Editor’s Note: This week is our holiday episode! We don’t give gifts very much (cause we poor) but we wanted to put together a jammed packed episode of stuff we love and we think you will too! We have Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox, a review of the Shape of Water, our hopes for the Last Jedi and a selection of our favorite movies to watch during the holidays.
Editor’s Note: In our glorious return, our Tea & Fiction team take on the wonderful debut of Stranger Things 2’s Mad Max and our conflicted feelings about episode 7: The Lost Sister.
M. Night Shyamalan’s career of producing good movies has been an unfortunate pattern of hits and misses.
In 1999, Shyamalan hit the blockbuster payload when The Sixth Sense gave the universe the ultimate freaky line that would stand the test of time.
“I see dead people.”
Shymalan’s ultimately created a shock and awe template for his films that left audience members with a twist, with sprinkles of Alfred Hitchcock seen throughout.
But following the horrible, white washed flop of Shyamalan’s 2010 film The Last Airbender the director began what we could easily call a “creative freefall into hell”.
Editor’s Note: The podcast contains spoilers. The written review is spoiler free.
In today’s world, we live a society that loves to exploit popular franchises to the max.
Example: The Hobbit, one book that ended up being 3 movies of excessiveness.
Hunger Games, cutting the last book in 2 parts for no good reason at all.
Hollywood loves to pull at our wallets till we’re broke. It has become a norm to say at the end of a film, “Well, I guess we have to wait a year to find out what happens!”
This is why I love, absolutely love Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rogue One is exactly as promised: a self-contained story that doesn’t pull us into its depths to have us get emotionally invested in the characters and then leave you wanting more.
Rogue One drops us into the Star Wars franchise between the Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode 4 (A New Hope). Because Rogue One exists outside of the known canon of the franchise the storyline is given a lot of latitudes.
Editor’s Note: In our concluding analysis of The Staircase, we look at the bigger picture and the (slightly disappointing) conclusion to the series that has fascinated us all these weeks, as well as what may have been the filmmaker’s real motives behind creating the docu-series.
Editor’s Note: In this review of Marvel’s Luke Cage series episode: Who’s Gonna Take the Weight? we dive into the importance of Pop in Luke’s life and how it propels him to become the person he is meant to be.
Editor’s Note: In this episode of Tea & Fiction: The Horror Show we discuss episodes three and four of the docu-series: The Staircase. We also touch on a few other stories that got under our skin: the mysterious death of Elisa Lam and a creepy Reddit “ghost story”. Missed our first podcast? Click here!
Quick note, we misspoke in this podcast that the life insurance was $7,000 when it was actually $70,000.
Editor’s Note: You aren’t a real podcast till you’ve done a holiday theme, right? Welcome to our Halloween episode where we tackle the first two episodes of the (bloody) true crime docu-series The Staircase. We also talk about a few of our other favorite true crime shows and podcasts like Serial(podcast), Making a Murderer (Netflix) and a few others!
Editor’s Note: Today in our podcast, we go through the first three episodes of the Netflix hit Stranger Things.