Ep. 35 - Permission (Sometimes Kink-Shaming is Just Good Common Sense)

November 10, 2018

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We recorded a special Election Night episode where we decided (for the nation) to see other people. And if we can't manage the state of affairs for our country, your unloveable hosts Dave and Mike can at least change the movies we are watching. This episode features a can't miss film starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens as a couple looking to expand their sexual experiences while maintaining their relationship and boy why did we think PERMISSION would be a fun pick-me-up?? Mistakes were made and maybe kink-shaming is just good common sense for some people... but why does it have to be this way for Dan Stevens??

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Ep. 34 - What’s Your Number?

November 4, 2018

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On this episode we tackle the somewhat indelicate math of romantic partners with guest Natasha of THE RAD ASS BITCHES podcast. Considering that hosts Mike and Dave hate each other, that third voice is very important as one host hates the selected film WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? and Mike hates Dave's hate. Listeners can only hope that this heated debate about a film that received a generally unfavorable response upon release can rival the sexual tension of initially antagonistic neighbors Anna Faris and Chris Evans... but in the end the only thing we all can count on is disappointment. Oh and shameless links to follow!

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Ep. 33 - Trainwreck

October 27, 2018

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Annnnnnnddddd we're back with a trainwreck of an episode on the Amy Schumer/Bill Hader romcom TRAINWRECK. We're not that creative, however our guest Jess, formerly of JOY SANDWICH and now cursed to forever promote our podcast, finds new ways to derail the best laid plans of our host Dave as he tries to navigate the tricky waters of criticizing anything THE GREAT Bill Hader was ever involved with. Co-host Mike joins in on the criticism, but only of Dave, and as usual demands more sex scenes in his sex comedies.

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Ep. 32 - King Kong

April 28, 2018

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is currently being seen by every set of eyes on the planet, but maybe your ears will give our episode a chance on one of the first big spectacle films, KING KONG. Guest WEB BIST of TRILOGY TALK joins the show to discuss approaching this 1933 classic with 2018 sensibilities, the grabby hands of Mr. Kong, and how it feels to be The Other (Hairer) Man. All of this and and presumably more things that would produce great Fay Wray-like scream from our listeners at the links below:

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Ep. 31 - Your Sister’s Sister

April 5, 2018

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On this episode we discuss awkward family moments as seen in the strange love(ish) triangle seen in YOUR SISTER'S SISTER. And to do so our guest Amanda from AMANDA'S PICTURE SHOW A-GO-GO and CULTURE POP A-GO-GO shares her side of family disputes, as they sometimes happen on her very own podcasts. No such family allegiance from your hosts Dave and Mike, though both share one to the great Emily Blunt, while extreme love and hate are reserved for Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. We'll let you hit that play button to figure out which host is doing the loving and which one is his usual hateful Dave-self at the links below:

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Ep. 30 - The Terminal

March 31, 2018

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Unlike Stanley Tucci in THE TERMINAL we have open arms to our guests, and in particular returning guest JASON MICHAEL of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION (and the upcoming TRILOGY TALK) to talk about a Steven Spielberg film that everyone hates. No, no READY PLAYER ONE (although that should provide a hashtag for this episode's social media promotion @grandgesturepod) but the 2004 Tom Hanks starring romcom. Jason dismisses Catherine Zeta-Jones from this screen romance and focuses on Tucci and Hanks bantering back and forth as the latter takes up residence in the former's airport as a man with no country but who makes friends easily. Hopefully we can convince you to join this lonely TERMINAL fan club at the links below:

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Ep. 29 - Ex Machina

March 29, 2018

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On this episode we celebrate/lament (so we have all of our Film Twitter bases covered) the release of Alex Garland's latest film ANNIHILATION as well as Alicia Vikander's latest film TOMB RAIDER by looking back to their collaboration in EX MACHINA. This very romantic film tells the story of a young ginger man who one day wins the nerd lottery to go drink, dance, and have speed date challenges under the tutelage of The Great Oscar Isaac. To help us retell this story in podcast form we bring on first time guest EMILY of the DEAD RINGERS podcast. No dancing allowed on this episode but an awful lot of ogling for The Great Oscar Isaac. Feel free to ogle with us at the links below:

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Ep. 28 - Sweet Home Alabama

March 27, 2018

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As promised (threatened?) we get around to SWEET HOME ALABAMA with the only reason to listen to this episode, returning guest ALLISON of the NOT YOUR LITTLE LADY podcast. In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss watching this 2002 romcom hit with outsiders, Hollywood's obsession with portraying the South as a time capsule, and sacred dog burial grounds. But it's not all serious business as eventually we get into a game of Hot or Not with Southern leading men by doing some on-air research with our personal assistant Google. We buy into Josh Lucas in that respect, but do we buy Reese Witherspoon as a woman who would procrastinate getting divorce papers signed for YEARS? No, but we hope you buy into this episode by clicking on one of the links below:

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Ep. 27 - The Red Shoes

March 17, 2018

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For RED SPARROW we go with an obvious tie-in film in the first of our once a month romance with classic cinema: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1948 film THE RED SHOES. Ballet and the color red, but no spycraft to be found as your hosts Dave and Mike talk about the difference between professional and romantic passion and how podcasts provide more of the latter (episode 100 is just around the corner where your hosts finally answer "will they or won't they?") than the former. Join us as we continue to dance THE GRAND GESTURE format to its inevitable death at the links below:

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Ep. 26 - That Awkward Moment

March 3, 2018

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We bring on "The King of Cringe" for THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, something our guest JARED DOTSON of SOBER CINEMA takes issue with. However much to our surprise, he does not take issue with this not so well regarded romcom from 2014 starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller as three guys making a pact to navigate single life together after one friend's marriage ends. And while the romances don't particularly work here (except for the one with the great Mackenzie Davis who makes any role work) this boys club movie ends up having its own particular charms. Like a combination of ice cream and bourbon this one goes down easy in our latest episode you can find here and at the links below:

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