#67 | Beggin’ & Pleadin’ for Brandy’s Freedom (feat. @quadrush)

A visit from our good friend @quadrush and a few drinks make for a fairly epic conversation. Quad joins Brandon, Ken, and John for reviews of Disney’s live-action* “The Jungle Book”, “Barbershop: The Next Cut”, “Confirmation”, “The Family”, Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and the latest episodes of “black-ish”, “Underground”, and, yes, even “Empire”.

We also discuss the coming Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe, the whitewashing of both “Doctor Strange” and “Ghost in the Shell”, AMC’s ultimately unpopular proposal to allow texting in the movie theater, much of the craziness in our own lives involving both our experiences at the movies and our internet lives, and Breyon Prescott’s continuing public war of words with Quad’s favorite singer, one Brandy Norwood, whom Quad is (finally) here to defend tooth and nail.

(*c’mon, like 80% of that movie is CGI!)



• 0:01:31 Intro

• 0:02:52 Film Reviews: “The Jungle Book”, “Barbershop: The Next Cut”

• 0:21:39 Quad Arrives

• 0:24:38 Film News

• 1:18:23 TV Reviews (“Confirmation, “black-ish”, “Empire”, “Underground”, “The Family”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 2)

• 1:52:58 Music Reviews & News/Brandy Norwood v Breyon Prescott

• 2:16:44 Ken’s Say Something Nice Challenge

• 2:23:57 Post-Show


Check out Quad at http://twitter.com/quadrush



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1 Comment

  1. akaAlibabwa

    May 2, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Hi guys. As always great roundtable discussion. In reference to the Scarlett Johansson casting on Ghost in the Shell, I would be totally on board with what you guys were saying but looking at the protagonist from the movie again… she’s not asian. Infact out of her 7 coworkers at Section 9, only 2 have very pronounced asian features. Now her name is asian, plain and simple lol but then again all of her colleagues do despite them having very European/Caucasian features. Back on Major Kusnagi though, It’s even worse for her because she’s been swapping cybernetically enhanced bodies all her life. Fans have seen her in 3 different bodies, only one of which was asian. I am also reminded of the movie’s premise that the soul or “ghost” is more important than the body or “shell” so if you think about it couldn’t her character, in particular, be a really good example of race neutrality?

    I don’t want you to take this to mean that I’m against representation in hollywood. ScarJo isn’t there because she would make the best Kusnagi. She is here because of her star power, her experience in a well known action movie franchise and ofcourse her tits(2 of Major Kusanagi’s trademarks) giving male fans another reason to break out the tissue box and old socks lol