Episode 16: Christmas in Compton (2012) & All American Christmas Carol (2013) (/w Sarah Kurchak)

HO HO HO! MERRY EVERYTHING! It’s our FIRST ANNUAL Eric Roberts is the Man HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR featuring special guest (and guest host) Sarah Kurchak talking TWO seasonal Eric Roberts classics. First we dig into the Keith David-starring CHRISTMAS IN COMPTON, where Chistmas arrives with dollops of stereotypes and Eric Roberts as a sleazy music producer. We follow that up with Eric as a ROCK GOD (/w ridiculous wig!) in the redneck-scrooge modern classic ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL. Of course there’s also plenty of CHEER and GOOD TIDINGS, as well as talk of pillow fighting, marathons, JESUS and lots more! End your year off right with US!

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Sarah Kurchak is a Toronto-based writer whose pop-culture and MMA work can be found at Fightland, Consequences of Sound, The AV Club and elsewhere. Her EXCELLENT look at the history of THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. can be found right here, and her current and future work can be found on her Twitter feed @FodderFigure. She’s the best.


On this week’s ROBERTS REPORT we discussed:

Previous guest Brandon Bird’s incredible Eric Roberts portrait The Ballad of Eric Roberts is now ON-SALE on his website for a mere $25.00!  And signed by the ARTIST HIMSELF! This is an incredible deal, so pop over to http://brandonbird.myshopify.com/products/ballad-of-eric-roberts-signed-print and get it RIGHT NOW. Need a reminder of what the picture looks like? Here we are!

If you need your Eric Roberts fix over the holidays, then please check out the Lifetime Movie A FATAL OBSESSION on December 21st – that’s when this episode is being released-  and 26th! BOXING DAY.

Check out this trailer for the upcoming faith-based movie PRAYER NEVER FAILS featuring Eric Roberts and Lorenzo Lamas! WHAT A COMBO.

We also mention that Eric will be featured in a film called BEHIND THE MASK, which we’ll discuss more when info is available.

And don’t forget to continue our campign to get Eric on Game Of Thrones! CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSMEN!

Break #1 –  “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC

Break #2 – “Just What I Needed” by The Cars

Break #3 – “Oi To The World” by The Vandals

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