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February 25, 2019
…but mostly from the ’70s for some reason When is a love song not really a love song? Do people actually listen to the lyrics of these songs? Dan and Drew discuss songs that aren’t right for weddings, date night … Continue reading →
February 3, 2019
Get ready for the Oscars. Dan and Drew discuss the eight films nominated for Best Picture. Which were winners, which were losers and which were just snoozers? Dan and Drew saw all eight movies, so you don’t have to. Hear … Continue reading →
December 17, 2018
Pete Shelley, who combined pop melodies with punk energy as the singer and main songwriter of Buzzcocks, died December 6th. He was 63. Dan and Drew discuss his impact on music and his masterpiece Singles Going Steady. Hear insights, stories … Continue reading →
October 22, 2018
Remember when TV theme songs told you a story? Remember when they become hit songs? Dan and Drew discuss the best TV theme songs of all time and how they are somehow related to Dan’s wedding and Drew’s childhood trauma. … Continue reading →
September 6, 2018
All-you-can-see movies for $9.99 a month, what could go wrong? Dan and Drew discuss the ups and downs of MoviePass, what are the alternatives, what happens next, and what did Hollywood learn from this. Hear insights, stories and topics with … Continue reading →
June 7, 2018
Two iconic filmmakers, billions in box office, multiple Oscars. But who is the best? Dan and Drew discuss the careers of Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg to answer once and for all who is the better filmmaker. It’s Dirty Harry … Continue reading →
April 9, 2018
The big news is that Dan read a book, Ready Player One. So now Dan and Drew discuss the book and what made it such a hit. And how Steven Spielberg translated it to the big screen. What went right … Continue reading →
March 1, 2018
Drew and Dan watched all the important movies so you don’t have to. Who are they picking for best actor? Best actress? Best picture? Why does Dan pick a movie that wasn’t even nominated? What’s this Florida movie Drew is … Continue reading →
January 10, 2018
Box office dollars and ticket sales were down in 2017. Who were the big winners and big losers at the box office this year? What will we likely see more of? What do we hope to see less of?  Drew … Continue reading →
November 21, 2017
Just when you thought it was safe to go upside down, Stranger Things Season 2. Did we want this? Did we need this? Did we like this? Who are these new characters? What’s up with Steve? Drew and Dan break … Continue reading →
September 17, 2017
Disney leaving Netflix. Netflix spending $7 billion on content. All the movies you want to watch in the theater for $10. Do any of these ideas makes sense? Drew and Dan break it all down for you. The when’s, why’s … Continue reading →
August 13, 2017
What makes a great movie tagline? Why do some taglines take on a life of their own? Drew and Dan discuss this often overlooked piece of movie marketing. Just when you thought it was safe to listen to a podcast … Continue reading →
June 5, 2017
The very best of the Twilight Zone from season 3 Drew and Dan pick their top 5 episodes from season 3 that includes some all time greats. And a bonus tribute to Rodney Bingenheimer as he does his last show … Continue reading →
May 1, 2017
What has happened in Entertainment so far in 2017? Drew and Dan discuss what’s new and what’s next in movies, music, technology, etc. Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique and funny look from two people with nearly 32 … Continue reading →
January 30, 2017
2016 will be remembered for a lot of things. We are going to focus on the best in entertainment. What movies, music, video games, TV shows and books (just kidding) made our lists? Hear insights, stories and topics with a … Continue reading →
December 21, 2016
Just in time for the holidays! Drew & Dan pick their top 5 worst Christmas songs of all time. These Christmas song will make you wish this was your last Christmas time. Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique … Continue reading →
November 4, 2016
Tired of the election dominating everything? Let’s talk about fake elections! So when Hollywood decides to make movies about elections what happens? We are joined by Steve Spears (from the Stuck in the 80s podcast) to discuss some interesting election … Continue reading →
August 13, 2016
Are you watching this show? You should be. Did anyone see this coming? Stranger Things is the hit TV show of the summer. What is it about this show that makes it so special? If you haven’t seen the show, … Continue reading →
August 6, 2016
Out of nowhere Pokemon GO was everywhere. We take a look at what is behind this phenomenon, how it spread and who is making money off of it. And most importantly, how will Hollywood try to cash in? Hear insights, … Continue reading →
July 5, 2016
It’s Summer Movie season again. We take a close look at the trailers for the upcoming Summer movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side).  Why does Drew love Tarzan … Continue reading →
May 17, 2016
Let’s talk Coachella. How did it get here? What is it all about? Should you go? Fortunately Dan has been for the last 5 years (VIP, of course) so he can tell us everything we need to know. TIP: it’s … Continue reading →
April 7, 2016
Talking Baseball Movies. But to challenge ourselves Kevin Costner movies cannot be included (so no For Love of the Game). We each pick our top five of all time. Added bonus: Drew shares stories from his years working for the … Continue reading →
February 24, 2016
It’s Oscar season. We take a look at the important categories and decide who we would vote for if we only had the chance. Is it finally Leo’s turn? What was really the best picture of the year? (Ever notice … Continue reading →
February 8, 2016
We take a quick look and the best, worst and strangest commercials from Super Bowl 50 with a mini-podcast. Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique and funny look from two people with nearly 32 years combined in the … Continue reading →
January 17, 2016
We pick our best of the year is music, video games, TV and movies. Will Drew bring up Star Wars again? How great is Rob Lowe? What is the funnest song about addiction? Will the great run of TV continue? … Continue reading →
November 29, 2015
It’s Oscar Movie Season again. We look at the trailers for the upcoming Oscar-bait movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Keaton, Cranston, Blanchett, Hardy, Bale, Carrel, … Continue reading →
October 13, 2015
It’s time to talk about the music of movies. But to make it challenging, John Williams’ scores are not allowed. Dan and Drew bring their different perspectives to their top 5 lists. Will your favorites be among them? Hear insights, … Continue reading →
September 8, 2015
We’ve talked a lot about streaming’s impact on how people watch TV and movies. What will it do for sports? Can we finally cut the cord? Are the Clippers on the cutting edge? Will this really make things better for … Continue reading →
August 7, 2015
With players like Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody and now Apple Music, we decided it’s time to take a look at the impact of music streaming services. Are they good for the consumer? Are they good for the artists? Is it a … Continue reading →
July 7, 2015
The Electronic Entertainment Expo has ended. Time to talk about what is coming to your favorite console this year. Has the Xbox 1 stopped being a joke? Is virtual reality closer to reality now? What are the top games to … Continue reading →
June 16, 2015
It’s still Summer Movie season. We take a close look at the trailers for the second half of the Summer movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got … Continue reading →
April 21, 2015
It’s Summer Movie season again. We take a close look at the trailers for the upcoming Summer movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Super Heroes, Comedies, … Continue reading →
March 29, 2015
The best of the Twilight Zone from season 2. We discuss one of the greatest television series of all time. But we are going to take it one step at a time. We look back at season 2 and we … Continue reading →
February 17, 2015
It’s time for our picks for the Oscars! Yes we actually watched the movies this year. What was the best picture? Best performance? Best directing? What was the most depressing movie of the year? We will cover it all, even … Continue reading →
January 19, 2015
What were the best movies, new TV shows, video games and songs of 2014? 2014 was an up and down year for entertainment. We will break it all down for you and let you know what we thought was the … Continue reading →
December 15, 2014
It’s the end-of-the-year Movie Season again, again. We look at more trailers for the upcoming Fall/Winter movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Hobbits, Kings, Olympians, Snipers, … Continue reading →
November 25, 2014
It’s the end-of-the-year Movie Season again. We look at the trailers for the upcoming Fall/Winter movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Geniuses, Morons, Robots, Spacemen and … Continue reading →
October 30, 2014
Big changes are coming to the way we receive our entertainment. HBO announced HBO with cable, CBS announced CBS without TV and Netflix announced movies without the theater. What do these changes mean? What are the upsides and downsides? Is … Continue reading →
September 10, 2014
A look back at the 2014 Summer Movie Season and how our predictions held up. Who were the winners and losers of Summer 2014? What movies lived up to the hype? What movies disappointed? Did Drew top his worst prediction … Continue reading →
August 22, 2014
We take a few minutes to remember Robin Williams, what made him so special and why there will never be another one like him. Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique and funny look from two people with nearly … Continue reading →
August 11, 2014
What is Comic Con? What is Cosplay? What is Steampunk? Our guest, Comic Con legend, Steampunk Buzz Lightyear gives us the inside scoop on everything Comic Con and gives us his unique perspective on what it is like to walk … Continue reading →
August 4, 2014
It’s not just every Simpsons episode ever. It’s a lot more than that. Simpsons World will launch in October and it will allow you to browse episodes, share clips, create playlists, etc. What will this do for how you watch … Continue reading →
June 30, 2014
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014. Did Microsoft bounce back? What does Sony have up its sleeve? We look at the new games that were announced and talk about what looks best to us. Hear insights, stories and topics with a … Continue reading →
May 30, 2014
Nothing to watch on TV this Summer? We give our picks for TV shows you may have overlooked that you should be catching up on. Comedy, drama, action, sci-fi we have something for everyone. Hear insights, stories and topics with … Continue reading →
May 6, 2014
It’s Summer Movie season again. We look at the trailers for the second half of Summer movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Super Heroes,  Monsters, Comedies, … Continue reading →
April 21, 2014
It’s Summer Movie season again. We look at the trailers for the upcoming Summer movies and discuss what is working and what is not (from the creative side and the research side). We’ve got Super Heroes, Sports, Monsters, Comedies and … Continue reading →
April 5, 2014
Ever wonder why making movies cost so much? Why “The Hobbit” alone cost nearly as much as the whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy? We discuss the rising cost of film making and who is to blame. Hear insights, stories … Continue reading →
March 15, 2014
The best of the Twilight Zone. We discuss one of the greatest television series of all time. But we are going to take it one step at a time. We start with season 1 and pick our top 5 favorite … Continue reading →
February 27, 2014
If we voted for the Oscars what would we pick? We discuss all the important awards – best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, etc., and discuss some people the Academy overlooked. Before you fill out your Oscar pool … Continue reading →
February 3, 2014
We now have watched the movie the other picked for us. (Miller’s Crossing and Wall Street). So does Drew now understand the 80s better? Does Dan understand the Coen brothers better? Plus we each pick a movie that surprised us … Continue reading →
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