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#36: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

#36: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

August 21, 2019

This week we’re going back to 1984 to review BEVERLY HILLS COP. What could possibly go wrong for a street smart detective from Detroit who heads to Beverly Hills for an unauthorized investigation into his friend’s murder? Apparently, much less than one might expect from that sort of set up. This fun, breezy film featuring a star-making turn by Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, was one of teen Dave’s favorites. Ashley is a little astounded by how this film seems to be from another era entirely, certainly a time before “gritty” cop shows like NYPD BLUE, THE WIRE, or even LAW AND ORDER became the mainstream.

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#35: My Man Godfrey (1936)

#35: My Man Godfrey (1936)

August 7, 2019

Sometimes you just need to watch something delightful and frivolous. Screwball comedies like Gregory LaCava’s MY MAN GODFREY (1936) are just the thing. Fueled by a major crush on William Powell, this is one of Ashley’s favorite films. She’s tried to show it to Dave before on a few occasions, but due to circumstances and sleepiness, he’s never made it through until now. On this episode we talk the joys of escapism, the talents of Carole Lombard and finding the right time to introduce your partner to your favorite films.

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