In the mood for an interesting story? How about a small idea from a 15-year-old in Iowa followed by an innocent conversation over breakfast ultimately leading to the creation of a film sporting 13 Oscar nominations including Best Picture! Jump on in to this conversation with Daniel Kraus, Co-Author of "The Shape of Water" who birthed the idea that became the blockbuster film directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
You can learn more about Daniel at www.danielkraus.com
In this episode, Paul Walter Hauser who plays Shawn Eckhardt in the Oscar-nominated "I, Tonya" joins the show! Listen in as he talks backstage stories, the challenges of portraying a real-life person, and a story of when he was momentarily Margot Robbie's real-life bodyguard!
Year 1 is in the books! Listen in as Chet and Rodney tell the untold truth of the fiasco that was the Rob Burnett interview. Also, they guys recap all of the movies and many guests from the past year. Make sure you stick around for the end because there is a MAJOR announcement that will impact the future of the show!
In this very special episode, the guys interview Patrick Brice, Director and Co-Star of "Creep" which also stars Mark Duplass. Creep is the "Movie Night Pick of the Week" but it almost never happened! Listen in about how not only Creep, but 2016 Best Picture Winner "Moonlight" share roots in a quickly forgotten horror movie about a killer pig, and how Patrick's involvement spurred him on to success.
In this episode there are not 1 but 2 guests! Right before we jumped on the phone with Charles Hood (Director of Night Owls) he told us that Seth Goldsmith was also available for the interview. What transpired was a conversation about "the creative process" held between 2 pairs of friends who love movies and have a blast talking about them!
Episode 50?? Crazy.
Our friend Lyndon Wells from Top10Films.co.uk is back to take part in a very special episode where we get to interview Tony Germanario, the Writer/Director of "Bad Frank" starring Kevin Interdonato, Amanda Clayton and Tom Sizemore.
Listen in as the guys ask Tony all about the creative process, working with Tom Sizemore, and the craziness of directing on the tightest of budgets.
Be sure to check out Bad Frank which you can find at Red Box and (soon) on Amazon Prime. You can also go to badfrankmovie.com
For more on Bad Frank you can listen to a previous episode of ours where we get to speak with Kevin Interdonato.
In this episode, we get the chance to talk to Kurt Braunohler from "The Big Sick" who talks about his career and what it was like to star in an early "Best Picture" contender.
In addition to talking about his career, Kurt also talks about why it is that comedians seem to stick together and how he landed his role in "The Big Sick". He also gives a definitive answer to the age old question: "Which podcast is better: This American Life or Down the Hall." The answer: Down the Hall...obviously.
(2016) - Drama, Fantasy - PG-13
1 Hr 48 Min
Where to Watch: Red Box, Amazon
Starring: Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver
Director: J.A. Bayona
Topic: "Voice Actors in Live-Action Films
Chet and Rodney are joined by friend of the show, Lyndon Wells from Top10Films.co.uk to discuss A Monster Calls, our favorite examples of voice acting in live-acting films, and even whether staying in the theater for 2 movies is stealing!
Lewis MacDougall plays a character who is dealing with the fact that his mother is terminally ill which is contributing to his troubles at school as well as a reoccurring nightmare. The Monster, voiced by Liam Neeson, arrives to teach a few lessons and alter the boy's future while dealing with his present.
Despite the plot description, this is far from a kids movie. An absolutely amazing story coupled with a visually stunning collection of scenes makes A Monster Calls worth YOUR Movie Night!
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
What is your favorite example of a voice acting performance in a live-action film?
Ever walked out of a theater during a movie because it was so bad?
In this episode we are joined by Kacey Spivey, Writer/Creator/Producer for Screen Rant. Kacey also play Daenerys Targaryen (The Mother of Dragons) in Game of Thrones the Musical.
Kacey joined the show to ask the question, “Will Dude’s Watch Female-Led Comedies?”
We took a look at some of the classic female comedians who set the foundation for modern comedy (Mary Tyler Moore, and Lucille Ball), and then talked through some of our favorite modern examples of female-led comedies.
We also heard from our listeners as they shared their favorite female comedies and paritcipated in a poll:
“For the dudes out there, are you LESS likely to watch a female-led comedy? (This is a safe place)”
71% said, “I see them the same as any comedy.”
20% said, “I don’t prefer them.”
9% said, “I’m afraid to answer.”
Join the conversation! Let us know what your favorite female-led comedies are!
Be sure to follow Kacey on Twitter for info on everything she is involved in! @hey_kace
We are joined again by Lyndon Wells from top10films.co.uk to discuss our Top 10 War Films.
If you love "war films" this is for you as we talk through several classics.
However, if you HATE "war films" then this is also for you since Lyndon, Chet, and Rodney do not typically gravitate towards them either.
Also, what makes a "war film"? Is Schindler's List really about war?
Lastly, Lyndon sets up a quiz where Rodney and Chet compete against one another for the right to determine the subject of the next "Top 10" episode.
10. 13 Hours (2016)
9. Enemy at the Gate (2001)
8. Black Hawk Down (2001)
7. Fury (2014)
6. Braveheart (1995)
5. The Great Escape (1963)
4. Platoon (1986)
3. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
What did we miss? What did we get right? Let us know below!
You can follow Lyndon on Twitter @lwellsfilm
Be sure to check out Lyndon's work on top10films.co.uk