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.
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.
We've got another first time guest this week, video game designer Neven Mrgan (@mrgan on Twitter) brought us a sweaty New York movie, Dog Day Afternoon. It's a terrific watch with lots to talk about so stop reading and let's get into it! Next up: The Secret of NIMH (1982). Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
We welcomed back Irene Tu (@irene_tu on all platforms) to chat about the 1991 action/buddy movie Thelma & Louise. Plus we talked about whether we'd be good friends to run from the law with, what to pack in a bugout bag, and we unveiled the new game "Two Brags and a Lie."
Welcome to a very special episode of Read it and Weep. This week we throw back to our Season 1 days with our original panelists and basically the same Twilight book Stephanie Meyer has written two other times already. This time we're living in Edward's head and let me tell you, it's an unpleasant place to be for 25 hours. This feels like a series that maybe should have remained dead but instead walks the earth.
Happy Anniversary, Andy! It's a throwback to last year's Does It Hold Up? season as we check in on the 2001 stoner comedy about highway patrol officers who drink syrup. Is it still funny or is it time to #DefundSuperTroopers? Find out! Plus: in a special bonus segment, we teach you how to hunt caribou.
Surprise! It's the boogie man (much less fun to dance with than it sounds). And he's here to scare the pants off Amber Preston (@prestonparty) who is intrigued by horror, but a bit too scurred to watch it on her own. Amber's got a new album! It's called Sparkly Parts and it's so funny. Find it on Apple / Amazon
Our friend Laser (@lasermwebber) is back and they brought us a real gem, the 2015 film Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. It's beautiful and uplifting and an important movie to watch while eating chicken in a hot tub. Plus we learn about the meme, "They're lesbians, Harold" and what a motif is.
Our buddy Curtis Cook (@curtis_cook) is back with the show, this time bringing us a movie he likes bringing up at dinner parties. It's a 90s neo-noir where two "identical" half brothers are played by men who don't look anything like each other. Is there more to it than that? Eh, we're not sure.
Sarah Hatheway is back on the show as the Summer of Friends takes a dip into the world of high fashion. We visit the incredibly fun and well dress early Hepburn movie. It's a really good time.
The Summer of Friends continues with pod favorite Phoebe Bottoms. She takes us on a journey of one of her favorite comedies from her childhood, the strange flop Clifford. It stars Martin Short as an old guy AND a 10-year-old. In a strange turn of events, Hunter and Alex are kinda on the same page!
Guests are back! Guests are back! We're moving into our Summer of Friends with the amazing Bri Pruett (@bripruett) joining us. She's asked to share the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray that had such an effect on her as a kid. We have great time talking about it. Be sure to check out Bri's new podcast "You Can Do It w/ Bri Pruett" where she gives pep talks and tools for life to her friends. Find it wherever podcasts are.