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And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

And Almost Starring Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson

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    • 5.0 • 65 Ratings

And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

    Patreon Exclusive: Thor Ragnarok (PREVIEW)

    Patreon Exclusive: Thor Ragnarok (PREVIEW)

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    On this month’s Patreon exclusive episode, just in time for Love and Thunder, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in Thor: Ragnarok! Which former James Bond turned down a role? Which comedy star was a fan favorite for Loki since the 90s? Which TV sci-fi star was the front-runner for the Hulk? And are we finally free from the clutches of Morbius?? Also – Amy Jo is forced to endure a (thunder and) lighting  round quiz on MCU trivia!

     

    Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom ‘Sexy Gene Wilder’ Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel House, Taika Waititi, Clancy Brown, and Jeff Goldblum as himself.

     

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    Episode 83 - A League of Their Own

    Episode 83 - A League of Their Own

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    June-a Davis Month comes to a close with the excellent A League of Their Own! Who was cast as Dottie but dropped when they learned Madonna would be in the film? Which Oscar-winner auditioned for ‘All the Way’ Mae but couldn’t play baseball well enough? And what would a potential musical League look like? Also – we marvel at the casting of Older Dottie and Jeff finds himself forever hounded by the specter of the film Newsies!

     

    A League of their Own stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram, Ann Cusack, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Lynn Cartwright, and Bill ‘King of New York’ Pullman

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    Episode 82 - Cutthroat Island

    Episode 82 - Cutthroat Island

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    June-a Davis month continues with the supremely silly swashbuckler Cutthroat Island aka: Slash ‘n Dash! Which Oscar-winning legend was considered for Morgan Adams? Who was cast as the male lead but dropped out last-minute after Geena Davis’ role was expanded? And NOBODY could think of a better alternative to the “blow out his bottom” line?? Also – we workshop a better villain outfit for Langella’s Uncle Dawg and try to get to the bottom of the great V-8 mystery!

     

    Cutthroat Island stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin, Stan Shaw, Rex Linn, Patrick Malahide, George Murcell, Christopher Masterson, and Harris Yulin

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 81 - The Long Kiss Goodnight

    Episode 81 - The Long Kiss Goodnight

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    June-a Davis Month continues with the kick-ass and ridiculous The Long Kiss Goodnight! Which future talk show host auditioned for the villainous Timothy? What would the proposed sequel have looked like? And how did Samuel L Jackson not die seventeen different times? Also – it’s the one thing this movie is lacking: Charly Baltimore vs. Matilda’s Principal Trunchbull!

     

    The Long Kiss Goodnight stars Geena Davis, Samuel L Jackson, Craig Bierko, Yvonne Zima, David Morse, and Brian Cox; directed by Renny Harlin

     

     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 80 - Earth Girls are Easy

    Episode 80 - Earth Girls are Easy

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    Our June-a Davis Month kicks off with the delightfully campy comedy-musical Earth Girls are Easy! Which brat-pack regular turned down Valerie? Which two actors in the film wound up swapping roles with each other? And who else clocked that vegetable oil standing in as sensual oil? Also – Jeff gets a bad case of wig blindness, and we go down a Corey Feldman-centric IMDB user review wormhole!

     

    Earth Girls are Easy stars Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Julie Brown, Charles Rocket, Michael McKean, and Angelyne; directed by Julien Temple

     

     

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Patreon Exclusive: The Fly (PREVIEW)

    Patreon Exclusive: The Fly (PREVIEW)

    For our first Patreon-exclusive episode, we’re breaking down the casting of David Cronenberg’s The Fly in a watch-along commentary! Which action icon turned down Veronica after she was disturbed by the script? And which black market keeps selling Seth all these baboons?? Also – it’s Amy Jo’s first time seeing this movie, so you know what that means: plenty of horrified shrieking!

     

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

DaveyYouThere ,

Great podcast

Amy Jo and Jeff deliver a funny, informative, free wheeling but never unfocused podcast. Listened to the Carrie (1976) episode. That’s one of my favorite movies of all time but I was able to look at in a different and entertaining way. A polished, entertaining treat. Five stars!!!

froggie25999 ,

Love This Sho

This show is perfection. Such great insights, seemingly invisible format that suits the show brilliantly, great banter, knowledgeable on all things actors and casting… Go Jeff and Amy Jo!

DancingAndLive ,

favorite podcast when i’m over the news

this has become my go-to podcast. it’s such a delightful way to revisit old movies! it’s like if your intelligent, gossipy friends who are great at impressions merged with imdb and wikipedia— but without having to actually be with anyone or on your computer. an introverts’ delight! i find myself laughing out loud and saying “no way!” a lot. two thumbs up.

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