To close up Kurt Russel Month, Greg shares with Lauren the horrific mystery that is The Thing. As we delve through the series of poor choices these ‘educated men’ make, we discuss how a few female characters could have drastically changed the film, the multiple and conflicting sets of rules the Thing seems to operate by, and Lauren points out a potential real-life parallel with this film that will leave you with Antarctic chills.
For Greg’s Holiday film, he takes Lauren to the North Pole to meet Santa’s brother Fred Claus. As we unwrap this middle-of-the-road Christmas film, we discuss the infectivity of sainthood, creepy CG elves, Elizabeth Banks’ North Pole porn outfit and the nihilistic ennui of immortality. Music by bensound.com
This month, Greg and Lauren distract themselves from the reality of The White House and turn to a more romanticized version with The American President. In our conversations, we discuss why you should always make your relationship status public, the misguided mudslinging campaign of Richard Dreyfus, and ask why the President can’t have his own wallet.
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For his Horror movie, Greg chose to introduce Lauren to the iconic killer doll Chucky in Child’s Play. While watching this movie with obvious puppets vs little people in costumes, we have many opinions about “Chicago’s Finest” and their lack of rules or reason, Chucky’s transformation into Jack Nicholson. We discuss the several critical flaws of Chucky’s murderous plots, and Greg comes up with another ‘creative’ connection to another popular movie franchise.
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Greg takes Lauren back to the films of Arnold Swartzenegger with one of his more silent roles The Terminator. As we pick apart this franchise starter, we discuss how to resolve the Grandfather Paradox, the Terminator’s unnecessary and mysterious apartment, easier methods to kill Sarah Connor and together we share our problems with desert gas station pinatas. Music by bensound.com
This year for our Outdoor Movie Month Greg took Lauren to Eat See Hear’s presentation of Groundhog Day. We share our experience watching this classic film in Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall as well as discuss Bill Murray’s journey through the stages of grief, possible connections this film has to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Greg shares his harrowing tale of self-inflicted torture for watching this film. Music by bensound.com
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
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
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
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