Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Summer Movies, Game of Thrones, and Reese Witherspoon’s Greatest Dashcam Hits

Game of ThronesThe past few weeks Chris and I have been constrained by time and topic, rushing through our recording as if Tywin Lannister were watching us from behind a desk, shaking his head and pointing to an hourglass. Well, no longer! Taking inspiration from Reese Witherspoon, Great(est) American Hero, we’ve decided that nothing is going to obstruct our justice anymore. This week’s episode stretched out and stayed awhile, allowing us to give the Ballad of Reese and Jim the attention it so richly deserves (1:45), not to mention a whole host of other topics, including (but not limited to): Shane Black, Iron Man 3 (9:35), summer movies, Fast and the Furious, cars, muscle cars, that time Chris almost bought a muscle car, the time Chris tricked me into reading X-Men comics again, magic, Melanie Laurent, and the Season 1 finale of The Americans (30:00). And even with all of that in our rearview (car reference!), we still had time to shimmy up this week’s draggy episode of Game of Thrones (36:30) like wildlings over the Wall and chase after an excellent installment of Mad Men (50:40) like Roger Sterling on a last-second flight to Detroit. Littlefinger may be right that chaos is a ladder. But if so, I know an Academy Award–winning actress who’s currently climbing two rungs at a time, in high heels and a killer hat. #freereese

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Filed Under: Game of Thrones, Grantland Network, Iron Man 3, Mad Men, Reese Witherspoon

Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

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