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Pop Culture Detectives 20: Movies that Impacted our Lives

movies that impacted our lives

Has any movie ever changed your life? From cheering you up at a time when you felt down, to really altering how you view the world around you? This week we’re joined by special guest Ian, a writer, director, and producer, who also happens to be obsessed with cinema. The three of us each talk about the one movie that has had a major impact in our lives – one’s a sci-fi spoof, one’s a classic romantic comedy, and there’s a tie between two movie-musicals – and how they changed our outlook on life.

Movies we discussed this week: Galaxy Quest (1999) dir. Dean Parisot and starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver (Brittany’s choice); The Goodbye Girl (1977) dir. Herbert Ross, starring Richard Dreyfus and Marsha Mason (special guest Ian’s choice); Moulin Rouge (2001) dir. Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and Evita (1997) dir. Alan Parker starring Madonna (Amanda’s choices).


  1. Nonnie

    I wish you would post a list of the movies you talked about ….. I had a hard time following the discussion because you said the name only once or twice and I often missed the name of the movie while I listened to the stories about your movies.



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