Celeste Perry interviews Bob Sarlatte about comedy, show business in the Bay Area, and his years working with the San Francisco Forty Niners. Welcome Celeste to TheTalkPod.
Dennis Willis chats with Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump, The Sixth Sense, A.I. Artificial Intelligence) about his role in Kevin Smith’s Tusk, being associated with two iconic films from the 90s, and misconceptions about Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick.
Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow gets a new name, and Seth MacFarlane shoots blanks. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Mad Max, Lisbeth Salander and Tony Soprano made a movie. But is it any good? It’s the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to James Gandolfini’s final movie, the crime drama The Drop, also starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk celebrate the 48th anniversary of Star Trek, with a brief history of the fan-based wave that brought the cancelled TV program back in the 1970s, the current state of the rebooted film series, and Trek’s enduring legacy.
“History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.” Originally written about Godzilla, that statement could be applied to all of this week’s releases. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
How does the latest Elmore Leonard crime comedy stack up? Dennis Willis reviews Life of Crime, the latest adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, and tells you why you should watch this film and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown back-to-back.
Gia Coppola gets into the family business, John Slattery directs one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances … and the Captain is running things now! Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Dennis Willis breaks down the hits and misses of the 2014 summer movie season.
Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo discover the Human Heart, and John Cusack, Jason Patric and Bruce Willis go straight to video. Plus, the latest TV seasons of The Walking Dead and Portlandia. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
It’s the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, minutes after seeing it.
Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Steve Wagner not only loved the new Netflix documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball, they agree that it’s one of the most important movies of year. Strap yourself in for a freewheeling conversation about Hollywood, the love of the game, and why we must always root for the little guy to win.
Steve Wagner chats with prolific documentarian Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) about his latest film Finding Fela, a look at legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti.
Ken Dito talks about one of the great local show bands in the history of he San Francisco Bay Area. Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs started in 1971 and gave their last performance in June, 2014.
Terry Gilliam’s latest film is a puzzler. Christoph Waltz searches for the meaning of life, Tom Hardy is Locke in a car, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t very amazing at all. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
The Talk Pod and Flick Nation want to send you and a guest to the movies, to see the new IFC comedy THE TRIP TO ITALY with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. This is the hilarious sequel to THE TRIP, the movie that featured Coogan and Brydon’s dueling Michael Caine impersonations!
The Expendables 3 brings together Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, and half of Hollywood – but is it any good? Plus, the latest documentary from director Alex Gibney. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are vampires, Woody Allen is John Turturro’s pimp, and the Toy Story gang is trapped in a creepy motel. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Ed Baxter remembers Robin Williams.
Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk react to the shocking death of multi-talented Oscar-winner Robin Williams, why he was important to the Bay Area and why his apparent suicide should spark an honest conversation about depression.
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 now available on home media, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Steve Wagner debate all the ways the powers-that-be at Sony can reverse the diminishing financial and creative direction of the franchise, if they really wanted to.
Steve Wagner chats with actor-writer-director John Turturro (O Bother, Where Art Thou, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski) about his latest film Fading Gigolo, a comedy featuring Woody Allen in a rare starring role as the pimp to Turturro’s gigolo. Fading Gigolo is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Dennis Willis, Steve Wagner and Steven Kirk introduce themselves through The Talk Pod.
The Muppets and Marlon Wayans star in sequels to better movies, and the iconic TV mystery Twin Peaks returns in the ultimate HD collector’s box set. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
It’s the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, minutes after seeing it.
Marvel’s long-awaited “Guardians of the Galaxy” blasts off and it’s a huge crowd-pleaser with attitude! Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Ken Dito talks about one of the great San Francisco party bands. Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs should come back.
Steve Wagner chats with acclaimed director Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused, Bernie) about his landmark film Boyhood, spending 12 years on one project, the memory power of pop music, and how Bernie is doing.
Naked and Afraid is a show that features naked people. Ed and Rosie talk about the trend toward new TV shows.
Shailene Woodley is Divergent, Russell Crowe is Noah, and Aaron Paul needs a new agent, er, Speed. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen fill the gossip file with Megan Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Jenny McCarthy.
It’s the return of the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Luc Besson’s thriller Lucy with Scarlett Johansson, minutes after seeing it.
Capsule reviews of new movies with Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Steve Wagner and Dennis Willis have an exclusive interview with Rob Reiner. “And So it Goes” is more mature but not so much comedy.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen gossip about Kanye and Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, and Sean Penn and Charlize Theron.
Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner analyze the production, thematic meaning and lasting effects of Richard Linklater’s masterpiece Boyhood.
Dennis Willis talks with Zack Braff about Wish I Was Here. It is a generational movie.
Dennis Willis discusses fundraiser and Kickstarter. Willis talks with Don Lewis.
Scarlett Johansson comes from outer space, and former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a solid character actor. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
Dennis Willis says the TV Emmy nominations are very predictable. Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Madmen, Breaking Bad, True Detective, Downton Abbey are all good choices.
Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner from FlickNation say Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a very good movie. Planet of the Apes is like Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back.
Flicknation’s Dennis Willis talks about Planet of the Apes trying bridge the gap between animal and human. Willis says there should be Academy Awards here, one of the best films of the year.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil. This week, Jason Bateman, director Lars von Trier, and Johnny Depp need not apply. Hosted by Dennis Willis.
FlickNation’s Dennis Willis talks about great movie reviewers. He praises Roger Ebert.