Droid Please: Solo! #itsfine

Come join our post-Solo discussion! All the spoilers ahead. We discuss all aspects of the film, and discover the true guiding ethos behind the creation of this film. #whynot

Bonus Episode: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

WE RETURN!! And just in time for the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We’re equal parts vindicated, consternated, annoyed and intrigued, so join us for our breakdown! Also, if you’d like to watch the trailer for yourself, check it out here. Advanced Muggle Studies is not responsible for any…

Droid, Please! Episode 1: The Last Jedi

Your Professors don their Jedi Master robes for our first official episode of Droid, Please!, our running Star Wars project. And what better place to start than with an exhaustive (not really) discussion of the latest Star Wars installment, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi? We couldn’t think of a better place, either. Discussion Part 1:…

BONUS EPISODE: Wonder Woman

Your professors talk Wonder Woman! Costuming, gender dynamics, male vs. female directors, why this movie is far too good for the Snyderverse, and more! As usual — no transcript, and proceed at your own risk because SPOILERS ABOUND.

Drunk Potterwatch #1: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

Welcome to our inaugural Drunk Potterwatch! We’ll be keeping it simple for these, which are more or less bonus episodes. No transcript, mainly because Professor Seraphine couldn’t bring herself to transcribe her own drunken ramblings. So for the brave (and possibly bored) among you, enjoy our drinky movie-length commentary!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Ch. 15: Come on, you KNOW you thought about it

This week, we discuss: more monomyth; disapproving McGonagall; positive social policing; What the Fuck, Hogwarts?!: After Hours edition; sexy My Little Ponies; virgins LOVE THEM SOME UNICORNS; magical boobs; poorly conceived Jesus metaphors; stop killing animals for their phallus parts; Apollonian vs. Dionysian philosophy and rituals; what Pentecostals and Dionysian ritual madness might have in common; why…

Fantastic Beasts, Part 2: Tempests in Teapots and Force Lightning Level

We’re back, with Part 2 of our Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them discussion!  In this episode we pick up at the most disturbing execution scene, and discuss: moral implications of the death penalty, echoes of concentration camps, egregious waste of government chair funds, the occasional superiority of Muggle logic, magic makeup is a…