MULTIMEDIOCRITY #10 – “In Praise of Dunkirk and Damn Dirty Apes”

A STATE-LINES.COM Podcast hosted by Shawn Talley & “The Doofin” Matthew Hevey

[featuring Blake Stubbs]


MULTIMEDIOCRITY: The Broadcast! – In Praise of Dunkirk and Damn Dirty Apes

// OR: “War! ((huh!)) ((yeah!)) What is it good for? APEsolutely nothing…” //

On this installment of MULTIMEDIOCRITY: The Broadcast!, Talley and Doofin are joined by film critic and film lover Blake Stubbs to discuss, dissect, and dispute the masterpieceyness of two of this month’s most evocative theatrical releases, Matt Reeves’ powerful trilogy-closer WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and Christopher Nolan’s harrowing World War II tale DUNKIRK. The guys also get hyped on a few 1980s-heavy highlights from San Diego Comic-Con, including the trailers for Stranger Things season 2, THOR: Ragnarok, and the long-awaited Spielberg-helmed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture-soaked novel, READY PLAYER ONE. All that, plus some pondering on the future of Marvel and DC’s respective cinematic universes, thoughts on the new lady lead of Doctor Who, the invisible outrage surrounding that casting choice, and more can be heard in episode 10, exclusively on the State Lines Network! “Apes. Together. Strong.”


>>> S P O I L E R _ W A R N I N G <<<

They’re mild, but if you have not seen them and want to remain unsullied:
* WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is discussed from 30:00–46:30
* DUNKIRK is discussed from 46:30–76:00


— The previous episode: Multimediocrity: #09 – “A Spider-Sort of Homecoming”
— Intro Music: The Hold Steady – “Positive Jam” | Almost Killed Me (2004)
— Outro Music: Childish Gambino – “Fucks Given” | STN MTN / Kauai (2014)
— Comic-Con Trailers: READY PLAYER ONE | THOR: Ragnarok | Stranger Things

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