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Hard NOC Life: Zack Stentz at the ‘Rim of the World’

With the premiere of the new Netflix original movie Rim of the World debuting this Memorial Day weekend, the film’s screenwriter Zack Stentz joins Hard NOC Life to talk about its origins and the current state of pop culture fandom.

Zack and Keith discuss why Rim of the World is simultaneously a throwback to the kinds of kids adventure movies of the ’80s and a contemporary reflection of the reality of today’s world — albeit against the backdrop of an alien invasion! They also talk about the nature of fandom in the age of the internet, the tension between art and criticism, and how Eminem and Stephen King presaged our current stan culture. Finally, Zack looks back at the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and X-Men film franchises and his role in their evolution.

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