All posts by Tim Lammers

Interview: ‘Blended’ director Frank Coraci talks ‘Chow Masters’

Disclaimer: If you like food (and who doesn’t?), the new Travel Channel show “Chow Masters” is bound to have a compelling effect on you.

It’s going to, well, make you want to chow down.

“That’s what we’re trying do,” co-host Frank Coraci told me, laughing, in a recent interview. “We want to showcase other chefs, get you hungry for their food and have a good time along the way while we’re doing it.”

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“Chow Masters” stars Sammy D. and Frank Coraci (photo — Travel Channel)

Coraci certainly knows eye for talent. After all, he’s the director of several hit comedies, including “The Waterboy,” “Click,” “Zookeeper” and “Here Comes the Boom.” He also directed “The Wedding Singer,” starring his frequent collaborator, Adam Sandler, who starred opposite Drew Barrymore. Later this month, the director’s latest comedy, “Blended,” hits theaters reuniting the trio that made “The Wedding Singer” a smash hit in 1998.

In the meantime, though, “Chow Masters” each week finds three “off the map” food places in different parts of the U.S. Judged on creativity and taste, the winner is awarded $10,000 and a “Golden Skillet Award.”  Chowing down with Coraci is Sam DeMarco, aka famed New York City chef Sammy D.

Click HERE to read more of Tim Lammers’ interview with Frank Coraci on (ABC, Boston).

Reviews: Tim Lammers talks ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ on KARE-TV, K-TWIN

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Tim reviews the superhero action adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”  with Diana Pierce on KARE 11 TV (NB

C) in Minneapolis.  See the review of the film, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and Sally Field, below (also see print version on

BELOW: Tim reviews the film with Rider on 96.3 K-TWIN FM.

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Reviews: Tim Lammers talks ‘Other Woman,’ ‘Brick Mansions’ on KARE-TV

Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton in 'The Other Woman' (photo -- 20th Century Fox)

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Tim reviews the revenge comedy “The Other Woman” on KARE 11 TV (NBC) in Minneapolis.  See the review of the film, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, below, as well as a review of the crime thriller “Brick Mansions″ ( also see print version on

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