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.
RiaW 4.17 - 93rd Oscars POSTview
RiaW 4.15 - 93rd Oscars Preview
RiaW 4.15 - Minari and Nomadland
RiaW 4.14 - Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7
RiaW 4.13 - BattleBots
Alex and Ezra took on another challenge this month, this time to meditate every night for two weeks. As usual, Ez did a bit better than Alex. Join us and relax (or just worry about your waddle the whole time).
We committed ourselves to watching the entire unconscionably long re-edit of Justice League this weekend so you could get the inside scoop. It's BONKERS. And Anthony kinda liked it, so that's a little weird. Mentioned in this episode Anthony recommends this glowing review of the film. Alex does not: https://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2021/03/zack-snyders-justice-league.html This interview with Nick Cave and Billy Corgan: https://youtu.be/569K0hyYO3E
We're back with the second half of the book with pictures, Watchmen. We read chapters 7 - 12 right up to the point where a giant squid vomits psychic energy that wipes out half of New York and all of war. It's a lot! Hope you enjoy.
It's time for the super adventures of Alex, Anthony, and Hunter. Just a group of guys who like to hang out and save the day. Anthony's picked our topic for these next few weeks so we're starting with books 1 - 6 of Watchmen, the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons about good guys gone bad. Plus in The Argument, what superhero would you actually like to exist in the real world?
Put on your best hoodie and wake up from a nap, it's the bi-coastal podcast event of the year! The News: Anthony gives us a report on the Golden Globes. The Homework: Hunter introduces us to the Italian slasher genre giallo. The Argument: What's the best slasher film of all time? *Scream* (1996) or *Psycho* (1960) ## Mentioned in this episode If you want to get weirder Hunter recommends *Deep Red* (1975) https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-02-21/hfpa-golden-globes-2021
We're off on an adventure this week, an epic journey across time, the Midwest, and Middle Earth. The News: [the first 3-d reconstructed dinosaur cloaca](https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/science/dinosaur-cloaca-fossil.html) The Homework: The 1999 Disney/David Lynch movie *The Straight Story* about a long trip on a little mower. The Argument: What's the best epic journey movie: *Lord of the Rings* or *Mad Max: Fury Road*
Ezra started baking sourdough over the pandemic (he's the only one) and he wanted to share the joy with Alex. Alex, on the other hand, thinks bread is a lie.
This week is all about survival. Will Pi survive the wide ocean alone with a metaphor? Will Gina Carano survive being held accountable for her actions? And what is the best survival movie of all time? # Mentioned in this episode Gina says terrible stuff, gets a movie deal: https://deadline.com/2021/02/gina-carano-the-mandalorian-firing-actress-responds-social-media-1234694755/ Life After Pi documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE Anthony recommends: Touching the Void
For our first ever magic special we've got world-traveling magician Billy Kidd to help us talk about the new special from Derek DelGaudio which is a magic show but also kinda not. It's on Hulu and definitely worth a watch. We talk about what parts worked for us and which landed like a ton of golden bricks. Plus magic news, the best magic movies, and more than a little talk about the differences between comedians and magicians. Check it out before it disappears!
This week we're celebrating the wide world of space with three far out topics: The Mandalorian on Disney+, SpaceX's announcement of the first all private space mission, and an argument about what makes a good space movie.