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Feb 22, 2013

Movie Meltdown - Episode 217

We're back... and continuing The Grind discussion from Episode 216, we address... The Phenomenon of Celebrity. Or at one point it's referred to as "The psychological phenomenon of celebrity culture and celebrity worship". That sounds nice, but in actuality we spend a lot of time talking about... Batman, Tom Cruise, Bob's Burgers, vodka and typewriter eraser fluid, Lindsay Lohan, Julia Roberts, Margaret Cho, rubber nipples, In Love and War, what would Troy Duffy do?, Cameron Crowe, Donald Trump, Water for Elephants, Episode 3, being unmemorable, Richard Dawson, on Broadway, George Clooney, The Hobbit, New Radicals, Steven Seagal, Kim Kardashian, Jason Biggs, Joel Schumacher, Sam Raimi, Thomas Kinkade, how to BS yourself, how to confess to a murder, Christoph Waltz, Margaux Hemingway, what does she do???, a young Charles Nelson Reilly, Michael Keaton, it moves with quickness and grace, The Master, Tarantino, Michael Cera, Norm Macdonald, it chooses NOT to be a more successful kind-of movie, Rip Taylor, Chris O'Donnell, Spider-Man, Peter Jackson, I'm a bricklayer now..., sculpted green carpeting, Michael Stipe, South Park, Alicia Silverstone, drunk Ron Swanson, Jake from Sixteen Candles, Pretty Woman, Keira Knightley, that movie is one step above a poke in the eye, Elizabethtown, Gandalf's hat, can you hate George Clooney, Finding Forrester, Jason Lee, and hanging out at the track with a movie star.  

"I think there's this element of fantasy... that makes us want to have stars."