Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Movie Man reviews “Suicide Squad”

After taking most of the summer off due to the lack of quality films, The Movie Man finally re-emerged to give us his thoughts on “Suicide Squad,” for which he suggests but does not necessarily recommend a little bit of pre-show enhancement.

“Veep” Showrunner David Mandel

David Mandel was a writer on “Seinfeld” (penning two of my all-time favorites, “The Bizarro Jerry” and “The Pool Boy”) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and is now the showrunner for HBO’s Emmy award-winning series “Veep.”  We discussed what a showrunner actually does (versus, say, an executive producer), writing for an ensemble comedy, and the excruciating minutia of television production.  Also:  Whither DVDs?