Hype Podcast

Episode #122: Concerning Hobbits

Hosted by Selina Wilken, Pamela Gocobachi

November 14, 2016

Hype Podcast episode 122 is here to hopefully bring some joy to your life in the form of (mostly) good entertainment news, movie and TV recommendations, and much more!

What a week. What a year. Sometimes we need entertainment not just as an escape but to inspire and motivate us to change the world! Please submit some of your favorite books, movies and TV shows that highlight diverse voices in media, and we’ll discuss them next week!

How We Hype:
– The Netflix documentary Twinsters is definitely worth your time
– Pam caught an early screening of Arrival and loved it
Hacksaw Ridge is great if you’re into gore and Mel Gibson movies
– Selina recommends a movie from her part of the world: Rosemarie og gartnerens hemmelighed (‘Framing Mom’)

The Fantastic Beasts quintet will span 19 years and include the Dumbledore/Grindelwald battle
J.K. Rowling is “delighted” by Johnny Depp’s casting
The search is on for Young Dumbledore!
Two more Hamilton mixtape tracks have been released, and it’s just what we needed
The teaser for Luc Besson’s Valerian is gorgeous
Yay female superheroes! Jessica Chastain is set to star in and produce Painkiller Jane
The Tolkien biopic we didn’t know was happening (but are super excited for) found its director
And speaking of Hobbits, Stranger Things season 2 casts Sean Astin and Paul Reiser
Aaron Sorkin and Leslie Knope are among the media voices penning letters in response to the Presidential Election
SNL honors the late Leonard Cohen with Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton performance

TV Show of the Week:
– Pam is all about Pitch
– Selina checked out the pilot of Timeless and has mixed feelings.

We wrap up as always with Listener Feedback. We’ve got a lot of Specials coming up including Gilmore Girls season 7 (listen to our season 6 breakdown here) and Fantastic Beasts, so please write in with your thoughts on those!

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