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This week's Cutscene: The Dark Tower, explained

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It's looking like the Dark Tower movie is finally going to get made — and with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in the leading roles, no less. That means its time to actually find out what Steven King's mextatextual epic fantasy/western is actually about.

Who is the Gunslinger? Who is the Man in Black? Guest Dave Tach explains.

Topics include:

  • Susana and Julia don't know anything about The Dark Tower
  • Except Susana listens to a German metal band that has a song about it
  • How mainstream media is starting to get saturated by certain settings — like comic book superhero universes — that like to play with the idea of characters who know that they're characters

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