Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, about a women's movement to withhold sex to stop gang violence, is now free on Amazon Prime. And now, comedian Kaseem Bentley talking about it is free on the FilmDrunk Frotcast. Matt Lieb and Bret are also in the studio with me, Vince Mancini, for possibly the most #content-filled Frotcast ever recorded.
Award-winning sports personality Matt Ufford (SB Nation, The Inactives podcast) joins IN STUDIO this week, to talk Hail, Caesar! (almost no spoilers) our favorite Coen Bros movies in general, and of course all the media hoopla surrounding this week's Super Bowl, live from Super Bowl city.
Matt Lieb, Bret, and Brendan are all back together for a Frotcast about Matt Lieb returning from the AVNs, R. Kelly's amazing sex metaphors, Josef Stalin's secret poop lab, Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers, and Vin Diesel at the toy fair. #Content! Enjoy our #Brand!
1:00 - Matt Lieb gets back from the AVNs.
3:45 - The story of the porn star who could only express appreciation sexually, which made him have sex with a horse.
15:30 - Matt Lieb tells us about his sad break up.
18:08 - Brendan discovers R. Kelly's "Buffet," and we have our minds blown.
34:55 - Is Russell Wilson a robot? We discuss the recent discovery that he complimented his girlfriend by googling "how to describe a beautiful woman" and plagiarizing the first result.
40:20 - Stalin spied on Mao by stealing his poop and having it inspected in a secret lab. Brendan obviously loved this story.
51:40 - "Kiss the ring, eat the pizza," and other life lessons.
1:03:00 - Our most "old white guy" of segments, "Why can't I understand what the rappers are saying anymore?"
1:07:30 - The mind-blowing plot of Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers.'
1:16:30 - Dueling terrible British accents, starring Matt Lieb, and Brendan, as Michael Caine.
Jan 21st, 2016 by filmdrunk
Fresh off being named one of Podbean's TOP 10 COMEDY PODCASTS OF 2015 (second year in a row), the Frotcast is back, to discuss Sean Penn's El Chapo interview, The Revenant/Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar hunt, and What We Do In the Shadows. Guests include comedians Matt Lieb and Jane Harrison, joining Bret and Vince in the studio.
0:55 - Matt Lieb tries out a new catch phrase, with debatable success.
4:00 - Matt loved The Revenant and hated The Hateful Eight. No spoilers here.
6:50 - Does Leonardo DiCaprio want an Oscar as much as everyone assumes he does?
8:10 - Matt Lieb explains "the Pussy Posse" to Bret, much to Bret's chagrin.
14:45 - I read my favorite bits of Sean Penn's El Chapo interview. Matt debuts his new El Chapo character.
21:21 - "Do you think Sean Penn is really into Waking Life?" -Bret
40:00 - Charlie Sheen goes off his HIV meds.
48:33 - Smash Mouth's incredible cover of David Bowie/Queen's "Under Pressure." A heated argument ensues over whether "Under Pressure" is one of Queen or David Bowie's best songs.
1:01:00 - The shortlist of actors for Han Solo, debating the merits.
1:06:00 - Oh right, What We Do In the Shadows.
Jan 7th, 2016 by filmdrunk
We discuss Making A Murderer, Netflix's white hot new true crime series, with two blasts from Frotcast past: Uproxx Editor Ashley Burns (Burnsy) and Tuscon, Arizona's freshest comedy voice, Pauly Casillas (Pauly Dangerously). Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk and Bret hold down the Frotquarters. Did Steven Avery do it? Should Brendan Dassey get a new trial? Will the pardon Steven Avery petitions make a difference? Which of these questions will we ponder before making fun of the accents and lack of underwear?
3:15 - I read our craziest Frotcast email of all time, from the guy who has apparently mentally catalogued every Jew in Hollywood and urges us to do same.
14:35 - Making A Murderer discussion begins in earnest. Bret explains why it makes him feel bad and had to stop watching.
17:35 - The formerly underrated dumb-soundingness of the Wisconsin accent.
21:00 - Burnsy on why the show is his worst nightmare, and he hates true crime.
22:30 - Living through the inevitable Internet detective and ensuing Internet reductive guy backlash.
27:20 - Steven Avery's incredible lack of underpants.
30:30 - The incredible theory that this guy who doesn't own underwear somehow pulled off one of the greatest crime scene scrub jobs in the history of man.
33:00 - Bret compares Making A Murderer to his disastrous bus ride.
34:30 - Jury Trial: The ultimate focus group. Burnsy explains what it's like to be on a jury in Orlando, Florida.
37:00 - Bret explains how me breaking his nose got him out of a jury.
38:30 - We discover that in Florida courts, alligators are the judges. #SWAMPJUSTICE
52:35 - Steven Avery: Surprisingly good at pulling chicks.
54:00 - Burnsy defends guys not wearing underwear. The pros and cons of not wearing underwear.
55:14 - Pauly discusses his own trial, for assault with a deadly weapon.
58:28 - Why didn't Steve Avery testify? Was this a good decision?
1:01:48 - Kim Jong-un was voted Best Dressed Man in North Korea for the fifth year running. Did Kim Jong-un come up with his own hairstyle or was it a stylist?
1:10:15 - Email question from a 25-year-old virgin.
The best moments of the FilmDrunk Frotcast from 2015! Edited by Token, donate a few bucks for his time at https://www.paypal.me/TokenAudio. Guests featured: Laremy Legel, OJ Patterson, Jane Harrison, Steve Post, Kaseem Bentley, Torio Van Grol, Jason Dove, and Matt Ufford.
00:10 - All the times we told Laremy to shut up.
02:25 - Bret's Face-Turn, in which he decides to become a shill.
03:14 - Mama's Little Piss Boy (Ep 269)
10:39 - Brandon Fromfreemont (Ep 244)
15:11 - Corporate Birthday (Ep 270)
18:09 - Bret hates Viral Marketing (Ep 241)
23:06 - Startup Castle Closes/Lieb's Brain Feed (Ep 255)
27:29 - Uptown Girl Game (Ep 259)
33:59 - The Lieb Brother's Shoplift (Ep 271)
44:22 - Idaho Tinder Names (Ep 256)
54:12 - Slut Shaming the Black Widow (Ep 248)
1:04:41 - The Elusive Female Urethra/Italian Fathers, Irish Mothers (Ep 272)
1:14:21 - Jaden Smith and Aerosmith (Ep 272)
1:23:21 - Office Kevin (Ep 262)
1:28:49 - 50 Shades of Lieb (Ep 238)
1:32:53 - Name of the Year Draft Bios (Ep 243)
1:36:00 - Jack White Pens a Letter/Jupiter Ascending's Beeus Ex Machina (Ep 239)
1:40:10 - Oliver Stone's Snowden (Ep 255)
1:48:00 - Technology of Future Past (Ep 273)
1:55:10 - The Game's Instagram Erotic Fiction
2:05:17 - Lieb's Brother (Ep 271)
Dec 23rd, 2015 by filmdrunk
It's a special edition FilmDrunk Frotcast! Where we actually discuss and review a movie! Justin Halpern and Pat Schumacker from Shit My Dad Says, Laremy Legel from Film.com, and comedian Matt Lieb join (Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk) to talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Obviously, there will be Star Wars spoilers. Topics include: Hey, whats up with the Force? Who is Rey's father? Does Luke Skywalker ever use the force to jerk off? Why is Kylo Ren so bad at being a bad guy? And finally, Adam Driver: Surprisingly not Jewish. Enjoy, and we'll be back with a best-of next week.
Is Creed the first boxing movie about a black boxer? The fact that none of us can think of another one says enough. This week we talk Creed, and about Hoodslam, the pro wrestling event we went to in Oakland, play the royalty-free music freestyle challenge, discuss The Big Short, and get an update from Ben, now that he's back in the country. This week's Frotcrew: Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, and SF comedian by way of Somerville, Massachusetts, Stevie Post.
6:32 - Talking Creed. Is Sylvester Stallone actually a good actor? Vince takes pro, Stevie Post takes the con.
24:15 - The Royalty-Free Music Freestyle Challenge. Matt Lieb debuts his Randy Newman impression.
28:20 - HOODSLAM. Matt and I discuss attending our first live pro wrestling event since making Whoop Dreams at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
39:58 - Ben joins us via Skype.
44:24 - Matt talks about his time in terrestrial radio, and this week's meme: "If radio had been invented after the internet, it would be the biggest thing ever."
51:35 - Donald Trump. Do we should try to shout him down, or stop feeding the troll?
1:03:40 - Ben discusses his travels through Europe.
1:10:50 - Matt becomes extremely adamant about preferring the "perfect woman, but with a penis" over a masculine man, but with a vagina. "I'm not attracted to men, but I am not un-attracted to dicks."
1:25:00 - The Big Short. Remembering the mortgage crisis, and the idea of the open-source true story movie.
Dec 4th, 2015 by filmdrunk
This week's show: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Superhero movie fatigue. The Night Before. Brooklyn. The Leftovers (plus Damon Lindelof, Lost, Prometheus). Fargo. Jaden Smith. Old-timey renditions of classic rock songs. Enjoy!
3:30 - Breaking down the Batman v Superman trailer.
12:00 - We talk superhero movie fatigue, and why all the superheroes have to fight each other now. Can't they just be friends?!
16:30 - Personal stories with Matt Lieb: Making out with his RA to the sound of Tracy Chapman and Maroon 5, and "The Ghosts of Boners Past."
20:45 - Matt has some conspiracy theories about the female anatomy vis a vis where the pee comes from.
29:54 - Matt Lieb saw The Night Before, which we discuss briefly, before launching into Brooklyn, which he also saw.
42:15 - We rank Thanksgiving side dishes.
53:00 - The Leftovers. Is it so good that everyone has to take back all the crap they talked on Damon Lindelof?
1:04:00 - Brendan and Matt plug Fargo.
1:09:00 - Jaden Smith's book of "modern day philosophy" in which he plans to discuss "string theory and chaos theory, but more mystical." This leads us to "Jaden Smith Bingo," to determine if we can anticipate the life cycle of a psuedo-celebrity meltdown/evolution into ersatz guru. Discuss.
1:19:30 - Lots of singing for some reason.
1:21:45 - Brendan tests his theory about a 30s phonograph version of Aerosmith's "Rag Doll." It was very silly. Sadly, we learned of Scott Weiland's death five minutes after we finished recording.
Nov 18th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Did you do terrible things to a sibling or have one do terrible things done to you? Comedian Matt Lieb recounts the saga of his Machiavellian brother, who ridiculed his genitals, made him steal, and ruined his sketch comedy show. As an only child, I drink the pathos and schadenfreude of him and the many listeners who submitted their stories. Other topics include The Night Before (quickly diverted into a diatribe about Anthony Mackie), the Ronda Rousey fight, and our personal spam bots, which Bret has created using our Twitter archives. Spooky. Comedian Kaseem Bentley joins, back by popular demand, to go on lengthy diatribes against Terrence Howard and Hawaiian barbecue, among other things. Enjoy.
2:20 - We relive last weeks's greatest hit, "Corporate Birthday."
7:40 - I ask Matt and Kaseem about 'The Night Before,' which leads Kaseem into a long jag about Anthony Mackie being "the number one black douchebag."
10:10 - I distract Kaseem with a question about Terrence Howard, which brings us to the story about Terrence Howard's father killing a guy and Terrence Howard's controversial theories about crystals and universal math.
17:05 - Kaseem outlines his theory that Terrence Howard is actually an alien who was sent through "a Negro Stargate."
20:39 - We talk about the Rousey fight. No, Ronda Rousey did not get "exposed," you dolts.
26:15 - Kaseem goes in hard on Hawaiian BBQ. I ask about the Nation Of Islam's dietary restrictions.
30:52 - The Rousey fight reminded Matt of Million Dollar Baby.
39:00 - Introducing the topic of Sibling Abuse, starting with listener emails.
44:00 - Probably the most diabolical sibling torture email we received, about a brother almost drowning his younger brother, using him as bait for a pedophile, and covering him in dog poop.
48:22 - The lengthy saga of Matt Lieb's Machiavellian brother begins.
1:03:00 - Personal Spam Bots: Following up on last week's discussion of predictive text and Markov chains, Bret has used our Twitter archives to build us personal spam bots.
1:15:00 - Matt Lieb tells an epic story about sketch comedy and his evil brother, culminating in "Spedackle."
1:22:55 - Matt's story about the last time his brother punched him (while he was watching Taken), and once again diabolically neutralized his counter attack.
1:33:00 Finishing off with a few of your emails
Nov 11th, 2015 by filmdrunk
It's the James Bond episode! After seeing Spectre, I asked around to find out which were the "can't miss" James Bond movies, and more than one person suggested The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), starring Roger Moore. We invited back fan favorite Jane Harrison, to try to see classic '70s sexism through the eyes of an actual millennial female. That was the idea, anyway. The undisputed highlight of this week's episode was the return of "Matt Lieb Adds Lyrics To Royalty-Free Music."
1:45 - Matt and Jane have the same therapist, who apparently sees half the San Francisco comedy community.
5:00 - Matt Lieb tells us all about the comedic stylings of famous anti-Semitic French comedian, Dieudonné M'bala M'bala.
11:30 - Bond discussion begins. Matt Lieb reveals The Spy Who Loved Me is his second ever Bond movie. Jane explains to the dudes why Daniel Craig is sexy.
13:15 - Matt Lieb claims women didn't find him attractive until Adam Driver.
15:10 - We get an update from Ben! Or try to, until we realize his message has been horribly garbled.
29:13 - Matt and I admit to not "getting" Drake (shocking, I know). Jane explains "Hotline Bling."
34:44 - Bret shows up, and the return of "Matt Lieb Improvises Lyrics To Royalty-Free Songs."
39:06 - Matt improvises "It's Your Corporate Birthday," easily the best song in the history of Matt Lieb singing royalty-free music.
46:45 - We let autocorrect compose texts for us, just to see what kind of personal spam our individual word clouds produce.
50:00 - Autocorrect composes lyrics to royalty-free music.
53:00 - Matt reads The Game's erotic eggplant Friday fiction. #PunchinThatMonkey
58:00 - Back to The Spy Who Loved Me in earnest.
1:04:00 - We bring Spectre into the mix. Not too spoilery.
1:07:00 - Is Bond creepy or rapey?
1:12:30 - Matt Lieb talks about his brother stealing his food and spitting on his sandwiches. LISTENER ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT WEEK: Send me your stories of horrible sibling torture. firstname.lastname@example.org. 415 275 0030
1:20:00 - Answering listeners' relationship questions. (No poop stories this week, shockingly).
1:29:00 - We go deep with Jane Harrison, all about her parents and cocaine, which leads into an earnest discussion of The Male Gaze. (See? Matt leaves and we immediately get serious).
Nov 6th, 2015 by filmdrunk
We're back! This week, we listen to Ben Carson's campaign songs (country AND rap), go down the Todd Starnes rabbit hole, discuss Project Greenlight and The Leisure Class, and comedian Joe Sinclitico joins to discuss his own experience making independent film. Vince Mancini, comedian Matt Lieb, and co-host Bret are all in studio.
00:00 - We decide Bret looks like either a '20s stockbroker who's been in an opium den for weeks or Howard Hughes, which leads us to a discussion of our favorite Scorsese movies.
14:00 - We listen to Ben Carson's incredible new campaign songs and his beliefs about Joseph building the Egyptian Pyramids. Matt Lieb turns Ben Carson's campaign song into "Uptown Girl."
25:00 - We discover Fox News contributor Todd Starnes, aka Mama's Little Piss Boy. We read excerpts from his books, God Less and 'They Popped My Hood And Found Gravy On The Dipstick.' I swear to God that's a real book (with foreward by Mike Huckabee).
35:40 - Joe Sinclitico joins via Skype. He tells a story about his friend running into Roz from Game of Thrones at Astro Burger.
50:00 - We discuss Project Greenlight and the Project Greenlight movie, The Leisure Class. Whose fault is it that it's so bad?
1:16:00 - Joe tells us about his experience starring in a micro budget feature in El Paso, and we read your emails. Enjoy!
Oct 14th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Bret and Brendan join FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini in the Frotquarters as we talk to 'Sad Bastard' author Lee Keeler, Justin Bieber's nudes, Playboy, the Steve Jobs movie, Greg Hardy and domestic violence, and how to get "dad woke."
2:30 - Justin Bieber's penis pics, and the phenomenon of celebrity parents' saying super creepy things about their kids.
7:25 - The Tod Maffin Update! We still don't know for certain that #Content #Marketing expert Tod Maffin is a real person and not a robot, but we love him. Somehow all of his friends all sound like Tim & Eric/Pynchon characters.
9:30 - We try to sing Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" with our mouths for some reason.
17:35 - Lee Keeler, comedian, writer, producer, joins us to talk about 'Sad Bastard: Practical Wisdom For the Modern A$$hole.' The first non-aspirational men's magazine.
41:20 - Playboy drops nudes. We discuss how advertising is building us pigeonholes and the compartmentalization of desire.
52:00 - One of our favorite subjects, Bryant Gumbel sounding like an obnoxious douche.
54:00 - Brendan leads us into a discussion of Greg Hardy and the NFL's trouble with domestic violence. Brendan coins the term "Dad Woke."
1:02:00 - 'Steve Jobs,' and Aaron Sorkin. Is there anyone else so simultaneously talented and infuriating?
1:19:15 - EMAILS. We advise a listener (probably badly) who wants to know how to hit on a girl in his film class.
Oct 8th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Comedian Matt Lieb joins FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini and Bret to talk The Leftovers premiere, Commando's 30th anniversary, kayak lady, the worst Matt Damon editorial ever written, and how online marketing is trying to ruin English.
2:00 - Matt tries to defend John From Cincinnati
4:00 - Matt quits Talk 9, gets a farewell from Gary From Fremont. "Is all of life, just repeating the mantra 'This is what I wanted?'"
5:20 - Commando talk
10:49 - Bret and Matt try to guess how many people get killed in Commando.
14:00 - We finally talk about the Kayak Bear Lady, which hit just after we recorded last week's show. Matt provides the voice of the bear.
17:42 - WELCOME TO TECH HELL. Are online marketing "gurus" trying to destroy English? We go down the terrifying rabbit hole. Sample sentence: "Content marketing providers will focus on solutions partners."
38:27 - My story about how I put a couch on the street and accidentally created an artificial reef for hobos.
40:55 - We've discovered the world's hottest Matt Damon hot take, "Earth to Matt Damon, It's 2015."
54:00 - John From Cincinnatti. Turns out Matt Lieb was the one guy who liked this show.
55:00 - The Leftovers, and is it just going to Lost us? (It's a little spoilery, I suppose, but pretty vague).
1:00:00 - Bret's bizarre sex dreams, "where I'm pushing a little sea lion around in my palm."
1:08:10 - Your emails and voice mails.
Oct 1st, 2015 by filmdrunk
Matt Damon thinks gays should stay in the closet!? Tyrese thinks Vin Diesel should direct Furious 8?! The Blackberry CEO had an aneurysm? All this and more in this week's #Frotcast #Content. Film.com's Laremy Legel joins FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini, with veteran Frotcasters Bret and Brendan this week.
Sep 17th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Did you miss the core Frot crew? Close to a full house this week with Vince, Bret, Brendan, and Matt Lieb all back in the Frotquarters to talk Steve Rannazzisi on 9/11, bad festival Q&A questions, Terrence Howard, and Draft Kings.com, the official sponsor of everything repetitive and terrible.
1:12 - We introduce our new fake sponsor, Draft Kings.com
5:00 - Brendan and Bret review the Lightning Elemental Pilsner I got for BeerDrunk last week.
8:20 - Brendan is still angry how often he has had to see that Draft Kings ad.
8:54 - The Tech Awfulness Update: Remember Leap, the fancy San Franciso bus company? Wellll, they're bankrupt. That was fast, wasn't it?
16:00 - We read our favorite parts of the Australian Monday Night Football live blog.
22:56 - Brendan finally gets to weigh in about Straight Outta Compton.
27:30 - A lengthy discussion of bad movie Q&As: why are they so terrible? Are terrible questions peculiar to movies, or does this happen at any question and answer session? People who ask terrible questions: do they ask them everywhere, or just about movies? Discuss.
41:13 - An example of a bad Q & A question that nearly kills Brendan.
51:50 - Matt Lieb shows up and we talk about his visit to Kink.com, and the complicated politics of BDSM.
1:02:45 - We talk about Steve Rannazzisi's fake 9/11 story, with Bret dubbing him a "9/11 Non-Truther." We decide Draft Kings.com is the official sponsor of 9/11.
1:13:15 - We accidentally discover a new character, "Truther Jerry Seinfeld," and it almost kills Brendan. We have to take a recess while he composes himself.
1:14:23 - Terrence Howard and his controversial math theory.
1:24:00 - We finish off with your emails, including a strangely heartwarming success story about anal sex. The power of the frotcast is real!
Just Vince and Laremy talking movies, sports, and the VMAs this week! Topics include the VMAs, Hard Knocks, Idris Elba/James Bond-gate, The Danish Girl, and more. #Content!
2:00 - We get deep about Laremy's Bell's Palsy
6:00 - Laremy wants to know about my trip to Montana
9:00 - I tell Laremy about the German lady crashing her ATV.
17:40 - Laremy gives us his long-awaited thoughts on Straight Outta Compton.
23:00 - Laremy and I argue about Southpaw.
29:50 - The great "is Iris Elba too street to play James Bond" debate.
37:54 - Laremy has discovered the new most asinine NFL column ever written.
43:30 - Hard Knocks talk
48:50 - The VMAs and Miley Cyrus (did you guys know she f*cks now?).
52:35 - Laremy tries to sell me on Josh Gad.
54:35 - I read Josh Gad's brilliant treatise on why Mike Nichols and Bill Cosby are different people.
1:11:00 - We pour one out for the now-defunct Brad and Laremy on movies
1:13:45 - I pose the question: what's more potentially Oscar-baity, Cate Blanchett playing Lucille Ball in an Aaron Sorkin movie or Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl.
This week, we're joined by video game champion/comedian/podcaster/documentarian Jason Dove, who tells us about his documentary about Dread Zeppelin, and his long journey into novelty music. The mash-up concept fits perfectly with the film I saw this week, We Are Your Friends. Other topics include the Suge Knight-Eazy E AIDS conspiracy, and the random "I'm Leaving You" essay generator. Enjoy!
Aug 20th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Jane Harrison joins Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini in the Frotquarters for an all-comedian Frotcast about The Fat Jew, the Ashley Madison hack, heckler videos, and YouTube prank videos. Plus, your emails, and the return of "Jewish John Lennon."
2:17 - We talk about that "comedian destroys heckler!" video that was going around and why it's kind of bullsh*t.
14:45 - We talk about the pogrom against the Fat Jew (Matt agrees with the outrage but worries people are pronouncing Fat Jew's name with a hard J). Jane brings up an interesting Tosh comparison.
32:10 - Child actors with speech impediments! I brought a few clips for Jane and Matt to see if they find this phenomenon as terrible as I do. I find it patronizing and infuriating.
44:34 - Matt Lieb reads us his tweets he thinks should've gotten more retweets.
49:18 - The return of "Jewish John Lennon."
55:50 - The Ashley Madison hack, Josh Duggar, and the viral miscarriage couple getting hacked
1:00:15 - The strange, awful phenomenon of YouTube prank videos, including the Russian guy who call random black people the N-word, and all the idiots who ask people a dumb sex pun.
1:16:00 - We answer your emails, including a follow-up from the guy who was worried his girlfriend was going to bang some guy in Europe, a story about gay Aussie sex mishaps, and a request for herpes advice.
This morning I posted my interview with Bobcat Goldthwait about Call Me Lucky (my review), which hits more theaters this weekend. Just for fun (or in case you want to hear it in your car), here's the audio from that interview. Bobcat talks about his relationship with Barry Crimmins (the subject of Call Me Lucky), and with Robin Williams and Rowdy Roddy Piper. We talked about his early days of stand-up, and I asked him about performing at the Gathering of the Juggalos, since I knew we'd both been there. It was the first time since the Gathering that an interview subject has said "whoop whoop" to me. Enjoy.
Aug 11th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Joshua Oppenheimer has spent 14 years in Indonesia, interviewing survivors of a 1965 purge of alleged communists that killed up to a million people. He co-directed the 2012 film 'Act of Killing,' which focused on commandos and militia leaders who bragged about the killings. Oppenheimer got them to open up under the guise of helping them make a film about their "heroic" actions. His latest, 'Look of Silence' is a companion piece, if much different, tonally, focusing on the victims. If 'Act of Killing' was lurid and macabre, even freewheeling, 'The Look of Silence' is somber, weighed down by ghosts of the past. It's heavy, even oppressive. As Oppenheimer says, it's "a film about memory and oblivion."
This week's FilmDrunk Frotcast really has everything: big name guests, insightful interviews, original bits, clever pop culture analysis, engaging hosts, and really just a lot of heart. Comedian Matt Lieb joins FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini and Brendan in the Frotquarters, with Shit My Dad Says/I Suck At Girls author Justin Halpern joining via Skype.
2:35 - Matt refuses to believe that Al Pacino is in Jack & Jill. Brendan and Matt do dueling Al Pacino/Adam Sandler impressions
3:45 - The "Uptown Girl" talent redux, where Matt Lieb can turn any song into "Uptown Girl." Brendan hadn't played before.
8:05 - I attempt to get Matt Lieb to "Uptown Girl" the top 100 songs, before quickly realizing we only know about three of them.
8:42 - Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" gets Uptown Girl'd.
9:40 - "Uptown Funk" gets Uptown Girl'd
13:00 - Justin Halpern joins us via Skype.
17:15 - Big question for Justin as someone who has worked on multiple sitcoms: Have multi-cam sitcoms started mixing the studio audience louder? Why are studio audiences so much more present in multi-cam comedies?
23:00 - The phenomenon of studio audience members saying weird things during shows and how much time it takes to mix them out.
26:50 - The strange phenomenon of laugh-track shows being so much more popular than non in syndication.
33:30 - Justin's story about Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Due Date.
37:30 - Justin's Mark Wahlberg encounter, about how Wahlberg initially hated 'The Departed,' and called it 'Gayfellas.'
46:19 - We read some of Nikki Finke's hard-boiled Hollywood insider fiction.
54:00 - Brendan describes Michael Jordan getting owned by middle schoolers, and how that's Brendan's greatest fear.
1:00:00 - We discuss Miles Teller's Esquire profile. Is Miles Teller the new Shia Labeouf? Discuss.
1:06:18 - We read your emails and play your voicemails, including a listener who wonders about shoplifting the pootie from a single mother that's a stripper, and another about Dave Matthews Band, which leads us into a discussion about music nerd rock.
Jul 30th, 2015 by filmdrunk
Great show this week, as our guest, comedian Joe Sinclitico either makes or ruins my show with his audible vaping. Matt Lieb and Bret were also in the Frotquarters to talk Cecil the Lion, Woody Allen, True Detective, and horrible press tour interviews. Also, Matt Lieb introduces his new segment, the "Uptown Girl Game."