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Blockbusting #6: Frank Castillo Hates Wanted

Jay (@DietJay) and Frank (@frankccomedy) discuss Tom Cruise’s butt, why Frank loved Bette Midler in Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, and the inherent problem with making movies based on comic books as he tears into Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted.

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – “Weekend #1 Up for Grabs as Record September at the Box Office Comes to an End”

/Film – “Liam Neeson Pulls Back on Proposed Retirement from Action Movies”

Uproxx – “Tom Cruise Officially Addresses The Valkyrie ‘Stunt Butt’ Theory That’s Taken The Internet By Storm”

Deadline – “Hocus Pocus TV Movie In Works At Disney Channel”

Wikipedia – Wanted (2008 film)

VERBAL VIOLENCE #72: Paige Wesley

Paige Wesley is one of the most feared female battlers to step in the Roast Battle ring as of late. On this episode, she sits down in the Comedy Store basement studio with Moses, Coach, and Frank to talk about her deeply religious upbringing, how to help average Americans understand gender and sexual orientation, and R. Kelly.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Paige Wesley @PaigeWesley

FEATURED BATTLES

Jeff Danis @DanishandONeill vs. Nicole Becannon @NicoleBecannon

Paige Wesley vs. Keith Reza @Keithreza

Lou Vahram @LouLegends vs. Heather Marulli @FixedAirHeather

Paige Wesley vs. Heather Marulli

Blockbusting #5: Pat Barker Hates La La Land

Jay (@DietJay) and Pat (@patbarkercomedy) discuss the terrifying parts of children’s movies, Pat’s undying love of the Ernest back catalog, and how fat guys tend to look a little rape-y before Pat unleashes some white-hot fury on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – Kingsman 2 Finishes #1 as September Grosses Near Record High

Variety – ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director

Entertainment Weekly – Fast & Furious live tour to begin in London next January

IndieWire – Harry Knowles Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Austin Woman Two Decades Ago, and Drafthouse Owners Didn’t Take Action

Wikipedia – La La Land (film)

VERBAL VIOLENCE #71: Dave Sirus, Part 2

In part two of our episode with Emmy nominee Dave Sirus, he talks with Moses and Coach about the chances of Trump getting elected to a second term, the line between free speech and hate speech, and why educating the voter base is more important now than it has ever been.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Dave Sirus @DaveSirus

FEATURED BATTLES

Nicole Becannon @nicolebecannon vs. Nat Baimel @NatBaimel

Izzy Salhani @luckysalhani vs. Brandon Jeddi @brandonjeddi

Kim Congdon @kimberlycongdon vs. Dan Nolan @DanNolanComedy

Kate Stark vs. Johnny Stewart @JohnnyStewart69

Blockbusting #4: Zane Helberg Hates The Babadook

Jay (@DietJay) and Zane (@ZaneHelberg) discuss how mother! flopping at the box office proves Americans don’t like thinking when they go to the movies, why the Matrix sequels aren’t as bad as people think, and the inevitable Steve Bannon/Clint Eastwood collaboration before Zane explains why he hates modern horror masterpiece The Babadook.

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – “It Remains #1 With $60 Million Weekend, Floating to September Record”

/Film – “Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Extraordinaire, Dies At 91”

Uproxx – “Steve Bannon Is Reportedly In Talks To Make A Hollywood Western Movie”

Wikipedia – The Babadook

Uproxx – “The Babadook Is Being Hailed As An Unlikely Gay Icon For Pride Month”

Uproxx – “Twitter Is Convinced ‘It’ And The Babadook Are Dating And We’re Here For It”

VERBAL VIOLENCE #70: Dave Sirus, Part 1

Dave Sirus is a two-time Emmy nominee and accomplished comedian who lives in New York City. In the first half of this two-part episode, he sits down in the studio with Coach and Moses to discuss being a psychic hotline manager, beginning to do stand-up in high school, and the rigor of working on Saturday Night Live.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Dave Sirus @DaveSirus

FEATURED BATTLES

Dave Sirus vs. Toby Muresianu @tobymuresianu

Toby Muresianu vs. Alex Hooper @HooperHairPuff

Blockbusting #3: Raj Rawal Hates Dunkirk

Jay (@DietJay) and Raj (@asaprajy) talk about the clown-tastic news surrounding It’s box office dominance, movies we regret watching while we were hung over, and whether or not Colin Trevorrow is in movie jail before discussing Raj’s problems with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – “It Devours Competition With Record-Breaking $117 Million Opening”

Vice – “A Professional Clown Club Protested It Over Negative Clown Stereotypes”

IndieWire – “Die Hard Children’s Book Proves That The Action Classic Was A Christmas Movie All Along”

Deadline – “Colin Trevorrow Out As Star Wars: Episode IX Director”

Wikipedia – “Dunkirk (2017 film)”

Slate – “What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Dunkirk”

VERBAL VIOLENCE #69: Jay Light Revisited

Jay Light is a Roast Battle jack-of-all-trades: he runs the Periscope feed, is the editor-in-chief of the Roast Report, helps produce the show every week, and is a regular battler both in the Belly Room and on Comedy Central. Today, Jay is back in the Comedy Store basement studio to talk with Coach and Moses about the pros and cons of religion, discovering how to tap into emotion in comedy, and the growing Verbal Violence network, featuring his new podcast Blockbusting.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Jay Light @DietJay

FEATURED BATTLES

Jay Light vs. Dan Nolan @DanNolanComedy

Kevin McNamara @TheKmacOfficial vs. John-Michael Bond @BondJohnBond

Jay Light vs. Kevin McNamara

Blockbusting #2: Dean Peters Hates Dragon Blade

Jay (@DietJay) and Dean (@baconladstrikes) talk about the surprising depth to the Despicable Me franchise, if Donald Trump is actually Marlon Brando in disguise, and sing the merits of The Dark Knight franchise’s background actors before going to town on Jackie Chan’s incoherent war epic Dragon Blade. 

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – “Summer 2017 Closes Out with the Worst Labor Day Weekend in 17 Years”

Uproxx – “Jared Leto Is Reportedly Unhappy About The Rumors Of Leonardo DiCaprio Playing Another Joker”

Variety – “George Clooney Jokes About Becoming U.S. President: ‘Sounds Like Fun’”

Uproxx – “Matt Damon Reveals How Donald Trump Would Demand A Cameo If You Wanted To Film In One Of His Buildings”

Deadline – “Jane Fonda On Robert Redford: ‘I Live For Sex Scenes With Him'”

Wikipedia – “Dragon Blade (film)”

VERBAL VIOLENCE #68: Haiti

Haiti is a member of the All-Negro Wave and, as of late, one of the most entertaining battlers to watch in the Belly Room ring. This week, he sits in the studio with Moses, Coach, and Frank to discuss coming to America as a refugee from Baby Doc Duvalier, getting kidnapped at age 4, and his hurricane survival strategies.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Haiti @supportmyass

FEATURED BATTLES:

Jacob Trimmer @jacobtrimmer vs. Greg Roque @NoLegGreg

Carmen Morales @TheFunnyCarmen vs. Brett Erickson @iBrettmypants

Kate Stark vs. Armando Torres @MandoDoesStuff

Doug Fager @DougFager vs. Dan Nolan @DanNolanComedy

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