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Happily Ever Aftermath

May 9, 2018

Hey nonny nonny, brace yourself for farce. We're talking about Diana's pick Much Ado About Nothing (1993). This movie made it onto Diana's radar as she went through her Robert Sean Leonard infatuation. Polina is quick to point out that performing Shakespeare is not a strength of Keanu Reeves. We earn our explicit tag...


Apr 25, 2018

We made it to our 25th movie and end our Cusack Run as we talk about Polina’s pick Say Anything... (1989). To Polina, Lloyd Dobler holding the boom box over his head is shorthand for the grand romantic gesture. On her viewing of the film, Diana observes that even though Lloyd is “perfect in every way” and manages...


Apr 11, 2018

As we continue our Cusack Run, we talk about Diana’s pick Better Off Dead... (1985). Polina missed this film growing up, but likes its absurdist nature and complements the way it encapsulates the constant humiliation one feels as a teenager. It was a television staple in Diana's house and is also the catalyst of her...


Mar 28, 2018

In lap two of our Cusack Run, we talk about Diana’s pick High Fidelity (2000). Diana was very nervous about misquoting her favorite (no! incorrect!) most influential movie. Polina gushes over Iben Hjelie’s character Laura. An hour was not enough to cover it all!

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker,...


Mar 14, 2018

We begin our John Cusack series of episodes with the obvious Cusack classic and Polina's pick Being John Malkovich (1999)....wait, what? Helping us tackle this head scratching but hilarious film is Ryan Skonnord of married to Diana fame. Polina associates this film with an unstable period in her life. Ryan shares the...