The Water Cooler Gang joins a listener for the latest entry in the Our Favorite Movies series, Revolutionary Road. Plus, what do we make of Apple TV+?
This week, we’re embarking on the second of the listener-driven Our Favorite Movies series. This month’s listener comes to us all the way from São Paulo, Brazil. Eduardo Gigante brings us the Kate Winslet-Leonardo DiCaprio 2008 masterpiece Revolutionary Road. Directed by Winslet’s then-husband Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road tells the story of a young married couple struggling with married, fidelity, and the disappointment of unrealized dreams. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the film failed to catch on broadly with audiences and critics but feels as strong today as it did ten years ago. We talk about what why the film exists as one of Eduardo’s favorite movies, and why it didn’t catch on as well at it should have. Plus, we argue that Revolutionary Road boasts Kate Winslet’s best performance of 2008.
But first, Joey, Clarence, and Megan look at today’s announcement from Apple. Apple TV+ offers a subscription service television model to air on all Apple devices plus other streams. Will a talent roster including Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey catapult Apple to streaming dominance? Do we even know enough to make that determination?
Next month, long-time podcast listener Kevin Dillon contributes his Our Favorite Movies entry with another Kate Winslet masterpiece: Michael Gondry’s 2004 masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
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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