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?
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.