Load Bearing Beams Podcast
What is this podcast about anyway?
A movie podcast about relationships… or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but that the other hasn’t seen or doesn’t like. Together they will get to the bottom of why people like what they like.
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Matt Salazar says,
The movie discussion podcast you never knew you needed. I love movies… Listening to this show has made me realize how difficult it can be for us to understand why we like certain movies, let alone explain that to someone else. Laci and Matt take the time to really dig into their personally loved movies. They analyze what makes each so impactful, memorable, meaningful. The whole time they don’t know how the other is going to react to their movie choice… Whether or not you like the movie choices or even if you disagree with their opinions you are going get a lot of laughs.
MAY 12, 2017
What do you think of when you hear “Star Wars”? Most people think of a franchise, but I think first and foremost of a single movie—a movie from 1977 directed by George Lucas.
JULY 5, 2017
The most grounded and humane superhero movie, “Spider-Man 2” is an argument for the importance of self-love.
JULY 12, 2017
Alfonso Cuarón’s film has the single best moment from any Harry Potter movie or book.
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
We don’t connect our own futures with the gloomy future we predict for the world.
MOVIES WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT RECENTLY
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo | Starring a lot of peopleread more
Nacho Libre (2006) | Directed by Jared Hess | Starring Jack Black, Héctor Jiménez, Ana de la Regueraread more
A League Of Their Own (1992) | Directed by Penny Marshall | Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Pettyread more
City Lights (1931) | Directed by Charlie Chaplin | Starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myersread more
Corky Romano (2001) | Directed by Rob Pritts | Starring Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Matthew Glaveread more
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective | Directed by Tom Shadyac | Starring Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox, Sean Youngread more
Duck Soup (1933) | Directed by Leo McCarey | Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marxread more
Twin Films have a long history in the annals of cinema. “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” are one of the go-to examples, but the phenomenon goes back to the invention of movies. Rarely do both of the twins succeed—Gone With the Wind overshadows Jezebel, Babe overshadows Gordy, and Girls Trip overshadows Rough Night. But sometimes the movie that loses is worth checking out, as is the case with Megamind, to which audiences reacted with general indifference after it was released in 2010 so soon after the similar Despicable Me.read more
Friday is one of the most astute movies ever made about the human brain. by MATT STOKES | APRIL 13, 2018 The discussion of Friday starts at 03:18. Listen: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Play | Direct Download Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher...read more
In a bonus segment of the podcast, we reviewed Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. In our review, we discussed the movie and how it’s different from Ernest Cline’s book; the movie’s ideas; how Halladay is more like Mark Zuckerberg than Steve Jobs; whether we want to see characters from our favorite movies mush up against each other; and whether this movie represents the tipping point of the nostalgia industry’s popularity.read more
The Pick-Up Artist (1987) | Directed by James Toback | Starring Robert Downey Jr., Molly Ringwald, Dennis Hopperread more
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America (1996) | Directed by Mike Judge | Starring Mike Judge, Demi Moore, Bruce Willisread more
Léon: The Professional (1994) | Directed by Luc Besson | Starring Jean Reno, Nathalie Portman, Gary Oldmanread more
Interview With the Vampire (1994) | Directed by Neil Jordan | Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunstread more
The Maltese Falcon (1941) | Directed by John Huston | Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorreread more
The Bucket List (2007) | Directed by Rob Reiner | Starring Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Sean Hayesread more
Welcome To the Dollhouse (1996) | Directed by Todd Solondz | Starring Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton III, Eric Mabiusread more
Rocky (1976) | Directed by John G. Avildsen | Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathersread more
The Goonies (1985) | Directed by Richard Donner | Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldmanread more
Ever After (1998) | Directed by Andy Tennant | Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scottread more
X-Men (2000) | Directed by Bryan Singer | Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellenread more
Jumanji (1995) | Directed by Joe Johnston | Starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunstread more
Empire Records (1995) | Directed by Allan Moyle | Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Liv Tyler, Rory Cochraneread more
We don’t connect our own futures with the gloomy future we predict for the world.read more
Austin Powers Series (1997, 1999, & 2002) | Directed by Jay Roach | Starring Mike Myers, Seth Green, Michael Yorkread more
Watchmen (2009) | Directed by Zack Snyder | Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudupread more
Blow (2001) | Directed by Ted Demme | Starring Johnny Depp, Jordi Molla, Penelope Cruzread more
The Lost Boys (1987) | Directed by Joel Schumacher | Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherlandread more
The Boondock Saints (2000) | Directed by Troy Duffy | Starring Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, Willem Dafoeread more
The filmmakers chose an odd story to try to draw non-fans of the show into the theaters.read more
We recorded a bonus episode of the podcast devoted entirely to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The first movie we ever discussed on the podcast was the original Star Wars, so the occasion of a new Star Wars movie seemed like it warranted a podcast update.read more
The best and most grown-up of the original Star Wars movies still doesn’t play well to an adult viewing it for the first time.read more
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tamborread more
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) | Directed by Woody Allen | Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Anjelica Hustonread more
What About Bob? (1991) | Directed by Frank Oz | Starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagertyread more
My Girl (1991) | Directed by Howard Zieff | Starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtisread more
Jurassic Park III (2001) | Directed by Joe Johnston | Starring Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoniread more
Citizen Kane (1941) | Directed by Orson Welles | Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingoreread more
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) | Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui | Starring Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Donald Sutherlandread more
Napoleon Dynamite (2004) | Directed by Jared Hess | Starring Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirezread more
Blade Runner (1982) | Directed by Ridley Scott | Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Youngread more
Red Dawn (1984) | Directed by John Milius | Starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howellread more
A Little Princess (1995) | Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | Starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Vanessa Chesterread more
Stephen King’s It (1990) | Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace | Starring Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, John Ritterread more
The portions of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey centered around the HAL-9000 computer and its interference in the titular odyssey are probably the most widely-celebrated parts of the film. But I’ve always been a bit puzzled as to how Hal fits.read more
True Romance (1992) | Directed by Tony Scott | Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, James Gandolfiniread more
All the President’s Men (1976) | Directed by Alan J. Pakula | Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robardsread more
Dawn Of the Dead (1978) | Directed by George A. Romero | Ken Foree, David Emge, Scott Reinigerread more
Drop Dead Fred (1991) | Directed by Ate De Jong | Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Masonread more
Clueless (1995) | Directed by Amy Heckerling | Starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dashread more