#111 | Get Out of Tim Burton’s Caucasian House

Tim Burton doesn’t want “you people” darkening up his good, wholesome, creepy-makeup-laden white motion pictures. It goes without saying that his bizarre (even for him) response to why his new film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, is a little low on melanin in the age of increased diversity.

Elsewheres, Brandon, Kareem, John, and Ali review the new Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua film “The Magnificent Seven”, a second look at Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” starring XXL Freshmen Class quality rapper Lupita Nyong’o, discuss the “live action” remake of “The Lion King”, a “Dynasty” remake that’s somehow not “Empire”, Grandmaster Caz taking his legacy in hip-hop history back, and more – including reviews and discussions of Solange’s new LP “A Seat at the Table”, Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary “Eight Days a Week”, as well as the latest episodes of “Atlanta”, “black-ish”, “Empire”, “Designated Survivor”, “This is Us”, and – yes – “The 411 with Mary J. Blige’s” first full episode interviewing Hillary Clinton. Don’t let an officer stop you from tuning in.



• 00:00:00: Intro/Film Reviews

  ◦ “Queen of Katwe” (2016) revisited (& Lupita’s rap)

  ◦ “Eight Days a Week” (2016, Beatles documentary)

  ◦ “The Magnificent Seven” (2016)

• 00:22:33: Film News: “The Lion King” remake + more

• 00:34:04: TV Reviews

  ◦ “Atlanta” (FX)

  ◦ “black-ish” (ABC)

  ◦ “Empire” (FOX)

  ◦ “Designated Survivor” (ABC)

  ◦ “This is Us” (NBC)

  ◦ “The 411 with Mary J. Blige” (Apple Music)

• 01:12:58: TV News: “Male Order Bride” controversy + more

• 01:19:50: Music Reviews

  ◦ Solange, “A Seat at the Table”

  ◦ Indina Menzel, “Indina”

  ◦ Josie and the Pussycats: Original Soundtrack (1970 & 2001)

  ◦ The Beatles, “1” (2015 Stereo Remasters)

• 01:33:32: Music News: Grandmaster Caz strikes back

• 01:36:48: Say Something Nice Challenge/Outro

• 01:47:04: Post-Show



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