News broke (okay, a tweet was sent) last night about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot: the receptionist role originated by Annie Potts will be played by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth.
Given that Feig is clearly a big fan of SNL, I’d like to think that this sketch drove to him to give Hemsworth a call.
Listen to Episode 11 here.
Welcome to the M&M Report once again! This week, Devin and I started with a special guest: Alex Patel, also known as my roommate and a fellow podcast host. Alex and I talked about our love for the Comedy Central sketch show Key and Peele and Devin realized that he wants to watch this show more regularly.
(Listen to Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s interview with NPR’s Terry Gross here. Fascinating stuff.
After we said goodbye to Alex, I talked about my underwhelming experience with Thor: The Dark World, which led into a conversation about the state of Hollywood blockbusters. Are they really dead? What can “save” them? Do they need saving? We tackled all of those questions and more.
Finally, the claws came out during a discussion of Kanye West, inspired by the release of his baffling music video for “Bound 2.” Kanye’s a controversial guy, and we had some controversial opinions.
We’ll be taking a break next week so you can enjoy your turkeys and pumpkin pies in peace. We’ll be back two weeks from today with a discussion of the new Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis among other topics. Also, we haven’t forgotten about Devin Doesn’t Like Things – it will be back in full force before you know it.
As always, thanks for listening. We’ve really enjoyed experimenting with this podcast over the last 11 weeks, and we’re very grateful for everyone who listens. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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There’s nothing especially wrong with Thor: The Dark World, the latest in a seemingly endless string of Marvel projects leading up to the megalith The Avengers 2. The special effects are serviceable, the story moves along at an enjoyable clip and the performances are almost uniformly solid.
But there’s nothing especially right about it either. Needless convolutions cloud an already questionable narrative. Natalie Portman’s love interest Jane Foster is as bland and underwritten as any character of her kind in recent memory. Director Alan Taylor offers little visual distinction from Kenneth Branagh’s appealing but forgettable original. A week from now, give or take a Tom Hiddleston or a Kat Dennings, nearly everything that happens in Thor: The Dark World will be a distant memory.