Perhaps the most well groomed of this rag-tag group of misfits, Pete stands alone as the only member with Filipino blood raging through his veins. For listeners who can hear past his thick accent, a treasure trove of cinematic knowledge awaits to be unlocked.
Having grown up in the backwoods country of St. Louis known as Eureka, Pete literally cut his teeth on old movies as a boy because he had little access to modern dentistry. "Movies became my life," Pete explains with a crooked smile and a thump to the chest. "Hollywood helped form the man I am today. This brain? It was built by Carpenter, Kubrick and Fulci. This smile? Thank those old VHS cassettes!"
Danielle, Pete's long time girlfriend, spoke under the condition of anonymity. "He says he loves me but I know, in his heart, he has only one true love: films. He makes me call him Holly or Mr. Wood because he says he was a form of entertainment born in the body of a beautiful young man."
Pete's favorite genre is musicals and his favorite movies include Red Dawn, Predator 2 and Lethal Tender.
Jim, known around the St. Louis' Central West End as a "A Tall Drink of Handsome," seems to have been marked at birth as amazing. His IMDB biography introduces us to "a blond-haired, fair-complexioned man-boy with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes. Jim was born in Goose Creek, Texas, to a Native American father and an Irish mother and was raised in St. Louis."
"I realized a long time ago that it wasn't going to be easy being such a powerful man," Jim says as he tips his Long Island Iced Tea in the direction of a nearby cat. "I'm not like him. I'm not a cat, I'm a man." His confident gaze and movie star good looks appear to be his only connection to movies. "The only thing I watch are Cloondog [editor's note: Jim's pet name for George Clooney] movies. From Dusk Till Dawn? Michael Clayton? One Fine Day? Those aren't movies, those are the chapters to my own personal bible."
Outside of his deep appreciation for George Clooney, Jim has very little knowledge of film. "We like to keep him around because he functions fairly well in public and because we admire his charm and good looks," fellow R-Rated Popcorn cast member Dan says.
Jim's favorite movies include From Dusk Till Dawn, Michael Clayton and One Fine Day.
Otherwise known as "The Man They Can Dan," this East St. Louis native is known for being one thing: funny. We don't mean joke funny, either, we mean "what is wrong with this guy?" With a near encyclopedic knowledge of movies, he can quote Hackers, Antitrust and Cobra at the drop of a hat. After having spent two years in the seedy underbelly of St. Louis' own Hollywood known as Ballwin, Dan understands the true nature of how the world works. It's not who you know, it's who knows you.
"I never really thought of myself as someone who had big dreams. I guess I always just dreamed larger than life without realizing it," Dan says as he adjusts his pink Crocs. "Maybe I'm a little different like that. Maybe I don't know when enough is enough or when to back down. It's in my blood. My people? My people don't quit, no matter how difficult the job."
But don't get Dan wrong, he's more than just about having fun. His favorite movies include Mortal Kombat, Ernest Scared Stupid, Pumping Iron, Deep Blue Sea and Pearl Harbor.
Amanda is one of the two newest members of the cast. She stands alone - a woman in a sea of nerdy dudes - with an of onslaught of rom com's and Steel Magnolias.
The ever elusive Dae joins Amanda as the newest member to the cast. More on him when we find his secret hideout.