The gang’s all back this week, including your regular hosts, Vince Mancini and Matt Lieb, plus your old pals Jane Harrison and Jason Webb. Jane, one of our first single guests since the quarantine, fills us in on the single life in USA quarantine ground zero, New York City, and how ladies are just peeing in the downstairs hallway now because there are no rules anymore. Meanwhile Jason Webb reveals his own pre-quarantine breakup and what it’s like trying to move on the first day of shelter in place. Vince talks about having to do a journalism on Richard Curtis and Matt explains how the movie ‘Yesterday’ actually stole his idea for a movie about John Lennon going back in time to steal all of George Harrison’s songs. I’m not sure what we talked about other than that, but there were surely a lot of terrible accents and impromptu songs. We hope you like it! Don’t forget to sign up for bonus content on Patreon, patreon.com/Frotcast.
Hey ladies and fellas and everyone in! Time for another timely and regularly scheduled episode of the Filmdrunk Frotcast – the best podcast about movies ever made. This week, Matt and Vince welcome comedian Grant Lyon who not only knows Matt from the LA comedy scene but was also a fellow Banana Slug at UCSC. In this episode, Matt and Grant reminisce about a stand up comedy class at Santa Cruz and how it made them into the superstars they are today. Also, Vince explains Alex Jones’ DUI arrest and the new conspiracy theory that has cropped up behind it.
Finally, Matt and Vince discuss Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut film Verotika – a series of spooky vignettes that get progressively more lazy. The first and most robustly scripted vignette “The Albino Spider of Dajette” is about a big boobed Frenchwoman with eyes for nipples who cries on an albino spider causing it to transform into a man-sized albino spider who rapes and murders women whenever the Frenchwoman falls asleep. It’s hard to describe how bad this movie is without comparing it to the best bad movie of all time The Room. While Verotika is no Room, the albino rape spider is not far behind.
You can rent Verotika on YouTube or Amazon Prime now, or you could wait a couple of months for someone to leak “The Albino Spider of Dajette” on to liveleak or pornhub or something. Please pay us at Patreon.com/Frotcast.
What up all you wonderful Frotcast listeners out there. It’s time for another amazing episode of your all time favorite movie podcast! And boy did we talk about movies in this one. Yup. Yes sir. Movies were indeed discussed. But also, we recorded this episode a couple of hours before the polls closed on Super Tuesday so Vince and I, along with our guest the incomparable Jessica Sele, were just a wee bit distracted. In fact, one could say we were preemptively depressed about what we knew was coming AKA America momentarily forgetting that Joe Biden’s brain is mostly soup and voting for him instead of a Jewish socialist who had a heart attack and wants to give me healthcare. But hey, let’s not get all political. Politics are a distraction from the real news of the day: movie news.
In this episode, we discuss Moana, the Invisible Man, Hollow Man, the Coronavirus, and the fact that we will be in for for more years of Donald Trump if we nominate Joe Biden not because Biden is a bad person but because the youth vote, which Bernie has more of than any candidate since Barack Obama, is kinda fickle and will not show up for Biden. I mean, we’ll try to get them out to vote but damn man, it’s gonna be an uphill battle.
Here is just a taste of our Patreon-Only episode of the Frotcast where Vince goes to Sundance.
Hey frotcast patrons! It’s that time of year again where Vince Mancini leaves the comfort of the Frotquarters and treks on up to Park City, Utah for the very important Sundance Film Festival. This week, Vince regales Matt with tales of the festival and talks about some of the movies he saw including one where Michael Keaton did 9/11 or something. They also talk about Bulletproof 2: the sequel nobody asked for and nobody wanted but was made anyway because that’s just how shit works out sometimes. Listen now!
This week brings us a very special Frotcast, in which Matt is forced to get serious and mourn the death of his sporting hero, Kobe Bryant. We attempt to peel back the layers and find out what it is about the star basketball player that so appealed to the guy who usually only makes jokes about quicksand porn and eating butt. It turns out that part of it was because he was tall, and that there’s a special fellowship among the tall.
Our guests this week are comedians Jessica Sele and Jason Webb, who share their own Kobe reminiscences and examples of how they’ve applied the Mamba Mentality in their own lives. Other topics include Sumo wrestling, morbid parents, that front flap on the underwear, and Jason’s ineffective mission trips throughout the nation’s south. Please enjoy, and as we say on the Frotcast, when you’re here you’re family.
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It’s that time of year again where the powerful forces that control the entertainment industry all meet together in secret and use their dark power to force Matt and Vince to do a Frotcast that talks mostly about movies. That’s right, it’s OSCAR SEASON!!! The glitz, the glamour, the gallantry. The Academy Awards are the second most important event of the year next to the Grammys. And Matt and Vince have all your Oscar noms ready to dish for all you hunger-pang ridden piggies to lap up. We talk about Best Picture! We talk about Best Actress! We talk about the fact that for the second year in a row the Academy has decided it would be safer to just not have a host because it’s impossible to find a comedian who does not have a problematic past and they don’t want to risk the Oscars being #Cancelled. Matt and Vince are certain that is the reason, and it has nothing to with the fact that a comedian host might want to talk about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and probably Jeffrey Epstein and they were like “what do you think this is, the fucking Golden Globes?! We are far too important to be roasted.”
Anyway it’s a very good episode about how important the Oscars are and how many wonderful movies were nominated. We just love the movies. Truly a magical experience to consume movies. Yum.
For real though, Parasite is the best. For part two, become a donor at Patreon.com/Frotcast!
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Who’s a better awards show host, Ricky Gervais or no one? Did Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes monologue DESTROY HOLLYWEIRD LIBS or was he just takin’ the piss, mate?This week we transition from discussing this year’s host-free Oscars (ghost awards show hosts!) to the ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s big plans for “ghost kitchens,” where you can order algorithm-inspired food prepared by contract workers on an app funded by the Saudis. Yum, I love A/B testing! One of Kalanick’s Galaxy Brainchildren is apparently called “Bitch Don’t Grill My Cheese,” a name so idiotic it’s been stuck in my head all week. Now it’s your turn to be annoyed! You’re welcome!
Our guests this week include screenwriter Tom Dean and comedian Jessica Sele. We’re talking awards season, ghost kitchens, and the new plan to use artificial intelligence to decide which movies to greenlight. Yes, this is a real thing that’s happening. Is it just me or do we live in the stupidest possible future? Once we tire of that we reminisce about Batman Returns, the most gloriously weird superhero movie ever made. Was Tim Burton’s big idea for the Penguin that he just act like an actual penguin? Having flippers for hands and eating fish and shit? That was awesome.
Anyway, Frot on, and don’t forget to become a patron at Patreon.com/Frotcast. You’ll get access to all our bonus content, including bonus episodes, review shows, and live riffs. You can add the bonus feed to regular podcast app! Get on the right side of history.
Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and sure, Happy Kwanzaa, I suppose. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and to make things just that much more wonderful, Matt and Vince have invited Jessica Sele to the Frotquarters for a very special episode of the Frotcast. It’s special because Matt finally got the Christmas present he had been hoping for… he got his ass fired right before Christmas with severance and – since he was fired without cause – unemployment. IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Also, he may have yelled at a couple of his bosses.
We also discuss things like Trump owning the libs for their need to conserve water, the true story behind Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, and Matt’s trip to Disneyland with Francesca (his girlfriend who he loves very much and who loves him back.) So don you now your gay apparel and fa la la la la la, la la la listen to this dope ass episode of the Filmdrunk Frotcast. Get bonus content at Patreon.com/Frotcast.
Jojo has an imaginary friend, and get this: it’s ADOLF HITLER. That’s right, on this week’s bonus Frotcast, Matt and I are discussing Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, which is basically Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, only with Nazis instead of boy scouts. Oh, and also the Drop Dead Hitler thing. We discuss whether Scarlett Johansson’s character is brilliant or obnoxious, whether we enjoy watching stories about little kids in love, what a Nazi comedy should look like, and pitch our ideal version of this movie, where it’s just about Sam Rockwell’s character getting wild in the dying days of the Third Reich. Please enjoy and subscribe! Let the Frotcast be your imaginary Hitler.
Cancel Culture! Is it real? Is it to be feared? How many racial slurs are comedians allowed to make on podcasts before becoming unemployable? That’s right, this episode of the Frotcast is all about WHERE. YOU. STAND. on the latest CULTURE WAR ISSUES facing COMEDY TODAY! Just kidding, we mostly find the whole Shane Gillis thing extremely exhausting and so we switch to topics more our speed, like Succession, why Matt and Jane aren’t watching Righteous Gemstones even though it’s an objectively wonderful show, and why so many ladies have a curious crush on Kendall Roy. Also, Matt couldn’t get the SD card on his recorder to work and searched all through his parents’ house for a new one but all he found was his mom’s vibrator, which is why Matt’s audio sounds kind of bad this week and also why Matt is a dirty little sex piggy. Meanwhile, we talk about Matt’s five jobs and why eating crickets on the internet is way better than being on SNL. In Jane Harrison’s return, she talks about getting a new cat even though her last cat tried to kill her. Are Jane’s cats Kendall Roy? SO MUCH MORE. Please to enjoy and subscribe, patreon.com/frotcast for the bonus episodes, you’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.