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(Werner Herzog voice) FULL CAST & CREW is a podcast that awards a film the coveted honor of our going down the rabbit hole of the Full Cast & Crew section of its IMDB page, coaxing forth meaning, dancing with its animal spirits, divining the divine fire that burns at its very heart, and reading, like runes, the unlikely connections, weird trivia, and strange quotes to determine where this film sits in the grand cave painting that is human culture. All done in the patented FCAC way that has made hosts Chris and Jason household names. Or will make them household names. By March. At the latest. Maybe early April.

(Werner Herzog voice) FULL CAST & CREW is a podcast that awards a film the coveted honor of our going down the rabbit hole of the Full Cast & Crew section of its IMDB page, coaxing forth meaning, dancing with its animal spirits, divining the divine fire that burns at its very heart, and reading, like runes, the unlikely connections, weird trivia, and strange quotes to determine where this film sits in the grand cave painting that is human culture. All done in the patented FCAC way that has made hosts Chris and Jason household names. Or will make them household names. By March. At the latest. Maybe early April.
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(Werner Herzog voice) FULL CAST & CREW is a podcast that awards a film the coveted honor of our going down the rabbit hole of the Full Cast & Crew section of its IMDB page, coaxing forth meaning, dancing with its animal spirits, divining the divine fire that burns at its very heart, and reading, like runes, the unlikely connections, weird trivia, and strange quotes to determine where this film sits in the grand cave painting that is human culture. All done in the patented FCAC way that has made hosts Chris and Jason household names. Or will make them household names. By March. At the latest. Maybe early April.

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Episodes

Full Cast And Crew Episode 15: Bird Box

1/17/2019
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We start with Chris' uber-millennial French Press Coffee injury, which you have to hear to believe. Moving on to viewer comments, Jason is taken to the Woodshed for his previous-episode attempt to tamp down Chris' soliloquy on some obscure comic-book run of issues where blah blah blah....anyway, lesson learned. Moving onto Bird Box, we remove our critical blindfolds and dive into the where's and why's of the evil force which whatever you do you must not gaze upon but you CAN be safe from in...

Duration:01:07:26

Full Cast And Crew Episode 14: Vice

1/10/2019
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Christian Bale gained 50 pounds to play Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's 'Vice' so he MUST be good in it, right? AND he won a Golden Globe, and they don't just hand those out like House Select Committee Assignments, after all. So we get ourselves elected to figure out what's going on in this movie. Also: Withnail & I rears it's brilliant head again as Chris admits he didn't see 'American Psycho' and thus doesn't really understand when Jason makes any Huey Lewis & The News 'Sports' references....

Duration:01:05:23

Full Cast And Crew BONUS Episode: Ask Not for whom the Globe Goldeneth

1/7/2019
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Who cares about the Golden Globes? Someone, I am sure. In this BONUS episode Jason and Chris react to this Oscar Night Dress Rehearsal, from the hosts, to the winners, to award shows in general. Did we like it? Did we hate it? Did we even WATCH?! Listen to this BONUS episode and find out! (Spoiler: the answer to all three is, "a little ...") E-mail: fullcastandcrewpod@gmail.com Twitter: @fullcastandcrew Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fullcastandcrew/ Instagram: @fullcastandcrew

Duration:00:45:30

Full Cast And Crew Episode 13: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me'

1/3/2019
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Chris got new glasses. If Harold Ross could be seen wearing eyeglasses in the offices of the New Yorker in the 1920's...he'd knock them off his face in incredulous wonder at the chance to contemplate the films of Bruce Robinson that star Richard E. Grant, like "Withnail & I" and "How To Get Ahead In Advertising". Oh, and we discuss 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?", starring Melissa McCarthy and REG...to which Jason decidedly says NO and Chris says, yes, he can. In this way we are both true to...

Duration:01:06:24

Full Cast And Crew Episode 12: Roma

12/27/2018
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Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma': if you've seen it, you know why the film has received unanimous critical acclaim, with reviewers calling it "achingly beautiful" and "engrossing". 'Roma' was chosen by Time magazine and the New York Film Critics Circle as the best film of 2018, and by the National Board Of Review as one of the top ten best films of 2018. It's earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It was also selected as the Mexican entry...

Duration:01:04:51

Full Cast And Crew Episode 11: The Favourite

12/20/2018
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Yorgos Lanthimos' aptly-named new film 'The Favourite' is gorging on every awards nomination like The Queen attacking a cake. Our intellectual discussion covers the towering brilliance of Olivia Culman, Lanthimos' genius other film 'The Lobster', and the career implications of being cast as "Wanking Man" in a movie. Chris shares his own actorly experience playing a man whose acne medication renders him impotent in an episode of 'The Good Wife'. Jason rants about another commercial, Chris...

Duration:01:11:23

Full Cast And Crew Episode 10: Widows

12/13/2018
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'Widows' failed to make much of a mark at the box office. Critical acclaim hasn't YET translated into Awards Season loot, with so far only an ensemble acting nod from the Critics' Choice Awards. In other news The Critics' Choice Awards are apparently a thing. But there ARE things to celebrate and recommend in this flawed but often-compelling would-be action/heist/social commentary flick. We celebrate. We recommend. And we contemplate whether boating is a thing for Chicagoans and Chris'...

Duration:01:06:20

Full Cast And Crew Episode 9: Monkey Shines

12/6/2018
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An athlete is rendered a paraplegic through a devastating jogging accident. A trained helper monkey arrives as his live-in assistant. A well-meaning but drugged out lab rat performs monkey-altering experiments. Some sort of Manimal transference takes place and the bodies and histrionics pile up from there. It's 1988's George A. Romero horror classic "Monkey Shines" starring Chicago P.D.'s pre-contractually-required-anger-management Jason Beghe, Janine Turner, John Pankow and the...

Duration:01:07:49

Full Cast And Crew Episode 8: The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

11/29/2018
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Is the new Coen Brothers movie the best Western of all time? Or is it more like FOR the Best Western Hotel chain? We root around in the prairie dust, the hoofprints, the majestic vistas and, in the simple finality of man's ruthless violence towards his fellow man, find some of life's imponderables answered. Also: James Franco, Tom Waits, and an excellent animal cast of equines, owls, trained fish, and Clancy Brown.

Duration:01:04:56

Full Cast And Crew Episode 7: The Parent Trap (1998)

11/21/2018
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"White-lady aspirational materialism and a special kind of empty that feels warm", is the beating heart at the center of Nancy Meyers movies, says our guest Alex in this episode, and boy did she hit the nail on the head. It's an alternative universe where nothing is really wrong, except perhaps some of the basics of filmmaking. But let's not go into it with our eyes hooded in suspicion of California vineyard owners and London-based wedding-dress designers. We also cover the 1961 version of...

Duration:01:08:28

Full Cast And Crew Episode 6: Bohemian Rhapsody

11/15/2018
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Is 'Bohemian Rhapsody' the Biopic that Freddy Mercury and Queen deserve? More urgently, is "I Love My Car" to this movie what "Why Did You Do That" is to "A Star Is Born"? Episode also features Jason's voice going up a Freddy-like 2 octaves when it's revealed that Chris never saw "Amadeus"...and Chris buries the lead on The Time He Co-Starred With Rami Malek. Also: the perils of 70'S wigs. And: what ARE the good or great music biopics? Plus: Viewer Mail But From Listeners.

Duration:01:05:19

Full Cast And Crew BONUS Episode: Excelsior

11/13/2018
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BONUS EPISODE! It's hard to capture in words the scope of the effect that Stan Lee had on the world of pop culture, or on the emotional development of co-host Chris. So we don't even try. Instead we stroll through the world of comics that Stan helped cultivate, flipping through a tattered old issue we had on hand, from the front cover and the opening splash to the ad for army men on the back. Thank you, Stan, for infusing the mythic with humanity. And vice versa. Excelsior! E-mail:...

Duration:00:41:53

Full Cast And Crew Episode 5: Superman II

11/8/2018
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1978's SUPERMAN is one of the most beloved superhero movies ever made and Christopher Reeve is THE iconic Superman. How, then, did SUPERMAN II turn into such a cynical, inferior sequel, with the filmmakers snatching defeat from the jaws of certain victory? Hear how Brando suggested to the director that he appear as either a donut or a talking suitcase, and how the original creative team vanished from SUPERMAN II. E-mail: fullcastandcrewpod@gmail.com Twitter: @fullcastandcrew Facebook:...

Duration:01:09:10

Full Cast And Crew Episode 4: A Star Is Born

11/1/2018
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Show Biz, Man...it's a bitch, and the drugs only work until they don't. SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen ASIB, or fed the dog a steak lately. Loosen your belts and dig in, as we have two very different takes on this movie. Who is who and which is which? In this hotly-anticipated ripped-from-the-headlines episode, the boys break down Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, and dive deep into the performances of Gaga, Cooper, Sam Elliot, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappell, Rafi Gavron, Barry Shabaka...

Duration:01:05:55

Full Cast And Crew BONUS Episode: The French Connection

10/30/2018
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BONUS EPISODE! Not the movie THE FRENCH CONNECTION (which is great) but France-related material that came up when we tried to record about A STAR IS BORN with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (in the movie, not with us in the studio). This says nothing about the film but was too good to throw away. So sit back, open a Perrier, spread some brie on a poodle, and enjoy! E-mail: fullcastandcrewpod@gmail.com Twitter: @fullcastandcrew Facebok: https://www.facebook.com/Fullcastandcrew/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:15:39

Full Cast And Crew Episode 3: Pumpkinhead

10/25/2018
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In this week's SCAAARRRY Halloween episode, the fellas give their souls over to the directorial debut of legendary special-effects man Stan Winston: the hillbilly-horror-revenge-monster-classic PUMPKINHEAD, starring almost-the-Terminator Lance Henriksen. This leads to discussions of baroque kills, arithmetic, 80s jerks, the morally corrosive impulse toward revenge, Jason's glasses, acting school, actor headshots, showbiz-dog agents, and the convention circuit. All that plus poetry!

Duration:01:04:49

Full Cast And Crew Episode 2: A League Of Their Own

10/18/2018
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Balls! Strikes! Jon Lovitz! In this grand slam episode, Chris and Jason find themselves on opposite teams when it comes to A League Of Their Own. Highlights: Chris's sunglasses and stolen bike are diversions as Chris wonders how you score a touchdown in baseball. Jason speculates as to the motives of screenwriters Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz. And we both celebrate Laverne & Shirley, Lenny, Squiggy, Gary Marshall's cameo in 'Lost In America', 80's Madonna ballads, Tom Hanks as a grizzled...

Duration:01:01:01

Full Cast And Crew Episode 1: Saturday Night Fever

10/5/2018
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WELCOME FRIENDS (because who else would roll the dice on a new podcast?)! In the inaugural episode of FULL CAST & CREW your hosts, Jason and Chris, examine SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the sociologically rich 1977 examination of tribalism and masculinity that's been reduced in the popular imagination to kitschy music and a funny suit. We go past its star turn by John Travolta to talk about the music, other actors, the video game that came from it, a show called ANGIE, and much, much...

Duration:00:51:08