Blank Check with Griffin & David

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Blank Check with Griffin & David
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 150
  • Last: 4 Mar 2018
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.

Episodes (150)

  • Elle with Emily Yoshida
    Elle with Emily Yoshida
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    Published: 4 Mar 2018 Duration: 02:03:23
    In the final installment of our ‘Paul Verhoeven in Hollywood’ mini series, Emily Yoshida (Night Call Podcast) returns for a special bonus episode on 2016’s pitch black French dramedy, Elle. But what other actresses were considered for the l... Read more →
    In the final installment of our ‘Paul Verhoeven in Hollywood’ mini series, Emily Yoshida (Night Call Podcast) returns for a special bonus episode on 2016’s pitch black French dramedy, Elle. But what other actresses were considered for the l... Read more →

  • Hollow Man with Alex Ross Perry
    Hollow Man with Alex Ross Perry
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    Published: 25 Feb 2018 Duration: 02:08:08
    Writer/director Alex Ross Perry (Nostalgia, Golden Exits) returns to Blank Check to discuss 2000’s invisible sci-fi slasher, Hollow Man. But why is this not your grandfather’s invisible man movie? What was the running Joey Slotnick bit on T... Read more →
    Writer/director Alex Ross Perry (Nostalgia, Golden Exits) returns to Blank Check to discuss 2000’s invisible sci-fi slasher, Hollow Man. But why is this not your grandfather’s invisible man movie? What was the running Joey Slotnick bit on T... Read more →

  • Starship Troopers with J.D. Amato
    Starship Troopers with J.D. Amato
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    Published: 18 Feb 2018 Duration: 02:24:57
    J.D. Amato (The Chris Gethard Show) joins Griffin and David to discuss 1997’s bug war sci-fi, Starship Troopers. This episode is sponsored by Serial Box - False Idols.
    J.D. Amato (The Chris Gethard Show) joins Griffin and David to discuss 1997’s bug war sci-fi, Starship Troopers. This episode is sponsored by Serial Box - False Idols.

  • Showgirls with Caroline Framke
    Showgirls with Caroline Framke
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 02:13:30
    Caroline Framke (Vox) joins Griffin and David to discuss 1995’s iconic erotic drama Showgirls. But was screenwriter Eszterhas’ original pitch scribbled on a cocktail napkin? Is this film a parable for Hollywood? Where is the character Nomi ... Read more →
    Caroline Framke (Vox) joins Griffin and David to discuss 1995’s iconic erotic drama Showgirls. But was screenwriter Eszterhas’ original pitch scribbled on a cocktail napkin? Is this film a parable for Hollywood? Where is the character Nomi ... Read more →

  • The Third Annual Blank Check Awards with Joe Reid
    The Third Annual Blank Check Awards with Joe Reid
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    Published: 4 Feb 2018 Duration: 02:19:31
    Griffin and David welcome back Joe Reid (The Decider) for the 3rd annual Blankie Awards where together they present their own personal nominations and winners for the upcoming 90th Academy Awards. This roundtable discussion looks at all the... Read more →
    Griffin and David welcome back Joe Reid (The Decider) for the 3rd annual Blankie Awards where together they present their own personal nominations and winners for the upcoming 90th Academy Awards. This roundtable discussion looks at all the... Read more →

  • Basic Instinct with Miriam Bale
    Basic Instinct with Miriam Bale
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    Published: 28 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:36:34
    Film critic Miriam Bale joins Griffin and David to discuss 1992’s sexy thriller, Basic Instinct. But what about the dialogue gives away this is a Eszterhas script? Does Jeanne Tripplehorn always play herself? Where are there cowboy bars in ... Read more →
    Film critic Miriam Bale joins Griffin and David to discuss 1992’s sexy thriller, Basic Instinct. But what about the dialogue gives away this is a Eszterhas script? Does Jeanne Tripplehorn always play herself? Where are there cowboy bars in ... Read more →

  • Total Recall with Andrew Jupin and Stephen Sajdak
    Total Recall with Andrew Jupin and Stephen Sajdak
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    Published: 21 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:57:45
    Joining Griffin and David this week is Andrew Jupin and Stephen Sajdak, 2 of the 4 co-hosts of the We Hate Movies podcast. Together they discuss 1990’s _twisted_ sci-fi thriller, Total Recall. But how much creative control did Arnold have o... Read more →
    Joining Griffin and David this week is Andrew Jupin and Stephen Sajdak, 2 of the 4 co-hosts of the We Hate Movies podcast. Together they discuss 1990’s _twisted_ sci-fi thriller, Total Recall. But how much creative control did Arnold have o... Read more →

  • RoboCop
    RoboCop
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    Published: 14 Jan 2018 Duration: 02:27:41
    Griffin and David discuss dystopian action satire, 1987’s RoboCop. But is old Detroit a cancer and the cancer is crime? Was this film a deconstruction of the American hero mythology? Is it true that Verhoeven initially read half a page of t... Read more →
    Griffin and David discuss dystopian action satire, 1987’s RoboCop. But is old Detroit a cancer and the cancer is crime? Was this film a deconstruction of the American hero mythology? Is it true that Verhoeven initially read half a page of t... Read more →

  • Flesh+Blood
    Flesh+Blood
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    Published: 7 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:36:35
    This week’s episode begins a new mini series (Podship Casters) covering the Hollywood films of director Paul Verhoeven. Already an accomplished filmmaker in the Netherlands, 1985 marked his American debut with the unpleasantly realistic per... Read more →
    This week’s episode begins a new mini series (Podship Casters) covering the Hollywood films of director Paul Verhoeven. Already an accomplished filmmaker in the Netherlands, 1985 marked his American debut with the unpleasantly realistic per... Read more →

  • The Post
    The Post
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    Published: 31 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:28:01
    In November of 2017, Griffin and David attended the first screening of Nixon era political thriller, The Post. But did it really only take 9 months to make this film after Spielberg first read the script? Was there intention to make a movie... Read more →
    In November of 2017, Griffin and David attended the first screening of Nixon era political thriller, The Post. But did it really only take 9 months to make this film after Spielberg first read the script? Was there intention to make a movie... Read more →

  • The Last Jedi
    The Last Jedi
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    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 02:40:48
    On the day of it’s release in December of 2017, Griffin and David discussed Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club and Sci-Fi.com’s Cerberus Rex.
    On the day of it’s release in December of 2017, Griffin and David discussed Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club and Sci-Fi.com’s Cerberus Rex.

  • Avatarland/The Second Blank Check Mailbag
    Avatarland/The Second Blank Check Mailbag
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:58:56
    #thetwofriends once again answer listener submitted questions! Plus, Griffin discusses his recent trip to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But how would Griffin and David fix Men in Black II? Does Avat... Read more →
    #thetwofriends once again answer listener submitted questions! Plus, Griffin discusses his recent trip to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But how would Griffin and David fix Men in Black II? Does Avat... Read more →

  • Lost in Space with Joey Sims
    Lost in Space with Joey Sims
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:56:26
    This week is a special family edition episode with brother of David, Joey Sims, who picked a favorite film of the Sims’ boys youth: 1998’s failed sci-fi adaptation Lost in Space. When did the age of nostalgic reboots begin in American cinem... Read more →
    This week is a special family edition episode with brother of David, Joey Sims, who picked a favorite film of the Sims’ boys youth: 1998’s failed sci-fi adaptation Lost in Space. When did the age of nostalgic reboots begin in American cinem... Read more →

  • Justice League
    Justice League
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    Published: 26 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:54:14
    On the week of it’s release in November of 2017, Griffin and David discussed the newest film in DC Extended Universe: Justice League. But is Superman still gone even though Henry Cavill is second billed? Just how many times was this movie r... Read more →
    On the week of it’s release in November of 2017, Griffin and David discussed the newest film in DC Extended Universe: Justice League. But is Superman still gone even though Henry Cavill is second billed? Just how many times was this movie r... Read more →

  • Detroit with Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood
    Detroit with Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood
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    Published: 19 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:50:56
    Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan and James III, hosts of Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood podcast, join Griffin and David to discuss 2017’s period crime drama, Detroit. But was this a story that needed to be told? Is the racist white cop ... Read more →
    Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan and James III, hosts of Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood podcast, join Griffin and David to discuss 2017’s period crime drama, Detroit. But was this a story that needed to be told? Is the racist white cop ... Read more →

  • Zero Dark Thirty with Demi Adejuyigbe
    Zero Dark Thirty with Demi Adejuyigbe
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    Published: 12 Nov 2017 Duration: 02:05:04
    Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Gilmore Guys) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2012’s American revenge political thriller, Zero Dark Thirty. But is the CIA agent this movie is based on somewhat problematic? Can either host do a decent Ga... Read more →
    Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Gilmore Guys) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2012’s American revenge political thriller, Zero Dark Thirty. But is the CIA agent this movie is based on somewhat problematic? Can either host do a decent Ga... Read more →

  • The Hurt Locker with Sonia Saraiya
    The Hurt Locker with Sonia Saraiya
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    Published: 5 Nov 2017 Duration: 02:17:15
    Sonia Saraiya (Variety) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2008’s bomb action-drama, The Hurt Locker. But will filming in 120 degree desert heat affect a production? How does this movie score with audiences and critics for its portrayal of ... Read more →
    Sonia Saraiya (Variety) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2008’s bomb action-drama, The Hurt Locker. But will filming in 120 degree desert heat affect a production? How does this movie score with audiences and critics for its portrayal of ... Read more →

  • K-19: The Widowmaker with Richard Lawson
    K-19: The Widowmaker with Richard Lawson
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    Published: 29 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:49:55
    Co-host of the Little Gold Men podcast and friend of the show, Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2002’s submarine disaster K-19: The Widowmaker. But how was National Geographic involved in this production? What... Read more →
    Co-host of the Little Gold Men podcast and friend of the show, Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair) joins Griffin and David to discuss 2002’s submarine disaster K-19: The Widowmaker. But how was National Geographic involved in this production? What... Read more →

  • The Weight of Water with Karen Han and Emma Stefansky
    The Weight of Water with Karen Han and Emma Stefansky
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    Published: 22 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:52:16
    Karen Han (Slashfilm) and Emma Stefansky (ScreenCrush) join #thetwofriends to discuss 2001’s confused thriller, The Weight of Water. But what is the weight of water exactly? Was Elizabeth Hurley really ever a punk? Does Producer Ben get ann... Read more →
    Karen Han (Slashfilm) and Emma Stefansky (ScreenCrush) join #thetwofriends to discuss 2001’s confused thriller, The Weight of Water. But what is the weight of water exactly? Was Elizabeth Hurley really ever a punk? Does Producer Ben get ann... Read more →

  • Strange Days with Emily Yoshida
    Strange Days with Emily Yoshida
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    Published: 15 Oct 2017 Duration: 02:08:02
    Emily Yoshida (Vulture) returns this week to discuss 1995’s neo-noir, Strange Days. But why is Kathryn Bigelow so hardcore? Was Bono a potential candidate for a role in this film? When was Emily’s mother on Wheel of Fortune? Together they d... Read more →
    Emily Yoshida (Vulture) returns this week to discuss 1995’s neo-noir, Strange Days. But why is Kathryn Bigelow so hardcore? Was Bono a potential candidate for a role in this film? When was Emily’s mother on Wheel of Fortune? Together they d... Read more →

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