Film Disquisition
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Toben and Vanessa

Space Money Octagon Presents The Filmography Disquistion Series Volume 1 Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what's the best movie Blake Lively's ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch - in chronological order - every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updating ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion. Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show) Hosts: Vanessa (twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard) Music: Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 - I. Allegro performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/ (Creative Commons - Attribution) Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/ (Creative Commons - Attribution) Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove) ... This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 12: The Age of Adaline (2015)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 12 – The Age of Adaline (2015)
Adaline Bowman is a kind, genuine woman, who dabbles in identity theft. Also, she was born in 1908 –  and is ageless due to a supernatural car crash and lightning strike. She lives in San Francisco and works at a library. One day, she’s tasked with digitizing old film reels. Watching them triggers a flashback of her life up until now. We learn Adaline was married and had a child before her supernatural accident. When her husband died, she raised her daughter alone. But as the years passed, her never-aging appearance arouses suspicion from friends, neighbors, and eventually the federal government. Adaline escapes prying eyes and the g-men and comes up with a plan to protect herself: every ten years, she will move and assume a new name. This continues until the modern day: Adaline’s daughter is now elderly and the end of another decade approaches. As New Year’s Day and Adaline’s birthday arrive, she celebrates with friends at a New Year’s Eve party at a historic ballroom. There she finds an old photo of herself and also a handsome man who ends up spending a lot of time and energy trying to woo her. This includes threatening to withhold donations to her library unless she goes on a date with him. Things go very well, but this end up rekindling feelings of her dead husband, as well as another secret lover that she left before he had a chance to propose. Handsome man oversteps, though, by showing up at her home without permission. This puts a chill on things, until Adaline’s aging daughter shares her feelings with Adaline, wanting her to live as normal as a life as possible. Adaline gives it a second chance with handsome man and they really hit it off.
Adaline agrees to a weekend getaway with his family. BUT IT TURNS OUT HANDSOME MAN’S DAD IS THE SECRET LOVER DUDE THAT SHE LEFT DECADES AGO AND THEY HAVE A WEIRD MOMENT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE ELSE. In another flashback, we learn of a time when handsome man’s dad was also a handsome man and they had a lovely romance in Europe. Handsome old man confronts her about being ageless and she kind of freaks out and bails. But then she gets into a car accident that kind of approximates the supernatural accident she was in more than 70 years ago and she technically dies before being resuscitated. This undoes whatever sciencey magic thingy happened to her before, allowing her to age and love normally without fear of unwanted attention.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. Savages
5. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
7. Accepted
8. Green Lantern
9. Hick
10. Simon Says
11. New York I Love You

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 11: Savages (2012)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 11 – Savages (2012)
O is a cool beach lady with a flair for dramatic voice overs, sex in waterfront houses, smoking dope, and polyamorous relationships. She shares business and pleasure with Ben and Chon in Laguna Beach – the home of their lucrative weed business.
One night at dinner, O learns her boys have made plans for them all to get out of increasingly dangerous weed game and head to Indonesia. However, before their plans come together, O is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. She’s used as a bargaining chip to force her drug boys to take a deal that sees them supplying weed to less than reputable businessmen. Then the deal gets even worse, as the big bad cartel lady declares that O will be held for one year and that they’ll have to give more money to her.
While in captivity, O is bound (but not the sexy way), and kept barely alive under the creepy and abusive eye of Benicio Del Toro. Sometimes, though, she gets steak.
O appeals to the motherly instincts of the cartel lady, earning herself some better treatment as she waits for her drug boyz to hatch a rescue plan. During dinner with the cartel lady, they bond over hopes for the future and a better life for their loved ones.
Their developing friendship hits a snag, though, when O is forced to watch a cartel torture and murder. Things really take a bad turn when O’s drug boyz kidnap the cartel lady’s daughter and set up a prisoner exchange. The exchange falls apart, but not in a dramatic shoot out way like you’d think.  The DEA shows up and arrests the cartel lady, while O and her boiz get a sweet informant protection deal. Everything’s fine now and O recovers from her trauma in a nice resort-like community.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
6. Accepted
7. Green Lantern
8. Hick
9. Simon Says
10. New York I Love You

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 10: Hick (2011)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 10 – Hick (2011)
Glenda is a strong, independent, southern woman who smokes, and pees standing up – who one day crosses paths with a runaway teen girl. She offers her a ride, sage wisdom about dangerous men, and also drugs to snort.
Soon Glenda and her teen protege are robbing a general store and lying to the cops about how the clerk died. That night, at a bowling alley, teen girl is introduced to Glenda’s young kid. Glenda, who has a heart of gold, let’s teen girl crash on the couch for the night.
The next morning, they’re off at sunrise for another adventure – meeting Glenda’s rich husband, who looks like a hippie Joe Biden from 30 years ago. Glenda’s husband has a new bartender and courier, who apparently knows teen girl.
Glenda disappears as teen girl and courier man head out to run errands. Glenda reappears later and we learn she’s been searching for teen girl, who has been kidnapped by the courier man who is actually a terrible monster. Glenda reveals that the terrible man is her kid’s father, and that she was victimized much like teen girl is now.
As Glenda tries to help teen girl escape, creepo monster courier man shows up and begins threatening them with a gun. Tragically, Glenda is killed in the confrontation, but her final act allows teen girl to escape.

 

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
6. Accepted
7. Green Lantern
8. Simon Says
9. New York I Love You

 

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 9: Green Lantern (2011)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 9 – Green Lantern (2011)

Carol Ferris and her childhood friend Hal love watching jets takeoff from the local test airfield, where both their father’s work. Tragedy strikes one day, leaving Carol’s friend Hal without a dad.
18 years later, Carol and Hal are now both pilots for Ferris Aircraft, where she also serves as an office manager(?).
Carol, call sign Sapphire, not only has to deal with Hal’s unprofessional antics, but also with the sexist expectation of “having it all” that society commonly places upon professional women.
After Hal screws up a test flight and nearly gets fired, he and Carol meet up for drinks to discuss his mental state and emotional well-being. Carol, WHO IS CLEARLY TOO GOOD FOR HAL, can’t help but have feelings for this puckish rogue with a heart of gold, and they consider rekindling an old romance at a neighborhood bar. Hal immediately takes off after this, presumably because he fears real human connection.
They see each other again at a blues music and jet plane government contract party, and everything is fine. There, they are celebrated as ideal and good millennials by older, less attractive people. Also, a weird scientist man whom she knew as a kid smells her hair.
When a helicopter crash threatens the party and also Carol’s life, a mysterious masked green suited hero saves her and the rest of the party goers.
Later, while Carol is doing twice the work for half the pay at her family’s company, green man appears again. Carol, who is observant and not a child, deduces that green man is actually Hal with an alien super ring.  Hal’s heroics and attitude adjustment are confusing to Carol, because she’s a responsible adult woman and until just recently, taking up with Hal again would be a bad life choice.
Upon learning Hal’s magic space ring means he’s a member of some sort of guardians of the galaxy force, Carol encourages Hal to embrace the responsibility thrust upon him and fight a giant fear monster.
While Hal is out at a guardians of the galaxy meeting, Carol is kidnapped by the weirdo who sniffed her hair at the blues and jet party, because he’s now villainous and infected with space fear monster germs. Hal shows up in time to save her from being turned into an ugly giant headed monster,  but then almost screws everything up – and then Carol saves him with the power of experimental fighter jets.
Upon being confronted face to face by the magnitude of the space fear monster, Carol’s confidence finally falters, but she still has enough strength to inspire Hal to go throw the monster into the sun. They then share a tender moment before he leaves for space hero camp.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
6. Accepted
7. Simon Says
8. New York I Love You

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 8: The Town (2010)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 8 – The Town (2010)

Krista Coughlin is a Charlestown, Boston, native (with the accent to prove it), known to frequent local drinking establishments and “pal” around with the city’s criminal element. She and ex-boyfriend (?) Doug have a playfully antagonistic relationship. A real will they, won’t they get back together vibe.
But trouble is soon brewing when Doug becomes taken with a bank manager after he robs her bank (not a euphemism) and briefly kidnaps her.
Krista, a single mother (is it Doug’s kid?) with a drinking problem, is happy to maintain her association with Doug and his criminal gang, which includes Krista’s brother, as they continue their life of bank robberies and neighborhood barbecues.
Krista and Doug briefly reconnect as he considers a career change, and she provides him with some clarity about his options.
Krista’s life is soon thrust into chaos when she meets a handsome stranger at the local watering hole who turns out to be a FBI agent. He tries to entrap her with handsome trickery.
Frustrated and scared, she confronts Doug, wanting to run away with him and start a new life.  Doug rebuffs her offer and she is driven into a rage of booze and drugs and a car accident. At the hospital, handsome FBI man offers her a deal… She never sees Doug again.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Elvis and Anabelle
3. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
5. Accepted
6. Simon Says
7. New York I Love You

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 7: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 7 – The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

Pippa Lee is a teen with a stressful home life, due issues with her mother and potential speed abuse. After running away from home, she moves in her aunt and her girlfriend. Soon she’s roped into her aunt’s girlfriend’s pornographic (?) photography venture. This leads to dangerous lifestyle of drugs and partying hard. One day on the beach she meets an older wealthy man, Herb, who takes an interest in her. They hit it off at his beach house party and she finds herself pursuing him, perhaps as an escape from the repetitive cycle of her “non ambitious” life. Their new relationship of course causes complications for Herb and his wife. After Herb’s wife kills herself in front on them, Pippa decides to marry Herb out of guilt?
Decades later, she and her husband, Herb, have relocated to accommodate the health issues a man of his age would expect to be having. They struggle with adjusting to their new situation, while maintaining old friendships and the drama arising within their social circle. This difficulty culminates in the revelation that Herb has been having an affair with one of their close friends. Pippa handles this quite well, better than her and Herb’s children do, and soon is having sex in the back of a van sub a man who has a chest tattoo of Jesus. Then Herb dies. Pippa, while troubled by the infidelity, recognizes that life and love is complicated, and bids Herb a loving farewell.
Now it’s time for a fresh start as she and her new tattooed friend head off on a new adventure…somehow this movie does not end with Walk of Life playing over the credits.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Elvis and Anabelle
3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
4. Accepted
5. Simon Says
6. New York I Love You

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 6: New York I Love You (2008)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 6 – New York I Love You (2008)

Blake Lively’s fresh out of a high school relationship and now dating a thoughtful film student from NYU. Things get a little awkward, though, when she brings him to her senior prom and they bump into her ex. He’s there with his new prom date, a cute brunette girl – who is also disabled – and attending thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation. After an exchange of pleasantries, she and her ex go their separate ways,  continuing their evenings with their dates… haunted by the fleeting thoughts of what might have been.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Elvis and Anabelle
3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
4. Accepted
5. Simon Says

Bonus content warning:
At the end of this episode, we take a big tonal shift and feature some audio of a speech highlighting a very real and uncomfortable topic, along with a call of support for the Child Rescue Coalition. Content warning for child exploitation and abuse.

Link:
Blake Lively Gave a Powerful, Impassioned Speech About Child Pornography, so Naturally People Had Questions About Her Outfit

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

 

 

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 5: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 5 – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

Bridget, an up and coming college futbol player, returns home for the summer after her first year at Brown. She reunites with her high school best friends for their annual sacred pants blessing.
While cleaning out the basement at her dad’s house, she finds a secrect box of letters from her grandmother that he’d kept hidden from her.
Before she can reconcile what this all means, she’s off to Turkey for an archaeology internship trip.
Soon, her crew has made several notable fossil finds and they celebrate with a night of dancing, aided by the magical pants.
Later, while captaining a match of futbol, she makes a groundbreaking discovery into ancient Greek culture. However, Bridget’s past proves to be difficult as dealing with ancient mummy’s brings back feelings about death and the suicide of her mother. Fueled by sadness, she reads the letters from her grandmother and discovers their shared feelings of grief over her mom.
She returns to the states to visit her grandmother. They catchup on the years they missed and share stories about Bridget’s mother – good and bad.
Bridget meets again with her father, with whom she’d been distant from for years. They talk about the mental health struggles her mother had and grow closer over the realization that they both loved her mother in very different ways.
Disaster strikes when Bridget’s friend group finds that their magical pants have been stolen and gone missing in Greece.
Bridget’s girl gang heads to Greece to track down the unaccounted for magic pants. While they never find the pants, they do rediscover one thing – the value of strong female friendship.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants/Elvis and Anabelle
3. Accepted
4. Simon Says

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 4: Elvis & Anabelle (2007)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 4 – Elvis & Anabelle (2007) 

Anabelle Leigh, Miss Cameron County, is an up and coming beauty queen in Texas with an overbearing manager mom and a step dad full of good old boy wisdom and also alcohol.
At the Miss Texas Rose pageant, she aces the Opera singing portion of the show on her way to being crowned Miss Texas Rose. Moments after receiving her crown, she dies from issues related to her eating disorder.
Later, at the morgue in her hometown funeral home, the funeral director/embalmer kisses her back to life? She’s fine apparently, but has a new hunger for life and is less than enthused to be the center of attention. She’s haunted by macabre dreams of being buried alive. She decides to run away from home and the pressures of her family.
One night, she breaks into the funeral home she came back to life in, seeking to remember what happened the night she was resurrected. After connecting with the young hot funeral director, she decides to stay with him and his father. Soon, she’s helping out around the funeral home that’s also a home – painting, planting crops, and hosing things down.
Days go by and she grows closer to Elvis, but on the night they share a kiss she suffers a bout of smooching PTSD. The moment is cut short by the police, who are out looking for Anabelle.
Elvis and Anabelle skip town in a hearse, leading to a romantic road trip and shoplifting spree. Disaster strikes when a gas station clerk recognizes Anabelle from a newspaper story accusing Elvis of necrophilia. Having never been told by Elvis of the magic kiss, Anabelle doesn’t know what to think and returns heartbroken to her family.
Anabelle visits Elvis in jail, telling him she won’t press charges, but demanding that he tell her the truth of what happened that fateful night.
After hearing the truth, she leaves Elvis… disappointed that he won’t embrace the miracles of life.
Depressed, Anabelle doesn’t last long in her life before finding herself tempted by thoughts of taking her own life. But after a grand gesture by Elvis, Annabelle shakes off her depression and reunites with Elvis in a sunflower field.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Accepted
3. Simon Says

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 3: Simon Says (2006)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 3 – Simon Says (2006) 

Jenny, the lovable ironic stoner, is traveling with friends for a camping trip on a long holiday weekend. They stop at a gas station and general store for provisions and directions to a campsite. The store owner, Stanley, is a real weirdo who disarms Jenny of her ironic self defense – despite her “love is blonde” t shirt. It’s strongly implied that Stanley is suffering from a mental disorder that causes him to associate with the personality of his murdered brother Simon. Furthermore, it seems likely that Stanley/Simon will target Jenny and hey friends for some sort of homicidal weekend killing spree… the likes of which he’s engaged in before. As credits roll, Jenny’s fate remains ambiguous.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Accepted

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast