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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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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

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In this double feature, Lauren and Greg compare the original to the remake of Sabrina. Together we discuss how to make an awkward age gap a little more manageable, alternate casting choices, the redemption of Linus as a character, and Greg gives us his version of how either the remake ‘should have ended’. Music by bensound.com

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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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It’s Round 3 of Video Game Movie Month and Lauren goes for a knock out with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. As we try to figure out this critical failure of a film, we laugh at the incredibly poor visual effects, Raiden: the God of 90’s Boybands, a score of single scene character cameos, and we compare our opinions of the video game movie genre with our online followers. 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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In our first installment for Video Game month, Lauren shows Greg 2010’s Prince of Persia. Together we talk about the casting controversy which surrounded this film upon its release, we discuss the multitude of confusing exposition dumps, behind the scenes female body shaming and share why we both believe this to be a much better unofficial Assassin’s Creed movie. 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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May 5, 2018

Episode 59: Timeline

For Time Travel Month part 2, Lauren decided to take Greg all the way back to 2003 to show him Timeline. Apart from praising this film for the parts of time travel it does right, our hosts dive into topics such as the deadly truth behind teleporting time travel, faulty medieval technology, and seriously questions the career choices of Gerard Butler. Music by Bensound.com

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April 21, 2018

Episode 58: Haywire

For Lauren’s pick for Bad Movie Month, she tries to outdo Greg’s love for Bad Movies with 2011’s Haywire. As we try to make sense out of this half-baked movie, we discuss the pros and cons of casting an MMA fighter to act in a movie, overly convoluted and poorly executed revenge plans, and how no matter how many big-name actors you throw into a movie, it can’t make up for a plot and story that is so full of holes that makes it nearly unwatchable. 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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