Sunday, May 26, 2019

Episode 161 - Eddie Furth & Ryan Pigg

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On today's episode I have the Creators & Producers of the new Netflix show, "Historical Roasts", Eddie Furth and Ryan Pigg!

Eddie Furth and Ryan Pigg at the "Historical Roasts" Premier

I first met Eddie and Ryan very briefly in passing during my time at Meltdown when Historical Roasts and Fictional Roasts were regular shows at NerdMelt. However, this was the first time we've actually sat down and talked and it was such a great time!

Eddie and Ryan hosting one of the earlier Historical Roasts shows at NerdMelt

Michael Ratner, Jeff Ross, Eddie Furth, Ryan Pigg, and Samee Junio at the Historical Roasts Premier

I talked with Eddie and Ryan about their time as interns at NerdMelt and how they created the show during one of their shifts, how the concept for the show evolved, bringing our mutual friend Samee Junio on as a Producer, selling the show to Netflix, working with Jeff Ross, seeing it on The Tonight Show, and so much more! 

Historical Roasts Premiers TONIGHT on Netflix!

See the Official Trailer here

A huge thanks to Eddie and Ryan for taking the time to come and join me on the show. They've had an incredibly busy week with press and the premier of "Historical Roasts" and were kind enough to still squeeze this in. Make sure you tune in starting TONIGHT at Midnight on Netflix and watch the show. The cast of these episodes are incredible. So much work went into making this show possible and I couldn't be more excited for Eddie, Ryan, and Samee to have the show that hatched in a small comedy room in the back of a comic book store come to life on Netflix.


Tim, Ryan, and Eddie after the episode

Thanks, Eddie and Ryan!

Enjoy the episode!






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Monday, May 13, 2019

Episode 160 - Guinevere Turner & Mary Harron

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On today's episode I talked with writer Guinevere Turner and Director Mary Harron!

Guinevere Turner & Mary Harron

Guinevere and Mary are best known for writing and directing the hit film, "American Psycho", and their new film "Charlie Says" is in theaters now! I was so incredibly excited to talk with Guinevere and Mary as "American Psycho" is one of my favorite films. I actually didn't know I would be talking to Mary on this episode. As soon as I hung up with Guinevere, their publicist let me know they actually had Mary for me as well an hour later.


"Charlie Says" is in theaters now!

I talked with Guinevere and Mary about how their filmmaking relationship started, writing and directing "American Psycho", Mary's early work helping start the legendary "Punk Magazine", exploring the stories of Charles Manson, casting "Charlie Says", and so much more.

Watch the Official "Charlie Says" trailer here

A huge thanks to Guinevere and Mary for taking the time to join me on this episode. It was such an honor to speak with both of them. Make sure to go see "Charlie Says" in theaters now and streaming on VOD May 17th! Click on the link below to see where it's playing near you. 

Thanks, Guinevere and Mary!

Enjoy the episode. 


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

IT Chapter 2 Trailer is here!

The highly anticipated IT Chapter 2 Trailer is finally here!


Everybody has been counting down the days until Warner Brothers Pictures released the trailer for the horror hit. Ad's have gone up all around Los Angeles just to let us know about this upcoming trailer, and it did not disappoint! Watch the trailer below! Let us know your thoughts. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Annabelle Comes Home Trailer Release!

The Conjuring universe continues to grow as Warner Brothers Pictures released the new trailer for "Annabelle Comes Home" today!


We've been particularly excited about this installment of franchise as one of our former guests, Katie Sarife is starring in the film! Check out the trailer below and go listen to Katie on Episode 136 of the podcast! Enjoy!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Episode 159 - Brooke Trantor Returns!

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On today's episode, Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer, Brooke Trantor returns to the podcast!

Brooke Trantor

Brooke made her first appearance on the podcast on Episode 98, almost exactly 2 years ago! It was great to have Brooke back on the show to catch up and talk about her new film "Yours Are Mine", which is currently on the film festival circuit. 

Tim and Brooke following the episode

Brooke and I talked about loving our East Hollywood neighborhood after realizing we only live a few streets apart, going to the movies, social media and careers, the inspiration behind "Yours Are Mine", lifting up Women in Film, our Second City family, and so much more. 


A huge Thanks to Brooke for taking the time from her busy schedule to come back onto the podcast. Make sure to follow Brooke on all of the social media links below. She is such an incredibly hard worker and positive person, and somebody that everybody can definitely benefit from following and getting know better. Watch the trailer for "Yours Are Mine" below and make sure to see them it if it's playing in a city near you. It will be coming to the Blackbird Film Festival in Cortland, New York on April 28th, so don't miss it!

Thanks Brooke!

Enjoy the episode.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Episode 158 - Nathan Catucci

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On today's episode, I have Writer and Director Nathan Catucci.

Nathan Catucci

Nathan's first feature film, "Impossible Monsters", premiers this Satuday, March 9th at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. I rarely go back and watch a film twice when prepping to record shows, but "Impossible Monsters" is such a fun, twisted thriller that I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything. "Impossible Monsters" follows an ambitious professor who gets caught up in the murder of a participant in his sleep study, as the line between dreams and reality blur.


The "Impossible Monsters" poster and one of the paintings in the film

On the episode I talked with Nathan about about the idea for "Impossible Monsters" came about, dealing with his own sleep paralysis, the intense paitings in the film, how the production design fit in with the story, casting, and so much more.

Watch the Official Trailer here

A huge Thanks to Nathan Catucci for taking the time to join me on the podcast. Make sure to follow "Impossible Monsters" on all of the sites listed below to know when it's playing near you. Don't miss it's premier this Saturday at Cinequest! 

Thanks, Nathan!

Enjoy the episode. 






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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Episode 157 - 2019 Oscars Picks

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Today's episode is our annual Oscar Predictions!


We are so excited for this year's Oscars, even without there being a host! There are so many great nominees and we can't wait to see who takes home the Oscar Gold. Austin and I always look forward to sitting down and making our Oscar Predictions. We so rarely split on our picks, but this year we had a several, including Best Picture!

Before we give our Oscar Picks, I want to say a quick thank you to the Oscar Shorts Program for letting us be a part of it this year and having the chance to talk with all of the Oscar Nominated Short Directors. Thank you for following along with our Oscar Week coverage as well! Without further adieu, here are our 2019 Oscar Picks! Enjoy the episode.


Category
Tim’s Pick
Austin’s Pick

Best Picture

Green Book

Roma
Best Actor
Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Best Actress
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King
Amy Adams
Best Original Song
Shallow
Shallow
Best Original Score
Black Panther
Black Panther
Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso Cuaron
Best Documentary
Free Solo
Free Solo
Best Foreign Language Film
Roma
Roma
Best Original Screenplay
Vice
Vice
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlackkKlansmen
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Best Cinematography
Roma
Roma
Best Animated Short
One Small Step
One Small Step
Best Costume Design
Black Panther
Black Panther
Best Visual Effects
First Man
First Man
Best Film Editing
Vice
The Favourite
Best Production Design
The Favourite
The Favourite
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Live Action Short
Skin
Skin
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Vice
Vice
Best Documentary Short
Black Sheep
Black Sheep



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Friday, February 22, 2019

Episode 156 - Oscar Week (Pt. 3) feat. Guy Nattiv, Jeremy Comte, & Marshall Curry

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Today's episode is Part 3 of our Oscar Week coverage!


Today's films come to us from the Live Action and Documentary Short categories. I talked with 3 of the Oscar nominated filmmakers, starting with Guy Nattiv from "Skin", Jeremy Comte from "Fauve", and Marshall Curry from "A Night at the Garden". 


Today's collection of films are all incredibly intense films with powerful themes and messages. I talked with each of the filmmakers about how their films stories came about, how Marshall learned about the Night at the Garden, the acting choices made in the films, the messages they hope are taken away from their films and so much more! Marshall Curry recently made the news with "A Night at the Garden" when Fox News refused to play his 30 second trailer. 


The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well as on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nomianted in the short film categories are absolutely incredible and I've had a wonderful time talking to all of these great filmmakers. This is the final part of our 3 part Oscar Shorts coverage and we can't begin to thank all of these Oscar Nominated Directors enough for their time. 


A special thanks to Guy Nattiv, Jeremy Comte, and Marshall Curry for taking the time out of their incredibly busy schedule. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday! 

Enjoy the episode. 


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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Episode 155 - Oscar Week (Pt. 2) feat. Louise Bagnall, David Fine, Alison Snowden, and Trevor Jimenez

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Today's episode is Part 2 of our Oscar week coverage!


Today's films focus soley on the Animated Short film category as I talk with 4 of the Oscar Nominated filmmakers, starting with  Louise Bagnall from "Late Afternoon", David Fine and Alison Snowden from "Animal Behaviour", and Trevor Jimenez from "Weekends".


The animated categories are always some of my favorite because animation offers a lot of freedom to story telling that you can't do with live action, and really lets the filmmakers imagination and creativity shine. I talked with each of them about their story development, the artistic approach and unique styles, inspiration behind their films, and so much more.



The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nominated in the short film categories are absolutely incredible and I'm having a wonderful time talking to all of these great filmmakers. Stay tuned for the 3 part of our Oscar week coverage tommorw as I talk to 3 more of the Oscar nominated Directors. 



A special thanks to Louise Bagnall, David Fine, Alison Snowden, and Trevor Jimenez for taking the time out of their incredibly busy week to talk with me. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday. 

Enjoy the episode. 


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Episode 154 - Oscar Week (Pt. 1) feat. Skye Fitzgerald, Ed Perkins, Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas

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Today's episode is Part 1 of our Oscar week coverage!


All this week I am interviewing the Directors behind the Oscar Nominated short films. Today's episode features 3 filmmakers, Skye Fitzgerald from the Documentary Short "Lifeboat", Ed Perkins from the Documentary Short "Black Sheep", and Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas from the Animated Short "One Small Step".


I talked with all of these filmmakers about finding out their films were nominated for an Oscar, as well as all of the individual aspects of each of their films, how they developed their story, what inspired them in the filmmaking process, troubles they encountered, and so much more. 


The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nominated in the short film categories are absoultely incredible and are having a wonderful time talking to all of these filmmakers. Stay tuned for another episode tomorrow with 3 more Oscar nominated Directors. 


A special thanks to Skye Fitzgerald, Ed Perkins, Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas for taking the time out of this incredibly busy week to talk with me. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday. 

Enjoy the episode.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Episode 153 - Aaron Bleyaert

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On today's episode, I have two-time Emmy winner, head of Conan Digital, and creator of "Clueless Gamer", Aaron Bleyaert!

Aaron Bleyaert

I first met Aaron at one of the final Meltdown shows and have always been a fan of his work on Conan. It was great to finally make this episode work with Aaron's incredibly busy schedule.


Aaron and Conan during a Clueless Gamer segment


Aaron winning one of his two Emmy's

On the episode I talked with Aaron about his recent visit to the Sundance Film Festival, finding your own voice in entertainment, discovering his love for TV at Michigan State, videos that inspire him, creating "Clueless Gamer", his career at Conan, Dinner and a Video Game, and so much more.


Tim and Aaron following the podcast

A huge Thanks to Aaron Bleyaert for taking the time to sit down with me for this episode. Make sure to follow him on all of the social media links and his show links below. Also follow the Team Coco links we put below where you can see even more of Aaron's work, especially as he leave for Australia this week to film Conan Australia. 

Thanks, Aaron! 

Enjoy the episode!






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Monday, February 11, 2019

Episode 152 - F**k You, Kevin

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On today's episode, Austin and I catch up after a month long unintended hiatus.


From the moment January 2019 started, things became insanely busy for us without any warning. I was Producing shows for the Sundance Film Festival, Austin ened up filming a role in a movie, I also ended up getting sick and Austin made some career strides all while prepping for an art show and a small move. Before we knew it, January was over. I also had a run in with a guy named Kevin who inspired a new sign off the podcast, which is also the name of this episode. Listen to the episode for the full story. 

We're happy to be back and have a lot of great episodes ahead. Later this week we have Aaron Bleyaert from Conan on the show and all of our Oscar coverage starts next week! 

Enjoy this new episode!



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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tim's 25th Annual SAG Award Picks

Award Season roles on tonight with the 25th Annual SAG Awards LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium here in Los Angeles, hosted by one of my favorite people, Megan Mullally!


Tonight's award winners usually help give us an idea of the top contenders to win the Oscar in a few weeks. The "Best Picture" category here does leave it up for some questions though as it's for best cast, not best picture.  There is some really stiff competition tonight and I can't wait to see who wins. Here are my picks for this year's SAG Awards.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Glenn Close, “The Wife”


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, “Vice”


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

“Black Panther”

This may come as a surprise that I am picking Black Panther in this category. The other film I could see come in and take this would be Crazy Rich Asians. Where this category is for an entire cast, it's different than selecting Best Picture for the Golden Globes or Oscars. Of all of the nominess, Black Panther had the most outstanding full cast performance in my opinion. 


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Darren Criss, “Assassination of Gianni Versace”
 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:

Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Great category! I could see just about anybody win this, but other then Sterling K. Brown, I could see Jason Bateman as a winner here. 


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

Bill Hader, “Barry”

I'm kind of surprised by Hader's Golden Globe loss. I'm expecting to see the Emmy Winner pick up a SAG here. 


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

This category is owned by Rachel Brosnahan at this point. It would be a shock if anybody else was to win. 


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:

“This Is Us” 

I could see the cast of Ozark take this too. That show is highly underated and deserves some love. 


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Some of the best TV is in this category and is possibly the stiffest competition tonight. I would be surprised to see anybody knock out The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel though. 


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:

“Marvel’s: Daredevil”


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:

“Avengers: Infinity War”

The SAG Awards will be LIVE at 5PM EST on TBS & TNT. Tune in!