Month: January 2019

Ep 34 – Want Me To Jingle A Little Bit?

1-27-19This week is mostly about movies as Dhani tries to see all of the nominated films before the Oscars.  She’s almost there!

First, she talks about Can You Ever Forgive Me? with the nominated performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant.

Next, Dhani talks about Bumblebee.  Not a nominated film, but she keeps trying these movies in hopes she will enjoy it as much as the very first Transformers.  

With 6 nominations, Dhani finally saw BlacKkKlansman.  This is an up and down movie.  Very entertaining but also very difficult to watch.  Important for everyone to see and discuss.  Next, Dhani talks about Widows.  Great performances, but she felt like something was missing… not sure what yet.  Finally, John and Dhani talk about the Best Picture nominations for the Oscars.  Dhani is having a tough year with the award shows this season.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani and John discuss the latest season of Grace & Frankie.  For some reason, they both did not enjoy this season but cannot pinpoint what fell short.  

Finally, in the Actors’ Corner, we celebrate Alan Alda, who is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG awards.  We talk about his work that we love, like, hate, or haven’t seen.  

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (1:35) ★★★★

Bumblebee (7:58)  ★★1/2

BlacKkKlansman (12:10) ★★★★

Widows (20:04) ★★★

Oscar Noms (23:12)

Grace & Frankie (37:06)

Actors’ Corner: Alan Alda (47:29)

Ep 33 – Not Really Thought Through Thoughts

1-20-19This week John and I completely go overboard in our fandom of M. Night Shyamalan!  

First, Dhani saw Glass and talks about her love of Unbreakable and how Split and Glass have worked into the story.  Honestly, she mostly talks about Shyamalan and her love of his filmaking. 

Next, John and Dhani finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody.  They both love Queen, but came out of this biopic with strong differences of opinion regarding the movie.  

Next, Dhani saw The Nutcracker and The Four Realms.  She enjoyed it much more than she thought, so that was a pleasant surprise.  And the final movie Dhani saw is the Christmas movie, Anna and the Apocalypse.  She loves musicals more than anything, so it’s tough for Dhani to not enjoy this movie… even though it’s campy, the music was good enough to carry through.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani wanted to just touch on the new season of True Detective that just started.  She really liked the first two episodes and it seems that this third season is already better than the second one was.  

And finally, instead of an Actors’ Corner this week, we decided to do a Directors’ Corner and discuss the movies of M. Night Shyamalan.  Stick with us in this section.  We are huge fans of his, so we really get into details… but hopefully it’s fun listening!

Glass (1:08) ★★★★1/2

Bohemian Rhapsody (18:28)  Dhani ★★★   John ★★★★

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (31:41)  ★★★★

Anna and the Apocalypse (37:22) ★★★

True Detective (40:48)

Directors’ Corner: M. Night Shyamalan (46:39)

Ep 32 – Technical Difficulties

1-13-19Unfortunately, when we went to publish this episode, the first 20 minutes had been wiped out… so the entire movie section is gone!  But Dhani quickly gives you a rundown of The Favourite, Colette, and Ralph Breaks The Internet.  

Then we pick up the recording in the middle of Dhani fangirling over Luther.  Then Dhani and John gush about the show I’m Sorry with Andrea Savage.  It is one of the funniest shows on television right now.  Next, Dhani discusses the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and how she is now motivated to clean out the house.  Finally, Dhani discusses another Netflix show called Friends From College and how this has brought so many loved sitcoms up to date and into the next decade of life.  

Finally, we discuss the films of Emma Stone in our Actors’ Corner.  We each name her movies that we love, like, hate, haven’t seen or want to watch.  

Movies (0:30)

The Favourite ★★★

Colette ★★★

Ralph Breaks The Internet ★★★1/5

Luther (4:25)

I’m Sorry (9:30)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (13:44)

Friends From College (20:00)

Actors’ Corner: Emma Stone (24:37)

Ep 31 – Yup!

1-6-19Happy New Year!

We start the new year with just a few new TV shows and some older movies.

First, Dhani talks about watching The Oath with Ike Barinholtz.  She liked the content, even though it wasn’t as funny as she thought it would be.

Next, she discusses a very heavy movie called Beautiful Boy.  This film deals with drug addiction and the toll it takes on the addict as well as the family.  Very well done and important viewing.

Next, John has caught up on some older movies, so he talks about his thoughts on Life Of The Party, Black Panther, and Game Night.

Moving on to TV, Dhani talks about the final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.  She loves this entire series and explains why.  The topic of discussion is a surprise joy to both Dhani and John and that is the show The Masked Singer.  They are both shocked at their interest and enjoyment of this show!

Quickly, Dhani discusses the two major categories of the Golden Globes, Best Picture – Drama, and Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.  Fingers crossed for her favorites!

Finally, in the Actors’ Corner we discuss the works of Jason Bateman and the projects of his that we love, like, hate, secretly love, or are embarrassed we haven’t seen.

The Oath (1:30) – ★★1/2

Beautiful Boy (8:50) – ★★★1/2

Life Of The Party (17:12)

Black Panther (20:10)

Game Night (26:55)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (28:41)

The Masked Singer (33:42)

Golden Globe Nominees (41:10)

Actors’ Corner: Jason Bateman (44:21)