The Grand Gesture
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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Hosts: Dave @DaveAGiannini Mike @warmachinehorse

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Theme music by Soft and Furious

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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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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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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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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

Ep. 39 - Four Christmases (Avoid the Family Holiday Podcast)

Ep. 39 - Four Christmases (Avoid the Family Holiday Podcast)

December 26, 2018

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You are probably sick of Christmas (and also sick of THE GRAND GESTURE) but how about just one more? Or in our case it's FOUR CHRISTMASES as returning guest Web Bist from our KING KONG episode is in the full holiday spirit for this film from the auteur who previously brought you THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS. Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn were rumored to not much care for each other during the making of this family holiday comedy and the hosts of this show take it as a challenge to match that bickering. Come for the hate of this particular romcom from Dave, but stay for Mike's continued love of Dwight Yoakam.

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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. 38 - About a Boy (Christmas is for Collectors)

Ep. 38 - About a Boy (Christmas is for Collectors)

December 19, 2018

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For part one of our soon to be podcast Christmas classics, WEB BIST of... well many appearances on host Mike's podcasts is back on THE GRAND GESTURE to give his insight into the island living of Hugh Grant's character in ABOUT A BOY. This being a holiday episode and all we get into the the appropriate time to be honest about declaring yourself a happily lecherous man (presumably not at the time you are declining the title of a child's godfather), make up and break ups feeling more honest with a twelve year old boy than Rachel Weisz and... well based on the previous two points maybe it's just best to not be honest? The wrong lessons are learned but we do talk about toys we want for Christmas. Happy holidays!

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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Ep. 37 - Home Again (Trapped in a Previously Good Idea)

Ep. 37 - Home Again (Trapped in a Previously Good Idea)

December 8, 2018

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The reigning guest champion for most THE GRAND GESTURE appearances, Natasha of THE RAD ASS BITCHES returns to be trapped with us, much as Reese Witherspoon finds herself in an extended and unrequited (at this host Mike rages) one night stand with a younger man in HOME AGAIN. This leads to a discussion about the awkward transition to fun an exciting to platonic and awkward which may very well be the same transition our listeners make as they listen to the real life SINGLE WHITE FEMALE version of this from one host AND baseball as an ill-advised aphrodisiac from the other! Learn more (perhaps less) at the links below:

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