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Scottscope Talk Radio 12/6/2014: The Force Awakens!

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On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable celebrates the 20th anniversary of Léon: The Professional!  Is it one of the greatest action-thrillers ever made?  Is it Luc Besson’s best film to date?  Is Léon the single most effective assassin in movie history?  Is the “international version” truly better than the theatrical cut?  Can the film essentially be considered a love story between Léon, an adult male assassin, and Mathilda, a 12 year girl?  Is it merely about a “gifted” man child who corrupts the morals of a minor?  If so, does that automatically make the film morally reprehensible?  Is it possible to handle such material in a “responsible” manner?  Is the film deceptively complex?

We’ll also be talking about the Wu-Tang Clan’s latest (and possibly final) album, A Better Tomorrow!  Is it a fitting conclusion to their 21-year odyssey, or their single worst album to date?  Should it even have been released?  Does it only serve to further tarnish their troubled legacy?  Has infighting caused this once mighty rap collective to implode?  Is it time for both them and their fans to finally move on?

We’ll also be dissecting the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!  Why is John Boyega wearing stormtrooper armor?  How significant is his role in the new trilogy?  Why has his mere presence in the film raised such a furor?  Have Star Wars fans become irredeemably racist?  Have they always been racist?  Is the crossguarded lightsaber truly impractical?               

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