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Will Hollywood Change Post Weinstein?; Levi is Shazam; Marvel & Grumman @6pm

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Welcome to another episode of The Grindhouse podcast as engineered by the good folks at Afronerd Radio (airing for the duration every Sunday at 6pm ET). Join your favorite podcast Forbidden Planet crew of the C-57D (the "uncanny" Daryll B., Claire Lanay, Capt. Kirk and Dburt) as they unravel this week's pop/pup culture topics:  as more fallout appears to be spewing forward in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein harrassment scandal (actresses Jill Scott, Annabella Sciorra, Lupita Nyongo) and even comedienne, Kathy Griffin's 17 minute rant-will Hollywood culture change?  And will the change address gender and racial issues?; will we see the implementation of a Bechdel, Mako Mori or Duvernay test in future cinema?; White fans wearing Black Panther costumes-cultural appropriation?; actor and erstwhile geek, Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor) has been cast in (as) Shazam and will this conflict with John Cena as Mark Millar's Superior?;  after fan backlash, Marvel backed off their partnership with defense contractor, Northrop Grumman and now the planned comic book has leaked online; dovetailing off of what we discussed previously, TheMarySue's latest piece, Blade Runner 2049: Bad Representation Is Not Representation could (and should) apply to most entertainment products-just saying;  the Injustice 2 comic depicts the return of Wonder Woman's other sister (not Donna Troy), Nubia; Netflix' Stranger Things season 2 started this weekend; another prequel (Stargate: Origins) another streaming service? Dburt revists stop motion animation with Mad Monster Party and Junk Head; and lastly,  will Hollywood ever tire of reboots? (i.e. Ace Ventura, Lethal Weapon 5, Major League, etc).  Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.

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