Zelenny and Cameron discuss and make messy connections about their favorite movies and TV
High-Key Book Club #64: Booksmart
This episode we're book-clubbing Booksmart, a fresh teen comedy directed by Olivia Wilde! In the first half, we give spoiler-free review of the new movie, as well as discuss the importance of box office numbers for movies created by women. In the second half, we discuss the plot of the movie, the styles used to make it feel fresh and innovative, the authenticity-focused characters and more! Recorded 5/27/2019.
High-Key Book Club #63: Detective Pikachu
This episode we're book-clubbing the new live-action Pokemon film, Detective Pikachu! In the first half, we give you a spoiler-free review, discussion about the video game movie curse, and diehard v. casual fans. In the second half we deep-dive into our favorite parts of the movie, Pokemon we spotted, and any unanswered questions we still have. Recorded 5/12/2019.
High-Key Book Club #62: The Comeback
This episode we're book-clubbing the unique HBO show, The Comeback! Starring Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback is all presented as "raw footage" from a fictional reality TV show following actress Valerie Cherish's return to acting in a sitcom. We focus more on spoiler-free review this episode, since this show has become more of an underground cult classic because it was too ahead of its time. We break down the many similarities between this show and one of the most famous shows of all time: The Office. In the spoiler part, we discuss the arcs of specific characters and the very interesting final sequence of the series. Recorded 5/6/2019.
High-Key Book Club #61: School of Rock
This episode we're sticking it to the man and book-clubbing one of our favorite movies, School of Rock! We discuss many different topics surrounding the 2003 hit, including its star Jack Black, director Richard Linklater, recurring themes of rebellion and cultivating the arts, and the MANY iconic moments. Recorded 4/29/2019.
High-Key Book Club #60: Zootopia
In this episode we're book-clubbing the fun and clever Disney movie, Zootopia! We discuss the themes of inclusivity, the many references to other media, the origins of the concept, and more. Recorded 4/22/2019.
High-Key Book Club #59: Howl's Moving Castle
This episode we're book-clubbing Hayao Miyazaki's beautifully animated film, Howl's Moving Castle! We discuss the source material, animation techniques, similarities and differences with Spirited Away, and whether Howl is just "too sexy". Recorded 4/8/2019.