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A movie podcast about relationships... or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but which the other hasn't seen or doesn't like. Together they will get to the bottom of whether or not the movies they love so much are actually good.

A movie podcast about relationships... or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but which the other hasn't seen or doesn't like. Together they will get to the bottom of whether or not the movies they love so much are actually good.

Location:

United States

Description:

A movie podcast about relationships... or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but which the other hasn't seen or doesn't like. Together they will get to the bottom of whether or not the movies they love so much are actually good.

Language:

English

Contact:

5046030360


Episodes

60. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

7/10/2020
The Beams are back in town to discuss James Cameron's sci-fi/action classic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And the first Terminator movie too. Topics addressed:

Duration:01:17:00

59. American History X

7/3/2020
Travel back with us to 1998. Your guides? The Two Eds... Norton and Furlong, of course! They're your stars of American History X! Exclamation points will make this episode seem more fun than it is!

Duration:00:55:48

58. Small Soldiers

6/26/2020
The Beams household turns its eye toward Joe Dante's 1998 action-toy picture Small Soldiers. This podcast addresses a number of questions, including: The Princess and the Frog Song of the South All that, plus Matt explains how Small Soldiers predicted the Iraq War.

Duration:01:03:41

57. Serial Mom

6/19/2020
Laci chose Serial Mom, a 1994 movie directed by John Waters and starring Kathleen Turner as a mom who's also *record scratch* a serial killer?? We won't beat around the bush: This movie rules! And so does this episode, because we discuss:

Duration:00:46:34

56. The Mummy Returns

6/12/2020
Matt accidentally opens an evil, cursed book, unleashing a plague upon the Beams household in the form of The Mummy Returns. The only way to undo the curse is to thoroughly discuss the 2001 film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. They discuss the history of the Mummy franchise, from its roots in the Universal Monster movies of the 1930s, to the mid-budget action pictures of the '90s and '00s, to the ill-fated Dark Universe of 2017. But it all comes back to one widely disliked sequel...

Duration:01:09:15

55. _______________

6/5/2020
Please contribute to causes that advance social justice, especially in the place you live. We are proud to support New Orleans Safety and Freedom Fund, which is providing bail relief to people arrested right now for protesting police brutality. #blacklivesmatter Load Bearing Beams will resume its regular schedule with an episode about The Mummy Returns (2001) next Friday (06.12.2020).

Duration:00:08:46

54. Donnie Darko

5/29/2020
Laci and Matt get sucked into a tangent universe, where they have to discuss Richard Kelly's 2001 time travel/prep school thrillerdrama Donnie Darko. Who is Donnie Darko, and why is he so dark? Plus, lots of discussion about time travel, dyslexia, and dads laughing at inappropriate times.

Duration:00:56:23

53. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Listener Choice!)

5/22/2020
By a listener's suggestion, Laci and Matt discuss 1988's animated/live-action/neo-noir PG-rated sex comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The whole gamut of topics is covered, including: 1) Roger Rabbit's star power (Is Roger Rabbit supposed to be as famous and popular within the reality of the film as Bugs Bunny was in our reality? And if so, how popular was Bugs himself within the Roger-verse?) 2) Kids' ability to just watch movies and not need to have everything explained to them 3)...

Duration:01:06:20

52. Ri¢hie Ri¢h

5/15/2020
In this very special episode of the show, Laci and Matt team up to take a look at a movie that holds a special place in both their hearts: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994). They learn that Macaulay Culkin was depressed during the making of the film and that it sent him into retirement, and that the film has spawned a robust fan theory community on Reddit. They share of their favorite theories and much more in this gold nugget of an ep.

Duration:00:26:47

51. The Crow

5/8/2020
Hello, friends. To honor the mothers of the world this weekend, we're covering a movie about the best mothers in the animal kingdom: crows. In addition to discussing The Crow (1994) and the tragic death of Brandon Lee, Laci dives into her mysterious past as a goth kid. Plus a detailed breakdown of the career of the professional wrestler Sting as well as the fall of the Roman Empire. All of that and a discussion of movies Laci and Matt have pretended to like to seem cool. (Sorry about the...

Duration:00:53:24

50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze

5/1/2020
Matt reached far back into his past to grab this VHS classic. He couldn't wait to see Laci's reaction to the second live-action Turtles film. It's pure distilled nineties action, dude! The result: Divorce? Hope it was worth it.

Duration:00:44:10

49. Fathers Of The Brides

4/24/2020
Hop in a time machine folks, and do the Bartman with us all the way back to the early 1990s, a time when Steve Martin could semi-convincingly play a normal family man just trying to make it in this crazy world on a 9-figure annual salary. Laci and Matt examine both Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part 2 (1995), plus share the heart-warming story of their own engagement and matrimony. PS: Thanks to Wade Hymel for re-doing our theme song!

Duration:00:46:56

48. World War Z

4/17/2020
For the sixth or seventh time, Load Bearing Beams returns after a lengthy hiatus. For real this time! Laci and Matt discuss the 2013 Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z and Matt's associated love of the apocalypse. Plus an analysis of what the 2011 film Contagion gets right and wrong about pandemics, and much more.

Duration:00:42:37

47. Cars Trilogy

3/11/2019
Laci and Matt end their hiatus and return to the podcast by first explaining their family news that partially explains the long absence. Then, they go into all three of Pixar's Cars movies in excruciating detail. Fiery arguments ensue. For example: Both agree that Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) is a jerk, but they disagree about why. Matt defends the much-maligned Cars 2 and the character of Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), while Laci makes her case for Cars 3 as the best of the series. They've seen...

Duration:01:02:23

46. Stir Of Echoes / Mystic River

11/16/2018
TGIF, right? Working hard or hardly working? On an all-new episode of the podcast, in an episode Matt calls "Mystic Stirrer" and Laci calls "The Tale of Two Bacons," the Splendid Spouses discuss Stir Of Echoes, the movie from 1999 about a creepy kid who sees ghosts that isn't The Sixth Sense. Then, it's more hardscrabble workin' folk in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003). Time stamps: Matt got hearing aids - 0:00 Stir of Echos - 10:35 Mystic River - 27:00 Do you want us to talk...

Duration:00:52:34

45. Psycho

10/31/2018
We may all go a little mad sometimes, but one thing that won't drive you PSYCHO is listening to this podcast about Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 shock-tastic thrills-a-minute slasher joint. Happy Halloween. Time stamps: Psycho: 12:00 Best horror movie decades: 36:20 Do you want us to talk about YOUR movie? Leave a review of our podcast on iTunes, and in your review give us the name of your load-bearing beam and why it's so important to you. Website: www.loadbearingbeams.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:58:45

44. Hocus Pocus

10/22/2018
In an extra-scary episode of the show, Laci "R.I.P." Roth and Matt CHOKES talk about the classic Disney Halloween film Hocus Pocus (1993). But wait... classic? This pile of garbage? Also, hear our abbreviated thoughts on What's Eating Gilbert Grape in lieu of an actual episode on the film, and then we review Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House. Time stamps: Hocus Pocus: 01:29 What's Eating Gilbert Grape?: 37:50 The Haunting of Hill House: 41:38 Do you want us to talk about YOUR...

Duration:00:55:56

43. The War Of The Roses

10/5/2018
When Matt was in college, he took a film class where the professor showed Danny DeVito's The War Of The Roses (1989), a movie in which an affluent couple go through a bitter divorce. At the end of the movie the professor asked who in the class sided with Michael Douglas, and who sided with Kathleen Turner. The divide split evenly on gender lines—the women sided with Turner, the men with Douglas. So what now does a man/woman married couple think of this movie? Are they destined to divide like...

Duration:00:44:43

42. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind / The Color Purple

8/24/2018
It's a Steven Spielberg double-header as Laci and Matt pit their cherished, beloved load-bearing beams against one another. First up: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) whose title, we all know, refers to a physical interaction with an alien. We all know this. Then it's The Color Purple (1985), whose title, as we all know, refers to naturally occurring purple. We all know this. Time stamps: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (9:43) The Color Purple (33:16) Do you want us to talk...

Duration:01:00:41

41. Dude, Where's My Car? (Listener Choice!)

8/8/2018
Get shibby with us as we discuss Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) and all its fascinating and devastating implications. What can the continuum transponder tell us about the effects of quantitative easing? How could Jesse and Chester have used Bayesian probability theory to determine where to first look for their car? And wouldn't this movie be better if these two nice fellas were just boyfriends the whole time? Come on, guys. Do you want us to talk about YOUR movie? Leave a review of our...

Duration:00:33:45