This week’s podcast is our “Empire Strikes Back” to last week’s “Star Wars.” We don’t want to oversell it. Just listen and judge for yourself.
We have a gaggle of topics, including a rundown of this week’s most interesting headlines: Rumors of a possible “Fantastic Four” sequel; Oscar winner Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel; the secret box office success of “Zootopia;” and Hermione is being played by a black actress in the new play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and you can imagine what some terrible people have to say about that.
Our first topic involves the reshoots for a certain movie. It’s a little indie you’ve probably never heard of. Just kidding. It’s “Rogue One.” We talk about what do you do when a story isn’t working?
In what is sure to be a frequent segment on our show, “What’s Hollywood Remaking Now,” we chat about the rumors of a “Splash” remake. This turns into an interesting discussion about remakes in general. Do we think remakes are a good idea? The answer may surprise you. No really. It will surprise you.
And we end our podcast pondering the age-old question, “Is binge-watching really a good thing?”
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