(Episode 51)-”Star Trek”-Actor: Faran Tahir

January 13, 2018
Monday Morning Critic welcomes actor Faran Tahir!  The very talented Faran Tahir talks about his Pakistani roots, being an actor who is Muslim,  his unique journey into acting and his amazing life. We talk movies, TV, Bollywood, theater, Iron Man, Star Trek, Elysium and so much more. 
 
Meet the very humble: Faran Tahir
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(Episode 50) “The Walking Dead”-Actor: Jayson Warner Smith

January 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, actor Jayson Warner Smith, graciously joining us for a second appearance. Jayson has acted in many roles, and currently portrays Savior,  "Gavin" on The Walking Dead. 

Jayson and I spend some serious time breaking down and going into depth into The Walking Dead, Negan, Rick, Scott Gimple, the Saviors everything that's "The Walking Dead"-under the sun! 
 
We also talk about how his portrayal as Bill Cooper in "American Made", the 2017, hit movie with Jayson acting along Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson recently of The Last Jedi.
 
Say Hello to Jayson Warner Smith, again!
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“The Bad News Bears”-Actor Erin Blunt. Last Episode of 2017! Hot Stove Edition!

December 28, 2017

Erin Blunt is an actor and a DJ. His filmography includes: Hill Street Blues, Quincy, Alice, The White Shadow, Car Wash, What's Happening, Happy Days and perhaps his most well known role as Ahmad Abdul Rahim in the Bad News Bears trilogy. 

Erin and I talk everything from acting, music and life's journey. 

Meet the very cool: Erin Blunt.

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(Episode 49)-”The Lost City of Z”-Film Composer: Christopher Spelman.

December 21, 2017

One of this podcast's favorite Composers- Christopher Spelman talks about his rapport and journey with former student and now gifted director James Gray, composing, The fantastic "Lost City of Z" and his love for music. Chris manages to also talk about the Patriots, his beloved New York Yankees and his roots in Western Massachusetts.

 

Meet: Chris Spelman.

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(Episode 48)-”Fear The Walking Dead”-Actor: Justin Rain.

December 20, 2017

Justin Rain is an outstanding actor who stars as "Crazy Dog" in "Fear the Walking Dead" and many other wonderful shows. Justin's accomplishments as a human being are even more impressive. Justin is Cree, one of the largest groups of First Nations in North America with over 200,000 members living in Canada. Justin speaks to children on and off reservations, sharing his life, motivating students and making a difference. Justin's interview is emotional, heart wrenching, and filled with redemption. You will love Justin Rain the actor, you will come to love Justin Rain the person just as much.

 
Meet just a fantastic human being: Justin Rain.
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(Episode 47)-”Moneyball”-Actor: Reed Diamond.

December 9, 2017

Actor Reed Diamond and I have an in depth conversation about acting, life, the paths we choose (and the ones we don't) reflecting, family and life. Reed has been in such hits as Moneyball, Agents of SHIELD, Designated Survivor, 24, Good Night and Good Luck and so many more.

 

Meet: Reed Diamond.

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“Christmas Vacation”-Director: Jeremiah Chechik

December 7, 2017

Director Jeremiah Chechik is a very talented director who in his directorial debut directed the instant classic: "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" a timeless classic, that many consider to be the greatest comedy in history. Christmas Vacation is as much a staple around the holidays as Santa Clause, Christmas Trees and gifts that keep on giving!

Jeremiah and John Hughes made for a wonderful team on Christmas Vacation. His filmography is very extensive in both the big and small screens.

Jeremiah and I have a very candid and interesting conversation about a wide range of topics. Jeremiah also shares a few little known facts and stories about life on the set of Christmas Vacation.

 

Meet the very kind, and very talented: Jeremiah Chechik.

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(Episode 46)-”Sixteen Candles”, “Weird Science” and “The Breakfast Club”-Casting Director: Jackie Burch.

December 4, 2017

Jackie Burch is one the best casting directors in history. She is the foundation for three of the best comedies in history. Jackie and John Hughes made for an unstoppable team creating: Sixteen Candles, Weird Science and The Breakfast Club. Jackie's other movies include: D.C Cab, Cloak and Dagger, Commando, Fright Night, Mask, Three Amigos, Predator, Die Hard, Coming to America, Road House. (To name a few!)

 
Jackie's latest movies include: Hidden Figures, 42, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Million Dollar Arm and Ant-Man.
 
Meet the awesome: Jackie Burch.
 
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Holiday Special! Our Top 5 Holiday Movies with actor Doug Hutchison!

December 2, 2017
Breaking Down 3!
 
Actor and Screenwriter Doug Hutchison and I break down our Top 5 Holiday Movies in a fun, reflective and moving episode.
 
Welcome to Breaking Down 3!
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The Walking Dead Broke My Heart. (Episode 45).

November 30, 2017

Some final thoughts on the horrednous, heartbreaking and impulsive decision to shift Lennie James from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead.

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