With the release of the Ready Player One movie quickly approaching, Rachel and Jen take a look at media involving video games. They discuss common themes surrounding gaming culture, mmorpgs/virtual reality as a setting, and the “you die in the game, you die for real” trope.
This is our last episode before we go on a two month hiatus! We’ll be back on May 21st!
After seeing Annihilation (starring Natalie Portman and directed by Alex Garland) in theaters, Rachel and Jen are left scratching their heads. While Jen discusses the movie’s failings both thematically and within the genre of sci-fi, Rachel attempts to pull an analysis out of what was unfortunately a very vague and confusing resolution to the film. As they struggle to keep up their ruse of being academics, they ask the ultimate question: what was this movie even about?