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The Hollywood Read

Aug 13, 2020

It's been a big week for the film industry, from Disney's shocking announcement regarding the digital release of Mulan, to the repeal of the Paramount Decree, to long-gestating rumors about Ellen DeGeneres's toxic work place exploding in the mainstream. Join us as we break it all down, from what success could look like...


Jul 15, 2020

This week we're discussing the epic flop of Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg's ill-fated streaming platform. Is it failing because of the pandemic? Or is it failing because Jeffrey Katzenberg's Hollywood approach is all wrong for what is, essentially, a social media competitor? Join us as we break down Quibi's...


Jun 17, 2020

This week we dive into copaganda and the insidious relationship between Hollywood and the military/police industrial complexes. We discuss police procedurals, war movies, and the effect of normalizing bad behavior by cops on TV. Join us for another dark AF episode!

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Feb 5, 2020

Kayleigh digs into the publishing controversy around American Dirt, Oprah's latest book club selection which is mired in accusations of appropriation and stereotyping. Then we do one last round of Oscar odds before the Academy Awards next week, and we talk Netflix's surprising decision to end The Crown after five...


Jan 28, 2020

Dolittle came and went over the weekend, and we break down what went wrong with Robert Downey, Jr.'s passion project and Universal's second straight flop after Cats. Then we get into The Goop Lab, and the false promises and dangerous assertions of Gwnyeth Paltrow's fancy wellness infomercial. Is it even worth a hate...