• Adventures in Babysitting

    With Toronto doubling for Chicago, and a 24 year old Elizabeth Shue playing 17 year old Chris Parker, things are not entirely as you might remember in Adventures in Babysitting. Listen in for an extraordinary ‘night on the town’, where we uncover numerous problems with the movie, and discover the true hero of the entire story. (Hint, it’s also the character who most deserves a follow up film).

    S3E9 - 1h 1m - Aug 9, 2023
  • Tango & Cash

    Does rain cause electrical cables to spark? Do all exotic dancers play the drums? Why do eighties cops never follow the rules? And ultimately, will Tango & Cash live up to Brian’s teenage memories? All this and more in this thrilling instalment of Reasons to Dump You. 

    S3E8 - 45m - Jul 20, 2023
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

    Join us as we saunter our way through Bad City, losing ourselves inside the western-horror-romance mash-up that is Ana Lily Amirpour‘s A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. Question is, do we witness the most romantic cinematic scene ever created, and what on earth is the significance of the cat?

    S3E7 - 44m - Jul 12, 2023
  • Vice

    We’re heading to the White House to figure out what the deal was with Dick Cheney and to learn more about his disturbing legacy. Vice gives us amazing performances from all involved, and kudos to hair and make up, but ultimately do our opinions on the film bring us closer together or push us further apart? As usual, expect some agreement, some argument and always general relationship frustration.

    S3E6 - 49m - Mar 1, 2023
  • An American Werewolf in London

    We’re off to the Slaughtered Lamb for a cup of tea and a chat with the locals, so join us by the fire as we discuss comedy/horror mash-up An American Werewolf in London. We muse over many aspects, not least where are David’s parents and how did he pay for that bus journey? Arguments arise over the werewolf transformation scene and Brian seems to struggle to say the word sex. If you need any more convincing to listen, we somehow also manage to mention Frasier Crane, Rod Stewart and Lee Mack. You’re very welcome. 

    S3E5 - 51m - Feb 15, 2023
  • The Matrix

    Who knew that The Matrix could spark such an emotional response? If you also feel passionately about it, then you’re not gonna want to miss hearing Brian’s thoughts, feelings and general love for the film. Oh, and Sinéad‘s there too. For facts if nothing else ;)

    S3E4 - 40m - Dec 7, 2022
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Things are getting serious as we watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. With exceptional performances and stunning storytelling, it’s a home run for Writer/Director Martin McDonagh. Expect Brian to get names wrong and Sinéad to make a Stand By Me comparison. 

    Note: This film is a stunning portrayal of grief, but it’s not an easy watch. If you are suffering grief and loss, please do reach out to someone to talk and ask for help.

    S3E3 - 48m - Nov 23, 2022
  • Sausage Party

    Never again will you look at a hotdog and bun in the same way after watching 2016’s Sausage Party. Once Sinéad has gotten over the weirdness of the entire film, Brian does his best to explain why he chose it. Expect confusion, shock, humour, and a smattering of concern. Plus, a cracking Back to the Future connection by way of Bill Hader (the voice of Firewater, Tequila and El Guaco).

    S3E2 - 40m - Nov 16, 2022
  • The Karate Kid

    We kick off season three by heading into the Miyagi-verse with the original, 1984 film, The Karate Kid. It’s Sinéad’s choice and she is willing to defend it to the death at the All Valley Karate Championship. Brian is in something of a cheeky mood, finding time to raise concerns about the lack of insurance and the length of beach parties. In support of Daniel La Russo, Sinéad ends up with five reasons to dump Brian and he’s lucky to get off that lightly. As we wax off, we also wonder who would win in a fight between John Kreese and Chong Li from Bloodsport. Thoughts?

    S3E1 - 48m - Nov 9, 2022
  • The Best of Season 2

    Mini episode alert! Our top four films from season 2 took us to Miami, New York, Scarborough, and Los Angeles. It’s a delectable quartet of films and we had plenty to agree (and disagree) about, but suffice to say they were all top VHS scorers. Which is your favourite?

    Moonlight (10* VHS tapes)

    Goodfellas (10 VHS tapes)

    Saint Maud (9.5 VHS tapes)

    Speed (9.5 VHS tapes)

    S2E21 - 16m - Nov 2, 2022
  • Ghostbusters

    We ain’t afraid of no ghosts and to prove it we are watching the original 1984 smash hit, Ghostbusters. Turns out Brian has a thing for both Louis (Rick Moranis) and Janine (Annie Potz), whilst Sinéad wants to know; why do possessed people always become hyper-sexual? A film full of great comedy lines, iconic images and a mixed bag of special effects, we find plenty to disagree about, not least, Gozer - more David Bowie or more Marie from Roxette? Discuss.

    S2E20 - 46m - Oct 26, 2022
  • Moonlight

    We are keeping things highbrow over here at Reasons HQ, so for this episode, we revisit the Oscar winning film Moonlight. We wax lyrical over the script, performances and style of the film and share an important fact about Naomie Harris’ early career. We’re not just here to provide great facts and reasonably intelligent thoughts though. Oh no. We also find time to ask, why do American kitchens never seem to have kettles and is Brian’s head really expanding? 

    S2E19 - 52m - Oct 19, 2022
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Things are getting serious in this episode, as Brian suggests we sit down to watch The Trial of the Chicago 7. If you love a courtroom drama, this will be right up your street and the script is an undeniable zinger. Prepare yourself for a party political broadcast from the Liberal Brian Party and some reality versus drama facts from Sinéad’s personally curated Nerd Alert. (Still up for debate: does Joseph Gordon-Levitt look like Mr Burns' blue-haired lawyer from The Simpsons? Discuss...)

    S2E18 - 46m - Oct 12, 2022
  • Speed

    We may have just found the ultimate date night movie. What is it you ask? Well, it’s Speed. Obviously! Why? Well…Keanu Reeves - tick. Sandra Bullock - tick. Action - tick. Romance -tick. What more does any relationship need? Despite this being Sinéad’s choice of film, Brian’s excitement levels are through the roof and oh boy does he want to tell us all about it. Basically, strap in because we are travelling at well over 50mph. (I know, even we think that’s a cheesy analogy, but humour us this one time).  

    S2E17 - 48m - Oct 5, 2022
  • Dumb and Dumber

    We’re off to Aspen with Harry and Lloyd, so jump in the Mutt Cutts van and come along for the ride as we dissect the 90’s comedy, Dumb and Dumber. Brian has been quoting this film for the past twenty odd years and is more than ready to argue it’s case. Bold statements are made, temperatures rise and this could indeed spell the end of the relationship. (No parakeets were harmed in the making of this episode).

    S2E16 - 50m - Sep 28, 2022
  • A League of Their Own

    There’s no crying in baseball, but there may well be tears before this episode reaches its conclusion. Sinéad tries to explain to Brian the eight different levels on which 'A League Of Their Own' delivers but he seems more concerned with Shelley Duvall (who is not even in the film). If you want an emotionally driven - sports - comedy - girl power - based on a true story drama, then join us. Equally if you like hearing a couple argue and list out reasons to separate, tune in!

    S2E15 - 46m - Sep 21, 2022
  • Goodfellas

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a podcaster. Yep, that’s right, for this episode, we’re diving headfirst into the Scorsese masterpiece, Goodfellas. We discover Brian has a crush on Karen, Sinéad thinks she can run from the mafia and Lorraine Bracco was beaten to an Oscar by Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost. Meanwhile our Nerd Alert reveals potential alternate cast and the inspiration behind the bearded man and dogs painting by Tommy’s mum (aka Mrs Catherine Scorsese). Whatever you do, don't let the sauce stick.

    S2E14 - 54m - Sep 14, 2022
  • Saint Maud

    This episode is a full scale love in for Saint Maud, with top VHS scores across the board and only two dumpable offences. If you have a penchant for psychological horror and stunning performances then this is the film for you. We chat awards recognition, the bleakness of the British seaside, ‘godgasms’ and cockroaches (naturally).

    S2E13 - 48m - Sep 7, 2022
  • The Terminator

    The future meets the past and babies are conceived after they’ve been born. Yep, Brian’s film choice for this episode is The Terminator (and don’t forget the ‘The’). Whilst he gets nostalgic for times gone by, Sinéad explains why cyborg Arnie is a mash up of Frankenstein’s monster and Michael Myers. Ultimately, we’re left with a few questions, not least…why keep ammunition casually available on your shop counter? But we hope you enjoy and remember...we’ll be back.

    S2E12 - 49m - Aug 31, 2022
  • Three Men and a Baby

    Prepare yourself from some dodgy French pronunciation and disagreements over montages because we’re here to chat about Three Men and a Baby. That’s right, strap yourself in for a Selleck, Danson, Guttenberg 80’s treat! Brian claims double standards as Sinéad defends the female characters and we both admit that we’d sleep with all three men just to get a room in that apartment. It’s all so nostalgically exciting, we even forget to mention the urban legend of ghost boy. (Trust us - you can Google it). 

    S2E11 - 47m - Aug 24, 2022
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