ONE HEAT MINUTE RUM AND RANT #68: JACK REACHER ROUND


Had a blast with my dear friends Blake Howard and Rob Belushi on this special One Heat Minute Patreon subscriber exclusive discussing Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie’s endlessly rewatchable Jack Reacher. We talk a lot about Herzog and Duvall and stupid casting controversies and how the sorry sequel ruined Rob’s birthday. One Heat Minute, 09/16/2022

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WATCH WITH JEN SEASON 3 – EPISODE 33: JACK NICHOLSON STORIES

Had a wonderful time with my dear friend Jen Johans discussing the life and career of Jack Nicholson. The five films we focused on were Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, Terms Of Endearment and The Crossing Guard, along with plenty of anecdotes and asides about the Method to his madness and the role his Jack persona plays in the popular imagination.Watch With Jen, 09/09/2022

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ONE THIEF MINUTE: REMEMBERING JAMES CAAN

Honored to be invited by my buddy Blake Howard to remember the late, great James Caan’s iconic performance in Michael Mann’s Thief, chatting in the incredible company of Jim Belushi, Jen Johans, Alexi Toliopoulos, S.A. Cosby, Travis Woods, Jordan Harper, Jedidiah Ayres, William Boyle, Bilge Ebiri, Walter Chaw and Scott Derrickson.One Heat Minute, 08/17/2022

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ONE HEAT MINUTE RUM AND RANT #55: OLD MAVERICKS

On a Patreon subscriber exclusive Blake and I bask in the glow of Top Gun: Maverick, talking about the rare pleasure of seeing blockbuster entertainment done right and how we’re suckers for stories about underestimated old guys who aren’t obsolete yet. Warning: We also get awfully sentimental about our plans to go see Heat together in New York next month.One Heat Minute, 05/31/2022

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COWS IN THE FIELD #64: TOP GUN

Had a lovely time chatting with Justin and Laura Khoo on the Cows In The Field podcast, talking about the ecstatic ridiculousness of the original 1986 Top Gun and how it transformed the war film into a sports movie. We also discussed the career mythology of Tom Cruise, his role as America’s son, and decided that my call-sign should probably be Brewski. Cows In The Field, 05/27/2022

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ONE HEAT MINUTE RUM AND RANT #47: AN OFFER I CAN’T REFUSE

In what will come as a surprise to nobody, Blake and I are talking about The Godfather again. In celebration of the film’s fiftieth anniversary, we gush once more about the pinnacle of American studio filmmaking and how if made today it would probably be a crummy Netflix series. We also goof on that trailer for The Offer and pitch our own Enzo The Baker spinoff.One Heat Minute, 02/07/2022

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ONE HEAT MINUTE RUM AND RANT #39: THE FINAL BELL

On a special Patreon subscriber exclusive my buddy Blake Howard and I discuss the dubious merits of Sylvester Stallone’s pandemic project, the re-edited and robot-free Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago. But mostly we keep coming back to our affection for Sly’s hilariously narcissistic, meathead philosophizing in the accompanying making-of documentary. – One Heat Minute, 11/26/2021

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WATCH WITH JEN SEASON 2 – EPISODE 39: MICHAEL DOUGLAS TRIPS OVER HIS DICK

Had a lot of laughs with my friend Jen Johans talking about Michael Douglas’ reign as Hollywood’s most virile avatar of threatened masculinity. We cover the persecuted cocksman trifecta of Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct and Disclosure, as well has his late-career comeuppance in the underseen indie Solitary Man. Also much discussion of nightclub sweaters. Watch With Jen, 09/18/2021

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ZODIAC: CHRONICLE – VIRGO PT. 1

Honored to have been called in for duty on the latest installment of Blake Howard’s Zodiac podcast, discussing the cinematic hall of mirrors during the Dirty Harry scene in David Fincher’s magnum opus. Other guests on the episode include the film’s screenwriter James Vanderbilt, co-star John Carroll Lynch and my old drinking buddy Danny Bowes. Zodiac: Chronicle, 08/14/2021

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ONE HEAT MINUTE RUM AND RANT #27: REMEMBERING RAIDERS

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the few perfect movies, my buddy Blake Howard and I waxed nostalgic on this Patreon subscriber exclusive remembering Raiders Of The Lost Ark. We discuss how deftly the screenplay layers in backstory and confess to our childhood crushes on a certain tomboy bartender in an evening gown. One Heat Minute, 06/21/2021

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