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In this week’s exciting edition of the Book and Film Globe Week in Review, editor Neal Pollack meets up with contributor Scott Gold to chat about ‘Pig,’ starring Nicolas Cage. Scott says the food satire in ‘Pig’ is “right out of Portlandia,” but that it goes to a deeper, darker level. Then Stephen Garrett pops by to make fun of M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie ‘Old,’ and Neal hopes that Night doesn’t make a sequel called ‘Old 2: The Oldening.’
Finally, Jake Harris calls in for an extended segment. First, he and Neal discuss ‘Roadrunner,’ the new Anthony Bourdain documentary. Jake enjoyed the movie but found the film’s treatment of Bourdain’s suicide troubling and somewhat manipulative.
On the other hand, Jake had nothing but good things to say about the series of ‘Fear Street’ movies on Netflix, which are a fun throwback to old-school scream-queen horror. But they also represent an innovative model for streaming films. Neal then closes the action with an obscure little song called ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper,’ which no one has ever heard before.