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 3.16 - 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.

 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"


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