THE BEGUILED ~ Amanda welcomes new guests and fellow Lady Pod Squad-ers, Justine from The Cutaways, Courtney from Chicks with Flicks and Hannah from Film Roast, to discuss the latest Sofia Coppola film. Justine calls the film, “sexual tension: the movie”, Courtney is the resident expert on all things beguiled and beguiling, Hannah dresses as Austen Powers, and Amanda spots a penis metaphor.
JAWS ~ Amanda welcomes new guest, Andrea, along with return guests, Colleen, Stephen and Carl, to discuss the original summer blockbuster! Andrea experiences the Spielberg classic for the first time and only jumps a couple times, Colleen loves the wince scene between Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen points out that the “pond” isn’t actually a pond, Carl knows a TON about the Jaws sequels, and Amanda has a deep seeded fear of sharks.
NEPHEW ADVENTURES - THE SECRET GARDEN ~ Amanda begins a new series of mini episodes where she goes takes her nephews to the movies and they talk about the film afterwards. First up is the 1993 film, The Secret Garden.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING ~ Amanda welcomes an A-team of guests for this roundtable discussion. Marianne, Keith, Stephen, Carl, Sean, Tim and Brittney all assemble to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming. Marianne is not a fan of the Sam Raimi films, Keith points out the influence of the Miles Morales comics on the film, Stephen likes that the high schoolers in the movie actually look and act like kids and not adults, Carl enjoys the meta-textual casting of Michael Keaton, Sean proposes a montage mashup of Uncle Ben and the Wayne parents’ deaths, Tim likes the changes the filmmakers made to The Vulture from the comics, Brittney appreciates how the film melded in to the MCU, and Amanda is so happy this movie wasn’t another origin story.
REAR WINDOW ~ Amanda welcomes back Erika to discuss the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window. Erika will gladly take the dresses from the 1950s but she’ll leave the sexism, and Amanda totally nerds out over the dialogue in the movie.
BABY DRIVER ~ Amanda and return guests, Erik and Katie, discuss the newist Edgar Wright flick. Erik hopes the film gets some sound editing love come Awards Season, Katie is really excited that Ansel Elgort doesn’t have cancer in this movie, and Amanda goes to IKEA instead of seeing the new Transformers movie.
NOTORIOUS ~ Amanda welcomes back Erika to discuss this Hitchcock classic. Erika was once in the same room as Robert Osborne, and Amanda has an ever so slight bias for Cary Grant.
LABYRINTH ~ Amanda welcomes new guest, Carl, and return guests, Colleen, Stephen, Jessica and Tim to discuss the Jim Henson classic. Carl is creeped out by the “helping hands”, Colleen recommends enjoying the movie while under the influence of certain substances, Stephen shares some insight into David Bowie’s tight, tight pants, Jessica has some serious hair envy, Tim wishes they’d used a real owl instead of a CGI owl, and Amanda spots some details in the 4k restoration that she’d never seen before.
ROUGH NIGHT ~ It’s the first official crossover episode! Amanda has Katie and Wesleigh from the Viewing Party Podcast on to discuss the comedy, Rough Night. Katie has a famous laugh, Wesleigh likes how real all of the characters feel, and Amanda likes the movie more on her second viewing.
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN ~ For the 100th episode, Amanda watches one of her favorites with some of her favorite people: return guests Faythe, Jessica and Kristin. Faythe finds the movie delightful, Jessica thinks Gene Kelley’s arms look amazing in his costumes, Kristin appreciates the artistry of the Broadway Melody section, and Amanda apparently used to wear old lady nightgowns.
BAYWATCH ~ Amanda welcomes back Liam from the Nerd on Nerd podcast to discuss the movie, Baywatch. Liam is worried that Zac Efron may be getting typecast, and Amanda comes up with some merchandising ideas for the film. They also discuss the Best Actor race from this year’s Oscars.
SUSPICION ~ Two people who love Hitchcock did not expect to hate one of his films so completely, but that's what happened when Amanda and guest Kristin saw "Suspicion" during Hitchcocktober last fall. What could possible have been SO bad about this classic thriller? Let them tell you...
WONDER WOMAN ~ Amanda rounds up an all-star squad of guests - Keith, Marianne, Chris I, & Sean - to discuss this box office hit!
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD ~ Amanda welcomes new guest Seamus and return guest Erik to discuss the latest Guy Ritchie action flick. Seamus thinks Charlie Hunnam is scrumdiddlyumptious, Erik sees this movie as another superhero film, and Amanda tries and fails to be as cool as Jude Law
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION ~ Amanda welcomes two new guests, Jack and Liam from the Nerd on Nerd podcast, to discuss the cult sci-fi classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Jack wants a custom pair of 3D glasses inspired by the movie, Liam wonders how much better La La Land would’ve been with Jeff Goldblum instead of Ryan Gosling, and Amanda wants to play a drinking game with this film.
COLOSSAL ~ Amanda and return guest Brittney discuss the genre-defying Colossal. Brittney likens Anne Hathaway’s character to Batman, and Amanda doesn’t understand the backlash against the actress.
TAXI DRIVER ~ Does Robert De Niro's character in have a secret connection to a beloved superhero? Amanda and guests Sean, Colleen, Stephen, and Tim consider this and more on this episode all about Martin Scorsese's classic film.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 ~ One of Amanda's guests actually had reservations about Baby Groot. Was it Marianne, Keith, Tim, or Brittney? Were they eventually won over by the cuteness? Find out in this episode!
ROPE ~ Erika and Amanda talk about the classic Hitchcock and ponder who the mystery could be solved more quickly.
OFFICE SPACE ~ Recorded Live at the Columbus Podcast Festival. Brenda, Jessica, and Stephen talk about this culturally-important, hilarious film, and Stephen's weird quirks.
FIST FIGHT ~ Amanda and return guests, Jessica and Shane, discuss the comedy, Fist Fight. Jessica is on board with the critiques of the education system the movie sneaks in, Shane approves of the use of zoom in the film but he’s still not sure about it in Vertigo, and Amanda nerds out over Kumail Nanjiani.
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS ~ Amanda welcomes new guest, Erik, and return guest, Jeremy, to discuss The Fate of the Furious. Erik is not impressed with the “hacking” in the movie, Jeremy thinks Charlize Theron looks like Predator with her braids and Amanda wants an explanation for the length of the “Cuban mile”.
DONNIE DARKO ~ Amanda discusses the cult classic, Donnie Darko, with return guests, Colleen and Dallas. Colleen loves Mary McDonnell’s performance in the film, Dallas gets really excited when Ashley Tisdale shows up on screen, and Amanda confesses to wanting to be like Jenna Malone in high school.
THE GREAT WALL ~ Pedro Pascal's facial reactions were all over the place in a delightful way. Matt Damon's accent was all over the place in a not-so-delightful way. Amanda and guests Keith, Marianne, and Jessica discuss the highs and lows of this action/adventure film.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) ~ Amanda and return guest, Chris I, discuss the Disney live action remake, Beauty and the Beast. Chris flashes to Harry Potter during a couple of scenes in the movie and Amanda thinks every movie needs more Kevin Kline.
THE RED TURTLE - New guest Lucas joins returning Tim to talk about this animated film, which apparently has charming crabs.
GET OUT ~ Do you and your friends talk about eye acting? Ours do. And they think that the eye acting going on in this film is award-worthy. What else did Amanda, Stephen, and Colleen have to say about this innovative thriller? Take a listen and find out!
CARRIE FISHER MARATHON ~ In a tribute to the gone-but-not-forgotten icon, Amanda and guests Joe M. (as he is now forever known), Shane, Kristin, and Chris I. watch and discuss 3 very different Carrie Fisher films: STAR WARS, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, and POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE.
LOGAN ~ By now we know that the list of movies that have made Amanda cry is not a short one. But you might not have expected the newest release from the X-Men franchise to make it onto that list. Check out her discussion with guests Casey and Keith to find out what hit them all right in the feels.
SPIRITED AWAY ~ 4 grown adults (Amanda, Shane, Yohe, and Kristin) can't seem to stop themselves from making silly noises while discussing this anime classic. But they also delve into themes of economic collapse, anxiety, and first loves. So it evens out.
For more silly noises and a discussion on the Studio Ghibli shorts that accompanied this film, check out the EXTENDED EPISODES section!
POWER RANGERS ~ Obviously when discussing a movie based on an early-90s TV series, you enlist 90s kids to join you (one of whom has a Power Rangers tattoo). Amanda, Dallas, and Joe have fun dissecting this nostalgia-laden film, so much fun that an EXTENDED EPISODE with bonus content was called for, which you can find in the extended episodes section!
SPLIT ~ This film earned 3 LOVED-ITS from Amanda and guests Marianne & Keith. The acting is partly responsible ("Oh my gosh, can we talk about James McAvoy?" - Marianne). To find out why else this was so well received, check out the full episode!
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE ~ Amanda welcomes back Keith, Marianne, Dan, and Tim to discuss the new animated superhero movie! Does anyone else think that Zach Galifianakis as The Joker is the best thing in film so far this year?
T2 TRAINSPOTTING ~ Amanda and guest Brenda discuss the Trainspotting sequel which has been 21 years in the making. Was it worth the wait?
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN ~ Movie lovers still debate the outcome of the 2006 Academy Awards Best Picture category in which "Crash" beat out this Ang Lee film. What is not debated is how badly we all still miss Heath Ledger. Amanda and guest Tim discuss the Ang Lee masterpiece.