Tag: Blake Lively

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 16: A Simple Favor

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

Episode 16 – A Simple Favor

Emily is a cool tall charismatic gazelle Amazon woman in a pantsuit who handles public relations for a fashion and fragrance guru in New York, New York. One day, as she’s picking up her son from school in Connecticut, she meets a child-sized mother named Stephanie. They bond quickly, thanks to their sons’ friendship and also gin martinis. When Emily shares details of her high pressure family and work life, Stephanie – desperate for validation from a strong female figure – volunteers to watch Emily’s child after school should the need arise. The need arises soon, when Emily gets stuck in a work meeting, and Stephanie takes the kids to the park. Later, during drinks at Emily’s home – Emily reveals her sexual fluidity and coaxes Stephanie to also reveal a secret. Stephanie’s secret is much more intense and results in Emily giving her a new nickname. 
On another day, Emily once again finds herself in a bind and requests A Simple Favor of Stephanie – to watch her kid after school again. This time, however, Emily doesn’t come to pick up her son – and then isn’t heard from for several days! 

When she eventually…resurfaces…her friendship with Stephanie changes and never returns to its previous state. Blood is shed, more secrets are revealed, lives are torn apart, leading to the eventual incarceration of Emily! Fortunately, Emily’s natural charisma and adaptability suit her well in prison and she soon finds herself acclimating well to her new life.

 

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.

 Film rankings:

1. The Shallows
2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
3. All I See Is You
4. The Town
5. The Age of Adaline
6. Elvis and Anabelle
7. Savages
8. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
10. Accepted
11. Green Lantern
12. Hick
13. Cafe Society
14. Simon Says
15. New York I Love You

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 15: All I See Is You

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

Episode 15 – All I See Is You

Gina – a vivid dreamer – has been blind since a childhood car accident. She lives in Bangkok, Thailand, with her husband, who helps her navigate the city when needed. One day, during a visit with a doctor, Gina learns of a procedure that could help restore her vision. A few weeks later, Gina has the surgery and is thrilled to be able to see for the first time in her adult life. As she embraces the pleasures of sight, her husband struggles to adapt to a life in which he’s not as in control in the relationship as he once was.
Their relationship takes a tough turn after a visit to Spain with Gina’s sister and her horny husband. Upon returning to Thailand, the whole situation gets real mysterious: IS HER HUSBAND SWAPPING OUT HER MEDICAL EYE DROPS WITH WATER TO MAKE HER GO BLIND AGAIN SO HE CAN REGAIN CONTROL OF THE RELATIONSHIP?
Also, at some point, Gina totally taps the handsome neighbor man, because her husband is being a real weirdo and practically made her do it. The relationship deteriorates further and soon Gina discovers the eye drops ruse – so she decides to fake being blind again to see what’s up with her husband. It all comes to a head at a fancy concert thingy in which Gina and a student she’d been tutoring for music sing a song together about seeing things and love. Gina’s husband runs off in a fit of guilt and then probably dies in a car wreck. Later, Gina has a baby – WHICH IS DEFINITELY THE HANDSOME NEIGHBOR’s BABY.
 
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.

 Film rankings:

1. The Shallows
2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
3. The Town
4. The Age of Adaline
5. Elvis and Anabelle
6. Savages
7. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
9. Accepted
10. Green Lantern
11. Hick
12. Cafe Society
13. Simon Says
14. New York I Love You

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Bonus Episode: Gossip Girl

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

Bonus Episode – Gossip Girl
Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.
 
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.

 Film rankings:

1. The Shallows
2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
3. The Town
4. The Age of Adaline
5. Elvis and Anabelle
6. Savages
7. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
9. Accepted
10. Green Lantern
11. Hick
12. Cafe Society
13. Simon Says
14. New York I Love You

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 14: The Shallows (2016)

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

Episode 14 – The Shallows (2016)
Nancy Adams is a medical student taking some time away from the daily grind to enjoy a vacation in Mexico. When her hungover and irresponsible travel buddy bails on plans for surfing, Nancy decides to go it alone at a secret beach that she knows about thanks to photos from her dearly departed mother.
Nancy, who is very good a surfing and filling out surfwear, meets a couple of locals who tell her about some of the ins and outs of the secret beach – which is more intense than the beaches she usually surfed in Texas.
After a day of hanging 10, Nancy is ready to pack it in – after catching just one more wave. As she paddles out in search of the right wave, she comes across the partially eaten carcass of a dead whale. Nancy heads to shore, but not before catching the attention of the shark defending its feeding grounds. After a nearly deadly encounter with the shark, a wounded Nancy ends up stranded on a small rock outcropping. Armed only with her wits, medical training, and the friendship of a sassy seagull, Nancy treats her bloody leg and gets to work on a plan to escape the shark – which is now stalking her in a really vindictive sort of way. After several failed plans (and dead bystanders), Nancy harnesses the fighting spirit of her mother and engages the shark in a deadly battle of wills. After lighting the shark on fire with a flare gun and dead whale oil, Nancy finally outwits the sea beast, leading to its briny demise at the bottom of the ocean floor. One year later, Dr. Nancy Adams returns to surfing alongside her father and sister and the memory of her mother.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. The Age of Adaline
4. Elvis and Anabelle
5. Savages
6. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
8. Accepted
9. Green Lantern
10. Hick
11. Cafe Society
12. Simon Says
13. 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

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 13: Cafe Society (2016)

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

Episode 13 – Cafe Society (2016)
Veronica Hayes is tall and striking and sweet and likes jazz and scotch and living in the 1930s. She works in public relations for the mayor’s office in New York. One day she meets a short, talkative man at a night club and he wins her over with his sad puppy charms. They soon get married and have their first child. But complications arrive in the form of an old flame of Veronica’s husband. Veronica is abandoned at home with child while her no good nebbish husband sneaks around town with his ex, who is also married. Veronica, who is wise and not blind, questions her troll husband about the these things and he just lies to her like she isn’t Blake Lively. New Year’s eve rolls around and Veronica gets all glammed up and looks amazing and also is pregnant with a second child. What happens with her and her no-good husband? Who knows?! The movie is over and nothing is resolved and Veronica is clearly too good for all of this. Her husband can jump in a lake.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. The Age of Adaline
4. Elvis and Anabelle
5. Savages
6. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
8. Accepted
9. Green Lantern
10. Hick
11. Simon Says
12. 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

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