17 Burst results for "Christopher Abbott"

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go

Monster Movie Fun Time Go

07:55 min | 2 months ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go

"Hello everyone. Welcome to monster movie. Fun time go. I'm your host precious d. and we are continuing yet again. Our october halloween season marathon. Today's movie is possessor from just last year. Two thousand twenty and to discuss it is my friend. Kayla mendez caleb salo. Hey what's going on. thanks for having me. Thanks for being here. You particularly wanted to discuss this movie. Yeah why was that. What drew you to it while i had seen. I guess it wasn't really a trailer but more of the movie poster for it last year. When he came out and was immediately drawn to it went and saw in theaters and just loved it. I mean i'm a big science fiction fan so pulled off some concepts that i really really enjoyed talking about the yellow poster with the melty face. Yeah i really liked it. I thought it was kinda cool. Okay it's directed by brandon kronenbourg and written by him. He is the son of What's his face kronenbourg. Yeah that guy. The hell's his name creepy pants. Yeah david david. Kronenbourg david cronenberg practical effect. God yes yes now. This is odd. I have a boxoffice of nine hundred one thousand and ninety three dollars. But i do not see a budget Yeah i couldn't. I'm gonna guess as not a high affect film and there's not huge stars in it so many guests that the budget was fairly low and that it probably made their money back. It was released at sundance. So that tells me it's kind of indie lower budget movie. yes stars. Andrea arise riseborough. Christopher abbott rows of sutherland tuppence. Middleton sean bean jennifer. jason. Leigh ken kane. Kane ito horn rattle. Bene- cage graham. And gabriel graham I wonder if they're related. That's the kid. Ira yes okay. And who's holly holly is the chick from the opening scene l. than they're probably not really the white kid and the the black lady probably not related but maybe yeah probably not so yes. Speaking in the opening scene so the premise is that she the are lead Tassio voss is an is an assassin who can put her brain into other people's brains but apparently they have to have an implant. I and i'll get into the logistics of that a minute and but she can use other people's bodies to commit her assassinations which can be handy because the other person may have already passed a background check and have access to the target that an assassin couldn't get and then she is supposed to make the puppet assassin kill themselves before she leaves the body and maybe she's done this in the past but every time in this movie she's supposed to do it. She fails yes. She has a a real hard time during and it leads to a lot of speculation on. Why is it her not being able to deal with the fact that she will die or she has to kill herself or is to host body becoming conscious in that moment and stopping itself from dying right. It's certainly interesting. That seems to be the case with the second guy. Yes but i was very annoyed so instead of killing the host she has the host commit suicide by cop right point points a gun at the police and makes them kill her. Now people first of all. If you're contemplating suicide call call. Somebody call the hotline right. But when you're making your plans that you're not gonna follow through on 'cause you're gonna call somebody. Part of that plan should not be making the cops. Do it for you. That is not okay. That is traumatizing to kill somebody. Even under the most justified of circumstances that leaves a permanent scar on other people. Don't do that to people. But then i really dark. Yeah but then. I immediately lost sympathy for the police. Because they shoot this woman up but she's not quite dead and she's laying there no longer a threat and one of the policemen comes up to her and finish their off. Yeah the head. That's not proper presenter. Exactly yeah that scene in particular Irked me especially on a second watch. I'm like oh that's not how that's supposed to go. You can't do that or not allow. it's not a video game. You're not allowed to just finish somebody off. Just because they were a threat a moment ago doesn't mean they're a threat at all times you get. You can't finish them off like that. You lost the law sympathy for those police. I don't want to break this whole thing down scene by scene but after she comes out she has to do this thing to make sure her identity is all in place because she spent a day or two in someone else's head and they go through this process of identifying objects of is the something of yours or not something of yours of. What is your memory attached to this right. And i bring this up because it comes back later. She one of the things is a butterfly that she killed in mounted as a child and she felt a lot of guilt about it right. Yeah and then That kind of is a symbol. I mean just everything else that she does in the movie oliver other actions on their crimson butterfly and her attraction to blood. Yeah oh yeah. She's so that's another thing she was supposed to just shoot this guy when she was assassinated and instead she gets a knife and just stabbed him over and over and over again yeah and then after. He's done bleeding out and everything kind of wipes up the blood with their hands. Yeah yields it real weird and then later she does a similar thing to somebody else just stabs him over and over again and then hit somebody with a blunt. Object over and over again right. I'm thinking that she is not actually very good. Her job her her. She's separated from her husband and her child and her ross girder played by jennifer jason. Leigh wants her to fully sever her ties with her family. 'cause that'll make her a better assassin. Yeah it's a it's holding her back yet but it seems to me that like i said she's not regular jobs that maybe you should just let her retire and spend some time with her family. I mean you know she gets the job done but when it comes to the end of the getting rid of the host. He has a very very hard time and she's also just making her job overly complicated with herve station. It's now i guess it's implied though that she was good her job. So this is a new problem. That is a rising otherwise girder. Wouldn't want to hold onto her so badly. Yeah exactly she starting to separate from her own humanity and just kinda delve into this psychotic state. There's some things that are kind of unexplained we don't know maybe this is a very specialized thing that only certain people can do. Maybe everybody is not properly equipped to be able to go through this process. Right as we're gonna everyone yeah We don't really have any answers about or or maybe she was just a traditional assassin that they've implemented this new technology with we. We don't really know it seems like this ought to be a very high paying job but the house. Our families.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror

Whores Talk Horror

01:49 min | 8 months ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror

"Twenty twenty one. Please welcome dave macrae. First of all. Let me just say thank you to share and mindy of whores. Talk horror for allowing me this opportunity. This is going to be fun. You know my favorite actor of all time is harrison. Ford and harrison. Ford isn't really known for his horror movies that's primarily because he's never really done but there was one movie in the year two thousand that he did with michelle pfeiffer. A supernatural psychological horror called what lies beneath. If you've never seen it if you've never checked it out you have to check it out especially if you're a big harrison ford fan. Let's just say it's a nice change of pace for harrison ford anyway onto the nominees for best actor in horror fill and the nominees are christopher abbott for possessor nicholas cage for color out of space. Show pay for his house. Stephen lang for vfw. Vince vaughn four freaky and the winner is vince. Vaughn for freaky. Thank you dan. I'd also like to add that. Sharon and i agree that what lies beneath is a wonderful truly scary psychological slash paranormal horror film. That's really underrated harrison. Ford really should do more movies like that. But of course a huge congratulations to our best actor winner. Vince vaughn much deserve. This was a hard category. Because personally i think that all the actors in this category did a great job but i definitely agree. You did a fantastic job playing. Not only a serial killer but also a teenage girl..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Sexy Unique Podcast

Sexy Unique Podcast

05:23 min | 8 months ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Sexy Unique Podcast

"Riley Keough in it and Charlie Barnett or not Charlie bird the guy from girls from girls Christopher Abbott. Sorry. I thought that was a pretty really really Burnett isn't Charlie Burnett. She was on Vanderpump Rules. I love her like thinking of her in her comes at night and like a really gritty like a 24 horror movie who she's like Jax's old. Yeah, no, but they looked pretty harrowing Mad. Max was really good. Yeah, I Max is great. They were hot but Dusty. Yeah, that's how it would be during the Outback another Riley joint. Like mean what can't she do truly nothing her and Zola. I'm going to like her and Taylor Page together seems like I truly a truly Thelma and Louise level. historical historical performance and that was one that I specifically was like I'm going to the ArcLight to see this movie and that will be my Peak moment of 2021 and now even that is taken from us. So, I'm so happy that they're releasing so like they knew they knew there had to be an audience like you had to see it with people. I feel like they knew that. That's not just like an on-demand. I'm all for releasing movies on demand at the same time as theaters. I think that that's just smart and I think you actually could probably make more money that way because there are a lot of people that would prefer to watch a movie at home. So just like let them like, but I need to be in a few. Killa. I'm going to go to a theater Zola. I'm going to go to a theater certain movies that I'm like, yeah, like I'm taking my ass to a theater sitting down Halloween kills enjoying this. Oh speaking of Halloween really fast and then we'll get into Rock of Love. But the Black trailer for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills looks pretty good Kathy Hilton pretty damn good Kathy home the Hilton. Every word that comes out of her mouth makes me cry with laughter. I like what she said the end of think. I'll like told her to shut up. She goes wearing sunglasses like white page is like the island of dr. Moreau life is a poker game and everyone has to show their cards and Coco shut.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"That now or way. okay. I will do the finished puzzle. And then we'll start getting into some of those closing thoughts and getting into where where where we think. Some of this went. So our finish puzzle includes arianators films. Both hereditary and midsomer murder the house that jack built uncut gems and good time boogie nights and adaptation. So that is our final list of puzzle pieces a lot of anxiety. Inducing films in there which i think this movie absolutely goes into that great tradition of movies that you just sit there. And you're like jesus christ wears. So what closing thoughts do you have like. What didn't we get into while talking about puzzle pieces that you really wanna talk about what this movie. We talk about. Spoilers right sure. So i think after watching it. I'm not entirely convinced that the second have so hard. It feels like the first half is her coming to terms of the inspiration. She seeing between the the. What's happening between christopher abbott and sarah and then i think the second part i don't know how much of it exists in reality. Sure because it's never what what really made me think that was the literally at the end of the movie or were back at the beginning and we see her sitting on that you know the doctor. Yeah and i'm wondering if the middle segment is what's to come from the inspiration that. She garnered while on the retreat. Okay so that's kind of where i landed and i'm not sh- in that's what i find so fascinating is like. Is that middle piece lake. Did that actually happen. Or is that what is to come and then. When did she start. The relationship with christopher in cassandra's clearly not with her with christopher anymore. So it's very fascinating. I feel like the middle part is what's to come. I just don't know the pieces that bring that together yet. Sure yeah and and also you may. My interpretation is not too far off from that but a little different just to me. They're none of them are what's happened but to me. She you know went through some kind of break up in his writing Generally about that situation and the probably the person who caused that breakup and kind of mixing and mashing those little bits of her real life into these stories. I don't think either the stories are. I think her stories are just kind of getting crazy. I think if the film was to continue after that last seen of her waking up and going to write again. I think the third one would have been even crazier like i think or ideas are just getting a little bit a little bit further out there as she goes you know in the way that she incorporates her her real life into her her writing ideas so to me that i think it's kind of an endless cycle of of the idea is just getting crazier and crazier and i. I wish i could see the third idea to has. I'm sure it'd be nuts. I mean she gives such. I mean i i love the entire cast Like i said in the beginning. I'm a huge fan of plaza. Also a huge fan of christopher abbott. Who just came out possessor who. He's phenomenal on that. So i think that their performance really drove the film but seeing aubrey plaza. She's always in like these quirky kind of weird roles but this fellow like this felt like an aubrey plaza. Movie that we've all been waiting for in terms of blake. Really just stepping out of what she usually does in georgia killing it and i really hope she gets love. This award season tread phenomenal. That would be amazing if she does. Because i mean she definitely deserves it and i mean it is. It is such an out their performance. And there's so much to it. I mean it and it's different from anything. We've really seen her before. I mean we. We've seen shades of it but it it definitely just goes so much bigger but warranted bigger and bigger for bigger sake. I mean it is it is. I think she's perfect curls. Yeah and it was interesting to see her. I wasn't a huge fan at at i. I'd only seen like parks and rec really. And i don't use like goofy and then i started watching more films as she was in was like. Oh she's really good. And then i saw the first shift saw was when she played the mom. In the new child's play remake. I was like interesting like that would not have been my first pick in. I thought she did great lake. You know for all the issues of the film hats to them to see her. Go from that to. i mean i know. She had other films after that like happy seasons of but to see her go from that to then something so weird bizarre that fits in a category that we just you know all these movies just listed. It's kinda it's really impressive. It really is. It really is and i. I very much look forward to hearing your thoughts. Once you get around to ingrid goes west because she is good in that to my partner keeps telling me we have to watch it so i need to. He really wants to watch it so i need to do it. Talk about dark said really. Oh yeah look like neon pau l. does knit does. But yeah no. I i think that does it for black bear for now. Although i know i'll be continuing to think about it for a long time after this conversation but Shannon this was great. I i always ask my guests at the end if there's another movie that they watch recently that they'd like to recommend to our listeners. That's a loaded question. Johnson a lot. I've been watching so many so many Honestly the one that's really been sticking with me in his probably gonna make my top ten is Sound of metal. Oh yeah that is a such just. That movie blew me away resides performances jussie so good. That will be broke me so that i guess i'm gonna throw in a horror movie if you haven't watched underwater yet. I just love that movie. Okay all right. i still haven't seen it. i need. I need to watch that one of these. It's so good. It's so okay all right well. That's on that's going on my watch list for sure so on. Do you tell people again where they could find nightmares conjuring and everything. You're up to sure. You can find conjuring on facebook and instagramat nightmarish conjuring and on. Twitter were nightmarish and it's spelled an i. G. h. t. m. a. r. and then the number one s h because we couldn't write all of nightmares drinks that that works. Whatever whatever you have to do on twitter well thank you so much sandwich was a. It was a great conversation..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"That now or way. Okay i will do the finished puzzle and then we'll start getting into some of those closing thoughts getting into where where where we think. Some of this went so our finish puzzle includes arianators films. Both hereditary and midsomer murder the house that jack built uncut gems and good time. Boogie nights and adaptation. So that is our final list of puzzle pieces a lot of anxiety. Inducing films in there which i think this movie absolutely goes into that great tradition of movies that you just sit there. And you're like jesus christ wears. So what closing thoughts do you have like. What didn't we get into while talking about puzzle pieces that you really wanna talk about what this movie. We talk about. Spoilers right sure. So i think after watching it. I'm not entirely convinced that the second have so hard it feels like the first half is her coming to terms of the inspiration. She seeing between the the. You know what's happening between christopher abbott and sarah and then i think the second part i don't know how much of it exists in reality. Sure because it's never what what really made me think. That was the literally at the end of the movie or were back at the beginning and we see her sitting on that you know the doctor. Yeah and i'm wondering if the middle segment is what's to come from the inspiration that. She garnered while on the retreat. Okay so that's kind of where i landed and i'm not sh- in that's what i find so fascinating is like. Is that middle piece lake. Did that actually happen. Or is that what is to come and then. When did she start. The relationship with christopher in cassandra's clearly not with her with christopher anymore. So it's very fascinating. I feel like the middle part is what's to come. I just don't know the pieces that bring that together yet. Sure yeah and and also you may. My interpretation is not too far off from that but a little different just to me. They're none of them are what's happened but to me. She you know went through some kind of break up in his writing Generally about that situation and the probably the person who caused that breakup and kind of mixing and mashing those little bits of her real life into these stories. I don't think either the stories are. I think her stories are just kind of getting crazy. I think if the film was to continue after that last seen of her waking up and going to write again. I think the third one would have been even crazier like i think or ideas are just getting a little bit a little bit further out there as she goes you know in the way that she incorporates her her real life into her her writing ideas so to me that i think it's kind of an endless cycle of of the idea is just getting crazier and crazier and i. I wish i could see the third idea to has. I'm sure it'd be nuts. I mean she gives such. I mean i i love the entire cast Like i said in the beginning. I'm a huge fan of aubrey plaza. Also a huge fan of christopher abbott. Who just came out possessor who. He's phenomenal on that. So i think that their performance really drove the film but seeing aubrey plaza. She's always in like these quirky kind of weird roles but this fell like this felt like an aubrey plaza. Movie that we've all been waiting for in terms of blake. Really just stepping out of what she usually does in jessica killing it and i really hope she gets love. This award season tread phenomenal. That would be amazing if she does. Because i mean she definitely deserves it and i mean it is. It is such an out their performance. And they're so much to it. I mean it and it's different from anything. We've really seen her before. I mean we. We've seen shades of it but it it definitely just goes so much bigger but warranted bigger and bigger for bigger sake. I mean it is. It is I think she's perfect curls. Yeah and it was interesting to see her. I wasn't a huge fan at at i. I'd only seen like parks and rec really. And i don't use like goofy and then i started watching more films as she was in. I was like oh. She's really good. And then i saw the first shift saw was when she played the mom. In the new child's play remake. I was like interesting like that would not have been my first pick in. I thought she did great lake. You know for all the issues of the film hats to them to see her. Go from that to. i mean i know. She had other films after that like happy seasons of but to see her go from that to then something so weird and bizarre that fits in a category that we just you know all these movies just listed. It's kind it's really impressive. It really is. It really is and i. I very much look forward to hearing your thoughts. Once you get around to ingrid goes west because she is good in that to my partner keeps telling me we have to watch it so i need to. He really wants to watch it so i need to do it. Talk about dark said really. Oh yeah look so like neon pau. L. does knit does. But yeah no i. I think that does it for black bear for now. Although i know. I'll be continuing to think about it for a long time after this conversation but Shannon this was great. I i always ask my guests at the end if there's another movie that they watch recently that they'd like to recommend to our listeners. That's a loaded question. Johnson a lot. I've been watching so many so many Honestly the one that's really been sticking with me in is probably gonna make my top tan is Sound of metal. Oh yeah that is a such just. That movie blew me away resides performances jussie so good. That will be broke me so that i guess i'm gonna throw in a horror movie if you haven't watched underwater yet. I just love that movie. Okay all right. i still haven't seen it. i need. I need to watch that one of these so good. It's so okay. All right well that's on. That's going on my watch list for sure. So on do you tell people again where they could find nightmares conjuring and everything. You're up to sure. You can find conjuring on facebook and instagramat nightmarish conjuring and on. Twitter were nightmarish and it's spelled an i. G. h. t. m. a. r. and then the number one s h because we couldn't write all of nightmares drinks that that works. Whatever whatever you have to do on twitter well thank you so much sandwich was a. It was a great conversation..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:15 min | 1 year ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To the show. Here's some terms. You might not want me to read out after the year we've had in 2020 isolation, emotional outbursts, dreams blurring into reality. Somehow I'm not talking about the collective nightmare that we're all living in. I'm talking about a new film called Black Bear. Black Bear is a dramatic and funny look at relationships. Under power dynamics, the process of making art. Here's the story without revealing too much. A young couple moved from the big city to a cabin on a lake. Their plan is to live there, but also rent space to artists who need a quiet retreat. Their first guest is a film director and writer played by Bobby Plaza, and the couple, played by Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon are happy with the arrangement at first, and then things get weird. Listen, I'll stop here. I don't really want to spoil the fun. But I will say that the film got tons of praise at the Sundance Film Festival a while back and I got to speak to the Canadian actress Sarah get in about it. You might know Sarah's work. She's from Toronto. Her she's been in shows like Alias Grace and True Detective and Castle Rock. And this latest project is It's a, uh The weird one. How are you? I'm great. I'm really good. I'm so happy to be talking to you about this film. That was a fantastic introduction of the movie. By the way, it's a complicated when did you first get the film script? You know, like so many great Indy stories. I got the script a couple of years ago, and the film came together and fell apart and came together and fell apart. And then finally, um Not this summer. But last the movie kind of came together suddenly and I took to the added Adirondack Mountains with Chris Abit and Aubrey Plaza and our director Larry Levine. And we made this Wild little movie together. Were you as perplexed reading it as perhaps the viewer is watching it. I mean, I don't think so. I think what really drew me in was the script was just so unique and hadn't read anything like it. So often. Now you know, you read films that are kind of literary adaptations or remakes or franchise films, and it just felt so completely original to me on D I think, you know. Also, What really drew me in is that the film is very much about power dynamics and relationships. And I really loved that even though the film is very kind of abstract and open to interpretation. Kind of ground that my approach is an actor was just in the first part of the movie. I get to play a woman who really lacks power and his kind of grasping at it and trying to hang on to it. And then, in the second part of the movie I play woman who's very much aware of her power and how she's using it. So I want to talk with the second half. First your character and it's hard not to give away too much. Here is complicity in some bad behavior to help make a film better, and I have to admit the while was watching the film. It made me think about all the things that we might accept. Particular from men, filmmakers, um bad behavior that we might accept, because all they're making great art. Film history, as you know, is filled with these stories of things that actors are subjected to, But it's okay because it Zook because it's under the guise of making great art. I wonder. If these were other conversations you were having in making this film are just things that you were thinking about while making this film Oh, yeah. I mean, I think in the second half of the movie I play A kind of onto new Who's you know, really looking for that Pat on the head from the director who wants to do anything for the sake of the movie and I could definitely relate to that in a sense, because I think when I was a younger actor, starting out, people really expect you to step into that kind of role. But I also really looked out at the beginning of my career working with directors like David Cronenberg, who really just demands his actors to be Autonomous and not to be reliant on praise and not to be manipulated and really are given a lot of space to create their characters and And to work within in the movie, And I think that that was something that set me off on a path very early on where I just became a very autonomous actor. And any time I kind of dig up against the director that was maybe trying to manipulate me or could control me in any kind of way. I knew really lead quickly. I was like, I see I see what you can see what you're doing. You know, that's not really what I need for my process of thank you. It's interesting what people think they can get away with, Because if they're these tortured geniuses who are ultimately trying to make their I mean the music side of things. These things we see all the time, you know, putting people through absolute agony, But it being sort of winky naughty, Okay, because ultimately the product is going to be Him somehow good for it. Yeah, again. I think I was really lucky to work with a lot of directors that treated me as my own intelligent thinking, um, artists who had a lot of my own ideas to bring to the table. And and because of that, I really felt very confident in who I was very early in my Career as an actor, which I think sometimes as an actor, it takes you a long time to feel that that level of confidence and maybe sometimes you feel like you need at word success. Or you need praise or those kinds of things in order to feel like you have enough to stand behind your own performance, but I felt really confident and centered and who I was, is an actor very early on in my career that I didn't feel like I ever needed to play those kinds of games to pull a performance out of myself. How fortunate Hey! Yeah, I mean, and I I hope that you know other young actors listen to this and and hear that, too, Because, you know, I think that there's one approach to filmmaking, which is I need to control you. And we need to all be operating from a place of fear. But then there's another way to make movies, which is I'm gonna inject you with a lot of love and respect and freedom. And I've I've always found that you know, you can get great results and both kind of atmospheres. But everybody just has a much better time. And I think could do much better work in an environment of love and respect. That's beautiful..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

08:20 min | 1 year ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Of course, acting in face off. Is. Bigger than the team in this movie, let's say and part of what's enjoy about this off is that it has these two iconic stars and you WanNa see Nicholas cage play John Travolta John Travolta Nicholas Cage Nicholas Cage play John, Travolta playing Nicholas Cage and all this kind of stuff and we don't have that mean Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott are both great actors but they don't have that like iconic status to them where their own personality kind of comes through but you definitely have those different layers. Of the the people playing each other the actors having to play that, and that's a tough thing for an actor to do I think to play a character within another character. Sure and of course, we also literally have the face off moment in this movie where it's in this sort of fantastic UIL dream realm or whatever where call imagines taking. Tozzi. His face off and wearing it, and that's the image that we see in all the posters for this movie. So Sean Yeah face off lots of fun. Great. Puzzle piece there and Yeah I think Andrew reservoirs great in this. But KRISTA rabbits going to be the one that people walk away and rave about I. Think going forward. Once this comes out. Yeah I mean he has the more substantial role and again I think he ends up with more of those elements where he has to play the different characters warring inside him, which is a tough thing to do. So yeah, he's. He's excellent. You know I think. This weekend for my fortieth. Watching a whole bunch of movies and I. Think I just added face off to my left. I haven't seen it in far too long. Yeah. I haven't either I mean it's one of those things that you always remember but. It has been quite a while since i. Only. Have One more piece and this one's kind of a little bit of a jokey piece. But based on just the the whole assassins using somebody else's body I thought of the naked gun and I must kill the queen. I thought of that and I wanted to use that. Red Reggie Jackson right is that he? Believes so I love the naked gun so much. Learn this on on. Many. Awesome move your episodes. Just wait until What was it eighty seven maybe once it comes up can you watch? I love to make a gun to I'm happy to watch. So finished puzzle for possessor includes existence inception and ten a little bit maybe. dollhouse the OA criminal ghost in the Shell Robocop X. mcdonagh's well as other Alex, Carlin projects a scanner darkly Avatar face off and a little bit of the naked gun in there's wealth. So. Any any other thoughts about this movie Josh that we didn't quite get to within the puzzle pieces no I. Think it's interesting that almost all of our puzzle pieces are like sci-fi kinds of things and again, this movie has been build more as a horror movie but show So think that we don't want to discount the horror elements of people are wondering about whether to see it like it is super gruesome. Is. Billy is actually I have a bullet list of notes for this. One of the notes is so violent like that's all it says, yes, it really is and if people I think. Someone who thought ooh inception and you know a scanner darkly and the way I like these kind of mind bending sci-fi things but you're slightly squeamish like don't see. Stroke. When we were talking before that you liked it a lot and I think I I liked it too. But I think not as much as you did and part of that was because I felt a little disappointed in how basic the story turned out to be in that it's actually really exactly what it seems like from the start and right once you understand like the what this company does and what Tosca job is, it really proceeds pretty linearly there and I mean what's great about this movie is too graphic violence that we talked about. because. It's so stylishly presented and so creative and just those those kind of freak out moments of the characters battling with their identities internally and the visuals of this movie are great and overall I did like it but I spent the whole movie thinking there's gotTa be some other plot twist coming because this is just enough. So that's my I could see that. Yeah, and I could definitely see that because this is like I was actually surprised myself that this is kind of a straightforward action movie really when it comes down to a it's just Straightforward action movie that happens to have some really great ideas. I think some great effects some. Insane violence and you know th, there's stuff that elevates it. But when it comes to it, it really is kind of a an action movie. Yeah and and I also think then if people look at this and they think, oh, this is going to be I won't be able to follow it or it's going to be too confusing for me or something like no inception is way more confusing than this movie. And inception maybe an worth all of that. Right maybe I like inception but to me ten, it was more of a movie where by the end I was like I. Why was I even bothering to try to follow this? Really Oh I can't wait to finally see it sounded it's worth seeing drive to the drive in. It's not that far away. You can do it. I can't stay up that late. Starts at like seven thirty at night. Just Chesley get yourself a coffee man I'm tired right now. Well Josh did you see anything else recently you'd like to recommend listen I'm going to recommend a documentary again I, think I did this last time. There's been some good documentaries I know my awesome movie, your co co-host Jason Harris has talked about how great a year for documentaries this has been, and he's seen a lot more than I have but one that's coming out it's going to be out on Video D on October sixth so I don't know how that relates to win this is GonNa be out but either very soon or just recently this movie called the ringmaster and it actually has a connection here in Vegas. The Star of this movie is Las Vegas Guy Named, Zach Recap who decided he was going to become a filmmaker and make a movie about this chef in Minnesota, who makes the world's greatest onion rings and is sort of Unsung and just works at this bar in a little town in Minnesota. But the onion rings he's been making for decades or the best and so. This. Guy Sets out to make a movie about it and gets way too into this and obsessed with kind of trying to get these onion rings famous and out to the world and the chef who clearly does not want to be in the documentary or have him. So his his he just wants to make onion rings in this little bar and this this this. Loud. Overly Enthusiastic Vegas Dude, who's a recovering gambling addict has come in and disrupted his entire life, and so the movie ultimately was taken over by other people who worked on it and made into a movie about the movie and about this guy's obsession with the onion rings which went on for like three years. So it's in the vein of the Amazing Jonathan movie and tickled where it's a documentary that kind of turns into being about its own making. Sure. Like those movies, it's interesting. It's twists and turns, and it has a core of kind of sadness really because this poor chef guy. I I don't want to spoil it all, but it doesn't all go well so Anyway. I recently interviewed Acura Cap. Who's very nice for for K. NPR and yeah, it's it's a if you're interested in the documentary format. Or you want to see an Las Vegas character. He's very much like a las, Vegas identifiable kind of character for this town. So check out the ringmaster that sounds like a lot of fun. I'm definitely going to check that movie. Sounds Great. All right cool will judge wait until they.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

12:49 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Beginning to end. Eddie Murphy is really really. He's going forward all the way. And this is the perfect role for him to do it as Rudy Ray Moore and I just I mean it's like this as you know. Hey kids let's put on a show and nothing's GonNa stop us and that spirit goes all the way through in between that and strong supporting performances and just man Eddie Murphy but him up there to. Let's get him into award nomination for this movie. I love this movie. It was just so much fun I loved it too. I'm totally onboard. There is probably my number eleven or twelve but yeah I love this movie so much fun. You're absolutely right I'm still sticking knives out but second most fun movie there. Yeah I I had a lot of fun with it too and I think Eddie Murphy does a great job divine joy randolph. Also as we head in that supporting role yeah she she's getting like someone you want to see more of. Yeah yeah all right so my number five would-be robber the lighthouse This is shocking. I thought that was going to be David wearing a lighthouse lighthouse chocolate all years. How much I thought that'd be your number one interesting? Okay so I really put forth that Fan Energy I guess yes But yeah no I I love I love my entire top-five quite frankly but You know this movie is so crazy and just to you just go for broke performances. Robert Pattinson Willem Defoe just just going nonstop one hundred percent for the whole thing and It it looks beautiful and I completely get anyone who doesn't like it because of the lack of plot but it's for me it's just such a fun thing to watch to just sit there and watch these to just go crazy. I love it. Yeah it's insane. You got that right. Yeah I liked. It didn't level when I saw it and I don't think I ever ever want to see it again but not because it's not a worthwhile thing it's just like. Oh Jesus it's just didn't say like I also thought and I think we've talked about this some points on like Hanson's accent changed and I'm like but I guess he could justify that because his character so crazy can justify anything thing. I think. That's maybe part of the problem head just because it's all like craziness so I would put this on my most disappointing of the year. Not that I didn't like that I disliked it but I liked the witch so much. Okay that Robert eggers previous movie that I was really had high hopes for this and it got a lot of great reviews and I thought it was fine. No they actually liked it more than the witch but on which is great too though yeah it is I was my turn again Yes MRI number four going. Back to my esoteric The theme of the Neo Geo movies which which the listeners have been waiting absolutely. Yeah we're GONNA do a whole podcast on it. I was a good year for those. I actually not another. That wasn't on my list. Post like number eleven But we're talking about number four which is Nicholas Pepsi's piercing movie that nobody saw this year which is too bad. Has It was a lot of fun. In addition to having this year's euro horror omb is. It's very much a Brian depalma tribute as well. It's so creatively shot With all of these deliberately fake looking sets in these popping like artificial colors and wonderfully acted by Christopher Abbott and Miyawaza Cow Ska as these two to basically psychopaths who cross paths with each other unexpectedly and it's almost like a romantic comedy about people who want to murder each other other sounds great. It is great I think it is great preserver. Abbott plays this guy who's decided he's going to become a serial killer and he makes all these meticulous plans. Zinni hires a prostitute to come to his hotel room so he can kill her and at the last minute she cancels and this other prostitutes shows up instead me Awasa CASCA and she's really into into him killing her but she kind of also wants to kill him too and so they i. It's just crazy but it's a lot of fun movie that you never really know where it's going and it's it's like eighty two minutes long but just crazy from. Can we watch this right now. I think it was. It was out on V. I mean it was a direct. Vod released on with. So I assume it certainly available able to random. Dod and it's what language it is in the language of English. I'd Yeah Christopher Abbott Housego. Both both fairly really well known English Language Actors Costco's done films in other languages. I think I don't know what films those would be. I don't either. I'm excited to watch this. It's now giant. Okay Yeah it's it's it's odd but I Yeah I thought it was a lot of fun and I'm sure it's it's gotta be streaming somewhere probably somewhere like shudder. Maybe not there but if nothing else you can rent it on all the places for like three bucks yeah you know and it sounds like you know in season one of awesome movie road today cemetery man. Yeah it's a little along those lines though. This sounds like this is one that actually reaches its potential. Instead of going off the rail. I think that it does. Yeah but it's Definitely not a movie. That was widely acclaimed. Let's put it that way. I heard a lot of praise for this one from like a lot of other movie. PODCASTS and stuff like like that but yeah I guess I never got around to watching it and I really should. You won't necessarily well. That's all right. I hope so. I look forward to hearing what you think. My number. Four four is My favorite documentary this year. And that is Bruce springsteen western stars and a there's no surprise that I'm a huge huge springsteen fan but you could dislike or not care about Bruce Springsteen at all this is a great movie This is about kind of this southern southern cal sun-drenched nineteen seventy s western style album. That he just put out and which is such a departure from his other music and I liked the album but then with this movie. You just like the album more because you're not getting. It's not a typical like behind the music. I wrote this on because of this. Like he's really going deep into like character and what it means to be these people that he's writing about and I guess you know Bruce's always wrestling with America and what is American and what we should be on. Its shot beautifully. Bruce co-directed Thom Zimny who's always directing his stuff And it was really well received which is which is good because bruce needed something a takeover as way lately right he's not just the Broadway thing and the tours and just guy. Yeah so there's underdog but I truly recommend this For any fanned end of of music documentaries. This is a great music. I completely agree the thing you said about how it makes you enjoy the album more like that was the thing that my biggest take away from it. I I listen to the album. One time throws like not as bad as all right though but with the context of the movie. I mean it's so damn good. WHO's a so in tune with delivering delivering entertainment in information to his audience? In unique ways like we decided the Broadway Day and this is like I mean you know so many of these guys like Bruce's seventy or pushing seventy is seventy now Yeah like they just kind of rely on like the greatest hits and like he's just pushing so far forward lowered. It's really fun to watch it. Like a master. Just take take him and push himself to the limit still. We should probably stop him. Because I'm sure he will continue talking about Bruce springsteen for quite a while. Yeah Yeah but I will say as someone who doesn't care about Bruce springsteen. I have been curious to watch this movie. Cool loves it with you think all right my number four war was on my list at the midway point and not because I got writer director. Sean Snyder on this show that love this movie. When I first saw to dust which was probably the most surprising movie of the year for me? I mean I did not. I don't know where this came from. Just kind of out of nowhere But it is such a funny weird dark comedy about a about this Rabbi who his wife dies and he's having trouble dealing only with the grief and so he goes to a community. College professor Thinking that he might have answers for him. That would help him to accept things on a more I I guess human level not religious level and I it just goes in such strange places. It's so just darkly funny and I loved this movie. I remember seeing the previews. What's it called to dust to dust? Yeah Yeah Yeah I liked it a lot to it was it was. I was on my top ten in the mid year point and just is below that as yeah it's really matthew. Broderick is by his best performance in. I don't even know how long as the professor selection maybe yeah honestly it might be. Yeah and it's just this like funny like Weird Buddy comedy now and it's one of the best like Jewish movies with and we talk about Uncut Jam but this movie is a very Jewish movie and really gets into a lot a lot of stuff about religion and identity. And I'd recommend it to. It's nice to see like It's not on my top ten but like it's nice to see actors like who haven't like Homerun in such a long time that relate Jennifer Lopez is great and hustlers. Yes she has nine. Yeah all right What's up next for you number three Auburn Robert? All right well. I'm finally getting into some of the widely acclaimed movies of the year. My number three is Noah Baumbach marriage story which is no surprise is that I love the Noah Baumbach movie. I am a huge huge fan of basically everything that he does And this has got to be. Maybe his most acclaimed movie ever at least since this would in the west and maybe even more so than that and so. I went in with very very high expectations and I feel like my expectations were met. It's an incredibly well acted film. Adam driver and Scarlett Johansson or both fantastic as this couple going through the process of divorce. I think it's extremely really well. Written as bombeck's films always are It's got humor to it. which some of his films can be very bleak and this movie has moments of that? But I feel feel like it's in a way one of his more optimistic films because as we go through the darkness of the divorce process and especially dealing with these shark like lawyers played by Laura Dern and Ray Liotta you come out on the end in in sort of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and and being able to See these people and the way that they can go forward in their lives in his parents and I just love the journey of that I mean the. There's a big argument. Seen that's been memed all over the Internet. That is justifiably really great. But I feel like the opening of this movie with these voiceovers of the two characters. VN's letters about each other and what they like about each other is just so beautiful and heartfelt and that's me like from the second this movie opened it was like okay. I'm I'm in it all the way so it's not a movie. That needs my endorsement but I love marriage store. Of course that scene she he does not end up reading and neither of them end up reading. The letters says well yeah and then it comes back at the end the way that does also just really beautiful. Yeah I I love this movie too. Yeah it's probably my list coming up L.. Probably you're not. You're not sure you still making your list and we talk. It'll be it'll be screaming all right well well What do you have the number? Okay number three. Let's look at the other side of romance and romantic comedy. That really works Yet another streaming movie. So this is is the year of the streamer has taken over for me. I think this is probably the first arrived more streamers on my list than theatrical releases plus one on Hulu which the young gentleman over there. Mr Josh Bell told me to watch. Yeah we watched it together or maybe just part of it because you fell asleep. I do falling asleep during movies but when you have a much your house. It doesn't matter you woke up later and finished watching plus one is awesome. Did his get yet. So good and it's it will never get a theatrical release. It did get theatrical release. It was very limited. You know what we didn't we didn't have it here but yeah so it's it's she could i. I can explain the actors are but you can just give their names since I K is et. Jack Quaid plays son and my Erskine who who is known for Eighteen Hulu show. Yeah she's great and yeah I mean so. It's like kind of this like unknown lead and minority Actress right so they're never going to that in a wide releases but it's basically these to keep their friends. They keep ending up going to the same weddings they decide. Instead of looking for each CIA for dates. They'll just be others plus one from now on and it goes. Were you think it's going to go in that..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

11:50 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Beginning to end. Eddie Murphy is really really. He's going forward all the way. And this is the perfect role for him to do it as Rudy Ray Moore and I just I mean it's like this as you know. Hey kids let's put on a show and nothing's GonNa stop us and that spirit goes all the way through in between that and strong supporting performances and just man Eddie Murphy but him up there to. Let's get him into award nomination for this movie. I love this movie. It was just so much fun I loved it too. I'm totally onboard. There is probably my number eleven or twelve but yeah I love this movie so much fun. You're absolutely right I'm still sticking knives out but second most fun movie there. Yeah I I had a lot of fun with it too and I think Eddie Murphy does a great job divine joy randolph. Also as we head in that supporting role yeah she she's getting like someone you want to see more of. Yeah yeah all right so my number five would-be robber the lighthouse. This is shocking. I thought that was going to David wearing a lighthouse lighthouse chocolate all years. How much you love? I thought that'd be your number one interesting. Okay so I really put forth that Fan Energy I guess yes But yeah no I I love I love my entire top-five quite frankly but You know this movie is so crazy and just to you just go for broke performances. Robert Pattinson Willem Defoe just just going nonstop one hundred percent for the whole thing and It it looks beautiful and I completely get anyone who doesn't like it because of the lack of plot but it's for me it's just such a fun thing to watch to just sit there and watch these to just go crazy. I love it. Yeah it's insane. You got that right. Yeah I liked. It didn't level when I saw it and I don't think I ever ever want to see it again but not because it's not a worthwhile thing it's just like Jesus it's just didn't say like I also thought and I think we've talked about this some points on like Hanson's accent changed in them like but I guess he could justify that because his character so crazy can justify anything thing. I think. That's maybe part of the problem head just because it's all like craziness so I would put this on my most disappointing of the year. Not that I didn't like that I disliked it but I liked the witch so much. Okay that Robert eggers previous movie that I was really had high hopes for this and it got a lot of great reviews and I thought it was fine. No I actually liked it more than the witch but on which is great to though it is I was my turn again Yes MRI number four. Going back to my esoteric a female of the Neo Geo movies which which the listeners have been waiting absolutely. Yeah we're GONNA do a whole podcast on it. I was a good year for those. I actually not another. That wasn't on my list. Post like number eleven What we're talking about number four which is Nicholas Pepsi's piercing movie that nobody saw this year which is too bad? Has It was a lot of fun. In addition to having this year's euro horror omb is. It's very much a Brian depalma tribute as well. It's so creatively shots With all of these deliberately fake looking sets in these popping like artificial colors and wonderfully acted by Christopher Abbott and Miyawaza Cow Ska as to to basically psychopaths who cross paths with each other unexpectedly. And it's almost like a romantic comedy about people who want to murder each other other sounds great. It is great. I think it is great prisoner. Abbott plays this guy who's decided he's going to become a serial killer and he makes all these meticulous plans. Zinni hires a prostitute to come to his hotel room so he can kill her and at the last minute she cancels and this other prostitutes shows up instead me Awasa CASCA and she's really into into him killing her but she kind of also wants to kill him too and so they. It's just crazy but it's a lot of fun movie that you never really know where it's going and it's it's like eighty two minutes long but just crazy from. Can we watch this right now. I think it was. It was out on V. I mean it was a direct. Vod released on with. So I assume it certainly available able to random. Dod and it's what language it is in the language of English language. Yeah Christopher Abbott. Both both fairly really well known English Language Actors Costco's done films in other languages. I think I don't know what films those would be. I don't either. I'm excited to watch this. It's now giant. Okay Yeah it's it's it's odd but I I yeah I thought it was a lot of fun and I'm sure it's it's gotta be streaming somewhere probably somewhere like shudder. Maybe not there but if nothing else you can rent it on all the places for like three bucks Yeah you know and it sounds like you know in season one of awesome movie road today. Cemetery Man Yeah. It's a little along those lines though. This sounds like this is one that actually reaches its potential instead of going off the rail. I think that it does. Yeah but it's Definitely not a movie. That was widely acclaimed. Let's put it that way. I heard a lot of praise for this one from like a lot of other movie. PODCASTS and stuff like like that but yeah I guess I never got around to watching it and I really should. You won't well. That's all right. I hope so. I look forward to hearing what you think. My number. Four four is My favorite documentary this year. And that is Bruce springsteen stars and a there's no surprise that I'm a huge huge springsteen fan but you could dislike or not care about Bruce Springsteen at all this is a great movie yeah This is about kind of this southern southern cal sun-drenched nineteen seventy s western style album. That he just put out and which is such a departure from his other music and I liked the album but then with this movie. You just like the album more because you're not getting. It's not a typical like behind the music. I wrote this on because of this. Like he's really going deep into like character and what it means to be these people that he's writing about and I guess you know Bruce's always wrestling with America America and what is American and what we should be on. Its shot beautifully Bruce. co-directed it with Thom Zimny who's always directing his stuff And it was really well received which is which is good because bruce needed something a takeover as way lately right he's not just the Broadway thing and the tours and just guy. Yeah so there's underdog but I truly recommend this For any fanned end of of music documentaries. This is a great music. I I completely agree the thing you said about how it makes you enjoy the album more like that was the thing that my biggest take away from it. I I listen to the album. One time throws like not as bad as all right though but with the context of the movie. I mean it's so damn good. WHO's a so in tune with delivering delivering entertainment in information to his audience? And unique ways like we decided the Broadway Day and this is like I mean you know so many of these guys like Bruce's seventy or pushing seventy is seventy now Yeah like they just kind of rely on the greatest hits and like he's just pushing so far forward lowered. It's really fun to watch it. Like a master. Just take take him and push himself to the limit still. We should probably stop him. Because I'm sure he will continue talking about Bruce springsteen for quite a while. Yeah Yeah but I will say as someone who doesn't care about Bruce springsteen. I have been curious to watch this movie. Cool loves it with you think all right my number four war was on my list at the midway point and not because I got writer director. Sean Snyder on this show that love this movie. When I first saw to dust which was probably the most surprising movie of the year for me? I mean I did not. I don't know where this came from. Just kind of out of nowhere But it is such a funny weird dark comedy about a about this Rabbi who his wife dies and he's having trouble dealing only with the grief and so he goes to a community. College professor Thinking that he might have answers for him. That would help him to accept things on a more I I guess human level not religious level and I it just goes in such strange places. It's so just darkly funny and I loved this movie. I remember seeing the previews. What's it called to dust to dust? Yeah Yeah Yeah I liked it a lot to it was it was. I was on my top ten in the mid year point and just is below that as yeah it's really matthew. Broderick is by his best performance in. I don't even know how long as the professor selection maybe yeah honestly it might be. Yeah and it's just this like funny like Weird Buddy comedy now and it's one of the best like Jewish movies with and we talk about Uncut Jam but this movie is a very Jewish movie and really gets into a lot a lot of stuff about religion and identity. And I'd recommend it to. It's nice to see like It's not on my top ten but like it's nice to see actors like who haven't like Homerun in such a long time that relate Jennifer Lopez is great in Hustler's. She has nine. Yeah all right What's up next for you number three Auburn Robert? All right well. I'm finally getting into some of the widely acclaimed movies of the year. My number three is Noah Baumbach marriage story which is no surprise is that I love the Noah Baumbach movie. I am a huge huge fan of basically everything that he does And this has got to be. Maybe his most acclaimed movie ever at least since this would in the west and maybe even more so than that and so. I went in with very very high expectations and I feel like my expectations were met. It's an incredibly well acted film. Adam driver and Scarlett Johansson or both fantastic as this couple going through the process of divorce. I think it's extremely really well written as bombecks films always are It's got humor to it. which some of his films can be very bleak and this movie has moments of that? But I feel feel like it's in a way one of his more optimistic films because as we go through the darkness of the divorce process and especially dealing with these shark like lawyers played by Laura Dern and Ray Liotta you come out on the end in in sort of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and and being able to See these people and the way that they can go forward in their lives in his parents and I just love the journey of that I mean the. There's a big argument. Seen that's been memed all over the Internet. That is justifiably really great. But I feel like the opening of this movie with these voiceovers of the two characters vans letters about each other and what they like about each other is just so beautiful and heartfelt and that's me like from the second this movie opened it was like okay. I'm I'm in it all the way so it's not a movie. That needs my endorsement but I love marriage store. Of course that scene she he does not end up reading and neither of them end up reading. The letters says well yeah and then it comes back at the end the way that does also just really beautiful. Yeah I I love this movie too. Yeah it's probably my list coming up L.. Probably you're not. You're not sure you still making your list and we talk. It'll be it'll be screaming all right all right. Well well What do you have the number? Okay number three. Let's look at the other side of romance and romantic comedy. That really works Yet another streaming movie. So this is is the year of the streamer has taken over for me. I think this is probably the first arrived more streamers on my list than theatrical releases plus one on Hulu which the young gentleman over there. Mr Josh Bell told me to watch. Yeah we watched it together or maybe just part of it because you fell asleep..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KCRW

"And your next question is on KCRW I'm having climb and host this holiday season up your kitchen game with a collection of exclusive recipes and instructional cooking guy from New York times cooking it's free when you support your W. during the season of giving them a good case here W. dot com slash showing and get cooking KCRW sponsors include Hulu presenting the limited series the catch twenty two a six part adaptation of the seminal the novel starring Christopher Abbott Kyle Chandler to and George Clooney catch twenty two now streaming at Hulu awards dot com awards eligible well as I mentioned KCRW's all my colleagues here on the music team so the kiss your W. we sat together and sort of mapped out and argued about and did some deep dives into the best releases of twenty nineteen and are now posted online a case here to be dot com you can find on the front page there just to look for the bestest our favorite releases of twenty nineteen on the well not only did we come up with a collective list that we all felt like where the top records of the year and the top ten of the decade but each of us put together are individualists as well one of the albums it turned up in my individual this was a an artist by the name of crane like the bird it's Kyle cranes project he was just a you know doing doing some drummer can a jazz band somewhere in the silver they carry a Los Angeles and he noticed a guy can keep in keep in I am sitting in the front row sitting on the side of the room but in the front row and kind of watching him and he come you know here and come here the band every.

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KQED Radio

"There is Joseph pillars. Classic nineteen sixty one novel on the illogic and absurdity of war was made into two hour. Movie by Mike Nichols in nineteen seventy. It's now a six hour miniseries on Hulu, this time, produced and directed by George Clooney, filmed and sun, bleached Browns and tans headed starts Christopher Abbott who joins us now from New York. Thanks so much for being with us. Thanks for having me, your classic character in any way, were you intimidated, because millions of people think they already know him. Yes. At first exactly for that reason it's, it's almost different than the idea of playing quote unquote. I Kana character even in film, this literary, econo- character. The idea of the characters in the imaginations of the readers themselves, not a person who's already cast and something else, you know, but ultimately, I had to let that go because I had other things to worry about put it that way in your life. Your life that I support naked as much as you do. To exactly one thing, I noticed an inevitably those of us who seen the film, we're going to make comparisons with the mini series. But in that in that film, so many people have seen course Eleanor can mature Seren card phone call Jon Voight as some of the flyers. Now it's it's you. And it looks like a much younger group of actors which in a way is more real, isn't it? I think it's a little bit more appropriate to the what was actually happening in the time period, you know, a lot of the pilots and Bombardier's gunners and stuff. A lot of them are nineteen twenty years old, which is kind of makes the battles, and the drama that, that much more harrowing when there's young kids up there. You're Syrian says at some point I'm not ashamed. I'm afraid help us understand how that come about an, you know, he's for me. I think the character you Syrian is someone. One who even though he's trying to kind of get out of these missions. He's not it's not that he's afraid to die. He's just afraid to die at the hands of his superiors. So I think that's where that kind of comes from. It's one of the many characteristics that kind of drew me to, to because I think the reason why he wants to get out so bad as his lust for life. We should explain. These are fliers who don't know, the enemy are probably never met a Nazi, their enemy day-to-day, or their superior officers, and people in the army bureaucracy. Right. You sorry and kind of has this somewhat essential view on life and align in the show, also, you know, the enemy is anyone who's going to get you killed no matter whose side that he's on. And it just a very interesting thought to me, because the idea, especially during World War Two, you know, you're fighting a just cause and in it is. And it was, and you're saying that as well. But when you kind of break. Down moment to moment, you know, everyone's trying to kill him whether they're fellow officers are or the Germans, I've got to tell you and I say this with respect for your portrayal, your Sehrian can be difficult to like I mean I understand why he's afraid and battled stresses real but he, he does things to try and make himself safer which wind up making his colleagues less safe and that's not admirable. I mean, it's part of the kind of dichotomy of the character, to, and it's why you, you root for him still even though I guess, some of some of the actions are questionable my job as the actor always kind of justify the character. Right. So and always kind of see the right side of things. So for me when he does put his fellow soldiers kind of at risk. It's never with intention, an episode where you kind of pulls the wires of an intercom system to, to get them to kind of go back. And turn around. He did that obviously selfishly but he's also trying it has an idea in his head that he's saving the other men in the in the plane with them. But it yeah it back leads to very unfortunate. Every death is unfortunate, but intentionally though on his part? Yeah, well certainly unintentionally but on the other hand, he's, you know, for every action, there's a reaction you make yourself safer, you'll make somebody else unsafe. Right. And but he's also having the kind of mentality that it's, it's a coin toss. Anyway, when you're up there, and, and I think physically in real life, it was. I think for the some of these bomber crews, I think there was just over just under fifty percent chance. Every time you go up. Catch twenty two the novel came up nineteen sixty one but I think at the end a gain in popularity and reputation was being read in school. So it becomes kind of all mixed up with American public opinion during the war in Vietnam. Which became a very unpopular war. What do you think this, there's many series has to say to people today? Well, I think that there's never a wrong time to talk about the absurdity of war, and although some wars are, just it least all wars start with something absurd an absurd event and on top of it all history repeats itself. And these kind of inane bureaucratic walls that you are in kind of goes up against kind of feels like it's happened in in life as well. Chris rabbit has your Syrian in the Hulu. Many surveys of catch twenty two thank.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:36 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Dark humiliating moment in your life, this film without a shirt on? Reality shows, you have to get permission before they can put you on TV. Did you consent, obviously did they talk to you about the fact that you're on television? Yeah. No the week. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro Cornish, Disney is taking control of Hulu the streaming service, who is known for having a little bit of everything original content like the Handmaid's tale older shows, like Seinfeld in the office in current episodes of shows, like chopped in house, hunters, Disney has a commitment to by Comcast stake in a company and mainly covers the media industry for the New York Times he joins us from New York to talk about what this means for consumers. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me, who has always had multiple owners and part of its appeal to consumers was diverse ownership. Right. And it also meant that they had access to all kinds of shows why has consolidated for its entire existence. It's been run by a committee because of the joint ownership. It was the parent companies of NBC ABC and FOX because it was sort of built by committee. It's ambitions and its direction was never always clear now. Now finally Disney has a chance to take full control over it. They can do whatever they want with it, and be more ambitious more aggressive. That's really the reason they have the opportunity took it. But Comcast is planning its own streaming service, right? And Disney has its own platform on this year. CVS has had one for a few years as someone who has cut the cord myself to tell you. I'm not looking forward to all these sign up. So what's going on pay TV cable, satellite? These traditional business is rotating, fear, people are paying for it, and they're getting Netflix, subscriptions and CBS subscriptions, and Hulu subscriptions. And so Disney, which owns a bunch of network, including ESPN ABC. They've seen this their business has eroded. So they figured let's go with the call over the top directly to the consumer. I mean who has been around for awhile, it's sort of it's the leading contender after net flicks. So from Disney's point of view, it's actually nice to take control of something that's got over twenty million getting up to thirty million subscribers gives them a nice headstart. So. With disney. Now, the full owner, does this mean a lot of the TV shows that people might have enjoyed on who are going there. So the key part of that is, is NBC, which is part of Comcast, they struck a deal so that, you know, even if they do once I do buy full control NBC will continue to license its shows to Hulu, so Brooklyn nine nine and the good place will still be available. There is one of the glitch, though, after a three year period, NBC could decide to pull them from the service and put it on their own. So you got a few years left do. They think people are willing to subscribe to seven or eight different services at a time. So they all know they've all done their market research, and they've all have the same data, which is a household a typical house will probably won't pay for more than four or five services at the most, and they need to be one of the four or five. Netflix, clearly at the top of that, and chances are Hulu is a strong second. So it's a fight for third and fourth place at this point. And that's why. Say it's it's going to be tough. It's going to be a hard battle for all these companies, so at the end of the day, what does this mean for consumers if everyone is going off and sealing off their content and asking us to subscribe to them individually? Basically, are we back to a cable scenario? That is definitely a possibility. The difference, though is that there is more choice. The problem because we had with cable companies for years and years and years, the buy into a big bundle. The cheapest you could pay is forty or fifty dollars for a bunch of channels. Maybe you don't watch conceivably with, you know with all these different streaming services. Maybe there's a way for you to mix and match or have some more choice over which group of channels, you want the, of course, the fact that they're all kind of cordoning off their own content keeping for their own service or their forthcoming service might end up looking like another kind of cable, though. So that's the danger and you also have to have a providence scripture in which you typically pay cable company for chances are you're at the hundred dollar, Mark after you pay for a bunch of these, so, yes. I totally by cintas interview America. And mainly covers the media industry for the New York Times. Thanks so much anytime Hulu faced a big challenge with its latest limited series, turn a complicated beloved sweeping novel into six episodes of television. We're talking about the classic Joseph Heller book from nineteen sixty one catch twenty two. The project is executive produced by George Clooney and stars. Chris abbott? NPR TV critic Eric Dagan says it's a beautiful horrifying uptake of one of the best antiwar novels in literature. Not many actors can match George Clooney when he's playing an earnest leader of men trying to find a difficult solution. I've been staying up at night. Say to myself. How you gonna win this thing boys? But when that leaders tenant sized cough, the officer from catch twenty two who famously berates his soldiers for failing to win marching competitions while training, the fight in World War Two, well, the result is a satirical farce worthy of the Cohen brothers. Not walk. Let's great line. Why can you not a ninety degree angle after eleven weeks? Why do you not seem to care that we are nine days from the inter squadron a right, jamboree Clooney's intensity lands, an extra level of thirty two the few instances where he choose scenery shops cough? He also directs to helping establish the mini series lush, expansive, look, the center of who's catch twenty two is Christopher Abbott from HBO's girls in a breakout role as John. You syrian. He's a bomb near who's far more worried that the oblivious finality of his superiors will get him killed than in the access soldier, some of his buddies are still fooled by tales of patriotism, and serving the war effort, but you. Syrian knows the real reason why cough, keeps them marching around the more pointless activities, the greater argumentation and the more power. He feels we can sit here and pretend all we want that. There must be some more noble war effort type purpose. But there isn't one we do parade socialites Goff to feel like a tough guy at first you Syrian his pals. Call him yoyo comes off as an needling selfish complainer, but when the show recreates what it's like the city of playing full of bombs trying to drop your payload while anti-aircraft fire.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"With a six year old guy wants to do is be proud of him self in his Hanes underwear. Don't forget the wonder bread. It adds Genesee note, we both gasped. But then we it makes sense. Yeah. It was so good. So so good other stories posted the Riverdale they last clip of Luke Perry. You know as Archie Anders. Fred giving him some advice posted that little clip. I can see that. And let's see what else do we know that Katherine? I mean, he said that his mental health was put to the test pain Ted Bundy, I believe it in. I believe it. He said, yeah, he said wasn't interested in playing serial killer. Did the European premiere of this extremely reconstructing evil, and vile is the name of it is that the name of it along that is the name. Wicked is the name of it works. Oh, right. Oh, gosh. It's called extremely wreckage shockingly evil. I never I never went back and finish watching that documentary. I thought I would just watch this. But it would be on Netflix here here. All right. We'll probably watch it. Yeah. We probably will. We prob. Also Donnie posted George Clooney and Christopher Abbott in the catch twenty two trailer. I don't know if you ever read that book, the Joseph Heller, there is a movie that there was a there was a movie. I don't know. I always know if you're in a catch to, you know, okay. The dilemma that today in the middle of the show. You were in a catch twenty two -pletely. Explain okay. So here's the deal. Damned if you do damned if you don't come to one hundred percent don't want it to happen. But because our and I'm not happy about it. Yeah. So I I am hosting some people that I I haven't talked to seven years and during very big weekend for me if for my boys, and now I have to have company which pisses me off cash, I'm having a party catch twenty minute catch twenty two and there was no saying, no. So I was I am trying to be the big person. But I. Working. It's really hard. When you're in it. There is no way to get out of it. Catch twenty two the other day with my shoulder. I was very mad of it. And I just decided I'd only be mad at it and myself for a day. That's how I got out of that. Because I was like I can't do anything about that one. That's not a catch twenty two that is not a kid to learn but good for trying to dear show. I was the mad though, I was so mad at myself about it, you know, and I God, I long gonna be mad at myself. I've never been mad at myself for more than a minute more than a day. Most come on. Don't don't be glad our people. I think one of the exciting news tonight at midnight. Burs Springsteen's new album western stars the whole Evan from June fourteenth. But he's dropping a single tonight in one of the things about this is that everybody, I know his new music takes place drying inspiration in part from southern California. Pop records of the late sixties and early seventeen seventies American themes highways isolation community, the permanence of home in hope. But what I really kinda like about it is he said, you know, he likes the southern California pop music the seventies. That was influenced by Glen Campbell shimmy web back Rak those kind of records and he's really gave him inspiration. Right. He was like writing in between like his he was bad way shows Broadway show at home wonder kid became a firefighter out in Staten Island or over took the test. Yeah, I don't know. Well, that's something that we could look up tomorrow Donnie for jet. We'll forget downing don't even bother. Remember, we had we know Jonah's making eyepatches until blows great again for her new album, and you look at Laurie and her I Pat Livia months she's turning on Twitter. Complaining attacked mischaracterize, the lovely joyful. Go fug yourself blog, and people are not having it. But that's why she's turning on Twitter Joe Biden announced his candidacy candidacy for years too late my completely. Yeah. Completely. Let's see what else Amal Clooney in a crisp, Zac, Posen suit New York City that I quite liked. She really is a hanger. She is a hangar from the word go and pink gotta new motorcycle from her husband. He won't give me another baby. So he built me a motorcycle. Oh today to thirty two girl..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

Collider Movie Talk

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

"I was looking at the list of movies that I saw last year. Just notice you snuck you're competing got it in because been banned me today. Myself. I didn't say I think I think we need more Asian serial killers. Okay. And I would love to see John show play a serial killer. Okay. What do you think of that? I'm openness my crazy. I think we just want to put him in more leading roles. I then he can make that turn. My mind immediately goes to Michelle Yeoh too because she is having so much fun on Star Trek discovery. I feel like she could be a super sinister villain. And she was pretty evil in crazy rich, Asians that too. This hard genre stuff. We're talking about a different kind of all right next question here. This one's for you. Jeff this is from Curtis to five har- who asks curious about your thoughts on the film piercing. I really enjoyed it. Also, if one horror movie could get put in the nominations for the Oscars today, what would it be? So you think you're the only one who's seen piercing, right? Thirteen months ago it last Sundance, I think piercing was a weird one. I love the director's previous film. The is my mother, and he's the guy who's doing the, Greg. Greg swell think it's him. Right. Nick pests. The tone is a little weird on piercing. I love the opening with the. It's a Italian like geology music. And it's I think it's called one day at the regatta or something like that it opens incredibly, and I really liked Chris Abbott. I liked the premise of this movie. I just didn't think that it nailed it with the execution. Some of the black humor is a little hard for me to wrap my head around. It wasn't awful by any means. But I think I'd stopped short of calling it a good movie Christopher Abbott of so good. And he's so underrated. I feel like we don't talk about him enough. What we don't talk about the kinds of movies that Christopher Abbas in. Enough and paired with me Awasa casco's, obviously one of the best actresses of her generation. It's definitely an interesting exercise that I would recommend people watch. But yeah, I don't know that I would call it. Good. I just thought about another big star villain that I'd like to see and she's played a villain. But I'd love to see her go full camp, Allah, Octavia Spencer, and Ma Cate Blanchett. She will be awesome keypunch. It would be great in that. All right, anyway, next question is from Matthew Spencer, who's asking I've been seeing comments online that Disney released the frozen trailer because of the disappointment of the Aladdin trailer. I think that's silly. They released it because how to train your dragon three's coming out in a week thoughts that year interpretation Dennis. It'd be pretty quick turnaround for for the Latin trailer to release the frozen trail. I think they planned it for a while. I don't know if it had anything to do with the Aladdin trailer. Odds are they planned it? I mean, yes, how to train your dragon three is coming out. But I don't know. I wouldn't be all that surprised if there was maybe a teeny tiny part of the operation that had it and then opted to drop it to take a little attention away from the Aladdin disaster. It's crazy there. I think there's there's some validity to that kind of. But also some insanity like, well, obviously, they did it because how to train your dragon threes coming here. Like, wait, what this person presumes to know what this gigantic corporation is doing and what? And when and why well certain trailers are tied to certain movies for reasons because we'll appeal to the same audience. I guess maybe I is going to be attached to how to train your dragging. I have no idea..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:58 min | 3 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KCRW

"Starring Christopher Abbott and Mia Vasyukov. Ska victim has to be a prostitute. Thank you. The first step is to get tied up. Should probably try to run and scream. Everything. Everything's fun. Is it at least really? Fine. This is directed by nNcholas past couple of years ago, gave us the eyes of my mother, which was a really haunting black and white horror film in that movie could say that he was very inspired by classic film directors like Alfred Hitchcock, and he he does it again this time with Italian geology directors. So it's a lot of Dario Gento inspired, visions, and and also the colors and the music as well, he bars the music cues directly from much films. So it feels very stylish is about this guy who decides to get rid of his mattress intent by murdering a coal gal played by may of Ashikaga, and she is stronger than he may expect her to be FEMA Mavis is all about the style of styles. Really cool the story not so much. He does wear his influences on his sleeve. He's very happy to announce his influences from all of those are Gento films. He uses the deep red female over and over and over again and. Like a lot of those old Italian jealous. This one doesn't make any sense whatsoever. It jello geology translated directly is the color yellow. It refers to the yellow pages of a pulp magazine. So it's very pulpy. They tend to be serial killer films and. They're usually done. So you don't know who the killer. Is there a very particular brand of Italian slasher movies? They're usually filmed with very over saturated colors, which piercing does the characters are very broad. And don't have very clear motivations which piercing does. And. They conclude in ways that don't make any sense which period. You're sounding so intriguing. Well, it's not so intriguing. It's really interesting to see him work through his cinematic influences. But at the same time, he's working through some pretty dark impulses where he feels the need to like a lot of the old Jlo's puts the women on trial and go after the women and murder the women. And while we have Oshurkov Scott's character does have some agency. She's also a little bit off as it's revealed later in the film, and her agency might not be all that healthy. So he's not actually satirizing the cliche of the slasher movie killing prostitutes. Just indulging in it. Yeah. And it's very gory. I I I'm squeamish. I was hiding the. Speaking of gory. Let's move onto miss Bala. Starring Gina Rodriguez of Jane, the virgin fame..

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"What's going. Since being fake. This. And wants to die. So take your home and stop her, right? All right. What's this all about? You really want a weird experience this weekend. You can go to the Texas theatre where piercing is playing. This is a movie that missed mixes together, kinky, nece and supposed- suspense. It's about a psychotic guy who after being given an urge to kill his young daughter decided instead to go out and kill a prostitute. And that will exercise his demons and let him go home and live a normal life. The problem is when the prostitutes shows up at his expensive hotel. She turns out to be as crazy as he is. And so you get a sort of dance of two scorpions, which one is going to do in the other. And how are they going to do it? It's a very peculiar field with a strain of dark depressing humor underneath it. It's very artificially made the sets don't look real the buildings outside. Don't look real nothing is is truly awesome. Santic in this movie, and that's intentional. It's supposed to look artificial in peculiar the performances are quite good. A man named Christopher Abbott is the the the the potential killer and Mia washes. Scott Scott plays the prostitutes that he invites into his room both of them. Very good. They give themselves over completely to this very peculiar story, which is based on a Japanese novel, but it's been Americanized in. This adaptation piercing is not for everybody. But it has a peculiar kind of fascination about it that might appeal to some all right in thirty seconds or less capper nom. We don't have a clip because it's an Arabic. So I would imagine there's subtitles. Absolutely. This is a very good film about a young boy in Lebanon who sows his parents in effect for bringing him into the world. He's lived in absolutely miserable life. They've never taken care of him. They've sold his young sister. Who loves into an arranged marriage. He goes out into the world. He befriends a an Ethiopian immigrant who is living illegally in Lebanon, and he's left trying to care for her young infant son on his own the whole film of is about this misery that he goes through until he's finally arrested for criminal act. And then decides to sue his parents for neglect. The one thing about the film that doesn't quite and it's made with non professional performers, by the way, it's very realistic, except when you get to the end, and there's a series of happy endings that brings brings to a conclusion that you can't quite believe this film is nominated for the Academy Award foreign language film. It's worth seeing. I don't think it's quite at the level of a couple of the other nominees. But it's quite good. All right. One guy's opinion dot com. Thanks, we tech. It is a twenty-six. Let's get an update on traffic with Bill.

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"christopher abbott" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"christopher abbott" Discussed on /Film Daily

"This strip swamp thing Mr. personal reasons Bacar is is as important to me swamping. It's important to me. These are like cornerstones of my of of things, I love a things that like inform how I view pop culture in movies and TV so I I know it's it's a solo choice for me. But I really appreciate support. And I really really think it belongs here. So thanks guys. That's what I wanted to fight for anyone else. Looking at this list? Is there anything else that we feel like shouted out that she thinks should be on this list? I would like to shop out catch twenty two. I'm a big fan of George Clooney as a filmmaker. And even though he has had some MRs but good night and good luck is one of my favorite movies of all time him tackling catch twenty two I. Think is kind of a no brainer. Especially when you have a cash that is composed of Christopher Abbott. Kyle Chandler, George Clooney himself and Hugh Laurie. You know, this is I feel like I don't know. It's like, I it's an iconic story. It's yeah. I think that's really all it needs to be said, I think it's it's a Hulu series and Hulu has has really stepped up their game when it comes to their original content. And I think this is definitely one that we should be paying attention to if those no kitchen way too. It's it's a very famous antiwar novel in satire and its original wants based in World War Two was just still basically what what to Brad? Yes. It is. Okay. Yeah. I'm hesitant because George Clooney so hit me behind the camera. But I really this is in an in an incredible novel, and she does actually base in World War One because. Am I not right? Yeah. I think that was the case I'm looking at the old Google, but reduced Joseph Heller is one of the five. Literature. So it it is always been dumped into a movie before. But I think the movie like I never seen it all these ticky beloved. But yeah, I am forecast twenty tubing on this list. But what do you guys think we're the point now where I'm not like super passionate about anything that is on this list for so at this point. I just like my love for you guys is like anytime anybody excited about anything. I'm like, oh, yeah. I'm excited about that. Too. Puppy. See this this one. I'm more excited about the people involved than actual property meet maybe they can get me excited about this this story, but novel Heller is just like such a great phenomenal writer, but I do wonder how to translate to a TV series. All right. I'm gonna toss it into a twenty five. Okay. I don't put a one..

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