Breakthrough Entertainment’s Thanksgiving Special (Airdate: Nov. 21, 2015)

Breakthrough Entertainment celebrates Thanksgiving. A Butterball Turkey Talk-Line representative bastes the bird as chef Eric Reinart serves some scrumptious mashed potatoes and gravy without breaking the bank. Dinner guests include director Jackie Earle Haley (“Criminal Activities”) and actor Simon Pegg (“Man Up”). Films featured include “The Night Before.” (Download MP3)

Segment 1 – Opening/Boulder Canyon Thanksgiving Flavored Potato Chips

Segment 2 – Review: “The Night Before”

Segment 3 – Reviews: “The 33” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”

Segment 4 – Interview: Charla Draper (Butterball Turkey Talk-Line)

Segment 5 – Interview: Actor Elijah Alexander (“Disgraced”)

Segment 6 – Review: “Criminal Activities”/Interview: Director Jackie Earle Haley (“Criminal Activities”)

Segment 7 – Review: “Man Up”/Interview: Actor Simon Pegg (“Man Up”)

Segment 8 – Interview: Arlene Newman-Van Asperen and Steve Wargo (“10 Minutes” and “Poison Sky”)

Segment 9 – Closing/Budget Bistro: Thanksgiving Edition

Full Show (Segments 1-9)

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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