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Winning Time (MM #4008)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Winning Time (MM #4008)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Tonight, episode two of the new HBO HBO Max TV show series, I guess you'd say, called winning time about the 1980s LA Lakers. It's done by Adam McKay, the guy who worked with Will Ferrell for many years on funny or die and was over this particular project, they had a falling out. But what's interesting to me is not the story of the Lakers. I mean, I know the real story, but what's more fascinating to me are the people playing the parts. Some famous actors with some interesting roles, people you would normally expect to be one thing and then turning up to be another. And I don't want to spoil it for you who's already shown up and who's going to show up in the future. But it's one of those series that even if you're not a big sports fan, you'll be interested in going, I think that's so and so. John C Reilly plays doctor Jerry buss, the man who owned the Lakers. And he wasn't the first choice, in fact he wasn't even really the second or third choice I don't think, but he does a great job of playing it. It's very fascinating, and again, even if you're not a sports fan, it's very entertaining. At least the first episode was, I can't wait for episode two tonight of winning time.

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Winning Time (MM #4008)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Winning Time (MM #4008)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Tonight, episode two of the new HBO HBO Max TV show series, I guess you'd say, called winning time about the 1980s LA Lakers. It's done by Adam McKay, the guy who worked with Will Ferrell for many years on funny or die and was over this particular project, they had a falling out. But what's interesting to me is not the story of the Lakers. I mean, I know the real story, but what's more fascinating to me are the people playing the parts. Some famous actors with some interesting roles, people you would normally expect to be one thing and then turning up to be another. And I don't want to spoil it for you who's already shown up and who's going to show up in the future. But it's one of those series that even if you're not a big sports fan, you'll be interested in going, I think that's so and so. John C Reilly plays doctor Jerry buss, the man who owned the Lakers. And he wasn't the first choice, in fact he wasn't even really the second or third choice I don't think, but he does a great job of playing it. It's very fascinating, and again, even if you're not a sports fan, it's very entertaining. At least the first episode was, I can't wait for episode two tonight of winning time.

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Winning Time (MM #4008)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Winning Time (MM #4008)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Tonight, episode two of the new HBO HBO Max TV show series, I guess you'd say, called winning time about the 1980s LA Lakers. It's done by Adam McKay, the guy who worked with Will Ferrell for many years on funny or die and was over this particular project, they had a falling out. But what's interesting to me is not the story of the Lakers. I mean, I know the real story, but what's more fascinating to me are the people playing the parts. Some famous actors with some interesting roles, people you would normally expect to be one thing and then turning up to be another. And I don't want to spoil it for you who's already shown up and who's going to show up in the future. But it's one of those series that even if you're not a big sports fan, you'll be interested in going, I think that's so and so. John C Reilly plays doctor Jerry buss, the man who owned the Lakers. And he wasn't the first choice, in fact he wasn't even really the second or third choice I don't think, but he does a great job of playing it. It's very fascinating, and again, even if you're not a sports fan, it's very entertaining. At least the first episode was, I can't wait for episode two tonight of winning time.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

03:10 min | 5 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I had never done a movie with Netflix and the one guarantee I wanted was that they would put the movie in a significant amount of theaters because I really believe in the theatrical experience and they were great about that. They said, yes, but what turned out to be the lucky part was when COVID hit Netflix the way they're designed as a company they had the cash on hand to pay for extensive safety provisions for the movie that I think some maybe some other studios couldn't have done. I remember when we spoke in April you mentioned that you had were coming out of a COVID production and just how challenging it was. I feel like even more challenging because this is a big film and has really not just big movie stars, but arguably the biggest movie stars. I mean, your cast is kind of as gold plated as it comes. Did that make it that much more expensive that much more difficult to execute? It created situations where people are flying in from different parts of the country, they're having a quarantine for 8 days, they have people that are with them, they have a girlfriend, they have their makeup person, by the way, actually not flying in, driving in. God bless them. And so they had people with them. We had to figure that out, our producer, Kevin massac, Jeff waxman, Jen made aloft, not only had to produce this big movie, but really had like full-time jobs dealing with COVID. And the breakthrough moment was when we got the PCR instant tests. Up until that point, I kept saying we're going to shut down at some point. You can't do this every week. Like, we'll be as safe as we can. But when we got the instant test and we were doing them every single day, I remember saying, oh, I think we're going to pull this off. And sure enough, we never had one single positive in the red zone. It was incredible. And actually, no positives in any of the zones because they were all caught by the gateway testing. But that's also a testament to the crew that really rallied and with the extra mile. You had a lot of people that were very happy to be working because remember this is after 5, 6 months of inactivity so that teamsters in Boston really rallied around each of the departments, the COVID PAs. Everyone kind of stepped up the extra notch and the actors were great about it. There was no there was no diva behavior whatsoever. Everyone got what was going on and felt very relieved to be there. Leonardo DiCaprio is the star of this movie. He's quite a big deal. He's amazing in this movie, kind of as usual, but a little bit different but still this person that we like to watch. I know that he's a very collaborative movie star. And I'm kind of wondering what your relationship with him was like and how you guys developed the movie together..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:23 min | 5 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Let's just talk about Leo. So Leo is playing, I would say somewhat against type here. He's playing this astronomer, a scientist, a very kind of sweaty and anxious person, not the typical leading man kind of a part that we expect from Leo, though, I think if you look at his career, he tries to Burt that more often than not. What do you think of Leo's performance here? It's not a traditional leading man, but you could also feel the Leo peeking through a couple times. I don't want to spoil what happens to that character, but until things shit, how can I say this? He gets to enjoy some of the spoils of being the center of a movie's character does. If that makes any sense. And he certainly gets his network moment. And I would say that that's played for earnestness. And it didn't remind me a little bit of, you know, we talked about late stage Tom Cruise, how they're always has to be a speech about how Ethan hunts really great. And all the movies do it some way have to justify Tom Cruise taking this role because that is just a great guy. And it does kind of work out that way for Leo and I was like, okay, good. Leo still is there in the contract and the script stage being like, this is how I agree to be portrayed. And this is how I do not agree to be portrayed on screen. And I just think it's nice that somebody still has that kind of leeway. Yeah, it's funny to compare him to the icons of his time. Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise Will Smith, Denzel Washington. Very rarely are the most evil or duplicitous or even just kind of downbeat person on screen. They have they often follow the hero archetype mold. The classical movie star approach, the same way that Bert Lancaster would have put himself at the center of the frame or Tyrone Power, someone like that back in the 40s, 50, 60s would have you. And that's pretty radically different from the way I think some other stars do things, and we're in this moment now where taking on a slightly more complicated vision of heroism I think is a little bit more a little bit more accepted and he seems to be working in a kind of an old school star system. I kind of compare and contrast them a little bit to mat Damon too. You know who has played a couple of pretty complicated parts in no sudden move, and also in, of course, I'm still water this year. 6 months later, spoiler for no set in move. Oh, well, I'm sorry. Check out no sudden move. You haven't seen it. And then the last duel two, all three of those movies. Matt even plays kind of a shithead. Kind of a bad guy. Certainly not the hero of those stories. And so Leo is holding onto something a little bit more classical, which makes him interesting. He hasn't always been that person but for the most part he has. And so it.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

03:52 min | 5 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I'm Amanda Robbins. And this is the big picture, a conversation show about Leo by a couple of leos. Today we're talking about don't look up a new satire from Adam McKay and Netflix with one of the most loaded casts in recent movie history. That includes Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Mark rylance, and as an astronomer working frantically to inform the world about an impending extinction level event, it's a Leonardo DiCaprio. Later in this episode, I'll have a conversation with McKay about don't look up and a bit about winning time. It's forthcoming HBO series about the 80s showtime Los Angeles Lakers. This one was recorded before Adam was profiled by Vanity Fair and a few other outlets, so there are no comments about a split with Will Ferrell just keep that in mind. But first, Amanda, let's talk about don't look up just a little bit and more about Leo. So don't look up is in movie theaters right now about 500 theaters in America. It's hitting Netflix on December 24th, I suspect this is going to be a very big movie for folks staying at home over the holidays. We will do our best not to spoil it, but I think we should talk about it because it's been a subject of much debate in the critical community and I'm curious what you thought of it. Okay, so we're not gonna spoil it, but also you want me to render a verdict on it two weeks before people can see it. I'm really frustrated with every aspect of this. Let people see movies to the movie industry at large, just like let people see movies. Let me see the movies. Let me be honest, everybody. It was not easy for me to see this movie. It's not easy for me to see a lot of movies, but you know everyone just tearing their hair out about west side. Just like show people movies where they are. For the love of God, okay? And I'm mad at us a little bit because we have seen this movie and we're trying to make a good movie podcast for you guys and it is quote in the discourse, but also no one's gonna be able to see this until Christmas. If you're mad, I'm mad too. Anyway, I would like to answer your question in a form of question. Okay. What was the last satire you saw that really, really worked? It's a very tough one. Maybe Mike judges idiocracy? Right. That might be the last one, which is what is that 13, 14 years ago?.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

03:11 min | 10 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"This is how powerful this stuff is. That target was the new kid on the block when it came to retail and walmart obviously dominates that space target wanted to jump into the game and they couldn't figure out how to get into it because brand loyalties incredibly powerful people. Don't switch their brand loyalties very easily and that includes political parties as well and so target hired a company that using data they they realized that one of the only times that people switch their brands is when a woman is pregnant. Because you're kind of becoming a new person you're becoming a parent and people will switch their brands when they have a child so using search data target was able to pardon the pun or maybe embraced upon target consumers who were pregnant and hit them with advertisements to go to target will what ended up happening was the data was so precise they were targeting women who didn't even know they were pregnant yet but through their data searches the algorithms. Were able to determine that the women were pregnant and some of the women were complaining. Why do i keep getting these diaper at s- and then they will go. Oh never mind. And that's how target got a leg up. It's one of the ways. They got a leg up and became a major retail players. So this stuff is heavy duty. It's highly scientific. the military's used it years. It's military grade persuasion sciences. And that's what we've been blacked with. I mean the idea that we voted for donald trump for president. If you had said that thirty years ago it's without exaggeration. As crazy as voting for fred flintstone or like these nuts for president yet the people that it confidently did it. I had family members. Look me in the eye and which is like yes. I'm doing this. And i feel great about it. That's how strong this stuff is not unfortunately is what's happened to us. When it comes to the climate crisis a lot of money was spent to create doubt about this okay but every day you read not only is it hotter in this city in america than it's ever been but it's five degrees and six degrees hotter it's in-depth valley being recorded the hottest temperature we've ever seen on this planet like this stuff's not hidden at him but you read that. I mean there's a lot of people that don't have aren't reading those news sources. There's a lot of people in. I understand this when we've just been through incredibly traumatic two years. There's also a lot of people just don't want to deal with it that feel like they don't have the emotional ban with which i totally understand. I don't want to either She'd have people. Don't have the emotional bandwidth for this. After being pummeled with income inequality spree shootings the opioid epidemic. Essentially the collapse of the united states as we know it world democracies tumbling. And then you gotta deal with the livable atmosphere collapsing. Well you know. There's just a lot of people here in the second year at turn away And then there's just a ton of people aren't reading the news sources..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

04:01 min | 10 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Stories about the last fifty years. And there's a great adam. Curtis documentary the british documentarian from the bbc called century of self. And it's about the just tremendous power behind the persuasion sciences. You can call them propaganda. You can call marketing. Advertising i and and they're really so much more powerful than we realized. And i'll even put it on myself zelimkhan better than this. I'm part of it too. I mean i'm i'm a moron. Who smoked for twenty five years. I still occasionally can't resist a taco bell ad and drive through drive. Like i got to try that weird mutant mexican thing i've created looked so damn good like marketing works. Like there's no reason we would eat the crappy fast food that we eat. You know that's loaded with sugar and fat and salt. So it's detective once you start eating it but the it marketing works it just does and and it works on all of us. And that's what happened here. They really did an expert job. There's there's a great book called turning remember. The dibs called a manufacturing doubt. That's about the whole industry of creating doubt about issues that there should be no doubt about. I mean if this sounds farfetched just think about what's going home with the vaccine right now. I mean it's preposterous. People in other countries look at our country the fact that forty percent of our country bit in some cases fifty sixty percent of our country won't take the vaccine won't get shot. They looked at us. Like we're nuts. People in other countries can't understand what's going on and and that's it it. It's that powerful force and it creates this worldview. That's that's without exaggeration. Killing us and going to really start killing us soon. How can it be though. Adam that this country can be that dumb honest to god that we could be that we can have that much excess and be that dumb because i did not know our country was this dumb until the last five years. I think gums a tough word. I think like. I remember being an alabama will be shot talladega nights and turning on the cable news channel in my hotel room and number like three or four on the dial was fox news. Number eight was christian broadcast news and like number. Two hundred seventy was cnn. And by the way. I'm not a big fan of cnn. Either very corporate is news but that just shows you you can create these pockets and there's a lot of money that's been spent to do this where people just aren't getting information and if you don't have information and if the information you're receiving his false information that seems like it's real how do you know if you know at the real question is if you don't know how do you know you don't know because i just think people do want to know the truth. I do think people want to know what's going on. But they're not gonna just hear some guy who directed talladega nights or the big short and go. He's saying he's right. They're gonna listen to their uncles aunts their parents. They're going to listen to their community. They're gonna listen to the fox news. They watched it seeped. When you look at it with your eyes squint. It looks a lot like real news. So the the truth is this stuff is powerful man. It's you know what what happened. With cambridge analytica the data mining company out of england that helped get trump elected. Show got i mean they were really able to cite typically target people that they could swing to be more extreme right wing. They were able to target people through youth of this tremendous amount of data a lot of it provided from the social media companies facebook and they were able to target specific voters and swing them. More extreme without the voters. Realize there's an incredible story..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

03:15 min | 10 months ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Lebatardshow. Welcome to south beach sessions. Wanted to do sort of a one subject south beach session here with somebody that i find to be uncommonly informed on the subject of climate change in a way it feels like we all should be but people just run away when they hear that phrase. It just doesn't seem anymore today like when you read about german floods wiping out villages or chinese subways filling to the halfway point with water and just all the things that are happening in places on fire record. Heat all over the place It seems fairly obvious and overt that we have a earth threatening climate problem and from that space at mackay who likes to make cool things and does creative. Things decided to make something that might be a comedy and might not might be hard to classify like his last couple of movies because he just went somewhere for six weeks to write this movie and it came very quickly to him and now he's made a movie. That is going to be on netflix here. Next month about climate change anyways all of which is to say out of..

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Hollywood

The Frame

06:38 min | 2 years ago

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Hollywood

"California presidential primary is less than two weeks. Away and Democratic candidates are in a mad dash to raise money and improve their name recognition. And where better to build both than in Hollywood. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted Welcome back to the frame. Thank you for having so who came to town? And what did they do? Well Amy Klobuchar was at the home of Lorraine Sheinberg. She's the widow of Sydney Shamburg. Who was very top executive at universal and also very politically active and in his career and the rain. Sheinberg played the wife to officer Brody in Jaws yes And it kind of speaks to. What type of support she's getting. People were moderates in the entertainment industry. Probably a little older than you may see from some of the Bernie Sanders side and then p. Buddha judge is in town on Thursday. They've been out here raising money at the home of Seth Macfarlane who is very enthusiastic about his support for the former South Bend Mayor. It's also being co-hosted by league. Annuals I assume most of these events are relatively similar. You pay a couple of bucks you show up at somebody's house maybe get a photo shake hands and here twenty minutes speech. Do they all fall? Pretty much under that same pattern. Yes pretty much. So it's usually the candidate delivering a variation on their stump speech that you can hear in public on the campaign trail sometimes throwing in a few insider risk comments and sometimes doing acuity with donors who are the kinds of people who are hosting these events and are they aligned with one candidate or do. They spread their love around. You are seeing some of that but I think what really distinguishes. This presidential cycle past ones is here. We are just two weeks out from Super Tuesday and there are a lot of those traditional donors. The people who've been involved cycle after cycle who have not declared their support for one candidate or the other. I'm thinking people like Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hyme Savan these people who are incredibly involved in what they have done This cycle is. They either sat it out or just spread their money around among multiple candidates so as an observer. It's a it can be a little confusing. Just because someone has given to a candidate does not necessarily mean that. They're going to vote for that person or they're going to endorse a lot of people are just seeing how this plays itself out. We're talking with deadlines Ted Johnson about campaigning for president. In not that long ago I remember and you do as well the town being pretty much split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the primaries has one candidate really kind of gone to the top in terms of leading Hollywood attention and money right now. Well it's interesting because if you look at the numbers Comma Harris actually is collected more money from the entertainment business than any other candidate. But she's not even in the race anymore. She's followed by people to judge who is raised. I think it's one point. Two million so far from the entertainment business is quite extraordinary that he's raised that amount. Given that a year ago he was unknown and he came in and really became kind of a darling of the entertainment industry very quickly that I think. A lot of donors a saw his candidacy as potentially historic he'd be the first LGBT president and they really won over by his message. They say hey. We see shades of Barack Obama in people to judge now also shouldn't discount Bernie Sanders. He's raised close to nine hundred thousand for the entertainment business for his campaign and he has a very enthusiastic number of supporters people. Like Adam McKay and Susan Sarandon and Mike. I'm war. They're out there on the campaign trail for him. It's just that he is not relying on these types of high dollar fundraisers to finance his campaign. He's is doing it through these small dollar contributions in his messages. Definitely resonating even in the elite circles of Hollywood but I have to add that. It's also tends to be the left side of Hollywood as opposed to the center La. So let's talk about the right side of Hollywood. It isn't very big but have there been any conservative people in the industry who have come out and said things in favor of or given money to president trump we have people who have come out in favor of trump. Benham with him very publicly from the star. People Jon voight. There is a reluctance to come out publicly in support president trump because there is a lot of blowback. I've talked to trump supporters. Who said they just don't want their names associated with him because things are so polarized at this time but if Bernie Sanders nominee will see. I've talked to centrist donors who are very concerned about sanders getting the nomination. They won't come out and say that that is going to force them into trump's hands. They'll they'll say I'm just GONNA sit it out if he ends up being the nominee but we'll see and once the primary in Nevada is over. Will there be a return of candidates coming back to La looking for more support now yet Joe Biden was post to have an event this week in southern California but that was rescheduled. Because he has to spend so much time on the campaign trail after a pretty dismal performance. In Iowa and New Hampshire. But we're now getting down to just a week away not just from Super Tuesday but also from the South Carolina. Vote so this is. This is crunch time for these campaigns in taking them off the campaign trail has to be a very Savvy calculation that it is going to end up being worth it to fly into California for our fundraiser will probably see the candidates flocked to California not this weekend but the following weekend for those first couple days before Super Tuesday. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted thanks so much for coming back on the

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An Interview With Nicholas Braun of HBO's "Succession"

Popcorn with Peter Travers

05:17 min | 2 years ago

An Interview With Nicholas Braun of HBO's "Succession"

"Peter travers is this is popcorn where i tell you what is popping in the culture and h._b._o. Has a show called succession which i love. I love every minute of it. I'd even seen the i five episodes of season two how you know things and my guest today nicholas braun place cousin greg makes him a fan favorite and one of the great things about succession. That's rare and television is that season two is better than season one. It's even more decadent than delicious a what do to you. Nick thank you so. Our work is done here all right. That's it. Well yeah thank you well. Let's start by saying the poor benighted souls that had had yet to watch it. They need to know cousin. Greg is yeah yeah yeah. Is this dude cousin greg so the shows about a very very wealthy family billionaire family the movie studios news networks newspapers and amusement parks cruises and cousin greg greg comes in luckily at the right time when the patriots of the family is giving his company to his next to the two one of his children altern and the other kids. Maybe want the job too but this kid kendall's gotten in the pilot. He's gotten chosen and greg comes in. He was working working in the amusement parks. He got a little bit too high. One day ended up throwing throwing up a publicly through his mascot costume through the eye. Holes has one you you know one of those bad trips <hes> we'd can do that. You know he hasn't seen the family and a while and he comes in and <hes> something about him. Strike slogan gene is appealing logan's play by brian cox the hidden in the headman turning eighty and at the end of the pilot everyone's thrown into flux and for whatever reason greg is still in the mix and so i guess that my my arc is sort of finding out. Can i stay in here get in deeper than she does because i think it's great that he can play dumb really well yeah. Is he playing window. You know well. No i mean there's calculation like no tomorrow to do that. So i was gonna say. Why did whoever said we. We want nick braun to play cousin greg. Was it about you that made them say. Nick must play cousin grech. What was that audition like. I got to use my nerves in the in the in the room with adam mckay and i got to be sort of. I got to transfer my nerves about out this thing wrong. This big audition into what greg is i think he's nervous in a room but i think he's also ambitious highly ambitious and and so the audition it was like i don't know i was i kind of let whatever comes out of greg's mouth whatever wants to come out and hung out an an atom gave me permission to and and so it was a lot of writers think that they should. They like <hes> improv going on. They do that then that's heaven to do that. Yeah they do like it. I do get recognized now as cousin greg. Are you walking around the city or and people say there. He is because we look at it. They love him yeah but nobody is really marley a model for anybody on this whole show. I don't know anybody anybody that you aren't suspicious too but yeah yeah do they come up and say cousin grad. They do yeah they shout cousin greg the show greg deeg so yeah i gotta the law. You're going to get the whole thing. You know. You're going to get the company you know. I think it should happen. I wonder if they even know 'cause you just been renewed for season season three. We have indeed yeah. Congratulations thank you. That's kinda great yeah. I've never been a part of some kind of is the new game of thrones just with people wearing suits and you know dragging insulator slogan. They're they're dragging unconcern. That's what kind of show is happening. It looks like everybody's having a fun time. Are they definitely yeah because it's a lot of improv. It's you know it's it's a lot of different personalities in a room <hes> different styles of acting. You know you're you're curious. Got one style and jeremy's army's got another and and brian is always ferocious in a room and every scene i get to do with matthew is just pleasure right yeah. I hear so you know there's a whole thing online that there should be a spin off with tom and greg yeah yeah. It's too premature. You know we still have now. Come out of romance left to well well. There's a lot of people think in the future. All the time. It's t big area is working. It can work again. Spend it all do that. Let's let's look at a clip from succession so that those people who have been because they'll look at it and they'll say i'm watching. What's it over. You can all watch it you okay. What's

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Kal Penn explains 'This Giant Beast,' aka the Global Economy

The Frame

07:26 min | 3 years ago

Kal Penn explains 'This Giant Beast,' aka the Global Economy

"On the show a conversation with actor Cal pen about his Amazon documentary series called this giant piece that is the global economy Adam McKay, the director of the big short is an executive producer on the series as his Adam Davidson, one of the co founders of NPR's planet money podcast Kalpana is probably best known for his roles in TV shows like house and the herald n Kumar movies. He also worked briefly in the Obama administration when Penn visited the frame I asked him how he would describe. This giant piece that is the global economy. It is a fairly sardonic exploration of eight different topics the undercurrent of which explores agreed in the global economy. And so we wanted to do it in a way that was fun and accessible and kind of makes you want to explore a single topic without being too heavy handed. I I'm for people listening. I'm sort of smirking because I'm remembering their approach when they pitched me the show your go. You know, I got this call from my managers, these these young Adam mckay's team is putting together the show for Amazon prime. It's about the global economy. And I'm like that. I mean that sounds is is it a like a film. I would love to be in anatomy K movie, like no, no, it's a docu series. So I was like, dude. I don't want to. That's not me just meet with them. You have to be can't say no to that meeting. Like, well, of course, I why would I say no to the meeting? So I sit down with them. They basically pitch me this idea. And I said, I know nothing about the global economy. And then I think they said one of them said something like, but you worked at the White House. Let's say okay, come on not on the economic team. And and then they said, no, we we actually want a host who doesn't know anything about the economy. And then I realized they were calling me stupid which was fair. And basically they wanted a host who's lens would be the same lens of the audience. Right. Somebody who is curious about the economy naturally curious about these topics, but doesn't. Don't have a firm background or grasp over them. And that was definitely me. Because I I love learning about things. But I I'm by no means an expert on any of this stuff. In fact, I couldn't have one of the episodes is on cryptocurrency. I had no idea how blockchain worked until probably two months into this form of shoot. It's called the blockchain. And you can visualize it like this ledger of transactions. And who knows what all of this data is put in a file, and that's a confirmed block. Confusing. No, not at all. And just making sure that I. So so it was like it was a joy to discover this kind of stuff. So as a performer, you're in some ways, not playing, but you are a journalist you're out interviewing people, you are doing something a documentary that you haven't done as an actor. And I'm curious is that not just performance. But that is you being the curious person seeing these people say explain this to me or how does that work or I don't quite follow or really? That's true. Yes. So I like to say that I am playing a character named Calpine. A heightened version of Kalpana a weird a different version. Yeah. Heightened in some way, for sure e-. This is not a documentary. And this is not a reality show. It's whatever the the sort of beautiful hybrid that can exist nowadays is so some of the pieces, obviously, we we, you know, we had things that were either scripted or or setup to reflect, you know, in celebrities come on and do explainers which I think McKay dozen a lot of his movies. He sort of cut away in break the fourth wall. But then there are there are, you know, I hesitate calling journalism because there are so many. I am not a journalist. I am sort of a a curious actor, but there were elements of it definitely that that I think run up to that line. I'm thinking of a guy named Umberto Agwu Wheeler who's in our episode on money laundering. He was in jail. I think for number of years because he laundered money in the eighties cocaine money out of Miami. So we went to this warehouse and a huge place bigger than this Fulham oxes. Okay. What's the problem is open a box? What what open a box opener boxes full of money. Okay. And that one too and I want. Yes. Okay. We've got a big problem. It sounds like if you had a whole warehouse one warehouse I worked for a lot of different people. Oh, this was this was just one time and sitting down with him. You know, of course, you do your research, and you have your sets of questions you won't ask the guy, but I wasn't expecting him to smile with his amazing mustache, by the way. And so funny recall what it was like laundering money through prostitutes in the eighties in Miami. I just wasn't expecting then them as officers for show companies. They would give you their their name and their ID for a couple of hundred dollars and they didn't have to have sex, but they could be officers of fictitious company. Exactly. Right. And I I just wasn't expecting the sense memory in his face to show end Bill. You know, that that's the kind of storytelling that I think is the, you know, I I look every the New York Times cover to cover every day. Can't imagine what real journalists have to go through to get these stories. There was a crazy weird joy about doing a hybrid series sitting in front of him former money launderer from the eighties. Who has just is just telling you story after straffed story that couldn't really end up in an article, but can end up on a on a streaming show. So the in that sense. It was a weird like it was kind of a weird hybrid people. Who remember the big shore will remember him with Margot Robbie where she's in a bathtub explaining subprime mortgages, you do something similar in this series with a singer Meghan Trainor who explains futures contract. It's kinda like a concert ticket tickets could solve months before actually before the contract is based on demand. I wouldn't chart a hundred dollars singing and arena fighting thing. I could sell it out. You could sell out the moon. Thank you hype. Man. Concert tickets, Wayne advanced because his resume. Meghan Trainor goes on to explain like what a future means. In terms of what the expectation is how it's valued. Based on what the buyer is going to get. And it really explains futures very well. And I'm wondering when you step back as somebody who is interested in this topic. Were there things that you thought you understood? But didn't. Yeah. I think the the futures examples actually a good one the at the end of that clip. She likens part of it too scalping and scalping tickets and to me like really when I saw that episode even though I had spent four months working on the series that wrapped up a lot of outstanding questions. I had rose trying to find the analogy trying to find the comparison. Obviously, that's that's not what I do. And and there were a lot of examples like that, you know, that episode on rubber was a particularly challenging one for us because to get this is a show that focused on the macro right in on on systems. But there were people we met and farmers. We spent time with whose livelihood are. You know being ruined by everyone from. The middleman who was nice enough to show us around his factory to you know, these future traitors. And it's I think it's easier, particularly for those of us who are actors right will like our lives are emotional, and we create emotion, it was kind of tough to have to be mature there and to say, okay, I need to find out more information about this. And I can't just sit here thinking this guy is the enemy, right? We're we're used to thinking and polarizing terms, and I think having those explainers having an analogy to something like ticket scalping really puts that in

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James Gunn re-hired as &apos;Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3&apos; director

/Film Daily

03:48 min | 3 years ago

James Gunn re-hired as &apos;Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3&apos; director

"My life. This is amazing. I am also a guardians mega family. You know, before we get into the reaction. Ben tell us what is going on here. Yes. So deadline reports that they've confirmed with both marvel and with James guns represent representatives that James Gunn is coming back to direct guardians of the galaxy volume three. They said that this decision was actually made months ago after after conversations between gun and Walt Disney studios president Allen horn. Apparently, they talked a bunch of times and horn just decided that it was a good idea to bring him back on he made some sort of mentioned that horn was convinced or felt that guns reaction was appropriate in terms of just like apologizing again, and sort of keeping his head low and not really. You know, making a big fuss about everything, and they just you know, the professional way that James Gunn hand handled this entire terrible situation, which was orchestrated in bad faith from the very beginning. It seems like his professionalism ended up coming back around in being the thing that that ended up getting him the job again marvel apparently never met with or considered any other director four guardians three. So although that talk about maybe Tikal ITT or Adam McKay, potentially stepping in was just you know, unfounded rumor, and we the only other really concrete piece of information. That's probably worth noting here is that James Gunn is going to direct. The suicide squad aka suicide squad too for DC, and then begin production on gardens of galaxy volume three so marvel and Disney are letting him I guess honored that the deal that he's already made with Warner Brothers in DC and letting him tackle that film. I before gardens three it's up and running by the way, letting him tackle. Oh that foam. I I think is a bit loaded. I keep on seeing people say Twitter. I'm sure he has a contract that prevents him from doing anything until he's done with the suicide squad. You know? You know? It's probably true. Yeah. I I could have chosen better words to to say that. Yeah. Good call. But people are like surprised that like marvelous letting him do that I feel like there's no way around that. It's quad comes out in the summer of two thousand twenty one which means that we're probably not he's not probably not going to get started on guardians three until probably late twenty twenty one which means we won't see until twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three. Right. Yeah. But the good news about this to like the script on stuff they might be able to fast track. It you know, depending on how I guess how far they had if they were into pre production at all before they were they had bore. They were vocation scouting. They were then. So it might not be may not take them as long. So maybe they'll get it done sooner. Yeah. Maybe he can, you know, do the the rest of wall E's working on to quite. I'm not sure how like contracts work if you're even allowed technically to do that. When you're committing yourself to one studio for one film. But okay, Brad, I I know you kinda gave you reaction, but give us a little more of it. No, I'm I'm so pump for this. It's it's been such a Downer ever since James gone was fired even rewatching the guardians movies. Just thinking about you know, him not being around for the third chapter him not getting a complete what he set out from the beginning. You know, he had talked about before how guardians three. He was supposed to, you know, bring the arcs of the original guardians to an end. And you know, usher in a new era for them made with some new characters and kind of kick off the the next ten years of the cosmic side of the marvel cinematic universe. Even though they've Kevin as recently kind of downplayed that a little bit.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:01 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"But the last note on that first line is like a major chord. So it's interesting you bring that up because the, you know, I'm I'm very I guess he is obsessed with the with the feelings that different harmonies can give us and the opening chord in that piece is a it's interesting because it's it's a c minor seven court, but it's actually in an inversion. So in a way, it it kind of functions as both almost a major or a minor. And there are a lot of moments in the score where I'm I'm kind of playing with both of those. So the the music you would Beale street. It strikes me that you want. You didn't want the music to overpower the characters I'm going to compare that to music that you wrote for vice the the the Adam McKay movie. About Dick Cheney, and I wanna play like the cr- the opening credit theme of your okay for vice? And I this is it's a very turbulent theme. You know, it's it's it's piano and becomes increasingly discordant as it goes on. And you know, it basically says like things aren't going to be going quite right. Exactly. So so let's hear the opening credit theme from vice and this music is composed by my guest, nNcholas retail, and the movie is nominated for an Oscar for best film. It's part of the opening credit music from the film vice music composed by my guest, nNcholas brutal. So I I love a piece of music. I'd listen to that in a concert hall. Thank you. Thank you. Tell us about what you were trying to do with it. So that actually was the last thing I wrote for vice before we finished the film and from the very beginning. I talked to Adam at a Macaire director of vice and had I worked with Adam on the big short and from early on his his first ideas, you know, we were talking with this first ideas that kind of you know, you receive this guidance from a director when they have an instinct, and his instinct was this is the story is so large, you know, not only vice the story of of Dick Cheney this man is rise through Washington and the repercussions of his actions. It's also really the story of America over the past fifty sixty years, and thus it's clearly also the story of America's impact on the world over the of those years. So this is such a large story that Adam felt, you know, we need a symphonic scope, it has to be, you know, we should have a large sim. Why don't you write a symphony, you know, for this movie, and it's amazing opportunity. Also question of a what? What is that symphony sound like like were I to raise? And so I thought to myself, you know, I think we have in our new back of our minds sense of is there an American symphonic sound, you know, there are certain things that that we may think of when we when someone says what's an American symphonic sound. And I think there's also an idea we have of like a hero's journey. What is it hero's journey sound? Like, you know, maybe it's a brass fanfare something like that. But I felt right away. The this isn't that movie. You know, this is a movie that has distance to it. It's the distance has to be integral woven into the nature of the the notes themselves. So actually started to experiment with ideas where I could take a melodic idea. Let's say and would if I inserted the quote wrong notes. You know, what if I said, here's a heroic fem-, but these notes wrong, so we're constantly feeling. Rub. You know, there's a distance somewhere, and I actually used distance as a sort of guiding principle where. Every piece in the score has a dissonance. Let's talk about writing the score for moonlight..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much. They always a pleasure. So good this deceiving. Okay. So Adam occa- we will be reviewing Feis on next week show. But now, we come to the movie reviews portion of this week's show, how exciting we're gonna be tackling three films of such lethal cunning. Now trying to get the cash pays off the ground does work. Well, back the drawing boards that start off by talking about NY Shamma lands glass, which is of course, the sequel to his most recent thriller, hit split was turned out to be a stealth sequel to unbreakable his two thousand I'm going to use this word masterpiece is best film. I would say. Which Bruce Willis, David Dunn was revealed to be a superhero and indeed hunter SuperNet Mus super villain nemesis. Played by some L Jackson. And that was revealed. I lost my shit because I love breakable one the number of Asuka for many many years never thought I was going to happen. But now we have one we have an unbreakable sequel and specific in the shape of glass, which brings Bruce Willis David done brings semi Jacksons Elijah price, aka Mr. glass and brings James mcevoy's, Kevin Wendell crumb, aka so many characters. I can't even begin to listen here. And does interesting things with them, shall we say before we get into the film? Here's a little clip gave it done to you believe you are exceptionally strong. But there are men who are strong. Krim believe there are two dozen soldiers living in body with you. You can call me. You have an extraordinary IQ. You think you are super human? What if I suggested that you are mistaken? Been like to assault. All right. So that was a clip from glass analyst get into glass glass who gives a shit about glass. Well, I sent me did when I went to see this love Brecqhou to bits and this picks nineteen years off the that film with David Dan has been keeping Philadelphia Saif as he's been nicknamed by the public the overseer the super strong indestructible vigilante. Meanwhile, Kevin Wendell chrome who lost. So in split is still daunting young, ladies and the two of them come together and then not in sex way. Well, Banus no not in a sex way. And then this goes in an unexpected direction. You'll see in this from the trailer. But they are shall we put together with Mr. gloss in a institutional setting and shaman then delivers if I'm on his from my point of view, a film that no one really asked for this is a very talky film. And it's it tries to join like woods like action actions speak louder than words. But what I really like about unbreakable is actually the carrot to his text. It's rich. It's very very slow moving. It's graduate in its revelation. And I think he tried to embrace that here. But the character beats here are found just didn't didn't hit home in the same way. I think James McEvoy as he was superb in this. He plays..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"So I think we should disappoint them. Monster time rang, which about the show people unsure whether or not this pre or post snap, and the fact that are on a field trip. And I was when we encounter about him. And he's on a bus. You're wondering are you returning from the field trip in Infinity, of course, answers that is no as we know from the nouncement of this film, which set said it was set afterwards. Yes. So yeah. I mean, look it's a spoiler for and game. I think we just have to accept that. It's a spoiler friend game. But basically if anybody serious expected half the universe stay dead at the end of end game. Then I'm sorry. This is spoiled your fun for the rest of us. It's not a big deal. I think so. Yeah. Moving on to the next stage of his life. Now, the only theory of heard which I thought was interesting in terms of endgame was the idea that half the inverse has been taken into a mirror universe. So every dad there is live versa. It's like that. Yes. I don't think that's the case. But if you're really concerned about spoilers, and you really want to believe that this is not after endgame or is not spoiler Franken. Then that's your out from now until April and couldn't believe that. This is an universe. Be and everybody else is in university. Okay. So their choices of time. We're in a different light of the trousers of time. It's not really that is it's different like half the people in one. The crotch of charges at times stuck in the Lord. Yeah. So anyway, if you if you really want to believe, it isn't a spoiler. Then that is your out. I'm giving it to you planks to someone on Twitter. He gave it to me. And I apologize. I don't remember your name. I feel a little bit when they announced bottom fall from home. They spoil the game. So we're fine. I think that there was always going to be a massive challenge around this. And I think everybody involved realize that and I had the time line theory as well, which I kind of indulged him for a bit. But yeah, as you say, the very thought that all those people stay is clearly absurd. Why do you think it's I looked at? I thought the tone was bang on the ham to say the last kind of five seconds the effects. I think say more, but there was finished. It was a little bit challenging. I mean. There's that line pizza boxes, you'll really prejudice is coach and she says, oh cassettes value life. Absolutely. She's a Larry's unloved for isn't. She just, but I a complete breath of fresh air, actually, his his Doral timeline issues. Wise pointing his passport resistant twenty sixteen some not sure what that does to anything. But I'm not really now that it takes place before endgame. Okay. Because the wall took place before Infinity war became out after Infinity warned there's I don't think it is going to take place before and game will before Infinity warm, but there's a chance that might maybe the password thing might play into that. Or maybe someone's just pissed up again with the timelines knows. Maybe didn't they have something about his passport him having a passport for going to Germany. I gives the suspicion of Tony stark just smuggled them into Germany was a line about it though. Possible. Just a reference to civil war. Okay. I've let's just decided that right? Yeah. That's that's a good idea. I like that seems fine. But few people have said this, you're right. The since this movie is a bit of a spoiler..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

04:23 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"The key plot points in glass, but there are Sundays. There's sections of that were net which watch I'm breakable I will have scenes from Las in my head, and I will be irritated kinds of say on the eighties. Nostalgia point. Helen is. Absolutely. Right. And if you want to hear more from Helen on the eighties. They can pick up the book. Is it called Helena, Harrah's brilliant films? Best eighties movies. Yes. Which is not quite true. It's it's a subversive text, which is in many ways costing side the exploitation of eighties style job by taking it down from the inside. No, it's something. I was asked to write. Bro and in doing so but back and watched the films. So I know how if they are to consider how many of them equalised TV is so many hasn't been rebooted my loads of things she started list from the eighties wargames. Yeah. Ferris Buehler's day off, you know, by now, he should be taken it TV show at the time TV show. Yeah. I zero contract with me. I would be heavily involved in the government shutdown right now. Just absolutely being the Trump White House. Under percent punch belittle shit. Johm linked trailers just dropped John wick three para bellum letter beloved, it's back. It was powered then it wasn't para bellum now it's back to being however Belem. But we didn't. Is absolutely mad. That's not watches showy. Let's just say for the. But that's just esteem that it was amazing. Yeah. We loved it. And it's been tastic, and we're very very excited, but Joe wick chapter three para bellum, well, at least it was one trailer this week. I don't think the ready elder trailers that were interested. Other trailers coming. There was some other casting us Charlotte. Rampling is joining Jane, which is very exciting. The. Who will appoint the quiz arts had? That's right. And for people who are normal. It's very mainstream book. She's like the mother superior of the kind of magic which priests numb people. Yep. Who live on the same planet thinks she doesn't they don't. And she is determined the sort of genetic line that will lead to the earth of the quiz Hatora, which is the messiah great anyway fishing, ramping back Austin. So that happened I was goods there was some other casting news as well. The Danny Glover has joined the cast of the new Manji film, the sequel to welcome to the jungle I guess, we can call geomancy three of the time being cool. And fact, I have a theory rights stunning defeat. Oh joined the cast just before Christmas. And so my suspicion is at this time. It's a group of AP's. Game world, what an acting challenge that will give the rock and Karen Gillan, Jack black. I'm Kevin Hart. What an active challenge this for them. That could be fun. I'm here for it. I'm all I'm all for that. It's going to be just also in casting Anne Hathaway is gonna lead Roberts Mexes remake of the witches Good for for her her number. number. And he said what good's I mean? She's no she's no under Houston. And that's my thing right performance in that film remains one of the kind of most memorable. Terrifying. Moments of my childhood the moment, she takes off away and have gloves remarkable. I spend on my right and can have the way. The Hathaway is on calling the Haas. Can she do that level of medicine fear? We all yet say thinks she can go to enter all these people hate her. I think they've been sensing it all along dipping sensing the monopolization. The Terry whites tourney. I'm excited about that. That's good. There was some other casting news is we don't think it was really ending als really to talk about. But so the many Saint Newark Lee sopranos prequel that is co written by David Jason directed by the sopranos, I guess stalwart mainstay director, Alan Taylor. He of Thor the dark world added some cast members already had Allesandro Nevada on board..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"It's good storytelling as well. As just great. Great incredible stunts. So I'm excited Cass. I'm on board too. What more is that to say, they missed a possible films are absolutely foreign also doesn't have been for while. And the thought having more absolutely give me more. Give me all the missions make them impossible fight scene on the Titanic. Yes. Time travel. No, literally on the Titanic on the seabed. Yeah. Okay. In submersibles in space. But under the inside Monjo. Yeah. I'm excited about this. Because if anyone has listened to the six hours of quarry podcasts recorded for mission impossible fallout will probably heard him saying multiple times that he's done with it. Then he's not gonna he might stick around in a sort of producing capacity on the next one, but pity the poor soul who does the next movie. It's crazy these things, you know, the Qilya exactly what he said on the road nation sport or special. So I'm excited because something has happened in the interim, and I don't think is just as someone drove a huge truck filled with gold bullion. To house. I think he's had an idea. And it's an idea that is big enough for two movies. And that excites me, they might be childbirth. I wear to horrendous experience you say you'll never do again. And then nature makes you forget. Or maybe he just really likes to sports specials. All right. So that was the mission impossible news. I don't think it's anything else. Talk about inch. We just moved onto the guest Adam McKay. Well, I might be something else. Something else. What was the other thing on your wishlist? I wanted. This is crazy. I wanted to Ghostbusters movie set in the same universe of schools busters one and Ghostbusters to directed by the son of the director of the original movies. Well, you won't believe it what? But that's actually happening like million dollars. Yes. Helen tell Jason Jason Reitman will be making an Yukos western movie in exactly those circumstances. Even there is even a trailer. I mean, it doesn't give a lotta way. But it it's happening. It's thing that is that is underway. I have some genuinely tonight because I interviewed him a few months ago for the front runner. And I have to say I think he is a film crews back on for me how that front anti-lay Russia. Both of which I think were fantastic. I think after the I had kind of a difficult. Couple of years, and when I spoke to him he was talking about the Renault news talk about Gary Hart, who's the politician in the front runner, and I really love the character of the daughter in that, and he said, well, it's funny because one of the things we connected over is being the child of somebody famous and most of the point being the child of somebody who when everybody talks you all they wanna do is. No about your dad or they want to do is talk about your dad know in. I kind of that there was a real issue there. But he still clearly felt that to some extent as much as he's now a respected and recognized director is that people still go jobs survived Reitman. So I have two cups. Mike to know. He's pretty much set for a decade. I would be the last person could or should do this film. And actually when he's been quoted around the story, he said, you know, he went to his dozen said, I've got an idea, and he start was a surprised as anyone else because they clearly talked about, but he said he had an idea that was so emotional, and so great and he's on board as a producer as well. Well that he thinks it's amazing and he's really excited by it. So I'm just you know, you wonder what happened where he fell confident enough in himself as a filmmaker. And so, you know, what fuck if people come to which your dogs film? What what you it that he feels able to put it out that as filmmaking himself don't if it's because he's just her team really quite successful films. That have made him feel like it's the time to take this on. I think it takes proper balls to do them. Because people will look at Jason Reitman's filmography and go there's nothing like Ghostbusters in his, but he has drifted comedy before on the big screen, but also in this mall screen as well..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"To this Adam McKay story, STAN as he's in the hospital, preparing for a complicated surgery getting that Steph put in you know, because they have to open up the artery, and I'm laying on the table, and I'm all drugged up ten different ways. So in my drugged up state. I just I really of the fact I just finished a Dick Cheney movie now this is happening. I decide that I have to tell these doctors that and I'm just like, you know, Dick Cheney movie can hear one of the doctors what and then realize avionic where I'm mentioning this. I'm going nothing nothing, but a tide of my right heard me, and I just hear this very clear voice goat. Dick Cheney great American. And then I thought in my head like I'm not gonna get into an argument right now. These people are saving. So I give the the honest answer. Which is I say, well, you know, it's very complicated. More than the guy goes what's complicated about it. He goes better than Obama. And I I can't believe this. Like having having this argument putting go well, look promise not perfect. But he goes well won't let any of the police do their job. That's why crimes through the roof, and I go. Well, that's just not true. The crime stats very accurate crimes definitely gone down. That's insane. That you sound insane. That is another pause. And I want to say like we stop arguing. For what you're doing? You know, I get it. The government's complicated, you're a different point of view. So I was like look I don't want to argue because probably saving my life. Just thank you for what you're doing. And then this time there's no answer the guys like either because I told them as FBI crime stat stuff with nuts or he was just done with his job. He was gone and the next day as the doctor my who was the guy to my right? What are you talking about? And I'm like there was a guy there like and both he and his nurse. Just immediately went oh, the med tech. I don't know. I guess in hospitals. It's obvious that that's what the guy would do that. I don't know. We really enjoyed that. Without a McKay, he was playful, and he wanted to be there, which is half the fight. So Mike tell the people what they need to be doing to support. What we're doing with the southeast session. Search Lumberton friends or south each sessions. Please subscribe to what we're doing that way. You get every episode councils that download and I get to inflates metrics. And you get every episode when they launched which will be every Tuesday next week Academy Award winner J K Simmons joins us. We're really excited about that. Please give it a shot. And also if you miss the announcement, yesterday,.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"To this Adam McKay story, STAN as he's in the hospital, preparing for a complicated surgery getting that Steph put in you know, because they have to open up the artery, and I'm laying on the table, and I'm all drugged up ten different ways. So in my drugged up state. I just I really of the fact I just finished a Dick Cheney movie now this is happening. I decide that I have to tell these doctors that and I'm just like, you know, Dick Cheney movie can hear one of the doctors what and then realize avionic where I'm mentioning this. I'm going nothing nothing, but a tide of my right heard me, and I just hear this very clear voice goat. Dick Cheney great American. And then I thought in my head like I'm not gonna get into an argument right now. These people are saving. So I give the the honest answer. Which is I say, well, you know, it's very complicated. More than the guy goes what's complicated about it. He goes better than Obama. And I I can't believe this. Like having having this argument putting go well, look promise not perfect. But he goes well won't let any of the police do their job. That's why crimes through the roof, and I go. Well, that's just not true. The crime stats very accurate crimes definitely gone down. That's insane. That you sound insane. That is another pause. And I want to say like we stop arguing. For what you're doing? You know, I get it. The government's complicated, you're a different point of view. So I was like look I don't want to argue because probably saving my life. Just thank you for what you're doing. And then this time there's no answer the guys like either because I told them as FBI crime stat stuff with nuts or he was just done with his job. He was gone and the next day as the doctor my who was the guy to my right? What are you talking about? And I'm like there was a guy there like and both he and his nurse. Just immediately went oh, the med tech. I don't know. I guess in hospitals. It's obvious that that's what the guy would do that. I don't know. We really enjoyed that. Without a McKay, he was playful, and he wanted to be there, which is half the fight. So Mike tell the people what they need to be doing to support. What we're doing with the southeast session. Search Lumberton friends or south each sessions. Please subscribe to what we're doing that way. You get every episode councils that download and I get to inflates metrics. And you get every episode when they launched which will be every Tuesday next week Academy Award winner J K Simmons joins us. We're really excited about that. Please give it a shot. And also if you miss the announcement, yesterday,.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:17 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film vice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush, so making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness you survived and seemed to be in good shape. Now, what point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished a filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the Iraq assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And I just realized I was not in the best shape. I put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out with my trainer. And in the middle of my hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. We'll those aren't normally symptoms you think of with heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm. So I told my train hard on fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird and he left and his soon as he left. I remembered the heart attack seem shot with bail when he. Is running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventies and pale. It asked me said how do you want to do the heart attack? You want it to be a pain in the arm the chest. He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember ask him like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy Lord. And I ran upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one. And God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me that's how that's how hard attack works and. The doctor said because you acted so quickly. You have no damage to your heart, your heart. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumping you're doing is smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it a cath lab, which I had never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing, and then towards the end I was on drugs, obviously. And for some reason, I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. And how how ironic this is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. I just said a movie about tick Cheney and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my right. Just after beaches said the Cheney great American. That's not the point of your movie. You know, it's I in my mind, I was like I don't want to argue with this guy that these people just say my life..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"There's footage of him with a giant smile on his face shaking hands with Putin. That's the image. I f fresh in my mind, and he was very anti U N when he became the UN ambassador. Oh buttons a character. There's no question. I really thought that was the end of him. So I couldn't believe it when he when he popped up in the middle of that. And and, you know, the funny thing too is you see a lot of these characters from W Bush Cheney administration who are still out there. As pundits on you still get to hear them, everyday talk about their views of foreign policy, and that's also very strange to see these these characters still walking the earth, exposing exposing ideas, but it, but it also points. The fact that really none of these stories are isolated. This is a longer arc of four or five decades. It's a bigger story in transition that's gone on in America. Well, it's really been a pleasure to talk with you again. Thank you so much. And I'm so glad that you and your wife recover from what happened each of you that you're both. Well, and I'm sorry about your dog. Thank you. Thank you. Although he did his name was pumpkin, and he had an incredible life. And we loved them like crazy, and he was at rescue. So that does give us some comfort and always always a pleasure to talk to you too. Adam McKay is nominated for Golden Globes for writing and for directing the new film. Vice the award ceremony is Sunday after we take a short break our linguists. Jeff number will, tell us about an overlooked communications breakdown at the Mexican border that can be a life and death issue for migrants,.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So what will you create? Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film v. Ice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush there each nominated for Golden Globes as McKay for both his writing and directing McKay also made the comedies anchorman. Talladega nights and the big short. He's a former Saturday Night Live head writer, Christian bale is really fantastic in the movie as Cheney, particularly as the Bush era Cheney wouldn't and some of it is the makeup and press FedEx. But he gets the voice so well, and the breathing like you can always hear Cheney when he's breathing when he's inhaling before the next phrase, he's about to speak, and he gets the pacing and the breathing perfectly. Right. And also, you know Cheney when he speaks. It comes out a little more on one. Side of his mouth and the other and in Christian Bill got that perfectly. Why did you think of him? I mean, physically he's the opposite type of Cheney. He's you know, he's he's got a very narrow face, or at least that's how I think of it as opposed to Cheney's much, you know, kind of rounder or more more square face Cheney's, heavier than bale bale had to put on a lot of weight for the role Christian Bale's, Australian which I never remember when he's playing an American. Welsh welsh. Okay. Yes. Well, but I never remembered that he he's not like. A native American accent speaker? So why in the world did you think of him? He I think you just said it I I didn't really care about him. Looking exactly like him. I was more interested in the kind of psychological build of the character. And there are just very few actors like Christian bale and Amy Adams that can do that kind of work where they really build a character, psychologically, and so it's not just mimicking gestures or mimicking motions. They know why that motion is happening. They know why that gesture is happening, and there's a psychological history to it. And there's an evolution to it. And man, I I've never seen anything like it with this movie as far as getting to watch Christian put this character together as everyone on set every day. He would walk on. There was like this quiet reverence for what he was doing and the depth to which Bill win. Wow. It's I'll I'll never forget. The first day where his weight gain mixed with the makeup mixed with all the psychological work mixed with all the character work when it all came together. I just literally the Harris stood up on my arms. I've never experienced anything like it. So in your film. There was supposed to be a musical number that I'm sure would have been really funny. And when I read that that was supposed to be in. There got really angry be edited it out. And I I really wanna see it. Okay. So it will be a DVD extra. But how long I'm I going to have to wait for that. But so tell us something about the production number. What it would you can sing it. You can sing some of the lyrics so good. It was so good. We have Britney Howard from the Alabama shakes. We have the choreographer of Hamilton. Get Christian corral. It was basically a Don Rumsfeld teaching Cheney neither a borrower norlander. Be except you know, always a bar. Always borrow borrow be. And yeah, it was amazing. It just tone wise, and story wise did not work in that part of the film in we tried and tried and tried it almost worked, and it definitely have had a little Pang recently. A man maybe I should have just left that in there. But the good news is it will be out with the, you know, when the release of the movie happens, and streaming and DVD and all that kind of stuff, and it really is tremendous issue to call them because here's what you could have done..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That sounds like a guy who's I don't quite want to say afraid of someone but can't handle someone getting the presidential campaign between George W Bush, and Al Gore when will Ferrell was playing W Bush, and you were working with will Ferrell on writing writing, the Bush sketches Bush was usually depicted as a kind of bumbling, not very smart frat, boy, kinda guy who drank a lot and didn't take things very seriously like to party and have beer, did you have any idea in those days? During the campaign, the Bush would become along with Cheney. So consequential in changing the course of American and world history. That's the scariest single sentence. I've ever heard. No, no. I did not. It was amazing. I often refer to this moment when I talked to people about wind. We know that America was going down, a very, strange course. And once again, you know, regardless of your political opinion, whether it's right or left. I knew something was different after that first bait with gore and Bush, we were all at thirty rock watching it on television in one of my friends offices. And I just thought it was embarrassing. I thought we were clearly seeing a guy who had no qualifications to be there, and George W Bush had a ten year gap and his employment history. That's actually true ten years where he didn't work at all his first job at a college was selling tropical plants, clearly the only stock in trade he had was his family name. And by the way, I'm not. Not saying gore was perfect, but you know, Gore's a professional he's been around for a while. So we were watching this debate. And we were like this is really ridiculous. And then I went and I walked around the hallways of SNL, and I saw several people, and I said, can you believe this craziness that's going on? And they went what do you mean? I think Bush is great. And I'll just never forget the look in their eyes. And I realized at that point we had slipped in two different reality. And sure enough, you know, he I don't know some people would say didn't win, but he squeezed, you know, he squeaked out a win. And I'll tell you for sure the second time, he ran he definitely one. I mean, America definitely picked him and Cheney it was that's one of the strangest moments I've ever experienced in my life. My guest is Adam McKay, he's nominated for Golden Globes for writing and for directing the new film. Vice we'll talk more after a break, and Jeff nimberg will tell us about a communications breakdown between border patrol agents and migrants from south of the border. That's getting little attention. I'm Terry.

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Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:23 min | 3 years ago

Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.

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