Episode 107: Movie Advisory Spring 2019

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In this episode, we talk about the first run movies we’ve seen since our last Movie Advisory, Episode 95. This episode covers October 2018-April 2019.

Links

Aquaman
Captain Marvel (article)
Colette
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The Favourite (article)
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Halloween
Happy Death Day 2U (Check out our Two Bossy Dames guest edit!)
The Hate U Give
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Isn’t It Romantic? (Episode 103, Episode 104)
The Kid Who Would Be King
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Little (Big)
Mary Poppins Returns
Miss Bala
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Ralph Breaks the Internet
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Us
Venom
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Widows
The Wife

Already discussed: Bohemian RhapsodyRobin HoodWhat Men Want

On DVD:
Holmes and Watson
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
On the Basis of Sex
Searching
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Uncle Drew

Musical Obsessions:
Anna: “Masquerade” from Phantom of the Opera (her rewrite)
Alene: “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes

Obsessions:
Anna: puzzles, The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker, Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen
Alene: The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack, The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Episode 101: Robins Hood

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In this episode, we tackle Anna’s lifelong obsession, Robin Hood, in all his (her? its? their?) incarnations and formats. Thwip!

Links
A Beginner’s Guide to Robin Hood
Shire Reeve
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Robin Hood (2018)
Robin Hood (1973) (soft butch culture)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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This pornstache and soul patch deserve above the title billing

Robin Hood (1991)
Robin Hood (2010)
Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire by Howard Pyle
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-1959)
Robin Hood (2006-2009)
Merry Men by Robert Rodi, illustrated by Jackie Lewis and Marissa Louise

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Anna Hood

Princess of Thieves (2001)
The Sherwood Game by Esther Friesner
Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon
Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
Muppet Robin Hood
Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky
Lady of the Forest, Lady of Sherwood by Jennifer Roberson

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Anna Scarlet

Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk (2019)
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (2019)
League of Archers by Eva Howard
Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales
Robyn Hood: Riot Girls
Green Arrow
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
Normans
Robin Hood: The Magna Carta
BBC History: Robin Hood and his Historical Context

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Our Cast
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Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Postcard” by Jukebox the Ghost; “Divine Hammer” by The Breeders; “All Night” by Walk the Moon
Alene: “Let’s Generalize About Men” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Obsessions
Anna: Robin Hood (duh)
Alene: depression

Episode 97: Animated Crushes with @wonderlandchick

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In this episode, we discuss our favorite animated heartthrobs with friend of the podcast Sarah. Come for the strangely attractive cartoon foxes, stay for the romance recommendations!

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Links
HuffPost: 27 Cartoon Characters Who Gave Us The Hots As Kids
BuzzFeed: 38 Characters That Were Oddly Hot Even Though They Were Animated
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Robin Hood
Dimitri (Anastasia)
Trent Lane (Daria) also Daria and Jane
Roger Radcliffe (101 Dalmatians) [David Tennant]
Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
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Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
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Abraham De Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O’Malley (The Aristocats) editor’s note: Alene got his name wrong in the show
Scar, Young Simba (The Lion King)
Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)
Lucifer (Cinderella)
Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
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Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
Bambi
Miss Bianca and Bernard (The Rescuers)
Wonder Twins (Superfriends)
Brainy Smurf (The Smurfs)
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Ookla the Mok (Thundarr the Barbarian)
Optimus Prime (Transformers)
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Helga Sinclair (Atlantis)
She-Ra, Frosta
Evil-Lyn (He-Man)
The Claw (Inspector Gadget)
Mulan, Li Shang
Storm (X-Men)
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Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn (Batman, The Animated Series)
David Kawena (Lilo and Stitch)
Sakaki (Azumanga Daioh)
Flynn Rider (Tangled)
Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender)
Garnet (Steven Universe)
Mrs. Beakley (Duck Tales)
Daphne (Scooby-Doo)
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Wendy Corduroy (Gravity Falls) [supercut]
Roger Miller
Overdue on The Little Mermaid (live episode recorded at New England Library Association–not on their site as of this writing)
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
Fresh Romance
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
Sally Mackenzie’s Naked Nobility series
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Yuri on Ice
Take the Lead by Alexis Daria
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series
Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series
Sherryl Woods Chesapeake Shores series
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Tiana, Prince Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
Wolverine, Gambit (The Animated X-Men)
Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
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Megara (Hercules)
Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Kim Possible

Obsessions
Sarah: Romance novels: Alyssa Cole‘s Reluctant Royals series, Alisha Rai, Stripped by Zoey Castile, The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting [Shacking Up], Lucy Parker
Anna: The Wicked Wallflowers Club podcast, Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Alene: My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum

Musical Obsessions
Sarah: Toccata and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Anna: Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Alene: Gravity Falls theme song

Episode 95: Movie Advisory Fall 2018

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In this episode, we talk about the 25 first-run movies we’ve seen since our last movie advisory session, Episode 86. Our extensive movie viewing has been brought to you by MoviePass (RIP) and Ladies in Suits.

Links

hellokitty

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Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Book Club ANDY GARCIA: HEARTTHROB (v. 1)
Vanity Fair: Andy Garcia is Book Club‘s Handsome Secret Weapon

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gabrielle union grimaces, wields knife

Breaking In
Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2

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rachel pushes off rachel’s wig as they kiss

Disobedience
The Equalizer 2
The Happytime Murders

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cate delivers excellent sideeye, with fancy teacup

The House With a Clock in its Walls
Hotel Artemis
The Incredibles 2
Life of the Party
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ANDY GARCIA: HEARTTHROB (v. 2)
The Meg (Episode 94)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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cate strides purposefully, in glitter

Ocean’s 8
Sierra Burgess is a Loser

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blake strides purposefully, in tuxedo

A Simple Favor
Skyscraper
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sorry to Bother You
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kate and mila stride purposefully, in sequins

The Spy Who Dumped Me
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Looking forward to

Anna:
Aquaman

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Colette
Halloween
The Hate U Give
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Widows
Robin Hood

Alene:

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claire looks tough, in leather

The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Suspiria
Creed II
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Venom (tweet)

Obsession
Anna and Alene: Hamilton

Musical Obsessions
Anna: One Last Time
Alene: The Reynolds Pamphlet

Episode 7 Show Notes: Our Childhood Favorites and Parenting Perspective

In this episode we field two questions from you (thanks, Cory and Amy!) about the pop culture we loved as kids–and how well it has aged–and how becoming parents has changed our perspective on things. We mention a million things in the show, most linked below.

Links

Television
Jem
G.I. Joe
Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
Duck Tales
Animaniacs
Cheers
Murphy Brown
Mystery!
WKRP in Cincinnati
Smurfs
Looney Tunes
The Cosby Show
Family Ties
Growing Pains
Who’s the Boss?
Murder, She Wrote
Sesame Street
3-2-1 Contact
Square One
Mathnet
Romper Room
The Electric Company
Gravity Falls

Movies
Labyrinth (and The Goblins of Labyrinth, by Brian Froud and Terry Jones)
The Princess Bride
Goonies
Neverending Story
Star Wars
SpaceCamp
The Monster Squad
Shall We Dance
West Side Story
Shout-out to Marni Nixon!
Pretty in Pink
Sixteen Candles
Ghostbusters
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Scarface
Airplane!
Wayne’s World

Music
Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie
AT40 with Casey Kasem
Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Chicago Greatest Hits 1982-1989
Like a Virgin” by Madonna
Take on Me” by A-Ha
Johnny Gill
The Bangles Different Light
B52s Cosmic Thing
Pretty in Pink soundtrack
The Beatles white album

Books
Hardy Boys
Nancy Drew
Trixie Belden
Three Investigators
Encyclopedia Brown
Robin Hood
King Arthur
John Bellairs
Lloyd Alexander
Susan Cooper
Tamora Pierce
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
Agatha Christie
Christopher Pike
Forever… by Judy Blume
Lurlene McDaniel
The Wizard of Oz series
Paranorman by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Obsessions
Carolyn: wants to find the perfect scary story. Hit her up with recommendations here or on Facebook or Twitter!
A Good and Perfect Child by Justin Evans

Anna:
As You Wish
audiobook by Cary Elwes
Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift