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Episode 43: Benny and Joon

Lauren shows Greg one of her favorite romantic comedies Benny & Joon starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson. Our hosts talk about the legal side of letting your crazy family members play high stakes poker, the painfully taxing toll of physical comedy on the human body, and Lauren and Greg have their first on air fight over the mental state of Sam. Music by

Duration: 00:57:30

Episode 42: James Bond Anthology

Lauren finally earns her secret agent status as she sits through six James Bond films. Together our hosts pick apart nonsense plot lines with confusing motivations, the depictions of and merits that make a good Bond Girl, hopeful changes for the future of the Bond franchise and Lauren give her opinion on which Bond is best. Music by

Duration: 01:16:02

Episode 41: Clueless

Lauren takes Greg back to school with 1995’s cult classic comedy Clueless. Together our hosts discuss why Cher totally deserves an A in Debate class, how it is simultaneously okay yet not okay to date your Step-brother, the film’s manufactured teen culture, and Lauren and Greg share their personal stories of when they got their drivers licenses. Music by

Duration: 01:16:43

Episode 40: Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Greg shows Lauren Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, a horror movie with a comedic twist. Through the film we examine how the shifting perspectives of the film help portray different character biases, Jangers the plot device dog, and why you should take extra care when tackling people near a wood chipper. Music by Come talk movies with us on Twitter @MovieDateNight or Facebook

Duration: 00:52:22

Episode 39: Angels in the Outfirned and Secret of NIMH

For our second Kids Double Feature Lauren and Greg share with each other Angels in the Outfield and The Secret of NIMH. In these somewhat dark and confounding films, we explore last minute anti-smoking messages, the faulty logic of rodents and their inexplicable magical amulet, and together we ask the question: How many Angels does it take to rig a baseball game? Music by

Duration: 01:00:37

Episode 38: The Heartbreak Kid

Lauren shows Greg 2007’s The Heartbreak Kid, the awkward romantic comedy that takes its jokes just a little too far. Our hosts discuss where they think this bait and switch movie lost its audiences with its crude sense of humor, including unexpected donkey shows, graphic and confusing sex scenes. Also why you shouldn’t ask someone for a second chance at love by breaking into their bedroom at night while looking like a hobo. Music by

Duration: 01:11:04

Episode 37: Enemy of the State

Greg takes Lauren on a thrilling chase with the star-studded cast of 1998’s Enemy of the State. As we sort through this Big Brother film we talk about the peaks and valleys of Will Smith’s movie career, impossible surveillance camera angles, the unlikely running speeds of government agents and the questionable ability of mundane civilians to perform parkour. Will Lauren think this film is very smart or incredibly stupid? Take a listen to find out. Music by

Duration: 00:59:45

Episode 35: World’s Greatest Dad

Greg shows Lauren 2009’s dark comedy World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams. They talk teenage over-compensation, posthumous popularity and its benefits for the living and together explore the unbreakable bond of love between a father and son, even if the kid is a giant douche bag. Music by

Duration: 01:03:15

Episode 32: Dark City

Lauren gets Greg to Tune in to 1998’s Noir Sci-Fi film Dark City. Talking points for this confusing tale include Keifer Sutherland’s sexual breathing techniques, Rufus Sewell’s unhealthy obsession with the beach, and together our hosts explore the Mandela Effect, or did they? Music by:

Duration: 01:04:46

Episode 31: Airheads

In honor of an upcoming cinema holiday Greg chose 1994’s Airheads starring Brendan Frasier, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler. Together Lauren and Greg discuss reasons why you should never give a complete stranger a gun, the missed anarchy connection of the film and Greg attempts to explain how you can pluralize The Lone Rangers. ROCK AND ROLL! Music by

Duration: 01:09:03

Episode 27: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

In our first foreign language film, Lauren and Greg explore the fantastic French film about comic book heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec who gives our hosts plenty to talk about including: ancient Egyptian escape hatches, the physics of skull impalement and how to train your pterodactyl. Get your ham and bread sandwiches and enjoy this adventurous romp through the turn of the 20th century. Santé!

Duration: 01:01:10

Episode 26: Demolition Man

Mellow Greetings, in our anniversary episode, Greg and Lauren watch one of his top 5 favorite movies, 1993’s Demolition Man. As our hosts talk about this action/comedy, they dissect the flat characters with awkward dialogue, fantastic yet flawed future tech, and discuss a plethora of fan theories for how this future fits into both the real world and cinematic histories. Be well. Music by

Duration: 01:01:28

Episode 25: Gremlins

In our first Viewer’s Choice episode, Greg and Lauren watch and discuss 1984’s Gremlins. Aside from questioning whether or not this counts as a Christmas film, our hosts also discuss derailed plotlines, the switching off between super dark then family friendly scenes and we fully dissect the 3 rules of owning a Mogwai and their countless loopholes. Music by

Duration: 01:05:57

Episode 22: Iron Jawed Angels

For Lauren’s November pick, she goes both historic and political with Iron Jawed Angels, as she educates Greg about the climatic last push for Women’s Suffrage in America. Discussions include makeup tips from the 1910’s, a pointless love arc with Patrick Dempsey, and how to get arrested for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Pin on a yellow rose and ‘Don’t keep them in doubt’. Hurrah and watch for suffrage! Music by

Duration: 01:18:40

Episode 21: Rebecca

For her Halloween pick, Lauren goes to the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock with his award winning film Rebecca. Together we discuss how to deal with an extremely overbearing housekeeper, the hot and cold personality of Sir Lawrence Olivier and the immense power and influence of a character who isn’t even in the film. Music:

Duration: 01:11:35

Episode 20: Poltergeist

In our first horror episode, Greg sits Lauren down to watch 1982’s Poltergeist. Lauren and Greg try to analyze the psychology of the Freeling family, they also question the bad decision making of everyone involved, explore the mysteries of the Meat Dimension and try to determine the difference between a haunting and a poltergeist. Music:

Duration: 00:53:43

Episode 18: The Goodbye Girl

For this week’s Movie Date Night, Greg shares with Lauren one of his favorite romantic comedies, Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl (1977). In this episode our hosts discuss the legalities of a single mother and daughter sharing a sublet with a strange man, smart mouthed child actors, shoehorned romance arcs, an offensively gay portrayal of Shakespeare’s Richard III, and the odd structural beats of this film which won Richard Dreyfuss his Oscar. Music:

Duration: 00:56:10

Episode 17: Dune Triple Feature

In our biggest episode yet, Lauren takes Greg through the entire Dune Epic, covering not only the 1984 film but also the 2000 Dune Miniseries and its 2003 sequel Children of Dune. In this episode, Greg professes his love for the 1984 movie’s campiness, especially guns that literally shoot when someone says “Pew Pew”, Lauren examines the role of women in the Dune series and debates whether or not they are important and empowered, and both our hosts question the life cycle of worms and the...

Duration: 01:50:36

Bonus Episode: An American Crime w/ Bad History

In this special cross over episode our hosts are joined by Steven and Dave of the Bad History podcast to discuss 2007’s An American Crime starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener, which is based on the true story of the Sylvia Likens murder. We discuss realism vs. surreal elements and true crime set like a horror film. Will the group talk themselves into or out of liking this film? Listen to more of Steven and Dave on their podcast Bad History and follow them @badhistorycast on twitter....

Duration: 01:30:36

Episode 4: Meet Bill

Greg introduces Lauren to obscure 2007’s Meet Bill staring Aaron Eckhart. The two discuss how dvd trailers can tell you what kind of success a movie had and if the movie is a comedy or not, and if that question is the real problem with Meet Bill. Lauren admits that for a movie with such a cliche plot the film itself manages to avoid the cliche and even gives us a bonafide male character with an eating disorder. The two also discuss the films awkward teenage crush plot line and how this...

Duration: 01:03:09

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