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A movie podcast about relationships... or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but which the other hasn't seen or doesn't like. Together they will get to the bottom of whether or not the movies they love so much are actually good.

Load Bearing Beams Roth Stokes

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A movie podcast about relationships... or a relationship podcast about movies. Married couple Laci Roth and Matt Stokes examine movies they love deeply but which the other hasn't seen or doesn't like. Together they will get to the bottom of whether or not the movies they love so much are actually good.

    78. Loser

    78. Loser

    Is this the most forgotten movie we've ever covered? Probably. But if you don't listen to this episode, we'll make fun of you, dweeb. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    77. Wild Wild West

    77. Wild Wild West

    Laci and Matt unpack the movie and music career of Will Smith, the biggest movie star of his generation, and the notorious disaster that is 1999's Wild Wild West. Is this movie really the calamity everyone says it is? Listen to find out. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    76. Mortal Kombat (1996)

    76. Mortal Kombat (1996)

    We prepare to enter the tournament that is the 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat. 
    Time stamps:
    What are our relationship dealbreakers when it comes to both food and movies? [2:04] Is Homer Simpson the most iconic TV character of all time? [08:43] We react to the Oscars [09:55] Matt returned to the movie theater for the first time in 14 months and immediately regretted buying popcorn [20:08] Laci tries to name Mortal Kombat characters [23:22]

    • 27 min
    75. Twister

    75. Twister

    Call in the Insane Clown Posse, because this episode is twisted.
    Please forgive the audio issues on this one. :(

    • 1 hr 3 min
    74. Godzilla (1998)

    74. Godzilla (1998)

    It's Roth v. Stokes in this episode. The gloves are off. Fisticuffs. A brawl for all. A royal rumble. Malice at the Palace. We got a donnybrook on our hand, folks, because Laci thinks the Roland Emmerich-Matthew Broderick Godzilla (1998) is the worst movie Load Bearing Beams has ever covered, while Matt thinks it is merely bad. Who will prevail? Matt's brother Elliott and sister Maggie stop by eventually (at the 1 hour, 4 minutes mark) to help settle the whole ordeal. 
    Other topics covered include:
    Laci and Matt have both now received the COVID vaccine Matt suspects a boomer is sending him conspiracy theory videos in response to his advocacy for the vaccine on Facebook The history of the Godzilla franchise Why neither Laci nor Matt cares for Matthew Broderick The Green Day song "Brain Stew" Why Independence Day is good but Godzilla is bad Why this Godzilla is bad, but still probably the best American-made Godzilla movie (Yes, it's better than the 2014 Gareth Edwards movie, is what we're saying.). 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    73. Elvis

    73. Elvis

    Elvis was a hero to Laci, but he never meant s*!@ to Matt.
    When your two hosts first started dating, Laci asked Matt a fundamental question: "Are you an Elvis person, or a Beatles person?" Matt thought it was a nonsensical question. What kind of person would choose Elvis over the Beatles? His future wife, that's who! 
    And so. We were going to pick an Elvis Presley movie for this episode and use it as a springboard to talk about Elvis in general, and see if Laci could persuade Matt to warm up to him. But, after watching a four-hour documentary on the man and doing a deep dive into his music, we decided to skip the feature film and just talk about Elvis.
    You'll love this episode so tender, you will!
    The discussion covers:
    Elvis Presley: The Searcher - HBO documentary Why we're always bummed when our favorite podcasts have guests Sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson, a person we inexplicably talk about a lot on this show but now must recognize as a piece of shit Non-fungible tokens Death certificates  Our 2013 trip to Graceland Why Laci feels judged by infants, dogs, and Billie Eilish 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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BrittanyD77 ,

Funny, inspirational, just pure amazingness!

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! Looking forward to more amazing episodes!!! Also, my LBB is Dude, Where’s My Car? My husband has never seen this movie, and I loved this movie as a preteen! He would definitely think I’m crazier than he already thinks I am if he saw this movie lol! I would love for you guys to do a show on this movie!!!

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Love love love

This podcast is great for anyone who loves movies and weird takes on movies and questions about why we like the things we like.

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