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TV & Film

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

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December 2, 2017

The Girl with All the Gifts

For the season of giving, Lauren shares with Greg, The Girl with All the Gifts. In this film, our hosts discuss the major changes to the zombie archetype, Greg draws comparisons to a certain video game, and we try to find a silver lining in this film’s bleak ending. Music by bensound.com

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November 18, 2017

Episode 48: Oceans Eleven

Greg decides to step far away from minimal cast movies and shows Lauren 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven. In this ensemble heist film, we discuss the lack of depth and motivation for the bulk of the cast, point out the numerous weak spots in the plot where things should have fallen apart and, together we try to cut the cumbersome number of 11 thieves down to a more manageable number. Music by Bensound.com
 
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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

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October 21, 2017

Episode 46: Cube

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

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October 7, 2017

Episode 45: Dead Calm

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

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September 23, 2017

Episode 44: The Twelve Chairs

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

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September 9, 2017

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.

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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

 

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August 12, 2017

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 Bensound.com

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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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