Check out our latest episode as we discuss the 1995 Amy Heckerling film Clueless. Both an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, and a highschool movie at the start of the teen-movie craze of the late 90s, it’s also a pretty neat time capsule. We discuss Alicia Silverstone, the early 1800s rural English social sphere vs. mid-90s Beverly Hills, the ever-ageless Paul Rudd in his first rom-com role, and what it’s like to revisit almost twenty years later… sigh, we feel old.
Check out our latest episode as we discuss the 2005 film Hitch, Will Smith’s first, and interestingly, last romantic comedy vehicle, and boy is this movie something. Smith barely keeps this one together with his natural charisma, but with hopeless comic timing, awkward performances, and generally the idea that all women are stupid enough to get tricked into falling in love… and this stinker still manages to clock in at 118 minutes. Good thing we still have those old Fresh Prince episodes to go back to, so we can try to start putting the pieces back together.
Friends, we’ve decided to cut our episodes down to bi-weekly for the time being. Stay on the lookout here and on facebook for upcoming movie announcement mini-sodes and lots of other good stuff.
Our next episode won’t be released until next Wednesday, so for now, enjoy this picture, which may or may not be of our next movie. (Hint: totally is)
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.
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.
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.