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Welcome to Movie Date Night! A podcast about introducing your significant other to the movies you love.

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January 12, 2019

Episode 76: Tombstone

We decided to start 2019 off right with Kurt Russel month, for which Lauren has chosen 1993’s Tombstone. In this star-studded Western, we wrangle topics like historical revisionism in the name of plot pacing, Sam Elliot’s Big D. Energy, how Wyatt Earp was essentially the original Chuck Norris and Greg finds his personal ‘Han Shot First’ moment in this film.

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December 29, 2018

2018 Wrap Party

For our last episode of 2018, Lauren and Greg look back on the movies they saw in theatres together and talk about their most and least favorites. We also share our favorite films we covered this year and which films we are looking forward to the most in 2019. Finally, we tip our hand for some of our upcoming plans for monthly themes and share a special announcement.

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For Lauren’s ‘Holiday’ film she chose the quasi-spy thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. For this winter-based movie, we give praise to the great script writing of Shane Black, discuss Doll piss gasoline physics, the rise and fall of Geena Davis’ career and we ask if this movie deserves a place in the pantheon of Christmas films alongside Die Hard. Music by bensound.com

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December 1, 2018

Episode 74: Fred Claus

For Greg’s Holiday film, he takes Lauren to the North Pole to meet Santa’s brother Fred Claus. As we unwrap this middle-of-the-road Christmas film, we discuss the infectivity of sainthood, creepy CG elves, Elizabeth Banks’ North Pole porn outfit and the nihilistic ennui of immortality. Music by bensound.com

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November 17, 2018

Episode 73: My Life in Ruins

For her Romantic Comedy pick, Lauren takes Greg on a European vacation to Greece with My Life in Ruins. As we try to navigate our way through this Grecian film that has nothing to do with weddings, we examine the plethora of negative stereotypes, toilet humor character names, how to crash a bus with sexy history, and why Nia Vardalos can’t carry a film alone. Music by bensound.com

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This month, Greg and Lauren distract themselves from the reality of The White House and turn to a more romanticized version with The American President. In our conversations, we discuss why you should always make your relationship status public, the misguided mudslinging campaign of Richard Dreyfus, and ask why the President can’t have his own wallet.

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October 21, 2018

Episode 71: Beyond the Gates

For this episode, Lauren shows Greg the Indie Horror film Beyond the Gates, a film which centralizes around a killer VHS board game. Apart from the numerous comparisons to another famous dangerous board game movie, we also discuss our love of the practical effects in this low budget film, the potential hidden story of the creepy pawnshop owner, the raised then quickly lowered stakes of the plot, why you should always read the instructions before you begin to play a supernatural board game.

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October 6, 2018

Episode 70: Child’s Play

For his Horror movie, Greg chose to introduce Lauren to the iconic killer doll Chucky in Child’s Play. While watching this movie with obvious puppets vs little people in costumes, we have many opinions about “Chicago’s Finest” and their lack of rules or reason, Chucky’s transformation into Jack Nicholson. We discuss the several critical flaws of Chucky’s murderous plots, and Greg comes up with another ‘creative’ connection to another popular movie franchise.

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September 22, 2018

Episode 69: The Italian Job

Lauren’s Action film is the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. Along with discussing the star-studded cast and comparisons to Ocean’s 11, we also share our arguments for and against the traitorous Steve, Lauren confesses her love for Mini-Coopers and Greg just wants to make a friend in Skinny Pete. Also don’t forget to check out our recent guest appearance on So I Married A Movie Geek Ep 226: Fantasy Movie Draft: 90’s Movie Couples. 

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September 8, 2018

Episode 68: The Terminator

Greg takes Lauren back to the films of Arnold Swartzenegger with one of his more silent roles The Terminator. As we pick apart this franchise starter, we discuss how to resolve the Grandfather Paradox, the Terminator’s unnecessary and mysterious apartment, easier methods to kill Sarah Connor and together we share our problems with desert gas station pinatas. Music by bensound.com

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