Rachel and Jen celebrate Halloween by comparing two horror movies: the classic Rosemary’s Baby and Blumhouse’s Annabelle. Topics discussed include the isolation of being a housewife, how cinematic framing affects tone, the dismissal of women in the 1960’s, and efficient ways to ruin your friends.
Beware of spooky spoilers. As always, a spoiler warning appears partway through for your convenience. Happy Halloween!
Rachel and Jen talk about the similarities between The Lego Batman Movie and Holy Musical B@man. Topics include the best logical way to parody a character, how fans’ opinions can affect media, low-hanging fruit… and trying their best not to just sing the entire time.
Rachel and Jen compare the heroes, the heroines, and the mummies from the 1932, 1999, and 2017 versions of The Mummy. Including discussions of villains with complex motives, inaccurate depictions of ancient Egypt, sexist portrayals of female characters, dumpster fires, and shitty interns.
Jen and Rachel talk about the first season of the Hulu original series, Harlots. Topics include (but are not limited to) the role of women in history, the fight for power, regaining agency, and eating pomegranate seeds.
First half is spoiler free, second half is spoiler filled.
Rachel and Jen discuss Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold from Once Upon a Time regarding themes of possession and character alignment, and try to get to the root of the most pressing question of all: Why are they so attracted to him?