In this latest episode sponsored by DoorDash, we discuss Birds of Prey. JVL has thoughts on toxic masculinity. Sonny reveals just how difficult it is to end your gym membership. Vic breaks out the Quadrant Calculator. Plus Oscar talk and that new trailer for The French Dispatch—more Wes Anderson than Wes Anderson!

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  1. Patrick McClure Coolidge

    Beam Distillery? You were in my home county, Vic.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 12:53 PM PST
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    Obviously Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 suffered from too much whiteness. So did Little Women, for all its feminism.

    I got the impression the guys thought saying that too loud would be risky for their careers.

    It would not surprise me even slightly if, down the road, we discovered that the Academy had overridden the actual vote to get the desired result.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 3:32 PM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Feminism causes bad creative decisions?

    Is that why, in a movie set in Gotham City, neither Bruce Wayne nor the Joker has a cameo? The feminist point would have remained, as long as they didn’t come to the rescue. And it would have been fun to see HQ vandalizing the offices of Wayne Enterprises.

    The guys complain, correctly, that the title should have been “Harley Quinn”. But why wasn’t it? Was the studio, way prematurely, looking forward to “Birds of Prey” movies sans Harley?

    Or, to please the woke, must every superhero be part of a collective?

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    • February 13, 2020, at 4:41 PM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Possible titles:

    Harley Quinn and her Little Women

    Harley Quinn: Incense and Insensibility

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    • February 13, 2020, at 4:46 PM PST
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  5. kedavis Member

    I just don’t like Rosie Perez in anything, frankly.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 4:50 PM PST
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  6. SeanDMcG Thatcher

    Too much extraneous noise on this ep. Need to work on the connection. Otherwise, appreciate the perspective on movies and the business, and the running PSA that it has become against gout.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 8:59 AM PST
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  7. kedavis Member

    I wonder if the guys have seen the series from 2011 called “Love Bites?” The first episode, called “Firsts,” include a part where one of the main characters finds himself on a jet flight where Jennifer Love Hewitt is another passenger. 

    As it happens, she is #1 on his list of… “Hall Passes” or whatever they’re called… someone he would be allowed to have sex with that his wife would… tolerate.

    And as it turns out, “Joining The Mile-High Club” is on HER list of “things to do.”

    Hilarity ensues…

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    • February 17, 2020, at 10:37 PM PST
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