Monthly Archives: April 2015

Corey Mintz on Planes, Trains & Automobiles

This week’s guest, food writer and occasional video star Corey Mintz, brings John Hughes’ 1987 road comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles to the basement. Your genial host Norm Wilner is along for the ride.

Stephanie Belding on Short Term 12

Actress Stephanie Belding — late of Remedy — discusses Destin Daniel Cretton’s terrific 2013 indie Short Term 12, starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as social workers in a residential treatment facility for volatile teens. Your genial host Norm Wilner is there for her.

Kristian Bruun on The Fifth Element

Orphan Black‘s Kristian Bruun shares his love of Luc Besson’s 1997 space opera The Fifth Element — and some insight into the life of a working Canadian actor — in our first super-sized episode. Your genial host Norm Wilner is still trying to figure out what Gary Oldman was wearing on his head. 

Postcards from the Edge with Tommie-Amber Pirie

Tommie-Amber Pirie, whose new “non-rom-com” Pretend We’re Kissing is in theaters now, dissects Meryl Streep’s performance and Carrie Fisher’s barbed Hollywood commentary in Mike Nichols’ 1990 dramedy Postcards from the Edge. Your genial host Norm Wilner is there also.