In this edition of Meet Me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Thomas Manning speaks with actor Simon Phillips as he discusses his experience on the new Netflix series FUBAR, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro. Phillips also looks back at memorable roles from his varied career in the film industry and shares what it takes to play a psychopathic Santa Clause.
Thomas Manning is a registered entertainment journalist for Meet Me at the Movies. He is a member of SEFCA and the NC Film Critics Association.
Clips are used by permission for review, interview, commentary, and parody purposes.
Heroes don’t retire. They reload.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in his first series ever! When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, FUBAR tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor.
FUBAR begins streaming on Netflix May 25th, 2023.
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the Movies. He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Recently, Manning graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.
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