We review 2 new shows: Jim Carrey's Forever & Kidding, starring Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen. This leads to a discussion about which sketch-comedy actors have sustained the most interesting careers.
Also discussed: American Horror Story: Apocalypse, American Vandal, Shameless, You, Jack Ryan, Whip It, Battlestar Galactica, Adventure Time, The Dragon Prince, Katie Pruitt.
We saw The Nun. It was terrible. It inspired us to talk about bad pop culture we actually like, which leads to Justin breaking Fanny with one of the most wretched songs of all time. Also, Justin does a dramatic reading and doesn't hold back on the bad accents.
Discussed: The Nun, Kanopy, BPM, The Lodgers, Mayans MC, Red Dawn, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, The Pirate Movie, House II, The Hardy Boys, Siberia, The River, Sweet Valley High, The Loch, Vengaboys, Riskay
We talk about most anticipated movies and TV coming this fall.
Fanny does her pop-culture homework, reviewing the first season of Battlestar Galactica.
Justin, meanwhile, gets some TV time with parents (Foxtrot, The Leisure Seeker, A Very English Scandal).
We review "Leave No Trace," Debra Granik's first movie since "Winter's Bone" made J-Law a thing. Plus, we discuss new ComicCon trailers, including Aquaman, Shazam, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Fantastic Beasts 2, and share our very mixed feelings on the just-announced Buffy reboot and the firing of James Gunn.
Also discussed: Maura Johnson, Ms. Marvel, Tierra Whack, Jojo Rabbit
We discuss 2 buzzy new comedies, Hannah Gadsby's Nanette & Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America and also share thoughts on the Handmaid's Tale's S2 finale.
Also discussed: The Good Place, Nashville, The Party, Pose, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Robin Williams' documentary Come Inside My Mind, Bill Plympton, Skyscraper
We review 3 new movies: Ant-Man & The Wasp, Sorry to Bother You & 3 Identical Strangers.
Also discussed: Hannibal, Glow Season Two, Dancing Hermione, Teddy Geiger, Scarlett Johansson
SPOILERS FOR: 3 Identical Strangers
We review the first season of Ryan Murphy's new FX show Pose and the second season of Glow, two very different shows set in the 80s that celebrate resistance and challenge nostalgia in fascinating ways.
Also discussed: Drag Race Finale, Let's Eat Grandma, RBG, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Ocean's 8
Spoilers for Pose & Glow (with warnings)
This week we have an emotional conversation about the amazing new Mr. Rogers new documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Also discussed: Jurassic Park: Fallen World, Drag Race reunion, Getting On, Handmaid's Tale, Neil Patrick Harris, Rachel Bloom, Neko Case
We review Incredibles 2, battle about Hereditary (briefly) and special guest Amy Hyde joins us to talk about the current state of reality TV, from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol to Real Housewives and Top Chef. Plus Justin raves about Hearts Beat Loud.
Has summer pop-culture peaked or is there good stuff on the way? We're talking about movies, TV and music coming our way. Sound not great this week, apologies.
Also discussed: Hereditary, Oceans 8, Dietland, The Tale
We review Solo: A Star Wars Story, and also discuss the rare prequels that don't suck.
Also discussed: Let the Sunshine In, Andre Leon Tally, Vivienne Westwood, Heart Beats Loud, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Drag Race, Ray Bradbury, Board Games
SPOILERS FOR SOLO: 26:16-34:35
We review Deadpool 2, the Airplane 2 of superhero satires.
Also discussed: Savageland, Wussy's cover of the Twinkeyz' Aliens in Our Midst, Queerness as Coolness, Show Dogs.
SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL: 21:00-32:17
SPOILERS FOR TULLY: 20:12-31:45
We review Tully, the latest collaboration between director Jason Reitman & writer Diablo Cody, starring Charlize Theron. We also look at other pop culture that tackles the complexities of motherhood.
New Netflix shows: 3% season two, Safe; You, Animal Kingdom, Homeboy Sandman, Tully, The World According to Garp, Little Man Tate, Philomena, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, The Babadook, Aliens, Poltergeist, Annette...
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Sebastien Joncoux joins us to talk about what French pop culture we should be checking out for.
We also talk review the new British film "Ghost Stories" and talk about some of underrated and overrated ghost movies and books.
Topics discussed: Death of Stalin, Adjustment Day, Donald Glover's This Is America, Patients, Comment C’est Loin, 10%, Les Shadoks, Shangri-la, Okko, Piers Faccini, Fauve, Ghost Stories, The River, American Gothic, Anna Dressed in Blood, Certain...
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We review the first 2 episodes of The Handmaid's Tale and the superhero overload of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War.
Also discussed: Legion, Drag Race, the documentary "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami," Bachelor Nation, Chuck Palahniuk's Adjustment Day
We talk about the hard-to-watch but essential boy-and-his-horse story, Lean on Pete, and think about non-U.S. directors takes on American culture.
Also discussed: Sue Grafton, Y the Last Man, Handmaid's Tale, and Prince's just-released original version of Nothing Compares 2 U.