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013 - Summer Movies 2015 Halftime Report

What Was That, Now?

Release Date: 07/22/2015

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What Was That, Now?

Art and Loann are talking about some summer watches and reads. Loann is relieved that Sense8 will have a life beyond the cliffhanger ending of this most recent season, while Art thrills to the women of GLOW - the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. We talk about how shows and movies deal with the immediate aftermath of the apocalypse as Loann chats about the third season of Fear the Walking Dead and Art contrasts and compares that with the recent film It Comes at Night.  And lastly, Art and Loann talk about the books they've been reading this summer.  Things discussed in this episode:...

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This week Art and Loann dive into The Handmaid's Tale.  Margaret Atwood's novel, published in the 1980's is now a hit series for Hulu starring Elizabeth Moss.  We talk about the novel and the adaptation - how they differ, how they are the same, and what the story means to us today.  Discussed in this episode: Mary McCarthy's 1996 review of the novel in the The New York Times The Handmaid's Tale is a Warning to Conservative Women - Sarah Jones, New Republic Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood  

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Loann and Art talk a whole episode of Wonder Woman.  This movie was high on both our lists of most anticipated summer movies, and we've both seen it and are ready to weigh in.  In this show we also talk about Wonder Woman in the culture- her history and what was riding on the success of this latest incarnation of America's first female superhero! *We do not  spoil any major plot points, surprises or twists. However, as always, we do warn listeners that do we review the movie in depth. We don't reveal anything much beyond what people could gather from watching a trailer for the...

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Loann and Art are enjoying the good weather and looking forward to getting out of the heat and into the theaters for some summer movies!  We each list our top five movies we are looking forward to this summer!     

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Art and Loann discuss how to talk about politics in this very weird and polarized atmosphere we are living through right now!  Also, Art has been reliving the O.J. Simpson Trial days with the documentary O.J. Simpson Made In America and the dramatized series American Crime Story: The People Versus O.J. Simpson, along with reading the definitive book on the trial, Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People Versus O.J. Simpson.  Loann has been watching The Magicians.    

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What Was That, Now?

Loann and Art spend the episode discussing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Is it good? How does it fit into the other Star Wars films? What are the politics of the Star Wars universe?  Is it weird to resurrect dead actors to play cameos? WARNING: We are not spoilery, we give away no major plot points or surprises, but we do talk about the film in total. As we say in the show itself: If you still have not seen the movie, and you are the type of person who doesn't even like to see trailers or read reviews, then you may want to come back to this episode after you've seen Rogue One. Also Loann...

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What Was That, Now?

Loann and Art discuss the possibility of movie theaters becoming a niche destination and an expensive one. And then each of us talk about our top five most memorable times at the movies. Sad, embarrassing, funny and uplifting, our movie experiences span across the globe and our lives.  Featured discussion topic: Is It Curtains for the Big Screen? - Financial Times Music by MaeveMusic

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Loann and Art talk about the movies their looking forward to seeing in the theaters this summer!  That's right, these are the big, spectacular popcorn movies that are great to see with an audience looking to have a great time!  And then we talk about some of culture we've been consuming lately. Loann checked out the new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High-Rise. And Art ventured into the horror-thriller realm with two recent films about people trapped in remote areas - Green Room and The Forest.   

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Art and Loann discuss the practice of cliffhanger endings in television series, movies and the origins of the practice in some of the world's greatest literature. Warning: Though we are a spoiler-free podcast in general, we do spoil some classic works of literature and few classic movies in this episode. We also talk about the Walking Dead season finale from this year as well as some other recent movies and television series, but we don't talk specifically enough to give anything away. If you like to remain completely spoiler-free in your entertainment consumption, consider yourself fairly...

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Loann and Art discuss A.O. Scott's new book that wrestles with the critic's place in today's cultural landscape. 

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