“Foods of 30 Rock” illustration by Tyler Feder
30 Rock has ended, and we are sad, but also glad that we got to watch six seasons of it.
Community is back, but with new showrunners, and we’re not sure how we feel about it yet.
Cynara at the Cinema: she gives her reviews of historical foreign drama A Foreign Affair and raunchy Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle Identity Thief.
We discuss our anticipation of the upcoming Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock buddy cop comedy! And our opinions on age differences in romantic relationships!
Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
In this episode:
-Jenny saw Buck Angel talk at the University of Winnipeg on Friday; her recap of that experience
-Our Oscar talk 2012 starts with in the gender-bending arena, with Glenn Close in the title role of Albert Nobbs
-How The HelpÂ is basically the CrashÂ of 2012, not that that means Viola and Octavia don’t deserve those Oscars they’re gonna get
-We hit a few other Oscar notes, including The Artist, The Descendants, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.
-Sidenote: can you believe Cynara doesn’t watch Parks and Recreation? (Yet.)
-And of course, Bridesmaids‘ TWO nominations (Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay), which is amazing if only because Melissa McCarthy will now forever be Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy
-A list of evidence of @BuckAngel putting down trans*/queer folks [Transcreature]
Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig in the ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED filmÂ Bridesmaids,Â in the scene where their characters meet for the first time.
Tina Fey in a promo shot for her May 2011 hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live
00:52 – Fabulous girl-driven action flick Hanna. We discuss all the reasons we loved it, while trying not to spoil it too much because you might not have seen it and we want you to!
16:00 – Tina Fey’s memoir Bossypants. Again, we give all the reasons we like it and also some advice as to whether you should pick up the hardcover, ebook or audiobook.
37:12 – Chaz Bono embracing the role of most famous transperson on the planet with a documentary, book and mainstream media experiences – specifically a two-segment one with David Letterman. Talk of how much we (surprise!) admire Chaz and also, via David Sedaris, talk about how scripted Letterman’s interviews really are.
53:20 – Nardwuar the Human Serviette, National Treasure. If you didn’t know Â about him before, it’s probably because you’re American and it doesn’t matter anyway because now you DO know.
Chaz Bono appears onÂ The Late Show David Letterman [YouTube]
Nardwuar’s talk at TEDxVancouver [YouTube]
Thee Official Nardwuar the Human Serviette Web Site [nardwuar.com]
End Audio Clip:
Nardwuar vs. Snoop Dogg 2002 [YouTube]