The Grand Gesture
Batman 1989: This Could Be Silly and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Batman 1989: This Could Be Silly and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

October 22, 2020

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As we are introduced to Gotham City in The Greatest Film of All Time BATMAN, less than a year later we are introduced to another silly comic book based premise that makes an attempt to be taking seriously... and then a human-sized rat weeps in chains and loses your hosts of THE GRAND GESTURE. Thankfully superfan Tangible Teddy is here to weep with Splinter the rat mentor of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

Thankfully...

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Batman 1989: Opening Credits and THE ABYSS

Batman 1989: Opening Credits and THE ABYSS

October 18, 2020

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In which we send one previous host to the depths of the ocean in guest Dave Giannini of A PODCAST DIRECTED BY to come discuss the tragedy (maybe too strong of a word here) that is James Cameron's THE ABYSS not being available in a restored physical format.

Speaking of restored, new co-host Derek Stewart will spend the next 89 episodes (!) being unimpressed with 89 blockbusters that attempted to fill the shoes of Tim Burton's BATMAN from, you guessed it, 1989. Enjoy our opening credits of the new format for this podcast!

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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The Mystery of a Single Life in DEFINITELY, MAYBE

The Mystery of a Single Life in DEFINITELY, MAYBE

June 12, 2020

Two married guys reminisce about the single life in the only way that it would be seen as even remotely romantic... by watching a romcom with their respective partners. Our partner for this podcast is guest Tangible Teddy who as one of the world's foremost experts on the long-running sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is the perfect(ish) guest for our Father's Day episode on the Ryan Reynold starring DEFINITELY, MAYBE. To all the fathers out there... probably should have stayed single and childless. Enjoy!

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Hosts: Derek @daystew Mike @warmachinehorse

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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The Rightness of Origins in STORIES WE TELL

The Rightness of Origins in STORIES WE TELL

June 5, 2020

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As if the stories we compare ourselves to in romcoms weren't stress inducing enough... how about the real origin of filmmaker Sarah Polley? STORIES WE TELL is a documentary about her mother, her father, her place in the family and the correctness of all of their conflicting versions of their family. Thankfully we have a therapist as a host of this show and the other host has been deemed a "sociopath who podcasts" by said therapist. Good times! Enjoy.

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Mindful Homewrecking in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Mindful Homewrecking in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

May 29, 2020

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To wrap up our month on mothers at the movies we have to do a bit of homewrecking. And there is no better person to do it than Clint Eastwood as he shows up at Meryl Streep's door with a camera in hand and many notches on his belt. And while so far these show notes have leaned into comfortable sarcasm, prepare yourself dear listener for discomfort as two middle-aged men share their love over this film that they would never admit to seeing before.

Thankfully no one listens to this podcast. Enjoy!

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Age is a Number of Annoyances in HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK

Age is a Number of Annoyances in HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK

May 22, 2020

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Now we are getting somewhere with our mommy porn month. Not only do we put Angela Bassett in The Meryl Category of acting... but also as an object of desire for short former Broadway musical stars with questionable Jamaican accents. And that's as close as we'll come to saying ANYTHING bad about the great Taye Diggs. Instead we will defend both of these characters from the attacks they face from friends and family over their vacation love affair in the transition to something more sustainable. But do we want a sequel? No... in fact our transition may be to something with that Meryl lady on next week's episode. For now, enjoy us objectifying Ms. Bassett and Mr. Diggs!

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Food Porn Is Inspiring in JULIE & JULIA

Food Porn Is Inspiring in JULIE & JULIA

May 15, 2020

JulieAndJulia.jpgWe take a momentary break from our series on mommy porn (though our guest Jairo of MARK AS PLAYED and THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST opens with a titillating anecdote on Kevin Costner's real life contribution to this art) to move on to the reason for Instagram: food porn. And since we occasionally talk about movies on this show, our feature film on the subject is JULIE & JULIA where Meryl Streep inspires Amy Adams on a quest to cause pleasurable distraction and agonizing despair.

Which is also the goal of THE GRAND GESTURE. Enjoy!

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Contract Negotiation Kinks in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Contract Negotiation Kinks in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

May 8, 2020

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After last week's episode on BOOK CLUB we are contractually obligated to continue exploring the kinks of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and your hosts find Dakota Johnson pretty, pretty, pretty charming.

And that's about it.

However we attempt to work through a polite approach to questioning a partner's particular kinks and also find the post-honeymoon phase of sharing a pint of vanilla ice cream to be highly erotic. Enjoy!

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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Education Through Erotica in BOOK CLUB

Education Through Erotica in BOOK CLUB

May 1, 2020

Book-Club-2018.jpgAs two well-read men of a certain age we figured we'd take a break from any part of that to watch some well-read women of a certain age get back to the basics of boning.

We really didn't need anything else but BOOK CLUB sweetens the pot by starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen.

As mentioned above... all of them are READY TO BONE.

And now so are you.

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Layabout Lovers in EMPIRE RECORDS

Layabout Lovers in EMPIRE RECORDS

April 24, 2020

EmpireRecordsBanner.jpgOn the second part of our expose of love in 90s cinema we "welcome" back Jessi to settle once and all if Rex Manning Day is worth celebrating. Along the way Dave of A PODCAST DIRECTED BY continues to dig his co-host's early grave by basking in his shameful love of EMPIRE RECORDS while Mike would rather be watching RENT.

But not for the right reasons. Enjoy!

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