We decided to start 2019 off right with Kurt Russel month, for which Lauren has chosen 1993’s Tombstone. In this star-studded Western, we wrangle topics like historical revisionism in the name of plot pacing, Sam Elliot’s Big D. Energy, how Wyatt Earp was essentially the original Chuck Norris and Greg finds his personal ‘Han Shot First’ moment in this film.
For Lauren’s ‘Holiday’ film she chose the quasi-spy thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. For this winter-based movie, we give praise to the great script writing of Shane Black, discuss Doll piss gasoline physics, the rise and fall of Geena Davis’ career and we ask if this movie deserves a place in the pantheon of Christmas films alongside Die Hard. Music by bensound.com
For her Romantic Comedy pick, Lauren takes Greg on a European vacation to Greece with My Life in Ruins. As we try to navigate our way through this Grecian film that has nothing to do with weddings, we examine the plethora of negative stereotypes, toilet humor character names, how to crash a bus with sexy history, and why Nia Vardalos can’t carry a film alone. Music by bensound.com
For this episode, Lauren shows Greg the Indie Horror film Beyond the Gates, a film which centralizes around a killer VHS board game. Apart from the numerous comparisons to another famous dangerous board game movie, we also discuss our love of the practical effects in this low budget film, the potential hidden story of the creepy pawnshop owner, the raised then quickly lowered stakes of the plot, why you should always read the instructions before you begin to play a supernatural board game.
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Lauren’s pick for this year’s Outdoor Movie Month takes us out to Street Food Cinema’s showing of Pretty Woman. We review our experiences with this outdoor screening at the Will Rogers State Park, Greg shares his disagreement with the film’s title, Lauren will delve into the dark story potential of Kit and together we debate whether this film is problematic or feminist. Music by bensound.com
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
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
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
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