Read it and Weep

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If you're in the mood for some intergalactic colonialism, then you're going to love Stargate. Just make sure you cover your tummy! Thanks to Shannon for sponsoring this wild ride! Recommendations Anthony wants you to look at the makeup for Colin Ferrell as Penguin. Phoebe thinks you should RSVP to the film Muriel's Wedding Alex liked Cabin in the Woods and will not tell you anything about the movie. Anthony and Phoebe suggest watching The Sixth Sense even though you already know the ending. Next up Getting spooky with the Italian horror film Suspiria (1977)
Happy #TheRocktober, everybody. Ezra's back to chat about the sequel to the Jumanji sequel. Oops, we're all Jumanji-ed again! Recommendations Ez recommends Zathura: Space Jumanji Hunter likes The Exorcist as a movie Alex went to Stranger Things: The Parking Garage Haunted House Which Arbitrary Cinematic Universe Would You Prefer? Marmaduke / Lost / The Daily podcast Chuck E Cheese / Great British Bake-off / Law & Order Back to the Future / Can't Hardly Wait / The Muppets Next up Stargate (1994)
Amandable is back to help set the record straight about Emily Dickenson in this hilariously low-budget revisionist comedy. They can't afford a real cat but they've got the real story. Recommendations Hunter still likes the game Disco Elysium Amanda likes Star Trek: TNG (but it's better if you start in the third season or you're 10). Alex loves the commercial-turned-sitcom Ted Lasso on Apple TV. Anthony suggests getting a kitten: Next up Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Another new guest Dalia Malek brought us the first movie she ever saw, the Don Bluth animated film about smart and sometimes magical rats. Alex doesn't like it and bullying ensues. Recommendations Hunter likes the game Disco Elysium Anthony finds The Great Pottery Throw Down to be soothing Dalia thinks Pen15 is cringe but great Alex needs you to watch live streams of Fat Bear Week Listener Hannah recommends the book "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman about a Swedish bank robbery. Listener Alethea recommends this interview with Jon Ronson and the guy who wrote Rebecca Black's "Friday." Next up Wild Nights with Emily (2018). Currently streaming on Hulu.
We've got another first time guest this week, video game designer Neven Mrgan (@mrgan on Twitter) brought us a sweaty New York movie, Dog Day Afternoon. It's a terrific watch with lots to talk about so stop reading and let's get into it! Recommendations Neven's other sweaty New York movies: After Hours and Daddy Longlegs Anthony watched the opposite Al Pacino movie: Heat And Hunter explain the game Among Us to the normies. Next up The Secret of NIMH (1982). Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
We welcomed back Irene Tu (@irene_tu on all platforms) to chat about the 1991 action/buddy movie Thelma & Louise. Plus we talked about whether we'd be good friends to run from the law with, what to pack in a bugout bag, and we unveiled the new game "Two Brags and a Lie." Mentioned in this episode The Thing + Pingu = Thingu (h/t Katie) The DC Comics version of The Flintstones really improves on the characters (h/t Brian) David's very unsafe core workout for guitarists. A different David recommends the crowd funded movie Blue Ruin.
Welcome to a very special episode of Read it and Weep. This week we throw back to our Season 1 days with our original panelists and basically the same Twilight book Stephanie Meyer has written two other times already. This time we're living in Edward's head and let me tell you, it's an unpleasant place to be for 25 hours. This feels like a series that maybe should have remained dead but instead walks the earth.
Happy Anniversary, Andy! It's a throwback to last year's Does It Hold Up? season as we check in on the 2001 stoner comedy about highway patrol officers who drink syrup. Is it still funny or is it time to #DefundSuperTroopers? Find out! Plus: in a special bonus segment, we teach you how to hunt caribou.
Surprise! It's the boogie man (much less fun to dance with than it sounds). And he's here to scare the pants off Amber Preston (@prestonparty) who is intrigued by horror, but a bit too scurred to watch it on her own. Mentioned in this episode Amber's got a new album! It's called Sparkly Parts and it's so funny. Buy it now! We talked about the pig horror movie Babe: Pig In The City way back in season 2.
Our friend Laser (@lasermwebber) is back and they brought us a real gem, the 2015 film Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. It's beautiful and uplifting and an important movie to watch while eating chicken in a hot tub. Plus we learn about the meme, "They're lesbians, Harold" and what a motif is.
Our buddy Curtis Cook (@curtis_cook) is back with the show, this time bringing us a movie he likes bringing up at dinner parties. It's a 90s neo-noir where two "identical" half brothers are played by men who don't look anything like each other. Is there more to it than that? Eh, we're not sure.
Sarah Hatheway is back on the show as the Summer of Friends takes a dip into the world of high fashion. We visit the incredibly fun and well dress early Hepburn movie. It's a really good time.
The Summer of Friends continues with pod favorite Phoebe Bottoms. She takes us on a journey of one of her favorite comedies from her childhood, the strange flop Clifford. It stars Martin Short as an old guy AND a 10-year-old. In a strange turn of events, Hunter and Alex are kinda on the same page!
Guests are back! Guests are back! We're moving into our Summer of Friends with the amazing Bri Pruett (@bripruett) joining us. She's asked to share the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray that had such an effect on her as a kid. We have great time talking about it. Be sure to check out Bri's new podcast "You Can Do It w/ Bri Pruett" where she gives pep talks and tools for life to her friends. Mentioned on this episode Bri recommends the documentary "Disclosure" on Netflix:
We're reading a book, what is this, the old days! It is, in the 1968 young adult high-fantasy book that inspired so much of the genre. And it's a lovely way to pass the week. If that's not enough, EZRA'S BACK! Thank you for sponsoring, David and Maggie!
Whew, another long one. But a good one I think. We talk about 4th of July movies and traditions and then the strange sci-fi B movie about robot teachers and punk rock gangs in Seattle. Plus stories from somebody who worked there! Thanks for sponsoring, Destiny, Eudora, and Guthrie!
And now an epic episode of RiaW. We talk about the almost 4-hour movie about a problematic guy in a beautiful desert. Also Alex reads from his nightmare diary for some reason and we invent the "sten-dog-rapher".
It's a super problematic low budget movie with some really interesting elements. So you know that means, LOTS OF GUILTY FEELINGS. Also, slight trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence.
There's an alien in a Chevy Malibu and the coach of the Mighty Ducks is the only one who can find it.
Some more coffee from Hunter, this time the relaxed-paced Thai film about life, death, and fish sex. Sorry it's so long. Mentioned in this episode Check out our brand new Meatreon Campaign! Listen to us discuss Spirited Away
We watched two different versions of the film to discuss the power of editing. The 2.25 hour director's cut and the 90 minute "Love Conquers All Cut." Alex in his infinite trollness, liked the shorter one. Mentioned in this episode - If you want to watch Terry Gilliam having a bad time, Anthony Reccomends Lost in Lamancha. - Here's Christopher Lee's metal band covering "My Way" h/t Katie
In which I find the movie boring and then my friends yell at me about it.
Color theory explained. Death bed confessions. Hunter doesn’t like partner swapping.
A first-time attempt at analysis. Many duels are fought. Lenses are discussed. Alex shows the boys his Wikihole.
In 1952, MGM sat down and thought, man. We own a lot of old songs. I wonder if we could get paid for those same songs again. And they did, by shoehorning them into a new musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Despite that being a terrible idea, the movie is really great, so we talked about that.
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Jun 18th, 2015
Latest Episode
Oct 22nd, 2020
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