This week Alex and Wesley trade holiday-break stories. Alex watched a bunch of movies: The Gambler, Butter on the Latch, and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. Wesley watched and loved The Honorable Woman.
Before taking off, Alex remembers he saw The Interview, so there’s a discussion of its hilarity (or lack thereof) and it possibly being unnecessary after the bro-pocalypse of This Is the End. Also: Wesley has officially had it with “bromance,” and, to Wesley’s shock, Alex hasn’t seen one of Wesley’s favorite movies. Alex also reads a bit from next month’s new Prince Movies Book Club book, Morrissey’s Autobiography, which he makes sound as good as he knows it is.
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Here are links to this week’s topics:
“Risking Business: Why See a Remake of ‘The Gambler’ When There Is a Better Version in ‘A Most Violent Year’?,” Grantland, January 6, 2014
The Honorable Woman
“Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Honorable Woman’ Is a Political Thriller Worth Investigating,” Grantland, August 7, 2014
Autobiography by Morrissey, memoir, 2012