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Jason Momoa in Aquaman, via Warner Bros

Frotcast Bonus: Matt And Vince Review ‘Aquaman’



Jason Momoa in Aquaman, via Warner BrosMerry early Christmas, Frot fans!

This week we’ve got a bonus FREE EPISODE. Matt and I review Aquaman, which we were both surprised to find that we actually kind of liked a lot. Yes, there are spoilers, but probably not ones you would care hugely about. The movie doesn’t feel that spoil-able.

Areas of discussion include: how did our preconceived notions stack up to the finished film, and where did those preconceived notions come from? Did Aquaman just build the character around Jason Momoa’s actual personality? We also delve into Jason Momoa’s dopey charm, the big oafish jock you really want to befriend you for some reason. From there we get into the superhero movie’s obsession with monarchy, Willem Dafoe dressed like a geisha, water-driven technologies, and the aesthetic of excess.

Does Aquaman deserve a production design Oscar? And moreover, did DC finally stumble onto a tone that actually both works, and differentiates them from Marvel? And is a background making horror movies, like Aquaman director James Wan has, the best training for a superhero movie? If you want more movie reviews like this, subscribe to our Patreon, at Patreon.com/Frotcast. You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.


396: Das Crapital, With Paul Palmeri And Francesca Fiorentini



Comedian Paul Palmeri and Bitchuation Room host Francesca Fiorentini stop by this week to talk about NPR firing their film critic David Edelstein over his bad Last Tango In Paris joke, and bad NPR comedy in general. Also, why does the punishment seem so much worse when the person actually apologizes lately? We discuss screenwriter Terry Rossio saying calling someone “anti-vaxx” was like calling them the N-Word. We also dig into the “tankie” phenomenon and the left’s small but exhausting pedant wing. We also answer your listener emails and voicemails. Matt and I recorded a new review for the Patreon donors this week but you can’t listen to it yet (still embargo’d). frotcast@gmail.com, 415 275 0030, patreon.com/Frotcast.

Matt and I argued about whether this episode should be titled “Das Crapital,” in honor of Matt’s butt eating, or “Da’s Kapital,” in honor of *terrible Irish accent* “Be a good boy ‘n go foight yer da’.” That’s just a little inside baseball for you.


395: Jeff May And Jessica Sele



Comedians Jessica Sele and Jeff May return to the Frotcast this week, joining Matt and Vince to discuss the morality of committing hate crimes on a videogame and the mommy blogger who lamented her youngest child not getting as much engagement as his siblings. What kind of future have we wrought? We also get into an uncharacteristically long discussion about Batman. Also, Matt watched The Snowman. Enjoy, Frot on, and don’t forget to support the Patreon, we got lots of extra content this week, including Vince and Matt reviewing The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.


Bonus Frotcast: Welcome To Hell World, With Luke O’Neil



This week is absolutely BURSTING with #CONTENT! Here, I interview writer at large Luke O’Neil about Hell World, the literary newsletter that’s #disrupting the entire #internet ecosystem (or at least, is a way for a good writer to make some extra cash writing good work for people who like reading good work). Luke and I reminisce about the pre-clickbait blogworld internet, bitch about the current state of internet content, and dream of a better future. Other topics include: which sucks more, being in a band or being a comedian?

Originally we were going to include this as part of this week’s Frotcast, but Luke and I were having a good time so we went a little long, so I left it all and decided to release it as a separate bonus Frotcast. You’ll still get this week’s regular Frot, plus a new movie review for the Patreon subscribers. Frot on and thanks for the memories.


390: Riley Breckenridge From Thrice, Name Whether That Tune Is Christian



ALERT: A STAR IS BORN SPOILER AT 25:30! AVOID IT LEST YE BE SPOILED! Okay, carry on.

Riley Breckenridge from Thrice and the Productive Outs podcast joins us this week, joining returning guest Joey Avery, aka The San Diego Hammer, comedian and host of the Chubbies podcast. Naturally we ask Riley all about being a rock star and dealing with major label nonsense and he regales us with stories of being flown to New York to get shaded by LA Reid.

We talk about the new radio ad for Republican congressman French Hill of Arkansas, which uses exaggerated black dialect to compare justice Brett Kavanaugh’s treatment to black men in the Jim Crow era after white women “cried rape,” and warns black voters to stick with Hill lest lynching make a comeback (points for boldness, I guess).

We discuss A Star is Born, which I sort of like but Matt, in a shocking turn of events for an avowed shill who loves to cry, hates with a fiery passion (I used a picture of A Star Is Born at the top here instead of Riley because we couldn’t afford the Getty Image). Who could’ve guessed?

Finally, we play our newest Frotcast game, “Name Whether That Tune Is Christian” (or “God Rock Or Fraud Rock,” as Matt wants to name it), in which the panelists wager on how few seconds of a song they need to hear in order to determine whether or not that song is Christian. “Christian” being here defined as an artist who has “Christian” in the first line of their Wikipedia description or songs on the Christian charts (that is, they have to advertise as Christian).

Frot on and enjoy, support the Patreon, and PLEASE, leave us a review on iTunes.


387: Digimon Honsoup, With Matt Christman And Jeff May



This week on the Frotcast, Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House and statuesque comedian Jeff May join Matt and Vince in the Frotquarters to discuss Same Kind Of Different As Me, the faith-based magical negro drama starring Greg Kinnear and Djimon Honsou (originally set to be released by Paramount then dropped, now available on Netflix). That’s the one where “international art dealer” Ron Hall of Texas cheated on his wife, then had to work in a homeless shelter as penance, where he met a homeless black man his wife had seen in a dream. The homeless man, Denver Moore, taught everyone a valuable lesson while Hall’s wife conveniently died of cancer, leaving him to write the self-serving memoir about it. From the same ghostwriter of Heaven is for Real! We discuss Djimon Honsou’s curious casting as a 70-year-old Cajun man, and why every rich white guy feels compelled to write a memoir about making a black friend. Jeff tells a story about delivering gold for the author of A Million Little Pieces, and Matt Christman talks about the Trump Prophecy and the Chapo book tour. Enjoy, Frot on, and please support our Patreon so Matt Lieb can afford new socks.


UNLOCKED: 375, Francesca Fiorentini And Jessica Sele



Like generous lords, we now release our previous Patreon-only episode FOR FREE TO ALL! Rejoice, listener! Have some cake, it’s your corporate birthday. Be advised, lots more Patron-only content is just waiting for you to subscribe, not to mention all the FUTURE #CONTENT we have planned, at Patreon.com/Frotcast. Don’t you want to be the first of your friends to get our #content? Who wouldn’t want that?

This week on the Frotcast, comedians Francesca Fiorentini (from Newsbroke, The Young Turks) and Jessica Sele (Flophouse) join Matt and Vince in the Frotquarters to talk Betsy Devos’ briefly liberated yacht, Tom Cruise’s Scientology, Matt going to Comic-Con, Hannah Gadsby’s acclaimed ‘Nanette’ special, and being able to feel tragedy inside your vagina.

1:00 – On white people not being able to clap on the right beats.

9:09 – Having to pretend you’re dead in yoga class, plus an appearance by a new Matt character, Norwegian Black Metal love song crooner.

22:30 – New character, Matt’s dick devil.

27:50 – Tom Cruise

50:00 – Talking Nanette.

 


Episode 386: Sean Pen15, With Joey Devine And Zach Johnson



Oh hi, Filmdrunk readers! I didn’t see you there because thousands of miles separates us, most likely. It’s time for another ACTION PACKED edition of the FilmDrunk Frotcast – literally the world’s only film podcast that also covers television. Which is fortunate for you because this week we talk about the Emmy awards with Uproxx’s own Zach Johnston and Roundball Rock’s Joey Devine. Also featured in this episode: Vince talks about Sean Penn’s “issues” with the MeToo movement and then proceeds to reveal that Sean Penn sexually assaulted Madonna (seriously) ((allegedly… but seriously)), Matt Lieb explores his love of Mystic River via Sean Penn impersonation, and Zach discusses living in Germany and the many, many types of sausages they enjoy there, while also teaching Matt where and what the Berlin wall was. If you love FILM AND TELEVISION, you’ll LOVVVVVE this podcast. (-Matt Lieb)


377: Tom Cruise’s First Adult Film, With Joe Sinclitico And Sal Calanni



This week’s Frotcast… well, let’s call it “expansive.” Comedians Joe Sinclitico and Sal Calanni join Vince and Matt in the Frotquarters. We finish off with some Royalty Freestyle, but before we get to that, we’re talking about another YouTube star tanking at a comedy festival, porn (sorry), Generation Wealth, Blindspotting, and whether Tom Cruise has ever seen a movie or watches porn.

12:30 – YouTube guy bombing

35:00 – A lengthy digression into “adult film”

45:00 – Blindspotting and gentrification

54:00 – Has Tom Cruise ever seen a movie?

1:16:00 – Royalty Freestyle!

1:19:00 – A song for Patreon donor Tobias W

1:22:00 – A song for Michael U

1:23:00 – A few attempts at a song for Joanne M


371: Gotti, And Incredibles 2: Unlikely Thirst Trap, With Jim Van Blaricum



This week on the Frotcast, I’m walkin’ heah! Which is to say, we’re talking Gotti, the first mob movie directed by E from Entourage and apparently written by a bot. Former comedian and current owner of Bernadette’s, the dumbest bar in LA, Jim Van Blaricum joins Vince and Matt in the Frotquarters this week. Other topics include: Vince’s trip to the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, The New Yorker’s horny review of The Incredibles 2 (The Incredibles 2: Unlikely Thirst Trap), and a $350 chocolate bar that says “FARTS.” Frot on and enjoy, donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast.