21 Burst results for "Alex Ross"

"alex ross" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:28 min | 3 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I'm Sean fantasy and this is the big picture, a conversation show about going to extremes. On today's show we're looking at the latest chapter in the Texas chainsaw massacre story. That's now available on Netflix, and the history of extreme depraved disgusting and shocking movies. Joining me to do so was my first and only call for this conversation. It's writer, director, cinephile, Bard of discomfort, and returning champion Alex Ross Perry Alex. How do you feel about that delineation? I just gave you. It's very lofty. I hope that anybody listening feels like it's remotely earned. And not just like, I'm here because I could be because you knew that I would be available. That's not true. I like to target very specific moments to have conversations with you. Big sweeping conversations about the contemporary movie landscape or movie history. I feel like Texas chainsaw massacre is a really good entree. I got to admit, I was listening to blank check a few months ago. And I heard you're Opus on the Halloween episode. You delivered an incredible history, a little pocket history of, I guess, what? Slasher horror? Like sort of late 60s into late 70s horror films..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:43 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Yeah it evolves in devolved so smooth and just like it just looks dumb and kind of weak it's just whereas tesla is good. This looked so good and with more money. They never get this right. Got it right in the movie. I didn't love how k to do a little. That's an example of this movie. They go to the the five and dime and they paint a halloween. And the david gordon green who they probably spend ten thousand dollars on more fascinating and you you you in the cheaper sequels under think it in the twenty million dollar blunt house movie you over think it yeah and this is just like like i said many things in this movie oft imitated never improved upon also think you also don't get that close to it in show i will say i believe for the you know there's always stores like we found the original mask and we made a mold of classic and falcon razor exactly but it's like it's the magic of movies is best summarized by these fuckers just spray painted a mask and it's the most iconic image and no one can figure out just they cut the holes too big shaved eyebrows off right but i'm looking at this. I'm looking at pictures of him in halloween. Four and h two hour you can see is and it's just so pitiful. I i don't like it. I also think there's something to like. God is so fucking bad. And he looks like there's something he's got like a sad expression frowning as blonde to right you have the weird pouty shannon to begin with right once you know what shatner you can never unsee the shattner lobes in the mouths. But then there's talk of like. They don't really make masks like this today for halloween costumes. Where it's like if your kid in your dressing up as captain kirk you get the fucking uniform and a wig. You don't wear a mask that's replicating this adult man's face right. They mostly sell mass for characters who have faces that cannot be replicated with like a grease paint or whatever. And i do find that when you do see masks like rubber overhead mass like this that a replicating human faces. They usually caricatured. You know you're seeing like you're like absurd dinesh mass. Where's there's something about an era about like this being dawn post company trying to as realistically as possible captured the flesh of william shatner. It's such a weird image down here of all nine different designs across all so bad. Some of them look so feeble. But there's some of them have really intense eyebrows like eyebrows painted onto the mask. There's just a weird amount of detail and trying to capture a very neutral expression which in and of itself is odd. And there's like the one sheikh that is more defined than the other sort of lying in there like all the shit that just hardware. It's like that's an odd product when you look at the unpainted mask as it existed. It's odd it's weird that it has real hair like everything about it is strange. it's great. it's great we talked about it. It's incredible much like the the sort of eerily empty streets and the overabundance of music but perfect music. It's just as exercise in in minimalism and cost efficiency that inexplicably in this movie hit. Hit the bullseye yeah I wanted to briefly. Talk about what i wrote. Down as the sequence where luma says he's on his way I love when he. He's just him commandeering the truck and killing the person. I love the clothes. Line the speed at which he disappears from the clothes line is the point where it's like you almost to wonder. Is this literal or is this now. Is she seeing him to such an extent that it's starting to affect her mind. She thinks it's right clothesline. One two seconds looks back not trays and he doesn't move that it's you start to wonder how much of this is affecting her psychological. Okay so this is say. I wanted just really quickly. I just want to ask so i feel like you've you've seen this thanh david you've seen the sataan griff as well do any of you as many time. Okay yeah do any of you. Have you ever noticed the poster and haroo. I noticed that yesterday. And i what it's It's a cat right. It is not as a room. she's babysitting. She watches the original thing with her. Yeah they've watched the thing they do they. Do we check back in on how that movies playing out. It's a man with a hat to a painting but a poster and it says james ensor never like knew this before. I looked up at like my favorite fucking painter of all time he is. He's a belgian painter. He apparently had a lot of influence on expressionism and surrealism like kind of like an early practitioner. And he is just a fucking dang ass freak unmasks skull fucking skull. Yeah people like kind of dressed up in fancy clothes but they're wearing skulls just like this really completely outsider are almost but in but at the same time he has training and like come from money but like seems like was a fucking crazy person. So he gets the official dea f. qualification absolutely okay so i just feel like that was a fun little easter egg that i heard for the first time. It was very excited by So i recommend people check out answer as Been what do you think of. When they revealed that he's dug up the grave. Are you a fan of grave robbing absolutely. Yeah knocking over headstones or stealing them. Well i would say it's not cool to knock over a tombstone. You know if it's your family like it is here. What do you mean. Well you steals his sisters right headstones. Then i sign off on. Okay you know. Yeah yeah it is. One even is one of those lingering things of itchiness in this movie that that is never. The headstone has seen. But the dug up graves. Never yeah you don't you don't see the body or anything that fat or do you know what has happened. The headstone is his most elaborate. What i was gonna say bit but it's beyond a bit really. It's also kind of like what's the person. She's not not a who. Who is it who sees the babysitter. With the judith headstone. Is it laurie. Everyone else has been killed in. But like she's like is. She like the judy right. Like judith. everyone's like house. That's the murder. Every town has one of those small towns. Imagine it's only been fifteen years. They know we had hole in our town but continues. That's the whole word. Mayor was where where the world opened up and people were sucked into it. But i do love him coming to town killing the mechanic along the way not that you need to explain where he gets and this is now like something that in a new movie. They'd be like really to explain where he gets. The jumpsuit set survey. The new literally does do that right. It's like yeah kills guy gas stations and it was at my screener. It certainly now has all become like terminator two where you have to explain where they get the cool close but i just like the sort of sequence where lewis is on the trail and he finds the dead body and he finds the dug up grave and then he i know he's going home bass that's it. I know mixture. i just love that louis. Like his pulse never quickens. It's just kind of like. I knew this day was coming. From the moment. I saw this existed on this plane. I knew my life would be committed to trying to mitigate the damage of this soul at this point. This is where i was blown away because now there's the music right now is just going wild and then it just basically cuts to darkness and it just goes from daytime to nighttime when the babysit when everyone sort of made their plans for the baby sitting with all the business of all come here you'll come burial let me in and then just suddenly like you see tail lights and the music gets a little bit more menacing and now it's nighttime and the breathing starts again. We should also mentioned. Michael does spend a lot of this movie driving around in a station wagon which is like a big point of contention amongst fans of how he learned how to drive in right. They mentioned that in the movie right. They say he can't drive..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:18 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Hill influence comes in sort of like lorries sense of her character and her responsibility or forgetting her schoolbook and throughout all of this like the music is doing so much heavy lifting. Because it's daytime it's mundane. It's kids going to school and then you're just hearing this pulsating flexing music with these super wide shots from across the street watching these people walk around in your leg after the prologue like you're saying griffin it's like is this someone's pov why we across the street walk them. Walk around your said attention all the time right. It's that thing where i just think it remains the most effective thing that horror movies can do with their camera which is personalized the camera. At least even in spurts of course right. It connects it to the psychology of in this case the villain right and then ultimately kind of uses your identification with the villain to watch the heroin right from afar in a way. That's incredibly tense uncomfortable. And then it just becomes like a series of opportunities for him to compose these immaculate frames of michael's. Sorry we have to talk about the shape of shapes shoulder. Just standing there with his heavy breathing on the soundtrack heavy breathing. Comic was the end credits. Stinger of the last halloween movie was like you can just put that at the end of the credits with no footage and people are sitting there at the theater going that breathing. That's the good breathing like it's good breathing. And the every shot of holding off on the reveal of him with his shoulder in the frame from across the street watching these just like well. You're talking about the shot of her in the class and she looks at god's so iconic scary because there's also something about being in the classroom like in school and knowing that that thing is just lurking outside all the lurking like him by the hedge him among the laundry right then the classic horror movie thing. Now that i feel like har- movies now trying amp up a little with a sting or a noise of the you see someone you look away the subway on kind of thing as we as i'm saying from my long context all new all now the but now all things every movie i listed prior to this. You don't have any this. Is i'm doing it so exciting. That classroom shot that the holds for a weird amount of time. The reveal of him there. And then you'd just lingering and nothing further happening and it just. Your blood is something abhorrent once yes. You don't think there's anything wrong with it. You're just like okay. Right weird thing i saw. There's it's halloween. There's some guy outside and a mask and then be third and fourth and fifth time to see her performance which is really subtle and well modulated being like am. I seeing things. What is going on in the classroom when they're having this kind of very silly but very fun conversation where their fate never changes your subject your own fate the kind of thing honestly echo that in the new ones you could bring all of that back because now that's become lorries forty years. This is a boring point. But like what you're saying is like this movie has flashing to that is not in earlier har- and now feels like so artful and quiet and not splashy at all even to pay homage to this. Now you couldn't be this subtle living with the green movie. He's trying his best to pay homage. But it still blame house movie in twenty eight team that needs to be more elaborate. And then the i. We're talking about this last night. Like you have to look at now. All circling back full circle to pre halloween. You have to look at independent. Like house of the devil. Yeah type is going to say to where it's just like has very little money and it's just like this is great but it's also going for like seventies for efficiency. His lean howard hawks. Yeah be western brain efficiency of like lashes guenon. Good guys bad guys confrontation. Get out your also. Like i mean the the green halloween has like fifteen different perspective points. This the it's got the podcasters it's got the crazy doctor. It's got our grandmother. Has an ensemble yet. Has supporting characters like linda. Anne and they has these three girls and the doctor has seen. The cough has a couple of those right sharing scenes with guests. They are one hundred percent. And obviously tommy eventually will be played by tom. Paul ryan and in halloween. Six of course You know her her babysitter and things like that like the sequels are always trying to go back to this movie. Like who haven't we like plug. And now the kyle richards. The girl is in the new one. The yeah from richard. She's in the she's an hills playing lindsay again. Who is one who is now. Live babysitting her in this movie. She is now one of the real housewives and his the girl who gets shot in thirteen. Correct yeah lindsey. While other richard sister who. I think it's kim richards in assault on precinct thirteen. Kyle's house why they were. They're both in the universe. And but i hope i hope that the plot of the new one is just like lawry's babysitting even though she's a fifty year old marine. Yeah baby you got like a shotgun or whatever. Anyway we can. We can zoom out for a second talk about two two fundamental things. I don't know how much new we have to say about them. But i do feel like we have to stop and say the shape as much as possible called the shape. Anthony michael hall is gonna play tommy in the new tang. Who paul replace him and could they. They couldn't get red well. It's complicated is is ignoring our thing is you can tell rudd has aged at all that would be the real is. Where's your mom. Brian andrews like just stopped ac. I forgot i forgot that i knew that it ignored four five and six forgot to. I forgot that it ignores. That's that's the that's the thing it does. That's wild that there's a halloween sequel about jamie. Lee curtis many years later that is very indebted to two and then they did another one that ignores too and they both are. What if we check in with. Laurie strode later. Well choose your own adventure and one of is twenty and one of them's for twenty one forty and they both are about trauma like but but she has different trump in one. I have to get my brother and the other one is like that fucking kyw came after. What time do you like the twenty or the forty better. I think the forty is probably better. I have a soft spot for the twenty to twenty is so close to being a good movie. I always had us spot for it. I even had a poster for it. My basement great post had never seen it. We watched it before. It's like the new one two minutes long. How is this one credits. Come up at like seventy seven social. Also i was. I was like oh. This movie's good it's fine. We love nineties. Whatever faculty dimension we watch movies kind of fast not that good and you really wanted to be good..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:33 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:00 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"The boogeyman out. There there's a quote from carpenter here. That i really love about what we're taught him that i wanna read. Which is that when they were shooting. The final shot which i love the shot of pleasants. Yes yes pleasants was like i can give you. I knew this was going to happen. And i can give you. I can't believe this happened right and carpenter was like i definitely knew that it was probably going to be. I knew this was going to happen. But he gave me both and he left the decision in my hands. Which is the mark of a great actor. That's carpenters opinion where he's like. Pleasants is just like a guy. Who's like i'll do any. I'm an actor. I can face you need. You'll you'll figure it out later. He's not like no loomis would would definitely do this. He's he's a swissarmy pleasant. I love down pleasants. He's donald places. The fucking best begins one of the most prominent people for me that it's like for fifteen years. I was like the guy from halloween. And then i was like oh he was a massively famous over. But yeah for me just forever and ever. He's in he's also in so many halloween did watch them all and he's in what conservatively six of them. Well he's not in threes. i guess he's in is a one to four five aunts. And then you've got mcdowell you know given his spin an he's up through sex through six six is the one where he's he's really on his last legs. I mean i think you said this murphy said on mike or you said before recording. But that like his first choices. Peter cushing second choice was christopher. Lee's obvious obvious. He wanted to emerge is right but aside from the baggage the associations of them thorough also guys who look like they belong in horror movies right like early seventy eight. They've been in her maps twenty-five also just a face print the bone structure. Both of those guys pushing skeleton man right. Who whose like wearing a little bit of skin just to convince. He's not a skeleton and christopher lee long elegant phase and he's very intense is and whatever like you put them in a horror movie. They feel like they belong. There's something about pleasants who feels like despite the fact that this character become so big firm and he does other horror movies and other carpenter movies and whatever that he doesn't totally feel like he belongs in this world without also feeling like oh shit. This is weird. That alec guinness's in star wars. Reynaud where it's a clear like. I'm gifting you the prestige. It's instead just like this is like a real guy. This is just like an adult man who is now caught up in this horrible thing. Also because if peter cushing had been in it. When i saw i would've been like becker year after star when i saw this all i thought was that's dr loomis. Right and the development of this is so that's a whole other thing you could talk to me in the movie because his daughter liked the score for escape from new york which is more from Assault on precinct. Thirteen nine right now. The buzzer facetime daughter. The budget for this movie was three hundred thousand dollars. He got paid twenty five thousand dollars. Pretty good it's bright and fifty percent of the budget is the cameras and the lenses and a lot of my reading. I feel like in this like independent phase of his career. It's just been really wild to just like kind of get like more a glimpse into just how random weird rich people would just pay for. These things are weird guy and this guy check like what does he know. But he's like. I don't know here's three hundred thousand dollars. Also it was the anecdote. I read somewhere that he was pitching. The movie to a cod cod was filming. Mustafa cod one of the all-time names agreeing backed him. That message. akhad bright was doing this big epic. Yeah and carpenter was like i could do this for three hundred thousand dollars and a cod like took a moment in the movie on making right now cost three hundred thousand dollars a day and it is driving me crazy if this guy thinks he can actually get the whole thing done in that amount of time. I'm willing to take a flyer on that. It's like kinloch in teenagers. Diana yeah okay then you can have right right and carpenters. Not even like. I have to make this movie. He just like ironic. I wanna keep making movies. this is the level. Someone's gonna let me work at right now. Also pitching to him as a business proposition where he's sort of. I think giving the full alex ross. Perry manifesto it's worth saying. Here's what's been going. Here's what's been working could work off of this this is. Why don't you many locations. Why don't you many actors like all the sort of stuff and he goes like find. Yeah why not who knows who cares. Lake and i think by his own. Admission was just sort of like this is a flyer who gives a shit and then once this movie hit big he was like i am keeping my fingers around the search for this guy. Any of the stuff nice gave him no money to create a cut. Son is still like i know. They're still weird shit with like. It's a lot easier to make merchandise of the halloween sequels than of the original film via cod. Cod dies in a terrorist attack. But his son is now in charge of the season. He was the one who green lit the zombies right. And then now. The the gordon green right because the sequels had studio participation. I think he has less complete control whereas anything that's rooted in the first movie. It's like cannot happen without a cod son. Given the thumbs up but also these people love money. Yes they've been making money off of years because they're all fucking neck toys the action for your company that makes a lot of a horror. Movie stuff has been producing a ton of like halloween. Three halloween too. And everyone's like why. Can't you make halloween one. And they're like halloween. One cost like eight times as much halloween. The mcfarlane toys. Michael myers merchants by light. I'll get back to that later. I had that but Everything from david you know. I love when you narrate a poster engineer. Reid the halloween poster for me please. And not.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:55 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"I live in a house in a cultist was i was similar terrified. I just remember being like jason is scary. Freddie scary jason takes frightened. He's taking jason freddie or more superficially. Scary things like basket case and creepshow. What he's really grotesque buying those two life that they were scary. But right around the corner from where you grew up. Yeah right on. Sixth avenue absorbed. He's scared me takes place. But i'm not scared of freddie in the same way because i don't think anyone's invading my dreams i'm not going to end. That's my ultimate. Because i love sleeping. And if someone fucking there's mess with my shitless. I'm not scared of jason. Mike onus summer camp anytime soon seniors. I do go to lake where he refused. Bence jeans off the dock. That's true when that's the shot wasn't anyway but n- chucky because of choice could moore people fucking second. I had genuine problems. Yeah not january. I would get scared. Because once i learned of the concept of there's like a serial killer. What's that it's the person who goes around killing people tapping into that for you. It's probably the first time in a hearing about it in a significant way. Okay what what. When was this you can like nine or ten years old something like but so was this before after you would have seen scream which is a first horror movie for a lot of people. I had not seen soccer game. I think i was aware of scream. This is before scream. But then i became aware of but i thought screen was like a comedy you know and scream is such an mtv movie meta and it's very probably insisting about this. When screen came up. There hadn't been a horror movie released in theaters like that for seven. Yeah so a lot of people that was the first time they sat in a theater and watch a slasher movie. But this is interesting late to. There's a crystallization of your understanding of serial killers existing as the guiding right. And also the name that you could make a movie with that structure. Right both are tied to michael. Myers comes the entire concept for you across reality and art and i see the movie and as a teenager. I don't know when i saw it. I first time but it was on television. But by that point emma sinophile budding cinema sitting there beret your cigarette holder on the board already appreciate and then. There's yes. I don't know if i should tell do it. There's a. there's a moment sometime in my teenage extolling halloween to somebody a couple of friends english people while you're on vacation right. Unfortunately we use of holiday. Just show up in erin. City i i'm describing. I think the scene where. Loomis and sheriff in the myers home. And they're you know poking around and then like the windows something falls through the window. Got her it's a guy and you know it's a good jump and it's it's you know. Obviously there's nothing to it right. Great moment and i think i described the scene loudly. I think describe it as a pipe coming through the window and for years my friends would repeat me saying like crash. A pipe goes through the window. Which i don't think i ever said i think they bought it became a play it again. Sam exactly you really like me. If my if the two people who know what i'm talking about are listening. They know they know they know you by screaming crash all the time if i ever got excited about anything ever again in any context where i would become more animated because i feel get animated. That's that's why. I was afraid to say it on our part of the glossary. Now it's in the lexicon. Exactly so i don't know why i'm bringing this back into my life. But the and. I want ben to offer some of his ben's holding a carpenter book yet. I want to just quickly say i also. I cannot remember for the life of me exactly when this was but there was two consecutive weekends. When i was like twelve where i saw. It must have been the sci-fi channel. One friday showed all the halloween movies. And i was at like maybe i was eleven and at seven or eight o'clock i was like oh watch this and the next thing i know it's seven in the morning and i can't sleep and i'm terrified and the next week. They did friday the thirteenth and is remember these marathons and but halloween similarly. I was like well. I'm not at a lake. And i don't have any reason for jason to come after me in front of me. Yes yeah however. I do have fear that some guy might just walk into this house and stabbing because really the street books. Not unlike my own. I didn't live in the suburbs. But i still i. I lived on a quiet street in new york city. And but swear to god. I do think that's the brilliance of this movie is right. It's like the said this. I think i've said this on this before but the suburbs feel so safe. Obviously that's how they're designed see. You know it's funny. I think the services is being very terrifying. But i wonder if it's only because because they're quiet as well but are supposed to feel safe right place sure. Of course my kids can run around here but then it's like well if a guy with a knife wanted to kill you all you do is open one door. No wasn't why. I find them scary. Whereas i look at slasher movies like as a kid and i'm like i live on the eleventh floor. I'm to me but like end. Like one of the most brilliant moments in this movie is. She's hammering on the on the door and the light comes on and nothing else happens and then she has to go to the next. I mean it's so good and it's so unspoken downs and helping you out. I am really ripped me watching this movie for the first time and many other times. That's what's so magical about it and then like yeah like you look out your window and you're just like the look out the window on this movie fifteen times and it's just like there's nobody out there i am realizing this is why i think i'm so much more. Scared supernatural chat another scary thing. That's in this movie is just getting stuck into like boring conversations with people that live in the town with you got. That is another part of the suburbs. That is though. Were many a horror film. Of course that early senior. It's like bad creek. Just kidding not an ad read sorry. it's me alex. Cutting in to my own.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:15 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"I just think it's interesting. They can be in the library of congress or the rock and roll hall of fame. But it doesn't mean that john carpenter's waiting to get an honorary oscar. That people are going to be like legitimately as cinema as we like to protect it. We're letting this one end. Yeah that's a great slasher which is a genre of horror carpenter will he could probably will this year. They should and also it's just like they're starting to branch the you know like he's on a long right right but that would be insane as someone who was in it would represent the grand art of these would appeal getting screenplay. Oscar kinda comes from if feels like some full circle moment a seal of intimacy ever. Yes a movie. That just quotes halloween. Like it feels like them being like fuck we should have. We should pay some respect to john. It's just one of those things where you can look back at. Nineteen seventy eight and be like the score. This halloween should won an oscar for score. One in seventy ever should've been nominated. At least i think the thing is. I checked my best score nineteen seventy-nine. I hope you check it to the wing on it. No homing was on checking my ballot. And i and i saw. It's not the winner. I have days of heaven anyway. Marconi's or for any of the listeners. Who don't know david has a How far back does it go back to. Nineteen twenty eight. Oh my god. Spreadsheet nights twenty-eight what he would give the oscar to in every category five nominees and some people think like. Oh it's just the main original score there but so but is that wrong. I have to now. I was sort of shaking. Because i was like. Obviously i must have carpenter winning score here. And i don't deserve heaven obviously. I can't picture it right now. I could sing all of it. But like i could. I could sing. I could book of then. You could go to carnegie hall and saying all of the days of heaven score. I mean the halloween theme. Obviously problems or gone that can be a patriot. Bonus therapy of human one night. At carnegie hall singing the days happened score live music. Orchestra presents.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:51 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"I think is is that set in brooklyn a brooklyn heights. Moving sentinel is indeed set in brooklyn moving nine hundred seventy eight serandon martin walsum the the sentinel has like a cast of. I'm not mistaken gardner. Right there are like golden age actor urges meriden if they made a brooklyn heights horror movie. Today it'd be about The coffee shop. Running out of oat milk brooklyn so let's terror lou. Respond to that he he. He took his shot shot. We admire you for that two more of these movies. The legacy nineteen seventy-eight universal. Sam elliott and katharine ross. A yes this is a very sexy movie. Excuse me also. The poster is a cat divided by an and their smoke underneath the cat. And there's an evil hand coming out of the bottom of the cat. It's a great poster. We have crazy. What is this. I could use a little more. Sam elliott on the post sort of isolated. Richard marquan director. Just before that. It's a pretty solid movie. And then nineteen seventy eight the final one on this list Invasion of the body snatchers united art restraint movie. Yes these are. These are kinds of seen most of these films just to be clear. These are repeating the same stars give to christie movies. You have to sutherland. Movies like there are high class. Actors were dipping their toe into horror and staying there. Yes now that is kind of the the extent of mainstream studio horror film making between rosemary's baby and the release of halloween. So you understand. What the list. I just read and describe most of those movies just how different hunting. Nothing about this any nothing. Even a lot of these are supernatural A lot of these are vaguely sifi. Jason there's one other element that unites these that we're going to talk about a minute. And they tend to be a little more psychological paranoia based they also largely take place in very as david said very moneyed very high class situations. None of these are about children It's almost exclusively about adults. Because you because i imagine part of the calculation and partly it's they're based on these books that are often about but like it's yeah. We're gonna need a gregory peck or who have right like we. We're gonna need a big serious star to ground this thing Because of them are also about sort of like the threat to the family. You may one hundred percent for that. I mean obviously the exorcist is decent. So here's four the we're gonna we're gonna talk about the the mount rushmore. Because you're absolutely right. Here's the mount rushmore of the four and again one of these. It's just after halloween. The whole point of this is trying to conceptualize went. Halloween comes out. How could this movie be such a big deal How could it go so far against the current of the genre so the four movies. Mount rushmore right. Rosemary's baby injure. That's george washington the exorcist okay. That's abraham lincoln the omen okay. That's teddy roosevelt. Amityville heart for some reason. That's jefferson seventy right now. The one thing was the one thing i'll for these movies having come. Okay so sorry just to go through it again. It's a rosemary exorcist. Amityville horror and the omen or the four. These are the four most successful horror movies of i know amityville is one year after halloween but of this deck all about having children to some extent. That's true apart from amity even in these kids you know you know you know who i'm talking about. You love this guy. Wait what the main threaten knows. Form of himself. Yes the dark print. who's podcast. yeah this is. This is the darkest podcast right before biggest. Most successful movies in the they all are literally about satan rosedale baby what if satan fuck your wife the baby and you don't what what if you love your wife to say the omen. What if your kid was the devil the exorcist if your kid got infected with the devil right what if you into the devils head to tear. Is i guess the least demonic haunting. Also for god's sake get out for god's sake right but the demon pay was just sort of religious sense of of demonic hor- i would say also the indisputably the trash. Yes well i know. You don't like amityville. I don't hate it i just feel like it is the one that i'm going to explain to you why you think that off rain man. There is some episode where you were like amityville and it was pretty bad and we're like in the car listening to an hit break a twenty violent brother we love but she knows amityville she would just went. Oh come on now. Because he's very we watch it. It's quite strong. I also recommend visiting. I should wish you revisit what i also recommend visiting the medieval house over enamel ville right now okay. So here's the success of these four movies. Just to contextualized how much satanic evil people were eating up for this ten year rosemary's baby to oscar nominations to forty nine adjusted gross. It wins was nice. She said five. Ninety seven million. Ten osborne gets the screenplay wind right. I think yeah. Let me look it up. I in doesn't win in one at that point. No she wins the next year but it. Let's get one free and sound. Yes okay there. Yeah i mean. Obviously it's a it's a great year but the interest is just insane outlier of success but it will. It's simple comfortable with horror the devil satanism and religious horror say. That's what's weird about the exorcist. is that. it's almost kind of potluck. Popular with christians rangan. Normally be into that. They're into it shows and explicit. That's the thing like you're pushing boundaries with the extra language where it's gone beyond the gore. The language girls mouth threat saying great great. So fucking good. The fiery rate is my favorite hara. French it's one of those things like freakin. Just he's fucked it up so bad now like oh sure a couple of years ago. He screened like a at most mixed ep and i know people who saw it and they were like. It's fucking trash shirt. What he has done to this. I didn't did his his re coloration of french. He made it look like inside loon davis and he was. It was always supposed to look like running. I liked when he added the going spider. Walk versions you've never seen was a solid solid. Although i still don't prefer it no i wouldn't put it on now now anyway but then also that dementia documentary where he talked to like the exorcist. As one million year old italian is harry potter is the devil. And you're like what is this move. Missed out loud scream at freakin. like you're jewish. You're interested in this guy. And he has the vibe of like anyway he doesn't want them saying also freaking. The keep is the guardian out there who look in the original re blank. Check arc guy. In my opinion you know bankrupt. You'll do him fund. I'll go back to my usual lane for that. Sure the omen. Two hundred. Seventy seven million adjusted to oscar nomination and also like jerry. Goldsmith has a song. the took a charter. it was on the billboard chart..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:00 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"One. let's jessica death does a film. I love. I feel like it's a film people who see it love it. You know one of the hungry titles a great title also got that great tag now. I've right something's after. Jessica someone something very cold very wet very heinous and literally fell purchase. Kind of my again. There are gaps in my research. But that is kind of the i like. It's a big studio movie. It's a paramount moving. But it's just like this. It could also have just been a halloween. An embassy pictures it was but it was like a rounding error for paramount. Basically cheap lament nineteen seventy. One is a great movie. That fox makes called them a fiscal walls. Which is ellen. Alda playing a pianist. It is seen for seeing the same as rosemary's baby. It sounds like it's really halt kind of movie again. He watches a couple years ago. And it's like oh this is three years after rosemary's baby and they were like so enrolling. Baby john kassovitz an actor in this movie. We should make alan alda pianist. It's an mefissa waltz phil and he sells his older the devil to become a better pianist. It's actually really good as really fun. Alan alda pretty good in a horror movie contact coming for my soul. Paul wind coasts. That's his name. I don't wanna mention the next big one nineteen seventy-three movie actress big one of the most successful films ever i hit. We're gonna come back to it. But i just wanna say at this point worldwide. Five hundred ninety seven million adjusted warner brothers. Ten oscar nominations ray. It's one of the five precision also. The book was one of those books. I was not alive at the time. But i feel like it's one of those books that was on every coffee table. It was like a blockbuster book to again league. The book often helps here right if you're adapting from a bestselling novel. Have you know the cover. The famous every gary young children. Exactly you stay at. It'd be just decided this halloween. I'm going to reread the exorcist and read legion religion. You're gonna watch extra three or actresses through. I know i'm saying. Are you gonna do a rewatch marathon. Sometimes i haven't watched the exorcist. Every july fourth you text me about whatever like political thriller made the cut this year through. Yeah here's here's package not yet gonna. We can't get into it but there's a great movie on. Hbo called the maybe. It's on amazon now. Package with gene. Hackman tommy lee jones. Good cold war thriller. It's david movie anyway exorcist. Nineteen seventy-three huge weirdly. This i was actually surprised by nineteen seventy-three. Don't look now not a studio film art film. It is but i thought. Mgm made it. But i think that's just because i'm picturing the old. Dvd they had the home video rights for whatever. It's a british ally. Bears mentioning exist outside now weirdly by this time so classy also based on are quite classy star star search. Also he's fucking this genre some fucking this genre now in my chronology only five years away from halloween is very a-list. You're bringing tony but then there's just a few more but even at this point i i found it interesting that the palme has not really gone horror. No he's doing. Nineteen seventy two right. Yes yeah carries. Nineteen seventy six but then those are the only horror movies. He's made random of the paradise doesn't really counts. I mean obviously it's sort of har- nodding to it but he is not yet a horror film. carries united artists. So that's a studio movie. And then based on as you mentioned star driven out the but these ones some of these aren't quite horror hearth and somebody's going to come up again in a minute but just the the the rest of this list. Now from seventy four to seventy eight studio har- where it's starting to ramp up. Okay it's alive nineteen seventy-four warner brothers. Larry cohen's movie evil baby Stepford wives nineteen seventy five columbia. Rosemary's baby connection Ira levin levin or lewin eleven so again stepwise kind of horror kind of satire. Yeah but. That's a columbia movie kind of a hit. Nineteen seventy six. The omen fox huge. Hit coming back coming back to that night on it. Yeah nineteen seventy six burnt offerings. United artists distributed great movie. Amityville horror before amityville horror. David's avoiding eye contact via someone to face the wrath. People moving into a house that has evil totally good movie but amityville horror so burnt offerings. The seventy-six amityville har- book comes out. Seventy seven the true story is the move the tree of course the the true story book that that that definitely happened. The movie is when seven nine coming. I know that that's just after halloween. But i have to mention it in a minute. The rest of these seventy-seven audrey rose don't have you ever seen that creepy girl movie. I think there's a ghost. I think it has. It goes down then shift though even these. That's robert wise. I feel like these these eight years. You've covered right. We starting out with like oh. It's proven directors international arthouse. Oh tours this and that and often based on a bestselling we were breaking. Classy films can as you said be sold as a single feature right demon seed nineteen seventy seven. Usa christie evil technology. Moving ben demon seed never seen that evil technology. What if what if the computer. But if you gave your house. Computerized computer tried to make you make you pregnant. And what if a witch hacked that computer seventy-seven is also the sentinel which is universal Which i think is a movie that people have come back around you but these are the kinds of movies that started just have tons of stars from like the forty the sentinel is michael winner movie and if you grew up in britain which no one here did did relevant once. You know michael winner. Obviously he directed death wishes well and he is the new shock that i grew up your big. I am very big boy. Michael winner became a guy. Who would like you know. When he was like a pitch man. It was weird. Rector became this column called. Don't look it up. I don't know what it was called. Okay michael winner. Look it up winner. Takes it all know. Michael winner wrote a column for thousand columns winner's circle about restaurant reviews yes was this column called griffin does. Where does your brain does. Dinner winners dinners. He became this guy who had like wear cravat and say britain used to bring us to be better before and he would tail off. And you're supposed to learn shocking about and you really. Aren't you the guy who made these like trash. She has movies in the seventy. He's an odd figure. Anyway the sentinel. I think is is that set in brooklyn a brooklyn heights. Moving sentinel is indeed set in brooklyn moving nine hundred seventy eight serandon martin walsum the.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:07 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"This is the third carpenter film Before any of his other horror films. And i feel like coming on to kind of talk about what the genre was when he changed it forever with this film and what. He brought to it to conceptualize his innovations as a filmmaker director of the camera. Really and his use of music and writing is just so essential. Not just a halloween but to the rest of the carpenter miniseries. Can i just say just to sort of like frame. My blind spots. Yes i'm gonna say we're starting in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight okay because it this is all i wanna say. Is that like Certainly is not my my my genre of strength right in terms of moving knowledge to begin with but also i feel like in high school. I went through this period. Where i was just like a homework. Relevant i'm just gonna watch movies all the time worked really real. Mark is relevant. Your homework is the worst for losing. Its for losers and babies. And so i was very much like a systematically going through blind spots in sort of what i perceived as a fifteen year old of like my knowledge and stuff right so a lot of that was sort of what david was saying like. Oh i need to watch the first movie of every franchise. So i kind of like did that in them would move on because i was trying to cover as many of the icons as possible without going deep into them freddie and truck here the two guys that went deep on unsurprisingly they reflect the to stinkers right what else so freddie has so much practical effects in sort of fantasy elements very griffey science essentially a comedian and a toy. Right beyond that my hor preferences just in terms of aesthetics vibe or whatever not that position myself as being expert is like pre nineteen sixty german expression universal monsters right even sort of like a vincent price early vincent price roger giving you attentional. But there's i have a transition from that which is won't get. I'm glad you mentioned nineteen sixty because the first thing you have to mention is Which is the first movie of. Its kind. Halloween is a movie of its kind. There's nothing before psycho. That is like that that is like the president is movie is somebody picks up a knife and they use it as a guy who killed people they use the knife repeatedly to stab people through their body and then the person is dead and when they go to even say german movie german expressionist movie. M the guy kidnapping okay. He's he's psycho is what if there was a psych. I mean it is m is emma's less of a horror. Movie is more framed around trying to catch this. Yeah okay okay. He's really jumped down. Ben throat to correct him about obama spoke psycho nineteen sixty. Yes that is obviously a huge thing on also. When i was telling her about my thesis i was going to present and make sure you mentioned peeping tom which is sixty one Leaner maybe not. Let me look up sixty so those two movies. Nineteen sixty are kind of two sides of the coin. Opposite sides of the ocean and psycho is beloved get oscar. Nominations is a huge hit peeping tom. Essentially ruins a career peeping. Tom goes a very pathological movie. But psycho is a slasher at its heart. Moore's i think peeping tom is a very psychological that that's not really neta. It has these kind of murderous eating case the audience was like period. Where he's like psycho is like a rollercoaster. I've never seen peeping tom. Oh i know basic premise of this movie. It's a guy who's obsessed with the look on people's faces when they know they're about to die. He's a camera man and he builds a blade into one of the legs of his tripod. Like films women thinking that they're doing screen tests wrote. Oh my god can be remain about a podcast or now absolutely anyway. You're going to hear me say anyway a lot. We're going through this anyway. Here's one of the most important things about halloween. People who come to it. Always talk about. Always know halloween's independent. Movie very successful independent movie horror then becomes for many years something that is largely independent or very low budget studio movements. But not understand. How revolutionary is that in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. There was an independent horror movie that became such a mainstream hit. I just want to very briefly. Talk about studio horror movies from nineteen sixty eight to nineteen seventy eight because everything. You're saying your luton movies. Your universal monsters horror was a studio thing right and it was a studio. And you're not gonna talk. Why sixty eight. Two things happened in nineteen sixty eight. Also it gives us a clean deck. Sure two things happened in nineteen sixty eight thirty two big banks studio big bang. Nineteen sixty eight is rosemary's baby. Sure there had not been a studio horror movie like rosemary's baby for years Rosemary's baby is produced by william castle. Who was a right purveyor of schlocky horror cheap thrills throughout the sixties is. You're saying you might gravitate more the tingler tingler guest. yes prowler. Thirteen goes so my kind of stuff. So johnny so yeah out. Well what if what if there was a tingling but there's like the haunting which is like a pretty tony studio movie ghost move right goes story. We'll get i'll get to the the the divergent why. It's a revolutionary to have a movie about a guy with a knife. But rosemary's baby kind of progresses your. I've written down here. Nineteen fifty-eight house on haunted hill. And the tingler. Those are william council movies. Very gimmicky. another thing. I just think worth mentioning very briefly. Is that in earlier decades. You would go to the movies and you would see a bill of shit and b. Movies were literally lethal backup. Movie and people would see horror. Films were the lesser films that were like the added value behind whatever the prestige movie were and by the sixties and seventies people are going mostly to see one on so there. You no longer have sixty minute. Boris karloff movies about a guy who opens the sarcophagus right which is always a markets. Be making movies for cheap because they need something play after me a crucial. We're not going into this. But a crucial sixties figure is herschell. Gordon lewis right who made gore. Yes totally violent cheap. Low budget. Independent movies throughout the sixties. It's not mainstream. Therefore it doesn't really factor into this conversation. But i'm not going to not mention godfather of gore godfather. The name of his documentary. I believe i've only seen lighting thousand maniacs wizard of gore's resident of gore faced which isn't egyptian thing right believe it was the circus and that color me blood. Red the gruesome twosome gore gore girls. All of his movies were terrific. But it's pure exploitation. I'm not talking about exploitation studio harm is these exploitation always exists parallel exists throughout the sixties but rosemary's baby is such a huge hip when you said that there hadn't been a film like roseanne his baby for years. Are you saying that. Essentially there's like a space between psycho and rosemary. That's not filled in essentially psycho universal rosemary's baby paramount the studios are not saying what a list top-shelf directors could make a horror movie that we are going to take very seriously and we end up with oscar nomination thing obviously based on a book if this very boozy movie about being middle-class and buying an apartment and having children very specific meal you and we're going to come back to that in a minute but i just want to quickly run down after that movie. There is up into halloween. Something of a boom of studios making horror films because it's a huge thing trend right. We'll try to copy them. There's not a ton of them but there are a handful. I'm going to run them down. And these are in order and on weirdly the first one of these is the only one that functions as basically an independent film but it is paramount film which is nine hundred..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:00 min | 9 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Sure you just see mild podcast. I'm trying to think of my pleasants. I was i was going to do. This isn't a podcast. Big the big loomis speech. But then i realized i think i should not say and i'm about to say it is the blackest podcast devil bats units representing two different audience. It really good. Call this recall. This is not the devils podcast. In fact sometimes feels that way go ahead and some people think yes yes and and everyone's entitled to their opinion but this is in fact. The podcast called blank check with griffin and david griffin. I'm david just turn it off which just started off right because we have a lot to get to today. It's a podcast about filmography. Directors who have massive success early on in their careers are given a series of blank checks. Whatever casey passion products they want and sometimes those checks clear and sometimes they bounce baby This is may series on the films of john carpenter. Yup it's called they podcast because i was overruled. Yup could call my ass. Yeah i feel good about that choice still to this day. I've read some of the comments. When murray put out the the miniseries scattered. And i thought podcast from new york was maybe like a good that we did actually really think. Oh i've never pitch. That pissed pied scape from newcastle. Right which was shown and we didn't like pretty vindicated by the comments. Saying why isn't this mini series named sweaty enough right. But here's the thing. None of them actually said a title. No not it wasn't like sometimes they're all in on like it should have been called x. What do we know is in the running. Yeah we know. I from you. Not from podcast from newcast. Pod troubling little cast. No one. there's one that just already is on my mind that makes perfect sense but in the pot of casas like that one. Yeah that salt on podcast. Thirteen i feel was thrown out at one point. That was like yeah that was that was another good option. But come on they podcast. That's fun that's good. They do they do we. Do we do podcast now. And i'm happy to be in person with you guys person person for the first time in two years now for us. Yeah oh easily right Yeah when was the last time something. David's apartment right last memory of being a studio and i think it was probably a year before that well. We'll oh Spiderman commentary yeah davidson. But that's twenty nine thousand years ago. Yeah pretty much. Almost to the day Oh boy and i gotta say you know cats out of the bag. This is our halloween episode. Aggressive guest is director filmmaker. Alex ross perry. Everyone and i feel triumphant about this. That's like all right so what's he doing memoirs imminent visit game. What everyone's sense everyone's filmography there all right and i. It's a big surprise. Yes you decided to break your your streak of trying to pick the most irrelevant should be doing one of those david of the damned would have been memoirs memoirs. There's only one i've never seen. Yes at this point but david has like cold watching someone who means a lot but at how many minutes after the end of march madness that i call this episode You didn't do it during honestly. I think it was during the final day carpenter wins. I want halloween. You were very angry. On one of the march madness. Updates casually said carpenter essentially created a genre and you kind of blew up both of us over the amount. He didn't blow me up. This happened to greeley. yeah. I didn't get blown. Maybe i blew up privately. Maybe i you up person. No you blew me up over not knowing the movie burnt offering offerings mad at me about not knowing about this box office. Yes guys were reading and maybe he blew you up because you said he and brennan genre. He had separate well opposite separate times. Several hours separated them. Here's the facts. I think two things one. I was very hurt by my pathetic and embarrassing loss in march madness and i wanted to just okay. I wanna talk about that for exactly five minutes very briefly. Talk about danes to my wanting this from wanting episodes. Let's time on the clock just for just just to be clear at march madness We had some friends of the show. Pick directors right this year. We let macy's we're going to do in this year. We mix it up and we had one region where we picked eight of our favorite recurring guests and let them each pick director. And i said to. Alex would you want and you guys really should consider covering oliver style. I think we should put five minutes on the clock. now. I know you're saying you want to say something. I let's have this count for the five minutes. I put five minutes on the clock. Say something i told you when you said alverson. I was like alex oliver stone is not going to win a single twitter poll. He's not cool. He's the opposite of what people on twitter interested in. I'm just saying i warned you. I'm like are you talking about bulletproof case like you guys to cover. I said anybody who loves this. Show the way. I uh-huh will instantly be like that is five months of incredible episodes. You are wonderful insights on some of the most important films of american cinema of.

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Hubie Halloween and 25 Horror Movies Classics

The Big Picture

05:29 min | 1 year ago

Hubie Halloween and 25 Horror Movies Classics

"See. CR. Thank you for being here with me today I appreciate you man, of course, man this is this is our favorite time of year in a Lotta ways. Yeah. I, think last year we had a conversation like this to write maybe around the release of mid Samara about what what's going on with horror movies. What are horror movies? Now the world has gotten certainly more horrifying in the last twelve months. We had a conversation like this, but before we get into you. Know Lists and the Adam Sandler movie. I kinda wanted to take your temperature on where you think this genre is at right now. Well, I don't know that we can say for sure because I'm not sure what her movies were not getting, right? I don't know what movies maybe delayed release that didn't get the festival bump that they needed from south by or or any of the summer festivals that might have happened So it's hard to say but I I would say that. I find my appetite for her pretty much the same as it was any other year. I don't necessarily find as festive outside I. Don't know the for one thing in Los Angeles. It's ninety degree. So doesn't really feel like Halloween but for another I, just you know everybody's inside. So I don't think the decorations of really started to go up yet I. Don't know that I don't really spend a lot of time in the Candy Aisle at my age you know what I mean what do you think? Well, I know you're costume guy. No you'd like to dress up just on any. Oh Wednesday. So this must be strange for you to not be able to dress up as a giant clown and run the streets. Pharaoh that's me. Yeah I I agree I think it's a little bit strange to not feel the Halloween and the Halloween season but I don't necessarily associate horror just with Halloween. It's definitely a twelve month a year John Reform me and it's this month a year. History to Halloween is when we are allowed to watch nothing but her for like a month and not seemed like we should be committed. Yes. I appreciate my wife creating a dispensation for me to be able to watch some of the most vile things imaginable on film. I several consecutive days on quite a run right now catching up on stuff seeing stuff for the first time. A lot of it is very gross or very disturbing and you're right. There's like we psychologically grant ourselves the right to do this at this period, which is pretty pretty weird. Come on honey. It's early. October. Let's watch. Torn to pieces. Yeah anyhow. What about from the from the year so far in terms of the movies that have been released have there been any that you actually liked from the Shawna Yeah I've seen a couple of things on demand that I thought were pretty cool. Some of them were like late nineteen things that finally got released this year I think that you and I. were. Really looking forward to seeing a bunch of stuff in Texas at. South by which was the OH maybe we'll go to Austin rate like right as quarantine was starting to become really apparent as the magnitude of the situation was dawning on us. So I I really don't know if you've seen anything in twenty twenty that you think is like really stellar. You know. I wanted to ask from hosts. Really Right. Y-. Right. So I think that that's I think that's where we should take this conversation which is a couple years ago. I. Did this Horror Oscars Gimmick on the site where I picked my favorite. What I thought was the best horror movie of every year since Nineteen, seventy, nine and I like the idea of continuing to hand out that award every year and so looking at kind of what would be the five contenders from each year but as you say Most of the movies of that are sort of noisy studio movies have been pushed back candyman for example, Nia Costa's remake reimagining of that classic is not coming out now until next year that's a bummer i. a lot of people were looking forward to it. I was looking forward to it. We got a few things. You know we got we got the invisible man we got relic There have been a couple of movies on shudder shudder originals, one of which I'll talk about later in the show. But like blood quantum, which I talked about on the show Z, the Beach House that I think are all worth recommending but I wouldn't say are on the order of. Hereditary or or something like that. You know that we haven't had a movie like that. That feels like it's a little bit of a moment. A little bit of a movement announces a new filmmaker in a loud and noisy way I. Don't know you know. Host is really interesting. I think the last time the show is just you and I talked about we talked about host and it kind of feels like it has has the belt for horror movies in twenty twenty if only by circumstance. Yeah I think you mentioned all those other like invisible man etc I would the lodge in there I would throw the rental and they're like. They were really there is some pretty solid doubles to left, but the host was the one where I was just like a watch it again I'm going to recommend it's all my friends I'm going to try and get people who don't ordinarily watch horror movies to check it out, and especially if we're talking about twenty twenty horror movies, it is a movie that only have been made this year. Do you think that that's a movie that's going to stand the test of time or only resonating with people because we're all looking at screens all day. No I think it will I think it's going to be a good time capsule movie for sure. But I think that there are some things that it does and you talked about this with Alex Ross Perry, which was an amazing conversation. If people haven't checked it out and I, think his some of the stuff he said towards the end of your conversation will influence what we're about to talk about today. But I think that you guys talked a little bit about the technology and the the storytelling that it employs and how it seems to be like a step for like an evolution in what could we do with? The collective psychology of what's going on with people and that's what's awesome about her movies is that I feel like unlike any other genre really taps into how people are feeling at any given time about certain things it has at least that capacity.

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What makes a good horror film in 2020?

The Big Picture

05:18 min | 1 year ago

What makes a good horror film in 2020?

"Going on with horror movies. What are horror movies? Now the world has gotten certainly more horrifying in the last twelve months. We had a conversation like this, but before we get into you. Know Lists and the Adam Sandler movie. I kinda wanted to take your temperature on where you think this genre is at right now. Well, I don't know that we can say for sure because I'm not sure what her movies were not getting, right? I don't know what movies maybe delayed release that didn't get the festival bump that they needed from south by or or any of the summer festivals that might have happened So it's hard to say but I I would say that. I find my appetite for her pretty much the same as it was any other year. I don't necessarily find as festive outside I. Don't know the for one thing in Los Angeles. It's ninety degree. So doesn't really feel like Halloween but for another I, just you know everybody's inside. So I don't think the decorations of really started to go up yet I. Don't know that I don't really spend a lot of time in the Candy Aisle at my age you know what I mean what do you think? Well, I know you're costume guy. No you'd like to dress up just on any. Oh Wednesday. So this must be strange for you to not be able to dress up as a giant clown and run the streets. Pharaoh that's me. Yeah I I agree I think it's a little bit strange to not feel the Halloween and the Halloween season but I don't necessarily associate horror just with Halloween. It's definitely a twelve month a year John Reform me and it's this month a year. History to Halloween is when we are allowed to watch nothing but her for like a month and not seemed like we should be committed. Yes. I appreciate my wife creating a dispensation for me to be able to watch some of the most vile things imaginable on film. I several consecutive days on quite a run right now catching up on stuff seeing stuff for the first time. A lot of it is very gross or very disturbing and you're right. There's like we psychologically grant ourselves the right to do this at this period, which is pretty pretty weird. Come on honey. It's early. October. Let's watch. Torn to pieces. Yeah anyhow. What about from the from the year so far in terms of the movies that have been released have there been any that you actually liked from the Shawna Yeah I've seen a couple of things on demand that I thought were pretty cool. Some of them were like late nineteen things that finally got released this year I think that you and I. were. Really looking forward to seeing a bunch of stuff in Texas at. South by which was the OH maybe we'll go to Austin rate like right as quarantine was starting to become really apparent as the magnitude of the situation was dawning on us. So I I really don't know if you've seen anything in twenty twenty that you think is like really stellar. You know. I wanted to ask from hosts. Really Right. Y-. Right. So I think that that's I think that's where we should take this conversation which is a couple years ago. I. Did this Horror Oscars Gimmick on the site where I picked my favorite. What I thought was the best horror movie of every year since Nineteen, seventy, nine and I like the idea of continuing to hand out that award every year and so looking at kind of what would be the five contenders from each year but as you say Most of the movies of that are sort of noisy studio movies have been pushed back candyman for example, Nia Costa's remake reimagining of that classic is not coming out now until next year that's a bummer i. a lot of people were looking forward to it. I was looking forward to it. We got a few things. You know we got we got the invisible man we got relic There have been a couple of movies on shudder shudder originals, one of which I'll talk about later in the show. But like blood quantum, which I talked about on the show Z, the Beach House that I think are all worth recommending but I wouldn't say are on the order of. Hereditary or or something like that. You know that we haven't had a movie like that. That feels like it's a little bit of a moment. A little bit of a movement announces a new filmmaker in a loud and noisy way I. Don't know you know. Host is really interesting. I think the last time the show is just you and I talked about we talked about host and it kind of feels like it has has the belt for horror movies in twenty twenty if only by circumstance. Yeah I think you mentioned all those other like invisible man etc I would the lodge in there I would throw the rental and they're like. They were really there is some pretty solid doubles to left, but the host was the one where I was just like a watch it again I'm going to recommend it's all my friends I'm going to try and get people who don't ordinarily watch horror movies to check it out, and especially if we're talking about twenty twenty horror movies, it is a movie that only have been made this year. Do you think that that's a movie that's going to stand the test of time or only resonating with people because we're all looking at screens all day. No I think it will I think it's going to be a good time capsule movie for sure. But I think that there are some things that it does and you talked about this with Alex Ross Perry, which was an amazing conversation. If people haven't checked it out and I, think his some of the stuff he said towards the end of your conversation will influence what we're about to talk about today. But I think that you guys talked a little bit about the technology and the the storytelling that it employs and how it seems to be like a step for like an evolution in what could we do with? The collective psychology of what's going on with people and that's what's awesome about her movies is that I feel like unlike any other genre really taps into how people are feeling at any given time about certain things it has at least that capacity.

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Top 10 Performers of the 2010s

Filmspotting

06:11 min | 2 years ago

Top 10 Performers of the 2010s

"Actually I am kind of I write poetry Snow Book Secret Notebook or your poet. Yeah that's great but you like to hear what sure sure it doesn't really Ryan though. Okay kind of like him better when they don't me to all right so we've heard your number ten. We've heard my number six Adam driver. Who's your number nine performer? The decade? Okay boy this hurts me because it wasn't too long ago I was asking if this was the best actress of the twenty tens and I still think she's in the conversation but Elizabeth Moss. When I sat down to do this list fell down to number nine okay and I think for me. It's it's partly again. I'm backing into the list here. It's partly because her strongest work was on television. I don't know if it's fair. We're a film show so I'M GONNA hold that. It's not fair okay. It probably isn't yet to discount the handmaiden and madman but you're right if you include those. Then how is she? Not One of the performance of the Dick and Jane campion's crime series top of the lake. Yeah so so you know those three works alone in her work in them specifically I mean madman. I made the argument. She's as crucial to that series. Almost as crucial. Let's say Don Draper. She was the lead in in Top of the lake in the lead the handmaid's tale but I look back at the big screen to and The one I love I think great in. I know you love the film more than Me Adam but the collaboration with Alex. Ross Perry's Ben. My favorite thing about those including are probably hurt toured force performance of the last. Ten years is in her smile. I think just from last year and then yeah squeezing in that great supporting part in US last year as well getting to show her comic chops I had to keep her on this list but when I started comparing her to the filmography we're going to get to higher up. Yeah I couldn't put up there at the very top. Yes same process with me. Though she slipped a little further I did begin by ranking top ten actresses top ten actors then figured out how to merge them and go made the cut. I Have Elizabeth Moss in my six through ten actresses but did not make my top ten overall. My number ten is an actress. And this is one where you could accuse me Josh of maybe looking ahead a little too much but I think the foundation of great work in this decade is also there. She is the only other one that woman I'm about to mention. She's the only other one with driver who feels to me like locks. We could already pencil them in for when we're doing this list in ten years okay. We're GONNA look back on the twenty twenties and go. Of course. This was the decade of Adam driver and of Sir Sha Ronin the three great performances come in Brooklyn in Lady Bird and of course last year in Greta. Gerwig 's little women and there's two great films there for me all time great films frankly in Lady Bird and little women. I'm less high on Brooklyn though I like Brooklyn quite a bit and I really do think. It's a wonderful performance from her. She also appears of course in Wes. Anderson's Grand Budapest hotel and I really liked her in Joe. Wright's Hannah for me. Ronin is the insistent innocent. There is some naievety about her. As you look at those performances Brooklyn ladybird little women but really just a lack of experience. There's the census. She still has a lot to learn about herself and about the world and relationships. She's going to make mistakes. She's GonNa make a fool of herself but that's because she's always going to put herself on the line there is a determination and there's a voracious nece to Ronin characters that I find really appealing. I was looking back at my notes from our review of Lady Bird and I mentioned the way she just kind of burns with this intensity and this focus. It's almost like she's from another planet in the way she talks and the way she studying the people she's engaging with there is this provocation that is inherent to the lady bird character where she's just so eager to expand her knowledge her base of knowledge. It seems like that's what she's after in every encounter in life and maybe more than anything. Josh the reason why I wanted to make sure I fit. Ronin on this list is I just want to continue to put out into the universe. This idea that I did see floating around social media after a recent Hollywood reporter with Ronin and Greta Gerwig where they talk about future collaborations with each other. And there's a great question by the interviewer posed to Gerwig about working with Ronan and differences in working with her now versus lady bird and I thought Gerg's answer was really instructive. She says it's the benefit of working with someone you've worked with before. I felt like in some ways I had conceived lady bird before I knew she was playing it and I'd written drafts of little women before I knew she was playing it but I don't know any other way to say it. Except she was an author of Lady Bird but even more so she was an author of little women. I felt like she knew exactly what we were making the whole time as a filmmaker as much as an actor she really became a second director for me. It was like an extension of every thought. I had she'd walk out in another step. I think honestly the closest I've had to it is writing. With Noah Noah Baumbach who is her partner. But that's fitting of. Gerwig I think in her personality that she so generous in giving Ronin all that credit as an artistic collaborator but I think it speaks to the intelligence and again that voracious nece that comes through in her character's it's probably embedded within ronin herself. That made her such a good collaborator with Gerwig. And the key line from this is Gerwig saying I'm interested to see what movie we make when searches in her fifties. And I'm in my sixties. WoN'T THAT BE INTERESTING? And I'm thinking that's great but I want to see the movie that you make together when searches in her thirties when searches in her forties. I can't wait until the fifties I would be perfectly content of those to just continue to make movies together until the end of time. So Sir Sharon did just sneak onto my list ten. Hey I like your band with Jona rubies. Len Fans knew awesome.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

"And we know that there was a scene that was filmed for this movie that figures featured some sort of representation of that Juncker characters parley getting kicked out and it's out there somewhere. Maybe we'll see extended edition the awesome a deleted scene extend addition or something like that I mean they do. It is the same. It's the same Harley so it's the same joker from suicide squad. They were going to use his footage from suicide squad but they decided against actually putting him in the film You do see a version of the joker from behind and it has the same style. Same hair slicked back and everything But it's just really quick. Some people are even speculating that the animation at the beginning because the animation of parley and the joker are more classic Comic Book. They're like oh they're already doing away with jared leto joker by making this this comic Book Accurate. Looking Joker in this animation. While it's like there was not that. Co Margot Robbie never portrayed that comic book accurate Harley Quinn except for that one shot that mirrored the Alex Ross Tuxedo joker and Harley Quinn. Like that's it so you know. Margot Robbie personified that version of Harley Quinn either so like it was a stylized animation just to you know just to give you the lowdown on her character Really fast from literally conception to the time she became Harley Quinn her to once you talked about this earlier like she's telling the story she's narrating all of this so it's almost kind of like we're looking inside of her head like she sees it as a cartoon animation..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Call your local Allstate agent today are you in good hands Alex Ross can use radio WFLA another beautiful day is in store for the Tampa Bay area after a chilly start temperatures this morning in the mid to upper forties but we're gonna top out near sixty seven we're gonna see a lot of sunshine again just like yesterday but then clouds will move in this evening ahead of our next week's storm system that moves in on Monday Monday morning you're fifty three Monday afternoon you're seventy with a twenty percent chance for a few scattered showers those rain chances go back down for Tuesday I'm newschannel eight meteorologist Amanda Holly is three running through the most of the week your direct line to the heroes that saved Canada that one time it's whether you like it or not the whole and peach mid fiasco continues to fold out and just for the record I hate this background of this backdrop that they have and did just looks way too grandiose.

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"alex ross" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

12:10 min | 3 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"But it's absolutely a reflection of this. Character who herself is. Abrasive and chaotic and unstable and all of those things. And I think the, the score the way the movie is shot the way that it's structured. It's all a reflection of this character's psyche is one of the things I really liked about the movie. Absolutely. Absolutely. And by the way, it's Keegan DeWitt, and I'm just looking up right now. And he did the music for the HBO show divorce, which I liked the music on that show. So, okay. Yeah. He's. I feel like he's written some original song. He wrote heartbeat loud, this really from that he's done a few original songs for movies where like the characters are musicians and write songs. And I've definitely seen his name pop up quite a bit indie, films and stuff like that. Very cool. All right. Well, what do you got next year next piece? All right. Well, my next pick is the Madonna documentary truth or dare, and obviously, there's tons of rock and pop music, documentaries about narcissistic stars and their backstage antics, and I probably could have picked something else. But I think first of all truth, or dare, is probably one of the most famous one of the most well known the one that people are most likely to have seen. And I think it very much captures diva behavior. I mean, it's a different kind of diva behavior Madonna's, not presumably strung out on drugs, and she certainly not a grunge rock star in, you know, a lot of it is, she's got her, but she's got her famous boyfriend, Warren Beatty, and she's complaining to him or whatever. And okay. The Dan Stevens character in this film is not quite he's no Warren Beatty. Right. But at the same time, you've got that dynamic, and this, this self involved famous musician and the put upon you know, romantic interest, who is just trying to tolerate her, and you'll with her as she's going through her her whole process, or whatever you wanna call it. And that's a movie where, of course, Madonna allowed herself to be shown that way, and I'm sure it was all very controlled, and any meltdown or argument or anything that they show in that movie was completely approved show her by her. Her. But yeah, I mean, I would imagine that because also as we said, this movie feels like it could be about a real person, I would imagine that, that Alex Ross Perry probably studied, a lot of these not only bio-pics but also documentaries about Rockstars and that kind of behavior. I've seen Darren quite a while, but I'm a big Madonna fan and I remember being amused. And entertained by it at the time. I ever saw that. I, of course, remember it this one of those movies, you know, from a long time ago that it just seems like I did. But I don't really recall. But it was like it was one of those things it was such a big movie at the time a music documentary that was a big hit is very rare. Yeah. Yeah. That was a huge thing at the time. Well, okay, I'm going to go onto my next puzzle piece. And so my next one is this movie. I think it, you know, the, the main attraction of the movie is a central huge performance by a pretty, you know, monstrous character who kind of, you know, just, you know, tears tears are way across every scene. You know. And so, I thought of there will be blood as my next puzzle piece, an example of a movie that centered on that, you know, that kind of a big huge character big performance. Just totally chewing up everything, you know, everything that comes across for entire two hours or along the movie is. Yeah. Yeah, I can see that. And I can definitely see, especially in the later sequences of there will be blood, where Daniel plain view is kind of a recluse and his lost his. His fortune and all in all. And there's a lot of that in the in the later portion, or I guess the what is it? Maybe the fourth portion of this, where Becky is kind of isolated in her house and doesn't know if she's ever going to leave or perform again or anything like that. Yeah. Yeah. I could see that. I would love to see a remake of there will be blood. Starring Elizabeth moss. Daniel plain view. I would be amazing. I think if nothing else Elisabeth moss can do pretty much anything. I could see it totally see it. She's she's, she's a screamer. She is. She's she's amazing. And I think this is like you said, it's a big performance, and she's kind of chewing scenery, but I think it's that can easily be too much or be irritating or feel phony. And I didn't get that at all. I thought she was fantastic and did exactly what the character calls for all of these moments. I think she was fantastic. Character not so much. What were your next puzzle? Well, my next puzzle piece was speaking of Elizabeth moss. My next piece is Queen of earth, which is the previous collaboration between Elizabeth moss. And Alex Ross Perry, so, yeah, her smell is actually, the third movie they've made together. Right. They're very much strong collaborators and Queen of earth is one as opposed to previously, they did a movie. Listen up Philip where Liz with Moss's kind of a secondary character, but in Queen avert, she's another main star, and it's a lot more of a surreal sort of less straightforward movie than this one is, is about two friends who go kind of on a weekend, getaway and sort of their, their mental state, and their friendship kind of crumbles holy shit. I did see this. Yeah, I didn't think I had. And I'm just it's just coming back to me right now. I totally saw this. Yeah. And I, I mean, if you can't tell I like Alex Ross Perry, a lot dot for everyone. Clearly, but I think his movies are always interesting. And sometimes baffling and Queen of earth is, is both of those things. But again, it features a very strong intense performance from Elizabeth moss. I think he can bring that out of her very well. And I could absolutely see, I don't know if this is the case or not, but I could absolutely see after working together on that movie the two of them saying, let's craft something that allows her to just let loose overweigh leading into this movie. So, yeah, I recommend all his movies if you have tolerance for strangeness and characters who can be very abrasive. I guess I oh, it to myself to see the third one. Now that I've seen these other two. Yeah. They're definitely there. Difficult watches. Yes. Sure. No question about that. But yeah, no. I think that's awesome, though, that you know what you just said, there is probably exactly what happens. Like they just said, we love working together. Let's like let's come up with something that will let her just go nuts. Just go all out and this. That's pretty cool. Well, my next puzzle piece, and this is my last main puzzle piece in after this one. I will give poor Becky something a break. I wanted to bring up another movie with a kind of insufferable character that depending on your point of view. You may actually go along with and, you know, actually really enjoy her regardless and. Probably a lot of people disagree with me on this. But maybe not a lot of people, but lady bird was the next one I thought, oh, which. Yeah. Ladybird is a movie I that I did enjoy. However, the character of lady bird is somebody who I'm just like just stop, please just please stop. And that's kind of the same feeling that this character Vokes it's just kind of like. Like, what are you doing? You're just you're you're ruining everything, please. Please stop. Please. Let me continue watching this movie's, please calm down. But of course, it doesn't happen really. And until basically the end but. Yeah. I'm sure what do you think of lady Baru big fan lady lady bird a lot? I think I think ladybird as a character is less abrasive than Becky something. I mean, well, certainly I mean, he's got the whole punk rock energy and all that stuff. So I mean, certainly lady Burma be less obey. She's still, I think kind of just annoying. You know, I mean, I guess I never found lady bird annoying as a character. I think you can watch that movie and realized she is very self involved, and maybe she's making poor decisions or treating people around her unfairly, I never found her annoying, as, like a presence in that movie. And I think what's fascinating about that movie is that it's willing to give you this character. Who is wrong about a lot of things and go with that. So, yeah, I like lady bird a lot. And I, I mean is ladybird likable as a character, maybe not? But. I think she's fascinating character. And I never felt annoyed. There's definitely movies where the lead character is meant to be sort of an unpleasant person. Sure. And I'm just like shut up go away. It's unpleasant to watch, but and I think that's bad. I don't I like movie where maybe the lead character is, is an unpleasant person. But you're fascinated watching, what will this person do next exact? And I felt that way about Becky something I can see how people would not have would have lower tolerance than I did. But yeah, to me that's the key difference. And I never felt annoyed by lady bird as a character. I was always interested to see her, and I totally agree with you on that. I would say that. That's why Mabel to watch and enjoy both of these movies that I'm talking about here. But yeah, it's just more. So the character themselves. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That makes sense that definitely makes sense. You could see lady bird growing up into Becky something she got a punk rock phase or something. Yeah. Yeah. Totally unfiltered. Nobody tells her no. Yes. What do you got for your next puzzle piece? All right. So my next piece is really related, and we were mentioning a little bit the fourth section of this movie where Becky is kind of a recluse, and she's in her. Mansion or whatever kind of not seeing anyone and made me think of Gus fans last days, which is a fictionalized account of the end of Kurt Cobain's life, and is very much about this rockstar, who is isolated in this sprawling yet empty mansion and is adrift, of course, that movie leads to suicide whereas Becky her story has a more hopeful ending or even though it's a little m big you ass- you could argue at the end of what, what that really means for her life going forward, but she certainly doesn't end by killing herself. But, but that sequence, especially where she's just in those depths of despair, even though in this movie follows her having gotten sober. But still, you get the impression that sequence that almost that getting sober was was terrible for her, right? Then maybe they didn't help her and it just made things worse in her life. So, you know, this is another movie. It's been a long time since I saw this movie and I am not a fan of it. It was during that, that Gus van Zandt period where he made, I think three movies that were all about just like characters kind of like walking around not saying anything for very long periods of time..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

12:10 min | 3 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"But it's absolutely a reflection of this. Character who herself is. Abrasive and chaotic and unstable and all of those things. And I think the, the score the way the movie is shot the way that it's structured. It's all a reflection of this character's psyche is one of the things I really liked about the movie. Absolutely. Absolutely. And by the way, it's Keegan DeWitt, and I'm just looking up right now. And he did the music for the HBO show divorce, which I liked the music on that show. So, okay. Yeah. He's. I feel like he's written some original song. He wrote heartbeat loud, this really from that he's done a few original songs for movies where like the characters are musicians and write songs. And I've definitely seen his name pop up quite a bit indie, films and stuff like that. Very cool. All right. Well, what do you got next year next piece? All right. Well, my next pick is the Madonna documentary truth or dare, and obviously, there's tons of rock and pop music, documentaries about narcissistic stars and their backstage antics, and I probably could have picked something else. But I think first of all truth, or dare, is probably one of the most famous one of the most well known the one that people are most likely to have seen. And I think it very much captures diva behavior. I mean, it's a different kind of diva behavior Madonna's, not presumably strung out on drugs, and she certainly not a grunge rock star in, you know, a lot of it is, she's got her, but she's got her famous boyfriend, Warren Beatty, and she's complaining to him or whatever. And okay. The Dan Stevens character in this film is not quite he's no Warren Beatty. Right. But at the same time, you've got that dynamic, and this, this self involved famous musician and the put upon you know, romantic interest, who is just trying to tolerate her, and you'll with her as she's going through her her whole process, or whatever you wanna call it. And that's a movie where, of course, Madonna allowed herself to be shown that way, and I'm sure it was all very controlled, and any meltdown or argument or anything that they show in that movie was completely approved show her by her. Her. But yeah, I mean, I would imagine that because also as we said, this movie feels like it could be about a real person, I would imagine that, that Alex Ross Perry probably studied, a lot of these not only bio-pics but also documentaries about Rockstars and that kind of behavior. I've seen Darren quite a while, but I'm a big Madonna fan and I remember being amused. And entertained by it at the time. I ever saw that. I, of course, remember it this one of those movies, you know, from a long time ago that it just seems like I did. But I don't really recall. But it was like it was one of those things it was such a big movie at the time a music documentary that was a big hit is very rare. Yeah. Yeah. That was a huge thing at the time. Well, okay, I'm going to go onto my next puzzle piece. And so my next one is this movie. I think it, you know, the, the main attraction of the movie is a central huge performance by a pretty, you know, monstrous character who kind of, you know, just, you know, tears tears are way across every scene. You know. And so, I thought of there will be blood as my next puzzle piece, an example of a movie that centered on that, you know, that kind of a big huge character big performance. Just totally chewing up everything, you know, everything that comes across for entire two hours or along the movie is. Yeah. Yeah, I can see that. And I can definitely see, especially in the later sequences of there will be blood, where Daniel plain view is kind of a recluse and his lost his. His fortune and all in all. And there's a lot of that in the in the later portion, or I guess the what is it? Maybe the fourth portion of this, where Becky is kind of isolated in her house and doesn't know if she's ever going to leave or perform again or anything like that. Yeah. Yeah. I could see that. I would love to see a remake of there will be blood. Starring Elizabeth moss. Daniel plain view. I would be amazing. I think if nothing else Elisabeth moss can do pretty much anything. I could see it totally see it. She's she's, she's a screamer. She is. She's she's amazing. And I think this is like you said, it's a big performance, and she's kind of chewing scenery, but I think it's that can easily be too much or be irritating or feel phony. And I didn't get that at all. I thought she was fantastic and did exactly what the character calls for all of these moments. I think she was fantastic. Character not so much. What were your next puzzle? Well, my next puzzle piece was speaking of Elizabeth moss. My next piece is Queen of earth, which is the previous collaboration between Elizabeth moss. And Alex Ross Perry, so, yeah, her smell is actually, the third movie they've made together. Right. They're very much strong collaborators and Queen of earth is one as opposed to previously, they did a movie. Listen up Philip where Liz with Moss's kind of a secondary character, but in Queen avert, she's another main star, and it's a lot more of a surreal sort of less straightforward movie than this one is, is about two friends who go kind of on a weekend, getaway and sort of their, their mental state, and their friendship kind of crumbles holy shit. I did see this. Yeah, I didn't think I had. And I'm just it's just coming back to me right now. I totally saw this. Yeah. And I, I mean, if you can't tell I like Alex Ross Perry, a lot dot for everyone. Clearly, but I think his movies are always interesting. And sometimes baffling and Queen of earth is, is both of those things. But again, it features a very strong intense performance from Elizabeth moss. I think he can bring that out of her very well. And I could absolutely see, I don't know if this is the case or not, but I could absolutely see after working together on that movie the two of them saying, let's craft something that allows her to just let loose overweigh leading into this movie. So, yeah, I recommend all his movies if you have tolerance for strangeness and characters who can be very abrasive. I guess I oh, it to myself to see the third one. Now that I've seen these other two. Yeah. They're definitely there. Difficult watches. Yes. Sure. No question about that. But yeah, no. I think that's awesome, though, that you know what you just said, there is probably exactly what happens. Like they just said, we love working together. Let's like let's come up with something that will let her just go nuts. Just go all out and this. That's pretty cool. Well, my next puzzle piece, and this is my last main puzzle piece in after this one. I will give poor Becky something a break. I wanted to bring up another movie with a kind of insufferable character that depending on your point of view. You may actually go along with and, you know, actually really enjoy her regardless and. Probably a lot of people disagree with me on this. But maybe not a lot of people, but lady bird was the next one I thought, oh, which. Yeah. Ladybird is a movie I that I did enjoy. However, the character of lady bird is somebody who I'm just like just stop, please just please stop. And that's kind of the same feeling that this character Vokes it's just kind of like. Like, what are you doing? You're just you're you're ruining everything, please. Please stop. Please. Let me continue watching this movie's, please calm down. But of course, it doesn't happen really. And until basically the end but. Yeah. I'm sure what do you think of lady Baru big fan lady lady bird a lot? I think I think ladybird as a character is less abrasive than Becky something. I mean, well, certainly I mean, he's got the whole punk rock energy and all that stuff. So I mean, certainly lady Burma be less obey. She's still, I think kind of just annoying. You know, I mean, I guess I never found lady bird annoying as a character. I think you can watch that movie and realized she is very self involved, and maybe she's making poor decisions or treating people around her unfairly, I never found her annoying, as, like a presence in that movie. And I think what's fascinating about that movie is that it's willing to give you this character. Who is wrong about a lot of things and go with that. So, yeah, I like lady bird a lot. And I, I mean is ladybird likable as a character, maybe not? But. I think she's fascinating character. And I never felt annoyed. There's definitely movies where the lead character is meant to be sort of an unpleasant person. Sure. And I'm just like shut up go away. It's unpleasant to watch, but and I think that's bad. I don't I like movie where maybe the lead character is, is an unpleasant person. But you're fascinated watching, what will this person do next exact? And I felt that way about Becky something I can see how people would not have would have lower tolerance than I did. But yeah, to me that's the key difference. And I never felt annoyed by lady bird as a character. I was always interested to see her, and I totally agree with you on that. I would say that. That's why Mabel to watch and enjoy both of these movies that I'm talking about here. But yeah, it's just more. So the character themselves. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That makes sense that definitely makes sense. You could see lady bird growing up into Becky something she got a punk rock phase or something. Yeah. Yeah. Totally unfiltered. Nobody tells her no. Yes. What do you got for your next puzzle piece? All right. So my next piece is really related, and we were mentioning a little bit the fourth section of this movie where Becky is kind of a recluse, and she's in her. Mansion or whatever kind of not seeing anyone and made me think of Gus fans last days, which is a fictionalized account of the end of Kurt Cobain's life, and is very much about this rockstar, who is isolated in this sprawling yet empty mansion and is adrift, of course, that movie leads to suicide whereas Becky her story has a more hopeful ending or even though it's a little m big you ass- you could argue at the end of what, what that really means for her life going forward, but she certainly doesn't end by killing herself. But, but that sequence, especially where she's just in those depths of despair, even though in this movie follows her having gotten sober. But still, you get the impression that sequence that almost that getting sober was was terrible for her, right? Then maybe they didn't help her and it just made things worse in her life. So, you know, this is another movie. It's been a long time since I saw this movie and I am not a fan of it. It was during that, that Gus van Zandt period where he made, I think three movies that were all about just like characters kind of like walking around not saying anything for very long periods of time..

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"alex ross" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"New indie movie from writer director, Alex, Ross Perry called her smell the film will take you for a ride, though. It won't always be a pleasant ride, because most of it is made unpleasant by design her smell is split into five acts that span years in the life of fictional punk. Rocker Becky something and her band something. She each act has its own tics, but in all of them the cameras movements, and the movies, sound design reflect a mental state of the film's main character. The problem is that Becky is an addict, and her mind is not a comfortable. Place for us inhabit for more than two hours, the first act sends you into becky's head space without much introduction, and it's sort of like spinning as fast as you can on a playground roundabout before being thrown into dimly lit chaos. Sound throbs into the tightly confined backstage areas of concert venue, in Becky rattles from room to room, spewing nonsense, and picking fights from there. The movie has prepared you to ride becky's wave of reaching rock-bottom and her attempt to claw her way back into the light segments of the movie are enough to throw you into a fit of anxiety, but it's only because Perry found a way to tell a story of addiction only possible in film one where our senses are overwhelmed, and we can witness the chaos firsthand her smell is a great unpleasant movie that will drag you through the mud. It's also a tremendous feat of. Filmmaking. Now an ad from dad. All right. Save money on car insurance when you bundle home and auto with progressive. What.

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"alex ross" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:42 min | 3 years ago

"alex ross" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Gonna stick around and we're gonna talk box office. Eric, welcome back. Thank you. Jim. Welcome back. All right. Okay. Eric tells her smell, okay? This is the new film from director writer director, Alex Ross Perry. It stars Elizabeth moss as Becky something. That's actual name or at least a stage name because he is the leader of an all girl rock band. And the film follows her for a good portion true. Her sorta crazies through self destructive ways, mostly in the backstage area. They're preparing for gigs. She's not good with her bandmates. She's not good with their management team. Not their mom played by Virginia Madsen and not good with her family the child that she has and the ex husband that she has. And maybe two takes us three this life. The lifestyle of rocker takes us through what are basically sort of extended act. Extended vignettes different portions of this woman's life. And basically sort of a story told in five acts and the first three of them are. Many people probably very hard to sit through that. You'll be weighed that this character is not exactly a pleasant time to be around. You actually feel almost like a self abuse going on watching this character. And watching her the way she treats these people in the way training herself. And now really respecting position. She's in nor the people any of the people around her it kind of gives you pause as to whether or not you wanna even be in the situation with his character this type of movie that in the past. I, you know, I I tend to tune out of because of that very reason like why am I here at this character? Why do I really want? Anything can go to my just watching this character, go down a path of self destruction. That's just going to end with that, however for the first three acts of this movie. I wasn't there. I had thoughts of that. While I was watching it. But other couple of things that really put me through the first three acts one is the way that Perry the movie and the way that the almost single shots of him zooming backstage trying to catch up with this character and everything going on around her visually. If it's a really striking visceral piece of work really kinda hard to take your eyes off. And the reason you'd be taking your eyes off the camera work is because you looking for Elizabeth moss. Performance that is indescribably good because you just don't know where to begin. Yes. Her character's, unpleasant. Yes. Her characters loud, and abrasive and everything that he don't wanna be around in your regular life. Let alone spending time with in a Moonie that's going to run over two hours where this movie then takes turn in the final two act. The fourth act of film begins the sort of story of redemption and not trying to give away too much here. But this is the moment where everything turned from like while working on the way that I didn't expect to only got I might be witnessing some kind of little miracle here with this film. This is bad. I saw at trauma film festival last year. And at that during one of their. I told you about the film, and I made a saving on the air back, then that this is going to be movie where Bryan Adams made Nikki cry. You're absolutely right. My ES. And yeah. The final two act to this film. Go from heartbreak and sadness to absolute intensity. Once again penalty for much different reason, you know, this is a film that again, it's it's seemingly going to be lost in the mirror. I don't know who's asleep of the wheel in the release of this team spirit, but you know, week to week back to back like this. That's a mistake and both of these distributors parts. Not that either them we're getting a hugely anyway. But still, but this is clearly one of the best films of the year AMI said it's not if I preached last year if Toronto I said, this a movie that's gonna be very hard for a lot of people to get through. But just trust me stick with it. And you will be rewarded for it by the end. That's I stand by those statements, and I hope more people will. See this movie because not only is it one of the best films of the year. But if you're gonna be very hard the top Elizabeth Marceau's performance as the best of two thousand nineteen. Yeah. Of by any human being. Yeah. Yeah. Not just actresses by any human being. All right. Jim. Go ahead. Concur. With that statement one hundred percent. And so this will be kinda wrecked me, I would say, and it's also the reason why I love movies. I I wanna experience in the motion roller coaster where I'm feeling many different things throughout its entire running time, including not being one hundred percent on board with a characters behaviour. And then watching them experience, you know, some form of resilience more or less, and what can you say? I mean, working say about Elizabeth was it. So it's, you know, this is the year of great films in which was moss looks into a mirror and just look has the perfect look in every way that says so much about her character without words, and she has this awareness about her behavior. That is just it's it's interesting. It's like, you know, the car wreck China next. Experience where you don't wanna see somebody act this way, but you also can't turn away. And yet she has this lady about her at the same time, which you know, makes perfect woman for a band, and when I talked Ross you said that watching a documentary about the band l seven was kind of one of his Keaton's perations, and I grew up loving riot girl bands klenge vans. And so this was just like. Yeah. Made for me in a lot of ways. And it's impossible not to look at the character. Becky and think of Courtney love it's just it's so painful to watch at the same time. I mean, Eric brought those first three acts, and I it's it's it's it's intensive it's rolling watching somebody through the worst times and self-destruction and diction. So you have to prepare yourself for feeling that we'll win demotions. And heartbreak, but at the core of this is one of the great performances I've ever seen made me think a little bit of Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia. But Elizabeth loss just makes it her own and makes it fresh and very intense. But yet that fourth act comes around and oil, boy, I was complete mess, and you know, the very final image of the film to is really powerful. So. So if we just wanna spend the rest of the show praising great, Elizabeth mosses, we can do that. But for my money, this is this is the best film of twenty nineteen so far so pleased out and support it and see immediately. It's only the music box. Right. Is that? Okay. So it's only playing the music box. I will say this. I went Saturday night. And it was the night that we were we were gonna re we were going to interview the director tonight, he's going to be on the show and in the they screwed up his hand screwed it up. He was his flight was leaving earlier than we expected. So we didn't get a chance to to hook up with Alec trough. Barry. I would love to have him on show. But anyway, I went the Saturday night. Obviously, it was it was packed a lot of that has to do with because he was there, and our friend Steve Prokopiev conducted a really great Cuna afterwards. And it was a great experience. All the way around the let me take a break. Come back giving my full review. Okay, guys. All right. Hold on a second. It's Eric and Jim will come back. I'll tell you what I thought of her smell. And and then we'll do the box offices while radar seven twenty WGN the socks looking to crush a few at Camden as the south siders battle. The os White Sox Orioles tonight at six on WGN TV sports. To me Google Steve Cochran birthday, which showed me that you're dead. Worry for Steve Cochran. I that's gotta be Steve Cochran the actor. That's the guy was named after my mom had the hots for this be actor named Steve Cochran, obviously died on boat with four notorious womanizer Cochran.

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Rockstar Movies - The Genre of the Moment

The Big Picture

04:45 min | 3 years ago

Rockstar Movies - The Genre of the Moment

"First we're going to talk about other rockstar films joined today by my ringer colleague. And really one of the best writers about Rockstars in the world Lindsay's all Lindsey. Hey, how's it going? I'm doing really well. Thank you for joining me. You know Lindsey right before we started taping the show we were talking about what makes a kind of rockstar movie successful. And you know, there are two different kinds of movies. Like this her smell falls into the completely fictionalized. But inspire. By category, where the characters in it exists in a realm that seems familiar, but isn't real Becky something seems like Courtney love, but she is not Courtney love. And then of course, there's the bohemian rhapsody ask bio pic version that, you know, attempts to tell the truth and often is more false than the movie that is completely fictionalized for you, which makes us successful rockstar movie in which of those do you prefer. I tend to prefer the ones that are creating this whole other world that doesn't exactly exist in in the actual music universe answer, the non bio-pic ones, which are these movies that have come out in the past year that all kind of fall into that category. Pretty much all are those sorts of movies. But those tend to be my favorites. Yeah. Why do you think? So right now, we're in this moment, and you writing a piece about this on the site this week where teen spirit is being released this week. It's maximum galas story of popstar pile fanning. A star is born last October. The one. Her smell. No, I don't wanna quit backs. Lux Brady Corbett portrait of a pop star in the aftermath of nine eleven starring Natalie Portman. The aforementioned bohemian rhapsody wire all of these movies happening right now. Do you think I really don't know? I mean, one really interesting parallel that I put it out to you earlier is that each of those movies, I guess with the exception of her smell sort of are directed by male actors like people that we primarily identifies actors before directors. So that that is just interesting to me in general of of people like they seem to be wanting to say something about performance and stardom, but through the proxy of generally younger or more famous woman, and that's just a very strange parallel that I'm not sure what's going on there. But I think there's a sense right now with social media that sort of anyone can become a pop star. I mean, we. To crossover into the music field week. I will not ex- right now who this viral star who just has the number one song in America overnight sensation because he was able to use social media into becoming famous. So I think there's this sense right now that pop stardom is easier to achieve and and that if you have a certain idea or machinery behind you that you can just not your fingers and become a pop star. I do not think it's that easy. And that's the issue. I have with some of these movies and the way that they conceive of twenty-first-century pop cultural stardom, but I do think there's that sense that if anyone can become a pop star on the internet, then so can Natalie Portman are we can imagine her in that role or L fanning or something like that? There's this almost anyone can do it notion in the air right now that I think is contributing something to this. You know, we're gonna talk about some of our favorite. Versions of these kinds of movies. I think we should say that for the most part the bio pic more so than the original story tends to be more successful and the massive success of bohemian rhapsody, which is I would say an abnormality. But also indicative of kind of where music movies may be going. I think sets aside the fact that like there's something kind of dull and bland and Oscar is about the bio pic in the original story. I feel like creates a whole new world of creation for us. You know, what are some of your favorites from that John rea-? I mean, I have a very long. A couple. Yeah. The first one will I kinda was thinking in terms of these movies that have come out recently almost each of them. I sort of had in mind, oh, I like X movie from the past better, and in thinking of vox lox, I was comparing it a lot to Todd Haynes velvet goldmine.

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