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Monday Morning Critic podcast developed by my passion for people whose work has moved me. Guests are hand picked and purposely selected in a format where storytelling is done properly, skillfully and legitimately. Most importantly, MMC Podcast is a podcast and host with substance, doing things the right way. Welcome to Monday Morning Critic Podcast!

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Monday Morning Critic podcast developed by my passion for people whose work has moved me. Guests are hand picked and purposely selected in a format where storytelling is done properly, skillfully and legitimately. Most importantly, MMC Podcast is a podcast and host with substance, doing things the right way. Welcome to Monday Morning Critic Podcast!

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The Genuine Article.

By Royhobbs37 - May 02 2020
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Not just another cookie cutter podcast. Not a follow for follow podcast not a podcast that buys listeners and guests. A podcast that does things the right way. Every episode has an intriguing guest, led by a host that clearly puts his time into each and every interview. He is well spoken, asking unique and innovative questions...While other podcasts are pretending to be people theyre not in places they dont have here is a podcast what you see is what you get. The host does not mumble or sound like English is new to him. Just a matter of time before others take notice of what a truly great listen this is. Im not sure what the jealous losers who gave this 2 stars were thinking but I bet its other podcasts who are unlistenable trying to make a superior podcast look bad. Time will show them to be frauds. Guaranteed. This is the best podcast I subscribe to. Love Monday Morning Critic Podcast!

Always entertaining

By ashtonkutc - Jan 13 2020
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Monday morning critic has such a talented and compelling list of guests every single interview is so interesting and entertaining!!! Definitely worth listening. Question are clever and thoughtful. All the guests seem to really enjoy themselves on this podcast and the banter with the host is captivating.

iTunes Ratings

29 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
2
1
5
2

The Genuine Article.

By Royhobbs37 - May 02 2020
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Not just another cookie cutter podcast. Not a follow for follow podcast not a podcast that buys listeners and guests. A podcast that does things the right way. Every episode has an intriguing guest, led by a host that clearly puts his time into each and every interview. He is well spoken, asking unique and innovative questions...While other podcasts are pretending to be people theyre not in places they dont have here is a podcast what you see is what you get. The host does not mumble or sound like English is new to him. Just a matter of time before others take notice of what a truly great listen this is. Im not sure what the jealous losers who gave this 2 stars were thinking but I bet its other podcasts who are unlistenable trying to make a superior podcast look bad. Time will show them to be frauds. Guaranteed. This is the best podcast I subscribe to. Love Monday Morning Critic Podcast!

Always entertaining

By ashtonkutc - Jan 13 2020
Read more
Monday morning critic has such a talented and compelling list of guests every single interview is so interesting and entertaining!!! Definitely worth listening. Question are clever and thoughtful. All the guests seem to really enjoy themselves on this podcast and the banter with the host is captivating.
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Monday Morning Critic Podcast

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Monday Morning Critic podcast developed by my passion for people whose work has moved me. Guests are hand picked and purposely selected in a format where storytelling is done properly, skillfully and legitimately. Most importantly, MMC Podcast is a podcast and host with substance, doing things the right way. Welcome to Monday Morning Critic Podcast!

Rank #1: (Episode 143) "I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter" Journalist: Jesse Barron.

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Journalist Jesse Barron shares his insight on this very difficult and complex case.

In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy died by suicide in his car at a parking lot in Fairhaven, Mass. Police soon discovered a series of alarming text messages from his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, that seemed to encourage him to kill himself. This discovery sparked sensational headlines nationwide, leading to a trial that raised difficult questions about technology, social media and mental health, while asking if one person can be held responsible for the suicide of another.

In 2012, teens Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy fell in love. They lived hours apart and met in person no more than five times, but exchanged thousands of texts over a two-year period. After Roy was found dead in his car in July 2014, what appeared to be a standard case of suicide by carbon-monoxide intoxication took a shocking turn when investigators discovered alarming text messages on his phone. Carter, 17 at the time, had urged Roy to kill himself, even after he had second thoughts and removed himself from his car.

 Directed by Erin Lee Carr (HBO’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal and Mommy Dead and DearestI Love You, Now Die explores the complicated relationship between Carter and Roy, drawing on some of the thousands of texts they exchanged over two years to chronicle their courtship and its tragic consequences. Featuring unprecedented access to the families, friends and communities that were forever changed by this unusual case, the documentary explores the changing nature of the justice system today, following a story that has wider implications for society at large, both online and in real life. The film presents a well-rounded look at a bizarre tale that was a deadly convergence of mental illness, loneliness, pop culture and technology.

In July 2017, Michelle Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of Roy. In August 2017, she was found guilty and began her 15-month prison sentence in February 2019, following a failed appeal.

I Love You, Now Die includes footage from Michelle Carter’s trial, where the filmmakers had the only camera allowed in court and supplied the pool camera for this historic case. It also features interviews with key individuals in the story, including: Conrad Roy’s immediate family; Joseph Cataldo, Michelle Carter’s defense attorney; Dr. Peter Breggin, an expert witness for the defense; police detectives; and journalists who covered the case extensively.

The documentary premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival.

I Love You, Now Die is directed and produced by Erin Lee Carr; produced by Andrew Rossi; co-producer, Alison Byrne; original music, Ian Hultquist; cinematographer, Bryan Sarkinen; editor, Andrew Coffman; executive producer, Sheila Nevins; senior producer, Sara Bernstein.

Jul 28 2019

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Rank #2: (Episode 140) "12 Years a Slave" Actor: Kelsey Scott.

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Kelsey Scott is an Emmy Award nominated actor and writer that has appeared in such Television and Films as- True Detective, Fear the Walking Dead and the Academy Award winning 12 Years a Slave.

Meet the beautiful and talented: Kelsey Scott.

Jun 27 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: (Episode 111) "The A-Team" Actor: Dirk Benedict.

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Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While working on Georgia Georgia(1972) in Sweden, he made the first contact with a macrobiotic diet and changed his eating habits drastically. He was 26 at that time. A few years later, doctors found that he had cancer of the prostate. He refused to accept the usual treatment and moved away to a secluded cottage. Dirk managed to cure himself from cancer by following the rules of his macrobiotic diet. When he got his part as "Starbuck" in Battlestar Galactica (1978), the doctors stated that he was in good health. Dirk's main successes were "Battlestar Galactica" and The A-Team  (1983) in which he played "Templeton - The Face - Peck". 

Meet: Dirk Benedict.

Jan 16 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #4: (Episode 131) "Pulp Fiction" Actor: Paul Calderon.

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Paul Calderon was born on a remote farm with no electricity or runningwater high in the beautiful, ruggedmountains of Puerto Rico.  He movedas a kid from that wild freedom to theshock of NYC where he honed his senseof drama in the tenements and toughstreets of the Lower East Side andSpanish Harlem.  After a stint playingsemi-pro baseball, his dream of going pro was shattered by a shoulder injury. Later he joined the Army, serving inGermany for several years while hestruggled to find a new dream.Back in the States he went to acting schoolunder the GI Bill, studying with Sonia Moore,Kim Stanley, Bobby Lewis, Irene Moore andWynn Handman.  As a writer he publishedseveral short stories, optioned screenplays,and was a co-writer of Abel Ferrara's cultclassic "Bad Lieutenant", in which heco-starred opposite Harvey Keitel.He was made a member of the Actors Studioin 1984, and eight years later was one of the founding members of LAByrinth Theater Co.,where as writer/director he helped mentorsuch talent as Philip Seymour Hoffman,Stephen Adly Guirgis, Sam Rockwell,David Zayas, Lauren Velez & Manny Perez.As an actor he has had the honor andgreat fortune of working with some of the greatest talent of our time - Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Sidney Lumet,Spike Lee, Nick Nolte, Gerard Depardeiu,Christopher Walken, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi,  Martin Scorcese, Edy FalcoTim Roth, Ellen Burstyn, Quentin TarantinoSydney Pollack, Melissa Leo, Woody Allen,Alejandro Inaurritu and George C. Wolfe. He's won numerous awards for his theater,film and television work, including an Obiefor his performance in "Blade to the Heat" at the Public Theater, and a SAG Awardnomination for his part in the ensemblecast of Boardwalk Empire's final season.For many years he's been on the faculty of NYU Tisch Graduate Film School,The Lee Strasberg Institute, andThe School of Visual Arts.

May 22 2019

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Rank #5: (Episode 157) "The Righteous Gemstones" Actor: Tony Cavalero.

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Tony Cavalero is a fantastic actor with over 75 credits in his IMDB filmography.

His most recent work includes the Motley Crue movie "The Dirt" as Ozzy Osbourne and his portrayal as Keefe Chambers in HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones" is legendary.

Meet the very talented, kind and AWESOME: Tony Cavalero!

Nov 02 2019

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Rank #6: (Episode 165) "Miracle" Patrick O'Brien Demsey.

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Patrick's iconic role as Mike Eruzione of the epic 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team in "Miracle"... the greatest sports story in the history of modern day sports-continues to impact thousands of athletes and dreamers from professional athletes to those children just starting to realize what "dreaming" is.

Welcome the awesome, talented and very cool...Paddy Demsey. 

Dec 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: (Episode 134) "Game of Thrones" Actor: Tim Plester.

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Tim Plester is an actor, playWrite and documentarian.

His filmography includes Game of Thrones, After Life and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Meet the very kind and talented: Tim Plester.

May 31 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #8: (Episode 166) "The Crown" Actor: Jason Watkins.

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Jason Watkins is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the lead role in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. His most recent performance as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in "The Crown" is absolutely phenomenal, and personally speaking my favorite performance of the year.

Jason is very kind, immensely talented, has a wonderful sense of humor and I consider myself extremely fortunate in having the opportunity to converse with him.

Meet Jason Watkins.

Jan 02 2020

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Rank #9: (Episode 151) "Jeremiah Johnson" Actor: Josh Albee.

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Josh Albee is an actor whose filmography includes Lassie, The Addams Family, Gunsmoke and the ICONIC Jeremiah Johnson.

Meet Josh Albee.

Sep 14 2019

37mins

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Rank #10: (Episode 152) Legendary Talk Show Host: Richard Bey.

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Richard Bey is a legendary innovator of the day time talk show format.

He also remains one of the pioneers of reality television.

Please welcome the very kind and talented: Richard Bey.

Sep 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: (Episode 138) "Man of Steel" Actor: Julian Richings.

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Julian M. Richings is an English-born Canadian actor.

His work includes:

Man of Steel, The Red Violin, Open Range, Cube, The Witch, Percy Jackson, Supernatural, Wrong Turn, Orphan Black and so many more.

Meet the very talented and kind, Julian Richings.

Jun 19 2019

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Rank #12: (Episode 159) "Star Wars" Academy Award Winning Editor: Paul Hirsch.

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Paul Hirsch is an academy award winning editor who has been editing movies for over 50 years.

His Filmography includes Star Wars: A New Hope (Academy Award Winner), The Empire Strikes Back, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and so many more.

Meet the legendary Paul Hirsch.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #13: (Episode 146) "There's Something About Mary" Actor: W. Earl Brown.

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W.Earl Brown is a fantastic actor whose work includes "There's Something About Mary", "Deadwood", "Draft Day" and "True Detective". Along with his acting accomplishments he's a very talented musician avid Chicago Bears fan and all around solid human being.

Please welcome the versatile and talented, W. Earl Brown.

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #14: (Episode 163) "Castle Rock" Actor: Mathilde Dehaye.

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Mathilde was raised in a multicultural environment, surrounded by her Russian grandfather, German grandmother, and Belgian parents. While growing up in the small city of Liège (Belgium), she took dancing classes for over a decade, trained in improvisation, and performed in a few plays throughout the years, coached by professional comedians.  Two months after graduating from high school, she took a leap of faith and made her way to New York City to pursue her dreams. She first studied Meisner at The Acting Studio under James Price, then completed a "One Year Acting for Film Conservatory" at The New York Film Academy, and finally graduated with a "Two Year Acting Conservatory" diploma from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. 
In 2019, she's been portraying Amity in the J.J. Abrams & Stephen King series, Castle Rock. 
Meet the very talented and fearless: Mathilde Dehaye.

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #15: (Episode 162) "The Devil Next Door" Director: Daniel Sivan.

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A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible...

Director Daniel Sivan and I talk about his much talked about Documentary.

Dec 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: 20 Minute Movie Review: "The Rise of Skywalker"

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Film Guru Darek Thomas breaks down "The Rise of Skywalker"

Dec 22 2019

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Rank #17: (Episode 158) "Stranger Things" Actor: Jerri Tubbs.

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Jerri Tubbs is an American actress known for her roles in Stranger Things, Into the Badlands and Ozark, among others. She will be playing the role of Margo in the upcoming 10th season of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Jerri is originally from Newburgh Indiana. She grew up in San Jose, California and moved to Los Angeles to study acting at UCLA. Upon receiving her MFA in Acting, she trained with the celebrity acting coach Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Hollywood. Her television and film credits include The Passage, Under the Dome, Valor, Logan Lucky and Pure Country, Pure Heart. Jerri was also recently cast in the Emmy-nominated  series Cobra-Kai.

Meet the very cool and talented: Jerri Tubbs.

Nov 06 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #18: (Episode 153) "The Breakfast Club" Actor: John Kapelos.

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Among John Kapelos's lengthy filmography, includes Weird Science, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. His acting in John Hughes movies paved the way for millions of us who were raised on and idolized these classics and his characters.
 
Meet: John Kapelos.

Oct 11 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #19: (Episode 149) "The Peanut Butter Falcon" Directors: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.

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The amazing story that led to one of it not the BEST movie of 2019.... "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

Meet the amazing, talented, and kind: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.

Aug 30 2019

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Rank #20: (Episode 160) "Family Ties" Actor: Scott Valentine.

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Born in Saratoga, New York Scott Valentine over came early adversity, to star in one of the greatest family shows (Family Ties) of all time and build a very strong filmography in short period of time.

Meet the very cool, very kind: Scott Valentine.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 20mins

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(Episode 186) "Back to the Future" Actor: Harry Waters Jr.

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Harry Waters, Jr. is most famous for his portrayal of Marvin Berry in the movie Back to the Future, which earned him a Gold Record for his rendition of “Earth Angel.” Television acting credits include Adventures in Wonderland, among other guest-starring roles. He worked as an actor on and off Broadway, and continues to teach acting today.

Meet the Iconic: Harry Waters Jr. 

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May 18 2020

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(Episode 185) "Slumdog Millionaire" Author: Vikas Swarup.

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Vikas Swarup is a diplomat and a well known writer. He is the current Secretary (PCV) at the Ministry of External Affairs in India and previously as High Commissioner of India in Canada.

He is best known as the author of the novel Q & A, adapted in film as Slumdog Millionaire. The winner of Best Film for the year 2009 at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA. 

Meet the very kind, talented and funny: Vikas Swarup.

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May 11 2020

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(Episode 184) "Dallas Buyers Club" Actor: James DuMont.

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James DuMont is an American actor and producer who played Hal Osterly in Jurassic World. Other notable films DuMont has appeared in include Speed, Primary Colors, War of the Worlds, Ocean's Thirteen, Dallas Buyers Club and Deepwater Horizon. You can also find James in Spenser Confidential on Netflix, The Righteous Gemstones on HBO and The Banker on Apple TV+

Meet the very cool, kind and busy: James Dumont.

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May 04 2020

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(Episode 183) "The Crown" Composer: Martin Phipps.

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Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten’s godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama, Eureka Street, in 2002, he has won 2 BAFTAs & 5 Ivor Novello Awards, and gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series of recent years, including the BBC and Weinstein Company’s War and Peace, Hugo Blick’s Black Earth Rising, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. Martin is currently scoring season 4 of the Leftbank Pictures/Netflix series, The Crown.

Martin’s film credits include the Weinstein Company’s Woman In Gold (scored with Hans Zimmer), starring Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren.

Meet the awesome, Martin Phipps.

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Apr 27 2020

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(Episode 182) "Uncut Gems" Actor: Keith Richards.

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Keith Richards first role, (Uncut Gems) is an absolutely legendary one. Senior Film writer (Vince Mancini) at Uproxx.com describes Keith's performance...

"Phil, one of the terrifying mob guys to whom Adam Sandler’s Howard Ratner owes money. Played by Keith William Richards, with creased skin, piercing blue eyes, and a voice like a rock polisher, Phil instantly became one of cinema’s all-time great heavies. Richards is the kind of guy with a face that just screams “I’ve got some stories” 

Meet the very cool, very talented, Keith Richards.

Apr 20 2020

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(Episode 181) "ZeroZeroZero" Actor: Harold Torres.

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In 1958, 34-year-old Marlon Brando got great notices for his complex and layered performance as Nazi officer Lt. Christian Diestl in Edward Dymtryk’s Oscar-nominated World War II drama, “The Young Lions.” Like Brando in “Lions,” 36-year-old Mexican actor Harold Torres’ turn as dirty soldier Sgt. Manuel Contreras in Amazon’s limited narcoworld series “ZeroZeroZero” has sent writers and critics scrambling to describe his impact. The dynamic actor has been racking up honors and significant credits in the world of Mexican film and television. In the past 10 years, Torres has been nominated for the lead actor Ariel award (the Mexican Film Academy’s Oscar equivalent) three times and won the actor prize at the Morelia Film Festival in 2013.-Variety.

Meet the Awesome, Harold Torres.

Apr 13 2020

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(Episode 180) "Amazing Stories" Actor: Michelle Wilson.

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Michelle Wilson was last seen in the New York Theater Workshop's critically acclaimed production of The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley. Michelle is best known for her Tony nominated performance in the Pulitzer-Prize winning play Sweat. Wilson played long-time factory worker Cynthia, a role she originated off-Broadway at the Public Theatre before the show transitioned to Broadway with incredible reviews. In 2017, Sweat received three Tony award nominations including Best Play, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role for Wilson. Wilson’s other notable theater credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Detroit ’67, Follow Me to Nellie’s, Fahrenheit 451, Two Trains Running, The People Before the Park and more. Wilson also had memorable turns on the small screen in Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, Blue Bloods and E.R., as well as in indie films Nehemiah, Sink and The Bicycle. Wilson can be seen next in the indie film The True Adventures of Wolfboy alongside Jaeden Lieberher and John Turturro. The film is currently in production. 

You can currently find Michelle in "Amazing Stories" on Apple TV+.

Meet the very talented, very kind and a wonderful sense of humor, Michelle Wilson.

Apr 06 2020

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(Episode 179) "The Sopranos" Actor: Matthew Del Negro.

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Matthew Del Negro was born in Mount Kisco, New York, as the youngest of three children. He grew up in Westchester County.

After graduating Boston College, Del Negro began to study acting, and after appearing in several minor commercials and independent films, he was cast as Brian Cammarata on The Sopranos. His filmography includes "Wind River", "City on a Hill", "Scandal", "The West Wing" and so many more.

His Podcast "10,000 no's" is as motivating as it is informative. 

Meet the awesome and very kind: Matthew Del Negro.

Apr 01 2020

1hr 17mins

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(Episode 178) "The Way Back" Actor: Will Ropp.

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Will Ropp is an American Actor.

He is a Connecticut native and attended the University of Michigan .

His phenomenal portrayal of "Kenny Dawes" in "The Way Back" is one of the best performances I've seen this year.

Please meet the immensely talented, Will Ropp.

Mar 27 2020

43mins

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(Episode 177) "The Way Back" Cinematographer: Edu Grau.

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Edu has shot movies and commercials around the world with very unique directors, developing a beautiful eye, an honest smile and a very personal style.

Born in Barcelona in 1981, Edu Grau studied filmmaking in ESCAC (Spain) and the NFTS (UK) specializing early as a Director of Photography.

At 23, when he was not ready for that, and after the Sundance winning short "LA RUTA NATURAL", Edu shot his first feature, Albert Serra's "HONOR DE CAVALLERIA", which premiered at Cannes'06 and 40 other festivals.  Then he paired up with Tom Ford for his debut feature in Hollywood, "A SINGLE MAN", that was acclaimed as one of the most cinematically beautiful films of 2009 and got Colin Firth a Bafta and an Oscar Nom. Vice magazine included it in the ¨30 most beautiful movies of all time¨.

In 2009, Edu filmed "BURIED" with Rodrigo Cortés, and starring Ryan Reynolds. The film won Edu the Bronze Frog for Best Cinematography at Camerimage'10 and a Goya nomination. "FINISTERRAE" won the main award in Rotterdam'11, while his return to the Uk was with Nick Murphy's "THE AWAKENING", with Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. Shortly after came a special movie by his talented old friend Marçal Forés,"ANIMALS", pretty much in the vein of the shorts that they used to do together. 

Edu was then given the opportunity to work with Lady Gaga at the peak of her career, "BORN THIS WAY" was the result. In 2012, Edu premiered in Toronto Dante Ariola's "ARTHUR NEWMAN" with Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. "A SINGLE SHOT" with Sam Rockwell and Bill H Macy was just before "SUITE FRANÇAISE" by Saul Dibb, with Michelle WiIliams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mathias Schoenaerts and Sam Riley.

"SUFFRAGETTE", directed by Sarah Gavron and with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep  was Edu's next step modernizing a period film. "THE GIFT" by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall was one of the surprise film of 2015. "TRESPASS AGAINST US" by Adam Smith featuring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson was a gypsie chase movie. His new 25M budget movie, "GRINGO" by Nash Edgerton with Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton is a dark action comedy. 

In 2017, he shot "QUIÉN TE CANTARÁ" directed by the cult auteur Carlos Vermut. He was nominated for a Goya, a Gaudí and a CEC for Best Cinematography. Later on, Edu reteamed with the one and only Joel Edgerton to do "BOY ERASED" with  Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Xavier Dolan and Flea.  The movie got two Golden Globes nominations.

Edu recently shot Gavin O'Connor's latest movie at Warner Bros "THE WAY BACK" starring Ben Affleck. The movie will be released March 6th 2020. After an amazing run with some top commercial directors, Edu has just wrapped Rebecca Hall's debut feature "PASSING", with Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negra, Andre Holland, Alex Skarsgard and Bill Camp. It is Edu's first film in glorious B&W and 4:3. The movie will be released in the festival and awards season of 2020.

Meet Edu Grau.

Mar 20 2020

45mins

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20 Minute Movie Review: "The Way Back."

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Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.

Darek Thomas reviews "The Way Back".

Mar 14 2020

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(Episode 175) "Burden" Director: Andrew Heckler.

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When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award (R)-winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy's congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs. After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community. From Oscar (R)-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and writer/director Andrew Heckler comes this dramatic true story of compassion and grace in the American South.

Meet Writer and Director Andrew Heckler.

Mar 03 2020

37mins

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"The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez" Interviews with: Deputy DA Jonathan Hatami, Director Brian Knappenberger and Journalist Garrett Therolf.

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"The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez" is Directed by award-winning documentarian Brian Knappenberger, the six-part documentary bares the horrific life and death of little Gabriel after repeated abuse by his mother Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre.

The Los Angeles boy was found naked, with a cracked skull and severe burns at his family’s home in Palmdale on May 22, 2013. He died two days later.

Meet the man who got justice for Gabriel (Jonathan Hatami) and the men who brought the story to our attention (Brian Knappenberger and Garrett Therolf).

Feb 25 2020

1hr 41mins

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(Episode 174) "The Peanut Butter Falcon" Cinematographer: Nigel Bluck.

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Nigel Bluck is a New Zealand born Cinematographer whose work includes all three "Lord of the Rings" movies, "True Detective" and most recently "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

Meet the very talented, dedicated and kind, Nigel Bluck.

Feb 16 2020

46mins

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Exclusive: "The Green Mile" Actor: Doug Hutchison talks about his new memoir.

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Exclusive: "The Green Mile" Actor: Doug Hutchison talks his new memoir.

Feb 13 2020

1hr 10mins

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Academy Awards Edition! And My Top 5 Movies of 2019!

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Some brief "Pregame" thoughts on the Academy Awards and My Top 5 Movies of 2019.

Feb 10 2020

42mins

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(Episode 173) "New York Yankees" Hitting Coach: Rachel Balkovec.

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Rachel Balkovec was hired in November  as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big league team.

"She was really impressive. I really look forward to having more conversations with her," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday after talking with Balkovec at the winter meetings. "She has a really good understanding, especially when it comes to the pitch tracking."

A 32-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, Balkovec was a minor league strength and conditioning coordinator and coach for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2011-15, then switched to the Houston Astros as Latin American strength and conditioning coordinator. She worked with the Dutch national baseball and softball teams in the past year while studying for her second master's degree.

Meet Trailblazer: Rachel Balkovec.

Feb 06 2020

1hr 8mins

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(Episode 172) LGBTQ Activist and Former NFL Patriot and Chief: Ryan O'Callaghan.

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Ryan O’Callaghan grew up in Redding, CA where he earned a full ride football scholarship to the University of California. After entering the NFL draft out of college, Ryan played in the NFL for six seasons for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. After retiring from football in 2012, Ryan gained the courage to be honest with himself and then the world about his sexuality and came out as gay.

Ryan was also in the Netflix Documentary: Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.

In college Ryan protected Aaron Rodgers and in the NFL he protected Tom Brady. His amazing story is just beginning...

Meet the very cool and kind: Ryan O'Callaghan.

Feb 01 2020

45mins

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(Episode 171) "The Howard Stern Show" Comedian: Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling.

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Jackie Martling was the Head Writer on the Howard Stern Show for over 20 years, changing the face of radio forever.

Jackie is also in the movie "Private Parts" and has been doing Stand Up Comedy for over 40 years.

Meet the kind and talented: Jackie Martling.

Jan 28 2020

1hr 5mins

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(Episode 170) "Lion" Movie Composer: Dustin O'Halloran.

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Dustin O’Halloran is a composer based in Los Angeles.

He founded indie rock band Devics with singer Sara Lov, who he met while studying art at Santa Monica College.

In 2004, he released his first record as a solo artist, Piano Solos. He has since released three more solo records, the latest of which is Lumiere (2011), which featured contributions by Peter Broderick and Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid), and was mixed by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson. With A Winged Victory for the Sullen, his project with Adam Wiltzie, Dustin O’Halloran has released two albums, A Winged Victory for the Sullen (2011) and Atomos (2014).

He has gone on to score a number of films and TV shows, including Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006), Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy (2011) and Jill Soloway’s Transparent (2014–). He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for his original Transparent theme.

Dustin O’Halloran collaborated with Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) to score Lion (2017), and they won an AACTA Award for their score and were nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA.

Dustin has also composed music used in Nike commercials and worked with Katy Perry.

Welcome the immensely talented, Dustin O'Halloran.

Jan 26 2020

51mins

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By Royhobbs37 - May 02 2020
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By ashtonkutc - Jan 13 2020
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Monday morning critic has such a talented and compelling list of guests every single interview is so interesting and entertaining!!! Definitely worth listening. Question are clever and thoughtful. All the guests seem to really enjoy themselves on this podcast and the banter with the host is captivating.