35 Burst results for "Blockbuster"
Darren Beattie's Initial Reaction to the J6 Inquisition
"Ask you, Darren, your conclusion. We are 30% I can't believe we've got another 60% to go. We are a third of the way through this inquisition. The your reaction to what we've seen already and the alleged blockbuster evidence. Well, I want to comment very briefly about the bar segment because this gets to the larger purpose of the January 6th committee and really the whole false narrative behind January 6th. The broader purpose is to recast Trump supporters as domestic terrorists. But a sub purpose within that is to effectively criminalize any talk about the election and what happened during the election. And to frame any critical discussion of the election as de facto incitement to violence. And in fact, this posture was codified within the now thankfully defunct disinformation governance board that was housed within the Department of Homeland Security that was set up to address disinformation along three dimensions. One was disinformation related to COVID, of course. The second one was disinformation related to what they call irregular migration, which is the latest euphemism for illegal immigration, a subject on which the DHS is failing spectacularly. But the third and perhaps the most important is to address disinformation related to the election. So just as their framing January 6th as an act of domestic terrorism that was incited by what they call the big lie or namely anyone who dares to question the official narrative of the election, they're linking that with domestic terrorism and their mobilizing the Department of Homeland Security to basically act on an implement according to the understanding that anyone who questions the election is engaging in potential incitement to violence.
Axios: Jan. 6 Committee to Add James Goldston as Adviser
"Listen to this. According to Mike Allen over at axios, the January 6th committee headed up by that despicable Liz Cheney and that despicable Adam kinzinger, and that despicable Adam Schiff, and all the rest of these loons who are so terrified of Trump coming back. They've turned to a renowned TV guy, a former network news executive. By the name of James goldston, you probably never heard of him. But he's quite a big deal in the TV world. I'll bet Liz Cheney was really glad to land this guy. He's described as a master documentary storyteller who ran Good Morning America and nightline. He has joined the January 6th committee as an unannounced adviser. Mike Allen reports that goldstone is busily producing this Thursday's 8 p.m. Eastern Time hearing as if it were a blockbuster investigative special.
What to Expect from Jan 6 Hearings
"NBC and I parted ways after four years in December. And if I ever go back on, it will be to say, I told you so I told you so I told you so because yamiche saying it's a blockbuster set of hearings. Honest to goodness Jake, I was a junior in high school between junior and senior now between sophomore and junior year. I had to take American government in the summer of 1973 and I watched the Watergate hearing. You had no idea what was going to happen. I mean, you were edge of your seat. We watched that four hours a day for summer school, and it was the best summer school class I ever had. Because, you know, yeah, it really no idea what anyone's got Alexander Butterfield comes up and says, oh, there's a tape machine in The White House. You know, nobody, John dean got up there and lied. It just was wild, it was great. I don't think what do you think the rating? Do you think they'll get a one share for this thing? I have no idea what the ratings will be. I can just tell you from my reporting you my reporting is that they have a lot of stuff that we've never seen heard or knew before.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Scores $86 Million in Massive Second Weekend
"Top Gun: Maverick is number one at the box office for a second week With the latest The Top Gun sequel brought in $86 million in U.S. ticket sales according to studio estimates that's a drop of 32% from its opening weekend but most blockbusters dropped 50 to 65% in their second weeks Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was in second place the bob's burgers movie is number three followed by the bad guys and Downton Abbey a new
'Top Gun: Maverick' Jets to New Box Office Record
"Routine. And it is, it's kind of breathtaking. You want to escape for a couple hours, I'm not typically a big fan of Hollywood blockbusters, you go see Top Gun: Maverick. The Tom Cruise movie, the reboot, man, that is a movie. You want to see a movie you want to escape, you want to have a great time, go see Top Gun. I went with peg and Joey here in the Lake here we area. We went to the Seneca movie theater. The Seneca Cineplex. And we had a blast. I mean, about two and a half hours of just pure action, entertainment, it was, it was really something to see. Great movie. And I'm telling you and to people who hate the content from Hollywood and all the filth that comes out, that movie reminds you of what they're capable of doing. And I think Joey was telling me it took in a $151 million over the Memorial Day weekend. One of the biggest holiday weekend
‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up biggest opening of 2022
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Don't Forget About the Upcoming Release of '2000 Mules' Film
"The theaters were and they're weren't any that was really too close. And also the $20 price kind of offended me a little bit. This was a why would that offend you? You're not going to pay 20 bucks to see a blockbuster documentary about the shenanigans and the hijinks of the 2020 election. Come on, George. I believe it. I believe it. I don't need to see the documentary. I know. Are you sure? Well, you should watch it. You should watch it. It is eye opening. It is powerful. It is riveting and believe me. If you got a problem with the $20, I'll send you the $20. You need to see it and go tell your Friends. Because it's going to be and when these people on the left are coming up with a scheme to have a minister of disinformation, how are Americans not terrified about this? I mean, here's my orcas. This is
"blockbuster" Discussed on The Bio Report
"Wasn't a resources issue, it was how willing are you to try something that hasn't been done before? And that's where the little BioTech companies with investor funding could do it. And the big pharma is with a thoughtful committee of experts looked at it and said, it's not worth the risk. How does Pfizer's role in the COVID vaccine fit into your model? Well, they too looked at the idea of a mRNA vaccine and their in-house experts said that it wasn't going to work out. But then when it did work out, they were able to identify a little company that needed more of the D side of the R&D equation to make it happen. And so they partnered up with BioTech and I think that we've seen that happen a lot in the industry, although early days, it was very common for BioTech companies to do the R and big pharma to do the D what we discovered in our dataset from the basically early 2000s to fairly recently is that most BioTech companies are keeping their projects either in-house or within the BioTech industry. So my partner with a larger BioTech company or the develop it fully on their own, and that's it, the example of Moderna. So Moderna was able to take it all the way as an independent company, final and tech found a partner, the value is for really all of us. Although I guess that's enabled by the fact that you have these large biotechs these days with the capital resources that used to be the sole domain of big pharma. Yes, a combination of the big biotechs with large resources with the fact that investors, particularly public investors, have been far more willing to invest large amounts in public BioTech companies than in the early days. And it's not unusual to see companies now with projects in, say, clinical trials, but nowhere near approval to be able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which, you know, there is there is an essential thing in the drug development industry along with the molecule and it's the money that it takes to develop it. And pharma provides important cash resources as well as often as in the case of the COVID vaccine, some development capabilities on the side because of the growth of the CRO industry. BioTech companies that are able to access the cash elsewhere as Moderna did. Have the ability to develop drugs all the way research through commercialization. Without having to rely on the noncash resources of pharma, which is a kind of an area in which the industry today is quite different from the industry and professor pisanos study. Is there any real impetus for big pharma to become more innovative? Can they just rely on BioTech? And by their innovation is needed. That's an interesting question. And it will end up being determined by just how expensive things get if the capital markets continue to see BioTech companies fully independent BioTech companies like Moderna and others who are able to go from discovery to profitability without being bought by big pharma or without being without partnering with big pharma. Then the price of buying that innovation from BioTech will go up. And so pharma will then need to either spend more to acquire external innovation or it will need to figure out how to be more innovative internally. And I think maybe there'll be some of each. You've been a BioTech entrepreneur, a CEO, a venture investor. How did your own experiences shape what you were trying to do with the book? You know, I think this is a just a wonderful, fascinating, complex and often extremely frustrating business. And it's full of really smart, super dedicated people who are trying to turn these breakthrough scientific discoveries into blockbuster medicines. So they're trying to do two things that are really hard. One is to create a new medicine and the others to create a successful business. And when you put that together, it can often feel a bit like, as I used to like to say, playing three dimensional chess outside in the wind storm. It's just a lot of moving parts and a lot of them move without you doing anything about it. And I think that the three of us has authors have had the chance to study to understand, to participate in to kind of live the process of developing important new medicines. And our hope was that we could help others get a better sense of what all of that was about. It's really important for humanity and really important for business and it's an exciting story. And that's what we set out to talk about. Having written the book, does this change your thinking at all as a venture investor today? It helps me see just how important putting entrepreneurs and investors together is in the process of medical innovation. If you think about it, academic labs, pharmaceutical companies and government researchers, they all have access to the same technologies, the same equipment and often more expertise than BioTech companies. So what is made BioTech the BioTech industry as a whole different? Is the partnership of thousands of entrepreneurs and thousands of investors that has led to more new medicines than any Nobel Prize winning discovery. It really having been both the entrepreneur and the venture investor. It's exciting because it's not combination that has really worked in this particular field. Don drakeman, venture partner at advent life sciences and co author from breakthrough to blockbuster, the business of biotechnology, Don. Thanks so much for your time today. Thank you, Danny. It was great. Thanks for listening. The bio report is a production of the Levine media group to automatically download this podcast each week. Subscribe to our RSS feed or through iTunes or other podcast manager. To join our mailing list, go to Levine media group dot com. We'd love to hear from you. If you want to drop us a line or interested in sponsoring this podcast, send email to Danny at Levine media group dot com. Special thanks to general Levine who composed our theme music and the journal Levine collective, which performs it..
Old news becomes official as NFL free agency period begins
"In terms of a new employer the Denver Broncos checked off all the right boxes this from newly acquired quarterback Russell Wilson at his introductory news conference where he told reporters and teammates he is more than ready to hit the ground running we're here for one thing has to win to win at the highest level often and I'm excited about it I'm sad about the journey and Broncos country let's ride Wilson obtained in a blockbuster deal with the Seattle Seahawks said he has already been an extensive contact with his receivers he added that he intends to earn the trust of the locker room through communication and the best way to communicate is through a strong work ethic Bruce Morton Denver
"blockbuster" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Back, Tom Brady, the magic continues year 23, all these buck players, you know, the perception is, they'll wind up coming back and so all of the baseball news was wiped out. I don't think that's right. What's up with Tom Brady on selection Sunday dropping that bomb? What a guy. You know, he was just in like just a silly goofy mood, but then after he announced it, there was so many other things that happened in the world of sports within like 15, 20 minutes, I feel like. So it's the Tom Brady effect. One of those, the Yankees, making a huge trade with the Minnesota Twins, the Yankees get Josh Donaldson, shortstop Isaiah kiner, falefa. Catcher in return for Gary Sanchez and geo or shella is fascinating deal. I'm going to be talking about all that with Sarah Lang's coming up. This wasn't the twins first trade. Earlier in the day, they swapped with the Cincinnati reds getting sunny gray giving up prospects, including Chase petty, who was Minnesota's first round pick in 2021. Nelson Cruz, who was thought to be a target of both the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals. There's one player. I'm sure it was very happy about that. That deal was for one year and for $15 million. A couple days ago, the Dodgers re signed Clayton Kershaw to a one year $17 million deal. There's some incentives built into the deal. Here's Kershaw explaining his decision. We.
Embiid's dunk, triple-double highlight 76ers' win over Cavs
"Joe well indeed had a triple double that included a highlight reel jam in the seventy Sixers win over the Cavaliers one oh three ninety three and be poured in forty points grabbed fourteen boards and had ten assists as the Sixers moved to to what since Thursday's blockbuster trade regal studio north remote towns so we got a noise groups your distrust one then you know see where we are and you know are we all here are we conquer he scored at least twenty five points in thirty one straight games and be finished eleven of twenty two from the field including four of five from three point range helping Philadelphia and the cavs four game winning streak Darius garland was high man for the Cavaliers with twenty seven points I'm Dave Ferrie
EXPLAINER: Supreme Court takes up race in college admissions
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'Spider-Man: No Way Home' is first film to make $1 billion since 2019 - CNN
"Some some visitors visitors another another eighty eighty one one point point five five million million dollars dollars in in detail detail for for spider spider man man no no way way home home that that was was more more than than enough enough to to keep keep it it atop atop the the box box office office list list the the weekend weekend tally tally puts puts the the latest latest Marvel Marvel film film handsome handsome one one billion billion dollar dollar market market that that tends tends to to happen happen with with blockbusters blockbusters but but this this is is significant significant because because it's it's the the first first pandemic pandemic era era movie movie to to push push past past the the billion billion dollar dollar threshold threshold no no way way home home also also managed managed to to make make non non pandemic pandemic news news it's it's the the third third fastest fastest movie movie ever ever to to reach reach a a billion billion dollars dollars that's that's notable notable because because it it wasn't wasn't released released in in China China which which is is the the top top market market for for Hollywood Hollywood films films I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel the the nation's nation's top top movie movie going going into into the the holiday holiday weekend weekend has has come come out out of of it it the the same same way way we we
Red Notice: Netflix Has Made Another Chore of a Blockbuster
"There. Sunny bunch welcome, all thanks Sonny available at sunny bunch on Twitter. He also is the host of across the movie aisle, great podcast on movies. The bulwark goes to the movies and many other fine things. So sunny, you are not sending us to a band at palooza. I hope tomorrow. I hope you have something for us to see in the theaters. Well, we could talk about drumline. I feel like that is a band the band of palooza sort of movie, right? Well, South American park. Of drumming groups. So what's coming out? All right, so we are in that weird stretch where we have a marvel movie out that weekend before, which means that nobody wants to release a movie this weekend. Because nobody wants to compete in either of the first two weekends with the marvel movie. So in theaters, your options are a little bit light right now. But Netflix has not scared of marvel. Netflix is not scared of marvel. They are releasing one of their big blockbuster movies of the year this weekend. It's called red notice. They probably noticed any ads for it because they don't show ab but it is a big $200 million heist by way of Indiana Jones style movie. Starring Dwayne, The Rock Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot as a trio of well, technically, Dwayne Johnson is like an FBI agent who's trying to clear his name. Ryan Reynolds is an art thief and Gal Gadot is another art thief she competing our thief. They are trying to steal or recover three eggs, the eggs of Cleopatra, which are these ancient artifacts, not real, not a real artifact that ancient artifacts from Egypt that were given to Cleopatra on her wedding day and their price list are very they're very valuable and they are trying to they're trying to recover these. Dwayne Johnson, so we can clear his name to our thieves right rental, so they can sell them to a Egyptian businessman who wants to give them to his own daughter as a wedding
Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Intentionally Misled the Senate
"This is a shocking blockbuster story It'll be ignored by the corrupt media but it must not be ignored by anybody else In the American people need to understand That at the direction of the Biden White House an individual from the president's staff and individual from his domestic policy council And an additional individual In a senior political position in the United States Department of Justice civil rights division coordinating with others Set this entire thing up With a national school boards association I told you I smelled a rat Fink and there's rat finks everywhere You're two individuals who testified during the course of this week The Deputy Attorney General the assistant attorney general for civil rights both of whom knew what took place An intentionally misled the United States Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee Intentionally misled the United States Senate At no time did they explain to those senators That this memorandum was the product of a conspiracy between The White House and the United States Department of Justice That this national school board association letter Was a pretext a planned pretext to unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally Against parents throughout America
Pittsburgh Steelers' T.J. Watt Agrees to a 4-Year, $112 Million Extension
"Get news that a deal has been agreed to in principle. Not sign but agreed to between. T. j. watt and the pittsburgh steelers. This was first broken by ian rapoport of the nfl network was also adam schefter. Espn that they have the deal in principle. I think they just have to put pen to paper. But it's agreed moving forward. Here's the deal. It's a four year extension worth just over our right around just over one hundred and twelve million dollars for tj. What would this has him as the highest paid defensive player in football now you can manipulate the numbers one way or the other to say how much it is per year. We'll get there all right. It's basically he's just over twenty eight million dollars per year from that extension and there's also eighty million dollars fully guaranteed at signing. Now we'll get into that in just a second but first i want to understand that. This is an extension so this goes on top of the deal that he already had for this year which was playing under the fifth year option where he was set to make ten points. I'm going from memory. I'm pretty sure it's ten point. Oh eight nine million dollars this
'Shang-Chi' Blasts Labor Day Records With $71.4M Debut
"Labor Day weekend has been an unusually busy one for the nation's theaters in years past people of not flocked to the movies Labor Day weekend for when a surging delta variant of the corona virus and you get a blockbuster ten brings our family Shanxi in the legend of the ten rings what's that at least to the pandemic era it smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated seventy one point four million dollars in ticket sales it's Marvel's first film led by an Asian superhero the Walt Disney company is releasing Shanxi only in theaters for an exclusive forty five day run I'm Ben Thomas
Who Is Shang-Chi? A Review of Marvel's Latest Blockbuster
"Who is chunky. And why should we care about him so strong. She has like pretty unique origins. As as it goes for marvel characters he was created by steve englehart and gemstar. Lynn in nineteen seventy. Three james stalin's the same guy that Creative thanos who who were all very familiar with absolutely inevitable. He really came. This came at the height of the phenomenon as sweeping across america after the success of daycare. Deans kung-fu series on abc. Which actually was the inspiration for this character. And really like after bruce. Lee's enter the dragon calms in like that really skyrockets. His his popularity in shanxi capitalizes off of that but at least for for the characters origins well like it was really unique character because he was built around his father and his father was a character that was licensed property off of Sacks roamers fu manchu. Who is as you likely now. Very very problematic figure and one of the most prolific Really pulp villains of the twentieth century. So this character really grows From that origin from that kind of lens of being for like a white audience at a time when they're just trying to go off of this this really craze of kung fu.
Marvel's 1st Asian Superhero Gets the Full Blockbuster Treatment in 'Shang-Chi'
"For the very first time. A marvel movie is coming out about an asian american superhero chunky. And the legend of the ten rings is set. Some time after the last two vendors movies it starves. Chinese canadian actors. Seem you leo. Most of the rest of the cast is of east asian descent as well marvel studios says it's creative teams made sure the characters and themes were authentic and not racial stereotypes to do this. They worked with organizations like gold house. That represents americans in hollywood shonky is being released today in theaters only then in forty five days. It'll be available on disney. Plus
Barbra Streisand Shades Lady Gaga & "A Star Is Born" Remake
"Barbra streisand is coming lady gaga and luke. Whose back story. Let's get this party started. Barbara deja vu watching the latest version of a star is born and not in a good way mean you see the movie first. I did she go to blockbuster for that. One on the australian show the sunday project. She had some harsh words about lady gaga and bradley cooper's remake of her one thousand nine hundred ninety six fell. I thought it was the wrong idea. It look it was a big success. Oh i can't argue with success. But i don't care about. I don't care so much about success. As i do originality that first one i heard was who be done again it was supposed to be will smith and beyond say that. I thought that's interesting. You know really make a different again. Well first of all barbara. She looks amazing. You for supporting blockbuster. There's only two left in the country. You are really sure. Patron and barbara You weren't original originality. It was a remake when she to but no one. That's wrong you know always what it is right. It's like one. Madonna kinda threw shade at lady gaga. It's always like when you're an icon. Obviously barbara is an icon. I mean this woman is legendary. She is so talented. She's unbelievable but once that baton gets passed on to someone else and it's becomes the first of all lady gaga on a separate note. Did an incredible job in that phil was unbelievable. I will very rarely rewatch something. And i will watch this movie same so i just feel like there's just that little bit of like it's not my time right now so i'm just gonna jab at it a little bit but i don't think it was video what she said but i do think as you kind of not fade out. She's an icon. But you're not a kid anymore right when you're like oh will someone because originality it what you did. It did it. What are you talking
"blockbuster" Discussed on Unspooled
"You're exactly right where. I'm coming from as a critic. It is now like innate and me that wounds we got a new summer blockbuster. A tiny piece of my soul groans and dies. But i don't think it should be like that. I think that the summer blockbuster deserves to be a really amazing artistic john. I just think that we're at a moment where our directors have been killing it with their own anxiety where to prove that they can make like a seriously good blockbuster. They just make a really serious blockbuster where people walk around. And they're very stone faced. And here's this explosion in old blah blah blah blah and. There's no joy in the blockbuster like you have to know that you're making something for entertainment and you have to embrace that and be okay with not consider it slumming and to think of it as an art form in itself to make something that gets people's pulses racing that gets people grinning and happy. And not think of yourself as a sell-out now that i'm taking with us. I'm wondering where it's because blockbusters have been stealing all of their directors from young sundance people who make like one or two movies and then throwing them in this world that we're getting all of these serious type of blockbusters because they're like i'm not a sell out. I swear. I swear but something is seriously wrong because when we went through the whole af eyeless one of the things. We found out that i thought was interesting. Was that most of the top one hundred. we're films that made huge amounts of money. And now i think we're in the world we don't take movies that make huge amounts of money seriously and expect them to be good. There's either expensive movies. That make a lot of money or a small things that get nominated for an oscar and i wanna just mash them together again and have a healthier cinematic experience. Well i think that marvel. We can't talk about blockbuster acknowledging marvel's place in this ecosystem right like they own the idea of the modern blockbuster they have been doing it for ten plus years and i think that one of the cool things about what marvel's been doing is it keeps that idea of having fun. The movies field very different. Like if you see black widow verses thor ragnarok versus you know even watching one of the tv shows that spin off into a whether it's wanda vision or loki. You're getting a different scratched. And i feel like where they're really smart is. They're not creating the same idea over and over and over again they're letting directors bring their own points of view like i'm very excited. See what chloe's does with the attorneys not technically summer blockbuster yet but i think you need to kind of allow for a reinvention here but hear me out on this. I think there are two types of marvel films right. I think that they make individual spinoff character films quite well i think they let people have more freedom on those black widows really fun. I was surprised about how black widow was. Because i went in there. Being like what. I've watched scarlett johansson play this character. Nine films and i know about is that our uteruses ripped out like great eater..
"blockbuster" Discussed on Unspooled
"And now this year. It looks like fast nine. I mean that's that's from nine hundred seventy five two now. What a crazy grouping of films and it got me all excited like oh my gosh. I forgot about that one that one and that one. You know it's funny here you list. All of those is there you go from saying words to say numbers. He really had to turn into a calculator at the end of that. There was a lot of a lot of sequels there. It kind of is an interesting conversation here to talk about like what makes us summer. Blockbuster what have we gotten stale and what we like in you know. And let's look at fast nine which came out just a couple of weeks ago and is a huge hit it basically signifies going to the movies is back because it has an opening weekend that not only is the biggest since the pandemic started but i believe since the last j.j abrams star wars. The biggest opening weekend that people were ready and fast nine brought them in. And i couldn't think of a better film truthfully to bring everyone back to the theater. Because there's something about that franchise. It's a twenty year. Old franchise is an original idea as much as we don't want to acknowledge it or make fun of it. Whatever it is it is an original idea based on any pre existing ip. Even though there's now a spin off cartoon show which. I am on no big deal but this fast and furious model has been so interesting because it does seem to pull such a diverse group of people in and it is succeeded time and time again explores the world it is you know i think it has elements of so many blockbusters whether it's a superhero movie whether it's a james bond film it has it has all. The racing has the effects. It really has a cast that is especially in this day and age and this has been going on for twenty years with this franchise. That is different looking. It's just not white faces. It's just not make faces and so there are a lot of things that you can hang your hat on with fast and furious that it does and continues to do and obviously is incredibly successful because of it kind of took everything that we love about movies and put them into one giant package. I mean if you had caught me after fast eight i'd be grousing about it because i really didn't like fast eight at all but you are coming fast. Nine in fast night is wonderful so fast is forgiven because they have made fast nine on the daygood on all right. What that justin lin is. The secret to the fast and furious universe like justin lin like he when he created with vin diesel that whole crew fast five. He reinvented the franchise and f gary gray not f gary gray but f gary gray..
"blockbuster" Discussed on Unspooled
"We talked about it jaws. Now that was also based on ip. Peter benchley is book but big blockbuster. Not a franchise became a franchise star. Wars original idea became this big film. Raiders and original idea. Became this big thing but now it's so few and far between and i really want to kind of talk about how that makes you feel. Is there room for films. That don't have a history of tracker to actually succeed. Yeah i wanna talk about. How do we make the blockbuster good again. 'cause those three foams that you just mentioned they're amazing and if you wanna hear us talk about them in more depth we're actually going to take those episodes out from behind archive paywall back out. Because i want to talk about writers nonstop honestly. I could talk about that movie all day. But i want to figure out how like this clique of people. Because we're talking about a little group offense basically we're talking about george lucas and his buddy steven spielberg up man. Let's makes movies. We're talking about how they changed the direction of hollywood and who's picking up their mantle and making original stuff like them now. How do we get good blockbusters back in theaters and how does something that feels like. Such a trope belongs to the biggest and dumbest. How can we mix it up because the truth is this idea of summer blockbuster. It's thought that old like yes. We get credit for launching summer. Blockbuster it when we say that we really really mean it just comes out in nineteen seventy five. Do you know how many summer blockbusters came out in. Nineteen seventy four zero right zero zero none of the films in the top. Ten of nineteen seventy four came out in the summer year before there was one it was a james bond movie but no like historically people put their movies out in december. It was like a huge christmas. It's like the whole movie. Calendar all the moneymakers only revolved around the holidays. But star wars comes out stuff are change pretty quick by nineteen seventy seven. You have five summer movies in the top. Ten by nineteen seventy six summer movies in the top ten in. That's still how it is today right now. Half of our big movies of all time come out in the summer so they launched a really really impactful thing. But it's not as engraved in stone. Has i think it is. It's just as long as our lifetime so it feels like forever. Yeah absolutely. But that's what i grew up with. I grew up waiting for memorial day because moral day meant that the big movies were coming out and fourth of july weekend. All these big holiday weekend meant that you had a big big film. I'm also gonna talk about this other part of the summer blockbuster. That doesn't get spoken about that much. It's also another movie. There was a huge hit that was also on the f. I list the sense that came out in august and august became this time where people would sneak in like a potential summer blockbuster. Hey are you tired from summer. Blockbusters will here's an original idea that might get you on board a move. Super bag comes in in august and just boom blows up. It was used to be this like little secret area. Where you've been just moved out and they get you. It's like the last. Kill at the end of scream. We get one more time and you get right on board. I remember that was a secret sauce. Spot for the summer movie. Yeah larry joe cliches in criticism that there's muncie just want to avoid as a critic and it's august..
"blockbuster" Discussed on The Great Fail
"The financial dynamics of the business instead of shelling out all that money upfront in order to get a payoff later on. They could take that money and invested in marketing the other thing that did was. It gave the studios and interest in making sure that blockbuster have all the hot releases. So now, instead of the upfront payment blockbuster would pay a dollar and give forty percent of its rental revenues to the studios. The shift in business model proved to be lucrative and guaranteed more copies of hot titles and significantly lower upfront costs which enable blockbuster to advertise that they had the biggest new releases store sales grew, and so did its market share. In fact, the new changes were backed with a pair of new marketing campaigns go home happy and the blockbuster guarantee which promise that your movie would be in stock, and if it wasn't, you get to rent it for free when it becomes available, these were massive changes that drove revenues up in a big way. But like the villain in a slasher flick, there was something lurking just out of sight and ready to close in for the kill. Despite the success of the revenue sharing model, DVD's began to emerge onto the scene with big box retailers like target and Walmart offering movies with titles below twenty dollars. This significantly hurt blockbuster who at one point had been more concerned about video on demand biting into its business. Of course, it was also the rise of DVD's that allowed newer more nimble startups like red box and Netflix's to crawl out of the woodwork. Interestingly, and contrary to popular belief Netflix didn't even have a substantial business model for blockbuster to acquire back in two thousand when the two companies I cross paths. A meeting in two thousand. Where Net flicks which was in deep deep financial trouble with the time. Win To blockbuster to strike a deal. And There are several versions of that meeting Netflix says that. They offered to sell to blockbusters. Blockbuster says that there was no serious discussion. NETFLIX's as back John, Antioquia was there for the whole meeting NPR. He wasn't there. He said maybe I stopped in, but I wasn't there at the meeting. Everybody seems to have a different view about what happened that needed. There's a couple of things we know for sure one is that. NETFLIX's wasn't worth anything at the time. It wasn't worth fifty million dollars. It was hemorrhaging cash and the only real assets it had. Were senior management and senior management. Had started Netflix's because they had just got an accident from their previous startups. So if blockbuster had bought net flicks almost assuredly that senior management who were. Entrepreneurs at heart they would have been gone from the company in two years. What blockbusters view of the whole situation was why should we buy this company with no assets and no business model when we can just build the same thing ourselves, which is what they did. One of the things I think is important at that meeting that netflix's really developed business model that subscription business model. Either around the time of that meeting after that meeting. But that business model hadn't established itself as successfully and I think that's a really really important point to understand. In two thousand and four sensing where the market was going. John saw yet another opportunity to do something revolutionary for the industry. He launched blockbuster online and a few short months. Later announce that he was going get rid of late fees though it may not seem like much to people who grew up in the era of streaming. This was a huge deal at the time. Blockbuster once made a staggering eight, hundred million in just a year alone in late fees. During the time Viacom, did the math and calculated that it would take two hundred million dollars to launch the online business and another two hundred million dollars to cut late fees. Since that left a bad taste in their mouth Viacom made a move that would prove to be a fatal one for blockbuster ceiling its eventual.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"I'm Peter Kafka and I'm Ronnie. Mola and this is landed the giants. The net flicks effect a podcast on Netflix's disrupted. Hollywood change the way we watch TV and movies. And how it should have been squashed by giant competitor, but ended up turning the tables and killing the video store. Okay Peter. Let's go back in time long. Before we had netflixing chill, we had blockbuster nights. Remember this tonight. Make a blockbuster. In the nineties and early outs, blockbuster was the world's largest video rental chain. It was a huge part of American culture at its peak, it was bringing in six billion dollars a year in revenue and had more than nine thousand stores around the globe. It was the place to rent movies it was. Social place like teens would meet their. You know people you know because that was one of the few things that you could always do as a high school student. Was You know you could get together with your friends and rent a movie and go to the cool, parents, house, and watch it where there's a copy of the wiz that I would like hide in a corner at blockbuster because I always wanted to be there when I come back for, and we would go in there her car then go into blockbuster and pick out a movie, and then we get a little treat you know I don't know. We pick two to three movies scary WanNa funny one and then in action. Nobody has the movie I want I. Even Video Blockbuster probably hasn't I mean? We have over ten thousand videos? Five six o'clock on a Friday night. Phones are ringing off the hook. It's never what do you have? That's good. It's always what you have. That's new that last voices Jason Bailey nowadays. He writes about movies for places like vulture in the New York Times, but years ago, he used to work at a bunch of video stores, including blockbuster, which he says wasn't as great as we might remember. I have much more nostalgic for the video store. Then I do for blockbuster in particular which really in a lot of ways. Ways killed the video store, flattening it into the sort of McDonald's version of the video store, right? That's what I remember about. Blockbuster killed my local video store replaced with blockbuster, which I did not like blockbusters were everywhere, and everyone rented from there, but that didn't mean it was a great customer experience, one of the big things that you always hear people who who don't remember blockbuster through a Golden Glove nostalgia talk about where the late fees or as they tried to rebrand them additional day fees or additional rental fees. They were outrageous. Boxer made a ton of money on late visas or additional day fees running. At one point late fees made up seventy percent of blockbuster prophet, and along with this highly fees, there are a long list of other problems limited new releases, long lines, shitty customer service all which is lousy for customers, which also made it lousy for employees. I got cursed out a fair amount. Again for you know just doing what I was told to do by corporate, but yes I would, I would be told that you know that. We were monsters that we were bloodsuckers. I had that thing back on time I saw you. You take it out of the box I was like I got called out like that I had people tell me I saw you in here when I dropped it off. You tell me you didn't check it in on time. I'm not paying that if it got heated, but this is all factored into blockbusters business model. The company even had a term for it managed. Dissatisfaction managed to satisfaction is a term that John Antioch. Oh the CEO Blockbuster <hes> explained to me, and that is is long as you give a consumer and. And of what they want. They will ignore the fact that they're not always getting what they want. This is unique heating. She's a journalist who covered enough for Reuters she also wrote a book and made a documentary about Netflix's history blockbuster understood that only twenty percent of customers who came in would get the movie that they wanted, and they would have to get something else the other eighty percent of the time. They weren't happy, but they weren't horribly angry. Managed dissatisfaction is one of the great corporate euphemisms for screw you give. Give us your money. You are ever going to hear and if you can't remember what it was like to go to. Blockbuster occurred analogy. Be Like an airplane. You WanNa. Airplanes are like it sucks every way, and if you want to improve it in any way, you have to pay additional fees for everything that is blockbuster in a nutshell in the nineties, yeah, customers felt trapped, and with all the smaller mom and pop stores being squeezed out. They didn't really have a better alternative, and then all of a sudden they did. Again you've gotta remember. That netflix emerged in the late nineties when the Internet still felt pretty new. Amazon was just becoming release accessible selling books online. They're doing it cheaper than the competition and they didn't have to operate stores, so Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph to tech guys in the bay area are surveying the landscape and they thought hey, we could be the Amazon of something else. There's a better way to rent movies as many as you want. Go to Netflix DOT COM. COM Bake a list of the movies you want to see and about one business day you'll get three. DVD's kept him as long as you want. Without late fees DVD's had just come out. And suddenly there was this new way to watch movies that didn't involve these bulky VHS tapes. DVD's were smaller, more durable, and you could ship them for price of a postage stamp. So? Hastings Randolph thought. Hey, we could be them on of movies. This may seem obvious now, but at the time this was a big deal. Suddenly instead of having to go to the store and deal the crummy customer experience, he could stay home. You can hit a button and someone somewhere sent you the dvd you wanted instead of the one you had to settle. for which Netflix customers loved by the way they tended to order? The kind of movies at blockbuster didn't feature or even carry it all they had all the indie movies and older movies and blockbuster was focused on what was new.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Blockbuster
"Night and he said we're going to build a warning. System will call it a Roger Drill. Somebody's going to be on the lookout for a sports car and immediately radio, and on the walkie talkies, and then inside the sound stage. Everyone. You know no matter what you're doing. Drop. It Get everything off the stage it. You know even if you're halfway. Halfway through painting something just leave. It needs to be totally empty so in Roger comes in. He sees everyone's gone. He'll just assume that the work is done and won't hopefully won't look too closely. So from that point on Roger Never scold James Again for not having sets ready, he'd walk in and see the sets were built overnight and totally constructed. Say This looks pretty good great work. And then when he walked through that whistle would blow, and everyone would come back to. To finish painting and finish up the set. It was a little bit difficult to confirm how much of that is actually true, but it sure seems to be and shows a little bit of that kind of James Cameron Spirit and that leadership that's starting to come together and this early training I guess that James had from Roger was something that molded James into who he eventually became, and you'll learn in the following episodes who he really became. That'll do it for us For for all of us here, Fernando Royal. Last grain thank. You Peter Bobby. Let's thank you match. Raider be sure to rate and review blockbuster wherever you get your podcasts and shares with the friend and we'll see again after episode three. Blockbuster is written and narrated by me. Match Raider sound designed by Peter, bats original music by Fernando Arroyo Alaska rain produced by Elena Bobbitt's starring Ross Marquand. For more on blockbuster, follow us on social media at Blockbuster, pod or visit US online to support the creators at blockbuster DOT COM Blockbuster is original production of epoch left media..
"blockbuster" Discussed on Blockbuster
"Stay tuned for a preview of the next episode of blockbuster and a short conversation about this episode. Hey I'm Ross Marquand to play the role of James Cameron Blockbuster. Thanks so much for listening and be surely a five star. Review on Apple PODCASTS, spotify or wherever you get your podcast likes. Hey, guys. It's match Raider here and before we get back to the show I want. Want to tell you about better help. Are you stuck at home? Feeling isolated worried about the state of things will better offers an online professional counselor whose job it is to help you through it all your connect with your licensed online therapist in a safe, private and confidential online environment, better health therapists specialize in issues like depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, insomnia, family, conflicts and more. So. Here's what you do. You fill out a questionnaire and within twenty four hours. Your masked with a counselor that you'll love if you don't. It's easy to find another counselor at no additional cost. Then it's easy to schedule video or phone sessions on better help and get unlimited messages with them. Better helped gives you access to professional help on your schedule and listeners of blockbuster get ten percent off your first month with Discount Code Blockbuster. Go to better help, dot com slash blockbuster talk to a therapist online and get help on your schedule. That's better help. Dot Com slash blockbuster, so they know that we sent you now back to the show. Don't go on the next episode of Blockbuster. Young James. orchestrates of brilliant if dangerous. That's GonNa kill me. I'm kidding what you ask for. No, you are not Jim. James and his producer come to blows over Parana to this is not working out. A fever. Dream of terrifying future scares James Out of his senses. What me? No, no, no, no, no, no! Oh come on, come on now. Come on. Come on Jim. That's coming up on episode three of Blockbuster, the story of James Cameron. I'm serious. Creator match schrader. Hey, this is Peter bobbitt's the sound designer I'm from the royalist. Grind the composer, and this is our creator chat about episode to you just heard from blockbuster, the story of James Cameron in this episode James has worked his way up to being a second unit director and meeting all these future collaborators along the way Bill Paxton Jamie Horner Gaylon Hurd of course, Roger Corman who he successfully lobbies for a raise We'll have a bonus interview with Roger Coming soon to to talk about that, but the scene I loved from this episode is the worms we talk about that more with James Lifelong friend Randy frakes in this week's bonus interview. But Peter. Can you take us inside some of that sound design here? There's a lot of stuff going on, and it's exciting stuff right because he bringing something that. Like tiny dead or maybe partially alive worms like making them the centerpiece of a scene, so it's it's really fun because there's a lot of squishing zaps and you're trying to make make it into a living organism of its own like a Frankenstein type of thing, but in parallel it's also really about James his brilliance, and the danger that he's putting everyone into, and it's really a fun scene because you get to. To experience this this very basic -ment that you know children have in. Kids have one when they play. It's I kind of that type of situation that that's what we're trying to evoke. Because he is taking his first steps kind of of his filmmaking career right here and also, if you listen to the special episode from last week with Bill, wisher This is not the first and last time. James does these things. Together with Randy almost electrocuted bill onset of Zeno Genesis. Guy Learns like he's trying to be the master of electricity onset I guess, but it's a really fun thing in in to be serious. It's a fun scene to create and and a nice Ark to have within the episode of this change of shift of emotions there and he's already had his electricity practice run so now now it's for real and he knows what he's doing Fernando. The music here is starting to develop more and more clearly. James relationship with his parents is is a strong influence on him at this point. Yes, as we develop James relationship with his parents. Hopefully, the musical themes reflect that. In a way that connects us more to his parents, his dad's disappointment of him, being a scientist, and his mom's constant support of James says more artistic side. We also see the development of his relationships with friends. He's made at Roger Corman. Production House which will become much more important later in the series, specifically his relationship with gale and Bill Paxton, and finally that less sequence. That Peter was just talking about something the warms. I wanted to represent musically a bit of this magic that happens when somebody has truly genuine idea, and where we see really James's instinct as a pioneer filmmaker and using his knowledge of the sciences to do something that ended up being really magical and caught the attention of all their people. Actually I decided to choose something. that a wasn't necessarily like an even meter since seven eight and Find a way to kind of make these scientific discoveries structure through sound some that meter and the effect of that meter emotionally is is what how would you I would say what that created creator a off unexpected pulse. For mostly listeners and what it creates is the sense of. The gears moving forward I love that piece when I first heard it and it's, it's a really cool little piece that I think paints. What was one of my favorite scenes that we've We've heard so far in the series. The other story that I found interesting in researching these early days at Roger Cormon studio was just how fast everything had to move. it became a crash course in in set design for James they were shooting these little b movie so quickly that the the paint on the sets wasn't even dry and There's even one film Roger Shot I think inside of a week. At one point, it might've been before James Battle beyond. The stars was never that fast, but there was still a lot to coordinate. You know that was one of their. Their their biggest projects up until that point that Roger, Corman had done and James, was essentially overseeing the sets of a whole movie that was supposed to be similar or be kind of the the B movie knockoff of of Star Wars so there's a lot of pressure on him there and at the time Roger Cormon I asked him about this. When when I interviewed with them, but at the time Roger Cormon would drive in in this little sports car to oversee the camera crews and the actors is they're coming in and visit the sound stage that James and his team were were painting, and they'd always be onset still and. Didn't like that. So I came across one story and I'm not sure if this is true. Because Roger didn't seem to recall this, but several other people have mentioned this of Roger Telling James that this is unacceptable. You guys can't be still doing this. And and James felt like he was in trouble wasn't sure what to do and the score. The the story goes that. Gail basically told him. No. Don't worry Rogers does that so so who knows the real truth there but either way? Way James Learn. How to play a bit of politics from this? He rounded everyone up on his crew the next.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Blockbuster
"I don't think they're doing all. They could with the special effect shots. I want to be second unit director. What do you mean we don't have a second? You know but I think we should all shoot at night and we'll get really nice looking inserts and cut away shots. Jan A-plus I've already looked into this. It will shorten your shooting days with first unit. It'll pay for itself. That was the part Roger needed to hear. All. Right took second unit director. Thank you start among. This is going to be great. Go put your group together. I get out of my office for you. End Up. Getting to I'll get right to work. In, just a few short years, James had completely reinvented himself from truckdriver driver, going to see star wars to production, designer and second unit director of a Roger Corman movie. James felt this break in his career would finally convince his dad. He was the right path. oh hi. This is the new second unit director of Roger Corman Picture. I'm so proud of you. Fill up that's. He says he's a film director. Already interesting, no, he was an art director. Now he's A. Director Second Unit Director Mom. What's the second unit? The cut away shots things you know not the actors, but just some of the other shots. It's working with a camera now. You're director. For Second Unit Yes. Tell your father since high school. James said had a strained relationship with his Dad Philip, who disapproved of James? Interest in fiction. The film industry was a crapshoot, a waste of James Real potential natural talent in science and engineering. Philip felt a fatherly duty not to condone James Making. What he felt was a major career mistake. Hey, dead, I Got A job directing the second unit. Something I suppose right, yeah. I went in and said Roger You know how hard I'm working in I wanNA be paid what I'm worth and he said. Not Movies Right. Philip was straight, laced and Roger Corman. B. Movies had a reputation for having lots of nudity and sex scenes. Galaxy of terror was no exception. It had a graphic scene with a giant space worm and a naked woman. It was intended to be unsettling, but James couldn't tell his dad that no, it's. It's no. It's real movie. It's it's a thriller scary movie. It's like the movie. Alien did. You see that. Oh well, it's. A Pretty Big Movie Dad. I have maybe a hundred people or so all working on this. Directing now than its Second Unit Dad, but it's it's more like the cut always in shots of things you know close ups of special effects. Suddenly James realized how ridiculous his description of his job must sound Philip? His Dad had spent his whole life, working blue collar jobs and a paper factory. James wanted to make his dad proud, but they were speaking two different languages. Are you doing a rape for money? Yeah! Doing Alright for money that Zach actually. COMES WITH A big. World Son. Who can do all you can do? What do you mean? School your studies, you're capable of more. You're always capable of more. I just. Know WanNA see a wasting it on the wrong things I'm not. Working saying. Why don't you finish your math classes? Get your degree. Get back on your feet and find that I'm. I'm figuring it out. It May James Angry and more determined than ever to prove his father wrong. datsuns. Give my best to mom. Hey guys. Match reader here before we get back to blockbuster I, WanNa tell you about a new crime drama set in Los Angeles from Hbo you know his name, but not his past based on one of the best selling book series of all time Perry Mason is HBO's Next Must, Watch crime drama starring. Emmy Winner Matthew, Reese and Co starring. Emmy Winners Tatyana as Lonnie and John Lithgow, said in a vibrant but struggling nineteen thirties. Los Angeles. The series delves into the origin story of. Of American fictions, most legendary criminal defense lawyer as a down on his luck, private investigator, Perry Mason follows his cases through the seedy underbelly of La knowing full. Well, there's what's legal. And then there's what's right. Follow his journey as he unravels the secrets behind a disturbing case of a kidnapping gone wrong. Uncovering the truth means exposing a city full of corruption and everybody is guilty. Perry Mason Airs Sundays at nine PM ON HBO and streaming on Hbo Max now back to the show. To his friends at New world pictures like Bill Paxton. Gaylon heard, and of course Randy frakes James seemed like a man on a mission. He worked harder than anyone yet somehow never seemed to burn out. It was intimidating to some, but his work now is a second unit director as well elevating the whole film. Okay bringing the arm. One of his first special effects shots was a disgusting one a cut away in the film to a bloody severed arm. They designed it to look just like one of the main characters arms. Oh that's really horrifying. Her perfect great great job. Could use a little more blood here though Who has who is the worms right here? Bring them over. The shot called for Maggots, swarming the severn on, so they were using half inch mealworm sold at pet stores as reptile food out of a twenty pound box. You want to just dumped the whole box. Oh God. Those are disgusting excellent. You. WanNa look away. Oh Gross, Jimmy, you're not gonna just reach in there. James plunged his hand wrist deep into the worms like it was a tub of popcorn next to randy. WHO's manning one of their cameras? But I. Just I'M GONNA be sick James Walked over and started sprinkling the meal worms on the severed arm. You go there you are. The thing is it has to look organic and natural. We can't just dump them. We place them. that Anglo Okay Randy Yep Nice in revolting, maybe a few more on top. And there. Should. Go right here on site, okay? Yeah, that's brilliant. Jim. You're going to wash that handwriting. Moving this is supposed to be discussing seems pretty disgusting Jim. We're not moving. How much time do we have? James was shooting early in the morning as second unit, and he had to be wrapped before the first unit came in. It was always a tight squeeze, okay. I have an idea. Let's ZAP, them. How do we do that? Electricity run a current through what they'll be fine. They won't get hurt. All of a sudden James, basic knowledge of the sciences came in handy methyl cellulose methyl. What the aliens line it conducts electricity. Guys. Can you give me a gallon of the aliens line and a metal plate of some kind of put it on? As the crew scrambled to producers looked on the back of the stage..
"blockbuster" Discussed on Blockbuster
"Hey guys matched reader here and before we get back to blockbuster I want to tell you about a true crime story that takes place at the same time as ours. It's a must-listen son of a Hitman may nineteen seventy-nine, a man named John H. Wood Shot Dead, leaving his Texas home. He's the first federal judge ever assassinated, and it's a big deal. The hitman implicated in the murder Charles V. Harrelson, father of three boys including future oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson, but that's just the beginning son of a Hitman is a spotify original podcast, and you can listen to it free only on spotify now back to the show. Roger Cormon new world pictures new catered to a niche audience. Many of its movies were low budget knockoffs of bigger hits. B. Movies with more sex, nudity and bloody violence. The studio operated from an old lumber yard. It wasn't glamorous but James. It was a perfect place to hone his skills hands on with little risk of failing. He was already spending long days here drawing building painting. James pitched the team film techniques straight out of his research at the USC Library. This was his big chance, and he had to impress and the big man himself producer Roger Corman was taking note. James was getting more and more responsibility, taking the initiative on things that needed to get done and putting anyone and everyone in the lumber yard to work. Hey, you. Me Do. You were here can give you something to do no I'm you WANNA work? Here I can use the help and no. I'm the composer. Oh Jamie. Jamie, Horner oh your Jamie. Jim Cameron Nice to meet you. Jamie Horner was a twenty seven year old music theory teacher at Ucla just getting started as a composer on the upcoming film battle beyond the stars. This was the first meeting between two creative geniuses about to come into their own. The shops in there. If you want to have a look, oh, yes, I actually would come on in. We got some of the ships in here, just losing those up a little with all the little details Oh. Amazing. James was still new here, but was meeting everyone and making good impressions, even better than putting in your time James Thought was putting in the effort. This studio had jump started the careers of directors. He felt were far more talented than he'd ever be. Francis Ford Coppola. Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard. They had undeniable filmmaking talent. James knew he'd have to make up what he lacked by working twice as hard as anyone else. Hello. Hello I'm looking for the model Shah. Poking her head through the warehouse store was a twenty four year old Brunette with Blue Eyes Rogers new assistant, Gail and heard a recent Stanford graduate just starting at New World. She was here to check on the art department's Progress. Can I help you yes I'm here for Roger. Looking for the model shop. Sure I'm Jim Gail here. All show you around. The immediately had a spark of professional chemistry, and maybe something more, he walked through all the miniatures for the spaceships see the little pipes and vents and rivets and things all the details. Yeah, I think that's what really sells these real in cameras, so people think it's life size I call it clogging it up. There so much in it here. So these these are done to spell, yeah. Gail was writing up a report for Roger on the progress of all the models. James seemed to be on top of everything and knew what everyone was doing. That's wild bill over there, Bill Cameron. Their Bill Baxley. Gail Nice to meet you. Too Gail works for Roger. Cool. Why do they call you wild bill? Because a wild man, it's because he's big in his gestures and how he talks, he's an actor. Thanks Jeez I can see that Oh cameron showing office clues are painted that one right there that cardboard fast food box looks like you missed a spot. Man That's just the first coat of paint. This guy takes no prisoners. So your round, Gail, I'll be back for the second coat. Boss. Don't touch. Hands Okay okay. Natural performer. Don't you think? No question rate, so he works for you well. Yeah, sort of Europe the production designer. No No. I'm just a model builder the managers. I just assumed be has. Not yet anyway, maybe, shouldn't they? James quickly became good friends with Gail Bill and Jamie as he continued to rise up the ranks sure enough when the art team fell behind on battle beyond the stars James was promoted to the role of art director more work for the same pay, but also a chance to prove himself as a leader and on Gale's personal recommendation, Roger would promote James Production designer on the next film galaxy of terror, and it was a horror movie inspired by in some ways and knockoff of Ridley. Scott's recent thriller alien. James worked harder than ever exhausting himself in pulling all nighters until he felt he'd created designs that would truly blow people away Jim especially. Roger Pats really remarkable work. And so far it was working. Hey Gayle the morning. Congratulations on the promotion. Oh, thanks! His, you look like crap well. It was a long night. Did Sleep right. Couple of hours can did you even go home? There's a perfectly good caught here. Kim You're insane. There's a lot to do. The caught was actually a Gurney a prop from one of Roger's movies that James would pull into crash for a few hours asleep. Listen is Roger here. You got an? Well okay right ahead. He's cut. Thank you. Graham on it. How are things looking? Oh, great, really great. You'RE GONNA love. The set looks like a million bucks. I'm sure Hey Roger. I'm so appreciative of the opportunity here the last few weeks and Congratulations on the new title production designer I'm excited sir. Thank, thank you. Thank you so. Let's talk about my salary okay. James Initiative had suited him well, but after two years and several promotions, he felt right. Now was the time to ask for more money. Are you making no. Two hundred a week. Let's make it three hundred. Thank you, sir, but James was still tight on money, making far less than minimum wage, considering the long hours spent here, he'd often have Rama noodles for lunch just to pinch pennies, but he knew now was the time to assert himself will. What did the other guy get? The last production is on her seven fifty a week. He had a love more experience. Yeah, but you fired him. The last guy fucked up. Yes, we had to get rid of. I won't fuck. Jim. That's a big jump. How about? Four hundred! That's my promise. You want me to do the same job I want the same money. Roger saw a rare potential in james not only to dream up designs, but to execute seemingly impossible tasks flawlessly and bring out the best in everyone around him. Damn son? Roger New James was worth every penny. Okay! Okay seven fifty a week. Oh, that's that's great. Thank you. James had nearly quadrupled his salary. You won't regret it I know. That's why I'm giving it to you. And Roger..
"blockbuster" Discussed on Blockbuster
"PREVIOUSLY ON BLOCKBUSTER! Sorry I was somewhere else. Did you hear Jim? Don't you think you're capable of bigger things than driving trucks? Yeah. I know dead I'll figure it out. How. Three First Star Wars. We can ask them to investment. Invest. In what Zeno Genesis one shoot it. Yeah, somebody will eventually take notice. Listen I saw job listing for production assistant. A guy named Roger Cormon. Into I met. Schrader and blockbuster starts now. Spring Nineteen. Eighty. The Art Department workshop of Roger Korman's new world pictures. Do you work here? Hey, man, I'm actually listen. Can you go paint that wall? James held out a bucket of paint and a paintbrush I'm. I'm here for an interview. Oh. Well Nice to meet you Jim Hey. Man, Bill Paxton. Bill, Paxton was a struggling actor, hoping to work the graveyard shift, so he could keep his days open for auditions James. can you start night? Yam Azure. Thank you. As an right now, oh! Yeah, you're hired. Welcome to rural pictures. I'll get your paperwork later. okay, can you grab? This can and paint that wall yeah.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Dell Technologies Podference
"We wanted to share with you guys. A bit of our journey of how we went about starting this production company that specializes in storytelling and all those stages that we went through so if you a follow us and please do subscribe to blockbuster on all of your podcast listening apps. But you'll see that. The of the series is epic cliff media. I think now it says epic originals and as some of our listeners may know <hes> that's <hes>. My company that i started in two thousand fifteen when i left my job as a investigative journalist i was with cbs. At the time <hes>. I put my own savings and credit cards and a lot more into camera and audio equipment to start filming a documentary and that was a film <hes>. About the world's most well known film. Composers like khan zimmer. John williams of course <hes>. Danny elfin like fifty others that we ended up interviewing and that film was called score a film music documentary. It's where i met peter <hes>. Where i met. Elena and peter and i worked together on that film. He did the sound for it. He won awards for the sound for it. And its success led to a spin off interview. Show that we've been doing for the last three years called score the pod counties that interviews a lot of these composers working on modern things and it's a cool kind of you know peek behind the curtain and then all let us to this idea for blockbuster which is a scripted narrative miniseries that put kind of my journalism background and <hes>. And peter's extraordinary sound design together into the same kind of product that we could <hes>. It hadn't been done before this idea of that. That word again bio pod. So that's kind of the short of it. The challenges like with any creative project are how to build something. Sustainable that can keep you employed and and keep the creativity flowing so specifically what we're pushing into. Is this idea of high end. Kind of immersive audio. That's done almost at a level that you would see on a feature film the storytelling skills.
"blockbuster" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Blockbuster hold out offering curbside service and assume will reopen with the whole social distancing measures in place remember the technology could go rent a movie and not only that you could call home to check out the titles right oh my gosh seems like a long time ago I remember the blockbuster deal your membership in the aisles absolutely I wonder if they'll waive the late fees though in this environment you know can always get out you know my library book is about a month overdue now but you're still hanging out of the library thank you he they've shut down the returns you can't do it I know they will take returns yeah there isn't like a drop box kind of the drop box is blocked because they I think they don't want people they're gonna to figure out a way to disinfect their clean the books once the return I would imagine huh five a definite no well right you know you guys were talking earlier review and John Williams about the renting an animal free resume call right so fine because they I I don't know how they became so you know kind of boring all of a sudden but the zoom call stark and boring and so you rent the zoo and aquarium animals like fifty Bucks to get a llamar a donkey to appear in one of the boxes your Brady bunch boxes in your call I love that hello good to totally love it did you know that lambs farm in Libertyville is doing it good for them that's great yeah it's so cool we got Jody Miller on the phone with us and I but I just I we didn't I I didn't know lambs farm was part of this but I'm I'm it feel like it's awesome that you are Jodi thanks for Colin to WGN thanks so much for having us yeah we heard about it too and so you know we're closed also with the but the shutdown so we decided to hop on the bandwagon yeah I think it's it's a great thing and your your clothes now but are you planning and what are you we are not essential mmhm so they are all go ahead Judy I'm sorry oh no no worries yes our campus is closed because we have so many residents that are living on campus they're being really careful about who is on campus and he was off so the primary right now is just some essential staff because on your farm you have experience you have people with developmental disabilities is that is that right yep we have just over a hundred fifty people on grounds that we serve and about thirty three people in seven different community residences throughout Lee County yeah well I mean you've been around forever I remember going there as a kid and it's it's taking my own kid there it's such a scary it is such a tradition in our area and it's you're just it's a special place Jody it's a special place that's for sure yeah we've been around so our organization started in nineteen sixty one and in nineteen sixty five we move it to this campus here in Libertyville which is about fifty acres and then in nineteen sixty nine when the farmer opened yeah that's a long time long time and a lot of fun there and we look forward to times when it'll be re opened but right now tell us about this this program here with the deal calls any animals yet so our program is called me to hurt and so we're offering it to visit with all of our animals we have everything from reptiles small mammals experience engine chill as small parrot altars of poetry in water file as well as Stockley goats and sheep llamas cows horses pigs and we do have a camel also he thought ground right now we're doing some maintenance on his enclosure but he should be back next week so we're offering it it's fifty dollars for fifteen minutes or a hundred dollars for thirty minutes but we also do have a discounted rate for school and field trips and then something else that we started last week due to a request is that we're doing a farm your total package which is we're offering a custom sign in your choice of animal we're doing five pictures with five different animals for twenty five dollars and today we did some photo shoots with some animals for someone graduating with a master's degree photo shoots with them I love it so where they have like a sign up that says congrats and and they say your name and that kind of thing yeah so it's like what everyone on the sign will print it up for you so today was congratulations on your master's degree and they wanted photos with the pony a llama I think can go and I forget what else maybe has shown and so yeah I had talked the friendly they're they're they're totally into whatever we do as long as they're getting attention I was gonna ask about that how did they said that you stay in frame for the zoom call how to how does that work well most of them are pretty food motivated so they're just really friendly and I'm sure that they're missing the visitors also because there is such a popular attraction that we get a lot of people through here so they're really used to getting a lot of attention being pet and fed and stuff like that so every time we walk by we can't yet not stop and say hi to them because I think they're really missing the visitors so they likely can we give them you know it's like our pets at home are getting too much attention they just like the stuff another walk what what what and then there are you know on the form they're just there there the reason that they're missing the visitors tell me about the school field trips because that sounds like a cool thing you're doing yes so we're it's such a popular attraction with schools for field trips and also like daycare field trips and summer camp although unfortunately they're missing out on visiting us and we're missing them so we're offering a discounted rate so it's thirty five dollars for fifteen minutes or seventy for a full half hour basically we're just taking the other day it was kind of a rainy day so we stayed inside of our small animal building and we pulled out lots of different kinds of small animals and has had our education animal keeper give like a little field trip and offer some information about the different animals hold up very cool well thank you Jerry thanks for sharing what you're doing and knowledge well where do you where do you go if you wanna you wanna get a zoom call with an animal or take a field trip from with lance storm so you're just gonna go to land farm dot org and then at.
"blockbuster" Discussed on When Last I Left
"I'm cool and this is our podcast have never listened to us before. Shame on you. We are go back and been just though. Go back and bench all of us all just binged. I know the lingo. I'm cool I'm hip okay. Well so this is storytelling. Podcast that we improvisational. Tell a story that we have to navigate around listener submitted themes rules points whatever it begins with a Social Faux Pas that is committed by. Chris is often a real story that free has threw himself. It's experience yes. And then when we reached that what happens. Chris. At that point we will open envelopes. Wherein there are prompts for the story. There's a mid point in a blue envelope and an end point in a red envelope. These have been carefully selected and curated by chance Welsh one of the CO creators of the show and when we don't have submissions from the audience he will sometimes write them for us so. Please don't give them extra work. Please submit the plot points. We will do whatever you tell us to do. Because we are slaves for your love. Don't be afraid submit. We're slaves for you. Chance has to write them is because we have no idea what is inside those envelopes. Do Not know where this story is. Don't know what we're doing. But we will improvise this story from mid point to point and then ends in some world ending chaos but we decided to make the whole game gamification of the storytelling even weirder by having a rule in place Yes we like the rules. The rules are fun. The rules keep us in check so we add a rule as listener submitted and we have to then follow that rule throughout the storytelling process. And if we break that rule we are penalized by having to add goat into the story. And you'll know we broke a rule because you hear this sound so lovely. Wonderful Ten tastic. Isn't it anyway? That's our vote. That's a rule but we know what our rule is for this particular episode raw rule. This episode was submitted by Christine Harms. And she says any sentence ending in an exclamation point must be so. I think the whole sentence must be song and he's handing in their next. I can speak any sentence ending in an exclamation point. Going to end in an exclamation. Yeah that's going to be hard. Yeah so we have to decide ourselves when we are realizing because like we can make any sentence is just single. Everybody wants to stay. Here is thank you beautiful. She didn't say we're not going to is that. We can press these buttons that we have and we can posit in which case we can then yell and we don't have to sing. Mickey what what are You Doing? Nothing hang no actual transcription of a text chain that we had multiple times per week sluggish. Wow now we are so we would have to say. Hey Mickey what are you doing later? Do you want to hang out? No need to go into learn when you put an exclamation on points on things. If anyone who's recommendations classes beginning Rosetta stone let us know him in Adult Night. School to anybody then. What happens making also has listener submitted topic that we? Chris or I will create teams. Did once live. Oh and Jenny did too. Yeah which was actually like not. But he's going to have to do a live one soon. I will definitely go. You know so. We have a topic that I created a wonderful mazing theme song to who submitted the topic. The topic was submitted by Theodore Shale. Thank you Theodore. Thank you vote and this. I guess we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA do it. God Hey you really good time. I've missed you blockbusters blockbuster blockbuster blockbuster that's it so no joke. When I was in high school I would go to blockbusters but is this. I miss you. Let's have a blockbuster night or I miss blockbuster blockbuster you WanNa have a blockbuster with blockbuster hit I remember. I remember fun stories about Chris when my brother was having to do all of his college applications anyone having them all online when he was doing all those in. My parents wanted him to focus and stuff. They got me a blockbuster gift card so I could just go and rent whatever movies. I wanted to just amuse myself the best though to like stand around looking in the aisles at all the videos and stuff just like I love how they basically threw you away though. Because they're like your brothers going to succeed needs to focus integrated podcast. It's I mean this is what my life is about blockbuster. I'll do miss it. Yeah so far down college understand anyway. I'm surprised your he saw. That line usually never has an ex but I love it. Why because I so? It's it's funny because like wh usually when I'm doing my laundry I haven't one of those. I have to go to the LAUNDROMAT and take a load of laundry and to you know put it through the machines and stuff was very busy and I. It actually does. Make Me Miss Blockbuster. Because I I was having to watch Netflix. On my phone and Netflix no like just looking at the names anymore. It's like what about this one? And you're like what about that one and you end up watching it while you're there and suddenly. I realized that I had watched six hours of that New Netflix. Show ABOUT TEENS. With the thing that happens that one that one has like the Moody Music Right. Oh yeah and what was it called? It's called the detains thing. Surprisingly not about sex sitting there for six hours and I just been waiting for someone to remove their laundry from the Dryer. Ann's I suddenly realized like I've been sitting here a long time and they haven't come back for it and I need the dryer so I'm just gonNa like move their stuff but I decided to go the extra step and like folded right because it's like wanted to be nice Anyway I I was there. I was folding what turned out to be some intimate when a man walked in. And said what are you doing you freak? They're usually I'm on your side. That was a little creepy. Chris I was trying to be nice neighbor. The attention was there. But that's no you don't you don't someone else's someone else's long social but someone did that to my laundry. One time. I was really happy. But here's the you free. It was free and I said I'm folding laundry because I needed the dry or screaming I was and he said why are yelling. I'm very intimidated and weirded out by you.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"There are so I thought I thought blockbuster was pulling my chain I I I hadn't heard that I had not thought that she really didn't she's just she really created a candle that is marketed as I'm looking at the label this smells like my V. JJ yeah the lady nest it's for real seventy five Bucks for a scented candle and according to the reports I'm seein it's I guess it almost instantly sold out on the internet did I mention of it have the the three week candle was a three way x.'ers lot the picture I'm looking at is it's a one week one week candle out well that's not a good deal this smells like miva JJ isn't isn't supposed to be funny all right let's see producers of the fragrance said it's a funny gorgeous sexy beautifully unexpected sent okay of the unique mixture of ingredients caught Gwyneth off guard the first time she sniffed it according to a magazine while testing the new fragrances with the every tech perfumer Doug little apparently she she got a job this smells like my with JJ thus the candle that scent of a candle was born like many other products sold on its some website known as group G. O. O. P. good website it is a ten point five ounce candle that's not even as big as a twelve ounce can of coke ten and a half ounce candle is relatively over priced seventy five Bucks but that has not stopped a flurry of curious online shoppers from snagging not snagging one of those candles in hopes of getting the feelings of fantasies seduction or a sophisticated warmth would there be the same response of the First Lady came out with a camera like this oh my gosh what about the didn't tell me what the rock said that you share with me that the raw the rock responded this past day all right so this is a quote this is from movie web and this is a quote from the rock he said it was only a matter of time until normal scented candles would be out of style your move Yankee candle company time to get the rock to sell candles that smell like is and you fill in the rest kahunas we can say components tennis okay who's interested in bein a candle that smells like the rocks sure where he co who knows you know you can could put him in specific rooms what is this country going to I I as far as I guess the Gwyneth Paltrow's scented candle if you got all these these pervs out there thinking I want to smell that right thank you no they say it's sold out almost instantly and I'm curious as to how many orders that was was it wasn't a very limited edition release and if you're going to fork over seventy five Bucks for a ten and a half ounce scented candle are you actually get a light the wicker is is that just going to be something that sits on the shelf kind of an attention grabber anytime you have guessed over all look at got the Gwyneth Paltrow candle this smells like Herve JJ kind of conversation laser it's a conversation starter right okay looking at twenty nine past the hour we return with more after this on American struck.
"blockbuster" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"But when you would walk straight out through the door, and there was like a little bit of light that would creep in through that rectangle or window. Don't really have that anymore anywhere. No, which is probably a good thing over bandit Spielberg been well, if Spielberg had band that my little sister never would have seen drastic park as a kid because when the t Rex breaks out of its paddock Lonnie was like up and out. I would turn around and my dad would be holding her up in the little window to watch the rest of the movie. I will never forget. This next question is from grants, and he wants to know thoughts on the leaving Neverland documentary. So I know you to haven't caught this get any interest, and he plans definitely watch it at this morning. The microphone doesn't want to see it. So we live together they like respect that on the television. But this morning, I was popped it all, but I read a fantastic article the New York Times about it detailing ten of the facts out of that documentary port even watch it that are unrefuted irrefutable. And so that really kind of unsettled me and reading about how descriptive this documentary is and how graphic in detail it is as in Karl EM setting. I will definitely be watching it, and I will re recording tonight the Oprah response to what she's having two kids on them conversation. So I have an interest a strong interest in it. I just I'm going to have to find the time while she's asleep to watch it. I read some of the details as well in read the quotes and just decided that this was not a film that I need to partake in personally. I can understand that for what it's worth. I've watched about three quarters of it. Now, I wasn't able to finish about the last forty five minutes this morning before coming into work. But for what it's worth from documentary filmmaking perspective once I started it. It was very difficult to stop. It's like my plan was to watch part one. And then take a break and watch the next day of not the day after and I didn't I went straight into it. And the only reason I did stop this morning is because I had to come into the office. But. He'd Haley's warning. It is a very very difficult to watch it. It's deeply upsetting. So just brace yourself if you do go into it, and I got to end the show on a fun note here. So I'm going back to Donnie for this because this conversation, also, you know, we're basically talking about like distribution and all different ways to digest media at this point. And he was asking for our favorite video store chain back in the day. I mean is anybody else's not blockbusters blockbuster as mine is that the one and only. Yeah. Well for renting for buying. We had the warehouse to do goes of the word. That's where I went to my stuff. We had a Hollywood video. It was like one or the other. Yeah, we had both. I think Virginia it was video world or blockbuster video video world was I that was this yellow and Brown with real video world, and you you had and you had sections where you couldn't go in. If you were a certain age that kind of thing are rated you couldn't just go walk out of high school and get and then blockbuster came in that pretty much like spread while it was like Starbucks blockbuster video. What was the first video store that? I remember my home would you walk in and go straight to the western Zeile? At that time. No, just go in and initially. It was all the comedies that ran him over to sports movies. And then adventures, I got older the classics, and then westerns, of course, straight to har-. I'm assuming you do the same. Yeah. I was all over the place. I so winter I worked at the movie theater. There was a blockbuster, right? Next door almost inside go after work at the theater and just go pick up like eight movies for the week. And I would I stopped in every section it all over that. I definitely be lined for her. Because of the browsing in blockbuster, you know, how like you get those VHS visuals just completely ingrained in your head and the rest of your life..