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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Recap (Spoilers)
"Just want to put my cards on the table. Right at the front rise of Skywalker is not a great movie. Okay it is not even really a good movie. It's all right movie. Get what happens in less which left a lot of people who are fans a star Star. Wars really annoyed his. They decided to clean up the mess and cleaning up the mess leads to a really really jam packed movie. That doesn't have any room to breathe. It takes a lot of weeks that I don't know where the puck thing force. Helium Lean. How how did you see? She's deflecting line. Lean only Mason Nokia. Whatever anyway it takes leaves is trying to say and I think it's not a good movie however compared to the last Jedi it is like Shakespeare because the last Jedi for like five minutes here getting the this shit the way because this is what this is initiated us to talk about this in the first place? Wow you feel or personal. Do you feel like the last night is a good movie or do you feel like it's just the best of the three. I think I would qualify it as a good movie. Yeah I enjoyed it. I don't understand that. The side is objectively a bad movie. The choices it makes and the things that ask us to do with the characters that we've long loved it just but uh-huh Here's the thing I didn't feel like we need to really have a discussion about that. I feel like what we can agree on is the Disney. Didn't have a plan. They bought a four billion dollar franchise and and decided to make a trilogy which I guess they did that. Just because that's like the cool thing to do like they did trilogies. Let's do one now. But they didn't have a frigging plan. And like I know people have problems with the prequels but as I said so if you bought online at least the prequels had a plant it had a line of thought it had lower like the writing was terrible. Oh and I felt like the execution was pretty bad and somebody effects weren't great but at least I believe that the screenwriters and the producer and the director like had a vision of what they wanted to show us like growing up and then he kills the people killed his mom and then he becomes dark and we saw how that happened. I couldn't even tell you what the last three movies were about like. I guess they were about this girl named Ray who was the daughter. Granddaughter Powell Patine which how did that happen did he get busy. I don't know but like I just like why. Here's the thing. Why do I care about these people? At least I cared about Anna. Can I cared about luke doc I cared about layoffs on never gave a shit about ray fin and I never cared about any of these people. Why did they did they show them my TV? So my movie screen and I'm like why are you here. Why are you bothering me? So that's where I'm coming from. I here's the thing that the rise of Skywalker can be accused of anything and one of them is having a lot of fan service in it but considering that the last Jedi I had virtually no fan service in it I feel like the rise of Skywalker can be excused for like letting fans is literally get wet with themselves with everything. They've got nights of rain on my God. Oh my God lake For Stanley all my God like real Landau Landau like. It does so much that we wanted to see. We hope to see in like this entire trilogy. It was just like shoves them all into one movie. And there's no time to breathe and you're like how the hell do that happened. BALCON game bag. I guess I guess he's back like like he cloned himself just sorcery. Oh again like they did. They don't even explain it. They don't even get a hand. Wait to your and it's just like it happens deal with it and then so we can talk about the movie. Now go ahead. I know you agree with me. They showed about a pre compliant. Yes I completely agree that I mean I I definitely I I will agree with you. I thought the Prequel trilogy was the better trilogy. And it's not even close not even close so thank. God Oh my God okay okay literally. You're not totally malfunctioning. Okay well I also say that as somebody that probably enjoyed the prequel trilogy Morrison focused because I actually think. It's pretty underrated I think that I think George. Lucas is really good at world building and he has a lot of interesting ideas and I know this is a fairly common opinion but he just needs to be. I think edited a little bit helped along with some dialogue choices and so on But I would much prefer stilted dialogue weird performances and silly CGI then like a bland flat world that that doesn't really go anywhere and a story. That is not really a cohesive because that's what star wars to to me at least is it's fantastic and like yes. The new trilogy is much prettier and the performances are better and the dialogue is beer but lots of movies can do that. You know what I mean. The imagination being imaginative. That's would star wars was to me. It's it's really like was when I was a kid like opened my mind to like all of these new crazy worlds and aliens and fun fantasy like things and that's what I liked about it so personally for me. I enjoyed the prequel trilogy much more than and I personally will say well. They didn't know that was going to be Luke's Luke's father in the empire strikes back. They just thought of that along the way so it wasn't like they had a plan back then but they had lucas as somebody who has an over arching figure who was in charge of Star Wars. Here what do you have. Kathleen Kennedy. I guess who just doesn't care really. What way director takes again? I feel like the ends of the three is the best one we because when I saw the force awakens yes it is basically a reprise of new hope fine but like it helped me and I was like excited for where we could go. Oh my God like seriously this is serious. Part of Brent. I'M NOT CLASSIC J.J. Abrams is that he's he's good at starting things. Yes exactly and I'm like Oh my God like who smoke in like what's his backstory and the Knights of ran and how Kylo fall to the dark side. Who's this ray girl and she can do everything? I'm sure there are going to explain that. Not
'Rise of Skywalker' screenwriter addresses lack of screen time for Kelly Marie Tran
"Chris Terrio who co wrote Star Wars the rise of sky Walker along with director JJ Abrams is addressing the lack of screen time for one of the actors calli Marie trance both critics and fans of the movie a question why trans character Bros Chico spends much of her time back at the base Terrio tells awards daily the trend was meant to have more screen time but they face of post production difficulties in our scenes along with Carrie Fisher's character transform the last general I was celebrated as the first major role in the franchise for an Asian
'Rise of Skywalker' screenwriter addresses lack of screen time for Kelly Marie Tran
"Chris Terrio who co wrote Star Wars rise of sky Walker along with director JJ Abrams is addressing the lack of screen time for one of the actresses calli Marie trans both critics and fans of the movie a question why trans character rose Chico spends much of her time back at the base Terrio tells awards daily the trend was meant to have more screen time but they face post production difficulties in her scenes with Carrie Fisher's a character Transall in the last year I was celebrated as the first major role in the franchise for an Asian
A Review of "The Rise of Skywalker"
"Welcome to the twenty minute movie review. Today's movie is the rise of skywalker in movie directed by J.J. Abrams starring Adam driver Daisy Ridley and company with a run time of about two hours and sixteen minutes. This review is certainly a very emotional one for me This is a movie. I've been waiting for for some time. It's the final chapter in the skywalker. Saga which spans over forty plus years. You know. I remember going to see my first when I was about six or seven. So you can kind of calculate how old I am from that But I gotta say without sounding cornball or cheesy. This is a very tough goodbye. There's a lot of things I'm GONNA touch on. I'm trying my best to keep Leonard Twenty minutes. This is the only one I have a lot of trouble with because I have so many thoughts We saw the movie on Thursday night a day before it opens up nationally. And and I have my awesome star. Wars Park on I have my beautiful Star Wars crocs. Yes I said that correctly star wars crocs Fox they are phenomenal but it was a Thursday showing nine fifty match three. By the way. If you haven't seen a movie that way okay. I cannot recommend that enough I max an three d together are just. It's a whole different ballgame. It's it's amazing but it's so refreshing to kind of look around around and see all these passionate star wars fans just here for that last chapter to here to say goodbye it. I'm not saying it didn't feel like a funeral. Oh it felt more like a thank you and thanks for everything. Thanks for the memories. That's the way I certainly felt and I could tell other people kind of had that same mentality -ality except for the kids sitting behind me. You know drinking talking sporadically throughout the movie. Please and I've said this a lot if you go to the movies and you feel like you're one of those people that can't shut their mouths. You can't stay off your cell phone please. Just don't go stay home like this. Movie is one that people the winning for for years and years and years and you know these kids innocent enough. We've all been there but kind god'll just stay home. I mean I'm tickets are not cheap to begin with and to. There's so many people there because they there to say goodbye to this the skywalker Guy Walker. Saga they're there to say goodbye to this franchise. It's been their life. I mentioned my case forty plus years for so many years and for someone to think think they can destroy that and take that apart that bothers me. There was a few other issues in the theater. Not near me. It's like a re stuff online about people being on their cell L. Phone and of course there's absolute eight holes that on facebook wherever that loved to ruin movies and post spoilers and it's just I don't okay people like there's people that just seemingly loved destroying your joy that extends outside of movies as well and it's like you know go f yourself like you're not here I mean it's just it's a very sick mentality to have it really truly is and long story short they completely destroy the movie for us. I I you know you'll hear from I review what I think of the movie but I don't know I'll never understand people that go to theaters and maybe it's subconsciously so you don't realize they're absolutely destroying movie even when you're like innocently talking to somebody next to you. You know many times older people do this. And not realize they're talking out loud like for me the cinemas Mike Cathedral the church is Mike. If you dress where I go to just you know just just key decompress. It's a place of passion for me. It's a place of solitude for me I love it and for people to go there and kind of ruin that I have so many problems with but let's move on with the good stuff. Okay so the rise of skywalker emission as almost a two and two hour and twenty minute runtime and it did feel like Our saying goodbye to a friend and I don't know the movie looks phenomenal the movie itself when you sit there the movie just POPs off the screen it this so good so well put together from that point of view from just popping off the screen the way it looks it's Jj that's such a great job with that I I gotTa tell you what I loved about them. If you're right so that was one I love you. And you'll see that the force kinda takes a new level right. The powers displayed by those who have the force in this movie. Rise to a new level in that was awesome so awesome. I love the fact that the gang was all back together. That made me feel so happy to finally after all these movies. You See Paul and thin and you know ray together. It was really great C. Three Po rt to they're all Carrie Fisher to some degree to it so to see them together. And that's rewarding in itself you. You know there's some other things The Sixth Planet I thought was kind of cool. Little thing there. You'll see that when you guys go to the theater not again none of these. I don't think our spoilers or take away from the movie. Palpitation is really really scary. Gary and again you see him in the trailer. So it's not really a spoiler but Palpa Emperor Pal Patine went from a guy who is just flat out evil to now. He's it's just pretty much like the devil and I love how they did that. It was a so creative so wonderful so kind of original the way they did that. People like world. We need palpitation back in the movie. You could debate that. I love the way they did. It I thought I was worried coming into it saying. Why are they recycling? Emperor Powell between but such a great job in how they did it I WANNA say and I know people say this all the time when a great performance on three and like Oh that person she wouldn't award or that person should it'd be nominated that being said me being a hypocrite. Just now I'm GonNa tell you Adam driver in daisy Ridley both serve some type of recognition for this and I'm not talking about people saying how great I'm saying Academy Award Nomination Good. They are so good in this movie. I was not expecting it. I know they're both phenomenal actors actors. I was not expecting what I saw today. And I compare this to the last movie. I reviewed the Irishman. I know it's a completely different type of movie movie but acting is acting in these two. Were beyond any acting. I saw in the Irishman. Adam driver has taken it to another level level. He is just you know he is solid a-list at this point but his ability is is scary. Good I didn't realize he was this good. And boy support around display and boy. When you see it you will be absolutely rewarded for going to this movie? Just based on his acting alone. I love light speed skipping get being negative show a little bit of light speed skipping that is worth it so for all the reasons I just mentioned. It's one hundred percents worth seeing. And you have the phenomenal John Williams Liam soundtrack who has left us. You know we'll get Indiana Jones Star Wars. John Williams has done so much for us as a composer. You're glad it's almost like expect greatness. And he delivers every time. It's obviously his last movie. I'm doing a score for Star Wars and I love how they ended with John Williams composer her score. I love that he was so good and he has a and I noticed it because I listen to music. He has a brief cameo in the film. which is Kinda cool as bartender so beyond offer that that is John Williams? We'll notice that I noticed it because I'm a nerd It it was. It was a really kind of cool a little cameo but the music is just so good the movie itself up to this point. I can't recommend it enough. Go see it. It's just so oh good and if you if you're like me if you've grown up with this you have a legitimate passion. You have a legitimate love for this franchise absolutely to go see it because what I've listed in the first ten minutes of this review is enough to warrant you going to see this.
As the Skywalker saga wraps up, what's next for Star Wars?
"I'm Matt Bellamy Filling in for Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me. Is Lucas shot of Bloomberg and Lucas. I want to talk a little bit about Star Wars here because we've got the final installment of these so-called Skywalker Saga heading into theaters this weekend. The rise of skywalker and it's an interesting interesting test case here because it's going to do huge box office the you know. The predictions are between one. Seventy five and two hundred million but this this one is kind of getting pummeled by the critics. And they're focusing on this issue of Fan Service and the safe route and basically basically highlighting the fact that star wars is not really a movie. It's just a franchise that needs to check box. In order to perpetuate wait itself and I saw the film and I kind of agree. I feel like there's no way to win with these with the star wars franchise right now because you. You have these diehard fans who have certain expectations for the movie and if you try to satisfy them you're probably going to alienate the mass moviegoing audience and and it's also a reflection of Disney owning. Where they just you know. They want the franchise to make a lot of money. Yes they wanted to be creatively successful and all that. But the goal is to justify why they spent four billion dollars on Lucas film They've done that. It is probably the most over analyzed hit movie franchise where every movie makes more than a billion billion five but creatively and it has left a lot of people asking for more And they've tended to just sort of retail the stories stories from the original movies. And that's also what you're GONNA get. Frankly when you put a guy like J.J. Abrams in charge of the franchise. He's not somebody known for coming up with them whole new world he's been a very capable steward of existing intellectual property for ten fifteen years though right and they hired him to direct force awakens. which in two thousand fifteen relaunched the franchise? Chai's and was considered a big success. They then went in a bit of a divergent. Way For the last Jedi which came out two years ago and was is a critical hit but some of the hardcore star wars fan boys did not like some of the creative choices and said that you know it was taking the franchise in a different direction and it obviously made a ton of money but then they bring back J.J. Abrams for this new installment and it is back to the same old. You know hitting all the notes oats remaking the third movie of the of the Star Wars Franchise Return of the Jedi in a new and modern form and the point. Here just seems to be to wrap it all all up. Hit all the notes. And then they're going to figure out what star wars means for movies in the future because they have this very successful show on Disney plus the first TV. TV Show in the Star Wars Live Action Universe the mandatory and that is doing well and people seem to like but these three stores movies have not set up the franchise which is for the future and the question they have now is what is star wars moving forward. Yeah I expect that they'll take some time off and figure you're out of a full plan kind of Disney has done with with the marvel movies where you know five ten fifteen years into the future. These are going to be the movies. These are GonNa be the T. the TV shows. And I assume or at least I hope that both die hard star wars fans and the general public would be happy to see them. Take some risks and do I mean not that the mandatory in is a huge risk but they took characters and worlds that had been unexplored and really blew them up and that gives you a lot more room for creativity than trying to bring back Luke Skywalker and Laya or Taliban solo origin stories. Although the original characters people have firm ideas of who they are and if you try to keep reinventing that that becomes dangerous whereas we're Marvel's had a lot of success is taking the characters that were not as well known blowing them up in contrast contrast with DC which is definitely had a hard time making everybody. Happy with Superman and Batman and those that are really well known we will see a post Skywalker Star Wars. Thank thank you.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review
"Star Wars the rise of sky Walker opens in theaters tomorrow the third and final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy the end of the road in so many ways for Star Wars especially for this storyline involving Luke Skywalker which all started with the first Star Wars movie back in nineteen seventy seven which I guess in terms of the Star Wars story is actually the fourth chapter and if you find that a little bit confusing you probably still have absorb some of the famous lines from the movies like use the force or do or do not there is no try or Luke I am your father which I know I know the line is actually no I am your father you can tell I'm sort of like walking a tight rope today because I feel like I have two of the greatest Star Wars fans in front of me right now but outside of that JJ Abrams is the director of the rise of sky Walker and just imagine that kind of pressure he's got the tough job of bringing it all in for a landing as I mentioned chasing Garber and Kathleen Newman remaining they went to a special preview screening of Star Wars yesterday before virtually anybody else they're here live in the studio dying to tell you all about it hello my friends Hey how's it going I feel like I said I don't have any good Star Wars greetings is there a good star was greeting hi yeah Jason is wearing a full tee shirts and has the charger beings Baba bobble head well the characters where's your yak give anything Kathleen you know and it's all in my heart something deep down yeah the forces in me so let's talk about this you get a chance to go to the press screening for the new Star Wars yesterday you guys go to these things all the time dozens even a week Jason where even the jaded film critics of Toronto a little bit excited to see Star Wars I mean look everybody's little **** it only comes of this but I think this is actually pretty good to go into this film with a certain level of trepidation I think that if we go in sort of too excited him to sort of objectivity we should be open to its terms I think that a lot of the film critics don't Nestle do that all the time but I think that most people when I'm with the appropriate level of a mix of objectivity in slate excitement of their there for an event Kevin were you excited I was very excited I got there a little bit later than Jason and I felt a little bit of the excitement but once the movie started it was dead silent like this is not a spoiler but when Landau courtesy and gets on screen for the first time Billy Dee Williams I lost my mind and everyone else is like silent which is what it's about which is a huge advantage I mean that like obviously leasing again with public and this is very much I mean it's like man to man the phones at Taft if you see them press for him to kind of a miserable experience you just have to get used to that but a film like this if you're ever going to see this movie theater on the big screen the because you can with an audience to get in the indictment so let's do it I can tell you I can hear you yelling your radio right now Jason I'll start with you Star Wars the rise of sky Walker how was fine suddenly I called the crime you went on Twitter for those over and it look let's let's be one hundred percent clear this is kind of the second and a half ending we've had we had returned the jet I which ended everything and we had episode three which was supposed to end everything Lucas's and then kind of the last job I had a great ending it's like the work done that of those you should go see it I'm not going to worry about it was the last movie that the the universe was going to be bigger and that we weren't going to be focused on the small story and then within us there was the whole notion that the myth of Scott Walker would continue as you see the kids playing with action figure and the kid who picks up the broom with a force you realize that this is not something that's patcher or matrilineal that is going to be bigger than this one little family we did have a question that comes by way remember these characters you really left we're gonna bring those back and focus entirely on that I'll make the story in some ways smaller so it's galactic in scope and yet smaller narrative scope and that is it's doing what it's supposed to do he was hired to do a job which the cap off this saga and it does it and it's fine but that makes it a little bit less interesting a commitment let's get into that in a second Jason says fine Kathleen I mean I think shockingly Jason I kind of agree here I'm I liked it I was very entertained I had a good time even with the jaded critics who were not like matching my energy level I agree that it's not great there is a fine as to what I do think that there's there's a little bit of like a course correction and that they seem to be doing with the last chat I so yeah he JJ made the world a little smaller and really abandon some of the really interesting stuff that Ryan Johnson had set up in the last chat I which is frustrating and makes it not a great movie I think he was trying to please everybody and trying to please those fans that were so upset at the last I and in doing that the narrative suffered and it's also just trying to be a lot try to be a lot of things to a lot of people and then I think it is in any of those things to anybody for example are two foot to a deep in the weeds and lord knows I cut but the way the blade of grass scene six so when I saw the fact that was not mentioned I'm a little upset and the deal is that let people think that this was structured that they knew exactly we're gonna beat I mean they always talk about Lucas having these twelve movie idea sort of written out for some of these are complete stripped away from looks as vision bat that goes without saying but what happened was JJ wrote the the force awakens as an empty are there was no ending there's going to jail just fantastic to look at openings right everybody knows that what has what he's really good at is setting the stage not traded endings hi everyone also knows self admittedly I mean he got in all those interviews actually talks about how this was going to be real tons of room because then he never was supposed to direct the film right other directions where involved actually like a so the deal is that when he wrote the first film they didn't know where it was going to go and it was one of those hand off it's like I'm going to set up the stage hand it off to you and you're going to finish this the second verse of the song that's what Ryan Johnson does run Johnson took all these ingredients and did something for many of us super interesting in super a complex and did essentially ministry talked about what is it to be found the end of of the force awakens is ray handing a lightsaber Luke Skywalker legally saying let's go and the opening shot of last chat I is illuminated at one yeah the last film the film after that episode eight is Luke Skywalker take fully superimposed over shoulder in other words I've been handing off the story to you and Ryan's first thing he does like let's not worry about this story that's not the interesting thing the interesting thing is getting into the nature the metaphysics of the deeper stuff but the force this film goes okay I can't remember the last thing you said okay we're not going to worry as much about this stuff remember these characters you're like let's get him together with all gonna be the same ship they're all gonna gonna ventures together but I want to point out the Kathy when you say that JJ Abrams who has had the incredibly unenviable task of trying to finish Star Wars trying to and Star Wars I I want to really highlight there that is an unenviable task it's even if you're not great even if you're amazing endings try ending the greatest film franchise in history so how does it do Kathleen as an ending to the Star Wars story that we now I mean I thought it was satisfying it's an it's an ending and it answers a lot of questions and as we know Los fans I feel you like we know that change is not answering questions and doing and ray yam asset is flying in and I think that this is just whether you like this ending and the answers that they give you but they give you answers and they give you a very definitive ending and you know some people already have set hi stag JJ Abrams is over party was trending on Twitter yeah it's I mean no one's gonna be happy about anything but I think that he did a good enough job I was entertained and it is it like a nice wrapped up and is it is no one going to be happy with this look at there's always gonna be people upset about this because we care right through well for lots and lots of reasons to ours is pretty fundamental to popular culture and the people have a vested interest and they have in a typical fan communities not everybody but a very vocal minority believes they have ownership over these characters and when they want things to go at a certain way this feeling as for this film actually goes towards a certain direction of giving them what they want and then they end up not wanting what they will think that they wanted that's one thing but I will say that these two fundamental things about changing his his course one lens flares you dialed the heck down with one foot above is one thing I'm like okay I I love that you love letters was god bless you but there's a big thing is he's a red herring you talk about lost as he's a guy who like put a shark and have a logo on a shark and they only got this has to mean something smoke monster has to mean something that's just his step he's trying to trick you a little bit and this film would be much more interesting of those red herrings were not red herrings but actually things that happened so what happens is he consistently in this film gives you something and it's one of those moments the other two phones have moms like oh my god you can do that all my god you can shoot a laser blast haven't hang in the air that's kind of cool all my god you can take a ship and light speed through another ship I never thought you could do that and this film every moment but there was like oh my god that's don't know let's start back that isn't what you think it was ha ha ha I'd something I went I was gonna say second I was going to say that I thought that was but it was it was actually the opposite of this but it makes me really excited to watch it to figure out what the red hearings are and and or not yeah that's not as well as a good teams but I will say that some of those those on inspiring moments that you felt like we're missing I felt them I felt like I was a kid again watching some of this these action sequences and some of that the lights ever seen her so beautiful and big and yeah will transfer to transport you back to your child because I was going to ask if we what we talked a little bit I should stress to set this up by the way I'm I'm speaking which is a corporate Cathy Newman remaining ever talk about the new Star Wars movie rise of Scott Walker what to do right I think the cast is so strong and I think that Jason alluded to it but putting them together like you've got Oscar Isaac daisy Ridley and John by a guy as fan PO and ray and they're together for most of the film and that is a
"jj abrams" Discussed on The Nerd Soup Podcast
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I mean movies of pretty deep. I I would say I wanNA see nineteen seventeen. I think the Irish might get best pitcher. You WanNa see. That would be cool what does he make. Sure he's sedate like want to see it with me and I think once upon a the time Hollywood gets musical or comedy okay. Yeah who cares about the Golden Globes. You do you act like you. Don't but if everything I wanted to happen happened in the Golden Globes and that'd be like yeah. It's a very important and prestigious award where everyone just gets strong. Get your best. I get the fucking best film. Would you rather Parasite I truly think it deserves it. I think it's going to win. That's foreign language though. No for best drama. It's nominated best comedy then right now. Eight foreign language. It's not nominated for comedy or drama. No that's why they're joke. Oh No SANDMAN. And he's been shut out me and astrakan of talking about that they're saying that it's Oscar campaign campaign is slowly decreasing. He said if he's not nominated he's GonNa make the worst movie ever. I hope that happens now to hear ready. Made Jack and Jill. He's like I can go lower. Let's move on from these awards. These awards are killing us. Easy topic here. We asked Snyder unless you have anything else the award I honestly. I thought that was going to be a lot better. I thought thought that you two are going to hash it out about a film that you guys wanted to win and you guys just both Equally hate these award shows and it's Oscars. I said I wanted to talk. More sex told YOU SAG off. It's really it's it's it's I don't know because you get all excited to watch these shows what shows but I get I get had upset and then twitter thinks they know everything even though people like National Probably Argue Cate Blanchett. Where'd you go Bernadette? I've life it's a conspiracy saw previews for that since like last this. Yeah like a fake movie you just as Eve anybody notices. It's a movie. It's a movie about a woman who goes missing. That's what's crazy about it. It might be like Super Meta Let's move on. Added Armitage addict got nominated for supporting. Yeah that's cool. I really thought you guys. We're GONNA fight. What are we going to fight about Arwa parasite to win you? Go to trump. We're not doing our predictions yet. This is just you know why didn't get nominated lighthouse. Yeah Kinda Yeah Yeah I mean even Dafoe they they rob hall been shut out completely and our baby boy. I'll bet we are baby. Boy Acid a bullet. That's it's a tough category this year. Best supporting for Willem. Yes but he might belong there. I'd put them over PECI. I Love Passion. Irishman Anthony Anthony Hopkins. I haven't seen the movie yet. But Yeah I put him over a Hopkins Sue House Kinda pissed you off your big. I'd love hoppy Hopkins. I'd love to watch him. I'm in Jonathan Pryce go back and forth to different popes at crazy. Only one fucking hate of the young on po comes in and got room for flexing cigarette. More we made a unmatched oriented made that he made and that Joey just switched we switch. We're going to kill ourselves now. All right so I guess I'll take over from here So I was it. His Steve Mills is not born. Yeah let's go onto Releasing a pitcher of Superman Henry cavill in his black superman suit. He just loves a stroke in the flames. He's like stroke stroke. I think he'd be stroking. Hold what did he do with his moustache. I twitter twitter. I saw something on twitter. Superman where do you put a mustache. That's what you said. Yeah I think he put a mustache on 'em unless let somebody just made that up. WHAT THE HELL ARE UTAH? Tie Bread something where somebody I don't know just I'm GONNA put his uncut mashes his superman but Superman iphone I do. I do have costume at home home. I flipped on this so hard. You flipped on Zack's wider no cut because in the beginning like doesn't exist. Stop of complaining movie. It's it's it is what it is. We're never gonNA get it now. I just wanted to come out so I don't have to see what at least cut training every three days. It really does trend. Uh like wildfire time people. Why didn't he just release it? He doesn't have it and that's the thing the studio make it await the studio at it. Remember when we were all GonNa Storm Area Fifty one direct energy to area fifty to ever ever do that. No you would think it's at the Warner Brothers studios put into an area fifty one with Mr Warner Sax Tim one now and he hasn't seen sunlight ten years. Yeah now they probably moved our Willy Wonka a treasure map next bad. GRANDPA must've smell them. Willy Wonka prelude Poncho must stunk to high heaven. That dude really got up and started fucking walking the years yeah. Is it GonNa fucking bathroom that whole movie. That whole experience is wild food. That boy Willie. Do you like the modern Willy Wonka with Johnny Depp. Now it's awful just weird. It's so weird Johnny Depp. Yeah we are Johnny Depp make sense what's he actor. What the hell were we talking about? Snyder cut the Snyder. He should go. Fund me for the Snyder. Yeah seriously at this point he should so many other things we give money to me for one back. Yeah that'd be nice. Yeah certainly a gofundme. These acts nighter now Fund me. Just give me the money. I'll make my own SIRKKA. The Nash cut the national release. Nash cut under the odds. Time movie. The sages you in front of your eyes. What are the odds? That's good what's going on the Snyder cut. Yeah Whoa if it ever happened. 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It's like they have to do the highest but there's also zombies there. Oh it sounds ridiculous why do a heist who cares. Maybe they need to find the secret formula to save people because it looks like society still kinda functions to an extent. They should zombies. Yeah there's zombies how they become zombies. Do you know that you know. I don't know that they never got the Snyder. It's all connected. Yes WanNa go on a fan questions yes please. Yeah sure I this question here from Brian Cooper. What's up coop between the three of them? Who Do you think could have direct the best superhero film? Wes Craven Alfred Hitchcock or George a Romero speaking of zombies. I like to see old hitchcock. Give it a try. I think hockey in Superhero Film. Yeah make it a nice thriller Har what kind of Superhero. I'd give them here. I give him superman. I'd given Superman in the problem. What Superman no no but I give them like one of his creepy villains like toy man you know the toy or is it a toy maker? I always forget that guy's name because hitchcock would do that really well. He figured out a way to balance the light because you know he would do that. The movie it starred out. It's all friendly and someone's dead. That'd be funny for Superman you know. That's one of Superman's enemies. He's really creepy though he's like I don't know he's like this really freaky guy. Need US makes toys that are bombs. The Penguin yes no joker the trickster. Read La Ridler Arnold Schwarzenegger. You'd make a good Batman Superman all hold on with Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock behind the old the old camera. I agree with Aaron all right. This should hear from Tom Demon. Hey guys love the podcast. You guys are so chill. lobue W OLIVER IS MY FAV- to- two questions. What's the origin story behind nerd soup? You'RE GONNA have to wait for that And you guys like Simpson's Family God South Park American Dad if so how would you rank them. Who is it? His favourite still hung up on. 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J.J. Abrams Reveals Real 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' Script Ended Up on eBay
"Can can can you you you imagine imagine the with all the security and secrecy surrounding Star Wars the franchise that an actual script a legitimate script from rise of sky Walker landed on eBay J. J. Abrams and drop a little bit of news this morning are good morning America's as an actor which he did not name but he said he wanted to but he didn't a left under a bed and then a cleaning person found it was given to someone else who they want to sell it on eBay and someone at the company said you know there's a script that looks like it's a legit script it's for sale on eBay full of people so yeah they got it back down to the no big league there's a new clip from the movie the drop this morning thirty seconds an actual like clip of the movie and the whole thing it's a big screen December
"jj abrams" Discussed on /Film Daily
"And ten year old daughter to make sure that they're safe but he is caught up in what the the official synopsis refers to as Tweet now confirmed later journalism and it looks to all the world that he was responsible for the bombing and he basically just goes on the run to prove his innocence and find his family and make sure that they're ok well. This legendary cop played by Kiefer. Sutherland is is tracking him down so I mean you know the the premise for the fugitives like the it's. It's undeniably viably compelling right like you've got this man on the run story which automatically you know puts the audience on that character side and you can have as Tommy Lee Jones proved moved in his Oscar winning performance in in the original movie. You can have somebody who really digging and chewing on some scenery and having a lot of fun as the person who is tracking this guy down so conceptually it works I just. I don't know if I'm fully sold on Qube yet. Yeah Kiefer Sutherland was like the perfect guy for this role quimby so it's like a streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and it can be short term content. So what does that mean like. How long are these episodes. Do we know yet I mean in general. They've talked a lot about colby being around the ten minute mark. I think I've seen anywhere from seven to twelve minutes per episode sewed and the thing is they have so much content like equipped. He doesn't even launch until April Sixth of twenty twenty but for the past I don't know six six months or so. They've been signing some of the biggest names in Hollywood to create content for them and it's it's like every single day. There's more more and more stuff and it's becoming harder and harder to just write off as like a joke or or completely ignore it. I think it's something that we're going to have to grapple with because by the time April comes around at this pace like every major director in Hollywood is going to have a project there yeah. I remember when we first brought this up. Chris like just dismissed it outright and always saying how there's the potential here with like short-term content to do like kind of like these cliffhanger kind of like short-form episodes. They like make you want to you. Come back every day to see the next like little five ten minute did of story and when I think of hangers I think Keith or Sutherland and twenty four so no no. I think this is the marriage-made-in-heaven so let's move and talk to you. Talk About Star Wars Jon Favreau who is producing producing the mandatory in and directing at least one episode of season two has expressed interest in making a New Star Wars Holiday Special the Star Wars holiday special of course is one of the most I guess made fun of whole specials in the history of television. Brad is he joking. Rounders is something he's serious about now. He's definitely serious about it. this is John. Apparently has a fondness for the Star Wars holiday special which is among one of the most mocked and even hated pieces of star wars mythology even more than the prequels for those who don't know the Star Wars Holiday special aired in nineteen seventy eight's It's it's intended to be like a Christmas style program that took place in the Star Wars Universe hours after the events of star wars a new hope if followed Han Solo and Chewbacca as they tried to stay away from the empire and make it back to the wookey home world of Cacique in Eh celebrate a holiday called life day which tobacco hope to spend with his father itchy his wife Malla and his son Lumpy lumpy which is another streaming service. That's coming later this year no but yeah so this special has is so oh revealed that George Lucas never wanted it to be available to anybody after it aired it's never been released officially on DVD or streaming or anything like that because it's such a joke but Jonah ever like I said has a finest war and he would like the opportunity to make a New Star Wars holiday special he doesn't give any specifics civics about you know what he would do but when the topic happened to come up he said quote. I Love The Star Wars holiday special certain sequences more than others but I loved the introduction of Boba Fett A- and that rifle that he had that animated piece still holds up. It's pretty cool and I.
"jj abrams" Discussed on /Film Daily
"And the entire series run of that is supposed to be available Disney plus at some point and so yeah Do you have any first impressions from all the video you watch. I think my only downside from from watching the video I I why did is that I thought you know Netflix has so much content like they're just like adding like five things a day to Netflix library and it's hard to find any of it and I was thinking. Disney's library is is going to be a little bit less like it's big stuff but it's not gonna be like you know. They're adding five things today so it'd be easier to find the stuff but I'm actually Kinda surprised at how many sub-minis you have to go down to get to some of these things like it's not you know it. Almost it seems like those five six sections is like almost two little I mean I don't know maybe it's but at the same time this is. I'm sure it's something that Oh probably evolve as time goes on because they don't have such a huge selection. Yeah I was at Disney has a big library but it's not netflix sized yet and so it's I think it's something that will will become better as time goes on. I mean even when Netflix started their instant stuff. It wasn't nearly sophisticated as it is now so I think we just gotTa give them. Some time signed to figure out how to present things yeah. I know X. Men and spider man the animated cartoons were kind of a big surprise for people. I was a big fan of the X. c'mon in the one thousand nine hundred bed. Brad did either of you watched the series. Oh yeah man I love to both of those and and yeah the Spiderman show from the mid nineties is on there as well while I'm really excited about that somebody on twitter sort of ran down some of the pre two thousand marvel shows.
"jj abrams" Discussed on Download
"I mean, you are paying for the privilege using that Jj Abrams or bad robot name in the opening credits or closing credits of your TV show. You know that's really what a lot of this is, although it's worth noting that he is working on his first series. He's created. Alias called them ammonia. And that's four H B O. So he does still put his stamp on certain projects and yet, but to your point, it is it is a question, right? That these companies have to dress, how much do they want to spend big to lock down the marquee, talent versus finding and kind of building up new talent at argue that a good pot, former or media company would would do a little bit of both. You know, you're seeing that with, like HBO kind of helped find and, and move ISA Ray from the digital world to television. And now they've gotten overall deal with her, and she's doing a lot more for them. So insect says, you know, you can kind of do do both and help make someone into that next Jj Abrams or shonda rhimes, or, you know, the next kind of big show runner. But, you know, the other the other question, we're still waiting to hear a lot of details because this deal as much as we've reported the Warner's the final final bitter here. I don't think it's it's fully done on, you know, win when JJ was paramount. He didn't actually do a whole lot for paramount because he was busy directing stars. So, you know, if Warners smart and able to they will, you know, have a part of their, you know, part of pain him five hundred million dollars will be for that exclusively and really making sure that he's coming on board to direct movies for one of others. I'm sure paramount. Feels like they wish they had gotten a little more of his attention on the Star Trek franchise, right? Whereas, you know, instead he sort of stepped away and, and made a couple of Star Wars movies. I do want. I mean there's still a place. Also, just as as you should, as you were saying, sort of be cultivating talent, while also like new talent. While also using big names. There's also some talent who doesn't want to be pinned down. I've definitely seen interviews in the Hollywood reporter and elsewhere, where people creators say they really kind of like the idea that they're free agents and that they can they can guide their projects to destinations where it's more appropriate. And I guess that's the risk. If you are Jj Abrams is getting a lot of money, which is great, but you your stuff needs to fit into the. At forms that Warner media has. And if you've got a project idea that doesn't really fit, maybe maybe you'll lose out, but what you get is guaranteed money, but I can also see why somebody might want to be a free agent and take the end of this project over here in this project over there, because something might be a better fit for Netflix, something might be a better fit for a more niche, streaming service or cable channel. I mean, that's the same argument for why in, in some cases, it can be good to be Sony. You know a, a company a studio that doesn't have a network that they have to sell into they can kind of play the field. I would also argue that, that's you know, if you had looked at JJ deal before the AT and T acquisition of Warner Brothers, maybe it wouldn't have been as appealing. But now that they're this kind of, you know, multi-pronged company with all these different distribution opportunities, including this upcoming streaming service that starts to be a lot more. Compelling to creative like a Jj Abrams because, yes, you're more limited. But you're also you know, you've got a pretty big playing field to work with within one company. It's a big pond that the big fish swimming in because of all of this, what is your take while we're on this subject about sort of where Warner media is in general?.
Vanity Fair, Annie Liebowitz And Keri discussed on Jason and Alexis
"Vanity Fair? Just dropped. A giant cover story on Star Wars. The rise of Skywalker. Beautiful pictures by Annie liebowitz of the cast, including Cal Ripken. And girl. I was quickly reading stuff through all the commercial breaks. They revealed a lot more than I thought they would reveal Lum. They confirmed that Jj Abrams. Good friend, and miss Felicity herself, Keri, Russell is in this movie. Rumors that she was ended there. She couldn't confirm it. Well, Vanity Fair, confirmed it and even showed her costume. It is a kick costume. She plays hold on a minute. It's a cool name to her costume is awesome. Let's see here there. She is. She plays a bad guy. She is a K. Russell masked scoundrel by the way. That's also what we call dawn masked, scoundrel, Zora, bliss who Zoe bliss and her mask is awesome. I want that mask. They also confirm that Kylo Ren. And Ray may have a deeper connection than has been previously revealed. Oh, which I'm shocked Vanity Fair wrote that hill. Richard E grant, people love him. He is a general. He's a bad guy. And now I'm really going out. And then I'll stop because mytalkers if you're not a nerd, you're like white Don, you'll love this. It is confirmed that the knights of Ren are in this movie there. The thought there, the elite guard that was mentioned in the force awakens. So they're in this to their favor. They've revealed some planets. Yeah. It's it's that's a lot. I'm shocked. And I know you're not a nerdy, rolling your eyes going. I don't understand the big deal. They are usually so secretive, but they gave a lot of details of light, basically what we can expect, and it's a lot, and they show a they even have a picture of the final lightsaber scene between Tyler and Ray it looks like they're in a body of water on crashed there on top of like a tie crashed typhi ter-. Oh, wow. They are showing a lot. They're showing the law, which are are beautiful, and Billy Dee Williams. Looks amazing shot of him in the cockpit of the millennium falcon. Annie liebowitz is so amazing. She's such a good photographer. Yeah. Oh, I'm just beyond
The Rise of Skywalker trailer is out
"There was one big news item from today that he clipped everything else. News item. That was really the only takeaway that you should have had from today's events. And that was the release of the teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie Star Wars Episode nine which apparently is going to be titled now, the rise of Skywalker, and that title in and of itself is a strong indication of the direction they're going with this film. And I'm encouraged I'm encouraged by what I saw it was very. Cautious going into watching this thing, and we should still be cautious. Because trailers only a trailer. We have no idea what this movie's extra end up being like once it comes out. But you know, just give you a little bit of context. In case. You're you're not a hard core Star Wars fan, which is probably likely for significant portion of this audience. There's a lot of controversy in the nerd universe. Right now, particularly when it comes to Star Wars, and that's because of the the last movie, which was called the last Jedi which detoured significantly from a lot of the established cannon and established rules of the narrative that had been laid down in previous films. And when I I watched the last yet I episode. I was actually okay with it. I actually liked it. My my first viewing when I walked out of the theater. But my opinion changed as I let it breathe a little bit. As the film aged on me, and I became less and less of a fan of it to where. Now, I'm more in the camp of folks who say this movie was a travesty and what informed that judgment for me was less the actual content of the movie itself. Then learning that, you know, my presumption had been that Lucasfilm and Kathleen Kennedy was the president of Lucasfilm, and that they had this story group because they made this big deal when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, they made this huge deal out of how going forward, you know, they basically threw in the trash can all of the non film cannon that had been established books comics video games. What have you up to that point? And said we're starting fresh the only thing that exists in this fictional universe. Are the movies and one of the cartoon shows? And that's it. Everything else is fair game. We're starting fresh new books. New movies, new comics? And in order to keep it all together, we're going to have this editorial story group. This core group of people is going to keep their hand on the helm and steer. The sheep of this franchise going into the future and make sure that everything's interconnected and make sense and has common themes that the stories interweave with one another. And so that you can have this kind of joint experience sort of like, the marvel films, right? The marvel cinematic universe. And so presuming that that was the case I walked out of the last jet. I think in myself man, there's a lot of stuff in that movie that I did not expect. But hey, that's okay. Because presumably based upon the fact that they have a story group. It's all part of the plan. Right. Like, it's all building towards something. It's okay. That they didn't answer a lot of questions that have been raised by the force awakens. It's okay that they didn't explain who this person was who that person's heritage was or what the what the underlying political conflict. Even is why these people are even fighting in the first place, that's fine. Because it'll all be revealed later. It's all part of the plan. But of course, what we learned in the aftermath of the last Jedi. What was revealed much to the shock of many fans, including myself was that there was no plan. They they in fact had not been it wasn't as though Jj Abrams who directed the force awakens. Had handed a roadmap to Ryan Johnson who directed the last Jedi. And that Ryan Johnson built off that road map to create his movie important affect any idea any outline that Jj Abrams had and that the story group, which presumably is nothing apparently destroy group doesn't have any actual thority or oversight whatsoever. What's going on with this franchise? JJ handed his wanting to Ryan Johnson, Ron Johnson threw in the trash can and just did whatever he wanted with. No regard, and you can see this in interviews with him when he talks about his process, and he talks about writing he talks about why he made the choices. He made such as the choice to kill off the big villain the big looming shadowy villain in the background supreme leader. Snow? Just kill them off in the middle of the movie. When you listen to Ron Johnson talk about that. He says, well, you know, it was necessary for Kylo rinse character to come out from under the shadow of his master and become his own his own man, and to develop as a character is the right thing for my movie was the right thing for my story. Well, that's nice. But this isn't your story like this. It's your story in the sense that you're tasked with telling it, but you're coming into a well established narrative the and by the way, there's a movie coming after yours, right? That you have to be somewhat cognizant of being able to actually have a through line narrative that continues for one hall of the movie, and he just didn't care. He did whatever he wanted and worse than that worse than Ryan Johnson doing what he did Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm and the higher ups at Disney, let him do whatever he wanted. This is a stout. Like from a business perspective. Here's your thing. If you're not a Star Wars fan if you don't care about any of this stuff, and I'm talking about right now appreciate it from this angle. Appreciate it from as a business decision. Okay. You're the CEO of Disney. You're the president of Disney entertainment and marketing and Kathleen Kennedy runs one of your film studio divisions, Lucasfilm a hotly new acquired property that you paid. I forget how much they paid for it. But it was hundreds of millions of not billions of I'm sure it was billions of dollars that they paid for it. And you they put out that money with expectation that this is something that they're going to be able to milk forever, right? That there's going to be this, and they had plans from the time that Disney acquired this franchise. And these intellectual properties they started laying out their plans, if we're going to have a movie every year, we're going to have new theme park. We're gonna have tell live action television shows and cartoon shows and video games. And it's going to be this fantastic. New expansion of of merchandise, and storytelling that the fans are gonna love. And we're going to be milking in raking in the the dough for decades upon decades decades. So that was the plan. Well at the fantastic, right? Looks laudable goal from a business perspective. But then what they did was the equivalent of handing the keys to this Ferrari to a teenager and just saying have fun with no direction, no curfew, no guidelines as to whether or not he had a follow any sort of rules, or when when you should be back or where he's even going any knowledge of where he's going any terms on when he should be back. That's the equivalent of what they did with this multibillion dollar franchise that the that the it stood to lose billions of dollars on. So just as a corporate story is a corporate business story. It's extraordinarily fascinating that the m- the modern era of Star Wars under Disney has played out the way that it has. So there's your background. So then this trailers coming out for the ninth one and Disney has been very diplomatic. And protective of Ryan Johnson. And pretended as though everything's fine. Right because they're not going to acknowledge that they've screwed up. They're not gonna acknowledge that they've made mistakes. In the public sphere. But they know right. Like, it's van they're very well aware of the fact that the fan community is divided there. A lot of people who don't like the last Jedi and even more than not liking last Jedi. I they don't like how Disney has handled this property. They don't like the fact that there seems to be far less intention and care going into the making of these films, then has gone into the watching of them, which of course, is a recipe for disaster when you're dealing with genre. Fandom something is big Star Wars. And so going into the release of this teaser trailer today for the ninth and final Skywalker saga film. The expectations. Were you have got to blow people away you have to this has to be this teaser trailer needs to leave everybody wanting more. And if it doesn't then you might as well, just kissed the franchise goodbye. Those were the stakes. It had to be good. It had to be impactful people had it had to leave people excited that mission appears to have been accomplished. And watching this thing as a fan. You know, who's been a fan as long as I've been alive and been capable of comprehending. What I was seeing with Star Wars. It was really nice to see the kind of subtle reassurances that were laid out in this trailer that there was the way it was cut and the texts that they overlaid was Vakhitov of the first trailer for episode one the Phantom Menace that came out in nineteen ninety nine. I believe it was. So they're drawing that connection between. They're basically saying look we recognize this is the we're trying to connect the dots here between where things started. And where things are ending the inclusion of oyster over from Luke, the which was then very shocking reveal at the end of this thing that apparently the emperor the big bad from the first two trilogies is coming back in some way. Now, we don't know what form, but he's going to play a role in this film, which is completely unexpected. And more than makes up for the the loss of snow in the previous film. So now, I'm excited again. And I think a lot of people who were doubtful. About whether or not JJ was going to be able to land this thing Jj Abrams are excited once again about the potential of this movie coming out on Christmas. Now, we may be sitting here. Looking at New Year's twenty twenty and shaking our heads with our face, and our poems and saying well man, why do we let ourselves get excited again? But as of right now, I'm going to allow myself to have a little bit of optimism. So there's my there's my freestyle Friday completely apolitical pop culture commentary for you on Star
Apple unveils new streaming service, credit card and more
"Apple unveiled a slew of new products this morning, including a subscription news service, a credit card a gaming subscription service. But the big reveal today's event on the company's campus was the much-hyped streaming video service, which is called apple TV. Plus, Emily was at apple for the announcement described the service for assembly, well, it was a star studded event. So Oprah was the last celebrity on stage. She joined Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer, Aniston, even still for Jj Abrams. All of these celebrities who signed on to create original context for apple that you will be able to see other part of this apple TV, plus service. But there are a lot. Unanswered questions about how this is going to work. How much is pointed cost when we might be able to TV shows the company also unveils a new bundle that will include not just its original programming. But also TV channel streaming services. They've struck deals with HBO Dr Showtime. But again, we don't know when this is going to be available. It's all part of a new apple TV app. And we don't know how much we're going to have to pay for it. If we want to eat it. Okay. And do we have a few too many streaming services in our life already? Well, that's certainly they're in a lot of competition out there for apple you know, one of them. I it Netflix, of course. And Netflix is already publicly said they're not going to be part of apple TV service. You can still get Amazon prime and Amazon shows on old service. Amazon shows we're actually featured very prominently at the effect today at but you also see other potential competitors dropping out today, we learned that YouTube is no longer going to be focused on original content. They actually bought a few shows that they're going to try to get made. Elsewhere, you know, this is a tough game. And it remains to be seen whether apple can participate and compete in this game. Apple Shirley has a lot of money money to pay some of these high profile celebrity, but the big question is can they produce good content. And we'll people watch it. Right. And until we know the price. Nice. It's difficult to make a decision on that. And they also talked about a credit card. The credit card was actually in my view. The most interesting announcement today and one we did not expect we knew that they were going to ask some sort of partnership between Apple Pay X, Goldman Sachs in south. But they have unveiled is a completely new credit card that is a physical credit card that you can use anywhere. But also you get cash back. You get three percent cashback. You're buying apple products. You percent cashback if you're buying something with Apple Pay one percent cashback if you are buying anything anywhere else. And what apple is doing here to be competitive. They've also in south Jakarta on this. They're endeavoring to offer the lowest fees in the industry. No Air, National, no late fees state. The tagline is you know, they wanna make it easier. Not harder for you to pay off your debt. And you know, this is something that I could actually give them the credit card companies are. Run for their money. I mean, there's so much that is broken and complicated about the credit industry. And if apple can offer that in a seamless way, you know, there's, you know, a good argument to be made for why you might wanna use an apple cart. If it is. It is called an apple cart. And the other thing that apple accounting with all of the announcement is the privacy of security that you get with these services apple claims, you know, they don't know what you pay what you're buying and how you're paying for it or where you're buying. What you're watching that tell people what you're watching. And you know, that that is sort of be fine print of a lot of these services that we use ulcer. So so care enough about that. Then you know, apple has a fairly good offers. You can have it
Apple streaming platform to make streaming easier
"Apple is going to talk about two or two and a half new products on Monday. So the first is a video service that includes both TV shows and movies that apple itself has been producing creating paying four over the last year or two along with an opportunity to subscribe to other companies video services think about things like HBO, although we don't know HBO is part of this. So again, a video service that has apple stuff and other people's entertainment content. All in one place, the second product, we're going to hear about is a scripture that apple is selling to collection of news, and magazines, including I believe our own Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the idea is that you pay one monthly price new get access to a collection of subscription news products. Like, the Wall Street Journal and others. And then there's also going to be the two and a half is an apple branded can of coke critic co branded credit card, right? This seems like to me another. Example of apple just dipping its toes into the video entertainment business. Have they said, whether the people always said if you're going to get in get in big because your apple go by big media company or something like that? Have they talked about any type of investment they're willing to make in the video business? Well, look, at least by news reports they're spending a billion or a couple of billion dollars or maybe more on these high powered high profile kind of video entertainment shows that they're bankrolling things from Oprah Winfrey shows from Reese, Witherspoon and Jj Abrams and other prominent Hollywood producer. So that's a not insignificant investment from apple. But you're right. That apple has been talking literally since when Steve Jobs is running the company about reinventing entertainment about doing something that would really change the fundamental nature of how people consume entertainment, particularly on television. And look in that. Eight plus years since apples have been talking about that entertainment has been reinvented an apple has been so far entirely sidelined or almost entirely sidelined in that reinvention. So that brings us to Monday, right? What are you looking for to signify their new video, whatever it is? They unroll and media platform that it will be successful. So there's so many unanswered questions. And I just don't know how big a deal says. So I think much to the surprise of almost anyone who has an iphone. There is already an app on your iphone. Lisa that is called TV are you aware of this and looking right now. Okay. It's bill. My aunt built into every iphone and the idea when apple started this TV app was it was going to be a single place where people could go and watch programming. So look at that. Yeah. I know this is Apple's problem. This is Apple's problem in a nutshell that people do not notice app exists. But the idea then was here's a place where you can watch everything that you subscribe to Hulu and HBO and other things all in the single app without having to go back and forth between all these different services that you may pay for the TV app as Lisa showed. It is not popular. It does not work. Very well. It does not include things like net flicks. So apple is trying to streamline this a little bit by making the TV app. You never have to leave it in theory to watch these programs that apple is gonna make and that its partners are gonna make if you pay
In a commitment to hire more women directors, Universal accepts the 4% challenge
"KCRW sponsors include southwestern law, schools, Biedermann, entertainment and media law institute study, entertainment and get a law degree in two three or four years apply or take the virtual tour S W law dot EDU slash KCRW. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we know we had that speech about the inclusion writer memorably at the Oscars last year about trying to bring in more diversity more women and the women have really lagged and representation, particularly when it comes to directing movies. So there has been this thing called the four percent challenge, which is not well named because it is it's reflects the number of women who directed top movies in the past several years four percent. But the goal is not to have four percent of movies directed by women. The goal is to get various talents and institutions to commit to having at least one movie directed by a woman in the next eighteen months, and it looks like they are. Making some progress. Yeah. I mean, this doesn't this is not revolutionary. This is not going to change the business overnight, but Universal Pictures sign onto this. And the Walt Disney company CEO Bob Eiger tweeted about this yesterday where he actually said forty percent of our films. This year are directed by or coming from female filmmakers. I don't know that that is necessarily what this initiative is all about I think it's more looking going forward and how studios are going to start hiring with this in mind, but it is putting it on the front burner for a lot of these studios that they're being watched. Yeah. And a lot of talent important producing talent and directing talent and acting talent as are joining in people like Nina Jacobson, whose company produced among many other films. Most recently, I think crazy rich Asians people like her as well as Constance Wu and Carrie, Washington Reese Witherspoon Jj Abrams. These are all people Jordan Peele saying that they will. Will commit to work with a female director in the next eighteen months. And so that adds up the pressure. This is all initiative, I should have said, I guess the beginning from time's up, and and it's something that they are actually doing that could eventually lead to a better break for women. I will also mention that Regina king became the first person to take up that challenge it when she made her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes another thing that might help here is we have seen that the state of Massachusetts in response to our reporting at the Hollywood reporter on alleged abuses on the set of the Showtime series. Smith had been looking to deprive that show of its tax benefit. They get a twenty five percent tax break they shot season two there and they're looking into revoking it because of these alleged abuses. But other states are sort of moving this direction of figuring out. Maybe we shouldn't just give whoever tax credits who are we should put some terms and conditions and one of those terms and conditions looks like it will be bringing more diverse people to make these films. That's an interest. Tactic. Because so many states now do have aggressive tax incentive programs to lure productions to their state. But what they're essentially saying now is we're going to use this money that we're giving out which Hollywood so desperately needs to kind of legislate some changes that Hollywood isn't moving fast enough on its own and that seems appropriate. If you're going to be giving money away, essentially to these companies, you might as well say, hey, how about having a diverse cast and crew how about not having alleged offenses or misconduct on your set? And if you don't adhere to these things you're going to have your money taken away and that is a potent weapon in Hollywood. Thank you. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors. Include Warner Brothers pictures, presenting one of the year's most celebrated films. A star is born now nominated for eight Academy Awards, including. Best picture for consideration. In all categories. This podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status as a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.
Holiday Movie Guide: 'Grinch' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Top Box Office
"Yeah. I have to tell you, by the way, the nightmare before Christmas. I keep expecting someone to redo that movie because the Grinch stole Christmas, it's been redone. How many times now four? I don't know I've lost count. There's many times and this one, of course about the Grinch. And I did not see this one. I did see lots not the families at feeder this weekend with the children. I go see the so much which I'm assuming contributed to be sixty six million dollar opening of this film. What sixty six million dollars, right which again that isn't like a hundred billion dollar opening, but they only spent seventy five million on production much, but his films at the very very strong opening for the time. I think it's actually for animated films in the month of November. I think it's the third highest opening ever a bunch of numbers there. But the point is that the really really strong opening four film at this year. How much was the marketing on this advertising budget because seriously, Michael they had to have spent at least seventy five million dollars. It's everywhere. It is everywhere insects. They were bus at that. Were that were quite funding the pointed directly at the L story on there was one that said, I hope you don't miss that audition on a on a bunch of so many actors driving on the highway stuck in traffic who see bus. And it was the Grinch, man. Like hope you don't miss it. So they were really funny at your that that spoke to LA experience. What about around the rest of the country, though, you know, that was my question is I if you saw billboards or bus ads that spoke to Minneapolis or the the twin cities, Victor I have not seen any billboard. Have you seen any billboards of the grid? She's sitting here shaking her head. No, I have not seen that. So I haven't been looking for. But I will this week that I will and the ads here in Los Los Angeles made national news. So maybe that was the goal was to spend it in more in the bigger cities to make sure that those pointed ads would become a fun. Knee more story that gets picked up. Elsewhere all adding to the PR for this film. Call us lunch meat or something. I mean, come on. No, I I think he was part of the strategy. So here in the big cities, we always have a larger billboard larger add, of course, you're here on Sunset Boulevard. It's famous for its building size as movies and TV shows. We have cutouts. I in fact, we have billboards TV shows that are three some of the mood. They have lights on the light up like the eyeballs on the character will move around. And look at you. I'm not getting their out of control. How creative out suspensive the ads here? Get to the whole point is that someone's gonna take picture that and Instagram. Facebook are tweet that picture, and it's gonna go around like a look at this. Crazy, you know billboard that. They don't moss Angeles. And it just helps the overall PR for. I'm not sure what the spend on this on what's the production budget, west seventy five I'm assuming they probably spent upwards of fifty million dollars advertising. The which maybe why they kept the budget the production budget under a hundred thousand one hundred million rather. But again, worldwide it it's already made seventy eight and this has been a holdover for quite some time. Is there isn't much holidays center for kids for a while? So I wouldn't be surprised at this one hits filed say a hundred and fifty two hundred melted forecloses. And of course, it's to go to the OTT markets. I make you even more money there. Yeah. Well, you know, it it it's only made about what is a seventy eight million or something like that worldwide. But you've got the movie bohemian rhapsody, which you had a chance to go. Did you have a chance to go? See that. I thought so. Yeah. And and what did you think of it? So everyone's talking about Oscar buzz for this film, the lead actor is really really good. But I don't think any element of that film is war at Oscar. However, it's really fun. It's a well done movie plot isn't there's not the right word. It's entertaining front to back. I wasn't bored. It's well done. Do you feel like you're watching Queen contract times? It's sounds I hear that you are here. They're part of it is alive Queen concert. And I think that that's what I was just about to say is I think almost all the songs are just the actual recordings of them or live, according to them. And then they lead actor is listening to them. But it's done. Really? Well, so it still has that kind of booming and patch full concert feel to it even though he's lip synching. So I'm glad they did that and I heard in early pre production process, that'd be the first director on this with what's considering stripping away. Talking about the fact that he was gay, and then he died of aids and a lot of people really struggling with that. Because how do you tell the story of clean without talking about what happened till he'd singer so happy to see in the movie very much address various issues. The through line in in in their story in the life. And they definitely talked about how he died, but it's done in a way that still honored the band their positive impact and shows how all that Blair and genius talent may a true legend in these abstract. Speaking of talent, the one who played Freddie was just amazing. I think it's Romney me is that his name. I think it's Malik Malik. I'm not sure how how it's pronounced. But. Yeah, I mean, but seriously from from just from the commercials alone from the advertising, you can really see this. This child was able to just bring forth that whole attitude, you know, that that persona that that you have to have to be a Devaux in the industry, and it's made two hundred eighty five million dollars worldwide, and it's been open wet two weeks. Yeah. A couple of weeks. It's doing big numbers. And again, it's a good movie. And so that the fact that it's done so well, I might oh, you know, what though they just opened up the Oscars added that new category for like best. I forgot what it's called to go back and look it up, but the basic an audience award, you know, for like, oh, wow. The people's choice kind of award. It's no, it's it's called something much more official. But I think in function if the categories that will allow them to place film that have a big box office. But maybe. Don't fit into with Oscars normally would award. And so it's gonna allow marvel to get a lot of the Oscars are not going to give a veteran actor Oscar to adventures, you know, they wouldn't give it to Star Wars. That's for. Sure. Right. But in this case this new category, my allow that to happen. So the one who came up with that idea. Smart producers, you want yours to keep tuning the drove with a good way of doing that. Because you're watching an award cast. And you haven't seen a eight out of the ten best picture nominees. Will why do you care? Audience doesn't seem to fit. That's all it doesn't seem to fit the whole awards idea. The way the Oscars this laid out. So they're trying something different. I'm curious to see if it'll work speaking of something that doesn't fit you went to go see overlord, and it's a horror film right here. We are talking about holiday shows, and that sort of thing and how well so movies are doing, but overlord seem to be really kind of a creepy creepy or movie then I would have expected at this time of year. That's how it was advertised. So that the trailer made it seem like, oh, what's going to happen thrilled? And there's these creatures in this French town and Hitler has scientists down there. At the end of World War Two when they're doing something. Then these paratroopers land on d day. In this tower. They discover some horrible secret down there. But really, it's a war movie. That happens. How does have a supernatural through line in the middle of it? And I say that because it's really well done or failed at the beginning. Like, a I thirty minutes. There's movie I won't say it's as compelling as saving private Ryan. But it's a very intense and well-crafted paratroop drops sequence at the beginning of the films. I I that really caught me off guard right there with oh, man. This is this is really, you know, I when they get there. I thought it was going to be like they get trapped in this area. And they have no idea what's going on. But they actually have a decent idea of what they're walking into you. When they choose to walk in there to complete the mission. And so that narrative about you know, where Americans d day we have to take out this tower, or our troops are not gonna make on the beach. That's that's the motivation the entire time. So so I I'm not surprised that came up now because this weekend is. Veterans Day and on top of that celebration of the one hundred. That's right. It takes place World War Two next war. But it's still an afro weekend to release a war film like this. Okay. So you enjoyed it. It was really fun. It was. Okay. So first of all I like, I like warm, I I think I I always look at them. And I appreciate and honor those that had to go through that and had to have those experiences. And I and I see how fortunate I am young person that I I never had to have those extremes. But I I just I like to I like tanks and planes and boats, and all those things I like war movies. So I'm a little biased in that regard. You like war games too. I mean, you play risk all the time. Oh, yeah. Why are you taking games back in the day on on on my own video game systems? But I also was surprised and pleased to see to see a black protagonist, and that's very much an every man black tagging this and well written character, and a strong female protagonists also who just kicks all the. But I mean, she really you meet her in the movie she's one version, and then she really ramps up to do what she needs to do. She's not gonna wait for any man to pick up a gun and fight the Nazis. So it is what when you really jump into this movie. It gets a little gory at times that already has definitely there for good reason, it gets a little creepy. But if you like war films like supernatural, it's like Jj Abrams fair. Yeah. Go see this one. I had a good time and tide. You had a good time. Oh my God. When you get here. We have got to talk. Okay. We gotta take a break. And the next thing I want to talk to you about Michael is, of course, the Christmas show with the steals where are you going to do some magic? And you come in to be a part of that. I cannot wait wait to see you. I'm just really excited about that. So if you stay tuned, you'll hear
"jj abrams" Discussed on KCBS All News
"To those people. A mission to save the living. Will they come up against the on? Critics are calling overlord thrilling combination of action and horror. It's intense at her river one entertaining ride from producer Jj Abrams. Lorne peterson. I max Friday directed by Julius Avery. Under seventeen without parent. Forty five key CDS. Let's head over to the sports desk. Bitcoin is here. The giants are going to introduce the new boss man today, we figured out where he fits in the org chart. In which charge stand. The orange chart. You didn't go to business school organization journal the org chart, he's very high. Way up there. Mr. Zaidi, the giants new president of baseball operations will meet the press along with the one man above him in the hierarchy, and that's Larry Baer other than ownership. They will meet the press at one o'clock this afternoon at AT and T park sharks. Last night skated to a four three win over Minnesota at the tank Barclay good road the game winning goal. Mid third period in the NBA Portland over Milwaukee. One eighteen to one three say CJ McCollum had forty seventeen of twenty six field onto Toco Twenty-three with nine boards for the bucks. Who fall to eighty two. They play the warriors here tomorrow night. College hoops, top rank Kansas takes game one of the champions classic in Indianapolis ninety two eighty seven over number ten Michigan state freshman. Quentin Grimes had twenty one game to a blowout. Fourth rank Duke over number two Kentucky one eighteen eighty four freshman RJ Barrett Zion. Williamson and Cam reddish had a combined. Eighty nine points for the blue devils who and John Calipari is most lopsided defeat Everett Kentucky Barrett had thirty three Williams twenty eight both surpassing Marvin Bagley the third program record for points by a freshman in his debut graduate transfer re Travis from Stanford had twenty two four Kentucky number three Gonzaga one twenty two seventy nine over Idaho. State ROY Bora thirty-three number seven Evatt arrived at BYU eighty six to seventy Oregon up an Eugene over Portland state, eighty four fifty seven bowl bowl, the son of ex warrior, Manute Bol had a dozen points a dozen boards and three blocks in his college debut. Chris welk's twenty-seven freshman, Moses.
"jj abrams" Discussed on AP News
"Producer Jj Abrams extra calling overlord thrilling combination of action and horror and now it's ninety three percent fresh tomatoes in theaters and I max never ninth directed by Julius Avery. The Indianapolis do says it will try to determine why a lioness killed her longtime mate last Monday AP. Correspondent Jennifer king says they seem to be getting along adult females URI attacked and killed ten year old male lion. Nyack in their outdoor yard last Monday. Before the zoo opened for the day. The two had been housed together for eight years, and it had produced three cubs in two thousand fifteen the zoo says Stafford an unusual amount of roaring from the yard. They tried to separate the two, but the zuri held Nyack by the neck until he stopped moving and an examination confirmed that he died of suffocation from injuries to his neck. The zoo says daily logs kept by the staff showed no unusual activity between the two lions the tweeted Friday that Nyack was magnificent lion who will be greatly missed. I'm Jennifer king after Kevin Spacey was dumped from house of cards. The show could've collapsed like its namesake, title, AP, entertainment, editor, Oscar wells, Gabriel reports its remaining stars are happy. They'll get to have a final season even though Kevin Spacey wasn't around for the premiere of the sixth and final season of house of cards. His presence was certainly felt as two remaining cast members walked the red carpet. Diane lane says she's glad the series was able to return for its six season. Even without Spacey. Very sad for Kevin. And I have great admiration for him. As an artist Robin Wright says wants net flicks ousted Spacey after a sexual harassment scandal. Last fall the cast had to pull together. It was a reunion of come on. Let's pull up our bootstraps and forge ahead while few spoke directly about Spacey cast members say they are glad that house of cards will be able to go out on its own terms. I'm Oscar wells Gabriel. Hip hop star. Sean Diddy combs has pledged a million dollars to a network of charter schools for a new location in. The Bronx combs has a longtime education, advocate and work closely with capital preparatory schools, founder to expand the network that already has schools in Harlem and Bridgeport, Connecticut capital preps been approved to open the school next September with one hundred sixty sixth and seventh graders and a goal to expand to six hundred fifty students in grades six through eleven over five years. Hi. I'm Megan crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. I look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcasts and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. KP radio news. I'm Tim McGuire. President Trump met with reporters at the.
"jj abrams" Discussed on AP News
"From Jj Abrams people. Critics are calling overlord one hell of an entertaining. And now it's ninety three percent fresh tomatoes. Dr. Amax November ninth directed by Julius Avery listening to the AP digital news network after Kevin Spacey was dumped from house of cards the show could've collapsed like its namesake, title, AP, entertainment, editor, Oscar wells, Gabriel reports its remaining stars are happy. They'll get to have a final season even though Kevin Spacey wasn't around for the premiere of the sixth and final season of house of cards. His presence was certainly felt as the remaining cast members walked the red carpet. Diane lane says she's glad the series was able to return for its six season. Even without Spacey. I feel very sad for Kevin. And I have great admiration for him. As an artist Robin Wright says once net flicks ousted Spacey after a sexual harassment scandal. Last fall the cast had to pull together. It was every union of come on. Let's bootstraps and forge ahead while few spoke directly about Spacey cast members say they are glad that house of cards will be able to go out on its own terms. I'm Oscar wells Gabriel. A little more than two weeks before the midterm elections. President Trump again blasted Democrats for what he calls pathetic immigration laws. AP correspondent Shelley Adler says immigration experts say those laws were passed by both parties. President Trump took to Twitter and wrote quote every time you see a caravan or people illegally coming or attempting to come into our country illegally. Think of and blame the Democrats are not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws, but Sarah, a policy analyst with the migration policy institute says Trump has it wrong wanted allies that this administration has really complained about is the trafficking victims protection reauthorization act of two thousand eight and that would allow that that passed with bipartisan support, it's by no means a democratic law and Pierce ads. The US is obligated under international law to accept asylum applications from those who make it into the country. Shelly antler Washington the company that owns movie pass is trying to distance itself at least a little bit from the. Struggling discount movie. Tickets subscription service Helios Matheson, analytics Inc. Didn't try to hide the reasons why on Tuesday movie pass has become a burden the ten dollar monthly rate drew in millions of subscribers, but proved costly because movie past typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets, a single movie can put the service in the red last week, the company acknowledged that it's being investigated by the new York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors the company says it hasn't misled anyone in the meantime, Helios Matheson, says it's going to separate its movie related assets from the rest of the company. So it doesn't confuse shareholders. Trump in the Saudis. I'm Tim Maguire within AP news. President Trump calls a Saudi operation that killed journalist Jamal kashogi one of the worst cover ups in the history of cover ups later ahead of a meeting with military leaders at the White House. Trump tried to clarify that statement should have never thought about. Never been done. But once they thought about it. Everything else. They did was bad to Trump says he will be briefed tomorrow afternoon by US officials looking into the killing by Saudi Arabian agents. Hurricane willa threatening a major resort area along Mexico's Pacific coast. The storm is top sustained winds of one hundred twenty miles per hour as it roars ashore the evening near Mazatlan a tourist spot of high rise, hotels and a half million people many of them US and Canadian ex patriots. There have been evacuations in shelters set up in the area across the country. People plunking down two dollars per ticket for tonight's one point six billion dollar mega millions drawing. I'm Tim Maguire. AP digital news back in a moment. Thank you for.
"jj abrams" Discussed on AP News
"From producer Jj Abrams extra calling overlord thrilling combination of action and horror and now it's ninety three percent fresh tomatoes. In theaters. And I max November ninth directed by Julius Avery the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply. Putting greater pressure on the environment. According to the organization for economic cooperation and development or e CD the Paris based think tank says that with a growing global population and rising living standards the amount of raw materials used each year will increase to one hundred sixty seven Giga tons by twenty sixty from ninety tonnes today. The always these has increased extraction and processing of wood oil gas metals and building material is likely to worsen pollution of air water and soil and contributes significantly to climate change a police body cameras exploded in New York City man, does the AP's Julie Walker reports the departments now suspending use of that specific model. The NYPD says an officer noticed smoke coming from his view L E five body. Cameras Saturday night took it off. And then it exploded. No one was injured. The company says it will resolve the situation. The police department says the batteries could ignite so they're suspending use of that model which amounts to about three thousand body cams. The NYPD says they have more than fifteen thousand body cameras and officers using other models will continue to wear them. Julie Walker New York. The angels pick a new manager and does AP's Mark Myers reports. He's not sure it when it comes to big league experience the angels of name brand awesomeness as their new manager heading into next season. He succeeds Mike socia- who had guided the team for the past nineteen years like social osmosis. Also, carved out a solid playing career as a catcher highly valued for his outstanding defensive skills. He later managed Detroit for four seasons. Compiling a four eighty six winning percentage with one playoff appearance. The forty nine year old spent this season as an assistant to angels general manager Billy apple or Mark Myers. Anaheim. Hi. I'm Megan crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. A look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcasts and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. AP.
"jj abrams" Discussed on Double Toasted
"I do yeah yeah well it's funny you you left out he he he wrote under siege to eat in directed you gotta start him and jj abrams or like childhood friends and the created felicity together right and so that was kind of their first big break jj abrams went off to be jj abrams he went off to do this movie jj abrams right which then led the apes and now batman and let me in and some people consider apes to be you know some of those some of those newer age she's some really great great movies fucking and so anyway and you also mentioned another name along with that jj abrams who's a producer on this looking real sexy with exa he had he's got the juice now but he was a producer on this nielsen kind of came up with the idea of having a giant monster movie four america that wasn't yeah zillow because around this time he was transitioning from just being a solely tv guy into being more of a movie guy you know this is after he did the mission impossible movie he's around this time prepping his first star trek movie trying to get more movie projects off the ground and yeah with this realized there's no real like american equivalent godzilla right and so yeah you kind of have that wall visiting japan of doing a giant monster movie but finding a way to do it basically on the cheap right you know make a movie that look like it would look like it'd be made a hundred and fifty million dollars cost like a third of that well on that note ian yes this did cost twenty five million dollars to make daniel this guy's twenty five million dollars to me what do you think this movie made gross in theaters lifetime so and let her take.
"jj abrams" Discussed on TechFan
"How he changed what jj abrams had planned that tells me they don't have a cohesive plan a story that they're trying to tell they're just trying to make good movies that's going to do extremely well in the box office might fear there is unless you have an overriding plan this is we're starting here and we're ending here we want these characters have this arch this is why we're gonna kill off this character this is why unless they have that it's just i can't eat it becomes transformers and that's my fear have they got there yet absolutely not they're still every single one of the new sour films there's been three have been brilliant i think that the force awakens i i loved it rogue one was unbelievable that was such a great movie that's the best of the bunch so far incidents meeting i'm drawing a blank on the new one what is it called lost the last jedi i really liked it i think it's number three i really really dug it solo tour early to set tell but i'm embitterment after watching the small trailer and then the larger trailer i still don't have any sense of what the hell the movies even about or you know if you didn't know your star wars history you don't know who any of these characters are it looks cool but that doesn't mean anything so we'll see they'd go ahead and the last one from owen because i want to actually posted on two weeks ago on the show notes yet he says i think you cheap and twisted advice but this is when we were talking about you know they goes up goes on on the story which just told about riley the i think youtube and twitter facebook worry about freedom species in addition to the money i get the morals issue but whose morals i'm sure some people will find many visit media video music videos without morals is a slippery slope to squelch people because wade you draw the line not having on sutphin that on the.
"jj abrams" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Eta we should also mention there you know every cloverfield movie has some kind of uh connections in easter eggs in cameos slush show is in all of these i think it's pretty obvious in this one uh you know there's some cameos in 10 cloverfield wayne like bradley coopers on the phone and stuff like that uh chris you wrote up an article on the site uh detailing two notsosecret chlorophyll paradox cameos uh tell us what an iso right at the beginning of the movie there is a news reporter on the radio and i actually didn't catch is my washed it but that is the voice of simon peg who is of course in multiple jj abrams films he was in mission possible three he's he was it star wars force awakens he was in the star trek films um and then the other one is a ban robot staple a gray greg grunberg is a he's the guy who's basically like the nasa mission control guy who keeps talking to both everyone on the space station and the main characters husband as well so he keeps paisley talking to every one of the film and so yeah there there boy ice cameos he's in almost every one of jj abrams i think he's in every one of the film strict abrams i think they were the kindergarten together they've been lifelong friends and house wonder if he's gonna be in star wars up the nine because he was in force awakens but i am a i'm guessing snap likely died so we don't see him in eight but maybe he was on a mission somewhere else anna whatever anyways it is there any other things that people notice that they wanna mentioned before ago.
"jj abrams" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Yes o dia jj abrams was apparently pretty pleased with how hbo handled uh westworld which the bad robot production and so he went with hbo who won a bidding war between um with over apple for his new series which is called demimonde and uh it said the first time jj has actually written a sifi pilot episode since fringe in two thousand eight that's kind of big deal he's executive produced plenty of sifi series um in the year since friend but as the first time he's actually written the aspect script for a new new series and so um details are slim but while apparently what we know right now is it's it's desribed as an intimate sifi fancy drama and focuses on his family who gets into a car crash and the mother who happens to be a scientists ended up in a coma leaving her daughter to start digging through some old experiments i of hers in the basement and somehow she stumbled upon this other wh world where there is a mysterious monstrous oppressive force that exists in it and her follow soon follows her into the world sometime after she discovers it um and it's all very vague am serious the way that a lot of jj abrams projects are um right off the bat i kinda get the vibe that may be whatever this oppressive forces in this other world might serve as a metaphor for the grief and what not that the uh daughter and father dealing with with the mother being in a coma and i am but i also wonder if maybe there's more of a a tangible link between whatever that world is and whatever is happening with the mother's health um you've that sound like something they'll be right up jj abrams alley as far as i'm concerned but um i mean either way i'm just i'm always excited when jj gets a new sifi series that he brings the table especially when it's one that he's written himself by he has a knack for finding very interesting shows uh with very um promising hook.
"jj abrams" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Danny i yellow joys band had learned tony low beyond goal dob brand new documentary about his wife and equally fascinating couriers cold keen coen dow why old world filmmaker and larry cohen and features interviews with this friends and colleagues including drawn lyon this martin scorsese jj abrams former podcast guests joe don day and liar east brief when collaborator might gold moriarty please welcome to the show i drew or tore genuine maverick and now man whom one striked up pay a solve rod within the euro as a jeweled don legendary liar he tore who is yours hello how do i larry i i kinda miss those credits could you repeat that now moon come we start off with then you you you well you love the old people from movies like not just the actors but you know old directors cameraman's cinematographers higher george falls e for the end of his career a jansher's retire it he was he was retired i got him out of your retirement out brought him back yeah he work with the march brothers for god's sake a n uk did he did he didn't he did the first two march brothers picture coconut zia cinematographer yeah yeah he'd been around he worked for me after that yeah yep yup he also did meet meet me in st louis with judy garland in and and green dolphin street with leonard turner in he did some he photographed every famous actress at mgm he was an mgm contract cinematographer yep it did all those movies and year after i brought him back he he ever i brought him back he went on to do that sent attainment home after minutes right i got him out of retirement.
"jj abrams" Discussed on TechFan
"I kind of understand why some people are upset but let me let me clarify this by saying i i really liked the movie i thought it was fantastic i like some other directions but a lot of it was a bag f you to jj abrams and george lucas like like the two big bangs three big things hanging after the last movie number one who is sn okay and what does he trying to do right or who he he's the new big big batty he's the new emperor okay so we got that hanging who is race parents that's it's driving her character through the entire first movie who has her parents we all wanna know and of course she handsome luke skywalker thus the lightsaber at the end of the movie what's what's his rationing going to be when he finds out hans died in the rebels really need him now and you know it would we need luke skywalker those are the big three things hanging at the end of jj abrams movie and we love it and we've talked about it for two years well smoke who cares he's dead they they just killing for no apparent reason allah and aqua e kylo ren and charging i think the apparent reason is that ryan johnson full he was a lousy he was a lousy character said he killed him off and he may have been right but who knows because he never even gave machar a chance he just he just undid that whole plotline not biology at i think i think the reason he emptied the whole plotline an i implied devil's advocate because i really support decision he might to kill at carrots are off east is that is that the character was a trump i agree such a bad trump i agree doesn't matter how much thank story.
"jj abrams" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Helping star trek jj abrams is on board with it he's in do it it's going to be something very different it's not going to be like the justin lin won the jj abrams ones it's going to be much more along the lines of the older star trek series and that's what tarantino wants to do so i i actually i'll let ken jacked start this off because he looks distraught like his night was ruined by this i just don't i don't want him touching star trek i don't want it turned into a dialogue heavy franchise i don't want it turned into something where it's like you're revolving around a are plot device written that i just want star wars james did a perfectly linda the perfectly my opinion for the most part like there's no need to make this like a weird eclectic film at just don't want it there's no it's not necessary well thai kebbi the i don't have a dog in this fight that i just want to argue akin jack i've watched some nextgeneration episodes in those are very dialogue heavy actually they're all dialogue so oh cannot counter was saying that was very well received by star trek fans isn't this was star trek fans one is a lot more dialogue around lake the inner workings of ethics in space but a lot of people like they actually don't i think i most pure store check fancy like deep space nine more than the alike the next generation because on the neck the next series based around a lot of action sequences angie's faced nyse more of a character development and plot lines and stuff like that that's developed over season overseas in overseas into sort have to do that in a movie i think is a little more difficult to have it based around presumably couldn't tarantino could mockup i'm just not interested not also worth named his son alex which i thought was always kinda cool he did not he did not name a sun oh will is son was named alex yeah his wife had his son indian introduced a tomb until he was like five years old i'll okay hit with cheryl all hit you got it all look don't don't mention this on twitter that i got owned in starch star trek knowledge is if the if he will find out that i'm not us.
"jj abrams" Discussed on FanBros
"Jj abrams needs to do your name no i just don't unlike i just i just donald like i just don't like i don't i don't have any other words besides don't but it's not it's not my bags to carry apparently i guess they're gone let him do it and i guess i'm not he's white right he can do whatever you weren't yeah he was like he just as starr worsening that's why they're lending hindu leg what the fuck i ever like literally it's like hey he a star wars why not let him do whatever by um yes so those are pretty much are feeling cj thank you for your question and let me in the next to the moon chat is how about that i like i like that question actually got me thinking yeah oh and warmer thing i will say i actually enjoy speed racer 'cause i remember watching like the original series and the mcafee's film like was pretty spot on like if you're looking for something like darker and grittier you dan watch speed racer light speed racer yes listen i i think i still have it on dvd and i am letting it was out of it it was a pretty good lake it wasn't like super corny and it was visually like really good like it look it actually look like you took the end they took the enemy in light just made into threeday like all the kalias like the little brother the monkey everything my idea i don't know what people where he yeah i don't know people were expecting.
"jj abrams" Discussed on X96
"And the winner by a large margin boehner candidate number two thanks for your honesty your suspended okay now it is candidate now foreign tuesday boehner the week it might be ill will find out on friday all right seven nine thirty six and yes the the news is is a jj abrams we'll be directing star wars episode nine so everyone is calming down now living the good in they think that's a good thing because they like to episode seven it was good and it was good the sentence who can all rest fees and that's a load off as an ruined can rest easy to load off so well we'll talk about this tomorrow it's too much to go into what's which are but today is the anniversary of win rage against the machine played in spanned four the fairground why is the number two we have anything else ray here yeah we talked about an i don't know i just kind of like to say that for a more listens to drive of the day not to disparage people who are listening right now you people now get a list but three you're only worthy of a list late 1990s said we can do a quick version here and then a full version summa so this gina found this in city weekly and it was when again 1990s 696 okay uh and rage against the machine was inspire and you know was kind of an accident that they were there and i i didn't realize that at the time i guess eighteen years ago today apparently whoever was managing rage against the machine was wanted to do was show here in the area and started calling around before venues and the show was booked accidentally by spanish work fairgrounds manager stephen money who he says i'm stitch twenty years ago almost lunch still trying to put it behind me he was a bad thing for the city and i want to forget it the too many she's not colleague asking me about the too many citizens were upset about the move it was so bad he didn't move he still manages the spam have does he grounds and it wasn't a bad thing maddening well he.