Lisa Schmeiser and Philip Michaels say terrible things about movies they haven’t seen and ruin everything for everybody.


Idris Elba: Sex Panther

Phil and Lisa cope with the hysterical blindness triggered by “Cats.” But fortunately, there are many new trailers to ruin, including several from the thick-knuckled lummoxes at DC Comics.

Movies Ruined: “Cats”, “Dolittle”, “Birds of Prey”, “Wonder Woman 84”, “Layer Cake”, “Dolemite Is My Name”.

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Phil and Lisa Ruin a Star War

In this spoiler-filled episode, we give The Rise of Skywalker a thorough going-over. Plus, we discover a not-as-terrible-as-you-might-think addition to our carousel of bad holiday made-for-TV movies. And Phil has a nasty break-up with Jennifer Lawrence.

Movies Ruined: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, Black Widow, Turkey Drop.

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Phil and Lisa Ruin the X-Men Draft

In this crossover with episode 480 of The Incomparable, Phil and Lisa break down the draft choices made in the X-Men draft. It not you, it Gambit.

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Phil and Lisa Send in the Clowns

Send in the clowns. Those murderous clowns. Let’s put them in movies and shows. Those thrice-damned clowns.

Movies Ruined: It, Chapter 2; The Joker; Little Women; Becket; Angry Birds 2; Kung Fu Hustle; Ip Man

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Phil and Lisa Ruin James Corden

This episode is better than Cats. You will listen to it again and again.

Movies Ruined: Cats, Baby Driver, Inglorious Basterds, Hateful Eight, Mask of Dimitrios, Scott Pilgrim, first Monday in May, Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature.

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Phil and Lisa Ruin the Avengers Franchise

Lisa prepares a video essay on what’s wrong with the Marvel franchise while Phil sees children’s movie after children’s movie. Also, let’s get woke, in-flight movie-style!

Movies Ruined: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Dumbo (2019), Hotel Transylvania 3, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Battle of the Sexes, Ocean’s Eight.

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Phil And Lisa Ruin Sincerity

Phil and Lisa are back to discuss a trailer of a movie they haven’t seen — tough luck, Mary Poppins — and several movies they have. And Phil feuds with beloved Twitter philosopher Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Movies Ruined: Mary Poppins Returns, Blade Runner 2049, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Edge of Seventeen, The Gringo, Yellowstone.

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Phil & Lisa Ruin Ramen

Phil and Lisa return, with a journey into the horrors of independent cinema, a brief rundown of movies you can watch on planes and the actors Phil can’t bear to watch (an abbreviated list).

Movies Ruined: Death of Stalin, Flower, Unsane, Ghost Stories, Rampage, Wind River, Darkest Hour, Battle of the Sexes, Tomb Raider, Ramenheads, Itzhak.

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Phil and Lisa Ruin Christopher Cross

In a shocking departure from their brand, Phil and Lisa stop talking about movie trailers to get real about Oscar-nominated songs from the 1980s. Is there singing in this episode? Not if you’re one of those busybodies from ASCAP, there’s not.

Movies Ruined: “Mom and Dad”, “Against All Odds”, “Fame”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Top Gun”, “Working Girl”, “Rocky III”, “Princess Bride”, “Arthur”, “Tootsie”, “Do the Right Thing”, “Aladdin”

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Phil And Lisa Ruin Star Wars

Phil and Lisa take on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in a spoilerific episode filled with your daily recommended allowance of Porgs. They also discuss popular blockbusters “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” and “Death of Stalin”, while shining some light on obscure cult favorites “Ready Player One” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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Phil And Lisa Ruin Extended Hiatuses

Phil and Lisa return to mull over the Wrinkle In Time trailer, talk about movies they saw on airplanes and figure out who this generation’s Peter O’Toole is. Also, can you name Pittsburgh’s three rivers, because we sure have trouble. And Mickey Mouse returns for his cut.

Movies Ruined: Wrinkle in Time, The Post, Red Sparrow, Coco, Hell or High Water, Fences, La La Land, Dancer

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