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Good Film Hunting

Two sisters revisiting childhood films.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

The Phantom of the Opera is here...We talk with fellow Domer and current Marine Rory about 2004's Phantom of the Opera and also learn about his own foray into performing in musicals in high school.

44mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Cheaper By The Dozen

Listen in as we talk with special guest, Lily Herman, about one of her favorite movies from childhood, "Cheaper by the Dozen!"

48mins

19 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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101 Tom Hanks

Our cousin John has a lot of opinions about Tom Hanks and his body of work. We discuss picks and pans with him, with plenty of decade-plus old spoiler alerts along the way. (If you have somehow managed to not watch Castaway as of 2018, you're on your own.)

1hr 8mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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102 Home Alone (1990)

Holiday classic Home Alone (1990) touches on enduring themes while highlighting crazy antics by a clever kid and some bungling thieves. We talk with our friend Erin in this episode, who is a huge fan of all things Christmas and shares her love of the holiday spirit and lets us know why October 17 is the right day to begin listening to Christmas music.

42mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Clueless (1995)

For this week's episode we discuss the 1995 film Clueless with media studies scholar Stefania Marghitu. Though Clueless may barely pass the Bechdel test, it still has a lot to say about the primary motivations of its female characters, even if a lot of the discussion still involves the opposite sex!You can follow Stefania on Twitter at @DearStefania (https://twitter.com/DearStefania)

1hr 2mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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A Quiet Place (2018)

We talk with Tiye, Jared, and Bobby about this year's A Quiet Place from John Krasinski with wife Emily Blunt. Our discussion ranges from criticism of plot holes to ideas for the sequel; John, if you're listening, we've got some great ones! Listen in for more.To learn more about what our friend Tiye is working on, you can also check out:https://www.theblackeducator.com https://www.feminessay.com

37mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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First Kid

Join us as we talk about the classic 90's jerk movie, First Kid, with Kalika Price!

40mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Baby's Day Out

Listen in as we talk with our friend Mo about the 90's movie, "Baby's Day Out" from Central Park in NYC!

30mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Listen as we talk all things LOTR with Mike Tita! This is only the beginning, as we say at the end, you can never talk enough about the LOTR world!

47mins

7 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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099 Fried Green Tomatoes

It's not uncommon for two year olds to throw fits when they can't watch their favorite movie; what's unusual is for that movie to be Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). We talk with our friend Jon about this Southern story and its underlying, though not very obscured, romance between two of the main female characters.

43mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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095 Save The Last Dance (2001)

We wrap up September's Back to School theme with the story of a girl who moves to a new high school in Save the Last Dance (2001). We discuss with our friend Dara how the movie addresses (or doesn't address) themes such as race and cultural appropriation, and how this approach might be problematic, in addition to what made it feel like such a fresh and exciting film when it was released.

44mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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My Fair Lady

Listen in as Eleanor and Anne talk with their good friend Cara about the classic musical, "My Fair Lady!" Lots of the discussion centers around how different it is to watch this movie in particular as an adult...

43mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Enjoy this episode with film professor, Denise McKenna, who discusses the classically creepy children's movie, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!"

43mins

15 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Guest Sarah DeMarais talks about Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film Strictly Ballroom with us, and we also find out what unrelated movie is everyone's favorite physics-related comedy. Learn more about Luhrmann's early film and where it fits in with his other works.

41mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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097 The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

We attack true (and false) crime stories with our friend Meghan in a conversation from this summer about The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

42mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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098 Downton Abbey

We switch gears in this week's episode, where we discussed the British historical drama series Downton Abbey with our father, Bob Huntington. If you can guess what Bob's favorite storyline in the series is, you might also be a Huntington. Hope you enjoy our conversation from this summer!

35mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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The Aristocats (1970) Pt. 1

In the first episode of a two-part series, we talk with special guest and listener of the podcast, Martin Merritt, about Disney animated film The Aristocats (1970). We are very excited to feature such an interesting listener-guest to discuss topics such as the meaning of the color palette of this film, whether The Aristocats is as genderized as other Disney films of its time, and much more.

41mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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The Emperor's New Groove

Listen as we get our GROOVE on with wonderful Jess Reber discussing the low-key Disney classic, "The Emperor's New Groove!"

30mins

7 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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The Aristocats (1970) Pt. 2

We pick up our conversation on The Aristocats where we left off, so if you haven't listened to Part One we'd recommend starting there. We continue exploring themes within The Aristocats including problematic gender roles and more in this episode, and we also learn what movie is our guest Marty's favorite of all time!

30mins

9 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

We discuss the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, with friend Chris Majsak. We were inspired as kids by his superior skills at faking sick, and while we may not be able to use that advice now, we'll always remember, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

45mins

26 Jun 2018

Rank #20