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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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October 6, 2018

Episode 70: Child’s Play

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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September 8, 2018

Episode 68: The Terminator

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

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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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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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