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‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ SPOILER Discussion

Hello Everyone! Today I will be giving my spoiler review of Brittany Runs a Marathon. Unlike my usual format, I will not be doing the good, the bad, and the fun facts. As I do on rare occasions for films I absolutely love- I’ll be dedicating my review to ranting about all the things I adored. So let’s get to it! The Funny Friend: So, obviously, this movie features a girl named Brittany (Jillian Bell) who decides to run a marathon. Ya’ll- it is so much more than that. Throughout the character’s journey to get to that goal the audience encounters a lot of commentary about real s***. One of the things that hit close to home was the element of “the funny friend.” I can relate to this on a personal level. When uncomfortable, or when real circumstances present themselves throughout the movie, Brittany turns to humor as a safety mechanism; even when sex is nigh! There is a scene when Brittany is out with her friends and they go around talking about what …

Episode 33 – The Boys On The Couch

Welcome back folks, come join us on the couch! Today we come in discussing 2 of our favorite tv shows out right now. First we break down the HBO hit show ‘Euphoria’ by dissecting our favorite characters and scenes of the season fo far. We then discuss the first 4 episodes and give our takes on the brand new Amazon Prime show, ‘The Boys’ (@ 0:37:00). We then end the show with Angelo giving his quick review of the movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.

‘The Boys’ Takes Aim at Media Culture?

Thank the television Gods, I found my next series obsession. The Amazon original, The Boys, is a new series that premiered last week based on the comic book of the same title created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. When I heard the announcement for this show I immediately ran out to buy myself the first volume trade paperback. To say I loved it is an understatement. The series has done a FANTASTIC job of not just capturing the (often comical) gore, but sticking to the spirit of the story while tweaking it for a new age. Primarily, I would need to focus on the adjustments made to the character of Starlight played beautifully by Erin Moriarty. In the comics that opening sexual assault is actually much worse… it involved Homelander, A-Train, and Black Noir. The Deep isn’t even involved! Furthermore, Starlight’s abuse and ultimately spiritual murder, is much worse in the first volume and often comes across as intended comedy within the pages. The series not only wisely down-played the gratuity of the assault, …