Lauren shows Greg the slapstick dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant. Together our hosts discuss the hilarious series of added complications for the protagonist Mortimer and how in one evening he tries to juggle his new bride, one brother who believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt, another brother who is a homicidal psychopath, a pair of murderous aunts, and several corpses. Music by bensound.com
Greg shares with Lauren a Sci-Fi, Drama from 1997 called Cube. Together, we pick apart many topics including possible plot inspirations from the Twilight Zone, unnecessary villain plot twists, how watching someone do math does not make for an entertaining movie, and we give our suggestions for how this movie with a great initial premise could have been made better. Music by bensound.com
For Lauren’s October pick, she and Greg watched 1989’s Dead Calm. Through this suspenseful movie with a minimalist cast, our hosts discuss the projectile physics of toddler dummies, Greg’s undying love for Billy Zane, how to spot a psychopath at sea, and for the first time ever, we are forced to take an episode intermission. Music by bensound.com
Greg shows Lauren his favorite deep cut for Mel Brooks films The Twelve Chairs. In this treasure hunt set in 1920’s Soviet Russia, our hosts discuss what they imagine the division of riches would be amongst the main characters, how gold fever quickly drives several characters to absolute madness and both Lauren and Greg share their infatuation towards a very young and sexy Frank Langella. Music by Bensound.com
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.
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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 Bensound.com
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 Bensound.com
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.
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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 bendsound.com
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 bensound.com