The Grand Gesture
Boundaries for Best Friends in THE CABLE GUY

Boundaries for Best Friends in THE CABLE GUY

March 20, 2020

CableGuyPROMO.jpgOn this episode one host establishes some boundaries with another host (though supporting sex workers is deemed mostly acceptable) while our guest Amanda ‘HardCandiMandi’ Kosowiec of the CINEMA GEEKS podcast joins the show to explain her strategy for social distancing while still getting free cable from THE CABLE GUY. And yet somehow she still ended up on this podcast. Poor choices made by all! Including you, dear listener.

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Everyone Hates an Expert in COPYCAT

Everyone Hates an Expert in COPYCAT

March 15, 2020

On this episode celebrating the perhaps underrated COPYCAT from 1995 the topics range from the hatred of experts in the age of Trump, teaching your kid that not only will he not be the next Lebron James but he won't even be John Stockton, and the nostalgia for mid 90s screensavers. All of this with our new therapist on the show, Derek Stewart, who was bamboozled into thinking that he'd ever get to talk about an actual romcom. Ha!

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Hosts: Derek @daystew Mike @warmachinehorse

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Undressing for Jane Fonda in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Undressing for Jane Fonda in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

March 8, 2020

Image_65.jpgThis episode was delayed for just the right season for one to take up Robert Redford's grand gesture to Jane Fonda found in the title. Unfortunately like most things in our world at the moment BAREFOOT IN THE PARK would not be looked upon kindly but your favorite podcast producer isn't really in the mood to watch/talk OUTBREAK or CONTAGION. Instead we welcome back the show's new therapist, Derek Stewart, to discuss the pleasures of older women, wife swapping, and taking naps when company comes over. The life lessons one really needs in the time of a worldwide health scare; enjoy!

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Free Handbags for Friends in GRETA

Free Handbags for Friends in GRETA

May 25, 2019

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On this episode we welcome back old friend Derek Stewart to talk about old-ass friends in GRETA. In particular the handbag wielding character played by Isabelle Huppert who crosses many boundaries with Chloe Grace Moretz in this Neil Jordan film. Although your host still sees nothing wrong with having an extensive handbag collection, we still discuss the societal norms of today in the strange courtship that is making new friends at a time when the grave appears to be your next best chance at a lasting connection. Phone calls? Absolutely not. Chewing gum as a weapon, not cool either. But those handbags... now that's a nice gift. Give us the gift of clicking on these links:

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Ep. 45 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Chris Evans as a Jerk is Still Better Than You)

Ep. 45 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Chris Evans as a Jerk is Still Better Than You)

April 27, 2019

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Web Bist returns for a little pre-AVENGERS: ENDGAME fawning over Brie Larson and Chris Evans in an earlier comic book adaptation... one with Michael Cera playing the overbearing collector as he fights seven evil exes in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Being the gentlemen that we are we don't pick on our exes, just iTunes engineers when they mess up our digital libraries. Based on that previous sentence you can probably gather that we have more in common with the Michael Cera character than Chris Evans. Well that makes you not a very nice person. Click on this episode, you ass:

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Ep. 44 - Playing by Heart (Talking Love to Death is a Form of Foreplay & Torture)

Ep. 44 - Playing by Heart (Talking Love to Death is a Form of Foreplay & Torture)

April 20, 2019

PlayingByHeartPROMO.jpgOn this episode two grown men share their apparently exclusive love for the late 90s version of CRAZY STUPID LOVE in the Angelina Jolie starring PLAYING BY HEART. Since that might not be sexy enough for somewhat discerning but also very much degenerate podcast listeners we also touch on life after divorce, how the Meg Ryan movie FRENCH KISS is a safe movie for married couples to consume, and Jon Stewart not managing to pass Walter Cronkite in producing arousal. There's a solid half hour of self-loathing from all parties involved in this podcast so enjoy it:

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Ep. 43 - Hellboy (Top Knots are Signs of the Devil)

Ep. 43 - Hellboy (Top Knots are Signs of the Devil)

April 13, 2019

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Not watching the 2019 HELLBOY? GOOD. That gives us a bigger demo to woo with our latest episode on the first film adaptation of the Mike Mignola comic book in the 2004 version by Guillermo del Toro. To do so we welcome our monster movie expert (in that he appeared on our KING KONG episode) Web Bist to discuss the physical appeal of devil horns and top knots. Along the way bald men are both mocked and mourned and we talk a little bit of fisting with Ron Perlman and a little bit of smooching with Selma Blair.

We keep it consistent with it all being mostly terrible. Enjoy!

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Ep. 42 - Suspiria (Witches Don’t Shop at Kohl’s)

Ep. 42 - Suspiria (Witches Don’t Shop at Kohl’s)

March 2, 2019

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This episode, like all the others, does NOT have a sponsor... but it might as well for as often as our guest Derek Stewart brings up shopping at Kohl's in our discussion on the 2018 remake of SUSPIRIA. That's probably better than two dudes debating on the merits on this film's feminism as well as its dance choreography. But since this isn't our first rodeo as movie podcasters we ignore all those problem areas and talk about Tilda Swinton's fake testicles. Stick with what you know-WAIT... just click on these links please:

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Ep. 41 - Chasing Amy (Sexy Surprises Make for a Sad Affleck)

Ep. 41 - Chasing Amy (Sexy Surprises Make for a Sad Affleck)

January 13, 2019

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Everyone knows that January is the time when people make a list of their sexual goals for the upcoming year. And as much as our listeners would like to think otherwise (in fact they probably don't want to think about this AT ALL when it comes to the hosts of this podcast) we're no different. The problem with us is that we take our cues from watching way too many movies and for this week's episode that could be trouble as this may be the origin of sad Ben Affleck. CHASING AMY has plenty of bad decisions made by not so bright dudes so we avoid that mistake by inviting on a very bright movie lover and an actual fan of us (okay maybe not so bright) in Sheila. And she's here to promote THE GRAND GESTURE. Like the good egg that she is. You can do the same at the links below:

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"

Ep. 40 - Maggie’s Plan (Best Laid Plans Are Better w/ Julianne Moore)

Ep. 40 - Maggie’s Plan (Best Laid Plans Are Better w/ Julianne Moore)

January 5, 2019

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To kick off the new year we are making plans to better our position as one of the top three romcom podcasts in the world by bringing back returning guest Jess of THE GRAND GESTURE! The selected film involves the best laid plans of Greta Gerwig as she seeks to reunite her husband played by Ethan Hawkewith his ex-wife... The Great Julianne Moore. This is a tricky episode but thankfully we have plenty of pickle juice and blame to throw around as we look ahead to becoming the top romcom film podcast with our episode on MAGGIE'S PLAN.

And you can help us reach these lofty goals by clicking on any of the links below, which shouldn't be too hard of a New Year's resolution you ass:

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

 Outro: "I Like the Way You Are Talking to Me"