Two guys who have an opinion about everything, but don't know anything.Opening Jingle by the great Simon Howard all the way from the UK.
And the Winner is: Casablanca
With guest and fellow podcaster Trish the Dish from GenX Voice, as we review the winner for Best Picture Casablanca. This movie has so many icon lines and scenes. It was also a movie with WWII as a backdrop, as well as filmed and released during WWII. So grab some popcorn and enjoy as we go back to 1944 and review Casablanca. Staring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and many more great actors.
And the Winner Is: The Godfather (1972)
Nick and Russ, along with GNO, and guest podcaster and New Yorker John Svendese discuss the Oscar for Best Picture The Godfather. As always with their spin on it, diving in to what happened that year, looking at the cost of living, and what was popular. So enjoy as they go back to 1973 and discuss Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. This was prerecorded when Nick had dental surgery and was a little out of it, so enjoy.
And the Winner Is: Terms of Endearment
Nick and Russ, along with GNO, start a first of many movie reviews, focusing on Academy Awards Oscar winners for Best Picture in a certain year. But of course with their spin on it, diving in to what happened that year, also with the cost of living, and what was popular. So enjoy as they go back to 1984 and discuss Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger.
Special Guest: Natasha Perez
Natasha is an American actress, singer, comedienne and writer who made her American cinematic debut in 2006 in M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Lady in the Water. She is known for playing the role of Matilda on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm opposing Larry David and now for playing the iconic role of Yolanda Saldivar on the Netflix show Selena, the Series.
As a singer-songwriter, Natasha has placed her songs in different media from TV shows like Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and HBO’s Entourage, to movies like the Argentinian film Cuestión de Principios, and the Venezuelan film La Hora Cero. She has scored plays like Damien Calderon’s Huellas for the Frida Kahlo Theatre and co-created over dozens of jingles for commercials. For the past couple of years, Perez has been exploring a new sound – a mix of comedic indie, jazz- autochthonous textures and pop. She is currently working with producer Rudy La Scala to release a tribute cover track of one Selena’s songs.
Natasha Pérez is also a published writer. She has participated in several comedy festivals with her solo piece Summer Camp, a 10 minute musical show written and performed by her and directed by Rick Najera (CBS Diversity) and Arianne Price (Bridemaids).
The book “Hembravecidas” was launched in Mexico and released in Los Angeles under the title Antología Bi-Nacional (Bi-national Anthology) where she collaborated with several female identity stories. As a journalist, Natasha has written countless of articles in publications like El Metropolitano in Caracas, Hoy Newspaper and La Banda Elástica in LA.
social media for Natasha Perez @thenatashaperez
Celebrating 1 year of Podcasting / Father's Day Special
Join Nick and Russ, as they celebrate doing podcasting for 1 year, Special Message from friends and past guests. They will also be honoring Father's Day.
Special Guest: Rebecca Metz
Rebecca Metz has a recurring role as Tressa, Sam’s (Pamela Adlon) close friend and talent manager on the critically acclaimed, award-winning FX series BETTER THINGS now in its third season. This busy actress also stars on the popular Disney Channel show COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD. The bubbly redhead plays Jenna Wrather, the widowed mom of Coop and Cami and the only adult in the regular cast.
A graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Metz has made her mark on television in memorable guest roles. She has guest starred on NIP TUCK, WEEDS, MARON, THIS IS US, GREY’S ANATOMY, FOR THE PEOPLE, BONES, MAJOR CRIMES, THE MENTALIST, BOSTON LEGAL, JUSTIFIED, SOUTHLAND, CALIFORNICATION, THE MINDY PROJECT, THE THUNDERMAN’S and in recurring roles on LOPEZ and SHAMELESS. Earlier in her career Metz garnered small roles on THE KING OF QUEENS, GILMORE GIRLS, ER and SCRUBS.
A proud Jersey girl born and raised in Bruce Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, NJ, Metz was drawn to acting from an early age. Her parents, both classically trained singers, inspired her to follow a creative path, as did a favorite childhood TV show. “I honestly think the impetus for wanting to be an actor came from watching The Muppet Show,” she says with a laugh, “and from the backstage scenes, where it’s all chaos and crisis and everyone tries to keep from showing it onstage. I thought that looked really fun.”
In addition to her frequent television and commercial work, Metz has appeared in numerous independent and short films as well as the upcoming Disney feature film MAGIC CAMP. She is also a voiceover and stage actor whose theater credits include Sheila Callaghan’s KATE CRACKERNUTS (24th Street Theatre) and Burglars of Hamm’s award-winning musical, THE BEHAVIOR OF BROADUS (Sacred Fools).
There is no question that Rebecca Metz is all about the small screen. “Television is going to places it’s never been before”, she declares. “And I get to be a part of that. Every time I go to work, or even go to an audition that is in the front of my mind. I feel very fortunate to be here for it.”
Oh, they know something :-)
“Two guys who have an opinion on everything” — is absolutely right. Nick & Russ is a “sort of” guilty pleasure podcast I listen to when I’m cooking or watering the garden. Yes, I’m middle-aged just like they are and garden. Plus, I like how unpolished, unscripted and delightfully colorful they are. What I like about their episodes is the scatterbrain of thoughts that somewhat follow a show outline. Each episodes title lures you in (if interested) and then the show drunkenly weaves in and out of show topic. All and all, entertaining. I like listening to how deep Nick goes into a topic as well as listening to how deep Russ goes into the same topic. Both efforts veer down interesting paths from their unique perspective where I’ve often said, “didn’t think of it that way before.” Their storied “bro-mance” together, beginning at a food addicts anonymous group meeting in Texas, finds them able to connect fluidly and often times agree with the varied view points discussed. Russ stays very up-to-date with Texas politics which I very much appreciate. Nick stays very up-to-date with the federal tax code being an highly skilled accountant. One of my favorite episodes of theirs was when they had on the voice actor who voiced a lot of 80’s cartoons. I forget his name but he voiced Shipwreck from G.I. Joe. Let’s just say, they are only getting better with age. I’m looking forward to their upcoming pre-recorded Best Film Oscar Winner series of episodes highlighting the Best Film Oscar category and the year in which it won with facts and commentary. Keep up the great work, Nick & Russ.
Refreshing takes on today
Love these guys! Their chemistry is wonderful and fun, while their content is interesting and poignant
Fun! That’s all I can say and it will put you in a good mood.