All posts filed under: 17 Waverly Podcast

Episode 70 – Rad Dads

We made it to episode 70! Though we had a different agenda announced last week we decided (in classic 17 Waverly fashion) to take a sharp left with a different idea. Therefore, this week we hope you join us as we talk about DAD movies. No, not the deadbeat kind, but rather films depicting the best of the best. For this episode’s discussion, we have ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1993) starring Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, and Sally Fields @ (0:03:45) and ‘John Q’ (2002) starring Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, and Kimberly Elise @ (0:28:45). The classic movie for the week is the 1962 adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ starring Gregory Peck, Mary Bedham, Brock Peters, and, once again, Robert Duvall @ (0:51:30). Lastly, while on the subject of fathers, we just couldn’t leave without reviewing season 2 of the best super-powered daddy issues on Netflix, ‘The Umbrella Academy’ @ (1:09:45). COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Mrs. Doutbfire: Rom – 8, Angelo – 7, Gab – 6 John Q: Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 To …

Episode 69 – EXTRA-Terrestrials

We’ve got a special, out of this world, episode today on the podcast! Welcome back everyone and join us on the couch as we discuss aliens, our friends (or enemies) from the universe. The movies for today are: ‘The 5th Element’ (1997) starring Bruce Willis @ (0:07:30), Tim Burton’s ‘Mars Attacks’ (1996) @ (0:28:15), and finally ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (1956 & 1978) @ (0:41:20). We end the episode discussing some recent news and much more! Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 68 – The Perfect Crime

Welcome back for episode 68 on the couch! This week? CRIME. Good old fashioned bank thefts, folks! We’ll be touching on the tropes and best elements of heist films with ‘The Town’ (2010) starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner @ (0:4:30), Spike Lee’s ‘Inside Man’ (2006) starring Denzel Washington & Clive Owen @ (0:26:30), and finally ending with ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ (1975) starring Al Pacino @ (0:54:30). All that and much more so come join us! Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 67 – Toxicity Report

Welcome BACK to the couch. After a week of seeing the twitterverse AFLAME with the Jada and Will drama, we decided to give our two cents on the entire ENTANGLEMENT. As we are a film and television podcast we figured this was a fantastic opportunity to segue into an episode all about movies highlighting toxic relationships because- why not? Join us as we discuss 500 Days of Summer (2009) starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel (0:22:45), The Breakup (2006) starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn (0:43:00), and a cinema classic Gone With the Wind (1939) starring Vivien Lee and Clark Gable (01:03:30). Join us for that and much more!

Episode 66 – The Mutant Pod

It is officially TWENTY years since the release of the first X-Men film; the spark that would begin the modern comic book era (don’t @ us). To celebrate we are revisiting the original trilogy (in our typical ‘all over the place’ fashion). Join us and our special guest host, Mags, as we talk about the three movies, comment on the later reboot films (its unavoidable), and give our two cents on the future of the X-Men within the MCU.  Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Top Eight Songs From ‘Hamilton’

Yup. We drank the Kool-Aid. Hamilton delivers on the hype. I’m a big musical fan, but most of them have two to three songs max I really appreciate. Hamilton on the other hand… is Non-Stop (sorry, couldn’t help it). Of course everyone who has seen it has their own list of favorite songs and I’m certain the omission of some from this list can and will offend, but these are my personal favorites from the musical- in order (not an easy task). 8. “Helpless”: This is a solo song for Eliza Hamilton in the first act of the musical (performed by Phillipa Soo in the film). I am corny AF so any love songs in theater are what I’m looking for. I appreciated that this was not only an adorable love song but had a feel of the early 2000’s Pop/R&B. It feels like a perfect blend of show-tune and the songs we used to love back when we were kids from artists like Alicia Keys, Ashanti, and dare I say even a drop of …

Lessons Learned: ‘500 Days of Summer’

I just finished the film 500 Days of Summer starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt in preparation for our ‘Toxic Love’ episode coming up this week.  As usual I have felt inspired to write another ‘Lessons Learned’ piece, so here we go! Common Interest Does Not Equal Communion: Though this is just a piece in a much greater issue it is a very common mistake within the process of romanticizing another person. Tom (Levitt) is a man that is clearly in a life pattern of seeking another individual to complete him. In this mistake when he meets someone he feels instant attraction to he puts a great amount of weight on shared common interests. Sure, this is important for any union. The issue is that he equates these commonalities to a divine sign; it must mean that the stars have sent this person and to have positive commonalities in interest means that this person you have known for a week must be love’s solution. Not quite. The truth is yes, you have to have …

Episode 65 – IndePODence Day

The boys are BACK for the 4 of JULY shenanigans! On this weeks episode we are giving an ode to our wonderful US of A! Join us on the couch as Rom gives us a review of the HBO mini series ‘John Adams’ (0:05:45) and then a deep discussion and review of the movie ‘Independence Day’ starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum (0:14:00). We end the show discussing some of the latest tv/movie news including the DC comic event ‘Fandome’ (1:03:25) and then the recent rumors about the Star Wars universe possibly removing the latest 3 movies from canon! (1:06:00) All that and much more! Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 64 – Big Pussy Gets Popped

We are back, and this week we are once again giving you an episode that has absolutely nothing to do with what we said last week. That’s the couch for you! On this special episode we dive into HBO’s The Sopranos. Join us as we hit season highlights, episodes we considered series defining, the controversial?, epic?, perfect? series finale, and more of Gab’s existential rants inspired by one of the best shows in television history. Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 63 – The Gaypisode Deux

Welcome back to the couch! As it is pride month we decided to, you guessed it, have our Gaypisode part deux! This week we’re taking a look at the Disney+ animated short, “Out” (0:03:50), the French film “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (0:17:00), the 1970s film adaptation of “The Boys in the Band” (0:37:30), and lastly, trying our best to end on a light note,  we talk about  the hilarious “Bird Cage” (01:06:20) starring Robin Williams (RIP) and Nathan Lane. Download the episode: Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.