Amy Jo Jackson is an actor/singer/writer/kabarettist and Glitter Alien.
This week on the show we’re suiting up for Christopher Nolan’s first blockbuster: Batman Begins! Which actors who have played Batman villains were up for the Dark Knight himself? Which controversial rock star was considered for Scarecrow? What would Darren Aronofsky’s Batman film have looked like? And is Ra’s Al Ghul just the Dread Pirate Roberts? Also – Batman meets his new nemesis Dead Carp, Cillian Murphy causes property damage with his piercing eyes, and countless Boy Scouts drown because of Liam Neeson’s adlibbing! Batman Begins stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone, Junior, Linus Roache, Rutger Hauer, and Tom Wilkinson; directed by Christopher Nolan Follow the Podcast: On Instagram: @andalmoststarring  On Facebook: @andalmoststarring Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at 
This week we’re breaking down the casting of the utterly charming Disney film Enchanted! Which pop star was considered for Giselle? Which action heavyweight turned down Robert? And did that troll in the beginning eat all the other Disney princesses? Also – Adele Dazeem gets mistaken for Adele, the Oscars introduce their new category: Dumpin’ on Dempsey, and if you can guess how many Judy Kuhns are stuffed in this closet, you win a pizza party! Enchanted stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall, and the wickedly talented Adele ("romanic") Dazeem; directed by Kevin Lima Follow the Podcast: On Instagram: @andalmoststarring  On Facebook: @andalmoststarring Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at 
On this week’s episode – whoa! – we’re breaking down the casting of The Matrix! Which five-time Grammy-winner was approached to play Trinity? Which Oscar-winner had her choice of Trinity OR Neo? And wouldn’t the machines have an easier time stopping the rebellion if they set the Matrix on the Oregon Trail? Also – step right up and win yourself a Neopet in the Matrix claw game! The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Anthony Ray Parker, and Belinda McClory; directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski
This week we’re looking at the 1995 comedy To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! Which Oscar-winner turned down Vida because he didn’t want to play another role with extensive make-up? Who was second choice for the title character if Newmar didn’t give them the rights to her name? And which potential Vida did screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane think looked like the Joker’s sister in drag? Also – we give our picks for which contestants from Rupaul’s Drag Race we’d love to have seen star, and Stephen Baldwin tries to draft Amy Jo into his religion, which may or may not revolve around the movie Bio-Dome. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard, Jason London, Chris Penn, Beth Grant, Alice Drummond, and RuPaul; directed by Beeban Kidron.
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Jun 2nd, 1983
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16 hours, 13 minutes
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