Episode 494: Channing Tatum Makes a Splash and Other News

August 7, 2016

Episode494

Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono

In this news episode we discuss recent film remakes, and other movie and TV news.

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3 comments on “Episode 494: Channing Tatum Makes a Splash and Other News

  1. Christopher Pinkleton Aug 10, 2016

    OK, a 2 part question for episode 500 for both of y’all:

    1) name 2-3 sf works (any media) that are currently considered classics that you feel confident will still be considered classics in 100 years. Explain.

    2) name 2-3 sf works too recent to be considered classics yet that will be
    considered classic in 100 years also. Defend your choices.

    Thanks again guys!

  2. Christopher Pinkleton Aug 11, 2016

    Obviously, I need to listen and remember better. 🙂

    How about this instead: Are fractional ratings really useful in a 5 star rating system? If the system starts at one star, half stars give us nine possible ratings for any given work. Do we really need that level of granularity? Terrible, poor, mediocre, good and excellent aren’t enough for us? Do we really need a 3 and a half star rating for “almost good?” Do we need a 2 and a half star rating for “almost mediocre?” It strikes me as unnecessary hair-splitting, and I think half-stars often are a way for the reviewer to say “I wish this work fit into the next higher category, but it doesn’t. ” Hence the tendency of the last 4 Star Wars films to get 2.5 and 3.5 star reviews.

    Am I missing something here? What say you gentlemen?

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