If you’ve recently pulled yourself from the abyss of a Netflix binge, you may be surprised to learn that cable television still exists. Yep. Millions of people still subscribe to cable television. What may be even more confusing to your streaming-centric brain is that some of those people are watching movies. On cable. With commercials.
We’re back this week with a roundtable on the 5 characters we’d want on our team during the apocalypse! Lindsey has an eight-point admission criterion that would put NASA to shame, Melanie bases her choices off of Hogwarts house alignments (Hufflepuffs and Slytherins get priority), and Richard assumes he’s the weakest link on his own roster. We also talk PaleyFest, Season 2 of Daredevil, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
We got a little “possessed” this week and talked about all things spooky, suspenseful, horrific and hilarious. Melanie throws back to the many possessed and mutated characters on SMALLVILLE, Lindsey brings up her love for THE CONJURING, and Richard has fun watching JENNIFER’S BODY.
Some movies slowly build to well-timed and directed sequences, and some start off with a bang. This week we gush about the latter! Film twitter brings all of us joy, Lindsey returns to CAST AWAY, Melanie demands a LEGALLY BLONDE threequel (call us, Reese!), and Richard shows some love to the game THE LAST OF US.
This week is all about the movies that we were much too young to have seen the first time around – horror, adult comedy, and more. Lindsey opens up about her childhood obsession with ROAD TO PERDITION, Richard pays tribute to Wes Craven’s NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and BLAZING SADDLES caused young Melanie to have some uncomfortable conversations with her parents.
Lidnsey, Melanie, and Richard are talking the tragedy that was the 88th Academy Awards in a BONUS episode JUST FOR YOU!
We’ve got robots (and just about everything else) on the brain in this week’s episode. Melanie goes off on Marvel, male inventors, and the origins of the “fembot” in METROPOLIS. BIG HERO 6 made Lindsey cry, and ROBOT AND FRANK showed Richard that robots are friends too. (No robots were harmed in the making of this episode.)
We talk siblings this week – the relatives we love to hate and hate to love and all of the above. Lindsey gets witchy with HOCUS POCUS, Richard continues the Toni Collette lovefest this week with IN HER SHOES, and Melanie throws back to SUPERNATURAL and the never-ending saga of two brothers who just can’t get their shit together. There’s drinking, laughing, and just a tiny bit of Frank Sinatra-bashing.
There are more fictional Presidents of the United States than Wikipedia can list on one article, and we touch on just a few of our favorites this week. Lindsey feels the love for Bruce Greenwood (one man, multiple presidents!), Richard re-discovers his love for Harrison Ford in AIR FORCE ONE, and Melanie talks about the wacky presidential comedy, DAVE.
With Valentine’s Day products literally everywhere, we’ve got love on the brain. Specifically, the kind of love that makes people do terrible, horrible things. Melanie continues our 1999 appreciation with EYES WIDE SHUT, Richard is appalled at Ike Turner’s everything while watching WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, and Lindsey takes a moment to (rightfully) drag THE NOTEBOOK. Also, a random tangent on Bad Bromance (The D Train).