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Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)

November 22, 2021

Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Henry Winkler 

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

October 25, 2021

The sacred All Hallows Eve is only a few short days away, and is there any better movie to watch to get you in the Halloween spirit than this one? No really, we are legit asking if there’s a better movie cause the Betties have a lot of questions this time around about the so-called “iconic” film, Hocus Pocus, one being...what the heck was up with the c-r-e-e-p-y big brother little sister dynamic in this film? Not to mention, is this entire movie just about three women wanting a better skincare routine? Mercury Rx was hitting some of us pretty hard around the recording of this ep, but we trust we were not alone! 

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Omri Katz

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Casper (1995)

Casper (1995)

October 11, 2021

Starring: Christina Ricci, Devon Sawa, Bill Pullman, Malachi Pearson, and Eric Idle 

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Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic (1998)

September 27, 2021

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing 

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The Craft (1996)

The Craft (1996)

September 13, 2021

We kick off our Spooky Scary season with a 90’s cult classic! A movie that dare we say inspired the likes of Charmed, Buffy, and Sabrina, bringing the occult into the mainstream in a way that shaped us all! Because let’s be honest, witches and vampire slayers are bad AF and were basically the millennial teen's intro to feminism. There was a lot to cover in this one including some pretty dark themes, but we certainly entered our podcast circle with perfect love and perfect trust. We also collectively agreed that the pencil spinning scene is still the coolest sh*t ever. 

We hope you missed us because this is our longest episode to date :)

Enjoy, and blessed be! 

Trigger warning: Self harm is a theme in this film and we discuss it (briefly) on the ep around 1:59:00. 

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Neve Campbell

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Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

August 16, 2021

Well, well well, we have reached the end of our extensive Boss Bitches season and we can safely say that was SPECTACULAR. Don’t you love how we can just say that to each other and know we’re not being conceited? 13 episodes, 13 great films, endless great times! Thanks for sticking with us throughout, we hope you had as much fun as we did on this wild ride! We end this glorious season with an age-old favorite from our childhood and hopefully yours too, the one and only Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion! If you’ve never seen it, watch it, and know that we are jealous that you are about to experience the joy of watching it for the first time. Tune in to hear us discuss this epic cult film at length as well as Jessica’s spot-on Mira Sorvino impression. Other topics include Romy and Michele fashion, the unparalleled  excellence of Janeane Garofalo as Heather Mooney, and the story of our very own ten-year high school reunion (that none of us attended, lolz), you don’t wanna miss this one. In other news….SEASON FOUR is coming soon biotches!!!

Stay safe and have a Romy and Michele day! 

 

Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo

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Set It Off (1996)

Set It Off (1996)

July 19, 2021

Throughout our Boss Bitch-themed season, we have discussed badass women in many forms and narratives. However, the women in this movie went so beyond the call of duty that they put the other so called “boss bitches” to shame.  Set It Off manages to display female characters who exist in a whole other realm of power, bravado, and fearlessness, while also managing to be loyal, vulnerable, tender, and often HILARIOUS, sending the three of us through the FULL range of emotion while watching. This along with its incredible story telling, iconic scenes, and star-studded-as-hell cast are just pieces of what makes this film legendary. If you haven’t seen Set It Off, treat yourself and watch it TODAY, and tune into our ep to hear us discuss this unforgettable film at length. Other subjects covered in this ep include our own experiences with petty crime, our thoughts on rich men in movies picking out clothes for women, unruly puppies, and the most recent Eurocup! 

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood 

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Now and Then (1995)

Now and Then (1995)

July 6, 2021

This movie has such a special place in our hearts. From the fashun to the timeless hotness of Devon Sawa, this movie gives us such a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. In fact, this may be the most we have ever reminisced in a single episode! We also luv the classic songs on the soundtrack - Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me!!! Other topics discussed: lesbian erasure, surprise dicks, the purgatory of junior high…and a special cameo from Michael aka Mr. Kelly to explain a Simpson’s reference! Check it out!

Starring: Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffman, Demi Moore, Rita Wilson

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Crossroads (2002)

Crossroads (2002)

June 8, 2021

Wowzers, what a doozy this one is. First of all, #FreeBritney forever (obviously) - but also....*should* Britney be acting??? The consensus here is...this may be best left to the professionals, especially for a plot this melodramatic. We wished there were more fun dancing in this movie and less, uh, traumatic sexual violence that's just casually thrown in there. We did learn a few things along the way, like how much a cracked radiator repair cost in 2002 (as well as how ripped Justin Long was). We also enjoyed the Dan Aykroyd and Kim Cattrall cameos, even if both of them played the opposite of how we usually see them (helicopter single dad and suburban mother-of-two in Tucson, AZ). Anyway, chalk this one up to "we rewatched so you didn't have to" and enjoy the episode!  

Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls (2004)

May 17, 2021

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Seyfried

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