Today we'll really get into Latin plant names and we'll also touch on the strange furry and porn implications of Googling anything related to this movie. But don't worry, we'll go into more detail on that in a later episode. Mostly we just really want to know more about how this world works.
This week we are going to try to unlock the mysteries of movie ratings- how they are assigned and what they mean.
This week we drop the F-bomb a lot, talk about the magical secret of Santa and are slightly uncomfortable about how Kurt Russell in a white beard makes us feel.
Correction: the Disney movie that brings up questions about Santa is Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, in the episode we say it's Twice Upon a Christmas. It is the Max and Goofy storyline though.
Ready or not, it's Christmas season. This week, we discuss the first of our two Christmas movies for the month, Home Alone. No surprise, we relate a lot to Kevin's mom.
Christmas movies are loaded with implications of religion, belonging, family and Santa, and we look at all of it this month.
We ran right out to see Frozen 2 opening weekend and now we're lost in the woods. We'll talk about our theories and what we hoped would happen and what remained firmly in the unknown.
If you haven't seen the movie yet be warned that there are spoilers all over this episode. And we're also gonna talk about the future of the podcast and how things are changing, just a little bit.
PLUS, we have our first ever Kid Opinion, with the amazing Sydney!!!
This is our first Classic Disney movie and we don't really see eye to eye on it. Sara loves the music and the majesty. Briar hates Aurora, and all the misogyny. Shocker, we know.
This week we spend a lot of time talking about snack foods so please eat before listening or you may find yourself with a donut craving. No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.
We also talk about bullies, pop culture references that don’t age well, and the necessity of tragic backstories for female characters.
In this week’s episode, we take a look at 2004’s The Incredibles. Winner of two Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing), this film was Pixar’s superhero opus. We talk about how this movie prompted changes in the original Fantastic Four, and the parallels between this film and several others.
As Pixar’s first PG movie, we also talk about all of the violence, and how bad guys actually die on screen. This feels noteworthy to us, and signals a change in our tolerance for violence, even if it’s just of the animated variety.
But we also talk about what makes this movie, well, incredible. The relationships are vibrant, the parenting is top-notch, and the vision of what family is and can be is inspiring and relatable.
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We cannot tell a lie...we are not fans of this one.
This week, we complain about our least favorite movie to date: the absolute WTFery that is Happy Feet. A movie with realistic animated penguins (maybe too realistic), and a “big message” about conservation. We drop a lot of f-bombs but who can blame us with a film that is so full of racism, sexism, and weird covert sexual undertones? It’s possible that 2006 was a simpler time, but even so, this movie has some issues.