The Broken Projector Movie Podcast (actor interviews)
A movie podcast that isn't boring.

Everybody cut loose. Because Kevin Bacon is chasing you, and he wants to bury you in the woods.

Bacon stars in the indie flick Cop Car as a bad guy sheriff whose siren-topped vehicle is stolen by two young boys running away from home. This joy ride was co-written and directed by Jon Watts, who will take on the next Spider-Man movie, so it's a dark artifact of what his aggressive and comedic sensibilities if you're looking for a hint of what he might bring to the Peter Parker table. Plus, Bacon offers some stellar suggestions for actors who are in scenes without any other actors to talk to.

Geoff and I will also say goodbye to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and answer your screenwriting questions about pagination and the first step after your last step.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 10:16am EST

This week on the show, we explore the curious trend of summer high school movies developing cancer -- why are so many YA summer releases designed to make us cry? Who's up for a triple feature of Paper Towns, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Fault in Our Stars?

Plus, Geoff offers a control-based hypothesis for why book fans have produced a loud backlash to Game of Thrones this season.

And our special interview this week is with John Cusack. Jack Giroux speaks to the veteran actor about playing Beach Boy genius Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 7:07am EST

Last week we looked at American Sniper as a political football, and this week we turn to a fresh take on military life which will sadly only get a fraction of the attention Sniper did. 

Amira and Sam star Martin Starr will discuss preparing to play an army veteran, finding humor and nuance in an important script and the vital way in which the movie portrays a progressive Muslim girl. 

Plus, Geoff and I will weigh in on the blockbuster-ish news about Ghostbusters getting an all-female cast and Indiana Jones hypothetically looking to Chris Pratt to take the whip and fedora. 

Then, Rob Hunter will take some time out of shivering in the cold at Sundance to tell us his five favorites of the fest. You'll want to write these down and hunt them down in the future. 

You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Luckily, we'll be speaking with one of the semi-finalists, Alvaro Ron, whose short film To Kill or Not to Kill earned him one of the top spots and a chance to compete for the grand prize. He'll share his experience as a filmmaker, the challenges of the competition, and how he overcame those obstacles.

Plus, Geoff and I will offer up four directors, four screenwriters and four actors who broke through this year, delivering the kinds of movies and performances that get us excited about the future.

As a bonus, William Fichtner drops by to add a gorgeous dose of zen to the show.

You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 5:38am EST

In response to A.O. Scott's gorgeously organized, well thought out treatise on how maturity is and is not displayed in TV and film, we'd like to offer a free-wheeling conversation filled with half-formed ideas. How are we displaying adulthood in our art, and is it an accurate reflection of our lives and escapist desires?

We'll also check in Kate Erbland to hear about the best movies of TIFF that you'll be able to see soon, and Jack Giroux interviews Jeremy Renner about his new biopic of Iran-Contra whistleblower Gary Webb, Kill the Messenger.

You should follow Kate (@katerbland), Jack (@jackgi), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 8:52am EST

For our extra special Independence Day Eagle-Blasted, Star-Spangled, Overly-Adjectived Extravaganza, Geoff and I ponder the very nature of the United States of America. We try to hone in on its complexities and paradoxes by contemplating what movies best capture Columbia's essence. In other words, the most American movies ever made. Is there a particular genre that echoes its spirit? Is it more about pure patriotism or can the story display our darker side? Where does the heart of American cinema lie?

Listen and contemplate while you grill meat stuffed into another meat, or as you slide down the tarp you poured dish soap onto.

Plus, to celebrate our victory over the British, we invite the absolutely delightful Maisie Williams onto the show to discuss her new movie Heatstroke, explain why she's not Justin Bieber and share her love for Twitter.

You should follow Williams (@maisie_williams), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

In our shortest episode of the year, I take a minute to dissect the way gigantic things are being portrayed on screen and to consider how Godzilla is like the most recent doomsday climate change report.

Plus, Jack interviews the legendary Bill Paxton who plays a pitching coach in Million Dollar Arm. They get philosophical about acting just above a whisper and going calmly over the top. Fortunately, the lurking Predator decides not to attack them in the process.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 6:52am EST

This week on the show we tackle some cinematic paranormal problems with Mystic Party! hosts Brea Grant and Zane Grant. The ultimate lesson is to stay away from everything because it’s all haunted and trying to kill you.

Plus, Geoff will answer your screenwriting questions about contests and short film writing, we’ll chat about whether or not we actually want any new Indiana Jones movies, and we’ll turn to your responses to follow up on last week’s discussion of truth in biographical films.

You should follow Brea (@breagrant), Zane (@zanegrant), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 5:55am EST

Ghostbusters

Remembering Harold Ramis, we take some time this week to recognize his legacy of sophisticated humor and geek prowess. Plus, we'll chat with House of CardsRachel Brosnahan and indie writer/director Ari Aster about their new short film Basically, and then Brian Salisbury and C. Robert Cargill join us to cheerlead for underappreciated genre movies and announce an exciting, fattening new podcasting venture.

You should follow Brian (@briguysalisbury), Cargill (@massawyrm), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 6:19am EST

Loki - Thor the Dark World

Tom Hiddleston joins us this week to discuss his third Marvel outing in Thor: The Dark World, and to find a match for Loki in the Shakespearean universe. Our interview is much ado about spandex, but before it, Geoff and I will share some non-superhero comic books we think should be turned into movies and hyper-sexualized HBO series.

You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

Kill Your Darlings

Donning some sweet spectacles again, Daniel Radcliffe returns to theaters this upcoming Wednesday as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your DarlingsThe actor joins us to talk about finding that character and the hunt for great material.

Continuing that theme, Black List founder Franklin Leonard speaks with us in an extended interview on the website's 1st birthday as an outlet for aspiring writers to be discovered and receive feedback from industry professionals. What successes they've faced, what challenges lie ahead, and what changes we'll see in year two. All coming up on today's program as well as some advice from Geoff on knowing whether you're ready to have your work read by the big dogs.

You should follow The Black List (@theblcklst),Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Superman Versus Victor Crowley

This week, we kneel before Zod and Hatchet III star Danielle Harris, who describes her Pussy Posse and explains what it's like to have hoses filled with fake blood aimed at your face.

Plus, Geoff faces an Interrogation Review of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, and Scott talks with a budding filmmaker who'll learn this weekend if his new project gets funding or not.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Danielle Harris (@halloweengal), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 9:17am EST

Winning The Most Dangerous Game

It's funny that our last episode was called The Greatest Escape, because this week we'll be talking about how to survive when someone who hunts people for sport is chasing you. Or, at least, what movies have taught us about it. Hint: your chances aren't good.

With Geoff on vacation, Brian Salisbury helps us out with his Count Zaroff impression and his latest research into the only way to enjoy M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. Plus, we top it all off with an interview with Black Rock writer/actor/director Katie Aselton (seen running for her life above) where we don't ask her for fantasy football tips.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Brian (@briguysalisbury), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 8:52am EST

Two-Faced Conspiracy Theories

You know how you went downstairs this morning, and there wasn't quite as much cereal left in the box as you thought there should be? We did that. We have operatives everywhere. We can see and hear everything you taste and smell. Which is why this week -- on an episode that won't self-destruct no matter how much you want it to -- we offer some of our favorite conspiracy narratives after talking with Aaron Eckhart about his latest CIA thriller, Erased.

Plus, we've got a review of Iron Man 3 done interrogation style.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Amazon recently launched 14 TV-style pilots (including Zombieland), and they're asking users to provide feedback that will theoretically help them decide which shows to keep and what to do with them. Is it a smart move to democratize the development process or will shows end up cowering in fear below a ravenous mob of faceless. aggregated opinions?

Veteran actor Donal Logue weighs in on bringing pilots to the people, shares some Copper-style 19th century Irish American history and drops a piece of advice that should make you change your mindset about finding success. Plus, Geoff wants to warn aspiring writers about the wrong way to present your work.

Then, screenwriter Justin Marks and The Bitter Script Reader join us to dig way too deep into what Amazon is trying to do.

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Logue (@donallogue), Justin Marks (@justin_marks_), The Bitter Script Reader (@BittrScrptReadr), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

The Prank Beyond the Pines (w/ Ryan Gosling and Jason Arnopp)

Facial tattoos and boredom-induced improvisation! Jack brings us an interview with Place Beyond the Pines star Ryan Gosling who discusses the consequences and magic of making mistakes.

Plus, Screen Rant's Ben Kendrick joins us to discuss a few favorite movie pranks, we explore a personalized horror short story prank from author Jason Arnopp, and then celebrate the pure majesty of the too-often-maligned dumb action genre. Body massage machine go!

For more from us on a daily basis, follow Ben (@benkendrick), Jason (@jasonarnopp), Jack (@jackgi), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter.

And, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 5:22am EST

Charlie Day joins us this week to talk about the inventive offensiveness of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as well as what it was like to play a hipster scientist for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

Plus, Sasha Grey gives us some romance tips after scaring us in Would You RatherCraig Mazin shares the creation of four Identity Thief script pages, and we answer a listener question about finding viable production partners.

That's a lot of ground to cover, and we're all hung over on discount champagne, so let's get started.

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 8:12am EST

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