Episode 17: Anastasia

Join us on a journey to the past as we watch the animated film Anastasia for this week's Viewing Party! We learn that Fox princess movies are much more gruesome than Disney, dive into some theological talk about redemption, and question why Meg Ryan and John Cusack were never in a live action movie together in the 90s. We also learn the true story of the Romanovs from our first call in guest, Robb!

Meet special guest Robb!

History buff and friend of the show Robb is currently producing multiple podcasts of his own, which will be launching soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobbThomas and Instagram at @therealrobb.

Show Notes

IMDb: Anastasia (1997)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: G

Amanda’s Picture Show a Go Go
Episode 0: The Little Mermaid
Spelling names backwards, like Redael (leader) and Nevaeh (heaven)
Melchior Horizon (new band name??)
Enya
"People on Street!" - Under Pressure by Queen  
Why wasn’t there a movie with Meg Ryan and John Cusack in the 90s??
Honeymoon wardrobe: trousseau
Phone a Friend: Robb Thomas
Execution of the Romanov family / Nicholas II
Church where the remains of the Romanov family resides

Song about Rasputin:

Synesthesia
People Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Men - Dimitri (possibly not real??)

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Titanic
  • Hamilton
  • Glee
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Anastasia (broadway)
  • The Great Comet (broadway)
  • Cats (broadway)
  • Amadeus
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spring Awakening
  • Mary Poppins
  • Annie
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Swan Princess
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Oblivion
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Hamilton
  • Bobby’s World
  • Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • Finding Nemo
  • Must Love Dogs
  • You’ve Got Mail

 

Episode 16: Pride & Prejudice (BBC Miniseries)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a movie podcast in possession of a good audience must be in want of a Pride & Prejudice episode. So we made one for you! This week special guest Chelsea convinces Wesleigh to watch the the definitive 5-hour BBC miniseries version of P&P. We discuss teenage marriages, which character reminds us of a golden retriever puppy, and, of course, that scene with Colin Firth that made everyone fall in love with him.

Meet this week's guest, Chelsea!

Chelsea has a PhD in fashion and loves movies, especially this version of P&P. You can learn more about her on Instagram at @docdress and or at her website, docdress.com!

 

Show Notes

IMDb: Pride & Prejudice [BBC miniseries] (1995)
Rated: PG

Bingley = golden retriever puppy
the Darcy Stare test
the female gaze
Pop! Goes My Heart

Mr. Bennet: Good Dad
Father’s Day episode
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries


Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice viaProject Gutenberg
Jo March vs Lizzie Bennet

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Pride & Prejudice (1940)
  • Bride & Prejudice (2004)
  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2016)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean series
  • Walk, Don’t Run
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • Notting Hill
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Twilight
  • Modern Family
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • The Godfather
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Little Women (1933) w/ Katherine Hepburn
  • Little Women (1949) [the one Wesleigh watched a lot]
  • Little Women (1994)
  • The Newsies
  • Brigadoon
  • Outlander
  • Sense & Sensibility (1995)
  • Step Up
  • Magic Mike
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • She’s the Man
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

Episode 14: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

For this week's Viewing Party, we picked something fun and light-hearted: My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Join your hosts as they gush over sweet wedding traditions, make an appeal to Joey Fatone, consider the possibility of cat flower girls, and discuss the most charming makeover montage in rom-coms. Are you a Frump Girl or a Pinto Bean Girl? Find out in this episode!

Show Notes

IMDb: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Rated: PG

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon soundtrack
band Rooney
Not Sponsored by Game of Thrones on HBO
Not Sponsored by Windex
Joey Fatone
Flower crown wedding tradition
Hand knot tying wedding tradition
Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainer
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Not Sponsored by #1 Gyro Shop and Nothing Bundt Cakes

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek
  • Gladiator
  • Almost Famous
  • Erin Brockovitch
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • She’s All That
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Sex and the City
  • Friends
  • LOTR
  • Game of Thrones
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Silicon Valley
  • Hamilton

 

Episode 13: Would You Watch This? - Father's Day Edition

It's a Very Special Episode in honor of Father's Day! In our first edition of Would You Watch This?, Katie and Wesleigh watch trailers for movies about dads and discuss if they'd watch them. Tune in to hear all about after school specials, Katie's famous fourth cousin, which of these dads are most like our own awesome fathers, and the the most popular father/daughter wedding dance song of the 90s. BONUS: Your hosts have their first on-air fight — over America's Dad, Tom Hanks.

Show Notes

IMDb: Father of the Bride (1950)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: The Godfather (1972)
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Rated: R

IMDb: Raising Arizona (1987)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Rated: PG-13

IMDb: Dad (1989)
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Rated: PG

IMDb: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Rated: PG-13

IMDb: Junior (1994)
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Rated: PG-13

IMDb: Daddy Day Care (2003)
Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Rated: PG

IMDb: Finding Nemo (2003)
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Rated: G

Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
Dude Looks Like a Lady by Aerosmith
Frisch’s Big Boy
Passion of the Christ
Plumbing the Death Star: Which Disney princess would make the best stepdad?
TayTay is back on spotify!
Crawdads
COSI
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
The Christmas Shoes by Newsong

Follow our dads!
Katie's dad: @CoachellaBob
Wesleigh's Dad: @SkippyDaySays
Wesleigh's book about her dad: Everything Tastes Better with Peanut Butter

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • 21 Jump Street (TV show)
  • Bonanza
  • Passion of the Christ
  • Hidalgo
  • LOTR: Two Towers
  • The Family Stone
  • Love Actually
  • Troy and Abed in the Morning (Community)
  • Father of the Bride (1991)
  • Arrested Development
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Logan Lucky
  • Logan
  • The Judge
  • Full House
  • Mr. Wrong
  • What Women Want
  • Chicken Run
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • The Back-Up Plan
  • Baby Mama
  • Twins
  • The Goldbergs
  • Toy Story 3
  • Wall-E
  • Three’s Company
  • Master of None
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Groundhog Day
  • Finding Dory
  • Splash (remake w/ Channing)
  • Taken

 

Episode 12: Demolition Man

This week on Viewing Party, Jeff and Ethan from the Sucks to Suck podcast join us to watch the 90s sci-fi action flick Demolition Man! The conversation ranges from Occam’s Razor to Brave New World to toilet humor, and that’s just the beginning. In this episode Ethan recasts the movie for its inevitable remake, Wesleigh shares how a plot point changed the course of logo history, Jeff Secrets in the wrong direction and we learn about Katie’s Netflix cameo.

Meet this week's guests, Jeff and Ethan!

You can hear the boys from the Sucks to Suck podcast on Soundcloud and follow their show on Twitter at @SucksCast. You can also follow Jeff at @jkterrezas and Ethan at @EthanShivener!

Show Notes

IMDb: Demolition Man (1993)
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Rated: R

Cryogenic freezing
Soylent foods
Not sponsored by Soylent Green
Cryogenic therapy
“this is the future the liberals want” meme
Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
Jack Black’s cameo:


Taco Bell logo story
Not Sponsored by Fox in the Snow Cafe
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Teeny Little Super Guy
Not Sponsored by Amy’s Donuts
Hobbit restaurant in Maryland
Not Sponsored by Oldsmobile
Tongue Twister: “Rob Schneider sells sea shells by the San Angeles sea shore while Sly Stallone sleeps soundly by Sandy B in Speed 3”
Jeffrey Dahmer
Inkmaster: Live Mas Mentality
Taco Bell Cantinas
Clippy + Siri = SAPD computer system
Sex scene (BONUS: sleeveless kimono!)
Jeff's favorite YouTube clip
Katie's favorite YouTube clip
Sting original song:

Homestar Runner
XKCD YouTube joke
Jim Gaffigan
The Secret
Childish Gambino
Babes to Know podcast

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • Parks and Recreations
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Judge Dredd
  • Back to the Future
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Soylent Green
  • Rambo
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Mad Max
  • Batman (1989)
  • San Andreas
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • LOTR
  • The Simpsons
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Aloha
  • Star Wars
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ghostbusters
  • Heathers
  • Coneheads
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Hard Day’s Night
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Big Short
  • Fight Club
  • Total Recall (new)
  • Robocop (new)
  • Running Man (new)
  • Black Mirror
  • Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
  • The Babadook
  • Blade
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Blade: Trinity
  • The Mask
  • Liar, Liar
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Girls
  • Despicable Me
  • Captain America
  • Pee Wee’s Playhouse
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Office Space
  • Hateful Eight
  • The Big Lebowski

 

Episode 11: Brigadoon


Pie on a windowsill, this episode is amazing! For this week's Viewing Party we decided it was time for a musical, and dug up a classic from Wesleigh's childhood, Brigadoon. This sci-fi film masquerading as a Broadway period piece inspired discussions on sensory deprivation tanks, flirt dancing, grandmas, and Doctor Who. And in our favorite bit to date, Katie learns that Wesleigh is not immune to the power of forearms.

Show Notes

IMDb: Brigadoon (1954)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Rated: G

It’s Almost Like Being in Love
Plaid pants David Tennant in The Decoy Bride:

Holding Out for a Hero
Pie cabinets
Suspension of disbelief
AFI 100 years lists (it was nominated for the top 10 in fantasy but didn't make the list...Groundhog Day did!)
The bride’s dress/groom's legwarmers:

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things..."

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things..."

 

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • Groundhog Day
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • The Decoy Bride
  • Shrek
  • Footloose
  • The Great Comet of 1812
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Grease
  • Doctor Who
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Braveheart
  • The Hunger Games
  • Sky High
  • Oklahoma
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Signing in the Rain
  • State Fair
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • White Christmas
  • Freakazoid
  • Mean Girls
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Step Up
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Episode 10: Step Up

It's that time of the month — time for another Channing Tatum movie! Join us on a Journey Through Giggles as we watch Step Up, a pretty forgettable film we somehow were able to talk about for a whole hour. In this episode we discuss convenient character deaths, teen dance movies of the 2000s (why were there so many??), Wesleigh attempts to make a telegraph joke, and Katie describes that time she invented the sport of Chili Luge.

Show Notes

IMDb: Step Up (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Rated: PG-13

The Tatumverse(TM)
Stephen Hawking / One Direction
Switchfoot in A Walk to Remember
Knock Off Zac Efron
Chili Lugeing
Mario
Jonas Brothers
Baby Tatum
Alyson Stoner
Lip Sync Battle - Jenna v Channing
Soul Nova Fever
Dance movies in the 2000s
Dance sequence in Hail, Caesar!

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • 21/22 Jump Street
  • Supergirl
  • The Mindy Project
  • American Horror Story
  • The Grudge 2
  • Joey
  • The Young and the Restless
  • The Hot Chick
  • Mean Girls
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Romeo & Juliet (1968)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Titanic
  • LOTR
  • Disney Cheerleader Zombie Movie
  • Step Up 2
  • Step Up 3D
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Drake and Josh
  • That’s So Raven
  • Lilo and Stitch (cartoon)
  • Suite Life of Zack an Cody
  • Selling Isabelle
  • Camp Rock
  • Parks and Rec
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Flashdance
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Glee
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Honey
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Love and Basketball
  • High School Musical
  • Mask of Zorro
  • Take the Lead
  • Kingsman
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Watchmen