This episode is mostly about Ryan Gosling.
1:00 – Drive. The new Nicolas Winding Refn film starring Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling. Jenny liked it, Cynara looooooooved it. Of course, that might be because she read Ryan Gosling’s character as a lesbian.
24:00 – The Ides of March. Cynara is not pleased with the film that shares a name with her birthday.
32:00 -TV Talk: Once Upon a Time and Grimm — two new network series mining the public domain.Â One is slightly better than the other.
37:00 – In brief: Jenny’s adventures in Netflix — Agora, Unstoppable, No Strings Attached.
50:00 – New Muppet movie! Jason Segel!
End clip: “Pass It On,” from Â A Muppet Family Christmas.
Feminist Ryan Gosling [Tumblr]
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]
Where we discuss:
-Jimmy Fallon’s foray into internet broadcasting
-The howling wasteland of misogyny that is the aggregate of film reviews of Sex and the City 2
-Lost has ended, and maybe so has modern audiences’ need for cohesive plot in storytelling
-The new Kotex commercials and why we’re not really buying it
-Curious athletic clothing brands found in Vancouver, B.C.
-A bizarre romantic move Cynara saw in a Harlequin TV movie once
Take a listen, and we’ll talk at you again next week!
“Why Sex and the City 2 is a Science Fiction Movie” [io9.com]
Roger Ebert’s review [rogerebert.suntimes.com]
Lindy West’s review [thestranger.com]
Wajahat Ali’s review [salon.com]
How to Insert a Tampon [youtube.com]