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Comedy Tragedy Marriage

Comedy Tragedy Marriage

By Stan the Movie Man
Stan the Movie Man and Maude the Movie Broad, a couple married over 30 years, take turns choosing a movie, watching it together, then discussing why one loves it and whether the other one loves it, likes it or hates it.
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BUtterfield 8
Elizabeth Taylor won an Oscar for her performance in the over cooked melodrama “BUtterfield 8.”
58:11
May 13, 2021
Guardians of the Galaxy
If you’re looking for a quick staycation, take a trip to outer space with the “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Maude continues her Marvel Cinematic Universe catch up.
59:24
May 5, 2021
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Jimmy Stewart plays a wide-eyed idealist who is appointed to fill the term of a deceased senator in Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”
58:55
April 28, 2021
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Maude’s continuing MCU education continues with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
54:37
April 21, 2021
Ann
The life and times of a Texas original, Ann Richards, is the subject of the Tony Award nominated play “Ann,” available to watch on the PBS streaming app.
55:19
April 13, 2021
The Avengers
When the world needs saving you call the only team that can get the job done, assuming they don’t kill each other first, “The Avengers.”
58:53
April 7, 2021
Tina
Anna Mae Bullock lived a life of abuse and abandonment before she met Ike Turner who changed her name, married her and began to physically abuse her. Despite this, she found the courage to strike out on her own and become the icon we all know as Tina Turner. Her life is the subject of the HBO Max documentary “Tina.”
57:14
March 31, 2021
Captain America: The First Avenger
Maude’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
57:32
March 24, 2021
Billie
While amazingly talented, Billie Holiday lived a tragically short life filled with pain, heartache, betrayal, drugs, booze and the music she filled with her soul.
56:49
March 16, 2021
Thor
He may be the God of Thunder, but he needs to learn he’s not the center of the universe in Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston.
50:49
March 10, 2021
Bombshell
Roger Ailes made Fox News incredibly popular and profitable while also making it his sexual hunting ground. His downfall is dramatized in the 2019 film “Bombshell.”
55:57
March 3, 2021
Nomadland
Frances McDormand lives the van life in the subtle, beautiful and devastating “Nomadland,” directed by Chloe Zhao and available to stream on Hulu.
47:26
February 24, 2021
The Magnificent Ambersons
Olson Welles famously considered “The Magnificent Ambersons” the biggest betrayal by Hollywood of his career as the final edit was taken away from him and much of his work was changed. Still, the film is considered among the greatest films of all time. But is it?
52:42
February 17, 2021
No Country for Old Men
The Coen Brothers wrote and directed this modern Western thriller from a book by Cormac McCarthy. It is poetry both in the writing and the cinematography and is available to stream on HBOMax.
49:25
February 10, 2021
Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were famous from their teenage years on, blending harmonies born of their brotherly bond and songwriting that spoke of love and longing. From the ups and downs of their musical careers to the struggles of maintaining their relationship in the glare of the spotlight, “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” follows the Brothers Gibb through the good times and the bad.
54:49
February 3, 2021
The Big Sick
Cultures clash and vital signs crash in the based-on-a-true-story romantic comedy “The Big Sick,’ starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.
58:17
January 27, 2021
Charlie Wilson’s War
The covert war with the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, funded largely by one Texas congressman, is the subject of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts.
59:16
January 20, 2021
We’re Back!
After a medical hiatus, Maude and Stan are back with a cautionary tale about their COVID-19 experience, they also look back at what was supposed to be the topic of their last pre-Christmas episode, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” along with other things they watched over the last four weeks. It’s good to be back.
59:04
January 13, 2021
Christmas on the Square
Dolly Parton plays the guardian angel to a woman looking to leave painful memories and the small town of her youth behind in the Netflix original film “Christmas on the Square.”
48:16
December 16, 2020
A Christmas Carol 1984 & 2009
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been translated to the screen more than two dozen times. We watched two versions, one from 1984 starring George C. Scott and a Disney animated feature with Jim Carrey voicing Scrooge. Both stick closely to Dickens novella, but there are differences that make one much better than the other.
53:40
December 9, 2020
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954)
Maude kicks off the holiday season with a classic, 1954’s “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.
57:07
December 2, 2020
Labyrinth
Mix a snotty teenager, a glammed out Goblin King, a stolen baby and a bunch of life size Muppets, and what do you get? “Labyrinth,” a 1986 musical fantasy starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.
54:06
November 25, 2020
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Maude’s choice this week is “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” a documentary about the meteoric rise and tragically short life of the great Janis Joplin.
58:39
November 18, 2020
Coco
The Day of the Dead doesn’t seem like a good topic for a kids movie, but the wizards at Disney/Pixar find a way in their 2017 release “Coco.”
48:13
November 11, 2020
August: Osage County
When a tragedy brings a family together, they mix as well as oil and water...or gasoline vapors and a match. We watched “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Evan McGregor and many more.
53:08
November 4, 2020
The Exorcist
Adolescence is hard enough without also being possessed by a demon. We conclude our Halloween film fest with the 1973 classic “The Exorcist.”
49:54
October 27, 2020
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Maude’s selection checks another one off the must-see list as we watched “Rosemary’s Baby.”
57:39
October 21, 2020
Hocus Pocus
What do three gleefully wicked witches, a talking immortal black cat and three precocious kids have in common? Disney’s 1993 film “Hocus Pocus,” that’s what!
53:44
October 14, 2020
Sugar Hill
A couple takes a road trip to the backwoods town where they grew up, met and fell in love in “Sugar Hill,” one of Dolly Parton’s “Heartstrings” collection.
52:08
October 7, 2020
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The imaginative video game-themed graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim received an equally imaginative big screen treatment in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” directed by Edgar Wright.
48:26
September 30, 2020
RBG
The passing of Supreme Court associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made Maude want to learn more about the history-making lawyer and jurist, leading us to the documentary “RBG,” available to stream on Hulu.
58:32
September 23, 2020
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play two damaged people that quickly fall in love but seek to erase their memories of each other in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
56:08
September 16, 2020
Peter’s Friends
A cast of British acting and comedy greats (Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton and more) plus comedienne Rita Rudner (who co-wrote the script) come together in an English manor to celebrate the New Year, air their dirty laundry and disclose closely held secrets in “Peter’s Friends.”
55:37
September 8, 2020
Jojo Rabbit
Growing up isn’t easy at the best of times. Growing up with a single mom, in war torn WWII Germany, with Adolf Hitler as your imaginary friend and a Jewish refugee hiding in your walls makes puberty a minefield. We discuss all that and more as we break down Jojo Rabbit.
56:13
September 2, 2020
Schindler’s List
Maude and Stan tackle the devastating yet beautiful “Schindler’s List” starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and more.
57:52
August 25, 2020
Man of Steel
Superman is Stan’s favorite superhero and he introduces Maude to 2013’s “Man of Steel” starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and more.
55:53
August 19, 2020
The Theory of Everything
Maude’s selection this week won Eddie Redmayne an Oscar for his performance as the brilliant and complicated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”
51:50
August 12, 2020
Inception
Dreams within dreams can be a beautiful and dangerous place in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” Do Maude and Stan agree or does this episode turn into a nightmare?
37:19
August 4, 2020
The Shack
A grieving father looks for vengeance and finds salvation in “The Shack,” starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and more.
55:03
July 29, 2020
Three Identical Strangers
Identical triplets, each adopted by different families, have a miraculous reunion when they are 19 years old. They share several similarities, including a secret about how they were raised. “Three Identical Strangers” is available to stream on Hulu.
55:60
July 22, 2020
Shirley
Elizabeth Moss delivers a powerhouse performance as an emotionally troubled writer possibly dragging an innocent young woman with her into the abyss in “Shirley.”
56:24
July 15, 2020
Colossal
What does a drunk girl from a small town, her fellow drunk friends in the same small town and a giant monster wreaking havoc in Seoul, South Korea have in common? They are all in the movie Stan picked for he and Maude to watch.
52:30
July 8, 2020
The Jerk
To honor the memory of the great Carl Reiner, Maude selected “the Jerk,” directed by Reiner and starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Mabel King and more. It was Steve Martin’s first starring feature film role. Does the 1979 film hold up? Listen and find out.
51:56
July 1, 2020
Border (2018)
In what must be the most stressful episode in our history, Stan pics a movie he thinks might test Maude’s patience and even her love for him. They watch the 2018 Swedish film “Border.” Leave a 5 star review at Apple Podcasts and share us on your social media.
39:07
June 24, 2020
Carousel (1956)
We’re back! And this time Maude got in the WayBack machine and took us to 1956 for “Carousel,” starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones and more. It’s an odd movie with some memorable and classic songs, huge dance numbers and cringe-worthy moments.
54:50
June 17, 2020
Knives Out
A rich family is rocked by the tragic loss of its patriarch and even more after the reading of his will in the crime/mystery/comedy “Knives Out.” Stan and Maude have a chat about the movie and more.
54:08
June 3, 2020
Judy
Renee Zellweger earned an Academy Award for embodying the tragic figure of Judy Garland in the 2019 film “Judy.” Maude picked this look at the singer’s final London performance and the turmoil that marked her life.
48:22
May 27, 2020
Capone (2020)
The last year in the life of notorious gangster Al Capone was filled with dementia, dirty diapers, FBI surveillance and hallucinations, at least according to the new film Capone (2020). Is it worth your time and ten bucks? Stan and Maude have some thoughts.
52:24
May 20, 2020
Crazy Stupid Love
Maude picked the romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. Maude schools Stan on what episode it is and they make some disgusting noises as well as discussing the movie.
44:43
May 13, 2020
What’s Up, Doc?
Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal lead a star-studded cast in an homage to the screwball comedies of the past, with more than a passing nod to classic Bugs Bunny cartoons, in “What’s Up, Doc?” This film is a childhood favorite of Stan’s, but what does Maude think?
43:36
May 6, 2020
The Lovely Bones
Maude’s selection this week is Peter Jackson’s 2009 supernatural thriller “The Lovely Bones.” While both Stan and Maude enjoyed the film, they each have issues.
50:53
April 29, 2020
Wrinkles the Clown
A creepy clown gains viral fame on YouTube and a documentary crew tries to figure out what’s going on. This was Stan’s choice and neither he nor Maude may ever forgive him.
32:32
April 22, 2020
You Were Never Really Here
Maude took a chance and picked a film outside her comfort zone, 2017’s “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as a broken man trying to save a young girl.
51:51
April 15, 2020
My Friend Dahmer
One of Stan’s favorite films from 2017 is his choice this week as he and Maude watched My Friend Dahmer about the high school years of Jeffrey Dahmer, told from the perspective of one of the future serial killer cannibals’ few friends. It’s not the lightest movie to watch during a pandemic, but it is a beautiful piece of art.
50:44
April 8, 2020
The Big Lebowski
With the stress of the last few weeks, Maude used her pick for something fun, and a film neither of us had seen before, 1998’s The Big Lebowski. Was The Dude just the antidote Maude needed to soothe her soul? Make a White Russian and find out if The Dude Abides.
52:19
April 1, 2020
Inside Out
Stan picks this week and it’s one of his favorite Pixar movies, “Inside Out.” But what does Maude think?
54:43
March 25, 2020
Betty White: First Lady of Television
Maude needed something to take her mind off the state of the world and selected a documentary about an entertainment icon we’ve all grown up with: Betty White.
53:44
March 18, 2020
The Shape of Water
Stan’s pick this week is Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award winning adult fairy tale “The Shape of Water.” Stan loves the film, but will Maude?
51:30
March 11, 2020
Vertigo
She suffered it and then she wanted to see it. Maude the Dizzy Broad picked the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Vertigo.” She and Stan the Movie Man thought they had seen it before, but got a wake-up call by the end.
56:08
March 4, 2020
The One Where Stan Flies Solo
Maude has vertigo, not the Alfred Hitchcock classic, but actual room-spinning vertigo, so Stan is going it alone for this episode. He discusses what they’ve watched, his opinion on Brahms: The Boy 2 and entertainment news headlines. It’s short AND sweet...just like Stan.
21:54
February 26, 2020
Iron Man
Stan’s pick caused him stress as he was afraid Maude would not like the world’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man, and that would break his little heart. Is the dream over?
56:45
February 19, 2020
Bel Canto
The world’s of opera and terrorism collide in Maude’s choice this episode, the 2018 film “Bel Canto.” Will she and Stan agree the film hits all the right notes?
56:29
February 12, 2020
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Boldly going where no Trek had gone before...into theaters! Stan’s pick is Star Trek: The Motion Picture and he and Maude have thoughts and feels about the return of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew.
45:42
February 5, 2020
Echo in the Canyon
Stan and Maude tune in and drop out with the likes of the Mamas and the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds and more in the music documentary “Echo in the Canyon.”
55:09
January 29, 2020
Parasite
Stan the Movie Man picked this week’s movie, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. Stan thinks it’s one of the best movies he’s ever seen while Maude the Flummoxed Broad agrees it’s a movie.
50:54
January 22, 2020
Amy
Maude’s pick this episode is a look back at the life of an amazing singer gone far too soon. We watched Amy, the documentary following the meteoric rise and devastating fall of Amy Winehouse.
44:25
January 15, 2020
Stranger Than Fiction
For the first episode of 2020, it was Stan’s turn to pick. The Will Ferrell film Stranger Than Fiction has history with Stan, and he wanted to share it with Maude the Cookie Broad. All of this will make more sense after you listen to the episode.
47:40
January 8, 2020
Holiday Inn (1942)
Maude is still in the mood to celebrate the season with 1942’s Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds. While the film has cringe-inducing scenes of blackface and outdated ideas about the autonomy of women, the charm of the stars and the breezy dance numbers almost make up for the racism and sexism.
51:40
January 1, 2020
The Grinch (2018)
This episode, Stan the Movie Man picked the most recent version of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. Is this retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas just the thing to make your heart grow three sizes? Maude the Green Broad and Stan have some thoughts.
37:23
December 11, 2019
THE Christmas Carol
Maude and Stan jump into the wayback machine to a Christmas long past for the 1949 TV version of THE Christmas Carol, starring Vincent Price.
40:11
December 4, 2019
True Grit (1969)
Stan the Movie Man reached back into the childhood archive and pulled the only film for which John Wayne won an Oscar, 1969’s True Grit. It has sweet memories for Stan, but will his better half, Maude the Pluckie Broad, feel the same way?
48:50
November 27, 2019
84 Charing Cross Road
Maude dives into the musty bookshelves of an Anglophile in New York City and a quaint bookstore in London in the 1986 film 84 Charing Cross Road.
46:39
November 20, 2019
The Shining
With help from Maude, Stan selected the 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic The Shining, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. There are things to like and dislike about the film and we hit them all.
52:30
November 13, 2019
Defiant Requiem
Maude’s pick this week makes for a serious episode for the first half as she and Stan watched the documentary Defiant Requiem, telling the story of a Jewish musician’s defiant presentation of Verdi’s Requiem in a World War II concentration camp.
51:04
November 6, 2019
The Lighthouse
Stan’s pick this week is the odd and atmospheric The Lighthouse, a story of two men driven mad by isolation on a small island. Is Maude mad about Stan’s choice? Listen and find out.
37:16
October 30, 2019
Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Maude the Sincere Broad made this episode’s pick, Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! While it’s her Halloween favorite, Maude has a bone to pick with corporate America for monkeying with this classic.
32:22
October 23, 2019
IT Chapter 1
Stan the Movie Man selects the movie this episode, IT Chapter 1, and he finally finds a film Maude the Movie Broad doesn’t like. Can their marriage survive? Subscribe and give a 5-star review at Apple Podcasts.
46:16
October 16, 2019
Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh
It was Maude the Tic Tic Tic Broad’s turn to pick what she and Stan the Movie Man watched and she selected the HBO comedy special Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh, chronicling the comedian’s battle with mental illness. Not the funniest standup you’ll ever see, but possibly the most important.
36:30
October 9, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Stan the Movie Man attempts to drive Maude the Movie Broad over the edge with his choice of the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Does he succeed? You’ll need to listen to find out.
37:39
October 2, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
It was Maude’s choice this episode so she and Stan hit the road for the theater and watched the documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. Check out Stan’s movie reviews at stanthemovieman.com. Follow Stan on Twitter @moviemanstan and send emails to stanthemovieman123@gmail.com.
40:42
September 25, 2019
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Stan and Maude talk about one of Stan’s favorite movies, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Follow Stan on Twitter @moviemanstan. Check out his movie reviews at stanthemovieman.com. Send an email to Stan and Maude at stanthemovieman123@gmail.com.
39:07
September 18, 2019
Always Be My Maybe
Stan the Movie Man and Maude the Movie Broad do their first episode in a battle of the sexes that doesn’t go as planned. They watch the Netflix original movie Always Be My Maybe and compare notes...which also doesn’t go as expected. Of course, this is their first episode so they don’t know what to expect. Each episode, they takes turns picking something to watch, they watch it together and see how much one of them hates it...or doesn’t.
35:32
September 11, 2019