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Topical current event discussion on the entertainment industry - covering movies, TV and American culture from a rarely heard point of view.

Topical current event discussion on the entertainment industry - covering movies, TV and American culture from a rarely heard point of view.
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United States

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Topical current event discussion on the entertainment industry - covering movies, TV and American culture from a rarely heard point of view.

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English


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Season 2, episode 4: Talking Fleabag (Amazon) and Britcoms; Deadwood (HBO) and Westerns

8/14/2019
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Season 2, episode 4: Talking Fleabag and The Importance of Being Cringy; Deadwood and the Death (?) of the Western In this episode, The MacGuffin Report deep dives into two disparate subject matters in American movies, tv and pop culture, namely the relative appeals of the British comedy and the old-timey Western. Co-hosts Raechel Wong, Walter Hone and Os Davis review Fleabug, touching on its handling of mental health issues, emphasis on breaking the fourth wall, and most of all that...

Duration:00:52:14

Season 2, episode 3: Always Be My Maybe, Kim’s Convenience, Asian-American cinema/TV

8/7/2019
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Season 2, episode 3: Deep dives into Always Be My Maybe, Kim’s Convenience, Asian-American cinema/TV The MacGuffin Report gives the ol’ Netflix subscription a real workout this week as we review the streaming service’s original production Always Be My Maybe (2019) and the Canadian TV series Kim’s Convenience based on Ins Choi’s 2011 theatrical production of the same name. Whereas MacGuffin Report co-hosts Walter Hong, Raechel Wong and Os Davis typically take pride in their deep dives,...

Duration:00:51:57

Season 2, episode 2: John Wick vs Keanuphobia vs action movies

7/30/2019
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Season 2, episode 2: John Wick vs Keanuphobia vs action movies It’s lights, camera, action movies for the MacGuffin Report in this episode, as co-hosts Raechel Wong, Walter Hong and Os Davis take a deep dive into John Wick 3: Parabellum (2019). As a proper Wickan, Raechel drops a whole lotta information on the film’s preproduction as well as Halle Berry’s dog training and martial arts prep for the film. But is Raechel’s enthusiasm, even combined with Walter’s, enough to overcome Os’s...

Duration:01:03:37

Season 2, Episode 1: The Beginning of Rom-Coms

7/18/2019
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Season 2, Episode 1: Early rom-coms, modern rom-coms and what to do with bad recommendations Shazam! The MacGuffin Report is back for another season of takes on American TV, movies and pop culture. This time, co-hosts Walter Hong, Raechel Wong and Os Davis reach back into Hollywoods’s past, to days before the expression “pop culture” was in common parlance; the MacGuffins take a look at 1934’s “It Happened One Night”, the Hollywood standard starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert which...

Duration:00:51:10

Episode 10 - Horror Film Trauma, Irresponsible Movies, Us Review

6/18/2019
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The MacGuffin Report digs deep this week into dark recesses of fear and psychological trauma. In episode 10, Walter Hong, Raechel Wong and Os Davis discuss movies, TV and American culture with regard to the rather peculiar phenomenon of horror films. The MacGuffins are thrown a few hardballs in this episode in examining the power of horror movies to cause trauma and the balance between irresponsible filmmaking and responsible viewing. Walter in particular demonstrates some fine amateur...

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 9 - Batman 80th Anniversary Show

5/29/2019
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Episode 9 – Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! The MacGuffin Report wishes Batman a happy 80th birthday with a 100% Bat-filled episode 9. As always, Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss movies, TV and American culture, but this time it’s all through the lens of that iconic pulp character. The MacGuffins take a look at Batman in comics, television and film. The three kick around the relative merits of the Bat’s nine movies, with special emphasis on Adam...

Duration:00:34:28

Episode 8 - Famous vs Infamous, Code-Switching, Sorry to Bother You, Shazam!

5/20/2019
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Episode 8 - Famous vs Infamous, Code-Switching, Sorry to Bother You, Shazam! (Spoilers) Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:55:01

The Macguffin Report - Episode 7 - Brief History of Marvel Comics, Where Does Marvel Go from Here, Movie Review Avengers: Endgame (Spoilers)

5/9/2019
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Episode 7 - Brief History of Marvel Comics, Where Does Marvel Go from Here, Movie Review Avengers: Endgame (Spoilers) Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:01:00:39

The Macguffin Report - Episode 6 - Classic Movies with Hair, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sullivans Travels

4/28/2019
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Episode 6 - Classic Movies with Hair, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sullivans Travels Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:49:51

The Macguffin Report - Episode 5 - Marie Kondo, Crazy Rich Asians

4/18/2019
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Episode 5 - Marie Kondo, Crazy Rich Asians Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:42:56

The Macguffin Report - Episode 4 - Appointment TV, If Beale Street Could Talk, Word Association

4/13/2019
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Episode 4 - Appointment TV, If Beale Street Could Talk, Word Association Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:36:36

The Macguffin Report - Episode 3 - TV Shows to Champion, New Ways to Watch, The Favourite

4/2/2019
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Episode 3 - TV Shows to Champion, New Ways to Watch, The Favourite Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:31:55

The Macguffin Report - Episode 2 - Roma, Asian Stereotypes, TV vs Movies

3/29/2019
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Episode 2 - Roma, Asian Stereotypes, TV vs Movies Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

Duration:00:43:38

MacGuffin Report - The Oscars

3/23/2019
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Pilot Episode (Season 1, Episode 1) - The Oscars Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss their points of view on the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees and results.

Duration:00:49:05