The M&M Report: “Baby Driver” and “Dunkirk”

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Mark and Devin contemplate two works of auteur cinema from British directors: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (0:00-17:55) and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (17:55-End). They also apologize for not podcasting about The Big Sick, which they both really liked. Sorry, The Big Sick.

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The M&M Report: “Master of None” and “The Americans”

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Devin and I discuss our conflicted reactions to Master of None season two (0:00-26:45). Then we spar (as only we can) over The Americans season five (26:45-end).

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The M&M Report: “Win It All” and the State of the Movie Industry

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Win It All is the latest gripping drama from writer-director Joe Swanberg and writer-star Jake Johnson; you can stream it on Netflix now. It’s good.

Meanwhile, what does the recent explosion of content coming from streaming services mean for more traditional creators and distributors of pop culture? We don’t have all the answers, but we make a few guesses.

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The M&M Report: “Colossal”

On our latest episode, Devin and I had some thoughts on Colossal, a monster movie of sorts starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. But before that, we introduced a new segment! It doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s a “quick hit,” if you will, on a current pop culture news topic of our choosing. This time, it’s the impending threat of a Writers’ Guild of America strike.

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Timecodes:

0:00-10:35: Possibility of a writers’ strike

10:35-End: Colossal

 

The M&M Report: Pop Culture in the Age of Trump

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Devin and I gathered our thoughts on the role of pop culture going forward in an era when the truth is a lie, facts are fiction and Donald Trump is the president of the United States. Plus: It’s our 100th episode! Quite a milestone for us.

Further reading: Alyssa Rosenberg on the importance of representation; Caroline Framke on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers’ shows since the election; Todd VanDerWerff on the perils of overly simplistic pop culture criticism; Ira Madison III on Get Out; Mikael Wood on Lady Gaga.

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The M&M Report: Catching Up with Erin

Devin and I called Erin Vail to get her thoughts on Get OutBig Little LiesThe Young PopeRogue One: A Star Wars Story and more. It was not always cordial.

0:00-18:00: Get Out

18:00-30:00: Big Little Lies

30:00-38:15: The Young Pope

38:15-End: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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