Episode 11: Our Top 3 February Book and Movies + Mentionables

I have discovered the world of soccer with the English Premier League and Emily is very excited about Liverpool being close to winning the league. You’ll hear our Top 3 books and movies from February. Emily checks off an iconic kid’s movie from her List of Shame and I revisit a dystopian YA book series six years later to see if it is still good. 

In our Mentionables segment we talk about everything that didn’t make our top 3 lists. I watch a lot of music-themed movies and Emily dives into the magical world of Studio Ghibli movies. 

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! You can find us online here:

Podcast: @SRSWpodcast

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Timestamps

Top 3 Films and Books 

4:28 Ready or Not – movie 

6:14 Andie MacDowell – actress

6:36 Groundhog Day – movie

6:40 Four Weddings and a Funeral – movie 

6:55 Such a Fun Age – book 

10:00 Mrs. Doubtfire – movie 

12:40 Hook – movie 

12:41 Aladdin – movie 

13:52 The Priory of the Orange Tree – book 

16:35 The Bone Season – book 

17:35 The Invisible Man – movie 

19:30 Elisabeth Moss – actor 

19:58 Mad Men – TV show 

21:18 Her Smell – movie 

21:57 Red Rising – book 

24:16 Hunger Games – book 

24:18 Ender’s Game – book 

24:30 Ender’s Game – movie 

Mentionables

27:00 North by Northwest – movie 

28:50 Narcos: Mexico Season 2 – TV show 

29:30 Halt and Catch Fire – TV show 

30:19 Love is Blind – TV show 

32:49 Survivor: Winners at War – TV show 

34:00 Wild Rose – movie 

34:32 Almost Famous – movie 

35:30 Sing Street – movie 

36:38 High Fidelity – TV series 

37:56 The Broken Circle Breakdown – movie

40:44 The Phantom Tollbooth – book 

41:26 The Phantom Tollbooth – movie 

42:36 Kiki’s Delivery Service – movie

44:46 My Neighbor Totoro – movie

45:10 Ponyo – movie

45:12 Spirited Away – movie

45:14 Howl’s Moving Castle – movie

46:00 Princess Mononoke – movie

Episode 10: Our Top 3 January Movies and Books + Mentionables

Emily and Amanda are here to chat about all things books, movies, and TV shows. 

You’ll hear our Top 3 books and movies from January. The theme of this episode is war. Emily watched a lot of movies set during wartime and Amanda read books set during WWII and war in space.

In our Mentionables segment we talk about everything that didn’t make our top 3 lists. Older movies like Almost Famous show why they are still classics while newer movies like The King won’t be remembered.

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. You can now find us on Instagram at @SRSWpodcast!

You can also find Emily and Amanda online here:

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Timestamps

Top 3 Films and Books 

2:33 The Phantom Tollbooth – book 

3:20 Black Narcissus – movie 

5:26 Deborah Kerr – actress 

5:30 Jean Simmons – actress

6:00 The Storyteller’s Secret – book 

7:50 Kate Morton – author 

9:10 Behind the Beautiful Forevers – book 

9:26 A Hidden Life – movie 

10:40 Terrence Malick – director 

13:30 Slaughterhouse-Five – book 

18:20 1917 – movie 

18:52 Band of Brothers – TV series 

19:29 Roger Deakins – Cinematographer 

21:30 Dean-Charles Chapman – actor 

22:08 Starsight – book 

Mentionables 

24:28 Long Bright River – book 

27:14 The King – movie 

28:50 Timothée Chalamet – actor

29:30 Almost Famous – movie

30:32 Avenue 5 – TV show 

31:24 Blade Runner 2049 – movie 

32:45 Blade Runner The Final Cut – movie 

33:30 Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – TV show 

35:46 Rosemary’s Baby – movie 

36:50 Sanditon – TV series 

38:46 Beasts of the Southern Wild – movie 

39:12 Wendy – movie 

Episode 9: Our December Book, Movie, and TV Recap + Streaming Picks

Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. 

You’ll hear our Top 3 books and movies we enjoyed in December. We had a lot of opinions about the new Little Women movie! Next, we spill the beans on a few shows and movies that didn’t make our Top 3 lists in our Mentionables segment. Neither of us have finished watching The Irishman. 

Our streaming picks for HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix will help you from endlessly scrolling trying to find something to watch at home. Emily has great dramatic movie picks and Amanda discusses her favorite comedies.

Our Must Watch movie is a classic that shouldn’t be missed and our Must Read Book is about a sarcastic droid that only wants to binge-watch its shows.

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! You can find us online here:

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Top 3 Films and Books 

1:45 Ford v Ferrari – movie

2:37 Christian Bale – actor 

2:49 Noah Jupe – actor

3:38 The Lager Queen of Minnesota – book 

5:45 2019 Little Women – movie 

6:15 1994 Little Women – movie 

7:00 Saoirse Ronan – actor 

7:03 Florence Pugh – actor 

7:38 Eliza Scanlin – actor 

9:48 Laura Dern – actor 

11:15 Black Widow – movie 

11:30 Midsommer – movie 

15:15 His Majesty’s Dragon – book 

16:42 Spinning Silver – book 

16:43 Uprooted – book 

17:56 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – movie 

21:10 John Williams – composer 

23:50 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – movie 

25:20 Onward – movie 

25:21 1917 – movie 

25:56 In The Heights – movie 

26:18 Music to My Years – book 

Mentionables 

29:30 Honey Boy – movie 

30:28 Shia LeBouf – actor 

30:42 White Dragon – TV series 

31:29 It’s a Wonderful Life – movie 

32:15 The Nightmare Before Christmas – movie 

32:52 The Witcher – TV series 

33:58 Henry Cavill – actor 

33:59 – The Count of Monte Cristo – movie 

34:10 The Irishman – movie 

34:50 Goodfellas – movie 

35:15 Mad Max: Fury Road – movie 

36:39 John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch – tv show

Streaming Picks 

38:40 Wild Rose – movie 

40:01 The Bold Type – TV show 

41:45 You Were Never Really Here – movie 

43:22 Walk the Line – movie

43:30 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – TV show

45:30 Marriage Story – movie

47:38 Scarlett Johansson – actor 

47:39 Lost In The Translation – movie 

48:56 Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy – comedy special 

49:24 Seth Meyer’s Lobby Baby – comedy special

Must Read and Must Watch 

50:50 1994 Little Women – movie 

52:53 All Systems Red – book 

Episode 08: Our November Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks

Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. 

You’ll hear our Top 3 books and films/TV shows we enjoyed in November. Next, we spill the beans on a few things that didn’t make our Top 3 lists in our Mentionables segment. 

Our streaming picks for HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix will help you from endlessly scrolling trying to find something to watch at home. If you love a good Rom Com, then you definitely want to tune in!  

Our Must Watch movie is an approachable Western everyone should watch and our Must Read Book is a delightful, imaginative fantasy with a gorgeous cover.  

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! You can find us online here:

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Books, TV shows, and Films

1:54 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – movie

3:22 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – movie

3:57 The Americans – TV show

4:10 Jennifer Garner – actor

4:30 Cate Blanchett – actor

4:59 One Day in December – book

5:49 HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – TV miniseries

8:04 Parasite – movie

10:34 Hunt for the Wilderpeople – movie

10:47 The Starless Sea – book

10:55 The Night Circus – book

12:53 The Mandalorian – TV show

13:12 Star Wars – movies

17:10 24 – TV show

17:42 Mad Men – TV Show

18:22 Pumpkinheads – book

Mentionables

20:40 Frozen II – movie

21:40 How to Train Your Dragon – movie

24:22 Rocky – movie

25:12 Creed – movie

25:16 Mary Queen of Scots – movie

27:00 Good Omens – TV Show

27:48 Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy – movie

28:00 Last Christmas – movie

28:13 The Family Stone – movie

29:28 The Knight Before Christmas – movie

30:40 Crazy Stupid Love – movie

Streaming Picks

Hulu

31:52 Veronica Mars – TV show

33:30 Younger – TV show

Amazon Prime

35:00 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – movie

35:12 The Florida Project – movie

36:50 You’ve Got Mail – movie

Netflix

38:48 Room – movie

40:14 Little Things – TV show

Must Watch & Must Read

41:43: True Grit (2010) – movie

42:32 Roger Deakins – cinematographer

43:22 The Ten Thousand Doors of January – book

45:47 Jared Harris – actor

Episode 07: Our October Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks + Aliens

Emily and Amanda want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. Episode 7 is chock full of great books, TV, and film suggestions! 

First we share our Top 3 books and films from the month of October. In our Mentionables segment we dish on why a few things didn’t make our top 3 lists. *cough* HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral isn’t great. 

We’ve added a new segment to the show! Can’t make it to a movie theater? Then you’ll want to tune in to our top picks from the streaming apps HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. 

At the end of the episode both our Must Read Book and a Must Watch suggestions share an alien theme. 

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us online. You can comment below or find us online.

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

Thank you for listening!

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Books, TV shows, and Films

2:19 Prisoners – movie

4:18 Blade Runner 2049 – movie

5:10 Children of Blood and Bone – book

6:50 Children of Virtue and Vengeance – book

8:10 Transit – movie

10:05 Beartown – book

11:34 A Man Called Ove – book

12:45 Jojo Rabbit – movie

13:37 Hunt for the Wilderpeople – movie

18:38 Foundryside – book

20:09 The Maze Runner – book

20:24 Battlestar Galactica – TV show

Mentionables

21:09 Stoker – movie

22:19 HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – miniseries

22:50 Knotting Hill, Love Actually, About Time, Richard Curtis

24:10 The Shining – movie

24:43 Doctor Sleep – movie

25:42 Psycho – movie

24:59 Ready Player One – movie

25:57 The Terminator – movie

26:55 Star Wars Ep I,II, IX – movie

28:20 Binge Mode Star Wars Podcast

29:50 Crashing – TV Show

30:05 Fleabag Season 2 – TV Show

Streaming Picks

31:40 Parks and Rec – TV Show

31:47 Alan Sepinwall’s Streaming Wars Article

32:20 Minding the Gap – HULU

33:38 Brooklyn 99 – HULU

35:05 Friday Night Lights – Prime

35:24 Parenthood – TV Show

37:03 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong – Prime

38:31 Unbelievable – Netflix

39:54 Billy on the Street – Netflix

Must Read & Must Watch

42:07 Arrival – movie

44:48 Hillbilly Elegy – movie

45:22 Skyward – book

Cheers!

Episode 06: September Mentionables + October Preview

After sharing our top picks from September in Episode 5 we share our real and raw opinions of all the other books, TV shows, and movies we read and watched in September. 

We also talk about whether or not you can eat chips in a movie theater and what are some of our favorite modern westerns. 

At the end of the episode we speculate about the TV series, films, and books we are anticipating in October. 

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us online. 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads 

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Thank you for listening!

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Books, TV shows, and Films

0:38 City of Girls – book

0:56 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book 

1:24 Billy Elliot – movie 

2:20 A Door in the Wall – book

3:42 Faults – movie 

4:43 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – movie

5:35 Survivor: The Islands of the Idols – TV show 

6:15 Dalton Ross’ EW Survivor Recaps

6:37 The Amazing Race – TV show 

7:28 Hostiles – movie 

8:30 Gone Girl – movie 

9:38 True Grit – movie 

9:56 Road House – movie 

10:28 I Am Patrick Swayze – documentary 

10:56 Ken Burn’s Country – TV mini-series 

11:35 Kelly Clarkson Show – TV Show 

11:55 Kelly Clarkson covering Lizzo’s Juice – TV clip 

12:20 Kelly Clarkson and Downton Abbey – TV clip 

12:22 Carnival Row – TV Show

12:38 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – movie

13:56 Ad Astra – movie 

16:00 Wild Rose – movie 

16:36 Begin Again – movie 

17:15 JoJo Rabbit – movie 

17:36 Hunt For the Wilderpeople – movie

17:38 What We Do In The Shadows – movie

17:42 Beartown – book 

17:48 Children of Blood and Bone – book 

18:36 Lucy In The Sky – movie 

19:08 Legion – TV Show 

19:38 Yesterday – movie 

19:59 Late Night – movie 

20:24 Salt to the Sea – book 

20:40 The Fountains of Silence – book 

21:00 Ashes in the Snow – movie 

21:50 State of Wonder – book 

Episode 05: Our Top 3 Books and Films from September 2019

We want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. In this episode Amanda shares her Top 3 books (She Reads) and Emily shares her Top 3 movies (She Watches) from the month of September. We end the episode with a Must Read Book and Must Watch suggestion. 

Is the The Goldfinch a good movie? Which Alfred Hitchcock film should you start with? We answer these questions and highlight a creative Science Fiction novella, a fast-paced Historical Fiction novel, and an Epic Fantasy. 

Our Must Watch TV show explores a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Our Must Read book is a fantasy series that is being adapted into a movie.

We’d love to hear your suggestions for movies and books that we should read and watch so we can discuss them in a future episode!

You can find us online here:

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads 

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Thank you for listening! 

Drinks

Emily – Elysian Savage Journey Rye IPA

Amanda – Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer 

Books, TV shows, and Films 

1:38 The Goldfinch – movie 

5:24 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book 

6:44 Daisy Jones and the Six – book

7:40 Downton Abbey – movie 

10:00 This Is How You Lose the Time War – book

11:55 Shadow of a Doubt – movie 

13:50 Rear Window – movie 

14:12 The Birds – movie 

14:35 Psycho – movie 

15:00 Magician: Apprentice – book 

18:01 The Man in the High Castle – TV show 

21:22 A Darker Shade of Magic – book

Episode 04: August Mentionables + September Preview

After sharing our Top 3 books and movies from August in Episode 3 we discuss all the other books, TV shows, and movies we enjoyed or didn’t enjoy in August. 

Finally, we share the TV series, films, and books we are excited to watch and read in September. 

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us on Twitter: Amanda at @AmandaEspi and Emily at @lonely_tourist.

Thank you for listening!

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Show Notes 

0:36 The Farewell – movie

2:29 Recursion – book

3:25 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) – book

3:25 His Dark Materials – TV Show

5:10 The Hunger Games – audiobooks

5:48 Catching Fire – movie

8:10 Fleabag – TV Show

9:25 Killing Eve – TV Show

10:00 The Witch – movie

10:52 Succession – TV Show

12:10 Hard Knocks – TV Show

13:43  CNN’s The Movies – Docu-series

15:05 The Goldfinch – Movie

16:18 College Football! – TV

17:35 Ad Astra – movie

17:54 Passengers – movie

18:30 Downton Abbey – movie

20:00 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book

20:09 Daisy Jones & The Six – book

20:28: Beartown – book

21:02 Poldark – TV show

Episode 03: Our Top 3 Books and Movies from August 2019

We want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. In this episode Amanda shares her Top 3 books (She Reads) and Emily shares her Top 3 movies (She Watches) from the month of August.  We end the episode with a Must Read Book and Must Watch suggestion. 

We enjoy a pair of fall themed beers while we talk about the popular memoirs Educated and Save Me the Plums. We also have a good YA Fantasy recommendation.  You’ll hear about some under-the-radar quirky films like The Lobster, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and The Peanut Butter Falcon. 

Our Must Read book is a romantic comedy and our Must Watch Movie is an endearing documentary stirring up nostalgia from childhood. 

We’d love to hear what you think about our selections. You can find us on Twitter: Amanda at @AmandaEspi and Emily at @lonely_tourist.

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and film we mentioned in this episode. 

Thank you for listening!

Drinks

Emily – Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Amanda –  Saint Arnold’s Octoberfest

Books, TV shows, and Films 

2:26 The Lobster – movie

5:18 Educated – book

8:38 Hunt for the Wilderpeople – movie

10:56 Up – movie

11:47 Jojo Rabbit – movie

12:32 Ernest and Celestine – movie

12:58 Finale and Caraval series – book

14:52 Rebecca Soler – audiobook narrator

15:33 Cinder – book

15:33 The Hazel Wood – book

16:00 Peanut Butter Falcon – movie

18:00 Honey Boy – movie

19:30 Save Me the Plums – book

20:20 Top Chef – TV show

21:44 Masterchef – TV show

22:35 Mindy Kaling’s books – book

22:35 Troublemaker by Leah Remini – book

23:22 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – movie

24:13 It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – movie

25:04 Attachments – book

25:49 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – book

26:15 Eleanor & Park -book

26:15 Carry On – book

26:15 Landline – book

Episode 02: July Books and Film Recap While Drinking IPAs

We want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. In each episode Amanda recaps the books she read (She Reads) and Emily recaps the TV and films she watched (She Watches) from the previous month. 

Each episode we end with a Must Read Book and Must Watch Suggestion. 

In Episode 02 we are both enjoying summer IPAs while discussing books such as Recursion and Where the Crawdads Sings, the actresses Jodie Whitaker and Awkwafina, and a few movies such as Spiderman: Far From Home and The Farewell, and the TV series, The Leftovers.

Time stamped notes of the drinks, books, TV shows, and movies with reference links are listed below. 

Thank you for listening!

Drinks

Emily – Man-go Fluff Yourself from Riverbend Brewing Company

Amanda –  Easy Peasy IPA from Deep Ellum Brewery

Books, TV Shows, and Movies

2:24 Adult Life Skills – movie 

4:22 Gemina – book

6:30 Spider-Man Far From Home – movie 

9:10 Recursion – book

10:02 Blade Runner 2049

11:02 The Farewell – movie 

13:18 Off Camera with Sam Jones – podcast

14:00 Awkwafina – Youtube Channel 

14:41 Steelheart – book 

15:45 Mistborn – book

16:30 Skyward – book 

16:58 The Leftovers – TV Series 

21:58 Where the Crawdads Sing – book

25:00 Ex Machina – movie

26:00 Big Little Lies – TV Series

27:45 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – movie

29:57 The Last Days of Night – book

30:33 The Imitation Game – movie

31:02 The Current War – movie