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Welcome to the podcast where I force my mom or girlfriend to watch the movies I like. Who hasn't always dreamed of stealing the remote?

Stealing the Remote Effie Ophelders

    • TV & Film
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Welcome to the podcast where I force my mom or girlfriend to watch the movies I like. Who hasn't always dreamed of stealing the remote?

    S02E08 - Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

    S02E08 - Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

    We watched both Davis Ayer’s Suicide Squad and Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn to discuss everyone’s favorite Clown Princess of Crime! Does the male gaze matter or does everyone still treat her like she’s crazy? What did my girlfriend think of Jared Leto’s Joker, the representation of Black Canary, and the characterization of Cassandra Cain in the comics? Is something missing from the film or is it just her strong feelings either way that are missing? Find out!
    During Trailer Time, I prepare my girlfriend for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and explain why Disney didn’t sue HBO Max for infringing on their copyright for Thanos. In case you didn’t know, it’s because Darkseid is.

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    • 49 min
    S02E07 - Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 & 3 (2008-2016)

    S02E07 - Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 & 3 (2008-2016)

    ’Twas the day before Valentine’s Day when the podcasting girlfriends discussed the Kung Fu Panda trilogy! We go over Orientalism, first cinema experiences, Puss in Boots versus Dead Poets Society, how Glee can help you learn English better than any teacher, fatphobia, pear-shaped pandas, Jar Jar Binks and Drunken Fist wushu, Rebel Wilson, Fate: The Winx Saga casting, animating female anthropomorphic animals without boobs, my bullet point skills, Chosen One narratives, ableism, how little I remember of the live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan and its state worship, and the four musicals I actually like!

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S02E06 - Watchmen (Director’s Cut) (2009)

    S02E06 - Watchmen (Director’s Cut) (2009)

    My girlfriend stayed mostly awake for three hours to watch Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Watchmen! We discuss the deconstruction of superheroes as pathetic, the many shades of moral grays in all its characters, the threat of nuclear war and the current state of Trumpian politics, and somehow we still have fun. Also, can anybody tell me what Carter or Kennedy looked like?
    In this episode’s Trailer Time, I show her the Teaser for HBO’s limited series Watchmen and we discuss if she’ll be able to sleep afterwards!

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    • 47 min
    S02E05 - Rocketman (2019)

    S02E05 - Rocketman (2019)

    Come and witness the first structured episode of Stealing the Remote! My lovely girlfriend Mijntje has notes and we barely get off-topic while discussing the trippiest biographical musical out there, Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman! We dissect my lack of knowledge about Elton John, her crush on Richard Madden, and how much I hate that guy.
    In this episode’s Trailer Time, we watch the trailer for Lasse Hallström‘s Chocolat, which unfortunately includes Johnny Depp. We’re sorry.

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    • 47 min
    S02E04 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

    S02E04 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

    My girlfriend had somehow never seen Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman despite living on this planet as a person of the female variety, so what better occasion to get her caught up than the release of its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984? She fawns over Chris Pine, compares the plot to Tom Shadyac’s Bruce Almighty and explains her complicated relationship with glasses. I bring up CGI, fangirly characterization complaints and continuity issues. We also discuss Spider-Man’s religious beliefs, for some reason. #ReleaseTheFannyPackCut!
    During Trailer Time, we watch the second Red Band Trailer for Tim Miller’s Deadpool!

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    • 52 min
    S02E03 - The Holiday (2006)

    S02E03 - The Holiday (2006)

    My girlfriend made me watch Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday and we decided to record an episode about this pure feel-good romcom on the night of the week with the highest number of cargo trains possible passing my dorm! She gushes about Jack Black and the one black character who has two seconds of screen time, while I gush about... Jude Law? Thankfully, she also points out I’m not limited to my current sexuality, and I still mostly liked his daughters. Also, #ReleaseTheCowCut!
    On this episode’s Trailer Time, Mijntje makes me watch the trailer to Mark Osborne and John Stevenson’s Kung Fu Panda, because of course she would.

    Send in any questions or voice messages you want us to discuss!
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    Intro Music: “Immortal” by Fleslit
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    • 53 min

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