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After failing to secure an interview, one can sometimes find solace in past successes

A few weeks ago, I got an email that thrilled me to no end. It was an invite to a junket for the new Warren Beatty film, Rules Don’t Apply, where I would’ve had the opportunity to screen the film … Continue reading

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Late Night with Kevin Curran

The man you see before you is Kevin Curran. If that sentence seems familiar, it’s because it’s the same one I used to open the piece I wrote for this site upon learning of his death during the last week … Continue reading

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Can you hear my ‘Heart Beat’? Well, not exactly…

If you listened to any or all of the first six episodes of my podcast, Obscurity Knocks, I’d like to offer my formal apology for the fact that you haven’t yet had the opportunity hear a seventh episode. It hasn’t … Continue reading

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Your bonus Nick Nolte anecdote

When I do Random Roles interviews for the AV Club, it’s become an increasingly rare occurrence for an anecdote to get dropped from a piece, and on the cases when it does happen, it’s generally for a legitimate reason. As … Continue reading

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Kevin Curran is gone, but his “Circus” story will live forever

The man you see before you is Kevin Curran. As you may suspect from the familiar characters in the background of this photo, he has a connection to The Simpsons: he’s credited with co-producing almost 300 episodes of the series. … Continue reading

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Boldly Going Where I’ve Gone Before for Star Trek’s 50th

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, and while I may not have the same budget available to me as CBS-Paramount, I nonetheless wanted to mark the occasion somehow. As such, I decided to delve … Continue reading

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“Desperate” Memories of Michael Cimino

I never interviewed Michael Cimino, whose death was confirmed earlier today, but I’ve certainly heard a fair amount about him and his various works from other people over the years. For instance, the famed writer/director isn’t mentioned by name in … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 6 – Peter Mackenzie

Peter Mackenzie, as you may be aware, is currently a cast member on ABC’s black-ish, and once you listen to this episode, you’ll be so happy for him that he is, because our last few topics of conversation would have … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 5 – Barry Primus

Barry Primus is a character actor’s character actor, a fellow who got his start in the theater, went on to work on TV and in film, and has expanded his palette over the years to include writing, directing, and producing. … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 4 – John Kapelos

John Kapelos is an actor you may know from his work with John Hughes on such iconic ‘80s films as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, or if you’re a vampire aficionado, you might have watched him in the ‘90s … Continue reading

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