Mon, 22 February 2016
Jon and Brandon are full of pizza and on their tummies, which can only mean one thing: It's a supplemental episode!
This time around we're discussing the 2011 film 'Beastly', a lukewarm distillation of the classic fairy tale that utterly fails to deliver its "substance over appearance" message. On the plus side, it does feature Mary-Kate Olsen as a straight up bug nutty witch, and they make room for a "blink or you'll miss it" White Castle promotion that left us reeling. Get your nasty ass sliders out of my young adult adaptation! Remember, our live event is this coming Saturday, 2/27 at 7:30 PM at the Lincoln Loft (3036 N. Lincoln Ave). Admission is free and we're discussing the first two episodes of 'Fuller House', so please come and have a great time with us!
Bonus thought about 'Beastly' we forgot to mention: Early on in the film Kyle is praised by a teacher for his essay on Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America'. Kyle returns the compliment by saying he couldn't have done it without the teacher's help. The twist? Kyle doesn't actually like his teacher at all! I only bring this up because the actor they cast as the teacher is clearly meant to be effeminate and the nod to 'Angels' makes the moment seem all the more coded. What is going on between Kyle and this teacher? Makes ya think!