The episode in which we get off to a slow start, Google acquires VR gurus Owlchemy Labs, Amazon introduces the Echo Show and Prime Live Events, Wanda’s Legendary loses another figurehead, and Amazon Prime Video has landed 40 SXSW selections. In bigger news, Cannes changes their criteria for festival selections after streaming titles have joined the Palme d’Or race and Microsoft unveils their “mixed reality” controllers. Plus, the need for VR standards, vertical cinema, contemporary films’ monochromatic agenda, Tupac movies, Donald Glover’s animated FXX Deadpool show, classical film theory, and Judge Dredd.
This week Steve tries to guess what my screenplay is about as we talk about food, theater shootings, the evolution of genre, studios mashing together all their properties, The Rock making more adaptations, and some geeky tech stuff.
Welcome to the premiere episode of Two Cents!
Steve and I stuck around Hamid’s bedroom after the Jurassic World review to talk at 4 AM about theory, news, and anything we’ve been ingesting lately.
Our first attempt to do an after show – which is a full fledged thing now. We attempt to dismantle The Auteur Theory and discuss its merits in society.