Paul Rudd has the charm and looks to be a leading man in bland romantic comedies. But that’s clearly not the path he’s chosen for himself. From Wet Hot American Summer to The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Ant-Man, Rudd continues to chose fun and offbeat projects instead.
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle discuss Rudd’s delightful quirkiness, his Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas’ bizarre claim for how he got cancer and Michael Peña’s “breakout role.” They also share their thoughts on the announced Killing Joke animated film and Judy Greer’s summer of playing moms.
Is this their last show? Should Mark Hamill voice The Joker in The Killing Joke? Is Ant-Man the best Marvel film of all time? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Back to Me” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “Night Owl” by Broke For Free
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If you came across this message embedded into the asphalt what would you think? Is is some kind of religious fervor? Maybe some kind of science fiction viral media campaign? The truth is that we may never know but that doesn’t mean we cant get close to the truth. Remember when you’re sightseeing looking down can be just as interesting as looking up.
We want to thank our guest Greg Hatem from Bazaar for joining us.
What began as a quirky loosely-based parody of Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future has evolved into an intergalactic/interdimensional animated sitcom about a dysfunctional, but well-intentioned family of misfits.
The complexity and brilliance of Rick and Morty isn’t surprising if you’ve been tracking the careers of its two creators. Dan Harmon has made a name for himself as the architect of the beloved, deconstructed sitcom Community and Justin Roiland is known by Channel 101 fans for his scifi cloning comedy House of Cosbys (as well as the voice of the Earl of Lemongrab on Adventure Time).
We talked to Roiland last year about season one of their brilliant Adult Swim show, so with season two rapidly approaching, we caught back up with him and Harmon to talk new character combinations, the trouble with clearing DMX songs and the unique experience of attending Comic-Con.
[To read the print version of this interview, click here.]
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
End – “X Gonna Give it to Ya” by Imaginary Blues Machine