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Grinding Tape: College Frotball w Spencer Hall – ‘Necessary Roughness’ (1991)



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The first installment of our new miniseries on college football movies takes on Necessary Roughness (1991)! Vince and Brendan are joined by Spencer Hall, from Channel 6/the Shutdown Fullcast. This series was of course the brainchild of Brendan, our resident ex-college football player and former NFL superstar (*practice squad and NFL Europe). We all thought a miniseries on college football movies was a great idea, but it also could just be that Brendan is really big and might have CTE so we didn’t want to make him angry.

For our first episode, we’re discussing 1991’s Necessary Roughness, starring Hector Elizondo and Robert Loggia as the coaches of the Texas State Fighting Armadillos, and their 34-year-old freshman quarterback, Paul Blake, played by Scott Bakula. Does it still hold up? Is it basically the same movie as Major League? All your questions answered, and more.

 

 


Teaser: Frotcast 571, Maestro with Laremy and Sean Keane



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Laremy Legel and co-host of the Roundball Rock podcast Sean Keane join the Frotcast this week to discuss Bradley Cooper’s ABSOLUTELY SUMPTUOUS biopic of composer (or is he a conductor???) Leonard Bernstein. He liked women, but also men! That brings us to all manner of related topics, such as, how you can tell when a conductor is good or bad? Our review makes up the last half of the show, and in the first half we discuss Barack Obama’s favorite movies of 2023, and compare notes on living with Bell’s Palsy. Enjoy.


Frotcast 545: ‘Air’ With Joey Devine



The Frotcast is back with another together-in-the-studio episode! It was just like old times this week, with Vince in LA to record live with Matt at Frot Studio South, and Roundball Rock host Joey Devine guesting, to talk about an actual movie.

This week we all saw Air, the heartwarming story of how Sonny Vaccaro got Michael Jordan to come to Nike starring Matt Damon as Vaccaro and Ben Affleck (who also directed) as Nike’s Phil Knight. Is Ben Affleck a good director? Do all 80s movies look the same now? Does Nike really need a puff piece? We answer all these questions and more.

If you don’t care about that, don’t worry, we have many other topics to discuss as well. We breakdown Johnny Depp’s deranged Q&A from Cannes, Mark Wahlberg’s incredible prayer video, and had Joey and Matt try to guess what movie analogy Elon Musk would reach for to try to explain his posting. Oh, and Jude Law had a perfume made from doo-doo because method acting! You’re going to love it. Also, there’s a video version on our YouTube page if you want also to see our dumb faces. Subscribe at Patreon.com/Frotcast for all of this content and more.


[TEASER] ‘Babylon’, Joe Sinclitico Is Going To Be A Dad Soon



Howdy, Frotcateers! Apparently Matt hasn’t uploaded a teaser to this feed for more than a month and I didn’t even notice. I’m so very sorry. Will you accept this premium episode in which we review ‘Babylon’ as my penance? It has Joe Sinclitico on it. You guys love that. Hear the full episode by subscribing at patreon.com/frotcast.


TEASER – Frotcast 503, The Batman with Joe and Laremy



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Comedian Joe Sinclitico and ex-film critic/Whoop Dreams star Laremy Legel drop by the virtual Frot studios to talk about Daniel Kaluuya’s (ALLEGED) new crystal guru manager, fatherhood, the planned Jackie-Jormp Jomp Billy Joel musical that will be made without any of the rights to Billy Joel’s likeness or songs, and of course, The Batman, the longest Batman movie ever made. Subscribe now and become a glorious piggy. You won’t regret it. Probably.


TEASER – Frotcast 467, Brain Beef and Justice League With Laremy



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There’s a four-hour superhero movie out, and like a beacon over Gotham it has attracted your old pal, former Editor in Chief of Film.com and the star of Whoop Dreams, Laremy Legel. No, Laremy didn’t actually *see* Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but did he need to? Discuss. Vince and Matt did see it though, and honestly anyone could probably predict the whole thing sight-unseen, minus The Joker promising (threatening?) to give Batman a reach-around. We go deep on the four-hour Sucker Punch cut, from The Flash (Matt loves him, Vince doesn’t) to Cyborg (what’s his deal?), but before we get to that, we have a lot to talk about. For instance, we discover that the brain is made out of ground beef and we have a new article to read about Orlando Bloom’s daily routine. While you may remember him as Legoland from Lord Of The Rings, he’s also a Buddhist. He has some really revolutionary theories about brain oil, Buddhism, and how to stay off social media by only doing Buddhism on Instagram. Oh, but that’s not all! Because this also the week when Thomas Middleditch made headlines for being creepy (ALLEGEDLY) at a goth sex club in Hollywood. Apparently the place was a hotbed of sexual assault, which is terrible news, because if you can’t trust a group of 50-something electronica musicians who dress up like Dracula to respect women these days who can you? 
We hope you enjoy, thank you for subscribing. There’s also a new, free episode of Pod Yourself A Gun out this week, so tell your friends. AND your enemies. Spite them by tricking them into giving us money! 

Frotcast X White Slavery: Consider The Source



Frotcast x White Slavery, the collab! On this week’s crossover episode of the Frotcast and the White Slavery podcast, Kaseem Bentley and Murahd Shawki join Matt and Vince for a lively conversation about the latest peliculas and noticias celebridad. Oops, I seem to have slipped into my native tongue there. You’ll have to pardon me, it’s just that my parents retired in Ethpaña.

That’s right, we’re discussing this week’s funniest story: that Alec Baldwin’s wife has been calling herself “Hilaria” and telling people she was born in Spain when apparently she was actually born in Massachusetts with dubious claims to any Spanish ancestry and was named Hilary Hayword-Thomas (ALLEGEDLY). But as Alec Baldwin says… …. … … consider the source … … … consider the source …

After that we talk Wonder Woman 1984, and whether it’s Zionist propaganda or just kind of lazy. What are Wonder Woman’s actual powers? Does she have to move every few years when people notice she isn’t aging? Did she really save herself for Chris Pine for 66 years? Why does he know how to fly a jet? And why is this movie set in 1984? Ponder all this and more while smoking your favorite new strain of weed, Magic Oprah.


Frotcast 458: Cruise Rant And The Undoing, With Jessica Sele



It’s the most lumderful time of the year and we are so happy that you are spending some of that time with the Frotcast. This week we are joined by comedian and Frotcast favorite Jessica Sele, live from an undisclosed quarantine location in Los Angeles, where she joins Matt and Vince in discussing Tom Cruise’s COVID rant, HBO’s The Undoing, and an update on Matt’s hatred of the FX/Hulu series A Teacher.

Plus, Matt brings back Royalty Freestyle just in time for the holidays.

Merry Christmas from the whole frot family!


TEASER: Frotcast 455 – Hillbilly Smellegy with Jason Webb



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Hey everybody, long time no pod. Well that’s not entirely true. Vince and I have been hard at work doing episodes of our Sopranos podcast Pod Yourself A Gun so we haven’t had as much time as usual to do a Frot. But after many letters of complaint and a few death threats we finally decided to get it together and talk about movies again.

This week, me and Vince invited Jason Webb to the frotquarters to have him play the token hillbilly during our discussion of Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy, a Ron Howard adaptation of JD Vance’s 2016 memoir of the same name. Having actually read the book, Vince was able to give some key insights into where the film and book diverge. And having been a hill person, Jason Webb was able to give some key insights into living life as someone who regularly gets in fist fights with his family. Also, I was there just talmbout lumming.

We also discuss Jeffrey Toobin’s firing, Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Dean Brownings gay black alt twitter account, and much more! It’s a great episode and I can’t wait for you to listen.


TEASER – Frotcast 454 Toobin On Sorkin



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This week on the Frot, we’re talking about the hot new Sacha Baron Cohen project currently setting the internet wags on fire. That’s right, I’m talking about The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix joint about hippies, protests, the radical left, broads who need a good talking to, brave men in uniform, and courtrooms. We discuss Sacha Baron Cohen’s bonkers accent (so strange coming from a guy who has spent his life doing weird accents in real-life situation) and the filmography of Aaron Sorkin in general. Sorkin had it all with this project — Boomer heroes, courtroom drama, a packed cast, a premise generally far less obnoxious than The Newsroom… his whole wheelhouse. After years of giving him a hard time we were so ready to finally give him his due. And yet he even managed to make this one kind of annoying at the end.

Before that, we discuss this week’s top story. That’s right, I’m talking about Jeffrey Toobin cranking his hog on a Zoom call. You’d think that would be the perfect joke for at least a week, but now, the internet had to quickly separate into warring camps of which teachable moment this incident best represents. But you remember the Frotcast rule: no hugging, no learning, only lumming. Finally, it’s an episode worth paying a premium for. No refunds.