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It's another stellar box office week for Marvel's Ant-Man, but can the inch high superhero stand up to Tom Cruise and his latest Mission: Impossible movie?  And what's in store for the box office in August?  It's all here on a new Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 28, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Ant-Man [Second Week]
#2 – Pixels
#3 – Minions [-1]
#4 – Trainwreck [-1]
#5 – Southpaw
#6 – Paper Towns

#7 – Inside Out [-3]
#8 – Jurassic World [-3]
#9 – Mr. Holmes [+2]
#10 – Terminator: Genisys [-4]

 

(New Release[Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Wedding Crashers
1995 – Waterworld
1985 – National Lampoon’s European Vacation
1975 – Jaws


 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 31st, 2015

 

Wide

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – [PG-13]

Vacation – [R]

 

Limited

Best of Enemies – [R]

The End of the Tour – [R]

A LEGO Brickumentary – [G]

Listen to Me Marlon – [NR]

That Sugar Film – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 28th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Home – [PG]

Justice League: Gods and Monsters – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII (1988-1999)

Helix: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Miracle Mile (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily 

Geek Radio Daily is your one stop shop for all your geeky goodness. Check out Billy Flynn, Flynnstress, and Saucy on GRDsWeekly, the sometimes weekly podcast. All the geek without the wait!

 

 

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  • August 2015’s Coming Attractions

 

 

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King Tut returns to lay claim to Gotham City and to get his revenge on Batman.  But he has a new wrinkle in his scheming.  He is looking for his Cleopatra and he thinks he's found her in the form of Lisa Carson (Lee Meriwether).  John and his guests have not been kind to Tut in the past.  Will the third time be the charm for Monarch of Crime as John discusses the episode with longtime Batman 66 fan, Robert Long?

 

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 Robert Long is a full time grapgic designer and independent filmmaker.  As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook.  He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past.  Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmakingto learn more about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a moment to see Robert's latest project, Madhouse Manor, and how you can help with his Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to make the movie a reality.

 
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CODE SNOW WHITE: "Goldie" himself - Richard Anderson - joins the podcast to share his story of becoming an actor, the film that redefined his Hollywood status, and the role that would forever endear him to a generation. So ditch your socks and grab some sun - it's time to get the flock out of here.

 

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After seeing Gary Cooper in a movie, Richard Anderson decided that he would like to try his hand at acting. Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, he came west with his family at the age of ten and settled in Los Angeles. After graduating from University High School and serving in the army in World War II he studied at the Actors' Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York. After a season of summer stock in Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara, he went into live television where he was spotted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and screen tested. Ironically he chose for his screen test a scene from Gary Cooper's "The Cowboy and the Lady. " From the test he was signed as a contract player. He gained valuable film experience working with Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, William Holden, Clark Gable and Walter Pidgeon. He made twenty nine films over a six year period.


With the studio star system ending, he asked to be released from his contract in 1957 in order to appear in Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" which has since become an anti-war film classic. "I have been lucky to be invited to work in well made motion pictures," he says. "But there was also fun in making 'Curse of the Faceless Man,' a horror film now on the late night circuit." Adding it up he has has made over 40 motion pictures including -- "The Long Hot Summer" and "Compulsion" at the same time getting a taste of the "golden age of television" appearing in "Playhouse 90" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Irwin Shaw's "The Eighty Yard Run. " He moved on to co-star in five different network television series creating his most popular character in 1973 as Oscar Goldman, OSI Washington boss of the "Six Million Dollar Man." Out of it came "The Bionic Woman." Anderson became the first actor ever to portray the same character in two different television series running concurrently on two different networks (ABC-NBC). He was nominated for an Emmy in the 1976-1977 season. 

From 1988 until 1994, Richard helped Universal Studios, CBS and NBC to make three highly rated two-hour specials, "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman," "Bionic Showdown" (which introduced Sandra Bullock) and "Bionic Ever After."

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 Tonight’s Diners:  Scott & Miles

 

Welcome to the Diner

 

If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you don’t use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at http://scifidinerpodcast.com and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com.We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.

 

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Our Interview:

 

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around Game of Thrones, Star Wars Rebels, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and more.

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There’s a lot happening in the entertainment industry outside of Los Angeles and New York. One American city that’s become a hotbed of production over the past 10 plus years is beautiful Boston, MA. And one guy who’s been a part of that production explosion is Chuck Slavin. Transitioning from in front of the camera to behind it, Chuck has worked positions from Production Assistant to Driver to Production Coordinator to Assistant Director building his career in the industry.
 
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When not working on set, Chuck has also been a huge advocate and champion for the State tax credits that are keeping productions coming to Massachusetts. Combining enthusiasm and practicality, Chuck has become a master at networking in New England. This is a great listen on how to network but also a look at some do’s and don’ts when it comes to etiquette on set. Enjoy.

 

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ALL SPORTS SPECIAL!

On the heels of the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage, Gabe joins Dan and Travis to discuss the reaction from the sports world. Hilarity ensues! (We hope!)

Including: Dan schools Gabe on chants!

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

 

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.

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 Don thinks that he doesn't need school as he's a pretty good auto mechanic and knows that's where his life is headed.  But when his dune buggy breaks down in the desert, his auto skills are useless and his lack of knowledge could wind up getting Billy in trouble. 

We all have felt, at one time or another, that some of the classes we took in the course of our education were useless.  But one never knows what life will throw at them.  In the course of this episode, lessons in ancient history and geology pay off for Billy and Cathy, but will Don learn his lesson before it's too late.  Plus, Richard relates some personal stories of times he spent with Shazam! stars Jackson Bostwick and Michael Gray.  Stay tuned for the story of how guest star Wink Roberts set the desert landscape on fire.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral

If you close your mind to learning, sooner or later you're going to have it opened and be surprised at just how much you've shortchanged yourself. So if you ever think about dropping out of school, you're only hurting yourself."
 

Guest Cast

                              Wink Roberts as Don 

                            Lisa Eilbacher as Cathy

 

RATING


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Ant-Man proved it wasn't such a small movie at the box office this weekend.  But is it big enough to take on the nostalgia of Pixels?  Michael Falkner has this and all the DVD release news on a new Weekly Podioplex.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 21, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pixels

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Ant-Man
#2 – Minions [-1]
#3 – Trainwreck
#4 – Inside Out [-1]
#5 – Jurassic World [-3]
#6 – Terminator: Genisys [-2]

#7 – Magic Mike XXL [-1]
#8 – The Gallows [-3]
#9 – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
#10 – Ted 2 [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Wedding Crashers
1995 – Waterworld
1985 – National Lampoon’s European Vacation
1975 – Jaws


Box Office Premieres for the week of July 24th, 2015

Wide

Pixels – [PG-13]

Paper Towns – [PG-13]

Southpaw – [R]

 

Limited

The Vatican Tapes – [PG-13]

Samba – [R]

Unexpected – [R]

Big Significant Things – [NR]

Phoenix – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 21st, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

What We Do in the Shadows – [R]

Wild Horses – [R]

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Robot Chicken: Season Seven (2014)

The Centurions: Part One (1985)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Dead Robots Society

The Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. All the hosts, current and former, have writing experience of some kind. They gather on a weekly basis to share stories of their individual journeys and discuss topics important to the world of writing. Occasional forays into the territories of brown dragons, taco eating cowboy space ninjas, or random discussions involving monkeys are all considered rumor at best and none of the hosts are willing to admit any of that actually happened.

 

Quick Flicks

None

 

 

 

 

Links

 

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The Screen Guild Theater, which presented Hollywood films in greatly-abridged versions but often with the original stars, did a fantastic job with The Philadelphia Story.  Their adaptation of the comedy classic about a high society wedding interrupted by the presence of the bride’s ex-husband and pair of tabloid reporters features all three of the film’s stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant,  and Jimmy Stewart.  Then that dashing “Robin Hood of Modern Crime,” Simon Templar, makes an appearance on The Saint.  Vincent Price stars as the sophisticated, suave (yet quick with his fists) righter of wrongs.

 

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Episodes

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“The Philadelphia Story”

March 17, 1947

4:56

 

The Saint

“The Corpse Said Ouch”

August 6, 1950

32:05

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 Aired March 1/2, 1967
 
The Green Hornet arrives in Gotham City and looks like he's gunning for a piece of the action.  But to Batman, muscling in on the trading stamp racket seems low-key for such a high profile gangster.  And what does the foreman of the Pink Chip Stamp Company have to do with it?  Is the Hornet the real evil in this plot or is it the unusual Colonel Gumm with his penchant for alphabet soup?  Van Williams and Bruce Lee guest star in this episode as their respective characters, The Green Hornet and Kato, from their own ABC series in this crossover as an attempt to generate better ratings for the fledgling show.
 
Joining John to discuss this episode and the most important character who doesn't get enough recognition is Justin Michael of Batman The Animated Podcast.

 

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​Justin Michael is an actor, writer / director and LA native. He's one half of the sketch comedy group , a member of the Harold teamWinslow, co-host of the podcast  at UCB Sunset, and host of . His UCB credits also include: , and . He is the co-creator of , a stop-motion animated series he wrote, directed, voiced, and produced for L Studio and Stoopid Buddy. He has written/directed/acted for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Above Average, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. He was a staff writer on Matt Besser's Comedy Central special, "This Show Will Get You High." He's performed at San Francisco Sketch Fest, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, The Del Close Marathon, and toured various colleges across the country. If you'd like to continue your relationship beyond this bio follow .
 Justin Michael is an actor, writer / director and LA native. He's one half of the sketch comedy group Tremendosaur, a member of the Harold teamWinslow, co-host of the podcast Before You Were Funny at UCB Sunset, and host of Batman the Animated Podcast. His UCB credits also include: Wilhelm(the improvised movie), Tournament of Nerds, The It SUCKed! Awards, UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Urban Legends, Tremendosaur Sells Out, UCB Summer Blockbuster, CDR Sketch, Tremendosaur's Big Hollywood-ish Sketch Show, Sketch Cram, Let's Do This!, UCBWCW, Cagematch, The Passover Show, Mookie & Dave: It's a Guy Thing, Matt Besser's Prop 19 Show, and Not Too Shabby. He is the co-creator of Friendship All-Stars of Friendship, a stop-motion animated series he wrote, directed, voiced, and produced for L Studio and Stoopid Buddy. He has written/directed/acted for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Above Average, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. He was a staff writer on Matt Besser's Comedy Central special, "This Show Will Get You High." He's performed at San Francisco Sketch Fest, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, The Del Close Marathon, and toured various colleges across the country. If you'd like to continue your relationship beyond this bio follow @heyjustin on Twitter.
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