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"alex ross" Discussed on Little Atoms

Little Atoms

05:50 min | 3 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Little Atoms

"You're listening to little atoms danny today. I'm talking to alex ross. And we took it about his latest book of wisdom autumn politics in the shadow of music. And alex i said inevitably. We're going to go back to Faulkners antisemitism and surprisingly from this distance it's one of those things that even anybody that hasn't heard wagner buzek would probably know about his antisemitism that it's not particularly clear if antisemitism is a feature of his work yell this is subject of endless debate in the wagner world. I mean the fact that he was a ferocious odious. Anti semite is in arguable. And he he wrote this horrible essay in eighteen fifty a jewishness music where he purported find jewish characteristics in the work of composers lack mendelssohn beer and said that the jewish artist could never rights work. That was generally their own. They're always imitating than they were parasitic on other cultures and this is the kind of language and metaphor that is just became the was at the core of antisemitism as it became more and more dangerously biological and quasi pseudoscientific in the later nineteenth century and wagner played a role in that in popularizing this lethal new form of antisemitism which was not religiously based and could not be sort of addressed through simply through assimilation. There was something fundamentally different about. Jewish people organically. This is what the belief was a so that is clear is the antisemitism present in the works is a much more difficult question because wagner never gave the slightest indication of that was his intention of but nonetheless. You have these characters like the dwarfs in the ring. Alberic and meema With their scheming and and they're sort of manner of speech Which seems to kind of align with jewish speech as wagner defined it in that notorious pamphlet or bec messer The pedantic critic in demise zinger and he also has this speech pattern and his voice is pushed uncomfortably high for the singer Which which Produces this a natural intonation. And so maybe you know maybe there. There's an intention their affect there..

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"alex ross" Discussed on Little Atoms

Little Atoms

03:01 min | 3 months ago

"alex ross" Discussed on Little Atoms

"About ideas and coach with me naoto. Any sweet awesome politics in the shadow of music with alex. Ross and his new book wagner. Ism alex ross has been the music we'd take for the new yorker since nineteen ninety-six his first book the international bestseller. The rest is noise. List into the twentieth century was a finalist for the pulitzer prize and won both the national book critics circle award and the guardian first book award and he's also the author of the essay collection..

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Hubie Halloween and 25 Horror Movies Classics

The Big Picture

05:29 min | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

05:25 min | 8 months ago

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

"His on his desk, say a sentence. Trying to do. Oh my God. You think of his jars of trolls. I don't remember it you. Don't remember any. What did you think of like what did you? Shula comedy writing like when they're there and Tim. Roth is like you need to see what's right in front of you and Travolta's like all this in front of me. Is this place mat with the president's? That only goes up to van Buren. It's like what I like the kind of jokes or these. I don't understand Travolta ten points ten points at this kind of delivery I get that resnick can write a good weird joke like I mean the man you know. He made cabin boy. He worked on Letterman like and some of these lines. When you say them in isolation, you're like. Yeah, that's that's clever like I. Get that I don't think nor was a particularly good match for his. His whatever comedic point of view anyway I? It doesn't seem like cheese. Got Whatever there's a whole. The whole tonal thing is the whole problem with the movie when he sells the ticket. To Ed O'Neill for one hundred grand. He is doing the thing that I. do think you need to do in this. In these kinds of movies happens in gyms, happens and a lot of movies about like people on suddenly looks like he's paying attention again. Where he's where. He gets to zero like. because. That's where he's like okay now. I don't own rappaport any money. Yes, I'm not in any immediate danger of being arrested earned level again. Yeah, exactly sure. I never got the fortune I was trying to get like at least I am. Level, now here's the point at the movie where I thought he would. Then you know, catapult back under? Get arrested and the movie ends. The ending of this movie is very different. Very surprising to me did not understand it at all, but we can get into that during. The pullman. Series of nonsense of like A. In of rappaport like there's just like a ten minute sequence that has. GIBBERISH. Rappaport being shot right at this point, you don't even understand who's in who's house or like? What is happening with the dynamics of the Cujo at O.`Neil? Pullman right because you have the thing. The thugs are so bad that when they disposed of shifts body, throwing it over a bridge in the scene, that Nora Ephron felt compelled by every fiber for being to shoot. They put a plastic bag over his head. beat the shit out of him and high one brick to one hand, so the body isn't weighed down properly and it rises. They say it's a funny cut. They say it'll never be found. L. Never be found cuts them finding it and then bill pullman says probably a suicide, open and shut. It's funny. It is funny to say it will never ever be found, and then it cuts to the news guys going today. The body of a local gangster was found in the river, and then Travolta Travolta freaking out. That's the best visual gag in the movie to. It's that and the trucks spilling over our to actually inspired visual gags. That one is. You're watching it from the perspective of the monitors in the control room at the new station. So you're watching them deliver the news while Travolta is on camera, but not on the air yet. So you see him lose his mind and then try to recover. I. Think that seems good. It's fine. Ten right, you do need to make that scene good and they made it good, but unfortunately it's like seventy five minutes into this movie. Yes. It's very deep into this movie, and it is also the first time you're like Oh. Is He a character? Now like in now? He's funny like. He has an understanding of his actions. Yeah, and of all things that Travolta doesn't do well in this movie. The thing he does the least horribly is playing. The freak outs. The like I'm in over my head. She and he's totally loses control. He's okay at that. Everything else is opponent, and then basically him and his assistant, or just going to load up the truck and he's GonNa. Get Out of town forever, and that's supposed to be. We didn't even mention that his ambition in life seems to be to host the weather, but to host a game show. He wants us to game show, and he has an agent who he keeps on telling people about the book a big job and he hasn't heard from the agent nine months, and then when they call him back. They tell them the agents Pindad for also funding. And funny. He keeps on saying like No. He's definitely my agent. He's definitely full agent. He's about to get me a big. The thing we're talking around is that they load up the truck with snowmobiles set painfully to. We are the champions. And about which she says when we were going through at the end, and you're running out of money in your clearing. They're always trying to cut ones and I said if we lose this, we lose the movie and I was like I. Don't even get. She thought highly of this dreadful Q.. They're loading up the track. We are the champions. The song stops. It's dead silent. Ten second shot of the truck just driving and then twenty second shot of it just slowly falling over they pull out of the dealership, and it's a big wide shot of the Snowy Street. It's like the dark knight framing, and the idea is that the road is so snowy that when they pull out. We didn't even mention it's finally started snowing right and that he's a weather man and he never. He. Couldn't predict that there's a joke that he couldn't predict. He also.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

04:48 min | 8 months ago

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

"He got paralyzed. Yeah an accident, and he I know him as mostly from galaxy quest obviously and ten things I hate about you right? He was like home. Fries is such a great great like sort of. Funny Guy off the bench like you know, do three big scenes and like he's the stuff, but then he had that whole. He's now like in a wheelchair and he's I. Mean I think he's on NCIS NEW ORLEANS? Is running now like on multiple seasons of AD He was on the Michael Strahan Fox Sitcom. Brothers like he's still. Offensive. The brothers was absolutely insane. It was just Michael Strand making fun of him for being in a wheelchair and him making fun of Michael Strain for having a gap in his teeth. You should watch the pilot. It's one of the first. Things I've ever seen I have no idea how on. Manages Mountain of pilots not allowed. OUT SCATTERED GEM. I do like that because this does not happen, often daryl. Mitchell is like not a big star, but he's like working in a lot of good projects. He's like a scene stealer. As you said right, then he gets in this really tragic accident and people started writing roles for him. Most of the roles he's done since then even brothers and his role on ad. People were like. Here's this great actor. He's now in a wheelchair. Let's writer role that suits his personality, and like incorporates the fact that he's paraplegic is. Often if someone has an accident like that, Hollywood's just like I. Don't know what to do with Christopher Reeve being in the remake rear window. Right, but but would there'll Mitchell. It's been done effectively. He's had a nice career. So. You want to talk about bill. PULLMAN is being a cop. I did -tective who wants to not really be doing his job. Guess the stakes here are different with a lot of his scenes. He's a different, incidentally right and I think this movie, nor has a handle on which is, here's a cop who doesn't want to be a cop at all. He finds the job to be a real bummer. He faked a back injury, and his superior caught him chopping wood in his backyard so now he's forcing him to go back onto patrol, but. But. He doesn't want to do that, so he's looking to end cases as quickly as possible, and he is the guy who keeps on being at the right place at the right time to collect the information to bust, the case wide open, and he refuses to acknowledge it because he doesn't want to have to do the extra work. He refuses to do the extra research to check the file, and it's Daryl Mitchell is his partner who is trying to actually do things correctly, and everything flies over Bill Holman's head, I. Think pullman plays this is. So funny it much like Kujo. He is dialed pretty in to do it. And like just the scene this final scene where like he? He shows up in the hospital room where Travolta's waking up after an accident, so we'll talk about this. So we'll all get there when I get there, but the the pullman stuff I just think all of that totally. You know minute. Thirty. When Michael Moore is killed roughly forty minutes until like minute eighty is just like Ed, O'Neill, rappaport and Tim Roth all trying to like get the money, and it's like boring, and it makes no sense and every time there was like bulte joke. It's not funny. Travolta gets into a position where he now owes far more money than he originally do a scene where he's like. Half and then he wants half. He wants twenty thousand. He wants ten percent like I'm now in further debt, so his strategy is I need to just get level again. I'm going to sell the tickets. Someone else to unburden myself all of this trauma. and. He sells it to add O.`Neil for like hundred thousand dollars or something. He's selling them a six million dollar ticket for one hundred thousand dollars, and also trying to unload all of his snowmobiles, so he has enough cash to just get out move starting his his his assistant. Jerry who has like a cousin in Colorado who wants to buy all the snowmobiles, who always speaks in these very meaningful kind of like poetic statements that might end up seeing from a play that he wrote about evil knievel when he was in middle school. I can just chip rish everything you're saying. Chip Reid you. Like what you like the plot of Lucky, not a fan. It's a gentlemen's ten I did like Jerry's bedroom where he has bobbleheads, a kiss, poster and jar. We're talking about Larry. Jerry is. Larry is Michael. lambing his on his desk, say a sentence. Trying to do. Oh my God. You think of his jars of trolls. I don't remember it.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:32 min | 8 months ago

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

"Funniest joke or shot in the movie Chris Nolan? Ephron great truck flips. Can we call out in structures? Fifty percent of mixed nuts as characters moving around a dead body. Body Rich. They don't throw it off a bridge. They throw it up into the air. They put it in Christmas tree. They throw it down stairs, also worth mentioning what a lot wrote down. This movie is vaguely Christmasy and that it starts in what they say is the lead up to the Christmas season she loves. Much like myself a Jew who loves Christmas so much. Many of her movies involve Christmas. Then like you lose that and I didn't have any idea. Has Christmas happened? There hasn't really been link. In the commentary she's now. Of course. It's January by now and I feel like the Lotto drawing was the week after Christmas and I was like yeah. Sure may could not attract that outside of the one time Lisa. kudrow wears a Santa Hat. But you know what else happens around this point in the movie that we do need to talk about minute thirty. As a non actor, a cross vocational performer here we go into the film. As Matic, a little bit dim with a crush on his cousin. And and a real aficionado of masturbation, and that is hundred million dollar grossing Documentary Filmmaker Academy Award Pom. Pom Door winner Michael Moore Ultra. This is all. Aged only three performance. His only performance correct only accident playing himself the only time. Scripted? The year himself he does. That's what it says on IMDB. So you guys I believe he plays himself in that he played. Okay all right. Technically he plays talking head on TV panel I guess he's never identified I. Do want to say watching this all we could think was. They must have just been friends like what on Earth could explanation for this be? has commentary she says. Casting director had this great idea where she just now. What about Michael Moore? And I knew him from New, York I loved his films and he moderates lots of QNA's and panels and new. York and I thought he was so funny. He came in and read for four characters. He was great as all of them, and then we put him in this role. That is so bizarre especially, because this film is like well cast, you have a lot of good actors in it. Then bill poem. Bamford who were like at the beginning of their career suddenly go. Of course. Let's pull someone who has no acting aspirations whatsoever, and seemingly this one performance, and the response to it scared him off of ever. Even trying ever also like this is not that far removed. I mean, it's a couple of years, but like everyone forgets Michael. Moore made a fiction movie as his follow up to Roger and me. Canadian Bacon. Like, he did not lock in on being Michael Moore I mean until people thought he might be a studio comedy until like yeah also was wonder like Columbine. Obviously really refocused his energies as a documentary filmmaker, and that was ninety nine. Kind of wonder. No, that's two thousand. Two Columbine is Ray after the Matrix came out. The event talk event your event of bowling for Columbine. But I'm saying the event Columbine clearly refocused perspective on documentaries and think about American sure I'm wondering if that was mind at this time when he was shooting lucky, forget that break.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:54 min | 8 months ago

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

"Else criminals, yes. Talk about the plot, yeah, this is. Is, what I wanted to say. And this is I was going to center everything back on talk. The plow the movie. The fundamental thing. This movie asks you to accept the buy into the premise of the movie is. This Travolta guy is so fucking charming. This guy is so beloved in his community. He so neatly charismatic and good at everything he does that. He's not just the most beloved weather man. I have ever seen, but he's been able to spin that off into multiple businesses like PSA's. He has his own roped off velvet booth at Denny's, and they have homeless named after him, and he is so putting from the first moment he's onscreen. The jokes in this movie are so bad. There's some there's a nominee and after me here the lake did I. Tell You about this just for the sake of expediency, let's go with. Yes, like this is the worst kind of writing. I'm going to pull up. Some jokes I like. Here's the way to set up lucky numbers like okay, so in the commentary. She talks a lot. She's like this is one of these movie. This is a story about these kinds of people that I'm fascinated by these people who are like television personalities, who, in another era would have been like local shoe, salesman or businessmen, and now they're kind of famous and what we've seen in our culture is a huge. I'm not quoting. Specifically, but she's like what we've seen. A huge rise in people like this. who kind of seem like they're famous, but they're not, but they think that they're important and they all have these weird schemes of things like owning a dealership. And she was really interested in this corrosive sense of modern entertainment and media and celebrity again today for. Does this perfectly five years earlier? That is. She's a good version. That is what she is thinking about with this character, and she really seems to be incredibly compelling. That's so dated like local TV celebs are more of a thing in like the eighties when this scandal half. This is two thousand. There's a fucking Internet. It absolutely should have been a period. Is it? Says Ninety eight and the beginning of the moving, does it? Yes, it says Harrisburg one thousand, nine, hundred eight. How did I? Miss that everything about this movie feels like it's set in the year. She talks about is try. She's like go to Harrisburg. It does not look like the present, but we wanted it to be very timeless. Sure Harrisburg, not the sexiest city in the world. No offence I must say as a Pennsylvania resident by birth seeing this kind of drab. Pennsylvania eighties. The aesthetics of this movie I live in it and I love it. It's I actually love all the locations. The kind of dark grimy of it took me your bicentennial man..

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:48 min | 8 months ago

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

"She brought. Travolta end, so there seems to be some confusion I. I'll take. Over. What I have to two things I want to say that are. That are feel like we're about to lose. I have a thing about Cajun Travolta. I feel like okay. This is what I've decided. Cage used to have a geiger counter and he new. Limits right he pointed at himself, and then I guess it broke because. Look around the room and go dot. It know how to match this. We've Travolta. Director needed the Geiger counter like you know it's. because. That's like OJ. Simpson he's over the top, but everything else is so dark, and and so Graham and everyone else else's playing it. So. He's kind of fine like he's just pushing the limits, a little bit and everyone else bringing. That's okay, but the other thing is. You said Greg kinnear solid choice. He'd be good at playing a guy who gets in over his head for sure. Yeah, two thousand like a moment is in this movie. would be credible in the. It's about some pullman. The. Talk talks a little pullman in the commentary. I can get there when we get to his part. PULLMAN is so fucking good in this he's now. That's the only problem is that he is actually very funny in really another like another ephron player coming back. Yes, a lot of them richer chef, most famous for playing the Italian restaurant. Waiter and Michael She's bringing all her favorite leading Matt says on the commentary that when shift doing the scene in the kitchen with. Tim Roth Right. She says at the end of that scene. The crew burst into applause because it was like watching two prize fighters just like dance around each other brilliant I mean he's good i. think that's an engaging seen. I think like Travolta's performances so disastrous and even if you guys don't like the rest of this movie, which I can't defend, you have to admit that most of the.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:03 min | 8 months ago

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

"Smokey I would put their I revamp. Killer. I'm including. I'm sure I'm sure Travolta's fingerprints were on the lady killer script. Just as Thompson prints were on the script. The lady killers is the only movie Tom. Hanks has ever done that feels like it could have been a Travolta Travolta. Ask Yes. The only one and I have Griffin I like that yeah? Given US performance in the lady killing if news if he'd gotten that role. I. I wish I could see Travolta's performances. Murdering Southern Gentleman I. I could see somebody. Yes I want someone. That's all my God. Yes, someone. Rooms challenge literally and deep fake all their movies into swap them all. David You sound a little quiet to me. Let me tell you that. Oh David DC, what I'm doing A. Wow look at those things because you might not notice that I was even wearing headphones. They're very small yet to really lean in. To get a little. I gotTa Rakhine Earbud in each year. Usually I'm wearing my twenty dollar. Bluetooth headphones debate. You Make Fun of before. He's look like Brahmin. J. Azriel headphones. They do yes. But no, these are much classier things he this is what you have now. It's like you're an agent in the matrix like you know your jottings tapping I'm tapping agent Smith I'm just going yes. Yes, right? Here's what I know about rate con. You've got them in your ear right now, but you already you know. Here's what I know. They start about half the price of any other premium wireless year, but on the market, and they sound just as gut. Correct the newest model the everyday twenty five year buds. They're the best ones yet. They got six hours of playtime. Seamless Bluetooth, pairing more base and a more compact design, very noise isolating. Yes. I could make you sound like Barry. White right now if I wanted I could. Yeah, I'm all about that Bass. No treble ray cons wireless ear. Buds are so comfortable they they're good for conference calls the good for binging podcasts. 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Okay, so I have to write a check to our rights rake that in a while bring back classic baby. This thing about Travolta I. Don't really understand to this day. This is why I'm sort of ranting about it, but it's sort of like. In hairspray when he is playing a character where the the command is like a big big. You can. It's awful. Yes, but then in movies where the command isn't that and he just kind of he's a big sort of you know domineering performer. It works fine. It's weird how the total balance needs to be just so. Right like at at his best, this is the difference between Nicholas Cage, and John Travolta. When he was in a sweet spot, he was equally good at like scaling things down and giving leaving Las Vegas and being a real human being and being giving face off and going like Oh, I can go to the moon with this. Cage at his best, and he's lost. The thread used to be a very good at knowing exactly what movie he was in and giving you a form that was best suited for that movie Travolta you put him in something versus Oj, and you go you know, play a real human being, and he gives a performance. That's a cartoonish over the top performance, but you're like fuck I. This should be breaking the entire show, but it works I. Don't know why it's a river of Ham, but it works then you put them in something like this and you're like John Go big, and it's like a war crime. John Travolta movie plays a man named Russ Richards. Let's not. Great fake name. It's like well. Also when I was watching this I was like, so they made. Her not last movie, but you know like one one movie ago. They made a movie together. Yes, so clearly getaway should know how to work together. Absolutely, he's undoubtedly better in Michael. Which also miss cast that movie. Great Nap. At least he's giving a performing. This performance feels like the kind of thing that happened. You would read like and great career dropped out eight days before filming and. And like we Greg Kinnear by the way being honest digestion of who could have maybe played a kind of character like this a little bit better. I couldn't play the seem like he came into this movie with no idea, no prep and then on the commentary. She says he was attached. When she got the script, he was all about the script he was trying to get the made. Yes, right, but then, but then weirdly in the in article that I read with Adam resnick on vulture where he. Was Promoting his book few years ago and talking about this, he claims the opposite. He claims that..

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:55 min | 8 months ago

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

"These movies? And why were there so many of them? The obvious answer being reservoir, dogs and Fargo yes. More dogs, sex lies and videotape. It's that those are the movies and Hollywood's. Can we make I really started going there as well I think between reservoir, dogs and Fargo. It's like a slow start but Fargo, which is like a comedy. Guy Goes through a wood chipper changes. The game and people are and one. I think the most important moment that like births. The black comedy is Travolta Shooting Marvin in the head like that. That's huge head being blown off as a punchline combined with Fargo as a wood chipper punchline to me like now. This is John Rhea unto itself well, Can i? Can I throw a little wrench into your art? Preventing. You're forgetting heathers. I feel like I am not forgetting heathers. It's on my list cree. Okay 'cause I think there's another person you gotta give some credit to. IRA serial mom written here, too. I. Think that's big on what John Waters is huge one yeah. We talked about this a little bit and mixed nuts. I am I. Have A weirdly big soft spot for like Major Studio Major. Movie Star Ninety. S and eighty s black comedies like this early two thousands black comedies, because it's one of those things that almost never works, and they always go like this script is so dark it so good. All these actors are attracted to this big directors attract to two, and then it comes out, and everyone rejects it violently every almost every time. The list I'm going to read it. The gist of movies that are failures and people don't remember fondly now. Here's the big exception who I think makes people still try to? To do this. Although it's finally maybe dried up. That devito did it twice successfully that Devito had war of the roses and throw Momma from the train and you're like. Here's a big star. He's making movies with other big stars. Both of them are like pitch, black, violent, really really dark comedies that were big hits and critically risk. We'll say the list and it's. It's its vague chronology has only one movie after death to smoothie a devito joint written by the writer of Lucky numbers. Yes, that is true, but no, there's I mean beyond the devito Wednesay mentioned this ruthless people and other people's money and stuff like that was just a whole genre for him. To veto as a movie star and as a director, he was able to mind this thing better than anyone out. Here's my list of some of as what I'm saying I. Already mentioned heathers serial mom, and these were not in order very bad things. That's this Mucci duplex. To die for which I think this movie does a lot to which has not been. She does not acknowledge the commentary and Adam resnick does not acknowledge what I read with him, but I think that this movie at its best could have been a bad version of today, for which is a great movie make. The entire work of todd salons job breaker drop dead. Gorgeous Cable Guy Grosse Pointe Blank Clay. Pigeons Teaching Mrs Tingle. And Bad. Santa Yes see I like almost all of the movies. Addicted to love? I don't understand. David's favorite, my favorite, which is. Included on here I? Think it's drama. Like. Double Crosses, and like criminals who are like that I just feel like. This is that this is right in the kind of rated the tail end of all that. Bandits is the more grounded version of it. I realized this thing that I'm a sucker for even when it's not well done, and it's bizarre that I'm a sucker for this because it's in its description, it sounds unappealing, but I always fall for is like. Pitched like a cartoon, incredibly dark comedy about movie stars Playing Morally reprehensible criminals who are very stupid and fuck everything Lucasville..

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:26 min | 8 months ago

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

"Saying that's another year where he has three. Yes, wide release movies that are studio movies that he is like in the movie. But as face of face office, working with Wu again, and being like what you were doing in broken, Arrow. Let's just do more of that like more bigger bigger and it's. It works really well Nad city. Is a costa-gavras. English language political thriller with offering that I must confess I have never seen a movie with men in it from the ninety s some guys who are famous in the seventies. Mata Hit, March ninety eight primary colors, December, ninety eight, the same day, thin red line, which is obviously not really in the mood, a civil action. Civil Action is his movie. Selections a great movie I love. That's those are two big movies again like nine months apart like he's putting them out like every every five to eight months here. Essentially, my man's working. He's got planes to fuel I. would say from Pulp Fiction ninety four, where he gets an Oscar nomination on. He's in a film that could at least be considered for the for awards contention. Get Shorty Michael and phenomenon. Maybe not so much face off. She's A. Civil Action primary color like he's in films. Studios will position properly. I'm sure he is a movie star. He is a movie star of American proportions. But he's doing both he's doing like blockbusters and legitimate films trying to get Oscars and have action movies on the same June ninety nine general's daughter. Beget! You may two thousand. Chip battlefield earth. And then it's now. We just tried straight talk. Lucky numbers, and then just little epilogue June, one swordfish November a one domestic disturbance, and now it's over right. Now the next time you see him, he's like the bad guy in the punisher. Yeah. Well right. There's basic which is sort of like. It's like another epilogue, but like there's been cautious. Or something yes, huge flop and there's ladder forty nine, which I guess is hands three. Four yeah, so like that's like I'm just saying like this run of his ends now like between battlefield earth and this movie it ends, and also when I watched him and Nora on Charlie rose. Thirty Minute interview. He has the swordfish goatee just on sitting there at the table with her, and.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

04:39 min | 8 months ago

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

"Cox. Actor Blue Yeah, right right. Yeah, they were drama. School moved to Hollywood people. What do we think about double take? Are we into it to be like it? The. Are Fun Emmers. Running bit where he kept doing double takes I, love. I love spit take. Take. Double takes they stink. What come on. A double take. What! In the middle where someone like looks, and then they're like. Do you like a slow double take as well would like. Someone slowly turns back around. I like it. This. This is great audio content to all be. Second. According to cast of friends is fascinating genre of friends. Movies is fascinating and I think they're mostly extinct by ninety, seven, ninety eight, which makes this as like an above the title studio released kind of an outlier because I think by thousand. Most of the cast is not doing that anymore. I think two thousand is the cutoff point. I think because it's whole nine yards and this I think. Think that's really this is the last proper year of it, but here's what I think is interesting about your theory Aniston is the one who goes on to have film career, but for most of the nineties people were like. Why isn't she connecting what she does in the two thousands what she does essentially starting next year is I'm GONNA play second banana to every major a-list comedy leading man. She becomes a star by just being like all. Take the thankless role in Bruce Almighty in along came polly, how she finally becomes a movie star. Well Yeah, because they kick her off with picture-perfect and things that are more just like well. She must be around. Come leading lady. Rescues Romantic resistance where it's like no, that's TV actor that line used to be so firm and people like not interested, but the thing about. Do you got the opposite of sex? She wouldn't critics awards for that and Roomy and Michelle the same year so I think what people like. This is like an intelligent comedy actress who? She's perfect fit for Nora. Ephron makes total sense. She was always quietly the best actor on that show but her. Children aged especially watching now. She's running laps around everyone else. -solutely and I'm so excited. Anytime shows up in anything obviously like comeback, people have come around to recognize how much it was slept on, but I think. is also one of those funny things where people were like. Everyone just agreed that. The second season doesn't exist nobody after wanting more of it for a decade, we got it and everyone was like. Oh! Is the one. That everyone likes. Everyone was like Oh. Yeah, that's okay. Yeah, because there was also web therapy, she just. Stuff was sponsored by like Mitsubishi or something. Probably I'm sponsored by Mitsubishi. Really. No no but I WANNA be your right David though that. She is the one who had the most sort of. Traditional comedy bonafides going into a Sitcom. And so she was laying mad about you. Right, and even though she was the Weirdo character that she was the character who was sort of the most limited in her game, so it was hard to track. What kind of movie star she could be whereas someone like Aniston you'd go well, I know I can see her in a Rom Com. It was like who does Cujo play because it was such a character actor performance, it was not a movie star. A star energy performance on friends, but then she also seems to be kind of like I. I don't have anything to prove I'm GonNa do whatever I feel like. A bad her appearance in this movie has that thing from this time period of like person you know from TV, cursing. Yes isn't that something? Yes and here's like I I can't imagine like Phoebe having sex right like that all the shit. That's like pointedly out of character for phoebe. It's a little different because courtney. Cox had been in the screen movies, which obviously have which she has the weirdest career because she has that as big franchise did comedies. She friends she does. Romantic comedies or anything like yeah. No. Yes, she really just. Grossing movies because of scream and also the fewest movies of the whole cast, but she was also the one who had done the most before the show. Yes! He's unusual.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:55 min | 8 months ago

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

"And then we can chomping at the bit. I'm Griffin I'm David Her name and our guest today return to the show for the fifth or sixth time I might Craig kilborn moving to CBS, because I'm taking the five with me. This is your. This is the time you join the five timers club on the main feet I think so. That's why I'm wearing. My Ben Hat. Wow! He's wearing a congratulations hat. He has recently been anointed the official ambassador. Brand Ambassador Ambassador gradulate an ambassador share of the congratulations fashion line. Fill up. Your fifth episode you're on Insomnia Hollow. Man Taken Woodstock yet took woodstock we keep. We kept now this. Yes, yes, and so the honor, this event of course I reward Alex with the congratulations hat. You came congratulations hat because this is a major event for Alex. Ross Perry Director of listening I'm fill up. Her smell many more. Found another perfect film for me to come to. I was going to say you'd like to pick the film. That kind of exists the least often their lowest grossing film, but a film that flopped in a way where people don't even talk about it and similar to Nolan with the one movie that he does not have a writing credit on this is the same thing, and therefore guess feels perfect, and I basically demanded. That that with this had to be. This had to happen. Also a huge huge Ephron. Household over here. We love her. Your Big Ephron fan similar similar to taking what stock was like the one I hadn't seen. Right now. We had booked someone else for this episode John Travolta. Unfortunately John, Travolta. We Johnny travs, the most bovine of all leading men. To be the guest on this episode and then. We booked a non Travolta person who we've been trying to get John Travolta John Travolta. Those are the two coreys. We booked a non Travolta for this episode. We've been trying to get on the show for a long time and he had not seen this movie I was like. Hey, this is up for grabs. Do you WanNa? Cover this? And he was like sure, and then you told David. I would like to do lucky. Numbers and David said to you. We have someone for a lucky numbers. It's off the table. I don't think there's anything we can talk shot, and then I believe I also said, but you can have your pick of as. So you know. It wasn't like I was like now. Check back again later, see you. Then Alex texted me and was like it's too bad. I would've loved to done lucky numbers but David told me there's nothing that can be done. It's immovable and I was like this is obstruction. This is large government obstruction I can untangle this I reached out to the other guests. We get booked. Would you rather do I pick of any MEKA's movie or lucky numbers? And he said Yeah I'll take a fucking. Over lucky numbers I made both people happier. I'm the only. Offer say lucky numbers obviously. Yes right? You wanted it. and. I got much like Nora wanted to be onset hearing. Fried Clams Fuck Me Know Fried Clams now. Can I say to controversial opinions right off the Bat? Okay! One I think Lisa kudrow nails that delivery of what is a very good line script. She's great in good. Yeah, she's. She's actually just good in this movie. Okay now here's my second controversial take. I liked this movie and I was not expecting that I was not prepared to have any generous takes on this. I like to aim to be either the bottom or second to bottom. When you do your rankings, so that's disappointing. I mean this is second about. This is third bottom for me at. At least all right well, that's okay. That's still on the loser, not not to call out my list in advance, but they're right there, too. I like less than this unquestionable while you're subject did did you take my suggestion for a bonus episode? Was Your suggestion hanging up? It was. Yes, then we did take your suggestion that was said to David in a blind rage when he was telling me that I had to take a hike. We had already pencilled hanging up into the schedule. He stole your idea enrage. Glory, have you have you recorded it yet? We have we have interesting that this matter the same year both dro. Dro Koutros. It's like it's like welcome to the club Cujo. You're going to be Rahm. Come leading lady. You're going to be a Nora Ephron is great like your movie. Stardom awaits if you. And fricken MARCI X. or Darcy. X and. Go Away Lisa it well. One of the things on my syllabus that I made is not talking about friends movies. Physical Great Okay because this is the context I want to get into I feel like this is a really good episode to talk about the friends movie calls because I think you might never do one again. Is that possible? When I was looking at the careers of the friends I was wondering really will friends cast member ever be discussed outside of like a lost in space oddball to say bright. I feel like that's the only one we've done. If we don't discuss. Jesus David Schwimmer in a movie I'M GONNA Lose My. Movies dating. Seems to look at his filmography, major or marginal autour that he worked with that, you would ever discuss him unless you. Doug! Jalen Syreeta into it. He worked with the attorney David Schwimmer director run fat boy run some. Check yourself of beekeeping on the weirdos bracket, right? Well, okay, look if we ever do Soderbergh David. Schwimmer was in the LAUNDROMAT. O, he did fold that movie. You feel like you have repeatedly said. SODERBERGH is unmanageable by any measure of how to do it well. Who fucking knows? We have yet to solve it. Okay, our do Matt. Reeves, which we might there. We're going to need to kick it off with Paul Pallbearer. We're GONNA need to bear that Paul now. That's an interesting take. Because we could I could see two movies from now doing Matt Reeves it. Could hundred percent, and if we ever do Mike, Nichols, I didn't realize this, but apparently David Schwimmer plays cop in Wolf, so. Certainly he would be the main thing to talk about while talking about one of the most insane things that has ever happened. I'm realizing one other Schwimmer. If we ever did Ivan Reitman. Clemson seven nights one hundred percent. Yes, so you're getting a lot of shrimp. He poverty. Swimmer. Is a third lead in terms of like what I define as the friends movie. That's like one of the six cast members of the hit TV show. Friends I guess they'll like six days seven. Or an Hash and then whatever schwimmer is what I'm talking like I agree movies that we're like you're famous. Here's your movie. You're forgetting. There's there's very obvious one. Which one! I think you know he is painting. Read is a somewhat breakout candidate and the break-up is. Jennifer Aniston vehicle that that counts because Jennifer Aniston's the one who actually got vehicles are GONNA say. Well we have to unpack this, but it is fascinating for being the one friend who actually had a legitimate movie career. That kind of worked. She has worked with very few people. We wouldn't ever cover on the show. Rob Reiner and cover the graduates Lovie, unless we do see you don't even remember the title..

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:53 min | 8 months ago

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

"Do you masturbate Ross. Geez, you know I've been so busy lately. I barely podcast my shoes. Very Guy Are you happy my podcasts. I barely Polish my podcast, yeah! Yes! You know. I don't know. Okay! Griffin's vary riled about the choice of quote for this well now that now that I have access to the clock of the recording I can say. It took four minutes to get to that. About? Okay what about this one? What about this? Here's a new quote ready? We're not restarting episode, but here's a new superior quote along the same lines. Okay, let me say the role of John. Travolta's Russ Richards again give me a moment to find the character and here's a new line. Yeah well. What about this? Little Missy? There's enough missed in this little puppy to save ten podcasters. Yeah. That's fine I. Don't remember single I'm from this movie. You can say anything right now. Say It was from this movie and I'd be like Oh. Yeah, I guess I guess I. Don't remember that well. I've got to tell you. There's a line I and I'm going to have to apologize. Bet I'M GONNA. Grab my phone at some point because when I listened to Nora Ephron commentary. She cites the line in the script that she said when I was reading it. I must make this movie and I have to be on set the day. That line is said for the first time. which line is if charges do that now? Yeah I'll keep my phone. Relatively far away from a recording material. And I'm going to do a third also reading I, think it should be. What about this little missy? There's enough missed in this podcast to save ten masturbaters. Here's the line. Lisa Kudrow in the restaurant sets fuck me know fried clams. Is One of the one of the reasons I wanted to do the movie. I. Want to be there the day that line is. I said amidst all the chaos and sadness. It's possible to focus on the most trivial thing. Says Nora Ephron, on the commentary for the hit two thousand comedy Lucky Numbers Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary. This is of course very important episode celebrating the twentieth. Anniversary! Somber, you're jumping the gun. The twentieth anniversary of course is in October worth where few months out from the twentieth. That's because you'll get in front of the wave of other sort of retrospective. We're. We're putting the marker down right. Take her years competing oral histories. There's going to be four. His long celebration, the celebration isn't that day. It's a year long celebration. What are you talking about? We're one of a tapestry of events celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Lucky numbers. Because this of course is blank check, it's a podcast about filmography director too early Success Matt's of success early on their careers are giving us blank checks to make whatever crazy passionate products they want. Sometimes those checks clear, and sometimes they win the lottery, but then results in several deaths Ab. The Somme series on the films of Nora Ephron. And we've gotten to this her second. Least successful financially. Made less than a million right, but this is I it. Certainly it made less money than this is my life I'm I just feel like this may have been a bigger live? This may have lost more money because this probably cost some money, and when you, you may not know how much money this made total. How many blackouts did it make? Can I tell you what I think I haven't looked at up. Okay, my memory is that it made like one and a half black hats. Yeah, I don't think it even got there. It made one and a smidge black cats basically like eleven what.

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Top 10 Performers of the 2010s

Filmspotting

06:11 min | 1 year 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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Judge denies bail to Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

The Al Malmberg Show

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Judge denies bail to Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

"Jeffrey Epstein will not be able to await his sex trafficking trial it is seventy seven million dollar Manhattan mansion a New York judge rejected bail citing abstains danger to the community cigarette McCauley represents several of Epstein's accusers were thrilled today with the ruling by judge Berman and we thank Alex Ross Miller this entire team for the hard work that they put in to get to this

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"alex ross" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"alex ross" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"I was a little nervous because he's intents and he's very focused and he's very smart and he's a great director. Alex Ross Perry has a movie out his most recent movie. Several several movies out is a film called her smell which I actually was asked to audition for its with Elizabeth Moss Rock and roll movie. It's available on Apple Amazon and other on demand digital platforms. If you've seen the movie I was supposed to read for the Eric Stoltz part though I think he did a very good job so this is me and Alex Ross Perry talking back in the garage so now how is that Assam. Do you do this particular one and sons Yeah Harney and sons yeah yeah. They're good one. They're like we both yeah but there well I don't. I don't meet many T- guys <unk>. I'm relatively new to it like within the last year or two I quit drinking coffee but now because of my compulsive disposition like I'm way into the T- thing I travel with bags of loose teeth yeah. I probably have traveled with it. If I'm away for a long enough it also makes good ice tea. I mean but I like I travel with several different kinds in bags. I travel with my strain or and now I've got a travel kettle. I'd like there's a cattle you can get. I'll show there. I don't have anything like that but I'll bring it sometimes yeah they gave us a lot of good t- on the movie they sponsored which movie on her smell harness was a yeah. I think they're thanked in the credits. Is You know something like product. Placement Product placement on independent film is kind of a secret the secret grip weapon that people can utilize for their own gain. You can just write to them in a tiny company. Send them a packet stills of the actors a little description of the movie you can get thousands of dollars worth of things that either for the crew to eat Peter. Sometimes you put them in a scene yet apple does this well. There's this whole production design network in New York people that you can get and the money they give you money. No never go shit sure I mean I didn't notice a Harney's movie. I don't think it made it in and I think that was specifically said that was just for me but you know you put it. There is a scene in the movie where she makes a cup of tea. Yeah who's to say that it's not Harney and sons what Harney's would be because they thank you Sam and they're watching and they're like that. I don't see any it's true a- and yet it's the only product we were sent that I'm talking at length about on the record. I know we're doing it. I'm dragging it out. You know I've still have a few of them a few of the tens that they sent me. It's more just I like T- as a ritual shirt like I like it because delicious and it helps me stay focused but I really liked the ritual of brewing it and kind of timing it. I did that and the same with coffee like when I drank coffee at you know I got a way of doing it at grind fresh you know and I've got a few different delivery systems French press cone whatever stuff I don't relate to as a non coffee drinker but when you when did you make that decision when coffee I mean I've tasted it but you seem like a guy that is <hes>. I'm projecting but you might you might you might have decided that. You're going to stay away from a lot of things. Thanks I have stayed away from a lot of things to me coffee just as like that's the smell of waking up to go to school. My Dad has a cup of coffee in the house. It's six thirty. I have to get up to like conditions. Pavlovian miserable smell for me..

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:54 min | 1 year ago

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

"I think sometimes she's it's revealed to be the daughter of one of the guitars from Z top now. She's not like like the actress is daughter. Character is revealed to be the daughter of Billy Gibbons, who's playing himself who is not the actress's father. And this is revealed as like I never told you, but like Billy Gibbons my father, and then what do you like shows up, and he's like playing guitar ripple effect, does it have a show. I don't know. He's just shows up and plays and gets out. Yeah. He's shows up things Abbar of legs. And like the actresses played by, like a Chinese American woman. It's never explained. Anyway. Just when you got a lot of bones theory, we can have all the about bones, and you have about anything trying to get you guys, one of your favorite filmmakers, the keep your like a real even pulse is being discussed. You're going crazy over there. We want Emily dish is about to get a cool forty million dollar. Check a forty million dollar check. I'd love it. Bone sons. Oh, all right back to the keep. In horror sponsor favorable. Movie we love him. Let's not gender movie. That's fair. Our favorite folks, our favorite screaming aver operation. Yes, they're not peration there. Now fit outfit. Yeah. Curated streaming outfit. They show exceptional films from around the globe. Every day they premier new film every day, film, drops off. So you have thirty days in which discover a movie on movie and wait a second. Our guest was very much. Still in the studio with right now is we're hurting the episode. Let me ask him to you have any of your films, on movie Notting. Alex Ross Perry is not as Notting as the computer. Listen, Phillip, what's never seen that. Humanely days left on that one. So you better watch it better watch will, what else have we got on movie right now? What am I everything's just they've got so many movies. I watch demon lover seen. Oh boy band. Yeah. That really attention. His ears are literally burning team in about two like online porn companies that are. In cyberwarfare shit. Yeah, you would probably like demon lover. It's wild and just pull it a flaming sword. They've got got a lot of SAS movies up there right now personal. He's a blanket winner. We've got. Cheers, antichrist's. Movie. Right. Your cousin craters. Nobody knows whole.

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:51 min | 1 year ago

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

"We'll save that for later. I want to create a merchandise. Yeah. Why is there not merchandise yet? That's just the entirety of movies speech. The movies why have we I would have I would have. And I think maybe we'll have a shirt that's just that whole it's just text. No images. No image. Right now, I would like to interject I'm beginning to take screen printing classes, that we could start offering exclusive. Ron do like live. A hundred vs hundred twenty now this this, I think is going to be the big seller. I feel like the movie has become conic it has become my wife has like a. It has. I mean, the question is are, are we does anyone on the rights to that speech? You do make that shirt. And then his Bruce Vallance gonna sue us and be like my wrote, the movies speech. No, no not. If that did that'd be cool to find it has a tot-. That's like, you know, a sex in the city, like carry monologue women around sometimes just a tote, or a mug that just that whole speech. I guess if we spell phonetically, if we do die ammo, right? Harder to that to me is a is a beautiful piece of merchandise. Other things beach comes out. We're gonna be fucking I went to Sean Connery and asked him about it. He would not know he had done that no one remembers, then, of course. And if I look for like, Sean Connery, loss, cours opening their like here, he is winning an Oscar, that's what you want credit for that. I mean, this, this has that has changed my life and the way it's changed the way I say the phrase, the move forever. So I just wanted to mention and hope a groundswell of support. This is a beautiful piece of text based merchant. It will be on sale by this episode of you remember which Oscars it is one with cold mountain because they keep three. Yeah. For pushing the red. And that's the. Because you texted it to me. I have all my phones. I send it to people once or twice a week. I've said to many people, I've heard it was Scottish people. Yes. Sure. Courts. It's very important. I watch it like once every two or three weeks. I wanna go back a point on your on your bullet list. Okay. I think the blanket started doing something very dangerous, which is keeping a constantly updated ranking of the longest episodes. Oh, sure. Alan schrager. Alex Ross Perry's JD mottos of the world to come on and try to break the record couldn't believe at Toronto. When you were like, the episodes coming out now, it's, by the way, second longest episode 'cause they had alerted me to that. Was like taking Woodstock was two and a half hours long. I was like, that's interesting. And I feel like maybe there's been some long ones since then, but that blew my mind, even though I was there for it a good memory. I remember also Griffin trying to get Rachel to. That's the thing. We episode. Yes. She just heard right? Yeah. She's outside are taking. We were gonna do. Rachel at her desk. Ready minutes episode or Griffin Scorsese story. Yeah. You says he stays slot machine pays a slot machine, but we we're done with the movie, and then some if you look there's an hour to go, and you're like, what, what are they gonna happen again today? Shirts seeing movies going to be done in twenty minutes. Say about about. Yes. Specially coming in early. I don't know how the episode went probably well, I'm gonna say this. The fever soda was bang. I think. I think it was this episode might end with Molla coming to explode our heads, or whatever say with you going for for longer run of episodes..

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Rockstar Movies - The Genre of the Moment

The Big Picture

04:45 min | 2 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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"alex ross" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:52 min | 2 years ago

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

"Well, we haven't talked about why I brought in all this chocolate milk for everybody. Chocolate milk, boom. Dull time because essentially like it's revealed that the reason Woodstock happened is because of chocolate milk. Yes, right. Because milk for everybody mean she was originally offer like his parents land, which is like a fucking swamp, and there is a good gag where guy starts walking out into it, and then falls into a puddle and disappears. Some really good comic flailing, which I thought was actually very funny. It isn't that this movie though has like maybe four jokes total, and that's one of them and it's good, and then they're like, we can't have the concert here. This is a swamp and then they think what about drinking. Next door and he's organizing the naked mile and everyone is like, this is chocolate mill. Yeah, and they say, well, they make it next door with these great. Like, you know, upstate cows in this rate, upstate grass as long as you clean up and pay me five thousand dollars, and then it's like, okay, here's the thing. Great. The whole movie has no conflict now. Then he pulls out and they just resolve. It wasn't upcharges. Right. What's interesting about that is say five thousand dollars. And then demetri Martin goes home with his bag of cash, and he shows his parents. He's like, we're good and then using Levy calls and he's like, I just saw a thing about this concert. You're hosting at that point. I was like, where. Where is this guy getting the cold spring press. I just checked Twitter at that point. I was like, oh, that's weird. They kind of skipped over this important detail about how the word is getting out that what's his change locations? Just to be clear. He's asking them for half a million dollars in like seventy five grand then is like a five hundred thousand dollars. Yeah. Yeah, it's like a lot of money. It's a lot of money. Can we talk about? Let's not bury the lead here. Alex Ross Disney brought the three of us horizon. Ganic truck, low fat milk, a gentlemen's, shrink your lead to whatever joke..

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