Friends From Work: Let’s Chat!

Courtney, Bryan, & Rick host a (sometimes) weekly show about all things entertainment and pop-culture. We chat about all things movies, television, streaming, books, comics, and more! You may catch some cool guests along the way. Let’s chat!

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Monday May 27, 2024

Rick Shew hosts an A+ panel on #MemorialDay2024 with Freekbass, Bob Cesca and Professor Zaki Hasan. They discuss their most anticipated films, shows and books. + much more! #theacolyte #thebatman #thepenguin #jamesgunn #daredevil #axel #vanhalen #fantasticfour #reystarwars

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Is the book always better than the movie? Did the movie ruin the book series for you? You're not alone. Cami and Liz are back to chat with Courtney about their favorite (and most disappointing) adaptations. We chat about the OGs and what we are looking forward (or *secretly* hope never happen): Harry Potter, Twilight, Divergent, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Fourth Wing, The Selection, The Uglies, The Idea of You, Red Queen, and more.
What is your favorite book-to-screen adaptation?

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Courtney and friends, Cami and Liz, dive back into a conversation for Part 2 of BookTok, intellectual property (IP), and the state of the entertainment industry. On this episode, we dive deep into the upcoming and recent films/TV series based on best selling books and how they are shaping the content pipeline.
The Idea of You (starring Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine)
From Blood and Ash (based on the books written by Jennifer L. Armentrout)
The "Gentle Minions" phenomenon
DUNE: Part Two box office, budget, and breakeven compared to Marvel's Avengers: End Game
Marvel TV series on Disney+ writer's room restructuring
Margot Robbie's Monopoly and SIMS features
What role will Margot Robbie have in SJM's ACOTAR??
We also discuss the impact of the SAG-AFTRA and WAG strikes, and the ongoing negotiations for IASTE on the content pipeline and state of the entertainment industry.
This is Part 2 of a 3-Part series.

E 26 - BookTok and the Rise of IP

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

If you've been thinking that "Is everything based on a 'bestselling book' these days?" - you're not wrong. Courtney is joined by fellow entertainment friends Cami and Liz to discuss BookTok, stories based on intellectual property (IP), and the state of the entertainment industry. We dive deep into the Grishaverse (Shadow and Bone), the Sarah J Maas-verse (ACOTAR, Throne of Glass, Crescent City), Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us, and more! This is Part 1 of a 3-Part series.

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Episode 25: In this episode of Friends From Work our own Rick Shew chats 1:1 with Aaron Virola from The Fanboy Garage Podcast about...
#StarWars at the Empire State Building?!
and more! 

E 24 - Future of DC on Film

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Our own Rick Shew + his pals Bob Cesca and FREEKBASS discuss #JamesGunn and his DC universe (#Superman is filming!), #TheBatman2 release date change, #VanHalen and more!

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

The Friends From Work - with special guest Professor Zaki Hasan- honor the late #CarlWeathers 
#Rocky #TheMandalorian #StarWars #ApolloCreed #ActionJackson

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Our own Rick Shew is joined by the co-host of The Fanboy Garage, Aaron Virola, to discuss Stallone's new Netflix documentary #Sly, the future of live-action #StarWars, Matt Reeve's Penguin spin-off and much more.

Monday Oct 16, 2023

On our first episode of "Support Local Restaurants" - Rick Shew describes his visit to #EnotecaItalia in Dallas, TX. #food #supportlocal #restaurants #italian #dallas #texas #DFW #enoteca 

Monday Sep 25, 2023

Episode 20: Our own Rick Shew sits down with the great Bob Cesca and the amazing Freekbass - to discuss their favorite live-action #Joker!
#Batman #DC #Gotham 


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