‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: Oscars, ‘Wild Tales,’ and More

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This week, Alex and Wesley briefly discuss news of Creed, the forthcoming Rocky movie told from the point of view of Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis, who’s played by Michael B. Jordan. They move on to Sunday’s broadcast of the 87th Academy Awards. They discuss the winners, the host (Neil Patrick Harris), the assortment of optics, Lady Gaga’s becoming 70 years old, and the myth that the Academy is out of touch with the tastes of the American moviegoer.

From there, it’s on to the great Wild Tales, a foreign-language film nominee and one of the most entertaining movies of the last couple of years. They follow that with a conversation about the rock critic Robert Christgau, who’s published a new memoir that, among other things, details a lot of the sex he’s had.

Listen to the podcast here.

Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show:

Creed, 2015, Internet Movie Database
Sundance London: Ryan Coogler Talks ‘Rocky’ Spinoff ‘Creed’,” The Hollywood Reporter, April 25, 2014

The 87th Academy Awards
Winners, Wikipedia
Grantland’s Oscar Coverage
Oscars Show Growing Gap Between Moviegoers and Academy,” New York Times, February 23, 2015

Wild Tales
Cannes Diary 2014, Days 3-5: Why the Hell Doesn’t Hilary Swank Work More?,”Grantland, May 19, 2014
Crazy, But in a Good Way: The Irrational High of the Argentine Smash ‘Wild Tales’,” Grantland, February 24, 2015

Robert Christgau
Maximum Bob: The Dean of American Rock Critics’ Memoir Is Revealing, Rewarding, and Full of Copulating,” Grantland, February 19, 2015
Robert Christgau’s site

Jam of the Week
When You Were Mine,” Cyndi Lauper, 1983
She’s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper, 1983, Wikipedia

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