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Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy love to disagree about what they see in pop culture and they see hundreds of movies every year, so there's plenty for them to yell about. The New York based duo are seen nationally on Time Warner Cable's weekly series "Talking Pictures On Demand". They're joined each week Entertainment Correspondent for CBS Radio News Bill Bregoli. These guys hobnob at movie premieres, parties and industry panels. They'll recommend the movies you can watch right away at home as they sift through the myriad of VOD offerings. Join them and learn what to Demand and what to miss. "We watch the bad movies so you don't have to."

Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy love to disagree about what they see in pop culture and they see hundreds of movies every year, so there's plenty for them to yell about. The New York based duo are seen nationally on Time Warner Cable's weekly series "Talking Pictures On Demand". They're joined each week Entertainment Correspondent for CBS Radio News Bill Bregoli. These guys hobnob at movie premieres, parties and industry panels. They'll recommend the movies you can watch right away at home as they sift through the myriad of VOD offerings. Join them and learn what to Demand and what to miss. "We watch the bad movies so you don't have to."
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Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy love to disagree about what they see in pop culture and they see hundreds of movies every year, so there's plenty for them to yell about. The New York based duo are seen nationally on Time Warner Cable's weekly series "Talking Pictures On Demand". They're joined each week Entertainment Correspondent for CBS Radio News Bill Bregoli. These guys hobnob at movie premieres, parties and industry panels. They'll recommend the movies you can watch right away at home as they sift through the myriad of VOD offerings. Join them and learn what to Demand and what to miss. "We watch the bad movies so you don't have to."

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Episodes

We're Going Down the Dwayne! - "Rampage," "Truth or Dare" and "Beirut."

4/15/2018
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Well it seems like it's only been a couple of weeks since a Dwayne Johnson movie came out so it's obviously time for another one. Mike Sargent joins us as we take a look at "Rampage." This time Dwayne Johnson plays a primatologist (type casting of course) who raised a silverback gorilla from birth only to have it turned into a raging monster by an evil corporation (is there any other kind?). Is this great cinema or are they just monkeying around? We'll let you know. Plus there's "Truth or...

Duration:00:38:25

Shhh, Glug and Barf - "A Quiet Place," "Chappaquiddick" and "Blockers."

4/5/2018
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Spring has sprung and new movies are blooming. We've brought guest Mike Sargent along to discuss this week's offerings. We start with "Chappaquiddick" based on the true story of Senator Ted Kennedy and the death of aide Mary Joe Kopechne. It was huge news in 1969, how does it feel today? Then Mike tells us about "A Quiet Place," a horror movie about a familytrying to survive in a world where space aliens eat anyone who makes a noise. Then we've got "Blockers," the latest gross-out comedy...

Duration:00:43:08

Spielberg's Having Fun - Will You? "Ready Player One," "Roseanne" Reboot & More!

3/30/2018
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After such serious fare as "Lincoln" and "The Post" it looks like Steven Spielberg's going back to the light side with "Ready Player One" - a futuristic tale about people who play a virtual reality game in search of a fortune. Special guest, comedian Corey Kahaney watched it along with us and gives us her opinion. Can a seventy-something director make a fun movie about fan boys? Then we look at the "Roaseanne" reboot which got amazing ratings for ABC. And since we're in comedy mode we look...

Duration:01:00:49

Haven't We Seen This Before? - Tomb Raider and Seven Days in Entebbe

3/16/2018
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"Tomb Raider" is the latest female-driven action movie heading to theaters this week and you're probably thinking you've seen this before. You did, with Angelina Jolie, but this one's got recent Oscar winner Alicia Vikander. Is it a sequel, an origin story? We've got Mike Sargent on hand to help us with this one. And we'll hear what Ms. Vikander has to say about taking over the franchise. Then there's "Seven Days in Entebbe." Yes, you've seen the story of the 1976 hijacking of an Air...

Duration:00:38:10

We've Got an Oscar Hangover, plus "Gringo" and "A Wrinkle in Time."

3/9/2018
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The Oscars are over and we're feeling a little odd. Were there any surprises? No. Why not? Everything we picked to win actually won. So why are we feeling so blue? Mike Sargent joins us to discuss. And what about next year? Will "Black Panther" get a nomination? And will anyone even watch? Bill Bregoli lets you know which of the Oscar movies are now on DVD all of a sudden. Plus we look at two new movies: "Gringo" which stars Charlize Theron adn A Wrinkle in Time" which is based on a...

Duration:00:43:34

It's Oscar Prediction Time! Plus the new Jennifer Lawrence movie "Red Sparrow"

3/2/2018
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It's that time of year when everyone around you asks you to take place in an Oscar office pool. Well, don't worry. We've gathered together our predictions and now you can confidently bet the farm...well, maybe not, but we're pretty good at figuring out what Oscar voters are thinking. We even know a few. It's a wide open year and that could make things interesting. Some categories are absolute headscratchers. And will they make a major screw up like last year? How will Jimmy Kimmel do? Oh,...

Duration:00:57:58

Annihilation, Game Night and Waco plus why aren't you watching the Olympics?

2/23/2018
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"Black Panther" is getting some new competition this week - first there's the sci-fi thriller "Annihilation" which stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Issac and is directed by Alex Garland whose pervious film "Ex Machina" made a big splash - is it as good as that one was? Jack Rico joins us to let us know. Then there's "Game Night" which stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. It's the first comedy we've seen in quite a while. And Neil talks about TV's "Waco" which looks...

Duration:00:48:40

One Cool Cat - "Black Panther" Plus "Bablyon Berlin" and "Counterpart"

2/17/2018
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"Black Panther" is probably the most anticipated Marvel superhero movie in years. And given how popular Marvel movies are that's no mean feat. So we brought Mike Sargent along to tell us all about it and what it means to the culture at large. Is it worth the hype. Then we look at the latest Netflix historical epic "Babylon Berlin" which shows us Germany inbetween world wars. And speaking of TV Bill McCuddy tells us about "Counterpart" which stars Oscar winner and insurance pitchman J.K...

Duration:00:52:02

Train Kept A Rollin' - The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed & Peter Rabbit

2/10/2018
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There are lots of new films to talk about this week - but first we have info on how you can see the Talking Pictures gang reunited on CUNY TV - and, even more more conveniently, online! Neil has ALL the details. Plus Lisa Rosman tells us what she's been up to (sort of). Then there's "The 15:17 to Paris," the latest from Clint Eastwood. It's not only based on a true story about 3 Americans who perevnted a terrorist attack, it actually stars the real-life guys who became heroes. Was that a...

Duration:00:38:54

Why Hollywood Decided to Punt This Weekend! plus the Grammys and Spielberg

1/30/2018
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You may well be wondering why there's only a low-budget horror movie opening this weekend. Hint: It has something to do with a football game. You may also be wondering what the Grammy Awards were all about last weekend. You're not alone. Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy, Bill Bregoli and special guest Jack Rico parse just what was going during "Music's Biggest Night." We also look at two of Steve Spielberg's upcoming projects. Should he really try to remake a beloved musical? And speaking of...

Duration:00:49:45

#OscarSoInteresting - The Surprises, The Snubs and the Favorites So Far

1/24/2018
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DId you get up early to watch the Oscar nominations? What did you think - not only of the nomination show but the nominations themselves. Did the Academy live up to its promise to be more inclusive? Did "The Shape of Water" deserve 13 nominations. Who should of been nominated but wasn't? There are lots of questions so we called our friends Mike Sargent and Peri Nemiroff to see what they think. There's quite a crop of nominations this year - everything from an interspecies romance to World...

Duration:00:51:27

Woody, James and Aziz - Are They Finished? Plus a new James Bond documentary

1/18/2018
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The year has just started and things are already nuts. So we've asked Mike Sargent to help us disect some entertainment news as well as some entertainment. In light of the #MeToo movement and current sexual harrasment allegations we take a look at the controversy and try to figure out if the careers of Woody Allen, Aziz Ansari and James Franco are finished or if these guys can make a comeback. And of course there are movies! We talk about "12 Strong" and hear what star Chris Hemsworth has...

Duration:00:51:13

"The Commuter" - All Aboard? Plus Making Sense of The Golden Globes (kinda)

1/10/2018
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Winter is upon us. The landscape is grey and drab and there's snow everywhere...TIME FOR A LIAM NEESON ACTION MOVIE!!! If there's nothing else to get folks out of their warm houses and into a movie theater it's the sight of a 60-something man kicking serious butt. So Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy, Bill Bregoli and our good friend and respected journalist Logan Hill take on "The Commuter." Oh, and did you watch The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards last Sunday? Were you wearing black and cheering...

Duration:00:56:16

All the Money in the World plus Hostiles, Jumanji, In the Fade and a lot more!

1/5/2018
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It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Not only in nature but in your local theater as well. So Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy, Bill Bregoli and guest Jack Rico of The Highly Relevant Podcast take a look at what's on offer this season. First there's "All the Money in the World" which is really two stories in one. First there's the plot which is about the kidnapping of J Paul Getty III and his grandfather's refusal to pay ransom. Then there's the film's backstory where director RIdley Scott removed...

Duration:00:57:47

The Best and Worst of 2017 - We'll Tell You

12/29/2017
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Well that was quite a year, wasn't it? Everything seemed to go nuts at least one point or another and if you were seeking sanity at the movies or on TV, well...Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy, Bill Bregoli and special guest Lisa Rosman took a look back at the year's entertainment crop and there's plenty to talk about. There were critical darlings like "The Shape of Water," "The Post," "Baby Driver" and "I, Tonya." Did we like them too? Are they worth all the buzz they're getting now that it's...

Duration:00:41:34

After You've Seen "Star Wars..." "The Post," "Molly's Game" and "Downsizing."

12/22/2017
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OK, so you've gotten "Star Wars" out of your system. Now you're hankering for a movie by and for adults. One where nothing explodes except emotions and there aren't any furry characters your children will want you to buy. Well, you're in luck! This week we've got three grownup movies to talk about. And we've got favorite guest Lisa Rosman along to help out. First there's "The Post" which stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and tells the story of the Washington Post publishing something known...

Duration:00:33:12

Star Wars: The Last Podcast (you need to hear before seeing The Last Jedi)

12/15/2017
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It's here!!! "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is now in theaters and audiences are lining up around the block. Is it worth the hype? Neil Rosen, Bill McCuddy, Bill Bregoli and guest Grace Randolph of "Beyond the Trailer" don't reveal any spoilers (well, we really tried) ane let you know what's fun about it and what's not. We also hear what cast members Mark Hammill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega have to say about making it. Then we take a look at the Golden Globe Award nominations and let you...

Duration:00:53:23

The Disaster Artist, I, Tonya, Coco, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Crown & More

12/7/2017
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Don't let anyone tell you there's nothing in the theaters until "Star Wars" opens! There's so much this week we brought in guest Jack Rico of the Highly Relevent Podcast to help us out. First there's the whole sexual harrassment scandal hitting Hollywood and politics and then we've got movies. Like "The Disaster Artist" which stars James Franco and is based on a true story. Plus there's "I Tonya," a darkly comic take on a true story of an Olympic scandal. Jack takes a look at "Coco", Bill...

Duration:00:58:14

Wonder Wheel, Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water & Darkest Hour - Wow!

12/1/2017
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Awards season is upon us and the prestige movies are finally here! So we've got special guest Lisa Rosman along to help us figure out which ones are really worth all the buzz. First there's the lush gay romance "Call Me By Your Name" with Armie Hammer. Then there's Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" which stars Kate Winslet and Jim Belushi. But that's certainly not all - Guillermo Del Toro has an enchanting and very different sort of fable called "The Shape of Water" which among other things...

Duration:00:55:59

The Louis CK Movie You Can't See plus "Justice League" and more!

11/16/2017
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After the Louis CK controversy broke his distributor decided not to release his new film "I Love You Daddy." But we got to see it before they pulled it (pun not intended) and we'll tell you if it's fun or if it's creepy...or both. And since "Justice League" is opening this week we've brought along YouTube sensation Grace Randolph, who knows her way around a superhero movie. Ah, but there's so much more, such as "Roman J. Israel, Esq." the new legal drama starring Denzel Washington, plus...

Duration:00:51:15

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