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Sobfest Cinema

Episode 86 – Sobfest Cinema

In this episode, we are settling in to talk about some serious Sobfest Cinema! Listen as we discuss some of our favorite movies that make us just cry our faces off every. single. time, no matter how many times we see them. We have also taken our listeners into account and included their favorite sobfest movies.

Sobfest Cinema

Sobfest Cinema

When we are talking about this, it really isn’t something that accidentally makes us cry and we never watch it again. These are movies that we can’t help but watch even though they make us cry. And sometimes, we watch them because we NEED a good cry!

Heather’s #1: Hatchi (never watch it on a plane)

Liz’s #1: Armageddon

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2017 Movie Review Part 2

Episode 79 – 2017 Movie Review Part 2

It’s time for the 2017 Movie Review Part 2!! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about the movies they have seen in the first two weeks of July, along with predictions on the movies slated to be released through the end of the year. The second half is going to be EPIC!!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Since we ran long in Part 1 last week, we didn’t get to finish the movies that had come out as of the date of recording. So, we begin with July and roll on through December. You will have to check back in with us later in the year to see how our predictions held up!

We are especially looking forward to November and December, as there will be some awesome films released, including Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3! Fingers crossed that all of these live up to their respective hypes!

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2017 Movie Review Part 1

Episode 78 – 2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time once again for the Nerdy Bitches 2017 Movie Review Part 1! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk through the movies released in the first half of 2017 – hits, misses, and things we missed completely.

2017 Movie Review Part 1

2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time for our 3rd annual Nerdy Bitches Movie Review! In Part 1, we talk about movies released from January – June 2017. Make sure to check out Part 2 for our thoughts on the remaining movies due out this year!

You can check out websites like Movie Insider to see the list of releases for 2017.

 

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Time Travel

Episode 62 – Time Travel

In this episode, Heather and Liz talk time travel in entertainment (but not real science, so don’t tell us we don’t know science – because we already know that).

Time Travel

Time Travel

We are discussing time travel in TV and movies. Since we don’t have Dr. Neil Degrass Tyson on the show (but we would LOVE to), we won’t be talking the actual physics/science behind the potential for time travel, or even things like wormholes. We are sticking to what we can Google and what we can see in entertainment.

Time Travel Theories
  1. Fixed timeline – Single fixed history which is unchangeable. Whatever you go back and try to change will be what created it in the first place. Examples: 12 Monkeys and Donnie Darko.
  2. Dynamic timeline – Very small change in the past has a huge impact on the future (Butterfly effect or chaos theory). Example: Back to the Future. Paradox: Grandfather paradox – If you go back in time and kill your grandfather and thus you should never be born, but the fact that YOU went back in time means that you existed and the grandpa can’t be killed.
  3. Multi-verse – Every change you make creates a new timeline. Example: Doctor Who, The Flash
  4. Trapped in time – Time is paused and they will rejoin the timeline. Example: Jumanji, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; Planet of the Apes (1968).

Bootstrap Paradox: occurs when an object or piece of information sent back in time becomes trapped within an infinite cause-effect loop in which the item no longer has a discernible point of origin, and is said to be “uncaused” or “self-created”.

Wormhole – Often used as a method for time travel

Time Travel – in TV

  • Doctor Who
  • Quantum Leap
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • Agents of Shield (ish)
  • Continum

Time Travel – in Movies

  • Back to the Future
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Groundhog Day*
  • Interstellar
  • Terminator
  • Time Bandits
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • 13 Going on 30

Other Segments – Bitch of the Week, Things We Don’t Get, and Out-of-Context Internet Comments

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2016 Movie Review - Part 2

Episode 52 – 2016 Movie Review – Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather complete the 2016 Movie Review – Part 2. Listen is as we continue talking about the movies we have seen, those we haven’t, and the ones we are looking forward to between now and the end of the year.

2016 Movie Review - Part 2

2016 Movie Review – Part 2

Picking up where we left off in last week’s episode, we got halfway through May, so here we roll!

May

  • Angry Birds The Movie – We didn’t see, nor do we really care to see. We may come across it at some point, so time will tell.
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – No interest for Heather. Liz saw the first one and enjoyed it more than she thought she would and will probably see this one in the future, but didn’t get around to it in the theaters. (In Liz’s story, it was Carol Channing, NOT Phyllis Diller. Sorry.)
  • X-Men: Apocolypse – We liked it and may need to watch it again to get more of the details. We love their version of Quicksilver better than the one from The Avengers. We also really like Wolverine, obviously.

June

  • Finding Dory – We haven’t seen it and heard it isn’t that great, but we will see.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – Haven’t seen, not big fans of Michael Bay.
  • The Nice Guys – This one didn’t get its due, so go check it out. Very much in the vein of Lethal Weapon. So much fun – high praise from Heather!
  • Swiss Army Men – Harry Potter becomes a human swiss army knife. It looked really good and funny, so it is one to check out. We haven’t seen it yet, but we will track it down when it comes out.
  • The BFG – This was a childhood classic book, so we will probably come across this movie. It came out right around the time we were doing Comicpalooza, so it was a tough time.
  • Independence Day: Resurgance – We didn’t get to see this and we really wanted to, but it was super slammed in the reviews, so I guess we will come across it sooner or later.
  • Warcraft – We weren’t into the game, but the trailers look pretty epic, so maybe we will see it at some point. Video games don’t always translate well to movies, so we will see.

July

  • Secret Life of Pets – We were so interested in seeing this! The previews started coming out back in January and looked so good! Neither of us had the chance to see it, so we will see it at some point.
  • Ghostbusters – People crapped all over this movie, but it was awesome. It wasn’t the same as the original movie (which honestly wasn’t the best movie ever – it survives on nostalgia), and that was the best part. It didn’t throw the fact that they were all girls in your face. They just were. They were smart and awesome.
  • Star Trek Beyond – We both liked it better than the last one. It was a good movie and had some great comedic moments. They did a lovely nod to the death of Leonard Nemoy, which we really loved. The Bones/Spock/Kirk relationship in this movie was amazing and really nods back to the roles they had in the original series. Check out For The Love of Spock on iTunes – It’s a documentary by Adam Nemoy (Leonard Nemoy’s son) talking about the life and career of his dad. It was beautiful and completely worth watching. Plus, Beastie Boys Sabotage being played as “classical music” was pure awesome.
  • Bad Moms
  • Batman: The Killing Joke – Came out for one day only before the DVD release. We went to see this with several other area podcasters and that part was fun. The show is twelve shades of fucked up.

August

  • Suicide Squad
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Kubo
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Sausage Party

September

  • Sully
  • Bridget Jones’ Baby
  • The Magnificent Seven

Remaining Movies of 2016

October

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses

November

  • Doctor Strange
  • Trolls
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Bad Santa 2
  • Gilmore Girls: Seasons (Netflix)

December

  • Office Christmas Party
  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Passengers

In our next episode, we finally get around to talking about our Book Club episode on Pride and Prejudice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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2016 Movie Review - Part 1

Episode 51 – 2016 Movie Review Part 1

In this episode, Heather and Liz cover a 2016 Movie Review – Part 1 for our annual episode. Make sure to catch up next week with the second part of the episode. Last year, we did our first year-in-movies review, so we are excited to bring this back as an annual event.

2016 Movie Review Part 1

Movies – Part 1 (January through May)

Listen in as we talk month by month through the first half of the year covering the movies we did see versus the ones we wanted to see.

January

  • The Hateful Eight – Samuel L Jackson at his best. This technically came out in January, though it did have a release date in December.
  • The Witch – how did you like this, horror fans?

February

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – We have a book club coming up on this book in the next few weeks, so we haven’t seen the movie yet. Stay tuned!
  • Zoolander 2
  • DEADPOOL!!! We both just LOVED this freaking movie. We didn’t know what to expect, but it blew all expectations out of the water. So funny and bloody at the same time. SUPER offensive, so stop taking your kids to see these thing! We are thinking of doing a movie commentary on this movie because there is so much to talk about. We apologize for not getting an episode out earlier, but this year has been crazy busy. Well done, MCU! Well done indeed.
  • Zootopia – This movie was really cute! Great messages and fun for both kids and adults.

March

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane – Didn’t see it, but Heather is looking forward to it.
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – A maybe later movie
  • Divergent: Alligient – OMG This totally made us happy that it crapped out and went straight to distribution. We absolutely hated the third useless book of the series when we did our book club episode, so this just gave us a lot of joy. Of course, we still keep on ranting.
  • Batman vs. Superman – We are so tired of talking about this movie. The extended edition was definitely better than the theatrical release. It was really curious why they would cut out these SUPER IMPORTANT plot points in favor of the crap scenes they let in. Wonder Woman is still the best part of this movie. Stop fucking it up, DC.
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – We didn’t get a chance to see this, but really want to.

April

  • The Boss – We didn’t get around to seeing this. The trailer didn’t do as much for us as Spy or The Heat. We hope it is great, but we haven’t seen it. Probably Netflix later.
  • Hard Core Henry – We aren’t big on the shaky-cam first person stuff. It is nauseating.
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Didn’t see, but are more interested in seeing it now that it doesn’t have Kristen Stewart.
  • The Jungle Book (live action)
  • Keanu

May (Part 1)

  • Captain America: Civil War – WOOOOOO!!! We both really loved this one! We really meant to do an entire movie review on this one, but didn’t get around to it with all of our Comicpalooza daze. Team Cap vs. Team Tony – we aren’t really buying the lineup here.

Catch us next week for the second half of our annual movie review!

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1980s Movie Graveyard Crossover

Episode 47 – 1980s Movie Graveyard Crossover

In this episode, Liz and Heather team up with The Goat from 1980s Movie Graveyard (podcast) to do a crossover movie commentary on 1985’s Commando!

1980s Movie Graveyard Crossover

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This is a different format for us, as we usually talk about movies after we have seen them, but in this episode, we are watching the movie with The Goat and talking about it at the same time. Commando is a quintessential 80s action movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger released in 1985.

The premise of this movie is that Arnold (John Matrix) is a retired army specialist and he is basically in witness protection, along with the rest of his team. Someone starts taking out his team in order to flush him out of hiding to get him to help overthrow a government in a third world country. In order to get him to comply, they kidnap his daughter played by Alyssa Milano. This was a serious action movie at the time, but listen as we rip it to shreds (and love every minute of it).

One Arnold makes it through the plane in record time, we get to watch him race across town after kidnapping flight attendant Cindy (Rae Dawn Chong) and somehow convincing her that he isn’t a total psychopath. Death puns commence. The total death count of this movie is 88 (81 are Arnold kills).

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Check out our friends at the 1980s Movie Graveyard for their awesome commentaries on different movies! We missed getting to talk with our friend CoreyG, so hopefully we will be able to do another crossover and talk with him too! You can find them on Twitter too (@80sMveGraveyard).

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Upcoming Movies

Episode 45 – Upcoming Movies

In this episode, Liz and Heather team up again with Houston comedienne Liz Padjen to talk about upcoming movies! Listen as Heather and (other) Liz talk about their connection to serial killer Ted Bundy, along with all of the movies coming out soon that we are excited to see (or perhaps not). Hold onto your butts.

Movie Sneak Peek Episode

Movies

Heather has collected some plot summaries for movies coming up for the end of 2016/beginning 2017 for us to discuss. Movies include: Pete’s Dragon (including a tangent on wooden roller coasters that kill); Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Bad Santa 2 (including a rant on Angelina Jolie); Rogue One (and sticking things into droids – plans, Obi-Wan sperm, etc. Also, Tattooine is clearly Dune); LEGO Batman (and if you don’t like the Golden Girls, go fuck yourself); Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Chris Pratt is still sex on a stick); Doctor Strange; and Justice League (Don’t fuck it up again, Zac Snyder).

We also randomly talk about House of Pies/Guys, dogs driving with birds and a man with no shirt, 90 minute Easter eggs, Golden Girls Legos, Thank You for Being a Thug, please correct my quiz score, etc. Also, check out the crazy cat’s lady’s dating video (posted below) and an addition rant about cat assholes. Random rants again with Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey, fuck you Zac Snyder, blah blah blah. Hashtag Dick Smacker.

Check out Liz’s Thank You for Being a Thug video here:

Crazy cat lady’s dating video.

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For fans of the Book Club, our next episode will cover both Pride and Prejudice AND Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. We will compare/contrast the two books and why we probably didn’t bother to read the original in high school.

Recommendations: LumberJanes; and Princeless; and Rock and Roll Bingo at House of Blues.

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Episode 40 – Classic Movie Club Alien/Aliens

In this episode, Liz and Heather introduce their very first Classic Movie Club: Alien/Aliens in preparation for the upcoming 30th anniversary Aliens cast reunion at Comicpalooza 2016 June 17 – 19. Classic Movie Club Alien Aliens

We are combining both Alien and Aliens in this review. We are looking forward to other Classic Movie Clubs in the future.

Classic Movie Club Alien Aliens

Alien

Released in 1979. This movie was pretty tense, and we can see this at the time being scary as shit. There was so much tension and claustrophobia in this movie – It’s a capsule in space…nowhere to go. The feeling of being trapped is probably the deepest human fear. These movies force you to face the fear since there is no escape.

We watched the two movies back-to-back and it was very interesting to see the difference both the Director and script can make.

One of the main antagonists in Alien is the computer – Mother. Also, Ian Holm’s character turns out to be a robot, and they didn’t know he was a robot (and the robot goes nuts). The robot has a directive that the main goal is to get the alien – crew expendable. “Holy blinking lights!” – Heather. They had a pretty awesome light bulb budget. If you have photo epileptic seizures, you may want to skip this one.

The Alien – that shit escalated quickly! It went from Face Hugger to penis with teeth to massive monster in a matter of hours. It was also ONE monster, rather than a bunch. It almost makes it scarier, because you just don’t know where it is.

Self destruct sequence – This is the most complex self-destruction sequence we have ever seen. And then, there is no way to cancel it. They should change that. This has inspired some of the favorite things that pop up in other movies – like the self-destruct sequence in Spaceballs.

Cryo – Why does Ripley have to get in with only porn panties? Can you not go into deep sleep in a jumpsuit? Also, she is the only one to make it out of the first movie, which is tragic. At the end of the second movie, she will be the only one to get out. From an HR perspective, they are going to start thinking it’s her.

None of this would have happened if John Hurt could have kept his damn balance.

Classic Movie Club Alien Aliens

Aliens

Released 1986 – The premise here is that Ripley’s escape pod has been found 58 years after the fact. The cat is also still alive, so probably the oldest cat on record. Now, Ripley has been found by “the company” and has been asked to go back to this planet as a consultant under the agreement that they would NOT be trying to get any of the aliens off the planet, but to rescue the 70 families that were now living on the teraformed planet. The company has a giant military presence in order to make this happen.

James Cameron tends to use the same actors in all of his movies, so we recognize these people, but they don’t have enough personality to form a connection with. We were kind of rooting for the aliens over the humans, since the humans were just annoying stereotypes. We are talking to you, Bill Paxton. We LOVE you, but for all of the 1980s, you played nothing but whiny bitch characters.

We thought originally that Paul Reisser’s character was going to be the romantic interest, but fortunately that didn’t happen. More so, he turned out to be a rapist. Then, there is the character of Newt. We really like this, but it’s almost like they couldn’t get Ripley into action unless she had a child to mother, and then she would start lactating, and save the day. It felt manipulative. They also trained her on a 2-minute instruction on how to shoot a gun, but when Newt goes missing, she duct tapes two guns together and goes hunting. They could have made her a badass, but it just didn’t have enough build up.

We didn’t find either of the movies scary. Maybe if we watched it back in the day it would have been, but we now see things that are so much more graphic that this didn’t hold up in the scary-genre. Aliens was a decent action movie, but there were a lot of things that could have been different.

Classic Movie Club Alien Aliens

Come find us at Comicpalooza June 17 – 19! We will be at the Aliens panel for sure, and will also be participating in a Women in Podcasting panel on Friday, the 17th.

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Episode 33 – DC Comics

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss DC Comics, as a counterpoint to our Marvel episode from 2015. This episode should be called DC – Don’t Fuck it Up.

DC Comics

We talk all about the DC Comics movies, past, present, and current. Heather is a HUGE Batman fan, so she has been waiting to do this episode for a while.

We talk about Deadpool, Batman vs. Superman, and the appearance of Wonder Woman! We also talk about the upcoming Suicide Squad movie that will be coming out later this year.

We talk a bit about the lack of female characters in both the DC and Marvel universes, but we really don’t see a Marvel counterpart to Wonder Woman.

Side note – DC Comics seems to be much darker and gritty and super rapey from time to time (I’m talking to you, Watchmen!). These are dark, but also fairly funny, so we are interested in seeing what comes forth.

Aquaman is also apparently getting his own movie. I’m interested in seeing whether or not he will be the pussy of the Justice League, like in the comics, or if he will actually be an interesting character.

Another side note: You suck, Megan Fox. We hate everything you are in. Always. Eat a cheeseburger, please. And cover yourself, for the love of dog!

DC is really doing great things in the realm of TV shows: Gotham, Supergirl, Arrow, etc. They surpass Marvel, who only has Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter, both of which are fabulous.

Recommendations

lambCheck out our upcoming Book Club choice, Lamb: The Gospel According to Christ’s Childhood Friend, Biff by Christopher Moore. It is hilarious, and you may go to hell, but you might learn a thing or two along the way!

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