Cruisin’ Together: 23 – Vanilla Sky


Gregg and Chris are at it again, literally, as their original recording covering Vanilla Sky had some audio issues. But they’re joined by one of the original recording’s guests, Stephen Mayer (and past guest, Carly Mayer), to talk about what happened and then start fresh. From there, they cover the movie as well as the many definitions of “jacked”, Tom Cruise’s nationality, five interpretations of  of the movie with just five words each, a special transformed “Eating Crowe” segment, the math of Renée Zellweger + Cameron Diaz, musical stingers for scene changes, and Muzzy vs. Rosetta Stone before devolving into Brian Regan bits and ’90s X-Men cartoon chat. Plus, Chris has his own sound effects now…for better or worse! Read more ›

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Cruisin’ Together: 22 – Mission: Impossible 2 (LIVE!)


Chris and Gregg are LIVE in front of an actual audience at Acme Comics Presents in Greensboro, NC, to talk about Mission: Impossible 2. Before they do, they touch on Night & Day with their guest, Val Moran, and then get into M:I2, MI:2/superhero movie trivia, Paperboys (the video game and the actual job), Chris opens his Science Corner, Gregg continues his search for signs of a bad Tom Cruise movie, bird talk, and an important question: “Who is James?”. All that, plus appearances by Clark, Jacob, Ian, Carly and Michael, for a truly unique CRUISIN’ show. Read more ›

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Cruisin’ Together: 21 – Magnolia


Gregg and Chris get into the cracks and crevices of the ensemble tapestry that is Magnolia, and guest, Chris Mariano, joins as a willing participant. After some talk of Far and Away, a truly epic Round Robin Plot Recap gives way to talk of cabins, disappearing, and magicians…1-800-TAME HER…Chris Giarruso talks science…more “Hanks a Lot”…and matters dancing with respect to animated cats (and how they might relate to our Top Cop in Pop, Paula Abdul). Read more ›

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Cruisin’ Together: Special Version Episode 1 – Rogue Reactions


Presenting a Special Version Episode! Chris and Gregg break their regular chronological order to get on the mic just after seeing the new Tom Cruise movie, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation! Joined by past guests, Traci (Endless Love) and Jacob (Risky Business), they talk some spoilers, yes, and also get into which of us is John McEnroe, Jeremy Renner’s fingernails, Tom Cruise’s running, gun transformers, opera, admiration of the female lead and impressions of the movie’s villain. Recorded 7/31/2015.

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Cruisin’ Together: 20 – Eyes Wide Shut


Gregg and Chris make it a family trilogy when they’re joined by Gregg’s uncle, Marty, father to Cousin Mike (Episode: Taps) and Cousin Mike’s Brother Cousin Joey (Episode: The Firm), to set their eyes on Eyes Wide Shut. A most rousing Round Robin Plot Recap gets the ball rolling as the discussion covers such topics as: fitness, the ’60s, theories about the movie, Opa Locka, SNL, Orange Julius and Tang, and Dippin’ Dots for astronauts, the ice cream of the future that is now.

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Cruisin’ Together: 19 – Jerry Maguire


Chris and Gregg get Jen Grunwald on mic to lend a lady’s voice to discuss the love story that is Jerry Maguire. We ask the big question “What is love?”, coin and define “Zellweggering”, observe the “Buttgeist”,  recognize the Top Cop in Pop’s influence on the film and the film’s influence on The Matrix, introduce another new segment, drop Slingblade impressions, and much more!

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Cruisin’ Together: 18 – Mission: Impossible


Gregg and Chris have John Green (the cartoonist, not the Fault in Our Stars guy) on to talk through Mission: Impossible, wherein John can’t help but rant over the plot, and we respond in turn…but not without interruptions to cover Metadent toothpaste, brief talk of U2, Mac Tonight and Herb the Nerd, other potential Tom-casts, the rule of gum in drama, and did someone mention The Fall Guy? Read more ›

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4th Anniversary & Leaving Marvel on STUFF SAID


STUFF SAID episode 60 features a monologue about why I left my job at Marvel Comics, plus an announcement about STUFF SAID. Listen to it here.

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Cruisin’ Together: 17 – Interview with the Vampire


Chris and Gregg welcome Erica Henderson on board for a chat about the ins and outs of Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. But lest you think we only talk vampires, vampire powers and vampire rules, we also get into vampires and homosexual subtext and the fabulosity of vampiric transformations. Plus, a vampire trial, a vampire job interview, and of course, Tom Cruise!

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Cruisin’ Together: 16 – The Firm


Gregg and Chris get Gregg’s Cousin Mike’s* brother, Cousin Joey, to get into the underbelly of The Firm. Joey brings his expertise to discuss the film’s accuracy…there’s a lot of discussion of Tom Cruise’s running, back-flipping and Spider-Manning…we agree on the greatness of Gene Hackman…plus Chris speaks to Wilfred Brimley’s scariness, Joey watches all of Quantum Leap, and Gregg channels Holly Hunter. That’s just the tip of the iceberg to a jam-packed show!

*You might remember Cousin Mike from Cruisin’ Together: 02 – Taps

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