Film Disquisition
An Exhaustive Filmography Examination

Toben and Vanessa

Join Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor's filmography, in chronological order, in an effort to definitively determine - using a refined academic and scientific process - that actor's best movie. Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com ... This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Fanboys

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Zoe is a smart-mouthed nerd working at a comic book store with her secret crush – a clueless boy named “Windows.” Her job consists of fielding sexual harassment from her friends and patrons, keeping her Star Wars obsessed friend group in line and basically saving their skins more than once. Zoe struggles to articulate her feelings to Windows, after all she’s not like other girls – in fact, she is not a girl at all! – she likes James Bond! And Star Wars! And Zelda! Things no other girl has ever enjoyed. Or, at least, that’s how Windows and the rest of the guys treat her. Zoe ends up saving the day and rescuing her friends in the middle of their road trip to break into Skywalker Ranch. She joins them for the rest of the trip and helps them break into the centcom of all things George Lucas – the well guarded Skywalker Ranch. There, they hope to be able to watch Episode I with their friend Linus as he has entered into his last days from  a long sickness. When they get caught by the guards for horsing around with merch from the original movies, they are each questioned separately about Star Wars and naughty sex stuff. The boys are uncomfortable and clueless, but Zoe regales the guard boss with a graphic depiction of the Louisiana pile driver: “You aim for the eye, grab the lip…lead her around the room-blinding the marlin” – he is so charmed by her and tells her she’s sexy but then she punches him in the face for saying that. In the end, she has to wait to see the movie, but when she finally does, she’s dressed like Leia and dating Windows.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

The Oral History of ‘Fanboys,’ a Love Letter to ‘Star Wars’ Obliterated By the Dark Side of Hollywood

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
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Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Sarah Marshall is a cute, but insecure, actress who breaks up with her schlubby sad boyfriend. She is also a little sad herself.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Roman

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“Isis” is a young, nice girl. Of course, a man gets obsessed with her and thinks he knows her. And fantasizes about what a cool, sweet dreamboat she is. And then he kills her. What a nightmare. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Pulse

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Mattie and her friends are very concerned about Josh. He’s been acting weird. Mattie goes to to check in him and notices that his place is an absolute dumpster. Josh has her wait in the kitchen and while he’s out of the room, Mattie is disturbed to see red tape on the windows and even more freaked out when she finds Josh’s cat locked in a closet dying of malnutrition. Horrified, Mattie runs to find Josh but he has committed suicide with an internet cable. This leads her on a chase to figure out what happened. Soon, her and her friends are receiving instant messages on the computer from Josh and assume it’s his computer malfunctioning back at his old apartment. When Veronica Mars – I mean Mattie –  goes to investigate THAT, she finds his computer was sold by his landlord days earlier. Mattie sleuths some more and finds Dex. He explains that the computer was busted long before he got it but he uncovered some disturbing data from the fried hard drive. A series of images shows tortured souls looking around dark rooms and making strange faces. Dex thinks it’s a kinky thing, but Mattie has no time for any conversation aside to figure out what’s going on. As she’s uncovering this material and handing out red tape (that was sent by Josh before he died so that they could keep “them” out) – the whole town begins acting strange. Slowly her friends become haunted by whatever “they” are. Finally, Mattie discovers that Josh and his friends accidentally opened a portal to a ghost world and now the partition is open and anywhere there is wifi- no, internet! – no, electricity! – no, phone lines! the ghosts lie in wait to ensnare their prey. Mattie and Dex try to unleash a virus that will close the haunted frequency and end up narrowly escaping tech ghosts and run until their cell signal stops. It seems Mattie will be living off grid for the foreseeable future.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Fifty Pills

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Gracie is a peppy, pearl-necklace-wearing college student who is interested in super lower middle class Darren. Unfortunately, Darren is hard up for funds and on academic probation so their time together isn’t exactly filled with fun dates. It becomes clear that Darren is going through a very hard time when he isn’t even able to go for a walk due to having sold his winter coat for cash to pay his tuition. Gracie becomes suspicious of Darren’s behavior when she begins hearing rumors that Darren is selling drugs. One night, she calls him and pretends to be some rando looking for an Ecstasy hookup and when he confirms that he has some pills available she catches him. Gracie does forgive him and in the end is finally able to go on that walk with Darren and they take a selfie together with a disposable camera- Gracie thinks in a cute, couple way, but Darren has ulterior motives to assuage his parents fears and prove that he is not gay.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Deepwater

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Jodi (?) is a sweet, caring nurse who takes an interest in her patient Nat’s ostrich farm dreams… they are definitely dreams, because Jodi is actually an aid in a psychiatric hospital and Nat is very, very unwell. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

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Mary Lane is a true E-flat Dillinger! Living in a world of moldy figs, Mary Lane is a good girl who is basically the American Standard when it comes to being an upstanding citizen. That is until her boyfriend, Jimmy, begins acting suspicious. One night, Jimmy comes to her window and wakes her up. He acknowledges that he’s been acting odd – even admitting to gaining weight when he tries to give her his class ring and can’t get it off his finger –  but Mary doesn’t care. They reaffirm their relationship- comparing themselves to another pair of star crossed lovers (Romeo & Juliet) – and Mary promises to run away with him. When she returns from packing, Jimmy is being swept away in a strange car and so she follows. Unbeknownst to her, she winds up at the dope den where Jimmy has been partaking in reefer! There she meets Ralph who she THINKS is a suave college frat boy and he convinces her to try her first joint, though she believes it to be a cigarette. From there she devolves into an S&M version of herself, humping and whipping and slapping Ralph around, now totally addicted to the giggle smokes. In a haze, Mary Lane is shot that night when the den master returns and draws his gun to stop a fight between Ralph and Jimmy. Mary Lane immediately goes to hell, has inappropriate relations with the devil and then is later admitted into heaven. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

Check out the current rankings.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Spartan

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Laura Newton is the neglected daughter of a high ranking US official. She is captured by a sex slavery ring based out of Dubai and waits to be rescued. Back home in the US, Laura is declared as dead. Eventually, clever Robert Scott, a Delta Force soldier finds her and concocts a plan using shipping containers to get her out of the country. Before the evening of the escape, they lay low at a safe house and Laura confides in Robert that her father – the high ranking US official – never had her best interests at heart. Her father was the one who pulled her security detail the night of her kidnapping to protect himself during one of his multiple extramarital affairs. Later that night, everything goes sideways during the escape to the shipping containers when it turns out that Robert has been tracked by his own team, sent to sabotage the rescue mission to protect the president from the bad press this will bring. A fight ensues between the soldiers as a Swedish news crew watches. Laura is able to get to the news crew and get out of danger leaving Robert injured at an airport hanger. In the end, Laura is reunited with her father and he is hailed as a politician who is cracking down on sex trafficking. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 3: Gracie’s Choice

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Gracie Thompson is a street urchin-like young lady who has to pick up the slack of her addict mother. She becomes the head of household (along with her grandma) for her four younger half siblings while her mother jumps from one toxic relationship to the next and does a stint in jail. After beginning a new relationship, finding advocates in the school staff and taking on a job, Gracie begins to find some stability in her life, but when her mother shows back up and browbeats her grandma into giving up the caretaker funds, Gracie sues for her emancipation and caretaking rights for her brothers (her sister gets pregnant and moves in with her boyfriend) and begins life balancing a relationship, the needs of young children, her job – she gets promoted! – and school. Somehow she manages to do it and in the end battles it out in court to formally adopt her brothers. With her mother’s parental rights revoked, the judge grants Gracie the adoption of her brothers. They walk out of the court with each other and a new last name: the Weatherlys. Because they’ve weathered a lot of storms together. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 3
Kristen Bell: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 3 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Bell movie.

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Bonus Episode

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Vanessa and Toben chat about Kristen Stewart’s appearances on SNL, Hot Ones, and a Netflix short film, then solidify the definitive rankings of the best Kristen Stewart movies, and finally announce the subject of volume 3.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. Personal Shopper
  4. Charlie’s Angels
  5. Underwater
  6. Happiest Season
  7. JT LeRoy
  8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  9. Seberg
  10. Still Alice
  11. Anesthesia
  12. Speak
  13. Lizzie
  14. Snow White and the Huntsman
  15. Equals
  16. Welcome to the Rileys
  17. The Runaways
  18. American Ultra
  19. Café Society
  20. Adventureland
  21. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  22. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  23. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  24. Zathura
  25. On The Road
  26. Panic Room
  27. Certain Women
  28. Twilight
  29. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  30. The Yellow Handkerchief
  31. The Messengers
  32. The Safety of Objects
  33. Fierce People
  34. In The Land of Women
  35. Into The Wild
  36. Cold Creek Manor
  37. Catch That Kid
  38. The Cake Eaters
  39. Jumper
  40. What Just Happened
  41. Undertow

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

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

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

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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