A conversation about this weekend’s “purge” non-event leads to a larger discussion about where we are as a nation in terms of our underlying fears. The “sharing economy,” as seen in popular apps like Lyft and Uber and Airbnb, is the opening to a conversation on trust. We wax rhapsodical about the fantastic “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and then get emotional about the passing of Robin Williams.
On the Robin Williams topic: Rachel mentions a fantastic little relic called “Back to Neverland,” the full video of which can be viewed below:
It’s a simple question, really. What’s the best Pixar movie? The conversation leads to an unlikely controversy about “The Incredibles.” We’ve also got a lengthy exploration of the Sarah Polley documentary “Stories We Tell,” and we’ve got a nice list of what to read next.
Did you know that the character of Wonder Woman has only appeared on the big screen one time … and that was in “The LEGO Movie”? Why is Hollywood so scared of a strong leading female hero? Continue reading →
Today, the gang sits around and does a favorite activity of nerds everywhere – arguing and making lists of the “best” and “worst” things in various categories. And we want you to play along! Continue reading →
Tonight, I asked my Facebook friends to give me three random story elements, and I would build a story around them. I was given “downtown walking bridge,” “the death of Phil Hartman,” and “chocolate cake.” This is what emerged from those things.Continue reading →
The new documentary about the life (and death) of Roger Ebert is on our minds this week, as is arguably the weirdest kid’s movie ever made, and the notion of overrated/underrated films. Continue reading →