Wednesday April 10, 2013

The odds I see this movie are an absolute 100%.  This is the End is the Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen comedy hitting theaters on June 12. The movie stars Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill, and follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.  Click here to watch the clip.

Rumors are swirling about Season 27 of Survivor.  The grapevine is reporting that we're in store for a Families vs. Favorites season.  I was tangentially involved in some casting for season 27 and my role did not extend beyond assisting in delivering professional athletes to the program a la Jeff Kent or Jimmy Johnson.  I heard nothing indicative of a family theme but evidently Russell Hantz offering up his opinions.

Here are three shows green lit by our friends at SyFy including Joe Rogan Questions EverythingCosworld and Fandemonium.  More details can be found here.  

One of my two dogs will sit up and cry at the TV anytime there's a dog on screen.  That even applies to animated canines.  Well Ozzie, your prayers have been answered!  According to, DirecTVwill begin offering DogTV for $5.99 a month in the third quarter. The channel broadcasts content that is aimed at canines and includes "scenes with and without other animals, animation sequences and a variety of moving objects,” according to DogTV. Relaxation segments on the channel also show sleeping dogs and some nature scenes accompanied by soothing music.

The NBC late night drama continues, this time with word that Alec Baldwin is in line for his own show.  He's terrific asking questions to different celebrities on his podcast, Here's The Thing and it's a near no-brainer to give him his own show in my opinion.

One more podcast to check out this week is Chris Hardwick's interview with Walton Goggins (a.k.a. Boyd Crowder from Justified) on The Nerdist.

Marc Maron, whose series debuts on May 3, sat down with Michael Ian Black for a pretty funny interview.  Here's the link and here's a sampling:

Nice to talk to you. Now, what facial hair are you currently rocking? Right now I'm doing the, I guess you could either call it the Custer or the Redbone or perhaps the Zappa. I'm going with the mustache and the soul patch.

Right. And it seems like it took you a fairly long time to settle on that. Because you've been rocking the Zappa now for a while. And I think it works. I like it. How did you settle on that? Trial and error? Over years and years of moving my facial hair around and the hair on my head around, I finally got old enough to accept certain things. And I think I just leveled off… I did shave my face entirely a year or so ago for a movie role. It was nice to check in with my face. But I don't know, I've gotten comfortable with the configuration I have now. I don't know why it took so long, I guess I grew into it. I guess I thought that this was the most organic of the choices.

How Jewy did you look with your face totally shaved? I don't know that I ever look Jewy, but I might be the wrong guy to ask.

No, I'm looking at your image right now. You think it looks Jewy?