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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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April 21, 2018

Episode 58: Haywire

For Lauren’s pick for Bad Movie Month, she tries to outdo Greg’s love for Bad Movies with 2011’s Haywire. As we try to make sense out of this half-baked movie, we discuss the pros and cons of casting an MMA fighter to act in a movie, overly convoluted and poorly executed revenge plans, and how no matter how many big-name actors you throw into a movie, it can’t make up for a plot and story that is so full of holes that makes it nearly unwatchable. Music by bensound.com

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April 7, 2018

Episode 57: BASEketball

For Bad Movie Month, Greg shows Lauren one of his favorite pre-adolescent films with a matching sense of humor, Baseketball. We discuss the missed opportunities for female and para-athletes in the sport that "anyone can play", questionable team names and themes, and cringe-worthy 90's references and attitudes towards women and LGBT individuals. Music by bensound.com

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March 24, 2018

Episode 56: About Time

Our next time travel movie is 2013’s About Time. As we discuss this film with a unique method and scope of time travel we discuss how the protagonist Tim could have used his powers, Greg has a serious misunderstanding about the rules of the film and together we ask, “Is it cheating if it’s in an alternate timeline?”

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For our first Time Travel movie of this year, Greg takes Lauren back to 2007 to see Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. Together we try to figure out the neglectful nature of adults in this world, the weird love relationship between a man and his hat, and Greg tries to help Lauren navigate the paradoxical timeline and equally confusing Robinson family tree. Also stay tuned for a special bonus cross over with Friday is Game Night!

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February 24, 2018

Episode 54: Heathers

Lauren makes Greg lose his mind over the 1988 dark comedy Heathers. As we try to follow the violent plot of this film, we talk about awkward Parent-Child relationships, the tragedy of Marth ‘Dumptruck’ Dunstock, darker alternate endings, and ask the question ‘Does this movie work considering the recent rise in school violence?’.

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February 10, 2018

Episode 53: War Games

For our 80’s movies month, Greg chose to show Lauren 1983’s WarGames. In our analysis of this film, we talk about how not to get caught hacking your report card, Lauren’s issue with the W.O.P.R. and we once again revisit an old favorite, terrible government agents. 

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January 27, 2018

Episode 52: The Saint

Lauren introduces Greg to the best spy movie he's never seen, 1997's pseudo-spy thriller The Saint. In our conversations, we talk about excessive punishments for Catholic orphans, how electronic bank accounts work, and #Dickmoney

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For Greg’s first movie of 2018, he shows Lauren 1985’s The Man with One Red Shoe. For this spy vs. spy comedy, our hosts talk about the clueless nature of Tom Hanks, the underutilization of Carrie Fischer at the peak of her popularity, and the impossibly terrible agents of the CIA.

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December 30, 2017

2017 Wrap Party

For our last episode of 2017, Lauren and Greg answer your questions and talk about what we have up our sleeves for 2018. We talk our most anticipated films of 2018, and least favorite films of 2017. We give our picks for the best and worst date night movies and we cast the roles of Greg and Lauren in the theoretical Movie Date Night film. Music by Bensound.com

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For this Double Feature, Lauren and Greg get their heads examined with the psychiatric films Don Juan DeMarco and K-Pax. In our conversations, we discuss the process of mentally separating movies from their actors, when psychiatrists cross the line with their patients, and for each film, we dive deeply into the question: Is the protagonist for real or just crazy? Music by Bensound.com

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