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More Shows To Watch If You Liked HBO's Watchmen
"We're GONNA talk about recommendations. I for the long haul and these are things that we are either current or in the way back and there's this you know the. He is like when I sit down to try find something there's so much going on that I spent like an hour being watched I don't WanNa Watch. That should do this and it's like I, just want someone tell me what to watch. That's what we're going to hear for. Yeah. So we're GONNA basis off the some of the nominees for best show in the emmy categories I start off with HBO's watchmen as from Damon Lindelof this set in an alternative universe and drafting off the ground and comic book watchmen is It's like this dazzling procedure designed to also make you think that twenty six emmy nominations, the most of any serious. Like NERF gun to your head best show of the year. What would you say? Oh, it's watchmen watchmen to me like for limited series. So it's an a different categories, but I would even say it's better than all dramas on I. Think. So it's it's crowning achievement of TV this. So for sharp for me, I'm I'm thinking of like I want a show that looks great. Visually also will make me think. So I I wanted to go directly off of Damon Lindelof because I feel like he's kind of peak of his powers right now. So guys are wondering like other stuff he's done and I I can't think about the leftovers it's a similarly. It's a great show. It's alternative universe incredibly well, made really thoughtful but also like very simplistic in terms of you applying it to your that feels like watchmen felt current but also set in a different time. And leftovers current but also sat in a different times. So I love that the weirdness of the masks in watchmen which was so precious. So yeah, it's it's. It's phenomenal the other one I was thinking of when I want to. Recommend a show in in that Washington vein I'll say Black Mirror it's close enough. It's not really narrative based. Yeah. It's vignettes and different standalone stories, but it's kind of an alternate. Reality it looks close enough to realize that you're not sure that it's not. Yeah. But it's also telling us some darkened weird stuff about yourself. And the good thing about Black Mirror is to watch it. You're not watching it in each episode is its own Y'all episode so That's will put like some of our own favorite episodes that we both have really loved that we can include in the note. So you don't have to wonder because listen that first episode it's Just you just need to skip it. Hear me if you don't hear anything else if you don't hear Jamie doing the weird change of momentum at the beginning of the show if you forgot that already that's okay. Forget it. Here me this do not watch the first episode. Mom Don't do it dad don't do it much mom don't do it nobody do. It. Would be a mistake. Okay. It's a for me. If you love watchmen where you're like, that seems like it's good. Let me tell you to other shows that are good. So on that flakes, you can watch Jessica Jones I chose this because you got strong female lead just like you have in watchman, you have a superhero component which you also have and Jessica Jones it's dark. It's Gritty the villain in Jessica Jones is played by David tennant in that first season and he is per faction it keeps you on your toes. It's also very you're very to the visuals also recommending legion. Hulu. That's weird. Right because I think when you watch watchman, you're like I'm confused. Limits where you're like I, need to watch this again. Being, existing Ip it makes you think should I know that and I can confirm I. Didn't know. And watchmen I would sometimes read like recaps after I. Would Watch an episode and that would help me catch things maybe that I didn't grab the first time with Legion stars Dan Stevens? Famous playing. Matthew on. Downton Abbey He. It's a done by Noah. All Superhero Jason because this is the story of professor x his incredibly powerful, mentally ill mutant sign and so it's it also stars Jean Smart who is also in watchmen man she's in a Lotta. Golf that she has very good taste, and so it's weird enough that you're like It's not that classic Superhero which is what I also like about watchmen if we had done if we'd time traveled and done a designing women saying draft Jean Smart would not be my. Number. One pick would be any pots it would be we'll for private. Not. It be any pods, Anthony Delta Burke Julia sugarbakers. dixie Carter lab next to last over Jean Smart. Yeah. My point here is everyone would have been before Jean Smart Jean Smart was second. I'm going to be in Sweet Home Alabama and you're not going to know what to do with the low key cares. Okay.
New Movies Coming To Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu And HBO This Weekend
"If you have Amazon prime video there's a movie called mice bite which was just hitting theaters when covert nineteen hit this is an action comedy Dave Batista who's you know guardians of the galaxy you know that big giant former wrestler guy he's a CIA agent row he finds himself teamed up with the precocious nine year old so in other words should be making kindergarten cop now I have to tell you about this to think that this is actually this is a rite of passage for action star Jackie Chan had a movie like this the rock had a movie like this John Cena is had a movie like this at some point you gotta so you're lovable side and be charged with guarding little kids and then you learn about the soft side yourself this one is particularly horrible and one of the things we hate about this movie Rakan my spot is set primarily in Chicago they shot it in Toronto eight that and the worst moments in this movie is there's a chase that begins in wicker park okay the bad guy gets behind the wheel of a car with her party he's trying to get away from Dave Batista CIA agent now the C. I. A. tech person is in David she says here telling them where you know traveling this guy and the agents as one minute after this car leaves wicker park the agent says looks like he's heading to the Naperville area because Naperville has a giant airfield so wrong later five minutes later we're in phony Naperville where I kid you not there's a big you know action sequence where the plane on the runway is now dangling over what appears to be the Grand Canyon who knew that in Naperville there was an airport overlooking a giant canyon clearly green screen so I mean it's just been really poorly done it's too violent for the little kids and it's too stupid for the adults and a lot of parents thing all this might be fun have a fun action movie stay away from my spy that's too bad you're you're totally right about that right of passage because Arnold Schwarzenegger had to do that too right I mean it was like a garden shop yeah I mean everybody has to make sure that the kids have something to go watch in that in those movies were actually pretty good for kids you're saying this one's not this was terrible okay now I've got I've got the funniest movie of the summer Fauria probably so far it has the worst title of all time it's called Eurovision Song Contest the story of fire saga well the Eurovision Song Contest is an actual deal in Europe and has been since the rent if these in fact Salim young was discovered on that aba was first on the Eurovision Song Contest this is a parity with will Ferrell the king of the parity right and Rachel McAdams they play a couple of Icelandic singer songwriters he's Lars Eriksen she's cigarette original daughter and their Icelandic and they're dreaming of representing their home whether they do kind of like Viking game of thrones stamp rock songs so this is filled with all these big production numbers because then we meet the contestants from Greece and the grand the Russian the Russian contest is actually played by our friend Dan Stevens was Matthew Crawley on Downton abbey he plays a Russian oligarch who's also a ballad singer it's really really stupid and it's really really funny it's mostly excuse these big giant set pieces where they do these huge production numbers remember will Ferrell did a movie called blades of glory your hair well he does for you know that did for ice dancing with the stars for song competition so even though we don't know the Eurovision Song Contest here in the states we know about all the competition shows that this is basically get one singer from each country you know what it's all European countries they have a couple of other than the states they're not we're not eligible for the Eurovision Song Contest was there an SNL bit with will Ferrell that was similarly themed I I just don't know that there could have been it's it's clearly the kind of stuff that he just excels at when you see him in the big Viking outfit and looks like the blue eye shadow it's singing about Viking you know might biking protector this is the song from this will enrich McAdams by the was wonderful as well she can also be very funny the video and the song they do is so terrible that it's great because it looks just like when you see those kind of you know that's a big deal that kind of like that Viking will rock nonsense yeah there's my aunts were everybody everybody pretends like the rolling the slave ship which is really just unfortunate or the big Viking ship as it will be we kind of you know horrible music but really right prepared well it there's that old joke about Led Zeppelin thank you know I have the have the crap was about Vikings right and if the agency had no idea what they were saying about this the music was so great musicianship as of right but if you look back you're like what the hell of the talk was only in the middle of the song yeah they had they did they had references to the lord of the rings when it was just a yeah they were so ready this is really true okay and anything else this weekend it's yeah I want to tell people is a completely does shift in tone row but the there's a best selling book a called I'll be gone in the dark written by the late Michelle McNamara who was UP board result park went to California become a true crime writer Mary Patton Oswalt the famous comedian and actor and she wrote about one of the best true crime book sense in cold blood called I'll be gone in the dark about the search for the Golden State killer probably the least known to most prolific serial killer rapist of the last fifty years this is not a six part series about Michelle's book and also about the Golden State killer it starts on HBO on Sunday night if people if you're into that true crime genre you know talk about making a murderer people aren't so many of these other ones this is the podcast to get started this is brilliantly done and it's really a profile of Michelle McNamara and her marriage to Pat now as well because it's young obviously she had a lot of recording should podcasters video for a lot and she died while writing the book she died in her sleep partially because the stress of the book and and prescription drugs and under heart condition and they continued patent and some researchers continued and finished the book without her and then we get to know the story of this incredible monster who I will let people know was just arrested a couple of years ago and charged with all these crimes because guess what they got his DNA matched about fourteen of the crime scenes that that kept the updates from I'll be gone in the
Designing Downton Abbey, an Interview with Anna Mary Scott Robbins
"Can you take us through? What a typical design process for an episode might look like I mean how does one design a TV show? There's so many things to consider that there are a great many things and especially with dynamics. Such large ensemble cast you know you've got some twenty-five principal actors the Turin Day in day out. So it's the kind of huge logistical challenge and we filmed. So it's nine episodes. Who is eight episodes plus the Christmas special in each series? I did so. You're never really designing one episode. I start with and possibly a couple of weeks pratt on my own. Which would be my research. Volume would be wonderful and exciting and then slowly my team with those so. I have my assistant designers in supervisor. Starting the workroom would start and it would slowly build up to a very fast paced team of people working very hard to get ready for the first day of shoot but then carried through as you prepped ahead. So you'd be establishing costumes from episode one of prepping for episode two. So it was a a kind of plate. Spinning exercise has an empty pain one. I had Breaking them scripts and check those as you went up so that you were never call tights and things moved quickly with the way that when a script would be an issue too when we start filming. The wasn't a huge turnaround period. So it was pretty challenging but brilliant. I really did utilize the work. Climb may law from scratch and we use a lot of original pieces so I could see a lot of pressure myself to kind of use as much as I could. You know it's interesting because I'd costume design and working costumes American. I'm super curious. Kind of the difference. how departments are organized in the UK. But do you start by so you get the script. Do you kind of have a trajectory already about where the seasons going. Yes I think. We had two treatment that gave us a a rough breakdown of fought. Might be in store and it's crypts. Were kind of rolled out as we went. I think we filmed two episodes together. So you would do one in two three and four or five and six so that locations wise it made a bit more sense and so you did have a have an overview but when you break down the scripts no beat so many specific requirements each script that were controlled hugely by what they were doing at the time if they were having you know whatever conversation and thing that happened within the script the costumes were dictated by what time of day it was to vent. They were taking in because there were so many rules of dress it for adhered to at that time so and designing such a collaborative process to right. So you're collaborating you have those initial meetings with the director and you guys kind of agree on expectations for that episode or whatnot. But then you're also collaborating with other departments right yes absolutely I mean. My Job's very collaborative. The initial conversations are with my producers. Who showed run that The the show as it were alongside the director. I work closely with an Donna which the production designer net. Colin's the hair makeup designer cinematographer director of photography. I would work closely. With in terms of lighting and grading you know how the fabrics were going to behave in front of the camera. So you're looking at bigger costumes. Wouldn't the world that going to inhabit? An? How am I going to work with other against that set? So there's lots of different considerations when you're working out will each person wavered never nice Latian. They're always working within a multi factor affecting and. Can you tell us a little bit? About how your department structured? How many costumers and Taylor's cutter fitters How many people worked in just in the costume department on any given episode a bit? Tricky to think BECCA beaten as being five or six years and play started and then gone on to design the film and the film was a bit bigger. And so my. My memory of the television series has faded. Essentially it was. It was a a forward croom on the series. I had one better and to food makers and to train me. I would grasped in addiction seemed to sit and I needed to. I had a supervisor and an assistant designer and then I had my onset team or droop manager and two or three Standbys Department of two so it was a smaller department in the film which then increased across the
'Downton Abbey' creator turns to the beautiful game
"Five with global soccer shut down these days fans desperate for a fix of the beautiful game may find it from a rather unlikely source the creator of the stately Downton abbey Julian Fellowes has created and co written a new Netflix series called the English game it's a six part look at the origins of a one time British gentleman's game that has become the most popular sport on the planet the series focuses on the first full time professional players but this being a fellow's project has plenty of drama off the pitch as well including the rise of the working class that's a series that begins
Russell T Davies On Balancing Politics, Tech and a Multi-Year Family Saga in ‘Years and Years’
"The BBC HBO show years and Years Combines the politics economy and tech twenty nineteen and imagine how it all might evolve over the next fifteen years. Emma Thompson is in it. As a celebrity British politician with autocratic leanings but mainly the show follows a family as they deal with the world changing around them. Russell t Davis created and wrote years and years. He's also worked on the show doctor who torchwood and created queer as folk. He said the tech in years and years is like life. It's complicated just to show good and bad. I think some of the saddest moments. It's you have a world war on television and the little five six year old kids just staring into their phones playing their games. So yes there's bad stuff but let's talk about and yet there's very very good stuff. I tell you what to do when I made the choice to said to this around a family that came from one of the good sites of current tech which is very simply the. What's up group? I'm one of three kids two sisters. They've got two kids. Each were Nice family will like each of the wicked on but up until a couple of years ago. My nieces grow up to three years ago. I would've text them twice. Happy Birthday. Merry Christmas now. Oh my God. I went out the other night and I came back to the WHATSAPP group to fifty three messages on the group because because someone at cooked lasagna with butternut squash so yes. There's good stuff if you choose good ride the badge and they could right. You've got to get both because in the end. It's the technology it's it's the people. Well it's great because some of the tech feels really immediate like a headband. That projects a holographic sort of snapchat filter for your face that everyone can see in the physical world. It's futuristic but it's also completely realistic. Yes yes I think it was invented tomorrow. We'd all go and buy one. I mean I find this fascinating. I mean everyone my age. Everyone sends each others photos of themselves looking like a dunk. It will not count rash of instagram. Filters like what dog are you or what Keiko you. I'm certainly a Battenberg. I love those filters and I'm fascinated by the way we love those filters and so the moment someone events a filter you can see in the real world not just on your phone dot com. I will be new for my palace on the moon. Do you have conflicting feelings about tack or is it like so many things where it just reflects? The real world has interesting. I think it's both I think I have to be entertaining but entertain doesn't mean being glib or dust. I think I'm getting older. I think my stuff is full of warnings. Now to be honest it's funny. I'm now in the middle of an eddy of my next drama. Which is we'd each be. Oh Max over there which is about the AIDS crisis of the nineteen eighty s and leaked just watched an idea of an episode warning about viruses and we step out above. Does this virus on the loose? You can't them those lessons from History Indus- strangers no what a world. I was telling people that I'm taking a little bit of comfort in darker timeline but there is something comforting about the passage of time right like you fast forward in these episodes and increasingly terrible things happen but also people are still living their normal lives. Talk to me about that sense of perspective. Yes that's right. I mean it's it was quite hard. Showed a salad sleep with its concept of moving forward in time every episode moves forward a year but actually I sat there and saying doubt dry being questioned by fifty seven times set. That didn't know what else moves forward a year every episode Downton Abbey and so did upstairs downstairs many years ago. It's actually not former drummer. Have invented a sippy by this jobs. Going to the future by a year every absurd that had people scared but in terms of trauma tens of how the characters are getting on lobs. Who who's going out with? Who WHO's cross with? Who who loves to to take yearly jumps in that? It's a very simple dramatic device so I knew that would work. I had the confidence of those. Those full beds to say This'll work and and that sort of creep into the story. Which is that would winner. In in societies when dictators arise all where huge changes are made and and West Society swing from left to right or right to left. It doesn't happen overnight. That's why I wanted. What ends up fifteen year span on the show is social these things slowly creeping up on you and you're more concerned with having tea or for your love or have a good divorce. That's actually the stuff the meat and drink of your life while the biggest shadows falling on new unseen so a needed that stretch to show small picture of people living in a bigger picture
How Do You Compare to the Average American?
"The financial profile all of the average American or more accurately profiles of many average Americans since a proper apples to apples? Comparison takes into account several factors. So we're GONNA approach this this by looking at the financial life cycle of somebody which of course starts with birth. Fortunately you don't have to pay for your own birth. That's good because because the average cost of a birth in America these days ten thousand dollars and that's if there are no complications whatsoever So let's jump ahead to one of the first experiences people have have with actually earning money and that is an allowance. How many kids get an allowance? And how much do they get law. According to a recent survey from the American Institute of CPA's as two thirds of parents get allowance and the average is thirty dollars a week. It's pretty nice. Isn't ages they say what ages they start giving they broke it down a little bit. Okay but what was interesting to me was far too five. Parents expect the children to do work. Some people feel like you should just allowance because that's how you learn how to be responsible And they expect at least one hour week of chores but on average children are spending five point one hours a week doing chores for their allowance. So let me just say that my kids are below average with my kids are not doing five hours. Where the tour? I don't even do five hours worth of chores in our house and I do a lot of chores in our. What are these are? Are these kids living on a farm like that's a very good question. Chores chores could be clean your room for us. It is dishes this. This is the number one joy that kids do and we're not even very good of making them. Do it. Put your own shoes on in the morning to dress yourself. Live at Downton Abbey. Everyone everyone here anyway. So there you go. That's allowance so that's money from your parents but you'll eventually reach the point where you can start earning money from other people and here we are talking about being a teenager but the emphasis is can because most teenagers don't according to a study by the Hamilton project. And the Brookings Institute back in Nineteen nineteen seventy nine fifty eight percent of teenagers. Were doing some sort of work. But today it's only thirty five percent most teenagers don't have a job which not even like babysitting reasoning or I I guess not then the factors for why this has gone down as number one. They say that teenagers just have more things to do. Like like more kids are doing More kids are taking classes over the summer. Also there's less low wage work more competition from older folks and immigrants. That said I have three teenagers and I'm not sure I quite vile this Mike. Especially in the summer my kids have managed to find jobs but regardless the majority of teenagers not working. What was your first job while so I used to cut before I was of age to be doing? I cut lawns in the neighborhood and Dan. I watered flowers at a local flower shop. Then sure I've told you this story F.. I faked my birth certificate so I could work in McDonalds when I was age. Fifteen instead instead of sixteen so I did that ric have I to you. It was your first job horrible paper route once where you have to go door to door and collect the money which I always hated to do you so I never did it so I never really got paid for thing. What about you so my first job? I I went to high school where you are expected to work like four hours a day so you go to class in either the morning or the afternoon and then you would then so what kind of like work at the school. Yeah you'd work in the school or you'd lurk working in nearby bakery or you'd work farm too so you could work on the farm. Some people had farm jobs or work on maintenance and the school So I worked for the principal symbol. Of course I was responding. I did a lot of you. Know entering in people's grades and typing let transcribing letters and just the office work so as like fifteen. I think started. Did you like that because I've often thought especially as a former elementary school teacher junior high teacher. I thought a lot of this education is wasted in the dish. It's been half the day like working out in the basically interning at different types of jobs because they're not learning so much in school. Yeah no I mean it was is one of the better jobs to have on campus. That's for sure. So did you. And your friends. I'll get straight a's no but we I mean we could. We could have definitely changed. All of our grades were honest asked by it was a religious school so God would have smoked in us we. We were well aware of the consequences for changing our grades. So we didn't do it got got it. At least I didn't what's next in life. maxine life is well. We're going real job hitting their well even before. Then you finish high school and and then what college you go to college. I should first of all point out that it's nice if you want to write so point out. First of all. The graduation rate from public high schools is now eighty five percent near an all time high. So let's go so how many people then go onto college sixty nine point seven percent according to the Department of Labor not everyone gets four year degree as some people go to college and they don't get a degree. People get the associates so when you look at four year bachelor's degrees and graduate degrees. It's it's between thirty five and forty percent of people who actually end up with a degree but almost seventy percent do end up going to college which of course brings us to one of the first major financial decisions. A kid has to make depending on how much their family is willing and able to pay and that is the cost of college so according to the College Board. Let's go over the numbers here for the two thousand nineteen thousand twenty year a four year your public in State Education Room Board Fees Tuition Twenty one thousand nine hundred and fifty for your public out of state thirty eight thousand three hundred and thirty four year private school forty nine thousand four hundred ninety dollars ice now. The College Board is quick to point out at those are the published sticker prices and that most people don't pay those they say that about three quarters of students receive grants that reduce the actual price that people pay and just just about every college these days has something called net price calculator. You go onto their website. You put in some basic financial information. It gives you a general idea of how much you would pay. It's not binding or anything but if you're thinking of a college go to the net price calculator and you get an idea of how much aid you might receive. That said. We all know that grants. It's an aren't enough. which brings us to the topic of educational loan so approximately two thirds of kids graduate with debt with the average being between thirty thousand and forty thousand dollars depending on which source? You're looking at repayment. Can Take Ten to twenty years. And according to the Federal Reserve one fifth of ours were behind in their payments in two thousand in seventeen. So you have to wonder is a college degree worth the cost well for most people. The answer's probably yes. College grads on average earn seventy I five percent more than high school grads but that said the Fed did find that college is not a good investment for about twenty five percent of graduates and several studies of people who have loans at found that the majority of people regret the debt and they wish they would have found some other way to pay for college either going to community college allege not going to the private school something like that but regardless of how you pay for it you do graduate head out of college time for that first job. How much can you expect to make while starting salaries these days around fifty three thousand dollars? But who's paying you the most well engineering degrees computer. Peter Science and math those starting salaries are between sixty five thousand and seventy thousand math math. Now that's crazy math data that everyone is so hot with the data. One loves the data exactly so since we just brought up salaries. Let's expand this beyond starting income income in general in the United States. What is the average or the median household income and the United States and the answer is whereas the sixty three thousand one hundred seventy nine dollars? that's what you said family or average average average household household income but there are a lot of factors that would tournament starting with where you live. So the highest incomes are in the northeast. Meeting is around. Seventy thousand thousand filed by the West Midwest and the South South is lowest at fifty seven thousand. Being married helps. The median income for a household with a married couple earns. Ninety three thousand six hundred dollars Also age is a factor the households will make the most are in the forty five to fifty four age range with a median income of eighty. Four thousand four hundred dollars. We've talked about this before. Where income generally peaks at some point in your late forties or early fifties? Finally just just give me an idea of where your income puts you in relation to the rest of America. Here's how the income dispersion breaks down so if you make thirty seven thousand dollars you're in the bottom thirty thirty percent again. Median sixty three thousand. If you make one hundred thousand year in the top thirty percent hundred eighty four year in the top ten percent and to be in the top five five percent you make two hundred and forty eight thousand dollars. That's generally how income breaks down.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Fair Point yes but yes but nothing's been completely demolished. It's just been added onto change. We developed transformed often old wool left and new rules clad so it it stuff's been adapted and I'm not sure what that we've changed necessarily so rather than knock everything down to restart. I think is a question of looking and seeing observing and carrying on when you're doing updates like that to try to capture the way they were originally or do you put this century's century's spin on it. I don't know what I would wear. The originality is so within the saloon. The heart of the castle which in Downton school the great whole that was a medieval. Dining whole you know in say the Eleventh Century Twelfth Century Fourteenth Century. I don't know I. I think it was still that the remains of in the ACS century so you'll you'll looking back and remembering your acknowledging in different aspects pops from how you dispose the paintings how you as as in dispose on the Wolves Rawson sell them. How you how you creative atmosphere Eh? What you're trying to highlight said I suppose that's what I bear in mind and when I am decorating the house in the bedrooms of and I've done quite lots of decoration decaration because it has to work today and I'm thinking about the child's Barry? It's a huge masculine castle. Today created rated by Charles Barry who's created the houses of parliament in eighteen forty two so he was the author of the of the last transformation. And it's I'm I'm conscious of him sitting on my shoulder and the the sense of of history so when I'm decorating I have definitely got that Victorian laurean spirit. I suppose in mind but yes I wanted to be something I liked today and is working today. Of course we do have lights candles and and which makes a huge difference and a little bit of some a few hissing here and there were not a lot so it's with many thoughts in my mind? Mind when I'm looking into each room but each time I do it I have learnt so much from doing the ones before and from the experience that it's amazing you mentioned. It's it's open on the weekends. Correct it's open the many weekends a when we ended up opening because that's when more people are likely to have the time to I'm sure you get a lot of people talking about Downton Abbey when you visit when they visit. What's one of the more common questions that you keep answering over and over? I don't really know that there is one one in particular I mean I think it is highclere castle. It's far bigger in some ways. Downton Abbey the two hundred fifty to three hundred rooms in Downton Abbey. UC Some of them. And it's bigger in terms of the landscape the park the fencing the history and the time. So it's a wonderful model when people come if it brings them here. Eighty percent then choose to the Egyptian exhibition reflecting the fifth -Als History and the discoveries common by lots of people enjoy joy gardens. which again a very much? The gods of Geordies and mine and now there's a good hours walk pushing around the gardens. which again are more likely if you like than although bits of them have been used in downtown but it's the scale there sometimes which is hard to traverse because normally a C is at least thirty seconds long view like and you can see a little bit so it's not as many questions about one or another and often? They're saying you know unusually. It's what's lights. Linda cost one thing. I I'm really curious about that. It's funny as I was preparing for this. My sister-in-law Heather. She's a huge fan and she she sent me an article from Vanity Fair. That mentioned that the Queen Light to watch the TV series and point out things that they got wrong. So I have to ask. Have you ever had conversations with the Queen about the real history. My goodness emit the quiz was a longstanding friend of my father in law so she would know the history of from my other so it's a little bit different so if you learned some of the history from her then no i. Wouldn't I mean I. It's really not how it works either. So so but you know my sh. She has known my father. She knew my father-in-law since you know since they were sixteen seventeen years old so in the baps. It's been a wonderful place to escape to away from other people's eyes earlier you mentioned that during the time of Downton Abbey in the early twentieth century jury things were a little different and there was more staff there. How do you think that they did portraying? The the servants in that side died of the series. I think that was interaction. which a which they did clearly show upstairs downstairs? But it's the same as today. Okay you know Diana ahead. Housekeeper is is a huge friend. I'm still late economic. She's still Diana who when things going wrong for Haro not the right not right for me. I hope I'd be the first to give an enormous hug as she would to me says it is a big community today day and it was then in time of the Edgewood in times as well when Downton Abbey started. So it's about community family support at had hike is but a community and it's been in business full twelve hundred years at least so that some things clearly that guessing right for sure. Now if you put yourself in the director's chair. was there anything after you watched this either the series or the movie that you wish they had done differently I learned that they were a film crew and they were creating a costume drama so just not to say therefore I was GonNa Chill out. It's not a documentary under documentary. Not Slow it it's about and it's And so as I said that that's how I approached it. Were there any parts that you were happy that they did did include no. I don't think like that tool you know I just don't worry about it. I I think there's more activity outside on the land. These houses need people outside than baps his shown. So I think that's a little bit different and Julia. MFL has stayed with me. I- awesome down to watch Russia cricket match so that was great. They put a cricket match in it. They oversee you. Have we have concerts here. We we don his so some of that comes through in different ways different portrayals but you know they know how it works for us so they do say we have Christmas here. They put the Christmas tree in the same in place. So it's just like I guess thank you so much for your time to chat about the Real Downton Abbey. You've written multiple books on the real all stories. Can you give us a little bit more insights into the books that you were in ends where people can pick up a copy. The book seemed to continue on said the fast I history book. I rode 'cause I've written books about he told you before but they're slightly different. I guess but the first history but was called lady on meaner the Real Downton Abbey. And it's still has such meaning for me. It looks at the Edward Ian Period and the royal visit of Eighteen ninety-five and it takes this couple pull through and is part of the world through into the outbreak of the first World War on the those years at the first world war and how it affected the people the gardeners what does from high clay who went out to fight in Mesopotamia wouldn't Iraq but knossos them came back those who fought in the trenches through the men who came back from the trenches. This is to be honest. And then it's the subplot is about the Tutankhamun indigestion excavations which were did not take place obviously issue during the first World War but then picked up again after the first world will which then led to the final part of the books discovery the tomb of common and treasure and and tragedy. So that's that book which I thoroughly enjoyed rising and it still forms part of many talks that I give and it forms part of the basis of many events. We held today in terms of thinking for others. So if Downton Abbey the series looks in on a House I hope is a house. We look out for what we can do for other people people at after that book people wrote because what happens next so then right from one thousand nine hundred twenty two again. The tragedy of the death of the fifth all in Cairo Cairo to the twenties. And the the gatsby periods if you like the jazz bands and the courage of amorous life as the Royle's who came to visit the dancing the gramophones the singing. The Party's through to the thirties and then through into the outbreak of the second world will and how that affected highclere and it ends with plane. Crashes and things like that which I want to pick up in V. The era day this coming year seventy five years since the end of the second world war because a B seventeen amongst the planes crashed into the hill just through accident behind highclere three days before the end of the Second World War and these young American men died. So it's a thank. You attribute them to remember their names to say thank you so many of the books than spammy on to see what we can do today to raise money for those who serve and save whether they be American English French or job. It's bringing people together so those are the two history books and then I read the book at home home at highclere which I wanted to share. It's a beautiful coffee table book with recipes and food because food is at the heart of life. It would be going to have to eat to welcome people here Sunday lunch evening. Dinner parties it some of the menus collected here over the last century and a half I suppose and fool weekends and how we live in a cost today and then I followed that up with the book just published now. Christmas highclere Michigan is Christmas with a traveller arriving here in eight hundred ad. To spend Christmas to what. It's like to spend Christmas Day to what we tell coat the recipes to thinking about the whole journey. Any we all make towards Christmas to the feast at the middle of it and then the journey on after it towards New Year what that meant and the oft forgotten celebration tiffany and now and then candlemas blighting hope lighting a candle in hope for the spring so with poems and recipes and traditions ghost stories. I hope that will amuse people in the coming years and is well as this year and I'm then oversee beginning my next book as well so once you've done one the pumps uh-huh is what's next. What's next but you know? I enjoy my rice blog every Monday. And that's now Chad read by thousands of people and I enjoyed instagram to grandma and for us. The social media's way of sharing an extraordinary home which were lucky and as a privilege to live in and there's always a some degree of responsibility responsibility and looking off for those who visit those who wish to visit or live here in the future. I had no idea that there was a bomber that went down so close to the house was has there ever been any damage to the house through the war in the second world will show and in fact on this estate state. I have found since the remains of two mosquitoes ally Sandra which Scipio seventeen a pizza ta to proctor and I think one more yet to find so these are stories of people through of young men to which I can tell some of the stories of the Second World War that we've built a seat him in here we've come to see him and a a friend of mine is a wonderful wood sculptor and he's carved the sculpture of ammon out of a CD tree which fell over. And I put it in the middle of the garden so as people. Oh go for walks in the summer in the spring. He's there and he's looking up he's standing facing the hills had he's looking back smiling at us because he's about to get in his Ferrari in the sky and fly and of course underneath him some of what he became because he didn't come back and the names of the men who died here are engraved in bullets around the bottom so bottom of the sculptor and the spencers behind it a of a a little bit like wings so that is what people can sit and think which is a good thing to do reflection and thought so. That's part of the stories. I I want to shy on. May The eight two thousand twenty and have a speaker tent and fuelled planes flying again to remember and say thank you to what all of our ancestors went through for those years and not forget what they did. Thank you so much for doing that for I mean. That's not something the thing that anybody would put a lot of effort into I think and it's it's it says a lot that you're willing to do that to remember those stories and to keep their memories alive and to say thank you to them. So thank you for doing that. Never thank you so much for your time today. I really appreciate you coming on and talking about the Real Downton Abbey. I've learned a lot now. Make sure to add the links to your books in the show notes for this episode as well you are so so kind. It's been a joy. Thank.
Netflix hit series 'The Crown' taps its new and last queen
"Netflix hit drama series the crown will end with season five creator and showrunner Peter Morgan revealed that today and also a melter Stockton has been confirmed as taking the role from Olivia Colman to portray Queen Elizabeth in the final season Morgan said at the outset I had a match the crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop Morgan added that he was absolutely thrilled that Stockton whose credits include Downton abbey and Harry potter would be taking
‘Joker’ Remains Box Office Ruler With $55 Million
"Joker remains the box office champ as expected adding another fifty five million dollars to its second weekend in bringing its ten day domestic total to one hundred ninety two million one the new comers the animated Addams family bowed bast with three point three million Bucks good for second will Smith's Jammin I man opened in third twenty point five billion there abominable and Downton abbey round up the box office top
Director Todd Phillips Blames 'Woke Culture' For Killing Comedy And Leading Him To Make 'Joker'
"Joker movie has just come out and I have no interest in going to see it I just want to crawl into a safe space known as Downton Abbey the movie just keep watching it and win saw that I just want to also I need to be soothed by things that are British and old timey radio I don't know what it is such just what I need life but I just feel like I don't know the joker is about just awful people murdering violence I just feel like it just feels too much life right now I just I are we on an upswing like we just want to be entertained and taken away from what we're stressed out about so and then also just the fact that the director of this movie Todd Phillips who I think he directed like hangover and hangover and whatnot these oh comedies and he was quoted Van Vanity Fair saying go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture there were articles written about comedies don't work anymore I'll tell you why because all the effing funny guys are like F. This shit because I don't want to offend you wow I just is he canceled now he's canceled now I there's nothing that drives me more crazy than when maybe it sounds meaner ages I'll start to get older within the industry or whatever it is yes and they start to resent younger people you know or people who are more aggressive or whatever it is like I remember watching Dana Carvey Ashland somebody like came in late and they he's like oh you're probably a millennial blah blah blah and like went on this whole thing about millennials and I was like you just look grandly thing I refuse I try not well I probably do it sometimes I try not to do that because I never wanNA feel like I'm separating myself from an audience by sort of not the aging retain our youth yes bring it all spring each other to get together also in this same article I didn't have my glasses on speaking of glasses my readers on and I they were talking about his certain brand of Irreverent Bro Comedy and I was reading it and for real read it as irrelevant bro Comedy and I'm like actually leave these glasses off because that's kind of point I think the issue is that Sir those movies those the hangover movie served a time and place they were bro Gross out movies I think I think we're just tired of it we've kind of moved on and I will say you know like bridesmaids kind of like Moved the needle as far as like Oh yeah no we're we're movies and we WANNA WE WANNA see some serious ladies
ICYMI: How to streamline your subscription services
"Hiring isn't easy but there is one place you can go where hiring is simple in smart that place is ziprecruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates ended its try it for free at Ziprecruiter. Dot Com Slash Tech Talk Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire everyone. You're listening to talking tech today. We're talking about streaming TV services. There's so many of them and so many of us are grappling with what to do. I've gotten a call carol hair. She's editor in chief the USA she was visiting the Elliott Bureau in you know me. GonNa put somebody in the hot seat to join me as a sparring partner. Hi Nicole Hi Jefferson then we were talking about so many services Netflix Hulu. CBS All access Amazon prime and that's what you're already subscribing to now we got Disney plus Apple TV plus. There's ESPN plus. There's so many in many families do not know what to do. You know I agree. I have three Rica's and has been we'll have different interests so we've acquired these streaming services. My husband was big on game of thrones which got us. Hbo My son discovered eleven twenty to sixty three on Hulu which got us to Hulu Amazon prime comes with our prime but I enjoy to catch up on Downton Abbey in advance of the the a new movie coming out and obviously met flex is what's on tonight but I find that we're not using them as much as we probably should to get the value. We're really busy see family so when we do have time to watch something you know. We're generally going to a streaming service. We need something on demand. We don't you know we can't we can't schedule around regular programming grandma so I guess my question to you. A meth Rebecca you Jefferson is do you have recommendations for busy. Families like mine who maybe were oversubscribed at this point but we wanna be able to watch what we want to when we do have that valuable family time I think most people have these services and don't know why they don't open them up even yeah. I would say they take a list. Open it up. Start writing down what you actually want to watch and you're probably be surprised to find. It's not that much that it's easy enough to cancel Certainly you know you can always bring it back. You know what's on right now that you really want to see because I know that Netflix has so when he shows that I am just I don't know what to do. How about you. I think that's a good point again now. That game of thrones is over. I don't know that we need. HBO Even though I've just discovered succession Russian but I'm not sure I'd pay for just for a succession but I think that's a really good advice. If the show you you bought it for his over go ahead and counsel and if there's another one that comes along you can sign back up. I think everything about succession is come back in three months. Watch them all you don't have to wait every week yeah and you just saved thirty thirty forty-five sixty dollars. That's a great idea and again on Hulu. We had that one show and it's run its course. I also think he was watching Flash Gordon or one of those. You know teen game shows but once he's over with that you're right. We don't have to continue it. I know it sounds pretty obvious but sometimes we just let things go because that's human age. The problem with humans is that it takes. It's more work to actually go and disconnect you. Just leave it there and then sometimes you look at your credit card bill and say well. I spent one hundred and eighty dollars on Netflix this year. I didn't didn't need to do that. Did I right exactly and you know every penny counts and so I think that's really good advice to do an audit of your streaming services council the ones you're not using knowing that you can start them back up. If there's there's something you want to watch Nicole Carroll Chief USA Today thank you for being here on talking tech. Thank you Jefferson. I'm Jefferson Graham Melissa Talking Tech. Look for me on twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham please subscribe to talking tech every listener online audio and I'll be back tomorrow with another a quick hit from the world of tech hiring can be a slow process cafe tour as Coo Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a director of coffee for his organic coffee the company but was having trouble finding qualified applicants so he switched to Ziprecruiter ziprecruiter technology finds people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. 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TV & Movie Recap: Week of September 30th
"Are going to have makes is supposedly amazing this film I will be checking out this weekend for TV pages on Monday. CW has the finale a of Penn and teller fool us for Tuesday cw has the finale of Pandora paramount network has ink master grudge match premier and travel network has most terrifying places premier for Wednesday CBS has the premiere of seal team. and Swat Fox has the premiere of almost family CW has the I heart music festival night one and t and t has the premiere of all elite wrestling dynamite for Thursday cw has the I heart music festival night two on Friday NBC has the premiere of the blacklist and history channel has the reboot of the series in search of verse Saturday. HBO Has the Premiere of cold suit and on Sunday CBS as the premiere of Madam Secretary ABC has the premiere of kids say the darndest things see He w has the premiere of Bat woman and supergirl ABC has the premiere of Mister Robot AMC has the walking dead and talking dead and travel network has the witches of Salem for box office result in fifth place you have Ed Astra fourth-place it chapter two third-place Hustlers second-place Downton Abbey and in first place making twenty point eight million dollars is this abominable for movies coming out this week the only thing that's coming out in wide release is joker but for DVD's you have spiderman and far from home maiden and the apocalypse and framing John delorean for on Line Services Net flicks you have uh-huh Gillian momentum you've Nikki glaser living undocumented in the tall grass raising dion season one and Roy gotten season two who has light as a feather season two and prime has goliath season three for video games you have destiny a to shadow keep and Tom Clancy Ghost recon break point for Gui News you have Mondays Trivia at fallen up directly after Trivia stick around for Karaoke with Carla Trivia is from eight to ten Karaoke goes from ten until close new episodes geeks under the influence blue's clues smack my pitch up keith father and for the mouths of madness and beautiful disasters make sure that you come out on Tober thirteenth for the Darker Room in the Hof Heimer building located in Scott's addition for G. pod Wayne featuring live recordings of booze clues and smack my pitch up clues will be an all Florida man edition because nothing says horror like Fordham with our investigators dressed up as Florida man this is not dimissed doors open at six show starts at seven twenty one up only ended is free for one more thing if you like blooding gorgeous stories view I mean the fake stuff that you get inundated with all month long no I am referring to the real deal actress and star of the new C. he w show bat woman Ruby Rose had emergency surgery on her neck and upper back being that the star that she is in Hollywood she posted the video on Instagram Ram the surgery was for two herniated discs She received while doing a stunt for her show it was emergency procedure because there was a chance they would continue to herniated and risk per becoming paralysed obviously the surgery went well and she has a show a small scar on the back of her neck she's been quoted making jokes about a Pez dispenser If you want to see the video I'm not really sure why you would you can find it online
"downton abbey" Discussed on Scary Mommy Speaks
"We're starting Hashtag rehash with just a quick recap of the seventy first primetime emmy awards that were this past Sunday and it was a bridge fest knew it was was that accent terrible. I was a breakfast. I mean listen. I am super super excited that fleabag one. I haven't that she wii. She went to bench the entire list okay. Can we have a real real conversation British things to rehash that and say I I put I think I've learned my lesson. I had to eat crow for the Downton Abbey stuff and you know what I I have. Zero regrets also the color of the moment is like Red Red Orange. No it's the red pink calms. I'm saying the Red Orange Pink Combo. I have to say I'm giving out an award today. Yes and it's my best stress. Yes I've always wanted to publicly evatt an award for stress like Mama Joan rivers and although she is not my favourite person Mandy Moore also WanNa give an award to boob tape. Oh for sure take is definitely the winner of the Boob boop tape was everywhere and I love Mandy Moore. It was kind of like her makeup was like harming her hair. I want to say I think Vera for me. Because one of the greatest actresses loved eight are you is like Amelia Delia in the best way high helix. She's just always always haunted now. He's just feel intially conquering she might have died recently and we're only seeing the Ghost Vera for however IGA media because I feel like ever since yeah I just feel like she died and then it's the ghost of her and she's in an attic when she's not during a movie and she takes the hersal takes the place of a haunted doll except when she gets a film contract in least favorites yes Nick Cannon Man I beg you. Please stop wearing turbans. Please stop wearing turbans. I love you dearly. I love Mariah Carey. I love everything that happened there. In their relationship please for the love of God stop wearing turbans also whatever Catherine Zeta Jones is drinking whatever J. LO is drinking whatever they're not drinking anything. They're going to dermatologists and plastic surgeons because they're doing phenomenal work well. I need a list of their doctors because they look great and also can we talk about veep veep one of my all time favorite shows. Julia de I who whatever's happening with her I need to of those. She and she's US US so brilliant. She's so very talented so brilliant what other highlights billy porter oh I love haning winning for lead actor in a drama for pose his steelers in the same building as one of my good friends and he's a lovely person his I just I love him. I love pose. It's so good I loved Michelle Williams Liam speech to Alex Burstein. She wasn't throughout the Holocaust. Oh my about the Holocaust but she brought that in I love that my my boy Peter Dan Pledge One. I Love Love Ham. Jersey strong churry Jones won an emmy. I'm GonNa just cherry when an emmy for outstanding guest actress in a drama series as for the handmaid's tale if you haven't seen scary Mommy's parody the manmade style. I tell you you gotta do well. Let's talk about red carpet not out of the emmys but our very own first red carpet carry was that not only you say it was a game changer so stay with us for all the details next up on scary mommy speaks. Are you ready for this. We carry Harian. I were invited to a red-carpet so we went to the Downton Abbey Premiere at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall Gorgeous. Oh My god God how did this happen. We'll explain the characters who they are and then. We're just going to serve up all our red carpet action though we're not scary scary like Halloween's guy was scary on scary real mothers I slow. We have that effect on people. I understand Kevin Kevin Doyle who plays Moseley the sweetest. I love that character first of all he looks fabulous bright navy suit yes so handsome such a nice guy raquel cassidy who plays Phyllis Baxter Oh her outfit and also what a baby she had a fabulous ball bag talent. I like you almost stole that. I definitely would have been kicked off the red carpet before we really talk. We just want to say you love your bag. We're we're very into this bag. Lena China is stroke and also you can hit people with Oh yeah. which is what you need a New York accent? You need to take scare me. Yes yeah come here. We're wearing spanks yes so do you think they are worse than wearing a corset yeah yeah because yeah because because because you have to get them up and that's really it's. Kinda demoralizing and also I think with spanked you feel the roles of the flesh going up you inaugurate the coolest sit. It's sort of like just you put in and then it's old and tighter and tighter and tighter and there's something kind of sadomasochistic enjoyable about that. I think I'M GONNA try. Course it now now. Yeah why not right now in this current moment I gotta go. GotTa go put my Cosette Zip moment everyone yeah she'll be back. Laura Carmichael who plays Lady Edith Crawley. She looked shabby fabulous. That was an awesome Alpha in her shoes for dope to is. Do you think spanks our courses which is harder to oh. I tell Ya spanks the dream. You can squish around them and I know no. You get uncomfortable feeling after a bit but does that moment when you stick them on. I'M GONNA be fine unless the quiz that lasts like five minutes and and then you like Lesley Nicol who plays Mrs Patmore who I just want to cook for me all the time. What do you think is more uncomfortable ecorse it or spanks thanks. There's nothing like a course it to really really you and there's phone yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. Sophian is to get rid of all about season three. I don't know how we did it but Phyllis stayed in her to the end. Some people are really into it for character work. They gotta stay in. She's she's into it but she says she's a proper pro. She stuck with it and you can season of course she's ramrod straight now when you're upset you just never want to cook uh-huh but I'm learning to cook at the moment. I'm quite interested in method acting purposes obviously the note because I 'cause. I didn't use Sukuk Vegan so I've got to. I won't eat basic either young and I do like my food. metoo slamming spanks likewise. There was nothing wrong with Allen Leech. Who Plays Tom Branson. He's Zadie charming af so you know you're the driver ever. If you were an uber driver I know well now. You're much better than the driver. But what would you think we're rating would have been season on Friday. What's the premier okay okay rating as the driver Bronson I find that's why you moved up in the world definitely without streets in the chargers for also party lift candy lots of bottled water been great conversationalist as long as you. WanNa talk about politics which isn't hard these days. Maybe Carioca cokie very. La No okay too far yeah. We also concentrates professional then we asked Moseley about the royal family. Obviously this is very much about royalty Why do you think that almost one hundred years later from this story. We are all still so obsessed with the royal family. I'm not sure why because it's not just about rich people. Is it just about powerful people. It's about maybe it's about sort of the life that you can never see you can never attain. Maybe maybe it's about that. You either have to be born into it or on the off chance Marian. Yes you know the the duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton campus and she's a big fan very exciting. I'm I'm sitting. There is lovely but to be honest. I was more excited about going to the White House and meeting Michelle. I would be too big big fan of the show so hopefully she's going to. We also spoke to show creator. Peter Julian fellowes what you've created. The world. You've created is absolutely breathtaking. It really transports US right there. Oh Nice you. Have you seen the film. I saw it on Friday. Oh She's actually speaking knowledge. Yes yes. I really love that in the movie that amazing dancing in the club that's spirit of that like I can't even imagine how difficult it must have been homosexual in that. This is the point and I think often particularly young people hardly believe you you know I had we had a lot in the series and I had these letters. Are you seriously saying this prisoner bullet fence in one thousand nine hundred nineteen twelve. It wasn't until nineteen sixty three and you know with all the stuff. That's going wrong at the moment. I think it's worth reminding people people that there are some things that have gone right and we've moved in the correct direction so I really had deep feelings for the woman who played Mrs Patmore Alley her share when we asked about the bell rang because she reveals was that it was her anniversary but I guess she met her now husband a little later in life sort of like eh when we asked her what she would want. If she rang a bell she said the following. If you could ring any serve you could bring us Ervin Bell Allah down and it would get you any one thing what would it be. You mean like a magic thing sort of every time a different one. No I think that might be the best answer that takes the cake was so much fun the best and I loved it it and they didn't even kick us out. You believe they didn't kick us out actually counted. I mean down his full of cheating people out of titles all sorts of kinds of cheating but kind of cheating. That's little bit trickier to to deal with is the kind that happens in real life especially between a married man or woman and the other side somebody else the side piece not to mention not an easy facts like it is on a show right. There's real life cautions and consequently doesn't get wrapped up in six seasons over short or movie. Yep So there's this article like quite an article. This woman basically talked about all the nuances of how she felt and what went on when she cheated and she is the other woman in this crash what she's Yankee with the good hair exactly exactly she was with a man who is married. He said you know the the his relationship relationship with his wife had not been good for the last eight years and that you know Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and she cites all these things like it was great sax because it was like forbidden so much so you don't don't even care if you get caught because you're in the throes of passion right and that at the time she did feel a little bit like it was. It was a little bit easier because she was the single one right now in retrospect. She realizes that it's not the case now as you know with some hindsight let's get to the comments. I I mean some time to process corologis. That's a good idea yeah. Whitney says this article is so gross. Find your own mate. Don't take someone else's quick trying to justify your shitty selfish actions. Damn I'm Whitney. I'm really you really came hard with the judgment. I think that maybe she's been cheated on. Yes sounds like it's coming from someone and cheated on. He's not wrong but also like take. You know I think I think there's a level of bravery on the writers part. You know this woman wrote this article and I don't Wanna I don't WanNa smacker in the face is because she was forthcoming with her truth. Also I've been cheated on and I'm not that bitter like this. Woman is Yummy too but I also wasn't my husband so true well. I'm not married so I guess. I don't have an issue uh-huh yes but I mean he's your baby daddy..
'Downton Abbey,' 'Breaking Bad,' and Why TV Is Still Jealous of Movies
"Chris. You're here along with Amanda because you know a lot about television and Amanda and I are for a little bit out on television sort of as a general rule. I'm post. TV POST TV separate succession. Now there are some television shows that I love. I started to watch when this weekend that I think is incredibly well made which is called unbelievable but I was just home with my mom for a little while and she while she's a stranger to cable news but she adorable still gets a lot of her news from the newspaper so two days later she'll be like. Did you hear about Joe. Biden and I'll like what what do you mean. Did something new happens you know. Did you hear about this phone. Call and that's just what you did with unbelievable where you were like. I'm breaking to you guys that there's this show well no now. I admit I am one one week late and you've already covered the show on the WOK yeah. We've already covered the sh the show on the site. I just didn't have the time to get to you. I hear you I'm seeing all these movies but one thing that is interesting that it's happening right now is is that I even though the just happened and even though TV is having this incredible boom time I feel like TV is still a little jealous of the movies and we know that because Downton Tanabe rather than comeback as an eight part miniseries has decided to become a full length feature film and the people said. Yes they said Yes to the tune of thirty three million dollars a lot of money for an extension of the Downton Abbey University was a show that was popular and a phenomenon sort of when it started. I believe the first episode of the Hollywood respective podcasts was a recap of the Dow naby premier guess which is just amazing what times past its Niche Butler's Butler's and and and you know that's a show that I liked and I really did you recap Amanda you recap what an amazing time capsule of our life on the Internet in creating culture and now it's a fulling feature feature film which is something that I think twenty years ago it had happened you would have said Downton Abbey really grew up and stepped up to the big leagues in this case. I wonder how you guys feel about what what it means to extend what was once a broadcast. TV Show into movie platform and also like why why this movie work. Why did it work so well. I have a couple of sites and the answer answer of why to turn it into a feature film is money which worked out because it made thirty three million dollars we had a great piece on the ringer last week by writer named Kate Loyd who's based in London and it was he's about the downtown Abbey Economy essentially in how the show changed both tourism in the UK and like she went to a lot of fancy locations and like talk to British these people but also how it changed the British TV industry and down abby the show. Was this wakeup call I think for people in the UK okay that people would from other parts of the world would watch when these costume dramas it was kind of a revival of the costume drama and also had a finance the shows so that they could me distributed around the world and so the piece argues that you know everything from peaky blinders to howards end to all of the things that we now consume and treat as part of the television firmament at least the latest generation of them are a result of Downton Abbey success right that show relaunch yeah Adia so in that way. It's not that surprising to me that it did while because it was like a legitimate phenomenon and we've lived with it for a long time in maybe season six. I wasn't as great as season one but it made a lot of money in a lot of people liked watching it. It's short relief to because the two other big releases over the weekend and that it beat out were ad Astra which was covered at length on this podcast last week and as a movie that I would recommend people see and Rambo last blood. Did you catch up with that Chris. I didn't see I saw ad Astra instead of Rambo because this was not playing anywhere near me. Oh that's a shame why was that I woke neighborhood for you. so neither of those films which are very male centric stallone doesn't play well in. Philly yeah that's a good point you'd think he'd be in every theatre getting but I guess partially one of the the reasons why down succeeded so well is because a lot of women saw this movie and it was the primary opportunity for women at checkout films one week after hustlers dominated the box office and sensing a trend here if you like this happens four five times a year when people are like there are movies for women as well yeah. I think that's true also float yes women see movies. Rah Rah route whatever old people really see movies and the theatres is there is nothing better to do with your time if you got a mom or Gramma Ma than to take them and see the Downton Abbey. That is just wholesome entertainment for everyone so I think that that is as important. The age is as important as the gender breakdown on this one. Let's let's just very quickly. Even though Chris has not seen the downton movie talk about what's good about the downs and movie you and I attempted to recap the film for Chris via slack last week. You feel like we did a good job. Ah Yeah I think so recognized all the names. All the actions made sense I just did they didn't really come together in a sort of visual sentence for me so that is actually a notable spoke to Michael Angler about this. It is a little bit of Downton on steroids. You know the theme music is amplified in such a way that maybe they had three hundred more brass instruments. Mintz played playing the theme song. There's a lot of drone shots of Downton Abbey. It is it is a a muscular rise version of this upstairs downstairs costume drama the film itself did strike me though I think you may have originally said this to me as just one long episode of Downton Abbey to me it was like a Christmas special sel which they do in the UK and I think it was the season two Christmas special of Downton Abbey which is when Matthew and Mary finally get together and like kissing the snow outside outside of the side of the House I would say it's on par with the Christmas special except for like to party set-pieces instead of one as you said and fancier dresses addresses and I guess there's like a first episode climax halfway through the movie and then a second episode kind of bringing everyone home. The thing is downstairs to get into some hijinks and then there's ramifications upstairs. It's crazy what happens on almost like it's upstairs downstairs I thought it was an enjoyable movie and I'm not surprised that it was successful. I'm surprised it was successful. It was also the biggest movie in the history of focus features which just fascinating I have spoken to some people who worked worked on this movie and they have when they acquired the rights to release this movie. They said we have our IP. We have our version of superhero movie and focus features. That's what I was. GonNa say really leans into that older audience that you're talking about the identify women as their audience much more clearly and this is a part of the same strategy so I wouldn't say necessarily the Ad Astra had this problem but I do think that it is near impossible to sell anything anymore without some pre existing kind of awareness of what you're getting when you walk into it just because there's so many options for people that if you just sorta like here's a movie about butlers and rich people story. Michelle dockery people are going to be like I don't know but if it's something that they have this decade long relationship leashes ship with if they have the kind of extra screen relationship that they have they cared about and if there is like I was I was watching a lot of linear television this week because I was with my mom. We were watching the Ken Burns documentary. There was down Abbey stuff sandwich. Every episode of the Ken Burns Documentary Music talking to the country music to let you know it's coming out. Here's the history of the show. Here's a recap of everything that happened. Here's the making of the show like they actually did their push. It just just happened on public television. We didn't see it as much necessarily as like Robert Downey junior driving around in an Audi with a Samsung phone pushing vendors do you think that this is now now a sort of MCI -ation of Downton or is this just a one off thing that they struck gold on this one movie or is there going to be another one have been teasing the sequel for weeks. Now that's yeah yeah they've been talking about how the possibilities open and I think you know which is code for. Yes it will happen and they certainly leave the door open in the movie. Everyone is in in a happy place but more hijinks cannon sue and I'm sure well a Dan. I'm curious how far you can probably only take down into world war. Two 'cause post World War. Two I think all of those states just for their museums museums the economy economy of the upper class in the UK just breaks down and it's just not how upstairs downstairs doesn't really apply as much anymore the film kind of glances at the end to the how much longer can this go on which I thought was an interesting potential way to seal office equal in the end zone dunkirk what we'll talk about this more. Maggie Smith is in this movie Maggie Smith Chris do modify spoil Israel okay. I guess if you are really really strict about spoilers. Turn it off now. Even but Maggie Smith gives a speech that's kind of like a farewell speech but notably nothing actually conclusively happens to whether Maggie Smith math will be in future episodes of down nappy. TV show or something happens to her but then they're like. We'll see what happens yeah she could've done urge becomes iron man. It's incredible credibly. She defeats the end of the movie. It's wild. It's nineteen twenty seven in this movie that's right. They've got like twenty more years. Yeah okay. What's interesting to me about. This is is the movies in theaters. It's an extension of a television show there have been there's been the super sizing of TV shows into movie form a lot over the last year. This isn't the first first time it's happened. In the ninety. s we saw the kind of like met a rift commentary on things by having. Beverly hillbillies movies and Brady Bunch movies now what we have is just a more clear extension of the stories that originally told there was a dead movie earlier. This year was a between two ferns movie also released over the weekend which is not quite the same serialized television but is in the same tradition in a way away and then in October. We have a breaking bad movie called El Camino Dave Dina do this for a long time. They've been dying to get this kind of multiplatform storytelling going because of the amount of money there is if you can actually do what they wanted to do with dark tower where you can tell something that has has a feature presentation that maybe is the sort of the danger of the story but like you have other storylines going on TV and that you could actually create a like twelve month a year sport out of your story. That's why they want you know and now there are different things now.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"Oh I guess this is the time I had become a Downton Abbey Fan. You'll have views. Yes you'll have repeat view. I would in a heartbeat. You didn't even want to show me what the season one so I could catch up on. All the names really quickly but the second I have free time. I'm going to go back and burn through the rest of the season because I really enjoyed enjoyed it. I know we were talking a little bit about this at the beginning of the show and just because just about every movie talk panelists has weighed in at this point. I do want to ask you guys. Joker is in theaters in in two weekends now. So how high do you think that box office number is going to climb at the most recent projections had it at about eighty two million dollars. Two million. I think is going one hundred million. I really believe it okay. I believe just because this is one of those movies that you have fans who want a spike critics and stuff like that who will go see it just because of that and seeing multiple times it looked for. I'm guarantee and joker does at least one hundred million. I don't necessarily think that's going to be the reason I think there's just like an incredible amount of interest out there but I guess a big part of it. I think usually when some when like Roka has like a really high boxall. I'm like no that's never happened to jump out the window with box office for Fifty Years Edward. We'll ask him off. One hundred does sound like racist. Jokes does underbelly all right. Do you think one hundred is just off the charts one hundred it is doable for joke. I mean for a lot of the same reasons you guys said it also had like really great buzz coming out of the festival the festival's so you know the kind of people who care about festival buzzer also going to turn out for that also it just it just seems like there's a lot of conversation about it and also when we were just talking about what other films are kind of the at at the top of the box office right now and I feel like there's there's still there's room in there for joker to come. You know it's like it's not a it's not a time of year where like the market for that kind of movies super crowded joker might also benefit from the lack of horror movies in October which I find extremely disappointing right here. There's there's not really there's not really I mean you know. Har- in terms of a gunning for like the you know the midnight crowd type thing. It's like we to have the addams family animated movie when I heard it was I heard addams family. Why are we seeing the trail and then I saw the trailer found it was animated. I didn't know it was going to be an animated movie. I I was like I feel kind of seated like I wanted another live. Actually I wanted to see what you can do that. For now. This is day but also the fact like I remember the time when we were getting in paranormal activity and saw movies every October yeah and you knew like this is what October was you. Were getting something like that on October. We had Halloween and we last October we had Halloween and so now this is over. We don't really have that but then next year I think we get to is the next Halloween kills so we get that next year and then we'll start getting that bill bag but it's kind of weird this year. You don't have that but you can. Kinda Count Malefic Ish. I don't know Ludi type stringent things right now but we also we've got Zombie land to which I guess. It's an action comedy but it's got zombies. I don't I'm more a horror movie. That's true but the only the only horror movie that I see on this list right here is really countdown the S. T. X. release switch. I know next to nothing about so. It's hard to be hyped for the movie. That's coming out the weekend before Halloween existed did that at all. I know the teaser poster I think is all we have right now. I don't know anything about said films so I won't Speak S. T. X. is having a pretty solid year given the the fact that they just released hustlers so hopefully they'll start to like pump out some real promos right now to get people excited because they don't really have all that much competition. I WanNa see them do something with it. I mean let me know what this movie actually a horror movie please. What's the countdown for. I wonder what the countdown it's like. They had time to look when we jump into the next. The topic will try to look up for you but we do have to move on to our netflix conversation. We talk about Netflix streaming services versus traditional studios all the time now it looks like Netflix introducing something that could be a major game changer for the streaming service to take a step closer to what the big movie studios do as far as giving the actors and filmmakers behind their biggest successes some actual bonuses after the movies come out as we said in the call sheets earlier what day traditionally do is they do something upfront because as we all well know. Netflix doesn't have box office receipts so they can't reward them with that money after the fact now they they are exploring options to give folks bonuses for movies that are super successful on their platform though so you hear this update to Netflix his plan. Do you think think this is a good idea for them. I mean it makes sense to me like I. It's it's a way to compete with well. I think that's has tripping around today. I think Netflix has explicitly said that. This is their way of competing with you know lake. They can't give people back and deals and things like that so it makes sense. It makes me wonder though what what this is going to mean for us. Not I'm not a Netflix filmmaker but like I WANNA know or we're going to get viewership number now. Does is this shh signaling a shift toward greater transparency on their parts. I want that so so badly not even necessarily to like it will never play into the box office prediction game because it's it just it's comparing apples and oranges but like I just want to know because how many times recently have we covered bird box got X. amount of million views but we don't don't really know what that means because we have nothing to compare it to which is frustrating and you know it could make what is truly a big big success less meaningful. I think is going to do that. Give hopefully start giving out the numbers like you're GonNa have to have a go. Wherever you can't just say it had fifty six million streams okay so something else may have had a hundred million streams and you're not talking. It is just because you're promoting this one. Also I think this is to lure in more big directors I think they weren't they want to try to get these big name. Directors come and they've had a few that aren't like of the big big names but now it's like. Hey we're giving bonuses to bring your work to our platform. You're so used to go into the studios who are giving you back in deal so they can say hey come with us. I mean you got ebeneezer native produce when they see us but you give people like her to direct a film for you and you start doing that. That's what they're trying to do as well. They're trying to make sure hey we're an an actual movie studio in all aspects. So what do you think these bonuses are going to be based on. Because this article I was reading on Bloomberg suggested to things things like a prestige film might have bigger rewards if it wins awards like let's say with when they see us winning some emmys then there's also things that you can compare it to the big blockbuster movies that hit theaters if it has the widest possible viewership. That's a reason to reward movie. Is there anything beyond that they could be doing. You mean like other metrics that we think that they should be using yeah. I don't know subscription increases because of certain projects see that's the that's the the thing that I want data on because I I can't fully wrap my head around what is best for net flicks as an overall platform. It's like should I be wowed by the view number or is it more about increasing subscriptions. Whatever release yeah because everybody there are a lot of people we talked about this before. Pairing people were sharing netflix accounts that that happens it. Just it is what it is ladies and gentlemen. Please don't dumbly like that has happened. It does happen but now you need to figure out how many people are getting their own accounts to wash these products these projects they're putting out that's what they need to show. That would should be one of the biggest incentives like hey so last month. We had hypothetically fifty six million subscribers now now. After this project released we now have sixty six million. You know something along those lines this way they can have that bar to use that I think though that it would be difficult to know for certain certain like Oh people signed on because of this new specific new movie or the specific new show I think the other part of it though is just trying to retain his subscribers you have especially at a time when everyone is launching their own streaming service. You have like a dozen options that you could do that aren't net flicks so now they need to now. I think that this seems to me like maybe it's a way way to keep to make sure that subscribers feel like they have to continue having netflix account like you know if there's a movie that has huge viewership numbers and all your friends have seen it then you need a netflix account or have access to feel like you're still part of the conversation didn't like know what other people are talking about. If it's like an awards thing that like you know then everyone's talking about that you're gonna I needed. Keep up with that so I think I think especially at a time when everyone when all the streaming services are splitting up kind of the bigger hits like you keep hearing about like how Seinfeld Elizabeth bouncing around from service to service having you know giving people an incentive to make sure that these movies aren't just peeling audience but like a really broad portion portion of their subscriber base could be helpful for getting back to something j just brought up with the password sharing thing. I'd surprised we never discussed this that much when we were discussing that topic movie talk but do you think there's a way that Netflix could change their platform to encourage people not to password share something. It's like I know at this point you kind of different profiles miles but is there any feature they can introduce that makes net flicks like a must subscribe for the individual. That seems like you know the puzzle to solve trying to do now with a lot of their original content. If you look at all the documentaries they're doing those applauded different type of individuals because of the different things they cover their individual their new either original TV shows original movies. That's their way of trying to do. I don't think anything else they can do. It's like this. This is a terrible idea. It wouldn't work but I was almost thinking you know not necessarily like chat function or a message board type thing but something that something that would make your account your own you would need to have access solely to that flake for you to have the fullest possible experience because they wouldn't would that not be need the game changer for them especially with all the competition coming up with Disney plus and everything else whoever cracks that the solves that puzzle could maybe get a like up already have a cap on how many simultaneous yes four so. I think that that's probably the best way to do. It is just to be like you can only have one one creative solution but it makes a ton of sense. That is what they're doing something else that makes it so that you cannot share an account with like eight people if you you guys are all heavy Netflix. You guys have to get more than one so especially like if you have a chat or message board function is somebody respond to that was the worst I put you guys down the path of the kind of functionality I was thinking turnover rate the rewards pro and APPs habits watch x amount of movies by this particular filmmaker. I don't know you get the DNA badge or something like that..
"downton abbey" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"Tigers are not afraid. It's about a group of orphan children armed with three magical which is running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartels. Bernard their parents and we're going to review it later on today. Show you do not want to miss that one next up. Though we gotta catch up with Renee Zellweger who hey she might have an Oscar nomination in her future check out my conversation with the Judy Star so I was reading that you were drawn to this project because it took you out of your comfort zone the idea of playing an icon the physicality of the role the hair and makeup and everything. was there anything that came up along the way that you didn't expect that really surprised you as far as challenges go well. I didn't know that we're saying everything aw that was a nice surprise. You know I mean it was. I'm really glad I understand now why I wanted to do that and I really appreciate did now. Judy story is incredibly heartbreaking but it's also really inspiring and it was kind of a reminder to me. Just how many people out there have kind of gotten pushed around by the Hollywood industry a little bit so I was wondering. Is that something that drew you to this project and is that one of the larger themes you discussed trust with. Rupert A lot. Oh yes that was one of the first questions that have for my wanted to understand why he wanted to focus on this period in her life and he talked about contextualising the circumstances that she was grappling with in her final chapter to better understand that the things that people lampooned and the things that they would write about that were so negative in how they tried to sort of blanket that period is tragic when you understand stand the circumstances and that the the circumstances were the consequence of choices that were made on her behalf not by her You know it's this. I really I think exemplifies. How how truly extraordinary she was that she was able to overcome when it seemed to be insurmountable difficulties uh-huh that again where the consequence of of choices made for her you can really see how how really just extrordinary she was and it also kind of paved the way to this feeling she had of not knowing how loved she really was and I appreciate it in the movie how she finds that love in people that she didn't really expect so? I'm just curious from your perspective. Did you ever have a fanning counter that you really need it at that point in your life l. Certainly certainly people are kind and very kind and so if ever there's been a question about whether or not you should share that story with the person that you're seeing the answer is yeah. You should share that thing for sure. It makes me so happy to hear I was also reading a lot about about how everybody was just so enthusiastic about bringing judy story to screen on this so was there anybody on the set that you would kind of designate the unsung Song Hero we know the cast we know about. Rupert but was there anybody from you know. PA someone on the catering team that just made a difference in your day because they work so hard on all my gosh every day every day that whole crew every single person was there because they had this connection to judy or their love for her and they just wanted to express affection you know and my thanks Andrew who play the piano and weren't from me up and all vocal sessions for sure because he was a great cheerleader and so kind and Matt Dunkley who is the composer him to and and Jeff. He's a producer and he was there all the time too and I felt like impossible without my guys you know Paul from from the team they were always there and so when I get up on stage at the microphone and I would see them in the background check back just felt like I had like all my stage MOMS. Thanks another person in the team that I have to ask you about because she has a lot of big fans at collider is Jesse Bucknell. Come on she's incredible. She's incredible together for fun behind the scene sing with her. I just listened. I mean she some Susan Tedeschi in the morning. I'd be like Tedeschi and she's like yeah. I'm singing Susan Tedeschi rescue. I just wanted to hear her. Gosh that woman is challenge. Show my dream come. True is to see you get a nomination and see her nominated for wild rose right beside you. I'll lovely on my goodness fast really fine thank you. That'd be a fun party so clearly. This was a very very special experience for you. I'm curious. If you could keep one quality of Judy Garland that you got to bring onscreen in this movie for you for the rest of your life what would it be and why her courage orig- able to hang onto hope and to always look to the next good thing that was gonna happen and how come let's seem to be insurmountable difficulty for the record. I got to tell Renee Zellweger how obsessed I am with empire records and it made my day I am so thrilled to introduce our panel today because we actually have three gas today one being my cousin jody's Flat Stanley who is going going to hang with us for the whole show and also Angie Jay Washington. You serious competition today was and now that I know what it is. I WANNA see how you make it stand up the entire show. It's never going to happen. This is GONNA be the entire first segment is me trying to get her to stay after I already feel myself by in your flat Stanley Flat Stanley Yeah I'm very impressed with actually I love this so kids nowadays they are assigned to design their own flat Stanley and then send it around the country to friends and family in you're supposed to take flat Stanley to places that they don't get to experience and then it's like show and tell when she comes back. You can take pictures so flat. Stanley will have been movie talking told me do he later. It'll be great. I can't wait to find out what your flat. Stanley thinks of the last weekend box office. She is going to have some some real thoughts. Downton Abbey be right now because as we say early Preview Downton Abbey did win the weekend but ad Astra and Rambo last blood did pretty well as well so what what do you guys think of the box office. We'll open up to the entire top five. What stands out to you for me. It is Downton Abbey ramble last blood. How many Rambo fans you have invested alone fans. Is You have to know that came out and more screens than Downton Abbey but still came in third this. This Rambo was in thirty three thousand six three thousand the six hundred Eighteen Downton Abbey was three thousand seventy nine and Dow Dahbi basically doubled a close to double seven shorts have a million of what Rambo Rambo did and that's like. Nobody would have expected that well. That's why you gotta look at the per theater. Average is the big really that was double for sure but it's just that you would not think that you wouldn't think that it's fan base and viewership was that large to where it would it would eclipse Rambo. You know people like the oldest Rambos last one. He finally died. Hopefully and then you see the numbers you like. Oh people didn't care tonight like this. I guess really it is even with Downton Abbey. Though I feel like it did manage to reach out to people who didn't necessarily watch the show like included. I really couldn't believe believe how much I enjoyed this. One and I know the thing downtown was it had huge pre-sales so a lot of folks out there who predict box office. Were worried that maybe maybe it had really big pre sales where the people who are big fans of the show prioritized those sales would drop throughout the weekend turned out. That wasn't the case so it's still did really well but I was happy to see how Rambo Ad Astra did too because you know we're talking about the end of September right now. If you add up the top five that's a solid total even before joker ochre comes out and dominates the boxoffice Angie. What stood out to you on the list. I mean you guys we're talking about Downton. Abbey also want to put that Hustler's came in at number five which is a pretty good. I mean it had a pretty it opened really strong last weekend and had a pretty good hold and I think that one thing that in Downton Abbey had in common is that they are servicing certain type of movie goer that like I feel like when we talk about box office and what we expect to be hit a lot of times. We're like we're kind of assuming that like the young men are kind of the WHO we have to aim for but like I feel like the fact that Downton Abbey while Hauser's Adele like it's it's yet another reminder that like women will turn out for these movies and like in both cases. They're not necessarily movies visit or like. They're not like the big superhero movie or whatever but like clearly there's an audience for this clearly is for something like Downton Abbey where like in you know at a time at a time when every it seems like every the weekend the biggest thing is like a big action like see heavy action movie like clearly. There's also a really big audience for people who are like I just WanNa. Watch like proper British People Komo news or whatever they do. I never realized how much that appeal to me. Until now I mean the show is also a really big head and I think that that's something that is easily forgotten because I think that as a show went on it became less buzzy of a hit like it. It's not like one of those shows that like people are like Oh. It's one of the greatest television shows ever like how people talk about like you know madman or breaking bad or whatever but it's a show that like oh always had a really strong solid fan base so I guess they turn out for it and when you look at the box office overall overall this weekend it's a great example of a weekend with a lot of new competition but competition that was all targeting different viewership and I feel like that that this is why they all kind of rose to the top because you can maybe say in downtown and and hustlers have a little crossover but then it chapter two held fairly strong because it's it's the only horror movie and competition right now and then Rambo was largely going for a male viewership so everything wins and it's kind of Nice. I think that everything is he's. GonNa win all over again next weekend because the big new wide release next week is the animated movie abominable which doesn't necessarily cross over with with any of these so which ones of the top five do you guys think is going to have the strongest hold next weekend. Is That ace cinema score. The Downton Abbey got is is it. GonNa keep it firmly afloat next time. If I had to guess I would say down is going to have a pretty strong hold like I think the Ason was scores speaks lots of like the fact that fans who turned turned out for it and they're gonna the ones who haven't seen a aired against it and maybe even more people like you who weren't fans of the show but like have heard good things will turn out to be like well..
‘Downton Abbey’ Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening
"One Brad Pitt's ad astra and Sylvester Stallone's Rambo last blood were no match for Downton abbey at the box office this weekend the king and queen coming to town walls. the big screen encore of the upstairs downstairs TV series opened with an estimated thirty one million dollars in ticket sales it over powered a pair of less well mannered movies ad astra which got mixed reviews from our Jeffrey Lyons debuted with nineteen point two million last blood trailed slightly also at nineteen
‘Downton Abbey’ Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening
"Big screen encore of Downton abbey the mega hit British TV series created by Julian Fellowes the film opened with an estimated thirty one million dollars in ticket sales over the weekend over series the royal period drama has collected forty one million to
"downton abbey" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I gave a very good review to the new Downton abbey movie I really loved it and I will not I wouldn't say that I'm a huge Downton abbey fanatic I've watched. maybe a half dozen episodes through the years I've either kind of at a working knowledge of who's who and what's what on the show but the nice thing about this is it's so smartly written that you really don't need to have ever seen Downton abbey to appreciate this movie it's just a really nice smart refined dignified lovely movie about this aristocratic family and their servants of their butlers and maids and the people who run the Downton abbey itself of the king and queen of England are coming for a visit that sort of the main plot line here and you know the whole the whole all of Downton abbey is a buzz as a result of that in a wound up being the number one movie of the weekend it beat Brad Pitt it beats Sylvester Stallone. it kicked the scary clown movie it chapter two from number one down to the number four spot so it had a very very good weekend Downton abbey is your new number one movie of the weekend the Brad Pitt movie ad astra one to being the number two movie of the weekend I saw that although I did not review that on a Friday on television. I did wind up seeing and I think it's just an okay movie I don't think it's you know people are talking Oscars and all that for Brad Pitt the performance is good the movie is good the movie and performance is not great it's the story of a young astronaut whose father was an astronaut knees trying to resolve lots of issues and find his father in world beyond sometime that's in the future it's the the the movie is as murky as deep aus outer space is really and I think it would have benefitted from some better better writing honing it down a little bit because they it just seems like they try to do a little too much so I'm gonna say dean's list be minus four ad astra Rambo last blood they did not screen for the critics I hear that it's incredibly incredibly bloody and violence have no interest and they they didn't want the critics to see it this critic has no interest in seeing it so you're on your own with that one it chapter two drops down to the number four spot Jennifer Lopez's hustlers which is number two last week drops down to the number five spot rich take a quick break we'll come back and get an update of the news in a white Sox pre game is on the way on your station with the our row WGN TV morning news going strong thank you all for watching our twenty fifth anniversary special this week tomorrow morning recap of the seventy first primetime Emmy.
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"Talking Tech is brought to you by Wicks Dot com create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's W I X DOT COM in. Stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of Wick special offer for talking tech listeners. Everyone you're listening to talking tech wanted day. We're talking about streaming TV services. There's so many of them and so many of us are grappling with what to do. I've gotten a call Carol here editor in chief the USA. She was visiting the bureau in you know me. GonNa put somebody in the hot seat to join me as a sparring partner. Hi Nicole Hi Jefferson then we were talking about so many services Netflix Hulu. CBS All access Amazon prime and that's what you're already subscribing to now we got Disney plus Apple TV plus. There's ESPN plus. There's so many in many families do not know what to do. You know I agree. I have three Rica's and has been we'll have different interests so we've acquired these streaming services. My husband was big on game of thrones which got us. Hbo My son discovered eleven twenty to sixty three on Hulu which got us to Hulu Amazon prime comes with our prime but I enjoy to catch up on Downton Abbey. In advance of the the A new movie coming out and obviously net flicks is what's. I'm not like tonight but I find that we're not using them as much as we probably should to get the value and we're really busy see family so when we do have time to watch something you know. We're generally going to a streaming service. We need something on demand. We don't you know we can't we can't schedule around regular programming grandma so I guess my question to you. A meth Rebecca you Jefferson is do you have recommendations for busy. Families like mine who maybe were oversubscribed at this point but we wanna be able to watch what we want to when we do have that valuable family time I think most people have these services and don't know why they don't open them up even yeah. I would say they take a list. Open it up. Start writing down what you actually want to watch and you're probably be surprised to find. It's not that much that it's easy easy enough to cancel Certainly you know you can always bring it back. You know what's on right now that you really want to see because I know that Netflix has so when he shows that I am just I don't know what to do. How about you. I think that's a good point again now. That game of thrones is over. I don't know that we need. HBO Even though I've just discovered succession action but I'm not sure I'd pay for just for a succession but I think that's a really good advice. If the show you you bought it for his over go ahead and counsel and if there's another one that comes along you can sign back up. I think everything about succession is come back in three months. Watch them all you don't have to wait every week yeah and you just saved thirty thirty forty-five sixty dollars. That's a great idea and again on Hulu. We had that one show and it's run its course. I also think he was watching flash. Gordon or one of those you know teen game shows once. He's over with that. You're right. We don't have to continue it. I know it sounds pretty obvious but sometimes we just let things go because that's human age. The problem with humans is that it takes. It's more work to actually go and disconnect you. Just leave it there and then sometimes you look at your credit card bill and say well. I spent one hundred and eighty dollars on Netflix this year. I didn't didn't need to do that. 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"downton abbey" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Knew there was nobody nobody in the family had ever done that. Before my brothers I had two brothers were twins and they they both became architects but six years old but they could do these fantastic drawings and so that was that was a mystery. I think to my parents too because they had no idea that that was around in the family anywhere. We've maybe it never was but and so they wrote the way for me. If you know what I mean I've no idea where I got the idea from to do what I do but I think they ended alison. My my brother's kind of opened a lot of doors for me onto the world yeah made. It seem to be a very very interesting place or were you an entertaining kid to your friends. Did you make them laugh. I don't remember doing that particularly. I went to a school where they were the they they did did plays and things I was. I was never in those really but had very good English teacher who said to me that she thought I ought to do. it. She I know she saw something. Thank goodness because I think if it hadn't been encouraged I by somebody that serious. I'm not sure what would have happened to me. Do you watch your homes homes and your and your television performances. Why would only about them stunt part of the pressure so you're never you're never quite satisfied. One let me think why in name of God did I do that. I'm cringing listening to back seduce things now. I do it all differently now. We're all enjoying it and you're crunching. I do everything different that no I wouldn't. You can't go back and do that. When I told people I was going to interview Maggie Smith I just can't I can't tell you the number of people who said Oh my heavens. You're so lucky I just love her. and I think you know you've particularly had an expanded audience with Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter films but you know you such terrific career and you've achieved so much and so many people just love you and I'm wondering what that kind of mass adoration. It feels like to use it gratifying scary is it can even comprehend well. It only happened to me since Downton Abbey so I blame the hoofing on television. It's it's odd and I've said this before but I find it very difficult to to do anything on my own now because people recognize we this is never happened to me before because I haven't really done television before but but I suppose if you're in people's rooms over the time I don't know I was thinking that the other night with people like the Caprio uh-huh and the big stars in Cape launches and you just how do they exist. It's so difficult and I think now it's very intrusive zip because of these cell phones with cameras right. Why have you people want to take a picture of your take a picture uh-huh them with you and it's I know so. How do you do anything on your own. How do you react when someone well you know. John Cleese told me he just tells people don't do pictures. I'm sorry I do say that. It depends on it depends who who it is. If it's a very young person the trial of course you would but it it is incredibly intrusive. I usually say do you like having your picture taken it could maybe they do. I don't know and if it's not too intrusive you live in a fifteenth century farm houses that right. It's the moment it looks as though it's never been a tool because it's being I'm having to really have a go rewiring into things because it is indeed very old electric lights but yes. I think you ton every lies on with rubber. She's if you any sense. Do you want to take one question question about Harry Potter or would you rather be released which I will drive the pay release and you've been a to her okay well. No I don't know about what's that about Harry. what was it like to play that role to act in those films. WanNa tell you I just adore DINU. The Dan Radcliffe who I had what before Harry auctions spent a long time telling telling all the producers they had to see him because I thought aww said terrific and it's it's been sad thinking about it because of of Alan Rickman and yes he was such a terrific actor and that was such a terrific character he played and it was a joy. HP With Him we used to love together because we ran out of reaction shots. They were always when everything had been done and the children were finished they would turn the camera around and we'd have to various reaction shots of amazement sadness and things and we I used to say we got to about number two hundred and something we'd run out of knowing what to do when the cameras came around enough but he was he was joy joy Maggie Smith. It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much thank you. Maggie Smith recorded in two thousand sixteen gene she plays the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey the movie which opens in theaters today coming up Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt Pitt this is fresh air support for NPR and the following message come from comcast through Internet essentials comcast has connected more than eight million people from low income households to high speed Internet most for the first time more at comcast corporation. 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Clifford McBride a legendary astronaut who vanished twenty nine years ago on a deep space mission in search search of intelligent life but one day Roy is called in by two top generals who have some startling news for him about the source of the electrical storms known has the surge major. What can you tell us about the project I manned expedition to the outer solar. The systems are some twenty nine years ago and the commander was was my father sir. The ship disappeared approximately sixteen years into the mission. Data is ever recovered. Deep Space Missions were halted after Roy we of something that might come as quite a shock to you. We believe your father still alive. Near Neptune the fathers mm-hmm Alexa believe some Roy. The search seems to be the result of some kind of antimatter reaction now. The Lima project was powered by that material and your father was charging. We're talking about a potentially unstoppable chain-reaction here. The uncontrolled release of antimatter could ultimately threaten the stability of our entire sources. All life could be destroyed. mm-hmm. Roy's mission is to travel to a military base on Mars to transmit a secure message to Clifford and persuade him to stop the surge urge but I you'll have to head to the moon which has morphed into a grungy capitalist dystopia a giant shopping mall surrounded by a wasteland crawling with pirates grits. There's a gripping chase sequence in which some of those mercenaries pursue Roy in rickety vehicles across the lunar surface later. There's a frightening scene aboard a spaceship to Mars where Roy makes a shocking discovery a reminder that humanity's desire to conquer new frontiers can have disastrous consequences these little jolts helped break up a long episodic narrative that shuffles genres it will starting out as a futuristic noir before shifting into an action movie a paranoid thriller and finally a cosmic male weepy ad Astra can feel both overwritten and under imagined I wish there were we're less of Roy's incessant voice over monologue and more of a sense of how this mind-bending often downright Kooky vision of the future came to be the story becomes.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Real story and when people say that would never have happened of course it did happen happen. Justice love affairs between seven thousand members of the family happened disapproved but they still happen and this particular story. Harry is based on the door of an L. who ran off with the groom. Actually it wasn't the Chauve was the groom and I didn't think it was a great distinction in that and they had to put up with it. I oh I think it was very difficult. And of course they rather encourage the couple to live in Dublin because it sort of easier if they're out of sight but you know families then families now when your children marry someone you would not have chosen for them. There is a moment where you have to decide. Am I going to quarrel with my son or my daughter and literally no longer have them in my life or am I going to find a way to get on with this person and I think most of us hope hope for the second and that's really what the grand themes have to do. What what kind of research did you do for Downton Abbey. I mean you obviously had a a lot from your from your own experience in discussions with your relatives. What kind of research did you do. You know one just kind of reads. A lot got a books around it. I mean the the truth is i. I've always been interested in the whole setup of the old world you know when I was young long. It had only just for many people come to an end you know. I was a little boy in the fifties and that was when a lot of people were talking in the Towel Holland selling the house and so I would see MT seven rooms and Mt Cupboards in the basement lined in Green Bay's or whatever if I can remember all that quite well so a certain extent I just would be imbibed it from the air but I also have read quite fight a lot about it. I mean one of the great advantages of the Internet. If you want to use a piece of slang or you want to use a song or you just type pin thing you go into the etymology dictionary gives you the year of first usage and so on or I printed usage but on on the whole I do sort of I mean sounds rather pretentious actually but but I do sort of know how this way of life worked at this this point and I take advantage of that really you said you saw houses with empty servants quarters because essentially that way of life had just disappeared. Yes I mean you know you go into the stable and there were no horses and then you go into the old kitchens huge old kitchens and there'd be sort of signs for the village fate and and you know old parameters and broken bicycles and things and they would have created some horrible slopped locked kitchen in some anti room upstairs and you know all of that was was very fresh. I mean one of the great changes now. Actually is that these houses one set of survived have essentially been reinvented by their owners who are normally the children or grandchildren of the ones who threw in the towel and they come twit differently this generation doesn't you know long for the days you were footmen behind every because they weren't there youth was spent after after let it come to an end so they just looked differently and they have different ways of running to now help in the house comes in from the village instead of coming from Dobbs as everyone calls each other by their Christian everything else it just runs on different wheels and I like that I like the fact that these houses have in a sense been reinvented kid and it's very attractive. Downton Abbey begins in nineteen twelve when there are all these social trends that that are causing the the the old order to begin to unravel did did your observation of kind of the disappearance of that way of life make you want to really explore the end of of of that period and the dissolution of the aristocracy. I just remember one one time. When I was quite young I was I forget now. Seventy is on and I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything and and there was a tremendous row going on between a sounded like four five six people shouting and yelling and this now and I suddenly they had such a powerful sense of the lives that were being lipped by the people who work there and not you know only the family who lived Theban the people who worked there were also you know enjoying life will of hating each other loving each other or whatever and I suppose knows you could say that in that Moment Gosford Park and Downton Abbey were at least conceived whether or not they had yet been born and at some point I would explore that fairly simple emotional recognition that everyone's life is one hundred percent importance to them and who they are and you know I've been sort of innocence exploring it ever since Julian fellowes created Downton Abbey the masterpiece he series and also wrote the screenplay for Downton Abbey the movie which opens in theaters today after a break we'll hear more from fellows and from Maggie Smith known for her hilarious one liners as the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey also Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt. I'm Davis made this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from state farm who agents know that your car and home are more than just big purchases. They're a a big part of your life. You put the time into making them your own so now it's time to protect them with your own personal state farm agent not only do they truly really get you but they'll be there for you when you need them and with over nineteen thousand agents in neighborhoods across the US there could be one just around the corner more at state eight farm dot com or one eight hundred state farm state farm here to help life go right Downton Abbey the movie opens in theaters today with much of the cast of the masterpiece series that ran for six seasons soon bill. Here's some of my two thousand sixteen interview with Maggie Smith who plays the Dowager Countess in the series and the movie but first. Let's listen to what Julian fellowes. The creator of the series and screenwriter of the film had to say about that role. I spoke to fellows in two thousand thirteen eighteen. The Maggie Smith character in in doubt Abby is just such a delight T. Tell us who she is how she fits into that so the family well she she really as. I said she's really based on. My eldest. Great aren't who was quite tough character but she was no tougher on anyone else since she was on herself in fact in real life she had quite tragic life. Her husband died of wounds at the end of the first World War in her only child filed drowned on active service in the second so she had a lot to babble thing that she was toughened funny and some of the phrases that Matt you know what's a weekend and and stuff like that come from remembering Gosford Park. One one question Maggie asked me. She said I didn't understand about the Momma. I and I said Oh well that was this particular aren't because lady treatment goes fit is also sorta based on it and I said this particular and always thought that if a house ran out of its own jams jellies than it was it was not being well run than it was a sign of its weakness. Oh she said I've got it. I've got it and she does that line. So wonderfully fluency looks into the Jam Pot and says bought mom laid. I call that vide- feeble and and I what I love about Maggie's that she has this extraordinary skill to bring many different aspects of a character into her delineation but they never seem contradictory victory that she never turns into a different person a lesser actor. Would you know find it difficult to be kind and cruel simultaneously apoe superficial here at quite deep here but she manages to synthesize all these elements into a believable woman we should hear one of these moments and this is from the first season where she and lady Grantham played again by Elizabeth McGovern are sitting and discussing the difficult matter of finding a suitable husband for lady Mary the oldest of the Crawley daughters how about smoke house parties. She's been asked to one next month.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Fresh Air
"On television and Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt Downton Abbey the feature film based on the masterpiece series that ran on PBS for six seasons seasons opens today in theaters much of the cast returns in the movie for a plot set in motion by the visit of King George V to Downton in this scene conflicts inflicts emerge as servants at Denton or talking about preparations from the royals with the Kings page who's part of the royals advanced team so my mates and I will not not be involved in the preparations you mean during this day you'll be the Butler and excuse me I am not Butler. I'm the kings page of the Baxter us so our staff has nothing to do. I'm sure they can be useful but how can they eat and get dressed at Rabi Castle. If the chef and the on the mayoral here we have two of each the principal valid in the principal dresser will arrive in advance of their Majesties who bring an Equerry lady-in-waiting to detectives to show the other chef goes from Rabi to Harwood four footmen with him and the other four come here do all understand me today will listen to an interview I recorded with Maggie Smith who regularly stole scenes in the Downton Abbey series as as the Dowager Countess and returned to the role in the movie but I will hear from Julian fellowes the screenwriter of the film and the creator of the series fellows. This is an actor as well as a writer and much of his writing has dealt with class distinctions and how they affect human relationships he grew up the son of a diplomat with an aristocratic background ground and he has a title himself Lord Fellowes of West Stafford his screenplay for the two thousand and one Robert Altman Film Gosford Park won an Oscar. I spoke to Julian Fellowes in twenty thirteen. Julian fellowes Lord fellowes welcome to fresh air and it's nice to be here you know a lot of your writing both for television and film and your novel involves distinctions of Social Class no that you grew up the son of a diplomat with an aristocratic heritage. I believed Steve. Did you have servants growing up. Now I mean I think my background is much more ordinary than the newspapers of made it I mean you know we we we have people who came in and did some cleaning but I mean who. D- plenty of other people have that I think in a way why became quite aware of classes a kind kind of live defining issue is because my parents came from different backgrounds. My father's was grander than my mother's and and so my mother had to sort of put up with the disapproval of my fathers relations and I suppose from that grew a kind of interest in in a way the unfairness of class the fact that it is so arbitrary and its selection and you know so so nothing to do with merit and yet it shapes alive and and creates entitlement and all sorts of other factors that that Oh you know have a long-term effect on us one of the things that makes Downton Great and Gosford Park which is a movie I really love is the intimate look at the servants the life downstairs. Where did you become so acquainted with their lives and customs and rules? You know I was lucky. In one way I mean I was Oh kind of one hundred and fifty years old and so when I was young I still had great aunts and that kind of thing who had lived to a degree that life before the first World War I mean my eldest great aunt who is really the model for Violet Grantham was born in eighteen eighty you know and she was presented in eighteen ninety eight and married before the first war and all of that and I knew Bevaqua she died when I was twenty one so I was able to hear a lot of this stuff I and where I was tremendously lucky is. I was interested when I was young one of the problems we you know when you don't get interested in things until uh-huh much older is a lot of people are dead and because I was interested as a teenager there were still many members of the family who could talk about what life had been before the first and second wars and union. I was very glad to hear it well. Let's talk about Downton. Abbey and I wanted to play a clip from season one. this is a moment at a table in the kitchen downstairs where the servants are all having tea and we hear one of them's. O'Brien who's played by Sharon Finneran disparaging urging Matthew Crawley. He's a cousin of the master of the House who's arrived on the scene and may inherit Downton the whole place will hear shuffling of furniture whereas the servants spring to their feet because lady Grantham who's played by Elizabeth McGovern suddenly showed up in the kitchen and has overheard Miss O'Brien her own lady's maid talking Talking Down Matthew Crawley. She rebukes Miss O'Brien and this leads to an interesting exchange after that among the servants. Let's listen. I'm sorry I have stemmed. It's interesting something episodes and if anyone thinks I'm going to pull my phone can kurt it to this. Mr Nobody from Nowhere Brad Discussing Mr Cruelly yes melody is at your place to do so I've got my opinions melody and the body. Can I help you leadership. This is the button limousine from an evening co-defendant lying on the gravel but I was shocked at the talk. I heard as I came in. Mr Crawley is his lordships cousin and heir. You will therefore please according to the respect. He's entitled title to but you don't like him yourself. Milady never wanted him to go sailing perilously close to the window Brian. If we're to be friends you will not speaking that way again about the Crawley's or any member of Lord Grantham family. Now I'm going to rest wake me at the dressing gown.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"If you thought the end of the series Downton Abbey would be the end of the Crawley family's adventures. There's a new film has arrived to prove you wrong. The movie continues the story of this very wealthy group and they're loyal staff. The large cast is reunited United from Sharp Peng Dowager Scheming butlers and this time the king and Queen are coming for a visit. I'm glen well and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking Downton Abbey on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Happy Hour from NPR here with me Glenn in the studio to talk about down abby is NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello Hi Bob so we all went to see this film. Tom I had actually kind of forgotten. This was coming out and then there it was Glenn what did you think well I mean I was a little worried going in because the series lasted for six seasons and it started to lose a little momentum I mean I I and I I went into it. Thinking M I in the mood for an entire film built around say with me a spot of bother with the pudding spoons or whatever whatever the hell is going to be turns out totally am. This is a seamless transition. You're just right back in doesn't miss a beat. It is Downton Abbey Season Seven. Basically it's bigger it's grander we a drone shot of Denton in the beginning which we never got before because that's and and we also when the names of the actors come up little sparkle on their names like six polished silver and these stories are just fascinating because they defy everything. I know L. About storytelling everything I know about fiction everything about drama which is that conflict causes change that someone is different at the beginning than they are at the end but here conflict causes mild ripples and it's not even conflict. It's a spot of bother which is immediately met with Bob's. Your uncle like everything's fine so that's the two stroke engine engine of of these stories. It is visual comfort food at a time that I need comforting. I'm in however we'll talk about this more. I hope but it does land on you a lot differently today than it did back then because it hasn't changed but we have I mean the Amazon has been on fire. It's time of conspicuous consumption that has never been more conspicuous curious and if you'd have told me going in that you're GonNa love a film whose overarching theme is everything works out for the rich and the rich deserve it. I would have been like no apart pass but here we are in terms of what you said about change. I would argue that over the course of the series and then into the movie there couple of characters. I think Mary I think lady Mary is is one lady. Edith is another one where you do see some changes in their personalities. I think Mary has become a little bit less. Full of herself and edith has become moves less feeling sorry for herself and assertive and she's become more assertive Bob. What did you think oh I had a wonderful time? Oh my God I had a wonderful time and and I sort of knew it from the word trailer when I saw that trailer and the music came in now I know this is silly but the music on television has has been fine and is big. The music in the trailer sounded like they brought in four hundred additional musicians. It was just enormous and I thought okay. That's what what you do when you're making a movie right you make bigger. Let's I want to hear it. I WanNa hear it because we actually have it so so Jessica plus that TV theme not bad substantial right unless let's hear the movie theme.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Hello everybody welcome to another first round bald movie. I'm Jose Ron and I am the page of the microphones. Sicily and we saw Downton Abbey the movie the last night there was a special engagement. we are able to see the weaker comes out on the twentieth twentieth next week. and we're here to talk about it. We were both really big fans Downton Abbey. We've seen a series several times in fact we just marathon that last year around Christmastime yeah the whole show. I mean a normal Christmas tradition is to watch at least the Christmas episodes and not say that we aren't still big fans of Downton Abbey after the movie right. I loved it. No I so much fun I did. I loved it too. It's like there's this feeling of ditty. Breathlessness says that you get just watching the show that I don't have an experience with an any other television program or movie yeah. It's it's his place that I like to be in. It's the same it's it's like this big cast and you've got so much history and it's so all over the place that there's so many inside jokes and it reminds me a lot of like. I think I've said this before star trek with a really good cast where it's like sometimes just like Shit Dayton Polaski are in the same room hole is it's GonNa be interesting. Drama McCoy and Spock crash landed in the League volcano and it's the same thing when cousin Isabel gets in a room with the Dowager Countess. You know they're going to get the claws out and that's fun. you know. Ah Edith is going to be oblivious and kind of area and I just I it feels very comfortable and fun to watch these characters now having having said that I'm not gonNA defend the plots of this movie land. This movie starts ten different plots that concluded in this movie and it's it's it's a shame because a third of them are just dumb and the thing about all of them is is they're all plots that have already already been played out in the show originally yeah with different characters. That's like all compressed in two hours like the families. The families running out remember when he did this. This was fun. We did this. This person get married..
Dust off your evening wear, Airbnb is offering a night at Downton Abbey
"Ever wanted to stay overnight in the downtown abbey castle Downton abbey the high color casual yes okay so right now for one night only stay at the real Downton abbey on Airbnb and what they're going to be doing is to celebrate and promote the film's launching next week they've opened up the humble abode Highclere castle in Hampshire words film to to gas on Airbnb here's what you get I would want to stay in that big old house by myself well you won't be by yourself you'll have service you have staff so when you go there it's going to be given away on October first at six AM. one November first my says October first tiny that's weird. why I'm sorry I had a different story that's a November I apologize this is what we're seeing a lot of things because a lot of the movie opens this Friday yes I'm the reservation costs a hundred eighty six dollars you have to pay for it scares me your to pay for the reservation but
One night only: You can stay at Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle, thanks to Airbnb
"And to Downton abbey fans will soon get the chance to live like a cruelly for a night when high tech also lists on at B. and B. the main filming location for the Emmy Award winning drama is opening its doors to two guests for one night stay on November twenty sixth it's part of a promotion for the upcoming film Downton abbey which premieres on September twentieth in the
Imelda Staunton on the New 'Downton Abbey' Film
"Today today after making a name for herself on the West End Stage Imelda Staunton shot to international fame when she started in the Mike Leigh Drama Vera Drake in two thousand and four it earned her an academy award nomination for Best Actress. Imelda Staunton is also the winner of three Olivier Awards for best actress in a musical for her roles in into the woods sweeney any told and Gypsy in two thousand and sixteen. She's back on screens this weekend. Joining the cast of the feature film version of Downton Abbey she spoke to Monaco's has been Ryland for me joining it now because I'm not in the series and although my husband who plays Carson isn't the series or do feel. I've lived but I think that's that's very interesting to think. NCA- about. Should we want things to stay the same and yet I also think within the story that Julian fellowes has given the female characters. You know I've could a very interesting story line because I come into it but women questioning there. Should I be living in this big house with servants. What what what's happening with the world and yet the audience crave costs and someone steady. They want things to be steady and safe because we are going to hell in a handcart hot. Let's face it to cling onto something that has got tradition. If you like and that's why I dare say we're all obsessed with the royal family or just something that is stable because it's all over the place and I think it stability that people want and yet we have to sort of we have to move within that the big question of course is which tradition should we hold onto and which ones should we move on from and we all collectively need to make this decision and in a microcosm sort of way that's the the dilemma faced with many of the characters you'll your character wants to make a decision without giving anything away that would be quite untraditional it would be against the idea of what what people do you and there are other characters such as Maggie Smith who looks at this and says no things shoot remain how they've always been and it's it sort of feels like a wider dilemma that we just don't know which ones we should hold onto to know but in film terms that's tension and that's what you need to make a drama. There's no point of us will sit making a film that everything's fine or everything's terrible you have to the tension is like the tension between Maggie Smith Skirt and Penelope Wilton character which yes you think about it. She doesn't belong to the House and so her role throughout the series was almost almost and I'm a I'm quoting her now but she was the window from the audience into Downton again will is that right and she could question on behalf of us. You know what was going on on and I think you have to be malleable with all these traditions and you have to move all family of how to move with the Times with you will in Kate and and how it has to move on and I think Downton has embraced that the film you know the fans just desperate for the film and I think they'll be delighted with it but I think they'll be delighted with it because although it's a chocolate box and it's a fantasy they're serious points in the film and I think you know for what it is. I think people go uh no. I think that's that's quite true if the made the cooks assistant questions. Why are we having to do all this the king and Queen or why are we having to you know just just questioning just putting things out there. I think it will make people listen to more than just oh what we have tea and dinner served. Well absolutely it's. It's such a cozy film but also you know we were talking about traditions and in a way the film is about nostalgia isn't it. I found myself coming out of a wondering whether it really is a love letter. Tunis eligible naught because there are so many elements of the film that while very much of the time that he's being depicted here. It's also making it clear that time is moving on culture is moving on whether these people choose to understand it or not the the king and Queen that come to visit wouldn't have any idea about this secret secret gay club. That's happening without anyone's knowledge behind these on March doors you know there is an element of a coach is moving on even if these people are living all all alone in a happy little place in their own little bubble at the end of the film it did make me one east this and affectionate love letter to nostalgia all has more of a reminder that all things will eventually end even Downton Abbey the series the film perhaps the structure itself yeah. I think it's both I think it's it you can give and take away and I feel that you know Downton. Abbey was Sunday night fair and it's not political to cope with a big P. It's as you said it's cozy television and it's feel good and that's that's what this is. We must pretend as any different than the there were few little ingredients. It's in their little bit risky. You know and that's within its remit. I think it hits all those marks and yes you know anything about the old days. It's no style Jake and and Britain does that quite well. I Suppose Julian fellowes you know with Gosford Park for goodness sake all those years ago he knows how to do that. So you see you can push the boundaries so fall with film right Downton Abbey and I think he's done it and I think he's served the regular characters. I'm aware on the periphery of at the end of the regular characters are who the fans want to see and this is a film that has been made because of the demand of the popular you know how many people one hundred twenty million people watching it so he's given them what they want. I think Imelda Staunton they're one of many stars of the new feature film version of Downton Abbey Speaking to Ben Ryland Downton Abbey is out in cinemas
"downton abbey" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"My mom had a very fun time leaning over in pointing out to me, which minor characters were from downton abbey. Yeah. Oh, thanks, mom. We there was a preview for the downton abbey feature film. I wish my mom next Christmas very excited about. And so I think we liked it was a good choice. We like the movie, you know. But I think mainly what we liked and I'm including my stepdad, and my stepdad's daughter who has met five times. He's a recent step. I think we all just really liked the long cuddling kissing. Tunnelling glycine just lady fucking guy. Yeah. I think he's a good guy because he's going downtown on her tee widow. And you're like, yeah. You were a man turns out, not such a great guy. I don't mean to quote Aretha Franklin here. But who's munching new? The slant. It's what's called a slam. Oh, sure. Right. Exactly. Relate period hit who's zoom in who's who's munching whom. Right. Exactly. Thank you into its longest reigning monarch. Yes. I mean, really just I think we All all that like that. will find with parents. I know, and I it just made me realize how I still am like imp- so fucking embarrassed about sex stuff around my mom. I can't I have not become an adult in that way pairs have still giving me the talk. So you don't know. You don't know where babies come out we babies come from? Why are you talking about babies we're talking about sex? Oh, sorry. The cabbage. Patch store flower. What did you get your mom for Christmas? Oh, what did it?.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Smith did that for downton abbey that's crazy was okay that's one down this is how i boy it was a boy that i heard this story about that i don't know whether it's even true their story was an entertaining story gave me a choke on hard day so you don't believe in what about like the method he kind of stuff like drinking for scenery supposed to be drunk or shi'as taking drug when he wants to feel the what it's like to be high or whatever when did he do that that for charlie countryman that movie came back came out a few years ago what about american honey do you think he did drugs on those role though i don't know if he did or not but those pretty good that was an interesting movie yeah so what do you what do you come down on that kind of take drugs or drink unless i'm not at work that's your scape why use it on the fare well actually i don't take drugs at all drug scared a shit on i used to i tried to mess around with him but they're terrifying i don't know how people do drugs i'm with you drink a little bit that's the extent of my vices you can really i mean does such terrible things look how many people that i mean people i know that i mean a lot to me that you know yeah die know it's awful no yeah i'm always a yeah i don't know if i've been addictive personality but i worry you're dictate to me that's true.
"downton abbey" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"This is a cbc podcast discover what millions around the world already have audible has canada's largest library of audiobooks including exclusive content curated by and four canadians experience books in a whole new way we're stories are brought to life by powerful performances from renowned actors and narrators with the free audible app you can listen anytime anywhere whether you're at home in the car or out on a jog the first thirty days of the audible membership or free including a free book go to www dot audible dot ca slash cbc to learn more so i'm tom power you might be one of the millions of people who watch doubt naby back when it was on tv maybe even binged watched the whole series on netflix if you times over since then this is the big budget british series the followed a wealthy family and their domestic servants through the nineteen tens and twenties maybe one of the most memorable characters who lived at downton abbey was mrs patmore just don't see why it's better than spokes well refrigerator is more efficient keeps food fresh longer we won't need ice to be delivered but the papers will still be delivered and the groceries know sel or are we just left to this is pat is there any aspect of the present day that you can accept without resistance michael taste of mrs patmore the head of the kitchen downton abbey played by the person who's sitting across me right now lesley nicol over a lot of hearts playing the brash but caring cook on tv now she's done a complete one eighty transformed herself into one of the meanest characters you can find it a musical you can see lesley nicol as miss hannigan a new production of any onstage now in toronto here to talk about those very different characters but not be more different lesson nickel joins me how are you.
"downton abbey" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"I know the first one was a british home but i don't care to me the real ones steve carell so i would like to see the the british ones just because it'd be interesting to see the differences you know i'm sure it's funny is a lame actually i know british companies not well especially like benny hill was funny right remember back in the day yeah you're right it's very elementary she's weird and flat i really love the british okay i loved and you can laugh and make fun of me till the cows fly or whatever come home but i loved that fiveyear downton abbey at five seasons we watched all of it on we watched it all like in this past year on netflix hulu whatever and then there's one that says if you like that then you like this one i don't even know the name of it is from bbc the bbc the byebye say also and it's same thing it's like the same kind of thing but they're the guys at embassador and it's actually kinda takes up after downton abbey leaves off because they don't go go into world war two forever call this one is going into world war two with hitler and stuff it's really good and they've got servants and stuff but it's not the palatial estate like the other ones it's more of a stately town home with about five servants in or something i don't know but it was it's really interesting and i like that stuff and then we started watching lost in space lost in space this new series and you know we we watched two episodes and it was great the first one was no swears i'll second one swear start popping up and now i told my wife okay wait till which one's going.
"downton abbey" Discussed on The Watch
"Hugh if you take something like the real housewives and then also upstairs downstairs and downton abbey and kardashians it's like that they're kind of opposites but you know we kind of melded them altogether it was all about matters it's all like this sort of the sort of like i do i don't know if the card ashington album or lack her yeah there's definitely a good example of like the people with a lot of money who don't really understand traditions and i'm sorry to make fun of them in front of your again a left out i i like sharp um i i tease her narrow watch the real housewives democrat actions but after the show do you have like a diff a defined than between real housewives in court actions were you like woman not the i don't really watch either of okay i mean i i will sometimes i watch a clip and be like oh my god i can't believe these people top seed you must reality tv in general i don't but like i'll i had like at the real housewives i feel like i really could get into but my husband came home once and he was like don't ever turn that on like i just think it's like some man does have like this averse reaction so you know if i'm alone i think it's fi find like character study but it is pretty mindnumbing and i think that people do use it to like clear their brain yet on do you do so a site and do you watch a lot more of you watch a lot of her jali so i just those are the only two that i watch vander pump rules oh that kind of counts as a real housewife show oh area that's like it's under the umbrella is that allows for that status yes borderlines scripted rate they are adel i put thoughts of like.
"downton abbey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Wait what's his name again luc evans is that the guy from downton abbey he's british show vid there's a good chafiq the do from downton abbey that guy is a good pick let me see if he wasn't done natty he was a mattiello untold he math wrangles name downton abbey if it's that guy whoever that guy is that guy would be a good bruce way i like him but yeah a moment who can guy i don't think he was in downton abbey whom i think it up matthew from downton abbey i'm not necessary do i give off that i watch downton abbey of course that that's why i brought it up downton abbey matthew crawley fictional character what this guy's a terrible batman you haven't seen amac how would you know he's got blonde hair that's my point though he's the one who can bring it together he's got the class but the blond hair he actually brews well in downton abbey this is what i'm saying seem to show your familiar words work not easy beat of it not handsome enough not handsome enough karl urban lukavac i hate steven of these men are handsome this guy from downton abbey just because he he wears a bow tie and downton abbey to hand you can play bruce wayne i mean that's a pretty strong prerequisite though yes for the formal ball that bruce wayne goes who won sobat men film and you can probably kill that just base off of this white bow tie.
"downton abbey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Wait what's his name again luc evans is that the guy from downton abbey he's british so it a good chafiq the do from doubt abby that guy is a good pick let me see if he wasn't done natty he was immaculate untold he math rivals name down abby if it's that guy whoever that guy is that guy would be a good bruce way i like him but yeah a moment who can guy i don't think he was and downton abbey whom i think it up matthew from downton abbey i'm not necessary do i give off that i watch downton abbey of course that that's what brought it up downton abbey matthew crawley fictional character what this gets a terrible batman you haven't seen amac how would you know he's got blonde hair that's my point though he's the one who can bring it together he's got the class but the blond hair he actually bruce's well in downton abbey this is what i'm saying if you seem to show you familiar words work not easy beat of it not handsome enough not handsome enough karl urban lukavac out hates of enough these men are handsome this guy from downton abbey just because he he wears a bow tie in downton abbey to hand you can play bruce wayne i mean that's a pretty strong prerequisite though yes for the formal ball that bruce wayne goes who wants a batman film and you can probably kill that just base off of this white to bow tie.