Listen: CulturePop No. 14 - 'Hangover 3,' 'Nashville,' 'Bates Motel,' Steve Silverman
For the first time ever, CulturePop welcomes a guest! Steve Silverman, the director of the web series "The Inn" and "Pretty" was so much fun he'll be lucky if we don't try to drag him back every week. We think you'll be really interested in Steve's projects as well as his opinions on all things pop culture as well. Plus, he's funny, and you know we like funny.
:50 - Meet Steve Silverman, who establishes that yes, we're okay with swearing.
2:40 - Steve also tells us about "The Inn" (the show can be found at prettytheseries.com)
8:25 - Melinda is a big fan of "Pretty," so she goads Steve into talking about the "Toddlers & Tiaras" inspired comedy (watch it at prettytheseries.com)
9:50 - We discuss the "Nashville" season finale (and if you haven't seen it, there's a spoiler at 10:00)
14:56 - Steve, who is a big fan of Hitchcock, gives us some insight into the season finale of "Bates Motel" and explains why he's not a fan of Rob Zombie.
20:12 - Melinda and I hated "The Hangover 3," but we know you'll go anyway.
25:50 - Melinda and I explain why we're Team Kellie after the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars," and Steve and Melinda debate whether Kellie Pickler is crazy like a fox or dumb as a box of rocks.
30:15 - Melinda gives props to the recently departed Ray Manzarek, and I admit to never really liking the Doors.
33:21 - Steve gives us some great info about the Hot as Hell fan event in Palm Springs.
Also of note -- we taped the podcast in Melinda's apartment, and it turns out Melinda's very nice apartment has very, very high ceilings. I took out as much of the echo as I could, but if it sounds like we're talking in a church, well, go with it, I suppose.
Plus, watch the trailer for the second season of "The Inn," which begins airing June 3.
CulturePop No. 14
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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