Apr 23 2015

Episode 63: But What About the Lacrosse?

0063 TeenDear listeners, we are well aware that we are middle-aged ladies, so we brought on young’un Kate Cornish from the North Star Roller Girls to discuss TEEN COMEDIES!

(Okay, so we admit Kate is old enough to have PhD and we’re talking about teen comedies of the late 1990s, but hey! We’re trying!)

If you feel brave enough to drink along with two roller girls and Melissa, we suggest The Gaucho Club Oak Cask Malbec. It is tasty and its Argentinian ways pleased us greatly.

Show notes behind the cut!

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Apr 21 2015

Trailer Tuesday

Apr 20 2015

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

freaked

Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Freaked

Okay, so, once upon a time, Alex Winter (the other guy from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) remade Todd Browning’s Freaks, except it was a zany comedy with Randy Quaid as the villain and Bobcat Goldthwait as a man with a sock puppet for a head and all the makeup effects looked like they erupted from MAD Magazine and there’s a character named Oritz the Dog Boy who sounds suspiciously like an uncredited Keanu Reeves having the time of his life. Oh, and Mr. T was there, too.

If you’re wondering why I’m typing while having a fever dream, I assure you, this film exists, and you should see it.

brideandprejudice

Windy’s Pick of the Week: Bride & Prejudice

A Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel! All the romance, with Bollywood dance numbers – but no kissing (Jane Austen would’ve approved). If you’ve never watched Bollywood, this is a good entry point. The film is mostly in English, it stars the stunning Aishwarya Rai, and it’s telling a quintessentially Western story. In this retelling, the central conflict between Lalita (our Elizabeth analog) and Darcy is his ignorance of and lack of respect for Indian culture – an apt and relevant point of contention that also allows for a satisfying resolution. The Bollywood song/dance numbers are not as polished and amazing as some other films, but they are charming and catchy, and the Indian twist on beloved characters is delightfully fresh.

Apr 17 2015

Site Update: Episode List Page

Greetings, dear listeners! We just made a quick site update that you might like: we added a page that lists all of our podcasts in one spot.

Even better, the page not only gives you links to the episode posts, but it also lists what each show is actually about, when it was posted, and when it was recorded. There are even search and sort functions, as well as some information about upcoming episodes!

So, if you are one of our listeners who likes to pick and choose episodes of interest, or if you find yourself trying to locate our episode about Godzilla, or if you want to hear all episodes featuring Sharon Stiteler as a guest… this new page is for you!

Apr 16 2015

Episode 62: Turtles All the Way Down: Part 2

0062 Meta 2This week, devoted listeners, we bring you the second half of our META MOVIES discussion with Tonya Wershow! Or perhaps more correctly, this is the final few minutes of the discussion, followed by 20 minutes of tangents and drunken giggling, because that is the quality podcasting that we know you value.

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