Sheila Weller is the New York Times bestselling author of “Girls Like Us.” She called in to discuss her book “Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
The Movie Man called in with his thoughts on “The Last Jedi” and “Ferdinand.” Plus, how movies disappear too quickly from theaters, and two soap box rants regarding net neutrality and where meat comes from.
Colin Trevorrow co-wrote and directed “Jurassic World” (and is set to direct the follow-up) and will direct Star Wars episode IX. His newest film is “The Book of Henry,” opening tomorrow. We discussed the film’s concept, the ensemble cast, why I’m not allowed at preview screenings, and what exactly an executive producer does. A very educational and informative interview. It’s not every day you get to pick the brain of a top-notch director.
Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center on a typically bright ‘n’ beautiful Friday to share the latest news on Supergirl, Teen Titans, Justice League and Star Wars without once frightening the you-know-what out of us.
Greg Grunberg has starred in everything from “Heroes” to “The Force Awakens” (and he’s one of the only people to be in both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”) Greg is working to raise awareness about epilepsy, with affects 3 million Americans, including his adult son, who was diagnosed at age 7. Greg was joined by Phil Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. We discussed their personal experiences with epilepsy and how those with epilepsy or have a family member that does can access resources. Greg was also pleased to hear that I’m a proud owner of a “Snap Wexley” action figure.
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It’s good to be Greg Grunberg right now, as he’s starring on a hit TV show (“Heroes Reborn”) and is also in a little sci-fi movie that’s doing pretty well at the box office. We talked about revisiting the role of Matt Parkman (with a twist), being a part of the Star Wars universe, and how he plans to handle the very specific questions he’s expecting to field at all future comic conventions.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Sam Palladio is the voice of “Roland” in Disney’s new animated feature “Strange Magic.” We discussed why Brits are so good at southern accents, how he restrained himself from totally geeking out when meeting George Lucas, and why he hopes he’ll soon be an action figure.Follow @bigwakeupcall