Bloggity Post Wrap-Up 9/13/16


Bloggity Post Wrap-Up 9/13/16

Hi!  Didn't do this on the weekend.  Shame on me for not driving traffic to the website. ;)

Mostly I wanted to again say HEY we just launched a PATREON!

"What is a Patreon?" you may ask- because this is the number one question I get.

It's a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, but different!  Instead of just asking you to provide monetary donations to us in a one month all out time-limit chunk, Patreon is different.  Its existence is to support artists on a monthly basis by having fans give a little each month in exchange for the content we provide each month.  Yeah it may not be for everybody, but if you're interested, check out our video and our Patreon site because we are going to be giving our Patrons rewards and goodies.  And if you have any ideas for what we could be doing more/better please let us know.

We're just so adorable, am I right? ;)  Here's the website again-

So in important poll news, the winner of Who Has the Better Hair in While You were Sleeping Official Poll (trademark) is BILL PULLMAN!  Though many people commented that Peter Gallagher slayed in his eyebrow game so he wins that award for sure.

Ashley's brings the blankets to the forts

Tomorrow we start our Flashback Series!  The basis of our podcast has always been watching Romantic Comedies in chronological order.  Every once in a while I think we're going to "go back in time" and watch some older movies again.  So every other week till mid-November we are going to watch a movie not from 1997 or wherever we are in chronological time.  We are starting with 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  We hope you enjoy it and all the other episodes!!

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Weekly Wrap-Up 9/4/16


Weekly Wrap-Up 9/4/16

Hiya!  I'm gonna keep this short this week.

Firstly, without too much hype, we do have a special announcement in this week's episode, and you have to wait all the way to the very end to hear it.  No skipping ahead.  But if you just ask me very nicely I'll tell you. ;)

Secondly, and this is VERY important.  Who has better hair?  Peter Gallagher or Bill Pullman.  Let us know.

Gallagher or Pullman!??!!?!

So this is another lovely movie that takes place in Chicago.  This whole episode is dedicated to our lovely fond memories of Chicago and its food.  Chicago: The city where people fall in love and almost get hit by trains!

Movies that we mention that you may want to remember/review are: Moonstruck, Author! Author!, Miranda, and When Harry Met Sally.

Ok one last note...

(we say testicle a lot in this episode)



Weekly Wrap-Up 8/28/16


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/28/16

Yo yo yo! Here is our official Cutaways Podcast weekly-wrap up.  We watched Hello, Dolly yesterday as a part of our upcoming "flashback" series.  Thumbs up for Babs.  Now the podcast that is coming out this Wednesday we actually recorded way back in June during Ashley's bachelorette party.  We watched Clueless, and now we've reached 1995 in our show and we can finally share it. :D

The Bridal Party lineup

Not everyone was able to make it to the party or survived the night but we are very grateful/thankful for those willing to appear on our show. :)

Xander was definitely in attendance 

Here are the thoughts that popped in my head while I was editing Episode #059 - Clueless

*Little did we know back then that we would be watching 1996's Emma. (A recent viewing of ours)

*Should we add to our list 2007's The Jane Austen Book Club move?

*Factoid: The Grove in LA opened in 2002 (but we think the girls would have shopped there if it was available to them)

*I definitely confused two Alicia Silverstone movies: The Babysitter and The Crush. Both I haven't seen.

*We relate to this movie because we have opinions about the valley.

*Yay Charade reference!

*Trading SWAT stories- Now you know we're LA residents!

*We recorded this before we were watching 90s movies in the main podcast so we were really reaching for those 90s-isms.

*Funny enough we mention Amber is also Ashley's sister's name BUT  we don't mention that her brother's name is Christian. Ashley is Cher. ;)

*Wow a Moonstruck reference this far back! Ashley really loves Nicolas Cage.

*I don't know how we did it, but we tossed to the correct movie two months ago! Next week's movie is While You Were Sleeping.

Our new business cards!

We got these business cards so people know we're serious business. ;) We're super serious about slumber parties. Ta!


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/21/16


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/21/16

Hello, hello!

We've had a busy week.  We watched two movies today.  We're starting a new series in a few weeks watching "flashback" movies every other week for a couple months.  So inbetween our modern '90s movies we'll be watching older movies, like the ones we've watched in the past year.  Anyway, we're starting with 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then the following week you can hear what we thought of 1996's Emma.  We're doing double recording sessions because I (Justine) am going out of town and we still strive to bring you an episode every week!  Cause we love you. :)

So here are my thoughts while I was editing our podcast for It Could Happen to You starring Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, and Rosie Perez.  We got this as a Blu-Ray through (not our sponsor)

not our sponsor

*Sorry my scary voice is so scary. There's a lot of scary voices in this episode though.

*We talk about how this movie could easily be turned into a musical. And hey I just found out that Groundhog Day has been turned into a musical on stage in London of all places!

*Omg I actually reference that I already complained in the blog that we've had too many Charlies and here's another lead character named Charlie!!

*Ashley and I perfect our Nicolas Cage impressions.

*Side-note that we are completely sober.

*This is our second movie that features a cop with a catchphrase! Add this to the RomCom-ism list!

*There's that Moonstruck reference again! We can't get enough of it. Thanks for existing Nic Cage.

*Ashley said that if Nic Cage was an inanimate object he would be a wooden spoon. She also says that she would make and sell these Nic Cage wooden spoons if the demand is there. ;)

*Second reminder that we are sober during this recording.

*Guess who made their feature debut in this movie!!!

Emily Deschanel!!!!

*Ashley invents a nut rating scale.

*Wish I made an Eddie Money reference.

*I start the Ashley for President campaign which I think makes a reoccurrence in the other episode we filmed that day.

*It wasn't until very end I make a Peewee reference! I'm getting soft in my old age. 

*Surprise! August 31st episode will be Clueless that we watched during Ashley's bachelorette party back in June!

Ok rascals, not really any news to share yet.  Have a good week!

Happy movie watching!


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/13/16


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/13/16

Hello again!

I spent multiple days editing down Episode #057 - Reality Bites.  We recorded for three hours, which is 3x more than what we usually like.  A lot of that has "hit the cutting room floor" as they say, but we are still left with our longest episode to date. :D  I have some notes here from my edit.

Hello Avid my old friend

Cut out a story about my parents playing cool music on Saturday mornings while I desperately tried to sleep in.

Cut out stories of where we bought our school clothes.

Sorry you can't see my (Justine) Ben Stiller impression/Zoolander face.  Maybe sometime in the future.

Doing some internet research I'd say I'm more from the "Oregon Trail Generation."  The generation that has traits from both GenX and Millennials. 

Cut out a bunch of talk about recent American politics (you're welcome).

I think this is a very personal podcast episode.

Cut out a rant about reboots/Suicide Squad.  You can message @realbadrobot on twitter if you want to hear. :)

Dude we we namedrop Stranger Things a lot in this Episode.  They should pay us.

Good comparisons to both The Graduate and Pretty in Pink!

The actual movie discussion comes in at about 41 mins into the podcast. ;)

Hands up if you want to hear Ashley's Angry Mix!!

How do YOU justify dating a yuppie?

Cut out Ashley's rant about the housing market.

Ashley promises to post pictures of her puppy!!!  Yeah!

Ok that's all I have for this week.  We are recording two episodes tomorrow- Both movies that sound like horror movies: It Could Happen to You AND While You Were Sleeping.  Oooooo.  Big news soon. :D


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/6/16


Weekly Wrap-Up 8/6/16

I just finished editing Episode #056 which is for the 1994 movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, which we found really, really boring.  More notes on that later.

Ashley's husband, Sam, posted this picture to our Facebook from when we recorded our review of My Father the Hero

So full of anger!

We also want to give a shout out to our friends at Critical Crop Top because they only have a few more days left on their IndieGoGo- so get out there and donate!!  They meme'd us this week because they're darling, darling sweethearts.

So lastly, in greater RomCom news it was announced that there will be a remake of the movie Splash, which of course we have watched.  The twist is that they are planning to gender-swap the rolls and have a male, in this case Channing Tatum, play the mermaid (merman).  Ashley who as you remember is OBSESSED with all things mermaids is very happy with this news.


Now I just want to add some freeform notes I took while I was editing our Four Weddings and a Funeral podcast (which will be dropping 8/10/16.)  Sometimes I think back and say to myself, "Oh I didn't talk about this or that."  So here we are!

* I wish we did more discussion of who Carrie was outside of Charles, or rather discussed that the movie did not present us with a complete female character. We touched on this briefly, but I think it could be an important discussion.

* While we do acknowledge that this is the first real representation of a gay/queer relationship in our limited catalogue, what we didn't discuss was that it involved a trope that annoys me greatly.  Hollywood tends to insert queer characters and then kill them off.  Many times we can't get a queer character to survive a movie or a show and this is terrible representation. :(

* Ashley wants Carrie's giant hat.  Here it is-

Add this to Ashley's hat collection immediately!

* We mention Silly Bean but we didn't explain it, but we just found this piece of trivia WAY too amusing- A Chinese-subtitled version of the film labeled Rowan Atkinson's character as Mr. Bean(1990) (or "Silly Bean" as he's known in China), though the characters are very different from each other.

* We make really good comparisons of this movie to So I Married An Axe Murderer and Groundhog Day but is it too much of a stretch to also compare it to the great When Harry Met Sally?

* Why wasn't the movie about Carrie who has more of a "commitment problem?"

* In this episode we make tons of comparisons to Ashley's wedding. Like more than we ever have before.

* Classic Moonstruck reference.

* Are the first three weddings in this movie metaphors for present, past, and future???

* We've had too many characters named Charles or Charlie lately.

* The alt title to this episode should be Ashley and Justine are definitely going to hades.

Ok that's all for this week I believe.  We are watching Reality Bites tomorrow!  Leave comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter. :D



Year One: By the Numbers

We've finally made it one year!  So here is our check-in of our first 52 episodes.

His Girl Friday (1940)

People Will Talk (1951)

Monkey Business (1952)

Kiss Them For Me (1957)

That Touch of Mink (1962)

Charade (1963)

Roman Holiday (1953)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Charade (1963)

How to Steal a Million (1966)

On the Town (1949)

Kiss Them For Me (1957)

Charade (1963)

Bedazzled (1967)

The Princess Bride

Can’t Buy Me Love



Always a Bride (1953) (avg rating 0.5)


Worst Movie Runner Ups-

The Mikado (1939) (avg rating 0.75)

Do Not Disturb (1965) (avg rating 1)

Author! Author! (1982) (avg rating 1)

Manhattan (1979) (avg rating 1.25)

That Touch of Mink (1962) (avg rating 1.5)

Behind the Yellow Line (1984) (avg rating 1.5)

Monkey Business (1952)

Funny Girl (1968)

The Princess Bride (1987)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)


Best Movie Runner Ups-

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) (avg rating 4.75)

Charade (1963) (avg rating 4.75)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) (avg rating 4.63)

The Graduate (1967) (4.58)

His Girl Friday (1940) (avg rating 4.25)

Harold and Maude (1971) (avg rating 4.25)

Pretty Woman (1990) (avg rating 4.25)

Roxanne (1987) (avg rating 4)

Moonstruck (1987) (avg rating 4)

Groundhog Day (1993) (avg rating 4)

That wraps up year one- 1918-1993!  We continue from 1993 onward!  Thanks for listening!



Welcome to Cutaways: Unplugged

First of all, we are professional film editors, not professional writers or bloggers.  I'd also say we're not professional podcasters but we do have fun!

We wanted to create a space to throw our additional thoughts that don't come up in the hour or so that we record every week.  A space to pause and reflect on the serious nature of our topic: rom-coms.  I say that with a big wink, but it is true that this topic can be studied and dissected with seriousness like any other film genre.  And we're still having fun.

I also have invited our guests to submit essays of their own because what's a slumber party without rowdy friends?

Welcome to our blog!