During last week's Super Bowl, Netflix announced the surprise release of the third installment in the already-super-unconvential Cloverfield film franchise... that night. Was it a genius, disruptive publicity stunt? Or was it an unceremonious, direct-to-streaming dumping of a subpar sequel? Or maybe it was both?
And speaking of unconventional: The official presidential portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled this week. The likenesses are being heralded as a milestone in black portraiture. But, predictably, not everyone agrees.
Other possible topics include:
- Don Lemon Can't Keep It Together After This Symone Sanders Comment About Omarosa
- Kim Cattrall rejects Sarah Jessica Parker's condolences: 'Stop exploiting our tragedy'
- In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?
- The Selective Empathy of #MeToo Backlash
- Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics
- Why Paper Jams Persist
- Tetris is good because of the emergent things that arise from simple rules, and their dazzling aspect.
- Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" Pop-up and the Rise of Merch
- Sony Apologizes for 'Peter Rabbit' Movie's Allergy Scene
- 12 Streaming Movies for Nerdy Romantics on Valentine's Day
- Chris Rock's First Special in 10 Years Will Come Out Wednesday
- Teen Olympian Overslept, Lost Coat, Said F*ck on TV, and Won U.S.'s First Gold of 2018
- Tom Breen - Film critic and reporter for the New Haven Independent; the host of WNHH radio's Deep Focus
- Mercy Quaye - Founder and executive director of The Narrative Project; host of WNHH's Werk It Out
- Pedro Soto - Account executive at DRT Power Systems in New Haven
Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Betsy Kaplan, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.