Read it and Weep show

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.

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 RiaW 3.22 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:42:58

Some more coffee from Hunter, this time the relaxed-paced Thai film about life, death, and fish sex. Sorry it's so long. Mentioned in this episode Check out our brand new Meatreon Campaign:

 RiaW 3.21 - Slightly Condescending Film School - Brazil (1985) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:32

We watched two different versions of the film to discuss the power of editing. The 2.25 hour director's cut and the 90 minute "Love Conquers All Cut." Alex in his infinite trollness, liked the shorter one.

 RiaW 3.20 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:17

In which I find the movie boring and then my friends yell at me about it.

 RiaW 3.19 - Slightly Condescending Film School - In The Mood For Love (2000) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:44

Color theory explained. Death bed confessions. Hunter doesn’t like partner swapping.

 RiaW 3.18 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Barry Lyndon (1975) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:08

A first-time attempt at analysis. Many duels are fought. Lenses are discussed. Alex shows the boys his Wikihole.

 RiaW 3.17 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Singin' In The Rain (1952) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:16

In 1952, MGM sat down and thought, man. We own a lot of old songs. I wonder if we could get paid for those same songs again. And they did, by shoehorning them into a new musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Despite that being a terrible idea, the movie is really great, so we talked about that.

 RiaW 3.16 - Slightly Condescending Midterms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:29

It's an arbitrary midpoint in the Slightly Condescending Film School season, so we decided to test ourselves on what we've learned so far. The professors each pose their questions, and then we take an ACTUAL MIDTERM from a class we aren't enrolled in. Find out how we did!

 RiaW 3.bonus - Final Fantasy VII Remake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:16

Anthony hosts a special bonus that could be called Slightly Condescending Video Game School. Him and Hunter dive deep into the new remake of the game Final Fantasy VII. Alex sometimes seems like he's paying attention.

 RiaW 3.15 - Slightly Condescending Film School - Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:44

We sit down to discuss the very short but very strong coffee that is Maya Dern's 1940s experimental short film. Has Alex learned enough to say something interesting about it? Almost certainly not!

 RiaW 3.14 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Terminator 2 (1991) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:22

Okay I think we finally found one that has nothing to do with the current situation. We watched the apocalyptic--ah shit now I see it. Ignoring that, it's a movie about robots fighting but it's good, and excuse for the professors to talk about James Cameron.

 RiaW 3.13 - Alien (1979) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:55

It's a scary time, sure. But you know what's scarier? A wet skull alien bursting out of your chest. So there's that. Mentioned in the episode:

 RiaW 3.12 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Rear Window (1954) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:39

In another accidentally very related issue, today we watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window. Just like Jimmy Stewart, we're all stuck at home watching true crime stuff, so it really is perfect. Also given Hitchcock's past, we introduce a new segment, "Um... Is This Okay?"

 RiaW 3.11 – Slightly Condescending Film School: The Seventh Seal (1957) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:07

Completely unrelated to any topical events, we sat down to watch an existential plague movie about how we all die eventually and it’s meaningless. Okay, it’s definitely not that bleak. It’s really a movie about a love of board games. Also it’s an important work of film. Enjoy!

 RiaW 3.10 - Get Well Soon, Tom Hanks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:51

Because of the virus, school is closed for a week. So we rolled in a TV cart and sent our best thoughts to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson! We talked about Thomas The Hank engine's career, mostly focusing on A League of Their Own (1992) which features a very rare site, Tom Hanks being hard to like. We hope they recover quickly and that Chet Hanks gets his life together.

 RiaW 3.09 - Slightly Condescending Film School: 7 Samurai (1954) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:02

I didn't expect, when I started this class, for so much of film knowledge to be about samurai. But apparently it's really important. Find out why when class convenes to discuss the epic (man it's so long) samurai film from the 50s.


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