Introducing the 3rd Annual Double A Podcast Oscars Pool! Pick who you think will win and we will announce a winner, who will receive our respect and sincere admiration, far more valuable than any coin. Listen to our breakdown of the 2015 Academy Awards in two parts.
Part I – Analyzing the major categories LISTEN [audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/doubleapodcast/AAPod_103.mp3] Part II – Breaking down the race for Best Picture LISTEN [audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/doubleapodcast/AAPod_oscars_2015_part2.mp3]
In Episode 100, we do our best to break Anthony’s curmudgeonly spirit and look at some of their favorite shows of 2014. But the crux of this episode grapples with the real questions surrounding the Entourage trailer. Why is Vince directing? Is this Vince’s worst movie to date? Where is E? Why is Turtle fighting Ronda Rousey? Who is Vince’s agent now? All questions are answered and 2015 remakessequelsreboots movies are previewed.
The Vaughnaissance is nigh, dear friends. And frankly, bab ganoush could use a pick me up. Since the surprising success of 2009’s Couples Retreat ($171 million worldwide gross against $70 million budget), Hollywood took Vince Vaughn out for a nice steak dinner and never called him back. In four starring roles since then, his movies have netted a total of $59 million. For four movies. That’s $186 million less than Wedding Crashers netted in 2005, when Vaughn’s stock was at its highest. Vaughn has a certain charm and a glimmer of legitimate acting chops hidden beneath box office debacles. True Detective seems like the perfect opportunity to veer his career down a path we had all hoped.
Also in this episode: Adam’s disappointment with Koi, Anthony’s disappointment with Mulaney, two young comedians that are on fire and a set of exciting October movies.
The internet has been celebrating the anniversaries of both The Cosby Show and Friends, the fellas talk a little about the television and whether or not it is even possible for shows like those to exist today. Then the conversation turns to television, including a disappointing debut, an addictive new Shonda joint and the best comedy of the year (so far). But before all that, they have philosophical discussions about sandwiches.
We preview the month’s most interesting movies and hand out some monthly superlatives. Movies discussed: Guardians of the Galaxy, The Giver, Get On Up, Expendables 3, Let’s Be Cops, Get On Up and more (including one of the worst football movie ideas ever.) Send us your own superlative to the guys at firstname.lastname@example.org and @doubleapod Continue reading →
You know what the best part about Thanksgiving dinner is? It is a meal that is almost entirely on your terms. You are inundated with options, limited only by your ability to calculate delicious food combinations. (This is all assuming that you have, or are familiar with the offerings of, a family that can cook.) You can build around a turkey-potato base if you feel so inclined, you could opt for the vegetable route and get your stuffing on. Hell, you could house pecan and pumpkin pies until you start your body begins to shake and small blue dots appear out of the corner of your eye.
Today’s TV landscape is like a hybrid of that mouthwatering smorgasbord and a Fieri-endorsed bitchin’ restaurant. There are endless options to choose from, most of which are quite a bit better than the average offering. Some networks (read: restaurants) are offering a slew of delectable choices. (Lookin’ at you, FX.) Others keep churning out edible creations that please the masses but may not satisfy those with a discerning palate. (Lookin’ at you, Uncle Les.)
We take stock of the latest TV news, break down which new shows we are excited about and then dive a little deeper on what we would like to see more of in TV in our latest episode.