Sunday, September 29, 2013

Breaking Sad

Last week we bid farewell to one of our favorite shows, Dexter. This week we say goodbye to another equal favorite, and one of the best written shows on television, Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad has been one of our favorite shows from the start. As we watched Walter change from a man just trying to make ends meet for his family, to the dark drug lord Heisenberg, we all cheered for him. In his dark moments we lost all sympathy for him, only to find ourselves hoping that he would get by another day. 

Breaking Bad has changed the way that we all watch TV. I don't know that we will ever see characters as brilliant, lovable, and so easy to hate as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. This show has been brilliant from start to finish. 

Thank you to Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and the whole Breaking Bad cast and crew for this incredible show. We will miss you. 

My finale prediction: Walter wakes up as Hal on Malcom in the Middle to find out it was all a terrible dream. Malcom walks in dressed as Jesse and says "Yo, Bitch. Breakfast". Fade to black. 

Also Thanks to Chris Hardwick for hosting Talking Bad. It gave us something to fuel our fandom for this excellent show. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant

If you haven't seen this video yet, you're missing out! It is absolutely hilarious.  Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant is AMAZING to say the least. Check it out!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Episode 4 - Andy Gold


A new episode of the podcast is here, Mooners! In this episode I sit down with comedian, Andy Gold. Andy joined me at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City for this interview. Andy is in town from New York  for a few shows before he heads out to LA for a week of shows.

Andy Gold performing at WiseGuys Comedy in Salt Lake City

I talk with Andy about how he got his start in comedy, performing comedy in New York, what inspires him to perform and more. I have seen Andy perform for a little over a year now and his sets are always hilarious. Take the time to get to know Andy in this episode. 

Andy Gold

Thank you to Andy Gold for joining me for this episode. It was great to get to know Andy better and spend time talking comedy. Make sure to see him this weekend in Salt Lake City, as well as next week throughout LA, at the Ice House in Pasadena, and at the Ventura Comedy Festival. 


A Farewell To Dexter

I can't believe we have reached the day that we bid Dexter farewell. Dexter has been a big part of all of our lives for several years now. Jordan and I have always loved Dexter and are sad to see it go. Jordan was the one who actually introduced me to Dexter shortly after Season 2 had wrapped. I've been hooked ever since. Jordan's love for Dexter even lead to him naming his dog Dexter. Now that is some dedication!

We would like to say Thank you to Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter,  and the entire cast of Dexter for bringing this amazing character and show into our lives. We looked forward to it every Sunday night when a new season arrived. This show will be missed by all of us. Thank You, Dexter!

Catch the Series Finale TONIGHT on Showtime. 

Tim's 2013 Emmy Picks

It's that time again. The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are here! There are so many great nominations this year. Out of all of the award shows, I always feel that the Emmys are the hardest to make picks on. There are so many incredible nominees that all deserve this award.

I'm really looking forward to having Neil Patrick Harris back to host the Emmys. I've been a fan of Neil since I was a kid watching him on Doogie Howser. I've of course been a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, where Neil plays the Legendary Barney Stinson. 

While in LA, I was able to check out an Emmy Award up close. I never realized how big an Emmy trophy actually was. 

The time has come for me to reveal my picks. Like I stated above, I think the Emmy's are one of the hardest to pick because of such an amazing pool of actors and actresses. I have only selected the major categories to pick due to the fact that there are way too many categories to go through. Let's see how I do!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Kerry Washington

What an incredible list of nominees here. This could very well go to Claire Danes or Vera Farmiga, but I really think Kerry Washington has it this year. If Kerry Washington wins, she will also be the first African American to win in this category! I absolutely loved Vera Farmiga in Bates Motel, and I think she still could be the one to take this from Washington. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston

I must say though I was thrilled to see Kevin Spacey nominated for House of Cards. If you haven't watched the show on Netflix yet, check it out! It's incredible and Spacey is brilliant in it. However, nobody can match Walter White. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn

I think this will be a Breaking Bad year. Anna Gunn has been incredible as Breaking Bad has started to build to it's series finale.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul

I think this award goes to Aaron Paul hands down. I was thrilled to see Jonathan Banks also nominated for his role in Breaking Bad. Banks is a fantastic actor and I'm really looking forward to seeing what is next for him. 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Joan Cusack

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael J. Fox

I honestly don't know who to pick on this. I don't really remember any of their performances. I think this could go to Fox since he's back and making a statement!

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Like I said, I think this is a Breaking Bad year for the Drama's. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Great group of hilarious women, but none of them compare to Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie C.K.

I love every one of these actors. They all deserve this. Jim Parsons would really be the next contender, but I think this will be just one of the Emmy's that we will see Louie take home tonight. I also love seeing Jason Bateman back in the running for Arrested Development.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen

I've really wanted to see this go to Mayim Bialik for her role as Amy of The Big Bang Theory, but Julie Bowen is going to be too strong to overcome in this category for her third consecutive Emmy win.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Kristen Wiig

This could easily go to Melissa McCarthy for SNL as well. Props to Dot-Marie Jones for her nomination for Glee. 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Bob Newhart 

Bob Newhart was absolutely hilarious in his guest role on The Big Bang Theory. A strong group of guest actors here, but I think this goes to Newhart. 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series


Like I said above, I think we will see Louie C.K. taking home a few more Emmy's this year.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

I spent about 20 minutes really thinking over this pick. Veep is a tough contender in this category, but I really think that Modern Family has it again this year. The Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock were also great this last year, but I think in whole Modern Family was the best. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange

Another solid performance from Jessica Lange in American Horror Story. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Michael Douglas

I think Douglas really earned this for Behind the Candelabra. He was incredible. His co-star, Matt Damon was excellent as well, but I really think this is going to Douglas. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Alfre Woodard 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Zachary Quinto

Another category that I really had a hard time making a pick. Quinto was amazing in American Horror Story, but then again, so was his co-start James Cromwell. Don't be surprised if you see this go to Cromwell. 

Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

Top of the Lake

I didn't get to see a few of the nominated shows in this category, but I have heard major reviews about the writing on Top of the Lake. 

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Behind the Candelabra

I think this could also go to Political Animals. That show has been intense and fantastic. 

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program

Tim Gunn

I'm a fan of Seacrest, but I'm sick of American Idol. Everybody loves Tim Gunn! I think this is his. 

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program

The Voice

Maybe if The Voice wins American Idol and the X-Factor will get the hint and go away. 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Louis C.K. 

Win #3 that I am predicting for Louie. 

Outstanding Variety Special

Louis C.K.

Outstanding Animated Program

The Simpsons

Don't be surprised if we see South Park take another one here. It was a coin flip between the two here. 

There are my picks! Let's see how I do with my picks. Congratulations to all of the nominees this year. Tune in TONIGHT on CBS and check it out. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Joking Bad

If you haven't seen Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's Breaking Bad spoof "Joking Bad", you're missing out! Special guest cameos from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk. You will love this! Check it out!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Short Term 12

During my time in Los Angeles, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the premier of a new movie called Short Term 12. I was invited to the Academy's Pickford Center for the screening with the cast and director, Destin Creeton. Destin won the Academy Nichol Fellowship for his screenplay of Short Term 12, and was able to make his dream a reality.

While I've made my picks on various awards shows and discussed a few movies on our show, I've never written a movie review for the website. Short Term 12 inspired me to finally write a review. Being a young filmmaker myself, this film really spoke to me. It is such a beautiful film from start to finish. 

Short Term 12 is a story about a girl named Grace, who is a supervisor at a troubled foster home that encounters many struggles while also working alongside her boyfriend, Mason. The lead roles of Grace and Mason are played by Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim, The Spectacular Now) and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom). 

The entire casts performance is absolutely amazing. You can truly feel the struggles and emotions that every character is going through. As the troubled teens in the home are introduced to you, you are able to gain an intimate bond with them and their struggles. One of the teens, Marcus, played by Keith Stanfield, really lets you into his life and troubles. You feel for everything he goes through. Some of the most powerful scenes of the movie feature the emotions of Marcus. There is one scene where he does a freestyle rap accompanied by Gallagher's character. The song is absolutely incredible. It helps bring you in deeper to the bond that Marcus and Mason have in the home, as well as the deep emotions Marcus is struggling with. 

The character of Jayden, played by Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing, Justified, J. Edgar) is a very troubled teen brought to the home at her fathers request. Grace does all that she can to try and help Jayden, even though she doesn't want the help. The struggle to build a relationship between Grace and Jayden is a powerful and emotional trip as Grace discovers parts of her life are not far from the struggles of Jayden's life. 

While the struggles and stress of work continue to pile up on Grace and Mason, they still have to find a way to make their relationship work as well. 

Official Trailer

While Short Term 12 is an emotional roller coaster, you will be thrilled you were along for the ride. I would easily give Short Term 12 a 4 star rating. This is the must see film of the year! I will not be the least bit surprised to see Short Term 12 take some Oscar nominations this year.  Get out and support this film. Support young filmmakers, as they are the filmmakers of tomorrow. This is just the start of Destin Creeton's career. Creeton is off to a smashing start and I expect we are all going to get to know Creeton very well for many, many years to come. 

Short Term 12 is Rated R for language and brief sexuality. 


While writing this review, I have learned the Short Term 12 currently holds a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, being one of the highest rated film of the year!