On this week’s episode of A Movie & An Argument, With Alyssa Rosenberg & Asawin Suebsaeng, we discuss (scroll down for audio):
- Pitch Perfect, the musical comedy, starring Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, filled with dance and college a cappella remixes. (I embarrassingly gush all over it.)
- Taken 2, the new film in the series in which Liam Neeson attacks ethnic caricatures.
- V/H/S, a small and so-so anthology horror film, in the found-footage tradition.
- The Mindy Project, a new sitcom starring Mindy Kaling on Fox. (Alyssa was, shall we say, disappointed, given her high expectations.)
Each week, I’ll be sitting down to chat with ThinkProgress critic Alyssa Rosenberg (who also does killer work at The Atlantic and Slate‘s “Double X“). We’ll talk, argue, and laugh about the latest movies, television shows, and pop-cultural nonsense—with some politics thrown in just for the hell of it.
Alyssa describes herself as being “equally devoted to the Star Wars expanded universe and Barbara Stanwyck, to Better Off Ted and Deadwood.” I (everyone calls me Swin) am a devoted lover of low-brow dark humor, Yuengling, and movies with high body counts. I hope you enjoyed this episode, and tune in during the weeks to come.
We’ll be featuring guests on the program, and also taking listeners’ questions, so feel free to Tweet them at me here, and we’ll see if we can get to them during a show.
Thank you for listening!
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