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215: The Raid, Pumping Iron, and the State of Film Criticism

This week on the Frotcast, we’ve got Brendan and Matt Lieb in the Frotquarters, with “Film Critic” author Laremy Legel joining us via Skype. 
We open the show talking about how we’re going to talk about The Raid, and the difference between Silat and Muay Thai. Matt Lieb talks about his bar fighting experiences (mostly theoretical) and that somehow leads us into a discussion of Pumping Iron, and Brendan’s dead-on Lou Ferrigno impression. Lou Ferrigno’s gullibility leads us into a discussion of sales tactics and pick-up tactics aimed at the dumbest people around that just end up working because so many people are so dumb. That somehow leads us to the couple who took professional photos with their stillborn baby, which naturally leads to some thoroughly dark dead baby humor. We talk some about The Raid remake, Taylor Kitcsh, Oliver Stone, and Kid Rock’s strangely well-written letter in the Juggalo sexual harassment lawsuit case. Eventually we get to the famous troll article “Idiocracy is a Cruel Movie And You Should Be Ashamed For Liking It,” which makes everyone groan lots. 
After that, we bring on Laremy, and we talk about The Raid, and Kenneth Turan’s LA Times piece, “Kenneith Turan takes a critic’s lonely stand on ‘Boyhood.'” That of course leads us to discuss some of the courageous stands that *we* have taken in film criticism. I don’t want to use the word “hero,” but… 

Frotcast 191: Laremy, Robocop, True Detective

This week on the Frotcast, we are joined by author/ podcaster/ writer/ Madden Football junkie Laremy Legel of Before blooping him in, we talk about House of Cards and binge watching TV, Brendan’s hatred of Homeland, read some listener Frotcast fan fiction and episode 5 of True Detective. Then we bring Laremy on, first so he can defend and explain his Madden obsession.  Then we talk about the Robocop remake, which Bret hated and Ben liked (shocking). We unfortunately lost Bret toward the end (apologies for the technical difficulties) and finish up talking about Laremy’s trip to Nawlins.

Thanks for listening.

Frot on and Frotstrong!

Frotcast 190: Vince from Berlin, True Detective, 12 O’Clock Boys

This week on the Frotcast, Vince is live from Berlin so we bloop him in at the beginning of the show. We all put on our best German accents and hear what has been happening at the film festival. Once Vince falls asleep, Bret and Brendan tell us what music they have been listening to before we get into the awesomeness that was Episode 4 of True Detective. Including the trackingest tracking shot of all time. This week we all saw the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys- a documentary about a street motorcycle group in Baltimore. Everyone liked it a lot for a variety of reasons. If nothing else, watch it for the slow motion wheelie scenes. We finish up with some talk about the Olympics and Sochi. Thanks for listening. Frot on and FROTSTRONG. 

Frotcast 187: Ben returns, Matt Lieb, the AVN Awards

This week, Ben returns to the Frotcast for the first time since surgery, Matt Lieb is in Frotquarters, and Vince went to the AVNs. Vince plays interviews a dude who made some sex swings as well as porn industry dude Lee Roy Meyers. He also has clips from a roundtable of new porn starlets. We discuss Vegas and how Vegas-y it is, talk about the porn industry. Then we talk a bit about high horsed sports writers, and finish up on Ya Ya from Sandlot fighting a dude and some TV talk. 
Thanks to everyone for your kind words, concern and for staying #FROTSTRONG. I am now completely cancer free. No more chemo or surgeries for this dude. Celebrate accordingly. – Ben

Frotcast 176: Matt Lieb, Guy Fieri in court

This week, we welcome back Frotcast favorite and quicksand porn enthusiast Matt Lieb. Vince went to the attempted murder trial of Max Wade, where our favorite celebrity chef Guy Fieri testified. Vince talks about his courtroom experience, and then him and Bret debate what constitutes attempted murder. Vince then talks about Bad Grandpa, Ben saw Blackfish, Seduced and Abandoned, and Cloud Atlas. We finish up with listener emails, and go over our worst breakups. Frot on and Frotstrong.

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Frotcast 175: Laremy

This week, we have the entire Frotcrew plus Frotcast favorite Laremy Legel joins us for most of the ‘cast. Vince saw I’m in Love with a Church Girl (Starring Ja Rule, Executive Produced by God), Bret is angry that The Counselor has a major spoiler in the trailer, we update the Name of the Year contest, and get some great listener emails. Frot on and Frotstrong. 

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Frotcast 174: Vince, Bret and Burnsy

What is up Frotcast Fans, 

It is your favorite cancer patient Ben. Unfortunately, I did not join the crew for this Frotcast. The chemo has me feeling pretty crappy. Fear not- Vince, Bret and Burnsy held it down. Also- I am getting through this chemo crap, just not the most fun thing I have ever done. Thank you all for the support, kind words and concern. The internet love warms this cold Jew’s heart (with flakes of gold). 

I hope to return next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s show. I am not quite sure what happened except that Vince blooped in Burnsy and Bret. Brendan was busy buying a house with a bidet in it. 

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As always- Frot On and Frotstrong,

Filmdrunk 173: Matt Lieb, Gravity and the Name Game

This week all 5 Frotsmen saw Gravity. Not shockingly we all loved it. We do read some reviews of dissenters who didn’t enjoy Gravity like most of us. We finish up the Name Game that was cut off a few weeks ago- picking our favorite names of the year. Vince reads some listener emails, and we finish up with Matt Lieb’s new found love of Quicksand Porn. Frot on and Frotstrong! 

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Frotcast 172: Burnsy’s Corner, This is 40, The Next Toddler Rap Star

This week we welcome back Frotcast regular Ashley Burns, as we step into Burnsy’s Corner. He lets us know about all of the hottest kid rappers in the streetz right now. 

Vince, Ben and Bret all saw This is 40, and review that at the beginning of the Frot. 

Brendan shows up in the middle after his massage/ chiro appointment high on life. Then we finish up with some listener emails. 

Frot on and #Frotstrong. 

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Frotcast 171: Fantastic Fest, Name Draft, Zombie Movies

This week, Vince returns from Fantastic Fest to discuss what went down and the movies he saw and the FilmDrunkards he met, and shooting shotguns with Keanu Reeves. Ben is near Stanford for chemo, but he saw World War Z, which he discusses, which leads us into our favorite zombie movies.

We answer a couple of your email questions, including the guy who tells us what it’s like living next to Guy Fieri, and a question about whether teams like the Redskins should change their name. We talk about the girl on a quest to make 300 sandwiches for her loser boyfriend, and whether we were disappointed about Horse E-Books, and finish things off with a truncated version of the Name Draft. To be continued….