We have officially entered summer movie season and this year, it seems the studios are really entrenching themselves in the concept that if a tentpole is opening on any given weekend, nothing else can open for at least two weeks because they won’t make any money.
At least that’s what it feels like looking at this month’s calendar which includes a couple of potentially huge blockbusters spread a few weeks apart with only a few titles of interest to tide viewers over.
As has become a sort of norm with the crew, this month’s what we’ve been watching is both chalk full of older titles and a whole load of TV, some new, mostly returning.
Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) touch base on what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to and this month, both Colleen and I have fallen into the abyss of Richard Simmons and it’s fascinating stuff.
It’s here! The long awaited return of Sarah (@iBrockely)!
Sarah finally decided to take a break from school and we met up on a semi-clear, not so warm evening to record a show on the patio of a local dive bar.
We were mostly undisturbed except for the occasional interruption to order more food and beer. Sarah and I (@themarina) managed to have a pretty long winded conversation covering everything from a bunch of new trailers to recent hints from the Hollywood establishment that they’re not too thrilled with the way Netflix is throwing their billions around.
We’re getting the band back together! Or more accurately, we got the band back together!
After a couple of episodes with one member short, this month we managed to find a time that worked for everyone involved and what a reunion it was. If only the month looked better…
Join us as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) walk through the April releases and marvel at how it doesn’t look like much of a summer release month. I guess the world has stopped fighting the force that is the Fast and the Furious franchise. If only the new entry looked better…
Summer is officially here. Seriously? It’s still snowing in Vancouver!
Who cares about the weather. What’s really important is the fact that as far as Hollywood is concerned, summer movie season is here.
Join us this week as Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) delve into the huge list of releases this month. And we mean huge. From big titles like Logan (see it!) to smaller titles like Suntan, March is looking mighty fine.
January came and went in the blink of an eye bringing with it a solid assortment of early-year winners as well as a couple of major stinkers. Now February looks to topple the balance of good entertainment. Will it succeed? It’s certainly looking optimistic.
Join us this week as Colleen and I (Letterboxd) mourn Dale’s (Letterboxd) absence before jumping head first into February’s movie offerings which bring everything from cheesy romances to kick-ass action.
2016 has come and gone and though by the year’s half-way mark it looked like it might be one of the poorest movie years in some time, the latter part turned out to be an abundance of riches, offering up more than enough great movies to make up for the mostly dreadful first half.
So what did we think of last year’s movie crop? What turned out to be our favorites and not so faves? On this momentous episode of Girls on Pop – not only is this our first episode of 2017 but also our first in the double digits – I’m joined by newly minted Row Three contributor and all-around awesome movie maven Melissa McDowell (@MelsyTweets) to count down our favourite movies of 2016.
Along the way we also talk about the poor state of women in Hollywood, some of the close calls that didn’t quite make the list and one or two underrated gems just waiting for discovery.
A bit of time off during the holiday break means the crew managed to catch up on a lot of TV and movies.
Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) chat about some of the entertainment which keps us occupied over the holiday season, from prestige award hopefuls to some of the best (and strangest) shows currently on TV.
This show was actually recorded last week but with the holidays, it didn’t make it up before the end of 2016 so it is, instead, our first episode of the new year!
Tune in as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) look ahead to the first releases of the new year and as per usual, there’s an interesting mix dumping ground releases and a number of left over prestige pictures – even though we don’t really talk about them other than in passing since most of them were discussed during our December preview.
Stay tuned because 2017 is going to be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!