loader from loading.io

Episode 96: Harley Quinn and Queen and Slim

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Release Date: 03/09/2020

Episode 110: Die, Hard, 2020 show art Episode 110: Die, Hard, 2020

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Every year it's the same tired meme - Die Hard is actually a Xmas movie! Stevie and Emmet discuss.

info_outline
Stupid Stupid Rat Creatures #1 with Anthony Castle show art Stupid Stupid Rat Creatures #1 with Anthony Castle

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Emmet discusses issues #1 and #2 of Jeff Smith's Bone with Anthony Castle.

info_outline
Episode 109: The Queen's Gambit show art Episode 109: The Queen's Gambit

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Stevie and Emmet belatedly - we promised we'd do it last episode - review The Queen's Gambit from Netflix.

info_outline
Episode 108: Lovecraft Country show art Episode 108: Lovecraft Country

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Stevie and Emmet discuss HBO's Lovecraft Country.

info_outline
Episode 107: Scream Queen show art Episode 107: Scream Queen

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Stevie and Emmet review the Mark Patton documentary 'Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street'

info_outline
Episode 106: Faster, more Furious show art Episode 106: Faster, more Furious

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

So as it becoming custom, we open this episode with an apology for the delay in posting! 2020 has been...eventful. And we are now living in country Victoria after escaping Melbourne's COVID-lockdown.  In a funk of post-move fatigue, we binged five Fast & Furious movies.  Turns out we have a lot to say about these films, from Vin Diesel's self-insert fantasy of an indomitable and virile hero-figure, to Lucas Black aging ten years in a scene, James Wan's prominence in Australian cinema and that bloody plane runway in Fast & Furious 6. , featuring a story by Emmet O'Cuana and...

info_outline
Episode 105: Bad Education and Battlestar Galactica show art Episode 105: Bad Education and Battlestar Galactica

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

We follow up on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Bad Education and revisit Battlestar Galactica.

info_outline
Episode 104: Talking about The Emmys show art Episode 104: Talking about The Emmys

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

We talk about Schitt's Creek, Succession and Watchmen, all up for Emmy awards.

info_outline
Episode 103: Dragon Age 2 w/ Aimee Hart show art Episode 103: Dragon Age 2 w/ Aimee Hart

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Aimee Hart from Gayming Magazine joins Emmet to discuss all things Dragon Age

info_outline
Episode 102: Fire Saga and Eurovision show art Episode 102: Fire Saga and Eurovision

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast

Stevie and Emmet review the latest Will Ferrell vehicle Eurovision Song Contest: The story of Fire Saga

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Belatedly we catch up with the critical furore around Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (...now rebranded as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey). 

After wading through all of ...that... we cover Queen & Slim, out in Australia this week.

Queen and Slim

Written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, this film takes head on the themes of 'black lives matter' and police violence head on. Emmet argues Waithe's screenply juxtaposes the figures of Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), with the idea of the outlaw so precious to American folklore. Full of sudden bursts of violence and artfully staged sequences that point to Matsoukas' history as a music video director, Queen & Slim is a provocative and rich picture for our times. 

Also mentioned: