shannon for sponsoring this wild ride! ## Recommendations Anthony: Colin Ferrell as Penguin Phoebe: RSVP to the film *Muriel's Wedding* Alex: *Cabin in the Woods* (he will not tell you anything about it) ## Next up Getting spooky with the Italian horror film *Suspiria* (1977)
Happy #TheRocktober, everybody. Ezra's back to chat about the sequel to the Jumanji sequel. Oops, we're all Jumanji-ed again! **Recommendations** Ez recommends Zathura: Space Jumanji Hunter likes *The Exorcist* as a movie Alex went to [Stranger Things: The Parking Garage Haunted House](https://feverup.com/m/91034) **Next up** *Stargate* (1994)
Amandable is back to help set the record straight about Emily Dickenson in this hilariously low-budget revisionist comedy. They can't afford a real cat but they've got the real story.
Dalia Malek brought us the first movie she ever saw, the Don Bluth animated film about smart and sometimes magical rats. Alex doesn't like it and bullying ensues. ## Recommendations - Hunter likes Disco Elysium - Anthony finds The Great Pottery Throw Down to be soothing - Dalia thinks Pen15 is great - Alex needs you to watch live streams of Fat Bear Week - Listener Hannah recommends "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman ## Next up *Wild Nights with Emily* (2018). Currently streaming on Hulu.