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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.