October 5, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #71 - The 2nd Annual "Live From St. Mark's Comics" Podcast to Kick OFF NY Super Week & Comic-Con or "I Can't Believe They Asked Us Back!!!"

We here at CCD have been very lucky to have had some great memories and have attended some dope events due to the credibility that the website has given us. Whether it was attending early movie premieres or interviewing nerd celebrities on the main floor at NYCC, it has certainly been a wild ride. But one of the coolest things we ever had the pleasure of doing was hosting our 1st LIVE Podcast to kick off NY Super Week last year at St. Mark's Comics in NYC. It was so great! We got to interview the owner of the shop himself Mitch Cutler, had some of the CCD fam jump on for a minute, and overall had a great show. It was one of CCD's best moments.

Fast forward one year and NYCC is right around the corner again. It has been a big year for us, and we are gearing up for our very own BOOTH on the main floor of NYCC (Booth #222... come see us). But one of the coolest things surrounding this years Super Week & NYCC has to be that Mitch asked us back to host The 2nd Annual LIVE CCD Podcast recording! What an honor. This time we had to step it up, so in addition to interviewing the bossman of St. Mark's himself we sat down with a handful of CCD affiliated artists who will have prints available for sale at our NYCC Booth! It was a great show, and we are so proud of the event... we sure hope St. Mark's asks us to come back for ROUND 3 NEXT YEAR! So sit back and enjoy the ride with Mike D & Jedi Rob as they get you ready for New York Comic Con 2015!!!

October 2, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #70 - Amazing Documentary Picks or "Documentaries Are Movies Too, Dammit !!!"

Documentaries... ah.... the red headed step brother of feature length movies. While docs have come a long way in terms of mainstream acceptance, they are still looked at from afar and not looked at as typical movies. But if you give them a chance, and find the right documentary... man, can you find some gems. So we decided to take a break from our typical "regular" movie talks and delve deep into what we think are some of the best docs ever made. Give them a chance... they might change your life!

Listen to host Jedi Rob Martin as he is joined by documentary filmmaker (what is he doing on THIS episode?) Leland James and the lovely & talented Mrs. Alicia Gomes as they will help you find some great documentaries to enjoy for your viewing pleasure!  

September 23, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode 69 - The 2015 CCD Fall TV Preview

Traditionally the new year in TV starts in the Fall. New shows get launched, old faves make their return, and all is happy in TV land for folks that glue themselves to the boob tube. But in this era of summer shows, cable programming, and a crazy amount of shows appearing on networks of all sorts... well, lets just say the game has changed a bit. But one thing is still holding true, and it is that most of the "new" shows being introduced come out in September & October. So in typical CCD fashion we are going to talk about it... the new, the returning, and everything in between. It is just how we do it here at CCD! So join Jedi Rob, the lovely Alicia Gomes, and filmmaker Leland James as they present the "2015 CCD Fall TV Preview"...  

September 22, 2015

New TV Season - Blind Spot (Pilot) Review

In one of the best openings of any show I have ever seen, a cop on his beat in crowded Times Square sees an abandoned white duffel bag. Major security alert especially when he also sees the message on a tag on the bag informing him to call the FBI. After the usual security precautions everyone is startled when something moves inside the bag and out pops a gorgeous, totally naked woman; her body covered in tattoos. WOW. Now I got to learn more.

September 16, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #68 - WWE Night of Champions or " Wrasslin With Jedi Rob, Steve and Chris"

We sure do love our pro wrestling over here at CCD, so we decided to go back to the well and have another wrestling themed episode for all of our fans to listen to. Jedi Rob brought back founder of the first unpredictable card game Steve Resk (buy a Supershow game right now!) and one of the hosts of the Breaking Kayfabe Radio Podcast Christopher Guardino along for the ride! They are breaking down WWE's Night of Champions, talking wrasslin', and having a typical awesome CCD time while doing it!!! Get in there....

September 11, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #67 - Working Man Movies or "Labor Day? What's That.... Er, Forget It... I Gotta Get To Work!"

Labor Day is a National Holiday here in the US meant to give thanks to the working man (and woman... sheeeessshhhh!) of this great nation in recognition of their hard work all year long. They are given a Monday off and it is kind of like a tip of the ole hat... Thanks for all the hard work! What it usually signifies for most is a wondrous three day weekend that signals the culmination of yet another summer. Fall is approaching, the kids get ready for school, and for workers its just a day off.... a pretty great one because the weather is usually dope. So in honor of this summer ending holiday we got the CCD Podcast crew in studio to record a look back at some of the best "working man" movies of the past. Jedi Rob joins forces with BrooklynOne's own Anthony Marino and documentary filmmaker extraordinaire Leland James to reminisce about films that focus on good hard work....

Ronda Rousey Remakes Road House

There is something that happens to a person when they become the 'flavor of the week'. No matter why they are getting attention, the offers for movie and TV projects just seem to flood in. All of those promises of riches are hard to resist and can lead to one's downfall when they are no longer 'hot' (I'm looking at YOU, Mr. T.) MMA darling Ronda Rousey is at that place in her hot career.

September 2, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #66 - Amazing Summer Vacation Movies or "Vacation.... All We Ever WANTED!!!"

As the summer winds down and the kiddies head back to school, we here at the CCD Podcast thought this was the perfect time to look back at some of the greatest summer vacation movies of all time. These are the movies that remind us of things we did when we were kids, and also the things we WISH we did when we were kids! This weeks crew includes filmmaker Leland James (The Fix), Brooklyn One's very own Anthony Marino, and our lovable host Jedi Rob and these guys will have you reminiscing about the June's, July's and August's of your youth!

September 1, 2015

Wes Craven: A Bright Man and His Dark Worlds

Even his name was scary….WES CRAVEN. A name that could crawl right off the page and strangle you if you read it too long. He was a man whose name, and nightmares, were of such notoriety, that they were specifically referenced in the formal title of a movie, (more on that later). Craven’s impact on pop culture cannot be overstated. Arguably the most influential horror director since Hitchcock, Craven’s films defined and then re-defined a genre for several generations.

August 27, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #65 - The Sucklord Pt. 2 or "The Sucklord Strikes BACK!!!"

When we got the awesome opportunity to enter the Suckhole and interview the amazing artist known as Sucklord in his natural habitat we were very lucky. But we were also smart about this fortunate setting, and so we parlayed that episode into a SECOND full length episode in which we planned on discussing all things STAR WARS related with the SW Aficionado himself. Past Star Wars films, toy lines, cartoons, comics, the extended universe, and what the franchise may have in store for us in the future were all topics discussed by our crack team of Jedi Rob and Amit Saxena with the one and only Sucklord. The conversation spans over almost 40 years of pop culture goodness, so pay attention and learn something from this one...