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Will is a ginger. Marc is gay. Together, they embark on an intense investigation to determine whether there has ever been a believable romance depicted in film. (Formerly Heart of Podness)

Will & Marc


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    Monsters vs. Aliens - Episode 200!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 76:53


    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-era comedy, some surprise Wegtent, and the return of some long-lost segments. Plus: Why does Derek move so weirdly? Could this have been a live-action masterpiece? How did DWA chief Jeffrey Katzenberg simultaneously champion and destroy 3D filmmaking? And, of course, does Marc remember a single movie we've covered on this show? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Dangerous Liaisons (1988) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Thor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 67:36

    We return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in 191 episodes for a look at Kenneth Branagh's 2011 franchise starter Thor! Join in as we discuss the arrival of Chris Hemsworth, the Odinsleep, the secret history of Donald Blake, and the franchise-dominated 2011 box office. Plus: Why did Anthony Hopkins take the role of Odin? How long has Jane had Dr. Blake's old shirt? What's the difference between the MCU's two glowing blue boxes? And, most importantly, what's the gayest Marvel movie? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Billy Madison

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 63:28

    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 people, and, of course, our favorite literary commentaries on industrialization. Plus: Has Sandler ever been drunk in real life? How are all the students white? Has Billy ever had sex? And why does he want the hotel job anyway? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Thor (2011) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Claudine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 40:13

    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 system, our favorite bus sequences, and the tragic circumstances that led to Carroll's casting. Plus: What are the rules of street dice? Do paddywagons always have open doors? And is it normal for bars to have Gospel choirs? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Billy Madison (1995) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Animal Crackers (1930)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 47:02

    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 bridge? Why does Mrs. Rittenhouse own so many knives? How did a college activist group save this movie? And why exactly is this movie called Animal Crackers anyway? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Claudine (1974) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Father of the Bride (1991)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 60:03


    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 Meyers, middle-aged Diane Keaton, architecture school, dumb traditions, and animals at weddings. Plus: Does George not realize he's rich? Why are the bride's parents paying for in-laws' intercontinental flights? How did all the snow melt? When will we finally cover High School Musical 3? And, most importantly, will Fiona ever acknowledge that 1991 was kind of a long time ago? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Animal Crackers (1930) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Trouble with the Curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 61:18

    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 pair. Join in as we discuss this movie's position as the anti-Moneyball, a major plagiarism lawsuit, clogging, and Dear Evan Hansen. Plus: Did Clint's character kill that guy? How long can he play these characters? How did Johnny know to be at that gate? And what the heck was going on with Eastwood in general in 2012? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Father of the Bride (1991) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 81:09

    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 code, an accidentally hilarious proposal, a very silly framing device, and the movie's absolute aversion to conflict. Plus: Why did gangster star Cagney agree to do this movie? Why did Cohan's real-life wife sue the production? Did anyone give Johnny Jones's regards to Broadway? And, most importantly, was George really born on the Fourth of July? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Trouble with the Curve (2012) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 81:09

    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 code, an accidentally hilarious proposal, a very silly framing device, and the movie's absolute aversion to conflict. Plus: Why did gangster star Cagney agree to do this movie? Why did Cohan's real-life wife sue the production? Did anyone give Johnny Jones's regards to Broadway? And, most importantly, was George really born on the Fourth of July? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Trouble with the Curve (2012) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 52:17

    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 to make a Space Jam sequel in the past, and the one joke we both liked. Plus: Why did Will's audience applaud this movie? What exactly does the villainous Al G. Rhythm want? How is there no mention of HBO Max in the movie? And what will it take for us to subscribe to Paramount+? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Working Girl

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 81:20


    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 movie, the Oscar-winning score by Carly Simon, Alec Baldwin's breakout year, and, of course, CBS's Blue Bloods. Plus: Is Cameron the victim of Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Which performance is Harrison Ford's hottest? How did Kevin Spacey get this typecast? And, most importantly, is Katherine a #girlboss? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Space Jam: A New Legacy (in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday!) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 83:46

    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 Christian youth basketball. Plus: When did Patrick and Emily split up? Should Abigail be fired? Should the royal family sue Disney? Is G-Force worth a watch? And, most importantly, what's on page 47?!? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Working Girl (1988) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    (500) Days of Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 58:18

    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 Marc Webb's filmography, the cultural dominance of the Wii, and the cultural non-dominance of the Microsoft Zune. Plus: What's the deal with Jenny Beckman? What happened to Beyoncé's acting career? How far did Chloe Grace Moretz's character have to bike? And, most importantly, have greeting cards destroyed our emotional honest? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 50:49


    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 animals are sentient? Do dog birthdays matter? Should Independence Day be considered of a piece with the Garry Marshall holiday movies? And, most importantly, how do you pronounce the title of the film mother!? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: (500) Days of Summer (2009) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    I Married a Witch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 62:23

    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 unbelievable final film), great visual effects, and, once again, the madness that is Never Been Kissed. Plus: Do witch burnings usually have intermissions? How did Lake's iconic hairdo lead to wartime injuries? Why did censors object to the film? And just what did the witches do while they were trapped in the tree? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Dreamgirls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 64:07


    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 Master Cleanse, and Jamie Foxx's game show Beat Shazam. Plus: Why did David Geffen block so many attempts to make this movie? Why is John Lithgow's wig so terrible? Is The Greatest Showman any good? And, most importantly, can Will identify a single iconic girl group song? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: I Married a Witch (1942) NOTE: Our guest had some technical difficulties this week. We've done our best to salvage the audio, but his contributions are a little muffled. We'll be back on track next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Romancing the Stone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 55:26


    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 cliché, the film's incredibly weird trailer, and the short-lived reality show Fire Me Please. Plus: What exactly happened to Joan's brother-in-law? What does it mean to romance a stone? What's going on with Egypt in Wonder Woman 1984? And, most importantly, is Will going to see this as an opportunity for lots of Back to the Future talk? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Dreamgirls (2006) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Dracula 2000

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 58:11

    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 this movie released at Christmas? Is Dracula Untold part of the Dark Universe? Is Dracula trying to adopt Mary or bang her? And, most importantly, why didn't anyone tell us this movie was good?!? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Romancing the Stone (1984) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Never Been Kissed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 59:13

    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 top. Plus: Does this movie explain the death of print media? Are there multiple undercover reporters at this school? Why would anyone care about Josie's article? And, most importantly, is this just a worse Ma? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Dracula 2000 (2000) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Peter Rabbit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 49:50


    The release date for this movie's sequel is less predictable than the title character's malicious glee, so we've thrown up our hands and decided to put out an episode on Will Gluck's 2018 adaptation of Peter Rabbit whenever we feel like it. Join in as we discuss our experience seeing this movie in a theater, the Sony hack, James Corden, and Gluck's 2014 "cool Annie." Plus: Why is this movie so violent? Is Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway ever going to come out? Where do the rabbits get their clothes? And, most importantly, is Peter trying to bang Rose Byrne? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Never Been Kissed (1999) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    The Mummy (1999)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 68:19

    We're kicking off the summer movie season like it's 1999 with the first big release of that May - Stephen Sommers's take on The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Join in as we discuss the hottest movie monsters, alternate plans for this movie, Medjai incompetence, and, naturally, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Plus: Is the xenomorph sexy? Where was the frog plague? Should we feel bad for Imhotep? And, most importantly, is The Mummy the greatest movie ever made? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Peter Rabbit (2018) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Space Between Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 57:21

    At long last, we're digging into the surprisingly robust teen terminal illness romance genre with a look at 2017's The Space Between Us, about a boy born on Mars who's in love with an Earth girl. Join in as we discuss standout examples of the genre, bad future computer designs, gravity acting, and the movie's calamitous box office. Plus: How did Gardner's mom allow herself to become pregnant? What is the Teen Choice Award eligibility window? How did Gardner and Tulsa meet? And is Gary Oldman the protagonist of this movie? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Mummy (1999) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    2020 Oscars Extravaganza!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 75:30

    The Oscars are finally here, which means it's time for Will and Marc's annual evaluation of the romantic believability of this year's Best Picture slate! Join in as we discuss our love of Minari star Alan Kim, typecasting in The Father, "poor Sara," and a typically disappointing Best Original Song category. Plus: How many cats are there in Soul? Who is the lead of Judas and the Black Messiah? Would Tenet work best as a ballet? And, most importantly, is this our most believable slate of Best Picture romances ever? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Space Between Us (2017) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Cold Mountain

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 49:11

    We return to the work of We Love the Love all-star Renee Zellweger for the movie that won her her Oscar: Anthony Minghella's 2003 Civil War romance Cold Mountain, based on the novel by Charles Frazier. Join in as we discuss a ridiculously star-studded cast, the movie's notorious budget woes, the Battle of the Crater, Ruby Tuesday, and the many lies of Madison Cawthorn. Plus: What's happening in that sex scene? How did editor Walter Murch revolutionize the film industry with this movie? How has there not been a film adaptation of Operation? And is it possible to make a thoughtful movie with a Confederate hero? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: 2021 Oscars Extravaganza!!! ------------------------------------------ Links to Best Picture nominees on streaming platforms: The Father (rental) Judas and the Black Messiah (rental) Mank (Netflix) Minari (rental) Nomadland (Hulu) Promising Young Woman (rental) Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime Video) The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Easter Parade

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 71:40

    We're tipping our many hats and wishing a "Happy Easter" to everyone we see in 1948's Easter Parade, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Join in as we discuss hotel detectives, early celebrity crushes, Astaire's return from retirement, and real-life Easter parades. Plus: Why are there so few Easter movies? How can Hannah not tell left from right? What's the deal with that waiter? And why do people think it's okay to give animals as pets? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Cold Mountain (2003) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    A Knight's Tale

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 65:16

    We're jumping back to the (13)70s for Brian Helgelund's 2001 sports comedy, A Knight's Tale! Join in as we discuss the movie's use of anachronism, pop soundtracks, Medieval Times, and our favorite cinematic farts. Plus: How did pasta play a key role in this movie? Why did its marketing trigger a class-action lawsuit? Does Rufus Sewell have resting evil face? And is William magically drawn to the letter J? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Easter Parade (1948) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    King Kong (1933)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 45:25

    In anticipation of next week's Godzilla vs Kong, Will and Marc are looking back to the source, investigating the romance of the original feature starring the eighth wonder of the world. Join in as they discuss the Legendary MonsterVerse, Fay Wray's iconic scream, Willis O'Brien's groundbreaking special effects, and the film's troubled racial politics. Plus: How autobiographical is this movie? What happened to the first girl we see sacrificed to Kong? And, most importantly of all, was it really beauty that killed the beast? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: A Knight's Tale (2001) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Arthur (1981)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 59:11

    We're tackling a listener suggestion this week as we look at the romance between Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli in Steve Gordon's 1981 comedy hit Arthur! Join in as we talk about depictions of alcoholism, bad shoplifting outfits, the future of interior design, and John Gielgud's Oscar-winning performance as Hobson. Plus: Is Liza an EGOT? How many people has Susan's dad killed? Is Contact the ultimate science class movie? And what exactly does happen when you get caught between the moon and New York City? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: King Kong (1933) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    His Girl Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 57:25

    You should probably listen to this episode on 2x speed just to get a feeling for what it's like to watch Howard Hawks's 1940 screwball romance His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Marc's third cousin, Rosalind Russell! Join in as we discuss justifications for murder, The Front Page, Kalloch's iconic costume designs, comic sneezes, and the dark age of journalism. Plus: How does His Girl Friday compare to other screwball comedies? How did Russell fix her underwritten character? Do all newspapers have thieves on payroll? And what's Molly Molloy's deal, anyway? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Arthur (1981) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Night at the Museum

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 54:02


    This week's lovers are made of wax, because we're looking at the love of Shawn Levy's 2006 family comedy Night at the Museum. Join in as we discuss medieval medicine, confusing language rules, Eragon, and the challenges of adapting Dungeons and Dragons. Plus: What do mummies really sound like? Why is Owen Wilson uncredited? And, most importantly, is wax Teddy racist? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: His Girl Friday (1940) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 45:28

    We're headed to Jamaica (and back and forth several times) to look at the wish-fulfillment romance of How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Join in as we talk about Angela Bassett, age gaps, the female gaze, and the torrid real-life basis for this movie. Plus: Do Stella and Winston have anything in common? Why was Shrek added to the National Film Registry? Should Victor Garber have played Winston? And, most importantly, was Stella's groove ever missing in the first place? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Night at the Museum (2006) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Within Our Gates

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 51:46


    This week we're looking at the oldest surviving film by a Black director, Oscar Micheaux's 1920 silent feature Within Our Gates - available to stream free on YouTube thanks to the Library of Congress! Join in as we discuss Micheaux's career, star Evelyn Preer, unusual credits, Scrooge McDuck, and post-World War I immigration law. Plus: what happened to the movie's original intertitles? How did Thomas Edison accidentally help create Hollywood? How has Larry not been caught cheating at cards sooner? And what exactly is Conrad's job? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Shaft (1971)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 36:30

    Everything you need to know about the protagonist of this week's movie can be found in the Academy Award-winning title song - it's Shaft! Join in as we discuss pioneering director Gordon Parks, the debut of Richard Roundtree, and a surprisingly positive portrayal of a gay bartender! Plus: How did casting a Black man as Shaft change the narrative? What do elevator operators do all day? And, most importantly, is it true that no one understands Shaft but his woman? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Within Our Gates (1920) - available on YouTube courtesy of the Library of Congress! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Best Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 54:44

    We're looking at a romantically tumultuous wedding weekend in Malcolm D. Lee's 1999 debut, The Best Man. Join in as we discuss late 90s fashion, ill-advised autobiography, Terryology, teen disease romances, and TV's handling of Covid-19 (and HBO Max's Locked Down). Plus: Why is everyone in this movie so hot? Did Lance get married on gameday? Why would Robin accept that proposal? And is marriage really a cure to promiscuity? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Shaft (1971) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Pool Boy Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 64:00

    This week, Marc and our guest introduce Will to the world of Lifetime original movies with 2020's Pool Boy Nightmare, which is about exactly what it sounds like. Join in as we talk about our favorite pool scenes, the best (least bad?) performances in the movie, a terrible sound mix, an unreasonable boss, and, obviously the Dark Universe. Plus: Are brunettes evil? When does a pool boy become a pool man? And, most importantly of all, is Adam even hot? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Best Man (1999) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    What's Up, Doc?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 49:06

    It's relentless mania this week as we look at the chaotic romance between Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in Peter Bogdanovich's 1972 hit, What's Up, Doc? Join in as we discuss our favorite chase sequences, suitcase hijinks, caveman music, and early appearances by Streisand and Madeline Kahn. Plus: Who was the basis for Hugh Simon? How did this movie permanently damage a San Francisco park? Which character does Will describe as "a Darwin Award waiting to happen"? And does love really mean never having to say you're sorry? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Pool Boy Nightmare (2020) - now streaming for free on Hoopla! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Croods

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 42:45

    A new year calls for a fresh look at the romances of DreamWorks Animation - in this case the surprisingly earnest relationships of 2013's The Croods! Join in as we discuss our favorite road trip movies, seductive puppetry, the movie's Annie Award-winning creature designs, and our inevitable Boss Baby episode. Plus: Why did this movie and its sequel keep getting delayed? What's up with the similarities to Early Man? And how many times can Marc talk about a "European trip" movie before he and Will realize it's called Eurotrip? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: What's Up, Doc? (1972) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Congo / Best Movies of 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 65:59


    We're kicking off the new year by searching desperately through the jungle for any romance at all in Frank Marshall's 1995 adaptation of Congo. Join in as we discuss Michael Crichton adaptations, Stan Winston's gorilla designs, the career of writer John Patrick Shanley, and Laura Linney holding a laser. Plus: What's going on with these accents? What borders are they crossing? And why would the grey gorillas be scared of Amy? ALSO: Will and Marc's top movies of 2020! Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Croods (2013) Where to watch Will and Marc's favorite movies of the year (click titles for a link): Marc's Top Five: 5. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 4. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) 3. Soul 2. Mank 1. Palm Springs Will's Top Ten: 10. Another Round 9. Let Them All Talk 8. Emma. 7. Palm Springs 6. Wolfwalkers 5. What the Constitution Means to Me 4. Hamilton 3. Boys State 2. Da 5 Bloods 1. First Cow --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Coming to America

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 55:26

    We're ending the year on a light note with the 1988 comedy classic Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall playing a dizzying array of characters. Join in as we discuss sketch comedy movies, restaurant dancing, McDowell's, and, for some reason, Bonanza. Plus: Why is Eddie Murphy's story credit controversial? What is the source of Zamundan wealth? What's up with these wedding dresses? And why does anyone like The Polar Express? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Congo (1995) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Santa Clause 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 44:12

    We're wrapping up this year's Christmas coverage with a look at the big man himself in what is possibly the most Tim Allen movie ever made, The Santa Clause 2. Join in as we look at Christmas dictators, animatronic reindeer, an incredibly Molly Shannon performance, and the ending of The Lyons Den. Plus: Was the previous Santa evil? Do magic units have any meaning? What happens if Santa is gay? And, most importantly, how could anyone in this universe not believe in Santa Claus? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Coming to America (1988) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Snowmance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 51:09

    We're fulfilling a promise made three years ago on our very first Christmas episode by bringing back #FiFiFierce to discuss the 2017 Ion Channel original Christmas movie Snowmance. Join in as we discuss the cast's extensive Christmas movie resumes, lutefisk, lazy magazine ideas, and the uncomfortable idea of kissing a snowman. Plus: How old is Cole? Are all snowmen sentient? Why is Will fighting with Hoopla? And when will Fiona update her chicken tender blog? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Santa Clause 2 (2002) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Holiday

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 64:40

    Our holiday coverage continues with a look at the house-swapping romance of Nancy Meyers's 2006 rom com, The Holiday, starring Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet. Join in as we discuss comparisons to Bridget Jones, the Dustin Hoffman character, Blockbuster, and Jack Black as a romantic lead. Plus: Should this be two movies? What's up with Teen Choice Award categories? Why did a British punk band hate this movie? And, most importantly, did Arthur give names to HUAC? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Snowmance (2017) NOTE: In this episode Will mixes up Netflix's Holidate with Dash and Lily, because he has not bothered to watch either one. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 58:22

    We're starting our holiday season here with an annual tradition: #FiFiFierce and made-for-TV romances! Join in as we discuss spritz-based fainting, a gruesome wife death, time loop movies, and Netflix's baffling business model. Plus: Is "The Twelve Days of Christmas" the worst carol? Has this woman ever encountered honey? What time is that office party? Is the partridge brooch cursed? And, most importantly, has Fiona been gaming the romance ratings? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Holiday (2006) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 61:00

    We're looking at moments of national transition in William Wyler's 1946 Best Picture winner, The Best Years of Our Lives. Join in as we discuss Harold Russell's double Oscar-winning performance, family bar crawls, the remaining films of 2020, and this movie's vigorous contemporary resonance. Plus: Where is Boone City? Why are so many children's choirs bad? What happened to Al's son? And why aren't hot dog salesmen more self-confident? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: 12 Dates of Christmas (2011) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 59:18

    We're back to looking at turn-of-the-millennium teen comedies, but this time it's a lesbian love story set at a conversion camp in Jamie Babbit's 2000 debut But I'm a Cheerleader. Join in as we discuss our weirdest camp memories, the novelty of a queer rom com, yearning, drool, and an iconic character introduction. Plus: Why did MPAA try to rate this movie NC-17? Why did the town where it was shot get angry? How was this movie's original ending so dumb? And why don't any movie cheerleaders appear to have coaches? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Puss in Boots (1988)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 52:26

    On their third birthday, Will and Marc can finally declare #IveSeenPussInBoots after watching the 1988 Cannon Films adaptation starring Christopher Walken and Jason Connery. Join in as they discuss the original Puss in Boots story, Cannon's history, boring musical numbers, and upsetting haircuts. Plus: How old is the Jason Connery character supposed to be? Why doesn't Puss ever explain his plans? Why couldn't the younger sons keep working at the mill? And is Shrek just a normal feudal lord? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: But I'm a Cheerleader (2000) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Joe Versus the Volcano

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 49:40


    We're headed away from the things of man as we look at John Patrick Shanley's follow-up to Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano. Join in as we discuss a trio of performances by Meg Ryan, surreal production design, Tom Hanks's terrible long hair, miserable factories, and death by volcano. Plus: Why was this movie seen as a flop? When's the last time Hanks did a comedy? What's the deal with the people on Waponi Wu? And how did Silly Bandz become so popular? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Puss in Boots (1988) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    The Evil Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 33:23


    It's Halloween this week, which means we're looking at a romance involving corpses: Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead. Join in as we discuss Raimi's odd career, Tom Sullivan's groundbreaking special effects, the movie's cult status, and our weirdest Tennessee experiences. Plus: How did Bruce Campbell get the role of Ash? Why did the plants have to go that far? Who rented them the cabin? And just how strong are the fingernails on the titular evil dead? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message


    Bringing Up Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 41:08

    We're pretty confused as we look at one of the best-known screwball comedies, because nobody told Will and Marc that Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby is not about a human infant. Join in as we discuss misleading titles, "box office poison," the history of the brontosaurus, and this movie's use of the word gay. Plus: Has Marc actually seen Mystic River? Did Baby really need bringing up? What is Alice's job? Is not listening hereditary? And why would David marry either of these women? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Evil Dead (1981) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    Gold Diggers of 1933

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 48:03

    We're back in the pre-code era this week for a look at Mervyn LeRoy and Busby Berkeley's hit musical Gold Diggers of 1933. Join in as we discuss our favorite Berkeley parodies, the Gold Diggers franchise, connections to 42nd Street, the Blazing Saddles TV show, and the making of a movie about the Great Depression while the United States was still in its throes. Plus: How old is Lawrence supposed to be? Does this movie hate chorus girls? How strictly was Prohibition enforced? Will Amazon include the chimpanzee episode in its League of Their Own series? And, most importantly, what's the deal with the murderous, perverted, roller-skating baby in "Pettin' in the Park"? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Bringing Up Baby (1938) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

    School Daze

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 65:20

    It's homecoming season (or it would be if there weren't a pandemic), so we're taking a look at Spike Lee's college-set sophomore feature, School Daze. Join in as we discuss ineffectual administrators, hot Larry Fishburne, natural hair, and the raft of young Black actors featured in the movie. Plus: What is this movie's connection to A Different World? What did the Hogwarts Board of Governors do? Are there any healthy relationships in this movie? And can twenty-first-century Spike Lee make a feature-length musical please? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Gold Diggers of 1933 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

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