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!


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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.


Underrated Family Films: Megamind

Underrated Family Films: Megamind

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.

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Will Ready Player One kill nostalgia?

Will Ready Player One kill nostalgia?

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. 

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