Monthly Archives: June 2017

337: Justin Halpern, On Critical Consensus And Creative Differences

This week on the Frotcast, Justin Halpern, recently of Powerless, joins to talk about his cancelled show being Adam West’s final screen credit, accuse Vince of being the new Armond White, and tell apocryphal stories about Lord and Miller on the set of Method Man shows. We talk about the critical hive mind, what Lord and Miller must’ve done to get canned from the Han Solo movie, DC fans, Marvel, and more. This week’s hosts are Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk/Uproxx and Matt Lieb from AJ+/The Star Wars Show. Frot on! 

4:55 – The Return Of Fake Bret
6:30 – Talkin’ Otto Warmbier
11:30 – Talkin’ All Eyez On Me and music biopic tropes
15:25 – Justin Halpern joins via Skype
28:00 – Justin’s story about Lord and Miller and Method Man
30:00 – Speculating about the Lord and Miller/Star Wars split
31:40 – Justin brings in RESEARCH, to bolster his Vince Mancini/Armond White theory.
55:00 – The Mummy, and Justin’s incredible story about getting negged by Brendan Fraser’s publicist.
1:00:00 – The Case Against Keith Olbermann
1:26:00 – Royalty Freestyle for Emmett
1:29:33 – Royalt Freestyle for Matthew C.

336: Book of Henry, The Week’s Worst Takes

This week on the Frotcast, we break down Colin Trevorrow’s Book of Henry (the worst film of the year?), the week’s worst takes (both Cosby and Kevin Durant-based), and Uber’s disastrous board meeting. Panel includes Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, Brendan, and fresh from the Giants game, Joey Avery.

3:00 – Uber’s awesome press conference

16:15 – Is ‘Book of Henry’ the worst movie of the year? And how much of the plot can Brendan predict without having seen it?

40:00 – The Worst Takes Of The Week

1:25:00 – Emails

Frotcast 335: Demetri Martin, Wonder Woman, The Mummy

I interview Demetri Martin. “Sexist” Wonder Woman reviews? The Mummy, and the rise of the “shared universe.” Tom Cruise’s ageless asexuality. Is the Babadook gay?Your email questions. Your panel includes Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk/Uproxx, co-host Brendan, and comedians Matt Lieb and Allison Mick. Donate at!

Intro – Is Wonder Woman a Zionist?
5:33 – Edelstein’s Wonder Woman review: deserved dragging or unfair?
10:15 – American Gods/We imagine what different celebrities’ dicks might look like
12:00 – The Mummy, and how it made Wonder Woman look that much more groundbreaking.
22:30 – Demetri Martin talks about his new film ‘Dean,’ starting out as a stand up, and more.
59:21 – The ouvre of Tom Cruise