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Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail.

Latest Episodes

Stargate

It's a Ben's Choice bay-bee! Dry, dusty tombs ✓ Crazy convoluted tech ✓ Vast intergalactic conspiracies? ✓✓✓ 1994's Stargate really does have it all. This week Ben gets to makes his case for this Egyptian/Sci-Fi Roland Emmerich cult favorite, and why it's best viewed from a porch. This episode is sponsored by: Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) (CODE: Check)

126 MIN2 d ago
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Stargate

Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

You're entering a world of a b-b-b-bonus ep! We couldn't wrap up George Miller series without covering the totally bizarre Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). We specifically dive into Miller's remake of the Serling/Shatner classic, his talent for chaotic action, and Lithgow's oddball career. Stay tuned as we announce the director for our next series!

68 MIN5 d ago
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Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Mad Max: Fury Road with Emily Yoshida

Emily Yoshida (Night Call podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-night-call-28893044/) ) joins #thetwofriends to discuss George Miller's magnum opus Mad Max: Fury Road. Together they examine the masterful world building, the flawed leadership of Immortan Joe, lumps, the performances of Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and so much more! This episode is sponsored by: Purple (https://purple.com/check) (CODE: Check) SFX: "VVZ-A#3-2.wav (https://freesound.org/people/sorohanro/sounds/102633/) " by sorohanro; "Vuvuzela-04.wav (https://freesound.org/people/theTone/sounds/101223/) " by theTone; "horror ambience 07.wav (https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/128905/) " by klankbeeld. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) .

133 MIN1 w ago
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Mad Max: Fury Road with Emily Yoshida

Happy Feet Two with Sara Rubin

Visual artist Sara Rubin (https://www.somesararubin.com/) joins BC this week to discuss Miller’s second dancing penguin movie! Together with #thetwofriends they breakdown the billing order, question if krill are sea monkeys and try to guess the tagline to movie Surf’s Up. This episode is sponsored by: Lumin Skin (https://www.luminskin.com/check) Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank) The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/the-shivering-truth/)

110 MIN2 w ago
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Happy Feet Two with Sara Rubin

Paramount Presents: Wayne’s World Live Watch Party

Griffin Newman joined by guest co-host Ben Hosley invite you to join them for a screening of Wayne's World this Friday, May 15th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on www.cya.live!

5 MIN2 w ago
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Paramount Presents: Wayne’s World Live Watch Party

Happy Feet with Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) joins #thetwofriends to discuss Miller's first foray into animation with 2006's Happy Feet. This episode is sponsored by: The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/the-shivering-truth/) Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK)

119 MIN3 w ago
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Happy Feet with Caitlin Durante

Babe: Pig in the City with Travis McElroy

Who is 1998's Babe: Pig in the City for? Is it for kids? Stoners? Four grown adults attempting to navigate a national pandemic? This is the question Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, Adventure Zone, Run: A Doctor Who Fancast) poses to the BC crew this week. We defend and analyze another George Miller death city, robot chimp babies, and why Siskel went out on a high note. That'll do. This episode is sponsored by: Purple (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44732&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=CHECK) (Code: CHECK) Noom (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?upv=3&sp=adresults&utm_source=blankcheck&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=check&type=bakedin&group=audio&step=pros&lang=en&isvanity=y#/) (Code: CHECK) Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank) (Code: BLANK)

126 MINMAY 3
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Babe: Pig in the City with Travis McElroy

Lorenzo's Oil with Bilge Ebiri

Hard to believe we're already halfway through our George Miller series! This week Bilge Ebiri (Vulture) returns to talk about one of his favorite films, 1992's Lorenzo's Oil. Starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte...with an Italian accent that somehow works...Oil may have disappointed at the box office but still got a screenplay and best actress Oscar nomination. Turns out medical dramas really work when they're made by actual doctors...who happen to be as talented as George Miller. This episode is sponsored by: Bonanas for Bonanza (https://www.earwolf.com/show/bonanas-for-bonanza/) Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) (Code: CHECK) Stamps (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK)

139 MINAPR 26
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Lorenzo's Oil with Bilge Ebiri

The Witches of Eastwick with K. Austin Collins

Film critic K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) returns to Blank Check for an episode covering 1987’s fantasy comedy, The Witches of Eastwick. Together with #thetwofriends they discuss author John Updike’s original novel, how producer Jon Peters tried shoehorning an alien into the film, assign themselves which witch they would be and Griffin defines what a ‘movie movie’ is. This episode is sponsored by: Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank)

127 MINAPR 20
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The Witches of Eastwick with K. Austin Collins

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with David Ehrlich

Together, #thetwofriends and returning guest David Ehrlich (IndieWire) talk about not just the Thunderdome, but go beyond to examine Tina Turner’s filmography, why the children of the wasteland are 10x better than the Lost Boys of Hook, the Toy Story 3 song “We Belong Together” and more! This episode is sponsored by: Stamps (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK) Feals CBD (https://feals.com/check) Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com/) (Code: CHECK)

139 MINAPR 12
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with David Ehrlich

Latest Episodes

Stargate

It's a Ben's Choice bay-bee! Dry, dusty tombs ✓ Crazy convoluted tech ✓ Vast intergalactic conspiracies? ✓✓✓ 1994's Stargate really does have it all. This week Ben gets to makes his case for this Egyptian/Sci-Fi Roland Emmerich cult favorite, and why it's best viewed from a porch. This episode is sponsored by: Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) (CODE: Check)

126 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Stargate

Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

You're entering a world of a b-b-b-bonus ep! We couldn't wrap up George Miller series without covering the totally bizarre Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). We specifically dive into Miller's remake of the Serling/Shatner classic, his talent for chaotic action, and Lithgow's oddball career. Stay tuned as we announce the director for our next series!

68 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Mad Max: Fury Road with Emily Yoshida

Emily Yoshida (Night Call podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/270-night-call-28893044/) ) joins #thetwofriends to discuss George Miller's magnum opus Mad Max: Fury Road. Together they examine the masterful world building, the flawed leadership of Immortan Joe, lumps, the performances of Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and so much more! This episode is sponsored by: Purple (https://purple.com/check) (CODE: Check) SFX: "VVZ-A#3-2.wav (https://freesound.org/people/sorohanro/sounds/102633/) " by sorohanro; "Vuvuzela-04.wav (https://freesound.org/people/theTone/sounds/101223/) " by theTone; "horror ambience 07.wav (https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/128905/) " by klankbeeld. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) .

133 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mad Max: Fury Road with Emily Yoshida

Happy Feet Two with Sara Rubin

Visual artist Sara Rubin (https://www.somesararubin.com/) joins BC this week to discuss Miller’s second dancing penguin movie! Together with #thetwofriends they breakdown the billing order, question if krill are sea monkeys and try to guess the tagline to movie Surf’s Up. This episode is sponsored by: Lumin Skin (https://www.luminskin.com/check) Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank) The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/the-shivering-truth/)

110 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Happy Feet Two with Sara Rubin

Paramount Presents: Wayne’s World Live Watch Party

Griffin Newman joined by guest co-host Ben Hosley invite you to join them for a screening of Wayne's World this Friday, May 15th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on www.cya.live!

5 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Paramount Presents: Wayne’s World Live Watch Party

Happy Feet with Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) joins #thetwofriends to discuss Miller's first foray into animation with 2006's Happy Feet. This episode is sponsored by: The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim (https://www.adultswim.com/videos/the-shivering-truth/) Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK)

119 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Happy Feet with Caitlin Durante

Babe: Pig in the City with Travis McElroy

Who is 1998's Babe: Pig in the City for? Is it for kids? Stoners? Four grown adults attempting to navigate a national pandemic? This is the question Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, Adventure Zone, Run: A Doctor Who Fancast) poses to the BC crew this week. We defend and analyze another George Miller death city, robot chimp babies, and why Siskel went out on a high note. That'll do. This episode is sponsored by: Purple (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44732&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=CHECK) (Code: CHECK) Noom (https://www.noom.com/programs/health-weight/exsf01/?upv=3&sp=adresults&utm_source=blankcheck&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=check&type=bakedin&group=audio&step=pros&lang=en&isvanity=y#/) (Code: CHECK) Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank) (Code: BLANK)

126 MINMAY 3
Comments
Babe: Pig in the City with Travis McElroy

Lorenzo's Oil with Bilge Ebiri

Hard to believe we're already halfway through our George Miller series! This week Bilge Ebiri (Vulture) returns to talk about one of his favorite films, 1992's Lorenzo's Oil. Starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte...with an Italian accent that somehow works...Oil may have disappointed at the box office but still got a screenplay and best actress Oscar nomination. Turns out medical dramas really work when they're made by actual doctors...who happen to be as talented as George Miller. This episode is sponsored by: Bonanas for Bonanza (https://www.earwolf.com/show/bonanas-for-bonanza/) Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) (Code: CHECK) Stamps (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK)

139 MINAPR 26
Comments
Lorenzo's Oil with Bilge Ebiri

The Witches of Eastwick with K. Austin Collins

Film critic K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) returns to Blank Check for an episode covering 1987’s fantasy comedy, The Witches of Eastwick. Together with #thetwofriends they discuss author John Updike’s original novel, how producer Jon Peters tried shoehorning an alien into the film, assign themselves which witch they would be and Griffin defines what a ‘movie movie’ is. This episode is sponsored by: Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank)

127 MINAPR 20
Comments
The Witches of Eastwick with K. Austin Collins

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with David Ehrlich

Together, #thetwofriends and returning guest David Ehrlich (IndieWire) talk about not just the Thunderdome, but go beyond to examine Tina Turner’s filmography, why the children of the wasteland are 10x better than the Lost Boys of Hook, the Toy Story 3 song “We Belong Together” and more! This episode is sponsored by: Stamps (https://www.stamps.com/) (Code: CHECK) Feals CBD (https://feals.com/check) Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com/) (Code: CHECK)

139 MINAPR 12
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with David Ehrlich

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