On the eve of co-host Luke’s nuptials to beloved frequent guest Morgan, we take on 1997’s “romantic” comedy MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, directed by P.J. Hogan, in which Julia Roberts attempts to sabotage her best friend’s big day when she suddenly realizes she’s in love with him. Lives are shattered, hearts are broken, and somehow America’s Sweetheart comes out unscathed. Gross. But we’re far more interested in Morgan’s professed love of “women with big mouths,” Luke’s fear and disgust of hugging, and Steve’s resemblance to hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut. Yeah, things took a turn here. But congrats to Luke and Morgan!
Monthly Archives: February 2019
Yeah, we know. 2018 was a real crappy year for movies. But that’s not going to stop us from our annual tradition of trying to predict the Oscar winners. Will Luke once again dominate? Can Morgan possibly pull ahead and take the lead even though she has the gall to defend BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY? Will Steve explain his continued hatred for EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE? And what is with Josh’s obsession of BOOK CLUB? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you win your office pools. So grab your ballots and take a listen.
It’s February and love is in the air, so we kick things off by tackling quite possibly the most cynical romantic comedy ever produced, 2004’s LITTLE BLACK BOOK, directed by Nick Hurran. Brittany Murphy stars as a Carly Simon-obsessed career woman who begins to suspect that her boyfriend is keeping secrets, so she does what any sane person would do: pretend to be someone else, befriend his exes, and basically destroy the lives of everyone around her. Oh, and did we mention this film is also a critique of trashy daytime talk shows? And has one of the most insane twists we’ve ever seen? Things get weird, and we’re not just talking about co-host Steve’s creepy obsession with Murphy’s co-star Julianne Nicholson.