Extra, extra! There was so much news following the D23 convention last week, it couldn’t be recapped in our usual episode format. So here’s a short little refresher on the big Disney news, plus our predictions for the future of the MCU (now that Spiderman’s not in it).
Look at the big brain on you, coming here for Pop Culture recaps. This week, we fill you in on some classic signs you’re watching a Tarantino film and discuss the hit indie film of the 90s, Pulp Fiction. Plus, we spend the first half hour of our show giving you our review of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King.
Hello lovelies! We apologize for being away for so long. Believe it or not, we ran out of storage space on our site, so we had to step away for a few weeks while we got it resolved.
The good news is we are back, baby! And we are ready with our yearly recap of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees. We talk with our friend, David Stauffer of the Brave Little Podcast about which pictures are nominated, what they’re about, and their chances of winning. Also, Shannon fills us in on all the drama surrounding the ceremony this year. Good times were had by all.
We at Pop Culture Footnotes have so much to be thankful for this year, so we are keeping up with our now-yearly tradition of hosting a Thank Party to celebrate the pop culture-related stuff we’re grateful for.
And while we’re on the subject of thanks, we wanted to say thank you again to all of our many contributors from the past year (many of whom are on this episode!). Without you and your expertise, Shannon and Courtenay would be completely and utterly lost.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Double feature with Tana this weekend! This episode, we’re celebrating the spookiest of holidays by talking about legendary filmmaker John Carpenter—creator of horror classics like Halloween and The Thing. OOOoooooooOOOO!
Avengers: Infinity War comes out this week, and the excitement in the air is palpable here at PCF. Join Courtenay and Shannon as we have Andrew back to discuss the third and final phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WARNING: this episode contains spoilers for the most recent Marvel movies, including Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs this week, we’re delivering everything you need to know about iconic director Wes Anderson. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and this week’s guest Mindy as we go over all Wes’ films and tell you what they’re all about, with a particular focus on The Royal Tennenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
P.S. Sorry about the late upload this week. Courtenay and her entire family have been wiped out by the plague (a.k.a. stomach flu) for the past few days, so editing was a bit difficult.