This week Wesley and Alex discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, which Wesley is surprised to hear that Alex enjoyed (Alex seems surprised, too!). They talk about the assorted attacks on the film and on the film’s attackers, plus the treatment of Black Widow and the fatigue of director Joss Whedon, who’s said he’s withdrawing from Twitter to avoid the outrage.
Before Age of Ultron, they run through other subjects, including Wesley liking the TV Land show Younger. Alex tells a funny story about having to buy Kim Kardashian’s new book, Selfish. And: Seriously, when is this Rihanna album dropping?
Don’t forget: This month’s book club discussion is about Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout, which will be discussed during the May 27 episode.
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Here are link to topics discussed on this week’s show.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
“The Marvel-Industrial Complex,” Movie Mezzanine, May 2015
“Nerd Plus Ultron,” Grantland, May 1, 2015
“Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” io9, May 5, 2015
“Joss Whedon discusses ‘unpleasantness’ with Marvel, his thwarted hopes for Spider-Man in Age of Ultron,” Entertainment Weekly, May 5, 2015
“There Is No Need to Explain Why You Quit Twitter,” Vanity Fair, May 6, 2015
Rihanna’s “American Oxygen”
Jam of the Week
Betty Harris, “There’s a Break in the Road,” 1969