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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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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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September 9, 2017

Episode 43: Benny and Joon

Lauren shows Greg one of her favorite romantic comedies Benny & Joon starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson. Our hosts talk about the legal side of letting your crazy family members play high stakes poker, the painfully taxing toll of physical comedy on the human body, and Lauren and Greg have their first on air fight over the mental state of Sam.

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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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