It's hard to stand out on a crowded programming dial, and that's probably always been especially true for the stars of crime procedurals; often, making one's mark isn't as easy as simply lowering one's shades while Roger Daltrey screams on the soundtrack. In order to rise above the fray, detective shows sometimes resort to adding the odd wrinkle or two in order to get our attention -- and although this tactic isn't always successful, sometimes it really, really works. In honor of all those offbeat gumshoes, this week, we're devoting Total Recall to an appreciative look back at some of the quirkiest crime-solvers in TV history. Join us, won't you?
It's fall TV time, and in addition to the plethora of shows returning and premiering in prime-time this month, we visited the set of The Price Is Right. After attending a live taping and chatting with host Drew Carey and executive producer Mike Richards, we have new insight into a show that has seemed never to change in 43 years.
The effervescent Rose McGowan stops into the studio to give Matt and Grae the details of her experience directing the short film Dawn, airing as part of her film festival at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles (get more info here.) The conversation covers how to write great roles for women in film, Rose's extensive knowledge of film history, and she poses a challenge for all the listeners. She also issues one... for a Hollywood filmmaker whose days are now officially numbered.
The CW's fall season kicks off on October 2 with the return of Vampire Diaries and Reign. See glimpses of returning favorites, plus The CW's new series Jane the Virgin and The Flash in this one-minute montage.
Grae sits down with author/screenwriter Jonathan Tropper about his film in theaters this week, This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Connie Britton Adam Driver, and about a million other actors. Included in this discussion of the film is what Jonathan's commute to work is really like, what he will do on opening weekend of the film, and exactly how many people want to talk about Jane Fonda's breasts.
This week's show is jam-packed with reviews and interviews! First up is Tim, with critics' reactions to The Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Tusk. Ryan discusses two new home video releases, Godzilla and The Fault in Our Stars. Then Sarah talks about new TV shows, including Gotham, Scorpion, Forever, NCIS: New Orleans, and Black-ish. Finally, Grae shares her interview with Liam Neeson, Kevin Smith, Justin Long, and Dan Stevens.