Episode 87: The Green Hornet

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For the second week of Wesleigh’s birthday month, we’re watching The Green Hornet, another movie she loves that Cameron Diaz happens to be in. In this episode, we debut Grilled Cheese Corner, Katie googles photos of young Christoph Waltz, and Wesleigh pitches a new film based on a classic episode of Batman with Adam West.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Green Hornet (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Rated: PG-13

Cranberry jello salad
Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Sandwich
Burnt chicken nugget vine:

Park and Rec: Man in the Moon, Jim & Andy, Kidding
Pinky Pinkerton:

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Wesleigh: 5 Tatums
Katie: 4 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Dark Knight

  • Stranger Things

  • The Green Hornet (tv show)

  • Batman (tv show)

  • Downsizing

  • Spectre

  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids

  • Big Eyes

  • Inglorious Bastards

  • Water for Elephants

  • Django Unchained

  • The Muppet Movie

  • Carnage

  • The Lobster

  • Walk Hard

  • Chicago

  • Powerpuff Girls

Episode 81: Venom


Your hosts braved opening weekend theaters to see the new Marvel movie, Venom! In this episode, we get a 5 minute Tallulah update, our friends share their Hot Takes on the film, Wesleigh rants about the typography of the MCU, and we bring back our new dream sequence segment where we rewrite this movie into a romcom. #MagicMikeByChristmas

Show Notes

IMDb: Venom (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Suspiria (1977), The Good Place, Sierra Burgess is a Loser
Photo from Wesleigh’s mom’s copy of The Handmaid’s Tale:


Jameela Jamil on Twitter
Jameela in her PJs on TV:


The JV Club interview with Jameela
The Hamilton Mixtape / Immigrants:

Matt Bellassai’s pineapple on pizza video:



Wesleigh: 4 Tatums or Hardys
Katie: 3 Tom Hardys

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Suspiria (2018)

  • Call Me By Your Name

  • To All the Boys I Loved Before

  • Stranger Things

  • Table 19

  • Runaway Bride

  • Baby’s Day Out

  • Pretty Woman

  • The Princess Bride

  • The Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

  • The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

  • Black Panther

  • The Meg

  • I Feel Pretty

  • The Greatest Showman

  • Gone Girl

  • Enough

  • Closed Circuit

  • The Night Of

  • The Fast and the Furious

  • Drive

  • Transformers

  • Dexter

  • Incredibles 2

  • The Dark Knight Rises

  • Mean Girls

Episode 68: Ant-Man w/ Robb

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What are you listening to? Spoiler: It’s Viewing Party! This week three-peat guest Robb joins Wesleigh to catch her up on a MCU movie she’d missed, Ant-Man. In this episode, we discuss the surprising Marvel character who has the most screen time, the ubiquity of soap operas, and flat earther dating tips.



Katie’s brother Robb joins Viewing Party this week — and in person this time! You can hear him on our Anastasia and Westworld episodes and find him elsewhere on Twitter @RobbThomas and as part of the Columbus Podcast Festival.

Show Notes

IMDb: Ant-Man (2015)
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Rated: PG-13

Flat Earther on The Bachelorette
Checkhov’s gun
Seattle Becomes First Major US City to Ban Straws via The Washington Post
I rely on plastic straws and baby wipes. I'm disabled — I have no choice. via the Guardian
Park and Rec: Solo, Luke Cage (Season 2)
1984 by George Orwell
The Sims
Schrödinger's cat (Robb, lock down this domain!)
not sponsored by Squarespace

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Iron Man
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Thor
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • Jessica Jones
  • Punisher
  • A Quiet Place
  • Stuart Little
  • Doctor Who
  • Mary Poppins
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Harry Potter

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