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This week on Slate Plus, Stephen, David and Julia go back over a few topics from last week now that they’re all back together.
On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the new mishmash of a movie Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway as an American woman who discovers that she somehow controls a giant monster attacking South Korea. Does Hathaway drag the movie down with her, or is she its saving grace? Next they talk Review, a television show on Comedy Central that just wrapped up its final season. The show follows a “reviewer of life” and the darkly comedic results of his over-commitment to his assignments. Finally, the gabbers watch the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad and break down its absurdities.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Safety Not Guaranteed
- Reno 911!
- The Truman Show
- Sandy Kenyon’s Taxi TV film reviews
- Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad
- “How Could You Possibly Make This Ad?” by Daniel Gross in Slate
- “30 Questions for Pepsi About Its Protest Imagery–Inspired Soda Commercial” by the Slate Staff
Dana: Former Gabfest intern Josephine Livingstone’s writing in the New Republic
Julia: The final season of Girls
Outro: “Clay Pigeons” by Blaze Foley
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