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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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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

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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"

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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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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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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"

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

 

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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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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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Ep. 36 - Young Adult (Monsters Are Better Off in Their Castles)

December 2, 2018

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For what is possibly THE GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME we present our longest episode of THE GRAND GESTURE for Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman's YOUNG ADULT. To discuss how Charlize Theron's character of Mavis is actually the heroic monster returning to her hometown to demolish boring lives is Allison of NOT YOUR LITTLE LADY. Among the many charms of this particular film we discuss our own experiences living in small towns, strange accusations made at the theater when seeing this film on Christmas Day, and just how damn insulting an email or a song can be in regards to an old high school flame. Also Patrick Wilson's dumb face. All this and more at the links below!

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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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??

Times are tough in 2018. Follow our joy at the links below where I promise you we are of absolutely no help:

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Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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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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