Drew and Badway make the most of a slow news week with an On Demand episode revolving around two very different topics. First, the guys dive into Instagram tough guy Dwayne Johnson’s “set beef” with Vin Diesel, speculate who else on set might be worthy of the moniker “candy ass,” and who would win real life throwdowns vs The Rock himself. Later, things take a turn for the weird when the discussion turns to the greenlit live-action Disney reboot of The Little Mermaid. Everything is on the table: mermaids, mermen, fish flippers, man-fish love, casting choices, and a theoretical Aladdin live-action adaptation where William H. Macy plays the Magic Carpet. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the weirdness!
As Drew can attest, Badway can be difficult to handle on the set of The Last Row Podcast. This week’s On Demand episode focuses on the actors and actresses who are rumored to be divas on the sets of their films. The guys discuss the shade that Irish filmmaker John Carney threw at Keira Knightley recently, and speculate on who else in Hollywood is most likely to be a jerk to their castmates and directors. Additionally, they discuss the new character tidbits The Rock leaked about his character, “Hobbs” during Fast 8 filming. Finally, Badway attempts to stump Drew in another round of Plot Fiction.
This week, The Last Row Podcast turns to the disaster movie genre, with a focus on The Rock’s San Andreas. Drew and Badway compare the earthquake epic to other natural disaster flicks, pondering on and off-screen body counts, overall mood, and whether Badway would be of any use in an emergency (he’s not). Other topics include: rioting, the ethics of saving your family over helping hundreds of others, disaster movie casting characteristics, and examining the future of the on-screen relationships after the credits roll.
This week’s On Demand episode of The Last Row Podcast focuses on Movie Franchise Crossovers. With news that MIB23 is a go, Drew and Badway ponder which former crossovers worked, which were a disaster, and dream up their own terrible mash-ups: Fingers crossed for Twilight v. Van Helsing! Next, the guys discuss Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement in the upcoming Jumanji remake, leading to a breakdown of their favorite pro wrestler movie roles. Other quick hits include: Jeff Goldblum trolling the world by teasing his involvement in an upcoming superhero movie, Badway’s terrible Goldblum impression, WCW vs WWF in the Monday Night Wars, and we find out whether or not Bonesaw is ready.