Saturday, March 31, 2007

What the Hell is Happening to Season 6 of 24?

The overall theme of this episode of The 2GuysTalking: 24 Podcast is strangely about "respect" or the lack of it in the most recent episode of "24" last Monday evening. The most important nugget I take out of this last episode is that while there are a conglomerate of unacceptable requests to suspend disbelief, there really are some golden moments that are just simply washed away which is just very sad. I recently blogged about the "investment" we have in the form of a podcast thatwe do weekly and the level of respect and solid writing is something that not only Brian and I take seriously, but any fan that devotes 6 months of followthrough should feel the same. I'd like to hear more about what you think. Feel free to leave your comments below or hit our official online discussion forum, TwentyFourForum.Com for more details!

2GuysTalking: 24 Podcast Reviews Season 6

Episode 15 Hour 8-9pm
March 31st, 2007 Running Time: 1hr 5min.
Recorded at 2GuysTalking Studios

What in the HELL is going on here? How can a show that has so many great people involved in it pump out an episode like this one? Mike welcomes back Brian as they review Day 6, Episode 15 of Bauer's life - If ever there was a time for you to send feedback, this is it! Send it to us and we'll feature it on the podcast!

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Sunday after St. Patty's Day and More 24 Action!

It was a great St. Patty's Day in the St. Louis area, folks! After work I had some friends over to provide the initial baptize action for a new TV, and some tasty grub and movies. Be sure to keep an eye on my Movie Blog for reviews of those new movies and read on below for a quick 2GuysTalking: 24 Podcast note!

From The 2GuysTalking: 24 Podcast Website:

We've received the most feedback every in the history of our podcast this last week, and with other 24-Podcasts closing their doors, the visitor count continues to skyrocket!

Here's the most recent release for Episode 13 that we posted this week. It's great to see 24 returning to some roots that benefited it last season.

We've also got a GREAT interview with one of the founders from BuddyTV coming up this next week, as well as our regularly weekly cast with a guest host!

2GuysTalking: 24 Podcast Reviews Season 6
Episode 13 Hour 6-7pm
March 12th, 2007 Running Time: 1hr 24min.
Recorded at 2GuysTalking Studios

Mike welcomes Brian back from special assignment as they review episode LUCKY 13 of Season 6 of the hit Fox show, "24". The train that is "24" continues to pick up speed, energy and characters as we welcome a cavalcade of new and returning characters and challenge YOU to send your feedback so we can feature it on the show!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Platypus Man Falls...

I haven't been very interested in comedies, comedians or things that are funny in the last - oh, 10 years probably, mostly because I think that I've entrenched myself in so many things to do that I just simply haven't made time to enjoy great comedy when it comes around.

One thing I DO remember, 15 years ago just before and after we moved to the St. Louis area, was a crazy little program called "PLATYPUS MAN."

Richard Jeni was a comedian that helped to bridge the common man and Hollywood with one of the smoothest deliveries ever. Sadly this afternoon, there was an announcement stating that Richard Jeni had been shot/shot himself in the face, and very soon thereafter died.

Richard, you will be sadly missed, and as the category states, Richard is gone, but not forgotten. --Mike2GuysTalking

Source: CNN.Com
Comedian Commits Apparent Suicide, Police said

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) -- Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the "Tonight Show" and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.

Police found the 45-year-old comedian alive but gravely injured in a West Hollywood home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni's girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said.
Eisenman said the caller told police: "My boyfriend shot himself in the face."
Jeni died at a nearby hospital.

Eisenman said suicide had not been officially confirmed and the investigation was continuing. An autopsy on Jeni would be done Monday, said Lt. Fred Corral from the investigation division of the coroner's office.
Jeni regularly toured the country with a standup act and had starred in several HBO comedy specials, most recently "A Big Steaming Pile of Me" during the 2005-06 season.

Another HBO special, "Platypus Man," won a Cable ACE award for best standup comedy special, and formed the basis for his UPN sitcom of the same name, which ran for one season.

Jeni's movie credits included "The Mask," in which he played Jim Carrey's best friend, "The Aristocrats," "National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off," and "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn."

He had guest appearances on the TV shows "Everybody Hates Chris," "Married: With Children," and updated versions of the game shows "Hollywood Squares" and "Match Game."

Frazer Smith, standup comedian who often opened for Jeni and the emcee at the Ice House, where Jeni often performed, said young comedians looked up to him.

"He was probably one of the best standup comedians in the last 50 years," said Smith. "He had tons and tons of material. He was looked up to by all the young comedians, a total pro."

The Brooklyn-born comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special "Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City." Two years later, his "Crazy From the Heat" special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime's history.

Jeni became a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show" during Johnny Carson's reign and continued to appear after Jay Leno took over as host.

He also wrote comic material for the 2005 Academy Awards, which was hosted by his friend Chris Rock.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

'300' is NOT a History Lesson...

I had the fortune of having a Friday-evening night out with my friend Christine and we headed out to our newest, nearest theater to see '300', a movie based on Fran Miller's graphic novel, which is loosely based on the 480AD battle of Thermopylae, where a small force of Spartans take on a much larger (100,000) Army and truly do make a dent in them.

It is my pleasure to also announce that the movie is not a BIOPIC of the life of the King of Sparta, but a fictional movie, with lots of violence, special effects. Just a little note to everyone on that. ;)

I plan a full an dandy review of it shortly and would love to have the opportunity to review it via our 2GuysTalking Podcast. Look for more details soon!