(NB: This episode was recorded earlier in July but was delayed in posting due to a death in Jenny’s family.)
-Cynara reviews Seth Rogen’s apocalypse comedepic (to coin a phrase), This Is the End and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.
-Jenny returns to the ranks of Patton Oswalt fans when he apologizes for being a dick.
-Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy unite under the directorship of Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) for the buddy cop extravaganza The Heat.
-Cynara gives an update of racist shenanigans and real world consequences (!) on the current US season of Big Brother. (This leads into a little bit of Paula Deen talk.) (Also a bit about Amazing Race Canada and Survivor season 1 (!) nostalgia.)
“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.