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Load Bearing Beams

Feb 23, 2018

In an episode Laci calls "Ever Men" but that Matt calls "X1: X-Men Ever After," the pair discuss Ever After (1998) and X-Men (2000), two movies that, to everyone's surprise, are both pure delights! 

Ever After, Drew Barrymore deploys a most unconvincing British accent to play the French commoner Danielle de Barbarac...

Feb 16, 2018

Jumanji Fever is sweeping America—nay, the world—and Load Bearing Beams catches the fever by viewing Welcome To the Jungle's predecessor, 1995's much more somber, pensive, and scaled-down film, Jumanji.

A listener selected this movie for the show, as neither Laci nor Matt was a big fan of it growing up. But this...

Feb 9, 2018

In an episode Laci calls "The Future Of the Empire" and Matt calls "Recording the Future," Load Bearing Beams examines Back To the Future, Part II (1989) and Empire Records (1995). One a huge hit, the other a giant flop with a long afterlife on home video, and both a large source of internet chatter and memes.

Back To...

Feb 2, 2018

It's a super-sized Listener's Choice episode in which we cover THREE MOVIES! That's right, we watched all three Austin Powers films at the suggestion of a listener, and we dig deep into all three on this podcast. 

First up, it's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), a low-budget movie with an unlikely...