Blank Check with Griffin & David
About This Show
Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail.
Most Recent Episode
Spanglish with Richard Lawson
4 days ago
Richard Lawson (author of All We Can Do Is Wait) returns to discuss 2004’s Spanglish. But is this movie really about James L. Brooks attempting to justify why he wants to sleep with his maid? Is it believable a character has never seen a man cry? Is this film available on blu-ray and will it’s value increase over time like bitcoins? Together they examine Adam Sandler’s career, Téa Leoni’s VERY big performance, using monologues from Spanglish for auditioning and birthdays at a themed restaurant called Mars 2112\. This episode is sponsored by Brooklinen (PROMO: CHECK) and WeTransfer.
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Rated 5 out of
Excellent show with a fun premise
Don't be scared - pick a movie you like and jump in! The basic premise is 'movie directors who hit it big, earned a blank check from the studio, and then either cashed it or bounced it'. Along the way you'll meet the Pro-doer Ben, The Mother of Blankies, and other recurring characters. They're very active on their subreddit, run polls to help choose future directors, and are great guys to hang out with!
Date published: 2018-03-05