Thursday, January 18, 2018

Episode 114 - The Cleanse

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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I take some time to catch up since he's finally joined me here in Los Angeles!


Austin and I talked about the new cleanse that he's started, the upcoming Oscar's, exploring Los Angeles, coffee, hiking, and so much more. We also announced the new sketch show that we will be putting on March 1st at the Nerdist Showroom! Details still to come on that, but mark your calendars now. 

Austin will also be more of a regular on the podcast now that he is living here and we both have a little more free time as we're building our careers in LA. We have a lot of great guests coming up, but if we don't have a guest on for the week, you can expect an episode of Austin and I talking about our week and what events we have coming up. 

Enjoy the episode!






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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New HBO comedy 'BARRY' starring Bill Hader premiers March 25th

HBO announced today that their new comedy, 'BARRY', starring SNL alumn Bill Hader will premier March 25, 2018.


Accoring to HBO, 'BARRY' is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away – can he find a way to balance both worlds? 

The eight-episode series also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler. The series was created, executive produced and written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader.

Check out the trailer below!


We can't wait for 'BARRY' on March 25th. Will you be watching?

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Tim's 75th Annual Golden Globe Picks

Awards Season is officially here! The Golden Globes starting in a few hours just down the road from us at the Beverly Hilton. One of our favorite late night hosts, Seth Meyers, is taking the reigns as host tonight, and we can't wait to see what he has planned!


While this year's awards have some incredible nominees, I still can't get over the snubs for "The Big Sick" and Jordan Peele for "Get Out". Hopefully the Oscar nominations will right these wrongs in a few weeks here. As tradition holds, it's time for me to make my annual picks for the Golden Globe winners. I always feel like the Golden Globes are the hardest to pick. The Hollywood Foreign Press always seems to have far different taste than most of us making picks. While "The Shape Of Water" has 7 nominations, I really don't see it winning anything. I really do not understand the hype of the film. Without further aideu, here are my picks for this year's awards.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call Me by Your Name

The only film I really see possinbly taking a win in this category other than "Call Me By Your Name" is "Three Billboards", but I think "Call Me By Your Name" will speak on a higher level to the HFPA. 

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird 

How great would it be to see "The Disaster Artist" somehow take a win here? "Lady Bird" is easily the best film, but the history of "The Disaster Artist" would just make it awesome. 

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco
How the hell did "Boss Baby" really get a nomination? To put "Boss Baby" at the same caliber of film as "Coco" is just laughable. 

Best Foreign Language Film
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
"Dunkirk" was a directing masterpiece. I know a lot of people think that Guillermo will take this for "The Shape Of Water", but I don't think there was anything special about the Directing of the film. It was simplistic and nothing compared to the overall scope of Guillermo's work. 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
The only other possibly I forsee is Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards", but this should have been a nomination for "The Big Sick". 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

This break out role for Timothee Chalamet will be a defning one in his career. While the others gave great performances, Timothee also had a great performance in "Lady Bird" that is going to sway voters as well. 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Let's hope James accepts the award in character as Tommy. 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

I know a lot of people may be suprised by this pick, but don't forget that Plumber did this entire film in 9 days and still managed to get a Golden Globe nomination! Don't count out Sam Rockwell for "Three Billboards" or Willem Dafoe for "The Florida Project", but I think Plumber will suprise everybody. 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf could easily come in and win this as well for her role in "Lady Bird", but I think we see Allison Janney take this one home. 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best TV Series, Drama
The Handmaid's Tale 

After their win at The Emmy's, I don't see how they don't take this one home. 

Best TV Series, Comedy
Master of None (Netflix)

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Foy, The Crown

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Alison Brie, GLOW
I really wouldn't be suprised to see Frankie Shaw take this home for "Smilf"

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Jude Law, The Young Pope

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little lies

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Episode 113 - Katie O'Brien & Katy Colloton Return

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On today's episode I have Katie O'Brien & Katy Colloton from TV Land's "Teachers"!

Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton

This is a returning episode for Katie and Katy as they had previously been on the show with the rest of their comedy group, The Katydids. "Teachers" is currently in it's second season which returns TONIGHT on TV Land. This season has been absolutely hilarious and you don't want to miss a moment of it. 


It was great to sit down and talk with Katie and Katy about moving to LA and selling their show, developing their characters, working on Season 3, favorite guest stars, heading home for the holidays and so much more. 

Katie O'Brien and Katy Collation on the set of "Teachers"

Katy, Tim, and Katie on the set of "Teachers" following the episode

A huge thanks to Katie and Katy for inviting me out to the set of "Teachers" to record this episode, and taking the time out of their busy schedules right before the holidays. Make sure to follow them on social media and tune in TONIGHT as Season 2 returns. You can also get caught up on Season 1 of "Teachers" on iTunes and the TV Land app. Find them on all of the links below. 

Thanks, Katie and Katy!

Enjoy the episode. 










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Monday, December 25, 2017

Episode 112 - Christmas in LA

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Merry Christmas, everybody! Today is our annual Christmas episode of the podcast with Austin Grant, Christopher James, and Jesse Knight!

Welcome to Christmas in LA

Since we couldn't all be in LA together for this episode, here's a throwback to Feb. 2017 when we were last in LA together. 

This episode was a little bit different from past years Christmas episodes since only half of us are here in LA. That didn't stop me from having Christopher and Jesse on the show though. Both of them phoned into the podcast for their segments of the show.


When "The Muppet's Christmas Carol" is one of your favorite Christmas movies, seeing the decorations at The Jim Henson Company just make the holiday season perfect!

As always, Christopher gave us his terrible, horror themed Christmas movie. This year his selection was the film "Elves". This was so terrible I'm going to have to watch it to see how it comes out. You can watch the trailer for this monstrosity below.


The last few years we have also featured a Christmas song on the episode, and this year's choice was "Christmas in LA" from The Killers feat. Dawes. While we're having a great time with Christmas in LA, the song is a little bit sad as it's kind of about the lonely of Christmas in LA, but either way, I like the song and it felt appropriate for our first Christmas in LA.


Thank you to everybody for all of your support throughout 2017. We have a lot of incredible things in store for 2018, including a new studio space that we will be recording in! I hope everybody has an amazing Christmas and stays safe with your family and friends. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy the episode. 


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Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Golden Globe nominations are here!

Awards Season is underway with the 2018 Golden Globe nominations being announced this morning. Kristen Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Sharon Stone, and Alfre Woodard announced this year's nominees from the Beverly Hilton early this morning.


I must say that I am absolutely stunned that "The Big Sick" didn't receive a single nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press. The other shock was the lack of nomination for Jordan Peele for "Get Out". Both of these should have been nominated without a doubt. These may be two of the biggest snubs I can think of over the last several years. 

Here are this year's complete list of nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird 

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent 

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In the Fade (Germany/France)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Torro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Home," Ferdinand
"Mighty River," Mudbound
"Remember Me," Coco
"The Star," The Star
"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)

Best TV Series, Comedy
black-ish (ABC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Master of None (Netflix)
Smilf (Showtime)
Will & Grace (NBC)

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
The Sinner (USA Network)
Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance TV)


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, Smilf

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
This year's Golden Globes will be hosted by Seth Meyers and will air January 7th on NBC LIVE from the Beverly Hilton. 

Make sure to stay tuned for my annual picks. 

What do you think of this year's nominations?