Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 26: Movie Night

17:28 Under the Covers with Eve episode 26 / 34 Mar 06, 2016 13 comments 2381 981

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Come on over for Movie Night at Eve's place...

Tonight we'll discuss Yes Man and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, two movies that explore what it means to really live life, what taking chances can do, and how it's the unpredictable and unexpected that can really bring meaning to our lives.

As I said in the audio, feel free to tell me what you think, I'd like to know your thoughts.

And feel free to suggest movies for future episodes too


Yes Man

Secret Life of Walter Mitty story

Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

Other audios in Under the Covers with Eve


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  • MadWithLust on 2016-03-18 00:45:25 (UTC)

    I like the movie night idea! I was thrilled to hear you get so much out of my favourite part of Walter Mitty! That part is so epic!!!

    I don't have any particular recommendations but since you are a romance novelist/sex and love scene writer/performer, I would love to hear all about your favourite movie erotica or love story! Will it be lovey-dovey like The Notebook or more about the sex like Basic Instinct?

    • A Eve on 2016-03-18 09:34:26 (UTC)

      haha neither. I really couldn't stand The Notebook, to be honest - maybe you can determine why?

      And Basic Instinct, well, she's sexy but she's a serial killer. It equates sex with evil. I'd love it if she had just been crazy sexual and enjoyed her relationships with men, not that she was some psycho who literally got off on ice picking guys to death.

      I'll have to think about my favourite love story - there are a lot I really like, some in which it's just subdued, just under the surface. I'll get back to you!

      • MadWithLust on 2016-03-18 10:42:23 (UTC)

        I've only seen bits and pieces of The Notebook. Reading the summary in Wikipedia, I'd guess it's because the plot is really convoluted and it seems to be more about why they're not together instead of them in love?

        And Basic Instinct...yeah, I totally see your point. It totally ruined "the whole girl handcuffing me to the bed" thing for me!

        • A Eve on 2016-03-18 12:46:55 (UTC) (edited)

          Yes, there's that, but also, I can't really get all mushy over some supposed epic love affair that starts with him making an ass of himself over a pretty girl he doesn't know. The only reason he'd go to great lengths to go out with her, when he hasn't even spoken to her let alone know her, is if he just thinks she's hot. Which is fine, but it doesn't mean lifelong epic love.

  • Pogo on 2016-03-16 03:39:02 (UTC)

    My suggestion: The Room by Tommy Wiseau. You're definitely the person to analyse that classic and interpret it completely :) xx

    • A Eve on 2016-03-16 19:21:07 (UTC)

      hey pogo! Good idea!

  • FallenKnight71 on 2016-03-07 20:42:57 (UTC)

    A very thoughtful audio Eve:) I have two movie suggestions. The first one I already mentioned to you in an email "Parenthood" from 1989. The most memorable part to me is when the grandmother is talking of her first date with her dead husband at a carnival and taking a roller coaster ride. The ride becomes a way to look at life. I think of that part a lot in my life.
    The second movie would be "Cast Away" from 2000. The parts I think about are the when Tom Hank's character is talking with his friend at the end of the movie on how he survived, The last part is the very end when he parks at the crossroads. Well I hope you review these and if not at least have people watch these two films and enjoy them like I did.

    • A Eve on 2016-03-07 21:20:57 (UTC)

      Oh, great suggestions! I love both those movies. Castaway has stayed with me a lot, various scenes pop into my head all the time, even 16 years later. Great film.

      And Parenthood is great because of all the storylines interweaving at once. I'll definitely do something on these two, thanks!

      • FallenKnight71 on 2016-03-09 07:38:46 (UTC) (edited)

        You are very welcome m'lady Eve :D I look forward to the audio.

  • Jandrusel on 2016-03-06 22:51:48 (UTC) (edited)

    It's funny. I had a conversation with a relative concerning this same topic a few days ago. And now, Eve sums up to the party. Yay!

    It's difficult to say yes. Sometimes, fear gets the better of us. We don't know the outcome, whether it's good or bad, but still we prefer not to risk anything and just let things be. It's sad, but most of us, even I, struggle with saying 'Yes'. 'Yes' to the unfamiliar and the unknown. That's not to say that you should say 'Yes' to anything, but you should say 'Yes' every once in a while, so that you can find the unexpected. Saying 'Yes' might be the beginning of something marvelous, and you may never know until you try.

    I've stayed in my comfort zone for too long. As a shy person, it's easy to stay in your 'little world' and just disconnect from reality. However, now that I'm beginning to drift away from the 'familiar', I'm realizing how wrong my notions of the world were. I thought people were out to get me, make fun of me, and that I'll never be able to connect with anyone else besides my limited circle of lifelong friends. The reality is that, usually, people don't care, as they're too busy figuring out their own stuff.

    As such, saying 'Yes' to such simple things as "Yes, I'll be taking that class", "Yes, I'll compete in that race" or "Yes, I'll go to that party with my classmates", have opened a lot of doors to me. Of course, I still need my alone time and I'm still a little uncomfortable around big crowds, but I'm making an effort to actively enjoy being uncomfortable. I'm slowly gaining courage. Maybe one day, I can even ask a girl to dance with me without any kind of shame from my part. Who knows? I'll fuck up a hundred times, and I'll keep trying as many times as I can.

    Many times, we will doubt, suffer, cry, and experience other sorts of pain and misery. But it's part of the journey. It's scary, but we will make it through. I'd like to quote Bruce Lee on this matter: "I pray not for a lighter load, but for a stronger back".

    Thank you Eve for this podcast :D Another movie recommendation, although it may not be worth of a UTC episode, would be Rocky Balboa (the 2006 one). I've always liked it because It's more fulfilling and emotional than the other sequels. Rocky, old and washed up, comes back for one last match, despite everyone around calling him 'crazy'. He has nothing left to prove, but he fights once more just because he wants, and it doesn't matter what people have to say. I'd say that movie shows the importance of confidence, persistance, and pursuing your passion like few others do

    PD: I've repeated the word 'Yes' so much that my post looks like a Daniel Bryan manifesto (Wrestling joke, please don't kick me out)

    • A Eve on 2016-03-07 19:34:35 (UTC)

      haha you'll never get kicked out for a wrestling joke, don't worry!

      Thanks for that - and I did love Rocky Balboa, the original Rocky was a brilliant piece of writing by Stallone

  • Nikosfreeman on 2016-03-06 21:06:43 (UTC)

    I hate you.. Well, not really hate you. But it bothers me in an interesting way that most of the "under the covers" audios in the series, get me thinking..
    I will not go into details, but i can testify it's 100% true that good things in life have come as a result of extremely shity situations.
    Even hardships many times, are just opportunities to have a happier or at least a much more interesting life. (Never a dull moment..)
    Since you brought up movies as a subject. How about the "before" trilogy? "Before Surise" "Before sunset" Blah blah.. I think they are an excellent example on what your relationship expectations should be while getting older, and spending more time with the same person. The stages you go through.. Just a suggestion.

    Anyhow, great episode as always. Thank you for making it. I always enjoy them thourougly.

    • A Eve on 2016-03-07 19:34:49 (UTC)

      aw, don't hate me! Thinking is good :P