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‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 12: Dee Rees (ca. 2011)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 12: Dee Rees (ca. 2011)

The HBO movie, Bessie starring Queen Latifah premieres on Saturday, May 16 so I decided to revisit my interview with Dee Rees, the director of Bessie and the writer/director of Pariah, the amazing indie movie I interviewed her for back in 2011. Miss Rees was and probably still is a...
Vincent D'Onofrio Was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Before It Existed

Vincent D’Onofrio Was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Before It Existed

You may not realize this, but long before Vincent D’Onofrio was playing Wilson Fisk (a.k.a. The Kingpin) on Daredevil (who is arguably one of the best portrayals of a Marvel villain next to Tom Hiddleston’s Loki), he was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before there was a Marvel Cinematic Universe…kind...
Key & Peele Take Us to a Fantasy World Without White People

Key & Peele Take Us to a Fantasy World Without White People

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have always managed to find some sort of levity to what is currently going on in the social climate. This “Negrotown” sketch is testament to that. It is as socially relevant as it it fucking hilarious.
What Lyrics Do you Hear When You Listen To 'Jealous' by Nick Jonas?

What Lyrics Do you Hear When You Listen To ‘Jealous’ by Nick Jonas?

Lately, the first song I listen to before my morning run is “Jealous” by Nick Jonas. This is may J.A.M. It gives me some midtempo R&B pop flavor not to mention some falsetto realness. But the as I posted on my Instagram page a couple of weeks ago, I have...
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‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 11: Sean Durkin & Elizabeth Olsen (ca. 2011); Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon (ca. 2012)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 11: Sean Durkin & Elizabeth Olsen (ca. 2011); Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon (ca. 2012)

A tiny bit late on posting this episode, but better late than never, right? This episode was in honor of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. At the time I recorded this, it had not come out yet so I talk about the movie as if it hasn’t been released yet. Nonetheless, this episode...
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 10: Drew Goddard and Amy Acker (ca. 2012)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 10: Drew Goddard and Amy Acker (ca. 2012)

After a short hiatus, the Interviewed podcast is back! And we have some big news! The podcast is now part of Go-To Productions! I’m so excited to be part of a new and awesome podcast production company! In episode 10, we flashback to 2012 when I interviewed director/writer Drew Goddard and actor Amy Acker for Cabin in the Woods – which is one of...
Here's That New Trailer for 'Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens' That Everyone is Spazzing About

Here’s That New Trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens’ That Everyone is Spazzing About

The trailer for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens came out today and the Internet just about goddam exploded with nerd juices: Lots of stuff to digest in this one, but it’s great to see Han Solo (sans Harrison Ford earring) and Chewie as well as that cute little new roly poly droid known...
Amandla Stenberg (a.k.a. Rue From 'The Hunger Games') Just Schooled The World on Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Stenberg (a.k.a. Rue From ‘The Hunger Games’) Just Schooled The World on Cultural Appropriation

Known for her role as fan-favorite Rue from The Hunger Games,Amandla Stenberg is all grown and dropping some SERIOUS knowledge about cultural appropriation. In a video she made with her friend (who has an awesome Tumblr name btw: youre-a-virgin-who-cant-drive) for history class, she focuses on the modern day appropriation of black culture. Using cornrows as...
The Poster of Vision from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Had Me Like...

The Poster of Vision from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Had Me Like…

'Daredevil' on Netflix is Consuming My Goddam Life

‘Daredevil’ on Netflix is Consuming My Goddam Life

I have been non-stop gushing about the Drew Goddard-helmd Daredevil on Netflix on every single social media platform for the past 72 hours because – well – it is the best damn show I have been watching on television as of late. It almost erases that movie malarkey we were subject to in 2003. I...
'Furious 7' Will Make Your Palms Sweat With Ridiculousness

‘Furious 7′ Will Make Your Palms Sweat With Ridiculousness

There was a quiz on BuzzFeed titled, “Can You Tell The Difference Between The “Fast And The Furious” Movies?” It had various screenshots from all the movies in the franchise and you had to guess which one was from which movie. It was very difficult. I failed gloriously. The lesson I learned from the quiz...
Funny Or Die's 'Dips' Video Platform Needs to be an Ongoing Thing

Funny Or Die’s ‘Dips’ Video Platform Needs to be an Ongoing Thing

Leave it to Funny or Die to create “Dips” the best and most realistic prank website for April Fools’ Day. Adam McKay, Richard Linklater, and Mark Cuban Announce 'Dips' from Funny Or Die Even though the social media platform of 1.5 second videos started by Adam McKay, Richard Linklater and Mark Cuban is fake, the...
What Ever Happened to The Boys?

What Ever Happened to The Boys?

I have been binge watching A Different World. I have been watching the hell out of it. No. Scratch that. I have been binge watching THE FUCK out of it. The cursing is necessary because in about one week, I have managed to get through five seasons of the late ’80s/early ’90s college-centric sitcom of...
10 of My Favorite Will Ferrell Moments From Movies and TV

10 of My Favorite Will Ferrell Moments From Movies and TV

In honor of the release of the maybe-it-is-maybe-it-isn’t racist/homophobic movie Get Hard (I haven’t seen it yet, so I will let you know if it is either), I decided to carefully curate a collection of movie & TV clips from Will Ferrell. We’ll start with the obvious: The classic “More Cowbell” sketch from Saturday Night...
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 9: Jay and Mark Duplass (ca. 2011)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 9: Jay and Mark Duplass (ca. 2011)

Jay and Mark Duplass are essentially the dukes of indie film. They introduced a whole new world of indie-ness with films like The Puffy Chair. Their distinct vision and tone were folded into the inception of the mumblecore movement that has left a significant imprint in Hollywood. Now, the two bros have success working together...
The 'Divergent' Series Needs to Be the Last YA Novel Movie Franchise

The ‘Divergent’ Series Needs to Be the Last YA Novel Movie Franchise

I watched Insurgent the other night and walked out feeling that it was a good movie…but it was kind of boring. I know this doesn’t make sense, so let me use a food analogy. Let’s say you eat the same brand of oatmeal every morning for a year. This is not your ordinary oatmeal. This...