20 Burst results for "Amanda Dobbins"

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:40 min | 2 months ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

"You want to go back to how we're going to manipulate your child Amanda and I think that's great. I want him to find, you know, life outside this house. But it can't just be easy. What? Your kid's going to be recreating every Nick Foles highlighting. So you don't want to be like, you two just like Brie Larson it up. Right, exactly. No. If he really wants to play video games and he's going to go have to learn about it on his own time, seek it out, make some friends. Here's the books of money. Put together this PowerPoint presentation. This movie and Mark Zuckerberg and everybody else is telling us is that you will not have to leave the house for anything ever again. You will be living in the metaverse. And in some ways, if this movie was coming out in 2022 rather than 21, it might even seem more prescient because it would be on the wave of all the meta stuff. Which sucks, but are you saying that this is our Citizen Kane? I'm saying that like you were talking about the Truman show predicting reality always on TV. And I'm just like, well, you watch this show, we're watching this movie, and it's certainly feels like, you know, like the pitfalls and mountains of being inside of a virtual world, right? So we're about 20 minutes into the movie, 18 minutes in. So is that a hard recommend from UCR? You're in free guy? Here's the problem with free guy. It's the context of it. It's not necessarily that this movie is any worse than any other good or bad movie that Hollywood puts out. It's the fact that it feels like this is their like, oh, we hit on something here. This is a way station for all this random IP that we have sitting around. We can cross promote it. It's like it feels good for dipshit gamers who want to get involved with go to one movie a year, but it also might be cool for somebody to take their 12 year old to. And I think that that's where we're not necessarily it's not the movie. It's the disease that it's a symptom of. Can I ask a very literal question? So these cops, these developers are a cop and a bunny trying to stop guy from being free in the video game. Why can't we essentially why can't they restart the game? Uh huh. Well, once again, the very intelligent movie watcher Amanda dobbins rears her head. That'll come up. I really do like this Miley Cyrus song, so oh, I wish they'd played Barba..

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:58 min | 7 months ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Hey, if you missed it, we announced the dates for the rest of the films at our music box series on HBO. It's a ringer film special. You might have seen the Woodstock 99 Doc that we did a little sneak preview of the series back this summer. The other 5 are coming, starting on November 18th on HBO and HBO Max jagged. It's about Alanis Morissette. After that, DMX, Kenny G, Saturday night fever, the guy who made it Robert stigma. And last but not least juice world. 5 weeks in a row, I put the posters on my Instagram if you didn't see that. Really excited for this series. November 18th market down in your calendar, HBO, HBO Max, music box coming back. We're also brought to you by FanDuel sportsbook as well as the ringer podcast network. I'm going to be hopping on the prestige TV pod on Monday morning. Talking about the morning show on Apple, which just went to another level of absurdity this week. Really? Really just out kicked its own coverage. It is the most absurd show I watch every week and I'm gonna be breaking it down with Amanda dobbins and. Check that out. Don't forget about new rewatchables coming Monday night. It's about Gibson movie that's all I'm telling you. Yeah. There you go. Coming up, the cousin I are going to break down a week 9 that depleted a lot of wallets out there. And also left a lot of doubt. Do we have a good NFL team? We're gonna find out one second. First our Friends from pro jail. All right, taping this, it is 8 30 Sunday Night. You might remember a couple weeks ago cowboys beat the Patriots a giddy. Giddy cousin south came on. Did.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

03:04 min | 8 months ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Number. Twenty nine also faller but not entirely her fault. Although a pivot tv. I think has got her doctor few points. It's beanie feldstein. Who of course we really like from lady bird and book smart is about to appear in a movie called the humans which i mentioned premiered a tiff. Hopefully we'll be seeing that later this month. But she's featured on impeachment right now as monica lewinsky. Yeah and i. i haven't seen all of impeachment. Frankly i turned it off pretty quickly but it's not the best pivot i mean. It's not it's tv so it docks are on this list. But also. I don't know how it's panning out. I think it's not her fault. I think she's yes doing a good job as lewinsky. I the show seems a little bit. Ill-conceived i'm not totally sure why we need this show. Which is so. I think so different from the first two seasons of american crime story both which i thought very effective the oj. Season and the johnny for sachi season. I thought both very interesting. This one novenas good number. Twenty eight is exciting. Another person who. I don't think that we talked about when we talked about this list. Eighteen months ago but as an actor i love. i think we both love his. Name's jonathan majors. He's a thirty thirty two years old. You may know him from last blackman's cisco or the defy. Bloods he cropped. Up at the end of loki as can the conquer one of the more intriguing marvel villains to come along. And he's got a lot lined up right now he's He's gonna be in the harder they fall. Release the star of the harder they fall. The upcoming james samuel western. It's all black. Cast in this western. He's also going to be in creed three and he's also going to be carrying and man and the wasp quantum menia so he's got a lot lock cooking right now another guy who could be top ten and man and the wasp. Quantum mania is the name of film. Yeah okay all right. That's a little bit of mission. Impossible fallout going there. But it's okay. I want to start referring to you as amanda dobbins colin quantum media. Okay sean fantasy and amanda dobbins colin quantum renamed the big picture. I think that'll go really well. Quantum media is probably gonna make your head hurt. I think as far as movies go all of the men movies. Make listen this one. They're going into like other like other realms of existence. I love jonathan majors. Think he is like one of the great actors up and coming of this generation and does sort of by me out. That as i understand it. He's basically playing the character that signifies the multi verse you. He's the character who sort of like controls multiversity or or unearths the multi verse and he explains what the multi verse is at the end of the low-key series ram. He has his great speech where he sitting at a table and talking. Tom hit allston. It's amazing sequence there basically jonathan majors showing up signals. Hey guys they're going to be a lot more universes that you have to know about and live through. Yeah and it's all ant man and the wasp doctor strange in the scarlet witch and kane and all these characters are all going to get into stu you know. They're all going to make physics in school..

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The Crown season 4

The Watch

08:47 min | 1 year ago

The Crown season 4

"I am now joined by. Amanda dobbins our resident expert. Amanda thanks for joining me again. My pleasure your pleasure to watch these middle. Three episodes of the crown season four absolutely crushing. It this stuff. Is this really good. We're talking today about favorites fagin and taryn knowle's ands basically. It's the episode with all the kids. The episode with the guy breaks into the palace and the episode. Where charles and diana go to australia. And i have to say that i think four. I've seen a few people dating for here and there for some reason. Maybe because it's too too well kind of put too much of a bow on it. I think it's fucking extraordinary. Like if i i thought that favorites was a really like startling achievement in dramatic writing and just in terms of the amount of stuff that they burn through in the way that they bring all these characters. What did you. What did you think of that episode. I agree with you. And i have not seen any criticisms because i don't really consume social media anymore but anyone who thinks it's too neat or they put a bow on it. I guess find another show This is peter. Marin is a playwright. There is a lot of construction and intentional cinematic and exposition all dialogue and set pieces built into this. It's not. it's not that it's obvious but all of it is very crafted. So i agree with you that i thought episode four was tremendous in terms of the amount of like and setup that they managed to convey to you in a very effective way. Because we don't really know anything about two of the four children barely met any of them and has been kind of a side character and so there are four children who get their own scenes and moments and so you have to develop those characters. You have to develop the queen's relationship to all of them. You also have the margaret thatcher thematic connection of the of the children. And you're drying out a little bit about margaret thatcher's relationship to women as well which is an important larger thematic episode. And also you've got the falklands war. I mean it's and they do it definitely and i thought about something you say a lot. Which is the crown doesn't like doesn't waste a moment. They just pick the scenes they pick the lines. And you know everything you need to know. That is so hard and they nail it. I mean they do a lot of stuff that i think other shows would probably shy away from because it would feel too like they were showing you too many of their cards so i kept thinking about the scene between elizabeth and an you know they go riding out. This is the thing that they sort of both share this love of horses even though and is obviously phillips favorite. And that's like in the way that that gets conveyed in the beginning and their conversations heartbreaking you know like their conversation is legitimately breaking and i think you could look at what an says. She's like. I used to enjoy being the difficult on and scaring people and now i don't feel like have any control over that anymore and you could be like well like you might go your entire life and never have that level of self awareness. You know you may have to go through thirty years of therapy to find that out about yourself and this young woman just like sort of pops out off when confronted by her mother on iran day. But it's beautiful writing. It's just it's just like amazing writing. And i thought the performances specifically in that scene mostly because the three sons come off as absolute troll lords in this episode mean. Yeah but the scene in particular was was quite lovely thought. Listen i think that there are levels of emotional breakthrough and clarity in this. Show that it's never happened in real life and certainly have never happened in the uk and to anyone who is absolutely senior no country just a lot of time talking about salads in england too early because they get a lot of salad industry and how to their salads or just blue cheese and bacon their emotional relationships are blue cheese and bacon. Do they are not. They're not doing the the smart greens. Now i mean it's it's a tv show and we are projecting emotions and trying to figure out how these people felt about the facts that we know are true. That's what we think is so interesting about episode for which made me reflect a little bit of on the queen character in this season and an interesting thing is happening. We talked a little bit about this on the last episode. Where libya coleman is kind of popping out a little bit and coleman is one of the great actresses of time and also i find her personally hilarious so i think that that's great but i see moments where it nothing is on the page and it's just olivia colman giving it that sense of humor giving it that timing Or maybe even the character is being a little bit written to her strengths and that is also a little bit because the queen is not. i mean. she's not a side character but the way they're telling the story is about all of the other people and events who are kind of crowding into that character's life and how she's bouncing all of it but episode four is just it's about the queen and all of their writing it's character development that is in line with the past three seasons that we've seen and it's pretty extraordinary and i think libya coleman also does like a great job with the actual written script and the character and the reacting to like the horror show of her children. I mean they all are. Do you have a favorite of the four. Who is your favorite on the shore in real life. No on the show. I don't really i. It's shifted i think blassie's and it would have been charles and yeah and this season it's probably end. Although let me get to the end of it. I mean it's obviously not editor andrew. So yeah. I wanted to just quickly before we get into edward andrew charles. A little bit ask you you start this episode up. Did you expect the wedding. No if only because number one. I read some spoilers about how they don't show the wedding but i do also think in their when charles and diana yes yes. The most watched royal wedding. I think of all time. I i don't. I should have gotten this statistics. It was close to a billion people. Watch it. I mean that was everywhere and people taped it and watched it over and over again rate including me who. Dvr it when bbc america riera it before the wedding harry and meghan and it was part of their like twelve hour block of programming. I watched all of it i. It's pretty boring. They didn't really have their production values in one thousand nine hundred one that we expect from royal wedding now anyway but no. There was sort of finality to episode three and there was something intentional about the way they showed their rehearsal and kind of the real behind the scenes emotions where i was like. Okay this is an interesting choice and like this is what we're going to get and also i've seen it before was do because like they wouldn't be a lot of opportunity for people to be talking during that so unless there would be some fagin like wrinkle history that they wanted to explore not really sure what they would do their right. I mean it happened at such a scale that even it would defy the crown's siegi budget. I will say. I was surprised that diana disappeared for new episodes. We'll get episode five. But she is very briefly shown and she is heavily pregnant when she shown episode four. And she just won't come out of the room and in one way. That's really all you need to know. About how their marriage is going and how everything is you know how everything is is shaken out but on the other hand i was like uh this is a choice. Diana pretty popular. Yeah yeah no. I thought that the dow is interesting. Also the suggestion. That charles is starting to become under the influence of these gurus and like self help nutritionist. Which i didn't. I didn't know that about him. Oh yeah the the lawrence vander past reference. I only know about this from the tina brown book. But apparently he brought those books on their honeymoon and then tried to get diana who was twenty at the time of their wedding to read the books and discuss them over for dinner on their honeymoon. So that's how that went

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Dissecting the 2019 Version of 'The Lion King'

The Big Picture

14:55 min | 3 years ago

Dissecting the 2019 Version of 'The Lion King'

"Are here to talk about the twenty thousand nine hundred film the Lion King which is also one thousand nine hundred four film called the Lion King. This is a photo realistic digitally animated reimagining though not quite so creatively reimagined version of the lion king which is of course one of the Canonical Disney new golden teenage classics that has been remade in this series of remakes and boy. There are a lot of things to say about this film. They're not a lot of things to say about. The plot of this film because the plot is exactly the same as the original yes for the most part but Amanda. Let's start this conversation by talking about one thousand nine hundred four wow take take me back to Amanda Dobbins in one thousand nine hundred four entering a movie theater and experiencing the lion king so I would have been nine years old at the time of the release police and I'm trying to remember. I don't remember this actual theater day experience because again I was nine I don't know what are you going to say children children but I have probably seen seen this movie after the fact as much as any other Disney movie that I've seen and I think this soundtrack definitely became a part of my life. We have spent a lot of time on this five guys talking about how much I love Elton. John and I think this was my entry way into Elton on John. <hes> so I the music and those opening notes you make me emotional every single time and I think I'm trying to remember we were talking I went to they were released the lion king the nineteen ninety-four Lion King about ten years. There's an I actually went to see that in theaters which is strained. It's not something I normally do. I don't go in for that type of nostalgia usually but this became the central Disney tax for Amihai for a lot of other people in my generation I think because it's not about princess and it's not about a boy either I mean obviously there are male and female lions but it's just about animals. I think it's about more than just a love story which which is great it brings in a larger audience and I think probably both in terms of story musical achievement. I think it's the peak of the new golden era of Disney I would agree with you and I think that that has evolved over time. This up in this movie was obviously massive box office success. Yes it was later adapted Julie Taymor into a very successful Broadway adaptation. This new version is directed by Jon favreau. Who is one of the I think one of the signature blockbuster film makers of his era so you know this meaningful the movie the original movie was nominated for the two Academy Awards which actually feels quite low in retrospect this is before there was a best animated feature category was not needed for best original score and best original song for can you feel the love tonight? I definitely saw the lion king three or four times in the movie theater really and I was I think I was eleven when the film was released so maybe a little old but I also I think I was very I think Aladdin ensnared me and I got very excited about people like Robin Williams and so the <unk> Immonen Puma aspect the movie. I've done very appealing. I was not quite aware of the Shakespearean hamlet intonations or the biblical Joseph and Moses Story but at the same time I think that this movie is pitched a little older than say Aladdin for that the reason because there are those generational and canonical overtones in it's about fathers and sons and family what we leave behind and responsibility and larger issues. There's there are no oh princesses in this movie which I think is one of the other things to that is significantly different from so many of the classic Canonical Disney movies that we talk about this isn't Cinderella. This isn't sleeping beauty. This isn't even Aladdin in that respect. It's a very male movie. All of the main characters are very male and I wonder if as a kid I I was responding to that unconsciously somehow. I'm sure you were. I think it is also somehow it is very male but somehow feels like less masculine that a lot of I have been handed a lot of male focus. I've caught her throughout my life and especially as a kid and I do think that this opened up a little bit more than it is. Also there are female characters. Nala is not as developed as you might right like but at the end of the other lions you know they're lions can see yourself if you're going to see yourself in an animal. You're going to see yourself in an animal. There's kind of less gender stuff to work with. I'm glad we agree that. This is the peak of the Disney neo golden era the decision to remake. This movie is complex on the one hand. If you listen to our episode about alive and you know that there is really one reason why they're doing this which is money. These movies are making a lot of money. These live action remakes. Some of them are more successful than others. Yes I think Dumbo came out earlier this year and has already been forgotten. That was not very successful these from financial perspective I think creatively there's kind of some cool things in dumbo happening. It's Tim Burton applying his Tim burntness to the Disneyworld which is kind of a kick unto itself. We may look back on in ten years ago. That was interesting. I found beating the beast for example to be utterly dull and pointless and I thought Aladdin was strange and a little bit unnerving and a little bit sexual and why why are the only person person who's like let the genie have his life. Why not I want to be a human? That's part of being a human. Let's make this a sex positive podcast. Okay thank you. The Lion King is different from those movies. Those movies star the sex in this movie. There's there's has no sex in this movie and there's no humans in this movie at all and all those other movies all of these other live action remake Cinderella Kenneth Branagh Cinderella Stars a human being Willy James. The Lion King is completely digitally animated and there are some brilliant people I think chief among them Rob Llegado who is the sort of digital overseer of this whole film the person who has conceived a lot of this new has worked on a great many films Steven Spielberg and Maureen Scorsese in his widely considered one of the premier digital architects of the modern era of movies but there's something you know the the phrase the Uncanny valley has been used frequently in aggressive reviews of this movie because Sedna Valley and there's something unnerving about looking at real life photo realistic ish lions <hes> talking and singing and nuzzling and conquering <hes> the actual physical Ram like manifestation of this movie. How did you feel about it? I think I'm the only person who is really pro. I honestly it's like a nature documentary with Elton John Songs. I'm not mad. I do think I turn to you within ten minutes of this movie starting and was like we should be high right now. We shouldn't in a band because it was a professional experience in the middle of the day and it's important to have boundaries kids in that theater yes exactly so we made the right responsible decision but in terms of the attitude with which I would enjoy seeing this movie I thought it looked looked amazing and I I really do think that as a technical and visual achievement it's beautiful and there and I wanna say two things about that. One is in terms of the it's. It's competition and comparing it with all of the other effects that we have seen. I find it so strange that people don't seem to like this because we have sat through so much true visual garbage in the last two three five years so many blockbuster movies that we see look like trash and their garbled and there's so much C._G._i.. And that's I mean that is certainly true. I think of Superhero movies which I just have stopped taking into account visually because I've just give it up but also a lot of now that we're using more C._G._i.. And Action Movies and honestly just for location stuff so much stuff looks really bad all the time and you can tell that it's fake and I saw that this looked beautiful. I agree with you to an extent. I think that if you look at a lot of the early reviews of the film what you'll see is this kind of phrasing the lion king is an extraordinary breakthrough comma but and the but what is this is creatively dead end and I think you're what your feelings are. I remember this kind of conversation around Avatar. It feels very similar to the one that you're having right Avatar. which is that habit to see Avatar in theaters? I don't know if you saw it in theaters. I assume you did okay you like most humans saw. There is a blizzard in New York and I'd better my house for today's and I gotta go right so Avatar. I remember being completely blown away. I it was a very similar situation where I was not really thinking terribly hard about the world that James Cameron had created but I was inside side of the world and it's sort of movie that when you watch on television does not stand up in quite the same way but it has this ability to surround you an envelope you in what it has created which is from whole cloth the line this lion king. I think is somewhat similar. The problem is we know where the movies going the whole time and so if you are not stoned and you can't fully just appreciate the digital presentation it feels like you're on a road to nowhere and end. I like the I like the story of the Lion King a lot and there are things about this version of the lion king that I think are interesting in well done but I couldn't just help but feel like they stretched out something that I didn't need this moves thirty minutes longer longer than the original film I would say that the voice performances some of which are good most of which are less good than the original which is not what you want true they meet an interesting trace to <hes> interesting choice but I understand how it happens they spent all of their time on the visuals <hes> and it looks spectacular and they did not update this script they they seem to have extended the story little and I think they spent a lot of extra time. Is the the Hyena seen in the chase scenes. Which I think are pretty scary? Yes and I'm curious to see how kids handle they're going to be tougher for your old. I mean that was a little scary in the cartoon yeah because I mean and that's dealing with parent death and real serious stuff but this genuinely mainly frightening an immersive and so I thought that was a great achievement and I think that's where the time goes but they didn't update the actual scripts like there are still lines being said that were written for a children's cartoon soon version of these people and there is a difference between a an what if if is the non pejorative way of saying children's cartoon well how would you you're well but I'm trying to distinguish kind of the nineteen ninety four animation from the new enemy that is something that I wanna talk about a little later in this show but but there is a difference in presentation and style and it's two different types of art and they both require skill and artistry but you expect to different things to come out of the mouths of the nineteen ninety-four Lion and the photo realistic two thousand nine hundred nine no doubt the original film you go back and we watch it and last week on the Internet there was a twitter account that very predictably did a side by side of the ninety four version of the Lion King <hes>. I believe it was the performance of a Kuna Matata. I can't recall specifically which song it was. I think it was gonna Matata and then the new version of accoutrements auto and what you see in the animated version is this almost busby Berkeley. Ask musical execution. The characters are like whirling dervishes. They're doing flips. They're swinging from vines. They're not just walking through the jungle and in the new Kuna Matata it's just a warthog and Amir cat and a lion walking singing and that is just less visually dynamic and it's more difficult to do this sort of photo realistic digital animation that they've done but it's not as fun and the original Lion King is really fun and there's something intellectually absent from this in a way. It's like the in an attempt to be more real. They have lost sight of what was ultimately truly great about the movie. I think that is that is where my head is. I I think that's true. I don't think that this movie like does it to borrow sports metaphor that I barely understand like carried the baller cross the goal line if he will done that state football yes right they don't they don't get there but I I also watched that clip of the side by side and my first thought was wow I nine and was really young and I was at child when I saw this movie and this is a movie it is it does have childlike wonder and what I responded to in this New Lion King and you and I had this conversation after we saw it is it's like it's a different type of imagination. I mean here's my thing what if lions could talk that would be cool as shit if like lions could actually talk and you could just watch them have an actual shakespearian drama and it's not even amber narrating narrating it it's them actually talking and it looked as and it was real life and it looked beautiful and it was shot beautifully as this is that is more exciting to that type of imagination is more exciting to me than total made up worlds ads and total out of nothing fantasy things I just did the things were spinning reality and suddenly it's like these majestic creatures could speak to you. I I find that really exciting and I liked that approach to this movie i. I don't think they leaned into it fully enough. I'm going to ask you unanswerable question. Let's say that there was a movie in Twenty nineteen called the Lion King <hes> that was written designed executed in exactly the same way but the nineteen ninety-four version of the lion king did not exist and this was the first time you're seeing this movie <hes> this story. Do you think you would like it well because you typically do not like quote. Unquote Animated Films Right I. I don't like things that are for children because I'm a grownup and I know that that's like really hard for you to here. It's just unnecessarily. It's just it's just I'll bet you asked me unanswerable Kushner and I'm trying to be very honest if if I could sense and this movie so for children <hes> you know and so much of this stuff where they didn't make it they made it pretty scary but then they're still kind of the goofy numbers and they don't explore a lot of a lot. AWW questions number one. There's no sex had a lot of questions about like the demographics of a Lion Pride yes you there. There are larger political issues that they kind of leave on the table because you got it just like have a a little lion singing a song about you. You know I just can't wait to which I by the way have memorized and I just forgot the title there

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

03:18 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Okay. That's not certainly not the first time that's happened in our relationship. Would you think same to axon delightful? Yeah. He was good. Yeah. And I think also he embryos actually did have a nice chemistry. And she also had a great chemistry who should we? We should talk a little bit more. About when they gave her when she actually didn't have to be explaining some are mythology or just like looking really confused. She she had a lot of charisma and was pretty fun. I thought I wish we had that person for the in most of the movie. Yes, I agree as writing about this. I used the phrase purposefully blank because I feel like they took out. I think Braxton is natural those two things really. Well, she does high level trauma Murray. Well, she's very actor in that way. And that's part of why room is so effective as you really feel the weight of the trauma that her character experiences. But she also it can be like a little zesty, and maybe we have to wait for captain marvel to or whatever. But the only time when you really had that is when she's kind of riffing with with Sam Jackson, right or when she's like when she's doing a mission, you know. And she's like I'm gonna go my own way. I'm gonna do this. You know, and I like, I don't know actual dialogue from the film. But when when she's like when she's playing. The renegade. And that is an extremely familiar, not even superhero, just like action movie. That's what they all do. And I thought she brought a nice possess to it. It was I was charmed by the way that she was interpreting that part of it, and I also never care about the missions or the action scenes in these movies, and I was kinda excited which I thought as a we gotta work on her run a little I'll say that. But not strike me as a national athlete yet. That's it short distances. The run was I guess she was more jogging when there's one shot where she's doing a full on sprint. And I thought it was impressive. So there's no I think it was her. Okay. Because I noticed it because I was paying attention to the run the other thing, I am seldom paying attention to all of the action sequences if you can make me do that. That's something. I thought she struggled a bit when it came to the expository aspects of moral movies whenever you have to talk about the crease. Grow war with any modicum of. Seriousness. Like, there's a reason that the X men movies cast people like Patrick Stewart need McKellen because what you have to bring is this kind of absurd stentorian Shakespearean approach to this dialogue to make work because it's usually pretty bad or it's pretty silly. And unless you fully invest in that or an anon-, everyone, even has that particular kind of acting talented helps to be British. But it can be rough. It's rough in every marvel movie, I think if you have the wrong actor, but in this case in particular, I it did not work from me. I would agree though. I in some cases related to it. So I was just like three Larsen whatever there's this stuff. And then we can get to the movie, and is like, hey, mate, you so an end that plays into the aspect of her character that is kinda outside the box. So I I didn't mind it as much. I mean as with no disrespect. Yeah. When I'm watching a a movie, I'm not hoping that Amanda Dobbins esque figure talking about the incoming alien war. Macguffin? It's a good point..

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

08:11 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Me. I don't understand her reaction. Koi koi. Was it a wo- reactionary? What's going on reaction? It's just unclear well in that comes back later, the shower and say knows when you looked at my legs. I thought you were going to do the ladder. I thought you were under do this shouldn't have known. That's very common male reaction. I find to this movie. Oh, this she should know. She should recognize. There's a vast world of differentiation is more to the fact that if they're married she should be able to recognize why think if you've seen somebody naked for thirty years. And then there's somebody else naked it would be hard to completely match the nakedness of the other person's they haven't seen each other naked in a longtime. True. I think that reaction is like it's possibly like something might be different here. I think she's impressed. I think she's generally impressive. I don't know the question, and and also confusion like is this doesn't match up, but huge x factor here that we're addressing which is he's in the shower. Our? So there's some some some earthly components that are changing physiognomy. Yeah. So who knows how that affects it one way or another. I'm going with more. I I'm going with impressed. What was what was the phrase that you used I said healthy healthy? Who won the movie, Kevin cut? Kevin on the movie, I grew being raves. Cravings shares. Make a stealth case for Ivan Reitman, I think just because this is the kind of movie that I just feel is just really hard to do in tab, the right tone could go wrong. And somebody ways is this is is this last great movie. That's not the Smerch the movies came after this. But he made like a lot of movies like if you have stripes and meatballs and Ghostbusters and twins and kindergarten cop. Like that is Sienese like fun comedy. It has crowd pleasing and memorable. That's pretty incredible resume. But then after this like he makes movies like six days and seven nights and volition, and it gets a little bit less impressive as he stopped really directing as much. I think after this. He did junior ninety four no-one. And then I don't know he's made like a billion dollars at that point. He does also have a style that was very specific to time period as we have discussed throughout her podcast. And this is the last confluence of those events. He he made to really interesting movies this decade that are never. I don't think will ever be rewatch Ables, but they're kind of funny like him trying to get back to a time no-strings-attached and draft day two movies that if they were released in like nineteen eighty six and nineteen eighty eight probably would have been huge hits sports on was no strings attached. That's them Ashton Kutcher. Yeah. Did we ever decide which one was better between that one and the Ashton Kutcher that no that is good? Natalie Portman, sorry, kunas, and Justin Timberlake or friends with benefits. I believe that no strings attached with Nali, permanent, national coach better. I think by my wife and daughter like both of those movies. I think they've aged really nicely. No-strings-attached is written by Liz Meriwether who created new girl. The original script of that movie. Which I read for some reason, I read it was funny. Phony they called fuck buddies. And it was really a good movie or could have been a good movie. Also appearing in no-strings-attached, Kevin Kline. Right. Guys. Let's just be honest with ourselves we all like, no strings attached. It's not Dave you're gonna go. You're in safe hands with Ivan Reitman like he doesn't make you never made a bad movie. Everything he makes his kind of enervating Dave transcend, something I'll go further. I've liked the couple Ashton Kutcher movies by. Wow. I like a lot like love thought. It was really good when they drive and Chicago's Bank. My wife's favorite. Random round com movie. I saw that movie on a date with a girl was dating right before my current life. So they're currently. My only way my beloved singular truly only wife. Worth grade going to break. No, not fourth grade says I I think a lot like love came out in my junior year. Five knows it. Oh five. Yeah. Movie. My thinking of Sean cheated on his wife with. Okay. All right. Okay. What is the movie I'm thinking of? The movie was like nineteen ninety eight now, I don't think so don't turn that. I've ruined my marriage. Had the aqua lung song. I remember. Oh, what's? Mom before what's the movie clear for Lana? Is that a lot like love? Now. That's the move your thinking. What's that movie? I don't know. But a lot like love is. Amanda, pete. I don't remember what happens in the movie. Just remember the Chicago scene. Hold on. We're gonna we're gonna find out. What movie I'm really? Which one I think you would really seen it. I'm thinking of boys and girls. What's that move? Freddie. Prinz and Jason Biggs. Wow. That's the movie date. Nineteen ninety eight tough beat a good safe toughie. As your attorney like we did there. Freddie Prinz and Jason Biggs. Well, you maybe aren't going on as many dates as I was back. Then I was killing it nineteen ninety eight loser. Would Jason Biggs is move is not age will I would say that's age top five worst out of. But that had a great soundtrack it. I really liked that movie came out. And now it's like, I don't even think it could be just doing Jason Biggs movies pie. That's a great one twenty year anniversary. Might be on the rewatch Ables. Wow. For all. We know. Wow. Interesting. Yeah. That's for Dave. We've ended Shawn's marriage. We've had about president Michio verse. Kevin Kline who is healthier. We picked it apart. We figured out how to manage a budget. We solved the problem of American politics and destroyed my personal life. Next weekend. The rewatch was Israeli bites reality bites and then. A week after that is Four Weddings. And if you know, it's not anymore. Oh, no. Are we doing no cancel what the hell? This happen. Got cancelled. Got bumped it didn't get canceled getting that. Okay. Twenty twenty nine we're we're going to have a conversation about this bumper Fletch. Okay. Yes, I'm going to do a solo for weddings. And if you're watchable like in your office as a sit in gonna be me yelling about. Uniroyal until you record it one of the problems of for winnings in film. I'm not sure we have the second person for you for that movie. You might be the only one in the staff who really loves it. I don't have. Outside ringer circles. Classic wrong kinds for weddings, one funeral in one podcast, or maybe you solo at like, Tom castaway. I'm not a Hugh Grant guy. This is blast mate. I mean guy. Guy. He waited until after this podcast to tell me. So I wouldn't be upset. I don't I don't get the Hugh Grant thing I never understood. Well, straight movies. We make it deal here. Like, they do American president. If I find someone who will do for weddings, and a funeral rewatch Ables with me, can I do it. Do you need to get your Charles Grodin, balance the budget? You can absolutely one hundred percent. Do you might have to go outside ringer circles? I will find someone just this is like I'm fired up about flex. So. I'm angry, but I have a plan. So it's going to be okay. All right made a diving show fantasy. Thanks as always we will see next week.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

11:10 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Ask for more fifty K K a hundred K and one doctor asked to be the head of the CDC. This is what we learn in the conversation between Allen and Bob Alexander. That's just not enough money. The president had a stroke on top of his secretary, and people know about it, you know, how much money the National Enquirer would pay for that. That's a five million dollar scoop. That's the biggest story in the history of America. In politics to site. Ho. Another one that I noticed that in the seventy fourth time, I watched this movie. So Dave's wandering around on the balcony as president Mitchell looking out, and then he enters over to see the wave and he's looking at the monument on these places like security concern. Yeah. Sniper across the shade. Like, others, the president what wait hold, and let's go back to your thoughts on snipers. You think this neighbors are just like on the White House lawn? No, I'm saying like where he was you could have somebody who's a mile away with some gun who's like in some hotel or something that could see him in the balcony. I think they do have like roofing air rights under lock around the White House for just that reason. Maybe I had the same way. Here's the only piece of data that I can offer it, which is from the as we all know factual television show scandal. But on scandal, they would be out on that same alchemy a lot like they used the Truman balcony in a way that makes me think that maybe the first family actually can use it. They have the security things down. I don't know seem sketchy or maybe if any real ones to the security concerns. Yeah. Mill us. This is really not my biggest concern in terms of nitpicks about a movie in which the president has a stroke in guy who looks like him becomes the president just going through my list. All right. The president the first lady leave the White House. But then they are able to get back into the White House that part's more realistic than them leaving the White House wouldn't even getting back into the White House heat. They pull up to the front gate and the guys that go. It's you guys. It's like, how do you know? It's you guys these somebody who looks like the president for what if it's not them. We'll it's not them because it certainly not him. Him bad security. Yeah. President Mitchell's jobs program. What was it? Exactly. Everyone gets a job everyone who wants one. It was the Oprah plan. Car car that they make a direct comparison to FDR. I would say that this is probably the most unrealistic part of this movie. I think if a president came forward and said every citizen of the United States will have a job under my plan that person would be destroyed that is that is not something that that I they laugh initially. They're like, oh my God. What is this guy? And then he does the if you've ever seen the look on somebody's face the day. They finally get a job speech. Let's play that somebody's face dated. They finally get a job. Some experience with is. They could fly and it's not about the paycheck. It's about respect. It's about looking in the mirror, and knowing that you've done something valuable with your day. And if one person can start to feel that way, and then another person and another person, then pretty soon all these other problems that we're facing may not seem so impossible by the in that speech. The press is in great job as the president. Everyone should get a job. Let's underline some of the ideas of there. He runs a temp agency. Yeah, he doesn't run an agency that gives people fulltime jobs if you've ever gotten a temp job, and I have gotten a temp job, you know, that you don't really want to sing from the rafters when you get a temp job because it's a fucking temp job. Those jobs suck it's nice to get money and get some security, which is what he says. It's not about he says it makes you feel like you can fly. I have some problems with that part of the speech, but it is moving. Good acting. Why wouldn't Bob just let the VP takeover and then bulldoze? Him. Well, because there's an expectation that maybe he would fire Bob even scout. But he maybe wouldn't keep on his chief of staff better plans just to get this random guy from the temp agency. It looks like the president is going to be the stage. Well, not really thought out. They don't know that he's going to have a strike. They don't know. He's gonna have a stroke to seize an opportunity. Yeah. It's a fair point maybe wonder about whether by Mitchell was really good chief staffer not. We learned that vice president Nance is a good and decent man and public servant, and he probably wouldn't suffer a devious fool like Bob Alexander in his administration. Okay. Best quote, die from a stroke. Like everyone else. You're you're. You're a blip. I'm gonna kill him. You can't kill president. He's not a president. He's an ordinary person. I could kill an ordinary person Kiko hundred ordinary people. And then the ass speech. I love the year your lent year flee your blip. This is great. So insulting. Do you understand? Nobody. Not nobody lit. Free. Don't ever say that anyone I say to our staff every morning, I look at women directly in the I I look Craig directly in the INS at Craig your lint could this be remade new category? Could this be remade is a ten said Netflix series? I say a thousand percent. Yes. This in on this. I would be. But how similar is it? Will you make it to the two thousand nineteen twenty or visit optimistic comedy? Or is it like? This story of AKU and a cover up. And I mean, I think now you would make it like if Trump got replaced by a body double was became a much better. President actually that that'd be pretty interesting movie and people are like what's going on with this. I guess so though, I know I right. But then that doesn't that in advertently help Trump and kind of do some of the he will you just humanizing him UBS exam. Or or it humanizes the policies, and it's like, it's it's not the platform. It's not the administration. That's the problem. It's just we don't like this guy. So we just found another guy. Everything would be okay. Which is sort of the underlying issue with this movie. If you really think too hard about it what you should not cause it's great movie. But it's this idea of that's what we do in the rewards. All you need is like a nice guy. And then he can be president. And it'll be fine and the country will be great. I don't know. I think it has. Even that this is a little pollyanna and a little pretentious. But I think the point of the movie, and the reason that I compare it to Frank Capra movie is because it is about ideas in is about trying to use public office for good for decency. And that is the primary point of the movie is that if you disentangle the complications of politics ego money, vanity sex, all the things attend to distort people and they get power. You can do something good for people's lives. Now, not everybody government that way most conservatives do not. But if you believe that idea and you wanted to make show like that. And that's kind of the sort of show that Aaron Sorkin tried to make them not really is with the west wing as he really believes in that. He's like a true believer in, you know, my dad went to school in the Bill, and that's that happened because of the government, and because that he got educated, and then he had kids were educated and more successful than him and so on and so forth. So if you buy all that stuff sure, but his president is like a Nobel peace winning prize economists. And also the most education. Educated. And it's a cues all the time in the show of being like, an elitist and too smart. Ads for his own good. No. But I'm just saying that he is infusing experience into his president. And I think the one part of the setup that would hit me the wrong way. Today's the the assumption that not subject, but the implication that anyone can be president that just like any I as long as you have the right priorities. You can be president. I think that takes us down some rocky pass or possibly already has. Yeah. It's complicated. I'm not sure. I mean, I'm I'm not necessarily a believer in like the most privileged person. Getting the job is to acquaint. Like, I, you know, a noble prize with experience where the only way to be president. But I just meant that this that Sorkin clearly thinks that you have to have experienced and to have been a politician and have done that work to be president. I think David disagree. Yes. Or no ten episode. Netflix series. No. I think I've answered no virtually every time on this category. 'cause I don't believe in it. I think we've got Dave David movie. It's fucking amazing. I think it would be very different, and we might be bummed out by it. Probably answerable question. What's your answer? I think it can be done. I like I'm ready for another president series just in general. Dave was divorced in this movie who would divorce Dave. He's such a good guy. What was wrong with that person? He's alive. Why do you think the marriage fell apart? He's too idealistic for he's a charlatan. Actually, I think is really the problem. He's a magic trick spewing. Charlatan? If you look at the way that he forces his friend to hire people to sustain his business. That's not really like, that's a complicated thing see them as more the divorces more his fault. Well, we never get a chance to meet his life flighty. I mean, he does kind of stumble into this arrangement without thinking too much about it. He's like, oh, sure. I sit in the chair, and I'll be the president. Why not but he eventually realizes the responsibility that comes with that. But the beginning. Whatever he seems impressionable on his rendition of Homa he may sink too much in the hometown. You think he's annoying? He could be annoying. Tough hang after like three years is David tough. Hang. Great heck tough egg. With Dave when he is running for office ever come clean that he was actually president Mitchell for five months. We do you ever do that as I've done this job? I was actually realize it. But I was actually the president you after he got elected as a councilman. Yeah. Senator accident. Sit here. Like would he just by? Cody. Jason he would be arrested for sitting against the country. Would he would he be arrested for treason, or maybe that treason? I guess I don't know what the legal things are. But it's definitely not a legal series of events is impersonating a government official crime. This literally a coup. I don't mean to explain Ray. But this is a coup. Oh, you know. No one elected any of these people to allow them to make any of this that they're making. I think they did a great job, or at least did it is technically a coup. So don't go around admitting it the shower scene. Yeah. I have been preparing for this since you said, we're doing a Dave watch Ables based on the first lady's reaction. Was Dave more or less healthy than president Mitchell. I just want wanna kill me.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:27 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Room. Good. He's been Kevin Dunn has been in a lot of stuff. He's one of those guys. They're be that guy. Mississippi burning hotshots, fourteen ninety two chaplain. Dave Beethoven second little big league. Nixon chain-reaction picture-perfect Godzilla stir of echoes guys. Iheart huckabee's he's in a bunch of the transformers movies. I mean warrior like he's in a lot of movies, and he's been on veep for the last five years. He's really funny on Vive. You're saying we should call it the Kevin or I mean, it's he is he is he call the fan that he really is. Yeah. There were no other candidates for the sword. The cell ribbon. They knew overacting word for me comes down to Grodin or land Gela because land jello, really douse it up a couple times as much as I love them. In this. I don't really know what gruden's going for in this movie. I think it's one of his worst performances. I love Charles Grodin. I don't really get. It is this guy like partially brain-damaged is let's going on really stressed out. And he's also supposed to be the audience stand, right? Being like, really, we're doing this. He's supposed to be the skepticism in the inist movie. He has my single favorite line reading the whole movie, which is after he helps him balance the budget, and he puts him any sends him off out in his car, and then Gruden says. Out. And it's like that is how most people would react to the situation, and I like to win they're about to balance the budget, and he starts ordering food and like bratwurst was mustered currents like what's going on here? Yeah. Who wins this one? Who over acts in this Franklin Franklin till he's not a president. He's an ordinary person. I can kill an ordinary person hundred. That's that's pretty. He's going for it. It's a great rhythm though. He's really bringing his own sped. Yeah. He's a theater actor producer Craig was really excited for this category. Picking. That's I mean there enough there are many halls of this movie. Well, here's the thing. I don't know if there's a whole comes together. But if you just start unraveling anything, you know, counterpoint what if there's not, okay? What if this is perfect? Okay. It is perfect. The second best movie ever made. They picking it number one. They've found a body double for the president. So he can have sex with Stephan. Okay. Just done that. Anyway. Good. It is really. That Clinton's office multiple tabs. Yeah. This is a good point. Can we talk about the concept of body? Double more, generally. It's ludicrous. Oh, I was gonna say I definitely think this has happened before can history not going. Why is this? I mean, not for the purpose of the internet or not in the internet era and not for the purpose of the president staying in the hotel, the Milania body double thing that member she'd been replaced. I'm still not convinced. She wasn't. I don't it could have happened for the purpose of the president having sex with an assistant a hotel room. But the more general premise that they give which is like sometimes for security, we hire a body double when we send someone else out, especially before the internet or even the cable news era. Don't you think at some point someone was sick? They just needed a diversion. I don't know. I'm I'm not willing to say it hasn't happened. I think it's possible. I don't think it ever to this extent has happened that I'm not saying that you know, there s. Second pick we've Nixon, but who has more distinctive face, Richard Nixon to that's a hard one Kate. What happened Dave's temp agencies in like, the five months that he was the president faith prince was crushing it. She was she was handling the phones if I disappeared from the ringer for five months at what point would you start wondering what the hell is going on shades of granton. Meanwhile, I looked exactly like the president. And you professionally not professionally, but you pretend to be the president at various events around the DC area from time to time. Do you think they replaced the temp agency with Chris Connelly? She's. Okay. Surprised? It was still there at the end of the movie. Boy, I opened the door to that. I regret it. Yeah. You're right. It makes no sense. Dave literally disappeared. I guess maybe maybe tros temping while he called he called and said he met a gal and the us in love, and he was going to Hawaii to get married. Choose Polynesian and ammunition nation, that's one of them. Lines movie. Is it really five months? The time line. Here is another thing that is confusing to made this. It's also it's a movie is it's fall movie starts, and then it's fall when the movie ends right at the end that once they switch a Roo back to the real president. He's in a coma for five months before he passes away. They say the voice over was confused about the time paying graduate. Okay. So intentionally bigamous. Okay. Now, they're pick. Yeah. Mitchell stroke coma. Latte. People knew about that never lease out. No. This is the major thing. Let's talk about the payouts payouts are extremely low. You always need to ask

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

06:06 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"This the first lady nineteen nineteen taking things over. Should we end the pot and open final draft up? What do you wanna do? So the added the scene were Dave in the first lady were presidential impersonators late in the shoot. He didn't buy that Reitman didn't buy that. Those two would click like that he felt like they needed something leading to that. Yes. I which makes sense because you can't go from that guy. Hate you to your stranger to? Hey, totally. And maybe I should say this for nitpicks. I would argue that I I love that scene by most remarkable scene. I would argue that this agreement Weaver. Character turns still turns around pretty quickly. It's just like he makes her sandwich. And then she's like why don't we just keep this cou going for a while? I don't know. But think of it this way, you're you're in a relationship, and it's going bad. There's something native about the person that you're drawn to the attracted to reason you're in the relationship, but the person has changed, and they have gone they've gone crooked. And you lose your connection to them. And then someone comes along who is the sweet and decent version, even the better version of the person fell in love with exactly like looks exactly like him. And he appears before you. And he seems attracted to you. I don't know that seems like a good situation. I we can talk about the relationship aspect about this as well. But I don't totally disagree with you. At least understand the mental tricks that her mind is playing to be like sure why not this witches great. And we sang together. And I don't want to think about the fact that my real legal has been is in a coma like the tunnel somewhere. So let's do this. That's fine. But the part where she's like what if I give you one more shot to be the president and issue majors legislation. Also, she's at that point complicit in it, which we'll talk more about the legal ramifications of this plot. No that guy builds the budget, though, one trusted very free. Those before they made up the balance the budget. Yeah. World where like somebody falls in love with Ted Bundy on death row and having kids with them. I mean, they can't get traction and figure out what the attraction I'm just wondering about the part where she just, you know, signs onto the illegal. She saw shower that she just talk about. She also she'll also and she learned that this guy knows how to do magic to think about how fun that would understand why she's drawn to him. Do you wouldn't it be weird? If you guys were observing your spouse in a situation, and they you knew your spouse didn't do magic. And then they just did a magic trick for a child. Wouldn't you be like the folk was that move, bro? Like to magic together for thirty years, though, idea last internet research thing Ivan, Reitman's, wife and son are the wife and son of vice president nance's is being sworn at the end the sun is Jason right museum famous director for Jason Reitman in the announcing apex mountain. Kevin kline. So this is objective of this is not this L'Opinion. They have the most power when did he of the most success when was his career go in the absolute best? So you could say fish called Wanda. But now you have this. So you have that coming off this? I would say he has more power for this. I think it's Grand Canyon because he's already got an Oscar, but it's not so far removed from his Oscar this is like five years after the Oscar grand canyons a movie about somebody that made a wrong turn leaving Laker game. Yeah. It's my life every gut MDA when I drive home on the one one say shit. I shouldn't take it that left coming to be it plays on every fair of everybody leaving the staple center that there's a detour. And then you just don't know. What's going to happen? I vote. Yes. You guys vote. No, Franklin Gela. Oh my God. This is where we talk about Franklin. Joel. Franklin jello. My my actually God Franklin Gela has been a lot of different guys overtime Franklin gel in the seventies. Was Dracula he was like a hit. Dracula movie. So I saw the movie theater mid. I'm not sure I mean, he was the star of Mel Brooks first movie, the twelve chairs, which is a really good movie that not a lot of people have seen encouraged people to buy the Mel Brooks, Blu Ray set. It's fucking amazing. It's fifty bucks for all of know Brooks movies. He's on a show time show right now. And he's really good in it. It's called kidding. Him falling for Whoopi Goldberg is in the running for me for where this liberty couple of the last thirty years. I don't know if it's the winner. But at least should be mentioned power of Eddie. Yeah. Eddie, great movie that a lot of lot of great things happened from it. I love him in this movie because he douse it up where it's like. At some point. He said to Ivan Reitman should I scale back in retinas eight no no gopher late that scene when when Dave's bouncing the budget, and it cuts to Franklin Jila, and he's just looking at the window. And he's like bulging is like a fricken baby. He really douse it up. I go. Yes. For franklin. Joe? This is like his signature move, his signature performance, in my opinion. I agree with that. I don't know if this was the apex of his career. But it's it's his most fun perform. I guess maybe Dracula was his draft picks. Nobody else in this movie is a PECS Moton where they Sigourney had peaked. What about Kevin Dunn near? Maybe. He's he he's coming up. Okay. We got him right now. And the Joe Pantoliano word Kevin. I never knew his name was Kevin done until I started research the movie really he was for me. He was always that guy from Dave and mad love of drew Barrymore, Geno menacing. He's a good career. Have. I drew Barrymore and Chris O'Donnell? They a mad love. Oh. That's all they sold it in the room.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:58 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"But. Hey. Both Warren Beatty and Kevin Costner were considered for the role and bady took it seriously enough. He decided not to brought Dave to Ivan. Raymond, Raymond got the movie interesting. Costner's interesting. I don't think it works. He was certainly had the most power he was ever gonna have in his career. And right around the time, they're making this movie. He basically plays. Bob Alexander and thirteen days. So he's got some interest in the executive branch, Robin lames was conservatively. We mentioned Kevin Kline almost turned it down. Because he thought the character is too close to the fish called Wanda character. Not only see that. I didn't either I read that too. And I understand what he was saying. Yeah. Dan, waiters word. This is tough Grodin 's in it. Ving rains. It's not really he checked. But it so but just wanted to mention them. And then I think by choices Oliver Stone. He's in the movie for twenty seconds. And he makes like seven threes. I have I have another nominee. Let's hear Bonny hunt. Oh, yeah. Locking. Walking walking. He's Bob Alexander White House chief of staff, I can't believe it what an honor really for all of you. We're walking forty two presidents. That scene is really funny. She's pretty good to what I'll give it to bunny hun. I actually I wait to the next category of fast internet research. The film's Oval Office set was reused more than twenty five times. Yes. Can I be really nerdy for a second? So and this makes sense, right? Because you've seen a million pictures of the Oval Office. So obviously, it looks the same is very similar to real life. The residents in this movie is like no other White House residents on film that I've ever seen. And I'm I'm comparing them specifically with American president and the west wing just sleeping quarters sleeping quarters residents. And especially the presidents bedroom figures prominently in the American president for obvious reasons. And then also in the west wing because he takes meetings there. It's not surprising that. Chew Sorkin projects have this same west wing bedroom, obviously. But it's the exact same. So when I was watching this again, I was like wait a second. That's not what the presidents bedroom. Looks like it's totally different. That's which is nicer. Well, I would say that this one looks at it more liveable quite large what they're doing the spatial relationships. And it's pretty jam and it was like full of red velvet, you have it the beds like really really far from all the other furniture. I know I always wanted to have a bedroom. Like that. Living-room gymnast six in the middle assure those what I'll get into that bedroom. Cheeses. The pelican brief hotshots an absolute power among the was filmed there in the nineties. Sheds part due. When are we doing that on your watchable ever? Did Bill Clinton approve of this phone? I'm sure definitely yes. This gives hope and optimism to the office of the president. He gave Ross of frames script which had autographed read in that. It was quote funny often accurate lampooning of politics, and then gave us a picture of himself holding Dave mug. He's a really loved that lower Lenny scene that was great. Can't really trust anytime. Bill Clinton shows you like something as he's sort of famously full of shit. So Barack Obama once told Klein, I love, Dave. I love watching it went on depressed 'cause you make it look so fun. You make it look so easy. I think if our current president's the movie he'd be rooting for Mitchell, Barack Obama quote did breath. Obama say the last part Kevin Kline say the last part, I read this saying what Barack Obama? No. But I felt like the quote, I read this too. And I felt like Obama quote ended with like it could be fine. And then Kevin Kline at at the other part. I mean, I don't know. That's the punctuation issue. But I think there's something rock Obama's saying. I liked this movie because it made that job seem fun. It's like he did that job for it. Yes. Who cares? How what movies has to say about it? He knows better than anybody. What it's actually like think Kevin cleanse bullshit. Barack obama. Are we sure he was good? A musical based on the movie opened in two thousand eighteen oh, so president Mitchell stroke, apparently, this really happened Nelson. Rockefeller, the former vice president New York governor died in nineteen seventy nine at the age of seventy during an encounter. With his twenty two year old assistant. Megan I thought you were going to say the part where they had a substitute president for a while. But like I would like Rockefeller wasn't an office. That was he. I don't think he was in office when this happened. Who knows I think that that's seen of a politician having a stroke while having sex with his younger system is inspired by Nelson Rockefeller, but I don't get. Instead we ever found a Nelson Rockefeller lookalike and then brought him out in front of the people of New York and said, hey, look at Elson rock that part did not have. Okay. Woodrow Wilson nineteen nineteen. This is good. I feel like I'm in history class with Dr Bill two years into second term, stroke semi-paralyzed partially blind. Mentally incapacitated. This is crazy. This to extent that essentially later, it's still not completely known. How bad he was incapacitated. Twenty fifth amendment at not been ratified yet. So instead of just passing the presidency on his wife took the presidency last two years. This seems like the greatest hundred years ago Kulu series can have right Hulu. We talked about Hulu earlier get on this. The Woodrow Wilson story. Mid on this

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

09:58 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"I love that city. We play the moment when he says, I don't wanna tell some eight year old kid. He's got sleep in the street because we want people to feel better about their car. You want to tell them that. No, sir. I shirt don't spending forty seven billion dollars. So that somebody can feel better about a car that they've already bought. Yes. But I wouldn't characterize. I'm sure that's important. But I don't wanna tell some eight year old kid that he's got a sleep in the street because we want people to feel better about their car. Do you want to tell them that? No, sir. No. I sure don't such a great seat in the cabinet. And the cabinet reading by the. When they walk, and they're all exiting the meeting, and they're all like shaking his hand like Mr President. Well. Have they said physics? So he's all of that. Sin. Can I just ask like, isn't it possible that balancing the budget is this easy? Boy that if we looked at all the pork that's in every Bill in the in the God, damn US congress. And we were like just strip it out. Just strip it out. Wouldn't we be able to get like a billion dollars out in the dropping packet? Yes, totally though you now sound like every person on talkradio right now. Problem of it. And you're gonna do it to pick your causes thing. I mean, it's great because he cuts a lot of money to help the homeless, which is something. I think I don't wanna speak for you guys. But we all agree that that's good thing to do. But should happen. I agree with you and tirelessly, but it is what I wanted to spend more money on people feeling better about their cars. I feel like that's something we're missing in this country right now. So we really have a campaign that did that I don't it might have something it must be a personal anecdote. My husband recently got a new car and wasn't feeling great about it. And I found myself performing this service for free real life. So that is something that you can do for the people in your life. And we don't have the cost forty seven million emotional dollars. Hey, Hulu is paying some of the league's best players. A lot of money to do some pretty crazy stuff. Joel changes name from the process to Joel Hulu has lab sports. Bead Damian Lillard got a tattoo that says who has live sports. Clearly, they really want to know that Hulu has lab sports, Hulu, plus live TV offers sixty plus live and on demand channels tons of shows movies exclusive originals, get rid of cable. Switch to Hulu plus live TV for only forty five dollars a month. What's your favorite teams and the base games all season with no cable required? Watch on the go and on all your favorite devices. Restrictions apply. Learn more at Hulu dot com. Some of the movies we do on the rewatch Ables end up on Hulu. Everyone's house was the bachelor survivor. I think that it's the challenge on their can't remember you're asking. All right woods age the best. The cameos are just tremendous. I just wrote down some of them all of our stone. Tip o'neill. Jay Leno Arnold Schwarzenegger. The McLaughlin group early. Camden Yards can do yards like two years in Ben Stein. Paul Simon not the politician goes on and on it feels like a movie that is very nineteen Ninety-three, which I like it's only missing the fake SNL sketch where like Phil hartman's doing Kevin Kline that would have been guest piece, but it feels like very trapped in they you're so that'd be one. I if you've ever seen the look on someone's face when they get a job like that whole rift just gets me. It's good one. Does that? The Clinton Hillary perils who mentioned the soundtrack slash music is really good in happy and just kind of perfect. Also feels completely of of a moment. It reminds me of the when we did the firm and the score in that movie where you and you just don't they don't do those kinds of scores. More stolen the music from this movie and put it another movies. Maybe another trailer CR Bob Alexander. We'll get ten later to just a phenomenal Kana character. They show the Kevin Kline Sigourney Weaver wedding photo next to his bed, and it's basically their ice storm photo. But they hadn't done the ice storm yet. It's really weird watchwords age spectacular. He's got the side birds. Oh, that's great ice storm. Yeah. Foreshadowing of of a movie that we all have and then last, but not least for me, and you guys can feel free to add the Kevin Kline being Rame since you, really. It's so good. You bodyman? What's going on? Here is loving rains in this move that he plays like Marcellus, and the Qissa death guy all these crazy characters later and straight out thing. I love sweaters would make my neck look too thick. Oh, yeah. That's three best. It's a sweet friendship. Anything else age the best for guess? I think and DC, oh is these any movie with DC renovating people saying that this is one of the only movies that realistically, portrays what it's like to drive around DC most of the time when you have a movie set in Washington DC, it's like, and then we went from Potomac to this street, and that that would be virtually impossible. It's something we point out into picks with New York all the time in movies, and this one is an accurate rendition of that. Yeah. They don't go that many places. So that might be part of it. I've never lived in DC. Yeah. I couldn't say what else? I I mean can Kevin Kline's performance be a part of this. Sure. I just think you know, we've we've kind of established this. But he just walks a fine tonal lioness that not many people could pull off and his basically its own brand of comedy that. That much of movies, Richard Gere's? They've out. No orange. No way. I mean, he's Richard Gere. I wish him well. But I don't wanna vote for Richard Gere for president or kind of my life movie right now who's playing Dave. They feel the best about who's playing guys about fifty years old several forty five fifty we should talk about their ages congra- the hair a little bit. Yeah. I think they're in their forties Klein Dave is supposed to be younger than Mitchell in this movie. Definitely gross hairs be like ten years younger. Applic-? No, I don't think he is the most trustworthy face. Although maybe that makes them perfect politician. I don't know if he could off the humor one of Aflac I disagree. I think he's Larry's could like hail to the. Of has been funny in every commentary on Kevin Smith movies fund him. I'm saying, I don't know John him. Definitely John him as Dave. I think that would be good. All right, Shannon. Make it up and put John him up for every y'all really we remained this. And we just land on John him every time is that true helicopter time. Okay. So I'm going with the with cameos for me as age the best the Oliver Stone one is really excellent incredible. So funny. Great job, Oliver Stone. Did you getting out of it quickly? So it doesn't like beat the joke in the ground would sage the worst. This movie gets better as it is going the first twenty five minutes. I think are and I don't think it's bad. It's just probably the weakest part. And then I leave from the moment. Mitchell goes down the movie takes off completely agreed at the first fifteen minutes of it. I realized how many times I had just caught this movie after it had started Abio. Getting it all, but then when we were twenty five minutes in I was just doing the lines like I just knew everything, and it just that's a new expe- that is an something that doesn't happen anymore. So I don't think people are just kind of tuning into premium cable to watch movies as much as they used to. And so we have just not remembering him coming in on the pig at the car dealership, and that Stephen root actually right there in cameo as well indicates that it's like it is truly from a bygone era. Check road wig or whatever's going on fuller had a hair than he probably ever had at any point of his career. I don't know what's happening. This is a pretty weird corner for you Europe session with Charles gruden's hair. Now, just, hey when actors all said that full heads of hair amo- is like come on come on say, this is that's the most time I've ever spent with Charles Grodin onscreen because like I said I had Dave on VHS. So it looks normal to me, I don't know any other Gherman, although the point that you made that if you look back and movies he was in her late seventies. He's losing his hair. And then all of a sudden he's got up kinda, hey. Kinda is like big flowing locks though. What are you trying to say Bill would sage the worst one more? Jay leno. So Jay Leno puffs is what is the president Mitchell lately as this attitude? Happy meals is that. Who's doing this guy having too many headed? Geez. I was like, wow. Jay Leno was bad. Those just really he was bad. Are you going to do your whole spiel about how when he was on Letterman? He was like a legend. But then he went to end, I'm good. That's that's don't can't do for Craig later. I got you. This is twenty six years ago twenty six years ago. Jay Leno sucked that's kind of amazing think of him in like two thousand and five or pushing Conan or then pushing Conan out a second time like all of that stuff that happened. But it's like he was not funny in like nineteen Ninety-three. He is amazing in the eighties standby eighties J casting. What if one of brothers wanted to box office star and Arnold Schwarzenegger is bad around at one point. That's weird for variety of reasons. I think he definitely coulda pulled up the Laura Linney cheating saints. But.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

06:07 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"It has their age of Matic tone. It's just really fun. When he comes out of the stroke as the pres-, by the way, should we just mentioned what happens movie really clear you want to write. I please watch. Dave have as amazing by the way, Dave is on HBO go it's on Amazon prime, and it's on those things you can watch right now. So president Mitchell evil president doesn't really talk to his wife has the two person cabinet has a stroke while having sex with Laura Linney, his secretary his secretary. Dave also played by Kevin Kline had been his stand-in. So the president could have sex with the secretary they bring day of back, and they decide he's gonna pretend to be the president for a little while. And then he decides he likes it. It's a great premise for the reasons why are really interesting too. I mean one Dave runs a temp agency in his regular life. So his job is just to get people short term jobs. He has been hired for a short term job yet. And then to the reason that they want him to stay is because they think that the vice president who would stand to become the president. If the president dies is a buffoon and Bob Alexander who runs chief of staff play by Franklin Gela, who's basically Dick Cheney. But we don't realize because we haven't had a chain a power hoarding master Machiavellian manipulator who wants to continue to control the office and the way to do that is to put some Roope who looks just like Bill Mitchell into the office. Dick Cheney was in fact, George H W Bush's chief of staff, I believe he was the secretary of defense. Yeah. Was. For Gerald Ford Ford. Okay. Anyway, maybe they know it's Dick Cheney's all I'm saying. So there, I'm sure it informative. Davis mitchell. Stand in second one is the montage when president Mitchell's feeling better though. I once caught a fish this big. Yes, I love happy montages and the way they cut to the shows on that makes me feel feel nostalgic for the early nineties where it's like the McLaughlin group, and so it's just really edited nicely. And then using real senators to weigh in. Yeah, that's finishes with him throwing out the first pitch at the Orioles game yards. Which is amazing. Also is that real like did they have the? Oh, yeah. They would just run out Camden Yards. And it's real I suspected what they did is. They did for. Yeah. So that's to another one Dave fixes the budget in four minutes one of my favorites history where you're going to get back to that. Foreseen? Dave fires. Bob, Mitchell and gives the job speech about his new jobs initiative, which is a little flimsy. We'll get to that later. Everyone gets a job. All right, cool. Socialism just record. They've seen is his last speech in the stroke as Bob Mitchell's having the party relieves. That's an amazing five minutes. And I'm making this its own seen take your. Dave. But would have taken a bullet for you. That is the most rewatch we'll see in the movie gets may retire. It is I love male on male just guys get new that Shawshank be chug place. It's so good thing Ramsey wouldn't have taken a bullet. Former wouldn't even eat the same witch. Dave was making them by the end of it is I would have taken a book free. Great stuff. It was. It was the took your voice because it was you. I look up to eighteen ninety three. Here. I am again. You guys talk about men not really expressing their motions. I have one more SOGA. Okay. When Dave and Sigourney Weaver are pulled over by the cops rose going. He does the Club Med routine zero her voice is so bad. And then I left it out bringing. Bringing. Oh. Moral tomorrow reload. It makes me laugh every time. And then when the cop kind of flashes the the flashlight in Kevin Kline is because he drunk, and he's just like, I'm okay. And just keep singing the comedic timing is really perfect. And also, I basically hate live taking so that I'm picking that as my favorite scene shows you how well they convey it. So that's your most remarkable scene. I think so I love the montage. It's very hard to turn on the montage because you know, when he throws his arms up at the end on the mound. Very exciting. But. This is a nominee, but it wouldn't be my pick. But when they visit the children's homeless shelter when he talked a little bit to talk to the little kid. I was like, wow, this is really hokey and working really. Well, tells the press to walk away guys not now like it's just really effective. It's just you have to be a great actor to make that stuff not seem schmaltzy and Robin Williams. Definitely botches that saying yes, I mean. Well, the magic trick alone is just like, you know, her handkerchiefs everywhere. Yes, exactly would have been so over the top. So I'm going with I would've taken a bullet for you. If it is not considered a scene. I go at the fixing the budget for minutes. Basically it starts out. He realizes they're doing Queant defense contracts that they're still paying the people who haven't lived the thing. It's a what if we don't pay them that saves twenty three million a month in there. Like, yeah. I guess we'd be like all right cool. Start adding stuff the six hundred fifty billion to save the homeless, and he's like, hey, so here's this car barking campaign. We have so we're spending forty seven million to make people feel better about a car. They bought wherever you doing that. They're like, I don't know. Cool. There's another forty three minutes later carry over the two six fifty six. I

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

06:32 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Here. Rotten tomatoes ninety five percent. I know you care, mid sixty three million bucks. Roger ebert. My guy came through three and a half stars. There we go. He said this movie is more proof that it isn't what you do. It's how you do. It Ivan Reitman's direction Gary arrests, the screenplays intelligence and warmhearted sentiment to make wonderful light-hearted entertainment. Maybe Roger maybe you can apply that it isn't what you do. It's how you do it axiom to Roger Ebert entire career. When you talk about him on the shelves, and and respect what he did the archives. Don't lie just here to tell with the archives site isn't about two stars. It's what's inside the two stars should mention Ben Kingsley's nineteen Ninety-three. I told this to Sean earlier Dave Schindler's List searching for Bobby Fischer murder. When a tree like a slider tree of jewelry, cheeseburger, sliders fantastic. I'm Sean how did they make this move anywhere? Or if they David TV show. Just decide that the upside financial upset TV shows is better than into our movie. Right. And then it's what like network's sitcom. It's not it's like an ABC following the bat the premiere of Dave, and it's bad because you know, Sean said that's kind of the miracle of this movie, and is especially coming clydes performances. Like this premise could be studio comedy, right? And then it's like, oh, we gotta fake president. And then it's just two hours of hijinks and everyone goes on their merry way. And this does have a little more substance to it. But I think I mean for a variety of reasons it would be impossible to do now in any other way than like, total slapstick or satire or I mean would've impossible to down. But I mean, that's right now, I know it's like what it would be. So extremely coroner is going to be so insane president Mitchell versus President Trump compare and contrast boy, I mean, I just think Bill Mitchell feel so clearly based on George George H W Bush, and George H W Bush was a bureaucrat, you know, and there was. A kind of like blank nece to the idea of politics back. Then there was like the it's extremism is is the mode of the day. So if you made a movie right now about a president who is like kind of a prick behind closed doors, but was just real politician in front of the cameras, and then you replaced him with someone it would feel odd. It would feel out of place. That's just not what the conversation about politics is right now what we had the last two years of Reagan which God knows how check that. He was at that point, Bob, I four years of Bush. Nobody really knew how hands on he was either. At least this movie, we should mention the Clinton part of this. A big theme of this movie is the president and the first lady are pretending to have this marriage. And then as soon as the door closes. She's just. Really really hates him. And and vice versa. We should say true. Well, yeah. Yeah. Condemned for each other. She does say why can't you die from a stroke like everybody else, pretty harsh. But also, he has his stroke while sleeping with another woman who is one in a mosque fight of quote, patriotic secretaries. You know, it's it's disrespect going both ways. True. This is also pre Lewinsky Lewinsky is not until nineteen ninety-five. So we had known about Paula Jones and things like that. There was some awareness of Bill Clinton as a potential Philander, but in ninety one and ninety two people were suspicious of the marriage. Well, yeah. Gary hurt scandal which figures prominently in the whole Dukakis actually running a campaign situation. So I think it's in many ways written with that idea. And also the public private stuff in the forefront. It also that you know, they mentioned the tunnels, and they say LBJ used the tunnels all the time. So it's an public consciousness that presidents. Don't always do what they say. They do in public. Yeah. I do feel like Clinton but into this movie little bit because they figure they wrote it in ninety one ninety two which was when he was running for president than when he got it. And they start basically, filming it probably talented ninety two. And at that point people were at least like what's this Barish? Like that was the first time I'd ever really remembered people kind of debating what somebody's marriage was like who is the president. I don't know if it happened with like, Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon. You mean questioning the marriage just like the general public on what's going on with that marriage. You think they actually like sleep in the same bed? Like these conversations we had in ninety two. There was a major fixation on Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, but they by all accounts had a functional happy marriage and kinda played to the to the crowd on that. So I guess it's different when when you have suspicions I think it was largely historically since the TV era, either disinterest or which is I think totally Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon I'm in. There was a lot of writing about Pat Nixon at the time. But nothing that kind of withstood the test of time or dollar tree the comes with Camelot and Jackie JFK, and the sort of like the the American ideal of the perfect couple, and that obviously was all ally. But the way that we thought about that marriage is totally I mean think about how we think about Trump and Milania now like just set aside, the politics, it's like thinking of how we think about their marriage. Like hasn't it connotes like no respect, there's not even like any intrigue. Really it just feels so. Arranged that don't even really consider it that way. Yeah. Ninety three best actor. Tom Hanks, Philadelphia he won Daniel Day-Lewis in name in the father Laurence Fishburne. What's love got to do with it? Anthony hopkins. The remains of the day. Leeann Nason Schindler's List loaded. I went into that research part of this going why didn't Kevin Kline get nominated than as like chances all five of those people could have one, and you'd have been like make sense Fishburne was amazing. He is Hopkins is probably the weak link. And he's good in. That's I'm fine with that one. So sorry, Kevin Kline. I didn't check the supporting actor to saving rains got rubbed. 'cause I like being Ramos's performance. Maybe more than those most. What's what's hop to the categories? Most rewatch -able seen. I have six be feel free to add some the scene win. Dave becomes Mitchell's stand in when they teach him and he runs into the guy, and then he goes out, and it is the God bless America. All just really great stuff. It

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

14:24 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"The reliable is is brought to you by the ring dot com. The world's greatest website is was the ringer podcast network shot. Your lint your flee your blip. Dave is coming up next. Dave Kobe was an ordinary guy who's to coat your government. Need your help? We just happening to look like the president or very handsome man Fame's president. Just get rid of the grin. Look like smock. Something has happened to in a country where anybody can become president. Anybody just? Kevin. Sigourney weaver. Okay. Let's get back to work. All right twenty fifth anniversary this movie in may, it might be the best movie of all time. I mentioned what? It's the godfather to her days. It's incredible. Agrees with you entirely. It's so good. It's so it's so satisfying just so easy to watch. And so simple and so happy so innocent. And it just makes me happy. Happy movie innocent is a good way to to frame it. It feels like it's from truly a different time. Visit one hundred years ago, maybe a different country. Yeah. It taps into the same innocence. That Clinton tapped into I was like graduating college when he won president and Clinton tapping into innocence. Care preclinical in. Yeah. We believed in the office and you see American president with Douglas to and then leading the west wing with Martin sheen. But just when we kind of believed in that as an institution. Now, you watch this movie in the Trump era nearly oh, yeah. But what was your reaction we watching? I thought it was a impr- impressive. How old fashioned? It was you know, it really was like a Frank Capra movie. And that was nice I feel like we don't I think one of the most often used phrases on this show is that like they don't make movies like this anymore, but they really don't make movies like this specifically the tone of it, which is like pretty earnest. Yeah. And pretty it's it's light comedy. You never see light comedy anymore. It's not slapsticky. It's not meta. It's it's like, it's it's it's light on its feet. Absolutely. I was surprised when I was watching that has ideas, it is not just a comedy or a romantic comedy. We should talk more about the politics. I mean, I don't know. How far we wanna go? But it is a rich text. It is certainly of its era as you mentioned Bill. I also realized I had this movie on VHS, and I had the American president. But you just mentioned on H S. I realized that I basically learned about politics from these two movies, which is and I think that there are a lot of people if you put the west wing into that there's a whole generation or specifically a whole generation of liberal thinkers who are shaped by these movies, and I don't know fam- I feel like maybe I could have gotten a fuller education. But that's also on me yet almost makes you wonder whether we're more prison move is I made a list of just who the best movie presidents ever were right? Not that many people. Kevin Kline is Dave Michael Douglas America president Jeff bridges in the contenders. Really? I would vote for him actually right now guy, which is he loves sandwiches. So Perman Pullman Armageddon. Independent independent say, I'm an independent state Jack warden and being there. Sure. And then Harrison Ford and Air Force One which gets thrown up by a lot of people as like that's kind of what I would want from a president. They're they're way more maybe presents. I'm just saying that's probably my top six some people go Morgan Freeman and deep impact, I just think that's a bad movie. Okay. The movie has to be at least solid for for to make my list. But what about Peter sellers in Dr Strangelove? No. No. Jack Nicholson and Mars attacks. I thought of that one. I did we like Mars attacks. No. But I think it's probably it's one of those things that we all think we liked at the time. It's you know, the Salga has helped it. I don't know if I even thought that at the time Kevin Kline. It's interesting will I mean, I'll blow casting lives now. Like, this was almost a Robin Williams movie for a second. And it makes a lot of sense. And a lot of different ways that this would have been Robin Williams movie. And I'm not a hundred percent sure would have been a disaster as revenues movie, but unlike ninety percent sure, yeah, there's a ten percent chance. He actually rains it in and does dead poet's society, Rabah Williams, and it's actually good. I think it would have been fine, and it would have been a little bit more broad. You know, I think that there is even though the premise is a little bit ridiculous in this movie. Kevin Kline being such a good and subtle actor makes it not this like circus show of clown ideas about American politics, you know, run EM's, even if even a his quietest. His still got that big face and see so expressive, and you can imagine him at the beginning of the movie coming out riding that pig. And then all of a sudden, you're like what what movie is this. What react heels movie is also how could do people look like, Robin Williams. It's kind of a reverie faith that can fit in all over the place weren't one of the big takeaways every time I watched this movie, which is not not infrequent is just how much I like Kevin Kline me too. I love him in the Big Joe, I love him in this movie. I love him in Grand Canyon, which isn't even really a good movie. It's pretty flawed. But he's just every couple of years he pops in with a really likeable performance. And he's one of a kind. There's a little Tom Hanks in them. It's a little bit of like, the better pieces of Robin Williams. Little bit of Costner. Unlike is a handsome leading man, but not I think conce Kosters more traditional handsome button. Little funny. Little like, he could be the dad in the movie, he could be somebody who's having affair with somebody to movie, but. It never seems like it's personal he can adjust. The dials. He can kinda turn on twenty percent of Robin Williams when he needs to be writing a pig or you know, doing a traffic stop. But he can also be earnest he can be a romantic lead, which he is for a few moments in this. He can be a villain which I mean, we get to see both of them in. He is quite convincing as the actual evil. Bill Mitchell, two good role. It's Rousseau rich. You can see you could see why movie stars wanted it and other movie stars did want it. I'm sure we'll talk about them. I'm pretty obsessed with Kevin Kline. That's a maybe a weird thing to say we've talked about a couple of actors on our show men that we've talked about going close a lot we on a future show. We talk a little bit about William hurt. Well, that's why the big the big show we've been circling it as a reward for a long time, and obviously Kevin Kline is in that movie too. And Kevin Kline hasn't really done the thing that William hurt and Glenn Close have done which is continue to try to like burnish their legacy. You know, Kevin Kline's nickname is Kevin declined because he's turned down so many movies over the years. Kev. Incline is not in the marvel cinematic universe right now. Like he could be in one of those movies. I'm sure he's been offered them. But he doesn't take those checks. He's much more interested in doing the Siegel on Broadway. I I'd say this very hesitantly, but he seems like a happily married actor who he met Phoebe Cates. And they fell in love and both of them were like cool. Let's just have some kids basically stopped acting. Yes. Which I thought was fascinating because she was one of the best looking actions of the eighties and could have had a really big career. Thank you just didn't care, and it didn't seem like really either them cared. He does whatever movies. He wants. He was never really driven by. I get impression that he really likes the theater he is like a theater actor through and through. So some of it is that I think also a crucial distinction is that he was recognized a lot earlier in his career. Yes. Won an Oscar for nearly on exactly which is as we have discussed over and over again on the big picture is the one main distinction between him and gone close. Very true. I think when you have recognition and you've gotten to do what? You do then it's a lot easier to be like, no, I'm just going to do a play. Yeah. Kilson one for comedy, which vary rarely happens. I mean, he won for fiscal Wanda. So, you know, you're talking about a person who kind of a chief d- the unachievable at like five. So it gave probably gave him a lot of capital. You know, he's basically the star of one movie every year for fifteen years, and then he kind of slowly recedes from the frame. This is this is best part. Do you think? Yeah. Better than the big chill better than a fish called Wanda. Bake chili pulls off not somehow not taking personally, the glencoe s- had an affair with his friend who committed suicide in their house. And then when you put it like that sex with her roommate because she needs to get pregnant and as ridiculous any effortlessly pulls it off. And you totally believe the whole time. It's like, oh, yeah. Yeah. He'll have issued have sex. They'll have a kid movies. So weird. That's a that's a three hour podcast. I'm so ready for it. What about Silverado do you like that? Yeah. It's pretty good. Yeah. What about? He just kind of cast guy for a little bit. It wasn't. I think that's why he's in this movie. Right. He hasn't a Kasdan who pushed him to do Dave. Yeah. I don't know. Kevin Kline is just he's completely unique. There's not a can't think of a leading man who is a serious Shakespearean trained actor who loves comedy who can be romantic who could be the president the one thing. He couldn't do is be the lead in death wish or something. Maybe I don't know. But it just don't want him today. We don't think of him that way. But those are often the people who are best in those movies when they're the most unlikely to so easily death wish with Kevin Kline. It would've been more into it probably would have done better than the Bruce Willis version. He said they did a story about it last year. I guess it was the twenty fifth anniversary last may sorry cities constantly stopped on the street by people who tell them how much they love the film, some people just call me, Dave, he quit. Recalled walking down Fifth Avenue during W Bush's presidency. When the Podesta's visiting there's a police escort someone said, I wish it was you why didn't you run? So apparently for the last twenty five years, it's been a lot of why can't you be the president? That means that movies cut through. I think it also indicates the the movie does kinda what a man is talking about. Which is in makes politics seem easy. Yeah. No, it makes it seem like an end. It might be like it. Well possible wisdom, we're gonna talk about. Okay. Picks directed by Evan Raymond. The great Ivan Reitman, I I'm just gonna rip off the run from seventy nine and ninety three. This is in order, nothing left out, meatballs stripes. Ghostbusters legal eagles twins Ghostbusters to kindergarten cop. Dave, it's not all home runs. But there's no outs pretty high batting average. Yeah. It's doubles triples and home runs and just an incredible amount of money. The cast is amazing in this movie. Chemical agents going Weaver, Ben Kingsley Franklin Joe. My guy. We have shown has three minute monologue banquet. Joel greats thing Rams fresh in one of the all-time IMDB runs anyone's ever had from ninety two to like ninety eight which we talked about in the Connors watchable. Khaneh? Roach will Laura Linney or as my wife calls, Laura Linney. And Charles Grodin in his wake in his giant. Or whatever the hell is going on with their written by Gary Ross who wrote the script while working on the Michael Dukakis presidential campaign nominated for an Oscar for this Jerry Ross is an interesting figure break down a little bit to his IMDB is a little less impressive than the Rams run. But he has some good ones. I mean, he wrote big you won't then Dave which is a pretty good start. Also thematically to baseball was in there. Joined with all you're right. There is a Mr. based on your right? There's about so Redmond said purposely put an innocence into the foam as a way of trying to capture. The kind of thing that Frank Capra did in his day for this period, which is really the nineties. It's amazing other world has shifted out of it. It's much more cynical and almost impossible place. He said that last year so someone is is pre internet ninety three no internet yet. But it hasn't been tainted by Email text anything, but political movies before the internet were often cynical kind of hard bit. And like some of my favorite movies about DC are like advise and consent or the best man or failsafe. Like there are movies that are about this stuff that don't have that. Like, I said that kind of like effervescence this movie has sort of like there's a sweetness to this movie yet is hard to do on. I suspect that Ivan Reitman spending fifteen years figuring out how to make stripes and twins and movies like that brought a lot to the table. Because if you're Gary Ross you worked on Michael Dukakis his campaign, Michael Dukakis, just got like a Nile aided. Yeah. In the nineteen eighty eight election, and you think. He came away from that a little bit sour. But this isn't really a sour movie at all. Well, so under like coming out of Watergate. And then all the DC politics movies were always like suspense thrillers. This is going round in the government's at to get us and that played out for next ten years and heads since the late eighties. And then, you know, people are we win the Gulf war. People are a little happier film, pretty good in general, and then leads to this like this would lead to the Clinton election slick kind of a happier time in America for couple years. I think it address movie happens. I think it also accurately portrays that there's actually only like a handful of people that really make decisions, you know. It's it's it's Bob Alexander. And he's controlling Bill Mitchell. And that's the way the lot of administrations with that might pick coming up later. Okay. Yeah. To man cabinet. Well, it's bothered alley. Just read of the show. It is that actually how it goes. I mean, maybe many times in the last two years I've thought, wow, there's literally just three people talking to each. And they're doing everything right now. Now, it's Don junior and what's her face? The PR lady killing me. Just to bring advice. There's oh, it's not dissimilar from the arrangement that is depicted advice, and they do a whole segment about about the unitary authority executive, which is essentially what's happening here.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Win. Maybe since get out. I mean, it's not it's not the best movie. But it is it is the Hollywood movie that I have liked the most since get out. What about you? It's certainly my most rewatch -able movie just to stay on brand. And probably my favorite. Yes. Not the best since. Oh, gosh. Ladybird? Maybe is that a Hollywood movie. I was just hanging about my faith. Why? I never forgive on HBO. I think about. Well, I'll just from now on your movie. It's very it's very charming. This is my favorite movies since fan of thread out good. I really like fan of threat. It's it's very good. It's an it's on cable. Now, it's just good to dive. And I love how comes around at the end. I think he's amazing and he's probably never gonna act again. And we're gonna miss Lewis future watchable. Yeah. That's good schon fantasy. Amanda dobbins. We can hear on the big picture. When is the actual Oscars February twenty fourth we will be live that night. It's gonna be some Nate really, what do you think? It'd be a night. I think Cooper's going to win. I I really think he's gonna win. I think your lips to God's ears really think we'd have a lot of fun with that. We would also see bail winning. I don't think Romney mouse gonna win. And I think those stuff with Brian singer that hurts it to voting hasn't even started yet. I think the voting if we publish this on what day on the twelfth. I that is the date of opens. So listen to this podcast voters out there. Ville Cooper, I'm less attached to Gago winning. 'cause I have kind of have to see the way. I I can assure you that you do not need to see the counterpoint. And I didn't think the lady from the favorite. I didn't. That was a best actress performance, I agree. It was good. I think she's supporting but not bad. So you could talk to Gago for that. Then who else was nominated Ulitsa operates yo from Roma your favorite movie of twenty teen. I'm gonna make myself some broccoli and try to sit through that before the asker go to hitter, it's still gonna make broccoli, you know, what I'm gonna advisory people's water and drink it. My my advice has been go home. It's like Saturday at five pm. The sun is setting taken out -able taking edible sit. There vibe about taking the head of. Let's see images wash over you light grows mass that yeah, you feel next week on the Rajpal is wet reality bites reality bites we already banked this one twenty fifth anniversary routed, but it's coming up next week. If you wanna watch that wrong. It's dave. Oh state. No, it's not. President's day. So the next to Dave in reality bites. Dave, dave. Look at. Me too. We haven't tape that one yet though, Dave is. Yeah. All right. Can live for that. Thank you.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

07:40 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Roles. I think like this shallow count as quotes. I think all you gotta do is. Trust me is is what he says. Right before it pulls her. That's that's a very memorable moment. Could this be remade? As a ten episode Netflix show. I say, no, no. That'd be weird. It would just be a different experience. Yeah. Probably answer questions. Why didn't rather Cooper ever admit that? He's doing eighty veteran persecution. He's list. All these other people. Meanwhile, we know he spent time with veteran. He's looks like Eddie better. He's doing inveterate per station. I don't know. I honestly don't know. This is actually we talked about who would this musician be in real life. It's probably Eddie Vetter of Eddie Vedder lives leaves Pearl Jam in two thousand three. Yes. And then has a solo career becomes Jackson. How big of a deal would it have been in real life? If Jackson main pissed all over himself on stage at the Grammys. I mean, what do you? Call everyone to tour desks and recorded and rain stint podcast. What happens at the ringer? If that happened emergency piss podcast Jackson, Maine has wet himself. This catch stuff. Right. I mean, it would be a huge deal. Literally, the internet would melt, and we would have biggest moment ever. Yes. Then, you know, then day to is like should we be making fun of someone who has substance? I mean, which it's not even day to like we would have to. Chevy bel. Remember when we're talking about this issue. Right. So and then it was there would be a backlash to that of like, he should take responsibility for his actions, then day four would be like, you know, the all the lady Gaga is in the shadow of this great person. And this represents how the patriarchy backlash backlash and then day five his people come forward, and they say, you should be able to piss your pants king shaming and six is like he's in the treatment facility in there, all the pictures, and it's like, you know, Jennifer, garner handing the bottle the fast food, and it will just go on and on. It wouldn't just be like a moment. It would be a long saga is callback to Bradley Cooper's co star Jennifer garner on alias circle. First of all that. All sounds incredible traffic of that. For too long. 'cause that I'll just like flew off. It has maybe the Grammy second happen. Yeah. It's a little that don't if they needed it. But I'm glad it happened. It's okay. As I said, I it's a little hard to watch MandA when this movie came out, and I was like the weirdest thing to me is that they didn't use like magazine covers and try to tap into the teams E type of stuff in the world, especially when he goes to rehab in you had a good point. Which was they want this movie to kind of be time us and not belong to little Eric. 'cause there's a version of that where they really really go all into. Yeah. To celebrity gossip world and blind items all that stuff, and they just veered away from it. The only thing they really did was YouTube, but YouTube around forever. So that's easy. It's hall SNL. Alec Baldwin are kinda the markers of in modern culture who eight four years into who on the movie. And no one at the Oscars, which is so yeah, I know I've been saying Cooper forever Cooper. I mean who who now has a more anticipated follow up on his next movie? Bradley Cooper ISO vote for Cooper because I think as actors I think it's equal. But then the fact that he also directed it and conceived it and offer lady Gaga and all that stuff. This is a pretty easy one for me. Yeah. All due respect to the lady who I thought was really good. The leading the lady the lady I call her. No. Incredible Cooper win. We how many times that we didn't who won the movies. How many many episodes right sixties the episode as one of the clearest ones because of the snow star director combo is. No, I'm always really impressed on anybody can do that. It's hard part of the victory is that it's a big gamble. And he. Yeah. And it and it paid off which I was going to happen. How are you directing the movie? But then you're also in character. Remember your lines the performance had a playoff? There's so much going on. I mean, there's a reason it goes so badly most everytime. Munis rock tried to do. What's remember, he tried to remake the Warren Vadim? Yeah. Directed it. Yeah. Shockingly was very hard. I mean, we talked about this earlier this week on our show, but you know, Kevin Costner did this for dances with wolves. Yeah. You know? He literally did all the stuff that we're talking about. I don't know if you wrote that movie, but he he oversaw the production of that movie. Fully and was awarded forty even though. I I haven't met a person under thirty who's ever seen dances with wolves? Which is another. It's it's like three and a half hours. It is needed editor Craig dances with wolves. Snow? No firm. No from Craig Craig's who's Kevin Costner. Stuff. What do you wanna see Bradley Cooper do next because he's got a blank check? Now. He's just that that into you two. Hang over for two the sequel prequel, it's great. I think it'll be interesting. If he does anything. You think he's just gonna vanish from society? So he could do the move where it's like, I don't know how to top this. So I'm not gonna do anything for two years because I'm paralyzed by all my choices. Wow. Could be implanted. Also, paralyzed by the fact, that I wasn't rewarded the way that I thought I would be rewarded which yeah, it's hard to know, what level of expectation. He's had. I think when he lost at the Globes. There was a sense that it was over. It was this was not to be. How does the Globes matter anyway shape, performance, the PISA door wanna go to glencoe? It's just Jetstream green book into the conversation in a serious way. Just because they decide to I mean, can we just like can we take broadcast license away from them? That's it. It says. Avengers endgame, post-productions rockets voice. He's going to be a raccoon Atlantic wall. Pre-production would set. I don't know what Atlantic wall is he's he's he's working on a movie of out console jurors trapped behind enemy lines on the eve of d day. Directed by Gavin O'Connor under the direct I love warrior. I love Gavin O'Connor. Yeah. So he's got that. And then there's. So he's just nervous Leonard Bernstein, the title Leonard Bernstein bio pic, so that is the heat check of all he checks. Yeah. And I'm here for it. I'm ready. Let's go just do it. Just do it. It's great. I can't believe he hasn't made a box of movie yet. That's either ego play. I'm I'm making the Ray boom, boom Manzini story nine inches taller. Definitely not do that. He's also going to be as mid forties. That's that's dangerous. Yeah. I read a quote from him for this podcast in he was talking about. There are all these roles or these types of roles that I've always wanted to play and a wanting to play a soldier. I did that. And I've always wanted to play musician, and I've done that like I wanna play a conductor and some other stuff, and I was like, I don't believe you that that was on the list. Now, you're just like. I think he wants to play. Yeah. He gets to play, gene. He's really mad about A Beautiful Mind. Whereas gained sixty pounds for a role. No. And I can say respect to him. I sense a modicum vanity given the way he photographs himself in this movie photograph it while further that I'm not sure that he's willing to do that is this your favorite movies since win.

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Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo

The Big Picture

13:05 min | 3 years ago

Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo

"Filmmaker. I think the last thing is. What is it? The article experience is what is the definition of it? Now is it five hundred people in the theater is it a hundred is it fifty is a two people on a Friday night in front of a flat screen to me. It is that's the theatrical experience to me if it's one person. I mean, I think that the experience is the definition of it has changed. It's going to have to that's the world we live. Yeah. And your movie to you you have movie stars. And it has the feeling of kind of like an event movie in some ways from the eighties of the ninety s very sort of mid budget. Hi, Jan rutta, and that we were talking about others movies have disappeared from the Cineplex. And Netflix says obviously making strides to bring a lot of those kinds of movies back. Is there any part of you that will miss the kind of like boxoffice quality around some of this stuff or just sort of the pomp and circumstance that comes with the theatrical. It's to me it's always enjoyable to watch a film in theater or other people are laughing and join in crying, but we live in a world where where the traditional studios have centered much of their energy on Brandon, entertainment and. I'm not judging. That's what they're doing. That's their business model. And I think as you just sorta pointed out they've left behind an enormous narrative entertainment world that many people want and Netflix, God bless them have stepped in. And with great care and love has are fostering Roma. It's my favorite film of the year. Yeah. I I'm going to vote for the award people may not agree. But I feel it is. And I would like to think that when they win the Academy Award. This argument of whether net flicks makes films or not will be put the bed. It's that arguments over they make films they make films that are worthy of any award. That people are giving you this. I'm you know, if Roma wins and other films win, I think in the year two is this not even argument discussion is going to be ancient history, which it should be at this point. There's other aspect of this too. So interesting to me, I feel like there's a new part of the equation with a Netflix movie where I don't know how much of the bird box kind of phenomenon valid, but is it is it relevant to you. If you're movie kind of becomes like a mean or something on the internet that is significant because I feel like one. Felt buzzsaw has a lot of things that people could pull out and could become very memorable moments. But to is that like a new barometer for success in a way, if people have creep are creating content around the story that you've told I certainly I'm aware of the marketing of a film in these days memes. And and things taken from films are part of the marketing, so it's relevant on that way. I would like to see that for Netflix sick. They they entrusted me with some of money. And and and I respect that. And I hope it does. Well for them. I'm not really that interested in it. I hope people like it. I at this point, I'm sort of making movies as much for myself as for other people, and I've sort of turned a corner a little bit for better or worse. Hopefully, I don't stray too far that sounds like a really peaceful place to be in while you know, where it came from. I dive discussed this few times before but I worked on superman lives, which was the debacle of all time. So so epic that they made a documentary about it. I've seen it as fascinating. Right. So I I worked for a year and a half on Soumailla's. And as we getting down the wire they pull the plug two weeks before. A lot of money. But I went into the office. They pull the plug and it was living. My worst nightmare for a year. Like, this was gonna happen. I got my car job down Zanu Monica. I'm sitting on the beach, and I'm just processing everything that just happened over the last year. And I'm and I suddenly realized watching the ways that I could have written the words on the sand and the waves could have just washed away. That's how relevant was. And that was a shocking concept. And then I don't know a half hour later. I'm still singing I thought it doesn't matter. I got something that is process. I this was something I did as much for myself. This was not an invalid thing that just happened. And when I finally stood up its onset, I resolved. I was in at this point doing this as much for myself as for other people in these notions are in velvet buzzsaw the end of valid buzzsaw ends with Jewish John Malkovich. Which is literally what I experienced the idea that there is an outsider artist who's who's who's creating art as a cathartic experience for childhood trauma. Art can be as much for the artist as it can be for the audience. And I think in this film, I was really interested in the relationship between commerce and art in today's world. And the relationship is a very rocky won the quality of a work can't be judged by the number of clicks, reviews or dollar paid. I'm not saying that success diminishes the work. But it didn't no way defines it some. I'm sort of speaking to two different groups are speaking of people monetize art, saying art is more than a commodity assign ever forget that. Because I think sometimes we do. And I'm also speaking artists if you can become a brand you can beat yourself become a brand. God bless you. If that's what you want. That's fine. I don't judge that at all. But I think they're I I look at creativity as sort of a knife edge, and you can blunt it if you're not careful with repetition, and these are themes that are in the film. So I'm sort of I'm throwing ideas at their amidst the satire that you've experienced. Yeah. It's so interesting. I wonder if you have heard from anyone in the art world since you've started showing the film to people and what their reaction to it is. I haven't heard yet. I feel very secure in our research and all the almonds, and I'll tell you last week. I finally watched the price of everything on HBO. I was gonna ask you if you've seen it. I saw it a week ago and everything that these titans in the industry talk about are things that are in our film. I find that. I really asked down in my notes here. I it's so. Eerie how so much of what you are hitting on, you know, essentially, mocking there are people doing in real time in this documentary. It's fascinating. And Jake's character one point says when Toni Collette is asking about money, and where where it's all going in Texas on the money question. It's on everybody's talking about it. And in my research. Everybody is talking about what they're time at the present anything. Everybody knows that something's wrong is somehow it's not like they don't know what I don't think it can be stopped when he can't be stopped the more money the more fuel. It's like trying to stop a bonfire. It's not gonna stop. But people are trying to figure out where it's going. What is it? What does it mean? Does it diminish? Does it do this? It's a very interesting time for contemporary, art, anything. Yeah. I mean, do you see some of the same struggles for yourself as a filmmaker do feel any kind of crunch, even though you're in this peaceful moment, the only the crunch. I feel is is is that I'm an industry, which is which is in a transition phase because of the traditional studios going one way, and Netflix and other people coming in Philly that that's interesting to me it the idea as as as somebody who creates. It's that like I said I'm trying to create more for myself now than for other people. I'm trying to turn my back a little bit on all the noise, and China, I feel that if you create if look night took me a long time, but a night Carl I feel like I've found my voice, whatever my voice is a night crawler. I believe it's enrollment. I believe it's an so I'm just trying to follow my voice, I'm trying to create things that that that are relevant to me. And that brings its own piece it at this point, tell me a little bit about Roman because I don't think that there is enough conversation about it. I think it was a little bit overlooked, even though Denzel was acknowledged. And he's really interesting movie. Really well made what's your sort of? How do you look back on it? Now a few years removed from it on tremendously proud of it for myself and for all the people who worked on particularly for Denzel. I mean, I mean, I discuss this when it was out, but really Roman to me is is the story of the burden of of belief. It's it's it's he's a character. Who's carried a a sort of symbolic cross for so long, and he can't hold it up anymore, and he's going to drop it into me. That is the most of all things we are all going to not meet our standards at some point. And the ultimate message Roman is about redemption. It's it's not about failure. It's about finding a way out of out of something when you can turn when you turn your back on everything you believe in and you suddenly say, oh my God. How could this have happened? Where can you go and forgiving yourself and forgiving circumstances? That is an elevating experience that I was interested in. It's I'm very proud of the film when you're writing does the theme comforters. Does the the idea this setup confide? He always comes. First father is a writer told us from a very early age never bore you cannot bore. So I honestly think the first and foremost job of any artist on some level is to engage you can put slash entertain. But you have to engage people, and I'm looking for vehicles at engaging audience, and that become sort of Christmas trees that I can hang ideas on let me ask you a it struck me as I was watching this movie, you have a real knack for name. Tmz you your character names are very creative in this film in particular, they're sort of really elevated, but we're does stuff like that. Come from. Do you spend a lot of time trying to grab something that will really while people or puts, you know, kind of knocked him off their feet. The idea comes from. I I am an enormous Charles Dickens fan and one of the things I loved about dickens was he saw he saw a name as a vehicle to tell you something about the character. So I could spend a day on a character's name, and I have spent eight is been days on a character's name. I have lists of names. I have files of names, I'm put names one name. And I'm always experimenting looking more Vanderbilt. John Don, Don, reduce your Hayes. I just these these are names that I like, I just love names yen. I find the characters are saying those names frequently in the film, you know, it's so much fun. Not to have to ring out in some way. I find that you miss. That's great Dan couple more questions one. I'm curious. What's the last movie you've seen that you're jealous of I am jealous? Of roma. Yeah. What what was it about that? He is reminded Koran reminded us that there's nothing more dramatic than human small events framed in the right way that threw me there are scenes in Roma that rival any spectacle being made on any budget level. It just I was grossed in that film as it went as anything that I've ever seen. And and these are these are these are deep undercurrents that are not evident. They seem like they shouldn't be so important. But, but when you frame them the way he's framed them, so masterfully they become so powerful. And I just think it's it's it's a reminder of of the of of the potential for drama among people away from spectacle. And I'm only jealous in the sense that I'm not jealous. I I I'm at Meyer that he picked up the mantle and said look people life. This is this is this is really dynamite stuff if you can look at it the right way. Don't forget about it. Do you have a checklist of the kinds of films that you want to be able to make future in your career? None. Do you figure out where to go it all just an idea it just suddenly ideas on these seems really relevant? I have ideas for really dumb broad comedies that that. I once in a while I threatened to do I haven't I should write an action film. I wanna do I have I it's just an idea comes to you. I like I remember watching Slumdog millionaire, and I thought man that writer 'cause I based on a book, I must have been so excited the day. They came up with the idea of the game show quiz that became a vehicle to tell a story in flashback. That's like if I come up with that idea. I just wouldn't. That's just too cool. An idea ideas are have the shapes to them, and and you and if you look at them relevant to us on the you can see them other people can't see them. But but ideas, suddenly just leap out and go look at me, they sort of have structured to them, and and you become on my God. That's just like cool little thing. I could it's like a toy you can play with. So what are you doing next? I'm writing in original spec. Another one set in Los Angeles. At night. God help me at night s another night move in LA thought you would have learned by now. I will you. It's funny shooting at night in LA's fantastic after ten o'clock. There's no traffic. I noticed there were a couple of very good LA moments in in the new film as well. Yeah, we we shot, but I love shooting Elliott night. It's empty it's deserted. It's got this cool energy to it. It's cooler, literally, cooler, it's really interesting wild energy. Let's get dinner. I end every show by asking filmmakers. What's the last? Great thing they've seen. So maybe not that you're jealous of. But just a great thing that you saw I am an enormous fan of Ben Stiller as as gave him down tomorrow. Yeah. Guy was blown away. I I heard that he took two years on it. Then if you're listening, it was a really well spent two years, it's an incredible piece Patricia and Paul and Benito these performances are one of the writing was great to six six or seven parts on the did you see it? I did on the fifth or sixth episode when that thing happens, and you all my God, this was because it structurally, so brilliant to put that they're not in the front where it would have so differently affect. The peace, and I would have been so proud to do that piece. I thought it was remarkable. That's a great answer. I had so much fun watching Belva bus ident-. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate. Thanks so much, Dan Gilroy. And thank you to you. For listening to this week's episode of the big picture, please tune in next week when we will have a brand new Oscar show that we've dubbed the wife of palooza, Amanda Dobbins, and I finally saw the wife, and we are ready to talk about it. And we have so much to say what we'll see you next Tuesday.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on Channel 33

"And the first stories about New York magazine potentially being for sale where or early August. So, you know, if that had been, you know, a germ of, you know, in in his in his head that he might be ready to move on to something else that must have been a huge contributing factors this decision. I think so I mean without knowing I just it seems like this is the time was not you if not you would stick around specifically because of that I mean, you would say, well, I'm gonna see us through or you know, what there's there's and without addressing it at all directly. I think that to me like, I said tells you what you need to know basin things about Adama's Demi or in interesting things to me one is a lot of these other guys you mentioned Graydon Carter and a winter Tina Brown their most larger than life, right, personality wise, or a was he his aura was almost smaller than life. It was like, you know, he was not a off. Wall personality, you cannot imagine him hosting a talk show on HBO if he'd been born at if appeared in his life. It was like keep poured all of his personality into the book itself instead of carrying on as this Rangan tour interview with him for a job one time. And I remember somebody warned me that it's going to be like one of those Socratic seminars like you do in a college philosophy class. Right. And indeed, it was I drawn up this list of story ideas. And he said, you know, and I mentioned what he said that's interesting now now who would write that story. And I offered some names. And why would you pick that person? Right. That story. And I and I mentioned why pick that person he said now, what would the discovery be in that story? And why would that be interesting? And it was this is pulling out of, you know, he did not tell tales about you know, editing. So, you know, Michael Lewis of the New York Times magazine, he wasn't sloughing off stories. He wasn't trying to impress me at all. He was just Neang king. The idea bodily. Outta me. There's a whole like a horror movie. But in a good way, you know, it was just he was pulling it out. And you know, I think that was you know, people who worked for him talked about that a lot. I think he could drive editors and writers nuts by insisting on lots of late in the game changes and edits and and striving for perfection. Yeah. But that was him. And that to me is like, it's it's amazing. And he's talked about in this in this New York Times piece like he he he can he his hobby was the magazine like that was his law. That was every you know, he woke up thinking about it. He went to bed thinking about it. That's what he liked to do. But it's funny. He was just very very very different personality type than a lot of the people. We talk about in that role the other thing, I drove up, you know, we've been hearing a lot about coaching trees like in the NFL the Andy Reid coaching tree in the Bill Belichick coaching tree. Would you like coaching tree? Yes. Please. I sent a few emails. Here's the list. These are people who worked for moss, and then went on to edit something or edit part of something you ready. David Haskell, new editor of New York magazine. Obviously Hugo Lindgren times magazine, Lauren Kern over at apple news. Megan lieberman. Formerly of Yahoo news. Gilbert, crews are pal vulture alumni arts editor New York Times. Dan course over at slate. David Marchesi, a New York Times magazine interviewer John holman's aerial camera. Amanda Dobbins our very own some of the deepest cuts. I got James Ledbetter who worked with moss at seven days. And then went onto ran run. Reuters dot com, by the way,.

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"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:26 min | 3 years ago

"amanda dobbins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Born is two to one green books plus for fifty. I'm with you. I think all the hullabaloo bat is sunk it. Yep. Bohemian rhapsody is six to one that's not winning especially with Bryan singer, Google, the favourite fourteen to one Black Panther twenty five to one black clansmen twenty five to one if Beale street could talk twenty five to one vice twenty five to one, and then it starts going up and up. I guess my first question would be let me say over under eight movies get nominated go under over over you over you think minor tan, I think we're going ten so that means that really could split the vote. Away were but he mean rhapsody could get. Eighteen percent of the vote and win. There's such a complicated system. We're actually working on a piece for the for the site and for for YouTube right now about explaining how the voting specifically works is kind of an obsession of me. And Amanda Dobbins who co host the Oscar show with me, but preferential balloting, essentially means that just because something if if a film has more third place votes than another film that has first place votes. It's plausible that it can creep up in the standings. And it's a very complicated system that they've created. So sometimes it's not your first choice or your second choice. It's your third choice that becomes your vote a wrong. So it's it's not like it's a little it sounds a little like NBA MVP. If third place was worth more than it should be or some. Yes, that's the case. I mean things when things start getting knocked off like if enough films don't have enough first place votes. They get knocked off. And then you go up to the next one and up to next month. It's complicated. Keep an eye on the site. We'll explain it a little bit more. Clearly, but that doesn't mean that you're right. There's going to be openings for movies like bohemian rhapsody that I like. Three months ago. I never would have thought it would had a chance to be nominated stars born to one still seems like the one for me. And I say that knowing that Romo could absolutely be the shape of water of the share where it's just like, it's it's the movie for people that make movies yet. It isn't. It isn't though because there's a lot of people who work in the movie business who aren't happy about what Netflix is doing. So you've got what you think there's a little backlash backlash at Neffa. No question because they're not held to the same standards that most people that work in the movie business art because they don't have to deal with box office for the most part. They don't really have to release their metrics, though, we have heard recently how much bird box was vantage recently phenomenal movie, I think that should have been I don't agree with that. But you know, it's it's a it's a tricky thing because if you work for a traditional studio you probably resent what Netflix gets to do. And and wish you could do it in some ways, you know, there's I think there's a lot of desire to not have to deal with like, oh, well, you know, your movie bombed at the box office of your failure. Like, that's the that's the narrative we pitch every Monday about a movie that doesn't do. Well, and they just never have to deal with that. Who knows how many people have seen Rome probably more than if they had put it out in theaters with a studio. Yeah. But I'm not sure Coiro one is considered a master. He's already won this award once before people really want to reward him Romo is beautiful and incredible. I don't think you've seen it yet. Have you seen it a medicine? Okay. You might have seen. It's a two and a half hour black and white foreign film to tough sell for some people tough to watch while doing Email. So I'll tell you that much Yale. That's the exile about a two right is like people use Netflix as like background noise. You know box per box. Yes, they great. Or is the second screen thing, hyper head up when you hear the weird sound you can't do second screen with Roma. You have to look at it. Not just because you have to read the dialogue..

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