Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Frank

After last week’s divisive episode about Birdman, you’ll be relieved to hear that Maddy and Mary Ellen both actually enjoyed the movie this week. Been a while since that happened, huh? Our two co-hosts opine about social media, fame, mental illness, art, and Michael Fassbender’s biceps in their lengthy analysis of Frank. At the top of the show, they also read some listener mail about The Big Lebowski. As always, you can share your thoughts and fan-art with us at letswatchtwomovies@gmail.com — and let us know if you want us to, like, get a Twitter or a Tumblr or something.


Insomniacs in the Morning – Episode 42

Join Maddy and Ryan as they wake up, drink coffee, trade recipes & work out tips, and talk geek!

This week: Resident Evil 7 Demo Update, Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X, Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, Pokemon GO Leak, West World Finale, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer, Legion Trailer, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Luke Cage Season 2 Renewal & Batman: Returns.

Question of the Week: What characters do you want to see in Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite?

Work Out Tips:
Ryan – Side-Lying Push-Up
Maddy – Setting Alarms to Eat Lunch

Recipes: None this week!

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SHOW NOTES:

:02 -Intro

:51 – Kingdom Hearts: Unchained

6:50 – Dunkin Donuts Holiday Horrors

8:40 – Work Out Tips
Ryan – Side-Lying Push-Up
Maddy – Setting Alarms to Eat Lunch

16:46 – Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

21:20 – Resident Evil 7 – Complete Demo

28:47 – Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Announcement/Trailer

32:52 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Teaser Trailer

34:35 – Legion Trailer

37:48 – Westworld Finale

38:56 – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

39:24 – Pokemon GO Update – Starbucks Promotion

41:54 – Throwback: Batman Returns

54:05 – Reader Mail
Who do you want to see in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite?

1:00:44 – Closer


Insomniacs Holiday Special ANNOUNCEMENT!!

The holidays are upon us!

Maddy and Ryan will be doing a very holiday special of Insomniacs in the Morning where they will be talking about all of their favorite holiday specials – And they want to hear about yours!

E-Mail them at insomniacsinthemorning@gmail.com for their show on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16TH!!


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Birdman

Get ready for a SHOWDOWN, because Mary Ellen and Maddy do not see eye to eye when it comes to Birdman. This episode marks the start of another two-movie pairing, with the theme of art and mental illness. They’ve chosen Birdman and Frank, two movies about those themes, as well as movies about the process of creating art and dealing with the response to it. Sometimes, that response isn’t good. That’s definitely been the case with Birdman, a notoriously divisive movie. Strap in, folks, because this is our longest ep yet.


Insomniacs in the Morning – Episode 41

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Join Maddy and Ryan as they wake up, drink coffee, trade recipes & work out tips, and talk geek!

This week: Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life, Pokemon GO Tracking System Update, Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer, Jubilee leading Generation X, Alpha 5 first look in Power Rangers movie, & Final Fantasy Games!

Question of the Week: Favorite fast food chain & meal?
(In honor of Michael “Jim” Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac)

Work Out Tips:
Ryan – Do a light work out in the morning
Maddy – Set alarms to take breaks and walk around

Recipes:
Ryan – Fake chicken tacos
Maddy – Ramen from scratch

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Shownotes:
:05 – Intro

:38 – Pokemon Go – Tracking System Update

9:15 – Workout Tips & ABP Announcements
Ryan – Do a light work out in the morning
Heady 2 Year Anniversary Video Posted

Maddy – Set alarms to take breaks and walk around
Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Big Lebowski

20:00 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

39:57 – Generation X Revival – Led by Jubilee

40:43 – Power Rangers Movie – Alpha 5 Reveal

42:34 – Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer

46:02 – Throwback: Final Fantasy series (Ryan’s fav: FF8)

58:02 – Reader Mail
What is your favorite fast food restaraunt? Favorite meal?

1:06:12 – Recipes
Ryan – Fake chicken tacos
Maddy – Ramen from scratch

1:13:07 – Closer


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Big Lebowski

It’s that time – A new Let’s Watch 2 Movies with Maddy and Mary Ellen!

This episode lacks its usual energetic verve, because Maddy and Mary Ellen were emotionally exhausted by this movie. We blame THE DUDE. And all of the dudes of the world! After watching The Shawshank Redemption, our co-hosts watched The Big Lebowski, and they didn’t care for it. Mary Ellen and Maddy have tried, valiantly, to understand men. Have they succeeded? This episode brings us to our answer: a resounding “no.”


Heady CT – 2 Year Anniversary Video

We had the oppurtunity to work with Heady CT for their 2 Year Anniversary, providing photo and video! This video captures the vibe of their monthly gathering of art and music.

DJs: Meszenjah, Mizeyesis, James Fusion & Tomiie Aldo


Insomniacs in the Morning – Episode 40

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Join Maddy and Ryan as they wake up, drink coffee, trade recipes & work out tips, and talk geek!

This week: Suicide Squad Extended Cut, Carrie Fisher on Late Show, Marvel and Fox refusing to play nice with X-Men Rights, Snowpiercer TV Show, Justice League Dark trailer, Emerald City trailer, Mario Maker & Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening!

Question of the Week: What was your favorite hand held game in the 90s?

Work Out Tips:
Ryan – 8 Minute Thanksgiving Work Out – Squats, Push-Ups, Forward Lunges, Barbell Rows, Straight Up Weights, Triceps, Wall Sits, Chair Push-Ups – BONUS ROUND: CARDIO. GO RUN.
Maddy – Forgive yourself for having no time during the holidays

Recipes:
Ryan – Pasta salad
Maddy – Apple-raspberry pie

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James Christmas Cookies:
Ingredients:
Wet ingredients:
2 C butter or margarine
2 C sugar
1 C molasses
2 eggs
2 Tsp vanilla

Dry ingredients:
3 C flour
1 1/2 C cocoa
1 Tsp salt
2 Tsp baking soda
**OPTIONAL**
1 Tsp ginger
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp allspice
1/4 Tsp cloves
1/2 Tsp nutmeg
**END OPTIONAL**
1 C of (chocolate chips, Butterscotch chips, raisins, or any other sort of candy chip that you want)
(I used 1/3 C chocolate chips, 1/3 C butterscotch chips 1/3 C raisins)
1 C chopped nuts (I used pecans)
(if you are allergic etc you can use more chocolate)

Instructions:

1. Mix all the wet ingredients and mix them in a mixer until well mixed.

2. Mix together all the dry ingredients.

3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, fully mixing in the dry ingredients each time you add some.

4. Scoop into balls 1 inch across, and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

SHOW NOTES:
:02 – Intro

4:15 – Mario Maker

7:33 – Pokemon GO – How it has become unplayable

14:42 – Work Out Tips
Ryan – 8 Minute Thanksgiving Work Out – Squats, Push-Ups, Forward Lunges, Barbell Rows, Straight Up Weights, Triceps, Wall Sits, Chair Push-Ups – BONUS ROUND: CARDIO. GO RUN.
Maddy – Forgive yourself for having no time during the holidays

20:32 – Gilmore Girls Launch – Go watch it! We will come back and review it!!

23:22 – Suicide Squad: Extended Cut

34:08 – Marvel vs. Fox – X-Men Rights

35:35 – Rogue One vs. Politics

39:34 – Justice League: Dark Trailer

39:56 – Emerald City Trailer

41:38 – Carrie Fisher on Late Show

42:32 – Throwback: Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

53:10 – Reader Mail
What hand held game did you play the most as a kid?

57:30 – Pogs

1:07:09 – Recipes
Ryan – Pasta salad
Maddy – Apple-raspberry pie

1:09:50 – Closer


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Shawshank Redemption

After taking a week off to decompress from the results of the U.S. presidential election, Maddy and Mary Ellen have returned to watch two dude-centric movies: The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski. They start out with Shawshank in this week’s episode and do their very best to understand men.


But I’m A Cheerleader – Maddy & Ryan – Insomniacs in the Morning

Maddy and Ryan talk about “But I’m A Cheerleader!” and it’s impact on the LGBT community in the 90’s in this throwback of Insomniacs in the Morning!