50 episodes

Munch is a twice-monthly podcast where our three hosts cook elaborate meals in response to (often, but not always) mediocre films. Join us on a journey of sight, sound and taste in an audio medium. It’s more entertaining than it sounds, we promise!

Munch Ben Mouch, André Wyatt, and Leanna Robb

    • TV & Film

Munch is a twice-monthly podcast where our three hosts cook elaborate meals in response to (often, but not always) mediocre films. Join us on a journey of sight, sound and taste in an audio medium. It’s more entertaining than it sounds, we promise!

    049 Ocean’s Eleven

    049 Ocean’s Eleven

    We could not be more excited for the upcoming Ocean’s Eight so to wet our appetites we fired up the remake of the original Ocean’s 11. Directed by Steven Soderbergh in 2001, Ocean’s Eleven brought together a stacked roster of a whole bunch of male (there are like only two speaking roles for women) actors to attempt a heist of two Vegas casinos, what ensues is fun, fast and very entertaining.
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    The potential for the truly “biggest crossover in cinematic history”
    Very specifically talking about the specifics of our heist-specific food
    Our drinking rules for the film
    The myriad of actors who are known for their ability to get it in “one take”
    The ultimate reveal of the film and why it works so well in Ocean’s Eleven and doesn’t quite work in Now You See Me
    Just how great Fast Five is as a heist film in the framework of Ocean’s Eleven
    How everyone is effortlessly cool and how the conversations the characters have builds off an unspoken history between characters
    Don Cheadle and his improv ways in this film
    Our feelings on the almost entirely male cast of Ocean’s Eleven
    The Ocean’s Eleven that could have been with the Ewan McGregor, Mark Wahlberg and more in talks to star in this film
    Finally, we close out with a spoiler-filled conversation about Solo and Deadpool 2

     
    (Recorded on May 29, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    048 Children of Men

    048 Children of Men

    This week, we sit down with the tense, powerful and prescient film: Children of Men. Listen with us as we try to step through our thoughts and feelings about a film that is not easy to watch but a powerful experience regardless. As always we don’t shy away from spoilers and lay it all out on the table.
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    The concept we went with for the food for this film
    How the imagery and references in the film felt a little heavy handed
    Whether or not the acting roles of Clive Owen and Julianne Moore worked for us
    Dreads on white people
    The highs and lows of Children of Men, who liked it and who didn’t
    The allusions to the story of Mary and Jesus
    How impressive the film was in evoking tension
    The seemingly constant presence of animals in the film
    We close out on some snippets of forum threads from our deep-dive into mommy blogger culture.

     
    (Recorded on February 24, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
    Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com
    Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup
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    And read our posts at getmunchedup.com

    • 54 min
    047 Inglourious Basterds

    047 Inglourious Basterds

    With another birthday having passed us by we sat down to celebrate André’s extra year around the sun to watch one of his favorite films: Inglourious Basterds.
    Also heads up but we talk openly about gun violence, nazis and the impact of both.
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    Taking a firm no nazis stance at munch
    André dives into why he loves Tarantino so much, and what makes him and auteur director
    Leanna examines what she dislikes about his films or her hesitancy around it
    Ben talks through his frustrations around Tarantino’s films and the terminology he uses
    We share each of our reactions to the Hitler’s eventual death
    Each chapter and our thoughts to those chapters
    We examine the the tension of the the final theater scene and our reactions to it and the seriousness of it
    Which brings us to conversations about gun violence and how we feel when that is shown on screen
    How cultural conversations and events have impacted our viewing experience of Inglourious Basterds
    We hear everyone’s thoughts on the film
    We close out with some thoughts on movies each of us has watched recently

     
    (Recorded on March 18, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
    Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com
    Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup
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    And read our posts at getmunchedup.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    046 Iron Giant

    046 Iron Giant

    With the “Holy Grail of Pop Culture” in theaters now, and the lovable metallic being playing a large role in the marketing for the film, we figured it was time to sit down and watch the film that has garnered a solid cult following: Iron Giant.
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    Ben struggles over how to start this podcast, and the cat finds away to get us to talk about him
    Ready Player One and Ben continues to stumble over himself with the various Bird-men out there
    our menu for this film with the connective tissue of the vitamin Iron
    it takes a little bit to get there but we eventually talk about Iron giant and the themes it lays on pretty heavily and to great effect
     André dives into his thoughts about the film as someone who was worried about it considering it was a “kids film”
    the films small moments of impact that are no easy to pull off, but are effective when executed well
    our drinking rules for the film
    which leads us into the our respective moments where we recognized Vin Diesel as a worthwhile actor for the role
    Ben gets up on his soap box and tells you why Mission Impossible is the franchise that shouldn’t be as good as it is today
    We wrap up with some films we have been watching and our quick thoughts on them

     
    Links we talked about during the podcast
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    (Recorded on February 11, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
    Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com
    Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup
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    • 1 hr
    045 Demolition Man

    045 Demolition Man

    We finally get around to watching Demolition Man, a film that we have been planning to do for years, and that means it is time to talk a knitting Sylvester Stallone, an absolutely peppy Sandra Bullock, and a chilling and great Wesley Snipes.
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    The sheer quantity of known actors in this film, and all of the wondrous films they have gone on to star in.
    The drinking rules, which are a doozy this time around
    Our confusion about how Sylvester Stallone because “a thing”
    Ben completely talks out his ass about Sylvester Stallone’s acting career and Action films of the 80s
    We compare Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson and Stallone, and if one of them is better
    A highlight of the film for us, the score and the zany nature of it
    Our overall thoughts on the Demolition Man, and our conflicted thoughts on it
    We dive into the politics of the film and whether or not it fully speaks with a unified voice
    How the film imagined future technology and what it got right and wrong
    We try to decipher how the three shells are used in the film in a segment called: The Three Shell Problem
    Finally, we figure out how the franchise wars were won

     
    (Recorded on February 11, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
    Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com
    Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getmunchedup/
    And read our posts at getmunchedup.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    044 Twilight

    044 Twilight

    And for our first official post of 2018 we gathered around, reminisced about vampires and werewolves and recorded it in podcast form about the “wonderful” film: Twilight. We are just absolutely “gushing” over how great this movie is, and the impressions it left upon us. GO TEAM JACOB!!!
    For a more detailed episode description we talked about:

    The long storied history of twilight films and the rich cinematic history they encompass
    Our drinking rules for this film which featured a type of synergy not normally found in our rules
    We quickly air our grievances about this very bad film, just to feel satisfied about breaking this film down a little bit before talking about the story itself
    What we loved, which is we struggle to come up with some solid options. That is on the film, not us.
    The symbolism of the apple on the front cover.
    We dive into the question that is on all of your minds “why are vampires sexy?” Which is a topic we are most definitely the best people to talk about.
    What groups does Twilight appeal to and why does it appeal to those groups?
    The reasons why we are enthusiastically Team Jacob.
    Who was the better character Bella or Edward?
    Who was the better actor Kristin or Robert?
    We get a low down from a Vampire Sexpert, Leanna, on the ins and outs of Vampire Sex.
    And after that things just kind of devolve into hysterics.

     
    (Recorded on January 27, 2018)
    Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.
    Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com
    Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getmunchedup/
    And read our posts at getmunchedup.com

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

d41713l ,

Great podcast for lovers of movies and/or food

This podcast has been a fantastic addition to my commuting podcast lineup. Ben, Leanna, Andre and friends bring a fun spin to new and classic movies and make me feel like I'm hanging out with good friends (except they're eating and instagramming amazing food and I'm sipping a crappy coffee on the bus 😔). Love the show!

4040vision ,

Funny group

Three funny people talking about funny movies. It's good. Please watch and review my favorite movie Surf Ninjas! I'll be waiting.

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