Check out our latest episode as we discuss the newly released 2014 film The F Word, (or the more generic “What If” to those outside Canada). Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and helmed by Michael Dowse, this film offers a fresh take on a pretty conventional rom-com story of woe: what if the one you fall for is already taken? We discuss the origin of the film from an original play, why weddings are such a genre staple, and we relish in the beautiful shots of our hometown of Toronto, in a fantasy-land where winter doesn’t exist, and where the music is always loud.
We also welcome special guest J.M. McNab, from the Rewatchability podcast.
Episode 73 – THE F WORD
Join us this week as we discuss the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid. This isn’t your average Farrelly Brothers’ remake, but the original helmed by comedian/actor/director/writer Elaine May. The film starring Charles Grodin, (pre-grumpy Dad phase), Cybill Shepherd and Jeannie Berlin, follows a honeymoon doomed with bad decisions and packed with so much squirm-inducing, terrible behaviour, it’s a wonder if this could be inspiration for all the anti-hero leading characters of more contemporary comedies. While being both a challenging and hilarious film, we do learn that Charles Grodin may also not like being a husband, as well as those big dogs.
We also welcome special guest Rob LaRonde, from the Rewatchability podcast.
Episode 72 – THE HEARTBREAK KID
Check out our latest episode as we discuss the beloved 1987 film The Princess Bride. We also team up with our bros from the Rewatchability podcast, J.M. McNab and Blain Watters, for our first ever joint episode! With so many quotable lines, wonderful costumes, silly stunts and sad stories from Blain, this is one memorable film for our generation. We discuss Rob Reiner and the wonderful cast, the amazing Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (no spoilers, promise!), whether Buttercup is a standout heroine, or just another helpless princess, and so much more!
Check out our latest episode as we discuss 1988’s Bull Durham, a movie about sex and baseball, and sexy-baseball. We follow Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner through a season of the minor leagues and a summer of moving on, moving up and a lot of getting it on. We share our thoughts on the differences between 1988 and 2014, how not to fuck up a strong female role, baseball memories and lots of Susan Sarandon love.
This week we welcome special guest Anne T. Donahue, writer, fellow podcaster, (check out Bevs with Anne), and very funny lady.
Episode 70 – BULL DURHAM
Check out our latest episode as we discuss the newly released FX pilots Married and You’re the Worst, the first in the crop of tv pilots coming this year in our very own rom-com tradition. Packed with comedy actors both familiar (hey Jenny Slate!) and new, both shows aren’t wasting any time getting right into their respective romantic entanglements, showing us a slice of both the domestic and the wild, single life. Is 2014 the year of the romantic comedy rebirth on television? We’ll have to wait and see…
Episode 69 – MARRIED/YOU’RE THE WORST
Join us this week as we discuss the 1987 film Roxanne. Starring Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah, and boasting a wonderful cast of supporting characters, (hey there Fred Willard and Damon Wayans!), this Cyrano de Bergerac retelling is as wacky as it is romantic, and often very hard to dislike – unless you don’t like movies where a couple guys dupe a woman and betray her emotions – in any case, it teaches one to never pick on a grown man with a big nose – he may just know karate.
Episode 68 – ROXANNE
This week we watched the much anticipated 2014 film They Came Together. Packed full of silliness and absurdity, this self-reflexive parody includes an ensemble that reads like a list of your favourite comedy actors. Helmed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter, the geniuses that brought you Wet Hot American Summer, it may be the romantic comedy genre parody to end all parodies. There’s no more jokes left, guys.
This week we welcome special guest Dan Gorman, from the podcasts See You Next Wednesday and Time Bandits on the Modern Superior network.
Episode 67 – THEY CAME TOGETHER