Monthly Archives: July 2016

Frotcast: Joe Sinclitico, Bobby Hacker, Trump University, and the Tony Robbins Movie

FilmDrunk’s Vince Mancini is joined by comedian Joe Sinclitico (Adam Devine’s House Party), Matt Lieb (Flophouse), and filmmaker Bobby Hacker (Cars 1-3, not the Pixar one) for an LA edition of the Frotcast. The sound of Joe vaping throughout really ties the Frotcast together. We discuss comedy, and We Are Not Your Guru, the Netflix Tony Robbins documentary. 

Joe reveals that he used to work at Trump University, and how that relates to the specific brand of dog-eat-dog masculinity that Tony Robbins promotes. Bobby Hacker reveals that he used to work in a Boiler Room situation, and we talk about the rich history of movies like Wall Street, Boiler Room, and Wolf of Wall Street, where people who love wealth porn miss the entire point of the work. Matt and Joe rap battle, we play Matt Lieb improvises lyrics to royalty-free music, and we discuss Revenge of the Nerds and American Pie as evidence of rape culture. 

Intro – Matt introduces us to “LA Matt.” #Squib
7:30 – Bobby Hacker explains “digital make-up” in production.
9:19 – Blood Father, with Mel Gibson.
13:20 – Did Louis CK ruin comedy by being too good?
15:30 – Joe’s comedy rap battle. Joe and Matt rap battle for some reason
24:00 – Back to Louis CK without the rap battle distraction
40:00 – Discussion of I Am Not Your Guru, the Netflix Tony Robbins “documentary” (concert video). 
38:58 – Joe’s anecdote about working for Trump University.
49:42 – Bobby Hacker worked on a cruise ship
1:02:32 – Matt Lieb improvises lyrics to royalty-free music
1:11:10 – Your emails.

Frotcast 300: Brandon Wardell, Justin Halpern, and Dicks Out For Harambe

Frotcast 300! I never thought the podcast that Splitsider called “consistently one of the most feminist groups of disgusting dudes on the internet,” and “regularly the grossest, least politically correct bunch of dudes” would make it this far, but here we are. This week, comedian Brandon Wardell (with whom I have a show at the Hollywood Improv Wednesday July 27th, tickets here) joins us to talk about the #DicksOutForHarambe movement (since co-opted by Milo Yiannopoulos) and review a free Smash Mouth concert. Then, Sh*t My Dad Says’ Justin Halpern joins us to review San Andreas and tell a Larry the Cable Guy story. We also have Tales From NPR and Crystal Corner. Vince, Bret, and Joey Avery are in the Frotquarters this week. Enjoy. 

3:00 – Stephan Jenkins at the RNC. Is there a way to troll the RNC without sounding super smug? Does it matter?
9:30 – Eric Andre interrupts an Alex Jones rally, wins the Giant Brass Balls Award
17:45 – Brandon Wardell joins. We talk about our comedy show next week and #DicksOutForHarambe and the Smash Mouth concert he just attended.
31:40 – Tales From NPR
37:00 – Trolls, Ghostbusters and Leslie Jones leaving Twitter
51:40 – Justin Halpern. Justin reviews San Andreas, tells us a story about Larry the Cable Guy trying to convince someone Obama is a Muslim.
1:32:43 – Your emails and voicemail questions. Including, what movie did you see as a child that you definitely should NOT have been watching? 

Frotcast 299: Is Ghostbusters A Net Good? Plus Tales From NPR, Crystal Corner

You’re either with Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters or you’re with the misogynists, or so the internet has decreed, which is at least mildly annoying to those of us who don’t really care about a big budget reboot either way. It feels wrong to divert activism energy towards a ghost movie. I mean, where were the people crowing about proving the misogynists wrong during the release of Maggie’s Plan (insert other movie written and directed by a woman here)? But then people share pictures of smiling little girls at the premiere and you have to concede they have a point. I mean, those little girls probably weren’t going to show up to Maggie’s Plan. And Hollywood was going to make dumb reboots anyway, right? Maybe this one will at least be a “net good,” even if you don’t particularly care to argue with some dumb neckbeard? That’s my question to the Frotcrew this week (Me – Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, Bret, and Brendan), though we also talk the most NPR thing we’ve ever heard (Tales From NPR), a 14-year-old’s woke slam poem, Crystal Corner, and of course, force Matt Lieb to sing fully-improvised royalty free songs. Enjoy and frot on.

00:00 – Ghostbusters (also Preacher, Matt’s tuna sandwich)
15:20 – Lebowski fest, and encounters with the real-life Dude, Jeff Dowd.
24:03 – Tales From NPR. 
37:49 – Wokest slam poem
52:20 – Fully improvised royalty-free music jams with Matt.
1:09:31 – Crystal Corner
1:23:00 – Bret introduces us to ASMR, which is Bret’s quicksand porn, basically.
1:30:00 – Your emails. 

Frotcast 298: PFT Commenter

From genius parody of your average moronic sports blog commenter to critically-acclaimed host of his own podcast (Pardon My Take), controversial, divisive, mysterious internet figure PFT Commenter joins the Frotcast this week for his first live appearance. The leader of the “Internet Commenters For Trump” movement explains what goes into crafting the hottest sports takes, how he dealt with the cease and desist letters he received from ESPN and Mike Florio, and disputes SI writer Rick Reilly’s recent claim that Kate Upton having three boobs would be bad. Comedian Matt Lieb (Viceland’s Flophouse) also returns this week, along with Vince, Brendan, and Bret. Matt sings fully-improvised songs set to royalty-free music, we discuss the OJ 30 for 30, and answer your emails. We also talk about Ice T and Body Count’s new cover of “Institutionalized,” and offer an abbreviated “Crystal Corner.” Enjoy.