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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

07:56 min | 2 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Another episode of the Sunday sit down podcast. Thanks clicking and listening along. got a good one for you not just because he's a name you love. Movies you love. But because he's guy, you don't hear from I don't think. Depth that often it's Kiana reeves whose career launched thirty years ago. Can you believe thirty years ago bill and Ted's excellent adventure came out in nineteen eighty-nine turned him into a star. He went from there to movies like point break, of course, speed the monster hit with Sandra bullock made three, hundred, fifty, million dollars. I think unlike a thirty million dollar budget also, of course, the Matrix movies where he dodges bullets in slow motion as neo, and now he's here today to talk about the third installment in his John Wick movies. John Wick three para bellum really enjoyed sitting down with Keanu reeves. Again, a guy I hadn't met before a guy I don't think you see all over the place on TV. And he was happy to sit down and talk about his career You'll hear as we dren towards some personal stuff, not his favorite subject area, not talking about celebrity stuff and DMZ stuff but just even asking about his reputation as a super generous guy, there are these legendary Hollywood stories of him renegotiating his matrix deals. So the crew could get more money less for him. He bought Harley. Davidsons reportedly for his stunt man and all his movies. A Super Generous Guy a guy about whom there's some folklore I don't know if you saw in March when he you know the plane, he was on made an emergency landing and he landed with all the people on the plane and he arranged with the airline to get a van to drive everybody to where they were supposed to fly. All these sort of sightings of Keanu reeves in the wild. So we try to touch on some of that he gets into it but what's most interesting to me is about his career this long range of thirty years and we talk about it all including John Wick Three Para bellum right now with Keanu reeves on the Sunday sit down podcast. Thanks for doing this. Thank you for. The invitation and the opportunity to converse. Absolutely. We've already been conversing quite a bit. We'll pick up where we left off but I wanNA talk I obviously about the movie. Congratulations. Thank you on John Wick Chapter. Three. For people who may have not seen the first two yet or people were excited now to see that there, where do we pick up John? Where is he in the store? My? Gosh. Well, I mean for if you've seen the film where you haven't seen the film, I would probably slightly different. Yeah I'll do the I don't know how people who've seen the first. Chapter to John, Wick had killed a member of A. Called a guild that's in this other world. You have the real world and then you have these other John. Wick. World rises the world of the Kontinental which is the hotel. And you find out. Through the series at these hotels exist all around the world. And then there's this guilt or this. Thing above the continental called the high table. So I killed a member of the high table on continental grounds meaning the hotel. which is breaking the rules and so winston fantastic and McShane who runs the New York. City continental at the end of John. Wick to gave me an hour. But he made me excommunicate. Oh right and there's an open contract soak in an hour I can have no help from the system of the KONTINENTAL and. In, an hour the assassins can come after John Wick. At the end of Chapter Two, we saw John Wick running out of central park for his life right chapter three slam cut. It's a little later tonight it's raining and John Wick is still on the run. The how's he going to survive? This is this should have been the trailer right here by the way that was incredible. I mean you're new. I'm ready. To cash lost John Wick Action Yeah. How do you describe John Wick like who is he and why was he an interesting character when you first read about Yeah it's the character and the world that was created by the right Oh Derek Kolstad this reality and other reality. In John, Wick John's partner life partner, love of his life passes away. And she gives him a dog. To kind of keep a connection, I think to the heart and soul to keep him grounded. To have a friend because she knows but the audience doesn't know that I was an assassin, a mythical assassin and five years ago I did the impossible task to get out. But one day as the director likes to save fate would have it. Running this I'm just getting gas Mustang with the dog and getting dog food and this kid pulls up anyway long story short him and his. Friends come. To, the House and they kill the dog and beat me up and then it turns out that the kid was connected to a Russian crime Lord Vigo who I had worked with and helped with the impossible task and then John Wick goes from the grieving husband. Man To. The. Bobby Yego. The mythical assassin who? Wants to get some. Revenge. All this to say. Consequences right. So this man who is grieving and trying to live his life, this event, this fate, the something happened, and this other part of John, wick part about dog with that net was it was trying to ground him and once that was taken from. This other person? This other thing? Kind of light and dark side of ourselves, and he goes to this revenge place. Then that has consequences which chapter two he was like I just want peace they take his car he wants his car back is leave me alone. I. Just WanNa Greek. But in the world of John Wick, there's high table. There's a thing called a marker, and if your market means I you, I did something for you so now I HAVE There's this character who ends up being the person that I'd kill. As a kind of vange. And this is the long version housing. Story. Rate Let's see the movie. Walk through the. End Up, doing. It's this journey with themes of action consequence. A. Little fate and destiny I mean this series is has a lot of honor in it. There's a lot of rules, consequences breaking rules obeying. This idea built fealty to the to the high table And all of these characters that inhabit this world and then you have John Wick action. And Humor. So you ask me, we'll. How do I explain you know this I think we're following journey of a man who's grieving. And who is in a battle to to live WHO's trying to survive with the consequences of his past and the actions that he's doing. I think he wants to try to kind of become free. But it keeps coming after him and. Yeah. So that's what we're. Doing amazing summer then there's humor. Humor sure and John Wick Action John Wick action this kind of longer takes. Really the director Chad's to Helsinki I call him visionary wants to make the action in the mercer experience wants to almost present it like. Like theater like a concert like it's literally happening in front of you. That.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on DLC

DLC

05:23 min | 2 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on DLC

"Seriously I can hear that goofy. Mo. From the grunt as it run in your. Family or something. Ridiculous. Shots cheer with the Kid. Legendary like I unlocked that I, love that thing still man I'm into it. I'll say I'm excited for the game Much of the week is the continued expansion of not just video games in other media now, but it is the. Literal Netflix. Video Games. Game Pass its Netflix's making TV shows. About. Video. Cuts, the Netflix, video, Games Cassell Vania now beyond good and evil and the splinter sale splinter cell Anna May. Getting announced and I feel like. But. Both of these announcements I, I'm very excited about I. Think they're going to be have the potential to be phenomenal, but it's like two series that are just trolling fans. Now, it's like beyond good and evil to it's I mean it's coming eventually. But Hey, we're making a move. He splinter cell l look here's Sam Fisher and all these other games. When are you going to get a new splinter cell who knows? But here's an anime. Yeah, I think maybe there these announcements might be. The canary in the coal mine for US getting actual sense of when the next the next iteration of these Games are coming out, right? Maybe they're trying to create some synergy here with release dates. It'd be better be. Wasn't the case for Sam Fisher coming in a ghost RECON. It'd be doing those which were funded missions like they have the. Back to go to talk radio silence I. Hope You're right. But fool me once you know, feeling. Something is coming splinter cell because they also did another game I, don't even know what it was. It looked like a team fortress something with all their female characters name. Yeah, and it had split off so on it and everyone's excited like, I, feel like they arguing up for something splinter cell coming out, and if I don't know I just got this feeling. It's they want to announce it, and I, feel like with Jeff said here with the being the Canary in the minds I feel like this is a perfect opportunity for them. Get the anime out, see how it goes with them, and then just drop this. This new game on us and I think people would be delighted to see. Yeah, and I think the beyond good and evil film will probably come out right around I. Mean. If they're just announcing them, you know they haven't even started shooting. We're probably at least a year away from either of these who knows. But again, the beyond good and evil film just to be clear is going to be live action. Animated Hybrid. I, mean I'm assuming CG, animated and that is coming from director. Rob, Letterman, who's the same dude that directed detective Pika Chew. A lot of people really liked I thought was decent Of feels like we're in the early two thousands comic book. Right. Now I feel like sonic, the hedgehog was like the men, the Bryan Singer, X. Men movie. Oh Hey, we can actually do a decent job with this. Now, we're. We're right in that next phase of like all the. Early two thousand Superhero stuff, and then all of a sudden in ironman comes out and changes, everything. Right, and I don't think we've gotten our IRONMAN OF OF video game movies yet. But I think we've gotten our Bryan singer x men a video game movies you know. I agree completely, I. Mean I think we're in a spot where the people that grew up on mortal combat, you know one of the first video game movies. This gosh. Even the street fighters set were on a position where we all money and we are throwing money at these movies beyond relief. I. Mean Gosh. You can even look at videos of reaction videos, vendors in game and stuff, and we are eating that stuff up. So I think Netflix flicks, Hollywood etc are trying to strike while the iron is hot and I say bring it on. Give me more ways. Consume video games that are mean not playing video games. Give me winter three, Gimme all these shows I'm down like we got legal legends anime coming out eventually yet Vanya as mentioned by Chris earlier yet, which you're popping out ubisoft seem to understand it by. By the way, this is going to be the third show 'cause they do mythic quest as well. Already, which is a show that is meant to be about development and Games which some of the jokes from when I used to work. Blizzard are a little similar somewhere maybe bit of a stretch, but it's still a funny decently written show and you can tell this heart put into it. So ubisoft of really nailing it here, and if they can get a three or four flagship shows like this winter. So coming out I could see them being a juggernaut once again, and not only games. But NETFLIX TV show series all over the world. Christian, what which one of these are you looking forward to more? I, know you're a huge splinter cell fan but man to me that beyond good and evil as a as a live action film sounds pretty cool. Yeah, I mean if I had to pick right now I pick splinter cell just because I. Love that franchise so much and I'm very excited to see what they do with it and it's from The John Wick screenwriter right is involved Derek. Kolstad. Derek Kolstad Yeah I can't wait because they call it an anime. So I can't wait for Sam Fisher to be like. Must. Hiding shut does. I'm I'm okay with that. I'm a hundred percent. Okay. With that I I mean, I'm picturing some of the.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

Gaming Ride Home

08:51 min | 2 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

"Bunch of video game stuff that happened recently. A, splinter cell anime is coming to net flicks. The House of Representatives chooses not to pass an amendment that would prevent the military from recruiting on twitch. Battle toads for XBOX has a release date and the Tony Hawk remakes soundtrack is growing. A splinter cell animated show is apparently coming to net. Flix. Despite being radically different games splinter cell fans now have something directly in common with Dragon's dogma fans both groups are frequently and eagerly demanding a entry be released and neither has received one in years. In fact, there has really ever only been one dragon's dogma game, but both are getting at least something in the form of an animated, Netflix Adaptation. Joe Ottesen reported on the announcement of the animated splinter cell show for variety and wrote Derek Kolstad best known for his work. The John Wick Film Franchise will serve as writer and Producer on the series according to sources the series has received a two season sixteen episode order at the streaming service. Netflix UBISOFT and reps for Kolstad declined to comment on the specifics of this deal that story is linked in the show notes in terms of video game franchises that would work well as animated television shows I would actually rank splinter cell pretty high. Sam Fisher has an iconic look that would look great animation any as a great voice if they decide to bring Michael ironside on for the show although that casting element would really depend on where in Sam's life, the show is meant to take place. If he's a young man ironsides, voice may sound a little miscast i. also think though that Stealth action in terms of animated entertainment is always just really fun to watch I. Think of. The sequence where Mr incredible has to sneak into syndromes base and how exciting that whole part the movie is an incredible. I would love to watch Sam sneak into various facilities to overthrow secret terrorist plots and uncover government conspiracies because I actually find playing the games to be pretty stressful. I. Kinda would just like to watch it happen in front of me I have played a handful of splinter cell games, but I've never finished any of them. The House of Representatives votes against banning the military from recruiting on twitch. Representative Alexandria K Zero Cortez. A fan of video games. In general I understand that she plays a lot of League of legends put forth an amendment. Recently, that would prevent the US military from recruiting on twitch, but it failed the House vote last night. The verge is Kim Lyons reported on the amendment and occasional Cortez's efforts writing. Ocasio Cortez gave an impassioned speech on the House floor in advance of the vote on Thursday children should not be targeted in general for many marketing purposes in addition to military service. Acadia Cortez said right now currently children on platforms such as which are bombarded with banner ads linked to recruitment sign up forms that can be submitted by children as young as twelve years old. These are not education outreach programs for the military lions continued later in their story. Last week the army paused its use of twitch for recruitment. After its channel was criticized for banning viewers who asked about war crimes, the army told Gamespot the team has paused streaming to review internal policies and procedures as well as all platform specific policies to ensure those participating in the space or clear before streaming resumes and earlier this month twitch told the army to stop sharing phony prize giveaways on its channel that promised an xbox elite series two controller only for users to be directed to a recruitment page when they clicked through. That story is linked in the show notes. The idea behind the amendment is that it would have taken the current pause and made it permanent in terms of the military's twitch recruitment efforts. I was personally disappointed to not see the amendment go through, but I also the kind of person who is bombed in general by military recruitment efforts that focus on young impressionable minds Cortez tweeted after the disappointing turn of events imagine trying to explain to your colleagues who are members of Congress what twitch is with a sad face Emoji. It's an honestly funny tweet because I am sure it was hilariously impossible to explain to Congress what the twitch platform is, but it was also a sad reminder that we really really need to get more young people into government positions twitches potentially the main avenue by which the upcoming generation of kids absorbs entertainment and interacts with friends especially in this age of pandemic, and it's troubling that the people who are in positions of power don't even know what it is. I'm not saying they're not smart people because they don't know at twitches. It's just a stark reminder that technology changes people change and the government should change to reflect that. Okay. Zero Cortez seems to feel similarly about the whole ordeal because she followed up saying it's totally fine if you don't know what twitches. Tech Literacy is becoming a growing need in Congress so we can legislate to protect people's privacy etc. when our legislative bodies aren't sufficiently responsive to tech that means we don't have the tools required to protect people. Are partially companies no way more about you than you may even be aware of because it's legal and congress is struggling to keep up. Okay enough politics. Let's talk about some fighting game toads skateboarding. Battle toads has a release date. Battle toads is one of those franchises that Microsoft owns but clearly just really didn't know what to do with it for some time. Phil Spencer wore a battle toads t shirt once and one of the characters was added to killer instinct as a playable fighter. But for the most part, it was just one of those franchises Microsoft seem to be shrugging its shoulders at. After a series of light teases, Microsoft finally revealed A to D battle toads brawler, but we really haven't learned much about it since it's short trailer what feels like years ago. Now, this morning, however, a new trailer for the game was put online that offered a lot more details about the game, but the big detail was the reveal that the game is releasing on August twentieth. So it's not too far away the trailer showed off a lot of story and also reconfirmed that the game will. Feature three player Coop. We'll have motorcycle levels and it also looks like it will have something akin to donkey Kong countries, mine cart levels, which is something battle toads original developer rare later popularized. The game looks like it follows the titular battle toads as they attempt to become famous. It also looks like it might be breaking the fourth wall a bit, and maybe even lived that the battle toads are characters in video game being controlled by someone else it looks interesting the cut scene animation looks. Maybe a few notches below your typical cartoon network or Nickelodeon animated show but the brawl or combat looks really smooth. I have never been a big fan of the brawler genre. It often feels like I'm standing in place punching the air while I wait for a bad guy to walk into my fist which now I don't find that particularly fun but it's a game pass game so I'll probably give it a shot. The weird thing to me is that this trailer was Not. Shared during the recent xbox series x presentation it will be playable on xbox series expedite suppose it's not an xbox series x game and it's also not a graphically intense game by any means. So maybe they didn't want to share it during the show but I am surprised it wasn't published at least around the time when the show went live but. Alternatively here I am a week later giving the battle toads release date announcement,.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

05:47 min | 3 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"Greg the these three stories are going to be some quick ones This next story is actually a very sad one story number five popular twist. Dreamer Byron wreck full. Bernstein dies thirty one. This is only Schaefer at writing. Byron Wreck Full Bernstein a popular video game stream around which has died according to social media post from his ex-girlfriend's and brother. Was Thirty one, according to blue magical, his ex girlfriend, and one of the people who who initially confirmed his death on social. Media Bernstein died by suicide. Bursting went by the name wreck full on twitch where he was, he was best known for his work restaurant world of warcraft streams, and had over nine hundred and thirty six thousand followers most recently, Bernstein had been working as a developer on his own video game ever which was set released later this year. Greg, this is a story that I saw very going up on twitter. And this one of the ones where I I wasn't really familiar with WHO wreck was, either you know read through the story and was very saddened to see that he was huge switched remarried and. died by suicide in a way that I think is the reminder like. In? The same way that any company can be I guess corrupted. By you know whatever might be going on there, in the same way, anybody can go community going through problems. Anybody can be going through depression. Anybody can be struggling and so two that like you have good oppose that you put up on the forms. Rego saying that you're not allowed to kill yourself, and if you want to expand on on that at all, but yeah I mean. You know on Wednesday. I think it was an antibiotics wrote in with a squad up. That was about eight different, a video game personality streamer who himself and the idea that yeah like. If you ever need the here. You matter. You know what I mean. You matter, someone you you're. You're not likely off. Because like that's a selfish move on I understand. You're in a bad place. I understand. You're thinking about that, but recon talked to somebody whether it is. Is Suicide Prevention hotline whether it is someone if your friend group whether it is your family like no matter how dark it seems, there's always in I think that. I The post you're talking about. We put up and I know has since been because the forms are now, but it's an resurrected itself on. Read it. It's not like meant to be confrontational has just meant to give you the harsh that you're not allowed to kill yourself like you. People care about you. You are loved while there. It is just. Your best friend on the Internet talks about video game today, which is legit relationship? Like, you can't do that. You have to try you know what I mean. I know that's already here and I feel like people don't. Hear it in, but I know the fact that that that letter has been brought up to me so many times whether it be at meet, and greets or emails or usually, when somebody's hugging me to meet and greet, they whispered in my ear that help them in so I know that it helps people and so I need people who are listening to this to. To know that and I'm not saying that it's easy, and I'm not saying that of course your week for not feeling like this and I'm not saying I'm just saying that you're not allowed to kill yourself. You have to exhaust every fucking opportunity before I want to even think about that and I assure you have not exhausted every opportunity to do that yet. Or intersex. My Friend Pedro is getting a TV adaptation. This Valentine at games raise up. Games Industry Biz who gave business having pretty good up, so. BECA. Ballantine's having a pretty good one. Valentine's killing it so valentine dead. Does entertainment shooting up shoot 'EM UP? My Friend Pedro is getting TV adaptation through collaboration with legendary television, eighty-seven north and DJ to entertainment. The project is planned as a half hour are rated drama and we led by John. Wick writer and Creator John Rick. Writer in Creator Derek Kolstad as both writer and executive producer, he'll be joined by John Wick. co-director David Leach who has also worked on atomic, blonde and deadpool two, and he will serve as executive producer. Very exciting stuff I play. I. Didn't really like it out, so my front page was a game. I was really looking forward to because from that first trailer. All's like this is a me. Ask Game, I love I love I. Love the style of the humor. I love I like that. How mean style like How how emmy style, but like the Arcadi shoot them like you know ridiculous. Everything's blowing up that type of arcade indie game. That's my jam. Give them to me and once I played it. I was like all right. This is all right like it's see. Thank you. The game play wasn't as interesting to me, The. Like the characters in the whacking I, Doug and so I think too that I'll say. I'm excited for this adaptation. If there's actually does come. To fruition, because this sounds like something that actually won't make it to actual screens. I'm going to watch it. Because I do love the world I do love the the wacky tennis I do love the humor there and I think there's something there If you want to make a TV, show out of my friend. Pedro, so I'm looking forward to it. Yeah I was going to see what happens with it I was the same boat where I played my friend Pedro at preview events, and I was like this doesn't feel great for me like I'm not sure I'd actually dig this and I. I want to say. We got codes I was reviewing something else in Barrett played it, and I remember him coming back. I was really excited for, and just didn't do it for me Kinda. Going but. Also like during this spree of digital games that were of somewhat of a similar style, because I think before that we had gotten Kettani zero, and we had gotten eight bow, and we had gotten gotTa Auto, and those are all games that I played was like these are game of the year level for me I'm absolutely loving all these games and yeah play to play my friend page. I was like okay well. You got to miss at some point. Pedro but not for me. I last story story number seven we might. We might have been spot on with Giancarlo. Esposito being the next far cry, and this Sheriff Site.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Movie Crush

Movie Crush

20:46 min | 4 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Movie Crush

"Derek Kolstad. Who wrote the original John Wick as well as its two sequels? said that reeves kept referring to the original film by the wrong name. It had previously been titled Scorn. Quote, the only reason that's called John Wick he said is that Kiana kept referring to it as John Wick. Okay for I can buy that from the attendant that slightly different than he couldn't remember the title. Okay that's fair. Number fifteen is the ridiculous six. Yeah that Western Adam Sandler straight to net Flix deals. With Sandler in it, that's his thing. It's one of those things of okay one of his whatever contract that he has to make ten Netflix. Movies a year. goodness me. That doesn't look good Taylor Lautner newboy. sixteen is cabin fever when I I I saw Alison Gallagher's abridged version, which was just the list typed out and not the link I thought. Kevin Fever was okay. I kinda like that movie. The horror where people skin sloughs off and stuff. But this is the remake which I forgot. They did a remake to cabin fever. And why on earth did they remake cabin fever? That doesn't make any sense now. I mean it doesn't at all. I guess the original was low budget and Schlocky kind of but. Yeah. Wow, so I m realizing chuck. These these are zero percent. Was that here so I? AM seeing that every one of these that I pull up on IMDB has two stars, so the the equivalent of zero percent on run. Tomatoes is to stars on MVP. It would seem, but it could be interesting. False equivalency I'm going to keep testing it all right. We we might have stumbled upon something great here. No. Seventeen is the disappointments room. First of all that he. Does Not Roll off the tongue now not at all disappointments room I will say this though is from the director of. And I thought disturb. You was okay. Did you ever see that I? Know what you're talking about, but I'm sorry I I hate to keep harping on. Why not just call it the disappointment room? That's easier to say. Adding that s at the end is. Makes it sound really clunky and I don't understand what's going on. It's weird. I'm sure that's explained in the movie somehow but. we'll never know. I thought distributors all right great. I did a little rabbit hole. Dive in this itunes reviews the other day and someone accused us of too often sang. I haven't seen that and that's lazy film commentary. Yes you're right. The show's all about. Terri. Caught on four stars. Exactly. Max Steel I've never looked at our ratings on itunes. I don't care. No you shouldn't care, but it's occasionally a fun way to either give yourself a nice little boost of confidence or like. Pour salt in a wound. I never I mean I used to read the bad ones. INCEPETION noticed funds. That stuff doesn't bother me. No, it doesn't bother me either. I'm totally joking, but it is fun to kind of occasionally realized like Oh. This is more about you than it is about me buddy. Yeah I think if I've learned one thing in life. You're at my ripe old ages. The one thing that doesn't bother me and shouldn't bother. Anyone is an Internet opinion. You setting yourself up for frustrating life if that stuff gets to, you totally Max Steel number eighteen. Don't think I even know this movie says it wanted to be the next transformers. Is. That is not where I would have gone with that. It sounds to me immediately. You say that and I think it's like a porno assassin movie. Yeah, or yeah, exactly, Max Steel Okay I think it started off as an animated series that was transformers. Ask and they made this into a movie that apparently did not do well again to stars on IMDB. All right check this when no precious cargo this straight to video starring Bruce Willis Claire Forlani and Oh goodness the great great Mark Paul. Had even know how to say his name. Gus Gus Lar-. Guzzler Guzzler. I'll take. I'll say I would take any of those chuck. It looks precious cargo as Some sort of treasurer, or is it about children like riding in a van? It's thieves in a murderous showdown. With a lack of thrills and reliance on skimpy outfits. Must Listen is Banana Hammock. It's gotTA balance out a campy all skimpy outfits you gotTa have some thrills to Chuck. You gotTa have some thrills, and some fully clothed humans. At least. Twenty percent cloth, yes. Or at least twenty center the people with some close. Did. You ever see color of night, Nick! Now another movie never saw. It is the sexy one right steam me. Let me tell you. All right we're GONNA finish this up. Dark crimes. With Jim Carrey when he did that dark sort of drama. Misguided murder mystery is how it's described here. On the pop sugar website poor Jim Carey that. Poem Kerry Jim Carrey's Mungo guilty Saari born. But that does not look good movie or a good choice Oh if you look at the poster If you can check I, recommend you pulling it out. Because he's just making the most sad sack face you could possibly make. He looks really grumpy. It's probably because he was in that movie. Dark, crimes. Oh boy and the tagline is, it takes a dark mind to solve a twisted crime. Yet it's called dark crimes, and not.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Movie Crush

Movie Crush

20:46 min | 4 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Movie Crush

"Derek Kolstad. Who wrote the original John Wick as well as its two sequels? said that reeves kept referring to the original film by the wrong name. It had previously been titled Scorn. Quote, the only reason that's called John Wick he said is that Kiana kept referring to it as John Wick. Okay for I can buy that from the attendant that slightly different than he couldn't remember the title. Okay that's fair. Number fifteen is the ridiculous six. Yeah that Western Adam Sandler straight to net Flix deals. With Sandler in it, that's his thing. It's one of those things of okay one of his whatever contract that he has to make ten Netflix. Movies a year. goodness me. That doesn't look good Taylor Lautner newboy. sixteen is cabin fever when I I I saw Alison Gallagher's abridged version, which was just the list typed out and not the link I thought. Kevin Fever was okay. I kinda like that movie. The horror where people skin sloughs off and stuff. But this is the remake which I forgot. They did a remake to cabin fever. And why on earth did they remake cabin fever? That doesn't make any sense now. I mean it doesn't at all. I guess the original was low budget and Schlocky kind of but. Yeah. Wow, so I m realizing chuck. These these are zero percent. Was that here so I? AM seeing that every one of these that I pull up on IMDB has two stars, so the the equivalent of zero percent on run. Tomatoes is to stars on MVP. It would seem, but it could be interesting. False equivalency I'm going to keep testing it all right. We we might have stumbled upon something great here. No. Seventeen is the disappointments room. First of all that he. Does Not Roll off the tongue now not at all disappointments room I will say this though is from the director of. And I thought disturb. You was okay. Did you ever see that I? Know what you're talking about, but I'm sorry I I hate to keep harping on. Why not just call it the disappointment room? That's easier to say. Adding that s at the end is. Makes it sound really clunky and I don't understand what's going on. It's weird. I'm sure that's explained in the movie somehow but. we'll never know. I thought distributors all right great. I did a little rabbit hole. Dive in this itunes reviews the other day and someone accused us of too often sang. I haven't seen that and that's lazy film commentary. Yes you're right. The show's all about. Terri. Caught on four stars. Exactly. Max Steel I've never looked at our ratings on itunes. I don't care. No you shouldn't care, but it's occasionally a fun way to either give yourself a nice little boost of confidence or like. Pour salt in a wound. I never I mean I used to read the bad ones. INCEPETION noticed funds. That stuff doesn't bother me. No, it doesn't bother me either. I'm totally joking, but it is fun to kind of occasionally realized like Oh. This is more about you than it is about me buddy. Yeah I think if I've learned one thing in life. You're at my ripe old ages. The one thing that doesn't bother me and shouldn't bother. Anyone is an Internet opinion. You setting yourself up for frustrating life if that stuff gets to, you totally Max Steel number eighteen. Don't think I even know this movie says it wanted to be the next transformers. Is. That is not where I would have gone with that. It sounds to me immediately. You say that and I think it's like a porno assassin movie. Yeah, or yeah, exactly, Max Steel Okay I think it started off as an animated series that was transformers. Ask and they made this into a movie that apparently did not do well again to stars on IMDB. All right check this when no precious cargo this straight to video starring Bruce Willis Claire Forlani and Oh goodness the great great Mark Paul. Had even know how to say his name. Gus Gus Lar-. Guzzler Guzzler. I'll take. I'll say I would take any of those chuck. It looks precious cargo as Some sort of treasurer, or is it about children like riding in a van? It's thieves in a murderous showdown. With a lack of thrills and reliance on skimpy outfits. Must Listen is Banana Hammock. It's gotTA balance out a campy all skimpy outfits you gotTa have some thrills to Chuck. You gotTa have some thrills, and some fully clothed humans. At least. Twenty percent cloth, yes. Or at least twenty center the people with some close. Did. You ever see color of night, Nick! Now another movie never saw. It is the sexy one right steam me. Let me tell you. All right we're GONNA finish this up. Dark crimes. With Jim Carrey when he did that dark sort of drama. Misguided murder mystery is how it's described here. On the pop sugar website poor Jim Carey that. Poem Kerry Jim Carrey's Mungo guilty Saari born. But that does not look good movie or a good choice Oh if you look at the poster If you can check I, recommend you pulling it out. Because he's just making the most sad sack face you could possibly make. He looks really grumpy. It's probably because he was in that movie. Dark, crimes. Oh boy and the tagline is, it takes a dark mind to solve a twisted crime. Yet it's called dark crimes, and not.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:17 min | 5 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"One let's go to the WTMJ breaking news center here Derek Kolstad governor YVR is and GOP lawmakers are wrapping up their meeting today is somebody speaker robin boss tells the AP the meeting went well they will move quickly to consider new rules for the state that will allow for bars and restaurants to be open but it may be left up to local governments to decide says Voss boss also says he hopes they can work together to put some broad parameters on the books if necessary but he also says he feels like they have a lot of those tools already in place again he reiterated that local governments will ultimately possibly enact the different rules across the state meanwhile many communities right now in southeast Wisconsin including Racine Kenosha as well as many Milwaukee county say they do plan to keep safer home in place in some sense of the word some communities the majority in Milwaukee county will keep safer at home in order through may twenty first North Carolina senator Richard Burr who is under federal investigation for illegal stock trading related to covert nineteen is now stepping down from his chairmanship of the Senate intelligence committee as that investigation continues he's stepping down temporarily this comes after a search warrant was for his cell phone was enacted by the FBI in the Milwaukee county do canceling this year's you ala carte time for that W. T. M. J. Drake and associates market update right now the Dow is now up big up two hundred and forty five to twenty three thousand four ninety three the nasdaq is up fourteen to eighty eight seventy seven and the S. and P. is up seventeen to twenty eight thirty seven WTMJ hello W. dot com time saver traffic ninety four westbound from the city through the zero highway sixteen right now you're looking good all the way out but a seventy minute ride forty one forty five south down from highway queue to visit was on time is fifteen minutes forty three north bound from downtown around here roaches taking the standard twelve ninety four South I'm looking good from the market too late and that's a seven minute trip traffic is sponsored by UW Milwaukee attend college closer to home this fall I tend you W. M. thinking of staying closer to home for college this fall think of you W. M. tap brings academics affordable tuition and close to home the university of Wisconsin Milwaukee the W..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on X96

X96

02:44 min | 6 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on X96

"That in addition to having to deal with the racist evils of nineteen fifties American Jim crow culture the trio is going to face all manners of other worldly creatures one way to majority of the public it's only ever known as meth sounds good it's a yeah it's a period piece to the real strange but so it looks pretty cool it begins in August on HBO I found that Richard Stanley dock on Amazon it made me think of a because of H. P. Lovecraft he he's corrected the color out of space but he's the guy who was the original director of the island of Dr Moreau before he was replaced and the documentary is fascinating it's really good and he he's quite enough fellow Richard Stanley no yeah I have no idea yeah James wan who is of course a fast and furious and Aquaman and you made all those movies is collaborating with Derek Kolstad the the writer responsible for John wick to adapt hunting season a story by Frank M. Robinson now you probably know that name he's a pulp sci fi guy who was not only Harvey milk's speechwriter but he's been adapted to film for most famously the towering inferno from the seventies so that's his story hunting season it's kind of a neat premise and perfect for John wick and action writer in the future a cop is declared an enemy of the state and punished in an arcane striking way he sent into the past we're a posse waits to hunting down and killing them the protagonist is to then both figure out his way around a foreign past while also keeping himself alive so it's kind of a time traveling running man John wick vibe to it so we'll look for that that's called let's see hunting season season there's a price to find that the fast and furious actually had a writer R. as first comics comic books go my shipments are gonna start reduced resuming sometime next month here toward the end of this month and the beginning of next month DC is trying alternate methods to get their comics to the stores but marvelous sticking with diamond distributors and they figure out we're going to get it going here toward the end of the month so while on may twentieth you'll get a very limited line of Marvel Comics the next week will be a bunch of collections basically what it means is I won't be getting daredevil till next month alright but.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

11:33 min | 7 months ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

"This one. This one's pretty brutal and there's a lot of you know one of the things that interest me so much with axes that he's a character who lives in the real world with you and I so we you know we never get to see James Bond. Go home or Jason Bourne have an awkward encounter right with the single mother in get pulled a new an HOA meeting Condo. He lives and so. Evan is one of these archetypal characters who I grew up loving. You know like Jack Reacher Joe Pike or you know bond or born But he lives in the same world that we do and so the vacillation between that sort of classic Lone Wolf assassin type character Contrasted with him trying to figure out how to function in everyday. Life is where a lot of the fun of the series comes for me. Yes it really blew me away when I read or Phoenix was. That was that because mentioned you. Don't read that and the other novels dealing with me as a son and every it's like yeah like everyday life. Was that something that you before you started to write the series of the first books. We thinking about that from the beginning. Well I took a lot of time. You know I was. I had a concept for this book. That was a little bit afraid of it and I wanted to wait. I wrote like three or four other books I just let it keep percolating on a back burner because I really wanted to write something that I thought might be worthy of being on a shelf with these characters we love you know like Jack Reacher Harry Bosch And that was one of the breakthrough realizations that I had was. I wanted him to. You know he's he's got he's UCD. He lives his life by the assassins ten commandments. But I thought what about if we meet him right when he's trying to kind shatter through the way he's always lived in the rules that have always bound his life and he's trying to shatter through into a new understanding of himself and that's constantly contrasted with these interactions. He has with the single mother district attorney who lives downstairs from him. You know who got chemistry with? But if she ever knew what he did for a living she'd have to arrest him and you've got an eight year old boy. Peter who's very much his you know has echoes of Zone kind of foster home slash orphan upbringing. And there's all these different to to to hold these mirrors up to him as he's trying to forge his way to understanding and to try to learn you know what the strange languages of intimacy that he never had in his life before. So there's a lot more room for someone that texture I think and when I realized that that was a key component of the series was finally ready to start typing in earnest. As do you do a lot of the outline your stories beforehand? Or did you start writing these? Not In full. I have a sort of rolling outline. Is I call it? Which is just a big collection of bullet points and I kinda shape up the next chunk of what I'm writing out of the clay of that outline is go Outline tends to live and breathe and grow along with the book that I'm writing until at the end you know. It's all been absorbed into the novel so I need to keep the. I need to keep the outline an outline stage sort of fluid throughout the writing to make sure that I always have room to respond in the learn more from the story and the characters as I'm writing them had read that you put a lot do a lot of research like you actually have fired although weapons that has fired Every book you you put in a lot of research beforehand. Yeah I did. I did a lot of mixed martial arts fighting You know to train for that which is not to imply. Many good at Mostly you know go get. Go get banged around the law. But yeah I mean I I I feel like if I go out into the field and experience everything myself can write about it with the kind of telling detail a sort of Patino verse. It really puts the reader there and gives them a front row seat to the action. So that when I'm writing about a gun or a fight or you know hacking or a location or anything that I get into if I've kind of experienced it myself I feel like I can write about it in a way that doesn't just make it a conglomeration of all types of scenes that we might have seen before in popular culture and it helps me make it more specific into bring the reader to kind of help carry the reader across the suspension of disbelief. Just a quick break here. Let you know about a special offer. The Amazon is running now Which is a very timely for so many of staying at home so I'm giving away. Two free months of the year can limited membership instead of the usual three day. Trial the kindle. Limited trial gives you access to over one million books audiobooks and Karen Magazines. And you don't have to own kindle e reader device you can access your membership on any device that has the kindle APP when your two month trial ends. You can renew your membership for nine ninety nine per month if you want. You can learn more about that. At thrilling reads dot Com for slash kindle. Sixty that is my affiliate link which is a great way to support that podcast Ordering via my link. Thrilling DOT COM for slash kindle sixty and. That's the number six zero suspect out. So thanks for listening to the interview with Gregor Woods Evans. A big fan of the artistic vodkas. That was a piece of you they come from. The research was me. It would have been bourbon. I'm primarily a bourbon drinker but avenue. He's very OCD. And so the vodka represents a real kind of cleanliness for him. So it's the purest spirit into it's a sort of. It's almost like an atonement ritual for him Of of a way that you know. He's got the cleanest apartment he's got. There's no smudges anywhere on the counter. He's he's unbelievably meticulous. And fastidious and vodka is the alcohol most does that And so you know that's the end of the day every everything that I do has to be in service of the story. It can't just be the things that I the most personally. And that's that's what you tim. The best and so. What's cool is when I write about some of these vodka because the sales in their companies go up. I mean they managed to sell more so I get lots of gifts from vodka. Companies around the world of some of the world's finest vodkas which is not a bad perk. It's a cool boon this writing series like this one because I did the same thing when I was when I read the books like go google. The vodka should try some really good. Are you a vodka drinker yourself? No not really more of A. Yeah even more of a beer guy but in wine but yeah into the the the way you describe it those chill. The eye witness chilled and all that. Yeah it makes me like I should actually train again. Well give it a go so I had read that or for next as being developed at the TV series is that any updates on that I'm working on that right now. I'm working with a screenwriter called Derek. Kolstad who created the John Wake Franchise And we're trying to figure out how to carve it out in in the TV. So I'm working hard on that right now. it's still in development stage so as soon as that gets Further along I'll be posting updates. You can find me on twitter and facebook and instagram. And all those places of the inadequate goes it'd be great to that you also working on one of the sweet girl with Jason Memorial. So may that's that's already shooting that'll be out from net flicks in the first quarter of twenty twenty one and that's a screenplay wrote with A screener called Philip Eisner. It's the first thing I ever co wrote He created He wrote a movie called Event Horizon. He's a magnificent screenwriter. And we worked on this together and we sold it about a year ago and it's already through production now. It's an post Jason Momoa Marisa. Tomei it's a great little cast and it'll be kind of a revenge. Dark revenge thriller from Net. Flex us do you when you're reading a when you're working on a screen played Do you go back and forth like reading reading writing a book and then we're GONNA scream player. Is it one of the one at a time? Well sometimes I prefer to do them one at a time but between this and you know the TV the script the comex other work. I don't I don't fully have the luxury of being able to just focus on one thing at a time in full anymore but I try and do it for stretches as long as I can manage. What's what's next for you in forever and smoke. Well if you read into the fire you know that the last three words sort of put everything we thought we knew about him and his world Into question and so. I'm we're going to be figuring out and seeing where he goes from there but that was that was something that the end of the fires. Probably the biggest cliffhanger of any book I've ever written in terms of the whole plot is resolved but it opens up a whole new kind of understanding of this character. And so we've got to see where that's going to take you know what's been the feedback from the readers from your fans about that excited about the new chapter coming. It's been a wonderful. It was a great book tour reactions. Been great their Their reviews have been great. I got to see a lot of readers. It's been very exciting for me to go out and you know see this character. I thought up. Kinda take hold out there in the world. That's immensely gratifying. But we always hope for is writers So it's been a really great run especially with the reception of this book. You books to be published in so many different languages. I mean that was going to be surreal in all these different languages pretty special so before. I let you go any advice for aspiring writers out there who listening well for your first draft do not let perfection be the enemy of the good you know as other people have remarked. You can't fix a blank page. Give yourself permission to just write down. Get down to vomit draft no matter how bad you can always make it better. And it's really about carving out the time making that time Sacra- san like there's always going to be other things that are more important or more pressing or more urgent than working on a novel. It seems are working on day. Thirty two of four hundred to write a rough draft of a novel or whatever it is and you just have to determine that that time is sacred and be selfish and burning and protecting it. I Greg thank you so much for your time. Enjoyed reading into the fire. It's out now with highly recommend it to throw the listeners. Excellent well thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me. I thank you. Thanks for listening to me. To the third or author podcast be sure to visit Thriller Authors Dot Com to join the conversation access to show notes and discover great thrilling. Reads if you drive the podcast. I'd love for you to subscribe rate and give a review to it wherever it is that. You're listening to this podcast items. Apple podcast. Google podcast stitcher. Itunes spotify however it is that you listen to this right now. I would appreciate it and please check out my own filler novels over my website at Allen Peterson Dot com.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on About to Review

About to Review

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on About to Review

"So seattle film critics dot com. The link is below. I'm probably just going to edit this. Take up my whole flood and it's they talk about it on. No it's important but i think this is like we really do. People we do and you know we'll sit around this table and we'll have a bunch of ideas and the more ideas we have and the more we can sort of workshop some of this stuff the better it is whether it's creating an actual physical ward or having an award ceremony or whatever whatever it is. We're doing right the more resources we have to pull from the better we are and we need more people definitely more women. We need more women of color in this area. Please apply <hes> we. I need you damn. It was something that recently there was a thread on twitter that somebody attacked me and just kind of asking about female critics and so i sent them a list of about ten female critics and then linked to another film critic that i know and she has a huge threat about it and i pointed out that of of our current film critics society of a little over twenty people we have three zone. Definitely yes encourage women to apply people of color earlier. Just come join us so the link is below all right again man. I am rusty new. It has been a month <hes> so the first movie review of the episode john wick chapter three parallel. Yes john wick. So how about you lead this one off. World's movie takes place sometime like right after the vincent like a day later or after vincent second movie <hes> mm-hmm and john lucas on the run. He's trying to find some safe haven because the high table is after him because he killed <hes> <hes> santino <hes> in the in the continental which is breaks the rules and it's all about rules and stuff so he's on the run and then that leads to a contract jonah's head for fourteen million soviet. I'll hit people hitmen in women around new york city going after john wick and that leads to him taking a trip and in hooking up with halle berry <hes> they go on like a brief mission and then that leads to a big showdown between john wick and the high high table at the end of the film film and on the other side. There's an adjudicator who's going around <hes> essentially talking to people who help john wigan. They're having to pay a price for that. <hes> and she also is trying to help die table gather some local people to take out john yeah. This movie starts at like nine nine and never really lets up to let is one thing that i love about these films both with the first two and this one the consistency assistance in tone and pacing is the same yeah. There's a lot of exposition. No it's just a lot of what kind of know what's happening. What is nice. Is that the expedition we do. Do have this world building that started in the first one where people these coins and there's this language that you use the hotel the hotel the continental and then the second second one get a little bit more when you get the marker rest of third one we expand immensely but everything's still make sense yeah that is what is it all fits in this world a huge tribute to the writers only pull them up real quick so derek kolstad to the screenplay shea hatton and therefore the people involved but like to have this crazy hyper realistic assassin world and i are watching me like okay okay that that makes sense yeah you would have this marker that you carry that somebody's thumbprint on it in blood because you save their life and that gives you the opportunity to them be like hey you homing like this is it was incredible chad's to helsinki the director proves proves again that he is one of the best action directors of our generation doesn't come from the world and that makes is it so much more authentic like he was keanu reeves stuntman in some of his earlier but also think it allows one thing..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"I was hoping nods. Please I hadn't, but they have clearly damaged his power base. And you know killed alot of his Lieutenant so told man seems to be surrounding plans find that's that's important one. Yeah. Carry on most turns up some point soon, I do think they're going to team up. I think they have to have I think they have to be able to make a dent in the system. I think otherwise again, like I say, I'm just not here for nihilism these days in cinema. I don't want that. So, you know, Chad, if you're listening, please. Please. Don't make everything in vain. Director business. Maybe that's what made him shoot in. You know, I don't know. Jad does this podcast. You should listen to it. They talk about how fit you are. What is a British term? Yes. So I. Directors. Yeah, I'm just enjoying. I'm very much enjoying the ride on very much enjoying some of the new characters here, you know, Jellicoe Houston, obviously, you know, for life, she's more shot him. So. That's all I need to know. But yes, she's very good. Halle Berry was interesting. I really liked her thought that first person shooter sequence was really fact. Yes. My only thing there is I don't understand what she's going at the end of seeing. I don't know what situation she's meant to be in motivation seems to shift from scene to scene. That's one thing because four credited writers in this movie, Derek kolstad, who wrote the first movies, a, you know, pretty much was on his own, is credited here. But he's not the sole writer. And I wonder if maybe his influence is waning. Maybe he's focused on other projects. I know he's overseeing the continental TV show, for example, so maybe, maybe some dilution of intent, or maybe just as things naturally move along to healthy and Reeves are becoming the keepers of the flame of this franchise certain that severe went from, you know, wanted to help John did not want the help, John then wanting to not want to burn everything down. But then she does burn everything down. She knows she. She doesn't have to do that. Because her dog hasn't been shot dead. He's been shot. But you could maybe let that go, maybe she's just appalled by Jerome Flynn's accents doesn't know what it is words from now. She has to I think I think it's very much in line with this series that she would shoot someone for shooting her dog that, that obsolete makes sense. The code of conduct. Yeah. Rules. I mean, this, this is clearly a film, made for dog people in not cat, people witness the one person, he says, he's a cat person light. So, yeah, I'm totally on board with that. But I'm not sure given how concerned she seems to be at the beginning of her scenes about messing up her position continental. She, then she loses that pretty quickly, and also, frankly that point she has already screwed up because she has walked Joan wick, through the crowded lobby of the Casablanca continental to her quarters. You're telling me she doesn't have a private room door. Come on people. So I feel like that was a that was a strategic error on the part of her Lieutenant that seemed like a bad idea. Great access sequence, which is fantastic. And also the first time I think, in this isn't our franchise where we've seen the action focus on someone other than Joan very much like she takes over for like two or three minutes with incredible dogs. And, and, and basically, I love the but returns the camera and goes kind of spin off, please, please can I have a spinoff we'll say maybe in a bigger role? Next time you think is I'm thinking spin off. I think the world building near you know, she, she was we were promised jink. Spinoff, we wear day that never happened. We were promised to storm. Spinoff from X men that never happened, third time like third time lucky gopher Halley. Yes. Very, very good..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

11:01 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Little more creative freedom. If you look at nineteen thousand nine Batman compared to nineteen ninety two's Batman returns that man returns is so much more of a Tim Burton film than the first one. And I think that's because they gave him the control. And so if you look at if you look at John wick to one review, I read said that the film, it's head is so far up its own ass to where the where it's completely ridiculous. And I think on one hand, I can certainly see that in sympathize with that. But then again, I think like I said, it's in its own world, the suicide, girls basically, who are handling the, the, the phone lines of the phone operators, and everything. I mean it's all done to, you know, give the film this this flavor in the style. And this edged to kinda let you know, this is not the real world, and I think if you can go along with that and realize that this is not in the real world, then it's certainly more fun and much more. Enjoyable. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. It's shocking that it's not a graphic novel or something that they're adapting. It really just seems like it would be. But it's like it's crazy. They just keep coming up. And they keep building on this thing in a movie world that just doesn't happen very often anymore. We know when there is a film that came out abou-. We'll no. Actually, it was last summer. It was last June called hotel artists. Did you see hotel ornaments? I wanted to see it. I never got around to it. So the problem with hotel artists is a lot of people say, well, it seems like it could take place in the John wick world. It seems like it, you know, it exists, because in John wick, you have the continental which is a, a hotel for assassins. And basically, the whole idea of artists is that it is a hope. What is it? It's hospital. I believe it's hospital for criminals, basically. And I think the big problem with it, why a lot of people will mean personally, I didn't really care for it is, because like I said, you had John wick one, the kind of set the ground set the stage for, for what was coming and, you know, set the world up. For what was to come in John wick, to when John wick three in the problem with hotel ornaments. It is it was jumping right? Ahead into John wick to world. And it's like you can't really do that. Like, you know, the John wick, you know, it, it had one movie to kind of establish itself. Become a gain, this goodwill, and everything and then hotel arneses just jumping into this world expecting you to go along with it, and it didn't really work. Then we put it work. Exactly. And it didn't really the payoff was not that great. Yeah. No. That makes sense that totally makes sense on. You know, I, I actually I just remembered, I did actually have one other puzzle piece. I might as well. Bring it up real quick. So this is like, more of, like one of our buckets, except for the thing is I couldn't I could only think of one movie it may be if maybe you'll think of one that could fitness, but movies were the villain is a fan of the hero. And the what I thought of was kick asked to, I don't know if you could think of any that also do that. But Marcus character so funny the way that he's, you know, just a straight up fan of John wick. And I thought that it was so well done, and some of those lines, you know, a great fight. You know, that's really really, really fun. Just really boy. It's don't have anything now but as soon as we get finished recording, it's probably gonna come to me, and then I'll text you in an income three. I, I will say, I will say, I do have hope for, for my boy, Lundgren, you know, in, in his fellow compatriots junk Claude van Damme. Because like I said. The fact that they cast Mark Decosta's you know, in a in a big budget film, like this is me hope that obviously, they left it open for John with four. And if John wick, does extremely well, then let's face it, we're probably going to get a five naming counter Reeves. I think he went on the record saying that as long as his body still allows it he's gonna keep on making these films. And so, I have hope and faith that they may find a role for for a guy like JEAN CLAUDE van Damme and they may find another role for a guy like like dolph Lundgren. I mean, if not, you know, as a as a main heavy than maybe, as like a mentor, maybe as a figure from a, a member of the high table, if you will that they have to come across. I mean, I think the fact that, that these guys are a like said going back and hiring people like Franco Nero, and, you know, and Marcus, you know what? And I mean this is gonna be one of the things I was gonna say at the end, but the writer of this film Derek kolstad. He wrote a film, for offline called the package that stars offline grin, and Steve Austin. So, so, yeah, I mean, I think it could happen. And I'm not I'm not counting it out, just yet, I would not be surprised one bit because. Yeah, they're going for action. It's kind of action history action cinema. Just wrapped up in trying to make it its purest. What I mean? And so, I don't see why they wouldn't be going and trying to trying to get people like that for it, and quite frankly, I think he would fit really well in this whole universe. I, I think I totally picture dolphin this uniform. Yeah. Most definitely I mean me personally, I'm thinking about it. I could see dolph. He's played the bad guy so much that I'm like, he can do other things being the bad, dude. But I think doll would be amazing if he was like the, like the Laurence Fishburne character, obviously early have that role figured out. But I think it'd be great. If maybe London would play like a wise, old sage in some kind of way that the wick s to form an alliance with Tom, and I think John Claude he would be an amazing bad guy. I mean, how cool would be if he was like, the, the second in command of the high table or something like that. You know what I mean? I think that that's something that'd be pretty cool. I'm. I'm in I'm in one hundred percent. Well, you know, I just realized I haven't done the finished puzzle. So I might as well do that. And then we'll get any other thoughts that we have about the movie. So the finish puzzle for John wick three para bellum includes game of death. Enter the dragon the raid series the night comes for us. The mission impossible series smoke, NASA's don't breathe the evil bid series in kick ass two. So any other thoughts about this movie that you have, you know, I the other thing I just wanna throw out there real quick is if you take a look at the die hard franchise, and I think I think one of the in my opinion, one of the things about the die hard franchise, that has brought people back the fact, I mean, if you look at it, well, I don't really like to count the fourth and the fifth one, but I guess you kinda have to. But the thing about the diehard franchise that I think is, is so cool and so appealing is that you have Bruce, Willis character, John McClain, who is a regular guy, irregular, every man and the beating he takes. I mean that, that's the thing. If you look at every die hard movie, it's always the same thing it is. His character going through an adventure. He's charting on the first one he's going around building the second one, it's throughout an airport. The third one it's you know throughout the city of New York. But it's all over the course of a single day. And if you take a look at his character from the beginning of the film, to the end of the film, it's amazing because the beating that he takes is, is really interesting. He starts out to beginnings relatively clean cut. But by the end of the film, you pretty much see the deterioration of a man, I mean he is just by the end of the film. He is just, he's beaten his shirt is torn you have sweat stains of blood all over him. I mean but he is still surviving. He is still kicking. And I think that's one of the things I mean, maybe not, it's it may be not. It's fully consciously that, that they're trying to do with the wick franchise. Let's one of the things that I like about it is, maybe it's not taking place over the course of a single day. But if you think about it, John wick is pretty much wearing the same suit throughout the entire film. And it's the same thing he is take. Taken beating after beating and you just see that suit in his body just getting again. Deteriorated. You know, the sweat stains, the blood, but he is still moving forward to the end in. So I'm not I'm not gonna say he's exactly like John McLean. But I think just that whole that whole motif in that whole kind of dynamic provided the character is very similar. Sure. Yeah. No that makes a lot of sense. A lot of really good comparison. It's and yeah, I mean these are we are going to be, I think looking back at this series with the same kind of fondness as we do the die hard at Lisa's. First few Hardaway, always hope hopefully, the John Rick movies continue in the right direction is certainly seemed to be like they're going to. So I had to last thoughts. I wanted to bring up about the movie. The, the first one, I just thought it was interesting. I one of the. For the most part of this movie is being very well received. The one thing that I keep seeing though, people criticizing is about just the insane level of violence that it has gotten too, and I'm perfectly care that I'm a fan of, of violent movies. I don't think that they're causing society create damage or anything like that. But I do think it's hilarious that we also seem to be in a moment where the world has decided that Kiana Reeves is like the nicest guy in the world, and like one of the, the best, nicest celebrities, and that he is the face of this movie. That is so unbearably violent for some people. I think that's I think that's a really funny thing that it works when he he's I mean, again, I mean, love Moghadam and, you know, I know people love to crack jokes about his acting style than me. He I mean he must have a really good agent, or he is extremely business savvy because I mean if you look. At his next couple of films, yet, he has this crazy violent action, foam that he's done, but he always seems to sandwich these films in between, you know, other more hearted fair. I mean just last year, he had a film that he did again, with wine, owner writer called destination wedding, which was like a romantic comedy. And then just a couple of days ago, he released he's not a main character a main role that he is showing up in a an film. It's going to be on Netflix on if you saw the trailer for, but it's a romantic comedy and the name is now escaping me with. Goodness. She's a she's an Asian American comedian. She has that Netflix special baby Cobra. I wanna say Ben anyway, it's her then Allie long, right? Yes. Yes. Yeah..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

14:04 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Must break this podcast, Sean, thanks for being here again. Hey, no problem. It's, it's nice to, to be on a soda where I'm not talking about London. You talk about longer in quite a bit. So it's, it's good to give it a little break another action star here, but I will say, I will say there's actually a couple threads that, that do link of film. We're talking about today with, with Mr Lundgren. So I will, of course, be obligated to to course mentioned, those threads, I love I love it already. I am looking forward to those threads. Absolutely. Well, you know, before we get into any puzzle pieces, or anything, John wick, three, Arabella m-, you actually requested to come on this episode. And so, you know, obviously, you having a longer than podcast. You're obviously a big action movie guy. Is that why you're a fan of these movies? Oh, yeah. Most definitely most. Definitely. Yeah. No. I think the, you know, when the first John, what movie came out back in two thousand fourteen I mean, the trailers and everything. I mean it looked awesome. Looked great. Don't get me wrong. But I didn't really know what. To expect. And then when it finally came out, it was very clear Hensel, on my puzzle pieces that that will be mentioning today. I think it's very clear that the writer director, everybody who had a hand in this has an immense affinity for the action genre, especially the, the action genre, from, from the sweet spot of, of the, the nineteen eighties, especially cannon films, share your probably familiar with cannon films short. Yeah. It's, it's very evident that they have a huge affinity for this, and I, honestly feel that maybe maybe a little bit the first one but definitely the second and the third one the one talking about today, yet this this phone. They're certainly paying paying homage and tribute to the films that they grew up with loving. And so that's one of the reasons why while of this, and I remember when you put it out there about the big films that you were going be seeing in the ones that you wanted to the you were requesting guests for, you know, of course, on the end up seeing gods. Kayla, and I'll probably end up seeing a few more films this summer. But I think the John wick franchise is probably the freshest best thing coming out in the action genre today. Yeah. I gotta say, I I've liked the first two I maybe even loved, but mandate, I love this one. I'll just get right out in front. I I'm still kind of blown away by how much I enjoyed this one and, and, you know, it's always been there for the first two that, like, wow, these are just filled with insane action sequences and just so inventive in so in love with John rea-. And so I mean, it's just great to see a, a series that is doing this, and getting so well received. I mean at the time of recording, it's just the end of the opening weekend in it's like doubled the last ones opening weekend. I mean, I'm glad that people are actually going out and seeing this, you, it's mazing for a couple reasons. First of all, it's nice to see a rated R movie. Taken over the box office like it has been, you know what I mean? I feel like there was always kind of this. This idea willow, certainly evident throughout the late nineties nearly two thousands that if a if an action movie wanted to survive and make money at the box office. Will they had to water it down a bit? Make it PG thirteen. And then when the DVD would come out, they would make the unrated version unit. I mean, and so, so it's nice to, to see a, a rain at our movie doing as well as it is at the box office. And it's not just I, I mean, it'd be nice to say that it's John wick the kind of set this trend in motion, but it's not. I mean, I think when when deadpool came out that surprise, a lot of people, then, of course, when Logan came out the, the, the last wolverine movie that was, of course, rated R. And so, I think not saying that the R rating was ever really the kiss of death. But I think it's nice to see that filmmakers are not shying away from an internet afraid to, to make our and boil boy. Is will the I guess the entire franchise? But especially the third one pair of ballum. This is a hard our man. So oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. They did not shy away from annual. It's, it's, it's brutal. It's absolutely. So what one last thing I was going to mention, and then we'll jump into some puzzle pieces is I'm particularly glad to have you as the coast for this one, because I, I when it comes to movies, I have watched a million action movies in my days, but lately, I don't really get out to as many action movies. I don't get we all know that. I don't get to watch old classics as much as I should. But I know that you are big fan of action. And I think that you'll probably have a really a lot of good insight into the world of action films with this. I hope so. I hope so. I mean, boy, that's definitely gotta live up to this. Yeah. The reputation you'd be on it. You got. Yeah. You know, and can I can I just say actually before we get into this, I will say about Kiana Reeves, Keanu Reeves is always kind of had this. I found the people either really love him or a they do not my them, you know, because because of his acting I will admit, you know, sometimes his acting especially in the early days is a little wooden. I would say I do. Honestly, feel that I think he's got much much better within the past ten years. But I will say if you look at Kiana Reeves's career, and this is something that I am that I mentioned on previous episode of on my show. But if you really look at Ken Reeves in his career, it's really fascinating and amazing in a sense, because he has been at the forefront of every change in the action, John. And if you really think about this. If you go back to nineteen ninety four when he did the film speed, okay? Of the film speed, really. I mean can we just say also speed still holds? Up to this day. I mean speed is an awesome, frigate movie. I will say one of the things that makes speed. Hold up is the fact that it provided audiences with a with a regular action hero. Those around this time nineteen ninety four, you know, Arnold Schwarzenegger just alone those were are quintessential action euros. That's who everyone was looking at as being the action hero. And so then he had speed come out. And, you know, Kiana was fit and everything, but he was not as muscle-bound and larger than life as some of these, these are these other action guys were. And so you have speed that came out shattered box office records. And suddenly, you had guys like Arnold and sly kinda reeling from that a bit. Okay. Because you had audiences realizing, you know, we don't need this big, muscle bound guy to, to, to be an action hero. And then so if you if you look at if you look at the films that were coming out, they were all kind of trying a weird way to kind of ape that, that formula in that style. And so. Then if you go forward to nine hundred ninety nine the matrix, come out, again, another film that the Kiana Reeves has headlining. And if you look at the films that came out post matrix, what are they all trying to do? They're all trying to copy in a style of the matrix doing that bullet time and everything like that. And then, so then if you jump forward two thousand fourteen you have John wick came out, these with just these insane fight scenes in these long extended choreographed gun battles. And what we have going on nowadays. We have films that are, you know copy in that style. I mean, look at atomic blonde. Tomek blonde is awesome. Let's be honest. I don't think we would have atomic blonde. Yeah. If it wasn't for John wick. So it's, it's really it's, it's totally. Yeah. So I think it's really just amazing and essense. I mean, say what you will about Keanu Reeves, but the guy has been at the forefront of the, of the action genre, and he has I mean, let's just say it he has reset. And reinvented the action John as we know it three times. So I think that right. There is mazing and can I just say those lasting say about mysteries but the guy doesn't age like what the hell? It's so true. If anything when the first one came out like that was the hardest thing is that he's so damn young looking to be a retired hitman. What does seriously nothing fifty four or something like that? I heard or something. I mean. It's amazing. But he looks out the same as when he did Dylan. Ted so crazy. Yeah. Absolutely crazy. Well with that, why don't we jump into some puzzle pieces? What do you got your first one? Yes. So you know, I am. Kinda touched upon briefly. But, you know, so case so the director of this film is a gentleman by the name of an assays name run. But it's Chad STA Helsinki and the writer is Derek, Derek kolstad and like you said, I think that these guys are you know, they have a huge affinity for the action genre, especially the films of the eighties nineties. And if you look at the first movie, they cast Kevin Nash, a wrestler in a bit role in the second one had Franco, Nero pop up in a free role. And in this one, I mean, my God, the main bad guy is played by Mark Decosta's who I think a lot of people just thought kind of dropped off the face of the earth because he was doing a ton of direct to video stuff. Martial arts related back in the nineties, but he kind of I think he was still doing. He's still to this day as doing some direct to video stuff. But the fact that they cast him as the bad guy shows that they not only are they taking a bit of a chance, but they have an affinity of. For the general like I said. And so as I was watching this, especially that final act, it's probably more so mainly in the final act. But are you familiar with Bruce Lee's film Gema death? I m not. No. Okay. I've heard of it. Okay. So you became a death was the film that Bruce Lee was filming actually he got like about a hundred minutes or so, some of basically what I've read, he got maybe about seventy to seventy five percent of the film completed, and then he unfortunately died at the at the age of thirty two. And so the film was incomplete in. They were eventually able to release it actually this story beyond game death is oddly fascinating, but they were able to release it by re-shoot some scenes, and bringing in some doubles even actually couple scenes where they use a cardboard cutout, Bruce Lee for some of the scenes, but basically the premise of game death is okay he is this. And I'm sure if you've seen pictures of it, if you've seen things on YouTube if someone where in the, the yellow and black Zoot ya. Okay. So, basically the premise is he is a martial arts master. And he is basically approaches a pagoda says legendary pagoda, and he pretty much has to make it to the top of the pagoda and each level of the pagoda, he is to take on a number of villains and a boss. And so it's pretty much. I mean it's a video game. And a lot of ways, but I think the John with franchises specially third one is video game brought to life in innocence. But if you member, especially enough final act, I think they are, I think the writer and the director, they are certainly paying homage to game death. Because if you think about it, he is having to make his way up that, that was not a pagoda. But it's, it's that class building to meet the final boss at the end. And so, yeah, I think if you see him death. It's, it's pretty cool. Because the final boss at the very end is cream of dual to own and seeing Bruce Lee square off against cream Abdul Jabbar. It's I mean even to this day, it's a film that was made in nineteen hundred. Seventy three wasn't officially released until nineteen seventy eight. But the way it's shot, it is talk about some amazing martial arts. But just I mean, the scale of it, you have Bruce Lee who is about half the size of Kareem Abdul Jabbar. But it is an amazingly shot film. And so, so, yeah, that's my first piece uniform. I love it. And you know what? I'm just gonna kinda combine right along with that. Because I was also going to bring up enter the dragon because of the whole mirror room situation. The whole thing at the end of the, the end of the movie, the big final fight, and yeah, I think they combined so well. And obviously, this is a movie that combined so many influences from Asian, you know, cinema. And so those are two perfect examples at kind of come together and, and show their influence so well on screen, and, you know, a lot of things you were just saying that these guys are like clearly just major fans of. Stop and they're, they're not even trying to hide it. These are definitely Amodu as more so than than anything else. The these guys are really trying to take things that they love so much and put him on screen and just like just up the ante and try to do it in in crazier. More hard are rated ways really. And I I love so much that whole sequence that you're talking about. And I'm talking about as well here with the end of the dragon fees, but I, I love how the how many glass panes he smashing through intellect stuff. He's going through it gets to be so comical, but while being like Brecon dangerous hard core action at the same time. I mean it's, it's really really well done. Well, it almost kind of reminds me of that scene in Wayne's world two where the where the guys across the street, hold the panes of glass and you have Wayne he looks at him. And he says. Boy, I wonder if this is gonna come in handy at some point, and, you know, when, when you see John wick, enter that room with nothing but glass, it's like yet, he's gonna be smashing all of that up..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

11:41 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Break this podcast, Sean, thanks for being here again. Hey, no problem. It's, it's nice to, to be on an episode where I'm not talking about. Doff lundgren. You talk about longer in quite a bit. So it's, it's good to give it a little break another action star here, but I will say, I will say there's actually a couple threads that, that do link of film. We're talking about today with, with Mr Lundgren. So I will, of course, be obligated to to course mention those threads. I love it already. I am looking forward to those threads. Absolutely. Well, you know, before we get into any puzzle pieces, or anything, John wick, three, Arabella m-, you actually requested to come on this episode. And so, you know, obviously, you having dolph Lundgren podcast. You're obviously a big action movie guy. Is that why you're a fan of these movies? Oh, yeah. Most definitely most. Definitely. Yeah. No. I think the, you know, when the first John, what movie came out back in two thousand fourteen I mean, the trailers and everything. I mean it looked awesome. Looked great. Don't get me wrong. But I didn't really know. What to expect? And then when it finally came out, it was very clear. Hence Alana my puzzle pieces that that will be mentioning today. I think it's very clear that the writer director, everybody who had a hand in this has an immense affinity for the action genre, especially the, the action genre, from, from the sweet spot of, of the nineteen eighties, especially cannon films. Sure, you're probably familiar with cannon films short. Yeah. It's, it's very evident that they have a huge affinity for this. And I honestly feel that maybe maybe a little bit the first one but definitely the second and the third one talking about today. Yet this, this foam. They're certainly paying paying homage and tribute to the films that they grew up with loving. And so that's one of the reasons why while of this, and I remember when you put it out there about the big films that you were going to be seeing in the ones that you wanted to the you were requesting guests for, you know, of course, on the end up seeing gods. Zillah and I'll probably end up seeing quite a few more films this summer. But I think the John wick franchise is probably the freshest best thing coming out in the action genre today. Yeah. I gotta say, I I've liked the first two I maybe even loved, but man that I love this one. I'll just get right out in front. I I'm still kind of blown away by how much I enjoyed this one and, and, you know, it's always been there for the first two that, like, wow, these are just filled with insane action sequences and just so inventive in so in love with John rea-. And so I mean, it's just great to see a, a series that is doing this, and getting so well received. I mean at the time of recording, it's just the end of the opening weekend in it's like double the last ones opening weekend. I mean, I'm glad that people are actually going out. Seeing this you. It's mazing for a couple reasons. First of all, it's nice to see a rated R movie. Taken over the box office like it has been, you know what I mean? I feel like there was always kind of this. This idea willow, certainly evident throughout the late nineties nearly two thousands that if a if an action movie wanted to survive and make money at the box office. Will they had to water it down a bit? Make it PG thirteen. And then when the DVD would come out, they would make it the unrated version unit. I mean, and so, so it's nice to, to see a, a rain at our movie doing as well as it is at the box office. And it's not just I mean, it be nice to say that it's John wick the kind of set this trend in motion, but it's not. I mean, I think when when deadpool came out that surprise, a lot of people, then, of course, when Logan came out the, the, the last wolverine movie that was, of course, rated R. And so, I think not saying that the r rating was ever really the kiss of death. But I think it's nice to see that filmmakers are not shying away from it or not afraid to, to make our and boil boy. Is will the I guess the entire franchise? But especially the third one pair of ballum. This is a hard our man. So oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. They did not shy away from annual. It's, it's, it's brutal. It's absolutely. So what one last thing I was going to mention, and then we'll jump into some puzzle pieces is I'm particularly glad to have you as the coast for this one, because I, I when it comes to movies, I have watched a million action movies in my days, but lately, I don't really get out to as many action movies. I don't get we all know that. I don't get to watch old classics as much as I should. But I know that you are big fan of action. And I think that you'll probably have a really a lot of good insight into the world of action films. With this. I hope so. So I mean, boy, that's definitely gotta live up to this reputation, you'd be on it. You. Yeah. You know. And can I can I just say actually before we get into this, I will say about Kiana Reeves, Keanu Reeves is always kind of had this. I found the people either really love him or a they do not my them because because of his acting I will admit, sometimes his acting, especially in the early days is a little wooden. I would say, I do honestly feel that I think he's gotten much, much better within the past ten years. But I will say if you look at Kiana Reeves's career, and this is something that I am that I mentioned on previous episode of on my show. But if you really look at Ken Reeves in his career, it's really fascinating. An amazing sense, because he has been at the forefront of every change in the action, John. And if you really think about this. If you go back to nineteen ninety four when he did the film speed okay says of the film, speed, really. I mean can we say also speed still holds up to this day? I mean speed is awesome, frigate movie. I will say one of the things that makes speed. Hold up is the fact that it provided audiences with a with a regular action hero. You know it was around this time. Nineteen Ninety-four you know, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Silvester Stallone, those were are quintessential action euros. That's who everyone was looking at as being the action hero. And so then he had speed come out. And you know, Kiana was fit and everything, but he was not as musclebound and larger than life as some of these of these other action guys were. And so you have speed that came out shattered box office records. And suddenly, you had guys like Arnold and sly kinda reeling from that a bit. Okay. Because you had audiences realizing, you know, we don't need this big, muscle bound guy to, to, to be an action hero. And then so if you if you look at if you look at the films that were coming out, they were all kind of trying in a weird way to kind of ape that, that formula in that style. And so. Then if you go forward to nineteen ninety nine the matrix, come out, again, another film that the Kiana Reeves has headlining. And if you look at the films that came out post matrix, what are they all trying to do? They're all trying to copy in a style of the matrix doing that bullet time and everything like that. And then, so then if you jump forward two thousand fourteen you have John wick came out, these with just these insane fight scenes in these long extended choreographed gun battles. And what we have going on nowadays. We have films that are copy in that style. I mean, look at atomic blonde. Tomek blonde is awesome. Let's be honest. I don't think we would have atomic blonde. Yeah. If it wasn't for John wick. So it's, it's really it's, it's totally. Yeah. So I think it's really just amazing essense say what you will about Keanu Reeves, but the guy has been at the forefront of the, of the action John and he has I mean, let's just say it he has reset. And reinvented the action John as we know it three times. So I think that right. There is mazing and can also just say those lasting say about mysteries. But the guy doesn't age like what the hell? It's so true. If anything when the first one came out like that was the hardest thing is that he's so damn young looking to be a retired hitman. What does he seriously? Does nothing fifty four or something like that. I heard or something. I mean. It's amazing. But he looks out the same as when he did. Billon Ted so crazy. Yeah. Absolutely crazy. Well with that, why don't we jump into some puzzle pieces? What do you got your first one? Yes. So, you know, I am kind of touched upon briefly, but, you know, so case so the director of this film is a gentleman by the name of an assay name run. But it's Chad STA Helsinki and the writer is Derek, Derek kolstad and like you said, I think that these guys are they have a huge affinity for the action John rea-, especially the films of the eighties nineties. And if you look at the first movie, they cast Kevin Nash, a wrestler in a bit role in the second one, they had Franko Niro pop up in a free role. And in this one, I mean, my God, the main bad guy is played on Mark Decosta's, who I think a lot of people just thought kind of dropped off the face earth because he was doing a ton of direct to video stuff on martial arts related back in the nine. Nineties, but he kind of I think he was still doing. He still to this day is doing some directive Ideo stuff, but the fact that they cast him as the bad guy shows that they not only are they taking a bit of a chance. They have an affinity for the John like I said. And so as I was watching this, especially that final act. It's probably more so mainly in the final act. But are you familiar with Bruce Lee's film game death? I m not. No. Okay. I've heard of it. Okay. So you have begin a death was the film that Bruce Lee was filming actually he got, like about one hundred minutes or so some of basically what I've read, he got maybe about seventy to seventy five percent of the film completed, and then he unfortunately died at the at the age of thirty two. And so the film was incomplete in. They were eventually able to release it actually this story beyond game death is oddly fascinating, but they were able to release it by re-shoot some scenes, and bringing in some doubles even actually couple scenes where they use. Cardboard cutout, Bruce Lee for some of the scenes, but basically the premise of game death is okay he is this. And I'm sure if you've seen pictures of it, if you've seen things on YouTube if someone res where in the, the yellow and black Zoot ya. Okay. So, basically the premise is he is a martial arts master. And he is basically approaches a pagoda says legendary pagoda, and he pretty much has to make it to the top of the pagoda and each level of the pagoda, he is to take on a number of villains and a boss. And so it's pretty much. I mean it's video game and a lot of ways. But I think the John with franchise, especially third. One is video game brought to life and innocence. But if you member, especially enough final act, I think they are, I think the writer and the director, they are certainly paying homage to game death. Because if you think about it, he is having to make his way up that, that was not a pagoda. But it's, it's that class building to meet the final boss at the end. And so. Yeah..

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Bald Movies

Bald Movies

06:19 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Bald Movies

"Hey, we are back with a belated John wick three para bellum review. I'm your Jose, Ron. And I'm Jim. And we're going to do this sh-, ma'am. I'm already off my game. It's, it's Monday afternoon. It's not Thursday, late at night, we saw John like I said, John wick three. This is a series that was created by the director and writer chats LS, ski and Derek kolstad course stars kiono res it features much loved and over the top action. Jim, what did you think of the third installment? I thought this was the weakest of the John wick movies, but still mostly pretty good. It's interesting because I guess I feel why the first one it's going to be always hard to beat the shows. It's just a purist. Action film it, so efficient in, it's really works very well and packs a wallop. So I don't know. Because like I this is I think this is a good John film, the unfortunate part is of its three acts. The strongest by far was, it's I absolutely. And it kind of cheese that at this for the second act, but the third act, it just much more of the same thing we've already seen in John wick. Whereas the other two kind of set pieces reinvented things and took things through like a whole other level. And that did not do any favors for the film's energy yet, but it's not bad. It's just it's weird thing where the first act is amazing. The second Dak is pretty good. And the third act is just felt like eating five gallons of ice cream like each individual bite was okay. But man, did I really need all these bites consecutively in this in this order? So there's a couple of things the other thing that I thought, I don't know why thought this. But I thought that this was the last of the John wick movie, I kind of expected it to be as well. Yeah. I thought that this was going to be where he dies or he was going to supplant, whoever the McShane character is that that rules over to continental. In early goings at a film. I thought, oh, this is exactly what's going to happen. They're maneuvering things where John's going to take over, and he's going to be the elder statesman of the assassins or whatnot. But no, this thing seems like they are more than ready and willing to make as many John wicks as the audience as appetite and Keanu has patients and how many yeah, like I don't know how many years because this is the first film. I've seen Keanu Reeves in right thought canneries looks a bit old. And they kind of make jokes. There's a few jokes at John old ask John wicks expense, but he can still move. I like I was still like he's sort of, like starting to show in the face. And, you know, he's got to be dyeing his beard at this point. But, like, right. He can still move. Oh, yeah. The guy was still impressed with what he's got physically. Yeah. To bring to the table. And I think the movie just let him down a little bit. That's other thing is the movie really works when at him and other very good stunt people, but they have yet to find the way to make anyone else. Look, as good as counter Reeves, looks because no one else is going to take time out of their real lives to do the training required to look that smooth. Like he's doing his thing. And there's like Halle Berry, she's pretty good. But it's just not as sharp some of the other stuff. But again, like you know in the third act, there is there's a very fella. Fifteen minute long. Fight sequence between him in two very competent stunt people, and I was kind of left cold by that, too just because it was so repetitive. Yeah. By, by that point, I was like, okay show me something. New show me something. I haven't seen yet. And ultimately it failed to do that. Like you said, the, the first act has what I think, is easily the best fight easily probably of the whole series maybe of the whole series. Yeah. It was for funny and, and continue the raise the the stakes. Yeah, but I, I guess one of the other things that I really liked is, well, this might also be a case of maybe trying to do the same thing too many times. But these. There's this code of conduct within the assassins guild, the, the everybody under the table. And the kind of lean on that pretty heavily in this movie, the they leaned on it a little bit in or episode chapter two and I thought that was some of the best stuff. In chapter two is sort of the broadening of the lore. You got to kind of get a peek behind the curtain of this assassins, underground, culture. And that was super interesting in this one they go for it again. And they go sort of more over the top with it. And it mostly worked for me. I think it suffered also from a little too much repetition though. Yeah, it's funny because the charm of the first movie is, you can tell there's is underground economy and his gold coins. These gold coins skin buy, you a rare gun or disappear of body or buy you a hotel room night at the continental and you got this thing. If like you're just seeing this, this much larger world through the smeared window, and then the second that starts the make this stuff more explicit, but the risk is always, you got this very fundamentally silly concept that gets. Cooler and cooler to more you find about it. But there is a very uncanny valley where you're going to know too much about it and the world collapses in on it self like you can get too silly on this, and they are playing with that. But I felt like everything that I've found that more about with maybe possible exempt exempt exemption of the stuff a Casablanca. I thought made everything better, like I really liked seeing. You know, John wicks family crime family, the orphans of Belarus. I I like that. And the scenes where he has his ticket, and he's getting his ticket punch. I thought that was really cool. But we're in Swansea, we got to like CASA Blanca and we see Jeremy Flynn and we're into like how the, the coins are being minted? And then we go even further, and we get into

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

07:20 min | 1 year ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Hey, guys, Willie Geist here with another episode of the Sunday, sit down podcasts. My thanks for clicking and listening along to got a good one for not just because he's a name you love movies you love. But because he's a guy you don't hear from. I don't think in depth that often it's Keanu Reeves whose career launched thirty years ago. Can you believe thirty years ago? Bill and Ted's excellent adventure came out in nineteen Eighty-nine turned him into a star. He went from there to movies like point break. Of course. Speed the monster hit with Sandra Bullock, made three hundred fifty million dollars. I think on like thirty million dollar budget. Also, of course the matrix movies where he dodges bullets in slow motion as Neo. And now he's here today to talk about the third installment in his John wick movies, John wick three para bellum really enjoyed sitting down with Keanu Reeves, again, a guy I hadn't met before a guy. I don't think you see all over the place on TV, and he was happy to sit down and talk about his career. You'll hear as we draw. Trend towards some personal stuff. Not his favorite subject area, not talking about celebrity stuff TMZ stuff, but just even asking about his reputation as a super generous guy. There are these legendary Hollywood stories of him renegotiating his matrix deal. So the crew could get more money less for him. He bought Harley Davidsons reportedly for his stunt men and all his movies, a super generous guy a guy about whom there's some folklore. I don't know if you saw in March when he you know, the plane he was on made an emergency landing and he landed with all the people on the plane, and he arranged with the airline to get a van to drive everybody to where they were supposed to fly all these sort of sightings of Keanu Reeves in the wild. So we try to touch on some of that he gets into it. But what's more interesting to me is about his career this long range of thirty years? And we talk about it all including John wick three para bellum right now with Keanu Reeves on the Sunday, sit down. Mhm podcast. Thanks for doing this. I'll thank you for the invitation in the opportunity to converse. Absolutely. We've already been conversing quite a bit. We'll pick up where we left off. I wanna talk. I obviously about the movie. Congratulations. Thank you on John wick chapter three for people who may have not seen the first two yet or people were excited now to see their where do we pick up John? Where is he in the store? Oh my gosh. I mean for if you've seen the film where you haven't seen the film. I would probably lightly different. Yeah. Yes. I'll do the I don't know. How about people who've seen the first chapter to John wick had killed a member of. Let's call it a guild. That's in this other world, you have the real world. And then you have these other John wick rural rises the role of the continental which is the hotel and you find out through the series at these hotels exist all around the world. And then there's this guilt or this thing above the continental called the high table. So I killed a member of the high table on continental grounds, meaning the hotel, which is breaking the rules and so- Winston the fantastic. Ian McShane who runs the New York City continental at the end of John wick to gave me an hour, but he made me excommunicate KADO, right? And there's an open contract so in and our can have no help from the system of the continental and in an hour. The assassins can come after John wick. At the end of chapter two. We saw John wick running out of central park for his life right chapter. Three we slam cut. It's a little later tonight. It's raining, and John wick is still on the run. How's he going to survive? This is this should have been the trailer right here, by the way that was incredible. I mean, you if I hadn't you I'm ready. You lost John wick action. Yeah. How do you describe John wick like who is he and why was he an interesting character? When you first read about them. Yeah. It's the character. And the world was created by the writer. Derek kolstad this reality and other reality. In John wick, John's partner life partner love of his life passes away. And she gives him a dog to kind of keep a connection. I think to the heart and soul to keep him grounded to have a friend because she knows, but the audience doesn't know that I was in the Sassan a mythical assassin and five years ago. I did the impossible task to get out. But one day as the director likes to save fate would have it. I run in this. I'm just getting gas in my Mustang with the dog. I'm getting dog food and this kid pulls up anyway long story short him and his friends come to the house and they killed the dog and beat me up. And then it turns out that the kid was connected to a Russian crime Lord Vigo who I had worked with and helped with the impossible task. And then John wick goes from the Greek. Having husband man to the Bubba Yego. The mythical assassin who wants to get some revenge all this to say. Consequence. Right. So this man who is grieving and trying to live his life this event this fate the something happened, and this other part of John wick part about dog with that net. Was it was trying to ground him? And once that was taken from him. This other person this other thing came out kind of light and dark side of ourselves. And he goes to this revenge place, but then that has consequences which in chapter two he was like, I just want peace. They take his car. He wants his car back is leave me alone. I just wanna greed, but in the world of John wick, there's the high table, and there's a thing called a marker. And if I have your marker that means, I you I did something for you. And so now, I have to get after this character who ends up being the person that I'd kill as a kind of Vange. And this is the long version housing. Got it three story. John Wraith left to see the movie, you know, he just walked through the ended up doing both. But it's this journey with themes of action consequence. Little fate and destiny I mean this series is has a lot of honor in it. There's a lot of rules consequences breaking rules obeying this idea of filter feel t to the to the high table. And all of these characters that inhabit this world. And then you have John wake action and humor. So you ask me, we'll how do I explain this? I think we're following a journey of a man whose grieving and who is in a battle to to live who's trying to survive with the consequences of his past and the action that he's doing.

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"derek kolstad" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"derek kolstad" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"You know what, you know for me, it depends on the project. You know for David, the the wire is very personal on, you know, he's camped out on a street corner for longtime in was a crime reporter. So you know, he's, he saw something that was devastating his city and and and he got angry about it and ultimately decided to to write about. You know, for me, I have a vast bass. I, I have a dozen check box. You know, depending on the type of project is, is it something that's personal to me is something that is based on someone else's worries at IP. So for me, those are those are the questions that I have to, you know, getting involved in a in a project that's already been established. The continental being perfect example that Derek kolstad original writer, the films established at world. He. Created a his, you know. In on, say on something like that. Well, you know, you have to, you have to fight for it. You know, it's not just coming in and saying for me as a writer, I don't want to come in and just like mimic someone else's voice of if I'm creating show, I'm staffing on something. Sure. You know, I'm gonna. I'm gonna get on Sarah show and I'm going to write it like she does, you know. But if I'm fits Marschall. Love to see your episode of unreal. But, but you know, so that's a, that's a starting point what you put into it. What you know if I feel like I can benefit the show, if I feel like I can bring a fresh perspective to like the continental for me, but like that's in my wheelhouse. I love the properties in a love the world. I love the people involved. So for me, I was like, how do I establish my own piece of this world and my tone because it's got a really established tone, right? And anyone that watches a films will immediately say, well, that's different tone from the movies in yet say, well, I'm not reading the movie. I'm creating a new part of this world that doesn't actually exist yet. So it's gonna be. It's gonna have a new tone to it. That's so hard. That's exactly what I'm grappling with too, because this graphic novel series has like a huge fan base and I want to be respectful of them, but also be mindful of the fact that we're creating. Something new, and that's what people are showing up for two. And there's also people who aren't familiar with the series that are showing up. So I want to, you know, I want to think about them too, but it is hard to find that line between like wanting to create something that I, that I just feels new to me and also be beholden not behold into, but respectful of what existed before there's there's a lot of impact there for, you know, you're asking a writer, okay. Not just wrote a movie and step away from and go do something else. You're asking a writer to actually create a show and then stick with that show for a number of years that might wind up being five years of their life, seven years ago life. I have to remain engage in that process for five or seven..

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