‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: ‘UnREAL’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’


This week, Alex and Wesley discuss UnREAL and Mr. Robot, two smart shows they’re enjoying. Alex’s theory of what’s going on with the anarchists on Mr. Robot is the best he’s heard yet. Then it’s on to Straight Outta Compton — why it doesn’t work, how it could have been better, whether it should have used a more challenging director, and what are its tired Hollywood biopic clichés.

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

UnREAL/Mr. Robot

Doll Parts,” The New Yorker, July 6, 2015

UnREAL, the Television Show About Reality TV We Didn’t Know We Needed,” The Muse, June 1, 2015

‘Mr. Robot’ Oh!: USA’s Promising New Series Is the Latest Entry in a Great Summer TV Season,” Grantland, July 2, 2015

WTFsociety: A Spoiler-tastic ‘Mr. Robot’ Investigation,” Grantland, August 14, 2015

 Straight Outta Compton

Age of ‘Compton’: N.W.A With Artificial Sweeteners,” Grantland, August 14, 2015

Straight Outta Compton, Here Comes the World’s Most Dangerous N.W.A Activity Book,” Grantland, August 14, 2015

Jerry Heller Expresses Himself,” Grantland, August 11, 2015

Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” Gawker, August 17, 2015

An N.W.A. Biopic Heads Straight Into Mainstream,” The New York Times, August 6, 2015

The Man Behind Dre and NWA: Hip Hop’s Ghost (Writer) in the Machine,” Playboy, March 2013

Prescription Filled: Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ Is Bold, Busy, and Unexpectedly Radical,” Grantland, August 7, 2015

Jam of the Week

It’s So Nice (to See Old Friends),” Minnie Riperton, 1974

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