17 Burst results for "Joan Cusack"

"joan cusack" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

06:38 min | 10 months ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Which is it has to be about powerful men and countries and money changing hands and that kind of stuff but in this i mean i thought it was really well done the the way that seamless like shot especially where we know as an audience by the end that tom spotlighted this story for completely selfish reasons. He does not actually care about women. Who are you know experiencing date rape. He doesn't actually care about their stories. This is a side note but the woman who appears on screen in that news item is credited as date rape woman. So that's unfortunate. And then he case Like he he's doing it for selfish reasons but he is championing a story that would probably not have been told on the news otherwise so that's difficult and then also watching the way that the women in the room react to that story as they're watching it was also really interesting. The i think that was one of joan cusack. More plot relevant moments where she tells She tells jane. Like oh. That happened to someone i knew. And there's other women in the room who were like reacting in a way of like. Oh i recognize what she's talking and there is this clear lake. You know we can't know because it's fiction right but like it it. I would guess that a story like this even though it was done for the most despicable selfish manipulative reasons which is why time did it had probably net good impact because it had the potential to start a conversation. No one else was willing to have to. The word even got to jane. Jane is like well. Fuck you for cutting to yourself. Br like literally. Brian williams move but i was moved by the story which is a lot from jane who does prioritize these stories about war and politically influential men and for for her to kind of handed to any reporter about a story that is about something that commonly happens to him in. Those don't seem to be the kind of stories that she champions. And so i feel like that may that almost i don't know maybe i'm reading too far into it but i feel like that. That almost from her perspective makes the betrayal of him. Doing it disingenuously. Even worse like you know. He got her to consider something as news that she hadn't previously considered as news and then it turned out to be for this really selfish reason. And so not only. Is it unethical. It was like he lot. He you know he was able to get through her bullshit meter which she can you know. It seems like she can handle almost any level of bullshit but he it was it just like a betrayal on so many levels right. There's another side note level to this. Where when this movie was being filmed william hurt. Who plays tom and again. Another trigger warning here for sexual assault. But william hurt sexually assaulted his girlfriend at the time. Oh my god marlee matlin. Wow i did not know that. Yeah i didn't either. So you have this actor playing this character. Who's like championing. This story for very selfish reasons and an actor who is committing these atrocities that his characters speaking out against and the whole thing is just a huge mind. Fuck yeah i mean yeah. I think that that's the movie makes a point about our society and how we function with each other. The reasons why things happen in. Why people what motivates people. I in that particular story is really telling because you know you can look at this movie and say oh this you know. This was a movie that projected a lot of good things about a gender equality and all that into the world. But then you know you hear about something like that and you say oh well. This person is real human being. Who's in this movie was in this movie that people hold up as a as a step forward for feminism in entertainment. He did it for selfish reasons. The for the same reason you know the character he plays in. The movie puts this story onto the news. And that unfortunately is why anything happens. In capitalist society that is the the form and function of capitalism when it is going well which is people will do good things to satisfy themselves in their own egos and that is how it works. And that's good good. Things will happen if people will have a financial or personal stake in it but that's ultimately not a positive for the world. It is not good for people to claim to be doing the right thing but for it to really be you know just for their own benefit and hypocrisy grows and grows and grows because that is how we think the system should work which is giving people praise for doing things in their own self interest as opposed to doing things collectively or doing things altruistically or for a good reason that is centered on other people as opposed to ego It really breaks your brain. Yeah does anyone have any other things they wanna talk about. Shockingly little black or brown faces in the movie. This is a very very weary white about a very white industry. Oh and not yeah. That's there is one black reporter. George who similar to joan cusack character could be written out of the movie and you wouldn't notice because he is in it so infrequently and his character is extremely insignificant to the larger narrative which is extremely unfortunate yet not surprising for a movie. Tokenism was certainly very popular back then and still is to a certain extent. Yeah yeah and it's like of of the many. I mean it's of the many things that james brooks seems to want to point out like. Hey isn't this exclusion or like you know. Change fucked up and there's industry whiteness..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

02:41 min | 10 months ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"It's still about yourself and self interest. Yeah not enough not to take the promotion. She's very nice to the people who are laid off but she's still takes the promotional. You know in the same way like jack. Nicholson when everyone's laid off. He's the clearest village where they're you know they're like well you want to shave a million off of your salary. And he gets like he's like he's he starts. Hissing and spitting. And then paul is like. I'm so sorry. That was the worst joke. I've ever made a joke i made. I would never that is why was not being serious. It was very much a joke. And then jack nicholson goes. But then it's like. But tom and jane are very involved in this too. Where they you know. They're they're nice people who were laid off but they take their promotion and they're going to go on vacation about it like I got a clear my head. Oh boy that's hard firm. I have a job so hard. I'd better go to wherever they're going to go about it like you know. If you're if you put yourself in the in the shoes of joan cusack who just got laid off. You'd be like fuck you. You're going on vacation for. What do that between Junkie second and Jane where she's like except for socially you're my role model which i think passes the bechtel test. I think that's the closest we get. Wow that's that's something right that's something funny pad like they didn't want to talk about the the actual story that i think is like you know i feel. There's this little ambiguity of like okay. So tom is self aware that he doesn't know what his job is. But how far is he willing to go as he just gonna fail upwards passively or actively fail upwards and the moment where he the. The story he chooses is particularly at again. It's just like this like such an ambiguous thing or it was for me when i put my one thousand nine hundred eighty seven goggles on. Because he does a story on date rape which in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven was barely term. That existed was not a popular discussion and at that time would have been a risky broadcast. And i think that is reflected in the way that it's received especially by air. It was like this isn't news bowl. But i don't think that that is like as despicable as reaction. It as it was. I don't think it would have been an uncommon one At the time visit the salt to nuclear disarmament talks. Who cares right that was. That's the aaron altman attitude about the news and to nixon. Jane's attitude about the news..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

"And that's that's movie goes. That's what bad for her The exit plays are is an abaya be who is in days jones in the six. She's simone and amazon teasers. She's she's a big deal actress. But i just like i dunno. I kinda did one like lenders hanging out. You know like linda. Like colin shots. Like in the climactic scene or something. But i'd better than linda. I think once you name her. Linda we know desire took a screenwriter. Was like my mom's name's linda. Yeah yeah it doesn't work out my mom Okay the next one. I'm gonna pick is I'm gonna go jesse from toy story two. I don't like just i don't either. I don't to see a lot I think part of the issue is joan. Cusack is for voice. And i think joan cusack is probably a marvelous person. Her voice is very grating. It's very difficult on the ears. Tough choice and look i. I love to read too. I've called it the godfather to of animated movies. So i maintain that it's it's just like a majestic a piece of storytelling. But jesse is like what you're saying here. She's the debbie downer. She's a wet blanket because what he gets like twin apt and then jesse in stockholm syndrome status so she resents what he because he has to stay so she hasn't back stores so she can be a museum but and she's also part of the stanley but he's got his kid to go back to and i think it's interesting because you can tell what he is. Sworn because you can tell he's like sick of deal- ham and like Mr potato head like he just over there stuff know like having to micromanage them. But you also like jesse's not fun because they're the only bad it's not even of the movie. It's just a tough hang. Part is What's the song when she loved me. That jesse sings and mclaughlin mclaughlin pre song in the sad movie. Like i don't. I don't want any of that. That's i'm that's why honestly it reminded me like thinking about jesse's whole roll movie. It made me think of bo. Burnham's comedy special because that you didn't say that's like the biggest sad boy energy Comedy special..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"And it's real pleasure talking to you today. It's it's you know you guys are like heroes to me. So it's really exciting. Well your your theory continuing on that work and so it's really important. What you y'all are doing. I'm really thrilled to be able to talk with you for the first time and we can do it again. And it's please time darling. We could make a What is a collaboration. If you come to chicago we'll try and show you some cruising shots. Where is still open. And they're still because right now. It's like chicago really soon. I haven't been there for years. I was there for but magazine. Interview th the The guy who runs the bijou bijou. Now what's her name minutes. You can manage not. Who's the actress from chicago actress. I gotta say anything from the addams family values. also thank joan kusak. Men has shop on the first four of the bijou. Joan cusack have has a store. She's such an eccentric. He sells merchandise and wait. Joan cusack related merchandise or is it just like nick. It's knickknacks there might be some is there might be. I should go down there and see the she works in the store sometimes like say that she sees her and her from what i understand. I believe her brother lives upstairs. So you know. And i'm sure you've been to the bijou. We actually used to go because sometimes see actual live performances with drag queens like little theatre there and And then there was also parties that they would throw their sometimes too. And there's little nooks and crannies places for hooking up but The woman who runs the lgbt film festival here in town reeling she told me in the seventies she and her friend dressed up as men so they can go in and explore the plates one of the see them so they dressed in male dragon. Got in share. Not sharon. it's some. I don't wanna say today but i don't think she really might. So i mean it's a funny story to tell but yeah these places they're changing the changing losing ground getting case sex to junkies. Yeah maybe we should just all hook up and joan cusack bathroom. And what are you doing over there ex gift shop that next gay cruising spots. Well does it. Remind glock in the bathroom door. This reminds we also win. Man's country closed. They had a final farewell party where anybody could go and a lot of lesbians came to this britain wanting to see gay men out in action hooking up for settings and people were like a little bit self conscious and they were like and the lesbians are like come on fellas do something about. Was the dance party. More than any right. I mean so. There was a little bit of action. But let's we're like amateurs right sense to the public sex you know there. Shouldn't i know me inside. People think that cruising culture. It's just all all gay to know for sure. Oh no i had one friend. She was a ballet dancer in a very well known ballet dance company and she actually sought treatment for it because she was addicted to picking up men etta park. She wouldn't even share. It was a beautiful woman with amazing body and she her thing was ben wa balls and they were like expecting to have sex and all she wanted to do is get stuffed with these balls and pop up pop them out and she will flavor king and she would love to tell me about the store. It's like oh..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"And it's real pleasure talking to you today. It's it's you know you guys are like heroes to me. So it's really exciting. Well your your theory continuing on that work and so it's really important. What you y'all are doing. I'm really thrilled to be able to talk with you for the first time and we can do it again. And it's please time darling. We could make a What is a collaboration. If you come to chicago we'll try and show you some cruising shots. Where is still open. And they're still because right now. It's like chicago really soon. i haven't been there for years. I was there for but magazine. Th the the guy who runs the bijou vishu. How what's her name minutes. You can manage. Not who's the actress from chicago actress. I gotta say anything from the addams family values. also thank joan kusak. Men has shop on the first four of the bijou. Joan cusack have has a store. She's such an eccentric. He sells merchandise and wait. Joan cusack related merchandise or is it just like nick. It's knickknacks there might be some is there might be. I should go down there and see the she works in the store sometimes like say that she sees her and her from what i understand. I believe her brother lives upstairs. So you know. And i'm sure you've been to the bijou. We actually used to go because sometimes see actual live performances with drag queens like little theatre there and And then there was also parties that they would throw their sometimes too. And there's little nooks and crannies places for hooking up but The woman who runs the lgbt film festival here in town reeling she told me in the seventies she and her friend dressed up as men so they can go in and explore the plates one of the see them so they dressed in male dragon. Got in share. Not sharon. it's some. I don't wanna say today but i don't think she really might. So i mean it's a funny story to tell but yeah these places. They're changing the changing losing getting case sex to junkies. Yeah maybe we should just all hook up and joan cusack bathroom. And what are you doing over there ex gift shop that next gay cruising spots. Well does it. Remind glock in the bathroom door. This reminds we also win. Man's country closed. They had a final farewell party where anybody could go. And a lot of lesbians came to this britain wanting to see gay men out in action hooking up for settings and people were like a little bit self conscious and they were like and the lesbians are like come on fellas. Do something about was a dance party more than any right. I mean so. There was a little bit of action. But let's we're like amateurs you don't sense to the public sex you know there. Shouldn't i know inside people think that cruising culture. It's just all all gay to know for sure. Oh no i had one friend. She was a ballet dancer on a very well known ballet dance company and she actually sought treatment for it because she was addicted to picking up men etta park. She wouldn't even share. It was a beautiful woman with amazing body and she her thing was ben wa balls and they were like expecting to have sex and all she wanted to do is get stuffed with these balls and pop up pop them out and she will flavor king and she would love to tell me about the store. It's like oh..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"And it's real pleasure talking to you today. It's it's you know you guys are like heroes to me. So it's really exciting. Well your your theory continuing on that work and so it's really important what you all are doing. I'm really thrilled to be able to talk with you for the first time and we can do it again and it's please time darling. We could make a What is a collaboration if you come to chicago. We'll try and show you some cruising shots. Where is still open. And they're still because right now. It's like chicago really soon. i haven't been there for years. I was there for about magazine. Interview th the The guy who runs the bijou bijou. Now what's her name minutes. You can manage not. Who's the actress from chicago actress. I gotta say anything from the addams family values. also thank joan kusak. Men has shop on the first four of the bijou. Joan cusack have has a store. She's such an eccentric. He sells merchandise and wait. Joan cusack related merchandise or is it just like nick. It's knickknacks there might be some is there might be. I can should go down there and see the she works in the store sometimes like say that she sees her and her from what i understand. I believe her brother lives upstairs. So you know. And i'm sure you've been to the bijou. We actually used to go because sometimes see actual live performances with drag queens like little theatre there and And then there was also parties that they would throw their sometimes to crannies places for hooking up but The woman who runs the lgbt film festival here in town reeling she told me in the seventies she and her friend dressed up as men so they can go in and explore the plates one of the see them so they dressed in male dragon. Got in share. Not sharon. it's some. I don't wanna say today but i don't think she really might. So i mean it's a funny story to tell but yeah these places they're changing the changing losing ground getting case sex to junkies. Yeah maybe we should just all hook up and joan cusack bathroom. And what are you doing over there ex gift shop that next gay cruising spots. Well does it. Remind glock in the bathroom door. This reminds we also win. Man's country closed. They had a final farewell party where anybody could go. And a lot of lesbians came to this britain wanting to see gay men out in action hooking up for settings and people were like a little bit self conscious and they were like and the lesbians are like come on fellas. Do something about was a dance party more than any right. I mean so there was a little bit of action but let's be like amateurs sense to the public sex. You know there. Shouldn't i know me inside. People think that cruising culture. It's just all all gay to know for sure. Oh no i had one friend. She was a ballet dancer on a very well known ballet dance company and she actually sought treatment for it because she was addicted to picking up men etta park. She wouldn't even share. It was a beautiful woman with amazing body and she her thing was ben wa balls and they were like expecting to have sex and all she wanted to do is get stuffed with these balls and pop up pop them out and she will flavor king and she would love to tell me about the store. It's like oh..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on KCRW

"Morgan Stand the film critic of The Wall Street Journal. There was a time long, long ago when the summer weekend might include leaving the house going to a multiplex, joining an eager crowd in a big theatre. And then watching a terrific action adventure. Well, watching the old guard on Netflix involves none of those pleasures we took for granted, except for the terrific action adventure. That's plenty to be thankful for under the circumstances Turns out that the movies didn't get small, at least not all of them only the screens. Charlize Theron plays an ageless warrior named on drama Kiev, Sofia and goes by and E. For short, a woman who's the definition of contemporary cool. She wields automatic weapons is expertly is her trusty, double bladed axe? And she derives her age listeners not from her classic beauty, though. Of course, therein has that part covered, but from being 2000 years old, give or take and immortal at least so far. The old Guard in question is a sort of extra special force team, all immortal that has fought for righteous causes across the centuries when the story begins the fighters or four and either leader on three brothers in arms Booker, Nicky and Joe, but fate leads the team to acquire another woman Nile. She's played impressively by Kiki Lane from if Beale Street could talk Dial turns out to be immortal, too. She's a young U. S. Marine who's just suffered what should have been a fatal injury on combat assignment in Afghanistan. Unwilling recruit who can't comprehend her miraculous survival. Nile thinks she's being kidnapped. At one point, she buries a knife in Andy's shoulder, and he pulls it out with a mixture of thank fatigue and charming annoyance, then says, Can you please not do that again? The action component is in a word fie Breuil in forwards. It's a delightfully febrile concoction that gives the team a mad nemesis, Big Pharma entrepreneur who hopes to merchandise immortality by cracking the genetic code. Of the old soldiers who literally never die. The film doesn't sustain that's nearly two hour length, but Charlie's Karen mix the fragrant nonsense, believable. Andy is an existentially heroine who doesn't believe in a deity but soldiers on all the same, her wounds heal, but they hurt. And she's experienced more pain than she can continue to endure. Like her comrades. She has no idea why she's been given this burden of responsibility, and she's hearted by the suspicion that her team struggles count for little. If anything in the grand scheme of things, the old guard really does deal with the prevalence of evil in the world on the limits of doing good. That's a lot to squeeze into a smaller screen. I'm Joe Morgenstern. I'll be back on Casey are Devon you next week with words. KCR W Sponsors include Amazon Prime video presenting the Emmy eligible drama. Siri's Homecoming, starring Jenelle, Monet, Home Chow, Joan Cusack and Stefan James. Season two is available at Consider amazon dot com. I'm David Weinberger on this episode of Welcome to L. A. I team up with another podcast, Richard's famous food podcast. Before everything changed. We took a car trip around the city to figure out where food and fame meet in Los Angeles..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season

Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season

06:29 min | 2 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season

"You know absent. He loved the graphic novel and wanted to respect and honor it completely so we had a very clear vision of what you're shooting for. Well he definitely did in my opinion. I I think it's a really fantastic movie and I'm really glad that he did it in I can. I can see the choices. He made the whole thing with the squid at the end. I you know. I don't think that would have worked on a big screen. Frankly and right right right. I think his ending has a lot of to it. I think it really really works to. Yeah I mean you played within what he had to fuller I agree. There's more of the Best Sifi Talk. But here's some words on the Scifi Talk I designed it as a multimedia experience you can listen to three podcast weekly including my magazine style. Show time capsule but you can see especially produced behind the scenes video and my sci-fi talk on DVD's videos as bonus material. Watch it on your iphone tablet or droid. You'd get it at the Amazon APP store for your droid or at the I tunes store for your iphone ipod. Touch and tablet. Only a dollar ninety. Nine brings you the bonus content? Along with a podcast. Get your content on the go with the sci-fi Talk Maliki Oba from the side fried theory out. You're listening to your side by talk out enjoy. Let's return to the best of sci-fi talk one thing You know as far as stargate obviously or people know you from a lot of you know being really playing some of the major you know I guess aliens bad guys on her. You you play the Jaffar and of course you played the Super Soldier and we talked about that is that and then. Atlantis recruited you for race. Uber Ray what did you take all those experiences at playing all those you know. You're you're part of the stargate mythology now I took from it that they wanted to hide my face. There was no precedent set for almost every one of those aliens. The defied already been established but Super Soldier Uber Eight. There was no you know. There's no precedent setting. I didn't have to stick to anything. Other than what we worked out between directors producers and myself which that freedom to create. It is brilliant. Any MORE SO WITH UBER RATE. I guess Like for me it was like the space biker the freedom to create an and just knowing that you should always take that sort of the essence of you should be transferred into that creative outlet in its fullest Not just because you're an alien without a precedent every character should be at. It's a brand new. Nc and you can inject as little as much as you want to. And I don't know being aliens that kind of gives you a whole whole world of freedom that you'd never get we all know lawyers look like right but that's true that's true not really sure what giant faith. Baker aliens who came to kick your high-near all about one thing that you've done is I I think you've really kind of branched out a lot more and you've done like you did. You did a series and you know you. It was actually a almost like a family. Comedy kind of series We. Yeah we We're definitely meant to be found the comedy absolutely and that was I mean that's you know coming from you know doing this action stuff. That must have been a nice change of pace for it. Wasn't I think it was just grateful for the to the to the all those people before casting against type Comedy is actually. I would say where my strengths lie. That's where I've always Endeavoured to spend most of my time and do my physicality I think that most people don't even you know upon first assumption figure that I would do have anything to do with comedy but these people can't against type gave me freedom to break the mold that I was scolding winding winding up in. I couldn't wait to get up at five. Am to go to work and work. Fourteen fifty an hour a day with that series and You know for four months I like. I said I shot out of bed at five with a big smile on my face. 'cause I got to go to work and play not that I don't with every job but that was kind of because it was a series and I was a lead and and it was a comedy there was just that little extra jump in my step any chance we're gonNA see any of that on DVD. Someday they made these for the cast and crew with the whole jacket and etching on DVD itself. And I don't I don't know why they haven't. I Dunno Canadian. Tv's say I don't know why or how what what it needs to get released. But I was very happy to be able to get my momma coffee there you go. That's great you know one of the things and speaking of comedy and I actually saw that on your real was acting you know with with with the muppets That and Joan cusack two we. She's a great great actress. And that guy you played. It must have been fun because well. He wasn't the brightest bulb at the punch. Let's put it. Yeah that Kirk. Thatcher is the director and he's a gentleman who kathy in the mob movies and he actually brought me back like outright came and offered me a role in the second wizard of Oz and It didn't happen to be as large as the role he had hoped it would be but you know as extremely grateful that he had the confidence in me from my first effort with him as the handsome executive. Who like you said wasn't the sharpest knife in the He he had the competence to bring back and took that opportunity and again like I said Catholic type and let me be the goofy me that I am and The biggest compliment. I've ever got him. He said it takes a smart person to play dumb. I'm open that means that he's meant me. Yeah it was it was it was amazing fun and again create a yeah. That's nice. It's nice where you can get that. I mean comply with that and and just Kinda let it go but yes I agree with. I think it's a a smart person can play dumb a lot easier than the other way round. That's for sure I have no idea if it's true like I said I was just extremely grateful for the compliment. What's what's taking up your time. These days are just kind of doing different roles kind of thing. Yeah I just found out that pilot I did call up I played the role of coach. The coach of the schools.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on KCRW

"Your house and stand outside your window like Joan Cusack in say any I hadn't seen that movie you can bet within the hour I had and that scene which is one of the great romantic scenes in movie history and John Cusack is standing outside this girl's window with a boom box has a sound track which is Peter Gabriel's in your eyes and I listen to that song and and trying to decipher it trying to determine whether that was hidden meaning in them there that one email made me feel alive for the first time in years I sashay through the streets of London feeling the hybrid engines sexy and gorgeous I felt like a completely different woman and we email back and forth throughout that trip and every time I saw his name in my inbox I felt a small throw the tiniest of flushes it felt safe he lived on the other side of the country and his emails made me feel beautiful they made me feel desirable all he'd have to do with Sammy three lines and starship with my sweet lady chain and I would be party for the rest of the day is this fast not I thought not for me I would never have an affair much to my dismay his emails quickly dropped off he's still road occasionally and when I'd see his name in my in box I still felt the tiniest to flushes but the truth is life got busy and better but I miss the excitement and a little while later my publishes very me up and said we have an event view in LA so we're going to send you out to LA and I thought LA young handsome author is in LA so I got in touch and said Hey I'm coming to town he's a great let's get together so we made a plan I went and found my husband and I said Darling I have to go to LA on September fourth he said September fourth he said yes he said I don't think so I said excuse me I was affronted he's the Jane you're not going to LA on September fourth and I was outrageous so I said I think I actually said this is my career I'm going to LA my publishers want to send me an on going and he said Jane September fourth it's my birthday and I felt horrible I felt terrible not only have I forgotten my husband's birthday I was planning on spending that day flashing miles off with somebody else I could come with you said my husband we'll make a we can out of it I stand at my husband like it did a course in the headlights so my husband comes to LA and on the morning of our date because my husband is now coming on my date I spend an awful lot of time deciding what to wear and by the way my husband knows about this Orpha because shortly after I met him at that conference we did meet for a quick drink in New York and when I got home at the end of the night balls from martinis and flashing my husband took one look at me and said oh my wife has a crush which I furiously denied so we go to the restaurant and as we walk out I see the author sitting outside on the bench and he's still impossibly handsome and cool and he's got the sleeves rolled up and he's wearing aviators and we say hello we go into the restaurant and we sit down and I say nothing because my husband and the author are getting on like how some five and at one point the OSHA excuses himself to go to the bathroom and my husband looks at me and says wow he's the best looking man I've ever seen.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

08:34 min | 2 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"You know John Cusack he's from Chicago to this another Chicago thing and his sister you know Joan Cusack she's also in the entertainment business to dress up and make believe business but my mother when I was a child worked at a talent agency in Chicago and among the talent that they represented where John Cusack and Joan Cusack and other Chicago actor people you know maybe Adam Baldwin to I'm not a hundred percent sure great movies like my body guard stuff like that but I'm gonna move on now John Cusack who he makes a Grosse Pointe blank is a fun movie is kind of crazy but he's made some movies that are kind of fun John Cusack calls for boycott of M. S. N. B. C. over its coverage of Bernie Sanders as one commentator claims the twenty twenty hopeful is more dangerous than Donald Trump how can anyone say that anyone was more dangerous than I don't have a Hitler reference today I think we do don't we John Cusack the Hollywood dress up and make believe guy called for a boycott of MSNBC over its coverage of Bernie Sanders the actor a vocal supporter of Sanders tweeted a montage of guests criticizing the twenty twenty hopeful with one saying he's more dangerous than Donald Trump so he's called for a boycott because they're not nice enough to Bernie because you know he's fifty three years old Illinois born actor it says here that's what it says Illinois born some of the network's biggest names including Chris Matthews let's say that you should have like every time we say his name there should be the old to sound in the middle because this is a kind of what he does he's famous for making noises area is that was that Chris Matthews again Hey Chris what do you think about Bernie Sanders like Mr will be coaching is the human will be cushion anchor that's is trying to blame it on Eric Swalwell no every time Eric Swalwell makes that so it sound they beat the dog the matter with these people anyway so it will just take to dress up and make believe okay now let these Hollywood millionaires CNN's John King this is a good way we have audio we have audio on this too CNN's John King Colin they love their colons representative known as a Dodge was being I can't say the word that see but they're on cable see John King who I can't even start with a history of John King at CNN and all the things that have gone on behind the curtain there it'd take a whole show but John King used to be a reporter now he's an anchorman at CNN and long time ago he was a reporter I know I was I was there when he was a reporter but Devin known as was was on the television and we was on fox I think Wesley on on Maria Bartiromo and and he was asked a question because there are these fake news stories out there about him that he went to Vienna Austria not Vienna Virginia and had a secret meeting with the Ukrainian figure a shadow we nefarious you credits all Ukraine all the time now is people are really they need pills and any other secret meeting that was about Biden which by the way would be just fine anyway the committees investigating that is a member of Congress and he's an American and you can meet with anybody wants anywhere he wants and they're pretending this is all somehow corrupt because they're really they're very very corrupt in there so it so not as was asked us to a question about this by Maria Bartiromo and and he is threatening to sue the daily beast and she is at CNN I think it's yeah and and and so CNN has a dog in this fight right and and he was asked what were you in Vienna with this Ukrainian prosecutor show can any kind of tap dance a little which I don't know if you've noticed as politicians do a lot but it really upset John King he was incensed any cursed right there on the anchor said on the air because its cable you can say whatever you want they're not regulated by the FCC like the broadcast channels are so he can say you know all the words that Democrats like to say the F. word in the as word and then afterward again and am FM the gonna we I mean they're all saying it out in public now with the children and your grandparents around and and everything else so here's John King and he cursed to use a bad word forgive me but it's just he can't this is easy yeah yeah this is the this is easy this is the this forgive me but horse the first part was horse the second part is regulated by the FCC you can set on cable but you remember when they're all upset that president trump said be Paul countries right and but for the seven hundred times on CNN they said how dare he say be Paul countries nobody talks like that and here is Mr beat himself with the and I know John King and that's all that has to be said about that this very upset no never once did he say that what Adam Schiff was saying for years and years about Russian collusion never once was that horse not once from John King and and CNN they are they are they considered cable they can have naked sex on top of the lucite desk right there on CNN because their cable they have the same rules which are very few got kind of no rules that Cinemax HBO have they can they can show and say whatever they want on CNN generally the policy is the corporate policy is you don't go around saying beat and beat and beat but every now and then they're very emotional but never about being lied to by Nancy Pelosi or or pencil neck you know the inch worm never about that they never get upset about that she all I see a horse Adam Schiff yes a horse Adam Schiff you could do you could say that I thank you can you can do that did you know that the the navy seal Eddie Gallagher that the prosecution the navy prosecutor planted spies software on the computers of the defense team did you know that yeah that happened because you know the left they just threw this computer chicanery they they think they're real clever and they have can they steal and I burned and they destroyed they bleach bed tonight use ball peen hammers to destroy the hard drive in the phones laptops and iPads and all that stuff but they it's effectively spying I mean here we go again with the spying you know call me and Brandon during Obama the Obama administration they spied on the Senate intelligence committee they spied on the Associated Press they spied on The New York Times they spied on fox news they apparently spot on Cheryl Attkisson at CBS news they spotted the trump campaign and hear the navy prosecutor should bite on or tried to spy on the defense team of navy seal Eddie Gallagher whose rank has been restored and is going to keep has tried and not have it stripped down and all of that good stuff and SPD which lets go to president trump and the left is very upset about this because they love Bradley manning and Bowe Bergdahl and and they're not on our side they don't like robin stop in life taken warriors on our side they you know they say like bill Maher our fighter pilots are cowards on the terrorists of nine eleven or brave because they don't know what words mean and their their mental they're very mental president trump yesterday met with Conan the dog hero apparently the still trying to sort out what the gender of the dog is have you been tracking this are they an entire White House press corps yesterday was in capable of determining the gender of the dog hi all hundred reporters what's the gender of the dog we still don't know did Joe look it's a mammal you know president trump yesterday with Conan the dog hero maybe its it's like maybe it's a Democrat dog and it doesn't know what gender isn't it and it shifts from day to day but I don't think so because it's a rampant Stompin quadrupedal hirsute life taken manager about two it's a Belgian melon wa named Conan.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

"World. Sweet sweet Honey market that better. I feel like I'm not getting the word spread the word about those mega hit all the varieties in guy. Yeah. Why don't we just make a life size picture of you? And put it all the variety stores at the first person that has five G. I was I five G girl. I know I'm just saying how do we get this this campaign pressure? No, I'm going to call marketing say, hey, I didn't have my bangs on point this morning. So tell them I can look better. I'm gonna tell you right now flow from progressive better watch our cause. I can go to all the stores like show everybody exciting. It is to use this new technology. Like, I'm a mom, and I can get it that doesn't sound right. Well, like stores, though, you know, you, hey, I'll travel for US for US cellular at at the Bill Comiskey park when Joan cusak was the Ma them. She looked like she was hovering over the stadium that it was the creepiest thing you could ever see when do you want to hear the cutest and sweetest thing about Joan Cusack. Yes, please. She has a store on wells avenue in old town called Judy Maxwell nicest. He it will be there. She's like just facing her products. And like she's behind the counter and rings you up. Heat is. And and you you sound like a big deal about it. It's just Joan Cusack. Working in her Judy Maxwell's door bar across the street. Oh, roken English. And I found her story. I didn't go in. We would bring her tacos all the time. And she would be like, hey, Joel jalek some tacos has she? Yeah. Yeah. Well, I'd love some and we will go on and give it talk in liquid issues. She's the sweetest also better than what it here. It is a she has her little as we talked about our our celebrity meetings. I I don't do our celebrity meetings. So I played it really cool. When I went into her store wasn't freaking out about all the great things that I've seen her and loved her, and I didn't go all the way back to like working girl or even like sixteen candles. I didn't I it was all in my head. I kept it all contain Meghan. No, it's hard to believe. I'm a total door the had the worst run with not running exchange. Many driver because I I wanted to be cool and not say anything to her. I just come from a happy hour where they had dollar martinis and so that those badly and so. Is in my head going. Don't say anything don't say anything Eureka vodka Eureka vodka. And but then the person in front of her turned around and said, are you many driver, and she was we? Yes, I am. And they're like, I'm a really big fan. Thank you so much. I was very sweet to view, and I'm like, and then she turned her friend. She's like, I was you know, I don't like to say this. But I was a little. I was disappointed that no one recognized me, right? Oh, I.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:20 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The factory theatre is one of Chicago's best theaters and nephew haven't seen one of their productions. You really have got to go. See the world premiere of may the road rise up tweeting us in studio is Shannon. O'neill? She is the playwright in an samba a member of the factory theatre, Shannon. How are you doing tonight? I am fantastic. Thank you for having us. My pleasure. And and how how exciting is it to have your play up at the factory thieves thrilling. It's it's very nerve wracking. But it's very exciting. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Yeah. This is this is a really different kind of production for us. And we have all the support of the company members behind us. I just putting this unique piece out. We're very excited. What makes us? What what distinguishes this from other projects that you guys have done. So this is what I would call a family drama. Just not really known for that. I mean, historically do a lot of comedy is physical. Yeah. Yeah. Very much very much. So. Are your headphones working to make sure I was like because we've had guessing that seat before? And they don't tell me there was any issues until later, and I feel badly feel like I have a smaller head, but in maybe do that. So squeezed this way like here pull this. That makes sense. I think it's all the tiny had. Yeah. We can talk about this. I don't mind. Oh, okay. My my son puts on baseball goes. How do you think with a head that small? Ooh. I have a tiny little scout. That's rough. No. I think I'm all set actually not worry if you whatever you need. And if you don't feel like you wanna wear them. You don't have to either. It's always weird pressure. And I've made it weirder. So that's my specialty is taking any situation and making exponentially awkward for people. That's good. I think is a pair. We do really. Well. I do that too. You were in the room when I was talking about my experience with Joan Joan Cusack. And I didn't wanna make a dork of myself have you ever found yours self in front of somebody? That you admire and you don't know what to say. Well, absolutely. And yeah, I get tongue tied. And then usually say the worst thing possible, and it's got some sort of weird innuendo that I didn't mean to happen. And I'll bet things moments like that inform your writing and performing doesn't it? Oh, absolutely. I mean, I think as a writer you take in situations all the time and you somehow put him in an inventory in your head, right? And use us use them anytime you want to so it's very convenient. So you that it seems to me have a memory that freaks other people out? Does that happen when they're like, how do you? Remember this does. And it's always the weirdest. Details to things that you pick up things you wouldn't normally remember like content of the conversation. I'm less than Klein to remember. But you know, the the different quirks that people have in their face, or if they were paying attention to me or not are usually the things that I pay attention to the kind of psychology behind conversation. I also remember how they smelled gas. Right. Oh, absolutely all the rage. Whether it's Cologne or be o or food or everything. I don't know. What that is. I don't know what that is either. And then an also people's ticks kind of like what they play you know, what the what are they do? They talk on zipper twirling their hair. I always noticed those. And again, also logging them for characters particularly unique. Well, I as you can tell when we were getting ready. I have no shame. My husband. He always knows when I'm trying to get ready to say something because I tore my lips. I always like I always do that. And people make fun of me, I'll do like vocal warm ups, but we use our it's our tool. You know to write you need you need to be aware of everything. Absolutely. I have a a process by which I use to kind of get into the mood of writings all you have to find an isolating spot in the house. I have two children. So finest a is always a very interesting and creative, you know. Sometimes it's just a hallway. With some sort of blockade. But I have to listen to music. And so I let the music sort of get me into the the mood of whatever I'm writing. So with this particular show, it was a little bit more on the moody Cy was. Yeah. Absolutely. And in some of the music actually made it into the show. It was just that impactful, and it was usually a thematic in a way that I just thought aligned perfectly with the context. Tell me some of the music that made it into the show, and we have a song called rain by run river north. And I just think it's so beautiful. I had heard they had played it as the south by southwest festival several years ago and. The radio just did a little special on them. And I I heard one song, and I was hooked and writing it down because I'm terrible at music listeners know that so run river north. Okay. Go ahead. Yeah. And then also paper kites is the name of the band, and there's a song called Featherstone, which is the top of our show. So the whole place starts with that that you would really like that song. I think those those songs in particular. I listen to take it myself into the spirit of the play. That's wonderful. I come on. And Stacey I want to find out more about your the family drama that you're that you've written. And as you mentioned was a little bit unique for the factory theatre. Now when you were talking before about drawing on people in instances in your life is any of that something that you've brought to life stage. I was always a part of that. And you don't want people to know. Yeah. I think it's interesting because my family is gonna come see the opening tomorrow. They're they're definitely going to recognize locations that I that I mentioned in the show are from my hometown, you wouldn't know it unless you grew up in Carbondale, Illinois. Really? Yes. Yes. And then there's also just personality traits in me in the three generations within the one family that I think if you knew you knew me really, well, which of course, my family does could pinpoint which one of those things I highlighted, absolutely. My sister lived for quite a while in El Dorado. Oh, I guess they call El Dorado. You. I know. Well, this is my my my mom's from Mexico. My sister grew up in Mexico. So it was very it was always hard on our ears. It was elder radio. I'm with you. My sister is a Mormon so there's a population not far from there that big Mormon sort of grouping. Okay. Interesting. That is interesting that's going into my place. But also, my therapist knows all about it. I also want to welcome in studio. AFC borrow she's a co co artistic director at the factory theatre. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having the Hello. We were talking about this production of may the road rise up. And and she was telling us Shannon was telling us that this is a little unique. It's a family drama. But it's about about an Irish family is it is it's better Irish family. The patriarch of the family is an Irish immigrants, and the then it's also seen through the eyes of his daughter, and then her son. So it's three generations in the Murphy family and Stacey when you guys are deciding on the the productions that you're gonna put up at the factory theatre. What what was it about this in particular that made you okay, we're gonna we're gonna go in this direction? This time. So I think what everybody who is going to come. See this play is going to feel is exactly what we all felt only read this, which is you can identify with so many after characters and this play like, Shannon said there are three generations of people. But even from our preview weekend last weekend, we had so many people saying that scene when they said this when they were at that table, and they were standing out on that rooftop. Oh, I had that same with my dad. Oh, I haven't seen with my mom, and it's so relatable. And I think that people love that the most is to see a TV show. Go to see a play amazing themselves on stage. That is true of the theater when you can relate to something when it's when it's authentic and authentically done. It is a remarkable moment for people we're taking a break here. We're gonna come back and learn more about this production about but both of you were in studio with Shannon O'Neill who is the playwright of may the road rise up having its world premiere at the factory theatre running through March thirtieth, and you can buy tickets at the fact. Theory theater dot com. The theater is located at sixteen twenty three west Howard street right here in Chicago. And we also have Stacey Barra who is the co director of the factory theatre. Let's learn more about these ladies when we come back after the news on seven twenty.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:49 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And by the way, Rovira told you the reason I have Patti Vasquez Chr is my Twitter handle. No, you haven't actually I by the time I jumped onto Twitter there was an eight year old girl in California named Patti Vasquez. Who had my my Twitter handle? It was her Twitter handle to be fair. But that was my now, you you have a a nice handle on yours road dot on air on Instagram. Is that also your Twitter handle that is? Well, actually, I couldn't use that for total handle because somebody had also what is it? Yeah. For random across the world. It's not even using it properly. So my Twitter handle is that's row underscore air. And that's real ro are. Oh, yes underscore. So that that's that's how you can follow us on Twitter and on Instagram and throughout the show, again, just chime in we'd love to hear from you. We've got a lot going on. We've got theater Thursday. We're going to talk to our friends from the factory theatre may the road rise up and get some great guests to talk about that production. We also have our friends from Sicily the conquered Sicily. That's a new production called advocate Dave's Appalachian magic academy. It's going to be running at stage seven seven three and my good friend. Comedian Nate weather up is joining us after midnight. And I have to say that I felt as though, and if you notice this on your way in tonight row it felt as though it was early spring just by how many people were outside not by the temperature. But it's as though just because it's not below zero right now people like, you know, what I'm gonna go outside. I'm telling you the polar vortex has changed. Everybody's perspective. We're just happy to be able to go outside. And now worry about frostbite. I agree because I decided to drive down and pick up. Up my son from school? And he and then he wasn't. He wasn't ready. So I drove around, and I'm like, you know, what I'm gonna go drive down to old town because he was hanging out with his friends at school up north. So I am a good old town and just go get something to eat. And I ended up in a shop that I've heard about. But I had never had the chance to stop in. And and that was it turns out it. It's owned by Joan Cusack. Yes. And I thought I'd heard about this store. It's on wells have to look up the name again now because it's like it's Judy hold on. I have to look up the name of the store because it's not it's not her name. It's it's Judy Maxwell home at thirteen forty nine north wells. And I walked in there. And I was like, well, what are the chances junk? He's going to be in her own store. Really? Zach was behind the counter of her house. That's awesome. It is the cutest shot. They have a lot of odds and ends like fun quirky gifts. I bought I bought two pairs of socks one of which I cannot say on the air what they say on them. But the other one says on my way to my next mistake with like rockets on it. Yes. But they got all kinds of great greeting cards and fun coasters and stuff for the house and making cocktails and games and puzzles and all kinds of stuff, and it was a charming little store. And I was I didn't I was I did not geek out. I did not seek out. I didn't choose behind the counter. She just visit just Joan and her store just running the place. Did you get a picture? No. Here's what I figure. I'm gonna ease into it lasted didn't have any business cards. I thought you know, what I want to be professional wanna introduce myself to her and say, hey, we would love to have you on the show talk about your great and you big dork. And I've loved you ever since I saw you when you had the headgear in sixteen candles and also you are amazing in working girl. And I really thought you should have won the Academy Award for that. But then you had another shot at it in and now. That was geeky. Now, I'm doing it right now. Yes. I did that too many driver years ago. I've learned my lesson. Really cool. Not lose lose it in front of somebody. That you admire a lot. But again, her store is on wells, Judy Maxwell home. If you wanna stop by and pick up, some don't go in and just bother her though, that's the thing that I worry about like, if people know that she's there, am I doing a bad thing. But it's kind of a right. Isn't that the novelty of it, though, I know the novelty of it as she wants to have a store and just kinda hang out in the neighborhood. You know, I guess I think you kinda get used to it after a while, you know, they're always going to be people. That's got to be looking for hers, buy something then. But but you don't have to you don't it doesn't eating. You. Don't get that feeling. It's as if you're not gonna buy anything extra picture, right? Wait. That's the other thing. I didn't feel like it was kind of situation and the woman that was working there too. We were just talking about our kids and stuff, and there was some cool jewelry at the at the checkout at the register. And I was like I have to send my husband here. I was really trying so very I've never been so self conscious of making small talk in my entire life. Unlike small talk about small talk small talk, that's all I was hearing. Make friends with her now, you know, the places there. Yeah. So you know to go in, you know, and be friends with her like, hey, your last time, I'm going to be a store regular, and then I'm going to be like, oh, by the way. What what I did? I took a phone call. I was talking to one of our regular guests on the show because we were trying to get Bill daily on the show, and I saw Bill Daley in the green room today in the green if he'd BG paints green room and I teased him because he was coming on a rose show. And they've already said no to this show. His people have said, no. And I said, well, you know, I mean, I know I'm on later. But there are a lot of people listening, and we reach thirty eight states and Canada and his campaign guy was like, yeah. It'll vote for Chicago politics in Canada as a hey now, but maybe they have relatives here. And they could say, hey, I heard Bill Daley. What do you think I don't know have a conversation? But we've had we've had Dozo we've had Jerry Joyce Leshan four have. Yeah. We had some great candidates on the show. So. The daily press. Go do go do Roe Conn show that's gonna be that way. Mortar moment, let's find out about this new production at factory theatre when we come back on seven twenty WGN Saturday fifty.

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Guys We F****d

Guys We F****d

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Guys We F****d

"Knew that probably wasn't obviously viable, but I was like I do not want to lose it on a one nighter or something which is like honestly, kind of how it ended up but a little bit more special than that ten. I was happy with how that went. It was fine. But yeah, it's just surprising to me that like I lasted all through college. And then on my twenty second birthday. Yeah. I like hooked up and did all the other stuff. Now. Would you have orgasms with guys? Or would you just masturbate for that stuff? Because I feel like I it took me a very long time to actually come with the guy. No, I wouldn't like that wouldn't happen. I would just like full around with guys and be like, this is fun. But yeah, never. So would they go down on you and set like all the other stuff accepts all the other stuff? Yeah. And so act is I I actually experienced twenty two you're out. You're graduated from college who is it with. So it was with this guy who I studied abroad in Italy. Like, I studied abroad in Rome with my colleges like Rome campus, and I was so obsessed with it that I want my junior fall. And then I had all these friends who went my junior spring. So I went to visit them my junior spring. So I was like I gotta go back. I love it so much there. So when I was visiting there another friend had a guy visiting like, a friend. This guy was visiting his friends. We were both in town visiting in Rome had this kind of whirlwind like fun hookup week. Or whatever. And then didn't really and then saw each other again in college made out hooked up again didn't have sex and then on my birthday. So it was like the third time or something that I had I had hooked up with him. And I lost. You didn't him. I was like it's just time to get this over and you feel comfortable with. Yeah. And then but then after that it was like he lived in Boston. I lived in New York. It was like goes not from another part of it. No, no, no, no. He was an American. Okay. Yeah. And he actually told you like he he looked like John cusak and up people have a lot of people have told me that. I look like Joan Cusack. As I was like, fuck, my brother. I mean, like don't lose my virginity. And my brother brother, I to any of your brothers. Look like, John Q. Okay. That's good. They don't feel by John and Joan look. And then some people told me, I don't really look like junk. Let's us like I don't get a lot of good celebrity comparisons. But like that's kind of one of the only ones I've got he's cool. I like her cool. I think that's a good comedy lady of the eighty s and ninety. Hell, yeah. So yeah. Was it? Good with Boston guy. It was like, okay. I was like this is it like his first time now. Okay. Oh, that's interesting that you would hooked up then two times prior. Did you ever remember him like trying to have sex with you or think? So like, I think I was like okay since Zach is very sexy. Yeah. When they're willing to wait and they're willing to troubled him..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on WTVN

"Ups? No, you're going to give them the one that. I was about to say next. I know it because it's the most. Well, I guess it's to good. All right. Let's go with home looking for a tough one. I'm vulnerable position air trying to find one that's re-sent. There's one at super obvious because it's my it was actually I was gonna say it was a huge. Okay. We'll do this one. Let me let me okay. It is. What do I have to do the year the year? It was released in the rest of the cast two thousand three when it was released and Batum I two thousand three it also starred Joan cusak. The budget kids a bunch of kids. Doc going to help you a bunch of children school overall. There you go. Joan cusack. Was the only other real. Okay. Tropic thunder. Yes. Oh, that's good. Those are the two I've got a couple of scare ones left that I know of. But those were the two big huge hits. Well, even though Jack Black's not the best part of that tropic thunder movie characters little annoying. Yeah. It's it's Robert Downey junior is the best and the Tom Cruise cameo, and Matthew mcconaughey is really good too. And it doesn't have crazy Garib UC in that movie. But it does have big drunk, Nick Nolte. That's true. I have one that. I'm sure is wrong. Oh goody. Good. Sure, it's rise..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Raised by TV

Raised by TV

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Raised by TV

"Why do I think she's mazing from Evanston so Shimpei school? So I do feel an affinity for because of that. But what was that show like, and it was hoops there were year? Okay. So I would say once I started on the on the gentler showed the years like maybe nineteen ninety five to two thousand to two thousand three somewhere in there. The years that I made more money ever made in my life writing for multi cams that I'm not particularly good at. So like, I was saying I was better at the John Larroquette show that I was at brotherly love. But like shows in general, we're an audience of people has to agree on what they're laughing at like, I'm not exceptional writing those shows interesting way to put it I felt I haven't thought about multi-member. A single Cam in that way, yet always think about it mostly from a stylistic point of view, but the ethos behind multi Cam is like it's for everyone. That's in that room, aka that room is America people start looking at it objectively in this black and white way in terms of what's funny. And like, I would rather do five things at the same time that are all kind of funny than one thing that like three hundred people are agreeing very usually not always. But usually and so on sitcoms, I could always be relied on to get a lot of laughs in the show, but not necessarily jokes and not initially like where they needed them. So the typical thing like everyone sitting room together. Okay. We need a joke to end the first act that communicates that their relationship is over. But they're okay with it. And then you've got like twelve people sitting around a table. Like we needed joke that communicate what I've even love jokes. And now, I've got to do that also communicate something and that takes us to commercial. In that case, I'm not that reliable fled of pressure. Yeah. So so I was going from one show after another in those years were like, whatever, I'm a funny person. I'm good with story. I would bring value to the show. But like, I'm not like maxing out as a sitcom writer anything, and but I'm getting deals, and so I made a deal at Sony and as that That mean. mean, it means that like in the late nineties and early two thousands. They would pay writers to do nothing. So basically, they'd say just don't work for anyone else beside don't work for anyone else develop for us. But also we're going to either put you on a show to consult. So like some of those credits. They're just like when I was on a deal at Disney. I would go one day a week the Gena Davis show, but the deal really was that I'm creating something it was a similar deal Sony, but they had like an emergency situation where they needed someone to go to Chicago for season two of the Joan Cusack show to run it. And it was in Chicago, they shot and should. Yeah. 'cause she wouldn't do it outside of Chicago. We throw why C Cicero that's not fun. I know. They went from being very cool. So it was one of those things where you can say, no. But we're paying a lot of money. It would be great. As like your first thing for us. If you went to Chicago do this thing, but like I was actually excited to do it because I'd never spent time in Chicago. I was a single person. Like, Chicago seemed like a fun place to be for a year. I really liked Joan cusak. But like the show was fundamentally flawed. I feel like the biggest while being. The premise of the show was she's in a relationship with Kyle Chandler. And she can't believe her good fortune come on, and like what kind of premises that? It's like. She's like, I you're with me. I've never had someone like this before there might be someone wrong. There must be something wrong with him. And like all he has to play his Joan I love you Joan. You're acting crazy. And and I love that you're acting crazy. I'm here, and I'm not going anywhere. And. Gallon was on the show. Coach from hot is hell coach way. He's Brad Pitt. And also that silicon insulting. It's really going to get this guy because on king acquaints, Kevin James never once..

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"joan cusack" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

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04:10 min | 3 years ago

"joan cusack" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

"But he is a character without a backstory, he exists only to kill people who do have a story they make a point early on. We see him catch up with him in Saint Petersburg woman hits adamant of bar for some reason. And he makes a rebuff like he is not a ladies, man. This is not JAMES BOND. Most people think it would be fun to be a spy or an assassin because of all of the international entry, you get mixed up in all the ladies all the daring do this guy. He doesn't have any fun with his job. And that's makes them really hard to connect with. I thought for sure when she comes over. And she's like they'll kill you for that. And he's like. Watering down your scotch, and then she hits on him and he walks away and he puts his hands in an ice machine. I'm like, she's the next target. Right. She will be killed. He's going through kill. She's like, oh by ex husband was very snobby. And that's how I know about the scotch. So the ex husband put a hit out on her. He's paying too much Alamo. I thought for sure this blonde would come back in some capacity in the next five minutes. Yes. Yeah. I have to put this on Timothy Oliphant because that scene Stewart. I think you have the right reading of it. But I was waiting for this to pay off in some way. I didn't take it as oh. He's just uncomfortable. We're on women. I thought maybe something she said tipped him off. And that was time to go the way he played that scene. Did not tell me. Oh, this guy's no, ladies, man. But then each reading that magazine about how to talk to women, and I'm like that's really weird because a woman was just talking to me barely would've had to say. Anything before her panties. We're flying across the room the way she was coming on. And he flees back, he's not afraid of Nigerian warlords, but the touch of a woman frightens him. I guess that's what they're going for. And is talking to a woman, Diana is a computer that gives him all of his assignments. Let them know. He just got paid for the Africa job. It was a success as you pointed out, you would think that it would start with a mistake. But no, he's a successful job. And in fact, they've talked him up as this impossible to catch never misses might be number forty seven. But he's never won with the bullet and agent forty-seven is now being asked to kill a westernized Russian president. I would think that that would mean this is a popular character that we would want to see alive, and this guy doesn't care about that. He's not with the CIA. He's not with America's interest. You have to really understand. No morals. I will kill whatever I will kill my mu-. Other. If I get a check. So here's a popular westernized Russian president, and he's gonna kill them. And then when he finds out he kills the wrong one. He's going to kill the betrayer of that. I mean, it won't make any difference to him whether they're right wing left wing. Good for America are bad. Again, death is only end in the games. He works for the ICA, not the CIA the ICA international contract agency. They're basically one eight hundred dial a hits. And so they've worked with the CIA as we're gonna see in this. He knows the CIA agent named Smith later on they worked with INTERPOL. They've done hits for all of these various international agencies. Sometimes. Yeah, he's going to do a hit against American interests other times America's going to be hiring him to go. Do a hit in their interests later on in this movie. He's going to do one for the good old USA, I guess that maybe comically balances it out. But he. He is a hitman. And you know, what my go-to was around this as I kept thinking of all the hitman movies Grosse Pointe blank the cusak. One. I love that movie because he was such a kick ass hit, man. Right. And he got his assignments by computer and Joan Cusack. And all of that it just felt like this was a attempt to be more serious than that. But yet John Cusack. Did have the hitman crisis of oh, I won't do this hit. Whereas here he does him..

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