Episode 98: Her


Skimming through Netflix’s Award Winners category led us to this week’s movie, 2013’s Her. In this episode, we recap delirious fever texts, Katie learns what airports look like from the air, we learn what movie Wesleigh’s mom refuses to watch with her, and decide that Theodore Twombly is the most Enneagram 4 of all time.

Show Notes

IMDb: Her (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: R

Park and Recs: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Surviving R Kelly, Pretty Woman, Marty
Nina West
Mississippi Pot Roast
Two Bossy Dames
Cats Mirror the Personalities of Their Owners via BH&G
speculative fiction
Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake
LeVar Burton
Katey Segal
Chris Pratt in this movie:

chriss pratt her.jpg


Wesleigh: 7 Tatums
Katie: 7 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Love Actually

  • Being John Malkovich

  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • her smell

  • In Her Shoes

  • Stranger Than Fiction

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Lars and the Real Girl

  • Smart House

  • Futurama

  • Married with Children

  • Minority Report

  • Law & Order

  • CSI: Miami

  • Isn’t It Romantic

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Episode 86: Galaxy Quest

galaxy quest.jpg

We’re kicking off Wesleigh’s birthday month while watch what J.J. Abrams has called the best Star Trek movie, Galaxy Quest! In this week’s show, we consider Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, locate some boats, and reminisce about Alan Rickman. This episode is brought to you by the letter G.

Show Notes

IMDb: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Rated: PG

Park and Rec: Bohemian Rhapsody, Suspiria, Love Simon
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury:



Wesleigh: 9 Tatums
Katie: 7 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Episode 67: S1M0NE


“Sci-fi meets Al Pacino? I’m in.” Inspired by Instagram, we watched S1M0NE, a movie from the early 2000s about the rise to fame of a CGI actress. In this episode of Viewing Party, we compare Childish Gambino to *NSYNC, spend too much time googling sexy shiny fabric, Katie considers becoming a Channing evangelist, and Wesleigh, much to her own chagrin, misidentifies a font (it’s Eurostile, not Bank Gothic!).

Show Notes

IMDb: S1M0NE (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%
Rated: PG-13

Cardi B
This is America by Childish Gambino:

not sponsored by CD 102.5
Sermon on Amos at Vineyard Columbus
Christ & Pop Culture: Childish Gambino
NYT  Donald Glover interview (linked to before?)
Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC:

Park and Rec: The Incredibles 2, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon
PCHH review of The Incredibles 2
CNN article about CGI instagram influences
Can You Wear Latex in Real Life? article from Vogue
“our love is like a wildflower that only grows on the edge of a very high cliff”
“what do i know, i’m not a tear expert, i just cry every day”
Eurostile: font used in futuristic movies -- article from Typeset in the Future
(You Make me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Love and Hip Hop NY
  • Magic Mike
  • Atlanta
  • Bachelorette
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • Fight Club


Episode 64: SOLO


This week on Viewing Party we spoil SOLO, a movie we watched mostly because of Donald Glover. In this episode, we spend a lot of time diving into the chronological cannon of Star Wars (ooh buddy), bring back the term “Longbottomed,” and learn that the song I Wanna Be (500 Miles) has very different connotations for each of us.

Show Notes

IMDb: SOLO: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Rated: PG-13

Columbus Crew SC
500 Miles by The Proclaimers:

Buckeye Count Cloggers
Park and Rec: The Bachelorette, Belmont Stakes / Triple Crown
Longbottomed via Urban Dictionary
Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon texts/tweets:


Star Wars Timeline via Random House Book (through SyFy)
How Solo's Surprising Star Wars Darth Maul Cameo Connects to Phantom Menace and Rebels via IGN
Choose You Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned


Episode 12: Demolition Man w/ Jeff & Ethan

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
Not Sponsored by Taco Bell

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 4: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind w/ Pam

This week Viewing Party welcomes our first guest: our friend Pam! She chose Eternal Sunshine for her guest pick, and we had a great time discussing love and loss, the weirdness of relationships, MPDGs, and at what point in the film she started crying upon her first viewing. We also read a movie review that makes Pam want to track down the author and fight them. You don't want to miss it!

Our lovely first guest, Pam!
(and her cat, Gizmo)
You can follow her on Twitter at @hobbitfancier

Show Notes

IMDb: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Rated: R

Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Wesleigh’s Blog:  “Adorkable Maverick Dream Guy” (2012)
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Not sponsored by Cuties clementines
Nietzsche quote
Alexander Pope poem
Elijah Wood’s Twitter
Muppet’s spoof poster of Pet Detective
Podcast: Dumb People Town
Comedy round table discussion with Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, and Chris Rock
"Comedy is tragedy plus time."

Movies/Shows Mentioned:

  • HitRecord
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Princess Bride
  • Godzilla 1998 w/ Matthew Broderick
  • Elizabethtown
  • Garden State
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • La La Land
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Spider-Man
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • Open Windows [Katie and Pam say DON'T watch this]
  • The Office
  • In Living Color
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Man Men
  • The Mask
  • Love Actually
  • Moneybag
  • South Park
  • Boondock Saints
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • XXX
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Gladiator
  • Titanic
  • The Good Wife
  • The Silence of the Lambs