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How to Train Your Dragon

2/24/2019
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Under orders from their sponsors at SquareApron, Will and Marc are continuing their coverage of the films of DreamWorks Animation, this time with a rare adaptation: the 2010 film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, co-written and co-directed by the guy who voiced Stitch. Join in as they discuss Kanopy, 3D filmmaking, HTTYD's Oscar-nominated score, and Viking Teens. Plus: What's the difference between a novel and a chapter book? Is Berk on Pandora? What kind of skulls does Astrid have on her belt? And...

Duration:01:01:04

2018 Oscars Extravaganza!

2/17/2019
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**WARNING: Spoilers for all eight 2018 Best Picture nominees.** It's that time of year again! It's the second annual We Love the Love Oscars Extravaganza, in which Will and Marc attempt to recap and rate the romances of all eight Best Picture nominees in time for the ceremony next Sunday. Join in as they address such critical questions as their favorite non-nominated romances, the Best Picture nominee they both refused to see, the Academy's decision to hand out four awards during commercial...

Duration:01:24:10

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

2/10/2019
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This week, Will and Marc are rejoined by senior black correspondent Josh to discuss the first Madea film, DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN. Join in as they discuss Tyler Perry, his role in black culture, representation, and bandannas. Plus: Do robbers knock? What is "Men's Day"? Why does nobody's suit fit? And does Will know how the hood works? Spoilers for THE PRESTIGE and NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: 2018 Oscars Extravaganza!

Duration:01:31:13

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

2/3/2019
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This week Will and Marc take a look at the most topical movie of 1967: Stanley Kramer's interracial romance story GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER. Join in as they discuss model minorities, Spencer Tracy's final performance, fortyears, pontificating poops, and ten-day relationships. Plus: Why was Joey in Hawaii? Does John have any good ideas? Should we keep covering DreamWorks movies? And how does Obama fit into all of this? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: DIARY OF A MAD...

Duration:00:56:12

Carol

1/27/2019
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*Stares intensely across the room* You know what that means! Will and Marc are looking at Todd Haynes's 2015 midcentury lesbian romance, CAROL. Join in as they discuss the life and work of Patricia Highsmith, happy endings for lesbians, the 2019 Oscars, glove lunches, and the secret history of the Asheville Fine Arts Theatre. Plus: What was Highsmith's weird favorite animal? How many types of that animal are there? Is CAROL a Christmas movie? Will Cate Blanchett go on a road trip with the...

Duration:01:10:28

Dirty Dancing

1/20/2019
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It's back to the 80s but also the 60s as Will and Marc look at Vestron Films's (only) hit film, DIRTY DANCING. Join in as they discuss 80s culture, carrying watermelons, Ayn Rand nerds, spinoffs, remakes, and Swayze sweat. Plus: How autobiographical is this script? What role did VHS tapes play in getting this movie made? Why did Clearasil drop its sponsorship? and why did God give ladies maracas? Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: CAROL (2015)

Duration:01:04:02

Ella Enchanted

1/13/2019
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Will and Marc look at the second of Anne Hathaway's princess trifecta in 2004's ELLA ENCHATED. Join in as they discuss animal sidekicks, the adaptation from novel to film, Anne Hathaway's career trajectory, secret plans to solve racism, and tonguing the foyer. Plus: Are Heston and Edgar gay lovers? Is Minnie Driver a squib? And will Char be the worst king ever? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: DIRTY DANCING (1987)

Duration:00:57:39

Madagascar & Best of 2018

1/6/2019
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Will and Marc face a challenge they've never faced before as they explore the romance of DreamWorks's 2005 castaway comedy, MADAGASCAR. Join in as they discuss zoos, penguins, a flaming hot cheetah, and the difference between jokes and references. Plus: Do the animals ever get back to New York? Why did Marc Google "anus"? Why does Will keep watching X-Men 3? All this and our top ten lists of 2018! Please rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: ELLA ENCHANTED (2004)

Duration:00:55:48

Last Holiday

12/31/2018
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Will and Marc are ending 2018 like it's the end of all things, with the 2006 Queen Latifah malpractice comedy LAST HOLIDAY. Join in as they make end-of-year predictions, Marc surprises everyone by making a hashtag of his own, and the crew discusses ringback tones and LL Cool J's lips. Plus: Where does John Candy fit into this? What's going on with Gerard Depardieu? How much money did Georgia spend? How many grills was she willing to buy? And did she commandeer a medical helicopter? Don't...

Duration:00:55:02

The Princess Switch

12/23/2018
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Merry Christmas! Will and Marc are joined once again by #FiFiFierce for their annual bad Christmas movie episode. This year, they're looking at Netflix's new Vanessa Hudgens/Vanessa Hudgens vehicle, THE PRINCESS SWITCH. Join in as they discuss what makes a good TV Christmas movie, the wonders of MORTAL ENGINES, Fiona's encounter with Corbin Bleu, Belgravia's mistletoe laws, that old magic elf guy, and far too many points. Plus: How did Stacy make her cake? Is A CHRISTMAS PRINCE set in this...

Duration:01:14:13

Elf

12/17/2018
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It's Christmastime at We Love the Love, and Will and Marc are kicking things off with Jon Favreau's 2003 family comedy ELF! Join in as they discuss what makes a good Christmas movie, the filmography of Jon Favreau, the problem with cinematic Santas, the COWBOYS AND ALIENS trailer, and Will's love for Rankin-Bass specials. PLUS: Is Southtown, USA a sundown town? Remember THE CALL? What makes an enchanted forest enchanted? Why does Gimbels have full showers? And what the heck was George...

Duration:00:54:00

Spider-Man 3

12/9/2018
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THWIP! Will and Marc are headed into the Spider-Verse to take a look at the romance in Sam Raimi's overstuffed 2007 blockbuster, SPIDER-MAN 3. Join in as they look at Bop It, Venom, the Pussy Posse, comic book scientists, and a legendary poop metaphor. Plus: How did "satisfying the fans" lead to this movie's problems? Who is Bruce Campbell playing? How many villains is too many? Why isn't MJ in a union? What happened to SPIDER-MAN 4? And, most crucially of all: Is this movie good? Make sure...

Duration:01:06:44

Shrek 2

12/2/2018
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This week, Will and Marc resume their ongoing coverage of the films of DreamWorks Animation with the studio's first ever sequel (and highest-grossing film to date): 2004's SHREK 2. Join in as they take a look at cross-dressing, referential humor, Pork Illustrated, toxic masculinity, and GameBoy Advance Video. Plus: Is "Accidentally in Love" good? Is Puss in Boots the worst assassin ever? Is Shrek Sidney Poitier? All this, and it's finally Marc's turn to sing! Remember to rate, review, and...

Duration:01:01:36

Geostorm

11/25/2018
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In 2019, the end of the world begins! Just one month before that momentous age, Will and Marc are here to look at GEOSTORM, the 2017 disaster movie/West Wing spinoff directed by the guy who wrote INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA (1998). Along the way, they discuss tall tales, Hollywood reshoots, Will's dying wish, and the proper way to cook Gerard Butler. Plus: What is the name of Abbie Cornish's character? How many people have been killed by the Secret Service? and why does the State...

Duration:01:07:23

Twilight (2008)

11/18/2018
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New year, new name! For the inaugural episode of We Love the Love, Will and Marc are celebrating(?) #TwilightAt10 with a look at the 2008 teen vampire romance phenomenon. They're joined by reformed Twi-hard Katie Cain, and the gang discusses the appeal of Twilight to adolescent girls, other books from their youth they'd like to see adapted, the role of Twilight in the evolution of fan culture, and the best Bob's Burgers side characters. Plus: Is Kuchi Kopi a horcrux? Did anyone see G-Force?...

Duration:01:02:22

Meet Me in St. Louis

11/10/2018
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IS THIS THE END OF HEART OF PODNESS? Find out in this one-year anniversary celebration(/requiem?)! Join Will and Marc as they return to the first movie they ever watched for the show - Vincent Minelli's 1944 family musical MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien! This overstuffed episode answers crucial questions like: Why did Judy Garland say this was the movie she liked herself in the most? Why did a lighting technician get fired from production for attempted...

Duration:01:25:39

High School Musical

11/4/2018
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Will, Marc, and special guest Fiona are all in this together as they attempt to make sense of the romantic, theatrical, and educational chaos that is the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Join in as they discuss their own experiences in high school musicals, DVD trailer packages, the Darbus-Coach Bolton duet that never was, and the difficulties of doing more than one thing. Plus: How is this movie connected to GREASE 3? Does East High have a uniform? And just how dumb...

Duration:01:19:16

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

10/28/2018
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The podcast's ALIIIIIIIVVEEEEE!!!!! Will and Marc are celebrating Halloween by digging up an old movie: James Whale's 1935 monster sequel BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN! Join in as they rave about Dr. Pretorius, barely-concealed gay subtext, 1930s movie censorship, Universal's aborted Dark Universe project, and the incredible career of Elsa Lanchester. Plus: Why are there so few female movie monsters? How did they decide what words the monster should be able to speak? And just what moral is Mary...

Duration:00:52:07

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

10/21/2018
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Time to rock, eh? Join Will and Marc as they jam into Edgar Wright's 2010 video game/punk rock/interdimensional travel/romance SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD. Along the way, they catch up on fall TV, the thorny issue of liking a movie while not liking any of the characters, chart the pre-Marvel careers of Chris Evans and Bree Larson, and sing the praises of punctuality. Plus: Why is it weird seeing a movie actually be set in Canada? Why did Edgar Wright have to direct some castmembers using hand...

Duration:01:17:32

Sleepless in Seattle

10/14/2018
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Will and Marc are MFEO, an acronym familiar to both children and Rosie O'Donnell in Nora Ephron's 1993 transcontinental rom com SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. Join in as Will and Marc discuss fate, bad maps, Venom, and Monaco, and Will shouts "It's news!" more often than is probably necessary. Plus: Why did Marc think every character was going to die? Where does this movie fit in BoxOfficeMojo's list of New Year's movies? Is this a horror movie? Does Tom Hanks have a cute butt? And why can't we all...

Duration:01:09:53