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!
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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
The guys are joined by Deron Generally of TheGWW.com (Geeks World Wide) to discuss one of Rodney's least favorite things, and one of Chet's most favorite: the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What is so impressive about it? What has Disney figured out? What is next for this franchise?
You can find Deron on Twitter at @grimorian219 and be sure to visit TheGww.com for more great content each week!
Chet and Rodney are joined by Lyndon Wells from Top10Films.co.uk to discuss the best movies of all time to NOT win the Oscar for Best Picture. The guys also take a look at the nominations for Best Picture of 2016 and discuss which film they think should win.
For more "Top 10's" be sure to check out Top10Films.co.uk where you can find posts done by Lyndon and his team.
The list referenced comes from wegotthiscovered.com and is provided below:
10. Fargo (1996) - Lost to The English Patient
9. LA Confidential (1997) - Lost to Titanic
8. E.T. (1982) - Lost to Ghandi
7. Chinatown (1974) - Lost to The Godfather Part II
6. There Will Be Blood (2007) - Lost to No Country For Old Men
5. Raging Bull (1980) - Lost to Ordinary People
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Lost to Forrest Gump
3. Apocalypse Now (1979) - Lost to Kramer vs Kramer
2. Goodfellas (1990) - Lost to Dances With Wolves
1. Citizen Kane (1941) - Lost to How Green Was My Valley
In this episode, we get the chance to talk to Rob Burnett who is hilarious and insightful. Yet another guest who we're sure you will love and ask yourself, "If these two idiots have a podcast, why doesn't Rob Burnett have one?"
Rob talks about everything from how he pitched his movie to Paul Rudd to why he chose to release his movie as a Netflix original. He also tells us where you can find New York's best pizza (Connecticut, by the way) and who the most famous person in his phone is. It's a really fun episode, 99% because Rob is hilarious and 1% because we provided a medium for you to hear his hilarity.
In this episode, we are joined by special guest Kevin Interdonato (follow him on Twitter & Facebook) to talk about extreme movie preparation. We cover everything from physique change to method acting.
Chet & Rodney have very little to add, but Kevin brings some incredible real-life experience and stories that carry the episode. We trust that you will enjoy this one and that after listening you'll also want to be checking Kevin's upcoming project, "Bad Frank".
The Down the Hall guys are joined by Hayden Szeto as he talks about the ups and downs of a career in acting, landing a big role in "The Edge of Seventeen", and the age old question: Batman or Superman?
In this episode, Chet and Rodney are joined by Jon Negroni, author of, The Pixar Theory. Jump in as Jon takes the time to respond to Down The Hall’s previous episode on his theory and gets a chance to have a little fun at Chet and Rodney’s expense.
You definitely don’t want to miss this one as all three guys laugh and talk through The Pixar Theory and Jon shares the story of how it became such a major success.
You can find more information about Jon by visiting jonnegroni.com or by interacting with him on Twitter @jonnegroni.