The great radio show/podcast “On The Media” did a really cool story about Melton Barker, a man who traveled from town to town charging people to put their kids in a movie. The same movie over and over again. I love this news story. Listen, read about it, and watch a couple of the movies below.
Battleship Pretension – Hunger Games & Killer Kids (w/Josh Fadem)
Tyler Smith & David Bax of Battleship Pretension review “The Hunger Games” and are joined by comedian & actor Josh Fadem (30 Rock, Eagle Heart) to discuss killer kids in movies.
**NOTE: During the discussion of Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant” Josh appears to say that the film “isn’t about anything.” This is a misleading edit. Josh was actually referring to Alan Clarke’s “Elephant,” not the Gus Van Sant film.***
Daniel Tosh talks about the movie classic “Tiptoes.” Even the Tosh knows a good bad movie when he’s force to see it.
If you’d rather listen to a review then watch it, we got it! Big shot TV writers Adam Felber (Real Time with Bill Maher) and Todd Levin (Conan) joins me talk about the little person show.Garry Oldman is wearing shoes on his knees to play a little person! Like “Dorf on Golf.” Need we say more? Ok, lets.. EMMY nominated writers Adam Felber and Todd Levin join non-nominated Adam Spiegelman to talk about “Tipoes,” Gary Oldman’s big career misstep, what jobs are recession proof, why Peter Dinklage is a jerk and the all white “What’s Happening.”
“I did a lot of great things in my life,” movie producer Merv Flipburn said just before passing away, “My only regret is that I never did more with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”
Flipburn pitched movies for such stars as the wrestler turned actor.
“I did a lot of great things with ‘The Rock’ in my life,” said the producer from his bed in HOSPICE surrounded by his family, “I made him an inspirational sports coach, a mean bachelor who becomes a softy when he has to bring up the daughter he never knew he had, a video game turned hopeful but DOA franchise, indie film actor, a tooth fairy who learns to less of an abusive boyfriend/step father.”
“But there was always more I could’ve done,” the dying mogul continue while holding his wife’s hand, “He could’ve done a a rehab movie. He had a ’28 Days’ in him. I will always regret it. But with marriage and kids, there never seems to be enough time. Such is life.”
And then with his family looking on he uttered his dying words, “I will always regret not getting him a romcom.”
Mr. Flipburn is survived by his annoyed wife and three disappointed children.
John “Mikl” Thor 80’s rock icon stars in a cheapy horror movie with penis puppets, bad special effects and tons of unexpected laughs. It’s Heavy Metal meets a broke Scooby Doo.
Actor/comedian Joe Mortimer joins Adam Spiegelman (Proudly Resents) to take you behind the scenes of this cult classic. Finish this podcast an maybe you too can rock with the devil (or whatever the monster is, it’s never clear).