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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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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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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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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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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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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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In our second Double Feature, Lauren and Greg go old school with two Jim Henson films from their childhood, The Dark Crystal and The Witches. As they review these movies side-by-side, our hosts talk about terrible voice-over actors, the importance of having relatable characters in a movie, repetitive plot points, and we ask the ultimate question of both films; Is this a kids movie? Music by Bensound.com

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For her Month of Love film, Lauren chose to show Greg 2006’s Wristcutters: A Love Story. In this dark romantic comedy roadtrip of a film, our hosts try to understand this strange world of the afterlife including whether or not dead people need to eat or just like to, menial jobs you could literally do forever, and Greg suggests how to fix that darn black hole in your car. Music by Bensound.com

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In our first foreign language film, Lauren and Greg explore the fantastic French film about comic book heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec who gives our hosts plenty to talk about including: ancient Egyptian escape hatches, the physics of skull impalement and how to train your pterodactyl. Get your ham and bread sandwiches and enjoy this adventurous romp through the turn of the 20th century. Santé!

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In our last episode of 2016, Lauren and Greg answer your questions for them about their favorite movies and their relationship together as well as discuss the film they saw in theaters from this past year, movie seating and snack preferences and share some of their plans for upcoming episodes in the new year. Music by Bensound.com

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