#19 Heathers with guest Heather Woodcock

April 27, 2017

To talk about the 1989 movie Heathers, Kate is joined by a certified Heather – Heather Woodcock. Kate and Heather dig into social hierarchy in and out of school, teenage years, journaling, female friendships, Veronica the hero, what they didn’t like about the movie and film theories on what would happen after the credits roll.


#18 Josie and the Pussycats with guest Joshua Leach

April 13, 2017

Kate is joined by Josh Leach to talk about the seriously under-rated Josie and the Pussycats movie from 2001. They talk about the music, the in-jokes, lead singers taking over a band, product placement, subliminal advertising and the moral of the story.


#17 Casablanca

March 30, 2017

Kate talks about one of her favorite movies, Casablanca. In this episode Kate covers the how this classic didn’t have the greatest of beginnings and wasn’t destined to be a classic but how it became one. Themes of love, betray, corruption, neutrality and cynicism on the backdrop of the World War II.   



Bergman Interview on the script: https://youtu.be/SBtO7MHJFoY

Essay comparison of Stage Play to screenplay: http://p-mi.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Essay_Casablanca.pdf

75th Anniversary from CBS News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv0Eo5-LHhk

What’s So Great About Casablanca: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC_kfwa5-kg

Casablanca interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqA7R8TSoM

Henry Rollins tearing apart Dr. Seuss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_k5WBwUUjQ

Theme and Motifs in Casablanca http://www.sparknotes.com/film/casablanca/themes.html


#16 Be Kind Rewind with guest Phoebe Frear

March 23, 2017

Special guest and filmmaker Phoebe Frear joins Kate to talk about Be Kind Rewind, a quirky and innovated film that reminds Kate & Phoebe their love for filmmaking. The gals talk about: the death of video stores, the horror of VHS, practical effects, movie tricks, diva moments, wondering if it all matters and the magic of movies. Don’t worry, “No specific knowledge of movies required” This episode has been Sweded!


IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799934/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Interview with Michel Gondry: Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Rd8x4OJoY


#15 Pulp Fiction

March 16, 2017

Kate talks about her weird fascination with Pulp Fiction, a film she saw 9 times in the theaters. She talks about the writing and filmmaking tricks she learned from the movie giving credit where it’s due to Roger Avary. She talks about the themes of loyalty, the use of gold, the alpha males and one bad-ass female. She also talks about Jules’ “moment of clarity” and what she thinks is really in the case. 



Studio 28: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_28

Quentin & Roger: http://forum.tarantino.info/viewtopic.php?t=7800

Hitchcock Explaining Suspense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md6folAgGRU

In the suitcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7nyslFNXVI

20 things you didn’t know about Pulp Fiction: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/19/the-secrets-of-pulp-fiction-20-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-movie-on-its-20th-anniversary.html

Kiss Me Deadly Box Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HEJC41P7o8


#14 X-Men (Part 2) with Guest Adam Eastwood

March 2, 2017

Adam Eastwood is back to talk about the metaphors in the X-men movies. In this part 2 of 2 Kate and Adam dig into metaphors of gay rights, #BlackLivesMatter and fan suggested metaphors.



Comics Code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Code_Authority

LGBT themes in X-men: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3988951

Gay Teachers: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/the-plight-of-being-a-lgbt-teacher/383619/

Where you can be fired for being gay: https://www.fastcompany.com/3057357/the-future-of-work/heres-everywhere-in-america-you-can-still-get-fired-for-being-lgbt

Bryan Singer interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/04/25/bryan_singer_x_men_2_interview.shtml


#13 X-Men (Part 1) with guest Adam Eastwood

February 23, 2017

This week Kate is joined by Adam Eastwood to talk about the metaphors in the X-men movies. In this part 1 of 2 Kate and Adam dig into metaphors of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, the Holocaust, Japanese Internment Camps, power struggles and the social pressures to conform. Leave your comments of your favorite metaphors in X-men and we’ll mention as many as we can in part 2.


Stan Lee Interview https://www.theguardian.com/film/2000/aug/12/features

Bryan Singer interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/04/25/bryan_singer_x_men_2_interview.shtml

Malcolm X Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKDUsRoZ0ig

X-Men wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men


#12 Oscar Bingo

February 16, 2017

Special Guest, Josh, returns for this year’s predictions of the Oscar winners. Kate and Josh aren’t good at this and tied last year with 8 of the 24 winner correct. This year they bring in a bingo cage that they have nicknamed “Nic Cage” to see if he is better at predicting then they are. Follow along on Oscar Night on Twitter using #OscarBingo. The Kate’s Take Ballot is available on www.galsguide.org 


#11 So I Married An Axe Murderer

February 10, 2017

In this episode Kate talks about the hilarious movie So I Married An Axe Murderer staring Mike Myers. Kate talks about the trivia of the film, the soundtrack, coffee shops, beat poets and also why it has a special connection to her and her brother.



So I Married…IMDB Trivia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108174/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Kate’s Take on Sneakers: https://youtu.be/MUpjtldsRgA


#10 Groundhog Day

February 2, 2017


Kate celebrates Groundhog Day with Groundhog Day! In this Kate talks about the trivia behind the scenes as well as answering the question: How long was Phil stuck in his time loop? She goes deep on metaphors of tediousness, the myth of Sisyphus, psychoanalysis, trial and error, the need to deal with yourself, and the many different religious aspects of the film.



How long does Phil spend in Puxkatony? What Culture. https://youtu.be/HYAx9RX1OmY

IMDB: Groundhog Day http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

You think you know movies Screen Crush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2FSxDbVlIY

7 things you didn’t know about groundhog day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnUMrPb28U

Psychoanalysis Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoanalysis

Creative Interpretations of Groundhog Day http://mentalfloss.com/article/55243/8-creative-interpretations-groundhog-day

New York Times – Groundhog Almighty http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/07/style/groundhog-almighty.html?src=pm&pagewanted=1

Top Tenz why Groundhog Day is Purgatory http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-why-groundhog-day-is-set-in-purgatory.php