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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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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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March 24, 2018

Episode 56: About Time

Our next time travel movie is 2013’s About Time. As we discuss this film with a unique method and scope of time travel we discuss how the protagonist Tim could have used his powers, Greg has a serious misunderstanding about the rules of the film and together we ask, “Is it cheating if it’s in an alternate timeline?”

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February 24, 2018

Episode 54: Heathers

Lauren makes Greg lose his mind over the 1988 dark comedy Heathers. As we try to follow the violent plot of this film, we talk about awkward Parent-Child relationships, the tragedy of Marth ‘Dumptruck’ Dunstock, darker alternate endings, and ask the question ‘Does this movie work considering the recent rise in school violence?’.

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January 27, 2018

Episode 52: The Saint

Lauren introduces Greg to the best spy movie he's never seen, 1997's pseudo-spy thriller The Saint. In our conversations, we talk about excessive punishments for Catholic orphans, how electronic bank accounts work, and #Dickmoney

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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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For the season of giving, Lauren shares with Greg, The Girl with All the Gifts. In this film, our hosts discuss the major changes to the zombie archetype, Greg draws comparisons to a certain video game, and we try to find a silver lining in this film’s bleak ending. Music by bensound.com

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Lauren shows Greg the slapstick dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant. Together our hosts discuss the hilarious series of added complications for the protagonist Mortimer and how in one evening he tries to juggle his new bride, one brother who believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt, another brother who is a homicidal psychopath, a pair of murderous aunts, and several corpses. Music by bensound.com

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October 7, 2017

Episode 45: Dead Calm

For Lauren’s October pick, she and Greg watched 1989’s Dead Calm. Through this suspenseful movie with a minimalist cast, our hosts discuss the projectile physics of toddler dummies, Greg’s undying love for Billy Zane, how to spot a psychopath at sea, and for the first time ever, we are forced to take an episode intermission. Music by bensound.com

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