Category: Movies & TV

A Thing Like That: The New Girl (S2, E5)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of role models in “The New Girl.” Spoilers run from 21:18-22:54.

A Thing Like That: “Three Sundays” (S2, E4)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of fathers in “Three Sundays.” Spoilers run from 23:15-25:40

A Thing Like That: The Benefactor (S2, E3)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of partnership in “The Benefactor.” Spoilers run from 21:29-23:30.

A Thing Like That: Flight 1 (S2, E2)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of work/life balance in “Flight 1.” Spoilers run from 33:43-36:49

A Thing Like That: For Those Who Think Young (S2, E1)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of youth and newness in “For Those Who Think Young.” Spoilers run from 31:23-37:57.

The Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 19: 2009 (Part 2)

Michael, Lars, and Kathleen gather again to talk about the second half of the 2009 Best Picture slate. If you like disagreement, Lars and Kathleen argue about pretty much every movie in this episode, and Kathleen has some controversial opinions about some popular favorites. But what are those opinions, and what movies are they on? Tune in to find out!

The films discussed are:

-Inglourious Basterds (1:22)

-Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (13:34)

-A Serious Man (30:43)

-Up (43:38)

-Up in the Air (1:00)

Reel Life Oscar Challenge: Episode 18: 2009 (Part 1)

Aliens, war, and apartheid, oh my! Michael, Lars, and Kathleen delve into the first half of the first year the Academy went back to nominating ten films for the top prize, and the result is a diverse bunch of movies that frustrated, satisfied, and perplexed. The films discussed are:

-Avatar (3:46)

-The Blind Side (21:37)

-District 9 (32:41)

-An Education (47:34)

-The Hurt Locker (59:22)

 

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 17: 2000s Recap

Michael, Lars, and Kathleen discuss their favorites and least favorites of 9 years of Oscar nominations.

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 16: 2008

Controversy ensues when it turns out Michael, Lars, and Kathleen actually have very different opinions on the Best Picture nominees of 2008. Will they be able to agree on how Benjamin Button should age? Listen to find out!

The films discussed are:

-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1:43)

-Frost/Nixon (15:59)

-Milk (28:16)

-The Reader (40:28)

-Slumdog Millionaire (1:00:30)

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 15: 2007

2007 was a heck of a year for movies, and Michael, Kathleen, and Lars dive all the way in before making some tough choices at the end of the pod.

The films discussed are:

-Atonement (2:04)

-Juno (17:36)

-Michael Clayton (30:26)

-No Country for Old Men (43:35)

-There Will Be Blood (55:16)

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