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Switch The Envelope
55 minutes | 17 days ago
Who’ll Stop the Rain, Man
1989 Best Picture On this episode we’re back to our old switching ways, deciding the true Best Picture winner of 1989. Right on the heels of the 2021 Oscars that will go down as a bit of a train wreck (much like the year it was celebrating), Jeff and Cory dive deep into one of the most watched Oscars that was described as “an embarrassment to both the Academy and the entire motion picture industry.” apparently this year’s ceremony was just following tradition. Fun times. Is there another 1988 classic that has what it takes to dethrone Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man? does anybody really like Dangerous Liaisons? We answer those questions and more! Enjoy the show!
65 minutes | 24 days ago
Stars Hollow Coffee Talk with Guest Brittany Stanley
On this episode we welcome Oy With the WB host Brittany Stanley. We discuss her childhood tv watching habits that inspired her new podcast all about 90s/2000s shows on the WB. After our trek from Dawson’s Creek to Stars Hollow, Jeff challenges Cory and Britany to the toughest game of Switch the Envelope yet. Seeing as Brittany is a bit of a TV pop culture savant, Cory may be in over his head.
31 minutes | a month ago
Because…Movies: Back to the Future III & Point Break
On this edition of Because…Movies, Jeff and Cory cut deep into their childhood nostalgia when they try and explain the unexplainable in two of their favorite movies. Does the timey-wimey logic of Back to the Future fall apart in the last installment of the franchise? Does it make sense that a Division 1 college quarterback could go undercover? Find out now on, Because…Movies!
30 minutes | a month ago
NUMBER TWOS THAT AREN’T DOO-DOO
This week our host double down on some part 2s. Its all sequels on this show, as they discuss film franchises with second offerings that are better than the original. From T2 to Lethal Weapon 2, these sequels really have their sh*t together.
13 minutes | a month ago
Cinnovations: The One-Shot Film
Welcome back to Cinnovations! This episode explores the semi-failed filmmaking experiment of a Golden Age Icon, that would lead to Oscar gold for other filmmakers generations later. Jeff and Cory take us through the meticulous planning and innovative problem solving that went in to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, cinema’s first one-shot film.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
HOLLYWOOD’S MOSTLY SORT OF TRUE…ISH URBAN LEGENDS
On this episode Jeff and Cory explore many of the mysterious Hollywood urban legends. From OZ, Ted Danson, Disney animation, and the mysterious death of Natalie Wood, our hosts take a closer look at some notorious Tinseltown myths and try to uncover the truth. Which stories are more legend than fact and which ones definitely happened? Grab your popcorn, press play and let’s find out together.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
HE SHOOTS, HE TOUCHDOWNS! BEST SPORTS BALL MOVIES
If there is any form of entertainment Jeff and Cory love more than movies its sports, so on this episode our hosts uncover their picks for the most iconic sports movies. Movies that when you think of a sport perfectly encapsulate the drama, inspiration, and, at times, the reverence of that particular athletic pastime. So grab some popcorn and throw on your favorite sports equipment as StE goes from sport to sport talking movies.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
SWITCHED! MOVIES MADE BETTER THROUGH RECASTING
On this episode hosts Jeff and Cory wonder if they can turn some mediocre films into cinematic classics by switching the lead actor. Do you think our casting changes would make these movies better? Or are these movies great as they are?
26 minutes | 3 months ago
THE WHEN HARRY GOT MAIL FROM SALLY IN SEATTLE POP QUIZ SHOW
The only thing we love as much as movies here at Switch the Envelope is trivia about movies. Put on your thinking caps with us as Jeff and Cory go head to head and put their Rom-Com movie knowledge to the test. Can you out score our duo? It seems likely. Keep score at home and tell us how you did!
37 minutes | 3 months ago
ONE HIT ONEDERS
Sometimes in the entertainment industry certain performers catch lightning in a bottle and skyrocket to stardom with one project. The luckiest among them are able to ride that wave of popularity into a long revered career, while others never get a hit again. This week Jeff and Cory discuss those actors whose careers hit hard and fell even harder. Join us will you as we explore some actors who we consider one hit wonders.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
BECAUSE…MOVIES: SIGNS & INDEPENDENCE DAY
Movies often take our attention spans for granted. Some tropes, plot leaps, and mcguffins used by filmmakers stretch the plausible suspension of disbelief. And when the viewer can’t justify something on screen there can be only one explanation, Because…Movies. on this first installment of Because…Movies, Jeff and Cory try to explain the unexplainable moments from two classic alien invasion films Signs and Independence Day. Shrugs and increased production value abound in this episode, so sit back with a big ol’ bag of popcorn and enjoy the show!
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Mail Bag: Frequently Asked Questions
This week we answer questions sent in by you, Switches. Jeff and Cory settle debates about their favorite oscars, biggest snubs, and reveal how one oscars ceremony’s final moments inspired their name. You’ll find out how they really feel about the StE presents special episodes before they dive deep into dream casting a classic action film and pitch their reboots for a beloved sci-fi tv show. If you have a question for the show, be sure to follow us social media and hit us up any time! Thanks for the questions!
40 minutes | 4 months ago
ESCAPING THE MADNESS
Meet the new year, same as the old year. After the horrors and anxiety of 2020, hopes were high for a fresh start to 2021. Six days in and it seems to have only escalated to much worse. Hope may be on the horizon, but until it comes we need a way to escape for a bit to relieve ourselves from the harshness of our reality. Here on StE we feel there is no better way to escape then through the wonders of movies and TV. Hosts Jeff and Cory sit down for a chat with their good friend David for a chat about what movies and TV have helped them escape the year that was. Stay safe out there Switches, call you friends, and keep your heads up. Hope is on its way.
12 minutes | 5 months ago
Al’s Useless Hollywood Facts: 90’s Teen Movies
On this installment of Al’s Useless Hollywood Facts, Jeff and Cory track the legacy of 90s teen movies! Heralded as the last great era of teen movies, the 90s saw some of the most densely packed release calendars for their demographic. We’ll take you through the previous decades’ teen movies that led to the zenith and eventual flop of the genre in the 90s. Enjoy.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
MOVIES YOU LOVED AS A KID WERE PROBABLY TERRIBLE
This week our hosts take a nostalgic trip down movie memory lane. They take a look back at some of their favorite movies from their youth and judge them through adult(-ish) eyes. From Bloodsport to The Wizard, which child hood favorites will stand the test of time. Slide on your old Walk Man headphones and settle in as we potentially ruin your childhood as well as our own! Episode note: We had a lot of fun with this episode, so much so that there is a ton that didn’t make it into the episode. Look out for bonus clips and snippets on our social media accounts. See you on the internet, Switches!
11 minutes | 6 months ago
Cinnovations: The Rotating Set
On this episode of Cinnovations we take you for a spin around one of the most technically complex and visually stunning advancements in set design, the rotating set! Its part practical effect, part camera trick, and part optical illusion and wholly an awesome feat of cinema magic. From its inception in the 1950s to modern day cinema the use of the rotating set has wowed audiences. Find out the who’s and hows for this great Cinnovation!
60 minutes | 6 months ago
ART OF ATMOSPHERE ACTING
This week we welcome Improv comedian, Richard Martinez, from the improv comedy troupe Held2Gether. We chat with him about his early days of acting in the background of every 90s sitcom, how he went from theater to Improv, and what Mark-Paul Gosselaar really does for fun in his trailer. Richard also shares how 90s LGBTQ+ representation in 90s TV helped him growing up. All that and plenty of praise for Lisa Kudrow! Enjoy!
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Switch the Envelope: The Game
This episode we welcome Better Than Most Things podcast hosts Sean and Max to the show. We chat about movies we’ve rage quit, not including G.I. Joe. Then we break in our brand new trivia game. Find out if our guests can master Jeff’s trivia questions, or if Cory’s spotty film knowledge will prevail. Play along at home, and Enjoy.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
StE Election Night Distraction Special
The election is upon us and the drama surrounding our election process can be equal parts headache and exhausting. Since it might be a while before the final votes solidify the fate of our next four years, we’re here, with special guests Nikki O and Lexi from the Punch the Trunk podcast, to give you a list of political films to help keep you distracted from our current reality. No matter your political leanings we can all agree that movie reality is better. After you’ve voted let us fill your movie queue! Enjoy!
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Al’s Spooky Hollywood Facts
Happy Halloween, Switches! On this episode Al is getting us in the spooky mood with a bunch of useless facts about the history of horror in cinema. From the silent era to modern slashers, join us on a journey through fake blood and suspense. After the facts stay tuned for a bit of 90s horror film trivia. Play along at home or listen to Cory struggle to make his brain work. Brains! Brians?….Braaaains! BRAAAAAAIIIINS!
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