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 3.08 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:15

I don't really get comic book movies. So in this special Office Hours episode, I sat down with Professor Lopez to discuss why these films have taken over and what makes them good. We also had an interesting talk about studios and how the same one that made The Emoji Movie made this.

 RiaW 3.07 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Knives Out (2019) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:40

This week on Slightly Condescending Film School, Alex brought a movie that he really enjoyed, and was a huge box office hit, but also doesn't fit the patterns of box office hits. It's not a sequel, it's not an adaptation, and nobody in it has magical powers. We talk about writer/director Rian Johnson and in our new segment Employee of the Month we talk (a little bit at least) about the role of the production designer. Plus we recommend you follow the cinematographer Steve Yedlin on Twitter @SteveYedlin.

 RiaW 3.06 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Quentin Tarantino | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:38

Well that didn't go how I'd expected. I asked the professors and fan favorite Amanda Linebaugh (@amandable) to talk to me about the career of Quentin Tarantino and while I didn't learn much about the craft of film-making, I did get a lot to think about regarding him as a person. Also, we continue our season-long discussion of pizza boxes.

 RiaW 3.05 - Slightly Condescending Film School - Citizen Kane (1949) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:17

Alex and Hunter meet alone for a special Office Hours edition of Slightly Condescending Film School. They talk about Citizen Kane, yes, but they talk a lot more about pizza boxes, the role of directors, and listener emails. It's a really good episode.

 RiaW 3.04 - Slightly Condescending Film School - The 2020 Oscars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:44

We're back in session talking about all 9 movies up for the Best Picture award at the 92 Oscars. Who will win? Who deserves to win? Why is Joker nominated at all? We've got the hottest takes of any classroom. The nominees 1917 Ford V Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Parasite Guest: @PhoebeBottoms

 RiaW 3.03 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:20

Condescending Class is back in session as the boys learn about Ang Lee, Wuxia epics, and whether or not it's physically possible to die. Join us next week to talk about whether or not the Oscars matter (they don't.) Hunter recommends the "Wuxia Ashes of Time" Ezra suggest "Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle"

  RiaW 3.02 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Band of Outsiders (1964) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:37

Slightly Condescending Film School returns with a brief lesson on the French New Wave. It's confusing enough that we have to constantly ask, is this the style or just a French thing?

 RiaW 3.01 - Slightly Condescending Film School: Mulholland Drive (2001) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:31

We're back! Kicking off a brand new season of Read it and Weep. We're calling the 3rd season "Back To School". Trying to understand pop culture has always been a mission of the show but now we're making it more explicit. And our first theme of Back To School is learning a bit more about film. I know, it's overdue. For the next couple of months, professor Anthony Lopez and associate professor Hunter Donaldson are going to give Alex the education he really already should have had.

 RiaW 2.45 - Lethal Weapon (1987) #Alexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:00

Happy Holidays, everybody. We're wrapping up #Alexit and season 2 of the show with an action movie that's also loosely set at Christmas, just like Diehard. But is it as good as Diehard? Find out! And we'll see you in the new year for Season 3: RiaW Back To School Mentioned in this episode: Anthony highly recommends the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom on Netflix

 RiaW 2.44 - The act of moving #Alexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:57

Sorry for the weeks off, but that's because the move I've been talking about for a month actually happened. And it was hard! But now that I'm starting to settle in I talked to Ezra and Anthony about the universally annoying act of moving. Mentioned in this episode Ezra's playlist for changing diapers:

 RiaW 2.43 - Beverly Hills Cop (1984) #Alexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:46

When I'm in LA, there's a chance I'll feel like a fish out of water. EXACTLY like Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop. I'm going to feel just like him. Avenging a friends murder / doing comedy. Same same. Hopefully I'll also be able to talk my way into secured warehouses and have buddies who are good at shootin'!

 RiaW 2.42 - Blade Runner (1982) #Alexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:36

For the next step of my LA preperation I decided to see what the future of the city might hold. Specifically, the future imagined by Blade Runner in the far off time November 2019. That's right, not only is it a perfect pick for our LA month it's actually set RIGHT NOW. And boy were they 50/50 on predicting the present.

 RiaW 2.41 - LA Story (1991) #Alexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:05

Big news! I'm moving to Los Angeles in December. To celebrate / scare myself, I'm going to spend the next little bit watching movies about Los Angeles. And since that wasn't specific enough, I'm only doing movies that specifically have LA in the title. Starting out with the 90s comedy starring a roller skating Steve Martin, an extremely fun Sarah Jessica Parker, and of course, the city of angels.

 RiaW 2.40 - Rocketman (1997) #TheRocktober | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:53

To close out The Rocktober, we could have watched the Elton John biopick Rocketman. But we dug deeper than that, we went back to the 1997 family comedy about farting on Mars, Rocketman. And just like the movie, we had to call in a sub at the last moment.

 RiaW 2.39 - Ballers #TheRocktober | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:17

If you want to get some dirty looks, tell everybody you like Ballers. It's clearly aimed at a certain kind of bro, but if you're investigating The Rock the way we are, you have to watch it. And despite the negative hype, it's actually kind of fun. feat Alex, Anthony, and Amanda Leinbaugh (@amandable)


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