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.
We're closing out #Spacepril AKA #CaperilCaneveral with the wackiest James Bond movie, Moonraker. Watch as he launches into space to fight space Nazis! Bonus: we discuss a pigeon for almost half this episode. Mentioned on this episode The real heroes at the Pigeon Movie Database.
We put five annoying, overrated kids movies up for a Meat Buddy vote and they made us watch the 2015 prequel/spinoff of Despicable Me, Minions. We had to watch 90 minutes of gibberish from walking, talking, merchandise opportunities. And almost none of us enjoyed it. Episode is sponsored by The Children's Garden in Portland, OR. They have STEM-themed summer camps for 5 to 9 year olds enrolling now. Sign up and mention this podcast and they'll waiver registration fees. thechildrensgarden.com
This is it! The episode where I get to talk about my field trip to the Kennedy Space Center to watch a NASA/SpaceX launch. It's great. I brought on first-time guest Scott Hanselman who I met at the launch to share stories (and throw a bit of shade). We also talk about one of my favorite movies from my childhood, the low-tech science fiction film Gattaca. Listen now or GIVE ME YOUR NUMBER.
We're kicking off #Spacepril with the movie we had to watch because we lost a bet, Mac and Me. That's right it's Paul Rudd's favorite movie about a little alien whose face is a butt. Mentioned on this episode Shane is at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin TX this week. See his other upcoming dates. Amy has a new podcast about religion called Who's Your God.
We closed out #MarchBadness with the 1996 horror film starring a pre-Star Trek Shatner speaking the invented language Esperanto. It's really more #MarchWeirdness, but we work with what we've got. Thanks to Rev Lauren for sponsoring! And thanks to all our sponsors from this last round. It's been amazing. See you in #Spacepril!
After 250 episodes, we've finally been forced to go back and read the second part of this terrible book series about conspiracies, and 1970s racism. Fuck you, David, for making us do this. The 3rd installment will cost any sponsor $1,000.
It's time for #MarchBadness! We're going back to our roots of terrible stuff, starting with Fateful Findings, the 2013 film written/directed/starring/catered by Neil Breen, the David Lynch of bad movies. It's truly a magical day!
As promised, before we start #MarchBadness, we're doing one more episode about the best things last year. Well, this is about the TV show celebrating the best things last year. **Caution, this episode contains mild Black Panther spoilers in the second half.**
To close out #SmushMonth, we're smushing all 9 of this year's Best Picture Nominees into one huge conversation featuring three panelists who actually know things about movies!
This Disney sports movie will grab you by your knuckle pucks and make your spirit flying vee. Or maybe it won't. But either way, it'll force you to talk about hockey and the Olympics.
We haven't read a bonkers sex novel in a while so here we go. The jacket describes it like a sexual Tolkien, but that's an insult to Tolkien and the concept of sex. It's a rough read, with sexual assault with a magical creature as the inciting incident and going downhill from there. Thank you to Danny from Philly for sponsoring!
Femme fatales, Bill Pullman, and a guy who claims to be hung like a horse. It's a sometimes great sometimes just wacko neo noir from 1994: the year of movies. There's lots to talk about as our panel assembles at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR. Thank you to Paul from New Jersey for sponsoring and Joanne from Calgary for becoming a Meat Buddy!
It's big. It's shiny. There are snakes. It feels like every other scene was removed for no reason. And it barely made back it's budget. But boy is it interesting. We had lots to say about Gods of Egypt, the white-washed cheap-looking CGI adventure by Alex Proyas. Especially about the snakes. We really talked a lot about the snakes.
If you're looking for a swords and sandals epic, you're going to end up watching Ben-Hur, the 42-hour long film that swept the Oscars in 1959. It's a long story of a guy who had some bad times at the hands of the Romans but briefly met Jesus and exchanged waters. And it's kinda good? But Jesus it's long.
RiaW #424: Hercules (1997) JANTIQUITY