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Hustlers: American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts

American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts

Two movies about keeping up appearances to get what you want and the very complicated relationships that make it difficult to do so ⁠— it's American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts.

At Last: The Notebook vs Disobedience

The Notebook vs Disobedience

I get romantic this week discussing 2 movies about love & freedom with characters torn between a life of what they've been told they should want and what they actually want — it's The Notebook vs Disobedience.

And instead of the word "characters" I could just say "Rachel McAdams is torn" because she is in both films facing similar dilemmas. Disobedience is the grown-up version of The Notebook, the less idyllic, more realistic depiction of a couple that is meant to be.

Going Viral: 28 Days Later vs Contagion

28 Days Later vs Contagion

I get very passionate this week discussing 2 movies where plagues overtake the earth, revealing the truth of humanity, both the good and the bad — it’s 28 Days Later vs Contagion.

Better Together: Kick-Ass vs Blade: Trinity

Kick-Ass vs Blade Trinity

These movies feature rogue heroes from all walks of life teaming up in pursuit of a common goal, and the supposed side characters become the best part of the film ⁠— it’s Kick-Ass vs Blade: Trinity.

In the wake of all the new Marvel films and series announced at San Diego Comic-Con, and a new iteration of Blade with Mahershala Ali, it seemed like a good time to delve back into the fringes of the super hero genre, the Marvel super heroes who don’t get the due of a Captain America or an Iron Man.

Change of Heart: Annie Hall vs Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Annie Hall vs Forgetting Sarah Marshall

We’re delving into 2 atypical romantic comedies where men try to figure out where a relationship went awry and learn more about themselves in the process — it’s Annie Hall vs Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

I Spy: Rear Window vs A Simple Favor

Rear Window vs A Simple Favor

This episode features two twisty thrillers where the pursuits of our voyeuristic protagonists are more important than the answers to their mysteries — it’s Rear Window vs A Simple Favor.

I'll Stand By You: Dirty Dancing vs D.E.B.S.

Dirty Dancing vs DEBS

In honor of Gay Pride Month, we’ve got 2 movies about couples that expand each other’s world views, have ridiculous chemistry, and of course fall in love despite what their family and friends think — it’s Dirty Dancing vs D.E.B.S.

Dirty Tricks: The Usual Suspects vs Wild Things: Foursome

The Usual Suspects vs Wild Things Foursome

I’m talking about 2 whodunit movies that are full of twists, crime, and plenty of misdirection — it's The Usual Suspects vs Wild Things: Foursome .