Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go


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Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go is a twice weekly movie podcast with new episodes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Host, Amanda Iman welcomes a variety of guests onto the podcast to explore current and past films. The rules are simple, at least one person has to have never seen the film being discussed before and then Amanda and her guests have an in depth discussion about the movie. During Awards Season, Amanda is also a prime source for awards analysis.


Amanda welcomes back Chris I and Tim to discuss the classic film, Casablanca. Chris is impressed by the amount of detail you can see in the 4k restoration of the movie, Tim regrets not seeing the film sooner, and Amanda picks up on more of the sociopolitical themes in this viewing.  


Amanda welcomes new guests, Emily and Robb, and return guest, Shane, to discuss the cult comedy, Wet Hot American Summer. Emily loves seeing Christopher Meloni in comedic roles, Robb relates to the relationship counseling in the arts and crafts time, Shane has incorporated quotes from the movie into his life, and Amanda laughs at child death.  


Amanda welcomes back regular guest Jessica to discuss the indie thriller, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Jessica is pretty sure Johnny Depp doesn’t bathe and Amanda is failed by IMDb, Wikipedia and Google.  


Amanda welcomes new guest, Michael, from War Machine vs War Horse, to discuss the polarizing film, Mother! Michael reveals his true love of Rom Coms and Amanda has some concerns about laundry in the movie.


Amanda welcomes brand new guest Michelle, creator of the Red Rue webseries, to discuss 90’s classic, Casper. Michelle is impressed with the CGI from 1995 and Amanda admits to her crush on Devon Sawa in the movie.  


Amanda and Justine return for the second episode in their Celluloid Ceiling series about F-rated, or women-centric films, to discuss the period drama, A United Kingdom. Justine thinks the way David Oyelowo looks at Rosamund Pike in the movie is swoon worthy and Amanda is not satisfied with Tom Felton’s IMDb profile picture.  


Amanda welcomes back Jimmy to discuss the Hitchcock classic, To Catch a Thief. Jimmy takes advantage of being on a podcast with an explicit tag and Amanda learns there are multiple versions of Psycho.


Amanda welcomes back her sister Faythe to discuss the comedy, The Little Hours. Faythe has decided the movie is a biography of her life and the film leaves Amanda feeling incredibly happy.


Amanda has return guests Casey, Tim, Colleen and Stephen on to discuss the action film, Atomic Blonde. Casey likes the way the director handles the action scenes, Tim admits that if he were in a crazy spy fight he’d hand over his charge if he was exhausted, Collen thinks the movie has too many endings, Stephen wants to free the nipple, and Amanda feels like she’s in a Charlize Theron Dior commercial. Erik also pops in for a surprise appearance.


Amanda welcomes new guest Matt Tory, of We Make Movies, to discuss the comedy, Night Shift. Matt sees the movie as a product of its time and Amanda is impressed with how much star power Michael Keaton has so early in his carreer.


Amanda welcomes new guest Grant to the podcast to discuss Saturday Night Fever for its 40th anniversary. Grant is an expert on all things dealing with the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever and shares his knowledge about the music and the movie and Amanda wishes the character of Frank Jr. was featured more in the film.


Amanda welcomes back regular guests Stephen and Colleen, and her step-brother Max, finally makes his podcast debut. Stephen has a personal connection to the Winston Churchill speech, Colleen points out that there’s no way Dunkirk passes the Bechdel Test, Max just wants the characters to catch a break, and Amanda is not a fan of American Sniper. Plus, Colleen and Amanda give shout outs to some awesome high school teachers.


Amanda and Justine of The Cutaways podcast begin a new series of podcasts about F-rated, or female centric, movies. First up is the Canadian biopic, Maudie. Justine doesn’t think Ethan Hawke can age and Amanda hears similarities between Maudie’s score and the Brokeback Mountain score.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Kimberly Niccole, from the Sibs comedy web series to discuss Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. Kimberly advocates that women and girls need more female budy comedies and Amanda admits to being in bowling club in middle school. Plus they’re both ready for Romy and Michelle to attend another high school reunion.


Amanda welcomes back the Oscar crew, Colleen, Stephen and Joe Liles, to discuss The Big Sick. Collen has saved Stephen and Chloe the cat, Stephen is happy that the film didn’t fall into too many indie by numbers clichés, Joe is very impressed by Ray Romano’s performance, and Amanda fangirls over Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani.


Amanda welcomes back Joe Morales, and after a comedy of errors they final join forces to discuss Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Joe is impressed with all of the varying animation styles used in the film and Amanda is surprisingly reminded of The Babadook during the movie.


The Beguiled (2017)

Amanda welcomes new guests and fellow Lady Pod Squad-ers, Justine from The Cutaways, Courtney from Chicks with Flicks and Hannah from Film Roast, to discuss the latest Sofia Coppola film, The Beguiled. Justine calls the film, “sexual tension: the movie”, Courtney is the resident expert on all things beguiled and beguiling, Hannah dresses as Austen Powers, and Amanda spots a penis metaphor.


Amanda is joined by Chris to answer listener questions for the 1 year Anniversary special! Find out the answers to what Amanda’s favorite movie is, which Ryan she prefers—Reynolds or Gosling, and so much more.


Jaws

Amanda welcomes new guest, Andrea, along with return guests, Colleen, Stephen and Carl, to discuss the original summer blockbuster, Jaws. Andrea experiences the Spielberg classic for the first time and only jumps a couple times, Colleen loves the wince scene between Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen points out that the “pond” isn’t actually a pond, Carl knows a TON about the Jaws sequels, and Amanda has a deep seeded fear of sharks.


Amanda begins a new series of mini episodes where she takes her nephews to the movies and they talk about the film afterwards. First up is the 1993 film, The Secret Garden.


Amanda interviews Shane Stefanchik and Cody Richards of Static Copy Island about their experience making the short film Existence for the 2016 Columbus 48 Hour Film Project.


Amanda welcomes an A-team of guests for this roundtable discussion. Marianne, Keith, Stephen, Carl, Sean, Tim and Brittney all assemble to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming. Marianne is not a fan of the Sam Raimi films, Keith points out the influence of the Miles Morales comics on the film, Stephen likes that the high schoolers in the movie actually look and act like kids and not adults, Carl enjoys the meta-textual casting of Michael Keaton, Sean proposes a montage mashup of Uncle Ben and the Wayne parents’ deaths, Tim likes the changes the filmmakers made to The Vulture from the comics, Brittney appreciates how the film melded in to the MCU, and Amanda is so happy this movie wasn’t another origin story.


Amanda welcomes back Erika to discuss the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window. Erika will gladly take the dresses from the 1950s but she’ll leave the sexism and Amanda totally nerds out over the dialogue in the movie.


Amanda and return guests, Erik and Katie, discuss the newist Edgar Wright flick, Baby Driver. Erik hopes the film gets some sound editing love come Awards Season, Katie is really excited that Ansel Elgort doesn’t have cancer in this movie, and Amanda goes to IKEA instead of see the new Transformers movie.


Amanda welcomes back Erika to discuss the Hitchcock classic, Notorious. Erika was once in the same room as Robert Osborne and Amanda has an ever so slight bias for Cary Grant.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Carl, and return guests, Colleen, Stephen, Jessica and Tim to discuss the Jim Henson classic, Labyrinth. Carl is creeped out by the “helping hands”, Colleen recommends enjoying the movie while under the influence of certain substances, Stephen shares some insight into David Bowie’s tight, tight pants, Jessica has some serious hair envy, Tim wishes they’d used a real owl instead of a CGI owl, and Amanda spots some details in the 4k restoration that she’d never seen before.


It’s the first official crossover episode! Amanda has Katie and Wesleigh from the Viewing Party Podcast on to discuss the comedy, Rough Night. Katie has a famous laugh, Wesleigh likes how real all of the characters feel, and Amanda likes the movie more on her second viewing.


For the 100th episode Amanda watches one of her favorites, Singin’ in the Rain, with some of her favorite people, return guests Faythe, Jessica and Kristin. Faythe finds the movie delightful, Jessica thinks Gene Kelley’s arms look amazing in his costumes, Kristin appreciates the artistry of the Broadway Melody section, and Amanda apparently used to wear old lady nightgowns.


Amanda welcomes back Liam from the Nerd on Nerd podcast to discuss the movie, Baywatch. Liam is worried that Zac Efron may be getting typecast and Amanda comes up with some merchandising ideas for the film. They also discuss the Best Actor race from this year’s Oscars.


Amanda and return guest Kristin discuss Hitchcock’s Suspicion. Kristin experiences the first Hitchcock film she doesn’t like and Amanda thought she was going to see Spellbound.


Amanda welcomes back her superhero experts, Marianne and Keith, and a couple more guests, Chris I and Sean, to discuss DC’s latest, Wonder Woman. Marianne appreciates that the Amazons are shown as real, authentic, strong women, Keith wonders about who we blame for movie bombs and failures, Chris loves the nuance of Gal Gadot’s performance, Sean really digs the Wonder Woman theme, and Amanda likes that the film tackles the eternal question; is man inherently good or inherently evil?


Amanda welcomes new guest, Seamus, and return guest, Erik, to discuss the latest Guy Ritchie action flick, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Seamus thinks Charlie Hunnam is scrumdiddlyumptious, Erik sees this movie as another superhero film, and Amanda tries and fails to be as cool as Jude Law.


Amanda welcomes two new guests, Jack and Liam from the Nerd on Nerd podcast, to discuss the cult sci-fi classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Jack wants a custom pair of 3D glasses inspired by the movie, Liam wonders how much better La La Land would’ve been with Jeff Goldblum instead of Ryan Gosling, and Amanda wants to play a drinking game with this film.


Amanda and return guest, Brittney discuss the genre defying, Colossal. Brittney likens Anne Hathaway’s character to Batman and Amanda doesn’t understand the backlash against the actress.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Sean, to join her and frequent guests Colleen, Stephen and Tim to discuss the Martin Scorsese classic, Taxi Driver. Sean proposes that maybe Travis Bickle is Batman, Colleen isn’t a fan of the film until the last few minutes, Stephen wants to take Cybill Shepherd on a date but not to a porn theatre, Tim has an interesting read on the role of Bickel’s parents, and Amanda shares some critics’ theories about the end of the film.


Amanda and return guests, Marianne, Keith, Tim and Brittney discuss the latest Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marianne is super excited for Thor: Ragnarok, Keith is won over by Baby Groot despite prior reservations, Tim was not expecting to get the feels, Brittney wants to know where the Avengers are, and Amanda mispronounces Yondu for half the podcast like an idiot.


Amanda welcomes back return guest Erika to discuss the Hitchcock film, Rope. Erika is reminded of The Picture of Dorian Gray and Amanda thinks Nick and Nora Charles could’ve solved the mystery much faster that Jimmy Stewart’s character.


Amanda and guests Brenda, Jessica and Stephen discuss the classic comedy Office Space, live in front of an audience at the inaugural Columbus Podcast Festival. Brenda is impressed by how much the film has permeated the culture, Jessica is totally Team Milton, Stephen apparently hangs his T-shirts on hangers, and Amanda loves the film but doesn’t think Mike Judge is the best at writing for women.


Amanda and return guests, Jessica and Shane, discuss the comedy, Fist Fight. Jessica is on board with the critiques of the education system the movie sneaks in, Shane approves of the use of zoom in the film but he’s still not sure about it in Vertigo, and Amanda nerds out over Kumail Nanjiani.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Erik, and return guest, Jeremy, to discuss The Fate of the Furious. Erik is not impressed with the “hacking” in the movie, Jeremy thinks Charlize Theron looks like Predator with her braids and Amanda wants an explanation for the length of the “Cuban mile”.


Donnie Darko

Amanda discusses the cult classic, Donnie Darko, with return guests, Colleen and Dallas. Colleen loves Mary McDonnell’s performance in the film, Dallas gets really excited when Ashley Tisdale shows up on screen, and Amanda confesses to wanting to be like Jenna Malone in high school.


Amanda welcomes back Jessica, Marianne and Keith to discuss the action adventure, The Great Wall. Marianne loves the pageantry and colors of the film, Jessica wishes there had been dragons in the movie, Keith sees the movie as being similar to a comic book film, and Amanda jumps at the 3D in the movie.


Amanda and return guest, Chris I, discuss the Disney live action remake, Beauty and the Beast. Chris flashes to Harry Potter during a couple of scenes in the movie and Amanda thinks every movie needs more Kevin Kline.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Lucas, and return guest, Tim, to discuss the animated film, The Red Turtle. Lucas really hates documentaries, Tim finds the crabs in the movie to be incredibly charming, and Amanda highly recommends the movie, Song of the Sea.


Amanda welcomes back Stephen and Colleen to discuss the thriller, Get Out. Colleen is impressed by the eye acting in the film, Stephen recommends that you don’t go through your girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s things, and Amanda shares a story illustrating how much of a giant chicken she truly is.


Amanda and return guests Joe Morales, Kristin, Shane and Chris I. pay tribute to actress Carrie Fisher by discussing Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally…, and Postcards from the Edge. Joe is a Star Wars virgin, Shane falls asleep while we record, Kristin doesn’t buy the sexual chemistry between Harry and Sally, Chris like a young Dennis Quaid in Postcards from the Edge, and Carrie Fisher is Amanda’s feminist hero.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Casey, and return guest, Keith to discuss the latest Wolverine movie, Logan. Casey thinks Logan is the best film of the X-Men franchise, Keith wants to pull a Misery on writer/director James Mangold, and Amanda leaves the theatre wiping away tears.


Amanda welcomes back Kristin, Shane and Yohe to discuss the Studio Ghibli classic, Spirited Away. Yohe speaks Japanese, Kristin shares insight into the role of the parents in the film, Shane makes a case for watching dubbed versions of Miyazaki films, and Amanda doesn’t want to touch Yohe’s face without permission.


Amanda and return guests, Dallas and Joe Morales, discuss Power Rangers. Dallas may be the biggest Power Rangers episode ever, Joe thinks Trini, a.k.a. Becky G, is hott, and Amanda is impressed by Krispy Kreme’s product placement in the movie.


Amanda and return guests, Marianne and Keith, discuss the latest M. Night Shyamalan thriller, Split. Marianne wants more blood, Keith doesn’t think Silence of the Lambs should count as a horror movie, and Amanda thinks the show, Wayward Pines, helped with Shyamalan’s comeback.


Amanda welcomes back return guest, Nathan, to discuss the musical classic, The King and I. Nathan has strong opinions about Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Amanda wants to know where Anna’s son goes during the middle of the movie.


Amanda discusses the animated film, The LEGO Batman Movie, with guests Marianne, Dan, Keith and Tim. Keith opens the podcast in possibly the best way ever, Marianne finds a few parts of the movie to be a little slow, Tim shares his story of seeing Zootopia in the theatre, Dan wants a LEGO Harry Potter movie, and Amanda is apparently one of the only people in the theatre who has seen Jerry Maguire.


Amanda and return guest, Brenda, discuss the film, T2 Trainspotting. Brenda has opinions about the title of the film and Amanda wants more Kelly Mcdonald in everything.


Amanda welcomes back return guest, Tim, to discuss the film Brokeback Mountain. Tim explores the role of nature in the film and Amanda laments the too early passing of Heath Ledger. They also give some shout-outs to some of their favorite college professors.


Amanda and return guest, Scott of Cinema Wheelerte, discuss the action adventure, Kong: Skull Island. Scott has a secret dislike of Jared Leto, Amanda gets really angry about The Artist and they both deal with a crying baby in the movie theatre.


John Wick: Chapter 2

Amanda welcomes new guests, Adam and Ben, to discuss the action film, John Wick: Chapter 2. Adam theorizes about what the third installment in the franchise may hold, Ben thinks Christian Bale likes to be wet, and Amanda’s grammar Nazi tendencies start to come out. Then they all go on a tangent about the role of women in superhero movies.


Amanda and return guest, Jim, discuss the documentary, For the Love of Spock. Jimmy sneaks alcohol into movie theatres and Amanda nerds out over Fiddler on the Roof.


Amanda and return guest, Chris Iman, discuss the Hitchcock dark comedy, The Trouble With Harry. Chris wishes Hitchcock would have explored comedy more and Amanda enjoys the quirkiness of the townspeople in the film.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Brittney, to the podcast to discuss the movie, Fifty Shades Darker. Brittney wants to know what makes it darker and Amanda has some serious issues with the sex scenes.


Amanda welcomes back return guests, Marianne, Keith and Nathan, to discuss the video game adaptation, Assassin’s Creed. Nathan wants to know how the assassins knew to assemble, Marianne is surprised that the movie passes the Bechdel Test, Keith has a new catchphrase, “In the game” and Amanda wants more exposition for possibly the first time ever.


Amanda discusses the movie, The Space Between US with return guests, Chris I and Tim. Chris thinks the movie is ridiculous, Tim is not impressed by its “references” to other films, and Amanda laughs during the most dramatic scene in the movie.


Amanda and Brenda break down the 2017 Oscars and the now infamous Best Picture gaffe. Brenda is a little sleepy but it’s entertaining and Amanda defends Warren Beatty. Then, Addie drops in for some song writing assistance.


Amanda and return guests, Faythe and Dan, discuss the animated film, Sing. Dan starts out strong by making things awkward, Faythe has strong opinions about the Minions, and Amanda brings up Magic Mike and strippers.


Amanda welcomes new guests, Ryan and Tim, and return guest, Sam, to discuss the Hitchcock classic, Rebecca. Ryan’s favorite film genre is suspense/thriller so this is the perfect film for his podcast debut, Tim points out a facet of a character that Amanda hadn’t noticed before, Sam can’t wait to read the book the movie was based on, and Amanda sees parallels to Jane Eyre, but no one else is familiar with the story.


Amanda discusses the Disney animate film, Moana, with return guests Brenda and Addie. Brenda is voiced by Alan Tudyk, Addie claims Lin-Manuel Miranda is her true father, and Amanda sees visual similarities to The Abyss.


Oscar Predictions 2017

Amanda welcomes new guest, Joe Liles, and returning guests Colleen and Stephen to make their predictions for this year’s Academy Awards. Joe may have to watch My Life as a Zucchini in French with no subtitles, Colleen has no opinion about the Sound categories and we don’t blame her, Stephen sticks with OJ—the documentary, not the person, and Amanda is very concerned about the safety of the characters in the Animated Short, Pearl. Plus, no one likes Fire at Sea.


Amanda welcomes back Brenda to discuss the Oscar nominated film, Lion. Brenda has an asexual crush on Dev Patel and Amanda finds one of the constructs of the film a little annoying despite Brenda disagreeing.


Amanda and Jessica break down the 2017 BAFTA Awards. Jessica experiences the BAFTAs for the first time and Amanda wishes that BBC America would show an unedited version of the awards show.


Amanda and return guests, Kristin and Shane, discuss the film, Passengers. Kristin admits to not liking Jennifer Lawrence, Shane wishes the movie were a bit less predictable in its choices, and Amanda finds Thomas Newman’s score to be incredibly derivative of his score for Finding Nemo.


Amanda welcomes new guests, Toni and Scott to the podcast, as well as return guests, Stephen and Colleen to discuss the Oscar nominated biopic, Jackie. Toni is the Jackie expert, Scott isn’t so sure about the historical accuracy of the movie, Stephen breaks the news about John Hurt to Toni, Colleen is a sly surprise guest, and Amanda really likes the weirdness of the film.


Fences

Amanda welcomes back Chase and Pam to discuss the Oscar nominated film, Fences. Chase says Viola Davis shouldn’t be allowed to act anymore because she’s so good it isn’t fair to anyone else, Pam wants to see a stage production of Fences now, and Amanda spots some errors in the details of the film.


Amanda welcomes back Dan to discuss the 2016 remake of the Disney classic, The Jungle Book. Dan can’t pick a favorite actress but has admits his celebrity crush is Emily Browning and Amanda suggests a new category for The Academy to use for the Oscars.


Amanda and return guest, Brenda discuss the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. They both debate whether the Golden Globes count or not, Brenda watches the show on Twitter, and Amanda adores Winona Ryder during the Stranger Things speech.


Amanda welcomes back return guests, Kayla and Kristin, to discuss record Oscar nominee, La La Land. Kayla is a bit disappointed with the movie, Kristin thinks film might be a bit too self-referential, but it wins her over by the end, and Amanda can’t wait to see Dunkirk.


Amanda discusses the 2017 Oscar Nominations with return guests Stephen and Colleen. Stephen defends La La Land against all the haters, Colleen admits to not liking superhero movies, and Amanda laments the loss of the live press conference to announce the nominations.


Amanda welcomes return guests, Ariel and Jessica, to discuss the film, Loving. Ariel has a personal connection to the film, Jessica is SUPER excited to see Silence, and Amanda automatically hates a character if they say “boy” in a Southern accent. Plus, everyone adores Colin Firth.


Manchester By the Sea

Amanda welcomes back Stephen and Chris I to discuss the Awards Season stalwart, Manchester by the Sea. Chris finds the film to have the most honest portrayal of loss she’s ever seen in a movie, Stephen listens to see if other movie goers are crying, and Amanda dives into the debate between art vs the artist.


Amanda welcomes back return guests, Jessica and Ariel, to discuss the film, Inferno. Jessica does not believe the World Health Organization has the kind of power shown in the movie, Ariel is the only one who seems to value human life over art, and Amanda is NOT pleased with the Easton AMC.


Amanda welcomes back Chase to discuss the Academy Award winning documentary, Citizenfour. Chase finds the documentary to have far more tension than the film, Snowden, Amanda appreciates that director Laura Poitras doesn’t insert herself as a “character” in the film, and they both bond over their love of Ken Burns.


Amanda welcomes back return guests Shane, Colleen and Stephen to discuss the sci-fi drama, Arrival. Shane is very excited by the film’s secret twist, Colleen is not buying Amy Adams’ CGI hair in one secene yet Stephen is totally buying what the “shampoo commercial” is selling, and Amanda starts quoting Drop Dead Gorgeous.


Amanda and return guest, Brenda, discuss the film, Hidden Figures. Brenda wants Jamie Bell and Meryl Streep to be in a movie together and attempts to implore them directly, and Amanda is impressed by Janelle Monae’s acting chops.


Rogue One

Amanda welcomes new guest, Vicki to the podcast to discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Vicki compares Darth Vader to a locked away princess, Amanda is REALLY bothered by Tarkin’s CGI face, and they both appear to have been “super cool” in high school.


Amanda welcomes back Brenda to discuss the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Brenda wants to spit mints into people’s mouths and Amanda doesn’t like Jimmy Fallon’s hosting abilities. Then Faythe and Addie crash the podcast and things get a little…weird. Faythe thinks Carrie Fisher was just the right amount of angry and Addie gets dark.


Amanda discusses the World War II film, Hacksaw Ridge, with return guests Nathan and Sam. Nathan counts the squares in a cargo net, Sam tells a story from her days in boot camp, Amanda wants to run her hands through Andrew Garfield’s hair, and both Amanda and Sam are fans of the character Hollywood…’s physique.


Why Him?

Amanda welcomes back Shane to discuss the movie, Why Him? Shane is baffled by what Amanda sees or doesn’t see as horror, Amanda counts how many times she laughs throughout the movie, and neither of them can remember the title of the film, The Prestige.


Amanda and return guests, Dan, Kristin, Shane, Ariel and Jessica, settle in for a movie marathon of Gene Wilder films. They watch The Producers, Silver Streak and Young Frankenstein. Dan’s knowledge about trains finally comes in handy, Kristin makes an epic train pun, Shane tries to find some value in the shots of Silver Streak, Ariel’s Young Frankenstein cherry is popped, Jessica debunks a movie myth, Amanda’s life is influenced by Young Frankenstein.


Amanda welcomes back Erika, Kristin and Shane to discuss the holiday comedy, Office Christmas Party. Shane enjoys a good blooper reel, Kristin wishes Jillian Bell’s character was a different kind of pimp, Erika spots and homage to Home Alone, and Amanda REALLY loves T.J. Miller.


Amanda welcomes return guests Brenda and Addie to discuss the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Brenda cries, Addie is Ernie and Violet, and Amanda has some very strong opinions about colorized versions of black and white films.


Amanda welcomes back Pam to discuss the film, Queen of Katwe. Pam struggles with picking a favorite director and Amanda appreciates a good cinematographer. And of course, they both tear up during the movie.


Amanda welcomes back return guest, Joe Morales, to discuss the Tom Hanks film, Sully. Joe readdresses the question of who his favorite actresses and actors are, Amanda is struck by the humanity of the film, and the both nerd out about the AFI Top 100 List and the National Film Registry.


Amanda welcomes back return guests, Stephen and Colleen, to discuss the film, Moonlight. Stephen is grateful the camera stops spinning early on, Colleen has a slightly different interpretation of the ending than the other two, and Amanda nerds out about the scoring of the film.


Amanda and return guest, Brenda, discuss Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards and more Awards Season fun. Amanda wishes the Critics’ Choice Awards still had separate broadcasts for movies and TV, and Brenda wants to stalk 21 Pilots.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Amanda welcomes three new guests, Addie, Kayla and Chris H., to discuss the latest Wizarding World film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Addie is the coolest teenager around, Kayla learns new things about her husband, including how to pronounce his name, Chris is not a fan of the Second Salemers, and Amanda wants to be Queenie when she grows up. Plus, no one likes Johnny Depp in the film.


Amanda welcomes back Joe Morales to discuss the film, Hell or High Water. Joe experiences his first sort of Western and Amanda is bothered by Chris Pine’s piercing blue eyes.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Jessica, and return guests Nathan and Ariel, to discuss the remake/reimagining of The Magnificent Seven. Jessica loves old people, even if they’re evil, Nathan has a Trolls cup, Ariel seeks comfort from Jessica during the more intense parts of the film, and Amanda has some issues with the ending. However, everyone agrees that Vincent D’onofrio is amazing in the movie.


Amanda discusses the Hitchcock classic, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with new guest, Colleen, and return guest, Stephen, in this month’s edition of her Hitchcocktober adventures. Colleen sees parallels between this film and the Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn comedy, Foul Play, Stephen isn’t sure if he fully likes Jimmy Stewart’s character, and Amanda is really worried about seeing Psycho.


Pieces of April

Amanda welcomes back Yohe and Chris to discuss her favorite Thanksgiving film, Pieces of April. Yohe is transported back to the early 2000s, Patricia Clarkson’s character is not dying fast enough for Chris and Amanda loves cranberry sauce from the can.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Yohe, and return guest, Shane to discuss Laika’s latest stop-motion animation film, Kubo and the Two Strings. Yohe gets the vapors, Shane wants to scratch that monkey and Amanda gets a little freaked out.


Amanda discusses the newly released film, The Edge of Seventeen, with return guest, Chris. Amanda finds that a lot in the film rings true to her experiences and Chris doesn’t think the movie quite holds up next to The Breakfast Club.


Amanda welcomes back her sister Faythe to discuss the latest Pixar animated movie, Finding Dory. Amanda offends Faythe’s childhood, Faythe is very protective of Treasure and they both cry and hold hands…again.


Amanda welcomes back guests Marianne and Keith for a very special episode all about Marvel’s latest superhero outing, Doctor Strange. Marianne wishes the movie had passed the Bechdel test, Keith is extremely averse to Spoilers, even trailers, and Amanda sees shades of Disney’s Aladdin in the film.


Raging Bull

Amanda discusses the classic film, Raging Bull, with new guest, Joe Morales. Amanda confesses her love for John Wayne and Joe is exposed to classic Scorsese for the first time.


Amanda welcomes back guests Nick and Dan to discuss the animated film, Storks, and Jimmy makes a mostly silent surprise appearance. Nick shares his thoughts on Warner Bros. animation, Dan makes Amanda uncomfortable again and Amanda loses all control of the conversation.


Amanda welcomes her husband, Jeremy, for the first time to the podcast to discuss the classic film, Animal House, with return guest Chris. Amanda is pleased that the movie lives up to the hype, Chris is impressed by Belushi’s physical performance throughout the film and Jeremy threatens to push Amanda into a lake.


Amanda discusses the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus, with return guest, Shane, and first time guests, Marianne and Keith. Amanda has a revelation about Jimi Hendrix, Marianne wants a sibling like Dani or Max, Shane thinks he might be from an alternate reality and Keith is not as enchanted by the film as everyone else.


Amanda welcomes back return guests Sam and Shane to discuss the Hitchcock classic, Vertigo. Sam talks about a real person with a severe fear of heights, Amanda nerds out about Hitchcock’s direction and camera manipulation while Shane is unimpressed with some of Hitchcock’s shots.


Amanda welcomes new guest, Faythe, to discuss the film, The Light Between Oceans. Faythe calls Shrek 2 a cinematic masterpiece, Amanda wants all the knit ware in the movie and both of them cry and love babies.


Amanda discusses the new Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, with Brenda, Dallas and Shane. Brenda is excited because it’s her birthday, Dallas is not pleased with the deviations from the book, Shane thinks some of the powers are lame and Amanda has some questions about the time loops.


Florence Foster Jenkins

Amanda welcomes back return guest, Pam, to discuss the film, Florence Foster Jenkins. Pam gives an update on her thoughts on Jason Bourne from her last episode and Amanda cries in EVERYTHING.


Amanda discusses the movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby with return guest, Ariel. Amanda rewrites the last 30 mins of the film, Ariel comes up with a new advertising strategy for Ikea and despite their issues with the movie they do find it funny.


Snowden

Amanda welcomes back return guest, Chase, to discuss the movie, Snowden. Chase makes some really great points about both the film and the state of politics, Amanda really wants Joseph Gordon Levitt’s pimple popped and they both LOVE JGL’s performance.


Amanda discusses Swiss Army Man with new guests Kristin and Shane. Kristin wants more from her DVD commentaries, Shane REALLY loves the music of the film and Amanda gives some insight into her love of Daniel Radcliffe. Also, everyone is shocked by their enjoyment of the song, “Cotton Eyed Joe” in the movie.


Amanda discusses The Fifth Element with returning guests Sam and Dallas. Sam shares some fun facts and talks about horror movies, Dallas wants jello shots and Amanda exposes Dallas to more wonders of the 90’s including pogs.


Amanda discusses Don’t Think Twice with new guests, and Columbus improvisers, Joe Teeters and Stephen Woosley. Joe learns that Fifty Shades of Grey is Twilight fan-fiction, Stephen identifies with the characters in the film and Amanda really likes Transylvania 6-5000. They also dive in to the Columbus improv scene and the role of women in comedy and improv.


Amanda discusses the new Pete’s Dragon with new guests, Brenda and Carlos, and returning guest, Dan. Brenda is won over by the film, Amanda has a new favorite movie of 2016, everyone cries except Carlos (because he has no heart) and Dan still loves trains.


Amanda discusses War Dogs with returning guest, Ariel. They wax poetic about their teen beat crushes from the 90’s, Arie can’t watch Titanic anymore and Amanda is tired of the trope of the exceedingly supportive wife.


Clueless

Amanda discusses the 90s classic, Clueless, with first time guest, Dallas. They start by giving a small peek behind the curtain of It’s All Been Done Radio Hour. Then, Dallas is in awe of the magic of the 90s while Amanda tries to explain the trends and fashion of the decade.


Amanda welcomes back frequent guest, Nathan, on his first solo guesting. Amanda knows nothing about sports but Nathan steps up and is the expert on boxing. And Amanda gives a shout out to her favorite high school French teacher.


Amanda discusses Sausage party with repeat guest, Dan, and new guest, Ariel. Dan nerds out about trains, Ariel thinks Sausage Party could make a great date night movie and Amanda feels incredibly uncomfortable while Dan makes it worse.


Amanda discusses the film Star Trek Beyond with returning guest Nathan and new guest Chase. Chase confesses that he doesn’t like to laugh at movies, Nathan knows nothing about Star Trek and Amanda translates for him. They also dive in to racial inequality in Hollywood and repeatedly apologize to former guest Jimmy.


Sleeper & Zelig-Woody Allen Comedy Double Feature

Amanda discusses the films Sleeper and Zelig with guests Erika and Dan. Amanda feels conflicted, Dan fails at doing research and Erika wishes Sleeper featured Rags the dog more. Yet, they all agree that Woody Allen is talented and funny.


Amanda discusses Suicide Squad with guests Nathan and Sam. Nathan rages, Sam likes Jared Leto as The Joker and Amanda gives a shout out to her favorite Otterbein professor. They also try to convince DC to hire them as consultants.


The Secret Life of Pets

Amanda discusses The Secret Life of Pets with guest Erika. They tell stories about their dogs’ love of food, talk about how pets handle grief and Amanda really loves Jenny Slate.


Amanda discusses Jason Bourne with guest Pam. They speculate on where the Bourne franchise is heading, Amanda laments about shaky camera direction and Pam wants more from Alicia Vikander.


Amanda discusses Ghostbusters with guest Nick. She throws shade at middle schoolers and he confirms what “crossing the streams” means. They also Inception the crap out of their discussion and discover how magical Kevin is.


Amanda discusses Bad Moms with guest Jimmy. They talk about the first pop culture entity they bonded over, the merits and flaws of Bad Moms and almost end their friendship over a disagreement about the awesomeness of Mean Girls. (Jim is crazy)


Amanda discusses The Legend of Tarzan with guest Chris in the inaugural episode. They talk about weird fake American accents and how they’re now a bit worried about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them after watching Tarzan.


Amanda talks about her love of movies and the premise of the new podcast with a bit of help from Jim. We begin to get a peek into her obsession with the Oscars. Also, Jimmy might be a bad husband?