The Cooler Gang flashes back to 1970s Washington, D.C., as Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams help bring down the Nixon Administration in Dick. Plus, Sharp Objects and Hereditary!
Voting for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards wrapped Monday. It’s literally all over but the counting. This week, we’re stepping away from the Emmys for the latest entry in the Our Favorite Movies series. Joey’s Volume 5 entry is Andrew Fleming’s 1999 political comedy Dick. Starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams, Dick offers a revisionist slant on the Watergate era. Dunst and Williams play two teenage girls who become unwittingly embroiled in the scandal that ended Richard Milhouse Nixon’s (Dan Hedaya) presidency. Joey dives into what makes this one of his favorite movies. We also talk about why the film was such a box office disaster upon release in the summer of 1999.
But first, in TV Tidbits, we talk John Goodman’s recent revelation that Roseanne would die in The Conners spin-off series. Next, we cover the series finale of HBO’s great Sharp Objects. Actually, will this be the series finale? Finally, Clarence finally caught up with the early summer indie horror sensation Hereditary. We talk about the film itself and Toni Collette’s Oscar chances as A24 plans to launch a campaign for Best Actress.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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