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LA Punk movie – “du Beat-e-o” director tells all

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies

The Runaways movie Joan Jett doesn’t want you to see.

 Alan SacksAlan Sacks co-created “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Alan Sacks gave John Travolta his big break. He produced films for the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brother. Most Recently, Alan Sacks managed the kid rock phenom ” .” But for me, he’s best known for the Ray Sharkey LA Punk Rock art house flick, duBeat-e-o.

On the podcast, Alan Sacks goes into great detail about his experience in the punk scene and what brought him there.

I talked to Alan Sacks and I brought up that I thought he was the manager of the kid heavy metal band, “Unlocking the Truth.” Alan immediately set me straight and let me know that he was let go. Alan’s options are his own. I know nothing of this situation. I invite the parents of the kids or the management to rebut what Alan said. But again, it’s his opinion. Not mine or the show’s.

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“Loqueesha” with Damona Hoffman

The trailer sparked lots of anger. “Loqueesha” is about a white man who pretends to be a black woman to get work.

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“Gotti” Film Forgetaboutit, seriously

Is "Gotti" the worst movie John Travolta ever made? Adam and Susie Felber join me to discuss this mess of a movie.

Adam Felber (Nobody Listens to Paula), Susie Felber and I review John Travolta’s bomb, “Gotti” film.

Here’s a great article from Deadline about Gotti’s fate as a movie:

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“Mr. Saturday Night” w/ @AdamFelber

Billy Crystal, co-wrote, directed, starred and conducted his own Oscar campaign for this movie “Mr. Saturday Night.” It’s about a comedian who steals everyone’s Jackie’s jokes and ends up wearing really bad make up that’s supposed to make you look old.

Adam Felber (Wait… Wait… Don’t Tell Me and an alleged podcast with Paula Poundstone) and I dig deep into our love for Billy Crystal and why this film didn’t work for us.

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One Minute of Rocky at a Time

Usually, we review an entire movie. But recently I got to be a guest on “Rocky Minute” The daily podcast in which hosts Doug Greenberg and Jason Hanes knockout the Rocky films one minute at a time. Apparently, Dueling Genre is a whole network of shows that are just people analyzing a movie 60 seconds at a clip.

Thanks to past guest and FOH (friend of the host), Paul Sullivan, I got to be on three days in a row. I had a good time. All three episodes are a fun listen. Here are one or two episodes that I was on. Not sure how many I’ll post. But please check them out and take a listen.

Here’s a review of “Rocky IV” I did on this show with Adam Felber and Rico Gagliano. 

Doug Greenberg and Jason Hanes

 

“The Room’s” Carolyn Minnott Interview (Lisa’s mom)

Carolyn Minnott played the mom in “The Room,” you know the one who drops the bomb that she has cancer, but it never comes up again? Carolyn gives her side of the story and dishes the dirt about being in the worst movie ever made. Hear more interviews below.
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Dan Janjigian talks “The Room” & Chris-R

Dan Janjigian didn't just play Chris-R in “The Room” he's an Olympic athlete, reality star and he was played by heartthrob Zach Efron in the Oscar-nominated film "The Disaster Artist.' But his teenage daughter is still not impressed. Listen to the interview.

Dan Janjigian didn’t just play Chris-R in “The Room” he’s an Olympic athlete, reality star and he was played by heart throb Zach Efron in the Oscar-nominated film “The Disaster Artist.’ But his teenage daughter is still not impressed. Listen to the interview.

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“Samurai Cop” Matt Hannon: The Next Tommy Wiseau?

Matt Hannon went from being Sylvester Stallone’s bodyguard to movie star in just 27 years.

In 2004, a film canister containing an unreleased 1991 movie was discovered in storage. The buddy film “Samurai Cop” was plagued with terrible dialogue, bad acting, and questionable continuity. Scenes from the movie went viral which was followed by sold-out midnight screenings across the nation.

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