Category: Let’s Watch 2 Movies

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man, also known as The Harry Potter Farting Corpse Movie, might seem like an unusual pairing for Mad Max: Fury Road. But this movie is also about a man lost in the wilderness seeking something to live for… or someone. And that someone is Mr. Harry Potter Farting Corpse. But seriously though, there’s a lot more to this movie than jokes about bodily functions. It’s also about death (mostly suicide), figuring out what it is to be alive, and falling in love. Maddy and Mary Ellen talked about this movie for three hours, so there’s gotta be something to it, right?

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Swiss Army Man Preview

TOMORROW. SWISS ARMY MAN. How did we manage to compare this wonderful, bizarre little film to action epic Mad Max: Fury Road? Just you wait!

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road, Part 3

At long last, Mary Ellen and Maddy have reached the end of their three-part meditation on the merits of Mad Max: Fury Road. Also, our apologies for Maddy’s audio quality lowering a bit for a brief section near the beginning of this episode. Thanks for your patience on that. Also for your patience regarding the fact that we just put out three episodes about only one movie.

In the conclusion of LW2M’s trio of Fury Road eps, Maddy and Mary Ellen discuss Max and Furiosa’s chemistry, the hero worship of dictators (both in fiction and the real world), George Miller’s criticism of machismo, the meaning behind the movie’s final title card, and the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road is good. It’s good! IT’S A GOOD MOVIE. We repeat that, several times, just to be sure you all got it.

Next week: Swiss Army Man!!

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road (Part 2)

Maddy and Mary Ellen continue on their three-part journey through Fury Road, as the pathway turns from sand to swamp for our heroes. We watch as Max and Furiosa grow into their parental roles for the weird family of escapees from Immortan Joe’s oppressive influence. Mary Ellen coins the term “Dad Max” to describe this phenomenon. More comparisons to Handmaid’s Tale also ensue, as well as comparisons to The Hunger Games. You know what comparison doesn’t come up? Swiss Army Man. Not yet, anyway. But we’ll get to it eventually, we promise!

Next week: the third and final part of our Mad Max: Fury Road trilogy. Stay tuned…

Let’s Watch Two Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road (Part 1)

For the first time in the history of this podcast, Maddy and Mary Ellen watched a movie whose greatness cannot be contained in just one episode. It can’t even be contained in two episodes. For better or worse, the intrepid co-hosts of Let’s Watch 2 Movies will be delivering a trinity of episodes about the cinematic masterpiece that is Mad Max: Fury Road. After that, they’ll finally reach the movie with which they’ve paired it, which is Swiss Army Man. In this episode, we cite this video by Lindsay Ellis called “Planting and Payoff – Featuring Mad Max: Fury Road” (, as well as this post about how the movie’s center-of-frame technique humanizes its characters (…nowsfandom). Thanks for bearing with us as we detail every last facial expression that passes over Tom Hardy’s illustrious visage.

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road PREVIEW

WITNESS MADDY AND MARY ELLEN!! Just one more day before Part 1 (of 3) of Let’s Watch 2 Movie’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” drops on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Atomic Blue Productions!

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Hard Candy

Maddy and Mary Ellen wrap up their misandrist pairing of Gone Girl and Hard Candy by reminding everyone that Ellen Page is a great actress. Content warning for, like, every single thing in this movie though. If you don’t think you can handle watching a story about pedophilia, rape, torture, murder, emotional manipulation, and [list goes on indefinitely], then feel free to enjoy our detailed recap and analysis of the film… as well as our take on how the real protagonist of Hard Candy is that one Nighthawks cafe worker. What a twist!

LW2M – Hard Candy is coming…

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Gone Girl

Complicated female villains? That’s our shit! Gone Girl and Hard Candy have been controversial with critics, but not so much with us… although we can certainly understand why these movies weren’t a hit with everyone. Maddy and Mary Ellen kick off the pairing with a deep dive into Gone Girl, gender roles, marriage stereotypes, and the scourge of spermjacking that’s haunted our society for generations.

One Week from Today: Gone Girl

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! Let’s Watch 2 Movies tackles the sleek psychological thriller GONE GIRL with Maddy & Mary Ellen. You will be able to find it over on their Sound Cloud & iTunes!