#059: Farewell

The hosts record their final episode. It is bittersweet as they each are ready to move on to broader horizons. This week they talk about Hidden Figures, their take-aways from a year of recording, and their favorite movies of all time. Thank you for listening! We’ve enjoyed having you and wish you the best!

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#058: More Like La La Bland

This week we discuss the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep’s speech, surprise wins, and La La Land. Richard watches The Wolverine because why not? Lindsey is in it to win it with The Bachelor. And Melanie thinks La La Land is okay.

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#057: Do It For Carrie Fisher

For the first episode of the new year we are talking Mariah Carey not giving a !@#$, Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing, and the Hamilton soundtrack.
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#056: And Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Josh Kadish

We are joined by Josh Kadish to discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in our final episode of 2016. Does it live up to the hype? How does it affect the Star Wars universe? That and more! Read More!

#055: And Best of 2016

This week we reflect on 2016 and the things we’ve enjoyed the most. We discuss music, tv, books, and movies. Which do we think are the best of the best for 2016? Listen and find out!

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#054: And Christmas Music

This week we dive into our favorite Christmas music. Have a listen if you’re in the holiday cheer spirit! Read More!

#053: And Female Leads with Alyson Fluter

This week we are joined by Alyson Fluter (Miss FluterPants if you’re nasty) to discuss female-led movies and the lack of well-rounded female characters. Read More!

#052: And Fantastic Beasts

This week your hosts went out to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Take a listen as the hosts come from two different ends of the like/dislike spectrum. Plenty to say on this one. Read More!

Marvel is Giving the Queer Community Its Due

Marvel Comics is taking more and more risks with their titles. Due to more female-led comics and people of color heading their own series, diversity has become a priority for the comic book publisher. For too long the queer community has had to take a backseat in comic books to the straight heteronormative characters such as Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, and many more. Now is the time to rejoice and celebrate as we begin to see ourselves up-front and center.

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Invisible in Hollywood

Have you ever turned on a television show or film and identified with an admirable character on screen? If you happen to be a white man, that answer will more than likely be “yes”. Superman, Han Solo, James Bond, the most iconic characters in film share your general appearance and values that society teaches you to hold in high esteem (honor, wealth, power, etc.). Where does this leave women and minorities? While it’s not impossible to find great female, black, and LGBTQ role models in film, it’s far too difficult in comparison to our white cisgender male counterparts. This gap in representation on screen and behind the camera throughout Hollywood is largely unfounded in 2016, yet studios are still resistant to the progress audiences have been calling for. When we see ourselves represented on screen in a powerful and positive way, it can boost self-esteem. Isn’t it about time the diversity we see in our American society be reflected in the entertainment we consume?

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