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From 1988-1994, Sassy was the coolest magazine going for Gen-X teens. Celebrate that golden time by joining Tara Ariano, Pamela Ribon and David T. Cole for a deep dive into every one of its 80 glorious issues and remember what it was like hanging out with Jane, Christina, Catherine, Karen, and the whole crew, learning What Now, What Next, and so much more!
 
In the Slashfilmcast, hardcore geeks David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, TV shows, and other entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, film directors, and movie stars from all walks of life. You can reach us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com and find all our podcast episodes at http://www.slashfilmcast.com.
 
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After illness prevented her from making her earlier booking, LaToya Ferguson has returned to talk about another show she feels passionate about: The CW's Superman & Lois! Is she all in on this latest iteration of the Man of Steel and his family? Listen and find out! Around The Dial takes us through It's A Sin, Cherries Wild, In & Of Itself, the ful…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff chat about Freaky, The Expanse, and Attack of the Murder Hornets. For the feature review, the cast is joined by Roxana Hadadi to talk about Nomadland, the latest film by director Chloe Zhao starring Frances McDormand. Follow Roxana at @…
 
We're back to TEEN LIFE topics, now in the April 1988 issue! Christina Kelly gets a first-person account from a man whose friend died of AIDS as a teen. Karen Catchpole demystifies what it's actually like to date a rock star, killing some Beastie Boys crushes in the process. Karen then dares to tell the truth about boys' bodies -- not just the part…
 
Already in a rage about Peter's controlling behavior, Amanda adopts a bah humbug attitude she takes out on everyone around her. And we all know the remedy: Bruce's unquiet spirit comes back to warn her about what will happen to her if she doesn't change her ways. Now that Jo has confirmed her maternity of the baby Kimberly's been raising, she appar…
 
We took Sassy's very first quiz -- How Competitive Are You? -- and so can you! It's online and linked right here in the show notes. We each pick one question that particularly resonated with us and discuss it, and then report on our scores. Next, we play some of your calls. A few are about the quiz; a few are about how Sassy first came into listene…
 
Austin HQ had a water pipe burst on record day so we celebrate with two EEHG about other bad things in your house. 094: Dave Forces Everyone To Watch The 1974 Made For TV Movie “Bad Ronald”: Bad Ronald lives in a hidden room in the house you just bought. What a weirdo! 096: Tara Forces Everyone To Watch Crawlspace: When the search results for Bad R…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. In the "What We’ve Been Watching" segment, David, Devindra, and Jeff go in-depth on Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. For the feature review, the cast reviews Judas and the Black Messiah with Valerie Complex. Directed by Shaka King, the film stars Daniel Kaluuy…
 
We're back on our weekly show. This week, we talk with Eric Nusbaum, author of "Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers and the Lives Caught in Between." Also subscribe to his terrific newsletter at sportsstories.substack.com. We're also short on a guest for next week. Send me your author recommendations to peoplestilllreadbooks@gmail.com. Follow t…
 
Once Tara and Pam have described the fashions they were sporting or coveting in March of 1988, we critique the cover, and then get into the fashion stories of Sassy's premiere issue, set on a boardwalk, at an old railyard, and in a palette of creams and beiges. What Next also forecasts coming fashion trends with pinpoint accuracy -- thanks, Michael…
 
Alison tries to commit to treatment at Twin Oaks, but keeps getting static from Terry, an NFL star in her group who thinks she's being resistant to the process. After she confronts him about his third-grade-calibre attention-seeking, he admits that there's something to it: he's lashing out because he's also sexually compulsive, and he's drawn to he…
 
We're back! Sorry about the delay! Holidays! Schedules! Insurrections! We are back to our weekly shows, and we kick it back with Pete Croatto, author of "From Hang Time to Prime Time," a book about the ascension of the NBA to where it is today. It's a good book! Follow the podcast at @stillreadbooks on Twitter, and email your author recommendations…
 
Fametracker's own Adam Sternbergh (oh, also the New York Times's but whatever)(hee) is back to discuss The Equalizer, the perfectly acceptable re-imagining of the '80s classic. Whom on the panel did the new verzh win over with casting coups, origami tradecraft, and similarities to Leverage and Blindspot? Who called it the three-camera sitcom of cop…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff chat about what the newest episode of WandaVision means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For the feature review, the cast jumps into The Dig, a Netflix historic drama starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes. Use #slashtag on Twitter…
 
After flicking through Mackenzie Astin, Keith Coogan (yes, again), Married To The Mob, Tom Cruise, and more (Glemby) in What Now, it's on to the reviews. How do we vibe with the star ratings given to Rick Astley, Madonna, and R.E.M. -- of course -- in Listen Up? What about Moonstruck and September in Watch It? Then, once we revisit Charlie Schlatte…
 
Having canned Amanda for her leaking at the end of the last episode, Bruce is pretty sure he's righted D&D's ship and is ready to set sail with a bigger role for Alison (which...is maybe proof of the bad judgment that got him here). Then he finds out that a consortium of doctors has bought up so much stock that he's no longer the majority sharehold…
 
David and Devindra are joined by Jordan Crucchiola to discuss Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman. Links: Follow Jordan on Twitter Support Jordan's Patreon Listen to the Aughtsterion podcast Listen to the Disaster Girls podcast Read Jordan's review of Promising Young Woman Alison Willmore's article about the movie's ending Kyle Turner's article…
 
With our intended guest and Firefly Lane expert LaToya Ferguson forced to bow out (we'll re-book her again ASAP!), your co-hosts muddled through on Netflix's new middlebrow book adaptation to the best of our ability. Around The Dial takes us through the late Quibi sitcom Mapleworth Murders, Hulu's Canadian import Jann, HBO Max's Danish import The I…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff navigate the difficult task of attending the Sundance Film Festival remotely. For the feature review, the cast switches gear from Little Things to White Tiger, a new drama directed by Ramin Bahrani now available on Netflix. Read more ab…
 
We're delving into the features and ephemera regarding TEEN LIFE in the March 1988 issue! Karen Catchpole dares to be frank on the matter of "Losing Your Virginity" (and parents/right-wing wackos were PISSED). Catherine Gysin goes undercover at the Miss South Carolina USA pageant and learns secret uses for Vaseline. The whole staff collaborates on …
 
After being lucky (oof) enough to have found a mother at the hospital who's about to deliver a baby she knows is stillborn, Kimberly tells Jo it's time to set their plan in motion. Jo has concerns right up to the last minute, but since she also kind of has no other options, she goes through with it, and delivers a healthy baby. Kimberly then does h…
 
Our esteemed colleague, "Pot Ledom"-ologist, and Long Island native Dan Rogge returns to analyze Edward Burns's thoroughly mediocre Bridge & Tunnel, about the post-college lives and loves of six suspiciously hot high-school friends...none of whom can seem to master the accent. A huge music budget (and equally large commitment to the sex scenes) can…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. It’s the dawn of a new era in America. David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Drew McWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny), writer of newsletter Formerly Dangerous, to discuss the new film News of the World. Does this reunion of director Paul Greengrass and actor Tom Hanks crea…
 
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