Really Important Fictional Things

Rosey & Avery

There's no guilty in these pleasures. Every week we'll explore complex themes below the surface of our favorite fictional things. Deep thoughts featuring jokes, tangents, and celeb stories. read less

Cringe Galore (Stick It)
Jul 20 2022
Cringe Galore (Stick It)
This week we’re taking a long look at the delightful Stick It. Want to find out why gymnasts always have wedgies? We’ve got answers. We also fill you in on what we’ve been watching, and look at a new kind of list: AV club’s top 25 movies of 2022 so far.Next week we’re returning to Hacks for a season 2 breakdown because we can’t get enough, and also taking an in-depth look at the creators behind the show (they also made the iconic Broad City) and how they’ve personally had a big impact on American pop culture.Some Topics Covered:Smartless Tom Hanks episodeAV club’s top 25 movies of 2022 so farWhere to Stream:Stranger Things — NetflixItalian Studies — HuluCatch The Fair One — for purchase on platformsAfter Yang — HuluTurning Red — Disney+X — for purchase on platformsEverything Everywhere All At Once — for purchase on platformsA Space Age Childhood — NetflixCow — for purchase on platformsVortex — for purchase on platformsOperation Mincemeat — NetflixHappening — for purchase on platformsThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — for purchase on platformsMontana Story — for purchase on platformsPleasure — for purchase on platformsHold Your Fire — for purchase on platformsMen — AmazonTop Gun: Maverick — theaters, Amazon PrimeWe Feed People — HuluBenediction — Not availableNeptune Frost — for purchase on platformsFire Island — HuluRRR — NetflixGood Luck to You, Leo Grande — HuluCha Cha Real Smooth — Apple TV+Marcel The Shell With Shoes On — TheatersAs always, please hit us up with questions, suggestions, just to say hi, or god forbid any concerns (jkkk if you’re concerned we’re concerned, def let us know). Follow us on socials @theriftpod, and you can email us at theriftpod@gmail.com.
Caterpillars are Lone Wolves (A Bug's Life)
Jul 6 2022
Caterpillars are Lone Wolves (A Bug's Life)
This week we’re diving into Pixar’s 1998 A Bug’s Life. It’s still fun and cute and imaginative but as adults we’re also seeing through the cracks. Down the rabbit hole we go as we talk about colonialism, gender, Roe v Wade, capitalism, and what actually happens when caterpillars become butterflies. Before that Avery updates us on her experience with Hacks season 2 and Rosey reviews Love, Victor season 3. Then we look into a fun new kind of summer-focused list with trailers of what’s to come in 2022.Next week we’re looking at the very fun and (hopefully still) very good Stick It!Some Topics Covered:The National Women’s Soccer League & The Premier LeagueFind a list of all the Pixar movies hereJohn Lasseter left Pixar after a sexual harassment scandal. He’s now heading another animation studio.Kyle Prue’s TikTok with Facts about Abortion (definitely not advice)A Bug’s Life: Colonial AllegoryWhat A Bug’s Life Teaches Us About CapitalismSomeone Noticed That Brad Pitt Keeps Morphing Into His GirlfriendsLists we did/Things we trailed:The 10 Highest-Grossing Summer Blockbusters, According To Box Office MojoSummer Movie Calendar 2022 (Rotten Tomatoes)Three Thousand Years of LongingFearEmergencyMenWhere to Stream:Hacks — HBO MaxLove, Victor — HuluSex Education — NetflixConversations with Friends — HuluTeen Wolf — HuluAs always, please hit us up with questions, suggestions, just to say hi, or god forbid any concerns (jkkk if you’re concerned we’re concerned, def let us know). Follow us on socials @theriftpod, and you can email us at theriftpod@gmail.com.