KMO riffs on fasting, New Year's Resolutions, and the trends likely to continue and possibly come to a head in 2019.
In this first podcast of 2017, KMO looks at the very different responses that audiences and critics gave in response to the first direct-to-Netflix, big-budget action film. Bright, starring Will Smith, employs a familiar formula; that of an odd couple, buddy cop movie, but with a twist. The familiar neighborhoods of LA include orcs, elves, centaurs and other fantastic creatures alongside humans. Critics savaged the movie with scathing reviews and derision out of all proportion to the film's shortcomings. Audiences generally liked it. KMO delves into this disparity looking for a plausible explanation. Later he looks at geopolitics in the Arab world, considers Jim Kunstler's predictions for 2018, and finally, KMO talks about marijuana from both a policy and a personal perspective.