A Fan’s Guide to Picking Favorites: Episode 51, Williams Roberts Hoffman Films

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By Shannon Fox, @shannonfox

 

I’m having some emotions about this week’s podcast, guys.  Not only was there a LOT of discussion about one of my favorite childhood movies, but of one of my favorite (and GREATLY missed) actors.  So while I’m over here rolling in “the feels”, as the kids say, let’s go over what the guys chatted about.  And don’t you judge me for getting all emotional, you lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dude.

 

You can find this week’s episode on iTunes and Soundcloud.

 

This Week’s Guest:

Dante Basco! (@dantebasco)

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Dante is an actor, producer, dancer and poet that you know as the one and only Rufio from Hook! But he’s also appeared in many movies (Blood and Bone) and television shows (“Hawaii Five-O”),  and done a bunch of voice acting (“Star Wars Rebels”, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”) as well.  You can catch Dante in the upcoming film The Head Thieves, coming in Februarybut in the meantime, check out the Kickstarter for the video game “Failsafe” that Dante’s involved with,  and if you’re in the Los Angeles area, go see his new production, “Midnight Makeout Session”, at The Study on December 3rd and 10th!

 

Favorite Robin Williams Movie

I miss Robin Williams SO MUCH.  And I love that this subject has been touched upon before in the podcast (in Yvonne Strahovski’s call-in episode, specifically), but now we get a more official version with completely different answers and yet SO many more movies could be mentioned.  What an amazing man with incredible talent.  Yep, that’s it, time for a rewatch of every movie he ever made.

 

Dante:

The World According to Garp

Kentucky:

The Fisher King

Zac:

Awakenings

Razzle: 

Jumanji

Extra Mentions:

“Mork & Mindy”

Dead Poets Society

Cadillac Man

Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Aladdin

 

Favorite Julia Roberts Movie

Sorry, I’m having one of my “WHERE MUH LADIES AT” moments because 1) Pretty Woman should absolutely be one of the choices here, and 2) I’m literally SHOCKED that no one picked Closer, either, because that movie is brilliant.  I GOT YOUR BACK, JULIA.  Also, you know that if you’ve ever had a crush on a celebrity, you TOTALLY watched Notting Hill with hearts in your eyeballs because you so wanted it to happen to you.  DON’T LIE.

 

Dante:

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Razzle:

Conspiracy Theory

Kentucky:

The Mexican

Zac:

Erin Brockovich

Extra Mentions:

Notting Hill

Mystic Pizza

Pelican Brief

Dreamcatcher

 

Slowed-Down Chipmunks Songs: “Call Me”

 

Favorite Dustin Hoffman Movie

The thing that weirds me out about Dustin Hoffman is that he’s MY HEIGHT.  Like, maybe it’s just me, but I tend to imagine people with larger than life talent as ACTUALLY large, so it’s bizarre to realize that I wouldn’t have to look up at him if I ever saw him in real life.  But, as he says in Hook, “to a ten-year-old, I’m huge”.

 

Dante:

The Graduate

Razzle:

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kentucky:

Hook

Zac:

Rain Man

Extra Mentions: 

Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

Tootsie

Dick Tracy

 

Random Notes From Shannon’s Brain

  • This week’s winner of the “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award is…. DANTE!!!!!! Obviously. Because he’s Rufio.  Bangarang.
  • Someone needs to put a Hook Land in a theme park.  We would all LOSE IT.  They could totally make rides out of the Lost Boys chasing Peter through the hideout.  And it’d be AMAZING!!!
  • Uh, that video game that Razzle mentioned sounds VERY STRESSFUL.  And, I mean, fun! But STRESSFUL.
  • BEN Carlin?!?! Oh, Zac.  You may have to lose points for that one.
  • IS DUSTIN HOFFMAN PSYCHIC??? AND HE BASICALLY DRANK THE WHOLE TIME AS HOOK?  Wow.  I am even more impressed with him.
  • Kentucky and Courtney: #RelationshipGoals.
  • Did you think I’d let Zac mention The Squeakquel without putting a clip on here? C’mon.

  • “Awesome Adjacent”.  Aren’t we all, really?
  • So basically, what Zac is saying, is that he’s like a SUPER huge fan of Kim and Kanye, right?
  • I’ve said it before, but I love the serious, deep conversations that come out of the podcast every so often, and this week’s episode was no different.
  • And, as always, let’s check how Razzle (WHO IS A BIG SOMEBODY AND VERY LOVED AND APPRECIATED) did this week:

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That’s it for this week’s recap! Remember to subscribe to and rate the podcast on iTunes, and send YOUR favorites to @thenerdmachine on Twitter with the hashtag “#PickingFavorites”!

You can find our hosts all over social media:

Kentucky/Dave: Twitter

Razzle: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Zac: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Tyler: Twitter, Facebook

Thanks for reading! See you next week!


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