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6 minutes | 23 days ago
TEASER – Frotcast 467, Brain Beef and Justice League With Laremy
Howdy, Frotcasters, this episode is just a teaser. For the full episode, and access to a truly INSANE amount of bonus content, subscribe to the premium feed now at Patreon.com/Frotcast. Jaysis doesn’t loike it when ya don’t subscroibe. 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!
4 minutes | a month ago
TEASER: Matt and Joe Eventually Talk Oscars
Sup Frotcast people, Join our Patreon to get this week’s bonus frotcast with Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico going solo without Vince. Subscribe now! —– Hey everyone, This is a very special episode of the Frotcast in that Vince Mancini was not able to make it. So Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico Frot all by themselves and boy is it all over the place. We discuss Oscar nominations, proctology, and how we both enjoyed the game “The Last Of Us Part 2.” Joe is frotting from his cell phone so please forgive the audio quality, although to be honest it somehow makes him even funnier. Enjoy if you dare.
4 minutes | a month ago
TEASER – Early access to PYAG with Stavros Halkias on Patreon
Hey all, Matt Lieb here. Giving our lovely Patrons early access to our newest Pod Yourself A Gun with Stavros Halkias from the Cum Town podcast. Sure, you could just wait a few days for the episode to go live on the main feed. But like, you could have the episode RIGHT NOW if you just went to Patreon.com/frotcast and subscribed. It would be so easy. Here’s a little teaser of the episode. It’s truly one of the best episodes of PYAG that exists.
23 minutes | a month ago
Frotcast Extra: Murder Among The Mormons, With Jared Hess And Tyler Measom
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.
6 minutes | 2 months ago
TEASER – Sex and the City and 9/11
Hey all, here’s a teaser of this week’s Patreon episode of the Frotcast. Please subscribe to the Frotcast Patreon and tell your friends to subscribe as well. DESCRIPTION: 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!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Frotcast Extra: Historian Simon Balto On ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’
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.
5 minutes | 2 months ago
TEASER: Woody Allen Keeps Not Being Cancelled
Hey all, here’s a teaser for this week’s Patreon Only episode of the Frotcast with guest Dave Schilling. It’s a really fun one. Subscribe to our Patreon now!
4 minutes | 2 months ago
TEASER: Matt and Vince learn about Herzog’s dwarf doc
Hey all, Here is a sneak peak of this week’s Patreon-only episode of the Frotcast, in which we invited George Chen and Paco Romane of the Sup Doc podcast to talk about some documentaries that we saw, as well as other things. One huge surprise was learning that Werner Herzog did an entire documentary about dwarves. The following is our guess about what that must have been like. To hear the full episode, become a Patron at www.patreon.com/frotcast Enjoy!
96 minutes | 3 months ago
Frotcast 463 – The Second Stream with Jason Webb
We did it again! Against the wishes of Vince Mancini who hates his own face, the Frotcast has gone live again for a second time. This time there were a few less technical difficulties and we spent way less time talking movies because let’s be honest, who cares about movies? This week our guest was Jason Webb and we talked about the movie The White Tiger, as well as the “documentary” In and Of Itself which is basically Nanette for magicians. It’s impossible to describe without going insane so you may have to watch it in order to understand how frustrating of movie/magic special it was for us. We also trade dad stories, which is just *chefs kiss* Enjoy! And make sure to subscribe to the Frotcast YouTube Channel!
108 minutes | 3 months ago
[UNLOCKED] Frotcast 461 – California Streamin’ (THE LIVE STREAM POD)
We did it y’all. The Frotcast has completed their first ever live stream and boy was it slightly less chaotic than we thought it would be. For those of you out there who have no interest in watching two grown ass men do a video podcast, we present to you the audio version of our stream. And for those of you who weren’t alerted to the stream beforehand and are sad that you missed it, you can rewatch here. https://youtu.be/yWXPZFQ3Nhs And don’t you worry, this was just a dry run. There will be more live streams in the future and we will do a better job of publicizing them next time. Enjoy our conversation about the movie First Cow, film twitter, Armie Hammer, and our attempt at taking live calls.
100 minutes | 4 months ago
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.
88 minutes | 4 months ago
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!
5 minutes | 4 months ago
TEASER: Frotcast 457 – Havin a Mank, With Laremy Legel
If you love Mank puns and content in general, become a Frotcast Patron now at Patreon.com/Frotcast to hear the full episode. Description: By now you’ve noticed the internet’s recent obsession with dank Mank memes and this week Vince and Matt have decided to see what the hubbub is all about with David Fincher’s new Netflix feature Mank. Mank is the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, widely known as the guy who co-wrote Citizen Kane. The movie is 2+ hours of Gary Oldman pretending to be his arch nemesis, a Hollywood socialist Jew. Despite being in black and white and trying very hard to do an art, the movie was a solid B+. Also, the boys discuss that drunk “Stop the Steal” girl Mellissa Carone and her recent legal troubles and sordid past as a dancer at the Bada Bing. Seriously. She worked the Bing. I’m not even fucking joking. Jokes are officially dead. Enjoy!
85 minutes | 4 months ago
UNLOCKED: Frotcast 455 – Hillbilly Smelegy, With Jason Webb
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.
4 minutes | 4 months ago
TEASER: Frotcast 456 – Ready Number Two, With Joe Sinclitico
Trust me, this is an episode worth subscribing for. Become a Frotcast Patron now at Patreon.com/Frotcast to hear the full episode. Full Description: You’re in luck, Frotcast subscribers, because we have an incredible episode for you. Comedian Joe Sinclitico is joining us live from his drive through Oregon, where he has moved since the quarantine began, and where he has started a winery slash food truck slash petting zoo. This is not a joke. You can go to Oregon right now and buy food and wine from a truck where Joe works while you also pet giant rabbits, and in the future maybe also frolic with a big menagerie of miniature animals. It’s also a HUGE week for current events, and we discuss everything from Rudy Giuliani apparently cutting a hot fart over a hot mic during a legal proceeding — has any public figure ever been on the kind of comedic streak Rudy is on right now? — to one of Rudy’s witnesses, a blonde lady who seems to be drunk and/or high on Xanax who sounds exactly like a drunken bridesmaid berating a comedy club bouncer. Oh but that’s not all. We also recount the lesser-known story of an audio content provider that was forced to apologize after they accidentally let a white guy read a black woman’s essay about Outkast. Which, honestly, doesn’t SOUND that offensive, until you hear the actual audio, which is… just incredible. We finish things off with a voicemail from a listener who has a story about Josh Gad. It’s probably the best show of the year.
93 minutes | 4 months ago
UNLOCKED: Frotcast 453 – Vin Diesel’s New Single, Matt’s Gets Radicalized By Cobra Kai, Feat. Jessica Sele
For the low, low price of just $5, we have a brand new Frotcast on the premium feed, Patreon.com/Frotcast. Definitely subscribe there. For everyone else, there is this older one. This week on the Frotcast, everyone’s favorite, Jessica Sele is back, and she’s helping Vince and Matt discuss all the latest developments in the world of film and culture. For instance, Vin Diesel has a new single out, that he introduced on the Kelly Clarkson show. We discuss the way Vin Diesel has taught himself to speak in Mongolian throat singing, and how his social media posts full of ellipses actually mimic his true speaking voice. That leads us into a breakdown of the Vin Diesel/The Rock beef, Jessica talks about surfing as part of recovery, and Matt reveals that he has spent the past week watching all of Cobra Kai and the first three Karate Kid movies and now he has some theories. In fact it turns out, Matt may have become radicalized by Karate Kid. We finish things up with some of your emails and voicemails, and answer your question about which Hollywood star would be the best replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. As always, thank you for listening.
68 minutes | 5 months ago
UNLOCKED – Frotcast 452: ‘Cuties,’ AKA Q-Ties
Frot-fans! We have a brand new Frotcast for the Patrons at Patreon.com/Frotcast. We’d love it if you became a Patron and listened to our newest one! But all piggies are loved in their own special way, so we’re also unlocking Frotcast 452 from a few months ago. Enjoy! — Hey everyone, long time no Frot! Sorry about the delay, we are full steam ahead with season 3 of Pod Yourself A Gun so the frot had to take a slight back seat. But we just had to give our patreon piggies something to nosh on and figured we should watch the movie that literally everyone is talking about. That’s right, we watch the controversial French film Cuties from director Maïmouna Doucouré. Cuties a coming-of-age art house flick that Netflix decided to promote as if it were Bring It On for pretweens. Depending on who you ask, it’s either a movie about French/Senegalese 11 year old girls who form a dance troop and discover their sexuality, or it’s about making pedos horny. The right wing has decided this movie is softcore porn and simultaneously urging people to see it. Weird time to be alive. Vince and Matt talk Cuties as well as the new JK Rowling book about a serial killer posing as a transgender to kill women, plus Vince reads the best Mormon names from BYU’s 2020 roster. It’s a great episode. Enjoy and eat the beans.
4 minutes | 5 months ago
TEASER: Frotcast 455 – Hillbilly Smellegy with Jason Webb
THE FULL VERSION of this podcast, like all other bonus content, is available to our subscribers, at Patreon.com/Frotcast. You should subscribe! You won’t regret it! No refunds. 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.
80 minutes | 5 months ago
UNLOCKED: Frotcast 454: Toobin On Sorkin In ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’
Hey all, this episode is from our Patreon bonus episodes but we feel like you piggies needed a free one. Here it is: 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 (you’re free until next week, Rudy Giuliani). We discuss Sacha Baron Cohen’s bonkers Boston 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, and best of all, NO WOMEN. 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 no, the internet had to quickly separate into warring camps of which teachable moment this incident best represented. We were going to debate that one in earnest, but you remember the Frotcast rule: no hugging, no learning. Only lumming. Finally, it’s an episode worth paying a premium for. No refunds.
4 minutes | 5 months ago
TEASER – Kirsten Johnson From ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’
For the full version of this interview, subscribe at Patreon.com/Frotcast. — I normally avoid any movies about dementia like the plague, but one I loved is Dick Johnson Is Dead, in which documentarian Kirsten Johnson imagines all kinds of death scenarios for her father, Dick, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, and has him help her reenact them on film. Dick Johnson is delightful and a great sport, and the movie is not only delightful and funny, but dare I say it, weirdly uplifting and life-affirming. I highly recommend it. I got to speak with Kirsten Johnson via Zoom this past week and I found her to be almost as good an interview as she is a filmmaker. She gave me the lowdown on some questions I had about the film, like how she filmed the surreal funeral sequence, and some questions about her life, like her kids and growing up Seventh Day Adventist. I hope you enjoy it!
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