Usually on the “Low Key” podcast, we talk about pop culture moments we think others may have missed, often through a racial lens. This week, we just talked about some projects we’re excited about, from “Cannon Busters” to “The Witcher” to “The Irishman” to “The Mandelorian,” “Dolemite is My Name” and “Harriet.” You can listen on your favorite podcast app below, or right here:
Of all those films and TV shows, only one — the Netflix anime series “Cannon Busters,” has been released. “Low Key” co-host Aaron Lanton, a hardcore anime fan, was intrigued to see anime with black characters in key roles, as he explains in the podcast.
Co-host “Keith Dennie,” meanwhile, wonders if “The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill, can overcome the curse of many video-game adaptations.
And I’m very eager to see if “The Irishman” — from the super team of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci — can win its big CGI gamble to become the instant gangster classic I hope it will be.
We also talk about Kasi Lemmons’ upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic “Harriet,” Eddie Murphy in “Dolemite Is My Name,” and Jon Favreau’s mysterious “The Mandalorian.”
Netflix is very well-represented on the list of projects we’re excited about — “Cannon Busters,” “The Witcher,” “The Irishman” and “Dolemite” are all Netflix projects. But we also talk about how Netflix may change in response to Disney+, future home of “The Mandalorian” and many more “Star Wars” and Marvel Cinematic Universe stories.
Here are some highlights of the episode and timestamps:
00:40: A quick recap of the great Tennessee Wing-Off (Congratulations, Sarah!)
2:15: The majesty of “Cannon Busters”
4:56: Why we think “The Witcher” looks good, and the risks of video game adaptations. We also try to name as many video game adaptations as we can, off the top of our heads.
7:59: How bad movies get made (featuring some advice by William Goldman)
10:44: Let’s nerd out about “The Irishman” and digital de-aging
14:40: Speaking of de-aging… “Gemini Man”!
18:40: What would it take get Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to play Goro?
22:00: Why it’s hard to be the movie trailer before the one for “Harriet”
25:10: “Who’s asking for this?”
40:16: Don’t forget to please subscribe and review us on Apple, please.
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