Read it and Weep used to be a podcast about books. Now we talk about movies and other pop culture with a confidence level unearned by our actual knowledge.
RiaW 5.34 - But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Alex comes roaring back onto the leaderboard with his fourth target movie, the 1999 classic of queer cinema, But I'm A Cheerleader. It's funny and heart warming and maybe we don't talk about it as much as it deserves because we just kinda loved it and didn't have many jokes about it. But we loved it.
Next up: Anthony wins the draw YET AGAIN and takes a bonus point for moving us to the spoopy movie Casper (1995), available to stream on Peacock.
RiaW 5.33 - Happy Together (1997)
After what feels like ages, Hunter scores his second points movie of the year with the Wong Kar-wai movie Happy Together. Anthony loves it but Alex and Ezra both feel like they're not smart enough to like it all the way. But they do love the cinematography and waterfall. Plus big news from Alex's TikTok and his newest video from his YouTube series about the future.
Next up: Alex joins the scoring bonanza as he power cards his way to But I'm a Cheerleader
RiaW 5.32 - Hero (2002)
I need a hero. He's gotta be brave, and he's gotta be bold, and he's gotta be sponsored by the propaganda arm of the Chinese Government. That's right, after 2 weeks of strategic slogging we finally got to a target movie, Ezra's 5th! And it's a good one, so long as you focus on the visuals and not the message.
Next up: the good movies (and bad news for Alex) continues with Happy Together (1997)
RiaW 5.31 - Rush Hour 2 (2001)
A guy who's good at fighting and a horny guy go on a racially insensitive journey across the world. There are two Jackie Chan stunts that briefly make the movie watchable but overall, it's clearly the worst movie we've seen all year.
Next up: the scoring bonanza (for everybody but Alex) kicks off with Ezra's 5th successful score, Hero (2002)
RiaW 5.30 - Chances Are (1989)
Chances are you haven't seen this 80s reincarnation rom-com that's like if Old Boy was an uplifting comedy. It's WILD. Ghost dad is in a random kid's body and he's in love with his former-wife but his daughter is in love with him and so he gets concussed and ends up with his daughter and his wife is just COMPLETELY COOL WITH IT.
Plus more donut news and a conversation about table top games.
Next up: everybody wins but Alex this month after his terrible draw. Part 1 of the strategy is watching Rush Hour 2 (2001).
RiaW 5.30 - Shrek (2001)
Shrek is the most important movie of all time, there's no denying that. But is it good? Who knows. It's impossible to tell. But it is farty, that part is known.
Alex forced everybody to travel via Eddie Murphy to figure out why people are so horny for Shrek and he didn't learn anything but it was still an interesting outing.
Next up: Hunter moves strategically via Kathleen Freeman to the 1989 romcom with a bonkers premise, "Chances Are" just because he's reincarnated doesn't mean he can't hit on his daughter, apparently? Weird. Weird one coming up.
Season 5 SLAPS
I drifted over to this pod from Space Cats not really knowing what to expect. Wow! This is terrific! The hosts are playing a wacky game based on Six degrees to Kevin Bacon. The movie analysis is coming from 4 folks with pretty different opinions on film, so you always get a few great insights or jokes. The game is perfect for keeping the movie picks interesting, and you can’t help but root for your fave host. This is a blast of a pod.
Always a great time
I found this podcast when they did a crossover with The Flop House. And it’s very much in a similar vein. I then devoured all the back episodes, which are definitely worth listening to, no matter what Alex tells you.
Sexy funny and informative. I bet Hunter Donaldson tastes like a peach.