Joseph J. Airdo's Articles

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 BreakRadioShow.com 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 joseph.airdo@gmail.com.

Segment 1 – Host Chat / Review: “Ghostbusters” Segment 2 – Interview: Paranormal Investigator Debi Chestnut Segment 3 – Interview: Christopher the Dancing Puppet Man (“America’s Got Talent”)     Full Show:

Louis C.K. voices a terrier who regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone. But his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in a stray mutt (Eric Stonestreet) who he … Read More

A dachshund is taken in by a veterinary technician (Greta Gerwig), who soon sets off on a road trip. The lovable dog also encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. Other stars include Ellen … Read More

Julian Dennison plays a defiant city kid who gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside with a new foster family. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship him to another home, he and his uncle (Sam Neill) … Read More

Ruby Barnhill plays a young girl named who encounters a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul that is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he … Read More

Frank Grillo reprises his role as a former police sergeant who, two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) – the front runner in … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Pick-Up Lines and Periscope Fan Interaction Segment 2 – Review: “The Purge: Election Year” Segment 3 – Interview: Dr. James Howard (Pros and Cons of Implementing an Annual Purge) Segment 4 -Discussion: Would You Purge? Segment 5 – Interview: Filmmaker … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: In Summer… Segment 2 – Reviews: “The Duel” and “The Phenom” Segment 3 – Interview: Journalist David Farrier (“Tickled”) Segment 4 -Interview: Dana Humphrey (The Pet Lady) – Part 1 Segment 5 – Interview: Dana Humphrey (The … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, June 24 are a western starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, a sports drama starring Johnny Simmons, Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke and a single-setting thriller starring Blake Lively. ‘The Duel’ Liam … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, June 17 are a comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, a horror flick feeding off coulrophobia and a sequel to one of the most beloved animated adventures of this generation. ‘Central … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, June 10 are a scary sequel starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, a western starring Michael Paré and a fantasy actioner based on a video game franchise. ‘The Conjuring 2’ Vera Farmiga … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, June 3 are a romantic drama starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, a comedic mockumentary starring Andy Samberg and an actioner sequel starring four computer-generated turtles. ‘Me Before You’ Emilia Clarke plays … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Call from Bobbie, Show Preview and Listener Artwork Segment 2 – Review: “Finding Dory” Segment 3 – Interview: Ken Peterson (Monterey Bay Aquarium) Segment 4 -Interview: Actor Ben Patterson (“Greenleaf”) Segment 5 – Interview: Relationship Coach Marni Kinrys … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Joseph’s Friend Danny, Call from Bobbie and Periscope Fan Interaction Segment 2 – Review: “Traded” Segment 3 – Interview: Comedian Johnno Wilson (“First Impressions”) Segment 4 -Interview: Author Bob Perlow (“The Warmup Guy”) Segment 5 – Interview: Actress Molly Hagan (“BFFs”) … Read More

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Segment 1 – Host Chat: More Cheesy Pick-Up Lines and Periscope Fan Interaction Segment 2 – Interview: Comedian Melissa Villaseñor (“First Impressions”) Segment 3 – Interview: Author Jeremy Arnold (“Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials – 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter”) Segment 4 … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Cheesy Pick-Up Lines / Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Segment 2 – Interview: Anthony Michaels (“Ink Master”) Segment 3 – Interview: Julian Fernandez (“First Impressions”) Segment 4 – Interview: Carlie Craig (“First Impressions”) Segment 5 – Interview: Camilla d’Errico (Pop … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 27 are a comedy starring Adam Sandler and David Spade and a superhero sequel starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. ‘The Do Over’ Adam Sandler and David Spade play … Read More

Hour 1: Segment 1 – Host Chat: Inappropriate T-Shirt Bar Crawl Recap Segment 2 – Review: “The Lobster” Segment 3 – Interview: Dr. Bob Bayer (Lobster Institute) Hour 2: Segment 4 – Interview: Justin Rupples (“First Impressions”) Segment 5 – Interview: Co-Writer/Director Mike Norris (“AmeriGeddon”) Segment 6 – Review: “Manhattan … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 20 are an odd dramedy starring Colin Farrell and an old-fashioned noir starring Adrien Brody. ‘The Lobster’ Colin Farrell plays a single man who, in a dystopian near future, is taken … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat with Davelicious, Joseph “Gillette” Airdo and Trish the Dish Segment 2 – Review: “Money Monster” Segment 3 – Interview: Rusty Sarhan (“First Impressions”) Segment 4 – Interview: Actor Lane Garrison (“Roots”) Segment 5 – Review: “Sundown” / Interview: Actress Sara Paxton … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 13 are a hostage thriller starring George Clooney and a pair of action-packed comedies set on the other side of the border. ‘Being Charlie’ Nick Robinson plays a young man whose … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Mother’s Day Segment 2 – Review: “Mothers and Daughters” Segment 3 – Interview: Director Paul Duddridge (“Mothers and Daughters”) Segment 4 – Interview: Ryan Goldsher (“First Impressions”) Segment 5 – Review: “Captain America: Civil War” Segment 6 – Interview: Camila Nakagawa (“The Challenge”) Segment … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 6 is the latest sequel in the Marvel superhero universe and an ensemble drama arriving just in time for Mother’s Day. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Chris Evans reprises his role as … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Preview/Review: “Sing Street” Segment 2 – Review: “The Meddler”/Interview: Matchmaker Carmelia Ray (“Mom vs. Matchmaker”) Segment 3 – Interview: Comic Book Illustrator Mitch Gerads (“Sheriff of Babylon”) – Part 1 Segment 4 – Interview: Comic Book Illustrator Mitch Gerads (“Sheriff of Babylon”) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 29 is a dramedy in which Susan Sarandon plays a “s’mother” and a musical drama from “Once” and “Begin Again” filmmaker John Carney. ‘The Meddler’ Susan Sarandon plays an aging widow … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Show Preview, Live with Kelly and Michael Drama and Prince’s Passing Segment 2 – Review: “Holidays” Segment 3 – Interview: Producer John Hegeman (“Holidays”) Segment 4 – Reviews: “The Boss,” “Hush,” “Midnight Special” and “Precious Cargo” Segment 5 – Host … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 22 is a horror anthology comprised of eight freaky fairy tales, each centered around a different holiday. ‘Holidays’ An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on … Read More

Full Show   Segment 1 – Host Chat: Disney Magic Segment 2 – Review: “The Jungle Book” Segment 3 – Interview: Jacquie Whitt (Adios Adventure Travel) Segment 4 – Interview: Actor Neville Archambault (“13 Cameras”) Segment 5 – Interview: Co-Writer/Director Florian Gallenberger … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 15 are a voyeurism chiller, an historical thriller and a live-action adaptation of an animated classic. ‘13 Cameras’ PJ McCabe and Brianne Moncrief play newlyweds who move into a new home … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 8 are a dance flick that marries hip-hop and classical ballet, a romantic comedy in which the lead character is a professional assassin and a dramedy in which Christopher Walken croons … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: April Fools’ Day Segment 2 – Interview: Bill Broadbent (EntoMarket) Segment 3 – Interview: Writer/Director Keith Arem (“The Phoenix Incident“) Segment 4 – Interview: Prankster TPS (Funny Public Interactions) Segment 5 – Interview: Civil Rights Attorney Dorris Markovic (April Fools’ Litigation) Segment … Read More

Segment 1 – Interview: Actress Chelsey Crisp (“Bleed”) Segment 2 – Interview: Aaron Koch (Treehouse Chocolate) Segment 3 – Interview: Amy Trout-Hughes (MarshmallowMBA) Segment 4 – Interview: Angela LeBrun (Original Gourmet Lollipops) Segment 5 – Interview: Kate Coffey (Chocolate Twist) Segment 6 – Listener Call: … Read More

Segment 1 – Review: “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” / Breakthrough Flashback: Artist Wayne White (“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”) Segment 2 -Reviews: “Hello, My Name is Doris” and “The Program” Segment 3 – Interview: Author Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars”) Segment … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 18 are a dramedy in which Clive Owen plays a down-on-his-luck father, a faith-based drama in which Jennifer Garner plays a resilient mother and a comedy in which Paul Reubens plays … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: St. Patrick’s Day Segment 2 – Interview: Seanchai Juilene Osborne-McKnight (DeSales University) Segment 3 – Interview: Singer Keith Harkin (Celtic Thunder) Segment 4 – Interview: Pub Historian Tim Herlihy (Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey) Segment 5 – Breakthrough Flashback: Writer/Director Mark Jones (“Leprechaun”) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 11 are a dark comedy starring Robert Carlyle and an ensemble drama directed by Terrence Malick. ‘Barney Thomson’ Robert Carlyle plays a hapless barber whose mediocre, mundane life suddenly transforms when … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Intro / Sedona International Film Festival Recap / Taste Test: iWon Nutrition Protein Chips Segment 2 – Review: “Zootopia” Segment 3 – Interview: Jennifer Verdolin, Ph.D. (Animal Behaviorist) Segment 4 – Interview: Kristy Morcom (Wildlife World Zoo) Segment 5 – Interview: Cris Rankin … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 4 are a biographical war dramedy starring Tina Fey and a new animal-themed animated adventure from Disney. ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Tina Fey portrays journalist Kim Barker who takes an assignment in … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Intro Segment 2 – Live from the Sedona International Film Festival: Part 1 Segment 3 – Review: “Eddie the Eagle” / Interview: Alan Alborn and Tom Kelly (Ski Jumping) Segment 4 – Interview: J.R. Murray (Arizona Snowbowl) Segment 5 – … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 26 are a psychological thriller starring Adrien Brody, a biographical sports dramedy starring Hugh Jackman and a drama starring AnnaSophia Robb. ‘Backtrack’ Adrien Brody plays a psychologist whose life is thrown … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Love Means Frequently Having to Say You’re Sorry Segment 2 – Interview: Arianna Torman and Erik Kausin (ASU Pitchforks and Priority Male) – Part 1 Segment 3 – Interview: Arianna Torman and Erik Kausin (ASU Pitchforks and Priority Male) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 19 are a western starring real-life father and son Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland and a horror anthology that takes place on a desolate stretch of desert highway. ‘Forsaken’ Kiefer Sutherland … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Valentine’s Day / Taste Test: Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies Segment 2 – Interview: Actress Judi Evans (“Days of Our Lives”) Segment 3 – Taste Test: Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies Segment 4 – Review: “Tumbledown” / Interview: Director Sean Mewshaw (“Tumbledown”)* *Available … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 12 are a romantic dramedy starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, a documentary from Michael Moore and a comedy sequel starring Ben Stiller. ‘Standoff’ Thomas Jane plays a troubled veteran who … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: A Graffiti Crawl Recap, a Havasupai Hangover and a Big Caucus Segment 2 – Interview: Filmmaker Rhett Grametbauer (“25,000 Miles to Glory”) Segment 3 – Super Bowl Commercials Preview and Death Wish Coffee Taste Test Segment 4 – Interview: … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 5 are a star-studded comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, a legal thriller in which Josh Duhamel finds himself caught in between Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino and a thriller that … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Segment 3 – Interview: Marc Brody (Panda Mountain) Segment 4 – Review: “The Finest Hours” Segment 5 – Interview: Wayne Spivak (Association for Rescue at Sea) Segment 6 – Interview: Cast of “Cooper Barrett’s … Read More

The cast of “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl and Charlie Saxton) will be outside the ASU bookstore at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 handing out hangover shots and then inside AMC Centerpoint 11 at 4:30 … Read More

Segment 1 – Opening Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “Caged No More” Segment 3 – Interview: Actor Alan Powell (“Caged No More”) Segment 4 – Interview: Actress Aliza Vellani (“The X-Files”) Segment 5 – Interview: Artist Niki Woehler (Part 1) Segment 6 – Interview: Artist Niki … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Jan. 22 is a drama aiming to stop human trafficking. ‘Caged No More’ Loretta Devine plays a grandmother who discovers that her two granddaughters have been kidnapped by their sinister father (Kevin … Read More