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125: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Worries. Plus: ‘Samaritan’ reviewed!

August 30, 2022

Episode Notes

On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss some old-fashioned Hollywood gossip. Why is so much drama swirling about Olivia Wilde and her new movie, Don’t Worry Darling? And is it, weirdly or not-so-weirdly, helping the movie increase awareness and sell tickets to viewers? Is it tawdry prattle or classic Hollywood gossip-mongering? Why not both! (For a quick primer on all the ins and outs and what-have-yous of this scandal, check this story out or sign up for Puck and read this one by Matthew Belloni.) 

After all that, we cleanse our palates with some actual movie talk: Samaritan, the new Sly Stallone film that dropped on Prime Video this week. Is it a must-watch or an easy skip? Make sure to swing by Bulwark+ on Friday for our special members-only bonus episode on the divergence between critics and audiences. If you enjoyed the episode, share it with a friend!