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Frotcast 334: Drew Magary And ‘Get Me Roger Stone’

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p>Drew Magary from Deadspin/GQ (whose latest novel, <i>The Hike</i>, drops on paperback in July) by this week to talk Big Summer Camp, <i>Fargo</i>, and whether sports reporters are more obnoxious than film …

Roger Stone

Twitter Can’t Stop Roasting This New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Poster

Yesterday we were up late awaiting the two great final trailers for <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> that dropped around 4 A.M. along with two new posters. We kindly referred to the posters as “dynamic” rather than the more candid “cluttered” or — if Twitter had its say — “riddled with clusterf*ckery.” That’s …

Superheroes

The Pretty People Had Fun Making The ‘Baywatch’ Movie

Whatever else you could say about the <i>Baywatch</i> movie, the pretty people had fun making it, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what counts in a <i>Baywatch</i> movie? Come to think of it, I honestly don’t <i>know</i> what counts in a <i>Baywatch</i> movie. If we keep making these kinds of adaptations that may be a …

Movies

Examining The ‘Kooks Burrito’ Uproar & The Fight Over Food Appropriation

Once upon a time, two women from Portland, OR went on a road trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico. While there, they gorged themselves on the small village’s famous lobster burritos wrapped in handmade flour tortillas. They liked these tortillas so much that they studied them — seemingly without implicit …

Culture

The Third Trailer For ‘Valerian’ Continues To Channel ‘The Fifth Element’

The third trailer for Luc Besson’s <i>Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets</i> has arrived, and the trippy elements from the director of <i>The Fifth Element</i> are on full display here, as they were in the first and second trailers. Although we’d be remiss if we didn’t complain about the decided lack of …

Science Fiction

Kevin Smith Shares A Lovely Tribute Following The Death Of ‘Clerks’ Star Lisa Spoonauer

Lisa Spoonauer, best known for playing Dante’s high school girlfriend Caitlin in Kevin Smith’s debut <i>Clerks</i>, passed away on Saturday. She was 44.<p>Spoonauer’s tenure as an actress was brief (she appeared in only one other film, <i>Bartender</i>) but memorable — she delivers many of <i>Clerks</i>‘ most quotable lines, …

Entertainment

Spider-Man Webs The Vulture In Two Final ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailers

Marvel just dropped not one, but two final trailers for <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, opening July 7th. Both of them offer some new footage not seen in the first and second trailers. Like this footage of Spidey webbing up the Vulture:<p>The second trailer starts with Spider-Man’s self-recorded videos from</i> …

Comics

This Week In Posters: Dark Towers, Phallic Pistols, And Wonder Women

This week in This Week in Posters, we begin with this first character landscape from <i>American Assassin</i>. It appears the Keatonnaissance may have hit its down slope and now he’s doing <i>Taken</i> movies. As for the poster, it does fall into the “action movie = debris flying everywhere on the poster” trope, …

Movies

‘James Bond’ Actor Roger Moore Is Dead At 89

Sir Roger Moore, who played James Bond from 1973–1985 (far longer than any other actor), died on Tuesday from cancer. He was 89.<p>“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” his …

Movies

Brad Pitt And David Michôd’s ‘War Machine’ Is An Absurd, Tragicomic Home Run

In order to fully appreciate how great Brad Pitt and David Michôd’s new Netflix original movie, <i>War Machine,</i> is, you first have to understand this project’s degree of difficulty. In the first place, it’s a movie adaptation of a narrative non-fiction book (Michael Hastings’ <i>The Operators: The Wild and</i> …

Brad Pitt

Weekend Box Office: Good News And Bad News For ‘Alien: Covenant’

After the unimpressive debuts last weekend of Guy Ritchie’s <i>King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</i> and Amy Schumer’s <i>Snatched</i>, the summer box office heated back up again with the release of Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien: Covenant.</i> But the results were a mixed bag for Fox.<p>The good news is <i>Alien: Covenant</i> easily led …

Movies

Thomas Vinterberg’s Bittersweet ‘The Commune’ Doesn’t Quite Translate

Asking someone what it was like to be raised a certain way is sort of like asking someone what it’s like to be colorblind. How would they know? That’s just their reality. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg — former collaborator of Lars Von Trier and co-founder of the Dogme 95 collective — lived in a …

Atheism

Tom Hardy Is Starring In The ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff Movie ‘Venom’

Tom Hardy must hate his face. Between Bane, Max, and Farrier’s masks in <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>, <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>, and <i>Dunkirk</i>; Michael Gordon Peterson’s white-face makeup in <i>Bronson</i>; and John Fitzgerald’s less-than-majestic facial hair in <i>The Revenant</i>, Hardy often has something covering his handsome …

Superheroes

The Current Healthcare Debate Offers Little More Than Putting Different Band-Aids On A Broken System

There are few things so exhausting as debating healthcare in the United States, where we claw each other’s eyes to achieve concessions the citizens of any other developed nation already consider a birthright. Most of the reason it’s so terrible is that it’s been conducted almost entirely within a …

Health Care

Can Any Of These Summer Films Pass ‘Beauty And The Beast’ At The Box Office?

Summer doesn’t begin until June 20, but the summer blockbuster season unofficially started on May 5, when <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> was released into theaters. I say “unofficially” because it used to be common practice for studios to debut their tentpole films no earlier than May, but in 2017, …

Movies

Frotcast 333: ‘Lost City Of Z’ And ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Author David Grann

<i>(Grann, with book subjects FBI agent Tom White — left — and Osage Mollie Burkhart — right)</i><p>–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p><i>Lost City of Z</i> author David Grann’s new book, <i>Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the</i> …

Lost City of Z

‘Okja,’ Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix Movie About A Girl And Her ‘Super Pig,’ Gets A Super Trailer

The talk of the Cannes isn’t about a particular movie — it’s about how movies are distributed in general. For the first time in the film festival’s history, two Netflix films, Bong Joon-ho’s <i>Okja</i> and Noah Baumbach’s <i>The Meyerowitz Stories</i>, are competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or. It’s a clash …

Netflix

Thomas Vinterberg On ‘The Commune,’ And His Own Commune Childhood: ‘I Adored That Way Of Living’

Thomas Vinterberg was just 26 when he cofounded the Dogme 95 collective with Lars Von Trier (13 years Vinterberg’s senior) and went on to direct the first Dogme film, the critically acclaimed <i>The Celebration.</i> His final collaboration with Von Trier was 2004’s <i>Dear Wendy</i>, and since their split (he says …

Love

T.J. Miller’s Character In Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Sounds Like Boba Fett

The film adaptation of <i>Ready Player One</i> doesn’t open until March 30, 2018, but details are slowly coming out. We already know Steven Spielberg is directing the film, which is fitting for the adaptation of a book “that’s essentially a love letter to his career.” We also know T.J. Miller (<i>Silicon</i> …

Star Wars

James Franco Might Actually Get An Oscar Nomination For His Movie About ‘The Room’

It’s one of those ideas that’s crazy enough to work: a biopic about one of the worst movies of all-time, directed by and starring James Franco. Well, it worked. <i>The Disaster Artist</i>, which depicts the personal and professional relationship between Greg Sestero (who wrote the book the film is based …

James Franco

Humanity Braces For The End In The Final ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer

<i>No mercy. No peace. This is war.</i>” The third installment of the Planet Of The Apes reboot series, <i>War For The Planet Of The Apes</i> directed by Matt Reeves, just flung a final trailer in our general direction. (The first two trailers are available here and here.) The final trailer features …

Movies

The Rock Wants His Black Adam To Fight Superman, Has An Actor In Mind For ‘Shazam’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is keeping busy befriending gorillas and doing a press tour for <i>Baywatch</i>, and it was during this tour on Monday that he fielded multiple questions about his upcoming role in the DC Extended Universe. The Rock is set to play the villain (or anti-hero, as he sees it) Black …

Comics

This Week In Posters: ‘Baby Driver,’ Nazi Transformers, And… Pirate Paul McCartney?

This week in This Week In Posters, we have a whole bunch of new stuff, but by the (un)luck of the alphabetical draw we begin with this foreign poster for <i>Alien: Covenant</i>. It’s cool that they made the Earth into a giant alien embryo, but less cool that Katherine Waterston’s dumb hair is featured so …

Movies

Weekend Box Office: ‘King Arthur’ Is A Massive Disappointment For Guy Ritchie

After <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> dominated last weekend by selling 85 percent of all tickets, this was supposed to be the summer’s first competitive weekend at the box office with Guy Ritchie’s <i>King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</i> and Amy Schumer’s <i>Snatched</i> taking on the second weekend of <i>Guardians</i>.<p>It …

Movies

Frotcast 332: The Fifth Element 20th Anniversary

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p>Would <i>Guardians Of The Galaxy</i> even exist without <i>The Fifth Element</i>? The Luc Besson classic turns 20 this week, the same week as <i>Star Wars</i> Day, which is fitting, because <i>The Fifth Element</i> is my</i> …

Movies

‘The Fifth Element’ At 20: The Cacophonous Future People Couldn’t Quite Process

It’s fitting that <i>The Fifth Element</i> would turn 20 the same week as <i>Star Wars</i> day and the release of <i>Guardians Of The Galaxy</i>, because movies like <i>Guardians</i> probably wouldn’t exist without <i>The Fifth Element.</i> And for me, <i>The Fifth Element</i> is sort of like my <i>Star Wars</i>. The way a previous generation had its …

Science Fiction

See All The Homages The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer Made To The Original In A Side-By-Side Video

At long last, <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> released a teaser trailer followed by a surprisingly true-to-the-original full-length trailer. How did they get the sequel to feel so similar? Well, it doesn’t hurt to have the legendary Roger Deakins return as the cinematographer, with original …

Movies

Our Food Writers Attempt To Make The Perfect Hot Beef Sandwich

Food face offs are back — battling this time over hot beef sandwiches. Technically the original challenge was just “hot meat” (insert Tobias Fünke joke here), but since we all made beef I’m changing it — in case we want to do pulled pork or grilled cheese at some later date.<p>The beef wasn’t the only …

Meat

Nostalgic For Nostalgia? The White Boxer Biopic Eats Its Own Tail In ‘Chuck’

Near the end of <i>Chuck</i>, we hear a voiceover of Chuck Wepner saying “See? Sometimes life really is like a movie.”<p>Which is joke, because a lot of movie characters say that. But in this case it’s even <i>more</i> literally true, if that’s possible, because Chuck Wepner is the guy who <i>Rocky</i> was about, who then …

Movies

Chef Jeremiah Tower’s Life In The Kitchen Reminds Us That Food Can Be An Art Form

In 1972, a young cook named Jeremiah Tower stepped into the kitchen at Berkley bistro called Chez Panisse. When his composed plates and refined style collided with the looser, more chaotic riffing of chef Alice Waters, something magical happened. Before long, the restaurant was a hit — a place …

Restaurants