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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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This month, Greg takes Lauren back to the world of animation via The Road to El Dorado. For this Dreamworks children’s movie, we discuss the copious amount R-rated content, residual homosexual undertones, the many deaths of Arturo the horse, and are left with many, many questions about armadillos. Music by bensound.com

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June 16, 2018

Episode 62: Doom

Level 2 of Video Game Movie Month and Greg has selected to play Doom. For this Sci-Fi, Horror film we discuss unnecessary interplanetary travel, the pitfalls of forcing video game references into a film, awkward first-person sequences, and ask the question; Why was Rosamund Pike set up as Karl Urban’s twin sister?  Music by bensound.com

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Greg’s pick for Time Travel Month Part II (AKA Neal McDonough Month) takes Lauren to the far and not so far future with Star Trek: First Contact. As Lauren is introduced for the first time to the characters from The Next Generation we discover the heavy reliance this film has upon prior knowledge of the television series. We also try to dissect the logic of the Borg, dive into Data’s sexcapade, and share our love for the unsung star of this film, Alfre Woodard. 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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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 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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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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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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