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Sep 5, 2015

Movie Meltdown - Episode 320

This week we are coming to you "live" from Fandomfest as we talk with director, producer, screenwriter, and special effects creator Robert Kurtzman. Then we sit down and discuss growing up in the industry with actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes, Jr. Plus of course we'll check in with certain members of the Meltdown gang along the way as well. 

And as we witness a Duck Hunt pro, we also mention... Jurassic World, Let Us Prey, The Funhouse Massacre, Scream TV series, Kevin Nash, It Follows, I DVR'd it, fake Doctor Eugene from The Walking Dead, a ghetto police station, a twelve week make-up course, working for Michael Bay, gladiators in Crocs, Charlie Band, taking advantage of digital effects, epic sets, 80's movies with monster effects, rom com tax write-offs, B.D. Wong, the head gag, Trainwreck, gasoline goes bad, playing the frat guys, Quentin Tarantino, Brigitte Nielsen, it was just the most amazing movie-making experience I ever had, yeah... Indiana Jones is looking for you, Troll, Bad Boys 2, Richard Fleischer, Andy Chang, Fred Dekker, Drew's body, Steven Spielberg, Evil Dead 2, runnin' and gunnin', broken leg appliances, the bodies coming out of the van, going to art school, Pulp Fiction, The Last Dragon, Marvin's head, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Night of the Creeps, he was really the one who was responsible for the starting of my career, The People  Under the Stairs, when your friends are Steve Mcqueen and James Coburn, Berry Gordy, every star has their heyday, uping the body count, Carrie Fisher, choreographing fight scenes, a bouncey castle with spinning blade, From Beyond, Reservoir Dogs, wanting to be like Bruce Lee, it was the time of my life actually, Robert Englund, casting the Ving Rhames body, the guy with the frying pan, living in Italy for six months, Jennifer Aniston in a less then attractive role, is it that hard to put on white make-up, Jim Henson and Golden Harvest, Jeff Goldblum, Misery, a pop-up Kickstarter, having a martial arts school, Amy Schumer, From Dusk til Dawn, that one chick who's name I forgot with the red hair, Cake, Red Sonja and Misty's first interaction with Doug Jones. 

"I definitely... having grown up in Hollywood, have gone down every pathway you can possibly imagine."

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