This week we are joined by my long time friend Kate to talk about what it’s like to watch games get played. How the experience is different from playing the games yourself. We also tackle what can make a twitch community friendly or toxic.
Special thanks to all the twitch streamers who respect their communities.
This week in our John Singleton retrospective we’re discussing his sophomore film Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. There’s a lot here to like. In fact, there’s a lot here in general. The film doesn’t feel nearly as focused as his previous but despite that feels very unique and very personal. The leads do marvelous work here, especially Tupac, and for those of us who are only familiar with him by name it’s enough to make us want to look into the rest of his career.
We also briefly discuss Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner. It’s not good, but John Singleton does what he can and his direction makes you wish that he had been given a Bond or Bourne film instead of this well-directed clunker.
In light of the current political climate we decided it would be best to educate ourselves and expand our perspectives. To do this we chose director John Singleton as our filmmaker this month, who gave us the intense and illuminating Boyz n the Hood. Everything about the film was astounding and took us out of our comfort zone. It was wild seeing the talent at play in front of the camera and behind it. If you haven’t seen this film yet, please do so before listening. Join us in widening our perspective.
The party deliberates on the best course of action in regard to the potential of another gaping maw hole opening up in the same place where it did the previous day. They pound the area, hammer it, and even try to put their ear to it to see if anything is amiss. All that and more on the 50th episode of our show!
This week on Corona Cartoons Bryan is joined by Alex Orona from Super GG Radio and friend Katherine Cliff to discuss the the Macaulay Culkin movie The Pagemaster. If you’ve ever seen those posters in the library with celebrities that say “READ,” this movie is essentially that. Come for the Macaulay Culkin trivia, stay for the fun animated film that has a love for film and that really wants kids to read.
Note: Bryan also gives some updates about the show at the top of the episode and what to expect before the upcoming Frisky Dingo season.
At After the Hype, we believe Black Lives Matter. To amplify melanated voices and to help educate those who strive for a more anti-racist world, we’ve compiled some of the media we’ve been consuming this week to better our own understandings.
Non-Fiction – So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo – This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
Fiction – LoveCraft Country by Matt Rough – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Samantha Garrison belongs to a Saint Bernard named Laddi, so her life is an endless stream of drool. She believes in Ewoks, the true saviors of the galaxy far far away, Tilda Swinton, and a world without Jurassic Park sequels.