Episode #41 “Top 3 Holiday Movies”

We are still trying to get into the holiday mood this years, so we decided to count down our Top 3 Holiday Movies!

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For the first time we have a Carmine and Carmela’s theater bar talk as we review Dear Evan Hansen and Falsettos.

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But we want to hear from you…what are you Top Holiday Movies to bring the holiday cheer in your heart?

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Episode #32 “ComicCon + Tv/Film/Theater Reviews!”

We were quite busy the past few days from spending time at NYComicCon to watching movies, tv series and theater shows…and we did it all for you!

We are sharing our stories from NYComicCon…and yes next year there will be a TeamStageDoor and we’ll be dressed up so be sure to join us!

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For our Popcorn Movie Talk I review The Birth Of A Nation and The Girl On A Train.

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For Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk Tom is reviewing Holiday Inn.

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And last but not least for our Tv Dinner Talk we review Divorce, Insecure, Timeless and we are talking about WestWorld Episode 2!

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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 #10 “Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!”

This week both me and Tom saw quite a few shows, and films and so we are giving our reviews of them all!

For our “Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk”, Tom will share his thoughts on “Long day’s journey into night” starring Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Lange, John Gallagher, Jr. and Michael Shannon.

John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Shannon, Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Lange in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" Photo by Joan Marcus

John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Shannon, Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Lange in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
Photo by Joan Marcus

He also had the pleasure to see “Shuffle Along” starring Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry.

"Shuffle Along" Now playing at the Music Box Theatre

“Shuffle Along” Now playing at the Music Box Theatre

For our “Popcorn Movie Talk” I will be sharing my thoughts on two films I saw last last week.

“Miles Ahead” directed, co-written and starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.

"Miles Ahead"

“Miles Ahead”

And also “Elvis & Nixon” directed by Liza Johnson and featuring Kevin Spacey as Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis.

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“Elvis & Nixon”

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Episode #8 “An interview with Kirsten Russell”

This week we are joined by actress, director, writer and producer Kirsten Russell.

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Kirsten Russell

Kirsten began as an actress in Miami, Florida where she attended the Performing and Visual Arts High School. She was accepted into California Institute of the Arts and after two years there left for New York City. She spent many years performing off Broadway and eventually began her own theatre company.

Then in 2006 she wrote, produced and directed her first film short, “Valentines”. She followed it by writing and directing her award-winning first feature, “Rabbit Stories”.

She is currently on the festival circuit with her award-winning short “Universal Language” that she wrote and directed in Paris in 2013.

You can watch “Universal Language” -> HERE until June 1st.

"Universal Language"

“Universal Language”

She is currently editing her next short “Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same” that she wrote but co-directed with her long-time collaborator, Marcel Simoneau.

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“Like totally hot couple seeking same”

I’ve know Kirsten for many moons and she wrote a short film I directed in 2015 “Meet me here” that is now out in the festival circuits.

"Meet me here"

“Meet me here”

You can find Kirsten on facebook on her personal profile and also on her official page and she’s also on Instagram.

This week for Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom gives his review of “She loves me” on Broadway.

"She loves me"

“She loves me”

For our Popcorn Movie Talk I share my review of “Demolition” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

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“Demolition”

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Episode #7 “An interview with Suzie Cho”

This week we had the pleasure to have on the show, the Artistic Director of Full Spectrum Theatre Company, Suzie Cho.

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Suzie Cho

She’s an incredibly talented actress, singer and producer.

Her acting credits span across film, television and stage, including Law and Order, Inside Amy Schumer, and Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, as well as national commercials.

Suzie is a producer as well whose credits include the development of Broadway’s Irena’s Vow at the Walter Kerr Theatre

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Irena’s Vow

as well as the original New York premiere of Murder in the First (winner of two Innovative Theatre Awards), and Suzie was lead producer of The Baby Dance with Invictus-Pub Theatre Company, in which she also played the principal role of “Wanda.”

"The Baby Dance" (Suzie Cho & James Farrell)

“The Baby Dance” (Suzie Cho & James Farrell)

Suzie started Full Spectrum Theatre Company to bring diversity on stage in order to broaden perceptions of who looks and sounds American beyond the surface of race, ethnicity and accents. By presenting every day characters with an extended range of diversity, FSTC believes audiences will see characters who are easily relatable through the common experiences of family dynamics, friendships, and growing pains.

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“It is in the full spectrum of the human experience where we find common ground, and which ultimately unites us.” (Full Spectrum Theatre Company)

I’ve know Suzie for many years and I had the pleasure to direct her in Full Spectrum Theatre Company’s first production, “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Rabbit Hole (Suzie Cho & Amar Srivastava) Photo courtesy of Daniel Hurtado

Rabbit Hole (Suzie Cho & Amar Srivastava)
Photo courtesy of Daniel Hurtado

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For this week’s Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom gives hos review of The Crucible on Broadway.

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And I will, once again, slip into my Binge Watching Pants during the Tv Dinner Talk to discuss all things Bates Motel.

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Episode #5 “Actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar and should!”

In this week’s show we talk about some incredible actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar…and should.

From John Turturro to Mia Farrow, John Goodman, Danny Glover and (unfortunately) many more…

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We discuss some of their best performances and cult scenes.

Then for the ‘Popcorn Movie Talk‘ I give you my review of “BatmanVSuperman“…can you guess how many gummy bears I give to the movie?

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Tom will take over ‘Carmine’s theater bar talk‘  with the Broadway show “1776“.

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And we both discuss the latest controversy surrounding the “Hamilton” casting notice.

As always we’ll close with our ‘Breakdowns from hell’ segment…and we truly found a couple of jems this week 😉

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Episode #3 “Interview with Tom Cappadona”

In this week’s episode we interviewed actor Tom Cappadona.

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Tom Cappadona

You might recognize him from shows like “The Sopranos“, “Law & Order“, “Sex & The City“, “Nurse Jackie“…and the list goes on.

I directed Tom on stage in “Family of strangers” and “Panic at the Riverside Motel” and this last one was the show where he shared the stage with our own Tom Burka.

Tom Cappadona and Jessica Knutson in "Family of Strangers"

Tom Cappadona and Jessica Knutson in “Family of Strangers”

Tom Burka and Tom Cappadona in "Panic at the Riverside Motel"

Tom Burka and Tom Cappadona in “Panic at the Riverside Motel”

 

I will take on this week’s Popcorn Movie Talk with my review of “10 Cloverfield Lane“.

Tom will discuss two new theater shows during his Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk.

And together we’ll share our thoughts on “Better call Saul” during the Tv Dinner Talk.

Don’t miss this week’s segment The breakdowns from hell filled with other gems found in the acting world!

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