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Straight pop culture and showbiz talk from two hard-boiled writers. Grab a drink and settle in...

Straight pop culture and showbiz talk from two hard-boiled writers. Grab a drink and settle in...
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Straight pop culture and showbiz talk from two hard-boiled writers. Grab a drink and settle in...

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English


Episodes

Ep. 18: 'GLOW' on Netflix is the Perfect '80s Throwback

7/5/2017
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Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo are joined by TV critic and journalist Vicki Hyman (Anthony's former partner in crime during his news days) to discuss the new Netflix original series 'GLOW' Our panel discusses why this female driven "dramedy" may just be the breakout hit of the year. Starring Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin, 'GLOW' explores the relationships between its female characters in quite a refreshing and empowering way. Anthony, Vicki, and Jack take a deep dive exploring...

Duration:00:33:20

Ep. 17: Gawker Media, Hulk Hogan and the 'Scumbaggery' of Journalism

6/28/2017
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This episode, Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo talk about the Netflix Original documentary “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press.” The new documentary takes a close look at the lawsuit stemming from the Hulk Hogan sex tape and the ultimate downfall of Gawker Media including several individuals responsible for that publication. There are also broader implications that go beyond the surface of this case that the documentary chooses to highlight with varying degrees of success. Anthony’s 20...

Duration:00:42:09

Ep. 16: What's Old is New Again... Beware of Rejoice?

6/15/2017
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Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo discuss the never-ending slew of remakes, revivals, and reboots of TV shows and films that permeate pop culture. Grab a drink and join us as we talk about some of the current and upcoming nostalgia productions that have piqued our interest this year. Some of the properties we discuss include: 'Roseanne,' 'One Day at a Time,' 'Fuller House,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'Fargo,' 'Get Shorty,' the Universal Monster films, 'Creed,' 'Dirty Dancing,' 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Miami Vice,'...

Duration:00:30:47

Ep. 16: What’s Old is New Again… Beware of Rejoice?

6/15/2017
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Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo discuss the never-ending slew of remakes, revivals, and reboots of TV shows and films that permeate pop culture. Grab a drink and join us as we talk about some of the current and upcoming nostalgia productions that have piqued our interest this year. Some of the properties we discuss include: ‘Roseanne,’ ‘One Day at a Time,’ ‘Fuller House,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Get Shorty,’ the Universal Monster films, ‘Creed,’ ‘Dirty Dancing,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Miami...

Duration:00:30:47

Ep. 15: Break out the Bell-Bottoms! Showtime's new 'I'm Dying Up Here' has Arrived

6/11/2017
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Bell bottoms... Check. Porn stache. Check. Wretched excess? CHECK! Anthony Venutolo gives his quick impressions of the new Showtime period drama "I'm Dying Up Here," which takes a deep dive into the gritty stand-up comedy scene of the seventies. Based on the book "I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Age" by William Knoedelseder and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show is chock-full of period detail and boasts a stellar cast that includes the terrific...

Duration:00:09:54

Ep. 15: Break out the Bell-Bottoms! Showtime’s new ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ has Arrived

6/11/2017
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Bell bottoms… Check. Porn stache. Check. Wretched excess? CHECK! Anthony Venutolo gives his quick impressions of the new Showtime period drama “I’m Dying Up Here,” which takes a deep dive into the gritty stand-up comedy scene of the seventies. Based on the book “I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy’s Golden Age” by William Knoedelseder and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show is chock-full of period detail and boasts a stellar cast that includes the terrific...

Duration:00:09:54

Ep. 14: 'The Leftovers' Series Finale Discussion [spoilers]

6/4/2017
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Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo discuss their thoughts on the series finale of 'The Leftovers.' After three creative seasons, the critically-acclaimed HBO drama was never one to shy away from complex themes and subjects centering on faith and loss. But did the finale deliver? Jack and Anthony dive in. Caveat, however, it's filled with spoilers. Enjoy this show? Don't forget to subscribe and be sure to review the show...

Duration:00:35:13

Ep. 14: ‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale Discussion [spoilers]

6/4/2017
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Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo discuss their thoughts on the series finale of ‘The Leftovers.’ After three creative seasons, the critically-acclaimed HBO drama was never one to shy away from complex themes and subjects centering on faith and loss. But did the finale deliver? Jack and Anthony dive in. Caveat, however, it’s filled with spoilers. Enjoy this show? Don’t forget to subscribe and be sure to review the show…

Duration:00:35:13

Ep. 13: Can 'Wonder Woman' Save DC Comics on the Big Screen?

6/3/2017
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There's a lot riding on DC Comics' big screen version of 'Wonder Woman.' And for good reason... Many of the previous DC films were overbloated, bleak and severely misguided. Could the big-screen incarnation of the Amazonian princess and warrior save Big Blue, Bats and the rest of DC's big screen universe from the monotonous glut they've written themselves into? Don't get your hopes up. Jack Lugo reviews the film and tells us why he just finds it all so tedious.

Duration:00:14:59

Ep. 12: The Forgotten Bond

5/26/2017
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Go grab that martini (Shaken, not stirred, of course) because we have something very special: Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat about the new Hulu documentary BECOMING BOND which delves into the fascinating life of forgotten James Bond George Lazenby.

Duration:00:39:13

Ep. 11: Look Up in the Sky ... Superhero Documentaries!

5/20/2017
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Faster than a speeding bullet... Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat about four incredible superhero and comic book documentaries: 'Batman & Bill,' 'Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story,' 'The Death of Superman Lives' and 'Doomed: The Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four.'

Duration:00:40:14

Ep. 11: Look Up in the Sky … Superhero Documentaries!

5/20/2017
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Faster than a speeding bullet… Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat about four incredible superhero and comic book documentaries: ‘Batman & Bill,’ ‘Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story,’ ‘The Death of Superman Lives’ and ‘Doomed: The Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four.’

Duration:00:40:14

Ep. 10: 'Hap & Leonard' Season 2 Finale & 'Fargo' Season 3 Premiere

4/26/2017
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OUR FIRST MINISODE. Think of it as a shot and a beer. Pop culture expert Jack Lugo gives us his take on the 'Hap & Leonard' season two finale and a quick review of the season three premiere of 'Fargo.'

Duration:00:14:51