CLICK TO LISTEN Writer: Tony Kushner, based on the novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, David Straithairn, Bruce McGill, Lukas Haas Rai Flynn and Lori Meeker join Grimace in the...
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
CLICK TO LISTEN Writer: Stephen Chbosky Director: Stephen Chbosky Starring: Dylan McDermot, Joan Cusack, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev Lori Meeker joins Grimace in the lobby to discuss Stephen Chbosky’s ode to teen angst, high school, and kids with severe mental disorders.
The Dark Knight Rises
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Christopher Nolan Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Juno Temple, Thomas Lennon Rai Flynn is Grimace’s guest in the lobby as they discuss the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, a...
Channing Tatum Dead After Attempting To Act His...
In yet another Hollywood misfortune, actor Channing Tatum (1980 - 2012) died of asphyxiation today at the age of 32 after attempting to act his way out of a paper bag. In the wake of the tragic news, dozens of Channing Tatum’s fans descended upon the site of his last few moments on Earth - Hollywood Mike’s Bar & Grill - and cherished their memories of the star, whose performances...
It's a Disaster
CLICK TO LISTEN Writer/Director: Todd Berger Starring: David Cross, America Ferrera, Rachel Boston, Julia Stiles, Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace, Blaise Miller, Erinn Hayes Grimace and Jodi take the train to LA Live to see Todd Berger and the Vacationeers’ latest outing - then have to make a mad dash through the streets of Downtown LA to catch the last train home. Meanwhile, Jodi nurses an...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Larry Charles Writers: Sacha Baron-Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer Starring: Sacha Baron-Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Bobby Lee, Chris Elliott, Kevin Corrigan, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Glaser, Jessica St. Clair, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Joey Slotnick, Megan Fox, Horatio Sanz Grimace joins special guest Bryan Alexander, his former co-host...
Casa de mi Padre
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Matt Piedmont Writer: Andrew Steele Starring: Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Genesis Rodrigeuz, Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez, Nick Offerman Darrin lands in the lobby for the first time since his European vacation, and wouldn’t you know it, Let’s All Go To The Lobby podcasts our first subtitled movie. Meanwhile, they discuss Re-Animator:...
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Writer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong Ryan Talmo’s in the lobby with Grimace to talk about the latest outing by the Duplass Brothers, the complete unwillingness of Angelenos to give anyone the slightest amount of attention, the service at Go Burger on Sunset &...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: David Wain Writer: David Wain, Ken Marino Starring: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Lauren Ambrose, Jo Lo Truglio, Malin Akerman Darrin and Grimace are in the lobby to discuss Wanderlust, the new Paul Rudd/Jennifer Aniston vehicle. Along the way, they recap the Oscars, try to determine what could be funnier than talking assholes, Judd...
LAGTTL's Oscars Predictions
Finally, what you’ve been waiting for. The hosts of Let’s All Go To The Lobby, as well as their various guests over the past year, predict the Oscars winners. Grimace, Jodi, and Darrin join Mike Holley, Ryan Talmo, and Lori Meeker on a fantastical voyage through 2011 and tell you who to vote for! So watch the Oscars in style this year. Print out this handy dandy guide -...
Academy Awards Costume Special
CLICK TO LISTEN A very special Costumes-only episode of Let’s All Go To The Lobby. Lori Meeker is in the lobby to talk about the nominees for Best Costume Design, Queen Victoria’s height issues, Debbie Reynolds, and whether or not Thor got snubbed.
2012 Academy Awards
CLICK TO LISTEN Grimace is in the lobby with Ryan Talmo to discuss the 84th annual Academy Awards, Channing Tatum’s burgeoning career, Jim Carrey’s not-so-burgeoning career, and why in the world no one wants to buy Blueberry Coke.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Director: Alexander Payne Writer: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings Starring: George Clooney, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, Rob Huebel, Mary Birdsong, not Suzi Barrett Jodi and Grimace, together again, take on Alexander Payne’s Best Picture-nominated film, The Descendants. They also discuss the...
My Week With Marilyn
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Simon Curtis Writer: Adrian Hodges, based on the novel by Colin Clark Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond Darrin and Grimace are in the lobby to talk about Michelle Williams’ Oscar-nominated turn as Marilyn Monroe. Along the way, they discuss the life and times of the cast of The Wonder Years, who...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Jonathan Levine Writer: Will Reiser Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall, Bryce Dallas Howard, Matt Frewer
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Jason Reitman Writer: Diablo Cody Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser Jodi, Darrin, and Grimace are all back together in the lobby for one last time in 2011 to discuss the reunion of director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, who last teamed up for Juno in 2007. Along the way, they discuss their Facebook...
CLICK TO LISTEN Writer/Director: Michel Hazanavicius Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, Missi Pyle, James Cromwell, Joel Murray, Malcolm McDowell Jodi and Grimace are joined by special guest Ryan Talmo to discuss a movie that’s getting a lot of Oscar buzz - all while Darrin is out caroling his brains out. They find time to talk about the almost-universal love of the...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Brett Ratner Writer: Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe With Jodi and Darrin out in the world, Grimace and special guest Mike Holley brave the rain to travel to exotic Burbank, California, to talk about the penis game, Mike’s brief...
J. Edgar (2011)
It’s hard to let Clint Eastwood go. He’s brought us so much amazing work, both as an actor and as a director, that he’s earned the right to throw out a few stinkers. With The Changeling, Gran Torino, Invictus, and Hereafter, he’s getting close to the limit. But J. Edgar looked set to change all of that. With what looks like an All-Star team on paper, including Eastwood...
Into the Abyss
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Werner Herzog Writer: Werner Herzog As Darrin dangles from a billboard high above Sunset Boulevard, Grimace and Jodi take a minute to discuss Werner Herzog’s latest contribution, Into the Abyss, a documentary about two men in prison for a triple homicide in Texas. They also find the time to take on terrible drivers on the Westside, monster trucks parked in compact...
Red State (2011)
Director: Kevin Smith Writer: Kevin Smith Starring: John Goodman, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Root, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano I’ve long had a love/hate relationship with Kevin Smith and his films. When I was in college and thought I could pick and choose potential mates based on little more than my own whims, I declared that any woman who could sit through...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Andrew Niccol Writer: Andrew Niccol Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Galecki, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer Darrin and Grimace are back to talk about the failings of RottenTomatoes user reviews and Web 2.0, sandwich-making sex robots, the future of the US Bank building in the bleak future, and the pitfalls of the catering business....
The Ides of March
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: George Clooney Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon. Based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood Darrin and Grimace mourn the absence of Jodi Skeris, the heart and soul of the podcast, while also taking on Clooney’s latest...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writer: Hossein Amini, based on the novel by James Sallis Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks The gang takes on the first film of 2011 with Frank Capra III in the credits (as a Co-Producer and as 1st Assistant Director). Plus, Grimace talks about Alligator, Little Cigars, and...
Pick the single most-absurd thing you can imagine. An abandoned roadside tire suddenly coming to life? Perfect. Now, infuse it with horror and violence. Our sentient tire goes on a homicidal rampage? Excellent. And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the premise of Quentin Dupieux’s (Mr. Oizo) Rubber. But that’s not the real premise. Mr. Dupieux’s narrative focuses equally...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Bennett Miller Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, adapted from the novel by Michael Lewis Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright Plus, Grimace talks about Made in Dagenham; Jodi talks about The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; and Darrin sees The Fighter. For good measure, we take on...
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Tate Taylor Writer: Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Chris Lowell Plus, Grimace struggles with Our Idiot Brother, Jodi talks about New Moon, and Darrin gets cast in a reading of a new musical version of Sleepless in...
Midnight in Paris
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Corey Stoll, Alison Pill, Adrien Brody, The City of Paris Plus, Darrin fights back when an old gypsy woman attacks him - emotionally - in the refreshments line, and Grimace talks about Wedding Crashers, the first film to pair Wilson and McAdams as...
30 Minutes or Less
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Ruben Fleischer Writer: Michael Diliberti (story by Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan) Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Fred Ward, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Michael Pena, Dilshad Vadsaria, Bianca Kajlich Grimace finally sees George Clooney in The American, and Jodi talks about Twilight and Kung Fu Panda. The first one.
Attack the Block
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Joe Cornish Writer: Joe Cornish Starring: Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, John Boyega Plus, Grimace reviews Senna, Darrin takes on Crazy Stupid Love, and Jodie gives us her thoughts on Love and Other Drugs.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
CLICK TO LISTEN Director: Rupert Wyatt Writers: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (suggested by Pierre Boulle’s novel “La planete des singes”) Starring: Andy Serkis, James Franco, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Frieda Pinto, Tom Felton
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