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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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 Die Hard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

It's the movie that changed action films forever. Die Hard defined the hot-mess action hero and showed everybody the dangers of unfinished office buildings. And this was the first time Alex saw it.Die Hard is the not-really-guilty pleasure of first-time guest Luke Burbank (Too Beautiful To Live, Live Wire! Radio, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me) who saw it as a kid and loved it ever since. He explains why he loved it so much, how it affected his view of Christmas parties and marriage, and what it taught him about being a tower-vigilante.Look, I know you already love Die Hard. I don't have to sell you on it. So jump in and start listening, this was a super fun episode.

 Die Hard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

It's the movie that changed action films forever. Die Hard defined the hot-mess action hero and showed everybody the dangers of unfinished office buildings. And this was the first time Alex saw it.Die Hard is the not-really-guilty pleasure of first-time guest Luke Burbank (Too Beautiful To Live, Live Wire! Radio, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me) who saw it as a kid and loved it ever since. He explains why he loved it so much, how it affected his view of Christmas parties and marriage, and what it taught him about being a tower-vigilante.Look, I know you already love Die Hard. I don't have to sell you on it. So jump in and start listening, this was a super fun episode.

 Kitchen Nightmares (U.S.) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:26

Have you got problems at your restaurant? Well Gordon Ramsay is here to help. Well, he's here to yell at you and give you stuff, if that helps, great.That's right, it's the American version of Kitchen Nightmares. Much like its British predecessor, the U.S. version features Ramsay going around to restaurants that are in dire straights and trying to fix them up. Unlike the British version, his swearing is beeped and he's got a ton of money to spend. So be prepared for some fake anger for the cameras and some expensive overnight renovations. Also be prepared for the restaurant to close soon after he leaves.We dove into these four episodes (curated by Alex who is a huge fan).s01e22 - Cafe 36s02e02 - Flamangoss03e12 - Capris05e16 - Amy's Baking CompanyIn the comments, let us know whether Kitchen Nightmares makes you think you could own a restaurant or not.

 Kitchen Nightmares (U.S.) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:26

Have you got problems at your restaurant? Well Gordon Ramsay is here to help. Well, he's here to yell at you and give you stuff, if that helps, great.That's right, it's the American version of Kitchen Nightmares. Much like its British predecessor, the U.S. version features Ramsay going around to restaurants that are in dire straights and trying to fix them up. Unlike the British version, his swearing is beeped and he's got a ton of money to spend. So be prepared for some fake anger for the cameras and some expensive overnight renovations. Also be prepared for the restaurant to close soon after he leaves.We dove into these four episodes (curated by Alex who is a huge fan).s01e22 - Cafe 36s02e02 - Flamangoss03e12 - Capris05e16 - Amy's Baking CompanyIn the comments, let us know whether Kitchen Nightmares makes you think you could own a restaurant or not.

 Good Tidings and Great Joy Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 63:13

Since losing the 2008 presidential election and almost completing a full term as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has remained on the edge of the national consciousness. She's like America's racist aunt; not evil, just painfully ignorant and around the holidays she usually opens her mouth and says something embarrassing.For her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting The Heart of Christmas, a team of ghost writers produced a couple hundred pages about The War on Christmas, a horrible war that doesn't actually exist. It's an amazing work that reads like an exam question in Logical Fallacies 101. Can you find all 50 fallacies? Don't try. Your brain will turn to mush.We push through the mushy brains and discuss the world of Google Trends and bears. It's fun. Merry Holidays to all of you, and may your new year be completely free of Palin books!

 Good Tidings and Great Joy Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 63:13

Since losing the 2008 presidential election and almost completing a full term as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has remained on the edge of the national consciousness. She's like America's racist aunt; not evil, just painfully ignorant and around the holidays she usually opens her mouth and says something embarrassing.For her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting The Heart of Christmas, a team of ghost writers produced a couple hundred pages about The War on Christmas, a horrible war that doesn't actually exist. It's an amazing work that reads like an exam question in Logical Fallacies 101. Can you find all 50 fallacies? Don't try. Your brain will turn to mush.We push through the mushy brains and discuss the world of Google Trends and bears. It's fun. Merry Holidays to all of you, and may your new year be completely free of Palin books!

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:55

You remember that time you were in high school and you were miserable? Want to hear an adult try to remember that but end up sounding more like a puppy than a human child? Want to hear a long list of songs somebody in 1991 might have listened to? Then you need to read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.Perks is a novel written as a series of "letters" from a kid who just doesn't get high school. He's sad all the time because of reasons (to be explained later) and he deals with that sadness by having friends, listening to music, doing drugs, and reading books his teacher gives him outside of class. And talking like no kid has ever talked. You, the reader, are put in the awkward position of a kid receiving these letters who definitely didn't ask for them.This episode was sponsored as a gift to Caitlyn. Merry Christmas, Caitlyn! If you're buying gifts online, make sure to go to read-weep.com/amazon!

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:55

You remember that time you were in high school and you were miserable? Want to hear an adult try to remember that but end up sounding more like a puppy than a human child? Want to hear a long list of songs somebody in 1991 might have listened to? Then you need to read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.Perks is a novel written as a series of "letters" from a kid who just doesn't get high school. He's sad all the time because of reasons (to be explained later) and he deals with that sadness by having friends, listening to music, doing drugs, and reading books his teacher gives him outside of class. And talking like no kid has ever talked. You, the reader, are put in the awkward position of a kid receiving these letters who definitely didn't ask for them.This episode was sponsored as a gift to Caitlyn. Merry Christmas, Caitlyn! If you're buying gifts online, make sure to go to read-weep.com/amazon!

 Darkest Hour Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

Life is a delicate thing. Even if you're bar-hopping around Russia, feeling great, invisible aliens could show up for no reason and explode you into glitter.At least that's the way the world is in the 2011 movie Darkest Hour. The aliens are invisible, except sometimes, and explode you, unless you're wearing a bunch of keys or are particularly important to the plot, except there isn't one. Also something about lightbulbs.This episode was sponsored by Jakub who hopes it helps his friend Deanna recover from surgery. Feel better, Deanna! Now I want surgery to get this out of my brain.

 Darkest Hour Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

Life is a delicate thing. Even if you're bar-hopping around Russia, feeling great, invisible aliens could show up for no reason and explode you into glitter.At least that's the way the world is in the 2011 movie Darkest Hour. The aliens are invisible, except sometimes, and explode you, unless you're wearing a bunch of keys or are particularly important to the plot, except there isn't one. Also something about lightbulbs.This episode was sponsored by Jakub who hopes it helps his friend Deanna recover from surgery. Feel better, Deanna! Now I want surgery to get this out of my brain.

 Catching Fire Movie Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:18

In the first Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a badass. She shoots things, saves people, and manipulates the system. For the second installment, Suzanne Collins opted to have her be oblivious to the plot, constantly need saving, and spend the climax passed out. And they filmed her nostrils for the close of the movie.Which is not to say it's a bad movie. It's pretty good, and that's a huge accomplishment since the book isn't that great. The costumes are terrific, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is delightful, and President Snow eats a cookie in a very menacing way.It's also got it's less good parts. It's too long yet still feels rushed. And the focus-group granddaughter they added is vomit-inducing.Overall, 8 thumbs up. You know, considering.What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

 Catching Fire Movie Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:18

In the first Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a badass. She shoots things, saves people, and manipulates the system. For the second installment, Suzanne Collins opted to have her be oblivious to the plot, constantly need saving, and spend the climax passed out. And they filmed her nostrils for the close of the movie.Which is not to say it's a bad movie. It's pretty good, and that's a huge accomplishment since the book isn't that great. The costumes are terrific, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is delightful, and President Snow eats a cookie in a very menacing way.It's also got it's less good parts. It's too long yet still feels rushed. And the focus-group granddaughter they added is vomit-inducing.Overall, 8 thumbs up. You know, considering.What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

 Catching Fire (Hunger Games p2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:25

After the success of The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins knew exactly what to do. Put out the exact same book with a slightly different prologue. And that idea caught fire.Katniss Everdeen is a formerly bad ass woman from District 12, the lazily numbered region of Panam, the lazily named country controlled by The Capitol, the lazily named capitol. She's a former winner of The Hunger Games, a TV game show where kids fight to the death against their will. Surprise! Like all reality shows, there's an All Star's episode.Now Kat is thrown back into The Arena (the lazily named... you get the idea) and she has to once again compete in Kiddy Blood Sport for no reason at all. And without doing anything, she ends up the adorable mascot for The Revolution.Remember The Hunger Games? It's that again. And while Suzanne Collins is terrible at writing reasons for kids to battle to the death, she's great at writing about them battling to the death. So why not do that again?Also, we chat with Gabi Moskowitz about secret coded food, vomiting, and what to cook for your friends you're about to murder. Buy her new book about Pizza Dough right now!

 Catching Fire (Hunger Games p2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:25

After the success of The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins knew exactly what to do. Put out the exact same book with a slightly different prologue. And that idea caught fire.Katniss Everdeen is a formerly bad ass woman from District 12, the lazily numbered region of Panam, the lazily named country controlled by The Capitol, the lazily named capitol. She's a former winner of The Hunger Games, a TV game show where kids fight to the death against their will. Surprise! Like all reality shows, there's an All Star's episode.Now Kat is thrown back into The Arena (the lazily named... you get the idea) and she has to once again compete in Kiddy Blood Sport for no reason at all. And without doing anything, she ends up the adorable mascot for The Revolution.Remember The Hunger Games? It's that again. And while Suzanne Collins is terrible at writing reasons for kids to battle to the death, she's great at writing about them battling to the death. So why not do that again?Also, we chat with Gabi Moskowitz about secret coded food, vomiting, and what to cook for your friends you're about to murder. Buy her new book about Pizza Dough right now!

 Ender's Game Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:35

Next time you're playing a space training simulator game, maybe don't genocide the aliens too well. You may have to feel bad about that later.That's what happens to Ender, anyway. The 6 to 12-year-old at the heart of Ender's Game. He's been selected to go to space camp and play laser tag because some giant ants attacked earth a while back and for reasons, only a kid can lead a space army. But when Ender learns along the way is... sometimes things matter? I'm not sure what he learned, the movie is so compressed.Even though we liked the Ender's Game book, we've since been forced to confront the fact that the author is a total dick bag. Fortunately, he doesn't make any money from the film, and the other thing we had a huge problem with--the redicilous message-board coup that Ender's brother stages--is taken out for pacing reasons. All in all, not a bad adaptation.

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