T Lo unpack the news about the tragic accident on Alec Baldwin's film set and the homophobic attacks on Pete Buttigieg, but first: Are SJP's "And Just Like That" costumes for real? PLUS: Why Nicole Kidman is all wrong to play Lucille Ball and whether biopics need to cast for resemblance or mimicry.
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SAG Snubs and TV Talk
55:13T Lo talk about the surprising snubs of the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and what they portend for the Oscars before doing another deep dive into the latest episode of "And Just Like That..." PLUS: quick nerd reviews! Why is "Star Trek: Discovery" and "The Book of Boba Fett" so boring? Why is "Peacemaker" so much more fun than we expected?
Cringing at ”And Just Like That...,” Cheering for ”Yellowjackets”
1:11:51T Lo cringe at the "Hamilton" cast singing away insurrection, rant about "And Just Like That..."'s pitiful portrayal of middle age cluelessness, and beg you to start watching "Yellowjackets" if you haven't already.
Our Year-End List of the Best Films and Shows of 2021
1:13:01Tom and Lorenzo give each of their Top 3 shows and films of the year and the honorable mentions that didn't quite make it. Plus a recap of the latest episode of "And Just LIke That..." - the one with Natasha!
Diving Into ”And Just Like That...” and Understanding Jeremy Strong
56:40T & Lo unpack the somewhat feverish response to the New Yorker's profile of "Succession" star Jeremy Strong and then dive deep into the first two episodes of "And Just Like That...," as long time fans of "Sex and the City."
Movie Talk: ”Being the Ricardos,” ”Belfast,” ”The Power of the Dog”
1:01:24T Lo give their in-depth reviews of "Being the Ricardos," "Belfast" and "Power of the Dog." Is Nicole Kidman a believable Lucille Ball? Does Kirsten Dunst deserve and Oscar? Why did Tom cry through a one third of "Belfast" when it's not a tragedy? And why are all three of these films on their year-end Best list?
Unpacking ”Spencer” and its Relationship with Accuracy
50:42T Lo dive deep on Kristen Stewart's astonishing portrayal of Princess Diana in director Pablo Larraín's "Spencer," unpacking the film's fantastical interpretation of the Princess of Wales' life and asking question about just how much leeway storytellers should have in interpreting real people.
”Passing,” ”The Green Knight,” and Respecting the Source Material
1:04:48T Lo discuss "Passing," starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga and "The Green Knight," starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander, diving deep on the themes, art direction, costume design and performances and showing how each film's director let the source material determine the direction, no matter how dated it was.
The Big Celebrity Stories of the Week and What They Mean
52:41T Lo unpack a whole range of celebrity news, from Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson dating to Chris Pratt trolling the public to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo's casting in the Wicked movie adaption. PLUS: Why early aughts bloggers had it right when they treated stars with a lot more cynicism than today and why it's pointless to get mad at Kardashians.
It Doesn‘t Matter How You Dune
52:41It's a sci-fi themed PSO as T Lo explain why Apple TV's "Invasion" is such a disappointment before launching into an extended discussion of director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune starring Timothee Chalamet. The costumes, the art direction, the performances, their favorite scenes and the cliched Middle Eastern cultural appropriation - they talk about it all.
A Whole Bunch of Opinions on the World this Week
45:40T Lo unpack the news about the tragic accident on Alec Baldwin's film set and the homophobic attacks on Pete Buttigieg, but first: Are SJP's "And Just Like That" costumes for real? PLUS: Why Nicole Kidman is all wrong to play Lucille Ball and whether biopics need to cast for resemblance or mimicry.