Frotcast 307: ‘The Nice Guys,’ ‘The Night Of,’ And Theranos

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This week on the Frotcast, we discuss Shane Black’s recently-released-on-DVD stooge noir, The Nice Guys (my write-up), starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Is it an action movie? A comedy? Does believability matter? Is Ryan Gosling playing Wile E. Coyote? We ponder all those questions as well as our recent news obsessions, like the cinematic rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, Apple headphones, and The Night Of. Panel includes comedian Joe Sinclitico from Adam Devine’s House Party, and Joey Avery, fresh off his one-episode arc on Fox’s Coupled.


4:45 – Elizabeth Holmes and the incredible story of her $9 billion fake tech company
10:00 – Elizabeth Holmes’ insane voice
18:50 – Joe tries to show Joey his future in comedy
28:47 – In praise of Brooklyn, and arthouse movies that are more than what you’d imagine
36:00 – The Nice Guys
42:41 – A digression into The Night Of
50:30 – Are we bored of “big action sequences” because we’re getting old or because they’re less novel now?
58:30 – News story of the week, the USA Freedom Girls getting stiffed by the Trump campaign
1:10:35 – Abbreviated emails and Crystal Corner, including The Ballad Of Big Dick Pierre

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