Love is a many splendored thing, but the stories about it aren’t always as splendid. AJ Knox and Julia Skott try to figure out if they can make chick flicks and romcoms better - or make them weird.


Muriel’s Wedding

Musical May! And it’s ABBA time with this many-faceted Australian bouquet.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox

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The Princess Bride

For our pod-birthday, AJ watches this cult classic for the first time and hopes that people will stop yelling at him about it.

Among the things that got cut for time: The history of snake oil, medieval superstitions about supernumerary fingers, and actual R.O.U.S-es.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


L.A. Story

Self-confessed Steve Martin aficionado AJ discovers a gem that he has somehow missed. Julia ponders picking up the tuba.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


Always Be My Maybe

This movie made us happy - and hungry. (Seriously, there is quite a bit of deleted material that is just about restaurants and food.) We also talk a bit about the crap AAPI people have to deal with both in and out of Hollywod.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


The Truth About Cats And Dogs

Julia confesses to having a butt for radio; AJ starts to wonder if he misses LA. Also, Janeane Garofalo is awesome.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


My Best Friend’s Wedding

Or “You made your bed, and now I’m going to eat crackers in it.” Time for a possibly subversive classic with a lot of layers.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


Three Men And A Baby

Antony Johnston pops in for a discussion of a movie that is both darker and funnier than we maybe expected. (Accordingly, there is a generous amount of talk about illicit substances.)

Julia Skott and AJ Knox with Antony Johnston


Love Jones

Two young people meet, and bond over jazz and Shaw. Two slightly older people meet, and bond over a movie they both liked.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


Magic Mike

Why did Julia dub this movie “Flashdance in reverse”? Also: A lot of gender politics, not enough fun costumes, and quite a bit of not-family-friendly confusion and sputtering.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


The Lake House

Glenn Fleishman came on to talk about a movie that is all over the place. And time.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox with Glenn Fleishman


But I’m A Cheerleader

Sometimes you don’t want to paint with just pink or blue. You need the whole rainbow. (This episode contains some frank discussion about some ways that society makes life horrible for queer and trans kids.)

Julia Skott and AJ Knox

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