Coming to you "live" from The Alley Theater, we settle into our new surroundings and welcome a couple of new people into the mix. Then we head into an what may be our most impressive interview to date. We talk to Hollywood leading lady and two-time Oscar nominee - Jennifer Lawrence!! No... seriously. Here at Movie Meltdown, we are taking things to a whole new level.
And from there we begin this week's topic for The Grind... as we address The Phenomenon of Stardom. Basically, why are some people just actors, while others seem to be groomed for stardom? We'll delve into that topic and many equally entertaining tangents.
And as we plan out our road trip to Jupiter, Florida, we also discuss... the starmakers, Jeremy Renner, David O. Russell as a director, The Tommy Fresh Style, Gary Busey, I tried to be dumb, industry enfranchisement, the pitcrew, cashiers at all-night stores, dancing, the Granny's porch phenomenon, I don't want anything in the house, Bradley Cooper, scrod box, kids with giant bills, Gator, Robert DeNiro, sweating on people, plans for Oscar night, being a "type", with an E at the end... 'cause we're fancy, Jacki Weaver, Loni Anderson, magical garage and shed, carpooling with other celebrities, Britney Spears, The Bourne sequel, David O. Selznick, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Garret Dillahunt and the skylight from Striptease.
"I think one of the most surprising things about Oscar season... is the friends that you make."