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.
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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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
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
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
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