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Filling in the Blanks: A Movie Review Podcast with My Father

Filling in the Blanks: A Movie Review Podcast with My Father

By Filling in the Blanks
Welcome to Filling in the Blanks: A Movie Review Podcast with My Father! Every week, my dad and I will watch a movie and try to talk about it. But sometimes he forgets details about the movie he just watched. I'm here to help fill in the blanks. Join us as we try to remember a movie well enough to give the best review we can, mad libs style! And make sure to follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast
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20. Promising Young Woman
In this episode, Ned and Em take on a heavier movie... We watched the 2020 Acadamy Award-Winning film, Promising Young Woman. Warning to the audience, this movie covers some hard topics such as sexual assault and suicide, so keep this in mind before you listen.  Also, I did edit about 10 whole minutes out in the middle because we were just fighting instead of actually doing this podcast. So if you sense tension and frustration, that's probably it! Anyways, we managed to squeeze in some fun, lighthearted bits while we talk about a very depressing movie, so hope you enjoy them! Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
22:16
October 15, 2021
19. The Boss Baby: Family Business
In this very special episode, we are joined by Diane, Em's mom, therefore making Filling in the Blanks also a family business! The three of us watched the first Bossy Baby together back in 2017 - and loved it - so we thought we should all come together for our review of the sequel! 2/3 of us have lots of love for this animated franchise and you can probably guess which one of us doesn't care. This was a really fun movie and it was an amazing excuse to finally get my Mom on the podcast. (And if you like her on the podcast, let us know so we can bring her back again!) Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:08
October 8, 2021
18. Malignant
For our 18th episode, Em and Ned "watched" the latest horror blockbuster, Malignant (2021). And I put watched in quotations because...well listen to find out why.  Em is a big fan of director James Wan and Ned wanted to watch it because it was new. Says a lot about our priorities in life. Anyways, this was a fun mainstream horror and although we struggled to review it, we definitely recommend it to all horror fans out there! Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:55
October 1, 2021
17. News of the World
This week, Em and Ned discuss the Acadamy Award-nominated film News of the World (2020), starring everyone's favorite man in Hollywood, Tom Hanks! Not only does this movie, which takes place post-civil war, make a strategic connection to the current political landscape, but I think it makes a pretty strong argument for replacing all news anchors with Tom Hanks.  Since this is a pretty acclaimed film, we talk about the good performances, the yee-haw soundtrack, and our thoughts on Westerns as a genre. (The genre should include the 2003 movie Holes and Em must make the argument why every time "western" is mentioned. Sorry not sorry.)  Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
23:00
September 24, 2021
16. Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
This week, Ned and Em review Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)! Ned chose to watch this movie because it features two of his favorite people; Ryan Reynold and Selma Hayek.  It was not until after renting it that Em realized this was a sequel and never watched the first one...and this is not the first time that happened either. There are a lot of sequels nowadays, it's hard to keep up! Ned is chaotic and doesn't think you need to watch an original before the sequel. Whose side are you on?  Anyways, this movie is a silly little action flick and it was very fun to talk about! Hope you like this episode :) Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
22:45
September 17, 2021
15. Reminiscence
15 episodes in, can you believe it!!  This week, Ned and Em watched the 2021 Hugh Jackman blockbuster, Reminiscence, which is a neo-noir film all about remembering the past. So the real question here is, how well do we remember this movie?  In this review, we talk about a lot of other movies and potential references in Reminiscence, so we do get lost along the way a bit, but that's all good because we had a fun chat. Make sure to give this podcast a listen if you want to hear our thoughts on this sci-fi genre and our favorite Huge Jacked Man! Thanks for listening! Follow us on Twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:29
September 10, 2021
14. The Suicide Squad
Welcome to another episode of Filling in the Blanks where Em and Ned watch another superhero movie despite always talking about how they don't care for superhero movies. What can we say, we can't resist a brand new flick!  We talk about The Suicide Squad, not to be confused with Suicide Squad, although we haven't seen that one and simply don't care. We share our favorite characters, what we look for in this type of movie, and what we don't like. And make sure to stay to the end because I recorded my Dad doing an impression that I can't stop laughing at!  Thanks for listening! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:53
September 3, 2021
13. A Quiet Place Part II
We are coming back from a week off to give you a very exciting episode. Ned has been waiting a long time to see this one....it's A Quiet Place Part II (2020)! We watched the first Quiet Place together and are very glad we started this podcast just in time to review this one. (Also, important to note, Cillian Murphy is not actually our cousin, we just think it's funny to say that we are related to everyone with the last name Murphy. Please humor us.)  This episode actually contains some very thoughtful commentary about this movie franchise and sequels as a whole. But no matter our rating, this movie will go down in cinematic history as a pandemic film since it premiered in March 2020 but we are only seeing it now. Thanks for listening! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
20:24
August 27, 2021
12. Old
Em & Ned saw a movie in theaters! Wow, have we missed the movie going experience. And movies are coming back just in time for our new podcast! Thanks AMC :) We do not spoil the movie because I think Mr. Night would not like that and I do recommend seeing it in theaters! My dad on the other hand....well. Whose opinion are you going to trust? Also, I made my first big podcasting booboo and recorded sound from the wrong microphone! Sorry about that and thanks for still listening!  Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
25:34
August 13, 2021
11. Double Feature: Fear of Rain and The Marksman
Welcome to the first ever Filling in the Blanks Double Feature, where we do a rapid fire review of two movies we did not like at all. Please don't actually watch these in a double feature...they are very different and don't go well together. We watch a lot of bad movies for this podcast, so we thought we might as well squeeze some content out of them with this new format. Since this is our first ever double feature, we have no idea what we are doing. We bounce around from movie to movie quite often, so please try to stick with us as we review each movie very honestly. Tell us what you think of this weird episode format and recommend us to watch some movies so we don't ever have to do this again! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
22:59
August 6, 2021
10. Leave No Trace
Can you believe it? We made it to 10 episodes!  In this episode, Em and Ned discuss the 2018 film Leave No Trace and we have a lot of nice things to say about this movie that really makes you think! Seriously. Ned was in deep thought throughout our viewing, I've never seen that happen before. Anyways, we talk about some of our favorite performances, a rotten tomato record, and also beekeeping! We would have more to say about beekeeping, but Ned did not want to watch any beekeeping tiktoks. Shame on you, Ned! Help us celebrate this 10 episode achievement and send us movies for review! Unfortunaltey, we will not do Rugrats in Paris. Sorry.  Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
20:40
July 30, 2021
9. Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
In the 9th episode, we discuss the 2021 comedy film Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar. If you like Kristen Wiig, then you are in for a real treat!  Listen as Em connects some dots about an early pandemic celebrity social media blunder, while Ned listens in complete confusion because he is still banned from twitter and doesn't have the slightest clue what has been happening over the past year. Bear with us as we go on quite a few tangents, including Ned's hot take about the midwest and a conversation about the raw power of a banana.  We may have different opinions on this one, but it was so fun to watch this soon to be comedy classic! Thanks so much for listening and please send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
20:23
July 23, 2021
8. No Sudden Move
This week, Em and Ned review No Sudden Move (2020), another movie we found on HBOMax! They should really consider sponsoring our podcast for the amount of advertising we give them. But this movie is packed with a lot of great talent, so we are so excited to share our thoughts on this thought provoking film. Listen as we stumble over our words to get out a simple 16 minute review! Thanks so much for listening and please send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
16:39
July 16, 2021
7. The Little Things
This week, Em and Ned share their thoughts on the 2021 neo-noir crime thriller, The Little Things. This all star cast is comprised of 3 Oscar winners, but is the movie worth the hype? Or do we agree with the Rotten Tomatoes mixed reviews? Listen to find out!  We really go above and beyond in this episode because my Dad gets off track many times to share his thoughts on a few other movies! So yes, this podcast is a little on the longer side for us since it is over 20 minutes, but it is well worth it with the amount of movie recommendations we provide.  Thanks so much for listening and please send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:59
July 9, 2021
6. Fatale
This week, Em and Ned review the 2020 film Fatale starring Hilary Swank. We love miss Swank's work but this movie....eh well, you will find out our thoughts in this 17 minute podcast! But the big question...Is this movie Girlboss? In this episode, we share our thoughts on what it means to be a Girlboss and if this movie fits into the trope! Listen to the end to find out what my dad gets mad at me for this week. Hint, it's similar to last week :/  Send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
17:22
July 8, 2021
5. In the Heights
It's lights up on Washington Heights, for our latest episode of Filling in the Blanks! This one is for you musical fans out there. I'm actually surprised that I got Ned to watch it in the first place since he hates musicals. I'm even more surprised at the end of this podcast! Anyways, we cover a lot here; we share our thoughts on Lin-Manuel Miranda, the performances in this movie, a quick review of a bad movie we watched, and even discuss a film school glossary word! Can you count the amount of times Ned interrupts Em in only 18 minutes? You won't get anything if you do... Send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
18:07
June 25, 2021
4. Wrong Turn
We are trying new things on the Filling in the Blanks podcast and watched a Horror movie this time! But it all comes down to this one big question, did Ned like the movie? Well, give this quick 15 minute episode a listen to find out. This is another fun recording, full of your favorite father daughter movie commentary duo saying "That didn't make sense" over and over again. We are only 4 episodes in and that is already a very common phrase on the pod... But wait! There's more! Stay tuned to the very end for a sweet ASMR surprise, courtesy of Nedward Murphy. Send us recommendations for what we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
15:27
June 18, 2021
3. Love and Monsters
Here we are again with a brand spanking new "cast" as Ned likes to call it, this time about the 2020 film Love and Monsters! In this episode we talk about our love for movie dogs (this film features an Australian Kelpie we absolutely adore) and we learn a very valuable podcast lesson. My dad confuses this movie heavily with Wristcutters: A Love Story, since he watched that the morning before recording, so now we know not to do that again. But also, I really can't promise anything. He gives that movie a rating here too though! This 20 minute episode is full of tangents and celebrity fun facts, but we always find a way back to the actual purpose of this podcast, to give our review/rating. Hope you guys enjoy and thanks for listening!  Send us recommendations for what movie we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
21:15
June 11, 2021
2. Wonder Woman 1984
Em and Ned review the film that swept 2020, Wonder Woman 1984. But like Shania Twain famously said "That Don't Impress Me Much." Listen to us ramble for 18 minutes about how we don't "understand" superhero movies in this week's episode. We cover a lot in that short time though - from the movie magic of stand in actors to plot holes that leave us wondering "what did we just watch?" We even mention about our favorite superhero, Paul Blart Mall Cop! Can you guess how many times my Dad fell asleep during our viewing? Listen to find out! Send us recommendations for what movie we should review next! Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com. Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
18:07
June 4, 2021
1. Shadow in the Clouds
Welcome to the very first episode of Filling in the Blanks, where Em and Ned review the 2020 film Shadow in the Cloud! Listen to us as we struggle to start our podcasting journey and argue about whether or not our review should contain spoilers. And if by any chance Chloë Grace Moretz listens to this podcast, then hi! We are huge fans!  We are starting off this podcast strong with a film review in under 15 minutes. You can listen while you are making a sandwich, folding he laundry, or even when you are sitting on the toilet! (Last suggestion is from Ned.) In this episode, you might also hear Ned say that our podcasts should be cut down to 5 minutes, but he is not the one editing, so that is not happening!  Send us recommendations for what we should review next. Follow us on twitter @FillingPodcast or email us at fillingintheblankspodcast@gmail.com.  Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
14:55
May 28, 2021
Filling in the Blanks: A Movie Review Podcast With My Father Trailer
When in doubt, start a podcast with your dad! Apologies in advance for this very awkward trailer and occasional mic bumps, I'm new to this whole podcast game. But I wanted to turn something I do every week into something a bit more fun. So join me on this adventure as I try to help my dad remember the movie we just watched well enough to give you a review!  Follow us on twitter and send us new movie recommendations: @FillingPodcast Music in this episode: https://www.purple-planet.com
02:56
May 24, 2021