Wed, 9 June 2010
It was bound to happen. Since Adrian joined this merry band of art nerds, our conversations after interviews have gotten longer and much more interesting, Basically, we're having even more fun.
After we all chatted with Iain McCaig, we decided to leave the recorder on and try to capture one of those talks in earnest. It ended up being all over the place topic-wise, but a real breath of fresh air for us. Rambling on as just buddies isn't something we do often enough on this here podcast and that should change. Will change.
So here it is. No preparation, no research, no pretense—just emotion. And lots and lots of mistakes made with names and factoids. Oh well, eff it.
You can expect to hear about PostSecret, 'Ahh-nold' and Sully, Alyssa Milano (twice I think), Don Cheadle, John Holmes, Square Pegs, The Aristocrats, great '80s movie villains, Carrie Fischer, Jeff Jones (no, not that one), Idris and Chewy, Dwight and Swain's first duet on the show, Reverse Flash, Predator I, the genius of Curtis Hanson, fine ass Charlotte Lewis (Adrian needs that movie, man), casting for Green Lantern and Captain America, new Bond vs. old Bond and Sean Connery's relationship advice.
**The song we play in the intro is Hangin' Out by the classic Hip-Hop group UTFO. Hangin' Out isn't available as an MP3, so we had to pull out the wax. However, we do recommend Roxanne, Roxanne and Ya Cold Wanna Be Wit Me.
Wed, 2 June 2010
Of course, he does, he's badass. But he's also smooth and sophisticated. Cunning and dangerous. Passionate and caring.
In other words, don't typecast actor James Remar. He's got way too many things he can do well to be put in a box. As he himself says in our interview, he's played everything from an escaped convict to a Native American to a billionaire playboy. And that was just last month!
Seriously, all three of us 'found' James at different points in his incredibly varied career. For Dwight, it was as Ajax in The Warriors. For Adrian, it was Joe Dylanne in Quiet Cool. For your boy, I went mainstream—Ganz in 48 Hrs.
Remar began his acting career in the theatre as a younger man and transisitoned into TV and movies back in 1978. Since then, he's worked on over 100 television and film projects.
Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) was a three issue mini-series created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, published by Wildstorm back in '03. It's now in post-production as a major motion picture from Di Bonaventure Pictures.
The talk is kept pretty real in our chat with James, so this is true insight into the thoughts and opinions of a successful working actor. We thank him much for hanging out with us and being so candid—he was terrific.
**Also, many thanks to friend and artist Warren Drummond for helping us get in contact with Remar.