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  • Spring Fling: "The Fall Guy," "Unfrosted," "The Idea of You" and More!

    7 MAY 2024 · The calender tells us it's still Spring" but in Hollywood Summer is just getting started. That's why our first film is the big budget action film "The Fall Guy" starring Ryan Gosling as a down-and-out stuntman whi must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend's blockbuster film. Is it too much too soon, or is it not enough? We'll let you know. Then there's Jerry Seinfeld's directorial debut "Unfrosted" which tells how in 1963 Michigan, business rivals Kellogg's and Post competed to create a cake that could change breakfast forever. And for you romance fans there's "The Idea of You" on Amazon. It stars Anne Hathaway as a 40-year-old single mom, who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell, the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. Yup, Anne Hathaway is playing moms now. And there's also the controversial "Baby Reindeer" which follows follows writer and performer Richard Gadd's warped relationship with a female stalker and the impact it has on him as he is ultimately forced to face a deep, dark buried trauma. For you "based on a true story types there's "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare from direct Guy Ritchie in which British military recruits a small group of highly skilled soldiers to strike against German forces behind enemy lines during World War II. And for mystery buffs there's "Under the Bridge" which stars Lily Gladston and Riley Keough who try and solve the mystery of a murdered teen. Plus, for those of you thinking of coming to New York to see a play or musical on Broadway, we've got a rundown of what's hot and what's not as we head toward the Tony Awards. So listen in!
    41m 44s
  • Sping In Your Step - "Civil War," "Ripley," "Sugar" and More!

    17 APR 2024 · The good weather is finally here - almost anyway. And that means you won't be didging raindrops on your way to the local cinema. Or, if you're more of a homebody, that you'll have something to watch once you've finished your daily errands. And we've got plenty of options. First there's the very controversial action movie "Civil" War." It stars Kirsten Dunst and it talkes place in dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House. We've also got "Monkey Man" which is the directorial debut of Dev Patel. He also plays an anonymous young man who unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless. We've also got "the Long Game." Which takes place in 1955 as five young Mexican-American caddies, out of the love for the game, were determined to learn how to play, so they created their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas desert. As for you streaming people, we've got "Ripley" It's based on Patricia Highsmith's novel about a grifter named Ripley living in New York during the 1960s who is hired by a wealthy man to bring his vagabond son home from Italy. Then there's "Sugar" in which Private investigator John Sugar (Colin Farrell) examines the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the granddaughter of a legendary Hollywood producer. There's plenty more too. So listen in!
    51m 27s
  • Mild & Crazy Guys - Steve Martin Documentary, "Wicked Little Letters" and More!

    3 APR 2024 · Spring is getting off to a fast start entertainment wise. First we've got "Steve! (Martin): A Documentary In Two Pieces" and if you thought that title was long wait until you watch this Apple TV+ documentary which follows the life and career of actor Steve Martin. And if this whets your appetite for documentaries about comedians we've also got "Remembering Gene Wilder" which does exactly that. If your into fiction there's the Woody Allen film you probably haven't heard about called "Coup de Chance" in which wo young people's bond leads to marital infidelity and ultimately crime.Want something more mainstream? There's "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" and the remake of "Road House" starring Jake Gyllenhaal. We'l also tell you about Michael Keaton's directorial debut titled "Knox Goes Away" in which he plays a contract killer with dementia. Really. Then there's the lesbian noir thriller starring Kristen Stewart "Love Lies Bleeding" and the lewd but funny British comedy "Wicked Little Letters" starring Oscar winner Olivia Colman. And there's more, so put off planting string beans another day and listen in. 
    49m 39s
  • Spring Fever - "Arthur the King," "Damsel," "Nicky Stanicky" and those Oscars

    19 MAR 2024 · Spring has sprung and by now you should be over your seasonal affective disorder and developing allergies instead. And the cure for that is staying indoors and watching stuff. Luckily we've checked out the most recent crop of movies and streaming shows for you. We start with "Arthur the King" which stars Mark Wahlberg as an adventure racer who adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race.Obiviously it's not blockbuster season yet. Then we've got the Netflix fantasy adventure film "Damsel" starring Millie Bobbie Brown as a dutiful damsel whi agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Oh, and there's a dragon. Then there's the Amazon comedy  "Nicky Stanicky" which stars Zac Efron and John Cena and is director by Peter Farrelly. For you streamer fans there's "The Gentlemen"which is the first series created by Guy Ritchie now on Netflix. And in case you're starting to forget it already, we give you our perspective on the Oscars. Listen in!
    39m 15s
  • Sands of Time - "Dune Part 2," "Drive-Away Dolls" and Oscar Predictions!

    5 MAR 2024 · Are you suddenly aware of how time is passing? Of course you are! The Oscars are less than a week away and so is Daylight Savings Time. And "Dune Part 2," which was supposed to come out last summer is finally in theaters. Bill McCuddy and Bill Bregoli both saw it and they'll tell you if it's worth spending 2 hours and 46 minutes of your precious time on. Then we've got "Drive-Away Dolls" directed by one of the Coen brothers and "Ordinary Angels" which stars Hilary Swank. Neil tells us about 2 plays he saw and we also remember comedian and actor Richard Lewis who passed away last week. And then there's our Oscar Predictions to help you fill out your office pool. Time continues to pass by so we'll end this so you can listen in.
    37m 4s
  • Game Time: "Lisa Frankenstein," "Argylle," "Driving Madeleine" and More!

    8 FEB 2024 · Word is that there's a big football game this weekend. In fact, Hollywood is so afraid no one will go to the movies this weekend that they're not putting many new ones in theaters. "Lisa Frankenstein" is sort of a sacrifical lamb. It's directed by Zelda Williams and written by Diablo Cody and it's about about a teenager and her crush, who happens to be a corpse. Bill Bregoli doesn't watch football anyway, so he checked it out. Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy saw a french film called "Driving Madeleine" and they were both surprised by how much they liked it. We've also got "Argylle" which is about a reclusive author who writes espionage novels about a secret agent and a global spy syndicate and realizes the plot of the new book she's writing starts to mirror real-world events, in real time.It didn't make a lot of money when it opened last weeekend and Bill Bregoli explains why. Bill McCuddy tells us about "Feud: Capote vs the Swans" which is an anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and Truman Capote and the New York elite.For documentary fans we've got "The Greatest Night in Pop" which tells how on January 25th 1985, dozens of the era's most popular musicians gathered in Los Angeles to record a charity single for African famine relief. Setting egos aside, they collaborated on a song that would make history. It's on Netflix, and also on Netflix is the animated tale "Orion and the Dark" which is about a boy with an active imagination faces his fears on an unforgettable journey through the night with his new friend: a giant, smiling creature named Dark.It's got some big names involved.And for you streaming fans there's "Masters of the Air," which is the latest from the people who brought you "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific." And we've also got "Griselda" which stars Sofia Vergara as a woman who creates one of the most ruthless cartels in history. Plus we'll tell you about the new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and what we thought of the Grammy Awards. Listen in!
    43m 14s
  • Anti Freeze: "Origin," "The Beekeeper," "True Detective" and More!

    19 JAN 2024 · To quote someone who got canceled - "baby, it's cold outside." Luckily we've been able to sample the latest movies and streaming shows to keep you warm. First there's "Origin" directed by Ava DuVernay. It tells the story of a real life journalist who investigated the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. If it sound heavy - it is. Niel Rosen caught up with the documentary "It Ain't Over" which chronicles the illustrious life and career of the baseball great, Yogi Berra. I'm told he played for the Yankees. For you streaming fans Bill McCuddy fills us in on "Fool Me Once" in which widowed mum Maya is disturbed by an image of her late husband captured on her toddler's nanny cam. It's based on a novel by Harlan Coben. Also streaming is the third season of "True Detective which stars Jodi Fosterand takes place in freezing Alaska.Then we've got "Lift" which is the latest Netflix action movie starring Kevin Hart. And Bill Bregoli tells us about the latest Jason Statham thriller "The Beekeeper" which is in theaters. Plus Neil and Bill M fill us in on the most revent award show which they take very seriously. So top off your window cleaner resevoir in the car and then throw a log on the fire and listen to us.
    32m 31s
  • Double Vision: "Mean Girls," "Society of the Snow" And Here Come the Award Shows

    12 JAN 2024 · It's a strange time of year. People have taken down their holiday decorations and tossed their Christmas trees out to the curb. But there are some new movies, and there are some kind of old movies that are getting awards. Let's start with "Mean Girls." It was a new movie 20 years ago but this time they've added some songs and made it into a movie musical. Bill Bregoli was the only one of us brave enough to go see it and he'll tell what he thought. Then there's "Society of the Snow" based on the true story of what happened in 1972 when an airplane carrying a rugby team crashed on a glacier in the Andes. The few passengers who survive the crash find themselves in one of the world's toughest environments to survive."Wait a second," you're saying, "Wasn't there a movie about that same subject years ago. The one where they ate their dead." Yes, there were two in fact, but this new one is much different. Then Bill McCuddy and Neil Rosen tell you what they thought of the Golden Globe Awards last weekend and the recently announced SAG Award nominations. Bill M also fills us in on two new documentaries. There's "Sly" which is about Sylvester Stallone, and "Arnold," which follows the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. And few you monster movie fans, Bill M tells us about "Monarch" on Apple TV+. So make sure you've picked up that tinsel that's on the floor and listen in,
    44m 6s
  • A Few of Our Favorite Things - Plus "The Color Purple," "The Boys in the Boat" and More!

    29 DEC 2023 · nIt's that time of year when we look back and figure out if we actually liked any of the movies and shows we saw. Turns out there were a few. Hint: None of them invoved superheroes. But first, we've got some new movies and shows to tell you about and we start with "The Color Purple." First it was a book, then a movie, then it was a Broadway musical and now there's a movie musical. Bill Bregoli saw it and (eventually) he'll tell you what he thought of it. Bill McCuddy fills us in on "The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" which is now streaming. And Neal watched a streaming series called "Jury Duty" which follows the workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of Ronald Gladden, a juror who is unaware the entire case is fake. Everyone except him is an actor, and everything that happens is carefully planned. And no, it's not the movie of the same name starring Paully Shore. Then there's "Dream Scenario" which stars Nicolas Cage as a hapless family man who finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. Oh and there's "The Boys in the Boat" which is a 1930s-set story centered on the University of Washington's rowing team, from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Plus for streaming fans there's "The Family Plan" starring Mark Wahlberg and "The Retirement Plan" starring Nicolas Cage and they're both oddly similar in a certain way. And yes, we do look back at our favorite films of 2023. So why not think of your own favorite films and compare them with ours. Listen in!.
    44m 36s
  • Before the Flood - "Eileen," "The Zone of Interest," "The Iron Claw" and More!

    14 DEC 2023 · It's that time of year. You're busy shopping and you haven't had much time to sit down and enjoy a movie or TV show. Plus Hollywood's flood gates are about to open right around Christmas and there will be even more choices to make. Luckily we've got some films worth checking out before they get lost in the Christmas shuffle. First there's "Eileen" which stars Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. It's what happens when a woman's friendship with a new co-worker at the prison facility where she works takes a sinister turn.Then there's "The Zone of Interest" which is getting all sorts of critical praise. It depicts how the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.And for those who like family dramas there's "Th Iron Claw." It's the true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s.There's even a Julia Roberts move - on Netflix no less. It's about how a family's getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices, and two strangers appear at their door.And there's the British drama "All of Us Strangers."It's about a screenwriter who is drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with a mysterious neighbor as he then discovers his parents appear to be living just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.Wnat some lighter stuff? we''' tell you about "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, a sequel 20 years in the making from Aardman Animation which specializes in stop-motion clay animation. And "Migration" in which a family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime. So before you hang the stockings by the chimney with care check us out!
    40m 9s

Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy love to disagree about what they see in pop culture and they see hundreds of movies every year, so there's plenty for them to yell...

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Neil Rosen and Bill McCuddy love to disagree about what they see in pop culture and they see hundreds of movies every year, so there's plenty for them to yell about. The New York based duo are seen nationally on Time Warner Cable's weekly series "Talking Pictures On Demand". They're joined each week Entertainment Correspondent for CBS Radio News Bill Bregoli. These guys hobnob at movie premieres, parties and industry panels. They'll recommend the movies you can watch right away at home as they sift through the myriad of VOD offerings. Join them and learn what to Demand and what to miss. "We watch the bad movies so you don't have to."
Download to find out if these three movie, tv and pop culture critics ever agree on anything other than “Neil's the smart one."
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