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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.

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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.

    59. American History X

    59. American History X

    Travel back with us to 1998. Your guides? The Two Eds... Norton and Furlong, of course! They're your stars of American History X! Exclamation points will make this episode seem more fun than it is! 

    • 55 min
    58. Small Soldiers

    58. Small Soldiers

    The Beams household turns its eye toward Joe Dante's 1998 action-toy picture Small Soldiers. This podcast addresses a number of questions, including:
    How many times do you have to hear a song before you can judge its quality? With Disney re-theming Splash Mountain to tell the story of The Princess and the Frog rather than Song of the South, what other Disney-owned intellectual properties would you like to see represented in the theme parks? What's Joe Dante's deal? Why does he love creatures so much?  All that, plus Matt explains how Small Soldiers predicted the Iraq War.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    57. Serial Mom

    57. Serial Mom

    Laci chose Serial Mom, a 1994 movie directed by John Waters and starring Kathleen Turner as a mom who's also *record scratch* a serial killer??
    We won't beat around the bush: This movie rules! And so does this episode, because we discuss:
    The algorithms are getting better by the day Matt's troublesome relationship with food Suburbia? More like, Conformia!  Remember video stores? Celebrity murder trials ...AND MORE!

    • 46 min
    56. The Mummy Returns

    56. The Mummy Returns

    Matt accidentally opens an evil, cursed book, unleashing a plague upon the Beams household in the form of The Mummy Returns. The only way to undo the curse is to thoroughly discuss the 2001 film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. They discuss the history of the Mummy franchise, from its roots in the Universal Monster movies of the 1930s, to the mid-budget action pictures of the '90s and '00s, to the ill-fated Dark Universe of 2017. But it all comes back to one widely disliked sequel that Matt watched repeatedly as a youth and, to his surprise, still loves. 
    This episode references a video essay about The Mummy by YouTuber Josh Keefe: https://youtu.be/jajqS_f9ZXQ
    It also quotes extensively from, "What Ever Happened to Brendan Fraser," a GQ article from 2018 by Zach Baron. Read that article here: https://bit.ly/2Yougcg
    PLEASE support organizations (such as Color Of Change) that fight against racial injustice and police brutality. #blacklivesmatter

    • 1 hr 9 min
    55. _______________

    55. _______________

    Please contribute to causes that advance social justice, especially in the place you live. We are proud to support New Orleans Safety and Freedom Fund, which is providing bail relief to people arrested right now for protesting police brutality. #blacklivesmatter
    Load Bearing Beams will resume its regular schedule with an episode about The Mummy Returns (2001) next Friday (06.12.2020).

    • 8 min
    54. Donnie Darko

    54. Donnie Darko

    Laci and Matt get sucked into a tangent universe, where they have to discuss Richard Kelly's 2001 time travel/prep school thrillerdrama Donnie Darko. Who is Donnie Darko, and why is he so dark? Plus, lots of discussion about time travel, dyslexia, and dads laughing at inappropriate times.

    • 56 min

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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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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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