Less about the Joss Whedon clusterfuck than one of its underlying questions: what’s the deal with aspirational morality?
The year is 2017. Orange Hitler is the president. And as Mamo predicted at the turn of the decade, movies are on their way out. Let’s discuss.
As Mamo gets near the end of its first season, we take in the formal mastery of DUNKIRK while wondering aloud: just white people? Really? And at least one of the Matts is a pretty hefty fan of GAME OF THRONES but greets this CONFEDERATE news with a hefty: really, white people? Really?
Is intellectual curiosity a privilege, or a basic human value? Springing off Matt Zoller Seitz’s twitter conversation this week about easy-access movies, we parse out how harshly one can judge anyone in this day and age for being behind the curve.
Wonder Woman is here, and we dive deep into the suddenly-refreshing waters of the DCEU – with additional talk of Batman, the Justice League, Aquaman, and the cult of narrative around projects of this scale. Plus, Price’s Disney boycott finally worked, and with Sense8 on its way out, peak TV may have finally peaked.
Summer? What summer? We’re here to talk about cultural appropriation, as only two white guys can.
Building on comments in episode 463 (“Uber Iger”), we have another look at the political landscape that Disney is influencing, with an eye on the long game re: representation, diversity, and globalization. Is a billionaire vs. billionaire rumble coming? Plus, many special guest stars!
The summer season kicks off in just three weeks and the Boys Of Summer (trademark pending) are back to pick the hits and misses of the forthcoming box office season!
Brown returns from Japan with stories to share, just as a swath of Orientalist garbage swamps the west – Iron Fist, Ghost in the Shell, and Death Note. Plus, let’s talk about the competing nostalgist philosophies of Beauty & The Beast and T2: Trainspotting!
Mamo covers its second lifetime regime of a King Kong as Legendary expands its cinematic universe with KONG: SKULL ISLAND. Spoilers: it’s a movie about a giant monkey
As if inspired by our recent comments re: our lane and his, Bozo POTUS doubled down on bringing the pop culture straight into the American government. Is Saturday Night Live now the voice of the resistance? Will corporations tilt towards, or away from, the cheesy-haired weirdo? If pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, can PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES be the right course?