Monthly Archives: June 2017

Matt Braunger on The Exorcist III

Following up on Adam Barken’s look at The Ninth Configuration earlier this week, actor and comedian Matt Braunger sneaks away from a set at Comedy Bar to talk about William Peter Blatty’s other directorial effort, 1990’s The Exorcist III. Following George C. Scott’s Lt. Kinderman on a murder case that turns into an inquiry into the nature of good and evil, it’s the least scary Exorcist movie ever made … right up until it pounces. Your genial host Norm Wilner did his best to keep the noise down.

Adam Barken on The Ninth Configuration

As Killjoys returns for its third season this Friday on Syfy and Space, writer-producer Adam Barken takes a deep dive into the murky depths of The Ninth Configuration, the first directorial effort from William Peter Blatty, creator of The Exorcist. Your genial host Norm Wilner advises you that this is but one of two Blatty-centric episodes this week, and asks that you come back Friday to see who he got for The Exorcist III.

Jonny Sun on the Cornetto Trilogy

This week, Jonny Sun — playwright, Twitter cult leader and author of the new book Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur An Aliebn Too, available June 27th — drops by in advance of his North American tour to chat about Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, the majestic genre mash-ups collectively known as The Cornetto Trilogy. Never heard of them? Your genial host Norm Wilner is very disappointed. (Find Jonny in your town this summer! Check for his schedule!)

Allana Harkin on When Harry Met Sally …

How does Allana Harkin, correspondent and producer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, unwind? She immerses herself in the pleasures of When Harry Met Sally …, the 1989 comedy in which Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner came together to create one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made. Your genial host Norm Wilner can see the appeal, though he’s really more of a Bruno Kirby type.

Varun Saranga on The Royal Tenenbaums

Actor Varun Saranga — who joins the Western weirdoes of Wynonna Earp when that show starts its second season this Friday on Space and SyFy — spends a rainy day discussing his love for The Royal Tenenbaums, the 2001 family drama that cemented Wes Anderson’s distinctive style after Rushmore. Your genial host Norm Wilner regrets never having been a child prodigy.