Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled

In their latest foray into made-for-TV movies, Will and Marc join the #POstables to look at the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries US Postal Service mystery/romance The Road Less Traveled, the tenth(?) movie in the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series.  Join in as they discuss inappropria ...  Show more

Dangerous Liaisons

We take a number of historical tangents as we're transported to ancien regime France in Stephen Frears's 1988 adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.  Join in as we discuss Close's unstoppable 1980s, a delightful Peter Capald ...  Show more

Monsters vs. Aliens - Episode 200!!!

For our 200th episode, we're taking a look at a supersized love story in the 2009 DreamWorks Animation genre parody Monsters vs. Aliens, starring Reese Witherspoon and a host of other famous people.  Join in as we discuss Seth Rogen's standout performance, the movie's late-Bush-e ...  Show more

Billy Madison

The summer's ending, so we're taking a look at the unbelievable romance of the 1995 back to school comedy Billy Madison, starring Adam Sandler in his first lead role.  Join in as we discuss Sandler's departure from SNL, the movie's long life on VHS, its lazy handling of queer peo ...  Show more


This week we're taking a look at the romance between two parents in John Berry's 1974 rom-dram-edy Claudine, starring Diahann Carroll in an Oscar-nominated performance alongside James Earl Jones.  Join in as we discuss Third World Cinema, the movie's portrayal of the welfare syst ...  Show more

Animal Crackers (1930)

It's time for vaudeville shenanigans as we look at the second Marx Brothers film, 1930's Animal Crackers.  Join in as we discuss iconic jokes, Groucho's facial hair, Harpo's antics, Top Gun, and the dry performance of Margaret Dumont.  Plus: Does anyone really know how to play br ...  Show more

Father of the Bride (1991)

In honor of her impending nuptials, we welcome all-star guest #FiFiFierce back to the podcast to talk about the surprisingly limited romance of Charles Shyer's 1991 remake of Father of the Bride.  Join in as we discuss the respective careers of Shyer and his then-wife Nancy Meyer ...  Show more

Trouble with the Curve

We're looking at one of Clint Eastwood's many roles about being just too old (or maybe just old enough) to get the job done in the 2012 father-daughter baseball movie Trouble with the Curve, starring Eastwood alongside Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake as an afterthought romantic p ...  Show more

Yankee Doodle Dandy

We're headed back to the turn of the twentieth century to talk about the implausible romance of Michael Curtiz's 1942 musical biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney in an Oscar-winning performance as Broadway legend George M. Cohan.  Join in as we discuss the US flag c ...  Show more

Space Jam: A New Legacy

We're headed into the serververse (and not, as the title would suggest, to space) for a look at the scant romance of the newly-released Space Jam: A New Legacy - now in theaters and on HBO Max.  Join in as we discuss the year in film so far, LeBron vs Jordan, the failed attempts ...  Show more

Working Girl

We're talking big business and bigger hair as we look at the romance of Mike Nichols's 1988 hit Working Girl, starring Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Melanie Griffith (in that order, according to the credits).  Join in as we discuss Valium, the Bob's Burgers musical of this ...  Show more

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

This Independence Day, we're finally cracking open the book as we look at two rekindled romances in the 2007 Disney sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets.  Join in as we discuss Mount Vernon kidnappings, Samuel Mudd, the saga of the still-unproduced National Treasure 3, and C ...  Show more

(500) Days of Summer

We're diving into a decade of discourse as we attempt to untangle the relative culpability of Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel's characters in the failure of their relationship in 2009's (500) Days of Summer.  Join in as we discuss the movie's tangled legacy, director Mar ...  Show more

Barking Dogs Never Bite

Marc gets it: Bong Joon-ho's debut feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite, is about someone who murders dogs to get them to shut up.  Join in as he and Will discuss dog deaths, basement people, Jupiter Ascending, and artistic filmmaking on a shoestring budget.  Plus: Which Disney anima ...  Show more

I Married a Witch

Of all this movie's possible titles, the tabloid-sounding one they chose was clearly the best - it's what got us to watch Rene Clair's 1942 Veronica Lake vehicle I Married a Witch!  Join in as we discuss hereditary curses, Lake's short but iconic career (including her unbelievabl ...  Show more


We're back to musicals as we look at Bill Condon's 2006 adaptation of Dreamgirls - the movie that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar and asked us to believe Beyoncé was a bad singer.  Join in as we discuss the cultural imprint of American Idol, the film's use of non-diagetic music, the ...  Show more

Romancing the Stone

We return to the work of director Robert Zemeckis this week as we look at the 1984 comedy-adventure-romance, Romancing the Stone!  Join in as we talk about Kathleen Turner's fight for the role of Joan Wilder, the tragically short career of writer Diane Thomas, avoiding the damsel ...  Show more

Dracula 2000

It's time for another modernized monster as we look at Dracula 2000, a movie that is cool in a way that was only possible between The Matrix and 9/11.  Join in as we discuss Judas Iscariot, bicycle face, leech flicking, and a lot of questions about vampire sex.  Plus: Why was thi ...  Show more

Never Been Kissed

We've seen a lot of bad teachers in movies, but the predatory and/or neglectful ones in Raja Gosnell's 1999 rom com Never Been Kissed clearly take the cake.  Join in as we discuss our own first kisses, being the new kid, Drew Barrymore's tumultuous 90s, and wearing a skirt as a t ...  Show more