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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
Episode 92 - Creed Review

Check out my review of the best new release of the week (by far!), Creed! Mike from War Machine vs. War Horse joins as well!

Nov 25, 2015
Episode 91 - Fruitvale Station and Police Brutality

In this episode, in conjunction with the release of Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan, Dave chose to look at Fruitvale Station!  First, Britt makes her regular appearance to discuss the movie and her personal experiences in the Bay Area.  Then, Dave talks about police brutality.  Specifically, how race affects allegations, fatal shooting of young black people by police, and how racism plays into police brutality.  Finally, Karly from That Pop This Life joins us to talk about the movie!

 

Race and Allegations

Fatal Shootings

Racism

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:30

Police Brutality: 0:17:25

Fruitvale Station with Karly: 0:31:15

Spoilers: 01:06:59

Nov 21, 2015
Episode 90 - Spotlight Review

Join me and Paul from Screen Watchers Guild talk about new wide release Spotlight.  Does it deserve the Oscar buzz?  Find out now!

Nov 18, 2015
Episode 89 - Scream and Maternal Abandonment

In this episode, Dave, in connection with no new releases, talks about Scream.  Britt joins in to discuss how Scream is different after seeing some of the horror films it borrows from and laughs at the word taint.  Then Dave discusses maternal abandonment from a few angles, including psychiatric disorders, gender of remaining parent, the effects of death by cancer, and how abandoned kids relate to moms.  Finally, Travis the Grimm is our guest to talk about one of his favorite movies!

 

-Psychiatric Disorders

-Gender of Parent

-Cancer

-Abandoned Kids

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:02:40

Maternal Abandonment: 0:16:23

Scream with Travis: 0:26:51

Spoilers: 0:53:10

Nov 14, 2015
Episode 88 - Room Review

Check out our review of Room, with Mike from War Machine vs. War Horse.  Plus, a spirited discussion on the movie industry.

Nov 11, 2015
Episode 87 - Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Marital Dissatisfaction

In this episode, Dave chooses the action flick, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, to be paired with By The Sea, another film about marriage with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, although with totally different ways of approaching it.  Britt joins him after many drinks to talk about marriage and talk trash about Brad Pitt.  Then, Dave discusses marital problems related to feminism, psychiatric disorders, perceived power, and self-monitoring.  Finally Karly from That Pop This Life joins us to discuss the fun popcorn flick!

Feminism and Marriage

Psychiatric Disorders

Perceived Power

Self-Monitoring

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:41

Marital Dissatisfaction: 0:16:30

Mr. and Mrs. Smith: 0:27:53

Spoilers: 1:01:33

Nov 8, 2015
Episode 86 - Spectre Mini-Review

In our brand new type of episode, Michael from War Machine vs War Horse joins me to talk about the newest entry into the Bond series, Spectre!

Nov 6, 2015
Episode 85 - Skyfall and Obsolescence

In this episode, Dave talks about the new James Bond classic, Skyfall.  Britt shares her hatred of Pierce Brosnan and her love of the new Bond, as well as shedding some tears about a beautiful automobiile.  Dave discusses obsolescence in terms of CEO's, older adults, and therapy.  Finally, Dana from How is this Movie? joins the show to talk about his issues with Skyfall and his hopes for Spectre.

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:04:00

Obsolescence: 0:19:02

Skyfall with Dana: 0:29:19

Spoilers: 1:03:53

 

 

Nov 1, 2015
Episode 84 - Fangirl Fixation Minisode – Halloween 2015

In this very special edition of Fangirl Fixation, Britt and Dave watch and discuss three horror movies that neither one of them have seen.   First, they watch the original version of Carrie, and find out if it’s worth your time despite its dated fashion and dialogue.  Next, they check out the remake from 2013. […]

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