Shirley

David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Joanna Robinson, senior writer at Vanity Fair, to talk about Devindra’s move across the country during a pandemic, Christopher Nolan’s chair ban, and Will Ferrell’s singing in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. For the feature review, the cast dives into Shirley, Josephine Decker’s film starring Elizabeth Moss.

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Eurovision Song Contest The Story of Fire Saga wheel

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The MovieEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Two middle-aged Icelanders who have spent their entire lives determined to win the annual Eurovision Song Contest finally get their chance to compete on the world stage.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Confession: I watched the trailer for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and thought the movie would be unwatchable. The reviews have been mixed to negative overall, and I was very close to writing this off forever as something I’d never bother to see.

But after encountering a wave of praise from several people whose film opinions I respect, I decided to put my disdain for the trailer aside and give it a shot – and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Eurovision is one of the best mainstream comedies I’ve seen in a long while. Read More »

eurovision song contest the story of fire saga review

America is no stranger to the outsized singing contest. We’re a country that made American Idol the top-rated show for years and we can thank The X-Factor for creating beloved boy bands like One Direction. Glee and Pitch Perfect were bonafide cultural phenomenons. But every year, across the pond, something strange and outlandish takes place that we still struggle to wrap our heads around: the musical smorgasmord that is the Eurovision Song Contest.

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eurovision song contest the story of fire saga trailer

The Eurovision Song Contest remains a puzzling spectacle for Americans. Why, every year, does all of Europe get so intense about a song competition? Why do the performances and costumes look like they emerged from some crazed acid trip? Why is someone dressed like a unicorn? We may never know the true answers, but Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams will do their best to translate the European phenomenon to U.S audiences with the upcoming Netflix comedy film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The duo reunite with Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin to star as a pair of outlandish Icelandic singers who realize their dream of competing in Eurovision — to everyone else’s disappointment. Watch the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga trailer below.

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Eurovision Movie Music Video

Netflix’s Eurovision movie now has a title and a music video to go with it. The title: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaThe music video: “Volcano Man.” What does any of this mean? Who can say? All we can know for sure is that stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are decked out in some memorable costumes for a suitably epic – and silly – video.

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