Why Watch That Radio is a podcast featuring the Critic and the Referee who go head-to-head on a quest to find the best movies and TV shows that Hollywood has to offer!
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 11 – Movies About Music & What Makes Excellent Storytelling26/04/2016 Duración: 28min
In honor of Prince’s life and work, the Critic andthe Referee decided to discuss movies about music. These aren’tmusicals. Oh, no! We’re talking about movies that highlight thelives and works of musicians. From “Purple Rain” to “The BluesBrothers,” our conversation will take you on a musical journey.Plus, speaking of journeys, the Critic and the Referee also discusswhat excellent storytelling is all about. Whether in documentaryform (“Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall”) orin narrative form (the films of James Cameron), the story mustreign supreme for a movie or TV show to be a success. Lastly, towrap up the episode, we provide a dynamite “Pick of the Week” and ahilariously surprising “Did You Know?” Enjoy! Movies About Music (in honorof Prince) Purple Rain: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087957/The Blues Brothers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/?ref_=nv_sr_1Straight Outta Compton: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398426/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Five Heartbeats: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101891/?
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 10 – Emily Blunt & The Hype Is Not the Story19/04/2016 Duración: 28min
Since “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” will be released in a movie theater near you sometime soon, the Critic and the Referee decided to celebrate the wonderful work of one of its stars – Emily Blunt. From “The Devil Wears Prada” to “Edge of Tomorrow,” Emily has proven that she’s one of the most versatile actresses on either side of the Pond. In addition, given the current TV climate and the fast-approaching summer blockbuster season, we talk about the difference between empty hype and good storytelling. Listen to all that and more in this week’s episode. Enjoy! Emily Blunt The Devil Wears Prada (2006): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458352/?ref_=nv_sr_1Dan in Real Life (2007): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480242/?ref_=nv_sr_1Charlie Wilson’s War (2007): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472062/?ref_=nv_sr_2Sunshine Cleaning (2008): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862846/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Young Victoria (2009): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0962736/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Wolfman (2010): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780653/?ref_=nv_
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 9 – Our TV Extravaganza feat. The Walking Dead & The People v. O.J. Simpson12/04/2016 Duración: 28min
Two huge TV shows just wrapped, so the Critic and the Referee wanted to give you their thoughts. In this episode, they discuss the end of season 6 of The Walking Dead and the conclusion of The People v. O.J. Simpson. In addition, Keith Arthur Bolden is back! Since he was such a great guest co-host during our seventh episode (check it out, if you missed it!), we decided to have another discussion with him. This time, we talk about the current state of American television. Of course, there are a “Did You Know?” and a “Pick of the Week” that you don’t want to miss, as well. Enjoy! The Current State of American TV Robin Williams in Aladdin (changed the landscape for voice-over actors): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/actors/the-voices-behind-disneys-best-characters-through-history/aladdin-was-the-most-successful-film-of-1992-and-marked-a-move-i/Atlanta is Hollywood South: http://stories.accessatlanta.com/movies-tv-filming-atlanta/?ecmp=AJC_rotatorThe Jungle Book: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/?ref_=nv_sr
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 8 – TV Catch-Up, Dark Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Complex & More05/04/2016 Duración: 28min
TV keeps going … and going … and going. So, in this episode, the Critic and the Referee decided to do a bit of catch-up. From House of Cards to The Catch, from Daredevil to Underground, they discuss some recent shows that you can check out on your television. In addition, the Referee leads a discussion about the difference between being dark and being complex. One doesn’t necessarily mean the other. And, as always, there’s an unbelievable “Did You Know?” and an intriguing “Pick of the Week.” Enjoy! TV Catch-Up House of Cards (Netflix): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856010/?ref_=nv_sr_1Daredevil (Netflix): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/?ref_=nv_sr_1DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4532368/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Catch (ABC): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4396862/?ref_=nv_sr_1Underground (WGN): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4522400/?ref_=nv_sr_1Colony (USA): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4209256/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Did You Know? Who got their big break as a regular cast member in a short-lived s
Why Watch That Vintage:In the Mood for Love01/04/2016 Duración: 33min
We’re in the mood for love. To celebrate the season, the Critic and the Referee discuss romantic comedies, Rom-Coms. Sometimes they agree, and sometimes they don’t; but, they are always entertaining. Enjoy this fun-loving display of Rom-Com exploration. The episode itself will leave you laughing, so we hope that you’ll find a movie, or two, that you want to watch after listening.
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 7 – Movie & TV Adaptations of Literature29/03/2016 Duración: 31min
We have a special guest this week – Keith Arthur Bolden, professional actor and Assistant Professor of Drama at Spelman College! In honor of this very special guest co-host, in this episode, the Critic and the Referee decided to focus on movies and TV shows that are based on literature. From stage plays to Bible stories, their two-part conversation will help you extend your Easter celebration (if that's your thing) or simply choose a TV or movie adaptation that will work for you. Enjoy! Movie Adaptations of Stage Plays Steel Magnolias: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098384/?ref_=nv_sr_1Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/?ref_=nv_sr_4A Raisin in the Sun (all): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055353/?ref_=nv_sr_1 AND http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808435/?ref_=nv_sr_2 AND http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098166/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4The Crucible: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115988/?ref_=nv_sr_1Wait Until Dark: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062467/?ref_=nv_sr_112 Angry Men: http://www.imdb.com/t
Why Watch That Radio: Sneak Peek – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice25/03/2016 Duración: 16min
The dawn of the action/superhero movie season is upon us! With the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, summer blockbuster season is already here … and (ahem) spring just began. Here’s the question, though: Is Batman v Superman worth your time and money? The early reviews from critics weren’t too kind, but what does our Critic have to say? To find out, listen to this conversation between the Critic and the Referee. You don’t want to miss it! Batman v Superman Show Notes Official Website: http://batmanvsuperman.dccomics.com/Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_v_Superman:_Dawn_of_JusticeIMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/FiveThirtyEight’s Take on Batman’s and Superman’s Relationship: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/batman-superman-movie/
Why Watch That Vintage: Superman, Batman and other SuperHero Movies25/03/2016 Duración: 31min
Why Watch ThatSuperhero Movies have been increasing in popularity. People of all ages love to see how images from a page will be brought to life on the big screen. Listen to the Critic and the Referee discuss some popular and some not-so popular superhero films. We hope this helps you determine what to watch as superhero movie season kicks into gear!
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 6 – March Madness in TV & Film22/03/2016 Duración: 29min
It’s March Madness time, so the Critic and the Referee decided to participate by highlighting movies that are all about b-ball. In addition, they discuss new TV shows, introduce ”Did You Know?", and offer a "Pick of the Week" that you may not be aware of. Enjoy! Show Notes New TV Shows Vinyl (HBO): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3186130/?ref_=nv_sr_1Billions (Showtime): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/?ref_=nv_sr_1Underground (WGN): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4522400/?ref_=nv_sr_1Mercy Street (PBS): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4597870/?ref_=nv_sr_1Baskets (FX): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3468798/?ref_=nv_sr_1The Family (ABC): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4428038/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Did You Know? From Spike Lee’s Malcolm X: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104797/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast March Madness Movies Finding Forrester: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181536/?ref_=nv_sr_1Space Jam: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117705/?ref_=nv_sr_1Love & Basketball: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199725/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Whit
Why Watch That Vintage - Whatever Happened To?17/03/2016 Duración: 29min
Why Watch That VintageThis week’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the amazing work of some of today’s most recognizable actors. But, what about the actors who are no longer as recognizable? In this episode, the Critic and the Referee ask: “Whatever happened to…?” In their own unique way, they pay homage to the actors who used to be hot on the scene. Take a trip down memory lane with them, and enjoy the ride.
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 5 – Celebrating Future History-Making Actresses & Films About Women15/03/2016 Duración: 25min
Since this month is Women’s History Month, the Critic and the Referee decided to celebrate by highlighting actresses who are on the verge of making history and films that feature female characters (real or imagined) who drive the plot. From Shailene Woodley to Danai Gurira, from “Frida” to “9 to 5,” this conversation covers both familiar and unfamiliar ground. Hats off to the women who have been, are, and will be the movers-and-shakers of history. Enjoy!Note: Tessa Thompson appeared in the play, "Smart People." She didn't appear in "Race." The Ref apologizes profusely for the mistake. Show Notes Talk 1: Actresses – The Future History Makers Tessa Thompson: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1935086/?ref_=nv_sr_1Gugu Mbatha-Raw: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1813221/?ref_=nv_sr_1Keri Russell: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005392/?ref_=nv_sr_1Danai Gurira: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1775091/?ref_=nv_sr_1Lupita Nyong’o: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2143282/?ref_=nv_sr_1Emma Watson: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914612/?ref_=nv_s
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 4 – Our Interview with Atom Egoyan (Writer, Director & Academy Award Nominee)10/03/2016 Duración: 30min
We have a special treat this week. The Critic and the Referee conducted their first interview with award-winning and Oscar-nominated director/screenwriter, Atom Egoyan, whose new movie, "Remember," is being released in the U.S. on Friday, March 11, 2016. It stars Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, both giving riveting performances in this drama/thriller. Atom gives us inside details about what it’s like to work with Plummer, Landau, and first-time screenwriter Benjamin August in this unexpected tale of a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor suffering from memory loss. Listen as Egoyan walks us through how he developed his phenomenal storytelling chops, as well as his technique in working with the industry’s most talented actors and actresses. Finally, Atom shares what he’s watching, as well as what you should be watching. Yes, he ultimately takes the Critic and the Referee back to school—film school, that is. We told you it was a special treat! Show Notes Here some fun facts about Atom Eg
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 3 – Downton Abbey, The People v. O.J. Simpson, Crouching Tiger II & Much More08/03/2016 Duración: 27min
Since we haven’t talked television yet at Why Watch That Radio, the Critic and the Referee decided to dive head first into a few of the shows that they enjoy. A couple are in their final seasons, and the rest are still going strong. Either way, you won’t be disappointed when you check them out. In addition, the Critic and the Referee talk movies. They discuss a few of the films that were in contention during this year’s Oscars and give you a verdict on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, the sequel to Ang Lee’s great Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Lastly, as always, the team provides a “Pick of the Week.” You’ll never guess what it is. Enjoy! Note: The Critic references Joan Chen as the star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but he meant to reference Michelle Yeoh. He apologizes profusely for the error. Show Notes TV Shows The Good Wife: http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/ Downton Abbey: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/index.html American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Si
WWT Vintage-Make Em Laugh 3.4.1604/03/2016 Duración: 28min
Why Watch ThatWho ever complained about a good chuckle? Nobody we know! So, we’re back with an episode about our favorite comedies. The Critic and the Referee discuss a variety of funny films so diverse that you’re bound to find something that will make you cry with laughter. Enjoy!
WWT Vintage-Celebrating Black Actresses for Women's History Month 3.3.1603/03/2016 Duración: 29min
Why Watch ThatThanks to some of the wonderful performances that we’ve recently seen from Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, and many others, black actresses are beginning to get the recognition that they deserve. In this episode, the Critic and the Referee discuss several notable black actresses and their standout performances. Enjoy our lively conversation about these women who often get overlooked!
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 2 – Our Reaction to Oscars 2016 & Much More01/03/2016 Duración: 24min
On Sunday, the 88th Annual Academy Awards were held, so we decided to tune in just to see what Chris Rock would do ... and say. Well, he knocked it out of the park. (We can't say the same about the ceremony overall, though.) In this episode, the Critic and the Referee react to the Oscars, describe an effective way to determine whether the plot of a movie or TV show will appeal to you, and provide an all new "Pick of the Week." Enjoy! Show Notes Oscar Nominees & Winners: http://oscar.go.com/news/winners/oscar-winners-2016-see-the-complete-list The McGuffin: https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/articles/what-is-a-mcguffin Deadpool: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
WWT Vintage-Celebrating Black Actors 2.26.1626/02/2016 Duración: 22min
Why Watch That RadioIn honor of Black History Month, the Critic and Referee discuss the work of black actors. Since they are not often given their proper due, we thought it was only fair to spend some time exploring some great and some not-so-great work being done by black actors today. This is part of an ongoing conversation, so enjoy the first of many discussions about black actors.
WWT Vintage-Feel Good Movies 2.25.1625/02/2016 Duración: 28min
Why Watch That VintageIt’s always nice when hard workers finally catch a break – that’s what feel good movies are all about! In this episode, the Critic and the Referee talk about movies that take you on an emotional yet worthwhile journey.
Why Watch That Radio: Episode 1 – Oscar Nominations, #OscarsSoWhite & More23/02/2016 Duración: 29min
The Why Watch That Critic and Referee are back with a brand new format! But, they're bringing the same old, exciting and informative conversations about movies and TV shows that you've come to expect. In this inaugural episode of Why Watch That Radio, the Critic and the Referee talk about #OscarsSoWhite and who they think will win an Oscar this Sunday (February 28th). In addition, the Ref provides her pick of the week. You won't want to miss it!Show NotesComplete List of Oscar Nominations: http://oscar.go.com/news/nominations/oscar-nominations-2016-the-complete-list-of-nomineesHow racially skewed are the Oscars? (from The Economist): http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/01/film-and-raceJimmy Kimmel's Oscars So White Skit (while the video has been made private, here's an article about it): http://hiphollywood.com/2016/01/ignorant-jimmy-kimmel-blasted-for-oscarssowhite-skit/SNL's Screen Guild Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospx7tXWYbI