Mamo 419: White Privilege

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Straight came Outta Compton like a box office rocket, so Mamo is on the scene to discuss the movie’s champions and critics, including (professional contrarian?) Armond White’s thoughts on the film and black activism in general. Plus we spend five or ten minutes with Fantastic Four, cuz it’s us.

Mamo 417: Mission Impossible

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Building off last week’s Destroy All Monsters column, we discuss the idea of cultural erasure when faced with an artist whose personal conduct has been exposed as repellant. What does “voice” have to do with it, whether we’re talking about Bill Cosby, rape culture, celebrity culture, Cara Delevigne, or vocal fry?

Mamo 415: Ant-vengers, Assemble!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe offers up its weakest opening weekend since The Incredible Hulk with Edgar Wright Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, so we assemble the avengers – Norm Wilner from Now Magazine and Someone Else’s Movie, and Greg LeGros from See You Next Wednesday and Time Bandits – to geek out over what’s gone on in the MCU (and the Distinguished Competition, as well). Plus, smoked meat!

Mamo 414: Too Big To Con

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With San Diego Comic Con 2015 now safely behind us, we ask our annual question: what was it all for? Batman fought Superman, Suicide Squad came out, The Hunger Games continued to dominate and we sort of just don’t care any more. At what point did Comic Con cease to be a launchpad and became a temporary meatspace incarnation of something we more routinely call “the internet?”
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