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?
America is dying a very specific “Germany in the mid-1930s” sort of death, and even if we don’t know the outcome, we’re beginning to identify the collaborators. Not so Mamo-related when it’s a taxi company, but what about when it’s the chairman of Disney? What are our responsibilities to this “popular culture” we’ve been gabbing about for 12 years? Before you say “stay in your lane,” sorry friends, this shit is our lane.
Team ‘Mo gathers once again to discuss the 2017 Oscar nominations, which are fairly boring, but as ever, we are not.
The “separate the art from the artist” debate rears its head once again, as allegations arise against Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek says we’ll evolve: can we?
POWER!! Who has it? Who needs it? Who wants it? Who lost it? Team Mamo recaps the year 2016 in movers and shakers as the pop cultural landscape is wracked by celebrity deaths, digital doubles and orange-faced idiots. Hey 2016: don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. And for sure don’t fall down that flight of stairs, accidentally set yourself on fire and throw yourself off a bridge.