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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail.

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    • 4.8 • 3.7K Ratings

Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail.

    Old with Marie Bardi

    Old with Marie Bardi

    What if there was a beach that made you old? Only the mischievous mind of M. Night Shyamalan could conjure such a place! The gang (including Shyamalan Superfan and Blank Check social media manager Marie Bardi) dives into M. Night’s latest offering. Is it a “Glassterpiece”? Does Griffin even know what age he is anymore? Did Ben always have those wrinkles on his face?







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    • 2 hr 22 min
    Space Jam: A New Legacy with James Newman

    Space Jam: A New Legacy with James Newman

    Welcome to the slam, it’s time to jam - it’s our first in-person recording since the pandemic! Griffin’s brother James Newman returns to the pod to chat BASKETBALL, a topic that Griffin now knows slightly more about after watching The Last Dance. Is LeBron a bad actor? Does anyone really understand the complicated metaphysics of the Warner Bros Serververse? Join us as we discuss!







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    • 2 hr 51 min
    Clifford 2: Hyper-Clifford with Tom Scharpling

    Clifford 2: Hyper-Clifford with Tom Scharpling

    It’s the direct-to-Crackle sequel to our original Clifford episode from four years ago! Clifford superfan and comedy legend Tom Scharpling (“The Best Show,” his new memoir “It Never Ends”) joins us to wax poetic on Martin Short and eulogize the great Charles Grodin. The guys also give pitches for an actual Clifford sequel. Would it involve a prison break? Ben thinks so!







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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt

    Dust off your mullets, because it’s the return of PORCH CINEMA with another Ben’s Choice Blank Check Spectacular! The boys talk David Spade, Kid Rock, and Direct-to-Crackle sequels, as they determine the secret ingredient to Ben-approved content - carry a mop on the poster.







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    • 2 hr 22 min
    Abduction with Jason Concepcion

    Abduction with Jason Concepcion

    John Singleton’s filmography comes to an inauspicious end with “Abduction,” a film that tests the viability of “Taylor Lautner as Action Star.” Longtime friend of the pod Jason Concepcion (Crooked Media’s Takeline and ALL CAPS NBA) joins us as we mourn the untimely passing of Singleton and try to parse why this movie fails so spectacularly.







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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Four Brothers with Jonathan Braylock

    Four Brothers with Jonathan Braylock

    What if there were four brothers? Has anyone thought of this before? Jonathan Braylock (Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood) joins us to talk about the niche genre of “snow crime,” the “what ifs?” of Singleton’s career in the 2000s, and the four classic archetypes of brothers. 







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    • 2 hr 18 min

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4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

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One of the best movie podcasts. This has really given me a deeper understanding of even films I thought I knew inside & out.

Griffin and David are great, but Ben is the secret sauce.

Love it! Thanks for so many hours of entertainment.

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Just another bad movie podcast

I tried a couple different episodes before I came to a judgment. This podcast just two people talking… sometimes about a particular movie… other times… just talking.

The episodes are overlong, but could easily be tightened up if the podcast had more structure. Do they talk about the writing, the direction, etc. Yeah, they eventually get around to it. But it’s like they recorded a two hour long conversation in which they happened to, for brief periods of time, discuss a particular movie.

The premise of the podcast is strong. But the execution is sloppy.

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