It’s time for your weekly dose of Frotcasty goodness. This week, Matt and Vince welcome power-guest Joey Devine (Roundball Rock Podcast) back to the frotquarters to discuss everything from the Friends reunion special, to Chris Hayes’ bad basketball takes, and even the time he went to Michael Mann’s screening of Heat in Westwood. Also, we discuss the recent outing of power-poster Yashar Ali as a modern Bob from What About Bob? It’s a fun one. Make sure to listen to it and tell your friends about it.
Hey all, this week’s Patreon-only Frotcast is a review of a powerful new dumb guy movie that you need to see as soon as it’s released: Infinite. You can absolutely listen to the episode without having seen the movie so please become a Patreon subscriber.
“Have you ever had a dream so real you thought you actually said hi to your mother for me?” This week, Vince and Matt watched the brand new Mark Wahlberg sci-fi action flick “Infinite” which takes place in a world where a select group of people can remember their past lives and are fighting about it for some reason. In a nutshell, it’s a Matrix/Bourne Identity/Cloud Atlas mash-up for people with traumatic brain injuries. It’s peak dumb guy stuff. So of course we strongly recommend you watch this movie immediately. Enjoy!
It’s time for your regularly scheduled program, the Filmdrunk Frotcast with Vince Mancini and Matt Lieb. This week, the boys watched the brand new Disney Plus movie event Cruella, an origin story for the fashionista/dog murdering villain from 101 Dalmatians. I’m positive this joke has been made before but it’s basically The Joker without all of that pesky incel energy. It’s a touching film about a #GirlBoss who slays the patriarchy on her long road to eventually slaying dogs. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest smart TV and stream it now.
We also discuss Bo Burnham’s new comedy special Inside as well as Ellie Kemper’s recent kerfuffle with being crowned the Yellow Queen at the KKK prom or something. Finally, Laremy Legal makes an appearance. Enjoy!
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Of all of the movie roles that Angelina Jolie has chosen not to pass on in her long and illustrious career, this one might be the absolute worst. This week on your favorite podcast, Vince and Matt invite PYAG producer Brent Flyberg to the virtual Frotquarters to talk HBO Max’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead” – a movie where Angelina Jolie plays a firefighter who can’t run and has to save a child from a team of hitmen who want him dead for no real reason on the order of Tyler Perry. It’s inexplicable. It makes no sense. And, in a way, it’s glorious. It’s like a movie written by cocaine. Like if cocaine got the Dr Frankenstein treatment, was zapped into being and decided to write a screenplay. We also talk about Bill Gates again, the dark side of Bob Ross and how Mr. Rogers definitely had some skeletons in his closet. It’s a great episode. Enjoy!
Here’s a little teaser from our latest bonus Frotcast episode for Patreon. Matt Lieb shares some very special news about commitment: he is engaged, and also another thing that you’ll find out about at the end of the teaser. Also, we talk about newly divorced dad, Bill Gates, and whether Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos will become the superior divorced dad billionaire super villain. Beyond Bill and Bezos there’s also Ben, Affleck that is, who got “caught” (if you can call it that) doing regular ass divorced dad stuff like tryna holla at girls on dating apps. Not the trash dating apps piggies like you use, the special ones for celebrities, that you can only be on if you’re a big star like Ben Affleck or some random Tik Toker who will share videos of Ben Affleck tryna holla. Boy, this was a journey. Also, Laremy is here! Everyone loves Laremy.
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On Netflix this week, there’s a new docu-series called Murder Among The Mormons. It’s about a series of murders in Salt Lake City in the 80s, so in some ways it’s your standard true crime in some ways. But it’s also set deep within the Mormon community, and follows this guy Mark Hofmann, a rare documents dealer and prolific documents forger. It’s full of all these eccentric characters, and it was directed by Tyler Measom, a doc director who has worked a lot for TV, and Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite — the latter of which comes to make a lot of sense, since Hofmann is basically a Gentleman Broncos or Masterminds character come to life. Through this show you come to understand a lot of the kinds of characters that have inspired Hess throughout his career.
This was initially a conversation we had for a print interview on Uproxx, but not everything can fit in a print interview and I thought it was a fun conversation, so might as well share with you here. Check out Murder Among The Mormons on Netflix, and for more Frotcast content subscribe to our premium feed at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and check out our other podcast about The Sopranos, Pod Yourself A Gun.
Time for your weekly feeding and this time we got more than enough content to keep you fat and happy. This week Jessica Sele joins Matt and Vince to talk about Joe Rogan, the Reply All apology fiasco, Nomadland, and how Sex and the City is the weirdest television show ever made. They literally just don’t mention that 9/11 happened. Also, Vince gives us a Steven Seagal update. Enjoy!
Howdy, Frotcast. If you’re a FilmDrunk reader as well as a listener, you may have caught my article on Fact and Fiction in Judas In The Black Messiah. The film is beautiful and intriguing but also slightly disappointing, but mostly it made me want to delve into the history of the time and events it depicts — specifically the conflict between the Chicago Police and Black Chicago in the late 60s, as well as COINTELPRO and J. Edgar Hoover’s war against Civil Rights leaders in general and the Black Panthers in particular (did you know they tried to blackmail Martin Luther King into killing himself using evidence of his extramarital affairs? wild).
Much of this culminated in the raid on Chicago Panthers chair Fred Hampton, which was basically a coordinated assassination. It was found that Hampton had been drugged, and that the FBI had an informant close to Hampton, and on the night they shot up the Panthers house and executed Hampton in his bed. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton (the “Black Messiah”) and Lakeith Stanfield as FBI informant Bill O’Neal (Judas). Other characters include Roy Mitchell, O’Neal’s FBI handler, played by Jesse Plemons, and J. Edgar Hoover, played by Martin Sheen.
I was curious about the general history and the way certain events were depicted in the film, so I sought out an expert — Simon Balto, assistant professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa and the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. He’s also working on a biography of Fred Hampton. Obviously he had a lot more to say than I could fit into my article, so I thought I’d share the full conversation here. As always, we have lots more content available to our Patreon subscribers at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and on our totally free Sopranos podcast, Pod Yourself A Gun.
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