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Eric Johnson
Short, spoiler-free reviews of movies & more by Eric Johnson.
Created 08 Jan 2021
  • Mandatory "sorry for the radio silence" email
    04 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Hey! Thanks for being subscribed to Watch This!, and sorry for the lack of updates recently. Don’t worry, I’ve still been watching plenty of movies at home (and I’m getting ready to go back to movie t...
  • 🏈 Let's overthink a football movie
    02 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Hey! Hope you’re having a great weekend. I wound up watching the Oscars last Sunday, in spite of my ambivalence, and they were … fine. The ending was bad, the “In Memoriam” speedrun was worse, and the...
  • 🏆 Why I'm not excited about the Oscars
    25 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    This week on my podcast, Follow Friday, I spoke to Hot Pod founder Nick Quah, who has chronicled the boom of the podcasting industry since just after the first season of Serial debuted. Check it out! ...
  • ♻️ How not to make a remake
    17 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hey all — sorry for skipping the newsletter last week. As I mentioned when I moved from Revue to Substack, this is a side project and I don’t always have time to get it done, especially at the end of ...
  • 🤠 "All I want is to be a cowboy and wear my own pants"
    03 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    Two weeks ago, I canceled the normal newsletter to write about anti-Asian hate in Hollywood, and last week I was just not feeling it. But I’m back! Let’s do this. First, though … since my last normal ...
  • Special edition: Hollywood and anti-Asian hatred
    19 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey all — I didn’t see very many movies this week, but the few I did catch were excellent. I’m saving those reviews for next week, however, because we need to talk about something important. I’m devot...
  • 👋 “We’ve said goodbye before”
    12 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello hello! The latest episode of my podcast, Follow Friday, is out now; it features New York Times columnist Kevin Roose, who has a new book out called Futureproof. We talked about the risk of "beco...
  • 🍸 "May our enemies, if they exist, be unconscious of our purpose."
    05 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello! The latest episode of Follow Friday features Ologies host Alie Ward, who is even more fun to chat with than the most ardent fan of her podcast might assume. We talked about unfortunate bird nam...
  • 🐣 Let's talk about origin stories
    27 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello hello hello! The new episode of Follow Friday is out now, and it features Chelsea Rebecca from Dead Meat, although I first knew her as one of the hosts of the iconic YouTube series Drunk Disney....
  • 🌼 "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking."
    20 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    I could have written this newsletter in time to get it out yesterday, but I was very busy looking at WandaVision memes and fan theories. Anyway, before we get to the reviews … check out the latest epi...
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