Doug Liman is the creator of YouTube Premium’s new superpower thriller Impulse and directs the first episode. Maddie Hasson plays a teenage girl in distress who learns that she has the power — if not exactly the control — to teleport herself.
Bianca del Rio is a drag queen, stand-up comic and author of a new book — Blame It On Bianca del Rio — that will be available May 22 from Dey Street Books and HarperAudio. Del Rio is a snarky, insulting bitch, but alter ego Roy Haylock couldn’t be nicer in this conversation.
Filup Molina of New Rockstars talks about this week’s VOD release of Black Panther, which includes digital extras like “Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years” and several deleted scenes that hints at what may be next for the Black Panther. The Blu-ray and DVD release is May 15.
Garret Dillahunt joins AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead this season as a series regular. Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni are executive producers of Netflix’s Lost in Space. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is Discord. Visit Consumed’s Discord page at DiscordApp.com.
Andrew McCollum is CEO of Philo — pronounced like “buy low” — a $16-a-month streaming service that includes live and on-demand TV content from 40 cable channels, including AMC, A&E, Discovery, HGTV and Comedy Central. Arlen Marmel is GM of the VRV — pronounced like “nerve” — streaming service. The $10-a-month VRV Select bundle includes access to niche services like Crunchyroll, CuriosityStream, Rooster Teeth and Shudder.
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz’s new book The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies digs into the 2014 Sony hack and finds a Hollywood studio falling behind in the franchise era. Isaac Butler co-wrote The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America, which is about one — or two depending on how you count it — of the most important plays of the last 25 years. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is CuriosityStream. To subscribe, click here
Jimmy Yang is a series regular on HBO’s Silicon Valley, co-stars in the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians, and has a new memoir called How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents. Adam Conover the creator and host of truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for
Audicted is a new Audible podcast about audiobook recommendations. Emily Cox is an editor at Audible and one of the show’s hosts. Filup Molina and Erik Voss, who run the New Rockstars channel on YouTube, talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is just out on VOD and coming soon on Blu-ray. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is CuriosityStream. To subscribe,
Music writer, culture critic, TV personality and nonfiction author Touré talks about his new podcast Touré Show. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is CuriosityStream. To subscribe, click here and use the promo code "consumed.”
Buzzfeed’s AM to DM is a morning talker that streams live on Buzzfeed and Twitter weekdays at 10 a.m. ET. Saeed Jones and Isaac Fitzgerald are the hosts. Karin Gilford runs Movies Anywhere, an ingenious service that consolidates your VOD film libraries across Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and FandangoNOW. RECOMMENDS: LISTEN:
Michio Kaku is the author of The Future of Humanity, which explores the idea that the survival of the species may one day mean leaving Earth. James Purefoy is the co-start of Hap and Leonard. The first two episodes of the new season are streaming now online, on demand, and on the SundanceTV app. RECOMMENDS: LISTEN: Audm, a subscription audio app with reporting from The New Yorker and The Atl
First-time series creator Olan Rogers talks about his new TBS animated sci-fi comedy Final Space that stars a guy named Gary and an cuddly, world-destroying alien named Mooncake. Robert and Michelle King, the creators of CBS All Access’s The Good Fight, talk about casting, microdosing and making TV that’s current in the age of the five-minute news cycle. RECOMMENDS: READ: Tad Friend’s New Yorker profile
Actor Khary Payton (King Ezekiel) and author Paul Vigna (Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead) talk about Season 8 of the AMC series. RECOMMEND: WATCH: Season 2 of SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard streaming on Netflix. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is CuriosityStream. To subscribe, click here and use the promo code "consumed.”
YouTube executive Kevin Allocca discusses Vidiocracy, his new book about how the streaming site has revolutionized digital video. The Path creator Jessica Goldberg and co-star Kyle Allen talk about the Hulu drama series. RECOMMENDS: WATCH: Season 1 of FX’s Atlanta streaming on Hulu. WATCH: Season 1 of the legal drama
Indie director Andrew Ahn shot all six episodes of the new Sundance Now series This Close, which tracks two best friends — one male, one female, both deaf — in and out of love in Los Angeles. Author Jonathan Eig sorts out fact from legend in the new Muhammad Ali biography Ali: A Life. The heavyweight champ is more conflicted and more complicated than ever.
In the limited-series podcast Launch, screenwriter John August documents the business and creative story behind his new middle-grade novel Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire. It’s a peek into the book, film and podcast worlds. The Friendly Fire podcast is a funny, insightful look at contemporary and classic war films.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman is the creator of the new Showtime documentary series ‘The Trade.’ He follows the parallel stories of the Mexican heroin cartels, the U.S. street trade, and the addicts affected by it. Jessica Nigri is a cosplay costumer and social-media star with 2.8 million Instagram followers. She’s the subject of a new documentary film from Rooster Teeth called ‘Becoming Jessica Nigri.’ RECOMMENDS:
Netflix's original film A Futile and Stupid Gesture premieres today with one of the best comedic casts since Animal House and Caddyshack. (Also, it’s about the making of Animal House and Caddyshack.) Actor Matt Walsh and producer Jonathan Stern talk about the Doug Kenney biopic. RECOMMENDS: WATCH: Season 2 of the Netflix family comedy One Day at a Time. LISTEN: The Pete Holmes (Jan. 19) episode of the Good One podcast. SPONSOR: The presenting sponsor for this episode of 'Consumed' is CuriosityStream. To subscribe,
Tablo is the best way to stream and record ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, The CW and PBS to any device without paying for it. Nuvyyo CEO Grant Hall explains why. ‘The Final Year’ — a new documentary film about President Obama’s foreign-policy team — is available on demand and premieres this spring on HBO. Director Greg Barker talks about making the film.
Peter Oldring on his comedic, corporate-guru podcast Dexter Guff Is Smarter Than You. Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett on their Netflix family comedy One Day at a Time. The presenting sponsor for this episode of Consumed is CuriosityStream. To subscribe, click here and use the promo code "consumed.”
Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman talk about their new dark satire 'Corporate,' which premieres January 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The first four episodes of the series are already available to watch online, on the Comedy Central app, and on demand. Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo talk about their new Freeform buddy comedy ‘Alone Together,’ which premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Freeform cable channel. The first episode is availabl
Stand-up comics Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo talk about their new Freeform half-hour comedy ‘Alone Together’ in this clip from the January 10 premiere of ‘Consumed with Scott Porch.’
‘Alone Together’ premieres January 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Freeform cable channel. The first episode is already available to watch online and on the Freeform and Hulu apps.
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