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Kubo and the Two Strings

This week, we watch the brilliantly animated Kubo and the Two Strings. This movie is enthralling and exceptionally well told, but it suffers from a classic case of Hollywood whitewashing. While we have yet to find evidence of this story as one that is traditionally Japanese, the gods and places certainly are. As a result, we constantly felt out of place and time. It’s too bad, because this one could have been amazing.

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The Lion King

This week we are trying something new, our first ever episode discussing a movie currently in theaters.

We talk about what we love and hate about the 1994 and 2019 versions of The Lion King. As usual, we spend more time on the cast than the actual movie, but trust us--you've seen this one.

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Wreck-It Ralph

This week we spend a lot of time talking about snack foods so please eat before listening or you may find yourself with a donut craving. No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.

We also talk about bullies, pop culture references that don’t age well, and the necessity of tragic backstories for female characters.

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The Incredible Minisode


So, we have to talk about Kevin. As in, Kevin the weird bird from Pixar’s Up. Kevin is a key component of the Grand Unifying Theory of Pixar Movies, and as such, he’s one of the stars of this very special minisode. This week, both Briar and Sara are here, and we’re talking about that bird, Steve Jobs, and Luxo the lamp (who we mistakenly refer to as Lumo). 

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