March 14, 2014 podcastsTop
It took him over a quarter-century in movies, but with the profane comedy Bad Words, Jason Bateman has completed his evolution from teen wolf to successful actor to director. On this week’s podcast, we talk about what we’ve come to expect from actors-turned-directors, and why they can’t all be like Charles Laughton. The arrival of the Veronica Mars movie completes its unlikely ascension from ratings-challenged cult TV show to feature film, all thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that mobilized fans to the tune of $5.7 million. We wonder what types of movies deserve crowd-funding, and what fans should expect from their investment. With apologies to Saturday Night Live, our game this week is “Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney,” which is a 50/50 question that’s much trickier than it seems. Then we wrap up with a 30 Seconds To Sell segment that panders shamelessly to the host.