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AJ's First Brushes With Reporter John Miller
"Thing, guys. If I sound really high on John Miller, it's for good reason. And I want to tell you a story about my, you know, brushing paths with him. Crossing paths with him, brushing shoulders with him, I always looked up to John Miller because of what a Ruth ruthless reporter he was. He was just fearless. And back in the day, as I was still writing sports, but I began to dabble in gossip. I was spending one day a week at with Linda Stacey, the editor of the gossip column at New York newsday called hot copy, actually that was called inside New York. It became high copy when I got there, but it was inside New York. And I used to go every Friday, I'd work at New York newsday in Manhattan, every Friday. And then I'd work, you know, when work was through what I'd stick around and in the city all night and hit the clubs at the restaurant, just get to know the lay of the land and the people who run the nightlife. I'll never forget those experiences. They were tremendous. I learned everything. I met people who got me indoors. I could never have gotten in before. I ended up meeting women that I dated that became great sources and dead different lines of work. I just threw myself out there. And it was really, it was really pertinent to my career going forward. So Miller was a guy I ran into quite a bit. He was already marked to be a star when he was a terrific reporter for WNBC. And later at television, ABC and CBS, and a few years earlier, I remember being mesmerized because I'd watch Miller continually ambush the mafia Don John Gotti. He would ambush him with a camera crew while Ghani was walking along the street with a few of his men, was usually a Little Italy down on mulberry street, where John Gotti had his ravenite social club, and in order to avoid being bumped, Gotti and his underboss, Sammy the bull gravano, and other people would walk around the block, put their hands covering their mouths just like you saw in the movie Goodfellas. I actually casino. And they would discuss business.
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"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"Filmmaking, elevated to an art form. Master craftsman working at the peak of his powers. I still love a good comic book movie though. Yeah. Of course. You can't watch this film sort of like on a fun Friday night canyon. It's not a fun Friday night film. When I did this little rewatch, it was late on the Thursday night, once I'd finished doing other bits and pieces, you know, I was just like, I'll put it on, you know, it's nice chill, even though it is hyper violent or not. Yeah, you can see where you want spectacle. Yeah, you're gonna go for a comic book movie, aren't you? But if you want something that's like this, you know, a bit of quality writing and whatever this is it. This is it. It's always good to get out of your comfort zone as well. So if you're not necessarily into mob movies, but you're open to it, you're not like, I ate my movies, but I'm gonna watch this mod movie and I'm gonna get into it. You know, as long as you were going in with an open mind, you can enjoy whatever. I would say, I would say Goodfellas is probably the most accessible mob movie of all of them. I think purely because it does guide your hand. It takes you into this world, like we said before, obviously Scarface is all guns and guns blazing and chips. Yeah, it's just the 80s excess, isn't it? Yeah. Whereas this is like, this is well thought out, well, it's real for a start, isn't it? Based on real events. So there you go. And Scarface is just fucking ludicrous, but that's part point of skull. Exactly. But Paul Miller is also left a comment. And he says, so that's out the Mele geek and that was at I am Jack's music as if I didn't say that earlier. So at the melody, it's a very, very good film. I'm not really into mob gangster movies, but this is top quality and should be a great podcast. I have to agree. I think it has been a very good podcast. I agree for we both agree wholeheartedly. And fuzzy Dunlop, so that's fuzzy over on YouTube. So he's on Instagram at fuzzy Dunlop underscore one. Perennial top three movie for me. It dozens of times. Honestly, nothing I dislike about it, and for me, Scorsese's best work arguably. Big fan of mob flicks, personally and not many rival this for me. Great, great movie, and he's got a clapping hand emoji and a little perfect kind of, I don't know what you call that, a little bit. Okay, simple. Yeah, I guess that's what isn't it? Or a very like a really bad hand job or something. I don't know what that is. Hey. Hey, I should have done that. It should have done the chef's kiss. Yeah. Yeah. Motherfucking. I will say one of the reviews I remember without having to read it is I waited this whole film to hear them say gabagool and they didn't. Which made me laugh, that made me laugh. So some other funny. They were funny. Some of them are just shit. But Andy, before we finish, is there anything else you want to say about Goodfellas?
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"Every time they say busting my balls and you'll need a new liver in 20 minutes into the movie. At least the soundtrack is bomb as fuck. That's a weird fucking view. I'm not really sure what she's getting at. Take any other movie night film. We're not supposed to make a drinking game out of this, or we are supposed to make a drink again. Yes. Did you enjoy the drinking game? No. Did you do the drinking game? Well, I don't get it. I was telling that. I was telling Andy as well just before we started that most of these bad reviews. It's one joke. It's like, Goodfellas, more like bad fellas. Okay, now I scroll through at least 50 of those. Jesus Christ. And those I didn't include and I cut out quite a few of these as well. I've not done them all, but I've done most of them. Last two, two star review from Keras savak. Jersey boys with guns and cocaine. What? It's nowhere near. All right, okay. All
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"You know what, it's surprisingly funny as well. It is rising. And that's why I used to love about The Sopranos. I used to think I wasn't going to get into The Sopranos because of, again, the reasons that I kind of said for this film as well. I kind of like, and Nathan like sat me down and he was like, no, I just watch it. And I think I need a TV show to be funny as well. No matter what it is, it needs to be a little bit funny for me to get into it. It's dark, down and depressing and probably going to stop watching at some point. But if you make me laugh, you've kind of got me. And Sopranos used to make me fucking piss. So much. And again, I think it's 27 of the actors in this end up in The Sopranos. Yeah, it's basically a modern day Goodfellas, isn't it? That's what it is. And James Gandolfini, I always liked from truro mance anyway. That's how we got Tony Soprano anyway. It was that scene. But yeah, absolutely. I couldn't agree with you more. Again, I don't think it's perfect film, but I think it's very, very strong. But I want to look at some letter boxed reviews. So these are some of the ones that have made me come up with those common criticisms that people have. So I'm just going to bring those. I'm just going to make me very angry. Possibly. You've done this on purpose. You've cultivated these purposes on you. A little bit. Just a little bit. So first comment from Salem Aguilar. This is half a star review from April of this year. All right, I'm going to pause you right. Is it half a start of what? 5, 5. In any universe this is not half a star. Salem, whatever your job in name was, Aguilar Aguilar. Bandage is bigger than your fucking head.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"You don't do Saving Private Ryan. And then glorify the Normandy londons because it's not factually correct. It's not fair to those that suffer or did suffer from any of these things. And it's the same sort of like racial sort of slurs. Well, we have to sort of acknowledge it. And then we sort of grow from that, don't we? That's my sort of thing. It's like, you highlight exactly what it was like, and then say, this is why we evolve. That's why we change. Look where we are now. Look how much better we treat people of color, of people in the LGBT community. And so on, and so on. Another reason why I didn't come to this for a while, I think, is when I was a young, a lot of dickheads like these films for the wrong reasons. So there was a lot of like, you know, obviously we played, we played like GTA, for example, Vice City is my favorite Grand Theft Auto game. Starring Ray Liotta inspired by Scarface. So it's all there and my music tastes kind of haven't changed from that game. You know, it's quite influential on me that game. I played it all the time. And that kind of got me into that. And but because these kind of dickheads are like, there are lots of violence or blood and it's really really good and I'm like, I like that, but I like it within something else. Again, I'm more of a genre guy and like a real-life mob story isn't necessarily what I'm going to go for for that. I'm going to probably going to go to a horror film or something for that kind of buzz. I mean, in the 90s as well, there was a glamorization of mobsters and gangsters and, you know, all these rap buildings, rappers, living Scarface. But everybody seems all these people seem to miss the fucking point of the films. Yeah, that's the thing. That's the thing. I think it's like people watching, oh, well, fucking. People watching Fast & Furious and going, oh, that means I can just drive cars really fast now. What? No. There are laws. It's not a reason to act like a fucking not bad because they're doing it in that film. Yeah, that's it. A lot of these people are jump on something either missed the point entirely, like you said, or they just got screwed loses anyway to begin with. So whatever. But that's what I love about it though. I like that I like that it's not like, you know, I think sometimes it's nice where you have a film that kind of upsets your expectations. But also I like a film that I'm like, things are going to end badly. And I want them to, because these people are not good people. Absolutely. I enjoy those kind of films as well, where people do get the comeuppance and rightly so justifiably so. And like you said, it's all about context, isn't it? The races.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"No, if you still alive the fucking prick story, go ahead, go ahead. Yeah, look, you know. Yeah, it's fantastic. I'm going to apologize, guys. I think I've got a bit of a cold because I've got a cough with my nose is running a bit. So if you hear that on the recording, sniffling snorkeling spider, that bandage on your foot is bigger than your fucking head. Go fuck yourself, tell me. But yeah, I think the opening is very strong. And again, like you said, I think the soundtrack's amazing. I think the soundtrack is fucking. I've got the soundtrack. Whenever I'm having a long drive, it'll be like Frank Sinatra and then I'll stick a bit of Goodfellas on such a good soundtrack. Yeah, and it goes, it goes from like bam, bam. Like banger to banger to banger to banger. It's really, really solid. And obviously, I've obviously as time goes on the music changes with the times as well, which were like Rolling Stones comes in and all that other stuff. And yeah, I really appreciated that.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"I mean, I really like the ending of Goodfellas, because I don't think it drags on in terms of falling away, like I said, like a lot of his other films do later on, you know, because there is that natural sort of progression to it. You go into post, go to spoilers, obviously. If you haven't seen Goodfellas by now, like me at 34 years of age. Then it's your own problem. I'm sorry guys. This is your 5 second warning, really. So post post Tommy's death, which is I said this before. This is a film of favorite moments and Tommy's death, Tommy and Tommy getting whacked is just it's fucking spot on, you know, shocking moment. But at the end, you have that you have that oh fucking el shock moment and then we go into this sort of drug story, which kind of is sort of a bit like a, oh, okay, 'cause nobody likes drugs. Nobody likes it. I mean, only the people taking them do. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, well, yeah. Very much. Too much, if anything, stop it, you fucking melt. But yeah, you're going to this drug story and it kind of it's very much a slow thing because it's all about paranoia or who's watching me who's doing that. And it takes chunks on a little bit before you get the, oh, you're going to fucking jail Rao all your friends and then it ends. So it's only what ten 15 minutes I think or 20 minutes at most, but it does sort of like go a bit of a flat ending book. I think it's pure because you see really, really all to sort of character devolve because at the start is an unsure kid who gets a job and then he fucking rises to the top and then you see this fucking clear sort of demise and the paranoia involved everybody poorly with Robert De Niro as well.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"I'm going to watch it because like you said, because it is so well regarded. There's a danger that you go into it and you go, this isn't for me. And it can simply be because of the genre. Natalie, my partner's not exactly a mob film genre, a lover. So she was kind of like, oh, do we have to watch this? It's kind of like, you're eventually when it's like trying to learn swim or ride a bike, eventually you're going to have to dip your toe in or get on that seat and pedal through it. Just see whether you come out and then go, you know what? I want to carry on pedal psych in pen cycling or I want to carry on swimming. I don't like swimming. So if you don't like the film, then it's not a big one. I'm not going to not give you but as long as you've tried it, that's the thing. It's avoiding that elitism because I think like you said a lot of these top teeth on the top 100 films you must watch before you die. Some of them are really difficult to sort of get through and some of them I don't want to, like I said, Citizen Kane. I don't want to. I just don't want to. If somebody wants to do one of these, like you, you want to straight through citizen gain them fine. We'll do it and we'll have open discourse about it. I think that's the thing. It's having open discourse where we can sort of say it wasn't for me, but I do have some criticisms, but we'll get to that much later. You said you told me just before this podcast started. This, like you've said, it's your favorite film, like what is it that schools say brings that the cast a crew bring to this film that makes it so unique, the writing or whatever it is, what's the genocide? I think it's hard to sort of nail because there are so many different elements. You've got everybody sort of giving their very best performances. When you look right the way through, you've got your Pesci who is fucking out. It's an incredible performance. It's absolutely incredible. And before watching this, when you first go on screen, I went, why is the guy from home alone in this? And then I was completely shocked that this was the same actor and then obviously got Robert De Niro, his performance is quite sort of measured, there's other performances out there where he is quite extreme.
Robert DeNiro to Play Two Separate Mafiosa in 'Wise Guys'
"But wise guys, this movie is going to make De Niro. It's a period of peace. He's going to tell the story of Vito Genovese and Frank Costello. Who are a pair of Italians running two separate crime families during the mid 20th century, Genovese tried and failed to assassinate Costello in 1957. But then, well, it's a great story. The in Costello got his revenge. And De Niro, you ready for this? Is playing both roles? What are we doing? I love De Niro. In my mind, he can play anything. I'd watch De Niro play an Uber driver. I don't care. He's the best, and I know he's done some roles in the last 20 years, which are embarrassing. You know, yeah, I have to remember. When actors get to a certain age and their grandpas or daddies, they tend to do things that their kids are grandkids want to see. So you can't get up there and ask too much. De Niro did a rock in bullwinkle. He knows it was a piece of shit, but he wanted his grandkid to see him in the movie, or hear him in a movie. You know, you can't. But De Niro's playing both these roles, Genovese and Costello. Nick pileggi has written this script pileggi wrote Goodfellas. He's the best in the business. And he wrote the book wise guy, but that's not what this movie is based on. Unfortunately, the producers Irwin Winkler, he's the fuck face who keeps squeezing Sylvester Stallone, and won't give him a percentage point of the rocky movies, so Winkler is producing this which sucks. Barry Levinson is the best. He'd made movies toys, bugsy, rain man, good morning, Vietnam, ten men, and diner among others. He also did the HBO Emmy nominated series, the survivor, he did two episodes of dope sick with Michael Keaton. This guy, I mean, look, you can't get better people. But De Niro playing both roles, I wonder what that's gonna look like, you know?
"goodfellas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Liotta, who played the lead in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, also struggled to avoid typecasting, as did Paul sorvino, who played his mentor in the film. Why would I want to get into that? Just don't do it. I want to talk to you about Jimmy. You got to watch out for him. And the once a gangster always a gangster thing didn't just happen to featured players quite a few of serving as Goodfellas henchmen found steady employment with suburban mafioso Tony Soprano a decade later, including Paul Herman, who played beansie. This maniac. Right from the Zeppelin standpoint. And Tony sirico, who played walnut sculpture. He would have been done. Still, this wave of modern mafia epics was just that, a wave that crested with The Sopranos, almost two decades ago. There are still occasional mob stories with Italian faces, but in recent years, a more egalitarian Hollywood has turned its attention to African American anti heroes. Asian cybercriminals, drug cartels from Latin America, and as the mafia recedes, so eventually must its interpreters. Do you ever feel like nothing good was ever going to happen to you? Yeah. And nothing did. So what? I'm alive. I'm surviving. All 5 of these actors still robust and working at the start of this year are now gone, which is perhaps unsurprising in actuarial terms, but still comes as a shock. We tend to freeze actors in the roles we best remember, Khan was in his early 30s when he made The Godfather, young, vital. What the hell is this? It's a city of message. But it's now a half century later. Leota was in his 30s, serving of RICO and Herman in their 40s and 50s
‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Law & Order’ actor Paul Sorvino dies at 83
"Actor Paul sorvino known for his roles in Goodfellas and on Law & Order has died of natural causes in Jacksonville Florida according to his publicist serving was 83 I'm Margie Szaroleta with the latest You know that you're only out early because I got you a job Not only does he Paul sorvino knew that no matter what role he played everyone would think of him playing a gangster as he did in Goodfellas serving said in a 1997 interview that was not him I'm really a comedian but the thing that strikes the hardest is the Goodfellas and the thing that I guess has a bigger impression on your psyche is the guy who can scare the life out of you Sorvino loved to sing but said he could not bring it to the level he wanted serving was the father of actor Mira Sorvino and famously broke down in tears when she won an
"goodfellas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"120 countries. This is Bloomberg radio Now, a global news update our congressman from Texas is planning to push a bill that would ban abortions in all 50 states. Republican Jody arrington says his bills modeled after legislation in Texas that does not make exceptions for rape or incest. He says the bill will likely be rolled out after the November elections when some are predicting a more conservative Congress, while Louisiana's abortion ban is back on a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling is dissolved a temporary restraining order against the ban which prohibits almost all abortions, and that state. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejecting the use of absentee ballot boxes. The ruling yesterday also requires that only the actual person voting can return a ballot in Wisconsin. That state holds a primary August 9th. The actor famous for playing Pauly walnuts on The Sopranos has passed away. Look how you growing up, pulling. I don't understand. When I was a kid, you two were all ladies. Now I'm old, and you do it still all. Tony sirico played the well groomed mobster pauli galtieri on the HBO series. I'm Scott Carr. You're listening to Bloomberg businessweek with Carol messer and Bloomberg quick takes Tim Steiner from Bloomberg radio. Swamp little funny word, right? Well, it's also the name of a north Philadelphia neighborhood, it plays a big part in our next guest's new book. It's called from swamp poodle to Mellon bank CEO, an Irish American's journey, the autobiography of Martin G mcguinn, junior. The former chairman and CEO of Mellon bank spoke in depth about his upbringing with Bloomberg radio's Paul Sweeney and senior market editor Mike Regan. Marty, I love the title, but you gotta tell me what or where is swamp poodle? Well, it certainly is an unusual word. And it's a neighborhood in northern Philadelphia where a lot of Irish immigrants settled in the early 1900s, including my grandparents. So it seemed like a good place to start telling my story. And so it is from swamp poodle to Mellon bank CEO. Hey Marty, you know, I'm just kind of seeing here, you grew up in Princeton, graduated from Villanova and vulnerable law school. And then you started a Marine Corps in Vietnam. Tell us about that experience. Well, I joined the Marine Corps while I was in college because they had a program where you went down during summers in college and went through your basic training. And then you were commissioned when you graduated and in my case, I was guaranteed a deferment so I could go to law school and then serve on active duty. And that seemed a good way for me to commit to serve my country, but at the same time be able to start my career in a way that was consistent with my planning. And in the Marine Corps, you may know, I mean, they have a saying, every band is a fighting man from the commandant on down. So you have to go through all the same basic training, even if you tend to have or hope to have a basic legal responsibility, which is what I did. And then serving in Vietnam was what all marines were doing during those days when I was active. You know, Marty, I always like to talk to the people who have had experiences running a bank because I feel like they have such a unique perspective on the economy and markets, almost like no one else can sort of view from having been in your position. And I'm curious to know if we're here sitting in an environment with more than 8% inflation, treasury yields going up one day down the next year, stocks in a bear market. What's your sort of read on the economy and how we should think about markets and the whole banking industry and everything in your old Wheelhouse these days? That's a pretty broad question, but let me try to answer it. As far as the economy is concerned, I mean, I think we've had a fairly strong economy for quite a few years now. And then when Congress really stepped up the spending, I think that really is what triggered the first move toward inflation. And then when you have, of course, the war in Ukraine and the energy problems and all the other issues, and then frankly, I think the Fred was fed was very slow in moving to raise interest rates. And so the challenge now looking ahead in my opinion is the fed would love somehow to get us what they call a soft landing, which means they contain inflation without causing too much disruption in the economy. But it's been very hard to do both historically and I think in this environment with so many problematic issues that I think it's going to be difficult to do. So my own opinion is I think there's a greater chance for a recession than previously. So maybe it's more likely than less likely. I think going back to the banking part of your question, a government regulation has been increasing in the last decade or so. And making it very difficult to compete in an economy where you're not only dealing with non financial institutions that are regulated differently, but you're dealing with competitors on a global basis. So it's a very difficult environment and of course, you're right. I mean, the banks have to work very hard in the economy as all companies. But still, there are more directly affected. So this is a very difficult environment, I think, for banking. Love to get some color from you, you are chairman and CEO of Mellon financial corporation from 1999 to 2006. Talk to us about that time and some of the challenges you faced. Well, that period of time followed a very strong stock market, which was not only important for health corporation shares trade, but of course we sold our retail banking business. So I wanted to move away from being a more traditional
Before Henry Hill: Ray Liotta Shone in 'Something Wild'
"Well I saw a raise performance in Goodfellas. I loved it. I think that lost it now and then and more or less forgot that this guy was an actor in a movie. He's very good in that film, but Henry hill is a bit of an asshole. The real joy of Goodfellas is staying a step or two ahead of the film the whole way. We know he's going to screw up. We know it. Just a question of how and when and given a part like that, ray Leonard is going to turn in a fine performance, but there's no room for menace in Henry hill. And menace is what Rayleigh is all about. That's why, as much as I love Goodfellas, you've got to see something wild. So when people eulogize Ray Liotta, for his performance and Goodfellas, I'm not going to complain. But I'm going to be thinking about if you really want to see how totally great this guy could be, how he does that thing that only great screen villains know how to do and make you simultaneously scared shit and yet unable to stop watching the screen, then you gotta watch something wild. It'll teach you everything you need to know about just how great ray liota was.
'Goodfellas' star Ray Liotta dies at 67
"Actor Ray Liotta has died while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic leota was 67 I'm Archie's are a letter with a look at his career As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster Ray Liotta was so well known for playing bad guys like mobster Henry hill in Goodfellas that he fought his whole life to show he was a sweetheart Leota told reporters in 1997 he played good guys too like in field of dreams Nobody even remembers that I was shoeless Joe in that 'cause I didn't hit Kevin in the head with the bat I guess Leo's first big break was in the soap opera another world and then the film something wild
AJ Has a Reunion
"Not much gossip except to say that Andrea is in town and we took, we took tootsie to rails the other night. And I thought, this would be great. I haven't seen Johnny roast beef is the frontman at Rao's. You guys know Johnny roast beef is a great character actor, of course he's the guy in Goodfellas who buys the Cadillac too soon after the robbery and didn't really tell him to take it back, take it back, Jimmy, Jimmy. It's under my wife's name. Take it back. He's that guy. I hadn't seen Johnny for a long time, so we show up the other night. And it was like a little reunion. Because it wasn't more than a day that our good buddy Pauly Herman had died. The guy who was the front man for ago in Los Angeles as Johnny's the frontman for rails. And I was with I saw all the guys, a lot of guys that were once the rails, guys. I mean, the ago guys. I saw Joe cortese. It was a great actor and a great writer too. Peter Dobson, who you may know of from several things he's done, including a movie many years ago called sing. Peter used to date my ex-girlfriend, Vanessa, and there was a time we were kind of like rivals because we were young and stupid. But every time I see Peter, it's nothing but love. In fact, he was with me on the last night that I go was in business. And he was with me when I stole the chair that Pauly sits in or sat in and we reminisced about that. I was with Nick very long ago who wrote the Oscar winning movie green book all about his father. And I didn't know he was a fan of mine. I'd ever met Nick. And when Johnny roast beast beef brought me to that table, it was remarkable how these guys stood up and wanted to talk to me and know me. In fact, one guy who I can't remember his name, he said to me, yeah, I tell everybody, you told me that you told everybody that Dan Rather fucked Hillary Clinton. I said, so you listen to my show, he goes, I never miss your show. I forget the guy's name. But he couldn't wait to tell that story to the whole table. And then when he told that story, the whole table went bananas.
The Story of Paul 'Lefty' Della Universita With His Nephew Jerry Vairo
"Paulie lefty Della university town. He was a protege of Lucky Luciano. And he left, he left an indelible mark on the mafia and American history. This is a guy who personally had his hand in events like the World War II allied invasion of Sicily, the birth of the Las Vegas casinos, the Cuban heroin connection, Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance and the Lufthansa, which was made popular in the film Goodfellas. But I'm telling you, you never heard of him. Well, I'm here to tell you he's real. I don't bullshit you. And on the phone with me straight from Florida is his great nephew, Jerry varro, Jerry. Well, what's up, AJ? How you doing, pal? I'm good. How about yourself? All right, I just. I just basically intro great uncle lefty and let the folks know a little about who he was, what he had his hands in, but there's a million things we could start with. We could start with his upbringing, et cetera, et cetera, his knowing is knowing numbers so well and his left hand that he knocked out a guy, didn't he kill a guy with a punch or some shit like that. And I know there's a big legend around his nickname, but I want to start in 1945. I think Pauley left these about 27 years old at the time and he had masterminded the biggest narcotics highest in American history by hearing about a large shipment of morphine from the New York docks. Got him about a half a $1 million and made him a major player in the mafia, right? That's basically the beginning of him becoming a big player, yeah? Well, at least the beginning when he was mentioned and The New York Times in that True Detective magazine, he did some stuff before that. But that's oh yeah. Yeah. That was when he was noticed by other guys. Like, who's this guy that gets away with doing that? Right. Now the thing that's really, I think when he really came to prominence and again, correct me from, I'm going on memory here, 'cause we sat down, you and I, many times, and I read the book, and I've done the radio shows with you, et cetera. But when this Sicilian stepped in and showed, they kind of showed lefty who really ran America's crime syndicate. And that basically was the Cosa Nostra back in Sicily. So Pauly gets promoted to a position that's basically the Sicilian ambassador to the American mob, right? Correct. He was made from what Tony Napoli told me. He was made at a young age by Lucky Luciano set that whole thing up because guys would be in deported left and right for drugs. They were into drugs big time. And Pauly was American born. So we couldn't be deported. And he was a 100% Sicilian, and he was loyal, and he was under the wing of Luciano and Jimmy alto. So he was a perfect candidate to be that
Dan Schools Hapless 'Fact-Checker' Tom Kertscher
"Many of you listen to my show specifically my podcast know that we become the target of America's worst fact checker a colossal diploid tool bag known as Tom kercher Tomson embarrassment to his family the country the cosmos sentient beings anywhere oh this is the part of the show there Yeah don't piss me off Don't do it So Tom targets my Facebook page because he's a hapless buffoon who couldn't get a real job So he works for politis Just take a look at his picture on the screen You'll know what I mean Tom kercher's name and what he does is he sits at home all day probably in a snuggie eating cocktail weenies and he goes through my Facebook page and because my Facebook page is a quite popular place to find truth and he's probably a leftist nut He tries to find posts that they can flag Now we're taking it up with Facebook that this guy has personally targeted my page He spends an inordinate amount of time doing it So I had posted the other day that Joe Biden's infrastructure Bill which we don't have the tax money for is going to hike the deficit by the amount of spending because we don't have the tax base to pay for it Now how he managed to threaten by three threatens us by the way He sends us these emails You will respond by 5 p.m. you can kiss my caboose there daddy O You're gonna threaten me look at you you goof wad You get a threat me What are you kidding me What do you like Joe Pesci from Goodfellas a spider I think it'd be a Drake boom should have been a leg I mean he sends me this threatening email You better send us the facts to back that up You want me to send up just to be clear send you the facts To back up a prediction about the accumulation of a fiscal deficit that hasn't happened yet This is where the this is what these fact
"goodfellas" Discussed on Cineflek
"Your. What's your favorite scene in this. Oh my gosh. There's somebody day ones. I think have to go with Deceive in the bar early on when Talk when everyone's thomas telling the story and one thing yeah the think i'm a clown clown. That was the that that seem to me. I remember the first time i saw that. I thought that like i was sitting on my couch. And i thought about a gun to my head grips by how like that was so intense on mean. Obviously i think after the story that he's telling it some dumb story they're laughing their asses off throwing drunk guy. It's something i feel like. It's also so important for the rest of the movie. Because that establishes its character as soon as you see him like a comment about a funny story and he is so like sensitive and insecure away also so violent that he can take anything the wrong way and turn into something completely completely different And obviously joe patchy his performance in the whole movie this this scene specifically just like grips you and like i mean it's it was. It's absolutely terrifying. I hope i never run into somebody like that. Because i mean god. I mean looking at Henry hills face in the scene like he is just taken back and this is someone who's been friends with since they were kids range. Even he's like he knows well enough to melt By kiki gun on what's going to happen. I just feel like that and it's early. It's earlier in the movie. That i remember fisher just sets the tone for the rest of the film and it's one of the one of the most like We'll see any movie. Frankly from from all the movies. I've seen definitely definitely the most quotable here. I mean just the just that whole that whole model is that he goes on everything. I mean it's not Bring up a good point that kind of sets the tone for us. maybe like it's almost. It's almost like it's almost like even in the more relaxing your little on edge just because someone could take the wrong way they can they they can dig it. Definitely turn on you. I i i read a couple things about that. Scene one is that that actually happened to joe passionate when he was which where he like he was he like a waiter. Something for like a mafia guy or something like that. Yeah yeah. I mean it's interesting. I hurt so. I watched the movie last night and i think it just. I was lucky. Because i looked up. I was watching a couple of weeks ago when i lifted up on. Google like where to watch. It said i had to like get it on amazon prime and then i think so. I think like just scott yesterday or h next now yes. I watched on atrium action. There is a little intro by march And which was cool to see. And he i think he said that when he was trying to get into character. He said he would only do it if you have something special for him in the movie and that was the thing that like he said i. This happened to me when i was young. And i want to the movie and they kinda just like worked it in like it wasn't originally the script that fitted in and got dead. 'cause it's awesome no totally totally. Yeah yeah i mean i mean. It's definitely feel feels like has she. I mean he he sort of allusive person because he doesn't do interviews like he really hates. The press see hates being famous at all. Which is why you like you like you. Like only agreed to the irishman after the ten ten it. But it's hard to tell how much of this is actually him. But this is the most like this is what i'd like to think pepsi's like this is. This is what i wanna think like like day to day. I mean just totally fucking with people like like can shoot off any moment Rental scary. I mean unlike unlike let's say like deniro and pacino on these other guys play. Gangsters seem like normal Well balanced people for the yes. He seems like he's actually the most like these characters. Yeah i mean he also it's like he's such a compelling actor because i feel like one of the things that is a really good like a really good indicator for like when someone really is an outstanding actor is when the hat hatton it play a variety of different roles and like when you watch them on in a movie. Forget like you're watching. Joe patchy because like i remember i saw obviously in the coma loan like things like that and that was the first impression i out of him and like it took me after the movie and like obviously looks pretty much. The same michigan avenue would realize. Oh my god. It's the same guy from home alone. And i feel like that is a really good indicator that someone has the ability to forget there watching an actor and he just like fully and buy in to the fact. You're watching you know. Tommy you're not watching joe patchy definitely definitely. I totally agree my my favorite scene. I mean it's agreement is start off with. I think it's still say this is my favorite scene. Is the helicopter chase sequence. That's a good one. Is that sleeper. Pick though i've my long to take a scene because it goes on for a while that whole kind of from the tomato sauce delivered to the the watch. The helicopter grabs. The sauce is a key. Part of the whole thing had to get the gravy. Go in and sausage. Yeah i mean that. I feel like you can take that. It's it's it's orbis sequence the scene but it's very much it's like i mean it's absolutely connected rebel thing i wish i griffin on on this one because because he actually made scorsese's mobs tomato sauce recently bo. You're telling me she. She scorsese has dislike documentary called italian-american about his parents but his mom just gives a full tomato sauce created it. His mom is is tom in the movie. Which i didn't know until this last launch of made so much better and just an an ad-libbed all those lines. I like she just ad-lib the whole thing. Which is so great Just told her to be sort of like a concern happy brother like embraces the dinner whatever midnight it is right at three in the morning with this guy in the trump. Yes that's funny. We should give back to the helicopter. Exchange that's awesome. But not deceive your. We started on. His mom is probably one of my next fix. That i would say i love them you can you can take it. You can take it. We'll see i i will. I will reveal my strategy. But i might have to take it on. The will will say the helicopter seeing all my gosh he also. I've never seen whatever they with the makeup. I've never seen someone look more fucked up than henry and that's if it's gonna go to the hospital any fixed brother in the doctor's like here he wouldn't be given me give some like he's already like coke out. It's probably had a couple drinks. And i gave him like some sort of like kind of hardcore over the counter. Drug goto cracking up. Yeah now it's it's so crazy. My favorite one of my favorite parts about that. Just how how. It's just directed lake likes for sese's in the same manic state in our something. Where it's you'd miss jumping around. Sometimes the soundtrack jumps like there's this moment though it starts off with jump into the fire. Which is one of my favorite harry nelson songs like great great needle dot there and then it ended claes a clip from a clip from From muddy waters a man and then it goes back to jump into the fire but but it like it plays it for like five seconds returns that song later. It's almost like it's almost like he can't remember the sequence in which events happened that day. Because you so like messed up it it's.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Cineflek
"I feel like that's like you had like a martin. Scorsese like films spectrum of ultimate light Like slow and ultimate exciting and it would be the wall street in irish ryan. And i do think that goodfellas falls pretty. Close the middle. I think it's interesting that one thing. I notice about watching this time. Is that like the movie like starts out at. it's like chippy. Pobably glamorizing the lifestyle and it makes sense though because it's telling it from the perspective of a young henry bell very beginning where he's like. He doesn't see any of the downsides of the life and he's just loving it and so like narrative it starts at a high and slowly gets worse and worse so i think it does a good job of like following his life in terms like things that are happening at the movie and the things that are happening personality of. Yeah yeah it's just it is fascinating. Nothing noticed about this movie that i had noticed matches. That same thing is the music It starts with this like very like like ballads like jazz classical music in the beginning. That's very romantic. And then like by three quarters in the movie. It's like cream and a rolling stones. It takes a whole like classic rock like punk shifts and like the things are happening in the movie just like nat Is really interesting. I notice board. Yeah no i totally agree and it also it also plates places. You had a moment in time right because he is sort of the the music sort of follow like the the the time line of of Of where the characters are in their lives. I almost wish they made a little more effort to sort of show. The show. the actors aging is like they looked exaggerated statement the fifties committees other. Good point side. Point except for robert deras graying hair but But other than that. I mean the music definitely like like like put you put you in a certain time It's you know you don't have much sympathy for robert robert de niro's tommy rate is tommy. Robert deniro a jimmy enemy. Giovanni is tommy joe. Patchy time okay. You don't have much sympathy for tommy at the end just because he's literally just shooting people all the time so i don't care too much about tom gibb. I similarly don't care care too much about because he tried to kill care. But then then then i really do feel bad for tommy paulie by felt like kind of had a good heart through it all and i thought i thought paul sorvino played that perfectly where he i mean he's a mob guy like not people off but he does kind of care about his family and watch out for his own right right well. It's interesting too. Because i feel like this is where you can kind of. Compare it in a way To the godfather in where they have that conversation about like in the beginning where henry's explaining what the mafia does and he's basically just says he. We provide protection for people who can't trust the cops and there's something very noble in that there's something very like simple and you can understand where it came from in terms of. I mean italian immigrants coming like off to a new place where they don't know like don't they can't trust people like they're being discriminated against like. They can't trust police because so they have to protect themselves. That's like kind of the birthplace of that and that makes so much sense in you know it's noble it's from antic And so at that point. You're still like very much like a engaged with these people. And then henry makes that choice to go down the route where he was selling drugs and polly has the top with them or like you don't like he's from previous area. Era the mafia where. He's still sees it as that saying that same thing. We're here to protect people. And i don't want to get mixed up in drugs and so from that point of view i agree with you. That police gary much Probably the most moral person in the in the movie. It is interesting. See that kind of clash between like the new age of what like the drugs can brought in because of the amount of money that can make with old era of the moscow that was built up protection. Yes i i agree with you that i think paulie is probably the most likeable and kind of heart warming character at least From the mafia side of the yeah. Yeah totally I read some read something online about him. About how like also almost dropped out of the movie like a couple of days before filming just because he was worried he scary enough and then he started like look it self in front of the mirror is not smiling like i think i could leave it a two nights but honestly it's it's the it's the it's the dichotomy between the two that that makes it an interesting character a almost like i think i mean people talk about the big three of this movie so often. They're also great. I mean deniro and rarely in ngo peci but but venus for me. It's just like right up there in terms of like crazy performance. Yeah i i fully agree i mean. Obviously it's surrounded by three this like the movies mainly falls a street characterised. Yeah but i mean you easily make the argument. That it's the it's the whole ensemble cast that makes the movie so special because there's so many movies when there's good performances by a couple of actors but the rest it doesn't really add up and it does lead to great movie like i know i love the scene in the beginning where whereas we're henry's walking through and he stints like basically it's from henry's point of view but it's more just like introducing to all the different characters in the family and and learning about them all and in times that i was gonna say what he was like jimmy to diagnosed with Time jimmy two times whenever you whenever that seat comes up. I'm just like you do types. Yeah it's awesome and it's so funny hearing the nicknames too because it is a good job with the costumes actors and everything would like one look person like if you know exactly why they have the name they have like just the aspect of it like i feel like it's so important in in a few movies like like create the family atmosphere like kind of helps you understand why everyone so connected and so yeah i and obviously i think polly's a huge firebugs. Yeah yeah totally totally. I mean you bring up a good point like scorsese as a really good job filling out filling out this world and stuff. I think i also talking about earlier. How sort of henry hill is like you can see how we get. Sweat swept up into this world and stuff. And i ended in a kind of kinda made me think about how i mean. Henry hill is really like a. It's almost doesn't have too much Free will in this movie. Almost like he swept up into this world from the beginning and it's like he started doing what he's told until he's not and so i mean he he he he's almost totally like a product of the system was born into. I mean he did choose when he was young. Sort of enter. Enter the crime world. But he's very much like once he decided to enter. This world is kind of like just get swept up with these guys and it's kind of like you kind of witnessing this crime. They're kind of witnessing the crime world through his is.
"goodfellas" Discussed on Cineflek
"Are you declan. i'm good man. I'm good at sunday announced today. Us youthful Just went for a walk. Pick up jin for this has it. Has it been has been cloudy since i left down yesterday. It was like a tornado. Like this crazy. Random like when the storm came out of nowhere But you know stat likes to fluctuate all over the place for very well. Thank you for coming on for this. Loaded it so fun we're doing. We're doing goodfellas Did so we we we were. I came to visit seattle And we were out drinking. You're like we need to do a podcast. I was like who which one of us proposed head of this come about. I think it was probably be. Because i was i wanted slag. I always wanted to like our podcast is a little bit nervous to ask him that. I got drunk. And i was like okay. Go for it. go for it. Yeah let's let's podcasts of goodfellas. Like when i was like thirteen riverside i thought it was like whole new opened up a whole new door of movies for me in terms of like just like cinema and complexity and going from like oh is a real movie yet. So i'm excited. Yeah me too. So so you're saying the first time he was like thirteen or so. You remember what it was like seeing this for the first time. Oh yeah it was one of. I mean it's definitely one of the most memorable movies i've ever seen. I'd like when i was like thirteen. I was kinda read around age for a parents decided like okay. He can like see like grown up movies now. I'd kind of just like a rip. The band aid off kind of bowman for like entering a world of like cry movies and all of scorsese's movies as well dislike all at once and it was just. I remember seeing it and just like this is so awesome like it's not as characters are so interesting it's crazy as basement story. Ladies are real people that asked that made it like more visceral like five times. Yeah the duke a lot. There's a lot of drugs on a sex lot killing all those things will how this is exciting but it was. It was awesome ever. I was just great. I've seen the movie like probably four times. That first time was like incredible. Oh yeah totally we. We paired it with the bees needs which is Which is a cocktail. Were two The brooklyn in the bee's knees the brooklyn's probably little the booklets Brooklyn's probably something like henry hill-wood drink in the bee's knees probably something that karen would drink. It's quite good. Karen's pretty cure for your dead. She she went Point movie where she's going kind of Dragan straight straight whiskey about point so classy but yeah this is going on now. It's pretty good. It's it's kind of a. It's a prohibition era a cocktail with Honey honey syrup. Did you have any trouble with honey syrup. No now it was really easy. I took her instructions directly announcing that worked really relieved. It i was i was. I was looking certain. Because i looked at the ingredients that i saw that. It's just the ring radiance of the jin honey syrup and women. That was worried. Because i just went to the liquor store and bought the cheapest jin off the shelf and i was like out smith might be. That'd be tough. And i don't have a cocktail shaker. But i used my water bottle and actually like all that really well like oh man was It's God richmond richmond again like it was like ten bucks for book. Well that's that's a good deal. There was still still. It feels like if you were to show someone forcing movie. You'd show them this movie like if you just like who is or sese like you'd probably show them goodfellas or is there another on of more embodies his style i mean sub to say he's got so many great. I feel like this one though. I think you make a good point in that. It of showcases a lot of different aspects of what makes him so great. There's obviously like storytelling. The narrative of henry hill and karen them narrated the old saying it's seeing it from their point of view But at the same time almost like tells the story of the lifestyle of banding stor more so than tells like henry l. story away and like kind of fall in love with his characters to like it does really audible job of like telling a story for from narrative point of view and then also like incorporating all these different characters and these like inter and then the cinematography like obviously the shot of going into the cabana like. Yeah i remember i remember. I watched that my dad was like he was like stub and he was like watch. This is if they ever and so. It's just yeah it's I think i mean personally. It's my it's probably my favorite Scorsese movie but he's got a lot of good ones. So it's it's. It's a lot of changes. No yeah there's definitely like from no it's it's it's interesting because it feels like he can't stop himself from coming back to the gangster genre every time he's sort of like urban Every few movies take stuff away from it. You know it goes goodfellas. I was out exactly exactly so so you know. And then most recently. The irishman obviously. Are you able to do the irishman. Yeah i i watched it. It took me a few tries. Turns labor although i watched it when i was studying abroad in i was in prague and time like i was i was really i was doing all sorts of stuff so like i was like doing some pretty exciting thing so it was like it was tough to find like riding four hours of my day to shit my watch this and like none of my friends at the time to watch it would be so. I ended up watching three trunks and yeah it was. I liked it but i don't think it's on even close to being on the level of goodfellas. Yeah no i mean. I mean i i also side point like watch like the fewest movies by lifelock studied abroad. I'm time for the ship but But yeah i. I liked it Definitely strikes a different tone but it's I mean. I think i think the interesting about this. I think the interesting thing about goodfellas is you. Is you kind of alluded to how it shows like the lifestyle of being a gangster and stuff and i think it scorsese always balances like the kind of like. Let's glamorize the lifestyle. And this like demonized characters life choices like he all always imposes the sort of moral ending to these stories and i think like this lies somewhere in between wolf of wall street and the irishman on that we're wolf of wall street is like almost like too much glamour in excess than direst minutes too much like this is really kind of a slog to get through a. Yeah oh yeah. It's fun but it also like you know right doesn't look like it seems scary. It seems like a scary world at times. Yeah that's a that's a very Is kind of among the spectrum of light..
"goodfellas" Discussed on Cineflek
"And welcome to another episode of sin affleck. I'm your host ethan colbourne Welcome back welcome if this is your first time. Happy pride month. Happy june happy summer. So so we're starting. Thank you for for listening to this special. I think it's my first. Martin scorsese movie which which is going to be a great time but this special episode about goodfellas. It's a it's a classic movie. Someone intimidating honestly to talk about but i think i think me declan did a really good job here. I'm really proud of this one But yeah i really. I really hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you as always to my patrons. Stephen sydney zack griffin and danica. If you want to Donate or become part of our patriot on You can check that out at patriots dot com slash. If you want to help you can also leave review on. That's always super helpful Helps with like the algorithms and stuff for this episode. We drank the bee's knees. Which is a prohibition cocktail really good. It's kind of a lemon drop but with honey. I really really enjoyed it and you can find recipes for that on my instagram twitter. Next week. we're doing once upon time. In hollywood which i just recorded actually in and Also had a great time on. So i hope you guys are excited for that. One always a good time. Clara is once again off for a little longer. Just dealing with school and everything so i will let you know when they're Rejoined the podcast. But for now you're gonna have to deal with my voice for a little extra time Anyway without further ado. Let's let's poppy into this interview. How.
"goodfellas" Discussed on The Drunk Projectionist
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"goodfellas" Discussed on Moscova Media Podcast
"Regardless of who we believe in When we have to face our creator ended the day We won't be able to be used Trump as an excuse on why activists are way or anybody like that We won't even. I don't think we'll be able to use m k gandhi. Why we did good either. It has to come from us from inside in our true intentions and that means clubhouse. Oh yeah i agree a hundred percent but you know it was funny and you know like i'm obviously not black but i did live in the bahamas for the first four years of my life so i grew up with all my friends were black and my whole world is black and sometimes i really. I feel more comfortable around black people and white people because i'm not white. I'm black but i the early years of my life i but it was black right so i think it took me a while realized. I'm not black. I look in the mirror. Oh shit But it's funny. Because i was listening to this clubhouse room and it was black women who are trying to cancel. Mlk and i was like. Oh i didn't realize that. Martin luther king could be a divisive figure because i guess some some of the ways he allegedly treated women unacceptable and i was like man mike. And you keep you. Can't you can't cancel. Mlk look what he did. But there's really a complexity to you know political figures and what they mean But i do agree with you. A hundred percent dude at the end of the day can't be with this person or that person or what has to be all of us like right now and definitely definitely mean and And i definitely studied the black community and being one of being a person of color myself even though my family's from haiti and you know and came over here by boat or whatnot The eighties And move into the ghetto Yet they found a way to move out and better their lives and and keep keep pushing so when it comes to the black community. I don't like to make excuses for them yet. Having actually been in certain ones like ghettos or whatnot and experienced it.
"goodfellas" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Another year of the Goodfellas. Wow. I can't believe we made it through with zero arrests. I like the first show of the year because I have not broken a glass or spilt anything. Yeah. There we go. They always make sure you say yet Bochy is upon us. First of all, brother Jim. He is I gotta think. He's in quarantine again, Jim again. What did he do? And it's not like guys. He said. Well, he said, Well, hold it. Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, He likes to travel around. There's a jet setter. Pay the 120 bucks. Thanks. Just get on the game. He spends 10 grand and traveling first class and you're gonna spend 100 bucks on the test. My gosh. And then if you want to make sure you take the written test you can't you can't you can't read multiple choice and to read true false That's all there is This Jim Bixby But here in steel, Goodfellas chop cotton. Good morning. There we go, Richard Creature. Uh, come on, Mom. Oh, Well, thank you. Thank you, brother, Richard. And we want to talk about for our first show of the year. Gosh, hardest, hardest working man of this stuff to talk about, Please. We're going to need all all this wind. We're gonna talk about that. Uh, Lucas from the old spaghetti factory. Lucas Lucas Lucas. Welcome. Thank you. Glad to be here. Glad you're with us, man. Awesome. Hey, listen, Goodfellas all were about as we get guys together, and we just talked smack about anything and everything, but we always have. Wine and grinds with our visit together and you've been so very generous. Bring in so much with Let's get to know you a little bit. Tell us about yourself. Awesome. So I moved out here specifically for the old spaghetti factory. Okay, so and as you could see if you were here in the studio, That's what I brought with me is the entire factory smells like the old spaghetti factory. Little array of everything for everybody, but Started off working for them in Southern California on a couple different restaurants out there. Moved around Newport Beach, Fuller town hopped around but moved out here and 2018. Open up the new restaurant. Was supposed to be pretty temporary, but it's not now it's not looking that way looked a little more permanent. Does that kind of love the lifestyle out here? But that's all that's all. I am. I'm the general manager down there at Aloha Tower. We opened up April 2018 were still open up that right now running, so come on by and visit us first time ever out here, though, When you moved out here. You've been here before surfing or something. I've only been to Maui. Never. Really. Yeah. So just moved out on a whim. My fiance and I at the time she was my girlfriend you're talking about and then Let's do it. Let's go. Let's go. Oh, you know, ever been to a while? Who might Well go try to be done, You know, Spaghetti factory. As you know, it's iconic. I mean, we were talking off air. The boys here that we all have stories and experiences, especially those of us with kids. I mean, that that was the best and still is, But we want to take the kids out for dinner. Best value. Best food. Best experience. You guys take care of families so well. And the location award. I mean there for 100 years, right? How would you have made a mistake on that? They should have kept a little place for the old spaghetti factory. But you're in a long time. So if you guys been told of it dope this place It's it's so well appointed. The atmosphere is so congenial. And your team are tremendous. The times when we've been there just fantastic. So congratulations. And if you ever been award to we actually tried really hard to salvage certain iconic pieces. They're like the big stained glass in the front. Because of the size and anyone we couldn't fit the whole Fitch here, but we chopped in half. So we're walking right right there. There's something iconic pictures around there like we didn't get people walking around asking him. Spent half an hour to 45 minutes walking around looking all the deck or you gotta you gotta check it out. Yeah, it's amazing what? Your hours there, So we have kind of modified hours right now, with everything going on, But it's Sunday through Thursday. 11 a.m. to 8 P.m.. No closing the middle. And then Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. to nine PM Oh, yeah, you walking in 9 P.m., we'll seat you. It's not like the last seating like you walk in. We'll see it. You will take care of you and you don't need reservations. I mean, it's it's always recommended if you want to, because it Kobe and everything, but we have a big restaurant. So what? We'll find a way to be sad if you walk out. Oh, how many people do you see? So pre Cove. It was 400 right now we have to operate. We're operating at 1 70 match capacity, but still that's a lot of people a lot of people compared to other restaurants as well. How's Aloha Tower relationship? Doing business during covert. They're really accommodating. That could help us out a lot good could be here even with the whole stigma of Aloha Tower with parking, not always being issue over there. It's not an issue anymore because we're really the only ones there. I know. Yeah, There's no other tenants. They're so notes for you. You mean a lot of them are doing online on Wow. So there's a lot of parking available. So come on down. Yeah, I got a lot of memories and a lot of time. Where is the location and so tries used to be right front. She took more more space beyond that, Just a choice. Because China's space was relatively small. Yes, we extended back. So if you were to walk between Pier 89 on the right hand side, we kind of took over a back part of that as well. Places. Great. Let me get it. It's phenomenal to bring any wine today. Okay? Chuck's ready. So there we go. You know, after all, it's after nine o'clock on Friday this year, starting at 80805. So what? It's already had 9 16 in the morning. Take a very short break. Telephone number website. Contact Information. Lucas. So I recommend going toe osf like old speedy factory osf dot com. Click.
Healing From COVID-19
"Debbie Masar is an actress that you might recognize from the movie goodfellas. Less take it. Easy. Or entourage for younger sometimes lines the people you love best is the most loving. You can do you sound like a twisted fortune cookie. except. So, I reached out to Debbie when I thought I was sick and she immediately called the. She was one of the first people that I had seen posting publicly about being sick with covid nineteen. I don't know if she realized how important it was for me to hear from somebody who actually had it. So I wanted to reconnect with Debbie now that we've both recovered and I called her identity I'm Maria joining from Brooklyn. Yes. So officially welcomed in the thick and. We're talking about surviving in battling cove it and I remember when I first got sick. I. Was having a lot of anger and denial and anxiety and rage. You told me that this thing was gonna come in waves that I needed to be prepared. You told me at that point you were already in recovery and you're like I'm cleaning all the time and I was like, Oh my God, how can she even lift her arm? And so I'm wondering what was it that made? You understand how important it would be for you to. Talk to someone like me when I started to feel really sick it didn't feel like anything that I ever had before it was kind of weird and it was a collective thing that was happening in my house all at once with all of my family members, I always feel like it takes a village. I actually had people that were having similar symptoms as me and getting sick at the same time as me and we sort of formed this. Co vid nineteen like reach out center to each other going Oh my God I haven't have you got an oxy meter. Have you taken this herb? A lot of people are just suggesting things and things that they thought might help them but I really was so grateful for actually people reaching out to me that I'm also kind mommy like that like when people get it and they're confused. Because I had gone through it is well, I just wanted to be there for you and I had talked it on my instagram because there were no people talking about it and I remember you saying that you were getting backlash and so what was that like Debbie to not only get this but then you're very open hearted person people were coming at you during this may first of all, I was being told by my doctors that I know that I'm friendly with I'm sorry. Jeb. But I only have a couple of tests that were given to me and you just don't fit the criteria and I thought to myself. I'm taking the subway two to three times a day. I was in Italy, all of December and part of January I've been on airplanes. How do I not meet criteria? I have every symptom so we will when people started coming on. Instagram I mean first of all, this disease has been politicized at this point, which is wrong. So I, just felt there was an incredible. Amount of ignorance of arrogance of denial of people going like you know Oh. Gosh. You know it's only for like the people in. You know nursing homes. So you know like you when I see what's happening in the rest of the country where my heart. Goes you and I? We did. We survived there's definitely an awareness of kind of survivor's guilt for sure. I don't have any guilt. I'm thrilled. A great way to. End. It. There's no guilt here because I thought I would die my lungs are not the strongest they never have been since child I have chronic bronchitis. I've been a smoker most of my life and I had pneumonia a few years ago. So I thought I was going to die and I, have a family I have a lust for life and I hate needles because I survive I went and gave a huge bag of my convalescent plasma. I try to spread the word because this is far from over. People need to buckle up because it's going to be a rough road and we need the tools to know to be getting tested. Not think that because you have the antibodies necessarily that you're safe when you do get sick what are the things that can help you
Truth vs Hollywood
"Welcome to truth versus Hollywood I'm David, Chen and A. Truth versus Hollywood is look at films that are based on a true story, but we don't just talk about the film. We also talk about that true story. On this podcast will touch on what really happened. How that differs from the film and why and we're not just talking, heads will hear about the true story through interviews from experts, witnesses and people who were involved in it. It's both the real facts and the real facts are l. fix. What do you think that Joanna I loved it today Ridge? Today! We're talking about Martin. Scorsese's classic film Goodfellas Goodfellas is based on the book Wiseguy. Nicholas Pathology which, in turn is based on life of Mobster Henry Hill Hill was actually alive when the film came out and was very pleased with his film based on him, and as we'll talk about later, it definitely had an effect on his life. Pathology worked with Scorsese to write the screenplay and the film was. was a complete. It nominated for six Academy Awards and won one Joe Pesci for supporting actor. It's considered one of the best gangster movies of all times. If I put it on their list of one hundred years, one hundred movies and the Library of Congress decided that it was culturally important and added it to its preservation archives all right well. Let's get to the movie itself. It stars Ray Liotta. Hill Robert Deniro as Jimmy, the Gent Conway, who's based on Jimmy the Gent? Burke Joe Pesci as Tommy devito based on Tommy desimone Paul Sorvino Paul cicero based on Paul Vario and Lorraine Bracco as Henry's wife Karen Hill. Many real life figures at this movie was based off of an apparently Henry Hill ended up getting paid five hundred eighty thousand dollars because of the use of historian, this movie, which is a lot of money to pay to a mobster who has done very horrible things you know in watching this movie again. John Robinson one of the things that. I kind of realized you know or reflected on is the fact that we've been lost you decades seen so many movies about bad men, doing bad things, and that this movie kind of one of the prototypical examples of how they can be glorified an elevated in this. Movie makes that lifestyle look really glamorous while at the same time depicting some of the negative consequence lifestyle, but at the same time it does rubbed me the wrong way that like the people who are involved often are rewarded. We also saw this Martin. Scorsese's Will Wall Street as well. Similar dynamic, there so I'm kind of curious like as you're reflecting on your overall experience of watching the movie, and now that we know little bit more about what happened with the real life characters, and we're GONNA. Talk about it during the courses podcast like. How did it strike you that? This is based off of Real Person I. Think Scar says he couldn't have picked a better release. Go subject to to glum onto here than Henry Hill because though he is gangster and he's fully involved in this gangster life, he is a the likability of this character, which is really what's Cortesi was going for I've seen interviews. We talked about the nineteen thirty two scarface, which was the first time he ever saw. Gangsters depicted as really likable. When you Henry Hill. And he does terrible things, but he's a gangster who is a little squeamish. We see this the film and it's corroborated by true story of his life. He was violent crimes, but he wasn't a a mass murderer and You know the the charisma of him. I think is really important. He wasn't one of the most vicious people in this story. And so I think you're making good point that like. If you're GONNA choose an entry way into this world. Henry Hill is probably the ideal candidate in this case so. Well, the film opens with three men driving in a car, having a seemingly normal evening. It's then revealed that there is a captive in the trunk and than shortly after him, we mmediately get Henry's voiceover with the iconic line as far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. It's one of the most. Openings and Awesome History Joanna Robinson after nearly three decades. How effective did you find this opening? Well, it's funny. I did not see I was eight years old when fellows came out, or maybe nine so I did not see it in theaters and I didn't see it until later in life and but by then it already seats into the culture because it was so iconic. You know there's. Maniacs good feathers, pigeon parody, and like all sorts of stuff, so I'm going to wear of the beats of it, even though the first exposure to goodfellas was. Is what you're saying. Thousand percent absolutely. But you know so by the time I had seen it. I had also seen so many things that had imitated it, and this is true of like so many of our great films like by the time you get around to watching it. Maybe you seen a bunch of people. Knock it off and so you're like well. How groundbreaking? Is this
"The underworld. Today's quote comes from Salvatori profanity. An influential captain in the most famous Colombo crime family based in New York City for fought. She's actions were ruthless but they were necessary to keep the families disputes away from authorities. Nowhere was this sentiment more apparent than in his famous quote. Goodfellas don't sue goodfellas goodfellas kill goodfellas cheese. Father Joe was the original head of the crime family before his death in nineteen sixty two in the years. Following the family was taken over by Joseph Colombo. The younger prophecy never expressed regret over. Not taking over for his father. He knew it was best if he worked outside of the limelight. Things were easier to accomplish in the shadows while Prophet. She never led the family. His role was important in keeping the peace profound. She was known to be a great mediator. Inter family disputes and was called in to squash any problems for example in nineteen ninety two a mob lawyer in Philadelphia named Salvatore threatened to sue a mobster named carmine Franco Avena accused Franko of skimming money off the top of their Waste Management. Racket without telling him as if the accusation itself wasn't enough to stir up trouble. Avena wanted to take the matter to court. Never the best idea for a criminal organization. The fifty-six-year-old flew in to settle the dispute at the behest of the Colombo family Ci Son was also married to a Venus daughter so in addition to helping the crime family he was protecting his own family profonde. She begged Wien not to file a civil suit. Exposing the entire business in front of a judge would lead to more charges against everyone but Avena was steadfast. That's when pro fauci uttered his famous quote to survive the mob. You had to avoid the courts. This wasn't how things were run instead. Violence was the law of the land. Profonde she didn't want Vena killed. He was family but if he didn't relent. That would be the only way forward. It took some more working over but Avena down. He and Franco settled their deal out of court weeks. Later the problem was federal officials. Had bugged. Evine is office. Every word of his conversation with Prof Archie was heard and some of prophecies comments were used to pin his men on a slew of charges. It was the biggest and most ironic slip up of his career. But he himself ultimately didn't face prosecution he was able to retreat back into the shadows just the way he liked it after a few more years of peacekeeping by the early two thousands prof
Kingpins Daily: Henry Hill
"Today's quote is from Mafia so Henry Hill an associates at the Lucchese crime family as many Italian Mafia. Al FISA COOLED. That is. He wasn't associate until his arrest in nineteen eighty off to wish he turned. Fbi informant eventually. He sold his life story to Simon and Schuster in the book. He'll explain the appeal of joining the mob at the age of twelve. My ambition was to become a gangsta. Be a wise guy to me. Being a wise guy was better than being president of the United States to be a wise guy was to own the World Hill. Wasn't the only little boy to see. The attraction of the Mafia lifestyle for decades in the twentieth century. Italian communities like Hills Brooklyn neighborhood. Brownsville showed children what joining one of the crime families could do for you. There was the wealth. The Glamour of the guns. The secrets and the rituals. The respect and fear of the community generally speaking the power joining the Mafia as hill put it was to own the world. Show the president of the United States might own the world too but he owned it from somewhere far away somewhere with alien rules kid from an immigrant family didn't know and thus was unlikely to aspire to in contrast mob guys are wiseguys as hill and his pals called them stuck around the neighborhood in their sleep cars and fancy suits. They spoke a language. The kids could understand a language drawn out of old world conceptions of honor and violence a language memorialized in storybooks in spoken around the dinner table by Sicilian. Grandpas and fact wise guys with such an integral respected part of life in many Italian American communities that they will also called goodfellas hence the name of the Iconic Award Winning Nineteen Ninety Scorsese Film. A film that was based on Henry. Hill's life story. The film like hills quote displays. Just how alluring. The life of King Pin can be despite the violence and despite the possible consequences which Henry Hill experienced in full as a young protegee of the Lucozzi organization in the early nineteen sixties. He was involved with arson gambling. Schemes truck hijacking loansharking assault and drug dealing in the early nineteen seventy S. He served four years in prison for extortion but once he got out he was back on the streets or rather at the airport. One of his most notorious crimes was the one thousand nine hundred seventy eight Lufthansa heist he and several other. Lucchese associates rubbed a cargo terminal at New York's JFK. Airport came away with five million dollars in cash and nearly one million dollars in jewels. It was one of the most lucrative cash robberies ever occur in the United States and hill and his cronies got away with it. Only a small fraction of the lutes was ever recovered and the only person convicted for the crime was an airport worker. Who abetted the thieves but hill didn't escape the law for long two years later in nineteen eighty? He was arrested on drug trafficking charges by turning informant for the FBI hill was able to weasel his way out of both harsh legal punishments and death on the streets at the hands of Lucozzi enemies after a stint in witness protection. He published multiple books about his life. And did the talk show circuit the glamorous life was still his for the taking but even getting out to the mob didn't erase the violence from hills life in two thousand three his son and daughter. Greg and Gina Hill published a joint memoir about their mafia childhood. It clarified the ways in which hills violence and drug use tore his family. Apart as Gina explained in an interview on Fox News on my seventeenth birthday. He beat me with an inch of my life and then he took a butcher knife to a picture of me. Henry Hill may not have served out the jail sentence. His crimes deserved but he and his family paid the price for his glamorous life of Mafia law the little boy in Brownsville Brooklyn got what he asked for but not perhaps what he wanted.
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
Awards Season: Oscar Nominations
"We have the golden globes recently today we get the critics choice awards tomorrow very early in the morning they will be announcing the academy award nominations so it's the awards season some times we can glean what will probably happen with the Academy Awards by what happens in the golden globes not always sometimes many times it's wall has been monitoring the critics choice awards and I think we should start there to see if maybe the critics choice awards are either going or falling in line with the golden globes or offering a different message if you will as far as what should be honored this year from first look the critics have got a much more on point and then lie with me then the glow okay let's go down some the category Best Actor yes Joaquin Phoenix for joker given that Best Actress Renee Zellweger for Judy yes best supporting actor Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood surprises there yep best supporting actress Laura Dern for marriage story he didn't see it heard was okay best young actor romaine Griffin Davis for the judge a rabid movie don't know if there are a lot of kids related films on there but Hey sure give it to him best acting ensemble the Irishman art is a good okay good let's look let's let's slow down and talk about that but what I don't know if they're put it this way is far as acting goes I was very underwhelmed by the Irishman I I really think people are more impressed by the names will histories and legacies of the people involved in the movie as opposed to the actual performances most people were saying that they really like the the understated performance of Joe Pesci yeah it was nice he didn't really cost a lot he didn't beat anyone with a baseball bat but as far as an acting performance I don't think was all that special I don't think Robert de Niro's performance as the Irishman was special it wasn't anything that I said wow that was vintage Robert Dinero it wasn't like there was any particular moment or monologue or passage the people will come away and say we're gonna be quoting that for years we can quote the godfather we can quote good fellas in an area casino what have you there wasn't really anything all that special quotable about the Irishman as far as the ensemble cast it was great to have all these big names together yeah but they had big names together in the Expendables did make it a great movie big names who were to gather it almost seemed like he was with one last ride together for these particular group of actors for this particular genre and I had heard all the hype in I'm a guy who loves the godfather yeah I'm a guy who loves casino and Goodfellas varying degrees but I loved the genre as a whole love the sopranos so that's something I I I know this genre I appreciate the genre when I saw the Irishman it was really weird it was weird what they did to Robert De Niro and his allies making them blue or whatever so he looked like the actual person it was not necessary they could have chosen a different actor if you're gonna do all that was extracting I did like the fact that it's so it's a movie based on real people real incidents in history and it almost quite like the have the story line and as real events happened it breaks away in the show you this person was actually killed by a bullet to the head nineteen seventy one or whatever and I'll show you a still frame of the actual crime scene or something like that that's something I enjoy it but as far as the acting performances there were not we talk about Star Wars hi Scott Walker same thing in the sense of there were no wow moments for me there was nothing which said to me is like wow I've never seen that before no they were getting killed by basically getting whacked like okay we seen people get whacked like this before because they've already told all those stories just changing the name to fictional people another movie so what we see the Irishman which is based on true events and everything not special I didn't think the performances were special that's not a number that are best acting ensemble right okay I would rather Avengers with that because as far as I'm concerned the acting by Robert Downey junior in Avengers in game was stellar okay well I mean look got it and maybe that's why Avengers in game got best action movie finally can best visual effects of got best animated feature is difficult yes yeah best costume design yes Ruthie Carter for dolomite is my name give it to him let's stop right there if you haven't seen dolomite is my name please see it isn't available on Netflix I think you will view Eddie Murphy in a whole different light a whole new light any have best comedy yeah I agree Eddie Murphy has not only reinvented himself but in this particular performance he's just an actor he's not telling jokes like a comedian he is embodying Rudy ray Moore someone completely different and it's telling you the story of how Rudy ray Moore had to reinvent himself from musician to stage performer two eight kind of comedian telling almost wraps stories on stage right right if you know the history and this is a quintessential LA movie in the sense of Rudy ray Moore is inextricably linked to the history of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you will recognize the landmarks and everything and that is why eighty Murphy deservedly so also got the lifetime achievement award other film awards go to Quentin Tarantino for once upon a time in Hollywood no surprise a Best Director it was a tie Sam Mendes for nineteen seventeen and bomb June hole for parasite can we just go ahead and assume given Hollywood's reaction and also the foreign correspondents reaction to nineteen seventeen that that's probably going to be best picture Best Actor definitely nominated tomorrow for the Oscar nominations yeah we'll probably will win and I say that for this reason for the foreign correspondents association for the golden globes to give nineteen seventeen best drama award what are the ward was and it had not even been released in theaters yet at that point bright I just said to me that it leaves the Hollywood portion critics correspondence whatever they pretty much made up their mind which says to me Hollywood as far as the voting academy members have pretty much made up their mind and they've probably already decided that this is going to be the movie I've heard nothing but superlatives about it I haven't seen it but I'm just reading the tea leaves it is going to get the nomination but I'm saying if I were to place any money nineteen seventy this Best Picture and Best Director just because of all these other indications I'm getting I agree totally agree best sci-fi or horror which is in an Oscar related category not to to my knowledge but us it's good thank I I I I saw the movie everything was great yeah so I'll be in Emma Jordan Peele fan but I did think the movie is great I do appreciate how he tells very different stories that's the story we haven't seen before I can I can watch it and say like wow that's something different is not the typical horror stories come to typical sci fi story has a little twist at the end is what he usually is going to do now is going to be known for that in the way that M. night Shyamalan is known for that I can appreciate what he does I just didn't think the movie was spectacular yeah but I don't know who would love you to hear it I don't know what was up again so when we come back we'll continue with these critics choice awards and also forecast possibly with coming tomorrow morning with the Oscar nominations this the
National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film
"The other day I just don't wash the Irish sensor it's named the best film this is us for safe use the Irish story of Frank sure straight up the mob this is your best best film bind the best phone by national board of review I don't know about that it's good movie very much were there very attention and boy it brings up some serious questions like about the Jimmy Hoffa I hit and all that stuff but the one thing in Scorsese's always fantastic when he does the mafia thing but I thought Goodfellas was way better than this I mean is a good movie but I think and what he called their one of my contacts you know casino good fellows those are the two I want to say premier mafia movies ever up all this one's good Irishman's good see it's on
The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments
"Good evening the house impeachment inquiry that has gripped Washington was jolted this week by two major developments essentially to do cross currents that could affect the debate for weeks to come first America's top diplomat in Ukraine ambassador William Taylor gave damaging testimony behind closed doors testifying at the White House did threaten to withdraw military aid and less Ukraine announced probes that would politically benefit president trump the testimony by Taylor an army veteran and respected diplomat undermine president trump's insistence that there was no quid pro quo then late Thursday came reports that Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the F. B. I.'s conduct during the twenty sixteen campaign even as the DOJ inspector general is wrapping up his own investigation of related issues those proceedings have been cheered by the president and by Republicans who see them as a counterweight to the house impeachment probe house democratic chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler released a statement in response quote if the department of justice may be used as a tool for political retribution or help the president with a political narrative for the next election the rule of law will suffer new an air repairable damage joining me tonight card the margin compression on national security reporter for The Washington Post Catherine Lucey White House reporter for the Wall Street journal I'm none of us national correspondent for the PBS newshour in Jonathan swan national political reporter for axioms corn you've been following this impeachment inquiry all week at the capitol but for the DOJ to now be opening a criminal investigation what's the significance of that development I need all the other impeachment news for the timing has to be pleasing the president because it presents a counter narrative for what's been going on you have he he's been investigation which we know right now looking at that the Ukraine connections and you have the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe which Russia Ukraine are not that separable let's say that given the president something to focus on something that he can now double down on as the focus is heating up on impeachment look that Durham has been a criminal prosecutor who's been in in charge of this investigation for a while in a way he is always had because of the role he plays the ability of the panel grand jury or to you you know issue indictments against individuals we don't know that he's actually taken those steps yet so the actual significance of what this means does this actually end up pulling in career investigators from the FBI or elsewhere for some sort of felt form of malfeasance or does this just end up being you know a political give to the president at a time at which he's feeling like people aren't really behind him and he wants his troops to rally around him what's the significance of the Attorney General being involved in this kind of investigation doesn't raise questions about the independence of the DOJ I think president trump has always been pretty clear about the role that he thinks the traditionally independent department of justice should play which is that he should be able to direct the work that they're doing and by extension the work that the Attorney General is doing we know Attorney General Barr is involved in this investigation that's being led by John Durham is the US attorney in Connecticut and so they're obvious questions there about what exactly was the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place but bar message of this very very early on right he said before Congress I do believe spying occurred on the trump campaign I would be willing to explore the origins of the Russian investigation and he's also been part of some of the efforts to protect the president politically is pushed back on the subpoena efforts to try to get at the president's tax returns as well so this fits perfectly in line with that raising it to a criminal probe now ups the ante right it kind of turbochargers and it kicks it up a notch I don't have any other medical as Kerr mentioned gives them all of those powers now we don't know what evidence led to that you can't just in the department of justice they were suddenly going to make this a criminal investigation some piece of evidence had to lead to that we don't know what that we usually don't understand Jonathan there's the DOJ probe led by the Attorney General investigating the origins of the Russia pro and then you have the inspector general also within DOJ doing his own report how did they align if at all we don't know we don't know what the IG reports going to say we don't know when it's going to come out and I think we should be very cautious about saying that this is counter programming in terms of when when learning about this criminal investigation of being elevated a grotesque issue number one we don't know when they made that decision when he said okay it's pasta threshold way I believe is that their crimes could have been committed dharma is a serious prosecutor sincerest guy with a serious reputation he's not seen as a partisan hack he has a storied career now in terms of the white it kind of program will would mean the Adam called in okay better than New York times we used in this sort of way and I bet two of the best justice department reporters so I think it's quite possible this could have been opened we don't know when it was opened could be up and you know weeks ago and it could be as simple as a leak investigation we know there was so much classified information leaked in the early if the Russia investigation Sir this is all just to say there's so much we don't know and people are going to spend this in the ways that they want to do you know they can be hysterical about it but I think that it could it could be as simple as by doing what trump wants to do and and our own following the facts and keeping the family up in mind Catherine let's take a stroll down from the DOJ on Pennsylvania Avenue to the capital and you had ambassador Taylor behind closed doors give this damaging testimony about a quid pro quo arrangement inside the trump administration how is the White House reacting is this something that they see as a major turning point well this is a significant moment in in this process this is the most detailed some of the detail of bay has money we've seen so far was a fifteen page opening statement really laying out the cinematic terms it was give me I think that the loss was beautifully written the the way that the Taylors and takes us into taking the job it reminded me of movies where someone is brought into a different world like saying like Goodfellas or I recently saw hustlers forgive someone to take it into a totally different world and they sent me Sir to realize what's going on and we're trying to figure it out and he comes to realize there's two different farm policies going on and and and then of this beat into his explanation of what he understands to be happening with the president's engagement on Ukraine the White House is continuing with a messaging that is a lot focus on process they are attacking of the the process on the hill they are and they are also trying to discredit all the witnesses so you heard the present today criticizing Taylor you know and we'll see if that sticks this is a decades long your career diplomats in came forward and who is hired by this by this administration and you're standing outside notebook in hand of the skiff the secure area inside of the house well all these people testified but a **** Taylor in particular we heard there is a reporter take me inside the room what were you hearing from members about how it went and why it matters and investors tellers testimony has had the most impact of any of the people have come and thus far in this impeachment pro and it's because of the details of his testimony it's also because he names names and connects dots in other ways that people have not he even when he was in the room he was in touch with the people who were in the room and he lays out a narrative exactly how the Giuliani campaign led to strategist at the group on the crane policy start to diverge from the more traditional roots how when you had the secretaries of state and defense and CIA and the national security adviser all saying week we should be sending that aid there you then had the Maldini camping like maybe not and he actually has a timeline also of when the freeze on the funding came when to him it seemed like there was a quid pro quo going on here when he was told specifically by people in the administration that yes the money is being leveraged in order to secure a promise from Ukrainian president to conduct investigations into the energy company that Joe Biden's son was on the board of and this twenty sixteen to hack this conspiracy theory around the DNC server that was hacked in twenty sixteen the theory says that it's somehow ended up in Ukraine and if it were found it would prove the Ukraine interfere in the twenty sixteen election is not Russia that's been widely debunked already the fact that there was so powerful though his is is I think the reason why you saw at a direction of political action the next day let's talk about that right that political Russian because you you're there covering it and you see the testimony itself it is a game changer for the house Democrats as they build their case against the president but his current setting house Republicans decided to take matters into their own hands trump loyalists forced their way into a secure in a room view room on Capitol Hill blocking witness testimony for hours we're going to go in there today and demand we get our rights remembers of Congress what what what what was it like when they actually stop the testimony from happening well I mean a delay the testimony for about five and a half five five and half hours from starting that was the day that Deputy Assistant secretary of defense lawyer Cooper who eventually talked about kind of the nuts and bolts of how the Ukraine military aid works on there are a lot of interesting parts of this it was certainly a display that we we we watched as as they stormed into that room there's nothing that actually prevents those lawmakers from walking into the skiff this gift is not like a locked box members of Congress have enough security clearance to go in also about a dozen of the people who were storming into that skip already had the right to be there because they are members of these three panels and just finally I should make the point that you know a lot of the argument that that has been about processes captain was referring to the Republicans are a part of this process they have the right to ask questions in these interviews they are getting equal time they don't like the fact that this is happening but they're not being iced out the way that claimed that they were it's also worth pointing out that entire spectacle took place the day after president trump is calling on Republicans to take off the gloves and show up and fight for him he wants to know that members of his own party are actually showing up in on his side of this fight and this was one the one way they could display that it's also worth pointing out the obvious hypocrisy because a few years ago when Republican Trey Gowdy was leading closed door investigative sessions into the U. S. attack that the attacks on U. S. facilities in Benghazi he argued they should be closed door for a reason those reasons are that if there's national security interest I play and also it gives witnesses a chance to be open and honest about their testimony was pause for a second talk about the house Republicans and Republicans in general making process the issue Jonathan is that because they don't feel like they're able to engage on the substance of the testimony they rather make it about the process there are some house Republicans I think of a small group that would be quite happy to fight on the substance but a small group and where there is no that that types to fight on the substances in the Senate noun so the backstory to this resolution that Lindsey Graham you know I'm sold you say that was actually very tame it was really just what was it was a process occupant it was a very soberly rescind tame argument against the process no substantive defense of Donald Trump the backstories that was Lindsey Graham wanted to write a letter to pelo see that was actually fairly bombastic and yet this is a sham at citrus address he pitched the lead out to the Republicans that they launched last week and the response was not good and the reason I did want to do it even people who support trump two reasons number one you write a letter like that anyone who doesn't sign on you've created an enemies list for trump's immediately number two you don't get many signatures it's very embarrassing he looks weak so what ends up happening Instagram shifts to a resolution he writes this resolution it's still a little too hot Mitch McConnell cools it down and you get this very milquetoast document that everyone can agree on but it's a very clear sign of what's going on in the Senate why this matters is Republican senators to not want to defend Donald Trump on the substance and the most they're willing to go is this sort of finicky process argument to say that you know they should change the way
Trump Is Losing His Mind Over Another Bad Fox News Poll
"President trump is apparently furious over recent fox poll showing him struggling hypothetical thank matchups with certain democratic presidential candidates and speaking to reporters for getting on air force one yesterday it was clear the president had turned full on fickle in the absence of the old fox news tickle something going on at fox. I'll tell you right now. I'm not happy with it. I'm certainly happy. I think sean hannity lou dobbs and i i think tucker carlson and laura and <hes> jesse waters and janine and we have a lot of great people even greg gut felt even greg gut felt close one greg goodfellas onboard. Everyone stand down in the missile silos. President has got it from here. The prison says quote. We have a lot of great people at fox not even trying to hide that. He thinks they all work for him that they're all just you know all part of the party. It just starts riffing names of fox like like justice on his senate hearing. We got hannity. Lou dobbs timmy p._j. Don't forget we tremendous respect from squeaky. Then of course there's judge janine pirro as someone who's run for office five times if the devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent. I'd be on the first trolley to hell to get it. An any politician who tells you otherwise is a bald faced liar. Okay feeling the first i trauma hell that should be the name of her show. Judge janine pirro first carlotta hal do like after every interview goes goes well. She'd be like coming up next. Stop voter fraud so yeah countries. That's not really yeah. It is my larry king voice. I only have one voice. That's all i can do. America's best known the country's best-known namesake fraudulent university might not i like it when fox news releases an actual scientific poll showing him with some weak reelection numbers but surely the president has forgotten all the network did for him and his allies. I mean where else but fox news would rudy giuliani. You've been able to so smoothly and well diffused the whole stormy daniels hush money scandal. I'm giving you the fact that you don't know it's not campaign money no campaign finance violation so they funneled through a law firm funnel through over and the president repeated. I didn't know you did you. There's no campaign. Finance law zero zero ear row. A lot of ood is like an losers zero except michael cohen is in federal prison for conspiring with president to make those payments but yeah zero. Let's just say zero so where's relationship between the president. Fox news actually go from here. I have no idea but i got to tell you i've already bought my take for that first trolley to hell and the
App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps
"Finally today news of another future feature with no specific date cult amok has Amazon saying that apple music will make its way the third party. Alexa, speakers a, you know sometime. Apple music picked up the ability to play natively through Amazon echo devices earlier this week while they're powered by Alexa, and with Alexa, powering other speakers cult MAC figured apple music would play on those other speakers as well. Actually, I don't know whether they figured that. That would be the case the site. Does say it was a disappointing setback. The peace has mash Ables. Raymond Wong saying Amazon has confirmed to him that apple music will becoming to other Alexa, nibbled devices in the future. However with no timeframe offered how far in the future remains a mystery. Before we part ways, I really want to encourage you to check out this week's edition of the checklist by secure MAC, August drama to nNcholas rob and nNcholas Tachi each picked out their favorite hacker movie for our hacky holidays episode did yours make the cut and what do three and goodfellas have in common. This is a fun episode. I do hope you'll check it out the checklist by secure