April 02, 2015 podcastsTop
Hollywood is in love with sequels and franchises, but what happens when those sequels start to approach double digits and beyond? With Furious 7 looking certain to carry that series forward indefinitely, we look at how long-running franchises have tried to keep things fresh, deal with a pile-on of mythology, and satisfy different generations of moviegoers. Dick Miller has been satisfying generations of cinephiles for decades as a character actor, and the release of That Guy Dick Miller gives us the chance to talk about our favorite “that guy” and “that gal” actors. The game this week, “Vin-spiration,” explores the amusingly thin line between Vin Diesel the actor and Vin Diesel the armchair philosopher. And we wrap it up with a fierce battle for 30 Seconds To Sell supremacy.
Segment 1: Long-running franchises (00:47)
Segment 2: “That Guy” actors (17:20)
Segment 3: Vin-spiration Game (31:25)
Segment 4: 30 Seconds To Sell (36:46)