The Ro-Co Review
By Nate Shelkey & Natasha Levinger
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The Ro-Co Review is a podcast where Nate and Tash review romantic comedies and discuss 'em. Just think: You don't to have sit through these if they're bad, they do! You'll know if it's a good movie for taking your honey. And if the sex scenes are hot or disappointing. How great is that?
||Episode #58 -- "Blended"||This time we review “Blended” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. And our fabulous guest Pam Murphy. Topics include: hecklers, tampon size, Africa, and Tash’s bathroom safari emergency.||5/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #57 -- "Neighbors"||Nate Shelkey and Natasha Levinger’s podcast reviews “Neighbors” starring Zac Effron and Seth Rogen. Topics include: the Brony Convention for My Little Pony, Tash’s fondness for blasting Soundgarden, and the elusive “Dream Gi||5/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #56 -- "Her"||This week, we welcome back a three-time guest, the always charming Tony Carnevale. The movie we’ve chosen to see is “Her,” written and directed by Spikes Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. This is movie is set in the near futu||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #55 -- "Frozen"||Watching from Nate’s apartment, we welcome Tash’s friend Josh Haber as our guest this week. Our pick is Disney’s new animated feature “Frozen” starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel. The story concerns a royal family in Norway with a||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #54 -- "About Time"||What? Is it time for another episode of The Ro-Co Review? Why yes, Faithful Listener. Yes, it is. Now, this movie is something that Nate has been looking forward to for months, maybe with a little bit of trepidation because Tash has not been a Richard Cu||11/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #53 -- "Ass Backwards"||This week we’re back on Tash’s couch. We watched ‘Ass Backwards’, the new comedy written by and starring Casey Rose Wilson(‘Happy Endings’) and June Raphael(‘Bride Wars’). Not a straight-up romantic comedy–it’s more of a gal pal roa||10/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #52 -- "Enough Said"||This week we welcome back for a three-peat, the wonderful Samantha Morris. And we see Enough Said, starring James Gandolfini(sniff), Julia Louise-Dreyfuss, Toni Collette and Katherine Keener. Topics include: Would Gandhi be a good boyfriend? Is poe||10/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #51 -- "Don Jon"||We finally see a movie in a timely fashion with our guest the vivacious Melissa Rosen. The movie? Don Jon. Directed, written, and starring Joseph Gordon Levitt as well as Scarlett Johanssonn, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore, and Glenne Headly. Topics incl||9/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #50 -- "The Spectacular Now"||For our 50th episode, we ended up seeing a movie that isn’t very ro-co at all! But full of ro… Our guest is the awesome Amy Rhodes(Ellen). We saw The Spectacular Now starring Shailene Woodley(The Descendants) and Miles Teller (Footloose). Topics||9/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #49 -- "The Way, Way Back||Back in the car, unleaded (sans guest!) we see ‘The Way, Way Back’ with Sam Rockwell, Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and the list goes on! Topics include: The 4 Agreements, Wanda G. Spreadworthy, “summering”, Hawai||7/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #48 - "Before Midnight"||In our ‘cast, we’re back in the car with a new guest…. the wonderful D’Arcy Carden(Inside With Amy Schumer)! We tackle the latest in the Before… series from Richard Linklater… Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Topics i||6/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #47 - "Frances Ha"||In our newest ‘cast, we welcome back fan favorite Tony Carnevale and review Frances Ha starring Greta Gerwig and co-written by her and (directed by) Noah Baumbach. Topics include: brownies, black & white movies, New York in your 20’s, b||5/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #46 - "The Place Beyond The Pines"||In this episode, we tackle another non-ro-co because when Ryan Gosling says he isn’t going to make movies for awhile. You need to pay attention! Hence…. “The Place Beyond The Pines” starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Bradley||4/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #45 - "Admission"||In this episode, we see “Admission” (starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, as well as Wallace Shawn, Michael Sheen, and Lilly Tomlin). Back in the backseat is Samantha Morris! Topics of the day include: Nate and Tash talk sleepovers, Happy Endi||4/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #44 - "Side Effects"||In this episode, we see “Side Effects” (starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum) because we didn’t want to see “Quartet” that badly. Okay, so it’s not completely a romantic comedy. I||3/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #43 - "Warm Bodies"||In this episode, we take to the car again and see “Warm Bodies” starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and John Malkovich. Topics include: contemplating dating a zombie, new review, Tash’s text ticket, Nate visits the Grand Canyon, Am||2/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #41 -- "Safety Not Guaranteed"||We’re baaaack. This one is slightly late so just pretend it’s before the holidays and not after. Okay? Then you’ll appropriately prepared. We review “Safety Not Guaranteed” starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, and Jake J||1/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #40 -- "This Is 40"||After a couple week’s hiatus, we’re baaaack. This is a special sneak preview of This Is 40. It’s just us back in the car. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Topics include: hitting on your neighbors, Judd Apatow, turning 40, secon||11/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #39 -- "Fun-Size"||In this episode, we’re back in the car reviewing “Fun Size” starring Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, and Ana Gasteyer. Our guest is the charming writer and rapper Laura Bahr …. Topics include: are you too old for pigtails?, the Bea||10/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode #36 - "Sleepwalk With Me"||Back in the car, we travel to the Nuart to see Sleepwalk With Me starring Mike Birbiglia and Lauren Ambrose. And our special guest is the lovely and hilarious Sarah Burns(Enlightened, I Love You Man). Topics include: drrrrugs, Enlightened, James Re||9/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Ro-Co Review Super Fan
The Ro-Co Review is more than a movie review podcast, it's like hanging out with your funniest friends. Nate and Natasha are funny, warm and engaging hosts. Every podcast starts with a very short, silly interview with a child who they ask about the ro-co situation of the week, and they often bring on comedians as guest hosts. I never miss a show.
Funnier and engrossing than most rom-coms
I've heard a couple other single-movie podcasts and this one is my favorite because it doesn't really matter if you've seen the movie they're talking about or not. The hosts relate their own stories and talk about romantic comedy themes as opposed to making fun of the sets or other elements that are dependent on your knowledge of the film in question. The hosts are hilarious without being snarky, the theme song is catchy, it's not too long and each podcast begins with an awesome interview. Easily my favorite of 2011.
Come for the romcom, stay for the chemistry
This podcast is a lot of fun. The two hosts are hilarious and play well off each other. The review of the movie is just enough an idea to give the whole show shape, but the real fun in this podcast is the conversations between the hosts and guest inspired by the movie. You don't have to care about romcoms or have seen the movie they're reviewing, it's still absolutely worth the listen.