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.
Brittany Devereux says,
Funny, inspirational, just pure amazing. If you’re looking for a podcast that makes you randomly laugh out loud, or makes you want to stop what you’re doing to watch movies, then this is the perfect podcast for you! Laci and Matt do an amazing job of commentating on the movies they both watched, as well as making it seem so easy to share a Load Bearing Beam with your significant other!
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
Mystic River (2003) | Directed by Clint Eastwood | Starring Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins
Stir Of Echoes (1999) | Directed by David Koepp | Starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas
Psycho (1960) | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Hocus Pocus (1993) | Directed by Kenny Ortega | Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
The War Of The Roses (1989) | Directed by Danny DeVito | Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
The Color Purple (1985) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) | Directed by Danny Leiner | Starring Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner
Synecdoche, New York (2008) | Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener
Parenthood (1989) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
The Godfather, part III (1990) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire
The Godfather, part II (1974) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall
The Godfather (1972) | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Little Nicky (2000) | Directed by Steven Brill | Starring Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette
Is anyone else driven insane by the gibberish fake language in Slums Of Beverly Hills? (otherwise: good movie)
Slums Of Beverly HIlls (1998) | Directed by Tamara Jenkins | Starring Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo | Starring a lot of people
Nacho Libre (2006) | Directed by Jared Hess | Starring Jack Black, Héctor Jiménez, Ana de la Reguera
A League Of Their Own (1992) | Directed by Penny Marshall | Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty
City Lights (1931) | Directed by Charlie Chaplin | Starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers
Corky Romano (2001) | Directed by Rob Pritts | Starring Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Matthew Glave
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective | Directed by Tom Shadyac | Starring Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox, Sean Young
Duck Soup (1933) | Directed by Leo McCarey | Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
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.
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...
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.
The Pick-Up Artist (1987) | Directed by James Toback | Starring Robert Downey Jr., Molly Ringwald, Dennis Hopper
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America (1996) | Directed by Mike Judge | Starring Mike Judge, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis
Léon: The Professional (1994) | Directed by Luc Besson | Starring Jean Reno, Nathalie Portman, Gary Oldman
Interview With the Vampire (1994) | Directed by Neil Jordan | Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst
The Maltese Falcon (1941) | Directed by John Huston | Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
The Bucket List (2007) | Directed by Rob Reiner | Starring Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Sean Hayes
Welcome To the Dollhouse (1996) | Directed by Todd Solondz | Starring Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton III, Eric Mabius
Rocky (1976) | Directed by John G. Avildsen | Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers
The Goonies (1985) | Directed by Richard Donner | Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman
Ever After (1998) | Directed by Andy Tennant | Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
X-Men (2000) | Directed by Bryan Singer | Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
Jumanji (1995) | Directed by Joe Johnston | Starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst
Empire Records (1995) | Directed by Allan Moyle | Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Liv Tyler, Rory Cochrane
We don’t connect our own futures with the gloomy future we predict for the world.
Austin Powers Series (1997, 1999, & 2002) | Directed by Jay Roach | Starring Mike Myers, Seth Green, Michael York
Watchmen (2009) | Directed by Zack Snyder | Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup
Blow (2001) | Directed by Ted Demme | Starring Johnny Depp, Jordi Molla, Penelope Cruz
The Lost Boys (1987) | Directed by Joel Schumacher | Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland
The Boondock Saints (2000) | Directed by Troy Duffy | Starring Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, Willem Dafoe
The filmmakers chose an odd story to try to draw non-fans of the show into the theaters.
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.
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.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) | Directed by Woody Allen | Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston
What About Bob? (1991) | Directed by Frank Oz | Starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty