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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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Writer/director Lulu Wang joins #thetwofriends to discuss Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, as well as, her recent film The Farewell (https://a24films.com/films/the-farewell) . This episode is sponsored by MUBI (https://mubi.com/check) , Butcher Box (https://www.butcherbox.com/check) or CODE: CHECK and Hims (https://www.forhims.com/blank) .
The Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro

2019-08-1102:02:523

This week marks the beginning of a new series on the films of director Hayao Miyazaki! Together they present a brief background of Miyazaki, explore the history of Lupin the 3rd franchise, debate what DJ Khaled actually does and more! This episode is sponsored by Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) CODE: CHECK, Away (https://www.awaytravel.com/check) CODE: CHECK and Bespoke (http://boxofawesome.com) CODE: CHECK.
Blackhat with Bilge Ebiri

Blackhat with Bilge Ebiri

2019-08-0402:09:072

Film critic, Bilge Ebiri, joins #thetwofriends to discuss 2015's hacker flop Blackhat. This episode is sponsored by Legacybox (https://legacybox.com/check) , Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com/) CODE: CHECK and  Bespoke Post (http://boxofawesome.com/) CODE: CHECK.
Miami Vice - Pilot Episode

Miami Vice - Pilot Episode

2019-08-0101:23:16

Griffin and David review the 1984 Miami Vice television series pilot entitled "Brother's Keeper" in a special b-b-b-b-bonus episode, reference the term 'podfade' from a recent New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/style/why-are-there-so-many-podcasts.html) and examine the careers of Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. This episode is sponsored by MUBI (https://mubi.com/check) .
Writer, Fran Hoepfner joins #thetwofriends to discuss 2009's gritty bank robber romance, Public Enemies. Together they examine the merits of the phrase dumb egg, a vaping incident, pulling a classic “Chewbacca” and was Christian Bale nominated for David’s ‘Hard to Make the 5’ list? This episode is sponsored by Noom (https://www.noom.com/check) , Petal (https://www.petalcard.com/check) and Scentbird (https://www.scentbird.com/check) CODE: CHECK. [Editor's Note: Due to equipment failure the last 30 minutes of the episode were cut. Sorry for the disruption.]
The Lion King

The Lion King

2019-07-2102:05:403

On the week of its release in July of 2019, Griffin and David discussed The Lion King. Together they examine the photorealism angle, Disney’s legacy, as well as, the recent Cats trailer and the dawn of digital fur technology. This episode is sponsored by Hims (https://www.forhims.com/check) , Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com/) CODE: CHECK and MUBI (https://mubi.com/) .
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

2019-07-1402:44:34

Are you a fiend for mojitos? We are. Grab your shades and grease back your hair cause Blank Check is discussing 2006’s film remake of Miami Vice! Together they examine the storied history of this production, the performances of Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, grenade rules, casting Russell Crowe as Donkey Kong and more! This episode is sponsored by Brooklinen (https://www.brooklinen.com/) CODE: CHECK and Bespoke Post (http://boxofawesome.com) CODE: CHECK.
Collateral with Katey Rich

Collateral with Katey Rich

2019-07-0701:51:071

#thetwofriends welcome back Katey Rich (Vanity Fair) to discuss 2004's Cruise/Foxx thriller Collateral. Together they examine the initial casting of Adam Sandler as the cab driver, as well as, the entire cast's excellent performances, contemplate a coyote and more. This episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://talkspace.com/) CODE: CHECK and Legacybox (https://legacybox.com/) CODE: CHECK.
Ali with Jamelle Bouie

Ali with Jamelle Bouie

2019-06-3002:19:16

This week, Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times) joins to discuss 2001’s unorthodox biopic, Ali. Together they examine the relationship between Ali and sports broadcaster Howard Cosell, the Peter Newman interview, Will Smith and the rest of the excellent cast's performances and so much more. Plus, Jamelle tries the Spies in Disguise challenge! This episode is sponsored by Scentbird (https://www.scentbird.com/check) , MUBI (https://mubi.com) and Noom (https://noom.com/check) .
The Insider with Andy Levy

The Insider with Andy Levy

2019-06-2302:31:223

This week, Andy Levy joins Griffin and David to discuss 1999's 60 Minutes biopic, The Insider. Together they examine the performances of Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Plummer, go off on a The Good Shepherd tangent, present some Joe Camel casting options and more! This episode is sponsored by Manscaped (https://www.manscaped.com/) CODE: CHECK and MUBI (https://mubi.com/) .
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Comments (25)

Solo Fox

Should have been called "Cast me if you can"

Aug 8th
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Lesly Carter

Solo Fox 😂maybe...

Aug 9th
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Bryan Leggett

beecher wasn't a neo nazi that was schillinger the jk Simmons character. beecher was taped by him and later fell in love with the Christopher meloni character

Aug 7th
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Aaliyah  King

Bryan Leggett Oh, get it🤔🤔

Aug 8th
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Anne-Marie Klein

the Lion King episode had me rolling 😂😂😂

Jul 22nd
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Crystal Wright

Anne-Marie Klein 😂😂 love the movie

Jul 22nd
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Aidan T McKenna

Hey guys! I've been listening to your show ever since Tim Burton (my fave, sorry David) and I've gone back and listened to several other miniseries as well. In your Epsiode on The Keep, you went in depth about The Twilight Zone. my favorite TV program of all time, personally I believe it is the greatest collection of short-term story-telling of the 20th century. I think it would be really cool if you guys did a miniseries just about the Twilight Zone. Not every episode persay, but highlights and details about the writing and the life of Rod Serling and all that. whether you do this or not, I love this podcast and I'm looking foward to hearing more. thanks!! Aidan

Jun 10th
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Geo wise

This movie is virtually unwatchable.

May 10th
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Kevin White

They did not introduce prodoer Ben

Feb 26th
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Julianne Hannes

You NEED to let your female guests give their perspective rather than interupt them and tell them your interpretation of what the female perspective is. Let your female guests talk and finish their opinions without cutting them off mid sentence.

Jan 28th
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Timothy Garraty

Julianne Hannes they dont NEED to do anything

Jun 28th
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Esa Esa

D I'd like to

Jan 5th
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Julianne Hannes

Please have We Hate Movies guest please please please especially when you do Wes Craven

Nov 25th
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Julianne Hannes

Julianne Hannes oh wait, you already did haha

Dec 12th
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Mateus Carvalho

these guys are the best you should listen to them because they are so funny and know a lot about what they are talking about. I'm not just saying that

Nov 5th
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John Tarpley

Griffin and David? Are they children?

Oct 11th
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Jacopo Miller

John Tarpley I'm sure they are compared to you, a man who is clearly midway through his 80's judging by profile picture.

Dec 16th
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Nik McRae

So... This podcast is pretty terrible. These guys aren't funny at all, but they do have some knowledge on the films. Just hard to listen to

Oct 10th
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CJ Sanders

is it ok make a million dollars talking about how you turned down a million dollars?

Oct 2nd
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CJ Sanders

Maggie ????...

Jan 22nd
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CJ Sanders

my girl Any....thanks for recommending this pod on Unspoooled

Oct 2nd
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Kyle Richardson

m p

Sep 29th
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ruth sims

I'm a musician. I have beat bundles $45.00 for ten beats.

Sep 27th
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Tz Humble

ruth sims Hit me up

Jun 14th
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Ramon Rodriguez

this ep is insufferable.

Jun 18th
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