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Week of 3.2.15 – Vacation
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Week of 2.23.15
Night after the Oscars. Howard said he wasn’t surprised that Birman won-Hollywood loves movies about quirky, eccentric actors, even though Howard said it’s been done many time, and so much better. Howard said he wouldn’t watch Still Alice because it was too depressing, and said it was easier watching someone play a sick person rather than a retarded one. Gary said Julianne Moore really was good in Still Alice, but it was exactly as Howard said, you’re watching a vibrant person disintegrate into nothing. Howard saw the Larry David play and now is going to start to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, which Robin has always told him it was great. Mr. Skin was in studio for his annual Anatomy Awards.
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From JD: “I like to say: if you see me, you’re having the worst day of your life.” – “Nightcrawler” Perfect line. He later said Gyllenhaal was great in the movie. Then he tweeted: I can’t be the only guy wiping tears away from watching “The Fault In Our Stars” as I wait for this Boxing match on HBO to start….Right? And then: The wonderful @robcorddry let me interview him for my Directors Special. It’s only right that I say go see “Hot TubTime Machine 2″ ASAP
Richard Christy Tweeted: Seein the fight scene n John Carpenters They Live w a crowd @BAMcinematek is like watchin the best sportin event ever
Week of 2.16.15 – Monday Vacation – back Live Tuesday
The Stern Show released this Fifty Shades of Grey parody movie preview, Fifty Shades of GARY. Robin said she saw the movie and when Howard asked her if she liked it, she said she ended up looking at her phone part-way through. Howard said Beth read the book and said she hated it, but wouldn’t put it down. Robin said it’s like all the great series books lately; they have a guaranteed built-in audience because so many love the books, like the Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Because of that, they don’t spend the money to hire people who can actually act. The actress is the daughter of Melanie Griffin and Don Johnson, which they all say you can see both parents in her face. Robin said she tries to act like a virgin and naive by talking real slow. Ronnie came in and said he wanted to hit the guy, because he’s such a jackass. He didn’t believe he had all this power-he couldn’t close the deal with this girl. Ronnie gave it 2 bush hairs out of 5.
Robin said watching Banshee was crazy because these people are living now and pretend there’s no electricity. Howard said it’s a great show. You can tell 50 Shades of Grey was written by a woman, but you know Banshee was written by a man! Robin thinks Walking Dead has turned into a soap opera. She said there’s no time for feelings during an apocalypse. She said it took one guy an hour to die. Howard said it’s still great. They play a preview of JD as The Bachelor. Still not sure if Benjy’s going to be in Sharknado 3 being filmed in Orlando.
Dan Akroyd was in studio, talking Ghostbusters, The Couch Trip, Saturday Night Live, Driving Miss Daisy, Trading Places, Spies Like Us. Howard brought in Dan’s wife, Donna Dixon, who was in Bosom Buddies and he met while filming Doctor Detroit.
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Steve Brandano Tweeted: “The Guest” extremely enjoyable. Dan Stevens is all, “watch your back Gosling!
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Week of 2.9.15 – Mammary Lane
They played the Lilly Tomlin meltdown during the filming of I Heart Huckabees. Played bit when Howard made fun of Gary playing the video game Prince of Persia based on the movie, which Gary said wasn’t any good.
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3 From JD: Trailer for @amyschumer‘s movie is out. Looks good: Trainwreck and then: DVR or watch Adult Swim live tonight at 12:30 am: “Dinner With Family with Brett Gelman…” It’s crazy funny. Highly recommend; and then: “Boyhood” is beautiful. Fucking Linklater man. He’s awesome. One of the best filmmakers to ever exist
From Richard Christy: Saw my 3 favorite films – John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Thing & The Fog @BAMcinematek this weekend. Life is Good.
From Ralph: “DRIVE” The BEST MOVIE 2011. Shoulda at least been nominated. & @AlbertBrooks for BEST SUP. ACTOR. And, in response to @tunacancrew: how great is Banshee this season?” s1 was GREAT!
s2 was uneven, uninspired and disappointing. s3 just saw 2, OK, we’ll see
From Jason Kaplan on Twitter: Finally saw The Interview and really enjoyed it (I had heard bad things). Reminded me of #SpiesLikeUs #MovieReview And then, he responded to @baylorjoyce that’s what people told me but I chuckled my way through the entire thing, and then: The #KrollShow has been on an insanely great run this season. So sad it’s ending cc.com/video-clips/yp… @nickkroll
From Jason on Facebook: Two Movie Reviews (yup, I watched two whole movies this weekend).
#1 The Interview – people told me it was horrible but I really enjoyed it. Funny, fast paced (though too long of course) and best of all streaming on Netflix. Kind of reminded me of #SpiesLikeUs. Grab a smoke or a drink (or both) and have a party.
#2 Gone Girl – movie looks great, flows, the acting is good, but the ending (I haven’t read the book) was so dumb it made me not like the rest of the movie. Still, worth a watch if you’re curious.
Now, I have no actual no credentials to review movies except for the facts that have eyes, good taste and a ton of opinions. At least two of those things anyway (I hope…
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Week of 2.2.15
Howard and Robin both loved the old movie Pitch Perfect. Robin says she even cried during the competition at the end. They both said there is nothing to like in this movie, but they love it. Gary said that all the guys in the back loved the movie, too. They’re going to make Pitch Perfect 2, so there must have been a lot of people who liked it. Howard said the first Terminator movie was fantastic. Now Arnold is going to be in the sequel and Howard wonders how the script will explain an aging robot? JB Smoove was in studio from Curb Your Enthusiasm and SNL.
Howard and Robin can’t believe how stupid the girls on the Bachelor, and the Bachelor is. He says the microphone is smarter. One of the girls was in New Mexico and thought she was out of the country-was expecting everyone to be wearing sombreros. Steve Carell called in to tell Howard he will thank him if he wins the Oscar for Foxcatcher. Howard couldn’t get him to agree that Birdman was shit. Howard says the winner has to be either him or Bradley Cooper for American Sniper.
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From JD: “The Equalizer” with Denzel Washington is pretty awesome. Nice vigilante flick. Totally recommend.
From Ralph: WATCH 9pm! PT 2 @NBCBlacklist ep. PT 1 re-airs 8pm *GREAT/easy to follow ep. even if U don’t watch show, Directed by THE GREYt @carnojoe! And… “@leah_marsh: ALRIGHT.
can’t stop watching #JUSTIFIED now …REALLY REALLY good” NICE! …and it gets better & BETTER! 2nd only to SOPRANOS
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Week of 1.26.15
Howard said the Banshee & Justified shows are really good. Talk about High Pitch Eric’s diet, and Howard said they need to follow him like Gorillas of the Mist and document everything he eats. A caller says the Miss Universe costumes were like from out of the Hunger Games. Howard again bashes Birdman-saying it’s shit, but Hollywood loves movies about movies–but the general public doesn’t give a shit. He won’t see Selma because it’s too depressing. Robin said that’s ridiculous-he still hasn’t seen Schindler’s List. Howard said he doesn’t want to watch a horrible, sad movie even if it’s a great movie. Robin wonders how he knows it’s good, and Howard said he’s been told it’s good. He asked Robin why she hasn’t seen Selma yet and she laughed. Howard said “Exactly!” Robin said Foxcatcher is depressing, and Howard said it’s got wresting, so it’s a feel-good movie.
Caller Jim asked Howard what the scariest movies he’s ever seen. He says the 3 scariest movies he’s seen are The Exorcist, Jaws (now he’s afraid to swim in the ocean, and even in a pond) and the first Freddy Kruger movie, Nightmare on Elm Street. JK Simmons was in studio from Whiplash, Oz and Spiderman. Robin liked Grand Budapest Hotel, says it’s very funny, but doesn’t think Howard would like it.
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From JD: The documentary about Roger Ebert called “Life Itself” is wonderful. Highly recommend. Airs on CNN Sunday at 8pm Watch or DVR and then: “A Most Violent Year” needs to be seen by more people. Really good. Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain & Albert Brooks: Excellent acting
From Robin’s Tweet Account-was she hacked? Watching House of Lies and OMG, there’s Mary McCormack on one of my favorite shows. Bitches rule.
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Week of 1.19.25
Howard says American Sniper is so great, and it had the best January opening weekend of any movie ever. He says it’s not a pro- or anti- war movie, it just shows what these guys do. Howard says the Bachelor with an appearance by Jimmy Kimmel was really good. Robin said Jimmy Kimmel was only part she could watch. The TV movie about Whitney Houston aired. Robin said she learned that Bobby Brown was a great guy before he met Whitney-that he’d never tried drugs before he met her. Robin said the movie should be retitled “How Whitney Houston Ruined Bobby Brown’s Life.”
Fred uses the Austin Powers’ sound byte of “Scott!” when Scott comes in to look at all the wires under Howard’s desk. Fall Out Boy was in studio, and Howard asked him about them using Munsters’ music on their album. The album was named after the movies American Psycho and American Beauty.
Week of 1.12.15 on Howard’s 61st Birthday!
Golden Globes were last night. Howard said he would never have been able to vote for best actress, because these women were all great in great shows. Ruth Wilson won for The Affair and she was up against Viola Davis for How to Get Away With Murder, Claire Danes for Homeland, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife and Robin Wright for House of Cards. Ronnie saw American Sniper and says it’s fantastic. Kirstey Alley from Cheers and the Star Trek movie was in studio and said she’s obsessed with the movie Whiplash. Howard and Robin agree; said it was fantastic. Robin said The Imitation Game is really good – and anyone who thinks gays are the devil should step away from the computer now, because we wouldn’t have it if it weren’t for gay people. Talking about John Williams stealing his Star Wars and Jaws theme songs from old music.
Howard loved the movie Boyhood. Robin didn’t like it at all. Howard and Robin didn’t like Birdman. Robin said the Steven Hawkins movie Theory of Everything was terrific. Howard said the actor was great-he’s never seen typing that convincing. Howard and Robin said Bill Murray was great in St. Vincent. Tom Arnold was in studio. Howard loved him in True Lies. Tom said after that he signed a deal with Fox movies to be the side-kick, and that killed his career, as most of those movies turned out to be really bad. Said he loves Julianne Moore and was in Nine Months with her, and she liked him more than her co-star Hugh Grant. Says she’s great in the new Still Alice.
Howard said he loved the latest Girls show. He re-winded and watched the ass-eating scene 3 times. Robin said it was really strong. The girl is Brian Williams’ daughter and Howard wonders what it was like for him being the proud father at the premiere watching his daughter get her ass eaten. Howard said the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim with Jimmy Fallon as a guest was hysterical. Howard hates My Husband’s Not Gay. Another way religion is ruining peoples’ lives. Gwenneth Paltrow is in studio. Talked about Shallow Hal and Shakespeare in Love and Iron Man.
Gwenneth Paltrow was in studio. Talking about movies she’s turned down: Cool as Ice with Ice Cube. She said her father forbid it. She turned down Boogie Nights because she didn’t want her grandfather seeing her naked and giving blow jobs on the big screen. She said it worked out great for Heather Graham, who she thought was perfect in the movie. Talked about all the ad-libbing in Iron Man with Robert Downey, Jr. and She’s in the new Mordacai with Johnny because she wanted to work with him-thinks he’s a genius. Howard says he loved her in Shallow Hal.
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From Ralph: If @FargoFX didn’t WIN I would have turned off the show.#GREATGREATSHOW #GoldenGlobes And then, in response to “@Machinist_X: fargo had ONE good character (billy bob) that was it” You have ZERO TASTE DUMMY, it’s the BEST 10 hours of television EVER! In response to “@dasmikemeyers: Monuments men was underrated. I don’t know why people trash it.RIGHT…it was good and reality based And then, REALLY hope @MichaelKeaton & #TeamBirdman @foxsearchlight rack up the @goldenglobes! it’s such a GREAT MOVIE on so many levels #BESTBATMAN And then: NOW!@Cinemax and MAXGO app.
@BansheeTvShow GREAT first season! Second was all over the place and similar finale. Hope were back on track! More from Ralph: GREAT 2C @MichaelKeaton & #BIRDMAN tie for most noms! #WELLDESERVED! And then: “@schnecky91: Did you watch Ascension on SyFy? Did you like it?” LOVED first ep. but went a little downhill for me after…how bout U?
From JD: Remember when people were complaining you couldn’t hear dialogue sometimes in “Interstellar”? It was nominated for Sound Mixing #OscarNom … and then: Reminder: Tonight at 10pm, FXX Network, “It’s Always Sunny….” returns. PS: Next week’s episode is the episode I worked on a bit.
Week of 1.5.15 Back Live at the New 7am time!
Howard said the Steven Hawkins’ movie Theory of Everything is phenomenal. Howard said American Sniper is fantastic, too, as is A Walk Among the Tombstones. Howard and Robin says it’s amazing that Liam Neeson didn’t become an action guy til he was after 50, but it’s been the best thing he’s ever done. He’s amazing as an action guy. Howard likes The Good Wife, Robin started watching Sons of Anarchy and it’s really good. The new cracking code movie with Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game is really good. Robin said Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new show The Honourable Woman is really good. It’s a cross between Homeland and House of Cards. Gotham starts back up tonight, as does The Bachelor, and Howard’s excited, tho he doesn’t like the Bachelor guy this time. Robin played a Lord of the Rings drinking game over the holidays with her nephew and ended up passing out.
Bradley Cooper was in studio talking about American Sniper. Gary came in to say A Place Among the Pines is really good, too. They talked about the other actors he’d be up against for the Academy Award and the other great movies out now: Whiplash, (Bradley said he was in Words with JK Simmons who played his dad, and he was great then as well) Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher. Howard asked him about the fact that he got President Obama to do a Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. They talk about his racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy,(Bradley said he made more for doing that voice than he made for American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook together) his roles in American Hustle and The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook. Howard and Bradley did dueling Elephant Men.
Larry David was in studio. Talking about him trying to get out of the reserves during the Vietnam Was, they both said it was like Full Metal Jacket, and he had to try and act like Rain Man when he got himself declared insane to get out. Larry talked about writing for Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, SNL, and being in two Woody Allen movies.Howard complains about his staff being The Walking Dead when he tries to get them to answer him when he needs help with Siri trying to identify Robin’s music.
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Jason Kaplan Tweeted: Wow, @AgentCarterTV was excellent. Was not expecting that. Season pass set! And, after being asked how many Man Boobs he’s rate it: @JasonKapFanClub @truemeathead @AgentCarterTV 4 man boobs. We’ll see how it holds up but hard to have a more perfect pilot
JD Tweeted: Documentary “Supermensch”, about Shep Gordon, is really entertaining. Highly recommend, and then So many quality films and TV shows I need to watch…..yet I won’t turn off “Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift”.