(Episode 58) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Actor: Lance E. Nichols

February 20, 2018

Born in the 12th ward of New Orleans, Lance is most widely known for his role as the preacher in the 2008 Academy Award nominated film, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, alongside Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Following the success of this role, Nichols landed a part in the Warner Bros. summer blockbuster THE CAMPAIGN (2012), starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Throughout his 30+ years of acting, spanning from the early 80s to present day, Nichols has made over 75 appearances on multiple award winning and critically acclaimed television series including: CHEERS, MURDER SHE WROTE, MATLOCK, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. 

 

Lance is also a passionate New Orleans Saints fan and acting teacher/coach.

 

Meet: Lance E. Nichols.

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The Top 5 Romantic Movies of All Time! (Breaking Down Part 5)

February 17, 2018

Doug and I break down our Top 5 Romantic Movies of all time!

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(Episode 57) Legendary NBA Writer and Analyst: Peter Vecsey.

February 14, 2018

Peter Vecsey has been one of the most prominent basketball columnists in the world for more than 40 years. He has covered the NBA and ABA for decades and been an expert analyst on both network and cable television in the United States. He is best known for his exclusives and biting commentary in his “Hoop du Jour” column that ran for years in the New York Post.

Vecsey’s inside information and access to the league’s top players, coaches and executives helped earn him recognition as one of the “Most Powerful People in Sports” by The Sporting News. He was honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2009 by the Basketball Hall of Fame.

In addition to the Post, Vecsey has also worked at USA Today, the New York Daily News, NBC, TNT/TBS, NBA-TV and the USA Network. Active on Twitter since leaving the Post in 2012, Vecsey is now back in the game and covering the NBA.

 

Meet: Peter Vecsey

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(Episode 56) “New England Patriots”-Running Back: Antowain Smith

February 8, 2018

Antowain Drurell Smith (born March 14, 1972) is a former American Football Running Back in the National Football League who played nine NFL seasons, most notably with the New England. At 6'2", 232 pounds, Smith's powerful running style made him an effective runner between the tackles. He is a two time Super Bowl Champion with the Patriots and was a huge factor in developing the dynasty the Patriots are today.

 

Meet: Antowain Smith

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“New England Patriots” Superbowl Special! *2001 New England Patriots Running Back: JR Redmond!!

February 3, 2018

As a senior at Arizona State University he was a Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award candidate, and was one of the premier kick returners in the country. He ranks third in ASU history with 3,299 career rushing yards. His total career yardage ranks 26th in Pac-10 history.

Redmond is best known for his role on the 2001 New England Patriots. Redmond caught three passes in the Patriots' game-winning overtime drive during the famous "Snow Bowl" playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. Most famously, in SuperBowl XXXVI, with the Patriots on their own 30-yard line with 41 seconds left, Redmond caught a 3-yard dump-down pass from quarterback Tom Brady, dodged a tackler to pass the first down marker and then dragged a second tackler to the sideline, extending the ball out of bounds to stop the clock. The stopped clock allowed the Patriots to keep the drive alive and led, plays later, to a Patriots victory on an Adam Vinatieri field goal. Charlie Weiss, the Patriots offensive coordinator at the time, has said that he would have recommended playing for overtime had Redmond not gotten the first down or failed to get out of bounds and stopped the clock.

 

Meet: JR Redman.

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The Best Movies of 2017. (Breaking Down Part 4).

February 3, 2018

Actor/Writer Doug Hutchison break down the top movies of the year!

 

 

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(Episode 55)-”The Karate Kid” Actor: Ron Thomas.

February 2, 2018

Ron Thomas is internationally known for his portrayal of Bobby Brown, the Cobra Kai bad guy who hurt Daniel-San’s leg in the original and iconic film, The Karate Kid. He’s achieved numerous successes in a town where most fail and, having done so, has had the privilege of working with some of the best and biggest names in Hollywood.

Ironically, Ron is a real-life martial artist and true “Sensei.” He’s a high-ranking black belt, 2-time world champion, and former member and trainer of the United States Sport Ju-Jitsu Team. Sensei Ron founded the World Class Training Center in Los Angeles where he personally mentored and trained several national and world champions, priming not only their physical game but their mental game as well.

 

Meet: Ron Thomas.

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(Episode 54)-”The Giver”-Author: Lois Lowry.

January 29, 2018

Lois Lowry (born Lois Ann Hammersberg; March 20, 1937) is an American writer credited with more than forty children's books. She has won two Newbery Medals, for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994. As an author, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subject matters within her works for children. She has explored such complex issues as racism, terminal illness, murder, and the Holocaust among other challenging topics.  A film adaptation of The Giver was released in 2014.

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(Episode 53)-”The Martian”-Author: Andy Weir

January 24, 2018
Interview with Andy Weir,  Andy is the author of the Golden Globe winning, and Academy Award nominated blockbuster "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. Andy has also won many literary awards. 
 
Andy and I talk about the writing process, NASA, Science Fiction, and everything under the Sun (and around it) and we even mange to sprinkle in some Star Wars, Star Trek and Interstellar!
 
Meet the very funny and bright: Andy Weir.
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(Episode 52)- “The Walking Dead”-Actor: Xander Berkeley

January 17, 2018

Xander Berkeley is a fantastic actor who has had significant parts in some of the best movies in history, a few of which were Academy Award winning movies. Some of Xander's filmography includes: Terminator 2, A Few Good Men, Heat, Apollo 13, Leaving Las Vegas, Air Force One, Gattaca, Amistad, Taken, Kick-Ass, Faster and currently Proud Mary.

 
Xander is involved in many projects, most notably as Gregory, Mayor of the Hilltop on The Walking Dead (and he's phenomenal).
 
Meet the very funny and talented: Xander Berkeley. 
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