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10 Things I learned about Batman from watching “Gotham”


I just watched a sneak preview of Fox’s “Gotham.” It takes place while Bruce Wayne was just a

kid. Here’s a lot of background I learned about the characters’ history.

  1. While The Penguin always liked to eat fish, he never like anchovy pizza.
  2. Cat Woman was more of a dog person.
  3. Alfred was into Cosplay.
  4. The Joker was in a UCB harold called “The Fish Mooneys.”
  5. Robin’s future parents met on Grinder.
  6. The Riddler amassed 6 NPR Weekend Edition lapel pins by the age of 25. Two of which he earned.
  7. ‘The Usher,’ was going to be a super villain, until he found God and became a Promise Keeper.
  8. Bruce Wayne still has a VHS copy of Kevin Smith’s “Jersey Girl” that he took out from the Gotham City Blockbuster.
  9. Gotham City’s slogan is “Still less crime than New York and more sun than Seattle.”
  10. Poison Ivy thought it was spelled “Bat-man” for the longest time.

Pay to Play Movies

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.

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Siskel & Ebert “Drop Dead Fred”

Our next film with Chemda and Keith from “Keith and the Girl!” This Wednesday!

Tosh Torches Tiptoes!

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.”

“GymKata!” (Audio Gymkata’d)

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Watch: Gymkata!

Watch our next film “Gymkata” here for free! (Listen to our review ) It’s a Karate – Gymnastic action film. It’s like “Hunger Games” without the budget or interest. This movie was suggested by Glen Weldon from NPR and “Pop Culture Happy Hour.” He didn’t tell me directly about it, but brought it up on his show as a thing that made him happy. This movie made me happy and sad at the same time. Former high school gymnast* and voice of “Ben 10” joins me to talk about this classic. They (the evil producers) took an Olympic Gymnast and tried to make him into an action star. It’s did not work out that well. The greatest part is that it’s based on a book. A book! someone else had this idea and wrote it out and then someone said, “I will publish this.” Then someone else said, “Let’s make this into a movie and show an overhead shot of the guy’s balls.”

Neil Breen’s “I Am Here…. Now” w/ @AdamFelber

Neil Breen’s (“Pass Thru”) second film is actually called “I Am Here….Now” (trailer below). It’s fantastic from the moment you notice the error in the title. In the title! This is a crazy movie. It opens with Jesu
not Jesus coming from outer space in a paper weight (yep) to stop corruption and literally lay with a prostitute. Also this movie has an environmental message. This is one of the crazier movies we’ve reviewed on this show. Judith Benezra (TV’s Chuck) and Adam Felber (Radio’s NPR) guest review and HATE this movie. I loved every second.

13419257_10154385623687518_2485105605831335868_nWatch the movie below.

Here’s the plot from the Neil Breen movie on IMDB –

“Disappointed by its creation, the almighty being that created Man arrives on Earth in a human form and interacts with various troubled, wicked and sinful people on his journey to Vegas.”


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Steven Seagal Chews Up Scenery and Pizza

Steven Seagal is “The Glimmer Man.” Keenen Ivory Wayans is the poor guy stuck as his partner. Emmy winner Chris Regan (“Shatner Rules”) and Local Emmy loser Paul Sullivan (Sullybaseball.com) were forced to watch this movie. They are back with a full report. I walked out of this movie when it came out. And I saw it on a plane. Hello. But listener and former guest Bucky Sinister suggested the film. I’m a man of my word… but shit man… what did I ever do to you? Seriously. Jeez.

“The Gravy Man” was one of Seagal’s last chances at getting back in the movie game. His last chance to play a cop, before actually being one.

But buddy cop films are not as easy as they seem. Stalone makes throwing out cool lines look effortless and Eddie Murphy can make any temper tantrum look funny. But it doesn’t mean any Tom, Dick and Henry Jaglom can just jump in squad car.

There’s the good, the bad the ugly. “The Glimmer Man” is the bad.
Here are the past reviews of the good and the ugly. You figure out which is which.
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(I know I promise Chris Gore and Logan’s Run. But Chris told me he couldn’t promote it until January, so I’m going to hold it for a couple of weeks. I have some great shows in the can, including guests like Wayne Federman, Sharon Houston, Nicko, and the guys from “Story Worthy.” I’m going to record “Hard Ticket to Hawaii” with Nicko this week and try to turn it around for next week.)
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“Rocky IV” with @AdamFelber & @RicoGagliano

APM’s Rico Gagliano & NPR’s Adam Felber join us to discuss the movie “Rocky IV.” The movie was the height of the cold war craziness that swept our country in the 80’s. Did Stalone begin the jingoism with “Rambo 2” and continue it  the fourth Rocky?

Felber tells us what ‘s like to be in a bubble on Bill Maher. Gagliano gives us the behind the scenes of his new radio show “The Dinner Party.” We find out Dolph Lundgren’s dirty litter secret (He’s smart). Also host Adam Spiegelman reveals his very strange teenage crush.

Listen to the show on the website or go to Stitcher or iTunes.

Here’s Rocky’s inane speech at the end of the movie.

Gary Busey Plays a Dog w/ @Adamfelber and @Sullybaseball

Writer/director Paul Sullivan, NPR’s Adam Felber (“Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me”) & I recap “Quigley.” You know the movie where Gary Busey plays a mean computer game business type guy who is turned into a dog. As a dog, Gary  learns about life, flimsy sets, terrible special effect, non-comedic timing and how to sleep through a role. “Quigley”  also features Booger, Patrick from “SpongeBob,” Christopher Atkins, the black guy from “Dream On” (he’s also the guy from “The Parkers”).  Anthony Perkins’ son plays it straight as a fallen angel. The movie has everything: bad sets, bad lines and even a crew member walking in front of a camera. To be fair, it could just be a pushy extra who likes to wear vests and carry lights. All these elements make a very fun film.

Sullivan talks about directing his low-budget comedy “I’ll Believe You,” and how he almost got comedian Chris Elliott eaten by an alligator.

Here are some choice clips of “Quigley.” It’s from the “Found Footage Festival.” I don’t know what’s “found” about it. Did they “find” it in a bargain bin? Anyway, thanks for editing this for me to “borrow.” I have just started the “Borrowed Clip Fest.”