On our latest episode we review Before I Fall, which is basically Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls (minus the laughs of both). We also talk about the trailer for The Promise and debate over whether or not using the Groundhog Day template makes for a compelling movie.
For only the second time in the history of our humble podcast, we DID NOT just see a movie. No, this one's for basketball fans. This episode is all about March Madness - in it we go through Elizabeth's bracket, game by game, to get her picks (and her rationale, which often leaves Mike incredulous). We also relay some of our March Madness stories, including the time we spent the tournament's entire first day at an Applebee's and won a Corona cooler, as well as the time we went to Vegas. Plus at the end of the podcast we watch the end of the UC-Davis/NC Central play-in game after Elizabeth makes a bet on it that could prove disastrous to her bracket.
This week we review Kong: Skull Island. The Kong talk doesn't start until about 21 minutes in though - before that we talk about the trailer for The Circle, why comedians tend to make good actors, and another discussion on theater etiquette.
We're back with a review of the final movie about everybody's favorite Wolf Man Guy, Logan. We also talk about the Deadpool short that played before the movie, the Alien: Covenant trailer, and the naming convention of the Fast and the Furious movies.
It's the "Elizabeth's Birthday" edition! Today we picked apart the plot of In-Lawfully Yours, a faith-based 2016 romantic comedy we found on Netflix. Here's the description from IMDB: "Following both the death of her father-in-law and a divorce, Jesse, a New Yorker, returns to a small town to live with her now widowed mother-in-law. Jesse struggles to fit in with the local townsfolk who don't welcome her with open arms to say the least. Jesse becomes acquainted with the local pastor, her widowed brother-in-law, falling in love with him, much to the dismay of the community. Things get even more complicated when her ex-husband comes calling, suspiciously trying to win her back. Between her love life and entangled in-laws, Jesse is tested as she seeks the answer to where she truly belongs." In our review we discuss the main character's odd relationship with her ex-mother-in-law, a pastor's odd relationship with his church's "board of directors" (do churches really have those?) and much, much more.
In this episode we review The Great Wall, starring famous Chinese actor Matt Damon. It actually wasn't quite as bad as we expected. We discuss his weird accent, how much time is wasted because his character can't speak Chinese, and also give a shout out to our favorite concession stand cashier at our theater
Valentine's Day came and went, and with it came 50 Shades Darker, the much anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Gray. In this we discuss the film's nonsensical, nearly non-linear plot as well as Mike's surprising reaction to the film's ending. We had so much to say about this one, we skip the trailer talk and dive right into it.