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Scott and Baleigh Have Opinions About Movies

And our friends hate that about us. So we made a podcast so we can watch movies and then talk about them: what they are really about, their accomplishments and mistakes, who gave the best and worst performances. We also include a lot of interesting trivia about the actors and filming process and history of the movies along the way.

This is kind of like a book club, but for movies, and for people who don’t have enough friends interested in scrutinizing movies to death to make a movie club. So if you like thinking about movies, you should follow along. Make sure you watch the movie first, because there will be spoilers. 

If you’ve ever been told, “Relax, it’s just a movie,” this could be the podcast for you.

If you’d like to tell us why we’re wrong or give us ideas for movies we should discuss in the future, tweet us @ScottandBaleigh or email us at scottandbaleigh@gmail.com.

Scott Bailey

A self-described comedian, aspiring human male, and pathological liar, Scott got his start in media by starting this podcast. It was originally Baleigh’s idea, but he has since acquired all of the credit and none of the blame. This is why his name is listed first.

Baleigh Scott

A devoted wife and loving mother of two, Baleigh Scott is actively hiding behind her pseudonym and various other clouds of lies so as not to embarrass her daughters with her outrageous fame. She was recruited for this podcast by Scott, shortly after losing all legal ownership of it. She has written for a variety of publications about much less interesting things.

Recent Episodes

S2E3 – About Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy is a heart-warming story of family, conflict, and confidence. In this episode we praise Chris Farley as a god and discuss: What is the story really telling us about goodness? What is with the casting? Who decided to make Tommy's new step-mother so deeply...

S2E2 – About The King’s Speech

The King's Speech is a brilliantly told story of friendship. In this episode we fawn all over it and discuss: What is true and not entirely true about stutters? What role does confidence and courage play in the movie and our lives? Is the character of Winston...

S2E1 – About O Brother Where Art Thou

O Brother Where Art Thou is a long and winding series of events that seem unconnected. But are they? In this episode we find out:

Is this the Odyssey or not?

Just how crafty are the Cohen Brothers?

Does Scott have any respect for the dead?

Just how southern can an accent be?

S1E1 – About The Prestige

The Prestige is a brilliant but complicated movie. We break it down a little bit for you. Here are some of the things we cover:

Whether or not this movie has a “good guy.”

How this entire movie is a magic trick and whether or not that makes it better.

Whether or not Christian Bale takes himself too seriously in this role.

S1E2 – About The Fighter

Like 60% of this episode is just us breaking down how fantastic Christian Bale’s performance is, but we also discuss:

Why this movie isn’t really about boxing.

Why Mark Wahlberg’s performance is better than people say it is.

The many sacrifices that went into making this movie happen.

S1E3 – About Fight Club

We break the first two rules of Fight Club and discuss:

Whether this movie is fundamentally about masculinity, the limitations (or lack thereof) of the human mind, or both.

Why we think Marla’s character development falls flat.

Whether the lack of physical realism weakens the impact of the film.

Bonus: Baleigh mistakenly refers to Jackdurden.com as “Tylerdurden.com,” which is not a thing.