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As Subject2Discussion, which airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm PT, 10 pm ET on the LV Rocks site, for a weekly Pop Culture report during the show from 8-8:30 PT.

It can only be said that last Tuesday night Natalie Davis rocked the pop culture casbah to its veritable foundation, so melifluous and edifying was her report!

Tonight tech-maven and co-owner Phillip Winn will dig deep and reach high with a scintillating slate of salubrious, largely cinematic, topics:

Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
– I *have* seen this one
– The first in a series of hopefully seven movies
– Excellent family film, I took my kids to see it at 4, 6, and 7
– Very faithful to the book, but fears of overt Christian propaganda are overblown
– $65 million opening weekend, $107 million worldwide, should easily exceed $180 million budget

Movie: Brokeback Mountain
– I *haven’t* seen this one
– Reviews are almost uniformly positive
– Reviews on are almost uniformly from women or gay men
– Definitely Oscar material
– Half-million opening, but in limited release. May hit $30 million, which would probably exceed budget

News: Richard Pryor is Dead
– 65 years old, died Saturday of a heart attack
– Survived 1980 cocaine-freebasing fire (later described as a suicide attempt)
– A comedic pioneer

DVD: Peter Jackson’s King Kong Production Diaries
– Instead of a shroud of secrecy, as with Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson produced video and notes for King Kong on the web
– Inspired Bryan Sanger to do the same with new Superman movie
– Now released on DVD *prior* to the film release! (releases today)
– Could mark a new approach to film making in a world with easy digital piracy

Movie: King Kong
– Early review from El Bicho, who can’t stop saying good things about it
– He claims that this film establishes Peter Jackson as the “king of directors”
– Film debuts tomorrow

TV: Late Late Show Host Craig Ferguson to get a sidekick
– Shadoe Stevens, probably best known as Fred Rated from the old Federated commercials
– We have daily coverage of the Late Late Show on Blogcritics, thanks to stalker, I mean, devoted fan Joan Hunt

Synchronize watches, tune in! For those who miss the program live, it’s available via podcast. If you have an iPOD this is the iPOD RSS URL. For those sans iPOD, the podcast can be accessed from this page.

This specific podcast can be found here.


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7:30-8:00 PT is “Political Discussion” time with Justin from the Donklephant centrist political blog

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  • DJRadiohead

    Knock ’em dead, Phillip!

  • Matthew T. Sussman

    Phillip, will you explain why Peter Jackson chose King Kong not to throw barrels at the hero?

  • Natalie Davis

    Break a tonsil, Mr. Winn! I suspect you will be awesome! And don’t forget Shadoe Stevens’ much-um-hearalded gig behind the announcer’s mic of Hollywood Squares (both the John Davidson and Tom Bergeron editions).

  • Natalie Davis

    heralded, ugh

  • DJRadiohead

    Yes, Shadoe Stevens should bear a cross of shame for Hollywood Squares until the time of his death.

  • Phillip Winn

    Wow, with the detailed notes in this article, I’m not sure if there’s any reason to listen to the show now! :-)

    I’m teasing.

    Hey! If you go to the site, there is a “CAM & CHAT” button up near the top. You won’t be able to see me, since I’m not in Las Vegas, but you can chat online and perhaps Shaun will ask me a question!

  • DJRadiohead

    I hope Shaun asks you a question because otherwise you might break into song or something.

    I’m not often funny. People tell me that constantly. I’m going away now.

  • Phillip Winn

    Just for that, I might try to sing. 😛

  • Matthew T. Sussman

    20 minutes till game time Phillip. YELL AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR TO PSYCH YOURSELF UP!

  • Natalie Davis

    Bravo, bravissimo! Entertaining and informational, plus it sounded like you and Shaun had a super time.

  • Phillip Winn

    Thanks! I’ll have to download it to hear how I sound. Obviously it sounds weird at the time — as you know, ND!

    There was still a party going on in my house come game-time, so I had took my notes into my bedroom and locked the door. Fortunately, everybody was gone by the time I came out.

    Of the bedroom, that is. :-)

  • Nick

    Truly a great formula to this show!! News that one does not find elsewhere with a good political talk and then the pop culture and science fiction.

    been listening for a long time and feel that now its an even better show with blog critics involved.

    Each of the three blogcritics segments have been great and so informative, i would not compare eric to natalie to phillip each had different topics to talk about and each were great unto themselves and shawn seems so at ease with talk radio, how come he is not on satellite, regular radio or on more sites with this show????

  • Eric Berlin

    Can’t wait to listen to this Phillip!

  • Jayson

    cheers from the UK totally awesome show!! i used to listen to the show just for the battlestar galactica updates and the show has evolved into its present form..very well done indeed welcome blogcritics from the loyal listeners to s2d

  • Eric Olsen

    wow, very encouraging, thanks so much Nick and Jayson – I’m sure Phillip did great, will check it out today

  • Phillip Winn

    Thanks, guys!

  • Eric Berlin

    By the way — I dig that it says “Phillip Gets Busy” on the sidebar.

  • Shaun

    Thanks Phillip for a great segment, I was fighting a bad cough during the program so sorry if I was a little off.

    Alot of fun talking about King Kong and Superman’s

    If you all can help me by going to and find Subject2Discussion in the Leader Board and click on it and then vote for the program, I would appreciate it.

    I like the addition of Blogcritics to the program greatly. Seems that the audience is responding well too.



  • Eric Olsen

    glad to hear it Shaun and I hope you feel better – we’re all pretty scratchy around here too and my wife has been literally silenced

  • alex

    You never know who is listening to that particular show…I can tell you that its like a Meet The Press for a whole new generation. We like the serious stuff up front followed by the pop and the scifi at the end.

    Quite frankly, did not notice Shawn off your game at all. I went to VitalPodcasts and cast my vote, I hope it helps get some needed attention to your show.

    I like that its not a scream and yell typical radio talk show. Hopefully with the help of blogcritics you can get the word out more and share this program with listeners who have been burned out by typical talk radio.

  • Eric Olsen

    yah mon

  • Eric Berlin

    Phillip — Just listened and was super impressed, great great stuff! Your way around Narnia and CS Lewis was very impressive.

  • Elynn

    seems that shawn so far was right on the nose about King kong being a flop, wow!!! When I was listening I thought he was crazy but seeing the first couple days box office, it looks like it wont be the huge hit everyone was saying.