The M&M Report: “Trainwreck”

This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I sorted through our slightly disappointed feelings about Trainwreck, the new comedy film from director Judd Apatow and star/screenwriter Amy Schumer.

I also reviewed the movie for the blog. For further reading, check out thoughtful analysis from Dana Stevens, Alyssa Rosenberg and Wesley Morris.

Peruse the M&M Report category page for previous episodes of the podcast. Thanks for listening!

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The M&M Report, Episode 32: When Hollywood Meets Reality

Bert Cooper

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This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I discuss the recent controversy involving Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday’s assertion that Hollywood movies contribute to the culture that allowed an incident like last Friday’s shooting at UCSB to take place. We talked about Seth Rogen’s unfortunate response to the piece and debated whether Hornaday’s arguments of causation were valid and productive.

After that, we reviewed Jon Favreau’s food dramedy Chef, which made us very hungry indeed.

Finally, we took a look back at the first part of the final season of AMC’s Mad Men. We couldn’t come to a consensus on the musical number in the season finale, but we liked the rest of it quite a bit.

Come back soon for our thoughts on Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, summer movies and much more. Thanks for listening!

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The M&M Report, Episode 31: Hamm Nation

Million Dollar Arm

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This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I review the new Jon Hamm baseball drama Million Dollar Arm and reveal the results of a month-old bet involving this season of Saturday Night Live.

The podcast will return with episodes devoted to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black and more. Stay tuned!

The M&M Report, Episode 30: One Door Closes, Another Opens

Mad Men

Listen to Episode 30 of The M&M Report here.

This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I start by discussing HBO’s comedy delight Veep with returning guest Lindsay Sandoval. After that, Devin and I turned to the first two episodes of Mad Men Season 7, tackling Pete’s tan, Peggy’s frustrations, Don’s ventriloquism and more.

The semester wouldn’t be complete without one more installment of Devin Doesn’t Like Things, and Devin’s musings on finals week did not disappoint. We close out the final episode of the school year by reflecting on the last 30 episodes and looking ahead to the future.

Devin and I will continue to produce M&M Report episodes throughout the summer, though perhaps less frequently than we did during the school year. We’ll also be limited by the fact that we’ll be on opposite coasts. Nonetheless, we hope to offer plenty more content over the summer and even more when we return to school.

In the meantime, thank you for reading, thank you for listening, and we’ll talk to you soon.