Dorking Out Episode 20: The Doctor Strange Is In Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review “Doctor Strange” and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku – a website that Sonia is unable to pronounce correctly. It’s a fun drinking game. Drink every time Sonia mispronounces it.

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Then Chris reviews “Hacksaw Ridge.” Yes, only Chris reviews the new Mel Gibson-directed war movie, because Sonia didn’t see it, which an interesting discussion about separating an artist’s troublesome actions from their work.

All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to it here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube. For links to all the headlines we discussed, sign up for our newsletter.

3 thoughts on “Dorking Out Episode 20: The Doctor Strange Is In Edition

  1. I don’t personally lose sleep over actors/ entertainers making offensive comments…probably because I don’t look to the entertainment industry for my moral guidance. It is what it is, they are excellent at their craft whether it be stage/music/art, but I’m not sure why we would expect them to have excellent integrity on top of all that—though some do and that is awesome when those planets align. Entertainers are great at feeling things passionately, that’s what makes them good at their profession, unfortunately that passion may not always be paralleled with fans views.

    Please continue to reference the Dixie Chicks, I think it reallly adds value to the show.

    • I would never say I lose sleep over it. 🙂 I don’t think artists need to be perfect human beings to enjoy their work. I know I’m not perfect. But when they do or say something that is awful it becomes harder to me to enjoy their performances.

    • The more times various groups on across the political spectrum try to use their offence as an indicator an actor/author/movie/show/musician should be silenced, the more willing I am to let ‘offensive’ people be offensive.

      There’s a reason we tell children the parable of crying wolf.

      That said, when someone goes off on a spectacular rant (Mel Gibson/Michael Richards/Kanye West) they need to expect a time out, and to do some work rebuilding their image. I think that’s where I come down on this. The internet’s current craze with ending careers is too far, but Mel Gibson spending 5 or more years working his way back after all those awful rants… seems fair to me.

      End his career? I don’t think so. If Michael Vick still has a career, we should be opening a wide scope of people who can do things and reform their way back.

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