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 reading a book, what is this, the old days! It is, in the 1968 young adult high-fantasy book that inspired so much of the genre. And it's a lovely way to pass the week. If that's not enough, EZRA'S BACK! Thank you for sponsoring, David and Maggie!
Whew, another long one. But a good one I think. We talk about 4th of July movies and traditions and then the strange sci-fi B movie about robot teachers and punk rock gangs in Seattle. Plus stories from somebody who worked there! Thanks for sponsoring, Destiny, Eudora, and Guthrie!
And now an epic episode of RiaW. We talk about the almost 4-hour movie about a problematic guy in a beautiful desert. Also Alex reads from his nightmare diary for some reason and we invent the "sten-dog-rapher".
It's a super problematic low budget movie with some really interesting elements. So you know that means, LOTS OF GUILTY FEELINGS. Also, slight trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence.
There's an alien in a Chevy Malibu and the coach of the Mighty Ducks is the only one who can find it.
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: http://meatreon.com
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.
In which I find the movie boring and then my friends yell at me about it.
Color theory explained. Death bed confessions. Hunter doesn’t like partner swapping.
A first-time attempt at analysis. Many duels are fought. Lenses are discussed. Alex shows the boys his Wikihole.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.