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‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: ‘San Andreas’ and ‘Aloha’

Earthquakes! Tsunamis! Emma Stone cast as an Asian person! It’s Disaster Week on ‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ and Alex and Wesley are your first responders.

This week, Alex and Wesley discuss the ridiculousness of San Andreas and the appeal of the disaster movie. Then it’s onto a conversation about Cameron Crowe’s Aloha. Does anything about it work? If this doesn’t succeed, will it doom other so-called adult movies in which adults do adultish things?

Before any of that, Wesley has a couple of music-related thoughts. He’s so tired of hearing “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, also known as “The Paul Walker Song” and an early entry in the summer jam sweepstakes. This song is stalking him. On the other hand, he really likes the ads for whatever it is Longines is using Disclosure’s “You & Me” to sell during Roland Garros. Some people are already being driven crazy by this conversation. The version in the commercial is a remix that Wesley fails — refuses? — to credit to Flume. He’s seen your tweet and already regrets the omission.

Next week we’ll be talking about Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout for this month’s book club.

Listen to the podcast here.

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

San Andreas

“Whose Fault Is This? Learning to Like the Mega-quakes in ‘San Andreas’ and the Sloppiness of ‘Aloha,’” Grantland, May 29, 2015

“In ‘San Andreas,’ Dwayne Johnson Rushes to Rescue His Collapsing World,” New York Times, May 29, 2015

“Emergency Preparedness: ‘San Andreas’ Predecessor Miniseries ‘10.5’ Offers Life Lessons for When the Planet Cracks in Half,” Grantland, May 28, 2015

“L.A. Apocalypse! ‘San Andreas’ and 23 Thoughts on Destroying the City of Angels,” Grantland, May 27, 2015


“Cameron Crowe Apologizes for Casting Emma Stone as Asian Character in ‘Aloha,’” The Hollywood Reporter, June 2, 2015

“Should we give up on Cameron Crowe?,” The Verge, June 1, 2015

“The Three Movies Inside ‘Aloha,’” Grantland, June 1, 2015

“‘Elizabethtown’ Kicked Off Cameron Crowe’s 10-Year Cold Streak. Let’s Watch It With New Eyes,” Grantland, May 28, 2015


“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth, 2015

“You & Me (Flume Remix),” Disclosure, 2013

Jam of the Week

“6 Minutes of Pleasure,” LL Cool J, 1990