Ep 36 -I Snorted

2-9-19This was a slow viewing week for Dhani, but they still managed to fill an hour with babbling on.  

First, Dhani talks about the movie First Man.  This turned into a long discussion about movies including personal stories when it might not be needed.  

Next, John finally watched The House With The Clock In Its Walls, so he tells his point of view on this movie.  

Moving to TV, Dhani and John watched the Netflix Comedy special, Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner.  They both didn’t exactly appreciate Ray Romano before watching this, but really enjoyed this special!

Then Dhani talks about a show on A&E called Many Sides of Jane.  A fascinating look into a young woman with Dis-associative Identity Disorder.  Definitely worth watching to learn the truth behind this disorder.  

Next, Dhani talks about the premiere of The Walking Dead and how amazing the start to the second half of the 9th season was!

Finally, to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up this week, we replace our usual Actors’ Corner with Romantic Comedies.  Both Dhani and John love this genre and had a really tough time narrowing down rom-coms into the categories of movies we love, like, hate, secretly love, and haven’t seen.  

First Man (1:55) ★★★1/2

The House With The Clock In Its Walls (17:40)  Dhani ★★★1/2    John ★★★★

Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner (21:55)

Many Sides of Jane (26:11)

The Walking Dead (37:11)

Rom-Com Corner (39:07)

Ep 35 – Quippy?

2-3-19This week’s episode seems to be filled with bleaker content… it wasn’t planned that way, but hang in there.  

First Dhani discusses the rom-com Nobody’s Fool.  She talks about how Tyler Perry always creates male characters that say the right thing and work for the women who watch.  🙂  

Next, Dhani talks about a documentary on Netflix called Abducted in Plain Sight.  This is tough subject matter, but it is quite a story that is a cautionary tale to all families.  

Moving on to TV, Dhani first talks about the new show I Am The Night based on the true story of Fauna Hodel’s autobiography.  It looks to be an interesting series directed by Patty Jenkins. 

The next show Dhani talks about is the live airing of RENT.  Or the almost live production.  Because this is her favorite musical, she was underwhelmed.  

The next show we discuss is the ending of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Dhani really enjoyed the way it ended and feels it is one of the funniest shows ever.  

Finally, Dhani watched a brand new show on Netflix called Russian Doll.  She appreciates the female team of creators, writers, and directors because she believes that made the lead character, Nadia, feel more real with her trauma and the insane situation she finds herself in.  

For the Actors’ Corner this week, we chose Whoopi Goldberg.  We discuss the movies of hers that we love, like, didn’t like, secretly love and haven’t seen.  

Nobody’s Fool (1:22) ★★★★

Abducted in Plain Sight (5:31) ★★★★

I Am The Night (17:30)

RENT Live (23:30)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (30:25)

Russian Doll (35:43)

Actors’ Corner: Whoopi Goldberg (42:46)

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)

Ep 30 – 2018 Review

12-30-18Not a lot to discuss this week as Dhani spent time watching TV series instead of movies… but here we go!

First, Dhani watched Bad Times At The El Royale.  She had high expectations for this movie, and the first half met them, but the second half was a let down.

Next, Dhani talks about season 2 of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu.  She is surprised how much she enjoys this show, yet after John points out she likes all Marvel entities, it seems to make sense.  Next, Dhani talks about the new adaptation of Vanity Fair on Amazon Prime.  She had different realizations about Rebecca Sharpe while watching this iteration.

Finally, we move on to the 2018 Corner, where both John and Dhani discuss the movies from 2018 that they loved, liked, hated, and still want to see.

A shorter episode this week, but hopefully you are reminded of the good year we had in movies and TV.  Happy New Year and see you all again next year!

Bad Times At The El Royale (1:30) – ★★1/2

Marvel’s Runaways (8:15)

Vanity Fair (17:25)

2018 Year In Review (25:06)

Ep 29 – Roxy’s Corner

12-23-18After taking a week off, we are back and have lots to catch up on.

This week we talk very quickly through the things that Dhani watched this week, so pay attention as we cover lots of things.

The most exciting start is that we both saw Mary Poppins Returns.  And as much as we were anticipating this movie for so long… it lived up to our expectations!

Next, Dhani flies through the other movies she has watched, including Instant Family, Night School, Ready Player One, and Hunter Killer.  Next, John has caught up on seeing a couple movies that Dhani has covered previously, so we get his input on A Simple Favor and Blockers.

Wrapping up the movie portion, Dhani discusses her disappoint in Netflix’s Bird Box.

Next, Dhani and John take a moment to recognize Penny Marshall and her tremendous contributions to TV and film.

Moving on to TV, Dhani quickly talks about the Arrowverse’s crossover event this year called Elseworlds.  Next is a docuseries on Netflix called The Innocent Man.  And finally, the joy that she gets from watching Fuller House.

Finally, instead of an Actors’ Corner, we are changing it this week to the Christmas Corner as we discuss the holiday movies that we love, like, hate, secretly love, and haven’t seen.

Mary Poppins (1:20)  Dhani ★★★★3/4     John ★★★★★

Instant Family (13:27)  ★★★★

Night School (16:12) ★★★

Ready Player One (17:35) ★★★★

Hunter Killer (20:07) N/A – couldn’t finish

A Simple Favor (21:00)

Blockers (21:46)

Bird Box (23:36)

Penny Marshall (29:21)

Elseworlds (31:20)

The Innocent Man (33:22)

Fuller House (35:47)

Christmas Corner (40:18)

Ep 28 – Hello Folks

12-9-18Lots to talk about this week, so we jump right into it.

First, Dhani talks about the new Halloween movie and her overall disappointment with most horror movies.  This one included.

Next, she talks about Venom.  She felt it waivers from the usual Marvel formula a bit, but then catches on by the end.

Moving on to Smallfoot, Dhani surprisingly enjoyed this one more than she thought.  Lately animated movies haven’t been successful in getting her to stick with the movie, but this one kept her interested!

Finally, we wrap up the movie section with the new Netflix movie, Dumplin’.  This was a typical message movie telling girls to love themselves no matter what, but it was entertaining and the characters were lovable and we care about them from the start.

Moving on to TV, John and Dhani superfan out on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  The second season just came out and they binged it and fell in love all over again.  Sorry for going on about this show, but we love it so much.

Next, we talk about another show that we both love… The Good Place.  We are in the middle of the third season and just want to reiterate that everyone should be watching this show.

Lastly, Dhani talks about the HBO show that just ended called Camping.  She really enjoyed the show with all of the interesting characters and the journeys they took over three days.

Finally, in the Actors’ Corner we decide to discuss the work of Jennifer Aniston.  We list the movies that we love, like, hate, haven’t seen and want to see.

Halloween (1:28) ★★

Venom (11:00) ★★★1/2

Smallfoot (15:49) ★★★

Dumplin’ (20:40) ★★★★

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (25:30)

The Good Place (36:25)

Camping (38:52)

Actors’ Corner: Jennifer Aniston (43:50)

Ep 27 – I’m A Purist Grinch

12-2-18This week was filled with lots of movie-watching!

First, Dhani talks about The Grinch and how she was disappointed with the changes they made to the core story.  Probably entertaining for kids, but not for those that love the original.

Next, Dhani talks about The House With A Clock In Its Walls.  She was pleasantly surprised by this movie and how entertaining and intriguing the story was!  She thinks this is due to Eli Roth’s direction, but also the performances were believable in an unbelievable world!  Enjoyable film for all to see!

Next, Dhani watched The Happytime Murders.  Yes, this has puppets… no, it’s not for kids.  But, Dhani found this movie really, really funny and thought the story was much better than she thought it would be!

Next, John and Dhani finally saw a movie that came out last year, Downsizing.  Both of them discuss the slight disappoint in this movie and the storyline going to a really deep place that they weren’t expecting.

Moving on to TV, Dhani felt it necessary to talk about The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale and how amazing the show has become even without Rick Grimes.  Then, John and Dhani gush about the special from this week, A Legendary Christmas with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.  This was the best special Dhani has seen since she was a kid and it was a throwback to the old variety specials of yore.

Finally, in the Actors’ Corner, we discuss the films of Matt Damon.  John and Dhani talk about the movies that we love, like, hate, secretly love, and are embarrassed we haven’t seen.  It’s very difficult to choose these, so listen as we struggle to narrow down our choices.

The Grinch (3:00) ★★

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (11:10) ★★★★

The Happytime Murders (15:50) ★★★

Downsizing (20:40) ★★

The Walking Dead (32:31)

A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (39:00)

Actors’ Corner: Matt Damon (44:47)