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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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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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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

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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

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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 Bensound.com

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Lauren blows Greg’s mind with the first screw-ball romantic comedy It Happened One Night starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Together our hosts explore the nuances of hitchhiking, the distinctiveness of how a man undresses himself and the historical significance of this underdog of a film. Music by bensound.com

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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 bensound.com 

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This week, Lauren and Greg dig into 1959’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. Together we explore the depths of 19th century sexism, the love-hate relationships of James Mason, overly helpful Icelanders, and why you should always go spelunking with a duck. Music by Bensound.com

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In this latest episode Greg take Lauren into the Disney archives to experience 2001’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. They discuss why Kida isn’t allowed in the Princess club, the faulty Atlantean language barrier and the problem with their forgetfulness, and together we try to uncover why this movie was more of a belly flop than a splash. Music by Bensound.com

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April 8, 2017

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: Bensound.com

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