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Hello! We are Bill and TDOG and we like movies. Basically all of them. We aren't here to tell you what's good and what's not; that's for every person to decide for themselves. Rather, we're here to talk about two movies that share an interesting or unique connection that we found compelling. Ultimately, it's an excuse to talk about movies we love, with people we love, without having to teach a class...
 
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Moana and Princess Mononoke The child of the ruler of a community whose land is being threatened by an ignorance of the way nature is supposed to work leaves to find the cause and solution of this problem and finds themselves in a conflict of gods.. EXCEPT DO I MEAN MOANA OR ASHITAKA?? Moana is the movie about how Dwayne The Rock Johnson stole the …
 
Midsommar and Legally Blonde a 2Films 4Curious special featuring 2Films 3Curious Alumnae Devon and Amanda! Category is: movies about women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated spaces! Or... movies about communal emotional reactions? Or movies about post-baccalaureate work? or movies about shitty boyfriends? Anyways, there's many layers here..…
 
The Lego Movie and The Pagemaster How do kids process their emotion? Do they act out? do they internalize it? do they create an elaborate lego world? Do they have a literature based fever dream? The Lego Movie stars Will Ferrell as a dictatorial bureaucrat attempting to oppress everyday citizens like Morgan Freeman, Batman, and a unicorn cat. The P…
 
The Prince of Egypt and Ben Hur A discussion on Biblical epics Happy Easter! Happy Passover! This month, Bill and TDOG use Easter as an excuse to watch Ben Hur and use this year's theme of Animated/Live Action as an excuse to pair it with The Prince of Egypt. Ben Hur is a movie about a noble racecar driver who runs into Jesus a couplea times. The P…
 
SPECIAL FEATURE: 2Avengers: the 2Films of 2Curious AUDIO WARNING: one half of 2Films 2Curious switched mics about 6 minutes deep. Sorry for the inconvenience (or, rather; you're welcome for sticking to our roots and continuing to be a grassroots operation?). Bill and TDOG talk about superhero movies, DCEU vs MCU, and Avengers: Age of Ultron on Whad…
 
Watership Down and Les Miserables We're back from our unintentionally long hiatus and are here to present our February episode on today; February 60th! Animated vs live action? Musical or spoken drama? Fantasy worldbuilding or historical fiction? Many things about these movies are not the same, but it's safe to say that Hazel the rabbit and Jean Va…
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Speed Racer Why would you make something animated be live action? are you trying to do a grown up kids thing? You tryna do your edgy business? You decided that you really just liked puppets? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Sam Rockwell, Corey Feldman, and Elmo Monster in a movie about teen-aged turtles (of the ni…
 
SPECIAL FEATURE: Captain 2Films: the Winter 2Curious Join Bill and TDOG as they discuss movies they like where the main character is FAR from sympathetic, movies that they were surprised to learn they liked, and; the ever-popular, crowd favorite Captain America: The Winter Soldier on "Whaddya do? MCU?" This podcast is powered by Pinecast.…
 
2020 Christmas Special! Scrooged and There Will Be Blood It's that time of year! Where the world falls in love and every song you hear seems to say "I'm Bill and I'm TDOG!" On the 2020 Christmas Special, TDOG receives a stupid Christmas present; 2Films 3Curious Alum gives a present to all of you, our listeners; and we discuss Scrooged, There Will B…
 
SPECIAL FEATURE: Thor: 2Dark 2World Christmas now is drawing here at hand! Listen as we discuss our favorite Christmas movies (spoiler alert: we're both pretty basic here (spoiler alert spoiler alert: neither of us picked Die Hard)) as well as the oft undiscussed "Holiday movies for holidays other than Christmas or Halloween". Plus! Thor: The Dark …
 
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Shaolin Soccer If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball, as the saying goes; but what if your Iron Head technique can bend a wrench? Sports comedies seem to be pretty formulaic - underdogs win; bad guys lose, there's sports involved. But are they similar, internationally? Dodgeball stars Wash, the pilot o…
 
Metallica: Through the Never and Repo! The Genetic Opera Everybody, and we do mean everybody is into some weird nonsense. Even if it's just a little bit, like putting tuna in your mac and cheese, there's something you do that someone else would be like "man, that's weird..." For a lot of people, that weird thing is weird movies. Metallica: Through …
 
Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Count of Monte Cristo A discussion about revenge. Revenge is a dish best served cold, as the Klingons say (or, really "bortaS bIr jablu'DI', reH QaQqu' nay'", but same diff). But is it worth it? Should you revengeance a student who makes you look like a fool? Should you destroy a man's life because he threw you in j…
 
SPECIAL FEATURE: Curious America: The Film Avenger He's the First Avenger, even if he's the fourth hero and fifth movie! Captain America: The First Avenger on Whaddya Do, MCU? Plus! The Dune Trailer is finally here and it looks more cash money than a whole vat of the spice melange! And a good list of movies to watch when testing out your new TV... …
 
Blade Runner 2049 and Mad Max: Fury Road Sometimes it takes a while for a sequel to come out. Sometimes it takes thirty-six years. Oftentimes those sequels are...not great. But, sometimes they're great! Blade Runner 2049 stars 2Films 2Curious Man Crush Monday Ryan Gosling and 2Films 2Curious Man Crush Monday Harrison Ford as definitely a replicant …
 
Alien and The Royal Tenenbaums A 2Films 3Curious special about uninvited guests! (Featuring INVITED guest Amanda!) Your narcissistic, estranged father; your little brother's annoying friend; a xenomorph facehugger... Who invited these people? Special guest Amanda led us through two movies as we discussed the worst kind of guests - uninvited guests.…
 
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers A discussion on middle parts of trilogies. The middle part of a trilogy has a unique problem to tackle: be a coherent, stand alone story that also bridges the beginning and end of a much larger story. We're not talking about, like, Godfather part II which was supposed to…
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Thor Ragnarok A discussion about major tonal shifts in established serieses. You know how it goes: sometimes you watch the first movie in a series and then you watch the second one and you think "was that even in the same galaxy as the original??" Usually it's pretty jarring, but usually it's also the se…
 
SPECIAL FEATURE! The 2Films in the Iron 2Curious Welcome to another special feature! Join us as we discuss two more fun Friday Movie Questions as well as hear about the first movie in our Understanding the MCU series: Iron Man! Special thanks to our MCU sponsor: 2Films 3Curious alum Brenda <3 This podcast is powered by Pinecast.…
 
Ready Player One and Surrogates A Discussion about Working from Home We've got this quarantine on still. If you're lucky, you still have your job, and if you're REALLY lucky, you're not doing it in a risky environment. Which means working from home! Ready Player One is a movie about working from home in a virtual video game world, starring the GOOD…
 
Curiosity in the Times of Coronavirus Listen, I know our episode has a silly title, but these are serious times. One half of 2Films 2Curious keeps having lil anxiety episodes because of this whole thing. BUT! But, movies help us. Here's 34! Thirty Four! movie recommendations for you, all of which are available on streaming services. Also, please be…
 
Pacific Rim: Uprising and Terminator 2: Rise of the Machines Welcome to Season 2! We're so glad you're here <3. What makes a good sequel? Is it a good cast? Paying attention to the source material? Or is it prayer and magic? Join us as we attempt to discover these secret herbs and spices while we discuss Pacific Rim: Uprising and Terminator 2: Rise…
 
The Year of Watching Dangerously Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred movies. How do you measure the life of two people who watched movies in a year? Wow... that got away from me fast... ANYWAYS! Here's the 2Films 2Curious year in review! listen and enjoy this Special Feature and look out for our new episode soon!! This podcast is powered …
 
Mortal Kombat and Warcraft Yet another in our series on adaptations Why is it that so many video game adaptations miss the mark? How do you make a movie out of a fighting game? Who is Uwe Boll? These questions and MORE on this episode of 2Films 2Curious! Mortal Kombat is a movie where Christopher Lambert Scarlett Johanssons an Asian god of thunder.…
 
Miracle on 34th Street and Dawn of the Dead In this, the wintery shopping season, it's important to remember that you don't gotta buy EVERYTHING. Like, obviously we out here buying a lot of gifts, but you know; chill a little bit. Anyways, we watched Dawn of the Dead where the Zombies are consumers and Miracle on 34th Street where Santa hits a man …
 
Are You There, 2Films? It's Me, 2Curious Welcome to our very first Minisode! This more miniature form of episode is designed to tide you over as we traverse the often busy holiday season while we prep new full-length content for you all, our Co-Tagonists. This episode is a lil peep at your hosts, Bill and TDOG as we discuss some personal movie supe…
 
Bad Times at the El Royale and The Shining Drax: If he's a planet, how could he make a baby with your mother? He would smush her. Sometimes a setting is so rich, it feels like a whole other character... Sometimes the setting IS a whole other character. Both of these movies are suspenseful tales of hotels. Both of these hotels are so evocative, that…
 
All The President's Men and Zodiac "Do you read a lot yourself?" "Print is dead..." What is journalistic integrity? Did President Nixon break the law? Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer? We don't really answer all these questions, but join us as we watch talk about two suspenseful movies about newspapers. All The President's Men is a movie about Waterga…
 
The Martian and RocketMan (1997) A discussion of space exploration in honor of Apollo 11 “Even in a time of intergalactic crisis, people still want to roll them bones.” Jack Nicholson, Mars Attacks Space is really really big. We've not even seen, like half of it. Like, there's a lot we don't even know about the sun, and won't until we land on it. W…
 
Romeo + Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing; a 2Films3Curious special "Now, I know Shakespeare's a dead white guy, but he knows his shit, so we can overlook that." 2Films 3Curious is back with another special guest! Co-Tagonist Devon is on to talk with us about Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Baz Luhrmann's ost…
 
The 13th Warrior and O Brother Where Art Thou? It's like a book you had to read in school BUT COOLER Epic literature is so ingrained culturally, that to cut through the white noise, you often have to put your own little twist on it. Even Romeo and Juliet has guns and zombies now; depending on what you watch... The 13th Warrior is the story of Beowu…
 
Jaws and Lars and the Real Girl "We need a community leader and it's going to be you, Quark." What is a community? How can they help their members? How can they hurt? Come with us as we look at Jaws and Lars and the Real Girl and discover what they have to say about being a member of a community. Jaws is a movie about a big ol hungry boi shark and …
 
John Wick and The Warriors "...and all the worlds he builds? I mean, wow. That's some worlds right there..." Worldbuilding is the idea where someone builds the world...Not the toughest nut to crack, but it takes a lot to bake this perfect cake. John Wick, starring Keanu "man of our hearts" Reeves builds an interesting world of Crime in New York. Th…
 
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World "...you are bad guy, but this does not mean you are bad guy." Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl stars Legolas, Sabé, and Sweeny Todd as adventurers on the sea of Piracy (the Pirasea?). We learn that not all pirates are bad…
 
Pink Floyd - The Wall and Bohemian Rhapsody Fame...it makes a man take things over; it lets him loose, hard to swallow. Fame puts you there where things are hollow... Fame; what is it good for? Anyways, Pink Floyd - The Wall is a movie of Pink Floyd's The Wall starring Bob Geldof and Bob Hoskins. It has A LOT to say about A LOT, but we focused on f…
 
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and Dungeons and Dragons What is a Dungeons and Dragons movie? Is it a movie in the Dungeons and Dragons world, like Solo A Star Wars Story is a Star Wars movie; or is it a movie about Dungeons and Dragons, like Fanboys is a Star Wars movie? Who knows... The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, sequel to the oft Youtube linked The G…
 
Platoon and The Last Temptation of Christ; a 2Films 2Curious special 2Films 2Curious presents the special 2Films 3Curious featuring guest Bill; the father of Bill. From Superman to ET, there's examples of Christ-inspired characters throughout movies. Platoon, directed by the guy who directed Wall Street follows one of the Two and a Half Men as he f…
 
Dune and The Dark Tower Is a good adaptation one that mirrors its source material exactly or one that forges its own path through a similar plot? Dune, directed by the Twin Peaks guy and starring the Twin Peaks guy and the Twin Peaks girl's sister, is the story of Lawrence of Arabia in S P A C E. The Dark Tower is the most controversial adaptation …
 
The Princess Bride and Lady in the Water Nostalgia can be tricky. Do I like this thing because I saw it when I was a kid, or do I find it genuinely compelling? The Princess Bride, Directed by Meathead from All in the Family and starring Major Cabot Forbes and Claire Underwood, relays the story of a Grandpa reading to his sick grandson. "Fencing, fi…
 
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