The Grand Gesture
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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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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

 

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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Hosts: 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"

Cutting the ’90s Some Slack in REALITY BITES

Cutting the ’90s Some Slack in REALITY BITES

April 3, 2020

Reality_Bites-1280x533.jpgWith everyone hopefully laying on the couch at home we thought this was the perfect time to check in with our Gen X heroes of REALITY BITES. Jessi joins Dave and Mike to share her thanks that her glory days of dating the likes of Troys (defined here in iconic fashion by Ethan Hawke) are over while one host is insistent upon tough love from Janeane Garofalo being just what Winona Ryder needs (the right host, of course). Then we finish with a list of people one host would like to have sex with (again... the right host). 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"

 

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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Theme music by Soft and Furious

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

Copycat.jpgOn 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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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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Theme music by Soft and Furious

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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Chris Evans as a Jerk is Still Better Than You in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Chris Evans as a Jerk is Still Better Than You in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

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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Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

Talking Love to Death in PLAYING BY HEART

Talking Love to Death in PLAYING BY HEART

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"

Top Knots are Signs of the Devil in HELLBOY

Top Knots are Signs of the Devil in HELLBOY

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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Hosts: Dave @DaveAGiannini Mike @warmachinehorse

Email us your favorite romantic grand gestures in film at grandgesturepod@gmail.com

Theme music by Soft and Furious

Intro: "Am I Drunk or in Love"

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

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