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"Body of Dr Florence Weaver was found brutally murdered in her home this morning. Did you know her? No. But I saw her die. I'm saying this. I'm seeing murders as they're happening. Hello, Frank. This trailer gave me six cents vibes. Well, this this comes from James Wan. I don't know if you know this writer director is a great horror pedigree going back to saw, And then he made the insidious movies and he made the conjuring series. He also made Aquaman, which was a big change of pace for him. But now we returns to his horror roots with this film malignant, which is you say it's about this woman who suffers a series of miscarriages and then her husband is killed by a masked intruder, and she begins having these horrible visions of murders that are occurring. And they're creepy. Contortionists like figure who's going around, killing people, and he begins calling her up, and it's thought that it might be her imaginary friend from childhood come to life killing people. Nobody knows really what's going on. The movie is very stylish. I mean, Juan is a great purveyor of these horror tropes. He knows how to use them and use them. Well, The problem with him some movie for me is that at the end when they explain what's happening when they reveal what the truth is about this, uh, figure who's going around killing people. The movie turns into what I thought was a really sick joke, and it made me very uncomfortable just sitting through the last 20 minutes or so of this film. I'm not going to reveal what happens except to point out that if you think about the title, uh in terms of medicine, for example, it will give you a hint as to what's going on in this movie, and I found that revelation at the end. Kind of turned my stomach and turned me off on the film. Nonetheless, it's well made. Those who enjoy these kind of gross out horror movies will certainly like it. And it's James Wan back at the top of his form in terms of horror style, all right, good movie, but not a good ending. Apparently, it's malignant. Let's go on to a musical and other musical about some passengers who are stranded in a small town after the 9 11 terrorist attacks. It was all filmed on a stage in New York City. This one's come from away September.
"james wan" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"Happy friday. Everyone today, a movie talk we are talking about the status of aquaman to and on top of that Melissa McCarthy is in early talks to join the live action adaptation of the little mermaid in pitch perfect casting. She might be playing Ursula. I can't wait to get into that one. I am so excited about that news today. And I get to talk about it with two awesome people from the movie phone team. We have great Drake imaginary here on this, wonderful Friday. How is life? How is grey, Belmore important gray? Bill is amazing. She's just ordering souls everywhere. I'm a little disappointed. You didn't bring her today. That's actually a great point. She's gonna be mad too. To go home. Indefinitely talking about Gray's, own version of Annabel, which did her interviews on the MS movie phone show, this week sailing for me this week dole. Do my job plug that you guys should take to heart. Go check that out. But right now, we have some stories to talk about specifically this first one here is while James, one was speaking with cinema blend, he wouldn't confirm whether or not, he's directing the next aquaman movie, but he did say something about his next project as a director. Here's what he told him. I think I kind of know what I wanted direct next. It won't be aquaman to just yet. I have something else. I'm cooking up. I'm not ready to share just yet. So before we get into the details about what he could be directing when we might see aquaman to first off. Do you guys think he's even gonna wind up directing this movie at all? Or could he wind up passing the reigns to somebody else? I think he usually passes the rains. I mean his series like they generally kind of go that way, I wouldn't be surprised. Just be super disappointed because I loved aquaman so much so many just pointed out on Twitter recently, like we talked about how hard he'd goes at the end of aquaman, like the last twenty five minutes. You're like. I'm always rooting for James wan to direct anything. So whenever if I ever heard he was stepping away for that from that I would be bombed. But also, he is one of those people in the industry right now, who is fostering, so much, stellar up and coming talent that if he decided to step away, and said, I name, you my successor, I would have a lot of faith in them. You gotta start considering what's going on behind the scenes at Warner Brothers these days. Right. There's a new CEO that's come in. There's a lot of negotiations going on with Jj Abrams to come in and oversee a lot of production and you have to figure that the DC expanded universe is going to get a big shakeup, right? It wasn't as successful as everybody had hoped for under Kevin Jawara, the outgoing CEO Warner Brothers. And so on is one of the bright points, one of the one of the real high points of that whole effort. And so you gotta figure on one hand the powers that be, you would want to bring James one back and dangle as much money as you can to make. Sure that he does it, but by the same token, you also have to wonder, you know, this is what I think, how much is what he would want to do in line with whatever vision Abrahams and the new CEO have for that franchise. Right. And but that's where it all plays in. It's, it's kind of similar. It's almost like thinking, okay. Are you going to get a similar somebody to do a second film? I could you taika YTD to come back and do another four movie. If Kevin fight. He doesn't want him to come back. It kind of doesn't matter. If not really wants to right. So everybody has a boss, right? I mean so you have to start thinking this is the less fun version of that. But it's one of the internal politics going on at the studio that are going to make that happen. I for one would love to see him, come back. I think he's director. But, you know, I like kind of watching whatever one does really intrigued to see what, what I hope. It's some. I hope it's something scary. I hope it something smaller and also scary. But also, I. Misspoke before this movie does have a release date, December sixteenth twenty twenty two. So I'm gonna say is it reasonable even for him to direct comment to hit that plan released? They in it's not to say they can't push it. If need be. But is it possible for him to do both things not unless he goes, super Indy, and somehow manages to shoot something like you know, like it's one of his early day films in, like five weeks. Looking at the business side of it, you have to see what's memo's schedule, like, right? Because part of another part of it, not think about these group movies. I mean, this is why it's going to be hard to make it a vendor's happen again. Right. Because you have to get everybody clear at the same time and you're talking about ten or twenty different careers. So listen, the drumming octopus is free. Okay, so whenever but I think he definitely could there was the news last month that production is just about to start on mortal Kombat, which he's producing and at one point had said he was thinking about directing. I suspect based on his last couple movies were big big, big production. Right. Furet fast and furious seven this, and you almost wonder, like is he gonna go back to basics and, and like, give us another kind of lo fi horror movie writing awesome kind of what a lotta other solder Berg? Does this. Right. One for them. One for me, and they'd be great. I'd love to see one get team back up with Leonel do something for them that kind of re that kick starts reinvigorates, his creative juices. Yes. An iphone to exactly Soderbergh bay. I mean it, it worked for worked for him pretty well on saying was so under seen. It made me very upset. It was a good. I thought it was a really good movie. And it was great. And I thought clarify was great in it. And when you think about it, if he goes that route and does another, you know, low budget har- movie with leeann L, and it takes off that would be four major franchises for James won-. You. Of saw insidious the conjuring and to have another one, and you're talking about really for like the rest of your lives. Right. Liquefying your value to this industry. Will then he started. Right. I mean you could also argue we put aquaman in that category. Right. Like that's it steps by. He could get creative credit as a producer on the next couple of us. Well, he was also just a such a significant force in kind of reinvigorating, the DC film franchise. So I kinda give him that credit for that to God. I love documents so much and just seeing stills from it. Recently reminded me, I have to rewatch it would love to see him back for the second one. All right. Think he's gonna flip it around for you really quickly though. Now that you said that I have to ask, because Camille, h in the chat is asking, if James one didn't direct to who'd be a good director. Instead. I'll see James Cameron's busy just. We I wish that like the thing is, is that I always refrain from answering these questions because I love things like Marvel's director announcement. Yes, because almost every time they make me go. What like the Russo brothers, like the guys that made community an excellent show. But what and then they always end up right? And I'm so I'm like, I don't know because the way that, you know, the other guys find talent is pretty wild. So hopefully DC do something crazy crazy idea based on the movie you and I saw last night..
"james wan" Discussed on /Film Daily
"I guess mutated because they were in the dark for so long in the they're they're scary Boxsters, basically and. Basically, the part of the movie were James wan gets to you like like show off his horror directing skills, right? Yes. And apparently Warners was so happy with this. And they're so happy about aqua man being a big hit that rather than just wait for a aquaman see who'll they're going all in and making aqua man spin off that's about these creatures about the trench. And none of the main character is going to be in it. So yeah, Jay's memo isn't gonna be an amber herd is gonna be in. It's it's just going to be a completely separate thing is pretty much what they've done with James wan's conjuring universe, basically where they make one movie, and then they start spinning things off. So which I guess makes sense. His James watt is involved in both of these. So that that's what's happening who who is involved in this. Yeah. Let's see so Noah Gardner in eighty eight and FitzGerald who I've never actually heard of will write the script and one is going to produce it with a Peter Safran who also produced aquaman. Have you seen yet? I have not seen it yet. I I've seen clips of this seed I have not seen the full movie yet. Yeah. Is it now that they're making a horror movie will you go out and watch aquaman? Well, the Blu Ray is coming to me. So I'm definitely gonna watch it. But I'm I'm really excited about this. I feel like this is such a strange different approach to superhero movies. And this is what I want people to be doing. I'm tired of you know, the same old same old. I liked the idea of taking a superhero and doing something really like weird with it and the idea of just taking aquaman, and then making a horror movie based on that is so out there, and it's risky, and it's different night. I'm looking forward to that. So you're kind of selling me on this. But my first reaction to this news was that wanna brothers just saw all the reviews in every review of people pointed out the strength sequence. Because. I'm sure that's true too. But it doesn't mean the movie can't be good. It's. I'm intrigued by this. Because like everyone else the trench sequence was the best part of aquaman, and it was James wan flexing his horror muscle, but also introducing the sort of crafty in imagery into this film, which really fit with the discount, though, visual sil- of the entire movie. And I I think this work will actually very well as a low budget horror film at our that's what they're planning to do more like a low mid budget film. And I think this could be a good film. I'm I'm intrigued because their design is really cool. And even though they're bunch of kind of faceless zombie like monsters. They could be a good Ville. I'm not I'm sure they won't be like the main characters or anything of this film. But I think that this would make a really just interesting and compelling horror movie. I just wonder how how low budget can it be like, you know, takes place underwater, but. Or did you think this is like people from our world keep on disappearing near this trench? Yeah. I'm guessing it's going to be like, you know, like John carpenter's the fog where there's like a a seaside town getting attacked by trench monsters. Like, it's not going to be like in October, thousands of them. I'm guessing it's going to be like a few who end up, you know, a tenders. I'm sure it'll be like a kid in it. There's always a kid. Maybe he's like the tread. You're coming your fullish shit different shorts. Eating people, maybe the kid can talk to fish. And then they'll be like, oh, maybe he's half Atlanta. Be automated too. And it's revealed in the third act that the trench monsters were just after the kid because he has special abilities of some kind right? The movie higher. Okay. Let's move on to the actual aquaman to it is announced that it is actually officially in the works..
"james wan" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"From a distance. Great story, Chris. So anyway, let's get into the the family call Akron and before we do. So Ben has a lot of questions, and I'm glad you questions. Ben because I also had a lot of questions. Luckily, the director of Akron. I'm the director of Akron, James, one was on hand to answer a bunch of those questions including one well, we'll get to that. Maybe after this. But I hear it is my interview James want. But before we do that a quick spoiler special. Warning. This is a special. We are going to get into the film third. Revelations major deaths not really are any the whole has sort of stuff in great detail starting from this interview with James want. So if you haven't seen Akron, hell, what did they do go away go away? Yeah. But go and see Akron go and then come back and then come back and then. No, no. When the when they've seen Komen when you see not common, they can stay with us. Fuck off. No. Then you stay stay stay, and you listen to more of the podcast right anyway. So we have the interview James one here. It is may talk in to James one delighted to be joined in this Akron spoiler special podcast by the director of Akron. Mr James wan I'm great. Thank you. Thanks for having me on you excited to be talking spoilers for film. What have you been able to say to people about this for the last two years? Some fish. It has been hard to to do interviews and stuff like that. And wanting to get into a little bit more than nitty ingredient at all, but but not being able to say too much without spoiling stuff. So this is kind of cool most get into showing. I always ask the big question on everyone's lips squid plane, drums. Yes. To- bowl. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He is a fan favorite character believe it or not from the silver age comic. Okay. And and so, you know, he he wasn't just some random character that I threw in there. When my writers, and I will work on this Eliane, we loved his character so much like if you go back, and look the if you actually go Google this character now Tokyo and you'll see he he actually is a really fun to like a site. Kick slash pet- charactef. And he would play the kind of really fun musical instruments. And and he would do these really funny sort of silly things, you know, very befitting to the Suva age comic book that it came from he'll be sort of serving aquaman. We've literally like in one hand you'll be holding like a serving tray and the other Tenneco he'll be like holding something else. And so I just wanted to embrace that. And and just give him little Easter egg cameo. Oh, my word. Well stunned corrected, but that's amazing because I just saw him as a good play drums, and I thought, oh, we're way that's summed up the last certainly last third of this movie. Because this as bonkers, it's it's definitely not afraid not shy to embrace its origin say in a way. I don't think I mean, this DC even began with twenty minutes sequence on crypt on. Steal. We're also grow is right in a flying dragon. But I don't think I've seen anything where you go in the last thirty minutes of this movie insane. Well, listen, I just feel like, you know, coming in into. A property like this that that you gotta just kind of embrace other quirkiness that the comic book character comic book was for so long. And and yes, you know. You know, you can really make him a very dead serious character. I just did that was on the movie that I necessarily wanted to make I wanna make a really fun to the. Vibrant, sort of woke creation movie and just embrace that and just really lean into a not be afraid to to be afraid to sort of pull all the sort of the strange weird and wonderful stuff that that were in the comic books film gave me sites. I never thought. I would see in a blockbuster. Gimme science. And every thought I wanted to see in blockbuster, for example, in conversation between a man right into giant, shark and a giant crab. But now I've seen that..
"james wan" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"The latest series of spoiler special podcasts. This one is dedicated to. Camman Akwa man, does whatever. Aqua can release the song's about Barbie girls and Indiana Jones and other things as well. Look out. Here comes the Akwa, man. No, okay. This one is dedicated to the sixth film and the DC EU. Yes. Six-week counted him man of steel that man first superman colon dawn of Justice Justice league wonder woman that one about the suicide squad. I forget what it's called a now this one James want Akron. How exciting it is exciting. As a word it is. There are many many words. Joining me over the next hour or so to discuss the most movie ever made are two very watery called eggs such lethal cunning. Huge aqua fans as well. In case, you didn't know what I was doing the intro that was the band Akwa. You've heard of the band aqua, right. Jones tried to forget, but I have heard of them. Yes. I'm aware of their existence. Barbie that's party. Right. Ellen har- quaint. His hello. Look the has to be a level. The I beyond which I do not stoop and Akwa is is under that sea level. If you will one day, we will find a level beyond which I do not stoop. Does not exist. We're also joined by our very own Travis. Fickle Ben Travis. How are you, sir? Yeah. I'm good. I'm good. I am going to full disclosure here. I think have more questions than answers tackle men have so many questions, and I think hopefully, this'll be a bit of a post Akron therapy session, where we just kind of help each other process. What we've what we've seen what we've learned from that. But yes, I will be here as the question person going. What was this about we come not to bury Akron, but? Kind of raunchy praise him. Yeah. There's there's a lot of fun stuff in this. But then there have to be because there's a lot of stuff in it so much stuff in this film. It's you know, if if you met someone who'd never seen a blockbuster, movie know, they'd spent their entire life in the art heist somewhere, and they were like, well what what do these book busters? Do. What should I see in only have money, by the way for one ticket? This is the one you turn them to this is this is every blockbuster all wrapped up in one underwater weirdness. It's it's Lord of the rings. There's elements Lord the Rangers elements of Star Wars. There's obviously superhero elements. You know, it goes a bit Jurassic Park one bit for no of his reason. Clash of the titans is in there. You know, historic for some reason history listener. Learn about Pinocchio, which apparently is a book. I didn't Chris didn't know that. I thought it was just a film gold. You're both as bad as I Cohen honesty. Fight your worse. Look like Jason momoa. But I think I looked better than J some more actually thank you very much disagree.
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"And I I would imagine from what I gather like there was a time where you weren't even sure you're going to finish that film for a second. Like, what do we do what pretty much? You know, I had no idea how we were going to finish that foam. And if it was even possible to finish the film because when Paul passed away I had Lil literally only shot half of his scenes with him. And that's what's incredible about the final film is the we actually ended up adding more scenes with his character instead of reducing the scenes because we wanted to give him a really a really sort of. Emotional, farewell. And so so in a lot of ways we actually went back and an edit more characters stuff to his character. And so so no only do we not reduces scenes. We ended up adding more, and it was just really difficult to the film together. I can't imagine. I'm sure the final shooting script of that looks very little like what you started out doing. I mean, that's why you know, when we had to go back into digital photography. It's sort of type things to get it was. Little like, a jigsaw puzzle. Yeah, we were sifting through, you know, just just, you know, dailies from polls of the films, and what's so great was that people were willing to voluntee- the daily to us one of the studios, we ultimately didn't use any but from other studios, but up people of poll so much that they were willing to help us finish it and give him the correct sort of funnel farewells, and they invited you back for for the eighth, and I understand why you would feel the need to do something different time in that franchise is done. Would you ever consider doing anything else in that universe? It's it's a it's a really fun to watch. But it's it's a it's a tough one to to make the I feel like I could spend an hour with you just like to hang out with direct VIN diesel. The most interesting man on the planet. Vin is a really smart guy. And yeah. And his his very intelligent. And he knows you You know. know, he he he's kind of guided that that sort of franchise to way it is now so having somehow got fast seven to the finish line and achieving what you did finishing this film and getting the reviews that you're getting and hopefully the box office correspond to that. It feels like it's gonna be hard to keep raising the bar for yourself. I don't know. He would even constitute at this point. I think fa me. Viz other genres that I love that. I haven't quite hit the chance to exploit I left the idea of making maybe make a more pure science fiction film. I think that'd be really cool. What your top scifi movies? Like, you think of your hallmarks the ones that stick with you? That's a big question. It'd be like twenty movies. That's the different kind of scifi movies. Like, you've always feelings. But that's like SCI fi fantasy right? And then. Then I love what Cameron did with Tim NATO one. I mean to as well, but those this really special what the first one for me in a different kind of science fiction kind of way. And then there's obviously more pure science fiction with flexible few two thousand one and and and and what Nolan interstellar stuff like that? So I mean, I love them all civic idea that you have or is it just sort of like for the right fit for that. I'm trying to find the right thing that that sings to me is they're not I would imagine you don't want wanna become like franchise guy. That's always doing someone else's kind of franchise thing. But having said, they're like a is there that you would have a tough time legitimately. We no to at this point like if like Star Trek Star Wars or the rings calling like, oh my God. The twelve year old James one's not going to be able to get off..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"The sole films became so successful that that it actually took me a while to get out from under the shadow of saw the saw films, and and even though I didn't direct any of the six sequels or seventy include jigsaw. I became so associated with that wo-, and we've those films that that people didn't really see me as a filmmaker outside of the soul films, and it took a while to get people to kind of take me seriously. And you know in my second and third movie, not been commercially successful meant that meant that it was even harder for for for me to get projects off the ground. It's interesting. It could be argued I'm negative could point to a few different films as the films that kind of broadened your rep or whatever in the industry, but like sword there was fast seven, but like conjuring, which obviously is a horror film, but also couldn't be more different in style. And that's really it. So even though I have directed fifty three three of the Horo sort of the franchises, you know, from so insidious and conjuring they over at different foams, I know in CDs and country lift mall closer together because they do a stories and haunted house stories. But, but, but even then, you know, for me, I feel like in CDs is closer to let's say phantasm because they felt most of like fantastical more like a fantasy sort of horror genre for me. Which phantasm was. And the conjuring of was one because it's a, you know based on a true life story. You know, I knew going into that film. I needed to tackle it in a slightly different way. Push it Molucca drama movie than anything else. And and and so yes, so I, you know, every movie I make they has to be something that's different in it to challenge me as a foam ak-. And so that's partially. Why I felt like I didn't really for me to come back to conjuring three the right continues. But you'll you'll oversee it and give as a producer you. You talking about the word challenge. And you think fast seven, which obviously I mean, we're going to be a probably more challenging that. That is the hottest movie my career. Yeah. That's just outright the hottest film as difficult as men was to make at least. It wasn't at that level. Emotionally that of course, not people don't need to be reminded. But if split Paul sadly, passing the in the middle of that shoot..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I think it's great to have a hero who is a biracial character really huffing Lantin, and how Sieff is dwell. All right. And having this be portrayed by Jason momoa cannot be most. Perfect. And so it was great for him and myself to come into this character and understanding a little bit. But that point of view, and using that sort of our point of view of the two separate woes to kind of shape the character arc of the character. Did you have like examples around you whether in your family or friends or the culture of like, a template for your path from the business that you feel or was it sort of like I need to figure out how to make like this. I mean, that's the crazy putt is the career puff that. I've picked cannot be more different from from all my cousins and the rest of my family. You know, I come from a family of really smut people like the. Engineers and scientists and stuff like bed. Meanwhile, I'm like I'm going to be an artist I wanna make movies for a living. Yeah. You can imagine. How that went down. But, but it's I always, you know. I try to break the stereotype. And so. You know coming from from big Asian family. You know, we we always seen Moi's sort of kind of more academic type that really put a lot of emphasis on on those kind of jobs, and I just didn't want a such a traditional career path. And so I kind of win a bit lift Phil and pursuit of filmmaking. Was there a point where you kind of reassure the family was reassured that this was the James was going to be okay until? Taking. He made a film before saw. But saw obviously. Oh. Like. It took a. It wasn't too sought that actually people can go. Okay. Maybe. Yeah. Maybe he knows what he's trying to do the. But what's great my mother? For example. She's always been so supportive of whatever I wanted to do. She was the one that got me into a horror movie is she lives horror films. And so she was that that showed me was very young age, and she loves movies, and because of hurt that I have my life of fulfill making do you think the way this business operates has changed quite a bit? Since saw do you feel like you will? Yes. Take the same path today if you were coming of age as a young filmmaker would you go the festival route with something like saw, or it's it's putting credible that that the movies that Hollywood wants to make right now really that at that they feel comfortable making. Superhero movies and low budget horror films. Okay. It's your time. Finally. The to kind of like John rose that I specialize it. Big-budget sort of action movies, a low low budget sort of intimate horror films. You can't tell you about this. So it's serene dippy. I cannot just fell into that. And and you know, I I will say this. You know that today, you know, like know we willing, and including myself and the company that I have Tommy monster. We take chances on young upcoming filmmakers, and we do that with. Just saying maybe a short that they've made and and then and then taking on board and giving them, you know, potentially. I feature film to to tackle. And you know, what that was exactly what happened to myself to me and Lee when when we made our sore short, and it was short got us, the feature film amazing. I'm curious when you look at so sorry. So that was something we did like fourteen fifteen years ago, it's irrelevant now. So the when I look at the different kind of horror what became franchises for you saw in Citius and conjuring there come different pads for you, for instance, like saw obviously only directed the first one and then went on. Thing. Right. Was that part of why you decided to like say a little closer and directly in city a sequel, really preside over this conjuring universe because cell. He lost control over saw a bit. Yeah. I mean, you know. You know, I it was something that I walked away from really creatively. And it wasn't because the producers of the studio did not want me involved. I just felt like I made that movie, and I didn't really need to do it again with the sequels, and the crazy thing is that.
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"And so it's a hard one for people to sort of watch and cana- kind of know what they watching. And so when we do the test screening process. The thing that I try to sort of. Try and kind of read between the lines is what the character element works. So I I don't need fancy fix to make those human elements work, and luckily, I from what I got from all the screenings is the human elements, and you're just hoping they're not distracted by like that that big green tennis ball exactly moments where they love. But you know, it's because they laughing at just. Just behind the scene stuff. Right. I was talking to moa about that icon ick costume that. I knew it was important to you to get into this film. It sounds like he had some trepidation. I probably probably not alone because that's like on paper. Something's look great right on the silver screen, not necessarily everything translates, right? True. Was that a big debate? Or was it sort of like an nonstarter like we're going to have to portray that I Kana costume to me. It was a known star. I I had to make that costume work. So so, you know, like one way or another we're gonna make that costume work has got to look amazing for the screen. And so you know, we we worked on it. We really worked on it like all through the post pre production process and all the way through production as well. Because we started shooting the movie pretty much new order. And so we didn't I didn't necessarily need the costume early on during production of production photography. And so we had times just keep tweaking it tweaking it, you know, you know, isn't a rubber suit, or is it a chain mail suit? Does it look what's the best way to go and creating different versions of it? So that you know, the the actors and the stunt guys can wear it and still be able to perform the action stuff. Have you left anything on the table for the sequel, or is there is this the kind of thing where you go into this? And you. Put like every great idea film, or in back of your mind. You're like your five ideas. I'd like to keep around. Listen. The way I see this is only get one chance. Do I'm gonna go for broke. You don't have your script already know. He's the thing. I just wanted to make sure that this particular movie would I hate I don't think about sequels necessarily, at least the very least. I don't wanna talk about it. I don't like talking about it. Because this was one has been come out yet. So let's see this one. And let's see what the audience is out. They things you did recently. I'm curious time Batman before. And this, of course, perks up anybody's ears when they hear that anybody had a pitch for Batman. What was what's the horror? James wan Batman a real thing. Like sesame pitched the studio. It was I real full like two seconds. It wasn't something that I was necessarily gonna you know. I think ultimately pursue. Because I you know, I I didn't pursue it. Just because I felt like, you know, there's been a lot of fun Batman stories, and it which is great. You know, like, I'm a big fan of the Batman will in the Batman character. And I think you know, that grateful make is that are gonna come in and do things with this character. I just decided that you know, it's probably not for me. And so is there an unexplored because I know Matt Reeves kind of I'm so excited. I'm not racist. Doing right. Oh my God. That goes to. And he's kind of what he said the little he said he's interested in detective aspect that hasn't really been ensure rush. So for you the aspect in your mind's eye was there's a more horror aspect of Batman that hasn't been explored on the big screen. I think so. Yeah, I think that would be the angle that I would have taken it. Do a scary version of Batman? Whatever that means. So okay. So backtracking a little bit. One of the touchstones of this film, Wiki talk about is like Auckland like some some conic superheroes. Is this character borne of two worlds? Did you feel like that growing up? I mean, you grow up came of age in Australia, but morning Malaysia. Is that something you relate to and feel like do? Yeah. I definitely do to some degree..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"If they switch ups and things and then as as you naturally tend to do before making like I did that on conjuring too as well. You know, I switch things out because sometimes in post production, June, the editing process you go. You know, what I thought it was cool to go down this path, but I should have done tweaking it like this instead, so it's just, you know, the Ganic process of discovery and filmmaking and stuff like that happens on autumn's. But, but luckily, I think the story that I wanted to tell was very different, and, you know, and my heroes go down a path go on a Ginny that had very little to do with any of the other characters in the cinematic universe of DC. Was there any? Sern that like there would be a. Bad taste left from for some fans coming off of Justice league going into this one where like you kind of have to start from scratch and reassure them by no Justice league. Had it's the tractors. But trust me, we're we're doing our own thing here. You know, I con really control that kind of stuff, you know. I just try not to let the noise distract me too much. And there's a lot of noise help good and bad. And so there's only so much you can do as a filmmaking. You make the film you wanna make. And and you know, and you hope people see that the film that you've made is from a place of passion and from a place of love. And and that's really that was really the main thing for me, you know, coming into this particular project, I really fell in love with aquaman, and this character, and the will and so I really wanted to be respectful to the fans out there. And so, you know, I made a movie that I think is very much. You know, how document movies should be right? Like do stub relationship with with Zach who obviously casts these roles initially has he seen has excellent or seen. Yeah. Exac so my director's cut, and he gave me his blessing. Right. And so that was really cool. Can you test green film of the size and this much attention? Like, do you show this to filmmakers friends, was helpful in that process actually wanted to show the movie more believe in not to general public because then that's when you get I would imagine get the most sort of truth food. Opinions and ideas and stuff like that. And thoughts. But this is a hard field to test just because like every single fuck and shouted this is fucking blue screen. Geez. Just about remember. I just interject quickly. I remember I was at cinema con when you were there. And I I saw I talked to on the carpet. And I saw you in the presentation, and it was palpable. Frankly. I think it was killing you that you have that. I don't wanna show early on. And even all the way up until like, two months before we had to finish the movie, you know, like what happens is visual effect shots and ekit working for me. I keep tweaking it 'cause I'm so pedantic and just keep tweaking it tweaking, and I live in working on every single shot until literally everyone says onto the studio the producers and everyone says, okay, no the Penzone. Like, no more you guys that the test is done you have to put your pin down and Haniel your paper. And that was really my approach, and I just keep tweaking up until the very last minute that I couldn't tweak anymore because the print has to go off to international is the Gulf to China because China China's getting getting released earlier, and so so, and so it was really hard of a film to show people at a very early stage know, my horror films when I finished my director's cut. You put much what the movie is going to be and with this film. You know, when I finished my director's cut, everything is is like the world that we put it was just pretty much pre-bus still, and it was just really crude and rid amenity..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"That's filmmaking on another level. Right. It in that film. That's right. Yeah. And the fact that you know, he Georgia sit this is my world, and I'm gonna go for it. Right. I'm going to go. And these are the things I'm gonna do. And yet. It's outrageous. And it's out there and crazy, but it's not in my world. It's not crazy in my world. And so so I used that sort of as a sort of somewhat of a kind of philosophical template in helping me to dive into the wolf aqua man and saying this is my will that I'm making and the concept of a drumming octopus is a nickel crazy at all the rules of the world. That's right. It's a weekend. At at a family constant. And so and so that was really the philosophy. I had going to this film is to make it as complete as possible. So that so that it is uniquely its own whoa. Whoa. You shot all of this back in Australia, Australia. Yes. That's probably the advantage in that situation. Like this because I mean, I remember even again, I talked to Patrick Wilson a couple of months back, and he was saying like it was kind of a nice escape. Away from Hollywood to away from the studio. Frankly, true. Yeah. Sure, some executives came in the paid you a visit, but maybe less so than if you've been shooting, Burbank or something. That's usually the case when filming in Australia because it's on the side of the globe. And it's great. The fact that the dissidents can keep people away from it. You know, it's cool. Listen going to this movie from from day one. I. Very very strong vision for this film, and the movie I pitch is out of the movie I made and delivered. So so, you know, I it wasn't like I pitched them one movie. And then I went down to a stray, and I made a different mood. So so I stuck to my gun, and I gave them what I said I was going to give them and that made easy, and that respect and time line was I'm trying to remember this because like obviously Justice league had its production issues at cetera reception was not what the studio wanted clearly like where were you were you in production? When Justice league came out or. My question is Justice league with Stu shooting when I was shooting. God it. Yeah. That being said, I think I was too. It's the tail of the photography 'cause I remember. Jason momoa, leaving my sit to go do the additional photography in London. So again, like it sounds like you were able to make the movie you wanted from the start. It's not like some Lee, you have the change. The course thanks to whatever happened with Justice league. Right. No. I didn't. I didn't. I didn't have to do that. And I tell you why. Because. From day one. I want my story to be a standalone story, and I think that was probably the smartest thing that I kind of did with this is to not be beholden to another movie. 'cause that we've been terrifying..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"And so so they they didn't want to sort of affect me in any way influence being anyway, they wanted me to come in and bring my own vision to this. And you really do it my way and bring us a fresh take two. And so that's what I did. I was like great. That's what I wanted to do. And I came in. And I started sort of thinking about, you know, the story I went to tell and I worked closely with Geoff Johns. It was Jeff who really kind of brought me into the DC. Will he you know, he really wants me to play with this particularly character. And and and so so he gave me his books, and I look through the new fifty two, and I read all his stuff, and I fell in love with that. I love what he did. I love the way he rebooted this character and the way he sort of like, reintroduce the wool and the characters to a new audience, and and I became a fan base of what he did. And so naturally when it came time to sort of work on the foundation of the script, I use his books as the leaping off. It's interesting having seen the film what really leapt to mind for me. Watching the movie was I wasn't thinking. I didn't compare it to count with movies after I walked out of that theater. He's thinking of you know. Avatar flash Gordon fantasy scifi as you say, this is a world building thing mixed with a bit of like a family drama, which is something familiar with either Golson was just saying to me like that's kind of secret sauce. Like, right All all the the bells bells whistles. and whistles. Yeah. That's dramas. That's really only does. You know, jokes aside? I look at the conjuring fills. It really is just love story between this husband and wife who just so happens to deal in the will of the supernatural. And to me the genre. Really doesn't matter. I think the most important thing is creating characters that people care about and creating sort of human emotion that an audience can kind of relate to and in the case of this movie because I'm taking the audience on such a crazy ride into these visually striking world that we haven't seen before. And so the more -rageous the wo- gets the mo- human the emotional sort of quality needs needed to be. And so I think if you allow the audience to have something that they can relate to then the Nick and take them is really crazy fun ride because they have is something in the film that ground Sam, and that is the human emotion, and I think one of the smarter things you guys did is cast somebody like, Nicole Kidman, right? Who can like make anything? In like, a real emotion. Like, that's right. It's pretty astounding because this is a crazy movie. And it's some craziest say these kinds of movie like you feel for this relationship right from the start. That's that's really McColl Kidman. I feel like it was very important for me that that in that short little prologue sequence that I lady emotional foundation for the whole fell and only someone, you know, someone like a Nicole kit when can come in and just nail it. And that's what makes us so great. That's why she's always Ricky winning Oscar's nominations, right? Because she's so amazing what she does. And so so yes, I knew that I had a small window in that opening sequence lady emotional groundwork. I mean, not dissimilar to to what up did. And I kind of looked at up as a point of reference. And so you have this short little five minute prologue moment, and you have to late everything down in that moment. And I feel that you gotta make sure you get that. Right. Because if you don't get that right unravelled the rest of your movie, and so that was very important for me, the the relationship between mom and dad played by Nicole and Tamura Morrison. And so, you know, the the left between those two from very different worlds is what gave us the author. Cari, is I've heard you mentioned before again make sense to me considering the audacity on screen fury road referenced, which I I've talked to many filmmakers here for me for I think any filmmaker I'd Mayerling that's like the movie of the last ten twenty years..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Just the like if you had if you had a ton like, I could just sit and you can go specific on a specific film. It would've been called on this set or just a filmmaker. I guess I my different phone makers for different things, obviously mazing to see this kind of happened now. But it would be would have been amazing to see how someone like Alfred Hitchcock would have directed his said, and you know, you read about all the cheetah's that he got up to me using a fly on the wall and see the stuff that he used to get up to. Would have been amazing to see Stephen on the set of raiders of the loss hawk and yet many other directors. I would have loved to have seen what Dario Gento did on deep red and so on and so on. Okay. So growing up and you came of age in Australia. Correct me. Okay. So what were how early on? Did you get serious about this potential endeavors like like most people, you know? Film. Geeks out there, I grew up which movies, I grew up with movies been a big pot of by youth. A young age made a big impact. I think the first movie I can't remember seeing uses theater was. Snow in the seventy and then and then the Knicks that old when it originally came out, you're at eighty nuggets. Yeah. Exactly. I it was a re release. Clean. Sixteen but not that much. I really, and then the next movie I remember seeing in theater is poltergeist. And I thought that when at the age of seven, and of course, porta guys is that left a big impression on me made me terrified of clowns and Dole's. Yeah. The benefits of your trauma from poltergeists. Thanks, right. Guys. Feel. You know, I go into make all these movies about creepy does. That's right. And so yeah. So know, I grew up we've you know, we've movies and stuff like that. And all kinds of movies as well and Elliott in my life. I was still in Malaysia. And so I kind of grew up with you know, sort of Asian cinema as well. Filmmakers such as hawk and Joan Wu and stuff like that. And then, you know, then I my family moved to stralia, and then and then it was about Hollywood films. Were you rereading a lot of comics as to probably I would say that. I was more a film geek than I was coming. Geek, it wasn't always in my teenage years that I started discovering comic book in a big away in a big way. And and it was during the period when all the great sort of right? As an artist move away from the two big houses, which time we're Mava in DC to to go play in the image. Mccalla Jim Lee and reply fail and those guys. And so yes, I I grew up more respon- then the mokes than than the other class gone, spawn Youngblood, Wildcats savage dragon. Those were the ones I grew up with ever curiously because they've been trying they're going to do another spawn version of the big screen. Have you ever been talked to any of those guys about any of those films inversions? I haven't really I mean, I did tell Jim Lee that a big fan of his naturally, and that was really cool to to me, Jim, you know, growing up living out the stuff that he had done. And I got the chance to tell him, you know, the the stuff he did. And that was basic that was pretty much it. So how how far back can you think in terms of the first time you were have you been opera conflict movies for for many years? Like once the I remember the first pitch you made for a comic book film. Trying to think I. I think it was roundabout fuss and fear seven that that you know, that people can of light. So thinking of me for potential coming properties kind of broken out of that box. Thanks to both conjuring and fast seven people were that you could. And what they can do all that make elephants outside the horror and that I can tackle on take on bigger projects. And so. Yeah..
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Very pleased to be welcomed by Mr James one, and my and my New York office, thanks for stopping by. Thanks for having me in here. This is really cool office. Yeah. So you're at the end of the New York leg of this insane. Like, you're like a rockstar on tour travel world. To sum it up fueled a little bit by the good energy every pit stop. Because the as you well know, they're good vibes around this movie. People are really receiving it. Well, yet people's into enjoying it. And I kind of the movie hasn't come out yet. I take it in stride. And I try to, you know, take everything, you know, a grain of salt, and we'll see what happens, but, but so far, I think it's you know, people digging. Well, all add my voice of the course, I greatly enjoyed it. It's it's a wild ride. It's such a I mean, we'll talk all about this. But it's so audacious, it's big. It's funny. It's a lot of good adjectives. I can assign to this one's congratulate should feel good. Thank you. So let's go back a little bit first because I'm curious. I mean, knowing what I do about you a little bit. Doing a comic book movie like this was probably something potentially on the bucket list that some point. Yeah. No, definitely. Speaking of bucket list that this movie actually checked off a lot of bucket list. Well, I definitely you know to be able to tackle a comic book movie was. It was a dream. Sure. I've wanted to make a comic movie for the longest putz. Definitely this film allows allowed me to do that. And to do it with a really interesting character as well one. That's never really been done on the big screen before any all this screen for that matter, and the other thing this movie allowed me to do is a wo- creation film. I really really wanted to for the longest putt make a wo- creation foam something that I moved that. I get to design from the ground up so to speak from scratch and again this project allowed me to do that. And allow me to go back and visit my love for action films. And so it actually ticked off a load of boxes. I'm curious growing up because we're roughly the same age. For you. What we're the Seminole specifically Comtois twenty nine. Exactly. Direct movies podcast. Yeah. Right. Age all of that. If we were a little bit older, we might have come age of the timber and batmans. That's right. What were the big ones for you growing up going up into of coming specific? Definitely, you know, I I know a lot of people kind of grow up where superman being being deficit a superhero. I think maybe superman was my first one as well the Christopher Reeves. But, but I think the one that could have made the biggest impact on me is Tim Burton's Batman Batman, eighty nine as I call it. And so so fats, the one to me at least I feel like is what's? Oh. Is the movie to really gave us a modern day version on what a comic book movie would and could look like. And so that's definitely one that I hold it up as one of the great comic book films. So it makes sense given what you were just talking about like, I love the Donner superman who of course, they're great. But when I think of the thing you were just talking about world building right because his honors kind of that's kind of lives in our world. It's not like silos world, right but burden every film, including that one. It's you you're in crazy. Tim Burton's minds burns. That's right. We didn't wonderful and. Yeah, exactly. And that's what I love about that film is you know, you follow this larger than life character Batman. But then, but then, you know, you sort of Llosa inside, you know, sort of heightened sort of of Tim Burton as well. And and that's what I'm a big Tim Burton fan. I, you know, he's definitely one of the few filmmakers that I grew up idolizing, you know, is up there with the likes of Spielberg and Cameron and Lucas. And so so, you know, I'm definitely a child of the eighties nineties. That's for sure. Is there a filmmaker that you would kill to kind of just eavesdrop on on their set?.
"james wan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Happy said confused director James won- from saw and the conjuring too fast seven and now aquaman. Hey, guys. I'm Josh Horowitz. Welcome to another dish of happy. Sad confused. It's another one of those great filmmakers. I love welcoming to the show today. And I time happy sick infused guest. So thrilled to have the very talented James won- on this episode of happy. Second fused. He's got a huge honk and movie coming out in about a week. It is awkward, man. You will not be able to get away from it. It is the latest entry in the DC universe. Starring none. Other than Jason momoa, amber heard and Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson and Nicol Kidman and James one of the helm quite an opportunity for James, but he is he's earned it. Then if you look at his resume, this guy has has made a lot of money for some studios, and he's entertained, many many audience members. Thanks the films like Saul. Insidious the conjuring and fast seven and now he finally gets to direct his own superhero film. He's a guy who of superheroes loves comic books and has been eyeing this for a while. And finally got a pretty cool opportunity in aquaman, and he'll explain why. But to tease it out a little bit. He was excited to kind of create his own world. So do the kind of Star Wars were the rings thing which a property like aquaman can afford a director to world build and he did a really great job. I have to say I was very impressed by the film making behind this one. It is Dacia filmmaking it as bold filmmaking is not a ways e comic of movie it is an ambitious one. And I think I know from a lot of fellow press people the early word on it is very good people. Enjoy it. I enjoyed it. It has a good sense of humor cool action. I think it's going to do. Well, I think you guys are going to enjoy it. And I think you're also gonna enjoy this conversation. I think you guys know how much I love geeking out with filmmakers and James is certainly. A just a big Oggi, click myself and loves talking movies and has the same reference points and really just enjoyed talking about conflict, movies and filmmakers that have influenced him and his path is very interesting path Malaysia born raised in Australia, and then came up through the festivals. Like, Saul was a festival movie debuted at Sundance, and it changed the course of his his life. And so I don't leave. He was the big hoorah guy. And then it's a commute to get over that and do stuff that was not horror, and then came something like the conjuring which changed him even though it was horror. It was a different kind of horror and then came fast seven, which sadly was probably one of the more difficult productions that will ever happen. Thanks to the very sad and untimely death of Paul Walker in the middle of the production James is very open and heartfelt and talking about sort of the difficulties of that production, and how tested him, and then, of course, coming out the other side to direct a film like aquaman, which. I know he's very proud of and. Just a good kind of all encompassing conversation that with as I said, a died in the wall lover of film who has been just pushing himself in different genres in a very interesting way. So he's also just a great spirit. You'll you'll you'll sense that infectious in these Yasim from him right from the start. So I know you guys are going to join this conversation director James one on this episode of happy say confused remember to review rate and subscribed to happy second fuse. Let other friends family foes, any other f word you can think of no about the show spread the good word and in the meanwhile, enjoy this shot with James..
"james wan" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"We don't have to rush person. I watched it. I didn't watch it as much as most guys. I auditioned for it. A lot. Wow. Yeah. They were always looking for girls. And I never got the role because it was always like will you take your top off. And I was like, no. So I never got booked. But then she has the door an atoll Dexter wearing a t-shirt. Okay. Okay. Yeah. It was always every time. I got sent entourage audition. It said must be willing to do today. And I say, I'm not willing to do nudity. And then your agent typically this is what they always do. They always basically say just go in and read for it. And maybe we'll work around it the part. I the part for the top was it was always the case. They would call we're interested. Will she do topless? No click. I think the point for for entourage that Vinnie. Chase who's the star of the show his big breakout role was James Cameron's aquaman. Right. So that might have you can put that in play to do an occupant movie. So this whole thing is underwater, basically. Yeah. So it's James wan is directing. Oh, wow. And he. I again, I've seen most of the film. I haven't seen there were some CGI stuff in that that they still had to work out. So I saw some rough stuff, but you know, it's like DC's been taking a lot of heat kicked. Right. But they did. Well, with wonder woman, they did great with wonder woman that's been sort of like they're shining. That's their crown jewel. What they did with this which I think is really cool. They had to do something different. The fact that it's all takes place underwater. They got Nicole Kidman to play his mom, which is great cool. And he just here's what I like about him. And given that I haven't seen the finished product. I really hope Jason momoa has such a sense of humor about himself. Like, he's such a hole of a good looking dude, and the long hair and the whole thing, but he doesn't take himself seriously. He's a true hippie. He's just he just doesn't buy into the whole Hollywood crappy does whatever he wants. And I I mean perfect casting. But I I like the fact. Yeah. I've lost my train of thought. But I was going to say like, I I think the casting was perfect. But I, oh, I was gonna say I hope they put a lot of humor into it..
"james wan" Discussed on /Film Daily
"We're really running low and news of can't tell K's. Let's move on to our next story. And that is that aquaman the majority of Oklahoma and will be presented in full screen. I max it she tell us about it. Yeah. So director James wan confirmed that almost ninety percent of the movie will be in full. I am axe aspect ratio. This is in response to a question from a fan on Twitter who asks if there are any scenes in the full aspect ratio, which is the sort of Chris high resolution ratio without the black bars that you see in most films and James wan responded roughly ninety percent nearly the whole movie seriously. So this'll be a big portion of the film and probably one of the biggest portions of of a blockbuster films shot in with I max technology we've seen shot with max being percents. I and my space aspect ratio. I should I've seen men I can say that. I cannot say what I thought of the movie I'm wondering can I say what it because James one was there after the screening at conversation with him that's relevant to this. And I'm wondering if it's something I could talk about it. Oh, fuck Cam going for it. No, we're talking about this because he brought up the heat did not shoot the movie in. I max I did not see an I max bows commenting that it might be interested in seeing the movie in three d because it has a lot of kind of interesting, you know, whatever. And he was like he brought this up. He said that he did not shoot the movie in I max, but during the editing process, he realized that will first of all like ninety percent of the movie is kind of CG in some way. Like, you know, if it's under the water or whatever so their rent, they could render, you know, the extra room for the AmEx ratio, very easy. And he basically decided in the post production process to make it an I max movie, and apparently there's some kind of clever way to get into it. How it, you know, the screen expands and stuff, but you know, I will not ruin that. Not that I even saw that. But but yeah, I'm I'm actually interested to see it in Mexico. I'm actually. Fan of these. I Mex releases when when it is actually a majority of the film and not just like a senior to or when you have Michael bay. And it's like every other shot just changes in explicit in an explicitly between the two aspect ratios in. I mean, what do you guys think are are you a fan of seeing movies that have the the larger aspect ratio? I am equally bothered. I'm also bothered by a changing aspect ratios in movies, while I do like how beautiful and and stunning these sequences, look, it does sometimes, you know, take me out of movie when like we see one big action sequence in I max. And then suddenly we cut to a scene with the aspect ratio. Smaller again. So I would I would rather have like one aspect ratio. And I like to see maybe how James wine like pulls this off in like if if it is like streamlined into the movie. As he said, it is Chris what about you are you fan of the larger aspects? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It depends on how it's done. I think Christopher Nolan is really good at exploiting this. He's very good at opening up. Big sequences. He doesn't really doesn't really cut back and forth. He does this thing where it'd be one long sequence in. I max, and then it will cut back to the regular aspect ratio. So when something like that, I don't mind it. But if it's done like back and forth, it can get a little distracting. So what you're saying? Is you Christopher Nolan plans things that yes, he's he's good at his job. Let's move onto we've talking about ridiculous ideas with Mark Hamill in Star Wars and Silvester Stallone revealed his original idea for rocky three which involves hanging out with the pope frisked what is going on here. So this is actually an archival interview. This interview is for one thousand nine hundred seventy nine, but no one is really noticed it for some reason..
Lundgren Willem Defoe, Warner Brothers And Aquaman discussed on Jason and Alexis
"Entertainment? New aquaman posters are building. The hype ahead of the film's. Release Warner Brothers released seven new character posters for the superhero flick with James wan directed movie set to open in December. We have amber heard col- kitman dolph Lundgren Willem Defoe. And of course, Jason momoa
"james wan" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"James wan created who created the saw movies by the way, and his next movie is awkward. Man that comes out here and in a couple of months. But James. Wine has created a horror franchise with overtly Christian themes. I mean, they're not even subtle that Christianity is presented as the clear antidote to the evil malevolence. That is terrorizing families, right? And that's the conjuring franchise. We'll talk about that in a minute, right? So here's the list in honor of Tony's request. Here's the list I came up with now a couple of movies out this year earlier did make my list, but I sometimes we use that word a lot and I'm guilty of it too. I think they're legitimately great movies. I'd highly recommend one is. A quiet place, which is if you've got kids, I would say ten or older. The whole family probably could sit through this. It's more of an intense suspense thriller than pure horror or although it's been placed in that genre. It's exceedingly well done. Absolutely. The other is hereditary and hereditary is not for kids on any level whatsoever, and it's expertly made. And one of the things that's fascinating about the two films as both movies or about how families confronted malevolent force. And in one case, you have a strong family unit with defined roles. Papa bear, mama bear, and the and the that is able to sustain this family to stand up to the malevolence that they're up against in a quiet place in hereditary. The family is in dysfunction in disarray in his all over the place, and the father is passive and hasn't really done his job in the home for many, many years. In the mom is very spiritually confused and the and that means now that shouldering are the daughters become sort of socially awkward and the sun is experimenting with drugs because they're taking their cue from parents who aren't establishing a great foundation in the home. And so when the evil shows up in that home, the home collapses, and it actually ends up consuming the family to the point that this family goes from trying clumsily without any of the true weapons of warfare. They need to confront the entity to becoming the vessel for it because the family is just a no is not strong enough to stand up to the evil. Unlike what you see in a quiet place. And then at the very end of hereditary, I won't spoil it for you. It's it's, it's funny the the antidote to the evil is never really talked about throughout the entire film until the very end, and it is the evil. It's the evil that speaks of the of its enemy, the evil does it. He will says, we're here to oppose this openly. That's actually the last. Have you gotten to the end of the movie at Aaron? I did. Isn't it the last line of dialogue in the movie, right? We reject the trinity. Yes, that's the last line of dialogue in the movie, and then the credits roll. Right. So you wanna talk about an affair plot being kind of through the looking glass history through health perspective. This movie teaches y teaches, teaches biblical truth in in the neen in the necessity for strong families from the other side of the looking glass meeting, hell comes along and sees this family. Can't. They're, they're the wounded antelope in the Seren Getty and the and hell is the Wyan hells. Like why? Chase a herd of antelope. We got this one just right here plump and ready to be pruned and picked. And that's what's fascinating about hereditary. Okay. We're talking about horror movies, but what you just said hit so close to home in terms of our own culture and the horror movie. It's becoming right there. I mean, preach preach. We're Michael Avenida who's an obvious fraudster. I don't even just mean like somebody would disagree with on a human level is a fraud. He's his five million dollar vixen notice. And all of you like to say, journalism, journalism is magical, not at all broken. It's actually been the LA times and the Daily Beast that have destroyed this guy every once in a while and that goes to show you is entities like CNN aren't even just biased. They're practicing journalistic malfeasance now, like they don't even. They don't even care who they get into bed with. Now, like like there is there is being a part of hookup culture to get your free Khan. And then there is I'm downtown trolling the heroine addict prostitution set..
‘Birds of Prey': Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Cast as Black Canary and Huntress
"Big bit of comic book, casting news, and that is that birds of prey have cast to new actresses for the film Christos, but it, yes. So you know a few days ago, we wrote up a story about how bunch of actresses where we're reading for various parts in the film, and now to have been kissed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is going to play Huntress and journey smell at bell is going to play black canary in the film. And of course, Margot Robbie is starring in the film as Harley Quinn. And this is going to be Warner Brothers, big DC female driven team film, which is set to open in February of twenty twenty.