Category: Let’s Watch 2 Movies

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – 1 Year Anniversary!

One year ago today, Maddy and Mary Ellen put out the very first episode of Let’s Watch 2 Movies, a movie review show that brings the comedy to comparative film studies. Both Maddy and Mary Ellen are very proud of the show they’ve made together, which has resulted in 58 hours, 30 minutes, and 22 seconds of awesome movie analysis. (Oh, and 7 hours of that? JUST spent on Mad Max: Fury Road. No regrets.)

Thanks to all of our fans for supporting the show! If you’ve never checked it out before, why not give the pilot episode a try?

The Mutant Ages – Let’s Watch 2 Movies Cross Over – X-Men (2000)

The Mutant Ages delve into a live-action adaptation for the first time, and they also have their very first guest: Mary Ellen from Let’s Watch 2 Movies, the other podcast that Maddy co-hosts at Atomic Blue Productions! Welcome, LW2M fans, to a show that discusses queer subtext in the X-Men and also tries to turn that subtext into text at every turn.

We hope you all enjoy this visitation of Maddy and Ryan’s teenage years, including a rundown of all the WAV files Maddy had of voice lines from this movie, the mall food court where Ryan first saw the X-Men movie trailer, and Mary Ellen feigning interest in Marvel minutiae. If you enjoy this episode, consider listening to Let’s Watch 2 Movies (@letswatchtwomovies).

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The Mutant Ages – X-Men 2000 Announcement!

We have a very special episode of The Mutant Ages coming out this Thursday – Maddy and Ryan review X-Men (2000) with guest star Mary Ellen, from Let’s Watch 2 Movies!

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Obvious Child

Maddy and Mary Ellen return, after a slightly longer wait than usual, to compare Obvious Child to The Big Sick! These two delightful romcoms both star comedians and share themes of communication and real-feeling experiences. But how realistic ARE these movies? Get ready for us to take straight men to task for not living up to the standards set by Kumail Nanjiani and Jake Lacy. But before all that, we kick off the pod by advocating abstinence and introducing our new show, the Pause Podcast. This sure is another episode of Let’s Watch 2 Movies!

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Big Sick

Maddy and Mary Ellen return with a new pairing: two romcoms about two comedians, starting with The Big Sick this week and Obvious Child next week. We loved this movie, and we spend a long time telling you why in this episode, but we also point to some of the criticisms written about it. One article that we refer to in the episode is Imran Siddiquee’s “Why Are Brown Men So Infatuated With White Women Onscreen?” (…Mv9aa#.gsnaVXWLL). Give that a read! Then circle back and listen to the rest of our analysis on how this movie navigates themes of forgiveness, learning how to communicate, and saying goodbye forever (but maybe not forever).

P.S. Maddy’s audio is kinda staticky at a couple points in this episode, and she did her best to edit around it. She should probably not have bought a used audio mixer on Amazon, but it was cheaper. Forgive us our empty wallets? Thanks <3

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – 25th Episode Q&A Extravaganza!

For the first time in the history of this podcast, Maddy and Mary Ellen will NOT be discussing a movie (let alone two movies) in this week’s episode. In honor of their 25th episode, they dive into a Q&A with the show’s listeners, with one another, and with one of the podcast’s most notable detractors: Mary Ellen’s father. Strap in for never-before-revealed details about the actual name we wanted to call our podcast, the other movie podcast that we’ve had a secret beef with this entire time, plus a ton of movie recommendations, shout-outs to everyone ever, stories about bad first dates, and more personal information than your co-hosts have ever shared about themselves on this show before.

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Final Girls

After last week’s foray through The Cabin In The Woods, Maddy and Mary Ellen settle in to compare it with The Final Girls, a 2015 meta horror movie that also features five increasingly self-aware teens… plus five other teens who are stock horror movie foils. The Final Girls keeps it simple by navigating the virgin/whore dichotomy, the inherent limitations of the “final girl” narrative, and not much else. Unlike The Cabin In The Woods, The Final Girls doesn’t bite off more than it can chew. It’s not Maddy and Mary Ellen’s favorite movie of all time, but our intrepid co-hosts still think this movie hangs together a bit better than The Cabin In The Woods did.

Oh… and please don’t get it mixed up with that other 2015 movie called Final Girl. That movie looks bad.

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Final Girls Teaser


Let’s Watch 2 Movies takes on The Final Girls.

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Cabin in the Woods

Maddy and Mary Ellen watched The Cabin in the Woods, and they deem it to be… fine. The movie’s got a couple funny bits, a couple scary bits, and a couple satirical bits, but not quite enough of each of these to make this movie a comedy, a horror, or a satire. It’s kind of like this joke about the Black Eyed Peas from The Office (, which we refer to in the episode, for some reason.

We do realize this movie means a lot to people, though, so in spite of not quite seeing the appeal, we put on our analysis hats and talk about horror movie tropes and the larger metaphor in the film about Hollywood movie execs, directors, and the ancient beings (a.k.a. moviegoers) that allegedly strike fear in Hollywood’s heart.

Next week, we pair this movie with another meta-commentary on horror movies: The Final Girls!

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Cabin in the Woods (Promo)


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