BATTLE FOR LATE NIGHT & TRUE DETECTIVE

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We here at The Double A Podcast still believe in late night talk shows. The programs have a way of capturing the ever-fleeting moments that have enraptured the zeitgeist and all that stuff. But what they are, first and foremost, are places for funny people (and by people, we mean, of course, dudes) to be funny. The late night talk show is one of the pillars of comedy and getting the job is still a very real privilege. Watch Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night  sendoff if you don’t believe me. Or look at Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show debacle. You can understand why Fallon was so honored and why Conan was so pissed — hosting one of these shows is a big fucking deal.

So with that in mind, we look at the beginning of the Seth Meyers era of Late Night, how Fallon has adjusted to The Tonight Show and who currently rules the battle for late night. (Sidenote: Dave, we still love you, but you must have your assistant disseminate more photoshop-able photos in the ether. Our skills halt at around a third grade level.)

 

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MARCH MOVIE PREVIEW

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After January and February gave us little to be excited for at the box office, March has a few intriguing cinematic offerings. Wes Anderson’s latest movie is perhaps the first movie that will get consideration for the 2015 Oscars (though based on the release date, it would be awfully surprising if it earned any significant nominations.) The sequel to the 300, which involves decidedly more than 300 soldiers this time around, is sure to captivate the minds of teenage boys that appreciate the gratuitous carnage and mammaries. (And by teenage boys, we mean, of course, basically all dudes.) And Shailene Woodley, long a favorite of the podcast, has a chance to catapult herself into household-name status with the latest YA-fiction series-turned-movie Divergent. Not to be forgotten, though, are the following performances to look forward to: Jake Gyllenhaal fighting Jake Gyllenhaal, Ah-nold being Ah-nold, cars going boom and Russell Crowe saving animals. The polar vortices may have defeated the movies in the first two months of the year, but March is coming back strong.

Trailers for movies discussed are listed below, in order of when they are discussed.

MOVIES PREMIERING MARCH 7

300: Rise of an Empire

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

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