Tue, 13 April 2021
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are all monkey business on this episode and the gents are looking at the cinematic titan of King Kong, first in the stop-motion original 1933 version and then in the 1976 remake that answered what a man in a suit would add to the lore. There's a lengthy discussion over the assessment of old art, nostalgia, and the lens we view film classics, and yes, there needs to be a discussion over the obvious racial optics.
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Episode 300 includes:
-All WB news this week, including reactions to the new "Space Jam" trailer, where Ben asks, "Has nostalgia become that dumb?"
-"Chaos Walking" is not worth the chaos. Or the walking.
-The new "Godzilla vs. Kong" is a giant monkey fighting a giant lizard and it certainly is that.
-Remakin' It -- "King Kong"
-The guys talk about the film legend that dazzled audience,s inspired generations, and may not be as good as you choose to remember. They discuss the maligned 1976 remake and find points of improvement, and assess the nature of deference to "film classics."