Episode 327 - “Clipped” star Kelly AuCoin plus a review of The Bikeriders
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by Steve Mason
6d ago
Kelly AuCoin chats with Mase & Sue about FX series, CLIPPED, the scandalous story of the LA Clippers based on Ramona Shelburne’s 30 FOR 30 podcast THE STERLING AFFAIRS. They discuss his love for Bill Walton and the Portland Trailblazers, his six degrees of separation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the pieces to portraying Andy Roeser, Ed O’Neill’s nuanced character work, their relationship during and in between takes. They also talk about his role as Dollar Bill in SHOWTIME’S hit series, BILLIONS, the obscure dialogue, saying goodbye after seven seasons, fan’s love/hate for Pastor Tim ..read more
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Episode 326 - “House of the Dragon” director Clare Kilner plus “Baby Reindeer” goes to court
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by Steve Mason
1w ago
Director Clare Kilner chats with Mase & Sue about her latest gig on HBO’s hottest show, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. They discuss the beauty of releasing one episode per week, directing CGI scenes, her process with actors and personal connection to the material, the amazing team that puts it all together, the massive production schedule, enormous sets, various locations, the moving music, what motivates characters behavior, staging a brotherly fight scene, and the dynamic of who you root for in the series. Plus, is there too much STAR WARS? Do we need a remake of SPACEBALLS? And does the alleged s ..read more
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Episode 325 - Jacob Scipio from “Bad Boys Ride or Die” plus Ray J talks OnlyFans & Costner’s “Horizon” gamble
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by Steve Mason
2w ago
Jacob Scipio joins Mase & Sue to talk about his villainous role in the blockbuster hit comedy BAD BOYS RIDE OR DIE, being cast in its predecessor BAD BOYS FOR LIFE - his first big studio film, reuniting with the cast and crew, trying to keep a straight face working alongside Martin Lawrence and Will Smith and what makes great chemistry. They also discuss the great script, ad libbing, choreographing fight scenes, stunt work, martial arts background, his adolescent  stage performance at the London Palladium, TV role at nine months old, and the disappointment of working on a film that wa ..read more
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Episode 324 - Mark Feuerstein and Michael Chiklis on HOTEL COCAINE plus Meredith Scardino Talks Girls5eva
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by Steve Mason
3w ago
Mase & Sue do a double-header - first up Mark Feuerstein and Michael Chiklis discuss their polar opposite roles in the MGM+Original crime thriller series, HOTEL COCAINE. They talk about the drug-fueled 70’s Miami scene, the real hotel the show is based on, the authenticity of their roles, the process of building their characters, and mutual admiration for each other’s work. Next – executive producer, writer, showrunner Meredith Scardino talks about the inspiration behind her hilarious NETFLIX Emmy-nominated series GIRLS 5 EVA, collaborating with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, casting Broadwa ..read more
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Episode 323 - Lili Taylor talks to Mase & Sue about her role in OUTER RANGE
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by Steve Mason
3w ago
Lili Taylor talks to Mase & Sue about her role in OUTER RANGE  - the American neo-Western supernatural mystery thriller streaming on Amazon Prime. They discuss the challenges of shooting out of sequence, reaction to seeing the finished product for the first time, time travel and strange unexplainable events, the concept of predetermination, Noah Reid’s sweet performance, and acting opposite co-star/executive producer Josh Brolin. Also, the classic film MYSTIC PIZZA, her relationship with the cast, Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS, the pros and cons of working with a director who encouraged ..read more
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Episode 322 - “Hacks” showrunner & co-star Paul W. Downs plus JLO’s big swing
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by Steve Mason
1M ago
Fresh off the news of a fourth season, HACKS co-creator, co-showrunner and star Paul W. Downs talks to Mase & Sue about the evolution of the critically acclaimed HBO series. They chat about the inspiration for the show, the casting of Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, the stigma of women of a certain age, the comedy, poignancy, attention to detail in the writing, the dynamic of working with a spouse and how they nailed the season ending episode. Plus, the return of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, THE BEAR, Prime Video release of the documentary I AM:CELINE DION and the state of Jennifer Lopez’s compli ..read more
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Episode 321 - Josh Segarra talks “Big Door Prize” plus is this the end of the “Mad Max” franchise
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by Steve Mason
1M ago
Josh Segarra joins Mase & Sue to talk about the quirky, feel-good APPLE TV series, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE. They discuss how the theme of the show reflects their real lives, what fueled his character’s transformation in Season 2, why people connect to the show, the dynamic of working with showrunner David West Read, his love of professional wrestling and how it was implemented in an episode. Plus, how his parents affected his career, his role of Lance in THE OTHER TWO, the art of auditioning and throwing out first pitches and singing National Anthem. Also, Mase & Sue’s Furiosa review, theor ..read more
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Episode 320 - Christopher McDonald on “Hacks” & “Happy Gilmore 2” plus standing ovations at Cannes and Coppola’s “Megalopolis"
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by Steve Mason
1M ago
Christopher McDonald comes back for seconds to chat with Mase & Sue about the return of his hilarious Shooter McGavin role in HAPPY GILMORE 2, what made the film a cult classic, Adam Sandler’s mad dramatic acting skills, and season 3 of HBO MAX’s hit series, HACKS. They talk about the star-studded guest roles, brilliant writing, the exploration of the sensitive side of his character, Marty, and where he hopes the story of he and Jean Smart’s Deborah may lead. Also, the certain quality of many of the parts he’s portrayed, where he finds the traits for his roles, and the state of his beloved ..read more
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Episode 319 - “Sugar” Finale Watch-Along with Mase & Sue
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by Steve Mason
1M ago
Mase & Sue end their SUGAR Watch-Along series with a wrap up of the 8th episode finale and speculations as to what a hopeful second season may bring. Sugar succeeds in getting Olivia safely home, the polyglots are scrambling to get back to their planet, Miller doesn’t make it, Ruby’s fate is left unknown, Sugar’s confidant Henry’s sordid secrets are revealed – the kidnapping of Sugar’s sister, Jen and involvement with the crooked Senator’s creepy son, and the reveal of Sugar’s true identity to Melanie. After turning down Jonathan Siegel’s offer to head up his security, Sugar is commit ..read more
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Episode 318 - Blockbuster season - from “Furiosa” to “Deadpool & Wolverine” - plus “Funny Girl” star Katerina McCrimmon
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by Steve Mason
1M ago
Katerina McCrimmon joins Mase & Sue to talk about her starring role in the touring company revival of the iconic Broadway musical, FUNNY GIRL. They discuss pros and cons of life on the road, childhood aspirations, her destiny in portraying Fanny Brice, the nature vs nurture of one’s talent, the evolution from rehearsals to opening night, the most challenging song in the show, the difficulty of two performances a day, steering clear of Barbra Streisand comparisons, her Cuban heritage, and musical influences. Plus, this season’s must-see blockbuster movies ..read more
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