Episode #33 “Joseph W. Rodriguez”

This week we had the pleasure to have the Artistic Director of “Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company”, Joseph W. Rodriguez.

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He’s currently acting in the latest production of PCTC, “One Flea Spare” written by Naomi Wallace directed by Caitlin McLeod, at Sheen Center in NYC.

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You can find more info about this wonderful theatre company and how to purchase tixs to their latest show(s) right HERE and also on Facebook.

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For our Popcorn Movie Review I’m discussing “The Accountant”.

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For our TV Dinner Talk we discuss the Episode 3 of “WestWorld”, “Lethal Weapon” and “The Good Place”.

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Episode #25 “Christopher Birk”

This week we are joined by a dear friend of mine, actor, director, writer, producer (yup pretty impressive uh?) Christopher Birk!

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His latest project is a documentary called “DRAGGED” where he follows a group of drag queens at different stages of their lives and careers.

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The documentary features Maddelynn Hatter, Jada Valenciaga and Chaka Khanvict and their lives. Every week the three queens have their weekly show “Real Deal Wednesdays” at the Ritz Bar & Lounge in New York City.

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This film is not just a look at their lives but an exploration of what New York is to queens today as well as in the past, we meet the drag queen that was there when it was illegal, the one who left it all when it became too much as well as one who achieved fame from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Drag queens are political too and in this film we cover Sister Roma’s fight against Facebook and the fight for a new location for the New York bar Boots & Saddles.

You can follow DRAGGED on Facebook and Twitter

You can follow Christopher on Facebook and Twitter

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And for our Popcorn Movie Talk this week I give you my review of “Sausage Party”

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Episode #23 “Our Top 5 Improvised Movie Scenes”

This week we decided to count down our top 5 improvised scenes of all times.

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But of course we want to hear from you…what are you favorite ones and why?

 

This episode is rated R for language.

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Episode#20 “The price of fame”

This week we discuss the high price of fame that comes with being in the public eye.

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For our Tv Dinner Talk I give my review of “The Night Of”.

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For our Popcorn Movie Talk I give my review of “Ghostbusters”

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Episode #19 “Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!”

For this week’s episode we are taking you to the movies, the theater and we tell you what to watch (or not to watch) on TV!

For our Popcorn Movie Talk we review “The BFG”, “Swiss Army Man” and “Wiener Dog”.

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For Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom shares his thoughts (and many tears) on “Waitress”.

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For our Tv Dinner Talk we talk about “Roadies”, “Ray Donovan” and “Orange Is The New Black”.

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Episode #16 “Create Your Own Work”

This week with Tom we discuss the importance to being able to create your own work in this business.
From theater to film and how to start…

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Remember it all starts with an idea, a passion, a script…and the desire to tell a story.

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It’s important to surround yourself with people you trust who will bring your vision to life and who will become your family for as long as that story will been told!

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Let your creative juices flow and get out there and make some art!

 

This week we wanted to also take a moment thinking about the horrific tragedie(s) in Orlando.

We stand strong with Orlando and everyone involved.

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Episode #15 “Colin Israel”

This week we had the pleasure to have on the show the very talented Colin Israel, a New York City-based actor currently finishing up a four year run in the hit Broadway musical, “Matilda.”

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Colin Israel

He takes us behind the scenes of his long run with this incredible musical.

Colin was also in the First National Tour of “High School Musical,” the Las Vegas company of “Mamma-Mia,” and numerous regional theaters across the country.

Recently he had a role on “Blindspot” (NBC).

You will also hear him talk about his article for ‘The Huffington Post’ and this is the LINK to his powerful piece.

Colin Israel in Matilda

Colin Israel in Matilda

Be sure to follow Colin on Twitter and check out his Vimeo page with his reel.

For our Popcorn Movie Talk I give you my review of “Me Before You” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out Of The Shadows”.

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For Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom talks about “American Psycho-The Musical”.

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For TV Dinner Talk with Tom we discuss the brand new series on AMC “Feed The Beast”.

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Episode #13 “It’s movie time”

Both me and Tom watched quite a few movies so  this week we are giving you our reviews of some independent films and a few blockbusters!

For our “Tv Dinner Talk” you’ll hear us talk about All the way and Preacher.

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All The Way

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And for our “Popcorn Movie Talk” we discuss Weiner, A bigger Splash and The Nice Guys.

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Weiner

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A bigger splash

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The nice guys

We also read some of your movie reviews and we’ll keep doing that, so come to our FB page and leave your review of the latest movie you’ve seen so you can join us during our “Popcorn Movie Talk”.

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Episode #12 “Stelio Savante”

This week we are joined by a dear friend of mine and an incredibly talented award winning actor and producer with a very long list of credits in film, tv and theater, Stelio Savante!

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Stelio Savante

You will recognize him from “Ugly Betty”, “My own worst enemy” and most recently as Joe ‘the boss’ Masseria in AMC’s miniseries “The Making Of The Mob: New York”.

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Stelio Savante as Joe ‘The Boss’ Masseria on AMC’s THE MAKING OF THE MOB

Stelio is an American Movie award winner, SOFIE award winner and SAG Nominee.

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“Eisenstein in Guanajuato” by Peter Greenaway

We discuss his incredible career working with talents like Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams, the Duplass brothers, Samuel L Jackson, Katie Holmes, Susan Sarandon, Tony Shalhoub, David Morse, Kathleen Turner…the list goes on and on.

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Stelio Savante in “Where The Road Runs Out”

Stelio also opens up about his battle against depression and dealing with Celiac and Hashimoto Diseases.

You can follow Stelio on IMDB, FB, Twitter and Instagram

 

For this week’s “Popcorn Movie Talk” I give you my review of “Sing Street”.

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Sing Street

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Episode #9 “An Interview With John Stanisci”

This week we had the pleasure to chat with John Stanisci.

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John Stanisci

I’ve know John for over a decade now, and he never ceases to amaze me.

John has been a professional illustrator for over 18 years working for all the major comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing and many more, drawing characters such as Spider Man, Batman, Catwoman, Superman, The Hulk and others.

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Spider Man by John Stanisci

In 2011, John’s book for DC Comics, Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond, premiered at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels.

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John is currently working on his own comic book called “Lifedeath” and he was kind enough to share 2 pages with us, so you all get a sneak-peek to his incredible work!

"Lifedeath" by John Stanisci, colors by Andre May

“Lifedeath” by John Stanisci, colors by Andre May

"Lifedeath" by John Stanisci, colors by Andre May

“Lifedeath” by John Stanisci, colors by Andre May

 

You can view John’s online gallery -> HERE.

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Art by John Stanisci

In addition to being an artist, John is also an accomplished actor who has appeared in Film, TV and on Broadway. In 2005, he co founded his own theater company, Invictus Theater, which was chiefly responsible for bringing the play ‘Irena’s Vow’ to Broadway in 2009. John co produced the play (along with Daryl Roth and Jimmy Nedelander) and co starred in the role of Rokita. Irena’s Vow starred four time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh.

"Irena's Vow" Thomas Ryan, Tovah Feldshuh, John Stanisci

“Irena’s Vow”
Thomas Ryan, Tovah Feldshuh, John Stanisci

John is also an accomplished writer and he’s putting the final touches on his new play “JEREMIAH 5:1”. I saw the very powerful staged reading he did in December directed by Michael Parva and featuring Kathleen Turner, Sarita Choudhury, David Morse, Stelio Savante and Thomas Ryan. It’s an incredible story and I’m very much looking forward to see what’s next for this piece!

The cast of "Jeremiah 5:1" during their one night presentation on December 14th 2015

The cast of “Jeremiah 5:1” during their one night presentation on December 14th 2015

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