On today's show:
A New Take on 'Hot For Teacher'
(Starts at 7:43)
Back in 2010, the duo The Bird and the Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin) released an album of Hall & Oates covers. They're back with Vol. 2 of their "Interpreting the Masters" series and this time they are paying tribute to ... Van Halen! That band's music is heavy on guitars and can objectify women. So what happens when a female singer covers the songs, without guitars? George and Kurstin recently visited our studio to chat with John Horn.
A Crack In the WGA's Armor?
(Starts at 00:45)
John talks with L.A. Times business reporter Wendy Lee about her coverage of the Writers Guild: "Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are challenging the leadership of the Writers Guild of America, exposing a widening rift inside the union over its extraordinary battle with talent agents. Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Ava DuVernay are among more than 300 writers who have declared their support for dissidents in upcoming board elections, injecting a new level of drama into a conflict that has created widespread unease across the film and TV business."
Ya Gotta Believe
Faith-based films — movies that focus on belief in God or conversion to Christianity — have been a small but significant chunk of the cinema box office for years. But even as the genre has grown, the response of critics to these message movies has remained, well, less than heavenly. Is it bias, or just bad moviemaking that has sent reviews to the bad place? Frame contributor Collin Friesen went looking for answers.