Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies

May 16, 2015 1:48 AM

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies

This week's show came to you a little late, because that's how much we wanted to drag our pal Petra Mayer of NPR Books to see Pitch Perfect 2 with us before we taped. We have a chat at the top of the show about the Barden Bellas' new adventures, the good stuff (the musical numbers, mostly), the less good stuff (the uncomfortable undertone of one-note jokes that, as I mentioned, Alison Willmore wrote about here), and the cameos that we strain to avoid spoiling (some of which are spoiled in that piece, so beware). We also chat about a piece I once wrote about the importance of Beca's manicure — really.

And then it's on to a much broader conversation about summer movies. We talk about the big ones, the less big ones, the ones we expect to love, the ones we kind of dread, and many, many sequels to come.

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