Marathon May

Episode 62: Somehwere in Time w/ Lara


We’re wrapping up Marathon May by inviting our friend who suggested year’s theme of time travel romances, Lara! She introduces us to Somewhere in Time, an ethereal movie that seems to have been filmed through an Instagram filter. In this episode Katie calls in from a nursing home, express our disappointment with this film’s ending, and pitch a new gender-swapped 80s movie someone should definitely be making.


Meet our guest, Lara!

This week we're joined by the brainchild of the time travel romance theme for Marathon May, Lara! She blogs at and sometimes reviews films from a parenting perspective. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Show Notes

IMDb: Somewhere in Time (1980)
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Rated: PG

Lara: She’s way more interesting than Michigan™
Park and Rec: The Shape of Water, The DUFF, Trainwreck (while inebriated), Snatched, MST3K, do not recommend RoboCop 2 and 3
Book: Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
Grand Hotel in Michigan's Somewhere in Time Weekend Event
Arthur (Bill Erwin) and Young Arthur (Sean Hayden) on set:


Young Arthur in the movie with Christopher Reeve vs. Bill Erwin's photo of his young self in 1918, which he brought to his audition:


The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Pitch: Bev & Tina’s Excellent Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Benjamin Button
  • The Patriot
  • Forever Young
  • Demolition Man
  • Harry Potter
  • Easy A
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Superman
  • Get Out
  • Office Space
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • About Time
  • Back to the Future
  • The Time Machine
  • LOTR
  • Doctor Who
  • Kate & Leopold
  • The Time-Traveler’s Wife
  • The Lakehouse
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Big
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Ghostbusters (2016)

Episode 61: Kate & Leopold


For our second movie of Marathon May, we revisit the movie that introduced Hugh Jackman as a heartthrob, Kate & Leopold — which neither of us has watched since we were in middle school. In this episode, Katie reveals a secret about watching superhero movies, we discuss the Royal Wedding and the current and former hotness of the princes, Wesleigh tries to explain Lovebürger, and some cute puppers join us for the recording!  

Show Notes

IMDb: Kate & Leopold (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes:
Rated: PG-13

Daisy and Bubbles:


Can I Pet Your Dog? podcast
Park and Rec: Deadpool 2, The Handmaid’s Tale, Pushing Daisies
Actor on Pushing Daisies:


Chicago Tribune tweet:

Photo of Harry and Meghan from above by Yui Mok:


Meghan’s veil


Hugh Jackman in Oklahoma!:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Iron Man
  • X-Men
  • Westworld
  • Doctor Who
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Scream
  • Scrubs
  • Oklahoma!
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The West Wing
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Family Matters


Episode 59: About Time

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IT’S MARATHON MAY! In our now-annual tradition, we choose a theme for the month of May — this year we’re watching time travel romances! We’re kicking it off with About Time, one of Katie’s favorites. In this episode, we find long-forgotten pieces of pop culture, wonder why there are so few women time travelers, and discuss what we’d do if we could relive moments of our past.

Show Notes

IMDb: About Time (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Rated: R

Hocus Pick bonus track:

Fuse music channel
Talk Shows on Mute by Incubus:

Park and Rec: Avengers: Infinity War, MBMBaM (TV show), Thelma and Louise
Katie trying to drink from a straw in the dark:

Cute Gleeson Redhead British Man — Domhnall Gleeson's *actual* name
Kate Moss
The Columbus Podcast Festival

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • A Quiet Place
  • I Feel Pretty
  • LOTR
  • Captain America
  • Enough
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Doctor Who
  • The Lake House
  • Blue’s Clues
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Freaky Friday
  • Big
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife


Episode 9: Sky High

For our last superhero film of Marathon May, we take things in a whole different direction and watch Sky High, a teen film that feels like a Disney Channel Original Movie but was actually released in theaters with moderate success. Katie and Wesleigh describe their dream super powers and then discuss pressures put on high schoolers, how much this parallels Harry Potter, orphanages for baby villains, and why Katie still thinks Kurt Russell is in Dirty Dancing.

Show Notes

IMDb: Sky High (2005)
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Rated: PG

Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
“Jim” the camera
Snoopy’s brother in the desert
Choose Your Own Adventure
Not Sponsored by OPI nail polish
Knock-off Taylor Lautner (Steven Strait)
Ramona Flowers and the MPDG / Eternal Sunshine episode
Plumbing the Death Star podcast
Sky High soundtrack
Send us pictures of your babies!

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • That’s So Raven
  • The Office
  • Early Edition
  • Friday Night Lights (TV show)
  • Twilight
  • Harry Potter
  • Mean Girls
  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Wonder Woman (TV show)
  • Community
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • How to be Single
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot
  • Poltergeist
  • The Watch
  • The Crown
  • Spider-Man
  • Arrested Development
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Overboard
  • Splash
  • Hateful Eight
  • Fate of the Furious
  • Death proof
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Forrest Gump
  • Backdraft
  • Family Vacation movies
  • Watchmen
  • Glee


Episode 8: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Turn on your Walkmans, our episode on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is here! (We're assuming you've transferred this podcast to cassette.) Katie and Wesleigh braved the theater opening weekend to bring you our commentary on the newest movie in the Marvel franchise. We'll discuss how this film rounds out all of its characters and touches on some heavy subjects, why boogers are greater than or equal to family, Space Kirk (not from the Enterprise, the other one), and learn that Wesleigh *might* be related to the twins from Sister, Sister.


IMDb: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Rated: PG-13

Show Notes

Not Sponsored by the Gateway / Baby Groot Beer Floats
Patrick Wilson / Kurt Russel / Patrick Swayze
Wesleigh calls dibs on the band name Butterscotch Petticoats
Who is the Sovereign’s new Adam??
Deus ex machina
Life of Pi
Not Sponsored by Thug Notes
Most Dangerous Game
Webby Awards
Guardians and trafficking
Space Moses (see Superman episode)
Sean Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 soundtrack
Not Sponsored by Blubrry
Not Sponsored by Dairy Queen or Doritos

Movies / Shows Mentioned

  • The Last Jedi
  • Golden Girls
  • Firefly
  • Narnia
  • Doctor Strange
  • Arrested Development
  • Hamilton
  • Star Trek
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Inside Out
  • Life of Pi
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • North by Northwest
  • Sister, Sister
  • Fate of the Furious
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Grinch
  • Shrek
  • The Avengers
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Expendables
  • Overboard
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Silly Songs with Larry (VeggieTales)
  • Tangled
  • High School Musical
  • Mary Poppins
  • Knight Rider

Episode 7: Watchmen w/ Luke

Who watches the watchmen? Wesleigh and our guest do — Katie merely survives the experience. For this week’s Marathon May superhero film, we tackle the incredibly long adaptation of Alan Moore’s renown comic Watchmen by Legendary Director Zack Snyder. Along with Luke, comic creator and connoisseur, we discuss why different genres of comics are important, how this movie is similar to P.S. I Love You, why you should read the book instead, and introduce Katie to Howard the Duck.

Meet this week's guest, Luke! (and Tallulah)
You can follow him on Twitter at @koltreg and check out his podcasts, MultiversalQ and Exiled.


Show Notes

IMDb: Watchmen (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Rated: R

Zack Snyder
Saturday Morning Watchmen
Alan Moore, wizard
Neil Gaiman
Animal Man
Miracle Man
Suicide Squad / Banana Splits
Terry Gilliam
The Killing Joke
Kingdom Come
V for Vendetta
Tom Strong
Tomorrow Stories
Top 10 / Smax
The Hobbit graphic novel
The Far Side
Calvin and Hobbes
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Miracle Monday - May 15
Grant Morrison, Alan Moore’s enemy
Tales of the Black Freighter
Drunk History
Alien comic adaptation
Howard the Duck comic / movie
Honk! musical
The Eternals by Jack Kirby
Stellar themed snacks, as provided by Luke:

  • Doctor Manhattan (Manhattan w/ blue curacao)
  • design your own Rorschach cookies
  • Night Owl (coconut rum and root beer)

The Math of You podcast w/ Lucas

Movies / Shows Mentioned:

  • Superman
  • Batman v Superman
  • 300
  • Sucker punch
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Dawn of the Dead (remake)
  • Dawn of the Dead (original)
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Harry Potter
  • Princess Bride
  • League of Extraordinary Gentleman
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Psycho
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Leap Year
  • Downton Abbey
  • P.S. I Love You
  • The Possession
  • The Walking Dead
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Frozen
  • Star Trek
  • The Incredibles
  • Sin City
  • The Dark Night
  • My Little Pony

Episode 6: Superman


We’ve declared May to be Marathon Month, where all the movies we watch will be on the same theme! Because we’re stoked for #GotGVol2 opening we’re watching superhero movies of all kinds. Kicking it off is the father of the modern superhero movie franchise, Superman starring Christopher Reeve. In this episode we’ll discuss how frustrating it is that science makes no sense in this movie universe, why Lois Lane is better than we remembered, and that time Katie and Wesleigh went to the Potato Salad Festival.

Show Notes

IMDb: Superman (1978)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Rated: PG

Columbus Podcast Festival
McElroy podcast royalty (The Charlie and Daddy Show)
Potato Salad Festival
It’s Gonna Be May
Science of Superman
Superman/Moses analogy
Baby Superman actor
Elf / Buddy walking past the narwhal
Frankenstein’s monster walking through the frozen mountains
S symbol on Superman (why did Jor-El have a giant S family crest?)
Metropolis / NYC / Gotham
Not sponsored by Belgian waffles
List of American Superhero Films
Jesus’ missing years
Lex Luthor on Smallville
Why do so many bad guys have cool libraries?
What’s the Deal with Kryptonite? (please tell us!)
Changes clothes like a Sim
Supermans: Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill, Channing Tatum

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • Space Jam
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Prince of Egypt
  • The Jerk
  • Elf
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • Smallville
  • Aladdin
  • Mask of Zorro
  • Dr. Strange (70s TV movie)
  • Batman (1966)
  • Arrow
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Superman Returns
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • The Lego Movie / Lego Batman
  • 21 / 22 Jump Street
  • Spider-man