Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney
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Scarlett Johansson just filed a lawsuit against Disney, claiming that they misled her in regards to the theatrical release of her movie Black Widow. This fight is taking place not only in the courtroom but the press as well with the two sides going back and forth. This week we go over what has been said, how we got here, and whose side we are on. We also share our thoughts on Blood Red Sky (Netflix), Shiva Baby (HBO Max), and Zach shares some personal news.
The delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the US. It accounts for 83% of US cases of coronavirus and is about 60% more contagious than the first variant. Fortunately, the research shows the vaccine is effective against this strain, unfortunately, not enough people are getting the shot. This week we talk about the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, its effect on the current pandemic, and the best way to help convince more people to get shots in arms. We share our opinions on season 2 of 'Never Have I Ever' (Netflix), 'Gunpowder Milkshake' (Netflix), and talk about 'Ted Lasso', and The Twilight Saga.
Marvel just wrapped up their third new series on Disney+ and not only has it been the most successful, but it may also be the most impactful. This week we break down what we liked about the series finale of Loki and what it means for the story going forward. We also share our thoughts on the latest Marvel movie to come out and how Black Widow fared after a long delay in the theaters. And finally, we talk about Space Jam, the sequel that nobody asked for.
Sara Got A TV Deal
Sara is going to Hollywood (is that still a thing?). Sara's latest book (out from Random House in March 2022) just got optioned to become a TV show. How did it happen? Where can you watch it? Are we moving to California? We try and answer all those questions. Plus we talk about a couple of new shows we loved on HBO - 'Starstruck' and 'Betty'.
Movies are back. F9 has made $500 million at the box office and this week we do a spoiler-free discussion about the movie as well as the new Amazon Prime movie, The Tomorrow War. Then we discuss the new NCAA ruling that lets players get paid.
Our baby boy is about to turn two. To mark the occasion Zach is joined by the official wife of the pod to talk about the milestone, some of the biggest differences between a one-year-old and a two-year-old, and what we did when faced with our toddler-sized challenges. We also share our thoughts on a couple of great TV shows: Hacks (HBO Max) and We Are Lady Parts (Peacock). And Sara gives some exciting updates for her new book.
Despite having the best record in the Eastern Conference the Sixers are out of the playoffs. This week we talk out our feelings a day after being knocked out. We are also joined by Conor Reilly to discuss the latest cheating scandal to rock baseball, Father's Day, as well as two new movies on Disney - 'Luca' and 'Raya and the Last Dragon.'
This is the most dramatic news to come out of The Bachelor franchise: Chris Harrison has officially exited the Bachelor Nation. This week we talk through everything that went down, and what the show could look like without Harrison. We also share our thoughts on In The Heights (HBO MAX) and Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
Mare of Easttown was a big hit for HBO, with three million people watching the finale within the first 24 hours. That doesn't include the people who watched it a day later, who will watch it after all the buzz, or during the Emmys. This week three Philly locals talk about their thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole. We also share our thoughts on The Conjuring 3, Plan B, and season 3 of Shrill.
The long-awaited Friends reunion is finally out. This week we talk not only about the reunion special on HBO Max, but the legacy of the popular show. We also discuss Amazon buying MGM for $8.5 billion and what that means for Jeff Bezos and James Bond.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
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