Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: ‘Star Wars’ Casting, Chick Flicks, and Future

This week Alex and Wesley react to the recent J.J. Abrams Star Wars casting news. The reaction is loud. So lower the volume on your headphones. But to summarize: Why, why, why? This isn’t a response to the news, per se, but to the ongoing Star Wars mania.

There’s also a conversation with Friend of Prince Movies Meredith Goldstein, a reporter, advice columnist, and novelist. The subject this time is movies about women. Are they “chick flicks” or “romantic comedies”? She was alarmed that so many of her girlfriends were making dates to see The Other Woman last weekend. Somehow the subject of 1987’s Three Men and a Baby comes up. She, Alex, and Wesley recast it with 2014 stars.

Finally, Future has a new album out. It’s called Honest, and Alex and Wesley discuss why both the album and the artist work so well.

Listen to the podcast here.

Here are links to topics discussed on this week’s show.

Star Wars Casting News
The Star Wars Episode VII Cast Is Here!,” Grantland, April 29, 2014
Can a ‘Cool’ Actor Survive ‘Star Wars’?,” Grantland, April 30, 2014

Chick Flicks
Poison Candy: ‘The Other Woman’ and the Disastrous State of Female Comedies,” Grantland, April 25, 2014
Written Off,” The New Yorker, January 13, 2014
The 10 Best Things at Sundance,” Grantland, January 24, 2014
The Singles (2012), a novel by Meredith Goldstein
Baby Boom (1987), reviewed by Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, October 7, 1987
Baby Boom (1987), reviewed by Janet Maslin, New York Times, October 7, 1987
Three Men and a Baby (1987), reviewed by Janet Maslin, New York Times, November 25, 1987

Ground Control to Future,” Grantland, April 22, 2014
Future, the Voice of Hip-Hop Today,” New York Times, April 23, 2014
“‘You Gotta Step Outside That Box To Reach The People,’” NPR’s Microphone Check, April 29, 2014
Hip-Hop’s Alpha Conservative,”, March 21, 2014
The Sadness of T-Pain,”, March 6, 2014

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