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Monday Morning Critic Podcast
40 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
(Episode 243) "Loki" Composer: Natalie Holt.
Episode 243."Loki"Composer: Natalie Holt.Fresh off her amazing score in Marvel's "Loki", Natalie Holt is a multi-award winning British composer who trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the National Film & Television School. Her numerous film and television credits include the Marvel television series Loki (starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson), the BBC’s Wallander (starring Kenneth Branagh), Knightfall (starring Mark Hamill), Paddington (starring Hugh Bonneville), Deadwater Fell (starring David Tennant) and the award-winning BBC drama Three Girls. She co-scored the WW1 film Journey’s End with Oscar winner Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker), The Honourable Woman and Victoria with Martin Phipps (The Crown) and composed additional music for Hans Zimmer and Martin Phipps on the film Woman in Gold.An accomplished violinist and violist, she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. She is known for her experimental string-based scores, on which she plays violin, piano and vintage synthesizer, as well as for her large orchestral music which she records at London’s Abbey Road Studios. She won the prestigious Ivor Novello award in 2015, was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, was nominated for an Emmy award in 2017 and won the Best International Score at the Beijing International Film Festival in 2018 for her score on Journey’s End with Hildur Guðnadóttir (Academy Award Winner: Joker)Welcome, Natalie Holt.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:@ DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
41 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
(Episode 242) "The Judge" Actor: Jeremy Holm.
Episode 242."The Judge"Actor: Jeremy Holm.Jeremy Holm is best known for portraying 'Nathan Green' on the Golden Globe© nominated Netflix series "House of Cards" and as 'Mr. Sutherland' on the Golden Globe© winning USA series "Mr. Robot."Jeremy was also in the incredibly underrated "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton. An absolute classic and one of the best films in recent memory.Welcome, Jeremy Holm.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:@ DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
(Episode 241) "Mrs. Doubtfire" Lisa Jakub.
Episode 241."Mrs. Doubtfire"Lisa Jakub.Lisa Jakub is a Canadian writer, yoga teacher, and former actress. She is best known for her roles as Lydia Hillard in the comedy-drama film Mrs. Doubtfire and as Alicia Casse in the 1996 film Independence Day.Welcome the kind, honest and very talented, Lisa Jakub.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:@ DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
78 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
(Episode 240) "Army of the Dead" Richard Cetrone.
Episode 240."Army of the Dead"Richard Cetrone. Pittsburgh native, Richard Cetrone is a wonderfully gifted performer whose filmography is legendary and includes, Army of the Dead, Man of Steel, The Cabin in the Woods, Thor, The Book of Eli, Sucker Punch, Underworld, Ghosts of Mars, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Mandlorian, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, Batman vs. Superman and so much more.Richard is one of the very few people that can say they’ve had impactful roles in Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Star Trek universes. He is highly respected in the industry and by fans alike. His kindness, talent and propensity to treat all people with kindness make Richard a rarity.Please welcome one of my all time favorite guests.Richard Cetrone.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:@ DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
44 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
(Episode 239) "Nobody" Actor: Gage Munroe.
Episode 239."Nobody":Actor: Gage Munroe.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:@ DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.comGage Munroe is a wonderfully talented actor who you can currently find in "Nobody" starring Bob Odenkirk. Welcome, Gage Munroe!
66 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
(Episode 238) "Boston Celtics" Center: Greg Kite.
Episode 238.Boston Celtics.Center: Greg Kite.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter: DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.comWhen Greg Kite was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1983 NBA Draft with the 21st pick, he knew he’d have a tough time seeing some significant playing time with future Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish making up the Celts’ front court.The 6-foot-11 center out of Brigham Young University, played a limited role off the bench, averaging nearly eight minutes per game while enjoying four straight NBA Finals appearances, including a pair of titles, in his four full seasons with the team.Kite wound up enjoying a healthy 12-year NBA career and only had one tiny regret when his playing days were done.Kite went on to play for the Clippers, Hornets, Kings, Magic, Knicks and Pacers. Statistically, his best years came with Orlando, a place he still calls home, when he played all 82 games during the 1990-91 season, averaging 27.1 minutes per game. Kite averaged a career-best 7.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 ppg. in the first of his four seasons with the Magic.Welcome Greg Kite! A two time NBA Champion and a member of one of the greatest teams in NBA history, the 1986 Boston Celtics.
52 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
(Episode 237) "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" Actor: Eugenie Bondurant.
Episode 237."The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It"Actor: Eugenie Bondurant.Eugenie Bondurant's long and slightly eccentric career has taken her from the runways of New York and Paris to featured roles in film and television, including her breakout role as the feminine and feline cult icon "Tigris" in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.You can currently find Eugenie (as the occultist) in "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Welcome the resilient, talented and kind, Eugenie Bondurant.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter: DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
46 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
(Episode 236) "Boston Celtics" NBA Hall of Famer: Dino Radja.
Episode 236."Boston Celtics"NBA Hall of Famer: Dino Radja.Dino Rađja is a Croatian former professional basketball player. He was a member of the Jugoplastika team of the late 1980s and early 1990s, which he helped to win two FIBA European Champions Cup championships.He spent four seasons with the Boston Celtics, being one of the European pioneers in the NBA . In 2018, Dino Radja was voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Welcome the legendary, Dino Radja!Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter: DarekThomasWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com
74 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
(Episode 235) "The Book of Eli" Actor: Chris Browning.
Episode 235."The Book of Eli"Actor: Chris Browning.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comChris Browning is an amazing actor whose filmography includes: Cowboys and Aliens, Sons of Anarchy (GoGo), Bosch, 3:10 to Yuma, Bright, Westworld, Ray Donovan, Terminator Salvation, The Last Stand and the absolutely iconic and one of my all time favorite movies--- The Book of Eli.Chris's life is one hell of an amazing story.Welcome the awesome, Chris Browning.Thank you for listening!
51 minutes | May 29, 2021
(Episode 234) "The Blind Side" Actor: Jae Head.
Episode 234."The Blind Side"Actor: Jae Head.Jae Head is an Actor and motivational speaker who has been in such projects as "The Blind Side", "Hancock" and "Friday Night Lights" Welcome the talented and kind---Jae Head!Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.com
58 minutes | May 21, 2021
(Episode 233) "The Flintstones" Director: Brian Levant.
Episode 233."The Flintstones"Director: Brian Levant.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comBrian Michael Levant is an American television and film director, writer and producer. Levant was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He started his career in 1977 as a writer for the TV series The Jeffersons. He also wrote for, among other TV shows, Mork & Mindy, Still the Beaver, and Happy Days.He is best known for directing the films Beethoven, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way and Are We There Yet?Welcome a passionate and iconic filmmaker.Brian Levant.
50 minutes | May 11, 2021
(Episode 232) "The Office" Actor: David Denman.
Monday Morning Critic Podcast!Episode 232."The Office"Actor: David Denman.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comFilm, TV and stage actor David Denman grew up all over Southern California. After becoming involved in high school theatrics at Fountain Valley High School, David attended the American Conservatory Theater Summer Training Congress in San Francisco in 1991. He then went on to receive his B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1997 from the famed Juilliard School in NYC.After graduating Denman was immediately cast on the hit show ER (1994), which lead to numerous TV shows and movies of the week. He made his feature film debut in the Warner Bros comedy The Replacements (2000) with Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves. While he had supporting roles in some other major productions, his breakthrough role came as "Roy" in The Office (2005). The series received numerous awards including the Emmy and S.A.G. award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. 15 years after the pilot first aired it continues to break records for viewership. Denman went on to star in numerous films from indies to blockbuster features. James Gunn cast Denman opposite Elizabeth Banks in Sony's Brightburn, Michael Bay cast him as Boon in Paramount's 13 Hours and Steven Soderbergh put him in the all-star cast of Logan Lucky. He starred opposite Kelly Macdonald and the late Irrfan Khan in the Sundance hit Puzzle. Denman can currently be seen opposition Kate Winslet in HBO's Mare of Easttown.Welcome the awesome David Denman!
49 minutes | May 5, 2021
(Episode 231) "Napoleon Dynamite" Actor: Ellen Dubin.
Monday Morning Critic Podcast!Episode 231."Napoleon Dynamite"Actor: Ellen Dubin.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comBorn in Toronto, the Gemini Award-nominated Ellen Dubin has enjoyed a highly unique and diverse career as an actor. She began her career as a ballet dancer and then worked in the t doing a wide variety of characters – from Shakespeare to musicals to dramas to farce. Her penchant for landing bizarre and fascinating roles led to Ellen becoming a cult figure in the science fiction world.Ellen's roles as Captain Phasma in a variety of Star Wars animated shows and movies, and her wonderful role in "Napoleon Dynamite" make her an amazing talent.Welcome the wonderful, Ellen Dubin!
41 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
(Episode 230) "St. Elsewhere" Actor: Ed Begley Jr.
Monday Morning Critic Podcast!Episode 230."St. Elsewhere"Actor: Ed. Begley Jr.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comEd Begley, Jr. is currently recurring on the CBS series YOUNG SHELDON and wasrecently a series regular on ABC’s BLESS THIS MESS and Netflix’s FUTURE MAN.Begley is a Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy nominated actor who for decades, hasbeen a champion and educator for causes dedicated to protecting the earth. In supportof this work, he starred opposite his lovely wife and daughter on the hit eco-realityshows LIVING WITH ED and ON BEGLEY STREET.Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Begley became an actor.He first gained major notoriety for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-runningtelevision series, ST. ELSEWHERE for which he received six of his Emmy nominations.Since then he has moved easily between feature film, television, streaming and theatre.Begley has appeared in the Christopher Guest films A MIGHTY WIND, BEST IN SHOWand FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. Other feature film credits include BOOK CLUB,PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, BATMAN FOREVER, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, THEINLAWS and countless more.On television, Begley has recurred on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, PORTLANDIA,BETTER CALL SAUL, MODERN FAMILY, VERONICA MARS, SIX FEET UNDER andSEVENTH HEAVEN among others. He received his seventh Emmy nominated for thestreaming series CTRL ALT DELETE. He has also guest starred on many other seriesincluding THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE WEST WING, THEPRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL and dozens more.On the stage, he led the West Coast Premiere of David Mamet’s CRYPTOGRAM at theGeffen Playhouse, in the role that he first performed in Boston and New York. He alsostarred in Mr. Mamet’s production of ROMANCE at the Mark Taper Forum. Ed BegleyJr. wrote and directed the musical CESAR AND RUBEN, a play that won him a NosOtros Award and four Valley Theater League Awards.Welcome a legend!Ed Begley Jr.
63 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
(Episode 229) "Hancock" Actor: Dave Mattey.
Episode 229."Hancock"Actor: Dave Mattey.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comDavid Mattey is 6 foot 10 inch actor and stuntman whose filmography includes Better Call Saul, El Camino and one of the best superhero movies of our time, Hancock. He is trained in Shakespeare, a member of Mensa and has swam from Alcatraz!Welcome the Fantastic, Dave Mattey.
38 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
(Episode 228) "The Walking Dead" Director: Laura Belsey.
Episode 228."The Walking Dead"Director: Laura Belsey.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.com Laura Belsey is a commercial, film and television director, who has directed several short films, the documentary Katrina’s Children and numerous television episodes for shows including The Walking Dead, Bosch, Genius: Picasso, Preacher, New Amsterdam, Arrow, The Flash, Animal Kingdom, Queen of the South, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, and many others.Laura's work in The Walking Dead is absolutely amazing. Having directed such iconic episodes as: "Here's Negan""One More""The Tower""What it always is"The Calm Before"Welcome the very talented and kind, Laura Belsey!
65 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
(Episode 227) "My Cousin Vinny" Actor: Austin Pendleton.
Episode 227."My Cousin Vinny"Actor: Austin Pendleton.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Website: www.mmcpodcast.comAustin Pendleton is a legendary actor of both stage and screen. His filmography includes: Finding Nemo, Oz, A Beautiful Mind, Amistad, Guarding Tess, Searching for Bobby Fischer, My Cousin Vinny, Short Circuit and the Muppet Movie (to name a handful). This is Austin's second appearance on the podcast! Welcome a friend and a gifted performer, Austin Pendleton!
49 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
(Episode 226) "Captain Phillips" Actor: Chris Mulkey.
Episode 226."Captain Phillips"Actor: Chris Mulkey.Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Instagram: Monday Morning CriticFacebook: Monday Morning Critic PodcastWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.com Handsome, weathered, character player of film, TV and stage. Chris Mulkey began as an ensemble member of the Children's Theatre Company of Minnesota, where he stayed for five years. He made his feature debut in the offbeat comedy "Loose Ends" (1975). Other feature credits include Walter Hill's "The Long Riders" (1980) and "48 Hrs." (1982), "Patti Rocks" (1987), which gave Mulkey his first credit as a screenwriter, "The Hidden" (1987), "Gas Food Lodging" (1992) and "Broken Arrow" (1996). Mulkey is probably best remembered for his portrayal of sleazy ex-con Hank Jennings in the cult soap-opera "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91). His credits include Captain Phillips, Whiplash, Boardwalk Empire, Cloverfield, The Fan, First Blood and so many more.
58 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
(Episode 225) "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Actor: Henry Thomas.
Episode 225 "Nomadland" Nomad: Bob Wells. Henry Thomas is an iconic actor whose filmography includes, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Cloak and Dagger, Legends of the Fall, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and Doctor Sleep just to name a few. Henry is an actor, whom I revere and think the world of. One of my most favorite interviews. Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast Website: www.mmcpodcast.com Welcome the Awesome: Henry Thomas.
37 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
(Episode 224) "Nomadland" Nomad: Bob Wells.
Episode 224 "Nomadland" Nomad: Bob Wells. Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast Website: www.mmcpodcast.com Bob Wells appears opposite Frances McDormand and David Strathairn in Zhao’s neo-Western based on Jessica Bruder’s book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. He’s one of several real-life nomads, recruited by the director. In the film, Wells plays himself, a facilitator of the broader nomad community who, after surviving divorce and the death of his son, found solace (both financial and emotional) in a life on the road. Welcome the one of a kind: Bob Wells.
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