ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING SERIES REVIEW
Take two comedy legends, pair them with a pop star, and place them smack dab in a witty murder mystery set in a Manhattan apartment building and you’ve got one of the buzziest shows of the year. Steve Martin is Charles, Martin Short is Oliver and Selena Gomez is Mabel, three residents of a lavish New York co-op who believe a neighbor that supposedly committed suicide was actually murdered. Eager to solve the case and jump on the current trend, the trio creates a true crime podcast and wade through a collection of famous guest suspects as they attempt to unmask the killer. Wright, Frank, Spider-Mike and Neil examine the clues as they try to figure out why this series is as addictive and amazing as it is.
CREATED BY: Steve Martin and John Hoffman
STARRING: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez, Amy Ryan, Vanessa Aspillaga, Ryan Broussard, Julian Cihi, Tina Fey, Jackie Hoffman, Jayne Houdyshell, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Nathan Lane, James Caverly, Michael Cyril Creighton, Zainab Jah, Russell G. Jones, Maulik Pancholy, Sting, Adriane Lenox, Jimmy Fallon, Roy Wood Jr., Jaboukie Young-White, Jane Lynch
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He’s co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. His current hosting gig is with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright is also hosting reviews with Screener Squad and editing reviews as well.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
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