ARC (Arts Review & Commentary)

In this third of a three-part series on art and the Presidents of the United States, I go how fictional U.S. Presidents have shaped our perception of what makes a good or bad President. Part 1 was about art dedicated to real U.S. Presidents, and Part 2 was about fictional U.S. Presidents.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:47am EST

ARC 55: POTUS 2: Stories about Fictional American Presidents
 
In this second of a three-part series on art and the Presidents of the United States, I go how fictional U.S. Presidents have shaped our perception of what makes a good or bad President. Part 1 was about art dedicated to real U.S. Presidents, and Part 3 will be about how the Presidents themselves contributed to the artistic world.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Jordan Rose of thejordanblog.com and I give our picks for the winners of the 91st Annual Academy Awards airing on February 24, 2019. We also go over our favorite movies of 2018.

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As we say goodbye to 2018, I take a look back at some of the disappointing entries of 2018 in film. I also give the ratings of all the new releases I saw this calendar year.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:34am EST

In this first of a three-part series on art and the Presidents of the United States, I go over the all types of art created about real U.S. Presidents. Part 2 will be about fictional U.S. Presidents, and Part 3 will be about how the men themselves contributed to the artistic world.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

In this episode, I discuss how my unique ethnic mix as a biracial American has shaped my perspective on absorbing different forms of art, especially in terms of identity. Later on in this episode, I discuss the only biracial character that I've ever related to in fiction: Elisa Maza from "Gargoyles."
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:19am EST

In this episode, my guests Karen Elle (@actrizkarenelle) and Josh Thomas (@thyrteen) share their opinions with me regarding Black representation in popular entertainment. Later on, we give our reviews and commentaries on Black Panther.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:46am EST

In this episode, my friends Meg Williams (@somm_bitch), Phil Watkins (@phildatrainer) and I discuss mental illness and its depictions in popular entertainment. We also discuss our affection for a television series with a mentally-ill character: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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Jordan Rose of thejordanblog.com and I give our picks for the winners of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. We also go over our favorite and least favorite movies of 2017.
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In this episode, my friends Kim, Karrin, and Jordan of thejordanblog.com join me as we go over our feelings about the movie "Call Me By Your Name."

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My wonderful daughter Helena and I go over all the movies that we saw in 2017 and discuss what we both enjoyed and didn't enjoy.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:51am EST

In this episode, my theatre friends Wendy Baird and Leigh Rawls discuss the imbalance in power dynamics that has led to the #metoo movement, and how that imbalance affects men and women, gay and straight, in the world of the performing arts.
 
For more information about The Actors Fund, visit them at www.actorsfund.org or follow them on Twitter @TheActorsFund.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

In this episode, Marc Ronick of The Marc and Lowell Show discuss our experience as fans and how fandoms can cause stress in interests that are supposed to be enjoyable. We also provide a review and commentary on "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." ***SPOILER ALERT***

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

ARC #46: The Room and The Disaster Artist
 
In this episode, Adam Sharrock of The Gaming Marathon and I discuss our love of The Room as well as provide a review and commentary of The Disaster Artist.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:59am EST

Fourth Annual ARCademy Awards Show
 
In this episode, my friend Jordan Rose of thejordanblog.com and I predict who will win and who should win at the 89th Academy Awards. We also discuss our favorite movies of 2016 and our least favorite Best Picture Winners from Oscars past.
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In this episode, I give my opinion on how and why the celebrity deaths of 2016 have caused society to be angry at the calendar. Also, I give my ratings of all the movies I saw in 2016.

 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

In this episode, I give my reviews and commentaries of all the 2016 superhero movie releases: Deadpool, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Batman: The Killing Joke, Suicide Squad, and Doctor Strange. Also, as a special treat, I am including the unaired demo that started this podcast three years ago!
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

In this episode, I go over the history of The Lonely Island, their stylistic influences, and their impact on modern pop culture. Also I give my review and commentary on their latest film, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

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In this episode, in celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary, I answer questions from listeners about Star Trek.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

In this episode, I go over how the U.S. Air Force has (or hasn't) been portrayed in popular entertainment using my own experiences as an airman. Also, I give my review and commentary on "Sully."
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In this episode, my friend Jordan Rose of thejordanblog.com and I predict who will win and who should win at the 88th Academy Awards. We discuss the snubs (#OscarsSoWhite) and our mutual hatred of Carol.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

In this episode, I express some frustrations with 2015, and I give my ratings of all the 2015 new releases that I got to see.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

In this episode, I examine the struggles we go through to appreciate the works of art created by monsters and how Bill Cosby's crimes are especially hard to accept. Also, I give my review and commentary of "Spotlight."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

On a special RELM Crossover episode, Marc Ronick (The Marc and Lowell Show) and Omar Latiri (Arts Review and Commentary) discuss their impressions of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and their memories of Star Wars growing up.

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In this extra-long episode, I chat with SNL historian Dave Ricklin about the highlights, lowlights, and legacy of Saturday Night Live.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

In this episode, my good friend Jordan Rose of TheJordanBlog.com and I discuss the ups and downs of the movies of M. Night Shyamalan from "The Sixth Sense" to "The Visit." Stay tuned for a twist ending! Brought to you by Harrys.com.

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In this episode, I go over some of the more unorthodox lessons taught by the films of Pixar Animation Studios. Also, I give my review and commentary of Inside Out.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:54am EST

In this episode, my friend Jen and I discuss our feelings on the cultural phenomenon that was Mad Men. Also, I give my analysis on what Don Draper means to me.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:33am EST

This episode traces the history of my affection for comic book superheroes and why I think knowing more about them actually matters in the grand scheme of things. Also, I give my review and commentary of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:34am EST

In honor of Spock, a character who learned the balance of logic and emotion, this episode features 30 sound clips from 30 different motion pictures that evoke 30 different emotions from me. Do these make you feel the same way? What other movies do you remember that make you feel these emotions? (Special Guest Voice: Buzz Burbank!)

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:26am EST

It's that time of year again! Listen as my good friend Jordan Rose of thejordanblog.com and I go over our favorite movies of 2014, who we think SHOULD win, and who we think WILL win at the 87th Academy Awards!

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:54am EST

This episode features reviews and commentaries on three movies that featured science and scientists as the heroes: Big Hero 6, The Theory of Everything, and Interstellar. Also included in this episode are my ratings of all the new releases that I saw in 2014.
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

This episode talks about how "Bayhem" can be interpreted as the film equivalent to modern art.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:50am EST

On this music episode of ARC, we travel through 50 years of music represented by the theme songs of the James Bond movie franchise. I talk about my most and least favorites of these songs, and I go over the changing styles of popular music.

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In this episode, I explore the various ways the six Star Wars movies have been interpreted by their fans, and I share new insights after introducing them (in a very specific order) to my young daughter for the first time.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

This episode discusses how time travel has been used in entertainment to achieve victory with reviews and commentaries on "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Edge of Tomorrow."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:20am EST

This episode discusses the different ways the US and Japan have handled nuclear power in entertainment. Also included is my review and commentary on the latest "Godzilla"

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EST

ARC 25: Game of Thrones did WHAT?!

This episode features commentary on the audience reaction of a recent episode of Game of Thrones. Due to explicit content, listener discretion is advised.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

This episode goes over the similarities between the story of Roland Emmerich's "The Day After Tomorrow" and Darren Aronofsky's "Noah."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

This episode discusses several characters who were frozen in time and have woken up in present day. I also give my review and commentary on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

This episode summarizes the history of the ever-changing format of the movie trailer, and examines common themes in memorable previews.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:54am EST

This episode describes how gender bias in entertainment is gauged by using The Bechdel Test. Featuring guest Audrey Cefaly.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Listen to my picks to win the Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards. This bonus episode features special guest Jordan Rose of TheJordanBlog.com

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

With special guest Jordan Rose of TheJordanBlog.com, this episode discusses how we critique different genres of movies, using "Philomena," "Nebraska," and the new "Robocop" as examples.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

This episode describes how brand name toys and games have been featured in popular entertainment. Also, I give my review and commentary of "The LEGO Movie."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

ARC 18: Campaigning for the Oscar and "Dallas Buyers Club"

This episode briefly discusses how Hollywood ad campaigns affect Academy Award nominations. Also in this episode is my review and commentary of "Dallas Buyers Club."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

This episode goes over movies that make horrible things look awesome. Also included is my review and commentary of "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

ARC 16: Spike Jonze and "Her"
This episode examines the appeal of the films of Spike Jonze. Also included is my review and commentary of his latest movie, "Her."
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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

An overview of my favorite voice actors growing up, and my review and commentary on "American Hustle."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

My review and commentary on the Anchorman movies and my ratings of the 2013 releases that I got to see this year.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:11am EST

This episode goes over my favorite aspects of The Lord of the Rings movies. Also in this episode is my review and commentary on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

With special guest Jordan Rose of TheJordanBlog.com, we both talk about our favorite movies and moments from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:48am EST

ARC 11: Feminism, Disney Princesses, and "Frozen"

This episode explores how feminism has shaped the Disney Princess Franchise and the criticisms that come with it. Also, I give my review and commentary on the latest Disney animated movie: Frozen.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

ARC 10: Broadway Meets Hollywood

This episode discusses the hits and misses of bringing a Broadway musical to the screen. Also, I give my commentary on the outrage over the casting of Carrie Underwood in the upcoming airing of "The Sound of Music on NBC."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

ARC 9: Robots and "Almost Human"

This episode analyzes the portrayal of robots in pop culture. Also included is my review and commentary on the new Fox tv series Almost Human.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:22am EST

ARC 8: The Gods and Thor: The Dark World

This episode discusses how the gods of myth have been portrayed in movies. Also included is my review and commentary on Thor: The Dark World.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

ARC 7: Fear!

This episode discusses the formula of fear in supernatural horror movies. Also discussed are movies that have scared me, and what I fear most.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:01am EST

ARC 6: Slavery & 12 Years a Slave

This episode discusses works in American culture that have depicted slaves and slavery. Also included is my review and commentary on 12 Years a Slave.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

This episode analyzes how and why original stories are retold and how well they can succeed. Also included is my commentary on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

This episode discusses the contributions of Tom Clancy to the world of literature, film, and video games, with special commentary from The Gaming Marathon. Also included are reviews of the movies Captain Phillips and Gravity.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

This episode discusses the various ways terrorism has been depicted over the past couple of decades.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:56am EST

This episode analyzes the critically-successful endeavors of writer and director Joss Whedon, with a brief review and commentary on his new show, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

This episode focuses on Netflix original programs and how their success reflects on how people have changed in the way they consume entertainment. Also, a commentary on some problems in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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