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Podcast: The Women Take Over at Comic-Con and At the Box Office

Podcast: The Women Take Over at Comic-Con and At the Box Office

This week’s episode of Screen Talk is presented by Vimeo. Head here to check out movies you can rent on Vimeo selected by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn. This week, the first 100 people who use the promo code “eric10” can rent “Ned Rifle” (above) with a 10% discount.

There’s nothing like a very special episode to get the blood pumping. On this week’s episode of “Screen Talk,” our fearless leader and erstwhile co-host Eric Kohn is out of the country, leaving the reins firmly in Thompson on Hollywood’s own Anne Thompson’s hands. She’s joined by her own staff writer Ryan Lattanzio, along with Indiewire’s new managing editor Kate Erbland (hence this epsiode’s very special nature). It’s a wily match-up, as Anne and Kate talk about Comic-Con and the influx of gender-centric conversations at the yearly event. The ladies are taking over, and not just on “Screen Talk.”

Anne and Kate also address the changing nature of the entertainment website landscape, which movies they’re most excited to see after Comic-Con’s big show (spoiler alert: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” isn’t really tickling either of them), along with a discussion about some of Hollywood’s best upcoming female talents. By the time Ryan joins in, they’re already on to “Trainwreck” — more talented Hollywood ladies! — in a chat that not only addresses their varying opinions on Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s latest project, but one that gives a bigger look at the rom-com in general. Then it’s time to talk about the rest of the week’s new releases, including Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man,” and some reflections on the fourth episode of “True Detective.” 

Stay tuned for next week’s episode, when Eric (hopefully) returns from his vacation and Anne catches him up on everything he’s missed.

Listen to the full episode above.

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments herereview the show on iTunes and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.

READ MORE: ‘Trainwreck’ Goes Full Steam Ahead on the Darker Side of the Rom-Com

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